My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy by DL Jackson
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Length: Short Story (36 pages)
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by Aster
When Grace Daniels goes to the cemetery to visit the grave of her twin brother, she meets a soldier, there for the same reason, or at least that’s what she believes until he tells her about the blind date her brother arranged before he was killed in combat.
It’s the date of her dreams. Big band, brass and sass, Madame Eve from 1NightStand has set her up for an unforgettable night, a WWII swing dance party. Unfortunately, she’s having trouble letting go of her past and is afraid to take the chance given to her.
Sergeant Frank Winters is an Army trumpet player who travels with the Color Guard, a great dancer, and six feet four inches of eye candy that could make her an addict. He’s also a soldier and soldiers can get killed. Grace doesn’t have the heart to lose someone again, but Frank knows a good thing when he sees it, and he’s determined to show her in one night, she’s got more to lose if she walks away.
It may only be 36 pages long, but My Boogie Woogie Bugle Guy packs the wallop of a full-length novel...and then some!
Grace Daniels is still heavily grieving over the loss of her twin brother, George, on the one year anniversary of the Special Forces Soldier's death. It's clear she never expected to find love while at the cemetery!
Frank Winters is an old Army buddy of Grace's brother, but he's not your average hot-shot soldier. Frank's in the Army Band. He's at the cemetery not only to grieve for his fallen friend, but to try to find George's unknown sister; a woman he'd been set up with before tragedy struck.
What a fantastic, short tale! The writing is phenomenal, the love scenes smoking hot, and the connection between the two characters was instant and natural. I loved the unique twist of making Frank a member of the military, but in a somewhat unexpected role. George has managed to fix up this wonderful couple from beyond the grave, and it was nothing but pure pleasure to read about their supposed one night stand that you knew had to become more!
I love the concept of the 1Night Stand series, and although I find myself wishing there was more, these stories provide quick, satisfying reads. In a few precious pages the characters are established, developed, and a relationship is born. If you have limited time and want something hot to read - this would be an awesome option!