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When Army veteran, Slade, stumbles upon an isolated cottage on a cold, dark, night, the young man finds more than just the shelter he’s seeking.Former club Dominant Callum is surprised to find a handsome stranger knocking at his door but invites him in despite his reservations. A nightmare reveals Slade’s deep-seated emotional issues, and Callum knows he needs to get creatWhen Army veteran, Slade, stumbles upon an isolated cottage on a cold, dark, night, the young man finds more than just the shelter he’s seeking.Former club Dominant Callum is surprised to find a handsome stranger knocking at his door but invites him in despite his reservations. A nightmare reveals Slade’s deep-seated emotional issues, and Callum knows he needs to get creative if he’s going to help Slade leave the past behind.Neither man is prepared for the feelings Slade’s introduction into the world of BDSM will unleash, and thirty-six hours will either be enough to bind them, or they will remain forever strangers in the night....

Title : Strangers In The Night
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ISBN : 9781632167149
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Number of Pages : 51 Pages
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Strangers In The Night Reviews

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-03-08 19:12

    ~1.5 stars~This is a good beginning, but it's half a story. There is no relationship or character development. The jump to BDSM and sex happens much too quickly. I didn't understand the MCs, so the BDSM made me cringe. Slade is a former military man who acts like a child. And Callum is a mere caricature of a person. Silently screaming OMFG, do not let this man you just stumbled upon in a random cabin restrain and hurt you! does not for an enjoyable read make. There is no background information at all. The story almost reads like a fantasy, with no sense of time/place, except trucks and the military are mentioned. The misunderstanding at the end is silly and unnecessary. Plus the dialogue is so artificial, I felt like I was reading stage directions.The one saving grace is that this is a short story; I almost DNF.

  • JustJen
    2019-02-24 02:20

    Review by The Blogger Girls.This was a really interesting little story showing a lot of long-term potential. I didn’t realize it when I read this, but I was really excited to see that this was the start of a series.Slade is lost, in more ways than one. He’s been injured, discharged from the military, hitchhiking across country ending up in the boonies where he stumbles upon Callum’s cabin. Callum offers a skittish Slade a place to sleep for the night, and though Callum is a bit intrigued, he keeps to himself. That is, until a nightmare wakes Slade and Callum can’t help but console him.Through all of this, little things set off sparks – the hint at restraining Slade quickly sets Slade at ease, which, in turn, wakes Callum’s dom side. After a discussion the next morning, Callum suggests of some other activities, etc. that could help Slade given what Callum’s seen of his issues (PTSD, grief, etc.) and his signs of submissiveness. Slade’s eyes are opened and he believes it is what he needs, but not knowing and not wanting to assume if Callum is even interested in giving it to him long-term, he is determined to find it elsewhere. So, miscommunication is now the name of the game. Eventually, these guys were on the same page, and I’m really looking forward to reading more of their story.This was a quick read, but it is full of emotion. At first, things seem a bit cliché, but the rest really didn’t play out that way. I loved getting glimpses into these guys’ backgrounds and really hope to learn more as the story progresses. I’ll definitely be in line when the next one is ready.

  • Truuss
    2019-03-05 02:34

    Beautiful written story by Jaycee Edward and Helena Stoneall about love and needs, needs to take care and needs to been caredSlade and Cullum...A young man lost on his way to... knocks on a cabin door. The door opens and there stands a beautiful red haired masculine man who sees right through him and with one blink sees his needs, desires and frights.After the knock on his door he opens it and there stands a young man cold, alone,wounded and his heart burns with hope. He let him in.Can they give each other what they so desperate need?A (waaaaayyyy to short) story that screames for more. A story you want to keep/hold close.The Dom and his naturally sub I would love to know much much more about them

  • Kat
    2019-03-02 01:34

    3.5 stars

  • Serena Yates
    2019-02-23 00:13

    This is a story about two damaged men, thrown together in an isolated cabin far away from everything and everyone. It almost reads like a fairy tale, especially with how quickly they click, and how the trust between them develops at lightning speed. Then again, Slade is so desperate, I think he is ready to accept anything that even hints at being helpful. He is also open-minded and knows what he likes. Callum almost messes things up, which is realistic for someone who struggles with commitment. On the whole, this novella is full of raw emotions and shows the beginnings of what might be a great relationship if both men keep working at it.Slade may be ex-Army and look like a tough guy, but he is emotionally lost and not at all self-confident. Although he turns up at Callum’s door looking for physical shelter, what he really needs is understanding, support, and someone who can help him deal with his nightmares and the one thing he can never fix. Slade is good at following orders, and obeying Callum comes natural to him. Not surprisingly, physical closeness in the small cabin leads to more, and when Slade begins to see what Callum can do for him, trust comes easily.Callum is not looking for a sub, having trained too many when he was a club Dom and never having found the one for him. In fact he has moved to his current remote location with the objective of staying away from people, and specifically subs who learn from him, then leave to be with their permanent Dom. But there is something about Slade that calls to him on a deeper level. He knows he can help once he carefully starts exploring how to calm down Slade after an awful nightmare. There is one problem: he is not prepared to risk his heart, even though that is exactly what Slade needs.If you like stories about wounded men figuring out how to help each other, if creative BDSM is something you want to know more about, and if you’re looking for a short read full of emotion and the beginnings of a BDSM relationship built on mutual need and trust in equal measure, then you will probably like this novella.

  • Dee
    2019-03-15 00:08

    3.5 didn't all add up stars.I have procrastinated over reviewing this short story for two days now. So am just going to put it out there.Firstly and foremost, I have to say these two authors have some serious talent. When I started the story I was hooked right in. I'd seen other reviews saying there was little character development and I didn't find that to be the case at all initially. I think the problem was, that after the set up too many vital things were dropped in about the characters that were never expanded on. So at the end of the day, I was left with more question than answer, and there for the story fell short of what I'd call a great read.(view spoiler)[One of the characters was asked if he had any family and replied. "No, no family, no friends." And it was never mentioned again. Had the subject never been addressed I wouldn't have even thought about it, but the minute it was I wanted to know more. Did they die? Disown him? What? There were a few other things that made no sense to me. The BDSM element was way off, for me. Why did the older guy leave the scene? The younger man (can't remember their names) didn't know what BDSM was but then said he didn't like gags! He hated being restrained but allowed a man he'd just met to bind him! After stating he had a paralyzing fear of losing control. NOPE, not buying it. And what in the bejeezus is a guy with a bung leg doing hiking across the country.(hide spoiler)]In summary this story was too complex to be so short. I believe the author have the skill to turn this a full length novel, that would be a page turner. Copy received via Indigo Marketing and Design

  • Gigi
    2019-02-23 02:28

    Shelving this to finish at a later date. I'm just now feeling it right now.

  • Otterpuss
    2019-03-09 19:08

    There was far too much going on in this book that wasn't explained or expanded on. It didn't work as a novella because it left too many unanswered questions. There was no character development and the relationship and attraction were completely unbelievable because it was all so rushed. The subject matter is too dark, to serious to skirt round the edges of, which is what has happened in this book. There was no time taken for the trust to build or for proper preparation to take place, which is absolutely essential in this kind of scenario. It's a shame because I think the authors might actually be onto something with the premise of the story but it needs a lot more work. The over use of 'lad' really grated on my nerves and I was slightly confused about which country the story takes place in.ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.

  • K
    2019-03-11 00:18

    Strangers in the Night, by Jaycee Edward and Helena Stone, is a thought-provoking story about a soldier (Slade) stumbling, after discharge from the military, trying to find someplace he feels normal/safe…whatever that is. He has no destination in mind as he takes off on a self-imposed journey, I believe, looking for redemption.Even though he doesn’t know what he needs to calm his restless behavior or if there even IS such a thing, Callum, the owner of the house he comes upon, recognizes almost immediately the agitated, unsettled look Slade is wearing.This is a short read, however, the story has a lot of detail and a lot of thoughts and feelings are brought to light very quickly. I would love to see where Jaycee and Helena decide to take this story if they ever decide to broaden it. I think the potential is very much there and they certainly possess the skill if they decide to make that happen.Slade is mainly just looking for a place to lay his head for the night. What he finds in a few short hours in Callum’s presence is something he needs in order to quiet the nightmares he lives with. Callum is a dominant by nature so he does what comes naturally and he risks exposing himself in order to offer some peace and calm for Slade.I understand Callum’s thought process and his reasoning behind his actions, but I feel more time should have been fleshed out before presenting Slade with his solution. Following orders is something Slade knows well but in the bedroom his interpretation leads to confusion and hurt feelings.Slade is struggling, internally, from past events but if given the chance, I believe Callum can take Slade to places he never knew existed. He may be blindfolded but he will see more clearly than ever. Would I read from these authors again? Yes, I would. I felt the characters convictions and I felt the vitality Slade wanted to find at the hands of Callum. The originality of the storyline kept me turning the pages and I was sad to see it end so quickly. For a short read it packed quite a punch making me feel like a HFN is a good place to be.

  • Allison
    2019-03-02 22:06

    4.5 stars ARC reviewThis is the debut book of an author partnership that promises more great words to come in the future. Two damaged men end up together in unusual circumstances and manage to find the cracks in the seemingly insurmountable walls they have both built that allow them to connect. Callum has retreated to the country and cut himself off from his past. Slade was injured in the military and has been wandering lost ever since. Can they be what each other needs even against the odds they face? You need to read to find out!A wonderful book introducing us to a couple I hope we see more of in the future.

  • Cheryl
    2019-02-26 19:16

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review.Slade has been discharged from the army, his behaviour having become erratic after suffering wounds in an explosion which also took the life of his lover. Wandering the country and emotionally lost, he stumbles across a cabin and knocks, hoping for shelter for the night. What he finds there is so much more.Callum is a Dom and recognises a certain need in Slade. He gives the young man shelter and is sure he knows a way to help mend him. Slade responds well to Callums treatment but a simple misunderstanding leads to Slade walking away. My only issue here is that so much was crammed into such a short time. I would've preferred a slower build up and a little tension before they got down and dirty. It is still an enjoyable short story, packed with emotion, a touch of BDSM and has a nice little HEA.

  • Kendra T
    2019-03-07 00:18

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewThis was a short story that, surprisingly, felt relatively complete. Would I have enjoyed it if it were longer? Absolutely! There were a few things that could have been expanded a bit (more background of the MC's). In the end, though, it told the story of Callum and Slade meeting, coming together, and finding a connection between them that happened fast but strong. Slade became comfortable for the first time in a long time. It was nice to see him be able to relax and explore his pain and sadness in a safe place. I enjoyed reading this book. The authors wrote very well together. I would read books by either of them again.

  • Diverse
    2019-02-25 22:14

    I'm never a fan of novellas. Only because I always want more. I'm greedy what can I say? But, Jaycee Edward and Helena Stone are a great writing team and I can only hope this is the beginning of that partnership and this series. This is an emotional and fast moving story about two strangers that just don't seem like strangers at all. At least that's what I got out of it. Sometimes people just click and that's what I felt happened here. BDSM connected them but it's their emotion that tethered them for what I hope is forever. This was a great debut for this writing team!

  • Rachel
    2019-02-23 01:32

    Loved this, these ladies have managed to pack a lot of emotion in this short story. Would love to hear more about Callum and Slade and where their life goes from here.Will certainly be picking up the next book written by this partnership :)

  • Chris
    2019-03-20 02:26

    This story had heaps of potential- wished it was longer so that we got the insight in Slades training and Callums dominance - just too short for me.. But really appreciated the writing

  • Lynn S.
    2019-03-18 22:06

    I liked this story from two brand new authors. Consider a sequel, you stopped just when it was getting good :)

  • Blackmermaid
    2019-02-25 21:06

    This needed to be longer! I need to know more about Callum and Slade. I see that this is the first book in the series, so hopefully their story will continue. However, it's been two years. Will we get a sequel? I hope so with that ending; it's sort of a cliffhanger.

  • Love Bytes Reviews
    2019-02-20 19:09

    4 heart review by CindyWhen we first meet Slade he’s in a bit of s situation. Alone, freezing and apparently in the middle of nowhere, he’s relieved when he finally spots a house and he’s desperate enough to knock on the door even though he’s scared.To say Callum is surprised by his visitor is an understatement. At first suspicious, it soon becomes clear to him that Slade is a lost soul wandering with no real purpose except to escape the nightmares that plague him.I liked this story…and I wanted to love it. The characters are intriguing and the premise caught my attention right from the start. I’ll admit I’m a sucker for stories about military men and the trauma they’re left with after they leave the service.I fell hard for Slade. He’s had some terrible things happen to him and he quickly finds himself attracted to Callum’s Dominant side, the strength and steadiness that radiates from him.The writing is very good, I liked the picture the author painted of Callum’s home and the way the two men interact with each other.But I have to say, this story deserved so much more time.I get instant connections, and I understand that Slade is desperate for something to stabilize his life, but in the end, I have a hard time accepting that someone who was a soldier would be so quick to trust a stranger.There was no real build-up, no anticipation, and it all just happens so quickly and it was kind of a disappointment for me. I wanted to see them circle around each other a bit more, see them work towards something this important.The sex was hot, there’s no doubt about that. It was steaming hot but with a touch of sweetness that always seems to make things all the better. Slade is a man who just needs some help accepting who he is and he all but begs Callum to give it to him.Callum is reluctant to let himself get attached to Slade because he’s sure that the younger man won’t stay and he doesn’t want to be hurt, not that he’d admit it.I did love how Callum pulled Slade apart, piece by piece, using everything he had at his disposal before putting him back together a healthier, happier man.So, I enjoyed the story and will be looking for other books by both authors because I’d love to see what they could do with a full length novel and more time to flesh out the parts that come before the sex.A copy of this book was provided in exchange for an honest review. Please visit www.lovebytesreviews.com to see this and many more reviews, author interviews, guestposts and giveaways!

  • ItsAboutTheBook
    2019-02-21 23:18

    Review can be read at It's About The Book3.5 starsSlade has been wandering the country ever since his discharge from the army. Lost and lonely, missing the structure he needs and the young man he lost to war, Slade is struggling to find purpose. When he finds himself at the cottage in the middle of nowhere, he is only hoping to find some shelter from the harsh weather before continuing on his way.Callum quickly senses something in the young man he found at his door that pulls at the dormant Dom within him. Slade’s natural submissiveness brings out Callum’s need to protect and guide and he finds himself unable to resist the younger man. A nightmare sends Slade seeking comfort from the big man who somehow makes him feel safe and secure. Even if it’s only for one night.Strangers In The Night was a very enjoyable little story that I would have liked to see just a touch extended. They’d barely spent two days together and there was very little real interaction between them, outside the BDSM scenes, to make it believable. There was definitely great chemistry between them, I just would have liked that explored a bit more before the end, which felt way too rushed, with maybe an extra couple of days for it play out. Callum’s behaviour toward the end was a shade over the top. It came across as too obviously a plot device designed to create some angst and I’m not sure it was really necessary. This short novella appears to be the first for both authors, and as such, I thought it was a solid effort. I really liked both characters and was given a good sense of who they were. As co-authors, they meshed the story together really well. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for more from both of new these authors. I’m also looking forward to seeing where they take Callum and Slade from here.

  • Wendy Ann
    2019-02-21 23:30

    Reviewed for Hearts On Fire Reviews - 4 heartsThis is a short story – only 51 pages. As long as you set your expectations in line with the fact that story and character development are going to be somewhat limited and that the relationship will progress more quickly than normal, then I think you’ll be in a better position to be able to appreciate what this little series starter has to offer. At the heart of it, this story is about two elusive puzzle pieces coming together in a perfect fit and the satisfaction that goes along with finding how they perfectly complement each other. Callum is an experienced Dom who always wanted a boy/submissive of his own, but never found that special someone for him. In the unlikeliest of circumstances, Slade literally stumbles upon Callum’s remote cabin in need of food and shelter, but also something else he wasn’t aware he needed. As nighttime reveals the emotional trauma Slade suffered over events he couldn’t control and daytime reveals the unhealthy coping mechanism he utilizes to provide an illusion of control, Callum offers a different alternative. And while the alternative may be safer physically for Slade, it just may prove more dangerous emotionally for both of them. A couple of days does not a relationship make, so Callum and Slade are barely more than strangers at the close of this story, but I could feel the connection and see the potential for so much more. I’m not sure if the series will continue with more of their story or not, but I sure would love to get more deeply involved with them.

  • Izzy
    2019-03-10 20:18

    Rated 3.75*This début from the collaboration of Jaycee Edward and Helena Stone is a pleasant, gentle BDSM tale best read as ‘a moment out of time’ story. This helps eradicate certain inconsistencies that would otherwise make the tale too unbelievable.This is the story of two characters, Slade a young soldier suffering from PTSD, and Callum a stranger to Slade, who offers him shelter and then much more. The novella is in third person, but from two points of view, and in a tale of this length, I found this a little distracting.BDSM is portrayed with a lot more respect than in many recent books – safe-words and after-care included – however, the trust shown and the ‘implements’ used from the beginning, are some of those ‘best read as a moment out of time’ issues I had.Although, the age difference between the protagonists is not that great, there is a well written sense of age and authority beyond years where Callum is concerned, although he ‘chuckles’ too much for this reader. The description of his cabin is delightful and I could happily spend some time there.Callum is Scottish /American? I wasn’t sure, but it didn’t really matter to the story, and I was so pleased to see the authors did not feel it necessary to write in a terrible brogue as some do. These collaborators respect the reader’s intelligence that if we are told the character has a slight Scottish brogue we will take note of that for the future.I did get very emotional at one point and the ending was an HFN, which fitted the story.Congratulations on your début. I look forward to seeing many more collaborations between these two authors in the future.

  • Dawn
    2019-03-02 19:25

    First I want to say I really enjoyed this book or what there was of it. It was way to short to start a BDSM relationship. Slade lost and alone is wandering in the cold and stops at a house to warm up. Callum answers the door and offers the man a warm place to stay for the night. Callum notices that Slade has scars across his body and referring to him as sir figures he is military. Callum is able to get out of Slade he is from the military and lost the love of his life in an ambush. Slade is scarred physically and emotionally. The story could be so much but right away the author rushed into this relationship when it could have been so much more. It was way to short for this type of story and then it just ended. I did notice this is book one but for me I needed more substance towant to read the next book and be hooked. There was not much back story on either man. We know Slade was military and lost his love. We know Callum was a Dom. Slade hints that he has no family but why??? Callum mentions nothing of his life at all besides being a Dom and kind of lonely. I would have like more depth to these characters and this could have been a 5 star story easily. I am always a sucker for the military romance and it was a good start but it was just so rushed. There is potential though. I was given an arc of this book for an honest review.

  • Brigham Vaughn
    2019-03-12 00:13

    The chemistry between Slade and Callum is there from the beginning. It was fascinating to watch Callum peel back the layers of Slade’s issues and find ways to help him cope with them. My favorite thing about this story was that this wasn’t a typical BDSM plot. Callum’s creativity and deft touch with Slade was exactly what was needed and a more typical approach wouldn’t have worked at all.It can be difficult to fully flesh out the characters in a novella, but I though they did that beautifully, and Slade and Callum were unique, well-rounded characters. Given the length and the fact that the entire story takes place in just a few days there’s always a danger of the story feeling too rushed. The authors handled the pacing beautifully, knowing the difference between instant connection and instant love. True love in two days? Unlikely. The kind of connection that promises a chance for a future together? Absolutely.The end of the story leaves us with the hope that these men might just have something special. They aren’t promising each other forever, just a chance to see where it could go, which is exactly the right note.I’ve heard rumors that there’s going to be more of Callum and Slade’s story to come and I am looking forward to it!

  • Yvonne
    2019-03-21 22:28

    An aptly chosen title as these men are strangers and I must admit to thinking the trust between them developed a bit fast.Then again,it's a novella so there isn't much time. After the initial,small,misgivings I had this turned into a wonderful story. These two ladies don't need many pages to get you invested in their men. The writing flows, I loved Slade's introduction to BDSM and his background story broke my heart. I only wish this story was longer but it's the start of a series and I'll be keeping an eye out for the second installment.

  • Beth
    2019-03-03 23:17

    I was given this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. We have all seen our military come home from the various conflicts, trying to adjust to everyday life. This story is one more. It was well written, keeping the words flowing smoothly while conveying the emotions from both MC's. I liked it, I would like to see more of their story.The opening of this book states that the 2 authors wrote this story together. They did a great job.

  • Deanna
    2019-02-26 00:21

    I'm not normally one to read short stories. I like longer novels where I feel you connect with the characters, but I loved this book. It was a great quick read. The characters were complex and had great chemistry. The story was original and intriguing. I loved how Callum used his BDSM lifestyle to help heal Slade's hurt. I would love a sequel to this one!

  • Sara Ella
    2019-03-08 01:19

    HARD and FAST!This short story blew me away. Callum and Slade both seem lost and in one night discover what was missing. They are so real and the journey is equal measures HOT and heartwarming. Love this story-so well written but so fast that I need more! :D

  • Simone
    2019-03-03 20:22

    3.5 stars

  • Aniko
    2019-02-21 19:31

    3.75

  • Kristy
    2019-02-19 22:29

    3.75 stars