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One small town boy, one girl who wants more, one roll in the hay...Hooking up with your high school crush is a bad idea, a really bad idea. It was only supposed to be one night, one brief departure from my real life, but nothing ever works out exactly the way you plan.Colton Waters was everything from my past that didn't fit into my present, so why did he have to show up aOne small town boy, one girl who wants more, one roll in the hay...Hooking up with your high school crush is a bad idea, a really bad idea. It was only supposed to be one night, one brief departure from my real life, but nothing ever works out exactly the way you plan.Colton Waters was everything from my past that didn't fit into my present, so why did he have to show up at my college and pledge the one frat I couldn't avoid?Because nothing is ever meant to happen just once. At least not the life changing things that mean the difference between falling apart and falling in love....

Title : the hazards of a one night stand
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  • Jen
    2019-02-28 17:19

    DNF @ 26%. To say this one wasn’t for me would be a freakishly large understatement.I picked this one up because I loved the other book I’ve read by this author, The Hazards of Skinny Dipping, and thought I’d give this one a shot. Unfortunately it just didn’t work for me. Basically it’s a girl gets dumped by boyfriend, returns home for the summer, hooks up with ex’s younger but still white hot little brother then books it back to college before any of the messy, hooking up details can be discussed kind of story. Yep, Mallory high tailed it out of town before hottie Colton could have his say and tell her all of the dreamy things he’d envisioned for their future. *sigh*The rest of my time spent reading was watching Mallory try and ignore Colton once she realizes he’s a new freshmen pledge at a popular frat house. He tells her how much he likes her, she rubs his nose in the fact she’s got a senior frat boy after her ass and doesn’t need Colton. Yada, yada, yada for as long as the eye could see and I just couldn’t handle it anymore. I really need to at least relate to the female MC I’m reading about and Mallory continues to come off as selfish, ashamed of her small town upbringing and doesn’t need the hassle of her jackass ex’s brother, even though she’s had a crush on poor Colton for what feels like forever. Does it sound like a hot mess yet? I just couldn’t bring myself to read any further at this point, but that’s not going to stop me from checking out this author’s future work. We can’t win ‘em all and I was way overdue for a DNF, or so I keep telling myself.

  • ChuCha
    2019-02-23 16:31

    Review Originally Posted at: Book FreakIT ALL STARTED WITH A ROLL IN THE HAY –Mallory hooked up with her high school crush, who was a year younger than her and who happens to be the younger brother of her ex-boyfriend who left her heart shattered in gazillion pieces. It was supposedly a no-string, uncomplicated, just-for-fun sex. Or so she thought.WHY DOES EVERYTHING HAVE TO BE SO COMPLICATED WITH YOU?ARGGGGH. A little bit frustrated on Mallory. INDEED, why it has to be COMPLICATED?! She likes him, he likes her – so what if he’s one of the pledges of a fraternity her sorority always encounter? So what if he’s a freshman? So what if he’s a farm boy? The attraction was very much palpable in every pages, the re-enactment of the barn-scene is very much anticipated, and even the people around them notices.AND TANNER -WHY ARE YOU SO EMBARRASSED ABOUT COLT?HE WAS FOREVER IN LOVE WITH HER.He may be younger than her (by three months!!!) – but he’s sexy, HOT, SWEET, and thoughtful. He’s very determined to have her without really being pushy or annoying. He was really patient, and a good sport. She may shove him away, but he keeps on coming back to her. I was hoping she’d realize he’s a keeper before he changes his mind about her.IF SHE DOESN’T WANT HIM – I’d have COLT anytime of the day. Her friends already had an inclination and they didn’t even care about it – so why should she?HAS ANYONE EVER TOLD YOU HOW JUDGMENTAL AND HARD YOU ARE ON PEOPLE?I wasn’t really a fan of Mallory at first, nor at the middle. Trust me, it was difficult to like her. I can’t fathom why she was embarrassed by Colt and had to pretend about stuffs. It took a while before I warmed up to her character. She has trust and daddy issues – and don’t get me starting about her dad… I was happy about the change in her character, just when I was about to lose all hope with her – she realizes things, and does things I never thought she’d think or do. It was a relief that she had redeemed herself big time by the near -end of the novel. I really didn’t want to hate her for THAT long.I love her friends – they are an amazing bunch. They were patient with her, and they support her – not really with her decisions, but more of what was good for her.TO END.Patience is a virtue. Colt waited, and he was (including me) was greatly rewarded. There were some people who tried to hinder their HEA, but both of them were already invested in it. Mallory was wise enough to hold on to the best thing that happened to her.I enjoyed reading this novel by Alyssa Rose Ivy – with all the interesting characters, great plot and surprising turn of events, no wonder I finished it in one sitting. Sometimes, to be happy, you need NOT TO CARE about what other people think about you, as long as you’re happy and you’re not making anyone miserable, why not do it?★ARC Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.★

  • Rebecca
    2019-02-26 12:37

    ***ARC was provided by author in exchange for an honest review***Risks of Mallory’s one night stand with Colton:*losing her heart to the boy who has had it for quite some time*opening her heart up again after it was crushed*relying on more than herself for her happinessFor anyone, these dangers are daunting, and for Mallory, they are too much for her to handle, so what does she do? She pushes Colton away, dates another guy, and pretends that her feelings for Colton are not as strong as there are. But what Mallory doesn’t expect is Colton showing up at Harrison, because he was supposed to be going to a different school, and rushing Reed’s fraternity. She also doesn’t anticipate Colt’s unrelenting pursuit of her and his quest for more than a “friends with benefits” relationship. But will she finally give in to her feelings for Colt or will she listen to those inconsequential voices that keep telling her to push him away…that if she wants to not end up living in her small hometown for the rest of her life then she better not “settle” for a small town guy?Mallory seems to be this extremely confident girl who calls it like it is, but if you look a little deeper, you can see that it’s partially an act to protect her, and I can’t blame her. The men who have been a part of her life haven’t really come through for her. Her first boyfriend, Jack, who happens to be Colt’s older brother, broke up with her, and she was devastated. Her father has hardly any contact with her and never seems to support her with anything other than money. And, don’t get me started on Tanner; he’s a complete douche. The whole time Mallory is with him is excruciating to read. I know Tanner is the “safe” choice because no matter how much she tries to force herself to feel something for him, Mallory never does, but come on, why even put herself through that! But her dates with Tanner and her caution with Colt do make sense, in a way. With her track record of men, she’s not ready to put herself out there again and risk getting her heart broken for a second time.But Colt see through Mallory's facade…he always has; she just has to be willing to take the risk, and if Colton has anything to say about it, she will and she will love every minute of it!The Hazards of a One Night Stand is a sweet and light read, and while I enjoyed it, Mallory and Colt’s relationship felt a bit rushed and incomplete. Readers can definitely sense the attraction between them, but Mallory strings him along for so long and reiterates that she doesn’t want a relationship with him, and then they’re together, but it has to be secret and then they’re really together, but other people are trying to get in the way of what they have. It all felt a bit rushed. I didn’t really feel connected to them as a couple because it always seemed it wasn’t truly just about them. I felt like there needed to be more explored with Mallory’s interactions with her father and Jack. I guess there were just too many puzzle pieces not fitting together. The depth I needed to truly understand everything just wasn’t there for me. But maybe that’s why this story will appeal to readers because it’s not heavy; you get snarky main characters, and you get to reconnect with Reed and Juliet from Book One. Give it a try and see what you think!3.5 poison apples (The Fairest of All Book Reviews)

  • Brianna
    2019-02-19 11:26

    I received a finished copy in exchange for an honest review from Ink Slinger. It does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Full Review on Brianna's Bookish Confessions.Nick is very wealthy and doesn’t do the dating thing. He’s what many would call a man-whore. Scotty is a college graduate who happens to be one of his students. Little does he know how she really is outside the classroom. She’s a broken woman who had a rough childhood. She was tossed around in foster care, none who really wanted to keep her as their own. She doesn’t like to get close to anyone except her roommate.I was feeling the “Fifty Shades of Grey” look to this story, but let me tell you first that the ONLY similarity is the rich, “man-whore” type deal. Let me also say the reason why I have a 3.5 and not any higher stars is because Nick does something towards about 70% that I was not okay. It really through me off for him.I really did like their relationship- it was very different and I liked that aspect. Scotty had a lot to work through and trusting someone like that was hard for her. I really like how her character developed so much by the end of the story.Some of the events that happened throughout this story I wasn’t expecting at all (Especially around the 70% mark). Though I’m not okay especially with that one scene, it made for an interesting turn of events. Nick may not be one of favorite book boyfriends, but he was an interesting person. I loved how incredibly sweet he was to Scotty especially when they finally decided to start a real relationship.Overall enjoyed the book, great twists and turns and a likable romance!

  • Autumn Review
    2019-03-13 11:30

    I always, always, enjoy reading Alyssa Rose Ivy's books. And I really liked The Hazards of Skinny Dipping, so I was looking forward to reading this one. I did enjoy it, but I think a few minor changes would have made it a bit stronger. What didn't work for me: I didn't dislike Mallory, but I didn't love her either. I felt like her reasons for denying her feelings for Colt were kind of lame. I would have liked to have seen less of an issue about him being a school year younger and more focus on the fact that Colt was her ex's brother. I think more drama could have been created around that. What did work for me: Despite my irritation with Mallory, I did love Colton. Like, hard core love. He was such a dreamy guy. Seriously...he's the kind of guy that does anything to make you smile. He was the absolute sweetest. And I loved the fact that he didn't give up on her, even when she tried hard to push him away. Again, I've seen several good reviews for this one, and I did enjoy it. I will say that I felt this book flowed a bit more fluidly than the first book in this series. I have to point out that this one brought a bit more steam too. I also enjoyed seeing Reed and Juliet again. There will be another book for this series and I'll definitely be reading it. I've grown somewhat attached to this series. It's fun, easy to read and brings back memories of my college days. Quote:~"Before you even ask, no we are not going in separately. Refraining from broadcasting that I'm dating my dream girl is different from feeling like I'm sneaking around.""Dream girl? I'm your dream girl?"He got that goofy grin again. "Yeah, and I probably shouldn't tell you what you do in all those dreams...or maybe I should."-Loc 2796

  • Olivia
    2019-03-13 14:19

    There were a lot of things that I, unfortunately, did not enjoy about the story. The big problem for me was the MC. She didn't read as likable. She seemed very bitchy, immature, judgmental and very concerned with what others thought. Throughout the book this was consistent, almost to the very end. The author, in the last few chapters, I think(?) tried to redeem her or show that she grew in some way. By then it took too long happen, and didn't feel organic in the way it came about or at all sincere. As a reader, I just didn't buy it. The other problem, that almost equals my dislike of the character, is the dialog. It was forced and didn't convey the way people talk in real life (at least in my life.) The MC, especially, came off as mean and bitchy rather than clever and sassy, like (I think) the author was attempting to do. It seems I am very much in the minority and may be judging it too harshly, but I can't say I would recommend it to anyone, ever.

  • Mandy
    2019-03-19 13:41

    Mallory may be home for the summer but it’s quickly coming to an end when she will be returning back to college and a life away from the small town. When she runs into her ex-‘s little brother at a party things are anything but simple as the night ends rolling in the hay. While he may have read more into it Mallory isn’t willing to get trapped with a small town guy she has plans for the future so she leaves town avoiding Colton. Thinking she’s left him behind because he will head off to another college Mallory immerses herself back in her sorority even meeting a returning Kappa. However on the night they meet the new pledges Mallory is shocked to see Colt is a new Kappa pledge and he’s not ready to let her go just yet. While Mallory tries to stay away it won’t be easy with him showing up every chance he can to try to win her heart. Plus after a few dates with Tanner it’s clear that she wasn’t into the one night stand like she thought. Will Mallory settle for the safe relationship or risk her heart on going against everything she’s told herself she wouldn’t?I really enjoyed Mallory as a character it’s not easy to leave the small town behind speaking from experience but I think she does a good job fitting in with life on campus. Plus she has her two best friends Juliet from the prior book and Cara. I love that the characters from the prior book intertwined throughout this one and I’m looking forward to who’s story we will meet next after all we met a new sorority girl.I’ve had this one since I finished the last one just needed to find time to sit down and read and I Finished The Hazards of a One Night Stand in just an afternoon. While the concept isn’t new the author has created a beautifully written college romance that just melts my heart. I enjoyed the story its fun made me smile and made me cry with happy tears I’m a sucker for a happy ever after. I love that the author brings back characters from the prior books because I loved Juliet and Reed so much and even though they are my favorite I still really like Mallory and Cara and I’m curious to see if the next one is Cara’s story. The Hazards stories are New Adult so they do have some steamy parts but I think they are tastefully done and not overwhelming in the books. I loved every moment of the book it’s a fun story with great characters and well written. I admit that the author is one of my favorites and I do auto buy without reading the synopsis but I’ve never been disappointed a must for any fan of romance. Or someone wanting to check out New Adult.

  • Heather andrews
    2019-03-09 15:27

    I liked this book, I liked Colton but he doesn't hold a candle to Reed, who in this series I love. I loved how Colton was a cheeky bast**r, "what am I doing? You're the one telling me you might be getting close to me tonight." His hand slid down slightly, settling below my hip. His touch felt so good." Colton good lord nothing phases that boy, "you thought I had a small di**?" He has no qualms about his nakedness, "I need to go." I pressed against him, and this time he didn't resist. I slipped on my clothes while he watched, just lying there buck naked. He was hard as a rock, but he wasn't getting any relief from me." It's apparent the boy makes his own rules where Mallory is concerned, "you've got it all wrong." He sat up next to me. "You jumped from me to Tanner. Now you're just coming back where you belong." He left three small kisses along my jaw that sent shivers throughout my body.' Mallory knows how to hold her own and isn't afraid to voice her feelings, "we went public. I think I should get sex out of the deal." As I said I liked Colton but it's Reed whose hung like a horse that still has my heart.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-03 17:30

    Loved it and loved seeing Reed and Juliet again. Colton was such a sweetie.

  • Mitchii
    2019-03-07 17:34

    I don’t know why but I kept on slipping in and out of the story (took me days to finish reading). Mal and Colt’s story is meh compare to Reed/Juliet’s. Shame, really, such a shame.

  • Stephanie Tobe
    2019-03-10 11:40

    Hated itThis was just to simple too much information about nothing. The heroine was shallow and Colt was a good guy who did not deserve her.

  • Suzanne Cattanes
    2019-03-03 12:32

    3.5 stars nice light fluffy romance

  • Mia Bui
    2019-03-18 10:28

    Not my fav but a good read.

  • Stacey Miller
    2019-03-09 17:41

    Great ReadThis is an enjoyable campus book with all the ups and downs of relationships and college. Intertwines well with the first book.

  • Bec
    2019-03-14 14:47

    Such a beautifully emotional story. Loved every chapter. Recommend to all.

  • Casey
    2019-03-05 16:32

    Review originally posted at Ramblings From This ChickThe Hazards of a One Night Stand is the second book in the Hazards Series by Alyssa Rose Ivy. These books do not have to be read in order as they are standalones, I had no problems while reading this book even though I hadn't read the first one in the series. This is the second book that I have now read by Alyssa Rose Ivy, and I am really enjoying everything that I read by her. She is a great writer, the stories are entertaining and engaging, and the characters are likable and interesting. I really liked reading Colt and Mallory's story, and I can't wait to go back and read the first book in this series now. If you haven't read a book by Alyssa Rose Ivy and are a New Adult fan, you should definitely give her books a shot.While home for the summer from college, Mallory ends up hooking up with her high school crush Colt. The only problem is that she is really good friends with him, he is younger than her, and he just so happens to be her ex-boyfriend's brother. Mallory is determined to get away from him as fast as possible and get back to just being friends from afar. She heads back to school early and lets her friends set her up with Tanner. But when Mallory and her friends go to a party at Tanner's frat, she finds out that Colt is attending college there and is pledging the same fraternity. Mallory goes on a few dates with Tanner and although she feels nothing for him she is reluctant to stop seeing him. But Colt is determined to prove to Mallory that they belong together and that she should give a relationship between them a chance. Once Mallory finally admits her feelings for Colt, they begin seeing each other. But can they make a relationship work when there are still a lot of obstacles in their way?I liked Colt a lot. He was a really sweet guy, and he was always thinking about Mallory. He was always doing little things for her that she liked and he was always there for her when she needed him. It was also really great to see how determined he was. He knew that they got along great and that they had a connection, and he was so patient in trying to convince Mallory that they were perfect for each other. I loved that he never gave up or was a jerk to her. Mallory had her moments for me. I liked her personality and I liked her friendship with the girls and their boyfriends, but the constant push and pull with Colt drove me crazy. She was hot and cold with him, and I didn't understand why she kept trying to have something with Tanner when it was clear she felt nothing for him and liked Colt. I did like that once she finally admitted her feelings though, that she went with it. She didn't waver and she was committed to him even with the many obstacles that got thrown in their way. Colt and Mallory were a great couple, and I loved how they were with each other. I also thought that they had a ton of chemistry together.Overall, this was a really enjoyable read. I will admit that there were a few characters in this story that I didn't like at all. I hated Mallory's dad and I really didn't like Tanner. I didn't like him from the start, and I guess that is why I just couldn't understand what Mallory was doing with him. But I loved the rest of the characters, and I really liked that they all hung out together. It's rare that a group of girls and their boyfriends all like each other and can do everything together without someone feeling left out or it feeling forced. This group just worked together, and I enjoyed all the times they were together as well as when it was just Colt and Mallory. I felt like with this book there were a few things that were brought up and dropped, and I would have liked for those things to have at least been acknowledged. Colt refers to a letter that he wrote to Mallory in a care package several times, and yet it is never read by Mallory or mentioned again later in the book. There was also something that her dad did in the past that really had an effect on Mallory's life that is brought up, but I felt like it was never really dealt with. I can't say what as I don't want to spoil anything, but I really thought that Mallory should have discussed it with others besides her dad. Not that it would change her life at that point, but it was a pretty big deal at least to me. I did like this story though, and I thought that Mallory and Colt were meant to be together. I was happy with how things ended up for them and I liked watching them fall for each other. Alyssa Rose Ivy has written a great set of characters with this series, and they are definitely worth the read. I look forward to reading more from her in the future.**ARC provided by Inkslinger PR**

  • Jessica
    2019-02-27 12:22

    3.5/5 starsAfter reading and loving The Hazards of Skinny Dipping, I was thrilled when I saw Alyssa was writing another novel in the series. I really enjoyed her fun writing style, as well as the fact that I felt like I was right on campus with the characters as they are navigate their way through school, relationships, and sorority life. While I didn't enjoy The Hazards of a One Night Stand quite as much as its predecessor, I still found myself completely engaged and was happy to see some familiar faces in this novel.It had been awhile since I read the first book so I didn't really remember much of Mallory, Juliet's sorority sister. We do learn that she hasn't had the best of luck in the relationship department, having had her high school boyfriend dump her and tell her she wasn't good enough and the last guy she tried to hook up with too busy mourning over his ex-girlfriend. Having returned home for the summer, the last thing Mallory ever expects is to reunite with her high school crush and younger brother to her ex-boyfriend. She can't help but notice how sexy Colton is or how he can't stop flirting with her. She also can't help the fact she drank a bit more than she planned and now finds herself in the hayloft with this incredibly sexy and willing boy. Mallory writes off that night with Colton as a one time thing never expecting him to want more. Heading back to school, Mallory is ready to start her sophomore year and forget that night. Easier said than done. Colton is NOT ready to let what happened between them just die. At first Colton annoyed me because of how clingy he was and how he didn't seem like he was acting his age. He almost seemed more juvenile than he really was and giving off that puppy love vibe.Don't get me wrong- while I felt that way about Colt in the beginning, he definitely grew on me and there was no other option for Mallory. I could not stand Tanner and I wanted to smack her for even indulging him after that one horrid date. I got very frustrated with Mallory because she refused to see what was right in front of her. Her reasons for not wanting to date Colton were really weak and I didn't like that she was so concerned about what other people would think or what she was 'supposed' to do. She kept trying to force herself to like Tanner, who is self-absorbed, boring, and way too serious. He's one of those guys who doesn't even bother to listen to you because he's going to make decisions that he feels are best. Gag.Colt cares deeply for Mallory and has way more patience with her than I can see most guys having. He likes spending time with her and is fun and confident (but not in that arrogant way). He is thoughtful and when she needs someone to be there for her, he is no questions asked. He is hurt when Mallory finally agrees to give him a chance, but wants to keep it a secret. Talk about a blow to the ego!I get that Mallory has some issues that stem from her father and he's a real piece of work. He is too concerned about appearances and what he thinks is best for his kids. Finding out what he did to Mallory really angered me and it was just low, especially given how crushed she was afterwards. Mallory craves her father's acceptance and lets his ideas ruminate in her mind and makes her doubt what she believes. I hate that this man has this much power over her, but he's her father and she just wants to be good enough for him.I love that we got to see Juliet, Reed, Cara and Aaron again! Juliet and Reed are as adorable ever, but I was a little concerned about Cara and Aaron, as they are having some issues concerning an ex-girlfriend. They are great friends to Mallory and aren't afraid to call her on her crap either.Overall, I thought this was another cute, fun read and I enjoyed myself despite my issues with Mallory. I did feel there were a few plot threads left unresolved and that the ending wrapped up a bit too perfectly. I'm glad Mallory finally realized that she alone could decide her own happiness and not let others try to control it for her, but it all just felt kind of fast. I wouldn't mind seeing another book in this series about Mallory's brother Davie, or even Jade, the sweet new pledge in their sorority!*Received a copy of this book from InkSlingerPR in exchange for a fair and honest review.

  • Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
    2019-03-07 09:22

    favorite quotes“‘Only you can decide your worth. Trust me, you can’t let what a guy, even your dad, thinks of you change your self-image.’”“‘What’s his name?’ I figured it couldn’t hurt to share the details. ‘Colton.’ she laughed. ‘Seriously? That’s such a country boy name. Does he let you call him Colt when you ride him?’ ‘So uncalled for. And it was only one time, remember?’ ‘I couldn’t resist.’”why I picked it upI loved the companion novel, The Hazards of Skinny Dipping, and couldn’t wait to hear the story of another couple set in this world.plotThis novel follows small town girl Mallory as she comes back to college after summer break to find that the boy she had a one night stand with back in her small, hick town, is pledging to her sorority’s brother frat. This novel follows Mallory as she comes to terms with what she feels for Colton. It was definitely a humorous novel. It kept me laughing. It was fast paced and kept interesting, although at times that plot was a bit predictable. Regardless, it held my interest throughout its entirety.Leading ladyMallory was the female protagonist. For the first half or so of the novel, I didn’t quite like her. She seemed superficial and fake, with shunning Colton just because he came from her old town. She denied her obvious feelings for a bit too long for me. However, once she came to realize the error of her ways, I enjoyed her character a bit more. She wasn’t the most relatable character that I’ve read, but she certainly wasn’t the worst. She had her good qualities and bad ones.leading maleColton was the love interest. I liked him much more than I like Mallory. He wasn’t about to hide his feelings, no matter what the consequences were, and I found that admirable. He was sweet and funny, and quite the adorable character. He obviously cared for Mallory, and in some cases reminded me of a slightly abused puppy. But he put his foot down when needed, and didn’t let Mallory hide forever.other charactersWe see quite a bit of Juliet and Reed in this novel, as Mallory is roomies with Juliet and Colt is pledging to Reed’s frat. I really enjoyed seeing them in this novel, and i realized just how much I missed them. Unfortunately, I enjoyed them more and they kind of took away the limelight from Mallory and Colton.romance“‘I want to be with you, Colt. Is that what you needed to hear?’ This was ridiculous. Did I really want him badly enough that I was willing to put up worth his antics? Yes. The answer was yes. When I was with him,’ all my worries about my future, Dad, Gasden and everything else disappeared. I just needed him close.”This romance starts with a one night stand. Then the classic, ‘oh it was a mistake’ and trying to ignore that it happened on the girl’s side, and the boy taking it to heart and trying to pursue the girl. Unfortunately, I’ve seen it before, so it didn’t have the element of individuality. Regardless, Ivy is capable of taking even a slightly cliche romance and turning it into something more, which is exactly what she did with this novel. It was steamy when needed, serious when needed, and just an overall enjoyable romance to read.conclusionA fantastic mix of romance and drama, The Hazards of a One Night Stand was one of those lighter romances that you can’t help but enjoy.

  • Richa
    2019-03-21 10:33

    Originally posted at City of BooksThe Hazards of a One Night Stand is a companion novel to The Hazards of Skinny Dipping, which I loved. I had no idea this was going to be a series, so I was ecstatic when I found out! This book follows one of Juliet’s best friends and sorority sister, Mallory. But though I did enjoy reading this, it didn’t come close to how much I loved the first book.When Mallory goes back to her hometown the summer after freshman year in college, she attends a party and then does something she never thought she’d do. She ends the night sleeping with one of her best friends, Colton. In a barn. The next morning, Mallory does everything she can to forget it, despite how amazing it was. But trouble can’t help following her. When she returns to college, she’s shocked to find out that Colton’s not only a freshman there but pledging at the one fraternity that Mallory spends most of her time with, the Kappas. Tension builds between the two, and Mallory isn’t sure how long she can stay away from Colton.I really loved Mallory in the previous book, but in this one she’s quite different. Even Juliet and Cara noticed. It’s probably because of her confusion over Colton. Mallory spends most of the book arguing with him, and the rest of the time trying to make herself like this senior Kappa called Tanner. Her main concern is that Colton is a pledge, so she can’t date him. Which I find a bit silly, because Colt is only three months younger than her; it’s not like she’d be dating someone two years her junior. Mallory denies her feelings for Colton just because he’s younger and he’s not an active Kappa. And I really missed the badass Mallory we met in the first book.It was awesome seeing Juliet and Cara again, and even Reed! He’s pretty damn amazing as usual, and I was really happy we got to meet them again. Cara and Aaron seem to be having some issues, but thankfully Juliet and Reed are as happy as ever. Juliet’s still snarky and hilarious, and it’s amazing to see the friendship and sisterhood between the three girls. We get to see more of the Greek system in college, and like I mentioned in my review of the previous book, it seems like a lot of fun, though tiring at times.I really liked Colton – mostly his confidence and perseverance in getting Mallory to admit her feelings for him. He came off as a bit clingy in the beginning, but as I got to know him, things became better. Colt is actually hilarious, and provides a lot of comic relief in this book. I think he’s really good for Mallory, especially because she’s kind of uptight here.The ending is as you’d expect, of course, but I was surprised that a couple of plot threads weren’t fully resolved, particularly the one about Tanner. But overall I did enjoy this book, and I’d definitely recommend it to those who have read The Hazards of Skinny Dipping or if you like New Adult contemporary in general.*Thank you to Kelly Simmon at InkSlinger PR for providing me with an eARC for review*

  • Michelle
    2019-02-27 15:31

    The Hazards of a One Night Stands is the second book in the Hazards series and it focuses on the love story of another one of the Delta Mu sisters- Mallory. Juliet is still one of the main characters in the story thought, and I really loved that we got to see more of her and Reed. Juliet is such an awesome friend to Mallory, even when Mallory was being kind of Moody. In fact, when Mallory started to annoy me, it was Juliet's faith in her that she was normally not petty like this that told me not to give up on her. And I was really glad that I didn't because I ended up really liking Mallory. The Hazards of a One Night Stand focuses on Mallory and Colton. Mallory has always had a crush on Colton but he was a year younger than her in high school (even though he was only a few months younger in age) and oh yea, he was also the younger brother of her only serious high school boyfriend. Colton and Mallory had been friends for ages, and right away I could tell that I loved the dynamic between the two of them. It was easy to see how much Colt cared about Mallory. When Mallory gets back to school and finds out that not only is Colt there, but he is rushing for the frat that Mallory's Sorority hangs out the most, she doesn't want anything to do with him. I felt kind of bad for him, but he doesn't let anything get him down. Not once does he get discouraged or let anything put him in a bad or negative mood. Colt was like a ray of really hot sunshine. I wish Mallory was more like him sometimes. She was nervous because he was younger (which made her seem kind of petty to me.) and because he is her ex's brother, which was a much more valid reason in my opinion. I ended up liking Mallory once she finally got over herself but it was little rocky for me at times. Juliet is such an awesome friend though and when she told Mallory to snap out of it and that this wasn't how she normally was, I figured it was just a rough patch for Mallory and I gave her the benefit of the doubt that she really wasn't so bad. And I was glad that I did. I ended up really liking Mallory. And I love the idea of her and Colt together. They are so good for each other. There are obstacles in their way to romance though. One named Tanner. I wasn't really sure what his deal was. He seemed overly emotional on one hand, and on the other hand overly confident. Every time Mallory told him she wasn't interested he just brushed it off like she didn't know anything. It was pretty annoying. I can't see myself getting along with someone like Tanner. Not when you have Colt staring you right in the face! Fans of the Hazards series will enjoy this one. I liked the first book a little more but that is because Juliet is just so awesome! I loved that she got to come back to play in this book to. I wasn't ready to say goodbye to her yet. Colton is such a perfect heartthrob. I just want him all for myself. He made the book for me. I can't wait to see who is going to be the focus of the next book. (I am kind of voting for it to be Mallory's "Little Sis")

  • Elizabeth (Your Ordinary Bookworm)
    2019-02-24 12:27

    Initial Thoughts: There was a good development of characters and story. I found myself laughing and cringing and enjoying the book. It was a fun and quick read and a bit predictable at some points, but it was fine because that just added to the overall aura of the book!The Characters: Colton and Mallory. Colton annoyed me a bit in the beginning of the book. He was a bit persistent and, as I said, he was slightly annoying, at least I thought so. But he wasn't annoying for long and, really, his true character started to come out and I ended up liking him! I also liked Mallory too. Sometimes she acted immaturely in the sense that she thought it would be weird to date someone three months younger than her! But she got over herself and changed as the story moves on. But otherwise she was a great character and I enjoyed reading about her!The Story & Romance: The summary does a pretty good job of explaining the basics but anyways, Colton and Mallory had hooked up last week of summer and apparently when Mallory goes back to college, Colton is not there two and this just sets off a chain reaction for the rest of the book. Mallory has always had a crush on Colton but in high school she actually dated his brother. When I learned about that I was thinking "Oww hmm, glad I'm not in that position" because it doesn't sound ideal but I'm glad she does end up with Colton cause those two are really sweet as a couple and I like them together! But in the beginning, Mallory was having issues trying to get over herself and the self imposed idea that she can't date a younger guy and that everyone would judge her for it. It takes awhile but she does, thank goodness, because she realizes that if you truly love someone, nothing else should matter. Now I mentioned that I found Colton a bit annoying in the beginning because he was persistent and such, but if he wasn't, he and Mallory wouldn't be where they are so I'll have to give him props for it. I thought the development of the romance between the two was cute (but developed of course). Obviously there was always some attraction but it continues to build throughout the story through going to their hometown football, spending time with friends, going out, visiting family, parties etc. Now I forgot to mention that Mallory has a rich dad, who ties into the story, that we see a bit of throughout and I wanted to say that some of the curve balls he threw - I did not see coming. So yes, it was a great story!End Thoughts: Like I said - great story. If you're looking for something fun but good to read, this is it! 4 stars for Hazards of a One Night Stand!

  • Angie
    2019-03-08 13:27

    Sadly, The Hazards of a One Night Stand did not work for me. This time we're following Juliet's sorority sister, Mallory. She's back in her home town for the summer, and on her last night she hooks up with Colton. She use to date his brother but also had a crush on him. Mallory figures this is a one time thing, but then Colton starts at the same college as her and is pledging at the fraternity linked with her sorority. He expects to continue what they started, but Mallory is determined to resist him for reasons.What really bothered me about The Hazards of a One Night Stand at first was Colton. He takes every opportunity to inform people that he had sex with Mallory. She's talking to another frat brother at a party, Hey we had sex! She's having a drink with her friends, Hey we had sex! They have a class together, Hey we had sex! Stop announcing it to everyone! That is not okay! That made it impossible to like him. He seemed incredibly immature.Another thing that bugged me was Mallory's reason for not being with Colton. She keeps going on and on about how she can't date a freshman even though they're the same age because her friends are dating seniors. Okay, so? Everyone keeps telling her how much they like Colton and that the grade thing is no big deal, but Mallory is insistent. But then all of a sudden, two-thirds in, she claims that she doesn't want to be left for not being good enough. Now, I could believe that as her reason, except she never even hinted at it before then. It came out of nowhere. Their relationship had also come out of nowhere, since they went from nothing to dating after a several week time jump. Where's the romance?!The final straw though was toward the end. The Hazards of a One Night Stand also deals with Mallory's relationship with her estranged father. He finally comes around and I liked how she was actually giving him a chance. Of course, there has to be drama there and Mallory has to learn to stand up to him. But she learns something that goes against everything she knew about him and her mother, but she never confronts her mother about it. She just runs home, has sex with Colton, and then it ends. It seemed like a pretty big waste of a great plot thread.The Hazards of a One Night Stand just wasn't the book for me. I was hoping for a fun and sexy read like the first book, but it didn't go there.Read more of my reviews at Pinkindle Reads & Reviews.

  • Corina
    2019-03-10 15:33

    The Hazards of a One Night StandAlyssa Rose Ivy has done it again. The Hazards of a One Night Stand is the second book in her Hazards series and I’ve got to say I absolutely loved it. While I will never love anyone as much as I love Reed, who makes several appearances in this new book, I really did enjoy Colton’s character.The Hazards of a One Night Stand focuses on Mallory a sophomore at Hudson and best friends with Cara and Juliet. One thing I really enjoy about all of Ivy’s main characters is how real she makes them. Her main characters both male and female are always dealing with real issues, which make them incredibly relatable to the readers.Mallory is no different. She is sweet and kind and has a very big heart that she hides behind a wall of sarcasm. She had her heart broken and now trusting for her is hard. She’s also dealing with her father, who is the biggest ass in the world, and a very overprotective stepfather. But even more than that she’s still so young and she’s trying to figure out who she is and what she wants out of life, which is something we can all relate to.I loved the friendship between the girls and how in this story instead of seeing hem rush a sorority we got to see the other side of things from their perspective.Now, let’s talk about Colt. This book heat up within the first couple of chapters and while Mallory probably intended for her night with Colt to be a onetime thing, I don’t really think, in my opinion, if could ever be considered a one night stand because of…things I don’t want to give away.Anyway, I really enjoyed his character and how persistent he was. He was sweet and self-assured and just awesome. He understood Mallory on a level that most people didn’t, it just took her time to realize that.I hated Tanner and Mallory’s father, but I think that was the point haha, so it’s all good. I just really enjoyed how close everyone was and how the girls and their boyfriends stood by each other. The Hazards of a One Night Stand was well written and fast paced. I finished it in a couple of hours and I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for an entertaining quick read.

  • Momma Romance
    2019-02-24 10:47

    Check out my blog for more reviews href="http://www.mommaromance.blogspot.com&... Romance Momma's ReviewI really enjoyed The Hazards of a One Night Stand by Alyssa Rose Ivy. I picked the book up on the recommendation of a good friend and I am so glad I did. It was a sweet romance with a bit of heat and some absolutely funny scenes that left me laughing long after the scene was over.There are a lot of books out there that cover college age romance but I found this one, surprisingly, to be a bit different. No one was a jock, a fighter or a scared misfit which was a great change from the norm. I must say that I am a bit of a dork and totally read this one without knowing that there was a first book in the series but I never would have guessed. I didn't figure it out until I was looking for the cover photo on Goodreads. The book was so well written with the story that never at any point did I feel like I was missing a key piece of information. The books are all written so that each one covers a different couple but I really appreciated that I didn't feel like I was reading a book that was full of inside jokes.The HeroineMallory Clark So I've seen some other readers who hated Mallory's character and I'm really confused by it. Did she frustrate the hell out of me at times......YES...but that's what made her character true. I think I had a soft spot for her because her relationship with her father really reminded me of my own (not exactly but there were hints of it) and that made me relate to her even more. If you take into account not only the heartbreak that she experienced at a young age but also look at her screwed up relationship with her dad you'll start to see easily why she acts the way she does!The HeroColton Waters Colton where in the hell were you when I was in college! He is the perfect college boyfriend, sweet, romantic, caring........and a beast in the sack! I did feel a bit bad for him at points during the book, but I think it was because I wanted to hug him, and kiss him, and keep him all to myself!Momma's RecommendationI highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good NA romance, it has a sweet story, a bit of heat and it's not too full of angst or drama which leaves you with a lighthearted fun read.

  • Ellen
    2019-03-05 11:34

    Mallory is home for the summer after spending her freshman year away from college. She couldn't wait to get out of the small town she lived in, and even hated having to come back for the summer months. When she runs into her ex-boyfriend's younger brother, Colton, who she has secretly had a crush on for years, what begins as two friends getting reacquainted winds up as a hot, passion-filled roll in the hay. When it's all said and done, Mallory wants to make it a one night stand, but Colton has other plans, plans that Mallory soon finds herself face-to-face with back at college. Turns out her roll in the hay just got way more complicated than she bargained for.I loved Colton. He was just dreamy with a killer smile, charm, and enough cockiness to make him adorably sexy. There was just one problem, at least for Mallory, and that was the fact that he was her ex-boyfriend's younger brother. Though only 3 months younger than Mallory, Colton was a grade behind her in school, and for some reason she had a real problem with this, which was one of the major issues she battled with throughout the book. While I did like her, I just want to shake her and tell her, "get a grip girlfriend and learn to embrace your inner cougar cub and go for it." Though she tried to deny it, she couldn't deny her attraction to Colt, who was also one of her best friends. The chemistry between them was sizzling, but they have a lot of issues to overcome if they want to be together, the biggest being Mallory's hang-ups. Colt was impressive in the way he handled everything that goes down in the book though. I enjoyed getting to know the other characters in the book, and also getting to see some of the characters were originally met in The Hazards of Skinny Dipping, especially Juliet and Reed. Overall, I found The Hazards of a One Night Stand to be a fun, entertaining, and enjoyable story. I love Alyssa Rose Ivy's writing, and she provides another wonderful contemporary romance for her fans. If you are a contemporary romance fan, then The Hazards of a One Night Stand is something well worth checking out. I'm looking forward to seeing what Alyssa Rose Ivy has in store for us all next.

  • Ann-Sophie
    2019-02-20 12:18

    Contains some SPOILERS!!!I knew I wasn't going to like this book after the first 20 pages or so. But considering I paid for it I decided to keep on reading - what a complete waste of perfectly good reading time. The Hazards of a One Night Stand was - in one word - terrible!It is badly written, the characters are flat and stupid and the story cannot even be called a stereotyp anymore. It was pure torture. I was shaking my head, rolling my eyes and laughing about the absurd way it all played out. It was just so bad. The leading character Mellaroy (?) was so unlikeable. For one she was just bitchy all the time. Nothing she did make sense. And she was so superficial. Worring about what others might think about her dating someone three months (!!) younger than her and a freshman instead of a seniour like her "super cool" friends. She and Colt were caught on video security having sex and some freshman was able to delete it? how? did he break into the house where the party took place? how did he hack the system? it just not realistic - like at all. And the guys? Tanner and Colt were both so annoying and terrible characters. Neither accepted it when Mellaroy told them she wasn't into them. Just kept twisting her words, not taking her seriously. They all lacked any depth. Mel and Colt did not fall in love, or if they did it happened off page. And let's not forget the dialog. It felt unnatural and weird and half-way through I regretted that I hadn't taken notes on how often they said "cool" - but trust me it was A LOT! And I guess the conversations between M & T or M&C were suppossed to be witty and flirty? Well, they weren't. They were bitchy and annoying and not at all natural. Nobody talks like that! So apart from the terrible characters and stupid story even the dialogs were bad.There is a lot I could say about this book - all bad. So I'll just stop here and try to forget I it. Only this: I regret spending money and time on this. There was absolutely nothing about this book that I liked. It will probably end up on my list of "Top-5 worst books ever". Do not read this book if you are looking for a good story. You will (most likely) be disappointed.

  • Jennifer
    2019-03-07 15:28

    When I saw this was by Alyssa Rose Ivy I knew I had to read it. I love her writing style especially when it comes to romance and this book is no exception. I loved the way the story was executed and the pacing was perfect. I easily and quickly devoured this book.I liked Mallory for the most part. I liked how she was with her friends, their boyfriends and even how she dealt with Tanner. I thought she was pretty kick butt dealing with Tanner. I like that she’s got some snark to her as well. The only problem I often had with her was her lack of self-confidence. Just because one boyfriend broke up with you doesn’t mean every single person in the world thinks you are unworthy. It was driving me crazy that she thought that way about herself.I Any time anything happened it was the well it’s because they think I’m unworthy. Which is why Colton is the perfect yin to her yang.Colton, I adored him. In one respect you might see him as obsessed but really I thought of him as someone who knows what he wants. He wants to be with Mallory, she is the one and he’s willing to wait. I think the one night stand helped to encourage him. I just liked his attitude throughout the book. Almost teasing to Mallory trying to run off from him. Even though she’s dating Tanner. He bides his time. I don’t know how to explain it but he was supportive no matter the situation and that made me love him.So talk about some creepos. Tanner and Mallory’s dad. I felt almost sad, I really wanted Mallory and her dad work things out. I thought there were moments when, okay he’s her dad he loves her. I just felt so bad for her. Then Tanner was just well, interesting. I don’t want to give too much about him away.I really enjoyed this story and now have to go back and read the first one. I liked Reed in this book and word on the street is that he is pretty awesome. I really enjoyed this book and it’s nice to have ordinary girls dealing with ordinary problems. Plus there is a little twist thrown in at the end that I really enjoyed.

  • Unabridged Bookshelf
    2019-03-14 15:39

    The Hazards of a One Night Stand is another home run for author Alyssa Rose Ivy. Seriously, I do not know how she keeps doing it, but she sucks me into the story every time. The Hazards of a One Night Stand is the second book in the Hazards series, but it reads like a standalone book. A book that starts out with a one night stand in a hayloft with a boy named Colt, how could that not lead to an interesting story. I love Mallory’s story of coming into her own, and discovering that what your heart wants maybe more important that what other think of you. I love Mallory in The Hazards of a One Night Stand, she is stubborn and sarcastic, but deep down she just wants to be happy. After her “mistake” with Colton in the hayloft, Mallory is ready to move on and get back to enjoying college life. The problem is she tries it with Tanner. I do not know what it is about Tanner but he just rubbed me the wrong way every time he opened his mouth, but then again I just think that is Tanner’s personality. Sadly, nothing made me root for Colt more than Tanner’s own mouth. I have to say that even with the difficulty that Mallory and Colton had to face, I really loved their friendship and their relationship. It was just so much more than a quick hook up, and that history is what made me root for their relationship to work out. I have this huge soft spot for friends who grow up to fall for each other, because seriously friends know all your dirty secrets and still love you because or in spite of them. Alyssa Rose Ivy has had a talent for creating incredible romances with couples that complement each other’s personalities. She did it with her Crescent Chronicles, and even more so with each book in her Clayton Falls series, and now she is doing it yet again with her Hazards series. The Hazards of a One Night Stand is a marvelous read for diehard fans of Alyssa Rose Ivy, or those who have yet to get their feet wet in the Alyssa Rose Ivy obsession. Come on in the water is fine…**Unabridged Bookshelf received this book, in exchange for an honest review**

  • Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
    2019-03-16 12:32

    During her last week of summer vacation from college, one thing leads to another, and Mallory ends up sleeping with her ex-boyfriend’s brother. The last thing she needs is to have one more connection to this backwoods town and that is exactly what Colton would be. Thinking she got away with a one night stand, and might finally be moving on from the mistake, Mallory runs into Colton a week later at her college. Come to find out he is attending school there too. Mallory must determine if her romp in the hay with Colton wasn’t necessarily a bad thing or if she should move on with older Tanner, someone who will help her forget all about her small town past.Mallory is about as snarky as they come. This girl could hold her own with Tanner while he heckled her to no end. And while I did love Mallory, there were times I would get tired of the way she was treating Colton. I kept waiting for him to say enough is enough and move on. But being the irresistible guy he is he stuck by her, patiently waiting. And that just made me love him more. From the start there is this chemistry between Colton and Mallory that is instant, yet familiar. Even though they obviously grew up together, both liking one another, we didn't see that past. We just heard about it. But you could tell from their interactions they were comfortable with one another and it showed through the author's writing. So scenes didn't seem pushed or awkward. I really loved them together and rooted for them the entire time. Oh yes, the romance was there and I loved every ounce of it.Now, while THE HAZARDS OF SKINNY DIPPING rocked my socks right off, this one was excellent too. I loved it, just not quite as much as Juliet and Reed's story (who also make several appearances!) But this one definitely was a great read and I am so excited for you all to share in its greatness too! A must read and a definite recommend! 5 amazing stars!

  • Miranda
    2019-03-10 16:29

    Not so great. ***SPOILERS***The heroine was super self absorbed. She was afraid of dating a freshman. She was afraid of what her friends would think if she didn't like the guy they introduced her too. Afraid of her small town upbringing and what people would think. This entire book could have been over if someone just smacked her and told her to forget what people think and just date colt. I honestly thought Tanner was probably the best written character in this book, and was completely under utilized. The author could have had an actual conflict if Tanners obsessive feelings had gotten worse. Especially after her interviewed at her fathers firm and was secretly invited to their dinner. Some good conflict there just gone to waste. Did any one else notice this book was like reading a pre-teens diary? I feel like this book had way too much unneeded stuff. Also, the heroine came off very bitchy, instead of sassy. She seemed like a in-the-middle-of-puberty teen girl. The cattiness came out for sure. She was treated like a child through most of the book. Her step father "Rob" was apparently very protective, even though there is no explanation as to why, just a line saying "will rob like that?"..... Who cares? Isn't she supposed to be a 19 year old?? Then people would freak out on her if she went anywhere alone. She's 19... Not 9. There were some times where I couldn't tell if the author was being sarcastic or not. For example: “Dad walked toward me wearing a black blazer and slacks. We pretty much matched. Fantastic. Just what I always wanted, to match my dad.”Also, at the end she finds out that her father paid off her ex boyfriend to leave her alone! And how does she handle this??? A whole two pages later, she hugs him and says "see you at Christmas!" I had to push myself to get through this book. It was hard. Never again. I'm not even going to read the next one, unless the author decides to write like an adult, not a pre pubescent girl.