Published: 1st August 2016
Publisher: Royal James Publishing
Author: Xane Fisher
Law school wonder student Ian Peters chronicles his first night home for the summer in Piedmont, Washington. What starts with a pleasant drive up the Pacific Northwest Coast leads him into a night of self discovery, contemplative self-assessment, and ultimately the question of what kind of man does he want to be? Along the way, he reconnects with friends, family, and an old flame who changes his world forever.
What started as a typical night of partying quickly becomes BoyzNite.
Well the guys’ get together for a small party soon turns into one hell of a BoyzNite.
Ian Peters is back from Law School for a while and wants to catch up and have a good time with his brother and some old school friends. At first he thinks that it is just going to be a bunch of the guys chilling out, drinking, maybe smoking some weed and playing video games. Something to unwind from the stress of his course, a night to just be one of the guys. Best-laid plans never do go how you think though; his idea of the BoyzNite isn’t exactly what the others had in mind. Mainly that the others wanted to have some girls appear to really get the party started. That’s exactly what happens when the women do turn up, soon turns the party into one hell of a night when they start dancing. Ian just never really gave much thought about why they might have been ok with being there, they all seem to have their reasons but motives aren’t clear from the get go.
Kristen Fulbright a blast from the past, one he has a feeling he saw earlier in the day not looking her best, ends up shaking Ian’s perspective a bit when she explains what he and his friends have really paid for. She might not like the reason she is there but she has bills to pay and a baby at home, needs must in certain situations. From this one encounter it seems to have thrown Ian a curveball though as he is now a bit disgusted by the night his friends have created. It has also giving him an insight in to the childhood friend he lost but know seems intrigued about getting to know again – something she seems interested in too.
Story ends with the promise of change and the start of something new, let’s hope they are ready. Interesting short story that was well written and gives you just enough of a glimpse into the world he has created to leave you intrigued with what might happen next.
3 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC from Royal James Publishing for my honest review.