One Night Stand by Colin Dereham

Colin delivers another fantastic three for one with yet more realistic and engaging novellas in One Night Stand! The depths at which he dives are intense, painting a naturalistic picture into the issues endured in a homosexual relationship. 

From the blurb:

Gritty, realistic and finely detailed, “One Night Stand” examines the intense and explicit bonds formed between men when they are drawn together in the heat of physical attraction. Whether it’s a weekend

fling that can sadly go nowhere, a marathon of passion that sparks a potential relationship, or former bedroom buddies now on the brink of finding their happily-ever-after, this collection probes deep into the grey intersection where sex and love combine.

When they meet at a Sydney bar, good-time bear Gary and sweet ginger teddy Angus experience an electrifying connection that leads to a night of unbridled, intense passion; a loving, sensual aftermath; and a painful, bittersweet decision.

Isolated and struggling with his recent descent into legal blindness, Ben accompanies his friend Damo to a gay wedding, where they meet Ric and Tony. After a sizzling evening of intimacy between the four, Ben is floored by the intense chemistry he shares with Tony, and desperately hopes this spark will ignite into something more than a one-night-stand.

Plagued by the rocky start to his now-idyllic relationship, Jeff consults an unorthodox psychoanalyst to examine his fear of commitment. Working through his past history as a victim of domestic violence, Jeff begins to see a clear path ahead of him, and a scorching evening with the man he loves seals their happy future together.

Tatted_book_freak's Review:

𝐁𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐀𝐟𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫

A prequel to both Hound and  The Lookout, a lot of questions were answered with gaps finally filled. Knowing going into this one that both men do eventually find their happy endings, allows for a deeper appreciation of their struggles within this story. 

Learning more about Angus and Gary was rather interesting. Witnessing Gary’s vulnerability, mainly due to dealing with struggles alone, made me feel for his anxiety in his previous book. Angus on the other hand was an absolute teddy bear that I just want to hug forever. 

And their spark!! Love an instant connection!! 


Ben is an absolute pleasure! Rooting alongside him throughout his struggles with being legally blind, but with the passion to continue forward, is touching in and of itself. 

True to Colin fashion, there’s emotions in the background of an orgy. One of the reasons why I’m completely engrossed in everyone of his stories. 

Tony was exactly what Ben needed, an emotional and physical connection right away. 
There’s so much said between these two, without words ever needing to be spoken. 

𝐁𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐨𝐧 & 𝐂𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐬

Originally, Jeff was not a favorite of mine. But, after learning a more in-depth background of his history, I kind of felt sorry for what he was previously subjected to. 

My turning point with his character was his taking read for his actions towards Gary in Hound. Also, the emotional vulnerability Jeff displayed was refreshing. 

It was definitely a breath of fresh air witnessing Gary and Jeff’s relatives take a positive turns towards genuine happiness. Colin’s writing style excels in gay relationships, and shines in homosexual intimacy! Excited to see what’s to come next! 

Rating: 5 Stars

One Night Stand is currently available as an e-book and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription.  Bear Affair was previously released as a freebie novella as part of the Class of 2021-22 Prolific Works giveaway/


  1. I’m honoured to be included in your 5 star list again! Thank you to the team and to Tatted_book_freak for her thorough, sensitive and all-round awesome review. You teach me so much about my books with your observations and I’m indebted to you. 🐻🤎
    Colin Dereham


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