Book Review: One Night In Pamplona By JD Martins

one night in pamplonaJeff is an American tourist in Spain, enjoying a break from his stressful job in a Boston law firm. He’s arrived in Pamplona at the height of the famous San Fermin festival, a time when the whole town dresses in red and white and gets together to dance, drink, pelt each other with saffron powder, enjoy the fireworks displays and, of course, run with the bulls through the town’s narrow streets. It’s also traditional for single people to go on the hunt for fun and flirtation, and while Jeff doesn’t have any plans to ditch his bachelor lifestyle, the festival’s intoxicating atmosphere soon has him in the mood to make the most of his stay and hook up with someone. When he meets local girl Idoia and practices his rusty Spanish on her, he’s initially drawn by her beauty, but Idoia is more than just a pretty face. She knows exactly what she wants from life, with plans to travel and enjoy a good career. More than that, she’s feisty and has a sense of adventure that matches Jeff’s. With her by his side, Jeff knows he’ll have a better time at the festival than he could ever have hoped for, but will his insistence on joining in the bull run against Idoia’s wishes end their budding romance before it’s even begun.

One Night in Pamplona is a breezy, captivating romp through a beautiful Spanish city in the company of an engaging hero and heroine. Jeff and Idoia are two well-matched characters, both with a stubborn streak and a refreshing sense of self-awareness, and their mutual attraction, though very swift, is believable . JD Martins evokes the sights and sounds of the San Fermin Festival, plunging the reader into streets crowded with revellers and beautifully describing Pamplona’s historic buildings. Much of the sex in the story takes place in semi-public places, and has a heat and urgency that will immediately draw you in. While any conflict in the story is resolved pretty easily, this is overall a fun and upbeat read that will have you longing for a Spanish sojourn of your own. And as the author is donating 10 per cent of royalties to the World Wildlife Fund, you’ll also be doing good by treating yourself to this book

Find out more about One Night In Pamplona, and JD Martins, at And don’t forget the Tirgearr anniversary sale runs until February 29th, with lots of titles marked down to just 99p/99c.


One thought on “Book Review: One Night In Pamplona By JD Martins

  1. Reblogged this on David JM O'Brien and commented:
    What a great review of JD Martin’s One Night in Pamplona – and today is the last day of the #TirgearrSale where you can get this book for 99c!

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