Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Book Review: Night After Night (Seductive Nights #1) by Lauren Blakely

I have read every single one of Lauren Blakely's books and I have enjoyed them all. But this book right here? This book is my favorite of them all. This book is hot and amazing and just WOW. In First Night, we got a glimpse of how scorching Julia and Clay can be together. However we didn't get to the real meat and potatoes of them and what makes them tick. Night After Night fills in all of those blanks for us as their passionate story continues.

Both Julia and Clay are tainted by their past relationships with each of their exes lying to them throughout their relationships. Unfortunately for Julia, her ex also left her indebted to some unsavory people. She is paying it off slowly but surely but is lying to everyone around her in order to keep them safe. And that now includes Clay too. He can't stand lies and Julia's life is full of them. Between living on opposite coasts and the deceit, how could they possibly make anything work long term?

It is no surprise that the sex in this book is off the charts hot. Sometimes it is dirty and rough and other times it is tender. Mix in a little bondage and dominance and holy hell! You should probably keep some extra panties nearby when reading this.

"I'm crazy about you, but right now I'm going to fuck you like I hate you. I need to fuck you angrily but don't forget this, I'm crazy for you."

It also is a bit frustrating because you want to scream at Julia "just tell him the truth, dammit!" Because let's just face it, keeping secrets/lying never ends well. Ever. But she can't bring herself to do it. Now I really like Julia as a female lead because she is strong willed and sexy but I hate her for not being able to do this. Clay has trusted a woman blindly before and it cost him - can he risk making another mistake for Julia?

Night After Night ends with a cliffy (sorry) that left me begging for the next book. Thankfully, there is just a one month wait for the final book, After This Night, which releases May 12, 2014.

Fun side note: If you have read some of Lauren's previous work you'll notice that there are crossover characters from both of her other series appearing here. It was fun seeing McKenna, Chris and Davis again from the Caught Up In Love series. Then there is Michele, who we know as Trey's shrink in the No Regrets series. I liked her well enough in that series as a supporting character, but she plays a bigger part in this series and let me just say that I hate her right now. In fact I am pretty sure I told Lauren that I wanted to punch Michele in a certain part of her anatomy. You'll just have to read the book to find out why.

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Title: Night After Night
Author: Lauren Blakely
Series: Seductive Nights #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
"You are being rewarded for turning me on. But we’re doing it my way. You teased the f&*k out of me, and now I want to watch you squirm. Crawl up on my bed and get on your hands and knees.”

Their world was sex, love, and lies.
He intoxicated her. Commanded. Consumed.
With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he's back, and determined to make her his own.
No matter the cost.

She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn't willing to let her go without a fight. But she's got dark secrets of her own that threaten to destroy any chance of happiness. She’s a wanted woman – the stakes are high, her every move is watched, and yet the lure between them can’t be denied. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?

A sensual, emotionally-charged erotic romance from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely.


Series Reading Order
#0.5 First Night - FREE - My Review | Amazon | iTunes | B&N | Smashwords
#1 Night After Night - Amazon | iTunes | B&N | Smashwords
#2 After This Night - coming May 12, 2014

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