An erotic novella from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely...
It was only supposed to be one night…
When the sinfully handsome man walks into her bar in San Francisco, Julia Bell simply wants a break from the troubles that keep chasing her. That escape comes in the form of sexy, confident and commanding Clay Nichols, who captivates her mind AND turns her inside out with pleasure. The attraction is electric and they share one scorchingly hot night together, but they also discover there is more than just off-the-charts chemistry; the connection between them runs deep. Clay never thought he’d return to New York with this woman still on his mind. But he can’t get her out of his system, and he needs more of her…He wants more than just the first night…
*This is a prequel novella to the erotic romance NIGHT AFTER NIGHT.*
5 of 5 First Night
First Night by Lauren Blakely took me by surprise. I mean Lauren is brilliant but this novella had it all. Sex, passion, and consequences are all wrapped up into one on this novella that had me on the edge of my seat. Let me tell you I have a new book boyfriend Clay Nichols because he is hot as hell and fierce in what he wants.
Julia is a feisty little fire cracker who is part owner of a bar. As a bar tender she loves her job because she gets to read people all day and give them their drinks and see the pleasure on their faces. But Julia is also keeping a secret from everyone and that's the way she wants it. She dated an arse hole and he left her high and dry with a debt to pay and Julia hates that she has to do this but it is do as you are told or you end up dead.
Julia is content to pay off the debt and be free soon until that is one day her sister calls and tells her to expect a visitor and what Julia gets from her visitor Clay Nichols is more than she is willing to bargain for. Clay Nichols is sex on legs and he knows what he is and what he does to women so why is Julia not falling all over him. Well Julia is hard as nails and knows how to play the game and can spot a player and when she sees Clay she knows what he will be. A one night hit it and quit before she messes around and gets addicted to him.
But one night ins't enough for Clay and he wants Julia more than he has ever wanted anything in his life. Will Julia let her walls fall down long enough to let Clay in?
“Let me control your pleasure.”
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, the danger lurks around every corner, 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
5 of 5 Night After Night
Night After Night is one of those stories that hooks you in and leaves you breathless wondering what is going to happen. To me this is effing brilliant I mean just brilliant. It took me a couple days to read it because of school and work but when I shut myself off and started reading oh I fell in love with Julia and Clay.
Julia and Clay have had that one night of passion and the craziest chemistry they have known but Julia knows it can only be for that one night. She knows what she has in her life and Clay is to good to be a part of the dark side of her life that was brought to her by her piece of crap ex boyfriend. But Julia can't forget the night she spent with Clay and wants more but how do you get more when you have so much hidden?
Clay wants Julia and he will stop at nothing to get her. What he doesn't know is that she comes with some serious luggage. All Clay knows is that the one night he had with Julia totally blew his mind and he needs more from her. When Clay finds out what Julia has been into will he feel the same way? Will Clay want her as bad as he does? Is Clay willing to give it all up for her?
This is one series I am going to be stalking Lauren for because I need more Clay. I mean he is so sexy and loving and smart mouthed and Julia she is so snarky and she gives as good as she gets and I loved that about her. This is one series everyone should follow because Clay and Julia's story is not done and I can't wait to see what happens next!
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists.
Like the heroine in her upcoming novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise.
Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs.
She loves hearing from readers!
Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, Far Too Tempting and The Thrill of It.
On February 17 she'll release the sequel to THE THRILL OF IT and that book is called EVERY SECOND WITH YOU.
She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.