Night After Night, Lauren Blakely.
Review from jeannie zelos book reviews
I wasn’t sure about this at first, it sounded good, but then there are so many erotic trilogies out at the moment and the quality varies condsiderbly. I’d never read any of Lauren’s books before, although she’s a prolific author. Still, I took the plunge and requested and I’m so glad I did.
It’s a story that raced along at breakneck speed. The chemistry between Clay and Julia is incredible, sensual and erotic, carnal and steaming off the page…I could feel the pull between them, and the sex scenes were really well written, very tantalising and not those awful overblown, dragged out ones where you just wish the characters would get on with it and put the reader out of their misery. Writers vary in their abilities to write erotic scenes, and clearly Lauren has it cracked, as these were just perfect for the story. Sometimes when the characters get together so soon, as they did here, the story gets lost in page after page of mindless and dull sex, but not this one. The story and the mystery behind Julia’s actions and Clay’s reservations are always forefront, and that how I like it. Story first, sex second, as an additional lure. After their first encounter Caly wants more and invites Julia for a weekend. She wants to go but has problems that make a realtionship impossible…still, she tells herself, its only for two days and that will be it…yeah, we’ve all done that, told ourselves what we want to hear, and this is what she’s doing, digging in deeper, knowing she shouldn’t. She’s got real, scary problems and not from her making poor girl. If she doesn’t toe the line though her friends and family are at risk, so her life just isn’t her own.
I enjoyed this book so much that I need to know whats coming next, so I’m off to buy ( with my own money!!) the next two books. Actually the whole trilogy is out now, and it works out cheaper that way. My favourite way to read these novels is right through in one go, so that works well for me and it’ll be one to join my keepers file.
Stars: Five. A steamy read, great story, real people and problems and lots of sensual encounters.
ARC supplied via Netgalley and publishers.