Sunday, February 15, 2015

Forbidden Nights (Seductive Nights #5) by Lauren Blakely: ARC Review & Giveaway


A smoldering and sensual standalone romance novel in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Seductive Nights Series by Lauren Blakely...

Sinfully sexy hotel CEO Nate Harper knows exactly how to please a woman. He’s equally skilled in keeping his heart safe from the kind of hurt his ex inflicted on him years ago. But one thing he’s not so good at what-so-ever is getting his mind and all his dirty thoughts off the gorgeous, outgoing, and absolutely captivating Casey Sullivan, the new head of the Joy Delivered company.

They’ve been friends for years now, and Casey trusts Nate completely. So it makes perfect sense to her to ask him for hands-on guidance when she finds herself in need of some of his romantic expertise.

The trouble is, his heart may be signing up for more than it bargained for when he agrees to help her learn to abandon her need for control in the bedroom. Because as she experiences what it means to let go, he’ll start to experience what it means to feel again…

But what happens when all those forbidden nights turn into a deeper connection that’s much more than either bargained for?

*FORBIDDEN NIGHTS is a standalone full-length novel in the bestselling SEDUCTIVE NIGHTS series following the love affair of Nate and Casey. You can read it on its own, but you would likely enjoy the other books too.*

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About Lauren Blakely:

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 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, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she'll release the edgy new adult novel THE THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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Review by Yvette:

There needs to be a new word invented to aptly describe just how sexy Forbidden Nights by Lauren Blakely is: the Good-Lord-I-don't-know-if-I-can-take-much-more-of-this-without-spontaneously-combusting type of sexy that defines the relationship between protagonists, Nate Harper and Casey Sullivan. With Forbidden Nights, Lauren Blakely takes the familiar friends-to-lovers theme and turns up the heat with witty, innuendo-laden banter and increasingly creative ways for Nate and Casey to find an outlet for their sizzling mutual attraction. Forbidden Nights is a provocative and sensual addition to the Seductive Nights series that will lead you down an emotional journey as two individuals decide whether to risk their friendship for the possibility of turning their tangible connection into something more.

My favorite part of reading a Lauren Blakely novel is finding out what makes these characters tick as a couple and learning what strengthens their emotional connection and what makes their chemistry burn brighter. The minutest detail of every conversation and every love scene is tailor made for each couple. We get to know about Casey’s fondness for knock-knock jokes and for being on top (in business and in relationships), and Nate’s ability to transition from teasing to dominating in the blink of an eye. We discover their likes and dislikes, including what makes the pair compatible both in and out of the bedroom. The close friendship between Nate and Casey forges a deeper connection between the couple because they have already established an implicit trust that eradicates many of the boundaries that would typically be in place at the start of a new relationship.

A captivating storyline, characters that make you want to know anything and everything about them, and love scenes so steamy, they leave your cheeks flushed and your eyes glazed over from staring so intently at the screen of your Kindle: these are just a few qualities that set an erotic romance novel apart from others within the genre. Forbidden Nights is a sexy book, but it’s not just about sex. It’s a romance, but it’s also a story about friendship. The book is character driven and, because of this, we get to know Nate and Casey inside and out. Forbidden Nights is an intense, intimate, no-holds-barred descent into a world in which the intent is to achieve pleasure and to lose inhibitions, making it the author’s most erotic book to date.

*complimentary copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

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  1. Can't wait for more Blakely men!!!

  2. Thank you for the giveaway! Look forward to reading this book!

  3. Love this buy for me!

  4. I can't wait to meet Nate! Thank you for a chance! -Nicole Johnson

  5. Thank you for this chance, love this series.

  6. Super excited to meet Nate and Casey. I know these two are gonna be great together.

  7. Have a GREAT week you wonderful ladies!!!

  8. Can't wait to read

  9. I can't wait to read this book!

  10. Love her books. Can't wait to read this,

  11. You have some of the best posts and giveaways. I love checking out your page! Thanks for this chance. I'd love to get my hands on this one. Lauren's one of my favorite authors.