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.*
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?
Their world was passion, pleasure and secrets.
Far too many secrets. But Clay Nichols can’t get Julia Bell out of his mind. He’s so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can’t focus on work or business. Only her. And she’s pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though–she’s trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that’s been chasing her for months now, thanks to the criminal world her ex dragged her into. If only she can get out of this mess, then maybe she can invite the man who ignites her back in her life, so she can have him–heart, mind and body.
He won’t take less than all of her, and the full truth too. When he runs into her again at her sister’s wedding, they have a second chance but she’ll have to let him all the way in. And they’ll learn just how much more there is to the intense sexual chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night…
Your presence is requested for another installment in the tale of Julia and Clay, two red-hot lovers. Come inside their world of passion and suspense once more for a deliciously erotic and heart-poundingly dangerous story of pearls, handcuffs, thieves, mobsters, poker and pleasure in the city of sin…
Happy endings don’t come easily. They’re hard-won and Clay Nichols is going to have to keep earning his…Now living together in New York with her debt safely paid off, sexy bartender Julia Bell and hot-as-hell entertainment lawyer Clay thought their future was clear sailing.
But life doesn’t work that way and the fiery lovers run into a slew of new challenges as Clay tries to put a ring on it. Trouble looms in every corner-trouble from clients, trouble with timing, and, most of all, trouble from her past returns on their trip to Vegas. A dangerous man who knows much more about Julia than he should surfaces in Sin City where they’re supposed to be enjoying a weekend getaway. Following her in the casino, watching her every move at the pool, targeting her as she plays poker.
Too bad Clay is called away repeatedly, leaving Julia alone in a sprawling hotel full of dark corners, back rooms, and unsavory characters. Can Clay save her from danger one more time, and then finally get down on one knee? Or will he be too late for the woman he adores?
5 dirty talking stars
HOT! HOT! And more HOT! Wow, these books, are awesome! Lauren made THE EROTICA happen and with the best couple ever: Clay and Julia. They were perfect for each other since the moment they set eyes on each other, and don’t make me tell you how steamy was that first night. The books has both points of view, so there is no chance you can lose any thought from Clay and Julia, and most important, every feeling. The trilogy is amazing. You fall in love with them in the first novella “First Night” and when you are finishing the last book of their adventure, “One More Night”, you will not be able to contain the feelings for both of them.
The story, the drama, the romance, the erotism in these books is simply extraordinary. Julia’s secrets and Clay’s pride, are their first things that they have to struggle with, but when they pass through these, they both solved together the troubles her ex-boyfriend left her with, but before and after that happens, their love, and of course, their desire for each other, are growing bigger and bigger, until there is a moment they can’t live without the other.
I loved Julia. She isn’t just sexy as hell, because yes, i have a huge girl crush on her, but she is also confident, independent, intelligent, and feisty. Her level of stubbornness is so high, that she can’t let anyone help her, not even the people that loves her. Until Clay. I loved her romantic moments with Clay, when she was vulnerable, when she was turned on, and of course, when she was funny.
And Clay, oh my Clay, this man is THE alpha male with the dirtiest of the mouths. He knows what he likes and goes for it, specially in sex. He had his issues, had his pride, but LOVE can fix anything. I loved his thoughts about Julia when he wasn’t with her, and what he said and did when he was with her. There were two or three moments in the books, when I wanted to kill him, “¿why did he do that?”, I kept thinking, but he made himself right later, and we, me and Julia, were very happy and very much in love with him at the end. This man is so special, in every way, that I just won’t be able to forget about him, and he is now in my top ten of book boyfriends.
I loved every book of the series, and there are very exciting moments in every one of them, but the end of the third book, after all the drama, is PERFECTION!!
First night: “You will feel me for days, gorgeous”
Night after night: “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”
After this night: “You dirty girl with a dirty mouth”, he said, with utter appreciation for the way she talked. “I am, and you love it”
One more night: “I’m going to make love to you like this now, and a year from now, and in ten years, and twenty”.
This gifs shows more than collages! They are so Clay and Julia! Beautiful and Sexy!
One morning i was having breakfast and turned on the TV and the movie of Roger Rabbit was on, and the next scene was on and i only thought: OMG THIS IS JULIA! Enjoy
Book 0.5: First Night
Book 1: Night After Night
Book 2: After This Night
Book 3: One More Night
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 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, The Thrill of It, Every Second With You, Burn For Me, Night After Night, After This Night and One More Night. In late summer, she’ll release Melt for Him, the next book in her sexy fireman series, and in October she’ll release Stars In Their Eyes, the next book in the bestselling Caught Up in Love series. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.