1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
***SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS
I love Lauren and second chance romance so combined it is one sinfully sexy and sweet read! I have read the whole Seductive Nights series and this is a spin-off to that series, they are both sexy, sweet and suspenseful but this book still had a different feel to it.
Brent and Shannon fell in love in college and were even engaged but after life-changing decisions were made, they parted ways and never saw each other again until 10 years later in Vegas combining their careers together. Brent is a night club owner and Shannon is a dance choreographer and they are both very successful.
Brent and Shannon had a very passionate relationship in the past of fighting and f-. They also were very much in love and ready to conquer the world together but they ended up doing just that apart and now back in the same room, the feelings have come back to the surface. Brent made the biggest mistake of his life ten years ago and he is determined to not do it again...he wants Shannon back and will do whatever it takes to prove to her he has changed.
Shannon wants to hate Brent but she can't. He still makes her body ache, her mind to go blank, her heart to flutter and makes her laugh like nobody else. They still have that amazing connection people pray for but can they get over the past and move on?
Shannon has a difficult past and Brent may know about most of it and learning more about the last ten years but there is still something that she has to reveal to Brent that can change their future. Forgiveness and understanding is big for this couple. Will they find the forgiveness in each other?
Brent and Shannon have to go through obstacles all over again but they are still so hot for one another. If you want a sexy, sweet and suspenseful read, this book is the one for you!! I can not wait for Sinful Desire!
Somehow, he was rough and gentle, he was charming and fierce, and he was funny and dirty.
“Some things are worth second chances.” Then her voice turned cold, as she held up a finger. “Other things—one must never grant a second chance.”
It had been bliss and beauty, passion and pleasure.
I have read every single one of Lauren's book and I don't know how she does it...the characters get dirtier and dirtier and I f* love it! I am not just talking about the men either, the women are all strong, independent women that know exactly what they want in life, love and in the bedroom. Now, let's talk about Ryan and Sophie!
Ryan is a man that knows how to keep secrets but with that he also doesn't know how to express his feelings. He can show a woman how much he cares with sex but not outside of the bedroom and he never gets past three dates. He doesn't trust easily and doesn't believe in that magical love that people talk about. But, when he sees a woman with a body of sin and the looks of a movie star in a parking lot of all places, he is knocked out. He wants her and can see that she wants the same thing...
Sophie is a strong, independent and giving woman. She made her money and now she shares it and raises money for her community. She has so much going on in her head that the one thing she craves is to lose control in the bedroom. She wants to find a man that can talk dirty, be sweet and give her what others can't...passion and love. She believes in it but hasn't found it but when she meets the sexiest man in a suit with a green tie, she might have just met her match.
Ryan and Sophie have the lust, flirting and heat when it comes to sex but do they have the requirements to make it more? Ryan can't stop thinking about her but he has his secrets and is trying to figure out the puzzle to his father's death and if his mother is the one to blame like the state believes. Can he open up to Sophie like she has been opening up to him about her past? Sophie was looking for a man to give her pleasure, she didn't expect to find love. She has had a hard time trusting men because of her wealth but with Ryan, he gives her everything but talking feelings. Yes, he can talk about her body and what he will do with it, he will say he can't stay away but real deep down feelings, those he needs to work on. Will he be able to open up before it's too late? And will Ryan finally learn the truth about his father's murder?
I can't express how much I loved this book! It had everything. Sexy banter, flirty emails, secrets, amazing clothes and their chemistry was dirtier than sin. Omg...the best sex scene in a limo. Ever. They really are a perfect match when it comes to getting down and dirty, it's a perfect combo of dominance and sweetness. He knows exactly what she wants and he gives it to her.
Overall...I swooned, got hot and bothered many times over, was working my detective skills about the murder, geared up and was jealous of Sophie's fashion sense.
I can't wait for Colin's story...The Sloan Brothers are sexy, sweet and can wears suits like nobody else can.
P.S. Lauren's dog naming skills were on point once again!
He was living for that moment, and that moment only.
The sound of his name falling from her red lips made him want her more than he’d ever thought possible. She’d seduced him with her willingness, she’d lured him in with her sweet naughtiness, and she’d captivated him with her mind.
He was dirty and filthy and she wanted it. She would beg, bargain, or steal for it.
I have read all of Lauren's books and when I am in the mood for a sinfully sexy, sweet with a side of suspense read, she is my girl! I am never disappointed with the storyline, writing or turn of events. She hits me in the heart and other parts every single time! And this series is one of my favorites, the Sloan brothers and their love interests are sexy, smart, strong and funny. And with Colin, it's a bit darker...
Colin and Elle have been playing cat and mouse over the last year. Since the day they met there has been chemistry but Elle has made a promise to herself and her son that she would not be involved with an addict ever again after the death of her ex. Even though Colin is a recovering addict, she can't fully trust him with a relationship but she can't stay away from him sexually. Colin understands that her son is her priority but he is determined to show her that she can take the risk with him, that he can be more than an amazing booty call.
Elle knows Colin is a good man, better than good, a great man. He is a venture capitalist, gives back as a volunteer at her community center and would do anything for those kids and for her but she doesn't take risks, not with her body, especially her heart. But, with Colin it's different, he may give her multiple orgasms anywhere and everywhere except her bed but he also brings out the carefree Elle in other ways. But is he worth the risk? Will Colin's past be too much for her? And how would her son feel about her dating Colin?
This story is not all about amazing chemistry and love but also about the murder case that has been getting closer and closer to getting solved throughout the series. The murder of Colin's father. There are more clues, men involved and twists that you will not see coming. My detective side comes out during these times and can't wait to see it all put together in the end. It's a crazy tale about gangs, drugs and affairs...
I loved Colin and Elle's story! The chemistry is off the charts and they taught each other some good lessons. I also loved that Elle had a fourteen year old son, he is amazing and loves his mom so much. Their bond was so touching.
I can't wait to see what is next for the Sloans!
Overall...it was sexy, sweet, fun, suspenseful and it made me want to go roller skating!
Nothing was going to stop Elle “Moneybags” Mariano from having her cake and eating it too.
“That’s what I like—being your fantasy.”
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
- Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This series is hot, seductive, sweet, funny, emotional, and has an underlying past tragedy and mystery running through it that will keep you guessing and trying to figure out how all of the pieces fit together. I love every hero and heroine. I love the sibling dynamics, banter, and their tight bond. Do not miss this deal!
My individual reviews for each book in bundle:
SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS
This is Brent Nichols' story! He is Clay's younger brother that we met in Night After Night!
Brent Nichols and Shannon Paige-Prince were everything to each other until Brent took a gamble and made a big mistake.
Ten years later their careers have flourished, but they have not really fully let go of their past connection. A business opportunity puts them back in close proximity, but they've got a lot of baggage to deal with. He never seems to say the right thing and acts before dealing with problems. She is short tempered and has an even shorter fuse since he hurt her so much.
Brent is the perfect mix of an endearing, humorous, sweet, and loving guy with a dirty-talking, bossy, sexy edge. He is not perfect and sometimes he puts his foot in his mouth. But I adored him. He is another Nichols' man who knows what he wants and is not afraid to go after it.
Shannon is now untrusting and cautious after being blindsided by Brent in the past. He was the person who could usually take her pain away and soothe her emotional scars, so the fact that he also hurt her made it even worse. She is feisty and has a temper. She craves to feel wanted and important.
This was Brent's road toward rebuilding trust, re-prioritizing, and making amends to win back his girl. But not only does he have to make up for sins of his past, he also has to face some challenges in the present and help her deal with her own demons. They have to learn the triggers and reactions that got them in trouble in the first place and learn how to handle them more effectively. Only with full disclosure, honesty, trust can they hope to wipe the slate clean and begin new. I liked that they had a scorching chemistry, but yet did not use it to make rebuilding their relationship easier, but focused more on getting to know each other again and on an emotional level first.
I really loved Brent! He was intense, funny, and just had such charisma. I swear even when he was with his brother Clay that I have loved in the Seductive Nights series, Brent not only held his own but completely distracted me. And Shannon was likable too. She had been through so much, but proved herself to be tenacious and strong. I loved them together. They had witty, flirty banter and a connection that could not truly be severed despite time, distance, and pain.
Underlying their reunion and relationship there are also stories of her family's past that have affected her and her three brothers Michael, Colin, and Ryan. I am looking forward to more with these alpha men as the series continues to see how they were each shaped by their shared past and what issues they have in their present. I enjoyed her close bonds with her brothers and how protective they are of each other and of their grandmother. There are also some mysteries, unanswered questions, and some secrets lurking.
Both of them also have careers and business deals happening as well that are intertwined in the story and affected their locations. I liked seeing some cameos from other Lauren Blakely books. Those little touches always make me gasp and smile.
This was not a super angsty story since they were mature adults. It was an engaging, humorous, passionate, sweet, story of second chances with an underlying note of tragedy and time lost. It also had some secrets, mystery and suspense built into the back story that should continue to unravel even more during the rest of the series focusing on her brothers.
A chance meeting...A sudden onset of lust...a tossed out invitation and an unfortunate coincidence.
Ryan Sloan and Sophie Winston circle around each other in a dance of lust, desire, and challenge. There is an intensity to their interactions that had me mesmerized. Holy freakin' hotness! I swear I was pulled right in by the vortex of their lust and needed to fan myself. They are both flirty, focused, and radiate sexual tension, chemistry, and desire.
Ryan is confident, sexy, charismatic and dominant. He is all about control and knows what he likes. He is hell-a sexy with laser sharp focus and determination. But underneath, he is still deeply affected by his past. He still does not know what to believe, has secrets, guilt, and still harbors a bit of hope. He is resistant to getting close to someone, opening up, or having a relationship. I was completely interested in learning more about his family's past and what the heck he was hiding. He could be very mysterious and stubborn. But I totally adored him.
Sophie is multi-faceted. She is a tech geek who made it good and is now a wealthy, fashionista philanthropist. She is a serious flirt, but her actual experience has been limited. She knows what she wants and Ryan fits the bill. She's got her own set of quirks and idiosyncrasies. She's naughty, nice, smart, and even though she is often the one in charge, she has no trouble taking direction. Here whole personality is big, bright, and so feminine and sweet. I loved her as a heroine.
I was enthralled by their sexy banter, chemistry and strong desire. Their connection comes on sudden, strong, and takes them both by surprise. All of their scenes simmer and are full of foreplay. But Ryan is so scarred from his past that he has a hard time believing in love and never really thought he would find someone that he would be willing to try for. He has horrible trust issues and does not really get close to others outside his trusted circle. Sophie wants the full fantasy and fairy tale because she has seen what it is like not to have shared passion. Together they are flirty, dirty, and naughty. Their chemistry sizzles and is scorching hot. They complement each other well in most aspects of their lives in the present. But the future is a big unknown due to various issues. And Ryan is keeping secrets that could ultimately turn her away.
This installment is about breaking down walls, opening up, learning to trust, finding hope and learning to believe in love. It is Ryan's journey of self discovery and coming to terms with issues he has kept buried for years. But it also builds onto the underlying mystery of his family's tragic past-- bringing in more pieces to the puzzle but also adding more questions and theories. The details of this eighteen year old murder case we learned about in Sweet Sinful Nights are still slowly unraveling. It is compelling and thought provoking. There are some definite twists, surprises, and mysteries.
I love this series. I love this family and the bond between the siblings Ryan, Michael, Colin, Shannon and her husband Brent, and their Grandma. Their lives were all affected differently by past events and it is interesting to see how they are handling it in the present. There are plenty of other side characters that add interest, drama, and more mystery to the story. This one is completely seductive, steamy, romantic, emotional, but also humorous and vexing. I love stories that make me think and try to problem solve, so the fact that this background storyline will run through all four books about the siblings is very intriguing to me and I can't wait to see how all of the little details finally come together to form the big picture. I am looking forward to Colin's book Sinful Longing next and his story was set up a little in this one.
Colin Sloan wants all of Elle Mariano, but she's not willing to give it to him. She's got her reasons, even though she longs for him too. He's everything she wants, but also has the potential to be her worst nightmare repeated. Colin has tried hard to leave his past behind him, but it just keeps coming back to affect his present.
But they both know that their sizzling chemistry and attraction is not going away. So they both have their own strategies on how to play it. He takes risks for a living and in his leisure time, and her life is about minimizing them. They both think they can explore the physical and leave out the emotions, but can they really just be friends with benefits?
She has more than just herself to worry about. And his family drama is ongoing. Their pasts affect who they are and what decisions they make at times. Some of the past causes more immediate threats in their present. There are secrets and surprises that are gradually also coming to light.
I adored Colin. He is such a good, likable guy who is intelligent, sweet, and protective. But he is also sexy, charismatic, and a panty-melter and dirty talker. He's a risk taker, an adventurer, and an adrenaline junkie. He has had a rough past, but faced it and now tries to rise above. He focuses on a healthy lifestyle and giving back. But the new surprises and stresses have the potential to send him for a tailspin and test his coping skills.
Elle is caring, devoted, responsible and fearful. She does not trust easily and is used to being let down. She has to focus on her son's well being and the needs of the community center, as well as her own. She has made promises to herself and her son, but she also has needs, wants, and fantasies. It is hard for her to take risks or believe that she can have what she wants due to past issues.
Together they have a chemical reaction. They run scorching hot (if she is not running cold). They are compatible and good as friends, but they also burn up the sheets (or other locations) when they allow themselves. They challenge each other and push boundaries. But they both know the situation is tenuous at best and they can only live in denial so long.
But when life gets real, are they strong enough to push for more or will they crumble before they can really have a chance to begin?
Each book in this series has a stand alone romance with a different Sloan sibling, but also a continuing mystery suspense story unraveling about their family's past that we gradually are getting more answers about. The surprises, secrets, and fall out just keeps coming in this intricate, suspenseful story line that has affected all of the siblings in various ways.
I adored Colin and Elle. I could understand their challenges, but was rooting for them. They were a truly fun, flirty, and sweet couple with hot chemistry and a strong magnetic pull, but also had significant challenges. This couple had personal demons and past problems that were triggers for the other and not easy to overcome. Their story builds on the background that has come before in the series. I love the fact that the past family history has had layers peeled back more and more each book. It brings all the stories together in a larger framework. I love the relationship between Colin and his siblings and how each of them is making discoveries about themselves, their shared past, and each other. I also enjoyed Colin and Elle's rapport with the kids at the center.
This installment was sweet, hot, funny, and serious at the same time. It was full of longing, lust, love, and passion. It also centered around the importance family and friendship. It also had the suspense and danger component adding more stress and drama. It was about self discovery, pushing boundaries, and figuring out what limits can be dealt with. Sometimes changing strategies and taking risks can lead to the greatest rewards.
We got more answers about the underlying mystery in the back story, but the biggest surprising revelation also poses more questions. I am looking forward to more answers and their brother Michael finding his match in the fourth book Sinful Love.