Review: Lauren Blakely's "Forbidden Nights (Seductive Nights #5)"
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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 expected?
I've followed this series from the very beginning and have enjoyed each and every book. Each story has delivered big in the sexy and seductive department but Nate and Casey's story was the steamiest of them all. Lauren has definitely left the hottest book until last. "Forbidden Nights" was scorching and I am not going to complain one bit, I loved it!
Nate and Casey were just good friends. They were the best of friends, trusting each other the way best friends do. So when Casey asked Nate for some help in the nookie department there was no way that Nate could say no. Especially when Nate had been secretly crushing on Casey for some time. He was finally getting the opportunity that he had always wanted. To be Casey's lover at night but continue to be just good friends by day. Nate could act out all of his desires without ruining their friendship. Sounds like a great idea. Right?
This was the chance to drive her wild with pleasure and know
that the next night, next week next month they'd still be in each others lives.
This was having your cake and eating it too.
As soon as I reached this part of the story I knew that Casey and Nate were going to drive me crazy and I was absolutely correct. There is nothing that frustrates me more than a couple who a clearly mad about each other but refuse to admit it. It drives me nuts so I knew I was in for an infuriating ride with the couple. Despite being driven slightly crazy, I did enjoy reading about the sexy couple's antics together. The pair were hot. Smokin' hot!
"No one has ever aroused me like like you do."
Once Nate began his sexy lessons with Casey, they were insatiable, finding it impossible to keep their hands of each other. It soon became pretty obvious that the couple were perfect for one other. They not only had amazing sex but they got along so well out of the bedroom. As lines began to blur and the couple became even closer, I wondered who would be the first to realise that there was more to their relationship than just best friends.
"God. Casey. You are my weakness. I can't deny you one fucking thing.
You say one word and I give it to you."
I loved Nate and Casey. They were both such fun characters and I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know them so well in this story. Nate did drive me a little mad at times with his refusal to give into his true feelings for Casey but I totally understood the reasons behind his reluctance. After a disastrous marriage that left Nate completely heartbroken and humiliated, he was determined not to travel down the relationship road again. Nate was better off being single, or so he thought. Despite the strong attraction Nate felt for Casey he knew that he couldn't give her what she wanted so he drew himself an invisible line that he could not cross.
He was all wrong for Casey. She wanted love, and tenderness.
She wanted commitment and the possibility of forever.
Casey was a sweet but strong woman. She was ready to take on the world in her new role as the new manager of Joy Delivered. Everything was looking good for her apart from her love life. With fears that her independent and confident personality turned men off, she came up with idea of asking Nate to help her give up some control in the bedroom. Casey was desperate to find her Mr Right, she was a hopeless romantic searching for her big love. Her plan was to let Nate teach her some lessons in submission allowing her to be more appealing to men. But in reality, Casey didn't need any lessons to attract a man because Nate was the perfect man for her. Gaaah!! I really wanted to bang their heads together!!!
"You didn't need to let go. You didn't need to figure out how to give up control.
You're perfect the way you are."
I loved that I got to catch up with the previous characters from the series. Julia and Clay and Michelle and Jack were all featured in this last book. I loved that Lauren included them all. It gave me the opportunity to see how they were all doing and it reminded of the brilliant characters that I have met in this series. But don't worry if you haven't read the previous books in the series because this one can be read as a standalone.
"I want to be everything to you because you're everything to me."
"Forbidden Nights" was a steamy and swoony story and the perfect way to end a very sexy series. It gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me!