Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Release Blitz & Review: Lauren Blakely's "Sweet Sinful Nights (Sinful Nights #1)"

Release Blitz & Review: Lauren Blakely's "Sweet Sinful Nights (Sinful Nights #1)"


She was the one who got away… 

Ten years ago, Brent Nichols let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It’s his greatest regret, especially since she’s all but disappeared. But when the gorgeous and captivating woman walks into his life unexpectedly, he’s determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he won’t make the same mistake twice. 

Easier said than done… 

Shannon Paige has hardened her heart to the man she was once engaged to be married to. After the way he left, and after the hell she’s been through with her checkered family, there’s no way she’s letting him into her life again. The problem is, the second she sees him, he’s more handsome and charming than before. And she’s torn between wanting to fight with him and wanting to sleep with him -- Maybe both. Soon they fall into each other’s arms, consumed with a desire that burns through the years. 

But if these two fiery lovers are going to have a real second chance at this kind of intense, passionate, bone-deep love, he’ll have to give her his whole heart, and she’ll have to give up all the secrets from her messy past. 

And that messy past is about to spill over into her carefully constructed present… 

SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS is book one in SINFUL NIGHTS, a four-book series. Each book will follow a new couple.


After reading Lauren Blakely's previous series', I was looking forward to starting this new one and I have to say, I loved Shannon and Brent's story of second chance love. The characters were easy to fall in love with, the story was easy to follow and it kept my interest throughout. It was another brilliant start to a new series that left wanting more. 

They kissed like it was a first time, and a last time, and like it was all time. 
They kissed like two people who wanted to climb into each other's skin, 
to smash into the other person. There were no doubts. No questions. 
She had to feel everything he felt. She had to want a second chance, too.

Shannon and Brent were once college sweethearts who were madly in love but sadly things didn't work out for the couple first time around. Ten years had passed and the couple were reunited. Once Shannon and Brent were together again it was like they had never been apart. The last ten years fell away with the blink of an eye and the couple's feelings for each other were reignited. But so much had happened in the time that they were apart. Would it be that easy to just pick up where they left things so long ago? So many things needed to be forgiven and forgotten between the couple. Shannon and Brent's second chance of love was not going to happen easily. 

Now, he had the the opportunity for a second chance. The game was on, 
and he was going balls to the wall to win his woman back.

Brent and Shannon were both fabulous characters, I enjoyed watching the couple rebuilding their relationship. They were both so sweet and funny together and made such a cute couple. Brent was determined not to make the same mistakes that he had in the past and he was going to do anything to make Shannon his girl for good. The couple's love for one another had never really gone away so it wasn't long before Shannon and Brent were inseparable, grabbing every spare moment they could to see each other again. Not only were Shannon and Brent cute together but they also made red hot lovers. Some of the nookie that this pair got up to had me running for a cold shower!! Lauren always writes smokin' hot sex scenes and once again, she did not disappoint!! 

I've fucked a comedian, and a big man on campus, but never this gorgeous man in a suit. 
So fuck me here on your desk as the man you are now.

Overall this was a good story that I enjoyed but there was one thing that I was disappointed with. I felt that the story came to an end so quickly and left me with some unanswered questions. I am aware that this is a series but I expected everything that involved Shannon and Brent to be wrapped up in this book but I now realise that I will need to wait for the next book to get some answers. I am assuming that this plot will run throughout the series as the next book involves Shannon's brother so I am looking forward to reading that one and also catching up with Shannon and Brett because I really want to see what their future holds. One thing I love about Lauren Blakely's book is how her characters are interwoven between the series'. I got a few glimpses of Julia and Clay in this book, I loved getting a chance to see how they were doing. Whether you a fan of Lauren Blakely or a newbie to this author, if you enjoy second chance romance, this is well worth the read. 

"Sweet Sinful Nights" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️


“My friend Ally showed me a video she saw on Facebook," Shannon began. "It’s this clip of a girl who grinds on her boyfriend in public while his hand is under her skirt, and they don’t even try to hide that he’s fingering her and getting her off.”

“I like getting you off,” Brent said with a naughty glint in his brown eyes.

“You cannot resist segueing back to dirty talk when I’m telling you a story.”

“I’m so sorry,” he said, placing his palms together. “The story was about a guy making a girl come. Forgive me for thinking about making you come. It’s only my favorite thing in the entire world to do.”

She shot him a tell me more look.

“It’s a hobby I once practiced a few times a day,” he added. “One I’m very interested in taking up again.”

A ribbon of warmth spread through her chest, both from the suggestion of one of her favorite activities, too, but also from the way he was so quick on his toes, so fast with a joke. The man had always made her laugh.

“Anyway, back to the video. So the funny part is they had no clue they’d been caught on camera, even though they were totally obvious. They thought they were being quiet and sneaky when he was trying to make her come.”

“I could make you come quietly,” he said with an easy shrug of his shoulder. “I can make you come loudly, too. I can make you come in pretty much any way.”

She scoffed. Not because it was untrue, but because he was so damn sure of himself. “Confident much?”

“Yeah, I am. I have the track record to prove it. You’re pretty much the only class I aced in college.”

She laughed, looking down at her lap. He was too much sometimes. “Straight As, Brent?”

“Hell no. Higher. I earned A-pluses across the board in your pleasure.”

She rolled her eyes. “You’re relentless.”

He leaned forward across the table, flashing her that cocky grin she’d loved so much. “When it comes to delivering multiple orgasms for you, yes. Relentless is precisely what I am.”

Author Bio:

Lauren Blakely is well known for writing sexy, heartfelt and humorous contemporary romance as well as deeply emotional new adult stories --one commonality in all her books is the scorching hot sexy times. And SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS is absolutely no different! Brent and Shannon’s story is sexy and will keep you on the edge of your seat squirming and asking for more! I’m thrilled that you are taking part in the Release celebrations for SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, which will release on June 30th. 

If you were able to get a review copy, please post or link to your review with your release day launch post. Please also put up your reviews on the retailer sites. This is a huge help to the author! Thank you so much for helping with this! 

Message from Lauren:

Dear Readers:

I am thrilled to share some exciting news with you! Many of you have been patiently waiting for SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS, the story of Brent Nichols and the woman he loves. Many of you already know Brent since he’s the younger brother of Clay Nichols, from NIGHT AFTER NIGHT....The good news is this-SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS is Book One in a new erotic romance series, Sinful Nights, written in the high-heat, high-stakes, high-glamour style of the Seductive Nights series that readers know and love, but heading in a new direction with a new family that’s full of drama, checkered pasts and dangerous life-and-death secrets.

SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS kicks off this new series with a fiery, passionate, and suspenseful story of two lovers reuniting after ten years. Each book in this series follow a new couple and will be set against the backdrop of sin, money, sex, greed, passion and love in the city of Las Vegas. Brent’s love interest is Shannon Paige, and she has three brothers. Yep, you guessed it - each of her brothers will be getting a book! And while each book in the Sinful Nights series follows a new couple, get ready for a storyline that will carry across the entire series -- a story of danger, risk and high-stakes suspense.

Q&A about the Sinful Nights series:

Does this take place after the events in the Seductive Nights series?

A: Yes. This story begins one year after the final Seductive Nights book.

Can I read this if I haven’t read the Seductive Nights series?

A: Yes! You won’t miss a beat if you start with SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS. That’s why it’s Book One!

Brent is Clay’s brother. Does this mean Clay will be in SWEET SINFUL NIGHTS?

A: Why yes! He will indeed appear in a handful of scenes!

Is this series similar to the Seductive Nights series?

A: Absolutely. The hero in book one is a Nichols man! Nichols men are known for being dirty, passionate and fiercely loyal! You can also expect scorching hot sex scenes, dirty talk, high-class and glamorous settings, and passionate love. Have I mentioned the heat :)?

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