Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Release Blitz & Review: Lauren Blakely's "Sinful Love (Sinful Nights #4)."

 The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Release Blitz & Review of Lauren Blakely's "Sinful Love (Sinful Nights #4)." 


Intense. Devoted. Protective. 

Michael Sloan is all of the above, with a hard tough edge to boot. He's not the guy he used to be. Years ago, before all the s&%t went down, he was laidback, carefree, and even happy-go-lucky. 
Life changed him. Hardened him. 
There's one woman though who can break down his walls. Someone who knew him then. Who can reach inside to that heart he protects fiercely...because she's the only one he ever gave it to. When they collide, it's tender and savage, gentle and rough, and makes them both hungry for more of this electric, once-in-a-blue moon kind of sexual chemistry. But it's a battle of wills between Michael and the woman he loves, with words and emotions held close to the vest. 
She doesn't believe she can ever move on from her own heartbreak, but when Michael makes her feel for the first time in years, it's both thrilling and scares the hell out of her, setting off all her flight instincts. He's determined not to lose her again, but he'll have to learn to let her in if he ever wants to fully heal from the past... 
The problem is, she knows something about the night his family shattered. She has the missing puzzle piece...but neither one of them realizes it. 
SINFUL LOVE is the fourth and final book in the steamy, sexy, suspenseful New York Times Bestselling Sinful Nights series from Lauren Blakely, author of the wildly popular Seductive Nights series...

Review: Jo 

I really, really loved this second chance romance. Michael's story was, by far my favourite of the series. "Sinful Love" was a wonderful story from the start and I was instantly hooked, my heart filling with so much happiness with what I was reading. Michael's story was well worth the wait. Fans of Lauren Blakely are going to love this book. 

"...every time I'm with you I want to mark you with the truth of how I feel for you. 
That I love you, I'm in love with you, and I've never stopped." 

Michael had met his first love at a young age and had never truly forgotten her. Fast forward over twenty years and that love still continued to consume Michael, so when his first love walked back into his life, he finally had a long awaited second chance to win her back. I adored Michael and I found something so romantic in how he never gave up on his first love. She was his one and only true love and no one else would ever come close to taking her place. 

"She was his religion. His first love. His only love." 

When Michael's old flame did return, the pairs relationship was just beautiful. It was so easy to see why Michael had refused to move on. They were simply perfect for one another. True soulmates. I loved every aspect of watching their reunion and discovering how they progressed as a couple from that moment on. As usual, with this series, the sex was off the charts. This pair were especially saucy, making up for all those years of missed opportunities. This author never disappoints when it comes to the nookie. Michael and his girl were on fire for each other and I loved every minute. Lol!! 

"I want you with every part of me. I want to fuck you in every way. 
To have you in any way I can." 

Because this was the final book in the series, I was looking forward to getting some answers and seeing the plot nicely wrapped up and that's exactly what happened. In this last instalment, I was expecting some kind of showdown but because I was so lost in the romance part of the story, I completely forgot about the dangers that were lurking on the horizon. Suddenly it all came back to me and my heart sank, fearing the worst. 

One of the things I can always count on with this author, is Lauren's ability to write a series that combines the perfect blend of dreamy romance, sizzling sex and an engaging plot, It's the reason why I cannot just read one book, I gotta read them all. So, if you fancy reading Michael's story, make sure you read the previous books in the "Sinful Nights" series first. They are all well worth the read. I have loved each and every book from this series and I am more than happy with the way that Lauren has brought it to an end. 

"I'm falling"
"Then I'll catch you." 

"Sinful Love" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️   from me.


A rush of heat flooded him at those three words. He wanted to be the only one for her, even if he was only able to have her for a small moment in time. He would take what he could get, and he would savor it. She was here right now, with him and no one else.

“You have no idea how glad I am that I’m the one you thought of, Annalise,” he whispered.

A smile tugged at her lips.

Then, he went for it. Just fucking let it all out. A hope, a wish, a what if question. “Do you ever wonder what would have happened that day if you weren’t engaged? If you’d never have met him?”

She shook her head. “No. I don’t think about it. I don’t have to wonder,” she said, her tone steady and certain as she looked straight at him, the rest of the restaurant fading into a blur. “Because I know what would have happened.”

His hands shook and his heart stuttered as he rasped out, “What would have happened?”

She leaned in closer, placing a hand on his cheek. “I’d have stolen you. Taken you away from the army. Brought you home with me to Paris. Kept you all for myself for all the years and made up for lost time,” she said, and his heart beat furiously, slamming against his chest, loving those words.

“Stop saying those things,” he whispered, shaking his head.

“What things?”

“Things that make this harder for me.”

“Why is it hard for you?”

He drew a breath. “Because you say things like that and it makes me want to steal you away. Maybe this is my only chance.”

“What if it is?”

That was the question, wasn’t it? What if this night, this trip, these hours were all they’d have? He didn’t know if he could risk putting any more of his heart on the line for her. One thing was certain—his original notion that one touch and she’d be out of his system was well and truly gone. “Then we make the most of it.”

About Lauren Blakely:

Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that’s full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With nine New York Times bestsellers,her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller List more than three dozen times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love and Fighting Fire. She recently released BIG ROCK, a sexy standalone romantic comedy that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. In the late spring, she’ll release MISTER O, another standalone romantic comedy.


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