Fire After Dark (After Dark, #1)
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Fire After Dark (After Dark #1)

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A story that will captivate, exhilarate and intoxicate you like no other, perfect for those who loved E. L. James' bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey but were left wanting more...

The first novel in a provocative romance series that will captivate, exhilarate and intoxicate you like no other, perfect for those who loved the bestselling Fifty Shades of Grey but were left wanti...more
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published July 26th 2012 by Hodder
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Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews
This was a book of two halves for me. The first 60% I was convinced that I seriously disliked the heroine, was appalled at her actions and squirmed uncomfortably with faint disgust at what she was doing. I felt embarrassed and ashamed for her BUT, at just over the halfway point, everything that had been building finally clicked into place and the story turned a corner and became something that I was far more comfortable and at home with. Up until that point, I was definitely not going to read an...more
Carolina
I really don't know how to start...

This book has a really good story... but i can't give 5 stars because there were parts in the book that were a little uncertain...

BUT...

I am so frustated.... because in the last 100 pages the story starts getting better... and better... and i can't drop it... and then....

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Why this has to happen??? Why Dominic??? You fucking bastard... I already love you (AND BETH TOO)!!

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And now... like Beth

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I have to get the second book really soon!! xD

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It's hot too! xD...more
Dreams
3.5 stars

The majority of this book takes place in England and the author, Sadie Mathews, does a beautiful job of descriptive writing; I felt like I was alternatively sitting on the fountain ledge in Trafalgar Square and curiously exploring the back streets of London's Soho district while I was reading this...

While it was a little slow going in the first few chapters, the development of Beth's character that was taking place then and there, was necessary for the story progression later on.

Beth's...more
Sammy ⭐️
So glad the forum ladies convinced me to read this it was a little slow and frustrating to start but once it kicked in there was no going back can't wait to read book 2 and 3 :)
Kirsty Riley
It took me a few chapters to get into this book as I thought it was quite slow. When Beth and Dominic eventually got it together I couldn't put the book down and managed to read it in 24 hours! There were times when I cringed at the thought of 'what is Beth doing' following them etc but all in all I enjoyed the book but gutted with the cliff hanger at the end and I will have to wait until November when I beleive the second book it out! I really hope Dominic comes back as promised, that their rel...more
Pam Steinke
GoodReads Synopsis: It started with a spark... Everything changed when I met Dominic. My heart had just been broken, split into jagged fragments that can jigsaw together to make me look enough like a normal, happy person. Dominic has shown me a kind of abandonment I've never known before. He takes me down a path of pure pleasure, but of pain, too - his love offers me both lightness and dark. And where he leads me, I have no choice but to follow. Deeply intense and romantic, provocative and sensu...more
Maxine
I was attracted to read this book as it got told if i enjoy fifty shades of gray i would enjoy this also.
i did enjoy the book however it was very hard for me not to compair it to fifty shades
the female main character is fun to ready about in away at first you want to know aboyt her and the heart brake she has sufferd and you can relate to the emotions however after that i did feel it was a bit slow and nothing exciting really happend of course that all changed when she met her man but i still fe...more
Sophie
I was pleasantly surprised at how good this was. It kept me interested the whole way through (Beth was a bit pathetic at times).
Can't wait for the next one =].
Jaime
4.5 Stars

Wow!! So much better than I expected. Read it in a day and can't wait to read book 2 and find out how their relationship will continue.
Lorie
Maybe 3.5 Stars

Disclaimer: this book is written using British terminology and phrases. Since, I'm used to American writing, the use of British terms was somewhat distracting for me.

I'm a bit torn with this one. I will admit that I picked this up because of the 50 Shades reference on the cover. I loved the story once it finally developed, but at the same time I'm frustrated that I had to wait a long time for that to happen. I was so excited to start this once I got it that I rearranged my TBR lis...more
Rea Sinfield
Erotica has never been a genre of choice for me but since reading the most talked about Trilogy I have found my post box full with more erotica books most with sticky labels claiming that if you love Fifty Shades then you will love this book and this was no exception when Fire After Dark by Sadie Matthews arrived.


When Beth Villiers’ heart is broken by the only man she’s ever loved, she jumps at the chance to escape and houses it a luxurious Mayfair apartment. There, Beth catches sight of a man i...more
Betty
Elizabeth "Beth" Villers' boyfriend Adam was her first and only love. They had been 'an item' for years. She has finally finished her 4 year degree and has returned home for good. Unfortunately, one night when she went to his house to surprise him, she was the one that was surprised. Instead of his guy friends at the house watching sports and drinking beer, she found him in bed with another woman.
Since they lived in a small town there wasn't really anywhere she could go that didn't open her u...more
Angel Cullen
I honestly don't know if i like this book ... really ...
I really couldn't stand the heroine until probably half way through the book by then she became tolerable or I just became good at ignoring her personalty and imagining her someone else ...

I didn't really get the dominant vibe from him ... through out the whole book he sounded like some one who enjoys pain with sex more than he sounded like a Dom.
I mean he is faaaaaaar from being a Christian Grey,a James Cavendish or a Gideon Cross!!!

and th...more
Anna P
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bookaddict22
My issues with this book- where do I start. There was way too much detail given to every thing she came across. I understand the need to pull us into a scene but this went over the top. I swear I was halfway through the book before she finally gets with Dominic. I almost stopped reading but if you tell me this book is on a level with Fifty Shades I am going to stick it out to see how it compares. OK by the time I finished I could see pieces that have the Fifty Shades feel but I was so disappoint...more
Karen
Really enjoyed this book - so much that I have pre-ordered the second book.

Beth has broken up woth her boyfriend after finding him in bed with antoher girl and has not been out for a month. So when her dad's godmother Celica asks her to flat sit in London for 5 weeks Beth takes her up on it. Beth soon meets Dominic who is mysterious and 8 years older then her. With Dominic she finds that her life takes a very different turn and she has to decide if this is the path she wants to go down.

The end...more
Fathima
This book ... I ... I think .. Well it was .. Maybe .... I dont know . I cant really figure out if I've really liked it or not ! There were things I thought I've read before . And then there were things that were totally out of the blue and nice .

I would just have to think this over

Laura Noi
Un'atmosfera di estrema tristezza e malinconia aleggia dalle prime alle ultime pagine di questo romanzo. Per un attimo, quando Beth inizia a frequentare Dominic, sembra che si dilegui ma in realtà non sparisce mai del tutto, rimane sullo sfondo per poi esplodere con una forza dirompente nell'epilogo.

Non pensavo di provare questa profonda tristezza leggendo un libro di questo genere, di sicuro mi ha stupito. Il rapporto tra i due protagonisti, che inizialmente sembra la classica storiella letta g...more
Rachel Swords
After the travesty that was the Fifty Shades of Grey books, I swore I'd never read another series in that vein again. Bad characterizations, bad plot...I could go on about what was wrong with that series. And yet, there was a small spark of potential there. One day at the library, I don't know why, but I picked up this book, "Fire After Dark." It claimed to be something FSoG fans would like. That would have normally scared me away, but it didn't.

Having finished "Fire After Dark," I can say that...more
Naomi
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

I loved Fire After Dark! It was everything I wanted in an Erotica book and more!
I loved the way the first half of the book really let you get to know Beth instead of just jumping right in to sexual situations.
Both of the main characters are interesting and the storyline is intriguing and kept me turning those pages like a mad woman!
Fire After Dark has everything for a steamy romance fan and I highly recommend it!
Leeanne
Ok, so this is the first book I've reviewed here.

Ever.

And it's not because I enjoyed it. It's the complete opposite. In fact, the main reason I'm reviewing it is because of the other reviews on it.

Everybody seems to LOVE it.

And I simply CANNOT understand why.

I've read some books recently that really blew me away, and I mean really blew me away, ie changed my whole perspective and turned my world upside down. And even that didn't make me want to review. They got 5 stars and I went off on my...more
Vanessa Montês
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Este é um livro cuja leitura acaba por ser fluída e rápida, tudo devido não só à escrita da autora, que torna a experiência literária algo muito prazeroso, mas também devido às personagens que acabam por se tornar pessoas reais ao longo da nossa leitura. É verdade que a história em todo este livro acontece em cerca de um mês, mas a relação entre os dois personagens principais acaba por parecer tão real, estando os sentimentos entre ambos muito bem caracterizados e aprofundados. É um romance...more
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
I would say 3.5 stars for this one, I did like the book once it got going, I will read the next one though..hopefully now that the groundwork has been laid the next book should be more meaty..can't believe the ending and I must admit a few tears did slip..deffo worth a read but not a patch on 50 shades..
Adriana
For Elizabeth Villiers the opportunity to house sit a beautiful flat in a posh London neighborhood is God sent. Trying to get away from everything that reminds her of a broken heart and past relationship, the sight of Randolph Gardens become addictive - in particular that of her handsome neighbor from across the garden. His window faces hers and provides her with a perfect view of him. That's how she first sees Dominic. That's how he sees her too. Except things aren't always as they seem. Determ...more
Jesslivraddict
Très bon premier tome, j'ai adoré les personnages, en particulier Beth. Le côté BDSM est bien amené et pas trop hard à mon goût. J'attends la suite avec impatience !
Kelly
I really liked this book. It has the passion of fifty shades and the story to back it up. I'm hoping from the ending that there's more to come!
Natasha Varnham


It's was a great book, I read it in three days can't wait for secrets after dark
Elsa
I'm hooked...on to the next one!...Loved it!!
Marina
Jul 27, 2012 Marina rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: work
God, this was a nightmare!
Natalie
I hate to compare books and I will try not to on this, as I think it will be unfare, though if you did enjoy FSOG, then maybe you will like this one too! This story is about Beth who comes to London to cat & flat sit for her father’s God mother ‘Celia’ for five weeks whilst Celia is away at a retreat!

22 year old Beth is in need of escape from Norwich and in need of self-renewal after she finds her childhood sweetheart in bed with another woman, which has knocked the confidence out of her and...more
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“So it's happened. I close my eyes again, and blank out the boudoir. Instead the image of himm standing next to me inthe garden floats into my mind: he's strong, happy and similig. He's telling me that something told him to come and find me, and here I am.
But he's gone.
And now, my wait begins.”
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“I'de like to show you every last shred of the desire I have for you, and make you mine complety. But you can't come back from that place, Beth, and I couldn't bear to take you there and then lose you.” 6 likes
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