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Fire After Dark (After Dark #1)

3.8  ·  Rating Details ·  7,024 Ratings  ·  365 Reviews
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
Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published July 26th 2012 by Hodder
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~ Becs ~
Oct 19, 2012 ~ Becs ~ rated it really liked it
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
Jun 05, 2013 Carolina rated it really liked it
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...


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
Jul 21, 2012 Dreams rated it really liked it
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.

Sammy ⭐️
Nov 27, 2012 Sammy ⭐️ rated it it was amazing
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 :)
Sep 22, 2012 Pam rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2012-read
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
Kirsty Riley
Aug 30, 2012 Kirsty Riley rated it really liked it
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
La Mala ✌
Nov 10, 2013 La Mala ✌ rated it liked it
Shelves: eros

Tiene algunos clichés post-cincuenta-sombras pero lo compensa con buena tensión sexual y mas BDSM .

Me gusto mucho mas que algunos mas famosos que andan dando vueltas (ejem ... crossfire ! Cough cough) pero , igual , tiene muchas fallas .

No es de lo mejor pero es entretenido y tiene cierto misterio .
Dec 28, 2012 Maxine rated it liked it
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
Raquel Bernardes
Dec 21, 2015 Raquel Bernardes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mais uma bela história de amor erótica mas neste caso entre Beth e Dominic. A Beth nesta história começa por descobrir que é traída pelo seu namorado, e de forma a mudar de ares, vai passar uma temporada a Londres, o que não esperava era barrar-se com um jovem que mora no prédio à sua frente e que é extremamente bom só de olhar. Dominic também nota em Beth, mas gosta de dominar e tenta submeter Beth ao mundo da submissão. Quando tudo parece correr bem, algo afasta Dominic de Beth. É um livro ext ...more
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

Jul 16, 2012 Sophie rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica-m-f, bdsm, romance
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 =].
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.
Jun 20, 2014 Leeanne rated it did not like it
Ok, so this is the first book I've reviewed here.


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
Actual Rating: 2.5 Stars

2015 READING BINGO CHALLENGE: A book set in London

I was given this book as a birthday present by a friend because it had on the cover "Did Fifty Shades of Grey leave you wanting more?" and she thought that was hysterical given all the amusing conversations we have had on the topic.

We have developed this ritual now where we buy each other this genre of books and then on unwrapping the present, you have to open up to a random page and read it. I opened to quite a steamy pag
Rea Cobb
Aug 12, 2012 Rea Cobb rated it liked it
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
Aug 21, 2013 Betty rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Apr 07, 2015 Marine rated it did not like it
Fake. That’s the first word that comes to my mind. I couldn’t relate to the characters because each one of their reactions seems fake.

It looks a lot like 50 shades (the sweet naïve girl meeting a beautiful older man with dark secrets) but 50 shades is a love story, and the evolution of the characters is plausible.

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Oct 11, 2012 Lorie rated it liked it
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
Feb 23, 2013 bookaddict22 rated it it was ok
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
Anna P
Dec 30, 2012 Anna P rated it it was ok
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Nov 30, 2012 Angel rated it it was ok
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
Rita L.
3,5 Stars

I was hoping for so much better.. But I will read the next book just the same, I'm curious to see what will happen.

This is the story of Beth and Dominic. Beth just got her heart broken and has the opportunity to go to London for 5 weeks to look out for the appartment and cat of her father godmother.
There she meets Dominic, these super sexy guy (aren't all of them?).
He has some pretty special sexual likes and will introduce Beth to his world. But something goes wrong..

And I will leave y
Mar 12, 2013 Naomi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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!
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..
May 09, 2013 Jesslivraddict rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 !
Feb 15, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing
Jul 26, 2012 Marina rated it it was ok
Shelves: work
God, this was a nightmare!
Natasha Varnham
Sep 18, 2012 Natasha Varnham rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

It's was a great book, I read it in three days can't wait for secrets after dark
Mar 13, 2013 Elsa rated it it was amazing
I'm hooked...on to the next one!...Loved it!!
Aug 31, 2012 Kelly rated it really liked it
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!
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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.” 7 likes
“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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