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First Night (Seductive Nights 0.5)

3.92 of 5 stars 3.92  ·  rating details  ·  7,597 ratings  ·  615 reviews
An erotic novella from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely...

It was only supposed to be one night…

When the sinfully handsome man walks into her bar in San Francisco, Julia Bell simply wants a break from the troubles that keep chasing her. That escape comes in the form of sexy, confident and commanding Clay Nichols, who captivates her mind AN
ebook, 75 pages
Published April 1st 2014 by Smashwords Edition (first published December 9th 2013)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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! First Night (book 0.5). Attorney & bartender hit it off leading to a night of passion, but much stand in their way!

“He had a beautiful, majestic cock. Long, thick, and perfectly shaped. She couldn’t wait to taste him.”

Books in Seductive Nights series should be read in order:
Part 0.5: First Night
Book 1: Night after Night
Book 2: After this Night

First Night is a prelude offered as an Amazon freebie [AMAZON LINK] about bartender Julia Bell and entertainment attorney Clay Nichols’ first
ღFloღ the coffee addict
3.5 top notch flirting STARS

“Eight inches.
Julia longed for eight inches.
Or really, eight inches and a brain.
Was that so much for a woman to want?”

Nope, can't say that I blame the girl. Perfectly reasonable request.

Julia is a bartender who is craving some man action. But please a real one, not some wannabe who drinks sweet girl drinks in a bar. Scotch, Whiskey and Bourbon is just the kind of taste this girl is looking for and as luck would have it the right specimen just walked into her bar.
Lauren Blakely
Dec 03, 2013 Lauren Blakely rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  (Review from the author)
You like dirty-talking, sexy, but tender alpha males? Then wait til you meet Clay Nichols. He's got quite a mouth on him!!!!
Amy (Foxy)
FIRST NIGHT was a short sexy-time novella. While in town for a business trip entertainment lawyer, Clay, gets a tip to check out a certain bar because of the smokin' hot bartender. Julia, lives up to her description and invites Clay to stay after she closes the bar. Once the bar closes my kindle heated up with their one night of adult fun.

I picked up this novella for free from Check it out if you are interested in this series.

Night After Night (Seductive Nights, #1) by Lauren Blakely After This Night (Seductive Nights, #2) by Lauren Blakely Nights with Him (Seductive Nights, #3) by Lauren Blakely
Continuing story with cliffhangers. To find ou
Kelli C for "Cross"
3.5 Wow Stars!

What a hot little intro into some serious heat! Let's just say this is one of those "hot guy walls into a bar...Hot bartender serves him up a cocktail of holy hell!"

Just a tease of what's to come...
4 “holy heavenly fiesta of the eyes” Stars!!!

First Night is a really short novella and the first part of Julia and Clay’s story. It is a promising start of the series. The writing style is great, the characters are likeable and the story sounds good.

“Because he knew exactly what he wanted. Her.”

Julia Bell needs a break from her problems. She wants to meet a guy that will meet her expectorations for a ‘real man’ (like what kind of drink he needs to order, etc.). And this happens when the sexy

Mmmmm ....what a promising start!

Claire Robinson
3.5 - Purple Snow Globe Stars!

Julia Bell meets a lot of men in her work as a bartender, unfortunately very few of them meet her requirements when it comes to what she wants outside of the bar, and in her bed...

Eight inches and a brain!

For starters, and if she's making you a cocktail, keep on walking buster!

She liked her men to be men. No manscapes need apply.

Clay Nichols likes his women feisty, flirty and full of confidence, sadly he hasn't met any like that for quite some time. At a lose end
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review


Handcuffs...Purple Snow Globe...Lust….And one hot passionate night in San Francisco! Wow…Ms. Blakely sure knows how to tease her readers with this steaming novella!! It was short, sexy and had me yearning for more of Clay and Julia. If First Night was a taste of what’s to come in Night after Night, then holy hotness!!! I can’t wait to find out what’s in store for Clay and Julia. Bring on the dirty talk, hot sex, and handcuffs!

Lauren Blakely

Free on Amazon!! (05.04.2014)
Victoria S.
5 Short & Sexy Stars

Julia + Clay

How does the saying go, “Short & Sweet” well I assure you while this story is short, the word sweet is not the word I would use; try Scorching Hot, Fire Alarm Steamy, Scandalicously Chemistry Crackling, Hilariously Sexy…..the adjectives could go on and on! I love Lauren Blakely’s books and novellas but now she has me hooked on her short story; there is nothing that this writer can’t rock!

First Night revolves around spitfire bartender Julia Bell, little sister of Mck
Jamie~Book Boyfriend Ho♥
Dayuuuuum! Now THAT was HOT

"Julia," he said, and this time his voice was intense, serious. "I had an amazing time with you. I know this sounds crazy since we live on opposite coasts, but I need to see you again. I'm going to call you."


This book was totally PORNY.

Not a complaint, just a fact ;)
1 star :(

It started.... fine. I had this book for awhile but I was waiting for book 2. I'm not even sure if it's out already but I was bored after reading A is for Abstinence so I've decided to dig a few novels that I've forgotten it even existed, and this was one of those.

She wants a guy, with an eight-inch long weiner, is she gonna ask, hey, 8 inches? no? fuck off! I felt nothing when they met, and felt nothing when they effed.

I know, I know, a long review for a very short novel, anyways. I d
First Night is a tantalizing tease that will leave you panting for more. Clay is a sexy smart mouthed attorney and he has eyes set on a sassy and sensual bartender. Julia is looking for a man with a nice package that can hold his own in a conversation. A few smoldering looks and you can only guess where this is headed...

I love how Lauren used supporting characters from Playing with Her Heart and Trophy Husband to put together this lustfully luscious prequel to Night After Night. I am sure that t
All Booked Out
Received a complimentary copy.

A meeting between Clay, the entertainment lawyer we met in Playing With Her Heart, and Julia, Mckenna's Sister from Trophy Husband when Clay is in town for business.

First Night!!!!!! I want more of the hot piece of ass that is Clay. Man alive that was HOT! I love his dirty filthy mouth. And yes, we have got more! Not one, but two novels to follow!

Julia & Clay are evenly matched, Julia the feisty bartender with the red hair, going after what she wants and taking
Another quick read. Tells the story of the beginning of the relationship in Seductive Nights #1
Short. Sharp. Shagging. Smuttertainment.
Not much story, but then it is only an intro. Decided on 4 Stars on Smuttertainment value.
Hoping the first book proper will give us more A to B and a little character development.
Natalie ♥︎♥︎for the love of TBH!♥︎♥︎

! (Seductive night #0.5) Hot bartender seduces customer.

I fucking loved this!

Parden the swearing but I felt that my reaction for this book required it. I just can't get over how much I loved it. One kick ass heroine and one super sexy, hot, whatever hero.

One night of passion.

Fireworks, the whole szzzebang!!! Luckily, this is in two parts bc i really NEDD a sequel to FIRST NiGHT!!! Like really need it. Cus it has been a long time a book (novella) has captivated me like this. The genre is
Kellie is a bookwhoreasaurus


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That was one epic fucking novella...

The goldilocks effect.
The right amount of backstory without giving too much.
The right amount of chemistry.
The right amount of talking
The right amount of secrets and hints to make me intrigued.
The right amount of hot, sweaty, dirty,, no holds barred sex!

Seriously.. I need more Clay and Julia! NOW

3.5 Stars!

First Night is a noveall and prequel to Night After Night and it was a fun, steamy and short read with refreshing characters.

Starting the next book ASAP!
I thought this was the perfect introduction to the Seductive Nights series. I love Clay and Julia's first meeting, it was flirty and fun! They have an instant connection and electric chemistry.

This was a well rounded novella that really gave me a good idea about who Julia and Clay are. There are brief hints about their past that make me extremely intrigued and I definitely want to know more.

If you’re going to jump into something, this is the way to do it because holy WOW Clay has a way with wor
Becky RealityBites! Let's Get Lost!
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Can I say, Lauren Blakely is a very naughty girl! She introduces us to Mr. McHottiePants (aka Clay) himself and then STOPS right when things are getting good?! I definitely need more Clay and Julia..STAT!

These two are strictly about the sexual chemistry. And what could be hotter than sex in a bar with someone you just met?! That is exactly what happens with Julia and Clay. One
Greebo Nauenburg
**I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**

Oh, Lauren Blakley...

You've given me yet another hot book boyfriend, and he really is HOT! Clay Nichols, entertainment lawyer, heads to a bar that was recommended to him by a friend and meets Julia Bell, a beautiful bartender. Simple premise, right? Exactly, and that's what makes this story PERFECT! They meet. They click. BOOM!

I loved Julia because she was confident in herself, and she knew exa
A great start to this series. First night sets the scene for Julia Bell, renowned bartender at Cubic Z, The red haired beauty is constantly hit on, but has abstained from any horizontal action since a bitter break up a year ago. She is feisty, fearless and knows what she wants in a potential hook up..and that's all she has space for in her current life.

New York Entertainment Lawyer Clay Nichols has just completed a negotiation in San Francisco, and finds himself checking out Cubic Z, not only fo
First Night is the prequel to Lauren Blakely's new erotic series - Seductive Nights. And let me tell you it is about 50 pages of OFF THE CHARTS sexiness! It's sensual, it's kinky, it's funny, it's intense, it's a perfect start to what will most likely be an AMAZING erotic series!

We get a quick glimpse into these amazing character's lives, and I can just tell right off the bat that these characters will definitely get to me. I will get to know them better and better with each story, and I'm sure
Elizabeth ☆❀Hot for Alphas❀☆
Free Today on Amazon! Night After Night (Seductive Nights, #1) by Lauren Blakely was just released =) ...more
Review originally posted on Keep Calm & Read Romance

I usually don't write reviews for short novellas because I find it difficult to review a piece of work that's less than sixty pages long. But I always find an exception to my rules and I definitely had to make one for this novella. FIRST NIGHT was way too delicious that I could not not talk about it.

"Eight inches. Julia longed for eight inches. Or really, eight inches and a brain. was that so much for a woman to want?"


Style and Language
A sizzling, fast to read story, that ends with a cliffhanger. Although this prequel includes the first chapter of Night After Night, it feels like the author has split her novel in two pieces.

At first, the tone is light, contains some bad talk and lets the reader adumbrate, that there is more to Julias past - a whole lot more and its not good. Lauren Blakelys writing style is blunt, has a sense of humor and its very own charm.

Some scenes, which were in the prequel only slight
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Lauren Blakely is an unabashed fan of clever jokes, toast, and good guys in novels. Like the heroine in TROPHY HUSBAND, she thinks life should be filled with hot men, cool clothes, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband and children, and spends her days writing both true stories and make-believe ones.
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Other Books in the Series

Seductive Nights (5 books)
  • Night After Night (Seductive Nights, #1)
  • After This Night (Seductive Nights, #2)
  • One More Night (Seductive Nights, #3)
  • Nights with Him (Seductive Nights, #4)
  • Forbidden Nights (Seductive Nights, #5)
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“If it’s that a drink, no. If purple snow globe is a secret code word for something naughty, I’m game.” 2 likes
“Softness was for kittens, pillows and pretty cashmere sweaters. Sex needed to be hard, hot and oh-so-rough around the edges.” 1 likes
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