In this New York Times bestselling erotic enovella trilogy, a buttoned-up businesswoman takes her friend’s advice and has a fling with a stranger on a trip to Vegas—only to find herself under his mysterious, sexy power both in the boardroom and the bedroom.
Kasie Fitzgerald knows who she’s supposed to b ...more
There's cheating and then there's CHEATING ....
I'm fairly tolerant about cheating in romances, if there's a credible explanation and the cheater shows remorse. Usually the hero cheats on the heroine or vice versa in a one-nighter in a fit of pique or emotional meltdown, etc. However, here we have the heroine deliberately and continually cheating with the hero, on her boyfriend of six years. And really there was no excuse for this tacky behaviour other than to create a bit of emot ...more
Her boyfriend Dave hasn’t proposed but has talked abo ...more
I'll start with the positives:
1) Thank F-ing GOD we finally got a sexy billionaire that isn't in his 20s. Thanks to the description of "salt and pepper hair", I'm going to assume he is in his 40s. I wish there were more age details on him though.
2) Robert (sexy billionaire) is a great character, self confident and smart. I'm no ...more
“Let's say there was a little girl, and from the time she could understand, she was taught to fear... let's say she was taught to fear daylight. She was taught that it was her enemy, that it would hurt her. And then one sunny day, you ask her to go outside and play and she won't. You can't be angry at her can you?”
– Charles Dickens, Great Expections
First, let me clarify how this is not another b ...more
Me while reading this book.....
Gosh, I just love finding a book that's under the radar that I completely devour in a day. Well, the fact that it's pretty short helped that fact but anyways.... This book delivers a shit-ton of that tug of war push and pull that makes you turn page after page just to get answers
First and foremost, if you're against cheating, this book is NOT for you. It's basically based on an affair......
When Kasie's best friend Simone tal ...more
Overall Rating = 4 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb = 3 / 5 = 4 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 5 Stars
Character Development = 3.5 Stars
Story Appreciation = 4.5 Stars
Worth the Chili = 4 Stars [$1.99 Amazon or B&N]
As mentioned before, I really liked this book.
On the blog, we are trying out something new. Please check it out. You'll see me rate 5 other recently read books with a brief review. Hope and I were killing ourselves trying to rev ...more
Damn, this was GOOD
I am not a fan of volume style stories as I hate the wait for the next installment and each volume is so short. Same case with this part one of The Stranger, but this first part was so stinking good, I just hope the momentum holds for the next two installments.
I think for me, there are a few outstanding characteristics of this book; the maturity and intelligence of the H/h, the writing style of the author and the authors voice.
I became emotionally connected and a ...more
”I’m sensual, I’m commanding, I’ve been touched by a stranger.”
This one totally took me by surprise, I went in thinking about the usual storylines “one night stand”, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, “good girl gone bad” but holy cow, I was not expecting a whole fuckery of things, it just kept on evolving, another new layer being added but not to the point where it’s overly confusing, frustrating, yes but not confusing.
-1* no condom
-1* love triangle + winded talks and introspection
Now that I outlined why I gave such a low rating I’ll tell you guys why I still finished the book. I am having finals(it started on Friday) so my bullshit meter is very low in this period of time. I used the novella as a reward for studying, kind of like this: finish a boring chapter and read 2 from the book. It even worked! I, in no way condone or find sexy one night stands with ...more
Just One Night, Part 1: The Stranger proves that what happen in Vegas does not always stay in Vegas…
Kasie Fitzgerald is living a very boring and dull life. Her career, her relationships, it is all very safe. She spends so much time striving for perfect that her life has become… uninteresting. But, for one night – and at the urging of her best friend Simone, Kasie decides to let her inner devil loose in Las Vegas.
Where she meets a dark and handsome stranger at a blackjack t...more
Okay I will rewind a bit.. Ahem. Okay, calm now.
Hello, I very happily recieved this book, The Stranger, as an Arc from Netgalley. It sounded good and just a little bit different. Different from the usual anyway of this new theme at the moment with the controlling billionare....yada,yada, you ...more
Hot hot hot! The chemistry between them was amazing! Straight off the bat i knew i was going to love them together.
"I bend my head and softly bite his shoulder; I suck on his neck, I want to devour him even as he consumes me"
The sex scenes just get better as the book goes on!
"You're a concealed weapon. A pistol hidden inside an Hermes handbag"
Kasie is such an interesting character, i loved her! You can just tell there is so much depth to h ...more
OMG I must have the next book now.
One hot read that's not like 50 Shades in any shape or form. A very different type of sexy romances. You can understand fully where the heroine is coming from and why she does the things that she does.
Builds up as an erotic thriller, especially reagrding last few pages and what's to come. ...more
Kasie was one of the most irritating heroines I've had the displeasure of coming across and I hate the way she is so quick to drop her knickers every time she sees Robert when she already has a fiance who she has been dating for 6 years. Admittedly the fiance is a completely wet blanket but it feels like the author tried to make him as boring as humanly po ...more
HOLY- FUCKING- CLIFFHANGER. Are you serious? Thank GOD I waited for the whole series to be out because I would have been a very unhappy reader. I am desperate to know what happens next with Kasie, Dave, and Robert. This love triangle is killing. Kasie needs to get rid of Dave. There is something about him that i do not like. I have a feeling he is hiding something. He is too perfect and does not allow Kasie to be who she really is. Every time Kasie tries to comes out of her shell. Dave ...more
ETA: I also want to point out that whoever compares this to FSoG needs to get their head examined. The steam factor is actually much higher, the sex scenes are described rather well, and there is no abusive asshole in this one, though that's being hinted at for part 2.
I had a metric ton of issues with this book. It's not actually a whole book, to be honest, it's only part of a b ...more
I give this 2.5 stars and a grade of C-.
I was really really really excited to read this book. I'd heard it was similar to 50 Shades and the Crossfire Series. Although I am not a fan of the 50 Shades Series, I tend to like books that are described as similar to the series.
Because the book tends to have three things: Hot Sex, Alpha rich guy, and Intense Relationship.
This book came close but didn't hit the marks for me.
It was well-written and possessed a clear plot line, but in the end it was j ...more
Gitte: I was so impressed by this novella Jenny, what a surprisingly fab read! I love this Authors style of writing, it’s addictive and I was hooked immediately! The depth of the characters and the way it simmered then suddenly took flight – flawless! This was a refreshing, seductive and highly enjoyable erotic romance filled with plenty of drama and dare I say it a tense and thrilling *whispering* cliffhanger!
Jenny: I’m with you there Gitte ...more
Kasie is engaged to a man named Dave. While Dave is orderly and not quite passionate in the bedroom area, he is stable and compatible. When her friend suggests they go to Vegas, she also tells Kasie to have fling ...more
Kasie lives a very staid life. Every thing about her is predictable and normal. No hair is ever out of place. A weekend away turns her life upside down. One man, a stranger, changes eve ...more
This is a story about how one decision of freedom and abandon leads Kasie to question who she is truly. Especially with a man showing her the way. Robert Dade knows her true self and sees beyond the perfect facade Kasie has created. Unfortunately, Kasie has a boyfriend/fiancé. She feels guilt for what she has done but can not walk away from Mr. Dade.
To start with, I expected Just one Night to be erotica; it's not. There's plenty of character development, especially in the heroine's part and too few sex scenes IMO to be categorised as such . On top of that, the sex part was for me the lea ...more
Jenny: I’m with you there Gitte, I really enjoyed this one as well. I agree, the autho ...more
I originally finished this book on January 9th, 2013, and recently re-read it in June, and the story was just as strong as I remembered it being when I finished the work. One thing to bear in mind in this reflection: this is the first part of a serial novel. I read this as it's own work in galley ...more
CAN A SHORT BOOK FILL YOU WITH ENDLESS, MEANINGFUL QUESTIONS?
IS IT POSSIBLE TO SUFFER FROM DEPRESSION WAITING FOR IT'S SEQUEL?!
***pulls hair, takes deep breath***
This book was FUCKING.UNBELIEVABLY.AWESOME.
It was perfect in every way I love a book to be. And actually with it's short life it is a novella, not really a book. But damn...packed within it's short pages was an amazing, thougful and surprisingly deep read.
I LOVED THIS. I adored it. I almost cried when it ...more
Kasie has gone to Vegas for a last fling ordered by her best friend before she marries, safe reliable Dave her soon to be fiancée who she has been with for 6 years.
While in Vegas she meets our mr Dade (Robert), and he is domineering in a sense but in a good way ;) He is not like a mr grey as in a total control freak, he's actually quite well ...more
I didn't know what to expect from this novella but I was pleasantly surprise. There was lots of chemistry, passion and orgasms.
I'm not usually a fan of cheating as I always believe that if you are questioning things than it's time to communicate or break up versus cheating but I understand the doubt, desire and confusion to lead people to make certain decisions.
Kasie is prisoned in a world of what everyone wants her to be but not until she meets R ...more
Kasie Fitzgerald, is a successful, educated business woman who has always tried to fit into the molds expected of her. She was the perfect daughter, the perfect employee, the perfect girlfriend, dressing appropriately, acting appropr ...more
Returning home she expects to go right back to her carefully controlled life. Unfortunately her one night stand ends up being one of the biggest clients her firm has had the opportunity to represent and Robert has mo ...more
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