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First Night

(Seductive Nights #0.5)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  10,601 ratings  ·  734 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 atto
Lauren Blakely
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  (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!!!! ...more
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 h
Amy | Foxy Blogs
Apr 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-books
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. T
Dayuuuuum! Now THAT was HOT

May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
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 se
Kelli C
Dec 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: erotica, series, novella
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...
Feb 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014, hot, arc, novella
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 Blakel
Lisa *-* GiViNg It To YoU * LoCk StOcK & TwO SmOkiNg BaRrELs


Apr 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
May 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kinky, freebie, series

Mmmmm ....what a promising start!

Victoria S.
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 Mckenna
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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
Nov 19, 2014 rated it liked it
"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 ;)
May 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
This start was intimidating!!!!
💝 FREE on Amazon today (12/03/2017)! 💝
Dec 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
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
All Booked Out
Nov 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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 it!
Al George
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 02-purchased-99
I combined my review for the first 2.5 books in the series here: ...more
Gretchen  (About That Story)
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
Jul 01, 2015 rated it liked it
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I was searching Amazon for something new to read when I came across this. I figured since it was a novella and a prequel to the main story it would give me the chance to sample the writing and characters before committing to the whole story.

This delivered exactly what it promised. Two characters with strong personalities and strong opinions on what they like in the bedroom...or back room of the bar in this case. What makes this a litt
Greebo Nauenburg
Nov 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
**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
Heather Way
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give this a 4 1/2 star. Julia is a bartender with a lot of past baggage. Clay is a hot Dominate man living in New York visiting San Francisco. He goes to the bar where Julia works, Julia’s sister sent him to meet her sister. This book offers hot steamy sexy and a strong sexy alpha man that makes you want him to dominate you. First favorite comment was by Clay in the Bar:

“You listen to me, I’ll make you writhe and moan.”

I am so not a fan of cliff hangers, the book ends to quickly but that is a
Apr 23, 2014 rated it liked it

★★★ ! (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
Kellie Maddox-Ward


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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
Oh, the dirty talk in this was dreadful.

I started this because I knew I had to meet Clay for a book in a different series.

I met Clay.

I think I am good without reading the rest.

Maybe someday I'll revisit.
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-freebie
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.
May 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-hot-hot, freebie

★★★☆ 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!
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Other books in the series

Seductive Nights (6 books)
  • Night After Night (Seductive Nights, #1)
  • After This Night (Seductive Nights, #2)
  • One More Night (Seductive Nights, #3)
  • Nights with Him (Joy Delivered #1; Seductive Nights #4)
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