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Forbidden Nights

(Joy Delivered #2)

4.24  ·  Rating details ·  3,399 ratings  ·  289 reviews
A smoldering and sensual standalone romance novel in the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Seductive Nights Series by Lauren Blakely...

Sinfully sexy hotel CEO Nate Harper knows exactly how to please a woman. He's equally skilled in keeping his heart safe from the kind of hurt his ex inflicted on him years ago. But one thing he's not so good at what-so-ever is gettin
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Published February 17th 2015 by Lauren Blakely Books
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Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Lauren Blakely Fans, Dirty Talking, Romance
4.5 Had To Raise The Rating Stars
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Well, now that I have come out of my sexual haze from reading this book... I have decided it needed a higher rating...because let's face it...I am a sucker for Blakely men done right...and Nate is just the best.

Nate, of course, is charismatic handsome, built, strong and has great taste in clothing and smarts in business. He also has an aversion to boxers, briefs, togas or anything which comes in contact with his dick while wearing clothes...s
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This is so exciting!! I had this huge feeling when Casey and Nate were giving each other some steamy looks!! Nate checking our her legs..and her giving him those smiles!! I wanted this and YES!!!
Can't wait for NATE!!

After Reading

Wow just wow is all I can say. Everything I thought I knew about Casey and Nate was totally or at least halfway wrong..Laur
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Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Every time I sit down with a Lauren Blakely book, I get that butterfly feeling in my stomach. A warm rush of happiness and excitement. Because Ms. Blakely has never let me down. And Forbidden Nights is just another in a long list of Blakely books and Blakely boys that I have loved, that’s made me smile and swoon, that’s held me all the way to the last page, and that has left me completely satisfied and yet somehow still wanting more.

Casey Sullivan knows what she wants and goes for it. But when w
Gretchen  (About That Story)
Forbidden Nights is officially my new favorite Lauren Blakely book! This was extremely hot (as in, I thought I might burst into flames!!!). Filled with real, vulnerable characters that learned to trust and love and I don't think I can give it enough praise. Loved this so very much!

This was an excellent story with awesome characters! I loved Casey and Nate! From the sweet to the sexy I could not put it down! This had everything: friendship, love, and off the charts sky rocket you to the moon hotn
Apr 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I am too lazy these days to write proper reviews . Partly because I have exams and the other part is .. yeah .. too lazy :D !

But I wanted to say something about this book. Although it contains a hero with an ex-wife. I still really enjoyed this book. It was the perfect read for my mood. It was incredibly hot and passionate. I loved both the hero and the heroine . Great friends to lovers story !

PS. The hero is not still in love with his ex. ( Although he did really love her at one poin
Jan 08, 2015 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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FORBIDDEN NIGHTS will release on February 17th

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“Why do men like a woman to give up a control? What is it about the lack of control that men like so much?”

“It’s not that they like a lack of control. They want a woman who wants to give herself to him. He wants a woman to melt into his arms, to get aroused from a kiss on the back of her neck,” he said, and traced a fingertip gently under her hair, watching her reaction as she dre
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Jul 24, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Audiobook Review

Overall 4 stars
Performance 5 stars
Story 3.5-4 stars

I really enjoyed this best friend's little sister/friends with benefits romance. Nate and Casey's story was so sexy and I loved their magnetic chemistry. Casey was a fantastic heroine. She's a strong and confident businesswoman and even in her moments of vulnerability, she is mature enough to admit when she's wrong. I loved that she went after what she wanted and was direct and honest. I found Nate a little frustrating at times,
Feb 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by author in exchange of honest review

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Forbidden Nights by Lauren Blakely was sinfully sexy!!! I was completely blown away with how passionate, sweet, and sexy the storyline was. As a big fan of friends to lovers story, Ms. Blakely left me swooning for Nate Harper. From the first page to the very last page, Ms. Blakely left a big fat smile on my face. Though this book was oozing with sensuality, steam and sex, Lauren was able to take this book up a notch when she ma
Dec 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Just like the previous book I reviewed, this book may be my most favorite from this author yet. LB has been delivering win after win for me. Although there might have have been a few that didn't come up to my expectations, I don't think I have ever read a really bad book from her.

I loved this series and this book was a great way to close if off. The friends-to-lovers plotline is always a personal favorite. The way Nate and Casey decided to take their relationship to the next level was a joy to r
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audioreview_forbidden-nights_rectForbidden Nights (Seductive Nights 5) by Lauren Blakely, Narrated by Sebastian York
Adult Contemporary Romance/Erotic. Can easily Stand alone
Lauren Blakely has quickly become one of my favorite authors. I've been listening to the Seductive Nights Series as they go on sale, then I grab the audiobook upgrade, so I am sadly listening out of order, but I'm still loving it. Sebastian York narrating just makes a sexy book even sexier....sigh.

Nate is a hotel CEO, and Casey is the new head of
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UPDATE: MAY 1, 2016

Audiobook Review: 5+++ Stars
God, I missed Nate!
This book is one of my favorites from Lauren Blakely and when I knew there was going to be an audiobook I was utterly happy about it, because I would be able to relive my love for Nate and Casey, and the best news was that it was going to be narrated by Sebastian York!! My Top #1 narrator ever!! Should I have to say more?  

So… This audiobook was awesome!! A perfect companion to Forbidden Nights!! I loved Nate and C
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hot & steamy

This was full of hot steamy sex, dare I say it... maybe too much!
I enjoyed this, but i would have liked more depth. Something was missing for me. I absolutely loved Nate and Casey, lots of dirty talk, sex tutoring and finding love again after heartbreak. A solid 4 star.
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-favorites
5+ stars!
Erotica by Lauren Blakely always puts a big smile on my face. I've loved every book in this series but this one is definitely my absolute favorite! This is a perfect choice for fans of friends to lovers storylines. Nate and Casey are so amazing together... the chemistry between these two was extremely erotic and steamy!
Casey is an Alpha Female business woman... she knows what she wants and goes after it but she has a little trouble in the romance department. She took a hit on her self
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Amazon Link--->> Forbidden Nights: (Seductive Nights: Nate and Casey)

~ 5 The Big Love Stars ~

WOW!!!! Lauren Blakely has done it again. She gave us another EXCELLENT addition to an already stellar series. Forbidden Nights is book 5 in the Seductive Nights Series but can be read as a standalone.

This book is a friends to lovers story that was so unbelievably HOT that I thought my kindle was going to melt. I honestly
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
Every time that Lauren Blakely comes out with a new book, I immediately fall in love with it. Thus, when Forbidden Nights showed up in my inbox I 1) about died with excitement; and 2) immediately changed all of my reading plans. I couldn’t keep my hands off of Nate.

This book did not disappoint! With sizzling heat and an ocean of sentiment, Forbidden Nights may be some of Lauren’s best writing yet.

Casey is an alpha female, meaning she’s a woman in a man’s business world. She likes to be in charge
Feb 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakely has mastered the steamy romance with such a good story!!! I am hooked on her books and look forward to what is in store for us as readers from Lauren.

Nate is a good looking, sexy CEO of a hotel chain. Nate has been married and carries his past with him and holds it against other women he has tried to date. Casey is a young lady that works at a very reputable sex toy company and has become very good friends with Nate, but that is all it has been for several years, a good friendship
Lucinda Claire
Dec 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Forbidden Nights is the fifth book in Lauren Blakely’s Seductive Nights series, and it’s Nate and Casey’s story.

Followers of the series will remember Casey as Jack Sullivan’s sassy sister, and the new CEO of Joy Delivered, a company devoted to boutique sex toys. Casey and Nate have been best friends for years, but when Casey proposes a friends-with-benefits arrangement, neither of them anticipated what crossing that line would mean.

I love Casey Sullivan. Her take-charge approach in the board roo
Nov 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Best-friends-to-lovers romance addicts
Recommended to Livia by: Gretchen
A smoking hot best-friends-to lovers gem! Lauren just keeps knocking the ball out of the park. And who doesn't love a home run? I loved Casey and Nate's best-friends-to-lovers adventure.

Below are two favorite moments among many that really sum up Casey and Nate's relationship journey and sexiness for me:
“You’re going to ruin me for anyone else.”
“No! It’s terrible,” she said jokingly. But she wasn’t entirely joking when she added, softly, “No one will compare to you.”
“Again, that is good.”
Ashley S.
Feb 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 6-stars, favorites
What a fabulous book! I love Lauren Blakely's writing style and her charismatic characters! These books are so light and fun that you can't help but read them in one sitting. Forbidden Nights was exactly that way for me and I loved every minute! Nate and Casey are the perfect BFFs, teacher/student/lovers and eventual soul mates. Nate was hilarious, "I like everyone. I'm equal opportunity," but also had such a soft and sweet side for Casey that made my heart melt, "It's knowing what matters to he ...more
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
I cannot even express how much I LOVE THIS BOOK! It is BY FAR my favorite Lauren Blakely book. I didn't think anyone could replace Matthew as my favorite Blakely Boy, but Nate...NATE!!! This book was pretty much perfect-super steamy, but wonderfully romantic at the same time. NATE. Just Nate...
J. McCoy
Nov 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-favorites
Full Review to come ~ I'll just say that Lauren has out done herself with Nate and Casey. The romance, the friendship, the molten sexy times and Nate's damn hand... All perfection.
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I've followed this series from the very beginning and have enjoyed each and every book. Each story has delivered big in the sexy and seductive department but Nate and Casey's story was the steamiest of them all. Lauren has definitely left the hottest book until last. "Forbidden Nights" was scorching and I am not going to complain one bit, I loved it!

Blushing Reader
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-books-read
4.5 hot hot stars!!

Forbidden Nights was a deliciously hot and very entertaining story! Sometimes when you read erotica the story takes the back seat to all the scorching sex, but Lauren Blakely doesn't follow this line of thinking (thank goodness), the story of Nate and Casey had me instantly invested in these characters (and the sex is Kindle melting hot)! It is no secret that I love a good friends to lovers romance, but once again Lauren Blakely takes a common plot theme and makes it her own
All Booked Out
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
So lucky to get an author copy.

Can Lauren keep writing such great characters in this series? I loved Clay & Julia in Night after Night, Julia became my first girl book crush, Clay was so freaking sexy and the series was so enjoyable, I loved this style from Lauren.

Then, along came Nights with Him, and Jack & Michelle, now, I thought, mmm I am not going to like this, as i didn't really like Michelle, but she completely changed my opinion, didn't knock Julia off her perch, but Jack did become my n
Jul 10, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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🎁 The Joy Delivered Duet is FREE on Amazon today (7/10/2019)! 🎁
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Blakely has set quite a standard for men in her Seductive Nights series...Clay, Jack, and even the hints to come of Brent...and she has done it again with Nate Harper.

He's sexy, charming, successful, witty, and totally has the hots for his close friend, Casey Sullivan (who also happens to be the sister of his best friend, Jack). But he would never tell her. He's been burned badly in the past and does not plan on falling in love or being in a relationship again. Due to his trust issues, he
Standalone/Cliffhanger: Standalone but part of a series
Ages of H and h: 30s
Multi-Luv'n/Ménages: (view spoiler)
Was There Descriptive Sex: (view spoiler)
Descriptive Sex &/Or Drama Between H/h With OW/OM: (view spoiler)
>>If So, Before or After H/h Hookup: (view spoiler)
Contains Cheating:
Apr 25, 2020 marked it as did-not-finish
I'm okay with friends to lovers, but when one "friend" has been lusting after you for years and is barely able to keep his dick in his pants when you're together? Every time you're together? Not as much of a fan.
Karen Mc
Feb 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
***Received an ARC for an honest review by Bookalicious Babes Blog***

Holy hot and naughty Nate! Clay and Jack, Lauren Blakely's other babes in Seductive Nights series, have some serious competition in the lady humming parts department. Forbidden Nights sucked me in by being raw, witty, entertaining, and steamy. One of my favorite parts of Lauren's books are the hot texts and emails between the characters with the clever and captivating titles and words. Her writing is so scorching hot that you m
Jaime ~ Fiction Fangirls
What I am about to say will probably not come as that big of a surprise to those of you who follow my reviews because I think that I say this with each of Lauren's new books but...this is my absolute new favorite!!
First it was Davis, then along came Clay, but then there was Jack and nobody could top them right? WRONG. Nate is the be all, end all of the Blakely Boys. I fell in love with him right away and that was before I even got to hear his dirty talk. Fear not though, his dirty talk was fuckh
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