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Shut In

(Just This Once #1)

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  252 ratings  ·  84 reviews
Blaire didn’t know much about one-night stands, but she knew how they’re supposed to go. A night where inhibitions are thrown out, no names, no attachments, and in the morning you both go your separate ways, never to speak again. At least that’s what was supposed to happen.

Mother nature had other plans.

She established boundaries: No details, no more sex. But Joel was never
Kindle Edition, 85 pages
Published November 9th 2015
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I'll start this review from the end ... this ending! I clicked on my e-reader screen million times, just really, really wanted to miraculously be the next page... This is the first part in the new serial romance, and it really is only a prelude to this story. Thank God publication date between the parts are small!

***Quick Review:***

Series: The first in the Just This Once serial romance.
Grade/Tag Tabs: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance.
Release Date: November 9th, 2015.
Main characters:
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Achingly Arousing Stars

Holy. Wow. This is the first book I’ve read from Cee Smith, and I am HOOKED! Hooked! Her writing? Flawless. The plot? Original and intriguing. The story? Hot, steamy and sexy. I. Couldn’t. Put. It. Down.

This book grabbed ahold of my loins from the first chapter. I was teased, taunted and seduced. And I loved every. Damn. Minute.




Yes. Please. This man is one freakin’ hot, sexy, alpha God wrapped up in a gorgeous package that I wanted to mount and devour. I
Olga therebelreader
The plot is great and I loved seeing how Blaire and Joel progressed throughout. Very interesting read as well as intense.The author does such a great job of character development, writing an interesting story full of intrigue, suspence and erotic action. Blaire is an associate at a law firm and Joel...well Joel is a total mystery, and highly secretive. Blaire wakes up after spending a hot night with a sexy guy at her home, but she can't remember much. She remembers that she was drunk, but the ...more
Sybil aka Lala
This book is crazy.

Crazy situation.

Crazy attraction.

Crazy hot.

Blaire is a lawyer and while out with her friends one night when she spots a guy across the bar. When the guy approaches her she goes against her usually straight laced character and has a one night stand with the guy. The next morning she wakes up to an emergency bulletin announcing a freak sand storm effectively shutting her and Mr one night stand together in her house indefinitely.

We are treated to some delicious sexual
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
When strictly business Blaire wakes up from a one-night stand, she never envisioned being stuck with him, locked in, waiting out the storm. And although she let Joel have her body once, he’s got his work cut out for him if he wants to get back into her bed.

When a friend starting raving about this book I knew I had to read it. Then I saw the cover and I was dying to read it. Joel was this beast of a possessive man. I loved him. I loved that he broke down her walls and I loved her giving into him.
aNneMarLi - Chatterbooks Book Blog


The story started off with Blaire, a woman in her twenties working her way towards the Junior Associate position in a law firm in Vegas who woke up confused hearing an unfamiliar voice in her house from a man who looked like a Greek statue with chiseled chest and bulging thighs, where the physique could rival an MMA fighter's.

"I know it was good, but honestly can't say that I've ever fucked a woman so good she got amnesia. I guess there's a first
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I spy with my little eye, something beginning howling with laughter in the staff kitchen at work.

Everything about this book was great. I love intense, deep, mind twisting, change my perception of the world kind of books. Shut In is not one of those kind of books.

I also love the quick, sexy, easy reading, laugh my pants off kind of books. Shut in is definitely one of those books.

Joel - maybe it's his size (huge), maybe it's his cheeky grin (very cheeky), maybe it's the fact that I fancy
Emily C
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I have read from Cee Smith, but it certainly won't be the last. Shut In is book 1 in a serial and I loved it!! I tend to wait for the entire serial to come out, because often I find the first part is too rushed but not in this case.. I love the detailing and the story, and the chemistry is off the charts!!
Joel is hot and sexy and fun. I love how he flirts and is so sure of himself! And Damn... I really love his dirty mouth!!
Blaire, a smart and unassuming lawyer is a total
Rin W. Vitale
Dec 31, 2015 rated it liked it
Short. Fun. Hot!
Really enjoyed reading this one! Joel was goofy and adorable, not to meantion he's also hot as hell in bed. *wink*
Jelena Bosh
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it

Review coming soon!
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Brandi by: Serena
I'm not sure I would have rated this book a 4-star read if it weren't for that ending. Buuuuutttt....since it did have that ending, it definitely earned it's 4-stars. Fucking Joel. Damn. I called it! Which is only somewhat satisfying.

The book is hot! It's about this quiet chick who meets the hot guy at the bar and then takes him home for a one-night stand. Mother Nature has other plans and decides that these two need a bit more time with each other. They are Shut In and have to find ways to
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was the short first part for a new serial and a lot is squeezed into it! Blaire wakes up after a one night stand not remembering much. Joel, the man she brought home is all kinds of hot and sexy and they end up being stuck together because of a bad storm moving through the area. In addition to the page melting sex and Blaire's worries about the mysterious (and did I mention sexy?) Joel, she is also worried about a case she has been working on for six months at her law firm. The end has me ...more
Oct 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shut In
Cee Smith
4 stars

Shut In: 11/9
Shut Out: 11/23
Shut Off: 12/7

Blaire celebrated her 21st birthday with shots and lots of them. Waking up with her memory foggy she stumbles out of bed to the horrific sound of emergency announcements blasting through her ears. A dust storm is moving through Vegas and everyone is to stay put. A strange voice from behind her then wants to know whats going on? Thing is .. so does Blaire. Who is this man and why is he in her house.

And that is what lies on your
April Symes
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
What a great new serial by author Cee Smith. It is a mystery wrapped in what I would almost call a sort of romance.
Blaire is a really awesome woman who is overworked. She works all the time and hasn’t dated in a while-hasn’t had any real “action” in a while so she decides to get out and have some fun. She ends up having a one night stand with this hot guy. Weird thing is she wakes up the next day and cannot recall MUCH of anything. Her memory is all blurry and she is stuck with her one night
Nov 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
Blair is a repressed workaholic and her girlfriends talk her into going out and letting loose. She drowns shot after shot which allows her inner wild child out. Taking home a one night stand and waking up not remembering is so out of the norm for Blair. Outside a terrible sand storm is brewing forcing everyone to stay cooped up in thier homes. Joel is the sexy hot stranger she brought home and now she's stuck with him for god knows how long. Poor Blair she wants to just forget what happened but ...more
Jaclyn House
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
What do a one night stand, a dust storm, and a Prince Albert piercing have in common??? They all make up elements for a short tale of what happens when things don't go as planned! Joel is sexy, confident and moves and talks like he's in charge of everything! He doesn't really talk much about himself so there's this mysterious aspect to him that makes him even more intriguing. Blaire is way out of her element with him, but she's determined not to turn into mush around Joel. She has set boundaries ...more
Erika Hernandez
Nov 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-ive-read
This my first Cee Smith book and I will say I look forward to more especially to see the outcome of this story. You got me hooked that's After Dark Reads for introducing. Me to this author.

Reviewed this book for my honest opinion. I Loved the story line who wouldn't want to be stuck with a sexy ass man who can give as much as he can recieve. Blaire and Joel hit it off as well as a one night stand should be. The unexpected happened a dust stom hit LAS Vegas and they were stuck together wether
Sarah Brown
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
OMFG!! If you want your juices flowing read this book!! This was my first book I've read by cee smith! What an amazing author! It takes a lot for me to read a book and not want to put it down! Joel is hot hot hot and has a major dirty mouth! Cee smith leaves you wanting more all the way through! Can't wait until the next one in a couple of weeks!

As for Blair, who has been through a heartache...will she overcome their obstacle or will her heart be shattered twice?
Jeanette Book-Reviews
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Wow!!!! I just loved reading this fast paced story,
Blaire brings her one night stand back home... Little she knew that she would be stuck indoors as the weather issued a warning of the storm passing through!
The chemistry between Blaire & Joel is bloody hot!!! I so need a cold shower!!!

Damn! I need the next one like now!!!! Can't believe it ends like it did!

*Note - ARC received for an honest review*
Breanna Eichhorn
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Cee Smith and it definitely will not be my last. This story is very well written and it drew me in from the first page. The characters are very well developed and I could help but feel very connected to the characters. I'm so glad that I picked up this book and I can't wait for the rest of this series to come out. Cee Smith you are an amazing author. If I could give this book more than 5 stars I would. I highly recommend this book to anyone and every one.
Cee Smith
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)

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Michelle Rodriguez
Oct 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars joint review to follow.
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews

This set the tone well for the twists that you know are going to come next and I can't fault that it was hot.
Seems like a bit of insta love has already started taking place though.
Danielle Salinger
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Shut In, in exchange for an honest review.

I know a book is good when, as soon as I finish it, I'm itching for the next one. That's exactly what Cee Smith's Shut In did to me. And thankfully, with this serial, I won't have to wait long!

The first star is for the writing. I enjoyed the pace and development of the characters. Unlike some serials, which rush through the details, I felt like I got to know these characters. Or as much as Cee Smith would allow... for now. The book
Oredeen (honest reviews)
Nov 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
I guess this is intended to be a story released in a series of short stories, the abrupt ending kind of surprised me.

Blaire is a very determined young women, she's just moved to Vegas and is working her dream job at a very reputable law firm leaving herself zero time for a social life. So two girl friends from work take her out on a mission to get her laid. After getting far too drunk at the bar, she wakes up the next morning to find out not only did she bring the God like man everyone
Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it

Welcome to your new addiction. I say that because by the end of this part of Shut In you will be clamouring for more. Once you pick your jaw off the ground that is.

“I didn’t know what frazzled my thoughts more—the fact that I slept with a stranger that I was now stuck with, or that I found myself wanting to sleep with him again.”

I’m a long-time fan of the serial or breaking a book up into parts and when an author does it right it can be truly addictive. I can honestly say that this author has
Bloggers From Down Under
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
** Provided on behalf of the author for an honest review **

Blaire, an up and coming associate lawyer, doesn't do the party scene, let alone one night stands. She’s working on a big case, a case which just might see her become a junior partner at her law firm. The last thing on her mind is a night out with the girls.
But she is pressured into going, and letting her hair down for the night. What she doesn't count on the next morning is an emergency broadcast warning that all residents to stay in
Book Loving Fairy-Blog
Nov 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Cee Smith book Shut In part 1 was given to me in an ARC in exchanged for a honest review.

I am giving this book 5 stars.

This book is so good I love Cee Smith writing she seems to always know what her readers love to read about. Because when it comes to her books you always know your going to have a good story along with a sexy hot man that includes the best sex scenes, and this book has all of that and more. What I love most about this book is how she brings Joel and Blaire together. I mean
Janice Somers
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is Book 1 of a 3 book series.
Blaire is an attorney, with a Las Vegas law firm who is representing the ex-girlfriend of E.J.Trevaunt.
E.J. Trevaunt is the son of the late "richest man" in Las Vegas. He has been accused of beating his ex-girlfriend.
Blaire's co-worker/friends decide to get her out on the town and take her to a bar and get her drunk and a possible one night stand. They succeed doing this and she hooks up with a built gorgous man named Joel. When she wakes up the next morning she
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reader-group
This is book 1 in the Just This Once Series. There looks to be 2 more books in the series. This story will take about an hour to read. It consists of eight chapters.
The story is about Blaire and Joel hooking up for one night. Then a dust storm in Las Vegas keeps them shut in for the next few weeks. Torn between the man in her bed and her legal career Blaire needs to set boundaries for this budding relationship of romping. Blaire has rules not for Joel but for her. Blaire has a plan and she does
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Cee Smith is a lover of the written word. Since first learning how to string a sentence together, she’s been putting pen to paper and hasn’t looked back. Though she’s no longer obsessed with blood and gore, the dark side still calls to her, often finding refuge in her current writings. Her addiction to reading is what finally inspired her to take a chance at publishing.

A California native,

Other books in the series

Just This Once (4 books)
  • Shut Out (Just This Once, #2)
  • Shut Off (Just This Once, #3)
  • Just This Once (Just This Once #1-3)