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Indigo Nights

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I don’t do romance. I don’t do love. I certainly don’t do relationships. Women are attracted to my power and money and I like a nice ass and a pretty smile. It’s a fair exchange—a business deal for pleasure.

Meeting Beth Harrison in the first class cabin of my flight from Chicago to London throws me for a loop and everything I know about myself and women goes out the window.

I’m usually good at reading people, situations, the markets. I know instantly if I can trust someone or if they’re lying. But Beth is so contradictory and confounding I don’t know which way is up.

She’s sweet but so sexy she makes my knees weak and mouth dry.

She’s confident but so vulnerable I want to wrap her up and protect her from the world.

And then she fucks me like a train and just disappears, leaving me with my pants around my ankles, wondering which day of the week it is.

If I ever see her again I don’t know if I’ll scream at her, strip her naked or fall in love. Thank goodness I live in Chicago and she lives in London and we’ll never see each other again, right?

318 pages, Kindle Edition

First published February 9, 2016

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Louise Bay

63 books6,684 followers
International, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read.

Ruined by the bonk-busters of the eighties, Louise was inspired by Judith Krantz and Jackie Collins, but wants to be Emily Henry when she grows up.

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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Profile Image for Joëlle.
367 reviews36 followers
February 8, 2016
*** ARC kindly provided by the author, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ***

This was an easy read with little suspense or drama. So if you’re looking for something more suspenseful you’ll have to skip this one until you’re in the mood. For me it worked at the moment ;) I give it 3.5 stars!

This is the story of Beth and Dylan. Beth is an alcoholic. She has been sober for 4 years and baking helped her through this hard period. After posting some baking videos on YouTube, she now gets the chance to show her skills on television. On the plane to Chicago she meets the handsome stranger Dylan. When their flight gets cancelled they have 1 hot no-strings-attached night. Will they manage to keep it to 1 night only or will fate interfere? Dylan had a bad experience with a woman and doesn’t trust easily. He doesn’t want to attach anymore but Beth is something else. Do they have a chance? Will it still work when secrets are revealed?

I loved both characters. Beth is a strong, young woman. Dylan seems arrogant but he is just honest, kind, confident, protective and possessive. I liked the story and the writing style but I’m not a big fan of insta-love and that did go a little bit too fast for my liking.

In this book we get introduced to some likeable characters such as Beth’s brother Jake and his wife Haven. But also to Haven’s brother Luke and his wife Ash. Both couples have their own books. For Jake and Haven's story, read What the Lightning Sees. For Luke and Ash's story, read The Calling Me Series
Profile Image for Olga therebelreader.
888 reviews697 followers
April 4, 2016
4.5 stars

I received this ARC and fell in love with it! It had steamy moments, characters with realistic flaws and strengths and a wonderful ending. It was such a delightful read. Fun, fast paced and definitely worth the read. This book was filled with emotion and the sex scenes were incredibly well written. I would definitely recommend it to everyone out there.

A review copy was provided by the publisher through NetGalley.
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1,560 reviews291 followers
February 29, 2016
If you are looking for a dreamy hot alpha male billionaire story, look no further!

First off, I absolutely love, love my new book boyfriend Dylan James. He is hot, dirty talking, super sweet, caring, and head over heels, in too deep to realize. Well, he did have a few issues by not telling the complete truth, but you have to give him a break as he did admit he was new to relationships.

I am having a love/hate relationship with Beth. After being burned and becoming an alcoholic, she has some issues, which is understandable. Many trust issues plus she went way too far and held my baby Dylan to a higher standard than anyone else. She wasn't as forgiving and didn't even tell him her deepest secret even after she admitted she was wrong too. grrr! And what woman can really eat that much cake??? We wish! lol

For as the author, I absolutely love her writing and the love story that she had to tell. This story was super hot with solid characters you can really connect with. I couldn't put this book down even though my irritation level really got high during towards the end. The story has a typical twist where you know something is going to happen to break these two apart. I knew it was coming and I didn't want to read it. That's how connected I was with the characters. I guess that's a good thing but knowing that there is a happy ever after coming I dealt with it and loved most of the ending.

This is the first book I've read by Louise Bay but I already went and download another book series by her because I really, really enjoyed this story. For a different and unique twist on a billionaire story, this is one author to watch and get involved with her stories.
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1,548 reviews3,976 followers
January 3, 2023
3 Stars

Opinion Breakdown
The Good: The premise. The steam.

The Not-So-Good: The h pushing away so much and the cake. I know! Lots of people loved the cake aspect in the book, but I actually felt like it crossed the line into being pretty dumb tbh.

The Bad: The ending. I wanted much more closure and some answers to my questions in the end.

Overall:This was kind of a disappointing read for me. I wasn't expecting the next best thing, but it sounded fun! I thought it was just scratching the surface of the depth and overall potential but just didn't get there. It just felt meh.

Brief Summary of the Storyline: This is Beth and Dylan's story. They meet when their flight gets canceled and they have a hot night together. Beth takes off the next day without them exchanging information, but they end up bumping into one another again and starting up a long distance affair that turns into more. There is some baggage from past relationships they have to work through, some hot sexy times, and some secrets revealed...and they get a HFN ending.

Point Of View (POV): This alternated between Beth and Dylan's POV.

Overall Pace of Story: Alright until the ending. I never skimmed and I thought it flowed well otherwise.

Instalove: No. Instalust? Yes.

H (Hero) rating: 3.5 stars. Dylan. I liked him more than the h but he needed to be better at communicating at times.

h (heroine) rating: 3 stars. Beth. She was alright. I wanted her to stop using her past experiences to push the H away.

Sadness level: Low, no tissues needed

Push/Pull: Yes

Heat level: Hot. They have some hot tension, chemistry, and scenes -- but a little too much to the point that I thought it kind of took away from the story.

Descriptive sex: Yes

OW (Other Woman)/OM (Other Man) drama: Yes

Sex scene with OW or OM: No

Cheating: No

Separation: Yes

Possible Triggers: Yes

Closure: This ends abruptly with what I would call a HFN after they work out their conflict. It does have an epilogue but I needed much more closure.

Safety: This one should be Safe for most safety gang readers
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2,658 reviews3,254 followers
February 18, 2016
3 Airplanes, Cakes and Oh, My Stars
* * *

Let's see what is on our menu today...
We have a dynamic, handsome, strong businessman...
With a resolute, equally strong, newly accomplished baker, unaware of her appeal...

Both are stuck on a plane; flirting, banter and then....
Stuck in the airport awaiting the cancelled flight...

Our man is interested enough in our gal to search her out, presenting a timely proposition of dinner, dessert and a one night of more....For that is all he is up for...She takes this all in; the offer has perfect timing as it has been quite some time...working on reinventing herself and ridding all of the demons who brought her down....

What happens is more than they ever thought...sparks... connections... and surprisingly...FEELINGS.
Wrap all of this up with generous portions of Cake! What sexy fun...

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.

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Author 6 books128 followers
February 7, 2017
When utube baker Beth Harrison has a chance meeting with sexy, rich Dylan James at an airport all they both expected was a one night stand. Both have past bad experiences with relationships and are unwilling to trust again, until that chance meeting just keeps happening. I loved this, the story line was so addictive and beautiful, the characters were lovable, their sexual chemistry was off the scale. And it does happen to help when its narrated by the talented Andi Arndt and the wonderful Sebastian York who both brought a personality and a voice to Dylan and Beth.
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1,262 reviews203 followers
February 14, 2017
3.5 stars *safety gang note at the bottom*

Predictable and full of cheese BUT hot as hell with well developed characters

Indigo Nights uses the same formula as The Empire State Trilogy, which worked really well for me. Now while I thought this was hot and I loved both Dylan and Beth, parts of this dragged and the urge to skip ahead was high.

I can't fault the writing; the people or the whole idea but for me it was missing that extra bit of excitement. A bit of drama or angst was needed. It didn't even have to be anything major - just something to keep the reader really infested in the story and the pages turning.

Louise Bay has so much potential. Her writing is flawless and all the books are hot, I just want something a bit different from her. I just know she could blow me away.

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446 reviews28 followers
March 29, 2016
4 stars!!!

ARC kindly provided by Smith Publicity via Netgalley in exchange of an honest review.

This is the story of Beth and Dylan. One cancelled flight brought close two persons that actually needed each other for so different reasons. The story is really nice and the plot has a couple of twists but everything was quite predictable. The value of this story is in the emotions that evoked me while I was reading it, especially towards the end. The story is said by a dual POV (Beth and Dylan) and the writing is also good.

Beth is a recovered alcoholic who loves to bake and eat desserts. She is a fighter and she fights daily for herself. She is patient and down to earth and I honestly liked her. She is proud and sincere, both qualities that I love in a person.

Dylan is a super rich bachelor who is used to be used by women until he met Beth. I liked Dylan. He has a cold exterior but a vulnerable heart who doesn't let anyone to see or feel. During the story, Dylan changed and I really liked his determination and clarity.

The last chapters of the book were intense and full of emotion. I loved the end! It was really nice! I shouldn't forget to mention that I really liked also the friends of the heroes! Raf was fun to read when he was interacting with Dylan, and Ash and Haven were great friends to Beth!

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves to read a nice romance.
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713 reviews295 followers
February 9, 2016
Genre: erotic romance

Youtube sensation baker meets hawt gazillionaire in first class airplane and a ONS turns into something more. Nothing earth-shattering or ground-breaking but a pleasant piece of escapist (the amount of cake both ate without gaining ANY weight was obscene) erotic fiction.

I have read everything LB has done and most of the time, she infuriates me bc her heroines are such pills. This is my favorite from her by a mile.

Tags: dirty talk, London, Chicago
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647 reviews28.7k followers
March 14, 2016
This is the first book I’ve read from Louise Bay and I have to say, it was a fun read. What’s not to like about great chemistry and cake? Just like a yummy dessert, Beth and Dylan were sweet, sinful and totally scrumptious together.

If I’m being completely honest, things between Dylan and Beth happened a little too quickly in beginning for me. It’s on a flight from Chicago to London were they first meet. I hadn’t exactly fallen for Dylan at that point or even gotten a glimpse of what he was hiding under that douchebag façade when she fell into his bed. Like Beth, I tried to take their first encounter for what it was – just a little fun. With no expectations, there’s no disappointment.

“Darlin', I told you I was going to make you see stars.”

It wasn’t until I got a deeper understanding of their baggage and motives that I found myself rooting for them to take the next step. Beth found her passion for baking after making the decision to get sober three years prior and Dylan sort of accepted that relationships weren’t for him after being dumped by his fiancé. But there was no denying that things between Dylan and Beth were different for both of them. They had a spark that made sense and I got it. I saw it, I felt it and I didn’t want it to end.

If you indulge in steamy romance novels, I highly recommend this book. It’s incredibly hot, low on the drama scale and the desserts only added to the fun. And Dylan! Sweet, sexy, supportive and always willing to order dessert - what else could a girl ask for?

“Complimentary copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.”
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2,156 reviews45 followers
February 17, 2016
Hot Hot Hot! with helpings of Lemon drizzle.

Louise bay does not disappoint, I loved What the lightning sees and so consistent with another brilliant read.

A chance meeting, a hot few one night stands that turn into more a brilliant read where you just want to lock yourself away and absorb it all.

Told in dual povs so you can get into the head of each characters, I love that. Great characters, Beth is a woman with sass such a great personality and Dylan is all alpha male, demanding yet funny sweet at the same time.

There's humorous moments hot moments this book has it all, Louise bay is one of those authors where you can pick up her latest book and know you will not be disappointed.

Looking forward to more from Louise Bay

Arc gratefully received by Netgalley for honest review
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956 reviews248 followers
February 10, 2016
ARC received via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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Mr. 8A must be the best looking man in the world with the way the flight attendants are chattering about him and when he arrives Beth has to stare. What she doesn't expect is for him to be staring back or for him to track her down when their flight is cancelled. Stranded due to weather, Dylan offers a proposition of dinner and sex, but only when Beth wants it. After a three year slump and overcoming her alcoholism, Beth hasn't had a man in quite a while and Dylan's offer is a hard one to refuse. One night soon becomes two and they have to ask themselves if fate has interfered.

The only thing better than cake is cake with a side of orgasms...
If that doesn't grab your attention then you're going to miss out. I was happily surprised by this book, definitely not what I expected and I think I've found a new author to add to my TBR list. Equal parts erotic and romantic, Indigo Nights tell the sexy story of baker Beth and her one night stand with wealthy Dylan. I genuinely enjoyed both characters, like all characters they had annoying tendencies, but otherwise Beth and Dylan were some of the most well rounded characters I have read in quite a while. Through dual POVs, Louise Bay builds up the character's backgrounds, their future plans, and their distinct differences. Then, with a style only romance writers have, she brings the two loveless souls together for some passionate one-night stand sex, that soon turns into nights two and three. While things moved quickly it didn't feel forced and came across very realistic. I have seen relationships form in just three days time, so the lust and emotions building between Dylan and Beth felt natural. With plenty of sex scenes, Louise Bay delivers an emotive romance story that will grab readers from the very start.

Indigo Nights is a standalone novel, however there are other couples in this novel that have their own series you can read as well. I did not read these and they did not take away from the overall story, however I will be picking them up.
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2,346 reviews216 followers
February 16, 2016
This is a standalone story that ties in with both the Lightning series and Calling Me series by this author, I wouldn’t say you have to read them to fully enjoy this story but I am glad I had. This is the story of a character you catch glimpses of throughout them both and it was lovely to catch up with the other characters too.
I love Beth she is a great character that isn’t squeaky clean and owns up to her past mistakes including her alcoholism but sometimes she can try to compensate for those errors too much. Indigo Nights sees Beth learning to let go of some of the restrictions she has put on herself and take the chance at stepping out of her cocooned life both in making a career for herself and in letting go with a one-night stand with the hot Mr 8A she meets at the airport.

Dylan is quite a character; he is formidable and turns heads so when he catches Beth enjoying an eyeful he steps in to enjoy his usual taste for hot quick unattached sex. He hadn’t banked on Beth being more than he expected, but when the hot baker disappears on him he is left wanting another slice of the cake (pun so intended). A chance encounter brings them back together but are they prepared to face up to their past lives and the mistakes that are still restricting their chance at happiness or continue to call this a one-night stand?

I really enjoyed this book, it was an easy read without too much angst or drama and great characters.
February 13, 2016
So I don't really know how to rate this book. There were couple of things that I didn't like about this book. So I'll give it 2.5 stars
1. When the H met the h he calls her baby I hate that he just met her literally 5 minutes ago it makes me think he calls his ows that too.
2. He keeps thinking about the gorgeous women he fucks even having sex with the h his thoughts are like my cock loves gorgeous women I like to fuck gorgeous women I'd fucked a lot of you guess again gorgeous women I was very irritated by all of this at this point.
3. His ex fiancé contacts him through the whole book he never put a stop to this he never answers though but she keeps going the h tells him to get closure with her but he doesn't do it so the h tells him to tell her if he sees the ex again this guy so damn stupid and the h too because if my boyfriend's ex is trying to talk to him I wouldn't tell him to get in touch with her I'm not fucking stupid. So what the fucker do goes to lunch with the ex the h sees them and runs away he follows her to London trying to explain the h is heartbroken but here I'm thinking didn't you tell him to meet with her to get closure also he never tells the h that he bought the tv company that the h is recording her tvs shows she gets upset because of that too. At this point I still got 50 pages left in this book I just didn't want to finish.

Wow this is the first time I have a lot to say about a book. Lol
This entire review has been hidden because of spoilers.
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1,290 reviews
February 14, 2016
3.5 Cake fixes stars

Beth Harrison is a baking goddess, which is a great byproduct, having taken it up to distract and keep her on the straight and narrow.

Her life is finally under control, so when she finds herself extremely attracted to Mr 8A on a Chicago to London bound flight, she contemplates whether she deserves some orgasms.

Dylan James is a wealthy man, who has no problems in finding women to spend some time with, just not very much time, and definitely no relationships. Having been burnt significantly, his work is paramount.

What starts as a mid air sizzling attraction, becomes a cake filled fascination with each other, equally shared.

I enjoyed the charm this couple had. Beth and her fractured past, and over supportive family, and watching Dylan being completely blindsided by the unique, pouting beauty.

This was a great, feel good read, with plenty of love and laughter, blended with steamy, transatlantic encounters.

ARC received from the publisher via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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299 reviews62 followers
February 18, 2016
★★★★.5 delicious stars

Louise Bay fans will not be disappointed with Mr 8A and Beth the Baker, as they come together in this sweet treat of a book.

"he's gorgeous, rich and powerful, and I think his penis might have magic powers"

This is a standalone read, but as with several of Louise's books the characters may seem familiar, our leading lady Beth 'the Baker' Harrison is Jake (What the Lightning Sees series) sister, Jake and Haven themselves feature in Indigo Nights, along with Luke and Ash (The Calling Me series)... I was just waiting for Ethan Scott to be walking through The Langham foyer and I would be in reading heaven!!!

Beth is a native Chicagoan now living in London, she has been baking for 4 years and has her own popular YouTube channel 'The Chicago Baker'. She's also an alcoholic, Beth has been sober for 4 years, 4 years in which she has poured her heart and soul into baking, and sobriety, these are the most important things in her life, along with her London based family. Beth was an easy character to warm too, she was upbeat, quirky, and best of all she ate cake, not just 1 tiny bite, but several different slices in one sitting!

Beth first meets Dylan on a flight from London to Chicago. The airline stuff were all buzzing about 'Mr 8A', she was intrigued, watching him board the plane had her body aroused in ways she hadn't felt for years. But when their flight is cancelled and Mr 8A suggests a one night stand, it leads to a whole lot more....

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Dylan James co-owns a successful investment company with his best friend Raf. He was in love once, Alicia his ex fiancée, who left him at the start of his career to marry a more wealthier older man, if only she'd have stuck around, Dylan is now one of the most wealthiest men in Chicago. Like all Louise's alpha's he's extremely hot, straight dirty talking, dominant, and is use to getting what he wants. But throughout the book you saw his sensitivity to Beth's alcoholism, compassion for her sobriety, her career and her family. It wasn't all about them having sex, even though when it was, it was very hot and involved a few sticky moments...

Another great book by Louise Bay!

*Arc received in exchange for an honest review*


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1,076 reviews127 followers
February 16, 2016
I saw this book blurb, it looked pretty steamy. I didn't know that it was another billionaire meets beautiful poor girl story. Honey, let me take you away from all this.... yeah yeah.
No, it's not that. I read on. It was a billionaire hunky guy alright. But the girl/woman was not poor.
I couldn't get how she made her money. Beth flies 1st class London to Chicago & back countless times. She's moving up from YouTube baker sensation to having her own TV cooking show. I guess this is book 3 in a sorta series. Beth's brother Jake made some bucks in the previous books that I didn't read. Yet. Maybe.
There's some (a lot of) sparks between Beth and Dyan when they first meet. Then Beth acts like she couldn't care less. But she does. She's just focused on staying sober. She had a bad relationship & break up when she was at her alcoholic- lowest. Dylan is wary too. These two beautiful people had been dumped on.
The POV is 1st person alternating Beth, then Dylan, which I really liked. I'm a reader that doesn't mind internal dialogue. It was done in small doses & really moved the story along.
I saw this book on my friend seton's shelf. She mentioned Ms Bay's heroines being major pains, or something like that. I was little frustrated with Beth. I loved how independent she was. Beth and Dylan had smokin' hot sex. She would then take off almost like she couldn't be bothered . She was aloof, but would tell Dylan (and herself) how much she wanted to be with him. She was afraid of getting hurt again. I get it.
Dylan was very sweet to Beth. The first 40% or so was each telling the other that this was just casual- but exclusive. Beth lived in London and Dylan lived in Chicago. Beth flew back & forth Chicago to London. She baked cakes. She ate cakes- every chance she got.
There was a little ow drama I really liked the way Dylan handled the ow. Beth waffled a lot re her reaction to the ow (Dylan's ex). Another h frustrating moment for me.
There was a great ("sweet") grovel from Dylan. I thought that Beth milked it a bit much. Talking to each other would have helped! Beth came around- thank the lord + she wised up in time.
The ending was short but cute. Very short epilogue.
My first book by this author. Reminds me, a little, of Raine Miller. ARC provided by NetGalley.
Profile Image for Malene.
1,227 reviews569 followers
February 11, 2016
This was my first book by this author and I have to say am really pleased with how this story turned out. I've seen some of her other work, so it was only a matter of time before I read one of her books.

Indigo Nights surprised me. In a very positive way. It wasn't until I read the authors notes at the back, that I realized that these characters was part of a series. But it didn't ruin my experience. On the contrary. It only peaked my interest for the other characters. That said, Indigo Nights can easily be read as standalone.

I really enjoyed the characters and their story development. Especially Beth. What a strong and sensible woman. With everything she's been through the past four years, she's still strong as ever and knows when to put her foot down. I loved her honesty and that she's not embarrassed or hiding her past struggles.
Dylan was equally as interesting and such a powerful character. I loved how his presence commanded attention. But behind that beautiful exterior lied a sweet and vulnerable man. I loved how he acted towards Beth. Dylan showed so many different sides. Very caring and loving but when they were intimate, it was a sexy as hell Dylan with some amazing dirty talk.

The plot wasn't anything new but the characters were so funny and amazing, that it didn't do anything to change my overall opinion. I really enjoyed how their relationship grew along with their feelings. Louise Bay knows how to write compelling characters and let's not forget the insanely hot sex scenes between Beth and Dylan. So sexy but with so many emotions. 

4 BadAssDirtyChocolateMousseStars.

Arc generously provided by the author for an honest review
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1,012 reviews67 followers
February 7, 2016
This is the first book I have read by Louise Bay and after having finished it I had to ask myself why. In addition to this being a thoroughly enjoyable read, which grabbed me right from the start, it introduced me to a new book boyfriend. It is a well written, sexy, sensual romance story that will grab the reader right from the start and keep them engaged for the entire book. Yes, there are plenty of hot steamy scenes between Beth and Dylan, but the author delivers a wide range of emotions throughout the entire book.

Both of the main characters in this book are three dimensional characters that are well developed. Beth is sassy, vulnerable, honest and scared. Dylan is controlled, powerful and yes little cocky. The author has written the characters in such a way to show their vulnerabilities so that the reader can see how they grow.

I also enjoyed the secondary characters, especially Haven and Ash who both have their own stories. This is a stand alone book, so if you are new to Louise Bay and have not read their stories don't worry, it will not interfere with your enjoyment of this story. Indigo Nights is a well written, sexy, love story with steamy scenes and great characters. I will definitely be checking out other books by this author.

I was provided an ARC by the author through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. The thoughts and opinions expressed in this review are my own.
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864 reviews126 followers
July 13, 2016
Bravo to Louise Bay for taking the initiative to pen a story where the female character is imperfect with very real issues!

Beth, an alcoholic, has struggled with her sobriety for three years. Beth is an among woman who deserves an equally amazing man! In walks Mr. 8A, Dylan James. Fabulously tall, sexy, wealthy, and of course, her soulmate!

Follow their journey of discovery, trust, and unconditional love!

Five stars because this little vanilla romance novel had me hook, line, and sinker from page one! The characters are very well developed, the plot and scenes are well developed and very realistic. Huge deal because vanilla and romance are my least fave genre! Although this story read beautifully as a standalone, it is a part of a series. It is the only story I've read.
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Author 69 books1,186 followers
March 2, 2016
I always jump at the chance to read books by Louise Bay. I love her characters and the stories she writes for them. This book is a standalone, however, it connects to two previous books (each is a novella series) and I am always happy to revisit characters I fell in love with. This novella take s an interesting twist as well because one of the main characters is a recovering alcoholic and being inside her thought process was unique.
Beth and Dylan are both complex characters, each of them shaped by a complicated past. They certainly aren’t one dimensional and watching them grow and learn throughout the story is fascinating.
Beth had me waffling sometimes, I wanted to always like her, but there were small moments when I was frustrated with her actions and the thoughts that spurred them. However, I couldn’t let it detract from my rating because I’ve never been in her shoes. I think that’s the point though, she’s not your typical heroine for a romance novel, she’s fighting to find her place in her life, a sober life, and has a hard time not judging her every thought based on what she would or has done in the past. She is so scared of where she was, so afraid to make the same mistakes, she loses sight of the fact that she can trust herself to make decisions. She forgets that those bad choices were affected by alcohol and not her own rational and sober thought processes. It makes the realization that much sweeter when she learns to trust herself.
Dylan…how could I not fall for Dylan? He has quite the history as well. It has shaped and molded him into someone who if solely focused on his work, with the exception of having some meaningless fun between the sheets. However, it doesn’t take long to see that there is so much more under the surface and as the book continues, right up to the end, we see more and more of those layers. Watching him change and fall in love is fun and full of moments that will make you swoon. He doesn’t even recognize the signs and feelings in the beginning and when he does, it’s cute how shocked he is, but how he dives right in, willing to see them through. The situation between Beth and Dylan is an interesting twist, because I think it’s the opposite of what we expect from a hero and heroine. Usually, it’s the man putting the woman on a pedestal, and while Dylan worships Beth, he sees the real woman, the human woman who isn’t perfect. However, Beth puts Dylan up in that impossible position where slipping off the pedestal is pretty much inevitable.
Like all of Louise’s books, Indigo Nights is sexy and steamy, so hot! The book moves at a great pace and despite them living on separate continents, the author didn’t spend too much time in the sections where they are not together. We get to focus on how they grow when they ae together instead of spending time watching them pine for each other…that can get really boring. This story picks right up and I had no trouble going straight through until I was at the end and wishing there were more because I didn’t want to say goodbye to Dylan and Beth yet.
I recommend any of Louise’s books and this one is definitely a winner in my book. It is definitely on my reread list!
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379 reviews67 followers
February 16, 2016
Let me tell you something Fallers. Louise Bay books are my anomaly. I shouldn't like them. If it was any other author, I'd shrug them off, with a "Meh," and go on my way. There's something indelible about her writing that keeps me coming back, though. I don't know what it is--it's addictive. And let me tell you, after a long wait, Indigo Nights was totally worth it. I'm giving it five leaves!

Beth Harrison used to be an alcoholic. She's almost four years sober, but she still works at it--sobriety isn't an end point. It's the end of the beginning of the rest of her life, complete with family, friends, and a lot of baking. She wasn't looking for Dylan James but fate, or rather, airplane seating arrangements, had other plans. The instant they lock eyes on each other, Dylan and Beth are hooked, and what starts as hot sex between strangers quickly becomes much, much more. Between their separate homes in Chicago and London, the raw intensity of a new relationship, and a pesky ex who won't stay in the past, they certainly have enough problems on their hands--but no matter what life throws at them, they're able to make it work--until work gets in the way.

I have to tell you something, Fallers. I've been reading Louise's books since I accidentally stumbled across her first novella and instantly signed myself up for her first serial blog tour. It's amazing, watching a writer grow and come into her own, and this book is absolutely the cherry on top of the cake. It's one of the best books I've read in a while. The human struggle of Beth coming to terms with her life of sobriety and how she as relationships moving forward, the guttural intensity of Dylan's feelings for her--everything is pitch-perfect. I don't know how she's going to top this one. Dylan and Beth's story is an absolute delight.

So, you know, buy it now. Read it now. Get your hands on it however you can.

A gifted copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review by Elyssa.
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324 reviews49 followers
February 19, 2016

Rating: 5/5 8A Stars!!!


Where do I even begin?? This book was amazing!! Dylan James is my definition of perfection. He's handsome, charming, witty, rich and damn he has one filthy mouth. I swear I felt like I needed to change my panties on multiple occasions. Im addicted to this sexy billionaire and have added him to the top of my book boyfriend list of 2016.

"I was part thrilled, part infuriated and entirely consumed with a desire to have her naked beneath me."

"I didn’t know where to start with her. I wanted to bite, suck, kiss, lick and fuck all of her all at once. Possession was my aim."

Beth you lucky woman!! Speaking of Beth, I loved her <3She's a strong woman who over came many obstacles in life and found her love for baking along the way. She was either baking or eating cake throughout this entire story and It rubbed off on me. I swear I gained 5 pounds in the last two days with the amount of cakes and sweets I was consuming while reading this.

Together Beth and Dylan brought out the best in each other and the chemistry between them was off the charts!

I enjoyed every single side character in this book with the exception of Dylan's ex but obviously that was the author's intention. This is a light, steamy, "Insta Love" story which I tend to not be a big fan of but with Louise's writing style I literally ate it up! It consumed me instantly and I did not want it to end. Louise has definitely become an instant one-click for me! I honestly recommend this book, I believe it is a "MUST READ" for all my lovely book sisters!
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1,880 reviews37 followers
March 13, 2016
Great freaking book! I loved it! Wow! I haven't read this author before, but I am glad I picked this one! I want to read more from her now!

Everything was good and I don't know where to start. Dylan was a charming, sexy, good looking, sweet, kind hearted sex god. He really doesn't start out that much of a jerk like most boy meets girl. I thought he was sweet and he sure wanted her to feel good. He really cared for Beth right from the start. He was upfront and honest about everything. I like his determination to stay away from his ex too. He was upfront about everything but one thing...it bites him. I loved him from the start and I liked that I didn't have to not like myself for it because he wasn't a douche at first!

Beth, what a strong woman. She has overcome a great deal and is going strong. Being a recovering alcoholic and staying sober is a very difficult thing to do. She did it and finally got comfortable in her own shoes! I like that the new Beth knew what she wants and is secure in her sexuality. I admire her in so many ways. She did have her short comings in that she didn't trust her gut feelings and wanted to abandon ship at times. I am glad she had good friends that put her right! I loved Beth!

Wonderful wonderful story! Go read it!!

Received an advanced copy from the publisher through NetGalley for a honest review
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1,074 reviews351 followers
February 21, 2016
Beware of Spoilers!

Star Ratings:
Heroine (Beth): 4/5
Hero (Dylan): 4/5
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: good grovel by H
Cheating: none
HEA: yes
Triggers: none

Average score: 3.5/5

Best Line: H to h “I have nothing that would ever stop me talking with you.”

Worst Lines: “Neither of us was perfect but we were perfect for each other.” A little too sweet for me

Personal Review:
This was a typical ‘one night stand’ to ‘sex with no strings attached’ to ‘I love you’ story. Light on romance and heavy on the smut in the beginning and then became a little too sweet towards the end (but then again the h is a baker!).

The first 60% this book was all…

Random Ramblings:
•Enjoyed the banter
•Loved how the H did not hide the OW drama from the h so that it doesn’t lead to any misunderstandings
•But the OW drama was replaced with work drama!

Overall Feeling:
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490 reviews38 followers
August 29, 2016
Louise Bay is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors.
Indigo Nights is my second book by her and I loved.

Sexy business man, Dylan James, was pretty much the perfect man. And when I say perfect I mean
P E R F E C T . He was strong and dominating, gets what he wants kind of guy. But what I loved most about his character, was that he was sweet and gentle at all the right moments. Dylan could admit his wrongs and there was nothing he wouldn't do for the love of his life.

Beth Harrison! Louise Bay couldn't have written a better heroine. I absolutely loved Beth.
She was seductive and charismatic, but mostly I admired her strength. She was incredibly brave in her quest to overcome her addiction. And when it came to Dylan, no matter how much she'd fallen for him, she knew her worth. Gosh, I loved her.

These two together were perfection. Cant wait to read more from this author.

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February 8, 2016
5 Chocolate Mousse Stars.

This book first grabbed my attention by the cover. This book is more then what is in the description, more then just a one night stand becoming your forever. Both Dylan and Beth have demons from their past they have to battle. The situation with Beth (don't want to put as it may be a spoiler) I have never read in a romance novel before, but I'm glad because it's something people struggle with everyday in real life and felt the author handled it well. The connection and Chemistry between them was hottttttt. I have never read this author before but I will now go back and read about the previous couples that were secondary characters in this book.

ARC kindly provided Via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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