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Promised Nights

(Nights #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  1,166 ratings  ·  175 reviews
I’ve been in love with Luke Daniels since, well, forever. As his sister's best friend, I’ve spent over a decade living in the friend zone, watching from the sidelines hoping he would notice me, pick me, love me.

I want the fairy tale and Luke is my Prince Charming. He’s tall, with shoulders so broad he blocks out the sun. He's kind with a smile so dazzling he makes me forge
Kindle Edition, 389 pages
Published May 11th 2016
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It's not you, it's me., really, do not get discouraged my opinion. I think that this book is well written and certainly it has something, most ratings end up being favorable. It's just not for me. But I feel that I should write why, so I will.

I usually like reading books where there is some angst and anxiety in which direction it all goes, and cause in me a lot of emotion. But here it frustrated me to the point that I could not catch contact with any of the characters, and finished properl
Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
I loved The Empire State Trilogy by Louise Bay and I liked the start of this series but then Ashleigh LITERALLY DID NOTHING BUT WHINE LIKE A LITTLE BITCH!! and do you know what, it was all her bloody fault!

I just wanted to reach into the book and slap her round the face with a wet kipper!


I loved Luke, Haven and Jake. The banter between them all was good and the first part (Calling Me) was a 5 star for me. Then I just kept wanting to do this


It may just have been my hormones .... no actually it wa
Nov 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Calling Me Series is a sweet, sexy and sensual ride through a beautifully brilliant friends to lovers adventure.
Louise Bay is a brand new author for me but thoroughly grabbed my attention and heart with this story. As a whole, the series flows impeccably and was very hard to put down.
The series follows Luke & Ashleigh, their intense love for one another and making a relationship for lovers after being friends for so long.
I instantly fell in love with Luke, he was perfect in every way. So s
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
(Complete review to follow.)
Carlene Inspired
Ashleigh Franklin wants the forever type of romance, complete with marriage and kids. She's been in love with her best friend's brother since she was a child, but she knows she can't have him and she's looking for the next best thing.
Luke is single after a 3 year relationship, he doesn't want to be married or have kids, he sees his sister and her best friend in his future, nothing else. When he realizes that those feelings are kicking in, for his sister's best friend, Ashleigh, does he have wha
Jessica Alcazar
What I loved most about this friends to lovers story is that it was slow and steady. The progression from friends to lovers happened in layered realizations. In other words, it was more of an ah ha moment than anything else for both Luke and Ashleigh. Luke because he'd never looked at Ashleigh in that way their whole lives .... until he did :) And Ashleigh because she had looked at Luke like that their whole lives until she stopped ... but then she did :)

This was truly an fantastic story from be
Lady Heather
"A copy of this book has been provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review"
Best Friend's Brother.
Sister's Best Friend.

However you look at it, Ashley and Luke are absolutely perfect for each other. And as soon as they both realize it, the real fun begins.

I don't know how familiar you are with Shane East, but holy moly this book is dirty and hearing his amazing voice whispering such naughty words in my ear...well, this book is a #onehandedread (if I were holding a physical book) if I've ever read/heard one.

Super hot, fun, flirty, and one of those reads you just can't put
Laura McMillin
Nov 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Calling me back!
I absolutely loved this friends-to-lovers, best friend's brother story!
Ashleigh, who has been in love with Luke for 15 years, is trying her best to move on and get past her unreciprocated feelings. Distancing herself from him, dating a good man, and skipping Sunday family dinners. Ashleigh's boyfriend, Richard is a good man - doctor, good looking, adores her, and treats her well. However, there is no spark and the sex is mediocre. She keeps hoping it will become more but when Luk
Romance Readers Retreat
I really enjoyed this boxset of the Calling Me series, a set of three books that delivers a lovely story of lifelong friends moving on to a relationship together. I’m so glad I waited for the complete series before reading as I’m sure the cliffhangers between each book would have been torturous.

Calling Me Back
We meet Luke and quickly learn that he has issues with making the big commitment of marriage but is that just because he hasn’t met the right person yet…..or has he? Luke and Ash are lifelo
Oct 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Amazing, Thrilling, Terrific Series!
I absolutely love this series, from the moment that I began book 1, and throughout the series, I was totally hooked. I have just been so captivated by everything, the plot, the characters, the love and laughs. Before I began reading book 1 Calling Me Back I had not had the opportunity to read this author, so I wasn't sure what to expect, I am so glad I was presented the opportunity to read and review this series. I have to say that I totally love the author
Lisa :)
May 22, 2019 rated it liked it
I really liked the first half until the heroine turned into whiny little thing who couldn‘t make up her mind. Kinda ruined my enjoyment of the whole thing.

Promised nights is well written story telling wise but I almost DNF‘ed because Ashleigh aggravated me so much.

3 stars because I really liked the book until Ashleigh had the most stupid idea for them to break up and was really hard headed about getting back together.
louise lee
Oct 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Three books in the space of 32hours. The story of Luke and Ashleigh is like a real life fairytail that will leave you hanging for more. Fantastic read strongly recommend
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars

I had this book on my reader for a long time but it never was the right moment to get to it, in the meantime I’ve read and appreciated all Louise Bay’s works, but yesterday it seemed it called me so I turned the first page and finished it in a few hours.

Louise Bay words gave me all the comfort and the joy I did need and while I was reading I felt like I was reunites with some old lost friends.

I've really enjoyed to follow Ashleigh and Luke’s journey from friends to lovers, it was’t easy for the

Ariadna Basulto
Apr 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
You Can never go wrong with a Louise Bay novel and Promised Nights was all that plus Shane East. Yum. I love Louise Bay stories because they always center around a fab female lead and a swoony af hero. This time the heroine wasn’t my favorite, but by god our hero, Luke, is all the things! The romance and amazing writing was still there so I enjoyed it.

Shane East and Clare Corbett narrate and do a wonderful job. I mean, you cannot go wrong with Shane East and Clare was a great as well. My first
Elle Christensen
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
Calling Me Back- 5 Stars

I always love Louise Bay’s novella series, and this one lives up to the rest. I was so excited to get Luke and Ashleigh’s story! I loved them as secondary characters in Jake & Haven’s books.

I was surprised that Calling Me Back actually started with Luke and Emma still together. Luke really is oblivious to the world around him. Having his world rocked by the loss of his parents so young, has made him wary of change. He wants things to simply stay as they are.
He’s com
Ashley S.
Oct 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc, favorites
4.5 swoon worthy stars for this ultra romantic series! Ms. Bay certainly knows her audience and, once again, gave us the ability to fall in love with yet another amazing H. I knew that I was going to check the yes box as soon as I read the first page. I love book boyfriends with hang-ups and relationship phobias!

Calling Me Back:

Yep, it’s official. I am obsessed with yet another one of Louise Bay’s Heroes! Wow, was Luke the hot sexy alpha male that I love in this genre. He started off with one wo
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is all three books in one! I loved it since I got to read all the stories back to back with no cliffhanger!

CALLING ME BACK starts with Luke and Emma who have been living together for 3 years and Emma is ready to move on with a wedding and kids. This is a kick in the gut to Luke who is content with their separate lives where there is no pressure. Ashleigh is totally in love with Luke, but knows he sees her as a sister so she is trying to settle for the perfect Doctor, Richard, but there is j
Jan 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a digital ARC copy via Netgalley for the purposes of providing an unbiased review.

Ashleigh and Luke have been friends for a long time - he's her best friend's brother. For much of that time, Ash has been in love with Luke, while Luke has never shown more than friendly interest in Ashleigh. From her perspective, he's a lost cause, and she's made an effort to date other men, even feeling like anyone else will be settling for second best.

Then Luke's longtime live-in girlfriend starts tal
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this, but I went down a rating because the whole 2nd book was so annoying! Luckily these books are fairly short because I was getting tired of the events in the 2nd book. I just found Ashleigh's choices to be ridiculous, and because of her choices I felt things went too far off the path of Ashleigh and Luke connecting. So I was just frustrated with her, and also with a choice she made towards the end of the third book. I loved the chemistry between Ash and Luke; there are some rea ...more
Megan Fields
Oct 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Calling Me Back

Well it's no secret that I LOVE Louise Bay!! I'm an official stalker and she knows it!

I loved What the Lightning Sees and knew as soon as I read about Luke and Ash and the relationship that the 3 of them have that I wanted to read more.

Calling Me is the series I've been anticipating and the first book does not disappoint.

You will love the dynamic between Luke and Ash, Ash and Haven, Haven and Luke... Plus the other characters that make an appearance. It's a well thought out sto
Katie Battaglia
Oct 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review!

The Calling Me series follows the story of Ashleigh and Luke. Ashleigh has been in love with Luke forever, but Luke never saw her as more than a best friend or like a sister. Ashleigh grew up being best friends with Luke's sister Haven. The three of them were always like a close knit family. When Luke breaks up with his long term girlfriend however, he begins to see Ashleigh as the beautiful grown woman that she i
Keep Calm Novel On
NetGalley provided a copy of the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Louise Bay’s novella trilogy Calling Me is a contemporary romance full of sizzle and sparks galore.

Ashleigh has been in love with her best friend’s brother Luke for forever. When Luke’s long-term relationship dissolves he really notices Ashleigh and is drawn to her. She is reluctant and worries that their friendship will be jeopardized if they become involved. They really should be a forever couple. Luke is certain of his futu
Caroline F
I thoroughly enjoyed this friends-to-lovers romance.

Ashleigh has been in love with Luke pretty much all her life. Luke has been in a relationship with Emma for three years, but when she gives him an ultimatum about marriage and family, he realises that it’s not what he wants. Luke is really close to Ashleigh. He, Ash, and his sister, Haven, have been a family unit since they were kids. However, he’s never seen Ashleigh as more until….the blinkers suddenly fall off and he can’t stop looking at he
Jamie  Leigh
Oct 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
a great read.well written. loved the characters
Mariel Hoss
Jan 26, 2018 rated it liked it
*ARC through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

A friend to lovers story with a slightly different twist. The 3-parter showcased the evolving relationship between Ashleigh and Jake with friends and family as a backdrop. I like the complicated route that they took but it did get a little bit exasperating and annoying at junctions when Ashleigh's doubts became a little too front and center...and when Jake became too "Mr. Relationship" after being the total opposite in his previous relation
Raquell Barton
Dec 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pretty good

It took me a little longer to get through this one. The heroines inability to believe the hero loved her just as much as she loved him was a bit tedious but overall a good story. The other two books in this series were better.
Falling In Fall Book Blog

As anyone who's read Louise Bay reviews on this blog knows, I love Louise Bay. As a rule, I am firmly grounded in reality, hate drama, and am generally one of those picky stick-in-the muds that get caught up in the reality of a situation. It's because I'm not a romantic. I mean, part of me must be, because I read romance novels and review them for a blog.... but for the most part I'm not. But Louise Bay books always make me forget that. They're dramatic, romantic, and I adore them to pieces.

Jun 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Title:Promised Nights
Author: Louise Bay
Series: Nights (book 2)
Publisher:Louise Bay 2 edition Oct 17,2015
Release Date:
Genre(s):Contemporary Romance
Page Count:391
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5stars out of 5Blurb:

I’ve been in love with Luke Daniels since, well, forever. As his sister's best friend, I’ve spent over a decade living in the friend zone, watching from the sidelines hoping he would notice me, pick me, love me.
I want the fairy tale and Luke is my Prince Charming. H
Claudia Alfaro
Oct 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 stars
What I love the most about this author is her ability to give us amazing love stories and lovely guys. Each time Louise release a new book is a must read to me. She always give me my romance dose with her captivating storyline and beautiful characters.
Until now there is no male characters that I haven't fell in love with. Since she introduced us to Joel from Hopeful, all the guys that came after were amazing, handsomes, sexys and great lovers. Well they are British #nuffsaid

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Ruined by bonk-busters and sexy mini-series of the eighties Louise loves all things sexy and romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

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