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Once Should Be Enough

(Once Should Be Enough #1)

3.74  ·  Rating details ·  314 ratings  ·  118 reviews
Are friends with benefits worth the cost?

My cocky friend Will doesn't believe that I'm frigid, but what does he know? His promises might make me shiver but it doesn't mean he can give me a happy. He's so confident he's betting me money on it, and a thousand bucks is a lot of money to a poor college student.

Once should be enough to taunt him with "I told you so," right?

Kindle Edition, 92 pages
Published August 17th 2016
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Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017

Title: Once Should Be Enough
Series: (Standalone)
Author: Nikky Kaye
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance
Rating: 4-Stars
Cliffhanger: (view spoiler)
HEA: (view spoiler)
Blog: HERE

Once Should Be Enough by Nikky Kaye


The first day Will met Cassie, as college lab partners, he accidentally friend-zoned himself. While he regrets that he can't fuck his totally sexy, definitely fuckable BFF, what he doesn't regret the deep friendship he and Cassie have formed over lab assignments, homework, a
Steffi De Ceuster  ♥
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are seeking for a short, funny and steamy book this is the one for you!
Cass think's she is frigid and hates sex but her best friend Will doesn't think that's the case.
So he is trying to make her see it by bringing in a challenge.

What bothered me a little was that Cass was a runner ( from "problems" )
She also had some pretty weird thoughts, but I guess everyone has some of these questions
once in a while.
Will was a bit of an alpha what I really like to read about.
You didn't get the chance t
Wow, who would believe what three muttered words between freinds would lead to, "I Hate Sex!"
Certainly not Cass, she never expected her freind Will to take it as a personal challenge to prove her wrong, going so far as to bet her that she does like sex and is not frigid.
Will is floored at first by her statement , then angry at her exboyfreind, then angry at himself for having allowed himself to be friend zoned ;but not even thinking he throws out the bet , the he will prove that she is not frigi
Debbie Hanson
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: author-review
Once Should Be Enough
Nikky Kaye

Arc received in exchange for an honest review.

4 I’m not easy... in anyway stars.

This was an absolute pleasant surprise, Offered through Goodreads by Nikki to read and review, I was quietly sceptical about the storyline, but never fear I really enjoyed it. It wasn’t a case of crazy college students running around having sex, but a story of young woman struggling with her feelings towards sex, and let me tell you when a story starts with “ I think I hate sex” it w
book bruin
Feb 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once Should Be Enough is a short and sexy friends to lovers novella. It follows Will and Cassie as they navigate the murky and tricky waters of friends with benefits and perhaps more. It is hilariously told from both Will and Cassie's points of views and this definitely helped to understand the different emotions the two were feeling.

Will was assertive and gentle at the same time. I definitely enjoyed his chapters and inner monologue the most. It was a little hard to believe though that a 21 ye
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 fun, dirty and scorching-hot stars

Short, funny and super-sexy, this friends-to-lovers novella made me laugh out loud and fan myself at all of the hotness before leaving me with a big smile on my face. It’s lots of fun and seriously dirty, and I loved it!

“I think I hate sex.”

Will and Cassie are College lab partners and have been friends for about year when she drops that ^^ bomb on him. Their relationship has always been strictly platonic, but with those five words, everything is about to c
Aug 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was a fun and spicy quick read, I wish it were longer. I loved the banter between Will and Cassie. I did fee there could have been more in the story like both their backgrounds and what was Cass actually studying? Nevertheless I will defiantly read more by Nikky.
Sep 11, 2016 rated it liked it
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

A quick sexy read! Friends with benefits to prove a point. Will once be enough for their experiment? I just wish the story was a bit longer.

(Nat) Reading Romances
Nov 15, 2016 rated it really liked it


Once Should Be Enough is an erotic novella and the first book I read by Nikky Kaye. Friends with benefits is one of my favorite themes, so of course I had to jump right in.

I was hooked from the first page, mainly because of the great dialogue. I thought the sex scenes were hot and diversified. However, it was somewhat predictable and there wasn't much about the main characters to feel somewhat invested or fall in love with them.

The pacing and the dialogue made this story great. I wond
Nov 14, 2016 rated it it was ok
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review. Since this little novella was so short, I don't have as much to say as I would about a novel. I will say that the smut in this book was very descriptive, but not too descriptive to where it was too much. It was just the right amount of smut. I will say that the characterization was off for me. This novella was about Cassie exploring her sexuality, but I didn't like how I felt like Will was pushing her into it. Will is a guy I hope most guys ar ...more
Molly Lolly
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Original review on Molly Lolly
Four stars!
I found the premise for this erotica story fascinating. Making it a bit of a challenge for these two to see who is right. I feel bad for Cassie and how her wants weren’t taken into account in the past, plus how she was scared of her own desires. Will was a little overbearing at the beginning. However when he realized Cassie was scared he mellowed out and paid more attention to what she was saying and what she wanted. The sex between these two is so steamy
Aug 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Short, sexy and packed full of fun.

Although short, which let's face it at times is just what we need, this book lacked nothing.
Cassie and Will are friends who met in a college class. While hanging out over a meal, Cassie blurts out "I think I hate sex". I laughed so hared considering what Will's expression would look like.
Now put into play the thoughts that have been playing through Will's head anyway and this is the perfect opportunity to makes his play. Not only that he is out to prove to Cas
Caroline F
Oct 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a hot little soupçon of a story!

“He didn’t just drag a response out of me – he ripped it out until all my edges were jagged.”

Cassie and Will are really good friends at college. Even though Will has always thought that Cassie was hot, he friend-zoned himself from day one – not sure why, though.

When Cassie admits that she’s hates sex and thinks she’s frigid, Will makes a bet that he could disprove all her thoughts about sex and herself.

This was a great, quite electrifying, little read –
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
I'd say more like 3.5 but they don't give that option.

I received an exclusive arc in exchange for an honest review.

This short book is a great balance of funny and sexy! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great writing. It was shorter than I expected though. Feels like it was just getting started.
Lisa Jolly
Aug 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book free as an Exclusive ARC for my honest review.

Will and Cassie are friends and lab partners. Cassie and Will are talking one day and Cassie blurts out that she is frigid, Will does not believe her. Will is on a mission to show her she is not. After a few false starts they cross over the friendship line. This was a good short story.
Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: freebies
I downloaded Once Should be Enough as a free book from Amazon. Pure erotica, and very well done. The sex is scorching and imaginative, and the characters are engaging. I thoroughly enjoyed this short read-- we should all be so lucky to find ourselves a Will to feed a few fantasies.
octavia cooper
Dec 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
A Wonderful Surprise!

I need more. Once wasn't enough! What happens with Will and Cassie? Is there more to their HEA? What about after med school? Please tell me there will be another story for them.
Nikky Kaye
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-books
Oh, come on! I can't review my own book! Okay, fine. I like it. I blushed writing it. I giggled occasionally. I hope you do too. ...more
Aug 18, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: reads-2016
Complimentary copy provided by author for an honest review.
Short funny story about a girl who thinks is frigid and her cocky friend who is challenged to prove her wrong. But will once be enough?
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was a good read! I loved the characters and the story! Amazing only complaint was that it ended before I was ready!
Dec 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved this story of a girl coming into her sexuality. If only we all had a Will to usher us along that rocky path.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
3.5 Stars!

Nikky Kaye is a brand new author for me and one that is blowing in on the quick, dirty, and smutty scene. Once Should Be Enough was a sexy, sweet, and fun, friends-to-lovers romance that gives readers a happy for now ending.. with more to come in the near future.

This book was good... fast, sweet, over-the-top in every way, and definitely super steamy with loads of sexual tension. While I had trouble connection with our characters at times, the flirting and chemistry in this book defin
Nope - this was essentially a long sex scene (ok, many, many sex scenes) with no character development at all. I didn’t like either character and thought there were plot holes all over the place (ex she tells Will about not climaxing and its made into a big deal because she is only comfortable to tell him and no one else...but when he meets her friends toward the end, they all make jokes and know all the intimate details of their sex life).

Unnecessary, childish drama just made this really hard t
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2016, arc, ebook, erotica
Just when it gets really good - it ends. Where did the rest of the story go?? I need more!

I enjoyed this short story a lot but it sadly ended too soon. I really would love to read more about those characters.

The Story:
Will and Cassie are Lab partners and talked about this and that but never anything too personal. When Cassie tells Will embarrassingly that she believes to be frigid he just can't believe her and promises to make her scream. Even though Will always saw Cassie just as a friend and
Aug 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fun and steamy novellas are my guilty pleasure. This one has brought more than a few smiles to my face and a lot of pleasure.

It's very well written, has a quirky premise, the characters are lively and their dialogues are so much fun. I laughed out loud and shook my head at times. Maybe the girl is too confused and acts like a teenager, but some people have their principles a bit twisted and that translates into awkward decisions. And maybe he is too knowledgeable on bed matters for a college stu
Sep 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
I knew once I read the first sentence in this book it was going to be a I can't put it down until I'm finished kinda book, and thank goodness it's a short one so I was able to read it in one sitting. The first sentence is "I think I hate sex." It's not the line itself; it's who Cassie said it to. Her good friend, Will. Of course as she made this confession while he was drinking a chocolate shake! There was a good amount of humor in this book and it was what made this book so charming/sexy!

Of cou
Jessy D
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow! This was an awesome short story, Once Should Be Enough by Nikky Kaye. We have Cassie, a 21 yr old College student who isn't interested in the cliche sex scene the experience has to offer and Will, a good friend who wants to be way, way more. Cassie has not had the best experience in the bedroom, and it quite frankly doesn't interest her. She is seriously thinking that sex isn't for her. Will on the other wants to change her mind. He seems to take this on as the ultimate challenge and gives ...more
Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
4 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession!

I was provided with an ARC/review copy.
This was my first time reading anything by author Nikky Kaye. I liked her writing style. While Once Should Be Enough is a short, quick read, it was nicely written. The dialogue between the characters was natural and fitting to the situations. The story flowed well, if not a little quicker than really necessary.
All in all it was a light, quick read. It wasn't my favorite and I didn't fall in love with it, but it was a
Aug 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Now you know when someone say once will be enough you know I your heart that won't be true ! Sure enough when Will propositioned Cassie that once will be enough she said ..Ok..but we all know how this will turn out BUT.....

What you don't know is if it will ruin a friendship that meant the world to both of them !! Are they willing to risk there friendship to give it all up for the ONCE or will they decide there friendship is worth more than that ?

This was a short but catchy story that had you gue
Linda Barrett
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a sexy,fun and addictive quick read.
Will and Cassie definitely keep you on your toes with this fun friends to lovers novella.
Who knew by Cassie saying she didn't like sex and had never orgasmed would lead to this.
This book had friendship and fireworks and lots of do overs.
Once wasn't enough for Will and Cassie and I've got a feeling it will never be enough with these two lovers.
Will helped Cassie liberate her needs in this explosive novella and he's just what the doctor ordered for her.
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