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There's Something About Vegas

(Las Vegas Nights #1)

4.62  ·  Rating details ·  50 ratings  ·  39 reviews

Five years ago, I did something impulsive. I turned myself into a cliché when I decided to be spontaneous and hopped in my car and took off to Vegas. I had no idea that decision would come back to haunt me. Now, I am a super star, engaged to a rock star, and have everything I could ever want. Until my world implodes around me and I find myself running back to where it
Kindle Edition, 220 pages
Published August 31st 2017
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☆Dani☆ ☆Touch My Spine Book Reviews☆
This novel was fun, sexy, filled with laughs and made my day! I really loved this book, the characters were fun and it was just the read I was looking for! Highly recommend!😁
Mindy Lou's Book Review
I've never read this author before and the blurb just kind of grabbed my attention. I think I secretly, or not so secretly get a kick out of surprise elopements in Vegas stories. I always find it interesting what would make someone marry a total stranger.

In this case, Rissa had gotten so drunk she doesn't even remember the night before. She doesn't even realize she is married until after she snuck out of the hotel room and is heading home. Five years later, Rissa is ready to get married again a
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
True Rating 4.5 stars!

There’s Something about Vegas is a story that took a different direction than what I have come to expect from Author Ember-Raine Winters. I thoroughly enjoy her other work and this story was no exception. The story starts with Rissa waking up in Vegas with regrets and leaving like a thief in the night. All she remembers from that night is waking up with an arm draped around her. Fast forward five years and this girl is killing it with her acting career. She has become quite
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sometimes what happens in Vegas does not stay in Vegas no matter how much we would like it to. Rissa never thought that her one endless night would still come back and hunt her five years later. Cole never thought the love that left him five years ago would come back to him. This is a great story that will take you on a rollercoaster ride with these two that will leave you hanging on the edge of your seat. This is a great story that I feel into rather quickly. This is my first story
Cat Imb || The Reading Cat ||
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ember-Raine Winters!

What an entertaining story! I was completely captivated from start to finish. Rissa/Honey's love story is unconventional, to say the least, but it is that unconventionality that makes it so enthralling.

Yes, the book follows the "formula" I often talk about, but I was surprised by plot twists, which made the smaller things unpredictable - which made me a very happy person.

One surprise t
Jan 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
ARC for an honest review
This book was fabulous. Made me laugh out loud many times, usually with best friend Cassie scenes!

Rissa/Honey- I think I’ve done something really bad!
Cassie- Do I need to bring a shovel to your apartment?

Everyone needs a friend like that 😂!

Cole was a yummy character. My kinda dream man.

The only thing that really bugged me was this. If Rissa/Honey was famous and Cole was in Vegas (entertainment capitol of the world), how did he not realise before 5yrs?
Did make me wonder.
Cecily Wolfe
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
From page one this was an attention-grabber, with a conversational tone that takes you on this crazy, life-changing trip with characters who are believable and have great romantic/physical chemistry. Whatever you expect to happen in Vegas does, but the author takes a stereotypical situation and makes it fresh, fun, and fulfilling. I can't wait for book two!
Alecia ~☆~The Staircase Reader~☆~
I received a copy of There's Something About Vegase by Ember-Raine Winters in one of my romance reveal book boxes! Thank you, yet again, to this subscription book box for sending me another new to me author. If it weren't for this box I would have seriously missed out on this epic *what happens in vegas, doesn't always stay in vegas* tale.

I've read so many vegas type novels and they all had one thing in common, a one night stand marriage! This is my absolute favorite thing about these books. But
Brandy Roberts
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed There's something about Vegas it would be my first read by Ember -Raine Winters and it wont be my last I hope to see more for the secondary characters and the mane couple mentioned . Rissa / Honey is a good heroine she has been through so much heartache and when she goes to veges with her bestfriend to escape the drama that is unfolding at home and there she meets someone from her past she is know as the good girl but for this one trip she wants to be bad . Cole has been looking f ...more
Samantha Rae
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love Ember.. haven't read a book of hers I didn't fall in love with.. this book is no exception. Absolutely loved the characters and the new adventure of what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...
Paula Genereau
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my. I love Rissa. She's one tough lady. Leaving everything behind she heads to Vegas. She has got everything she's ever wanted but one day she finds herself heading back to where she came from.

Amazing book
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is the first book I have read from this author. I will definitely be reading more of this author's work.

OMG could you imagine waking up married in Vegas. You hear about all the stories but you are able to experience it in this book. I loved the chemistry between Rissa and Cole, you can tell they have this strong pull with each other. I felt like when Rissa was upset or she swore it was just so out of character for her, I will admit I w
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
There's Something About Vegas is a sweet and sexy second chance romance. 5 years ago, Rissa was cheated on and she ended up in Vegas to get her mind off things. When she woke up the next morning next to a warm body and only a sexy forearm visible, she fled. Now, she's on the verge of superstardom, she's changed her name, and she's just gotten engaged. But, when her brand new fiancé cheats on her, her best friend takes her to Vegas to get her mind off things, AGAIN.

Cole has spent the last 5 years
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs, best-of-2017
Loved it!!
What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas with this one, but it does for five years in this twist of events that lead two people who were spontaneous one night.
Rissa wakes up from a night she can't remember next to a man she doesn't remember either, panic leads to leaving and then almost home she sees a sparkling on her left hand. Rissa is married to the stranger in bed that she has no information on what so ever. Cole wakes up to an empty bed and the memories of last night
Chanda Norman
This is a sexy well written rom-com that was a delightful reading experience for me. Honey, a famous actress is engaged to Jake a rock star, but there is a problem she is already kind of married. It happened 5 years ago during a drunken trip to Vegas. She is a good girl so when she wake up in bed with a stranger she was so freaked out she left without even looking at his sleeping face. Later she discover the wedding ring, but had no way to find him for a quickie divorce.

Cole a billionaire Vegas
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First I would like to thank Ember for the arc in exchange for my honest opinion.
Cole and Rissa are so adorable. When these two are together it's like they are children. All fun and games until reality crashes in. Apart they are utterly useless. Messes of epic proportions. I loved their relationship. Also I don't know what Rissa was thinking, if I woke up to the forearm I'd totally stay in bed!! And the bubble bath incident, omg I was thinking to myself Cole what are you doing? Then I thought tha
Joy Westerfield
Oct 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow! What a fantastic read this book is! This was my first story by this author and I loved every minute of it! The story of Rissa and Cole pulls at all your heartstrings. Five years ago, Rissa went to Vegas to clear her head and ended up meeting someone and doing something kind of stupid, and she fled town so no one would find out. Time goes by and she can’t forget that one night. Eventually she goes back to Vegas with her best friend to get away from it all, and she meets Cole. Needless to say ...more
Jillian Kerr
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Theres Something About Vegas is a fun read with lots of laughs, hot steamy scenes and one big secret!! Cole and Rissa had one wild and crazy night in Vegas long before Rissa made it big in Hollywood. Five years later both their lives had changed but neither forgot the other. When heartache found its way to Rissa's doorstep she found herself back in Vegas to escape. Fate brought the two back into each other's lives but secrets and lies threatened their reunion. I instantly feel in love with Cole ...more
Jennifer Richey
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What happens in vegas is supposed to stay in vegas right actually wrong! Poor Rissa wakes up and realizes she got too drunk and don't remember anything, 5 years forward her fiancée cheats on her and in all the crazyness she finds out a huge secret so her and her bestie go to vegas to figure out where her mysterious husband is? Wow did this author write a jaw dropping story I loved all the twists and turns!!! Once I started on this book I didn't want to put it down! Cole and rissa chemistry was h ...more
H.B. Jasick
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hotness, Batman! This book was super fast paced and characters were constantly slapped in the face with something stressful! But I loved. EVERY MINUTE! Rissa and Cole were fantastic, in fact, all the characters were amazing. I highly recommend this story to everyone. ...over the age of eighteen. Buy this book! It's fun, and quirky. The men are hot, and the women are snarky, just the way I like it!

Reviewed by #TheUnratedBookshelf & Sweet Spot Sisterhood
Amanda Lee
Aug 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book so much. Imagine waking up in Vegas and sneaking out of a hot guys place only to realize you got married and don't even know his name. Rissa and Cole are absolutely perfect; she's sweet and innocent and he's sweet and caring yet commanding. All the characters were well written and had. Ice development, is like to see more of Jake. I absolutely love Cassie and am dying to read more about her and Eric.
It was laugh out loud funny in parts and nerve wrackingly tense in others and
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I haven't read anything by Ember-Raine Winters before so I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much I loved this book. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but they don't go away. Rissa and Cole are great characters. He is heir to a hotel chain and she is an actress known as the good girl. Five years before she woke up in Vegas and as the song says "she didn't even know her last name". This is a great story and I loved that it gave me the feels. It went through all the emotions. I could ...more
Dec 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rissa seems to just pick guys who cheat. One of those leads to her getting married in Vegas with no memory of any of it except “The Forearm”. I enjoyed her reactions to everything in her life, to the burning. She has a couple of amazing friends who are really there for her. Her search for her husband leads her to someone she never expected and also to a most unlikely friendship by the end. The story covers the span of several years and is from both Rissa and Cole’s viewpoints, which I really lik ...more
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
One night can make or break you as is the case for Rissa she spends one night in Vegas and went buck wild unfortunately, she did not remember a thing. For Cole on the other hand remembers it just like it was yesterday. He is obsessed with finding the young woman who captured his heart in one amazing night. They find each other again only this time it is centered around utter chaos. There is so much drama that is going on that you have to read this all the way through nonstop! I received a free c ...more
Katy Birch
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rissa and Cole. *Inserts big sigh*. This book had me from the beginning. Rissa was the sort of character you want to mother and protect. She wraps herself around your heart and you cannot help but love her. and Cole, well he is the sort of character you want for yourself. Protective, hot and loyal.

This book was a great read and i loved everything about it, especially the bar stool scene. I definately recommend this.
Jackie Ashmead
Feb 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I literally couldn't put this book down once I started! I loved the chemistry between Rissa and Cole! You could just tell from the beginning that they were drawn to each other and meant to be! I loved all the surprises that happened, it keep me on the edge of my seat and I literally couldn't put the book down till I found out what happened next. I definitely am going to be buying book two so I can find out what happens next for her best friend Cassie!
Andrea Davidson
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There's Something About Vegas by Author Ember-Raine Winters was a delightful read. The characters and story line are refreshing and unique. Rissa awakes to find herself married, but escapes before she finds out who she is married to. Cole has spent 5 years looking for the one woman who could ever hold his heart. Throw in a crazy best friend, an ex-fiancee with a crazy ex of his own, and you have yourself a time to remember!
Mar 26, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rissa or Honey, has made quite a mess with her trip to Vegas.
Cole is hooked and constantly searching.
This is a tangled mess of a story. That is not a bad thing. These two have their own separate issues that keep from each other. Throw in a couple of besties and a playboy brother....that makes to be an interesting mess that turns out to be comical as it gets sorted. Ms. Winters does a great job with this rom com romance.
Claire M
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rissa/honey and Coles story starts off more than a little rocky!
Honey/Rissa a Hollywood star is newly engaged to a rock star.
Cole is a former marine now in charge of the Vegas Hotel his father owns.
Rissa's best friend Cassie is a great character( can't wait to read her book)

I love the characters it is very easy to read their story and fall in love with them. You will laugh, smile and definitely swoon while reading this book.
Jun 08, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgally, 2018-reads
I liked the concept, but the execution was terrible.

The characters lacked background motivation and emotionally ping-ponged all over the place.

I never felt that the characters had emotional depths and didn't really see why half off them were friend. I found many of the actions really over the top and unbelievable and pointless to the overall story.

I would NOT recommend.

I received a copy of this book for free from Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
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Ember Raine Winters is a new author who just self published her first book. She went to community college to study political science and philosophy. She is currently taking classes to get her BS in business majoring in Sports management. She is an avid reader mostly fantasy and science fiction with a little romance thrown in as well. She loves writing Science Fiction mainly dystopian but is trying ...more

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