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Sweet Sinful Nights

(Sinful Nights #1)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  5,894 ratings  ·  569 reviews
She was the one who got away…

Ten years ago, Brent Nichols let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It’s his greatest regret, especially since she’s all but disappeared. But when the gorgeous and captivating woman walks into his life unexpectedly, he’s determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he won’t make the same mistake twice.

Easier said than done…

Published June 30th 2015
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Karen Mc
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
You can't help but fall in love with Lauren Blakely's latest must-read masterpiece, Sweet Sinful Nights, a smoldering, suspenseful, sweet, and oh-so-sinfully sexy second-chance romance that swallows your heart and soul. A spin-off of the oh-so-seductive Seductive Nights series, Sweet Sinful Nights is a story about hope, love, happiness, and that much-coveted happily ever after for two former lovers who drifted apart though they have still held on to each other's hearts. You'll want to devour the ...more
Candi~Dirty Laundry Review
Sweet Sinful Nights by Lauren Blakely

I'd like to first apologize to Jen McCoy for living under a rock. For the last year she has raved about Lauren Blakely and her hot dirty talking men. Why it took me this long to read one of her books, I have no answer. BUT!! I will say this!! I am going to read all her things!!!! And don't be jealous cause I get to read all these books for the first time. Yes. I understand that feeling!
So without having any backstories for the previous characters, I was a li
J. McCoy
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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There’s a reason that Lauren Blakely is one of my favorite authors – she’s freaking amazing! Every book she writes is full of passion and emotion – and usually a dirty man! Brent Nichols does not disappoint in this arena! I loved that he was so freaking passionate about everything he does, and especially about Shannon… the one that got away. Ten years ago he totally screwed up and now he’s determined to make it right!

I can’t imagine what pining for someone for 10 years feel like – but both Brent
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Stand-alone book 1.

She was the one who got away…

Ten years ago, Brent Nichols let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It’s his greatest regret, especially since she’s all but disappeared. But when the gorgeous and captivating woman walks into his life unexpectedly, he’s determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he won’t make the same mistake twice.

Easier said than done…

Shannon Paige has hardened her heart to the man she was once eng
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There's something about Sweet Sinful Nights, the raunchy, suspenseful, deep first book in Lauren Blakely's new series, that's talking to me. And it's telling me to KEEP READING. Except I just read the last page and turned my Kindle off, and now I'm at a bit of a loss. Because I can't keep reading. It's over and I didn't want it to end...

After ten long years, seeing Shannon Paige-Prince again is like coming home for Brent Nichols. He let her go once before, and lost her for far too long. This tim
Sierra Abrams
Good Lord, this was actually terrible. If you liked this book, my review is probably not going to be for you. I shock....over how well-loved this book is. So my review is not going to be apologetic or "it's not you, it's me". Rarely do I ever believe the book is actually the problem, but wow this was..... bad. I'm not judging people who love this book....I'm just....????? VERY CONFUSED.

Also, beware. I know I don't use explicit language in any of my reviews but this one might require it
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⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️

I think this is my third book so far by this author and I have enjoyed the ones I’ve read before.
I love second chances romance tropes, it offers promises of a good groveling, sexy and sparkling reconciliation, low drama and if we are lucky, a nice epilogue.
It was with these expectations in mind that I started Sweet Sinful Nights.

The prologue set the tone of Brent and Shannon’s explosive chemistry as they are on the verge of breaking up after an insensitive and selfish decisi
Three Chicks
Jun 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review by Natasha Gentile

This book, this book was hot. I was so excited when I found out she was writing this book. I wanted it unedited, I didn’t care, I just wanted it. Sadly she said I would have to wait. But let’s just say that the wait was so worth it.

She was the one who got away…

Brent Nichols was engaged to Shannon Paige. Their future already written in the stars, or at least traced.

They lived, happily in a small rinky dink apartment biding their time until they would make the move to Ne
Gretchen  (About That Story)
What a wonderful story! Sweet, loving and oh so sexy and hot! I loved it!

I loved Brent and Shannon! The details of their past, them reconnecting, and moving forward. It was laid out so well and I was pulled in from the beginning. Excellent details and pace. Brent and Shannon are both great characters. Loved Shannon and the strength she has had to have and loved learning all the ends and outs about her. Brent was so awesome, I loved his playful humor but even more I loved what a sweet, genuine ma
Blushing Reader
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lauren Blakely. What a treasure she is!! I know that I can pick up any of her books and get swept away into a sexy, intense story that will have me sucked into the pages leaving me gasping for air at the end. Sweet Sinful Nights was no exception. I fell hard for this story. I had goosebumps and chills reading this romantically emotional story of Brent and Shannon, proving once again that Lauren Blakely knows how to write, not only heat (which she does very well) but heart! I
Nov 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness.. Such a great book. I was hooked from the beginning. There was so much passion and feelings and some hotness.
Brent and Shannon were perfect. I loved the way the story was told. I actually felt what they were feeling. How terrible it would be to love someone for 10 years and not be with them.
I loved that even though they were apart for 10 years, when they reconnected they didn't talk about being with anyone else.. Ever! It's like they were meant to be together and they never sto
Yvette ~ Nose Stuck in a Book
When it comes to creating combustible chemistry, Lauren Blakely is unmatched, building an intense physical and emotional connection between her protagonists from their first meeting and further strengthening that connection as the narrative progresses. Case in point: her newest release, Sweet Sinful Nights, which reunites former lovers, Brent and Shannon, after ten years apart. As a second chance romance, there’s a shared history between the couple, which is evident in every heated conversation ...more
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

Story: 3.5 stars
I have a confession to make. I've never read a Lauren Blakely book. I know, I know, I'm ashamed of myself.

So when the author reached out to me to review one of her audio books, I jumped at the chance.

Brent and Shannon have the ideal relationship. They've been together for years, now engaged, with great career opportunities on the horizon. So what happens when those career opportunities may force distance between them? Brent takes a huge gamble with an ultimatum. Bad move
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Another great one from the lovely Lauren Blakely! Sexy, emotional, heartwarming... just loved, loved, loved it! :)
This is a wonderful story of second chance love. This author continues to surprise me at how well she intertwines erotica with a heartwarming story that always manages to grab me from cover to cover. Her leading males are always so appealing and Brent is definitely no exception. I loved that he was a comedian, and charming, and handsome... and particularly good at learning from his p
Jul 03, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***4 stars***

Brent Nichols and Shannon Paige-Prince were college sweethearts, deeply in love and set out to make it in their respective careers. When Brent gets the comedic job of a lifetime in LA and Shannon gets a dance opportunity in New York, they push each other away. Shannon feels that Brent chose his career over her and decides to walk away and break off their engagement.

10 years later Brent now owns the hottest chain of nightclubs in Vegas and Shannon, who is now Shay Sloan, is a top-sou
Nov 24, 2017 added it
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A sexy, suspenseful, heart-stopping romance novel from Lauren Blakely, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Seductive Nights series....

She was the one who got away... Ten years ago, Brent Nichols let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It's his greatest regret, especially since she's all but disappeared. But when the captivating choreographer enter his life again unexpectedly, he's determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he
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After reading Lauren Blakely's previous series', I was looking forward to starting this new one and I have to say, I loved Shannon and Brent's story of second chance love. The characters were easy to fall in love with, the story was easy to follow and it kept my interest throughout. It was another brilliant start to a new series that left wanting more.
Sweet Sinful Nights is one of those books that pull you in like an unbelievable and unforgiving riptide - taking over your body, your mind, making you blind to the fact that there is actual real life outside of these pages. Lauren Blakely continues to put me under her spell, pulling me under, until there is nothing left but her wonderful characters and her captivating and emotional storylines. I completely immersed myself into this powerful, second chance love story. I loved every single minute ...more
Jun 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sexy slow-paced and low-angst second chance romance.

Its been a while that I've felt such an intense connection in a contemporary romance between h/H. You never doubted they were the one for each other. H was really crazy about h.

Both are normal people, the h has had a few hard knocks in her life, the H - who is kind of in between alpha and beta - has had a normal happy life. So when difficulty hits them H doesn't know how to handle it and is immature /mouths off a couple of times. The first tim
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~ 5 Sinful Stars ~

What can I say…Lauren Blakely is AMAZING!!! She has a way of creating a story that is not only hot and steamy, but also a wonderful story. Her books just suck me in and keep me interested all the way through. I just knew that anyone related to Clay Nichols was going to be swoon worthy and Brent Nichols didn't disappoint!!!!

Sweet Sinful Nights is the first book in a spin-off series from Lauren's
Monica **can't read fast enough**
Although in love, Brent and Shannon's relationship didn't survive their careers taking them in different directions. Neither are willing to give up opportunities that suddenly appear for them both. A lack of maturity on both of their parts meant that the relationship that they had begun to build just couldn't survive the pressures the first time around. Neither Brent nor Shannon were wrong in what they wanted; it just meant that what they wanted professionally didn't line up with what they wante ...more
Amanda (.---.--.-...-)

I liked it. This was an easy read with lots of steam and some banter - you know, my favorite kind.

I will admit, I'll probably read book two, but not to find out more about her mom. I don't even like her mom's character. Honestly, I wish that story line weren't going to be played out in the next books. *shrugs*
Apr 09, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF @ 27%.

Was looking for an alpha possessive H and, instead, the H was a comedian. Yep, a comedian. The h was a self-absorbed twit. At one point, the H texts the h and asks "Can I see you?" The h responds with "I don't know, can you?" Then he replies with "May I see you?" How freaking stupid is that? I would HATE if someone did that to me.
This was an easy read..It was good but it wasn't great!, I thought it was a sweet second-chance story with some extra hot scenes.May be I'll read book two to find out more about her mom...!? ...more
Apr 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
How have I not read this series yet?

Sweet Sinful Nights was such a fun book! In it, you will meet Shannon and Brent. Their relationship was a bit weird for me in the beginning. It definitely reminded me of a past relationship as well. Guy gets "dream" job and just expects the girl to drop everything and go with. Then it seems to be rather impossible for him to imagine that she had her own dreams or job lined up. Yikes - the horror!

So, yeah, you called it - they broke up and went their separate w
Let me start by saying that I am a huge fan of Lauren Blakely's work and went into Sweet Sinful Nights fully expecting to love it as much as I've loved her previous work. Unfortunately, that just wasn't the case with this one. Did I enjoy it? For the most part. But it definitely isn't up there on my list of Lauren Blakely fav's.

The prologue starts this one off with a huge fight between Brent and Shannon that ended their engagement and the first chapter picks up ten years later. Second chance rom
May 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lauren Blakely has done it again!! Sweet Sinful Nights is a sexy second chance romance with an edge of suspense Las Vegas style. I was so thrilled to meet and spend time with the newest Blakely Boy, Brent Nichols, and his love interest Shannon. This erotic tale of love and second chances was the perfect read for a recent reading slump and I loved every minute.

This dynamic duo had some major hurdles to overcome and some baggage to deal with in the heart of Sin City. Brent and Shannon definitely
Oct 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? I'm a fan of the Nichols men. I wish that there were more of them, though. I fell head over heels in love with older brother, Clay Nichols in Ms. Blakely's Seductive Nights. (Blog post) I'm not sure what Clay and Brent's father told them when they were growing up, but I'd like to bottle it and sell it.

I cannot even express how happy I was to be back amongst the fabulousness? fabulosity? of a Nichols man. They are alphas to the core, sexy as hell and complete and utter panty dropp
Laura McMillin
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One amazing love story about second chances! This book totally captivated me from the beginning and all throughout the book! Brent and Shannon's love is breathtakingly beautiful and will pull on all your heartstrings!
Brent is incredibly hot and swoon worthy with a dirty mouth and heart of gold. He made a big mistake in letting Shannon go years ago and he is determined to not make the same mistake twice!
Shannon is a sexy choreographer with a heartbreaking past but she is one strong heroine and h
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