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Eighty-One Nights

(Beautiful Illusions Duet #1)

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Beautiful, penniless American girl meets handsome, wealthy Scotsman.
Sounds like the beginning of a fairy-tale romance?
It’s not.

This story begins with a contract.
And an exchange of money.
A lot of money.

An angel perches nervously on one shoulder.
A devil lounges smugly on my other.
And even that dark little bastard is leery of what I’m doing.

Maxwell Hutcheson wants the girlfr
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ebook, 1st Edition, 285 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by Georgia Cates Books, LLC
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Melanie (mells_view)
Mar 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
What starts out as a contracted “Girlfriend Experience” blossoms into so much more.

Maxwell Hutcheson recently lost his wife. He’s lonely, and holding on to so many secrets, while being held to unreasonably high expectations from the people in his life. Caitriona Louden is an American living in Scotland, trying to get an education, and waiting tables just to scrape by. Both of these people have less than ideal situations they are going through. And both of these people turn to Inamorata to try to
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MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
4 Stars!
(ARC provided by Candi Kane PR)

-“Diamonds are beautiful. And they’re also flawed. They don’t crack but they do cut.”

-“Be a diamond, Caitriona.”

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Caitriona Louden is a 22 yr. old American woman who grew up in New Orleans and didn't have an easy upbringing. She's lived in Edinburgh for the last six years where she works as a waitress and attends college. She struggles to pay her tuition and make ends meet, so when a lucrative opportunity comes her way, she takes it.

Maxwell Hutcheson is
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Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Well this was my absolutely delightful, indulgent read of the month. The blurb sounded intriguing and the story more than delivered a delicious hit of steam and romance.

Feeling weighed down by debt and responsibility, Cait joins an exclusive dating service to help fund the final stages of her college degree. Her first assignment is a 3 month contract with a recently widowed man. He wants the full girlfriend experience, someone who will alleviate his loneliness over summer. He is willing to pay h
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Myla
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing




4.5 Stars

Caitriona (Lou) has been waiting tables ever since her father bailed out to pay for her college education. She's trying to make ends meet but everything changes when her best friend/roommate introduces her to an escort service -- Inamorata. The thought of doing it fills Cait with apprehension at first but after giving it some thought she decided to do it.

Maxwell (Hutch) a rich widow who prefers to have a pretend girlfriend because his life is full of secrets and falling in love with so
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Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
Unfortunately I just didn't enjoy this one. I never felt the chemistry between these characters and I struggled with the dialogue. I'm in the minority on this one which is great. It could just be me, not the book, but I struggled through it and felt pretty indifferent in the end.
Tisha
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was ok
Based on the reviews I saw so far, I’m in the minority here.

Oh well🤷🏾‍♀️, I found this book to be a carbon copy of the Beauty series written by this author and honestly that was a MUCH better version. This was super cheesy to me and annoying.

For instance, apparently Lou/ Cait is super judgmental and inexperienced, yet it took her friend less than a sec to talk her into becoming an escort. And Max is supposed to be so private, wealthy, and broken... but he quickly began taking risks with being
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars ~ Jess
I loved the cover and the blurb made me curious. Having only read this author once before I did not get the common themes she talked about, so to me, this was basically all new.

Cait or Lou, is like many, struggling to make ends meet and trying to work her way through school. She is about to embark on something new to make those ends meet, she just never expected it to be as an escort. Max or Hutch, is looking for the girlfriend experience. Recently widowed, in-laws on his back,
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Dora Koutsoukou
May 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4,5 💖💖💖💖👏👏🌟🌟🌟🌟s❣️❣️❣️❣️

I didn’t mind at all that 81 nights had similarities with the author’s previous series.
It was captivating, very well developed, the characters so vivid that I could feel all their emotions and the plot was intriguing and fascinating. 💖
Dirty Dayna
Apr 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-to-finish
4.75 Bought by love Stars

This is the story of a girl named lucky..

Totally kidding ..

This is the story of Maxwell Hutcheson a sexy and weathy Scotsman who is the product of a broken marriage and a broken heart. He seeks out Inamorata to provide him a girl friend experience because he is tired of grieveing for a cheating wife who died and feels her family will never let her stop grieving and he is trying to accept a baby that isn’t his. He is drowning in what society wants of him and adrift a
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Carol | tilthelastpage
"Biology means nothing. Love means everything. The rest will fall into place."


It is with a heavy heart that I say I’m not very impressed with this book. I’ve battled with the story and was kind of hoping that by the next chapter I’ll change my mind, but I didn’t. Sadly there just wasn’t enough character development along the way to build the story around. It went stale that some chapters felt redundant, that I got kind of bored in the end.

Maxwell Hutcheson is a widower. He's lonely
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Grace
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars

Going into this book, I wasn't sure what to expect. The author reveals upfront that this duet has some parts similar to her previous releases, her "favorite parts", so to speak. So, while I was worried that this book would be too similar to other books, I was also intrigued. Could she still pull off something fresh?

Thankfully, she did.
Although this book isn't what I typically read in romance now, it is certainly reminiscent of what I used to read and that made the reading experience a
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Cynema
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was ok
HOW IN THE WORLD DOES A WRITER PLAGIARIZE HERSELF??????

This is a new one. An author who basically plagiarizes her own work in a compilation story of different books she's already published and it's supposed to be all shiny and new just because she inserted new characters to do it. Yeah, that doesn't change the story any to change names and come up a combo story that reads like someone put bits of this and that into a blender. It's also pretty cheeky to charge $4.99 for something fans have basica
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Georgia always gives me a story that had me reeling in the end. Her writing is flawless and captivating that it makes my heart skip a beat. This story was one like no other. I could not get enough and when I got to the end I knew there was going to be a cliffhanger but I didn't want one. I need books two like I need air to breath. This story is PHENOMENAL and when you read it you will not be able to put it down because there is so much emotions and push and pull between the main characters that ...more
Antonella
May 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was fast and enjoyable read. And I do love Georgia Cates writing but..I was missing some of that Beauty series magic...
Just an okay read...But I will read book two..
3,5 stars
Dilushani Jayalath
I went into the expecting a story of redemption or something along those lines but I actually got a sweet romance with a tinge of drama involved. It’s not a book that will make your heart wrenched because of the aggression but a book that makes your heart beat for the sweetness and the love between two people who are stranded due to their circumstances. Both Cait and Max has their fair share “shite” in their life and they both belong together with the happiness they deserve. Despite the cliffhan ...more
Tianna✸loves books✸
The h is an ‘Inamorata’
?
Meaning..
“a person's female lover”

She becomes his girlfriend for money.
So she is a prostitute then?
Or maybe...
He is her sugar daddy?

Who cares.
Not going to read this.
Amanda Rowell
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cait and Hutch's story is a love story unfolding. He needs companionship and Cait needs money for tuition. What better way than work for a company that does that. You have the option to decide if sex is part of the date. Cait is old fashioned and sex is a no go, and in walks Maxwell Hutcheson. He sees Cait and wants her upon sight but Cait is unsure but agrees to a date and that date is the beginning of eighty one days with this fabulous man. He is everything and soon she is falling in love with ...more
Tabitha Willbanks
Apr 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Holy Crap! That's they only way I can think of to start my review! Eighty-One Nights has started a Georgia Cates obsession for me! The book had so much heart, and it was pretty hot too! Hutch was a dirty talking alpha, with a Scottish brogue! Can imagine anything sexier? Yah... Me either :D If you've read Cates before, you'll recognize elements from other books of hers, which was fun. I want book 2 ASAP!
Allison Kathleen
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by Georgia Cates, and wow, it did not dissapoint! I absolutley loved the story line of this book! I quickly fell in love with the main characters Hutch and Lou. Hutch is the Perfect book boyfriend, sweet, and caring and attentive, and Lou is a strong heroine who has been through so much, but still loves fiercely. I loved watching Hutch and Lou's relationship grow and develop into something amazing as the story progressed. There were many sweet scenes, as well as sexy scene ...more
Ilaria 81
Dec 05, 2019 rated it liked it
So far so good not bad not outstanding Lukewarm enthusiasm Mrs Cates not at her best missing Jack Henry 😘
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
"Who doesn't long for someone to hold?
Who knows how to love you without being told?
Somebody tell me why I'm on my own
If there's a soulmate for everyone"

- Natasha Bedingfield - Soulmate



Georgia Cates wrote a beautiful love story that deprives of breath and stimulates all senses. Eighty-One Nights is an original tale about a feeling between the main characters that should never be born, but the heart wants what it wants. And in this case, the hearts of the characters want a soulmate who will fill t
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
Mar 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolute Perfection!!
Between student loans and bills, Caitriona “Lou” Louden works as a waitress trying to make ends meet when her friend tells her about a mysterious business named, Inamorata. It’s like a “girlfriend experience” for rich men and beautiful women. Maxwell “Hutch” Hutcheson gets dragged to a Inamorata party by his best mate. Two strangers brought together by circumstance. 3 months is what they have together. Can they keep to their arrangement or will their true feelings for one a
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Lynsey A
Love to read Georgia Cates books. This series is an amalgam of many of her other books but still different in its own right. I could definitely tell from some of the scenes. However, I didn't mind it at all because I pretty much love all of her books.

Quotes & Faves:

When our kiss ends, I take her hand and pull her into the bedroom toward the bed. Sitting on the edge, I pull her hips toward me, and she stands between my legs. Her fingers play in my tousled hair. I love when she does that.

I me
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Coco.V
Sep 25, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
🎁 FREE on Amazon U.S. today (9/25/2019)! 🎁
Melissa B (bookaddict_fanatic)
If the beautiful cover doesn't draw you in, the blurb is sure to intrigue you just as much as it did me. Georgia has given us an unconventional relationship between two people who need it for many different reasons. Hutch is lacking companionship and intimacy, due to unfortunate circumstances in his life. Cait is a college student barely making it due to family circumstances but when her bestfriend makes her an offer she can't refuse her life takes a turn, whether for better or worse..... you'll ...more
Zainab M.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing

PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:

Eighty One Nights is a beautiful, romantic, serene and sexy story featuring a new concept of companionship. It's like a breath of fresh air, crispy and fun-tastic. Just when you thought the romance world is tad bit old now, comes a wonderful story by Georgia Cates. Doubly Narrated by hero-heroine, something that starts as an experiment or say "girlfriend experience" turns into a remarkable journey, eternally unending and incomplete. When you read this book, you'll feel lot

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Jennifer
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. *

~ 4.5 Be A Diamond Stars ~

What a unique writing idea and a unique storyline. I was totally intrigued when I saw this book was being released. I love all things Georgia Cates!!! And this book was no exception!!

This is a fairly quick read but that is only because once you start reading you won’t want to put it down. I only did because real life got in the way!!!

I loved the concept of a “story fusion”, taking places, sce
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Courtney
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I was a tad hesitant on how much I would enjoy this one. I love that Georgia was upfront with how she came about this idea but I still have some small reservations that it would be pulled off well. And boy was I wrong.

Do not go into this with any pretenses on what you have read before. I can assure you, whatever you are thinking, it's not what happens in this book.

Max (Hutch) is a widow but his heart is not where one would think it is. Max is struggling to move forward in his life, but in ways
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Erin Lewis
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of Eighty-One Nights (Beautiful Illusions Duet #1) by Georgia Cates
Georgia Cates is a new author to me. I was intrigued when I read the blurb and thought it was a great opportunity to dive in to a new author. Be prepared you need to wait for book two to get the conclusions to their story.
Maxwell (Hutch) Hutcheson and Lou (Cait) have a contract, it is not a conventional contract but one where Hutch has hired Lou to be his girlfriend for 3 months. Hutch is a recent widow and is strug
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Sofia Lazaridou
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
81 nights is the first book in the Beautiful Illusions Duet by Georgia Cates. The main characters are Maxwell and Caitriona, but in the story, they are mostly called Hutch and Lou. Our heroine is in need of money and decides to work for a companion service. The women there offer companionship and/or sex if they want to. If the women have a pink rosebud on their shoulder they offer more. I love it when the cover has a meaning that's explained inside the story.

I loved the story. It had a nice flow
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