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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 a l
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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.
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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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.
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 and betr
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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
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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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!
Little Steamy Reads
Mar 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"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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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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MissPetiteBrunette
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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Melissa B
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
Rukaiya 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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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 se
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Stephanie
Apr 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“A story fusion of themes, scenes, and settings from The Beauty Series, The Sin Trilogy, Dear Agony, and Indulge.” Georgia Cates

Oh Georgia! What a fantastic, steamy romance! All of the feels! Secrets and angst are added to make it complete! This makes me want to go back and re-read all of your books!

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


Caitriona Louden aka “Lou” and Maxwell Hutcheson aka “Hutch” have many
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Julie
Apr 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Bills….bills…and more bills!! It’s a reality that so many know all too well. For Cait – the reality of needing money while attending college is at the forefront of life. How can one person handle it all? Then the reality of her roommate’s job hits Cait with full force. Becoming an escort for wealthy men wasn’t really in the cards, but with mounting bills staring her in the face Cait decides to discover what it’s all about.

Determined to make the most of the situation, Cait accepts an assignment
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Kahea
***4 Stars***

The blurb was the hook, and I readily admit that the whole Pretty Woman feel to it was why I decided to give this one a go and I wasn’t disappointed. I found Eighty-One Nights to be a quick, smexy and sweet read with MC’s I not only liked, but liked as a “couple” and really wanted to see where their journey took them.

It was hard not to love Maxwell and Cait aka ‘Lou’. Cait is sweet, sassy, hard working and determined to become more than her past. Maxwell is good man who is in a pr
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Sarah N
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
“Diamonds are beautiful. And they’re also flawed. They don’t crack, but they do cut. Be a diamond, Caitriona.”

The first installment in the Beautiful Illusions Duet, Eight-One Nights was poetic, soulful, and completely unputdownable. As a new to me author, I was unsure what to expect, but the blurb and lovely cover had intrigued me. However, the true beauty of this book lies within its pages, as Georgia Cates delivers an exceptionally riveting read. I absolutely loved the poetic value to her writ
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Kari Hansen
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it

Cait has not had an easy life and has learnt that that only one she can depend on is herself. While attending college in Edinburgh she works as a waitress, but she is drowning under her financial responsibilities and running out of options. She decides to join a dating agency and accepts an 81 day contract with a lonely man.

Max is a man who has given up on love and happy ever after but that doesn’t mean he is isn’t lonely. He has decided a contract where both parties are aware of the rules is wh
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Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
I know that this book wasn't for everyone as I was reading the reviews on it, but it definitely did reach my 5 star review because this story was beautiful. It started out with them having a contract, Max hired Cait to be his pretend girlfriend because he wanted the whole girlfriend experience, but because of certain circumstances Max didn't want to expose Cait to his family or friends, he was keeping her a secret....his secret.

At first Cait didn't know how to feel about his demands, but she cav
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Laura
Apr 04, 2019 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Author and Candi Kane PR***

3.5 Stars

I loved the premise of this story, the idea that Maxwell has his reasons but, because of them, needs a woman to pretend to be involved with him for 3 months, or by the time they ink the deal, 81 nights.

Lou is exactly what Maxwell is looking for...a woman open to being paid to be with him, with no expectations and new to the escort business, so willing to agree to his 3 month deal.

And, well, Maxwell is hoping for a little bit more than a
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Bookmarks by Jasmina
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It was my first reading experience from Georgia Cates and I really loved this sweet romance with twisted plot. When I first read the blurb, I was so thrilled and eager to know the story.
My first impression was "oh that sounds a little bit like A Pretty Woman movie" but the circumstances where so much different. Everything started with the arranged companionship contract which should last 81 days and nights between young girl Caitriona Louden/Lou and Maxwell Hutcheson/ Hutch. Both of them have h
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I binge read this book in a day! I couldn’t turn my virtual pages fast enough. I reached the last page and forgot this was book one of a duet. Facepalm!!! This sinfully sexy first book in the Beautiful Illusions duet was addicting. I can’t wait to see how Lou and Hutch’s relationship works out. That ending left me wanting to scream! I love a good cliffhanger. I’m thrilled I don’t have to wait for 81 nights for the Beautiful Ever After when it releases on May 7th!
Sissy's Romance Book Review
EIGHTY-ONE NIGHTS by Georgia Cates is book One in the Beautiful Illusions Duet. This starts the story of Maxwell 'Hutch' Hutcheson and Caitriona 'Lou' Louden.
Lou is an American in Scotland working on her education but bill are adding up. So she goes forward to be a contract girlfriend for about 81 nights to Maxwell. Maxwell is a Scottish man who is a rich widower who wants the girlfriend experience. A deal is struck between the two that opens them up to feelings that they weren't really expecti
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