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Nicole French
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The Scarlet Night

(Rose Gold 0.5)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  128 ratings  ·  91 reviews
The second I saw Nina Astor, I had to have her.
Blonde bombshell.
Park Avenue princess.
She was pure as snow, and giving me one night to dirty her up.

But by morning, I knew:
She wasn't just a pretty face.
She wasn't just a casual fling.

One night?
I needed a lifetime.

Then I discover:
Nina Astor isn't who she says she is.
She's beyond off-limits.

The real problem? I
85 pages
Published December 2019 by Raglan Publishing (first published November 27th 2019)
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Joy Westerfield
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
My heart be still! While this may be a prologue, it certainly packs a punch to the heart! How is it with just a few words, this author has yet again made me fall in love with her characters?! After meeting Matthew aka Zola in the Quicksilver series, I was hoping he would get his own story. And if this prologue is just a taste of what’s to come, I’m ready for the amazing ride it will be! Nina and Zola are made for each other. Except for one thing, and I don’t think that’s going to stop him. As ...more
Janet Taggart Baldwin
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG was this a wonderful Prequel to the Rose Gold Trilogy! I can't wait until the 1st book comes out - The Other Man! My only complaint was - I wanted more. - now!!!

We met Matthew Zola in the Quicksilver Trilogy as a prosecutor helping Eric and Jane de Vries find John Carson, Jane's bio-father. Nina Astor is Eric's cousin. Matthew and Nina meet one night and have "One Scarlet Night" together. Nina is lonely and unhappy and Matthew sees something in her that touches a cord in himself. These two
Elsie Caba
Nov 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There's only one problem with this book: too short!!!

The Scarlet Night is a prequel for Nina and Matthew story. We meet Zola as a friend of Skylar in the Spitfire series, then we see him again in Quicksilver, Eric and Jane's story.

He was always a character who left you wanting more, he's a hot, sexy District Attorney.

Nina is Eric's cousin. She's a socialite, beautiful and very rich but at the same time very unhappy.

In this short story we get their first meeting and damn it is something really
Lori Caprio Tate
Nov 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
“Did you feel it? When you saw me , Nina, did you feel it too?”, well Nicole French I definitely felt the explosion of emotions that I have come to expected out of your books. I can not understand how much passion and intrigue Ms French can create in just a short novella. I am going to be in a book hangover until the first book is released. Zola and Nina gave me all the feels and the expectation of discovering the secrets that are being hidden and in true Nicole French style the adventure that ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for Zola's story for forever now, it seems! I knew that he had to have one and I couldn't wait to read it. Needless to say, I am so excited for this Rose Gold series. The Scarlet Night was just perfection. I couldn't put it down from the moment that I picked it up. I love seeing how Ms. French's worlds collide and I can't wait to find out exactly who Nina is!
Ciara McTighe
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Zola is like the swagger and smoothness of Nico with a touch of Eric’s style. After reading and feeling him come to life, I am shocked!! I cannot wait to read the rest of this series. Nicole, you’ve done it AGAIN!!!
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A forbidden love

A spin off from spitfire; story of Matthew Zola, he was non committal and not looking for someone until he met Nina Astor. He charm this perfect lady to commit a one night. But he doesn't know he is the one that need her more than one night. This story is not in a norm. I love how Nicole French is trying to tell you the story and you get emotional connect with her characters. I really want to know what happen to them!
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was fantastic! All those clandestine looks across the room in the Hate Vow series make all the sense in the world now. Theirs is a meeting made in fairytales, but told in a way that makes you believe.

This may be the hottest novella I’ve ever read. You’d be a fool to pass this up!
Jacquelyn M.
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Julia Leonard
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a fantastic prequel to this upcoming series.
Matthew and Nina are immediately drawn to eachother.
Nina has a secret and Matthew will soon find out exactly what it is.
This will leave you craving for more.
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great start to a new series !
Seductive and addictive this story love story follows Matthew and Nina who we meet in the Quicksliver series. I can’t wait to find out what happens
Danielle R (Spellbound Stories)
Nicole French's lastest is short, super sexxxy and an amazing lead in to the coming Rose Gold trilogy! I called dibs on Zola the minute I started reading! #MatthewZolaIsMine #GreedyGirl #NotSharingNotSorry ...more
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Simple perfection! This prequel is the mix of all the best: hot passion, intrigue, and palpable chemistry!! I can’t wait for the full length novel!
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for this moment even before I knew it was a possibility. Matthew Zola has been a character in a couple of Nicole’s series. Each showing we get a little more of who he is as a man and a prosecutor. I knew there was something about him just from the snippets I had read. This tease of a prequel was just the jumpstart needed to get you ready for Matthew Zola. This short story packs a lot of information into who Mattie is behind the suit. A New Yorker through and through he is old ...more
Heather McKinnis
Nov 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Scarlet Night is the prequel for The Rose Gold series and I have been waiting for what seems like forever to get started on Nina and Matthew’s story! I loved Eric and Jane’s story and I love when plot lines weave together so seamlessly!

This prequel gives us a glimpse into the personality and perspective of Matthew Zola and his view of how he and Nina’s meeting and first night together! It was steamy, sweet and is definitely leaving me and Matthew both wanting more!!

I can’t wait to read more
Tanja Kezmic
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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I fricking HATE trilogies but after reading this one I know it will be worth all the lost nerves waiting for each book.

Holy shit this pre-story was H-O-TI can't wait for book 1 - I'm more than ready for it!!!

***Review copy requested and reviewed on behalf of OMGReads Blog***
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All this may of been short, as it's the prologue, it ceratins lacks for nothing! I only discover Nicole French's book a few months back with another series by her and I fell in love with her style the moment I started reading her. So I was super excited when I saw a new series coming and let me tell you now, if the prologue is anything to go by then we are in for one hell of a ride with Rose Gold series.

This series is a Matthew aka Zola who we meet in the Quicksilver series by Nicole and I was
Lacie Jae Pringle
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Goodness.
This prequel to the Rose Gold series has seriously left me drooling for more. I love that all of Nicole's characters tie together and have their own story. I love that we can meet them in another's story and then get to know them in their own.
Secrets are had by both Nina and Matthew. I cannot wait to see how Nicole plans on playing this out.
Judi Halpern
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This a book is a tease to Zola and Nina. It’s the hot beginning to the first night with Nina and Zola. This novella does not disappoint how hot these two are together. It will leave you wanting more...
Devon Wolf
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Matthew Zola is a sexy beast. The sexual tension between Zola and Nina is hot hot hot! I can't wait to see how their story develops.
Alana Sobczak
Nov 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loving this prequel for the rose gold series cannot wait to see what will happen with Zola and Nina I think they are going to Hot Hot Hot !!!!!
Ann Kelly-Uhryn
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Scarlet Night is the prequel to Nicole French's The Rose Gold series. If this story is an indication of anything Matthew Zola and Nina Astor will possibly become one of my favorite couples.

Matthew Zola already has me charmed. A man who knows the importance of looking good is a win to me and let's just say he's easily swayed me to his side.

Nina is a hard nut for me to crack at first, she plays things close to her and tries not to let on to much. She likes the mysterious but some hints made me
Dawn-Marie Meena
Nov 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Scarlet Night was definitely a cliff hanger for the Rose Gold Series to come. I can not wait for the rest of the books to be released.
The Scarlet Night was a hot read. Zola is only given one night with a women from a bar. He does everything he can to make is one memorable night for his companion and himself. However, it isn't enough. He wants more.... They both do.... But is it in the cards for them? Read Scarlet Night for yourself to see exactly how steamy this one night gets! See for
Kandace Denys
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nicole French is forever giving me these incredible men to fall in love with, and then writing him a beautiful heroine who is NOT me! It’s incredibly rude honestly.
Matthew Zola is a classic man, living in a modern world, drawn to the women who belong to another. This is most definitely a problem, because how do you find your forever if they’ve promised theirs to another?
And then he meets Nina. We all know what kind of story Nina has just from her cameo in the Quicksilver series, but does that
Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
No one sets up a trilogy like Nicole French! This is only the beginning for these two and I can’t wait for what’s to come! Matthew Zola and Ms. Astor are fire from the start and they burn beautiful! Angst, desire and a night full of fantasy’s these two will hook you from the start! Can’t wait for the Rose Gold Trilogy!
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful beginning to the next set of books to begin the Rose Gold series; characters we have met before are back in their own books - hopefully we get to see previous beloved characters as the stories move on. This book with Matthew Zola and Nina, the chemistry between the two, amazing and hot, was just a fabulous teaser of what looks like a series I can't wait to continue reading.

Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was ! It was my first book by Nicole French and I read it in one sitting! I can’t wait for the next one to come out to continue the story of Nina and Mathew. Their chemistry was intense and electrifying. I’m going to read her other books as well. I received an ARC as part of her street team. Opinions are my own. ...more
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Jolene St Germain Triggs
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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A very impactful prequel! If you're familiar with this author's work then you'll remember Zola and Nina from her last series, but its not required to read this book (don't be surprised though if after you read this one you want to go out and download all her other works!). This book takes us to the very start of the romance between Matthew Zola and his 'doll'. As its only the prequel we don't get too many pages but the tapestry she weaves with her words is more than enough to have you ready to ...more
Nov 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Another amazing couple and their story from Nicole! Zola and Nina have been hovering as side players in the last two series but obviously have been speaking to Nicole and her readers about their own story. To say that this couple has chemistry would be an understatement and Nicole’s writing makes their connection come alive easily and naturally. Matthew Zola is smooth and genuine and sin in a suit while Nina is classy and polished, beautiful and broken. I cannot wait to see how these two ...more
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