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One Night Only

(The Extravagant #1)

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,331 ratings  ·  340 reviews
A delicious new romance novel featuring a strong, protective bodyguard and the beautiful, brilliant hotel heiress he protects…

I shouldn’t want my bodyguard the way I do. His job is to protect me. It’s not to fulfill all my nighttime wishes.
And so I resist him, fighting the enticing pull of the powerful man who watches over me.
Until the night we combust in my penthouse su
Paperback, 170 pages
Published June 9th 2020 (first published June 5th 2020)
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Lauren Blakely
May 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
ONE NIGHT ONLY is here in KU and Audible Escape to heat you up!
This is a red-hot, sexy forbidden love story featuring a strong, protective bodyguard, the beautiful, brilliant hotel heiress he protects, and the fantasies they explore . . . including a smoking hot MFM sequence!

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Story dnf @ 69%

Not feeling it.

I think I'll just wait on book 3 in the series (M/M...yum!). One Time Only (The Extravagant #3) by Lauren Blakely Just the tiny bit I got of Stone and his bodyguard Jackson has me craving their story.
Stacey is Sassy
One Night was never going to be enough...

Wow, these two took ages to realise they were meant for each other. Luckily, with Callum employed as Ivy's bodyguard, they spend a lot of time together. Refreshingly, these two have a lovely relationship before they even head into the bedroom. I think this friendship made it easy for the two of them to indulge their desires and for Ivy to trust Callum to give her what she needed.

The narration was done exceptionally well and I loved that there were enough
book bruin
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
Edited 6/21/20
Audiobook Review
Overall 4 stars
Performance 4.5 stars
Story 4 stars

I thought reading this novella was hot, but listening to it took things to an entirely new level! Joe Arden, Emma Wilder, and Jacob Morgan were scorching hot and the surprise cameo by Teddy Hamilton as Jackson was the best! I am a fan of all of these narrators and they complement each other so well. They all do such a great job voicing both male and female characters. I love these After Dark novellas!

One Night On
Dec 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: smuttfabulous
This was erotically yummy. Ivy Carmichael is a Co CEO at a upscale Vegas hotel and in need of a bodyguard. Callum Blackwell is the owner of a security company and after his first meeting with Ivy he decides he wants to personally be her bodyguard.

They try to do the professional thing and keep their relationship strictly business but eventually they give in to their needs and wants. They have explosive chemistry together and then invite in a third person for a steamy threesome.

If you want a ver
Ambriehl Khalil
this was hot but tell me why i only care about stone and jackson.

“This pull I feel toward my bodyguard. A pull I’ve never acted on for so many reasons. He’s the perfect distraction.”

Under-pressure hotel heiress Ivy needs a distraction and ripped bodyguard Callum is it -- if they get on the same page. This steamfest has ALL the sexy vibes and then some. It’s off the charts sexy and a character all by itself. The MCs’ willpower to tease, pull back, indulge, and then deny each other revealed amazing self-control. B
A devilishly sexy and swoony quick read.

Ivy Carmichael grew up in privileged alongside her twin sister as hotel heiresses. And ever since their parents died it’s been their mission to re-launch their hotel as one of the best in Las Vegas by organizing spectacular concerts with the world’s best performers. She doesn’t have time to indulge in pleasure, much less seek to fulfill her dirty fantasies with the man whose job is to protect her.

For the past year, Callum Blackwell’s mission has been
Jessica Alcazar
This is now my fourth sinfully decadent (that’s my name for these book because *fans self*) read by Lauren and I can tell you I am already very addicted. I might even have to just go back and binge read them for the pleasure of it, if you feel me … LOL

I have to say, the absolute best part of these short(ish) reads is that they are decadent and also laced with Lauren’s signature humor undertones. It’s reading the best of both worlds because she is really quite good with both! It helps th
May 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
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4.5 stars
Ivy Carmichael is a Co-CEO and hotel owner working on revamping her family's flagship hotel. She is intelligent, focused, and tightly wound. She has her proper public facade that hides her baser wants and needs.

Callum Blackwell has been her bodyguard for over a year. He is honest, dependable, intuitive, and very protective. He has become her friend, sounding board, and confidante. But he is also highly attractive, sexy, and intense. Callum is used to being observant and watching Ivy clo
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May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The hotel heiress and her bodyguard, sound hot? You bet!! Lauren Blakely’s newest After Dark novella is “One Night Only” and boy is it steamy, sexy, and beautiful. I like the employer/employee troupe a lot especially when you have a super sexy, ruggedly handsome/former military, and heart-of-gold alpha. Mmmmm….Callum is all that and then some. During his time guarding Ivy, Callum has been observing/learning her wants, desires, and sexy desires. When Callum discovers Ivy’s “darker” desires he set ...more
Pam Nelson
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have said it before and I will say it again Lauren does Dirty WELL!
I hope we will get more from her like this… HOT, HOT, HOT. The chemistry between these characters is scorching!

I very much enjoyed that Ivy’s fantasies synced up with Callum’s but she was unafraid to tell him what she wanted and needed. Even though sometimes she didn’t come right out and say it he knew.

The MFM parts holy heck man did I say HOT before… lol it was smoken!

I can’t wait to see more of the characters mentioned in
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this newest addition to the After Dark series.

I haven't read too many stories in which a bodyguard falls in love with the person he's assigned to protect but after finishing this one I feel like maybe I should change that. Not only was this leading man protective in more ways than one, but he was also thoughtful, considerate, and attentive to the needs of the leading lady.

Both main characters were well written and easy to connect with which I always appreciate in a novella lengt
Let It Romance
Jul 11, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a short story, so naturally lacks the complexity of full-length novels. However, if you're looking for something fun and sexy, here's your next read! Bonus points if you listen to the audiobook! Some gorgeous voices and Joe Arden always delivering the best narration. ...more
I feel like im reading the same story more and was good but also not surprising when something happened
Sonia N.
Jul 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! You have to listen to this book on Audible! The narrators are Joe Arden as Callum the sexy bodyguard, Emma Wilder as Ivy the heiress, and Jacob Morgan as Stone the famous rock star and Callum best friend.
Fast past hot as hell romance!! Such a great storyline, with body guard and client, sexual chemistry, passionate, delicious and sensuous, well paced story. I am so in with this author!!
Micky Cox
Jul 18, 2020 rated it liked it
This "after dark" romance is about a body guard, his client and the chemistry they share, but she harbors dirty secret fantasies that he decides to make come true. Not my cup of tea, but it might be yours. The narration is excellent and helps bring the characters to life so the story is enjoyable enough, but unless you are the liked to be spanked type or desire a threesome then you may want to pass on this one as well. ...more
Jun 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Ivy Carmichael is a hotel heiress working to rebuild her family’s hotel brand. She is very aware of the visibility her career places her in, and draws a clear line between her work persona and her private persona. She is a strong character, and I’ve always liked her influence in previous After Dark books. Getting a glimpse at her interests was bound to be entertaining.

Callum Blackwell has been her personal bodyguard for over a year. He takes his position seriously and though he can fee
Kara Hildebrand (Two Book Pushers)
One Night Only is another sexy addition to the Lauren Blakely After Dark books. Lauren's books always bring the sexy and fun, and these book are no different. They just give us more of the sexy. Ivy is a CEO who's trying to revamp her hotel and make it the next big thing. Callum is her bodyguard. He's supposed to be off limits, but she can't help the way she's fallen for him in the last year. Callum's job is to protect Ivy. Watch over her and never let anything happen to her. He can't do that if ...more
Franci Neill
5 She Wants it Filthy and Dirty Stars!!!

I swear with every single one of the After Dark books, Lauren Blakely is getting hotter and hotter…this newest book is a perfect example of what I’m talking about.

I’m NOT giving away anything about this story other than it’s a fabulous story of discovering that a woman and man can be more than what their mold says they can and should be. There’s a struggle with Ivy and the image she puts to the public and Callum as her bodyguard is at odds with his fee
Vanessa Alcaraz
Jun 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Ivy is sophisticated CO-CEO of Extravagant, a hotel left to her and her twin sister. She wants nothing more than to have it succeed.

Callum is her trusty bodyguard who takes his job seriously. Running his own security firm business, his main priority is keeping Ivy safe.

These two have a strong desire for each other that neither know about or will act on. Ivy has longed to live out her filthiest and dirtiest fantasies with Callum. He on the other hand has always been fascinated with her but alway
Erin Lewis
May 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 star Review of One Night Only by Lauren Blakely
If you are looking for a fast, spicy hot read then One Night Only is the book for you.
This is Ivy Carmichael and Callum Blackwell’s story and is an entertaining read that had me invested from the first to the last chapter.

As I have come to expect from Ms. Blakely, the story was funny with characters you cannot help but fall for and who are easy to relate too.
The chemistry between Ivy and Callum sizzles and as the intensity of their feelings b
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audio-2020
Emma Wilder rocked the narration in this sexy tale and Joe Arden was the perfect bodyguard and that growly voice- oh my! Jacob Morgan nailed the sexy rockstar and Blakely wrote a titillating story about a woman in power and her sexual release.

You'll want to meet Ivy, Callum, and Stone. I loved their interactions. A keeper.
Karma Queen
This is a quick, sexy, read about a woman who seems to have everything except what she really wants - the love of her bodyguard. She makes the first move with a kiss. He reciprocates and the relationship progresses from there with only a minor hiccup or two, and a game-changing threesome.
Lauren Luman
Jun 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
I'm a big fan of bodyguard romances, and this one was great. The after dark stories are better than the rom-coms. They're super sexy and sensual. A little something extra.

I loved the exploratory aspect of the relationship. Experimenting with what Ivy liked. I also adored Callum's protective nature outside of just being her bodyguard.

And the Vegas setting was absolutely magical.
Jun 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A great addition to the After Dark world. This is book 1 in the new Extravagant Series and can be read as a standalone. A quick and very steamy friends to lovers read. Ivy and Callum were such a hot couple. The chemistry between them was so hot and intense and when you add a third person, the chemistry is turned up a few thousand notches. Loved this story so much. I don’t want to give too much away about this story, but let’s just say you will need a fan, batteries and a cold shower by the time ...more
Aug 13, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Stacy (Romance Reading Diva)
May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
It only takes one night to love this book! 4 stars

I love how this author pulls me into the story right away and makes me feel for these characters so quickly. Ivy is a hotel heiress/owner who runs it with her twin sister, and she is smart and loyal which I respected. She needs a bodyguard because of a stalker who got too close to her. Callum has been Ivy’s bodyguard for a year when this book starts. They have become friends and confidants. They feel more for each other but don’t say anything. Ca
Sandy S
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars-ONE NIGHT ONLY is a contemporary, adult novella in Lauren Blakely’s AFTER DARK erotic, romance series. This is bodyguard Callum Blackwell, and hotelier Ivy Carmichael’s story line.

Told from four first person perspectives (Callum, Ivy, Stone, Jackson) ONE NIGHT ONLY follows the building relationship between bodyguard Callum Blackwell, and hotelier Ivy Carmichael.Ivy Carmichael has a stalker and one year earlier said stalker broke through the casino security and threatened our heroine’s
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