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One Night #1

Games We Play

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Jack is a faceless gamer known as The Joker. He makes a living playing video games and using his gravelly voice to bring people’s sexual fantasies to life.

When the top gaming site on the West Coast sends someone out to interview him, Quinlan walks into his apartment with her auburn curls and thick curves, and they’re instantly drawn to each other.

Quinlan has no idea of the monster that lurks beneath the surface of his calm demeanor.

Jack is quicksand, pulling her down into the dark underbelly of his desires.

To get out unscathed, she’ll need to give into the hunger she has always tried to deny.

90 pages, Kindle Edition

First published August 27, 2021

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Dana Isaly

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265 reviews79.5k followers
Shelved as 'will-not-finish'
January 20, 2022
the words “milk me” were used i give up i give up
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189 reviews370 followers
August 27, 2021
“I’ll make you hurt, baby. Now fucking crawl to me like the dog you are.”

how do you not fucking laugh at someone if they said THAT to you… like bro. who tf?? i mean.. get it i guess

this book was short like very fucking short. it was so boring like i thought this was gonna be some good, crazy smut but it was legit… boring asf

just some things in this book

- sir kink
- sadist
- bondage
- degrading kink
- doggy kink?? is that a thing
- assplay
- daddy kink

it was written so poorly that it didnt even feel like a smut book. the author really tried to add some plot or some shit like…

bitch just stick to the smut and give me the content?? like i was laughing because how does anyone take this seriously i would fucking cackle in anyone’s face if they ever did this to me cnkskfkfr

even the epilogue is stupid..

WHY ARE THEY GETTING FUCKING MARRIED like huh?? thats so random lol but i mean you do you boo

this book was shit lol bye <3
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160 reviews223 followers
February 28, 2022
Redacting my review. Do not read this book.
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522 reviews18.9k followers
March 11, 2022
I dont support authors that completely disrespect s.a victims and plagiarise
Profile Image for Stephanie (Teacups & Tropes).
652 reviews72 followers
March 2, 2022
UPDATE 02/27/22

So more information has come out regarding this author and yeah. No. I don’t think I’ll be reading anything else by Dana Isaly. But if you want to, go ahead. But be aware that what you’re reading may have original source material elsewhere, even if it’s not in written form.

And some people who have sided with DI are saying that Eros’ trauma isn’t valid - fuck those people. If your goal was to alienate friends and readers, 👏🏻 hats off to you. It worked.

Jaclyn and E are the real victims here and morally and ethically what has been done is wrong. It may or may not hold up in a court but this author won’t be getting any more of my money. I’m sad I can’t get it back already.
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96 reviews1 follower
April 28, 2023
This mf really said-

“I’ll make you hurt, baby. Now fucking crawl to me like the dog you are.”


BookTok is a scam
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106 reviews22 followers
March 8, 2022
i have recently found out that this author has plagiarised the works and ideas of voEROS (on tiktok) and other women in his community, and also used his childhood trauma in her book. therefore, i will not be reading and supporting any of her works anymore and i’ll be taking back my ratings for this book.

If you need proof, you can always look it up on his tiktok account or on patreon.
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786 reviews1,468 followers
September 1, 2021
4 Told You You’d See God Stars ⭐

Games We Play was smoking hot and impressively kinky. A one-night stand between a gamer and a journalist conducting an interview; these two were deviantly perfect together…

How far is she going to let me take this?

Hidden behind his mask while he entices his fan base, Jack better known as the Joker is an enigma. On meeting his interviewer, he is blown away at how easily Quinlan can be led astray. The chemistry is instant, and their desires aligned. Neither will be parting ways anytime soon.

“I should be thanking you for the compliment. There’s nothing hotter than knowing I made you so satisfied you left a puddle on my sheets.”

My second read by this author and yet again she has blown my mind. Refreshingly edgy writing, morally questionable characters and creative sexy times that made me blush. Dana Isaly is the real deal when it comes to erotic romances and worth having on your radar. 🖤
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451 reviews217 followers
February 24, 2022
l 29% l

booktok is getting out of hand💀

people said that this has good smut but it literally doesn’t it’s just boring?? and there’s absolutely no tension or anything and it’s so short too 😭

and why tf was there trying to be a little plot in there bitch if you think you can fit a suitable plot into 90 pages you are dead wrong

cRawL tO mE LiKe tHe dOg yOU aRe

no thank you.

i swear i woulda been laughing but i was fucking disappointed instead like i didn’t read this for laughs fjdjdjffnsjfjk i read it for smut & i’m ready to shit on booktok a whole lot because it can’t stop recommending books that are a whole lot of nothing

this would be more like a two-star read for most people but i rate my smut books very low like the most they can get is a 4-star rating from me and that’s if their the absolute best top tier i lovedfjdhsjdlskdncm

i didn’t hate this with a burning passion but i’m just not into it idk

i guess this could be good if you’ve never read smut before but i need to go back to my ao3 days because popular smutty books are disappointing me so often i swearrrr

1.5 stars i guess

✔︎ curvy li

tw for suicide attempt, mention of eating disorder, etc
Profile Image for Dani.
574 reviews164 followers
March 5, 2022

Not supporting this author anymore because look what vo.Eros (the audiobook narrator himself) revealed.
The mess omg. No one deserves to be treated this way.
Read here


Was ok... I think. Didn't care for the plot, character development or side characters tho, especially the nightclub scenes 🤡

I don't game but even I know this was about that corpse husband guy lol. Great cover tho 🔥
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742 reviews6,480 followers
August 30, 2021
anyone who knows me KNOWS i am obsessed with gamer boys okay so i ate this book up!! it’s insane to me how short this was but it still managed to give all the characters so much personality and i feel in love with the friend group!! also the smut? amazing
Profile Image for Hadeel.
164 reviews68 followers
February 28, 2022
I’m sick to my stomach knowing what I know now. This book makes me feel icky now, sexualizing others without their consent is disgusting. Profiting off it? Doing it for your own pleasure/gain? Horrific. Once again, I no longer support this author.

Do you own research but vo.EROS on instagram/tiktok has shared his story. My heart goes out to all those effected by this authors actions.
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84 reviews16 followers
March 3, 2022
updated 2/28/22

After so much has come to light about this author, I can no longer support this story or anything else she has written or writes in the future.

If you've purchased the audiobook the narrator of the book (vo.eros) is asking everyone to get a refund. If you want more information on what I'm talking about please visit www.patreon.com/voEROS/posts (everything you need to read is all public posts)
Profile Image for Jessica .
2,077 reviews13.3k followers
September 7, 2021
TW for suicide

This was so much fun! I loved how he was a gamer and she was a reporter coming to do a story on him. Things get heated and they end up spending all night together. Their conversations were great (there was actually some depth to their conversations in such a short amount of pages) and I loved their chemistry! I do think it was weird that we got one random chapter from someone else's POV while they were at the club, and the ending seemed really rushed, but overall this was a really fun novella!
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2,017 reviews12k followers
September 4, 2021
You don’t get to make demands. You get to sit down, shut up, and do as you’re told.”

Now I like a good erotica story every now and then, but this one just didn't hit the spot like I had hoped. To be perfectly honest, it read like the script of a porn movie...but not a good one. The premise sounded so good and the cover was alluring, so of course I had to try it. Sadly it just didn't work for me.

Now I love BDSM and have read my fair share of it. But this one...was not it for me. The kink was all over the place. There's degradation kink, which has to be written really well for me to enjoy it, and it really wasn't pulled off well in this one for me. Jack kept referring to Quinlan as "dog" and well...yeah...no. There's spanking, some sirs and safe words thrown in, and a completely out of the place "daddy" that pops up once and that's it. Really, it kind of read all over the place. I don't expect a lot of plot in erotica, so that certainly didn't surprise me here. You get enough plot to set up the sex, which is fine by me. But the erotica just didn't click for me. There was some story that tried to be interwoven into it, but it didn't really fit. It should have been a longer novella for that. As it was, it just felt slapped in. The epilogue was just...strange. They literally go from o to 60 in less than 90 pages. I'm all for erotica and a HFN, so the epilogue just added a bit of cheese for me.

All in all, it was ok but certainly nothing I'd come back to or remember.

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506 reviews213 followers
Shelved as 'avoid-these-authors-like-the-plague'
March 1, 2022
EDIT: 1 MARCH 2022

There have been evidence of this author plagiarizing the content from the original owner and as such I wouldn't be reading any books from her again (not that I planned on it since this book was fucking shit). Please put this author and her work in the nearest trashcan you can find.


DNF @ Chapter 7, page 37

Nah I'm not gonna waste my time with this book.

I am okay with the degradation kink but usage of the word dog? Dogs are such good creatures and I don't think it should be brought into your stupid kink, Joker.

Also, what is with the change in attitude? I can't stand the indecisiveness, do you like her or do you want to fuck her? I thought this was a book that focused on either one.

I wanted a light-hearted and quick smut read but this is just boring and a lot of eyerolls.
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3,814 reviews32.4k followers
January 18, 2022
2 stars

This is either going to really work for you, or really… not work for you. I’m definitely on the ‘not’ side. This book has been so hyped lately so when I saw it was available on audio I was here for it. Unfortunately, the whole story was just not my kind of read. I was expecting like, a darker Jessa Kane type of book, but it wasn’t that. I’m honestly not sure what this was. If it worked for you that’s awesome and I’m not here to tell anyone not to read it, but yeah… no. Not for me.

Side note about the audio: The narrator was fantastic but the actual quality of the audiobook wasn’t great, especially at the beginning.
Audio book source: Audible
Story Rating: 2 stars
Narrator: vo.EROS
Narration Rating: 5 stars for narration- 2 stars for audio quality
Length: 3 hours
Profile Image for Sara ➽ Ink Is My Sword.
560 reviews417 followers
October 13, 2021
It did nothing for me, and it was incredibly cringy🤷🏻‍♀️ These 90 or so pages took me almost a month to read.
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338 reviews90 followers
January 14, 2022
I originally read and rated this back in September, but I felt like updating my review. Star rating is staying the same, just expanding on why.

This had EXTREME fanfiction/wattpad vibes. Heroine had insufferable pick-me girl energy. BUT, it's a super short novella, so you really have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. If you're curious, then read it. Why not. I don't care to dissuade anyone from reading this, just sharing my opinion.

The best way to describe my issue with this novella is that it reads like a sixteen year old girl's fantasy. For example, we have the classic nightclub scene. Our hero, Jack, takes our heroine, Quin, out to his nightclub to meet The Boys and, upon arrival, they're greeted by his friend who says ”she's hot, bro" to Jack and then stoops down and picks Quin up in his arms, by way of greeting. (Because she's so tiny!!) That is exactly the kind of scene a teenager would swoon over: Omg, his friend called me hot! Omg, I'm being picked up! It exudes such extreme ✨high school✨ energy.

The Big Incident of the novella is that Quin falls down at the club and her entire pussy falls out of her dress lmaoooooooo. I have so many questions about the character motivations and logistics at play here.

A random stranger pushes her to the ground because...? His explanation is “Come on, bro. She's just some slut that didn't even bother to wear panties. Asking for it, if you ask me.”

So... is that the reason he pushed her? How did he preemptively know she wasn't wearing panties... before... he pushed her... for...not wearing panties... and her pussy fell out... informing us that she wasn't wearing panties... which is the reason that he... pushed her?

But then the next thing I knew, Quin had been knocked free of my arms and she was on the floor, her dress up around her naked hips... How does this happen? How? I want the physics.

Jack bursts onto the scene to beat up Quin's push-er and we get this amazing interaction:
"You touched my girl?" I asked, staring down at him. He swallowed and looked around for help. "Did you look at her bare pussy when she fell?"

Bye. I don't know whose fantasy this is, but it's not mine.
Profile Image for Manvi.
240 reviews178 followers
September 23, 2021
DNF at 25%.
Consider the curious cat dead.

Do you know what? I'm upping the rating coz I actually liked the writing somehow but the pet/degradation kink? I mean, it literally says in my bio that it's not my favourite.
Profile Image for Nazanin.
1,073 reviews608 followers
January 5, 2023
2.5 Stars

Told mostly in single POV, 1st person, it’s the first installment in the "One Night" series and can be read as a standalone. This was my first read by this author and unfortunately, it didn’t work out for me. This is no character development and a good storyline. It couldn’t even entertain me. All in all, it was a disappointment, but I hope you enjoy it more than me!
Profile Image for Hannah.
161 reviews78 followers
March 1, 2022
Update: This author stole the narrator’s experience as a victim of SA and used it as a plot for her book.I’m disgusted.
Other than that this was just smut with a bunch of role play and bdsm elements for sock factor and some unnecessary drama.
However the guy who narrated the audiobook has one of the hottest voices I’ve ever heard and he’s obviously really talented.You’re the real star of the show baby.
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