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One Night Is Never Enough

(Secrets #2)

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  2,292 ratings  ·  199 reviews
From the first glimpse he knew he must have her—even if only for a single night.

Powerful, ruthless, seductive—the lord of London's underworld—Roman Merrick gets anything he wants...and he burns for Charlotte Chatsworth, a polished jewel in the glittering ton. So he engages her debt-ridden gambler father in a game of chance, wagering ten thousand pounds against one night wi
Mass Market Paperback, 372 pages
Published February 22nd 2011 by Avon
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*sigh* Can I find a way to un-read this book? Because I would kill to be able to read it and discover the magic of it all over again. It was perfect. *sigh* Perfect.

Last September I was minding my own business when a GR friend urged me to read a book she had loved. I looked and realized that I had put that very same book on my wishlist a while ago but had never bought it. So I took the plunge and grabbed myself a copy. That book was Seven Secrets of Seduction (the first book in this series) and
Jun 18, 2012 rated it it was amazing

There's nothing I adore and love more then a a self-made man as a hero in HRs, and the charming rouge that is Roman Merrick stole me heart with a smile and wink. Behind his mask lays a man whose seen darkness and death and fights it with ruthlessness hiding a gentle soul deep down.
Charlotte is a cold ice queen, fighting off sharp dragger like words as she holds her head up high as her father flushes all her family, her sister and her chances along with their family money down the drain. Charlo
Tammy Walton Grant
With apologies to Catherine, Juliana, Ally and Ana, and any other GR friends who love Anne Mallory

Have you ever read a book that you think you should just LOVE, except for the fact that you don't?

That's the way I feel about Anne Mallory. I should love her books. They are chock full of everything that I love. Witty dialogue, serious chemistry and sexual tension, intriguing storylines, original premises and to-die-for heroes. What's not to like about them?

Something, I guess, because I've read 2 of
Sarah MacLean
Feb 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I always love Anne Mallory's books...but this one might just be her best yet. It's been a long time since I've read a book and forced myself to slow down to savor every word, every line. This one requires it. The book is thick and lush--an extravagant secret that you can't help but eavesdrop on. I loved every page.
Addie H
4.5 stars

(Tropes: Forbidden Love, Rags to Riches, Opposites Attract, Class Difference, Unstarched (heroine)


Loved this! Super charming, tender and funny.

- “What I want is you, unrestrained, and out of control.” Want. Desire. Longing.
“You already have that,” she said, knowing the heavy beat more than gave her away already. “I find no semblance of control when you are near.”

- He gradually drew her closer until she was pressed against him, his arms wrapped around her. She sighed softly into his s
Juliana Philippa
My thanks to Catherine, whose review spurred me into getting this book from the library after avoiding it when it first came out. I so loved Seven Secrets of Seduction , my first Anne Mallory book, that I didn't think anything could live up to it. While I still prefer SSoS, I really enjoyed One Night Is Never Enough and am very glad that I read it.

The book was a mix of SSoS's-type plot, Dreaming of You 's Derek Craven + Mine Till Midnight 's Cam Rohan, and Notorious Pleasures 's Hero (but be
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“I’m going to possess you, Charlotte.”
His free hand caressed the flesh of her throat, then threaded into the hair at her nape, pulling the strands there, tipping her head back. Not harshly, but not gently either. “I’m going to take you and claim you and make you beg.”

Charlotte Chatsworth is the perfect lady of the ton. Known for her beauty and her icy persona, she is envied by many. She is her father’s most powerful investment, one he will use until he has secured the most promising marriage

Lakshmi C
Mar 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Blurbs are the devious monsters wrecking havoc in my little bookish world. They lure me with the promise of new worlds, great characters and a great reading experience. But all I get is coke without the fizz.

This book has an interesting blurb and conflicted characters. Roman was kind without scruples. He was strategic and charming. Charlotte was strong, determined and wary. Her father was utterly despicable.

The book held my attention, I wanted to know what happened next but some parts make no im
Lady Wesley
Feb 24, 2012 rated it did not like it

I need a new shelf.

A shelf called Why Did I Waste My Time?

A shelf for for books with the lowest ratio of complete to incomplete sentences.
Trant had waited for just the right hand to make the bet. Had waited for Chatsworth to get into his cups and to have some decent cards.
Had waited to place the bet when only two men would witness the wager. One, a man who was utterly devoted to his wife, and whose wife was a close friend of the lady of the bet. Who would hold the scandal secret. The other, a
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Oh my! Let me start my review with a slight tangent: One of my all-time favorite regency romance heroes, is Lisa Klyepas’ Derek Craven from Dreaming of You. Born in the gutters, he’s pulled himself up by whatever means necessary — thievery, deceit, violence, you name it, and at the time the heroine meets him, is a successful, albeit somewhat shady, owner of a gaming hell.

Well, I’m sorry Derek, but you need to step asid
Dec 05, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: gag-worthy-book
This just didn't work for me. The angst and drama seems forced and the actions of the hero and heroine has no direction and their chemistry is very lacking.

While I was reading I couldn't make sense of half the conversations and hidden meanings apparently I should understand as a reader.
Apr 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mallory
I can see why some people might not like this book. There isn't much light and fluffy about it. The writing is complex and lush. Detailed and descriptive. But I found it to be oh so wonderful.

Roman is such a fascinating hero. He reminds me of Derek Craven. He takes what he wants and does not apologize for it. And he wants to possess Charlotte.

Charlotte is cold, broken and empty inside. Her dad could be the largest ass of a secondary character I have ever read. When she is lost in a poker game t
This book intrigued me when I first picked it up. I thought it was going to be a reworking of Lisa Kleypas's Then Came You. That, too, had a night with the heroine riding on a card game bet. I was pleasantly surprised, however, when it wasn't the hero who placed the bet.

As I read, there were things that I absolutely hated (that I'll talk about below -- have fun reading that dissertation), and then there were others that I liked. I liked the attitude that the author had towards women and their se
I think one of my favourite aspects of GR is not only meeting so many great people and sharing books, but also how interesting it is that people get something so different out of the books that they share. I really want to thank Catherine and Juliana especially for sharing such fantastic writers and books (whether consciously or unconsciously) with me. I do tend to add their favourites or higher rated books to my TBR pile and I haven't regretted it at all.

Now it's time to quit it with the warm f
Dec 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
Anne Mallory’s latest has surprising depth, given its paperback length. I appreciated the continuing story of Miranda and the Viscount, and the role they play in Charlotte and Roman’s relationship. What I liked about Roman: his insecurity. He has achieved great wealth and status in his world, and it’s what he knows. His world is built on showing no emotion. He’s afraid of losing that security blanket and caring about someone. That kind of vulnerability was very well written. What I liked about C ...more
Mar 13, 2011 rated it it was ok
I had high hopes for this book. It got a good review on all about romance website. I unfortunately didn't agree. The plot wasn't bad, just done many time before. What I didn't enjoy was the way it was written. There seemed to be a lot happening in the background and it ended up in the dialogue but I had no idea what was happening. I was hoping that all of it would eventually be sorted out and explained but it rarely was. The reader had to inference A LOT. I had a hard time keeping up with what w ...more
4 stars – Historical/Regency Romance
Janet Robel
Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love reading different genres, but I always come back to historical romances. Charlotte is a strong heroine who readers will love right away. Can't wait to see Emily get her story.
Lover of Romance
Mar 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
When Charlotte, accompanied by her maid, comes across Roman Merrick, she feels as if the earth as titled underneath her very own feet. He is dangerous and mysterious and she feels like he can see right through her to her soul. When her father loses to a card game, she is shocked to discover that her father gave her up for one night to the winner of the game. Charlotte is furious with her father but she also knows she must go and get it over with. When she arrives at her destination that evening, ...more
Another series I jumped in the middle of. Damn, I'm getting too good at this.

Place & Time Period : England, Regency
Set Up for the Plot: Drunken fool father offers 1 night with his oldest daughter in a card game. His winning hand, hum, against a 10,000 pound wager. (I'll wager 10,000 pounds you'll guess right how this bet played out.)
Characters: Roman Merrick (H), lord of the underworld, owner of the gaming establishment the wager takes place at.
Charlotte Chatsworth (h), the drunken fool's ol
The writing didn’t flow easily, too flourished with a lot of simile (I think this is the right word). but characterization was excellent, the plot very original and I really liked H/h romance.
3, hot but brief, FM
Historical/drama, suspense
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I would destroy the city if something happened to you. I can't even bear the thought of it.And when Roman says that he means it.

2 new characters are introduced in this book and one of them is the main character, Andreas and Roman.Roman is the brother who seems less likeable to kill you but you don't want to meet him in a dark alley.
When Charlotte's father bets her in a game of cards Roman cheats and wins her because if the other person wins her she will be ruined and because he can't get her out
Jan 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Joint review with Has from The Book Pushers was originally posted here:

Publisher: Avon
Publish Date: Out Now!
How we got this book: NetGalley

Has: Anne Mallory is fast becoming an autobuy author for me, I really have enjoyed her last few books and grabbed the chance to request this via Netgalley when it was posted. The premise of a hero who was outside of society and was from a working class background really appealed to me because it is a refreshing c
Jan 15, 2018 rated it liked it
leído en Julio 2013

Una Noche Nunca es Suficiente

Desde que la vio supo que debía ser suya… aunque solo fuera por una noche…
Poderoso, despiadado, seductor… el señor de los bajos fondos de Londres, Roman Merrick consigue todo lo que desea… y arde en deseos de tener a Charlotte Chatsworth, una rutilante joya de la alta sociedad. De modo que enreda a su padre, endeudado por el juego, en un juego de azar apostando diez mil libras por una noche con su exquisita hija. Y Roman Merrick nunca pier
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
Similar to Seven Secrets of Seduction, I glazed over the first act of the story but became 150% invested towards the end. H+H were fine, but I think the action was typical, which is why my mind wandered. Typical in the sense of the emotional trajectory for the heroine Charlotte is - perfect bride-to-be, but despite the admiration and approval - she is alone in the world, and sad for being considered the gilded bird in the cage. Don't know why but this character hasn't interested me yet as a read ...more
Oct 03, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
2. defa şans verdim seriye ama gitmiyor yani zorla bitirdim 😒
Oct 16, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Yazari ilk defa okuyorum.Kalemi fena degildi..Serinin ikinci kitabimis...Yanlis kitap ile baslamisim.Diger kitaplarinida okuyacagim..
Nov 28, 2010 rated it really liked it
I am having a bit of a hard time writing up a review for this's not that it wasn't enjoyable because it just left me feeling a, I guess. I think that has to do with the fact it took me four days to read it and they were always just snippets of time, darn real life! That being said, I hope I can do this book with the gorgeous cover some justice!

The premise of the story is a good one, a father bets his beautiful daughter, Charlotte, in a card game and loses to a les
Jan 20, 2011 rated it really liked it

Anne Mallory’s Seven Secrets of Seduction was one of my top 25 reads of 2010. I loved the book-loving heroine and the hero with his seductive words. I applauded the character growth of both the hero and heroine and was delighted to read a romance that was different, even at times unpredictable. My expectations for the next book in the Secrets series were high, but I found the book disappointing. One Night Is Never Enough is a well-written book. The premise is promising: an acknowledged beauty is
Dec 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is Awesome. Charlote is the perfect daughter and the most beautiful girl in the ton but all this is acting . Really , she lives in total fear from making a mistake , fading of her beauty and destroying the future of her sister. It is one of the most complicated characters that Ihave ever read in Historical Romance.The bubble around her reach exploding when her drunk father gambles her in card game and the winner is Roman Medrick . Roman is one of the brothers who own the underworld of ...more
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 2 Mar 06, 2015 06:34AM  
  • Midnight's Wild Passion
  • Always a Scoundrel (Notorious Gentlemen, #3)
  • Shameless (The House of Rohan, #4)
  • Wicked in Your Arms (Forgotten Princesses, #1)
  • Wicked Delights of a Bridal Bed (The Byrons of Braebourne, #4)
  • A Perfect Groom (Sterling trilogy, #2)
  • Always a Temptress (Drake's Rakes #3)
  • Practically Wicked
  • The Mad, Bad Duke (Nvengaria, #2)
  • Wicked Becomes You
  • Between the Devil and Desire (Scoundrels of St. James, #2)
  • Lessons in French
  • To Wed a Wicked Earl (Devine & Friends, #2)
  • Follow My Lead (The Blue Raven, #3)
  • How to Seduce a Scoundrel (How To #2)
  • Her Notorious Viscount (Stoneworth, #1)
  • Scandalous Desires (Maiden Lane, #3)
Some people have always known they wanted to write. Others fall into it and discover its inherent joy. I’m somewhere in between. As an avid reader, writing a novel had always tickled the back of my mind. There seem to be a lot of people who say, “Someday I’ll write a book.” For me, the feeling tickled, moved into an incessant knocking and finally became a dull roar. All I needed was to make that “ ...more

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  • In Total Surrender (Secrets, #3)
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