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Preview — One Night Is Never Enough by Anne Mallory
One Night Is Never Enough
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
(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 ...more
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 ...more
“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...more
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 ...more
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....more
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
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 ...more
While I was reading I couldn't make sense of half the conversations and hidden meanings apparently I should understand as a reader.
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 ...more
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 ...more
Now it's time to quit it with the warm f ...more
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 ...more
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
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
Other books in the series
'The fleetest. Always dancing in the shadows.'
'Always waiting for his next partner?'
'Dancing through a long list until he finds the perfect one.”