Monday, April 21, 2014

VBT Review: Just One Night

JUST ONE NIGHT: Sex, Love and Stiletto SeriesWritten by Lauren Layne
Published by Loveswept
ISBN: 978-0-34554727-9
On sale: April 22nd, 2014


New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest . . . all night long.
Riley McKenna knows sex – good sex, bad sex, kinky sex…Her articles in Stiletto magazine are consistently the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But Riley has a secret…all that sexy talk? Not an ounce of it comes from personal experience. Her own bedroom escapades are more limited than even her best friends know. When her editor requests that all columnists write something more personal for Stiletto’s anniversary issue, Riley turns to the one man she’s always been able to count on and calls in the favor of a lifetime.
Sam Compton would do anything for Riley McKenna. Anything except be her experimental sex toy. He refuses her request. At least until she tells him that it’ll either be him or she’ll go to someone else. And that, Sam can’t accept. Reluctantly he agrees to her terms—one night of completely meaningless sex in the name of research. Riley thinks she’s prepared for what awaits her in Sam’s bed.  After ten years of writing about sex, actually doing it shouldn’t be that different, right? So wrong. What starts as “one time only” becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn first-hand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.

Review Rating: 4 LIGHTNING BOLTS

Review: You can only get away with living a lie for so long. Riley McKenna writes about sex. Her readers assume she lives the life that she writes about. Oh, wrong, wrong wrong....and now, it's time to face up to the truth. Oh! And let's not forget she's got a thing for her best friend Sam, and he has a thing for her, but they both skirt around it, thinking it could never be. Until Riley propositions him. Still, the denial, the pushing's still there.

Lauren Layne has a way with words! Witty, funny, zingy and I couldn't help but laugh! Her stories are light and full of feel good moments, emotions and sometimes, anger (Certain characters...Sam's mom, for one. Grr)  

I loved watching Sam and Riley finally give in and tell each other how they feel. I felt for Sam. His family..well his mom, she really made me angry and upset me.  I loved Riley's family.  This is a great story that really pulls on the heartstrings and makes you laugh out loud and have others look at you like you're kinda crazy. I'm okay with that one...

All in all, I had a blast with this book and I need to snap up the others in this series! 

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Lauren Layne graduated from Santa Clara University with a B.S. in political science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career in Seattle and Southern California, Layne moved to New York City, where she now writes full-time. She lives with her husband and their plus-size pomeranian in a tiny Manhattan studio.
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