ONE NIGHT OF TROUBLE / ONE NIGHT OF SIN (After Hours #3 & 1) by Elle Kennedy-a review
About the book: Release Date January 5, 2015
No More Mr. Nice Guy…
The moment AJ Walsh sees the sexy, tattooed pixie walk up to his bar, it’s lust at first sight. He’s always been labeled the “nice” guy―opening doors, buying flowers, and never, ever having one-night stands. But with this wicked little angel with red lips and unfathomably dark eyes? Oh, yeah. Tonight, “nice” has nothing to do with it…
Brett Conlon is trying to convince her family that she’s put away her reckless wild girl side for good. Nothing―and no one―could be better for her reputation than golden boy AJ Walsh. So they make a deal: if he plays The Good Boyfriend for her family, he can be a very, very bad boy with her. Now their one naughty night is about to turn into a whole lot of trouble…
REVIEW: ONE NIGHT OF TROUBLE is the third installment in Elle Kennedy’s contemporary, adult After Hours erotic romance series. This is former MMA fighter AJ Walsh and tattoo artist Brett Conlon’s storyline. Although ONE NIGHT OF TROUBLE is the third book in the series, it can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. The previous storyline couples play a secondary role and any important information is imparted where necessary.
The focus of the storyline is on the building relationship between SIN Nightclub owner and former MMA fighters AJ Walsh and Brett Conlon. Brett is the only daughter and female tattoist in a family of tattoo artists and she is trying to prove that she is capable of running the family business. But a series of bad relationships and poor choices have left Brett with the title of black sheep. Enter AJ Walsh-a night of erotic and passionate sex-and an offer to pretend to be Brett’s boyfriend for three weeks in the hopes of Brett gaining her father’s support.-to show that she is now a responsible adult by dating a responsible young man. What Brett and AJ never intended was to fall in love with one another.
The relationship between Brett and AJ is passionate, spontaneous and adventurous. The chemistry between our couple is one of immediate attraction and sexy fun. Brett and AJ’s relationship is purely physical-both offer up friendship, companionship and sex without any of the trappings of love and support. But AJ hides a dark past; one that haunts his day to day life; and one that finds him on the periphery of his family’s support. Brett is willing to endure ridicule and heartbreak to help AJ come to terms with a darkened past and family grief.
The secondary and supporting characters include Gage and Skyler (One Night of Sin), Reed and Darcy (One Night of Scandal) and both AJ and Brett’s families. Aj’s estrangement from his family is difficult for Brett to understand and she will risk everything, including the man that she loves, to show that forgiveness and understanding is but a heartbeat away.
ONE NIGHT OF TROUBLE is a sexy, fun, imaginative and spirited storyline. There are moments of heartbreak for a young man who blames himself for decades of grief; followed by an emotional reunion between a son and the family who had no idea their child was in such pain. Elle Kennedy writes a fascinating and hopeful story about two people whose need for one another began as a one night stand but turned into something so much more.
1. One Night of Sin
2. One Night of Scandal
3. One Night of Trouble
Copy supplied by the publisher.
Reviewed by Sandy
ONE NIGHT OF SIN
( After Hours #1)
by Elle Kennedy
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date August 4, 2014
Sometimes it’s good to be bad…
When it comes to sex, good girl Skyler Thompson always plays it safe, choosing stable and sedate over wild and thrilling. She doesn’t do one-night-stands, but one look at sinfully sexy Gage Holt and she’s willing to reconsider. He makes her want to be bad for once in her life, and she’s prepared to take what she wants.
Danger follows former MMA fighter Gage Holt like a shadow. Despite his successes as part owner of Sin, an exclusive nightclub in Boston, Gage can’t risk getting involved with a woman, especially one as sweet as Skyler. Still, he can’t resist a taste—and it’s so damn good he has to see her again.
As addicted as he is to her, Gage knows there’s no future for him and Skyler—not with his past lurking in the dark corners of an MMA cage. But Skylar’s tougher than she looks, and she’s ready to fight for her man.
REVIEW: ONE NIGHT OF SIN is the first installment (and novella) in Elle Kennedy’s contemporary, adult After Hours erotic romance series. This is MMA fighter and night club owner Gage Holt and psychology student/waitress Skyler Thompson’s storyline.
ONE NIGHT OF SIN focuses on the instant attraction between good girl Skyler Thompson and MMA fighter Gage Holt. Gage doesn’t do relationships and Skyler is only looking for sex and fun but their friends with benefits arrangement quickly crosses the line when Gage and Skyler start looking for something more. Skyler is the pursuer and knows exactly who and what she wants.
Gage’s life in the arena has an end date-three more fights and a debt will be paid-but the people in charge are not so easy to let go. When physical threats find Gage fighting for his life, he will push Skyler away hoping to protect the woman with whom he has fallen in love. The sex scenes are erotic and steamy; Gage likes to talk dirty during sex.
We will be introduced to Gage’s partners at SIN-former MMA fighters AJ Walsh and Reed Miller-two men whose stories have yet to be told. Skyler’s roommates and BFFs are colorful, energetic and hoping for see their bestie find love. The world building takes the reader into the underground world of MMA fighting, the nightlife at club Sin, and the dance floor and backrooms where fantasies come true.
Elle Kennedy’s ONE NIGHT OF SIN is a fast paced, energetic and revealing introduction to her AFTER HOURS erotic romance series.
Reviewed by Sandy