WICKED WEEKEND / RECKLESS NIGHTS by Karen Erickson-a review
(Vegas Nights .5)
by Karen Erickson
Genre: adult, contemporary, romance
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 23, 2014
What happens in Vegas…could be a fantasy come true.
Between nursing school and starting their careers, Reagan, Andrea and Natalie have had no time for dating. After saving up for a special vacation, they’re on their way to Vegas for a long-awaited weekend of fun, sun, gambling and partying.
When their luggage goes missing, an impromptu shopping trip leads them to James, who makes them an unusual offer—to be part of the female scenery at his boss’s upcoming party. Not just any scenery, but women who are pretty in a real way, not the nipped, tucked and dyed Hollywood version.
Accept a “private party” invitation from a complete stranger? These ladies weren’t born yesterday. Yet before “no thanks” crosses their lips, Reagan discovers who James’s boss really is: Declan Carter, an actor she’s crushed on for, well, forever. Now she’s determined to be the eye candy who catches Declan’s eye. No matter what it takes…
Warning: Epic shopping trip results in meeting hot men. It is recommended that all credit cards be placed out of reach before reading.
REVIEW: WICKED WEEKEND is the first installment in Karen Erickson’s adult, contemporary Vegas Nights erotic romance series. This is the introductory storyline that sets up the series and acquaints the reader with Reagan, Andrea and Natalie-three ER nurses whose weekend in Vegas is everything and more. When a mysterious and very flamboyant stranger invites the three friends to a celebrity party, they have no idea their futures are about to unfold.
Karen Erickson sets the stage for VEGAS NIGHTS-three friends thrown into a world of celebrity parties and one night stands. Each will get their happily ever after but not before coming face to face with the man of their dreams.
WICKED WEEKEND is a very quick read; a teaser of what is to come. And it’s FREE !!
Reviewed by Sandy
(Vegas Nights #1)
by Karen Erickson
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic romance
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 13, 2015
Sometimes dream crushes do come true.
Vegas Nights, Book 1
Reagan can’t believe her luck—and not in a good way. One minute she’s hanging out with her friends at an exclusive party in Las Vegas. The next, she’s attracted the attention of a famous actor. Not just any actor. Declan Carter, the man on which she used to—okay, might still—have a fangirl crush. Whose blue eyes leave her embarrassingly tongue tied.
All Declan wants is to meet a nice, normal woman who won’t use him as a stepping stone to fame. Something about Reagan tells him she could be that rare woman, and he follows his instinct to invite her back to his suite—where they proceed to have wild monkey sex. All. Night. Long.
What was supposed to be one night of no-regrets sex stretches out into a blissful weekend of two people who can’t get enough of each other. But when the glamour of Sin City wears off, they’re standing on the edge of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn a weekend fling into something lasting. Will they take the jump?
REVIEW: RECKLESS NIGHTS is the second novella in Karen Erickson’s adult, contemporary, erotic romance Vegas Nights series. This is actor Declan Carter and E.R. nurse Reagan’s storyline.
The focus follows a one night stand between Declan and Reagan. Declan’s star has fizzled. His previous drug and alcohol use has left him a has-been with the Hollywood crowd. But a clean start is on the horizon for Declan-a new movie that will hopefully show the world he is a better man. Enter Reagan-an E.R. nurse he meets in Vegas and a woman with whom Declan will see the promise of the future. The love scenes are erotic and hot.
RECKLESS NIGHTS is a story of insta-lust/love. Introduced at a private party by the mysterious James, Declan and Reagan are immediately attracted to one another but both are a little hesitant for a one night stand. Declan needs to keeps his new image clean and Reagan does not need to have her heart broken by her Hollywood crush. A night of passion and sex finds our couple committing to an ongoing relationship once Declan finishes the next six weeks of filming. When Reagan does not hear from the man of her dreams, her heart may be broken but the adage-what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas-is her new motto and friend.
The secondary and supporting characters include Declan and Reagan’s best friends who have hooked up together as well: Noah and Natalie, Andrea and Luke, Reagan and Declan. Three couples all introduced by their flamboyant friend and fairy godfather James resulting in three stories about love and a happily ever after. There is a prequel novella WICKED WEEKEND that introduces the characters and James’s role in getting our couples together.
RECKLESS NIGHTS is a fast paced, predictable and erotic storyline. Nothing is off limits between Declan and Reagan-the first steps toward the future are paved with a one night stand and passionate sex.
Copy supplied by Netgalley.
Reviewed by Sandy