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Pre-Release Review! ONLY FOR A NIGHT by Naima Simone (Lick #1)

Only for a Night
by Naima Simone


Rion Ward fought hard to be free of the Irish mob life. Now, as the co-owner of Boston’s hottest aphrodisiac club, he’s traded crime for the ultimate sexual fantasy. But when the “good girl” from his past walks through Lick’s doors, he discovers that his unconsummated hunger for her never abated.

Widowed for two years from a man who felt that anything besides the missionary position was dirty, Harper Shaw is ready to move on. The first step to feeling alive again is sex. Hot, dirty, black-out-from-orgasm sex. And who better to provide it than the brooding, sexy, tatted bad boy-turned-man she’s known for years?

Rion, however, has one stipulation: He’ll be hers only for one night. One night to explore her every fantasy. One night to push her limits. One night to introduce her to a passion that makes both doubt if it will be enough…



First in a new series (Lick) and from a new line from Entangled coming out 5/30 (Scorched) Only for a Night is a quick, dirty read *and* a former-friends-to-lovers/second-chance-romance story (which, to make under 100 pages to an HEA believable, it really has to be).

There’s a lot of sex. And dirty talk. I liked Harper and Rion, though his “she could do so much better than me so I must give her up for her own good” routine did get a little old after a while–thankfully, more than one character called him on it and he eventually got over himself. Their issues were resolved fairly quickly in the end, though I attribute most of that to the shorter format of the story…it wasn’t outside the realm of believability, it was just pretty fast.

I’m assuming the other two club owners–Rion’s best friends Sasha and Killian–will have other books in the series, and I’m definitely sufficiently interested in their stories to give them a try. If you’re looking for short and hot with sympathetic characters and just a touch of a story, give this one a try.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars / C+

I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.


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