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Lauren Blakely’s One Night Only ARC Review

Thank you to Lauren Blakely and the team at Candi Kane PR for the review copy of One Night Only. The next installment in Lauren’s After Dark series.

This steamy little romance story is such fun escapism from the heaviness and loneliness that self-isolation can bring.

Check out the Goodreads synopsis below…

A delicious new After Dark novella featuring a strong, protective bodyguard and the beautiful, brilliant hotel heiress he protects…

I shouldn’t want my bodyguard the way I do. His job is to protect me. It’s not to fulfill all my filthy wishes.

And so I resist him, fighting the enticing pull of the strong, powerful man who watches over me.

Until the night we combust in my penthouse suite.

It won’t happen again, we say the next day.

Besides, my mission is singular — pull off the event of a lifetime — a one-night only concert with one of the world’s biggest rock stars.

A man my bodyguard happens to know.

And a good bodyguard knows all sorts of things about his client. Turns out he knows my secret desires, and he wants to make them come true. Including a VIP engagement so I can experience both men at the same time…

I want to say yes, but what if I fall even more in love with the man whose mission is to keep me safe?

ONE NIGHT ONLY is a red-hot, sexy love story with a toe-curling, sheet-grabbing MFM sequence.

Check out my more detailed thoughts below…

  • Characters: Ivy and Callum are the main love interests in the story. Ivy is a hotel CEO and Callum is her bodyguard. Stone is the third member of the menage and he actually gets quite a few chapters of POV, which is a new take Lauren tried out for this book. She has not really had so much time focused on that third member before.
  • Setting: Las Vegas has been the setting for this series and for this installment it lent itself perfectly. Ivy is continuing her family legacy the Carmichael Hotels and she finds herself in many a hotel room with Callum and Stone.
  • Pacing: These After Dark novels from Lauren are super duper quick reads. They are perfect for after reading slumps to break you out of it or as a steamy story to start and finish before falling asleep.
  • Romance: This story is the closest Lauren has come to the MFM feeling like it could be a long term triad. I understand that she is not writing these books in this manner, but I kinda wanted to see a triad from her. All three characters had great sexual tension with each other so the sex scene was fantastic. In comparison to the other After Dark novels, I just did not feel the same sparks I did when I read those between the characters.

One Night Only receives three out of five stars.

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