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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Review & Giveaway! Endless Nights by Karin Erickson

Join us in celebrating the release of ENDLESS NIGHTS by Karen Erickson!

ENDLESS NIGHTS (Vegas Nights Series #2) by Karen Erickson
Erotic Romance
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The sex is crazy good. Is it crazier to want something more?
Vegas Nights, Book 2

Andrea and her two best friends have shed their nurses scrubs for a long-awaited weekend in Las Vegas, and nothing—flight delays, lost luggage, or the slightly weird guy with the sketchy invite to an exclusive bash—is going to stop their fun.

Within minutes of arriving at the opulent party, she’s deep in conversation with gorgeous, funny Luke Nelson, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. For some crazy reason, he can’t seem to keep his eyes—or hands—off her.

Luke isn’t looking for a hookup, he just wants to relax…until he gets one look at the classy brunette in the barely-there dress. One minute they’re talking, the next they’re all over each other in a dark corner. It’s like he’s an addict and she’s the fix he’s been searching for all his life.

One night of hot sex isn’t nearly enough. But after a weekend spent never more than a few inches apart, the time is quickly approaching when they’ll have to make a long-distance relationship work—or break it off.

Review- 4 Stars
I really enjoyed the prequel and first book in this series and I was not disappointed by this installment. It had the same qualities of likeable characters, hot and steamy scenes, a tad bit of angst, and a fast HEA. It’s a “warm and fuzzy” read for me. A book I pick up when I need a sexy story with a quick resolution, so that I’m never far from the stage where I’m smiling and sighing over the love story.
Andrea and Noah are fun to follow and their characters are well written with surprising depth for being such a short book. Their roadblocks are a little bigger that Reagan and Declan’s, but their story is no less heartwarming.
As with the first book, I would have liked to see and epilogue. Their roadblocks are still there at the end, they are just more willing to work at getting over them. So, an epilogue that gave me the resolution as to how the problems were solved would have made the story that much better for me. However, I very much enjoyed the book and I can’t wait for the next!

WICKED WEEKEND (Vegas Nights Series #.5) by Karen Erickson
Erotic Romance
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What happens in Vegas…could be a fantasy come true.
Vegas Nights, Book 0.5

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…

Review- 4 Stars

This is a super, super, fast read. Just a little intro into the three women who each get their own novella in this series. It gives a little bit of context to each of the three novellas that is, while not vital, in my opinion still needed. Otherwise, the beginning to the novellas is a little bit like the jerk you feel when a roller coaster starts. Boom! Here we go!
The reader is able to get to know the girls a little better and you’ll go into the following books already liking and rooting for them. As usual for this author, it’s very well written and her characters are pretty well developed, as much as they can be for such a short book.
It’s not completely gripping or anything, but it’s super cute and a fun little read.

RECKLESS NIGHTS (Vegas Nights Series #1) by Karen Erickson
Erotic Romance
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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- 4 Stars
This series is kind a “warm and fuzzy” read. They are the type of books I pick up when I’m in need a hot read with a quick HEA, to boost my mood. It’s a fun little trio that runs on a simultaneous time line.
Reagan and Declan are incredibly likable characters. In a longer book, they might come off as cliché, but in a short novel like this, it works just perfect. Their chemistry blows off the pages and steams up the room. And, while the author manages to throw a little angst in there too, we get to the resolution quick enough for me to stay in that happy, sexy, bubble.

I would have liked to see a stronger ending, something more final. It would have helped a lot to have an epilogue. It was almost a happily for now type of ending. But, overall, I very much enjoyed it and am anxious to move on to Andrea and Noah’s story. 


About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read - sexy contemporary romance. Published since 2006, she's a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

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