Author: Lauren Layne
Published: March 11th 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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In Lauren Layne’s sizzling Sex, Love & Stiletto series, New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest…all night long.
Riley McKenna knows sex—good sex, bad sex, kinky sex…Her articles in Stiletto magazine are consistently the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But Riley has a secret…all that sexy talk? Not an ounce of it comes from personal experience. Her own bedroom escapades are more limited than even her best friends know. When her editor requests that all columnists write something more personal for Stiletto’s anniversary issue, Riley turns to the one man she’s always been able to count on and calls in the favor of a lifetime.
Sam Compton would do anything for Riley McKenna. Anything except be her experimental sex toy. He refuses her request. At least until she tells him that it’ll either be him or she’ll go to someone else. And that, Sam can’t accept. Reluctantly he agrees to her terms—one night of completely meaningless sex in the name of research. Riley thinks she’s prepared for what awaits her in Sam’s bed. After ten years of writing about sex, actually doing it shouldn’t be that different, right? So wrong. What starts as “one time only” becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn first-hand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.
I've been super lucky to get approved for every book in Lauren Layne's series on NetGalley. And not just lucky to GET them, but I feel lucky that I got to read three amazing books. This trilogy has it all--from the first book to the last, you're hooked and wanting more even when it's done. I really adored the first book, After the Kiss, and I enjoyed the second, Love the One You're With. But the last one, this one, really took the cake!
Riley and Sam... oh sigh... Their friendship made me smile. And then when Riley starts to manipulate Sam, oh my god, I couldn't stop giggling. He tries to avoid her advances because she's his best friend's sister, but she isn't making it easy. The romance wasn't the only thing great about this story, it was also the other aspects with personal issues and family that made it more worthwhile. But, of course, romance. Wonderful romance. It wasn't forced or flawless, and it had the perfect amount of "will they won't they" going, keeping you on the edge of your seat.
Just One Night is a great book to sit down and read in one night. Riley and Sam's relationship will keep you smiling and swooning the whole way. I'm a little sad that this is the end of the Stiletto girls and their love stories, but I'm looking forward to other stories from Lauren Layne. And you should be reading them too!