Book Review: After This Night



Their world was passion, pleasure and secrets.

Far too many secrets. But Clay Nichols can’t get Julia Bell out of his mind. He’s so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can’t focus on work or business. Only her. And she’s pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though–she’s trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that’s been chasing her for months now, thanks to the criminal world her ex dragged her into. If only she can get out of this mess, then maybe she can invite the man who ignites her back in her life, so she can have him–heart, mind and body.

He won’t take less than all of her, and the full truth too. When he runs into her again at her sister’s wedding, they have a second chance but she’ll have to let him all the way in. And they’ll learn just how much more there is to the intense sexual chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night…

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As promised here’s my review of the second book in Lauren Blakely’s Seductive Nights series. I bought After This Night immediately after I finished Night After Night because I absolutely needed to know what happened next. If you don’t want to be spoiled for Night After Night stop reading here!

At the end of book one we saw Clay and Julia go their separate ways. After being confronted by “Skunk”, the security guy, outside of Julia’s apartment, Clay decides he can’t trust Julia without an explanation. Unfortunately, Julia couldn’t trust him enough to give him one. Thus they broke up and Clay went home to New York, leaving Julia behind in San Francisco, seemingly for good. Until they started emailing again. A day later. Talk about lack of self-control.

From there it quickly got more intense and needless to say they don’t stay apart for very long. Even so, Julia still needs to pay back her debt and she’s determined to do it on her own, without Clay’s help.

This book was even better than the first one. I liked that Clay and Julia already knew each other at this point and they seemed more in love than before, which was super cute. Clay made me swoon and I just love his relationship with Julia. Plus, I really loved the use of the emails and phone conversations in this book. They were playful and steamy and added to the romance. This series is a case where the sequel is even better than the first one. Definitely pick this up if you haven’t already.


5 stars

Favorite Line:

“Every woman should be jealous of you because of how I feel for you. “

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