A STARLET REVIEW: PROMISED NIGHTS BY LOUISE BAY

BB Banner

Title: Promised Nights

Series: Nights #2

Author: Louise Bay

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 11, 2016

 

Blurb

 

I’ve been in love with Luke Daniels since, well, forever. As his sister’s best friend, I’ve spent over a decade living in the friend zone, watching from the sidelines hoping he would notice me, pick me, love me.

I want the fairy tale and Luke is my Prince Charming. He’s tall, with shoulders so wide he blocks out the sun. He’s kind with a smile so dazzling he makes me forget everything that’s wrong in the world. And he’s only man that can make me laugh until my cheeks hurt and my stomach cramps.

But he’ll never be mine.

So I’ve decided to get on with my life and find the next best thing.

Until a Wonder Woman costume, a bottle of tequila and a game of truth or dare happened.

Then Luke’s licking salt from my wrist and telling me I’m beautiful.

Then he’s peeling off my clothes and pressing his lips all over my body.

Then what? Is this the start of my happily ever after or the beginning of a tragedy?

Previously released as “Calling Me: The Complete Series”

 My Review

As this is my first read by Louise Bay. Promised Nights. The Night Series. It is the second book in the series.

It’s a 4 star book for me.

I was immediately caught up in the book, but towards the middle I just felt there was a lot of questions to ask. However, the end of the book saved it for me. I loved how it all pulled together.

Luke is coming out of a long relationship with his girlfriend because he realizes he doesn’t want a marriage, or kids. At least not with her, and she does so they end up splitting up.

Ashleigh is Haven’s best friend since they were two. Haven, is Luke’s sister. Ashleigh has been in love with him forever, but he has never returned those feelings. However, they have always been there for each other. There is a family and friendship in this circle of people. They have Sunday night dinners together, and I as the reader really enjoyed that.

When Luke discovers Ashleigh in a different light , however, and believe me, does he ever. There begins some HOT writing in this book.
Ashleigh become very all caught up in it one minute, and the next she is making an escape plan. She can’t decide if she wants to be with him or not after all this time because in her mind there is no way he could possible feel for her like she has for him. It just couldn’t be that easy. She pushes him away for bit – it’s kind of back and forth.

That is where, as the reader, I got bored. I didn’t want it like it. I felt like poor Luke – he had to date another girl and blah blah before she can finally realize she just might be HIS ONE.

Once that finally happens. HOT DAMN….. The rest all pulls together and the ending …. well I don’t want to give the ending away.

Go buy the book – read it. It is second in the series, but is a stand alone. I didn’t read the first book either, but I had no problem reading the second in the series.

four-starsfour-starsfour-starsfour-stars
Tracie_portrait_sm-web

Purchase Links

 

99c for a limited time only

 

AMAZON US / UK

 

Playlist

 

I Can’t Make You Love Me – Bonnie Raitt

 

If You Ever What To Be In Love – James Bay

 

Landslide – Stevie Nicks

 

Say you Love Me – Jessie Ware

 

To Make Her Love Me – Rascal Flatts

 

If I Knew Then – Lady Antebellum

 

You Are Everything – Diana Ross

 

Let’s Wait Awhile – Janet Jackson

 

Here I am – Leona Lewis

 

Knocks Me Off My Feet – Stevie Wonder

 

Where My Heart Belongs – Gloriana

 

Come Rain Or Come Shine – Ray Charles

 

Also Available

 

STANDALONES

 

 

AMAZON US / UK

 

AMAZON US / UK

 

Author Bio

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series’ The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.

 

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

 

Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

 

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

Author Links