14 March 2015

Reckless Nights (Vegas Nights #1) by Karen Erickson

 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?

Product Warnings: Smokin’ hot sexy weekend with a gorgeous actor? There shouldn’t be a warning—more like encouragement to indulge your fantasies!
When a book promises a night of wild monkey sex, it of course becomes a must read for me.  Reckless Nights promised that, and I’m happy to say it delivered.

Declan is famous, and because of that he is constantly getting attention of people – and women—who have nefarious purposes.  He just wants to meet a nice, normal girl who wants him for him, not for what he can give her with his fame.  When he sees Reagan at a club in Vegas, he instinctually feels that she could give him what he wants and he sets about getting it.  Reagan knows who Declan is, and of course she’s star struck at meeting him.  But they also discover over the course of a weekend that they might be able to give each other more than just a fling and turn what they have into something real.  Will they go for it?

This is the kind of book that you set down and read in an afternoon.  It’s fun and completely fantastical.  I mean, what woman would not want to be romanced and monkey-sexed by a hot celebrity (Chris Helmworth…call me)?  I found that even thought this is a short story that the characters were well fleshed out.  Declan, especially, seemed like a very realistic character to me and I fell for him a bit too.  I liked him and Reagan together.  The only down side to short stories like this is that it’s an insta-love kind of connection that goes at warp speed until the book is over.  That can be unrealistic, but I find that if I just ignore the part of my brain that craves reality and just get lost in the fantasy, it can work for me.

Overall, this story was told well and piqued my interest.  I look forward to reading more in this series. And yay for hot monkey sex! 4 stars.


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