Audio Book Review | Sweet Sinful Nights by Lauren Blakely

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Audio Book Review | Sweet Sinful Nights by Lauren BlakelySweet Sinful Nights by Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Josh Goodman
Series: Sinful Nights #1
Release date : September 15, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Source: The Author | Format: AudioBook
Purchase at: Amazon (Affiliate Link) Audible
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Reading Challenges: 2016 Audiobook Challenge

She was the one who got away…

Ten years ago, Brent Nichols let the love of his life slip through his fingers. It’s his greatest regret, especially since she’s all but disappeared. But when the gorgeous and captivating woman walks into his life unexpectedly, he’s determined to win her back. Whatever it takes, he won’t make the same mistake twice.

Easier said than done…

Shannon Paige has hardened her heart to the man she was once engaged to be married to. After the way he left, and after the hell she’s been through with her checkered family, there’s no way she’s letting him into her life again. The problem is, the second she sees him, he’s more handsome and charming than before. And she’s torn between wanting to fight with him and wanting to sleep with him -- Maybe both. Soon they fall into each other’s arms, consumed with a desire that burns through the years.

But if these two fiery lovers are going to have a real second chance at this kind of intense, passionate, bone-deep love, he’ll have to give her his whole heart, and she’ll have to give up all the secrets from her messy past.

And that messy past is about to spill over into her carefully constructed present…

I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.



My take :

First thought after finishing

Ahh, what the what?

The premise of Sweet Sinful Nights immediately piqued my interest. Of all romance troupes, second chance romance has been a go to for some time and I was excited to start it once I got my hands on it!

There were quite a few elements to the story I was quite surprised by. The suspense and small mystery being the best ones. There were a few things regarding Shannon’s past that we slowly learn about as the story progresses. Not just with her family, but that happened to her after they split up all those years ago. It was engaging and I loved how it developed.

Shannon was an easy character to like. She is tough and hilarious. I loved the deep connection to her family that she had, especially her brothers. My heart ached for her on many occasions, and my respect grew for her throughout the entire book.

Brent, was a little harder to like. Mainly because he is selfish, and never really took into consideration that Shannon *might* have moved on, or that she went through some tough things after their break up. He redeemed himself later on, but man it was difficult sometimes to listen to his monologue.

These two together are just HOT. The sexual tension and attraction are FELT upon their first “meeting” and I just loved it. It is hard sometimes, to see the connection between characters when it comes to second chance romance, but I happy to say that it was written really well and I was rooting form the beginning. And hello, their scenes together were hot and one time, had me blushing.

Since there was a cliffhanger, I am BEYOND excited to get my hands on the next book. I love series that have ongoing plot lines, but focus on many different characters.

The Narration

I swear, I hit the jack pot when it comes to narrators, only have a few that I don’t care for. I adored Josh’s narration, even though I thought it was weird at first that there wasn’t a second narrator. But he did an amazing job with the entire book!

All in all – I adored Sweet Sinful Nights. Engaging, sexy and suspenseful to boot, I recommend this one to all of those that love romance!

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Tonya is a 30 y/o mom, wife, avid reader, coffee junkie, junk food addicted workaholic and blogger.
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2 responses to “Audio Book Review | Sweet Sinful Nights by Lauren Blakely

    • tonyalee

      Yeah, I mean I have read books where it’s dual POV and there is only a female narrator, so it took me aback. But he was great and made it work!

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