Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Six Naughty Nights by Serenity Woods + giveaway

Six nights to remember, six days to forgive…

Esther is grateful for the strong arms that saved her and her young son from an earthquake. But she wishes their rescuer was someone else. Anyone other than the man who left her pregnant after a holiday fling.

Toby’s carpentry skills take him wherever there’s work, and right now that work is definitely cut out for him. He has to get over the shock that the little boy in his arms is his own son—and convince Esther that he’s always regretted walking away from her.

Esther can’t bring herself to deny Toby his right to get to know Charlie. Besides, with her own home flattened, she has nowhere to go but with him to his apartment…where she discovers a sexy role-playing card game tucked in his suitcase.

When Toby invites her to accompany him to the Northland to attend his best friend’s wedding, the opportunity to explore their still-simmering attraction is too tempting to resist. As the steamy scenarios heat up, they start to realize this is more than a game. But Esther’s hiding a secret that could cause as much devastation as the earthquake...

Product Warnings
Contains role-playing fun including Roman slave and master, sexy schoolgirl spanking, and interrogation of a spy. Silk scarves included.

Type: Contemporary Romance
Heat: 3.5 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

Six Naughty Nights was a pretty light read with some delicious sexy times, a bit of humor mixed with emotional drama and turmoil, and characters that are flawed but grow as people throughout their journey and I really enjoyed that combo. Woods created a fun group of men and women that have a bit of a naughty side and aren't afraid to explore it. You gotta love that!

One of my favorite storylines is when the hero and heroine have a bit of history and Toby and Ester have that in spades. Years after a wild vacation fling that didn't end well their paths cross again in the midst of an earthquake and suddenly both their lives are completely upended when he realizes that the little boy with her is the son he never knew about. Holy. Drama.

Toby was an amazing hero and one I think anyone would love. He's sexy, accepting and brave. He's talented with his and out of the bedroom and he's got a vulnerable sensitive side to him as well that is incredibly endearing and makes a girl want to be a bit protective of him. I loved getting to see him with his son and having to deal with the emotions finding out about him cause. Esther had me on the fence a lot of the time. Sometimes I wanted to strangle her for not being able to let go of the past and other times my heart broke for this strong woman who struggled so much with her body image, with her role in keeping father and son apart and with letting anyone close.

There is just so much chemistry between Toby and Esther despite their emotional baggage and I loved watching them together when they could let go of the past and just be themselves. They're both good people dealing with hurt, with insecurities, and with undeniable attraction. Watching them work through their past and dealing with their uncertain future made it so hard not to feel for them. It's a very bumpy road they're on and the highs and lows they go through really grab your heart. They can be frustrating as hell but still you just want these two to make it somehow.
She moistened her lips again. "When we were in Fiji, you made me feel so..." 
"Alive. You're like the sun." She was almost asleep.  
He reached out a hand and tucked a lock of hair behind her ear. "And you're like the moon." 
"Cold and distant?" 
"Breathtakingly beautiful." He slipped his hand into her hair and cupped the back of her head as if he was afraid she might pull away, but the warmth of his compliment spread through her, and as he lowered his lips to hers she gladly moved the last inch to meet him. 
Woods kept the story from being too heavy with humor and sweet moments added in and sexy bits that were steamy and a little adventurous as the two take on a naughty card game and use their time together to do a little role playing.

Alright, so there was one thing that kinda got to me and kept the rating from being higher and that's the child who is supposed to be 2 years old and just doesn't act it. Sometimes yep he seems like a 2 year old but then he busts out with things like kissing is yucky and "he's never going to kiss anyone". He too often came across with the thought process/way of speaking that I'd peg for a 4+ year old and it got to me a bit.

Other than that though the story was great. I laughed a good bit during Six Naughty Nights and shed quite a few tears with these two as well. I really enjoyed the world Woods created and am looking forward to going back now and checking out book one, Seven Sexy Secrets. 

Have you read Serenity Woods? What did you think?
Do you like second chances at love?
Or kids in romance? 

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