Title: Just One Night
Genre: Erotic Romantic Suspense
Author: Kyra Davis
Publisher: Gallery Books, December 2013
Source: Kindle Purchase, $1.99
Sexy Rating: 5+
Description from Amazon.com:
In this New York Times bestselling erotic e-novella trilogy, a buttoned-up businesswoman takes her friend’s advice and has a fling with a stranger on a trip to Vegas—only to find herself under his mysterious, sexy power both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Kasie Fitzgerald knows who she’s supposed to be. She’s a rising-star-workaholic at a global consulting firm. She’s the fiancée of a well-connected man who’s won the approval of her parents. People know that she’s reliable, serious, proper, cautious, pragmatic, and yes, a little predictable. She’s who Dave and her family want her to be. But as her thirtieth birthday looms, buried feelings begin to resurrect. Her friend takes her to Vegas for one last wild and crazy night. In a dress much shorter and sexier than anything she has ever dared to wear before, she hits the blackjack tables. And meets him. Under the tailored clothes it’s clear that this is a man who is intense, powerful, and maybe even a little dangerous. With a touch of trepidation she accepts his invitation to get a drink, and before long, she’s in his hotel room. She never gets his full name. Perhaps his anonymity is one of the reasons she’s able to give herself over to him and to the moment so completely. Perhaps it’s why she’s just had the most exquisite and passionate sex of her life. Shaken by her own behavior, Kasie tries to chalk it up to one crazy night. But when the mysterious gentleman she’s just had a fling with shows up in her office—as the CEO of a firm her company does a billion dollars of business with a year, demanding that she handle his account, and so much more—things will never be the same again. And there’s no telling where this will go…
I was developing a supreme prejudice concerning erotic novels. The ones that I had read were often just okay in plotting, characterization and readability. But since the “fifty-shades” phenom I thought I should at least give them a go and hopefully discover something worthwhile. That finally happened with this book.
Just One Night is a Tour de Force, 496 pages of heart pounding erotica and suspense. Originally published as three serial novellas they are all combined in this one book and thank goodness for that since I would not want to wait for the next novella. I finished all 496 pages in two days, stopping only for food and bathroom breaks. I could not wait to get back to this book.
This is my first introduction to Kyra Davis’ outstanding word play. This book is filled with intense emotion as well as erotic sex. There is an ongoing struggle between perceived good and evil, right and wrong, love and the expression of self. There is suspense, and the continuing escalation of fear and the consequences of power run amuck.
There are a few too many fantasy dream scenes. These could have been cut back without hurting the novel.
Deet’s note: This is an erotic novel that has elements of mild BDSM, ménage, humiliation and betrayal.