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A Night to Remember [NOOK Book]

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One night of passion leads two lovers on a passionate journey neither expected.

On the night that should have been her two year wedding anniversary Charlie Brown finds herself in a bar to drown her sorrows over her deceased spouse. One thing leads to another and she seeks comfort in the arms of a stranger.

Jake wanted Charlie the minute he saw her, but knows he must take things slow with this sexy damsel-in-distress. When his offer of help ...

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Overview

One night of passion leads two lovers on a passionate journey neither expected.

On the night that should have been her two year wedding anniversary Charlie Brown finds herself in a bar to drown her sorrows over her deceased spouse. One thing leads to another and she seeks comfort in the arms of a stranger.

Jake wanted Charlie the minute he saw her, but knows he must take things slow with this sexy damsel-in-distress. When his offer of help turns into one steamy night of passion, he knows he can never let her go. Too bad she’s disappeared from his bed and out of his life the following morning..

Three years pass, but Charlie is never far from Jake’s mind, so it comes as a shock to him to discover that his new employee is none other than his dream woman. Charlie is equally shocked to find herself employed by Jake’s company because now she has a secret.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599980768
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 10/3/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • Sales rank: 104,234
  • File size: 2 MB

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A Night To Remember


By Eve Vaughn

Samhain Publishing, Ltd.

Copyright © 2006 Eve Vaughn
All right reserved.

ISBN: 978-1-59998-354-7


Chapter One

"Ma'am?" The desk agent interrupted her thoughts. "I'm sorry, but the other hotels are booked solid as well.

"Great, just my luck. Thanks for checking anyway." Charlie turned away from the front desk only to run into something that felt like a brick wall. She would have fallen backwards if two strong arms hadn't wrapped themselves around her. Charlie looked up to see whom she had run into. Damn, it was the pretty boy from the bar. Her heart beat a tattoo against her chest.

Oh dear, I hope he isn't following me. This is the last thing I need.

"Thanks." She pushed away from him, but not before Charlie noted how solid he felt. Why were her palms suddenly sweaty and her breathing abnormal?

"Can I be of some assistance to you?" His voice was deep and as sexy as the rest of him.

"No, thank you." Charlie would have walked past him had he not been blocking her way.

"I couldn't help but overhear you at the reception desk and I think I may have a solution to your problem."

"Whatever solution you may have, I'm not interested."

He went on as if she hadn't spoken. "There's a convention in town and all the hotels within walking distance are booked solid. I was fortunate enough to get one of the last available rooms in this hotel, which just happens to have two double beds. I would be happy to share with you tonight."

"No, thank you." Her voice came out in a weak croak. She hoped she sounded firmer to him than to her own ears.

This man was obviously out of his mind if he thought she was going to share a room with him. No matter how handsome he was, he could be a sex maniac for all she knew. Ted Bundy stood out in her mind.

"Don't be so stubborn. You know as well as I do that you shouldn't be driving. Where will you go?"

He had a point, but still, how could she know he wouldn't try anything? As if reading her mind he said, "Look, I know what you must be thinking but I'm not some raving lunatic. You are a very attractive woman, but believe me, I need sleep more than anything else right now. I have an early flight to catch tomorrow. Besides, I'm placing myself in as much jeopardy as you are lady. How do I know that you won't rob me blind?"

"I am not a thief!"

"And I'm not a sex fiend. Unwilling women aren't my scene. Also, if I might suggest, you need to sleep off all the alcohol you drank tonight."

Charlie felt like a jackass. She hadn't meant to offend him; after all, he had been nice enough to pick up her tab at the bar. Charlie was generally a good judge of character and intuition told her she could trust this man. "I'm sorry. You're very kind to offer me a bed for the night. I really appreciate it."

"Does that mean you're accepting my offer?"

"Yes, I am, that is if I haven't pissed you off. I meant no harm, but you never know these days."

He smiled at her. "It's okay. Since we will be roommates for the night, you should at least tell me your name. I'm Jake Fox." .He held out his hand to her.

"Charlie Brown." She took his hand and laughed at the expression on his face.

"You're joking right?" He smacked his head as though realizing how rude his question was. "Sorry," he apologized quickly.

"Don't worry about it. I get that quite a bit. Charlie is short for Charlotte, but no one but my parents call me Charlotte. Even then, they only use it when they're mad at me. As you can imagine, my parents have a twisted sense of humor." She smiled, feeling shy all of a sudden.

An indiscernible expression flickered in his blue eyes as Jake looked down at her, but it was nothing that made her feel ill at ease. He smiled back. "It suits you. Well, let's go, Charlie Brown."

To Charlie's surprise she felt comfortable with Jake. All her reservations about staying with him slid away as he led her to his room. She shouldn't have trusted this stranger on such short acquaintance, but she did. Charlie couldn't explain the feeling, but his very presence put her at ease.

When they arrived at Jake's room, he opened the door, motioning for her to enter first. Charlie hesitated for only a second. She looked at him and he smiled at her. Her heart twinged. It was the alcohol, she was sure of it.

"Don't worry, I won't bite if you don't want me too," he teased, as he nudged her further into the room.

"Well, you can't exactly blame me for being a little nervous. I've never shared a hotel room with a stranger before," she pointed out.

"Well, aren't I taking as big a risk as you are? How do I know you won't take advantage of me?"

She shook her head, seeing the playful gleam in his eyes. "Okay, you big idiot. I give. You're going to have to turn your back while I undress, though."

He pouted. "Do I have to?"

* * *

Something woke Jake up. He sat up in bed, disoriented, and shook his head to gather his senses. It was still dark outside, the moonlight seeping through the curtains. Looking over at the clock on the nightstand, Jake saw it was only midnight. It took him another moment to remember he had a roommate. He soon realized she was the one who'd caused the disturbance.

Charlie wept softly into her pillow, but it was still loud enough for him to hear. He'd always been a light sleeper. Jake flipped the light switch on and slid out of his bed, unmindful of the fact he was only wearing a pair of boxers. Taking a seat next to her, he gently shook her shoulders, concern for her filling him. "Charlie, are you okay?"

She turned around then, tears clouding her beautiful dark brown eyes. "Did I wake you? I didn't mean to. I'm sorry. Please go back to bed."

"And leave you crying your eyes out? I don't think so. You were upset at the bar and it's obviously still bothering you. Won't you tell me what's wrong?" When she didn't reply, he sighed. "I won't go back to bed until you tell me. We can sit here like this all night if you want."

After what seemed like several minutes, Charlie finally spoke. "It's my second wedding anniversary."

Jake pulled away abruptly as if he had been slapped. She was married? What the hell was she doing here then?

"Where's your husband?" He felt an irrational sense of betrayal. It bothered him more than he cared to admit to know she was some other man's wife. It didn't make sense, but jealousy rarely did.

"He ... he died a year ago tonight," Charlie said through held tears.

"I'm sorry." Shame washed through Jake at the brief moment of relief he felt. Charlie was obviously miserable.

He pulled her into his arms to console her. The warmth of her body against his nearly made him forget he was supposed to be comforting her. Charlie relaxed, seeming to melt as she surrendered to her apparent misery, bursting into loud, body-shaking sobs. Jake was not normally equipped for dealing with emotional females, but with Charlie, he felt protective. He wished he could make things better for her, but what could he do?

Jake tightened his arms around Charlie and began to rock her back and forth in his arms while she bawled. She clung to him tightly, releasing anguish like he'd never heard before.

Charlie cried as if her heart were breaking. Her gut-wrenching cries tore at his heart in sympathy. He stroked her hair and dropped light kisses on her head in an attempt to soothe her. He held her for several moments before her tears subsided into weak sniffles.

Jake suddenly realized she was only wearing a pair of panties. Her soft breasts pressed against his chest, her nipples burning holes into his flesh. He was also painfully aware that her lips were resting unconsciously against his throat. He could feel his body tightening in response to her nearness. If there were time for carnal thoughts to invade, this certainly wasn't it.

He looked down at her, noticing Charlie was unaware of the effect she had on his body. When her tongue came out to moisten her lips, the tip grazed his throat. Jake shifted uncomfortably when his cock stirred to life. More than anything he wanted to bend down and capture that pink tongue between his teeth and suck it.

Damn!

(Continues...)



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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2007

    Shockingly Memorable

    'A Night to Remember', is not exactly what I would have selected for myself. This book was a gift from a friend and it's not what I usually read. She calls herself trying to broaden my horizons...lol. This is the first novel I've read by Ms. Eve Vaughn, and I thought she did an amazing job with the character development, I found them to be quite memorable. I thoroughly enjoyed the lead characters Charlie and Jake the attraction and desire between them was very intense. The secondary characters were also unforgettable and added extra spice to this tale. The storyline was well thought out and had an enjoyable flow.~~~~~~~The only thing I didn't like about this story was the explicit sex and the graphic language. It was TOO MUCH! I thought it took away from what could have been a very sweet, romantic and captivating tale. The love scenes came across as extremely x-rated, instead of heated and sensual. And the language was just 'over-the-top', I mean dirty talk can be sexy at times, but this was just way too vulgar for me and it took some the enjoyment out of the story.~~~~~~~Having said all that, I still believe Ms. Vaughn to be a talented author, and very capable of writing a intensely, passionate tale. And despite what I felt were flaws, that being the explicit sex and graphic language, this novel was still a page-turner and at times moved me to tears.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2012

    Erotica with a storyline

    The challenge for me is finding well written erotica within a great storyline...this author delivers and shines while doing so. This book has found a permanent spot in my collection.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2011

    WOW!!!

    This was a really good book. Great story from start to finish....and HOT.. really erotic this book is not for the faint of heart.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Ok

    Good story, but the heroine annoyed the crap out of me. I wanted to shake her. Ok, i recommend didnt say it was bad, just frustrating.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 26, 2010

    nice read

    i read this book in one night. it was suprisingly lengthy-something hard to find in erotic novels. overall i liked the book alot even though the heroine started to get really annoying. the story was sweet and the price is more than reasonable for a book thats close to 400 pages

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 27, 2010

    Wow! Need I say more?

    Love, love, loved this! What a fabuleous book! I started reading the book early morning and became so engrossed with the story, that I was finished reading by lunch time. I love books that can reel me in and hold my interest from the very beginning of the story. Loved the characters, it elicited a roller coaster ride of emotions, great writing style and the passionate love descriptions - juicy! I wanna connect with someone like that when I grow up! There were times when I wanted to slap Charlie upside the head and tell her to get a grip, but then there would not be a really "meaty" story to convey. I also liked the fact that the couple was interracial without the usual hangups. Well written and great job Eve Vaughn! Can't wait to read more of your work! Lastly, the cover of the book does not match the story.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 2007

    A Night To Remember

    The title says it all and Eve this was great book from the beginning to end. Now if you hot hot hot sex scenes then this book is for you. Loved it! I personally love a book with explicit love scene and this book had that and then some. Makes for a more interesting read I say. This book has me crying in the beginning but also had me fanning through out the book as well. You know a book is good when the 1st chapter jump off the page at you. Let's just say, I couldn't put the book down. Louise

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2012

    Great story

    This story was great. It had the right amout of sex and a really good story line to go with it. I definitely will be reading more from his author!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2012

    Great

    I loved this book!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 31, 2012

    very good read, highly recommended

    very good read, highly recommended

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    more from this reviewer

    ;OD

    AWESOME..........

    loved it good read for me i know its not saying much but if this is your type of novels you will love it

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Amazing!!!

    Wow...very juicy & spicy!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2012

    Great book!

    Loved this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Loved it

    Realy good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 28, 2011

    Beautifully done

    Very good story line. Loved this story till the very end.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 2, 2011

    dynamite

    Love this. Would recommend and have

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2014

    Definitely Hot!

    This was a new author to me but I read the book and admit it was well written with carefully developed characters... I like a sexy read as well as anybody but this was a bit too graphic for me... I will not be looking for other books by the author if they all follow this pattern...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2014

    Ctfgy

    Ugygi

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  • Posted May 28, 2014

    loved it!

    the author shows you very deep emotions of love, death, betrayal and conquering it all by accepting the person you love as she/he is and giving then another chance at love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Not a believable "love" story **spoilers**

    I was not sold on the "love" in this story. The interactions of the protagonists were so minimal that it was hard to see where and when the love actually evolved. Charlie is selfish and completely cruel to Jake. I can't possibly understand what he sees in her, other than her JLo butt. Dude confesses his love and she's all like sorry don't love you but we can still screw. Then I was really lost to the whole book when the supernatural aspect was just thrown in out of the blue. Not really my bag.

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