Forbidden Nights

Forbidden Nights

by Lauren Blakely

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BN ID: 2940149982134
Publisher: Lauren Blakely Books
Publication date: 02/17/2015
Series: Joy Delivered Duet , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 350
Sales rank: 57,490
File size: 837 KB

About the Author

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 85 times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In December she'll release THE V CARD, a sinfully sexy standalone romantic comedy co-written with Lili Valente. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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Forbidden Nights 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
I'm reading these books out of order but besides not knowing details on how secondary characters have hooked up, I don't feel lost. This is a fantastic HOT read about two best friends, Nate and Casey. Casey is an alpha female but feels men prefer a submissive woman so she asks Nate to help her. Nate has had a crush on Casey since they day we met but kept it under he has the opportunity to get her out of his mind by sleeping with her and  going back to the way things were, which is what Casey wants. Despite knowing what the outcome is, this was an awesome journey to the end!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a great love story!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading about best friends falling in love. And I loved the appearance of characters from past books.
busymama49 More than 1 year ago
Best friends forever are rare. Someone you can share your thoughts and deepest secrets with and who will never judge you. Once you find one, you treasure them against all odds. Such is the case in our story between Casey and Nate. Their friendship runs deep to the core. This is why when Casey asked for help with her "relationship style" Nate had to think it over for a bit. Casey was asking him for lessons in "letting go" of her control, which seemed to be the souring point in all her relationships. Having a new person in mind for a lasting relationship, Casey figured Nate could teach her to soften her approach to sex and so ensure success. This is where the story blossoms into an erotic romance you will not be able to put down. Nate has been attracted to Casey forever. With the demise of his marriage years earlier, Nate built an armor around his heart and swore off on love at all costs. But Casey's proposition was one he could not pass up. He would be able to act on his attraction and know no permanency was expected since she had her sights on someone else. Erotic, heart-warming, emotional... are but a few attributes to describe this latest book from Lauren Blakely. She once again is able to weave a story between two people who are damaged or misfit and lead them through her prose, to stratospheric happiness. I am a fan of her writing and it never gets old. The love scenes between these two characters are memorable. I am still wondering how she is able to keep it fresh and new with every book she writes!
Kristas_Dust_Jacket More than 1 year ago
Holy smokes, was this a scorching hot book. Nate was absolutely it for me. He was alpha and protective and sweet and attentive all in one gorgeous package. And, gosh darn it, he's a really good friend, too. Nate is very good friends with sex toy company owner Casey, and has been for years. He's also been harboring a pretty serious crush on her too. Casey is fresh off yet another breakup with a man who couldn't handle her take-charge attitude. In a flash of brilliance, Casey asks Nate to help her be more submissive. Nate's dream is coming true - he finally has the chance to get Casey out of his system and still remain friends with her. Okay. Now, how many times have we heard of friends who decide to have sex to either scratch an itch or to teach a lesson of some sort, and they actually think that nothing will change? Sure, the story may have been told before, but that doesn't mean it can't be enjoyable. For my part, I just really love Lauren Blakely's story telling. Her characters are so cool. I mean, Casey owns a sex toy company, and Nate owns a bunch of hotels. I loved all the marketing ideas that Lauren Blakely infused into this story. There was plenty of opportunity for both Nate and Casey to demonstrate their business prowess, which definitely solidified them as dominant personalities. And, therein lies the main point of the story. Casey isn't secure in her alpha female status. She's dated some losers who put her down because she likes to take charge, and now her confidence is shaken. She thinks she needs to change herself in order to be a suitable catch for a man. I felt really bad for Casey. I liked her so much, and I hated that guys had been so insecure in their manhood as to not be able to put up with a confident woman. And, they made her feel so bad that she thought she had to change. My heart went out to her. Nate responded to her story exactly the way he should have. He likes her just the way she is. He tells her that she shouldn't ever be asked to change herself for some guy who doesn't have enough stones to give up control every now and again. He says just the right things. And, when Casey asks him to teach her how to be submissive in the bedroom, he jumps at the chance. For Casey, this might have started out as just an experiment with a friend, but for Nate, it was the realization of a dream. He's had a thing for Casey forever, and now he gets to put his hands all over her. But, really. It could never stay like that, now could it. You throw sex in any mix, and you're asking for serious complications, and anyone who thinks otherwise is crazy. And, as suspected, complications - in the form of feelings - develop. I know - shocking, right? Casey is especially rocked by the turn of events, but thankfully, she handles it well. Nate is along for the ride and hoping it all works out for him like it did for his friends Clay and Julia. And, the culmination of Nate's lessons of submission happen at Clay and Julia's destination wedding. It's a perfect ending to this sexy book. I fell in love with Nate right along with Casey - I could read about them over and over again.
Marianna-ALustForReading More than 1 year ago
Nate has been lusting after his best friend Casey for years, but has always managed to keep his attraction hidden. After all, she deserves so much more than he can give her. She deserves love, and that is something he doesn't do anymore. Casey keeps striking out with men and gets it in her head that she is too controlling in the bedroom. Maybe she needs to learn to let go if she has any hope of getting the man she has her eyes on. Who better to teach her than her best friend Nate? Surely they can have some no strings lessons and maintain their friendship. Can't they? Well, Lauren Blakely does it again. Holy hotness. We've met both Nate and Casey in some of Lauren's earlier books and I was really looking forward to their story. And it was perfect, just like I knew it would be. Nate and case have taken their friendship to the friends with benefits level as he helps her discover her submissive side. The steam factor is off the charts and dear god I loved both Nate's authoritative aide as well as his tender side. The combination of both was just right. And now every time I go to Yankees Stadium, I will totally be thinking about these too and wondering what exactly is going on in those luxury boxes! Of course the challenge with this new game they are playing is keeping their emotions out of it. It was painful at times watching Nate struggle with his past and having it hinder his presents. I really wanted to throat punch his ex. Actually, I'd like to punch her somewhere else but I'm trying to behave myself here. Casey is a super strong heroine, despite her bedroom insecurities. She too has a jerk ex that has messed with her head. It was great seeing her take the reins from Nate sometimes, and even better seeing how much he loved it. That he didn't want her to change a darn thing about herself. This was another fun and steamy read in the Seductive Nights series, that I devoured in an afternoon. Next up I believe we will have Trent, Clay's brother, and hello, Vegas baby, so that should be absolutely awesome.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely loved it. Everything you've come to expect from a Lauren Blakely novel, only hotter! 
KaraHildebrand More than 1 year ago
I have read all of Lauren's books. She writes with such brilliance that you just can't put her books down. One of my favorite things about her books, early and recent, is all the connections. Forbidden Nights is the story of Nate Harper (Kat's brother) and Casey Sullivan (Jack's sister). Nate and Casey have been friends for years and Nate has been harboring feelings for her from the beginning. Casey has no idea how her flirting and friendliness affects Nate. He desperately wants to make a move but doesn’t want to ruin their friendship. Then, an amazing opportunity presents itself; Casey is interested in a man that wants her to be submissive and she needs to learn how. So, she approaches Nate and asks him to teach her how to submit. Nate hesitates for about three seconds and then the games begin. He shows her how to let go and let the man lead. How to close her eyes and just feel. Casey is shocked that she likes giving up control, in fact she's never been more turned on in her life. She begins to see Nate in a new light. She always thought he was gorgeous, but now, she's seeing a whole new side of Nate and she loves it. Nate is convinced he can't love her, that he will only hurt her, but he can't walk away. Somewhere along the line, feelings change, secrets come out and hearts get broken. Can Nate and Casey admit their true feelings before it's too late? Will their friendship survive the submissive games? Along with long past characters, we get to see my man, JACK! Thank you, Lauren! Words like delicious, stimulation, and molten desire fell from her tongue and landed right in his lap. “Your whole body is a playground,” he instructed. “For now, until you learn to thoroughly give up control, it will be my playground. Isn’t that right, Casey?” “Sometimes, it’s just kissing her because she needs to be kissed, and because you can’t help yourself when it comes to her,” he said “Hey, Bryan. Remember that time nine or ten years ago when you stayed at my house for two weeks the summer after business school, and fell in love with my sister and didn’t tell me about it?” Can. Not. Think. Straight. Now. All. Blood. Diverted. South. Of. The. Border.
Pinky47 More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book.  There is hot romance with characters who are best friends, lovers, and business partners.  Nate and Casey are perfect for one another in every way.  I highly recommend this book!
mjlovestoread More than 1 year ago
With Forbidden Nights, Lauren Blakely has again upped her game and given us her sexiest and most passionate read to date. A well-written, beautiful love story that filled my heart with so much joy it was nearly bursting as I read the very last lines. A friends to lovers tale that is not only incredibly steamy, but wonderfully touching as well. Casey and Nate, two high-powered executives (she a sex toy mogul and he a CEO of a luxury hotel chain) who have known each other for a few years due to the best friend status Nate has with Casey's brother Jack. (Jack had his own story told in Nights With Him, another part of the Seductive series.) These two best friends share everything about their lives, including failed relationships. Yet they've never crossed the line into the lovers category until one hot night in New Orleans, when Casey asks Nate for help in the art of submission. She's been accused of being too in control and wants to learn how to let go with a man. And with Nate's reputation as a true player, and the fact that Casey trusts him implicitly, who better than to knock down some of her walls? Thus begins days and nights of lessons, slowly morphing into a whole lot more than either one could have ever imagined. Oh my. These two new lovers, always having had buried feelings for each other, yet never wanting to act upon them, afraid to lose the friendship they both adore. But when the gloves are off and this whole new world is now open to them, watch out! Nate and Casey completely obliterated my ereader. The chemistry these two have literally jumped off the pages and made me melt. Between his dirty talk, deep kisses and talented hands, I was a mess. I will only say that I was so envious of a fictional character in Casey. But damn if they aren't the perfect couple. Not only are they passionate, but the deep affection they have always had for each other is never more evident. With each tryst, there is always that touching moment during and afterwards that would make the scene so heartwarming. And that is what the author continues to do to make her stand out from the rest. She keeps her characters real and might I say, mature. Sure there is plenty of angst, some hurt feelings and misunderstandings. But a weak heroine is never, ever part of any of the author's books. Casey is a strong woman who knows what she wants but can't figure out how to be a woman that men want. With Nate, she is able to be herself. She doesn't run away. There aren't any times that you want to throw your ereader/book because you are so frustrated with the heroine. Nate and Casey do talk, they do ask for advice from friends and family and still things aren't easy! Yet you just know that with a bit of luck and fate on their side and the ability to stay honest with each other, things just have to work out. We also get many of the characters that have been in prior Lauren Blakely books, making appearances. This is one interconnected group and it just a joy to be able to be with them again. Throughout the bumpy journey that Nate and Casey embark upon, the friendships, the love of family continues to see them through. And I simply love that. I can't recommend this book highly enough. It is truly a love story that I didn't want to end. My only consolation is that there is more to come in this series so I'll get to see this incredible cast of characters once again. 5++ panty-melting stars!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is it possible to give a book more than 5 stars? Because this book is definitely a more than 5 stars book!! But that fact remains true about every book in the Seductive Nights series. This book features Nate & Casey whom we met Nights With Him. Nate was a solid favorite secondary character for me in NWH, so when Lauren announced that she was writing a story for him and Casey, I was super excited! Casey is Jack's sister and the co-founder of Joy Delivered. I loved learning about Nate's past, particularly about his ex-wife and their relationship. I think it gave him good balance and a base of why he's more of the 3 date limit kind of guy. Casey is the boss. In bed and out, so her attraction to other alphas has caused her heartache in the past. Nate and Casey are smokin' together. They are dynamic and passionate. But the best part is that those characteristics don't just describe them in the bedroom (or dressing room, ballpark, deck, waterfall). That's who they are as a couple, as best friends. I loved this book, but that's no secret when it comes to Lauren Blakely. As an author, I strive to develop characters and story lines that are to the highest standards that I put her at. She's the best, plain and simple. I can't wait for more...Brent & Shannon's story!
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
Forbidden Nights is officially my new favorite Lauren Blakely book! This was extremely hot (as in, I thought I might burst into flames!!!). Filled with real, vulnerable characters that learned to trust and love and I don't think I can give it enough praise. Loved this so very much! This was an excellent story with awesome characters! I loved Casey and Nate! From the sweet to the sexy I could not put it down! This had everything: friendship, love, and *off the charts sky rocket you to the moon* hotness. I could not have asked for a better story. It was perfect for me!   Casey was such a strong woman. I loved her attitude and vibe. It made me want to be friends with her. Nate was just fantastic. Sexy and smart and so sweet and carrying. I loved (LOVED!) watching the friendship that the two of them shared really bloom and grow and turn into so much more. They had that chemistry I love to see and it made me melt. I loved the details of how it all started, the issues they had to work through, and then coming together. Everything was just laid out so well and I was pulled in to it all.  Nate and Casey together took hot to a whole new level. Between her letting go and his romantically dirty mouth, let’s just say that “panty melting” doesn't quite cover it. Lauren Blakely is the Master of HOT.   I adored the character connections from other stories and getting updates on everyone. All the little details that were laced throughout brought a smile to my face and just made me so happy.   This was just so well rounded and had a great pace. Excellent read with lots of passion and heat! 5 fantastically hot stars!!!!!!  Complimentary copy received for honest review. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Adored this book!!! It's hot, sexy, steamy and so darn romantic!! Nate and Casey are perfection!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Steamy and sexy all you need to know it's worth the $
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved Nate & Casey's story! I haven't read a Lauren Blakely book that I haven't thououghly enjoyed....she's a great writer! Looking forward to reading more of her stories.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a GREAT love story. Loved how Nate and Casey found their way to each as more than friends. They had a lot of baggage because of others in their lives and finally managed to clear it all away to become so much more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast moving and sinfully hot wish l had a Nate
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MKW8103 More than 1 year ago
Must read! Loved the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Holy moly this was hot. Jeez, I could not put this book down. I read it in one sitting and albeit very tired eyes, I can't regret it. It was so good. Nate and Casey were both amazing characters and had tremendous chemistry together. I adored Casey. She was so honest and fun-loving and she just made me smile. And Nate? Omg, give me a second to pick my tongue up off the floor....this guy was euphoria! This whole series has been superb. I know for sure that I will be reading this again and again. NOTE TO AUTHOR: More please!
CDer More than 1 year ago
Wow! I have read a lot of Lauren's Books in the "Nights" series. I think this one fits in with all others. I could feel the need of Casey and how Nate pined for her and he finally gets her without any effort.I think they love each other as friends so it would not take much to push over into as a couple in love. I want to know what happens in the morning. Will they be embarrassed or have fallen in love? I really hate cliffhangers but I already started this series and I am hooked! Can't wait for next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Forbidden Nights was a great book! I have read all of her books and they keep getting better and better. I love her sweet romance and her hot romance books. I wish her books weren't only digital since I have friends that would love her books but still refuse to buy ebooks. Her Seductive Nights series is a must read!! I'm looking forward to the upcoming books in the series and her 21 Stolen Kisses book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. Couldn't wait to get to the next chapter...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago