One Night In The Spa

One Night In The Spa

by Kathy Lyons


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A sexy category romance novella from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

His touch will undo her completely...

Fitness gym manager Kim Castillo is in trouble. During her years of rigorous training as a pro racquetballer, her libido was all but shut down. Now that she's "retired" and surrounded day after day by hard male bodies, she's drooling over every guy she sees. Including the spa manager next door-her best friend, David Pepke.

David is determined to show Kim everything she's been missing, one sensuous treatment at a time. Their chemistry is explosive, and every line of friendship (not to mention professionalism) is crossed in a storm of heat and longing. Now he just has to find the right time to confess that he's actually a corporate spy...and convince Kim that their happy ending might actually be the real thing.

Previously released on Entangled's Ever After imprint - August 2013.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781943336036
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/17/2015
Pages: 108
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.26(d)

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One Night in the Spa 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the idea of the book but it just was not what I wad expecting.
Bitten-By-Love-Reviews More than 1 year ago
What starts out as a simple massage treatment for spa manager David’s best friend Kim, turns into a night of seduction and sexual Discovery. Always relegated to the friend zone, David is determined to show Kim what she’s been missing…one erogenous zone at a time. Sure, their friendship is on the line, and sure, David’s hiding a motive larger than either him or Kim. But the second his hands touch her smooth skin, he doesn’t care anymore. Kim’s been so focused on the loss of her sports career that she’s had no time for romance or sex. But her response to David can’t be denied is it just that her body’s been missing out, or could her heart be involved too? What a great book. I fell in love with the characters they have such great personalities. I love that they became friends working side by side in their businesses and that over the years they fell in love and did not know that the other one felt the same way. This book was written with great details. So good that you could picture every move that the characters were making. I love the part when David saves Kim from the Frank Johnson and tells her that he fell asleep on her office floor waiting for her. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely read it again.
Megz_0711 More than 1 year ago
One Night at the Spa is a fun, flirty story that brings the heat. Though the book is a short read, the characters are developed in a way that feels natural and unrushed. Kim is a 24 year old racquetball player and has spent most of her life training 10 or more hours a day. When she is sidelined for a knee injury and unable to workout, things start to change for her.  Her activity level has slowed her development, and without the harsh routine, puberty starts accelerating. David is her best friend and co-worker. He has been in love with her for the last 3 years, though she hasn't thought of him in that way at all, until now.  She has never experienced lust quite this strong, and it scares her. David, not wanting to scare her away, hatches a plan of seduction. This book is so hot I thought my nook was going to melt.  David is most certainly one of the sexiest leading men in a book of this length.  He is protective, loving, and selfless.  David is yet another example of why I will always have unrealistic expectations of men in my life.
Lagalloway More than 1 year ago
3 Stars I really truly liked the premise and theme behind Kathy Lyons’ One Night in the Spa. It was a storyline that has been around for ages, but the detail she adds, the characters and the complications they face on a day to day basis is something I have never encountered before. I liked the easy friendship between David and Kim, their similarities and their differences, their opinions and ideals, and their support for one another. They were truly best friends to end all best friends except for the small fact that David is trying to take over the company she works for and illegally accessing the finances through her account. If she ever found out, she would assume he faked everything between them. But then one night, things heat up and go past any and all boundaries that have forever surrounded them. So why didn’t I rate this book higher than 3 stars? Because the story never reached its full potential. Understanding that this is a novella, it was incredibly well paced most of the way through until it got to page 80 (of 92, might I say) when the story became incredibly rushed, a lot of information and emotions packed into 12 short pages which left me feeling like I was hung out to dry. I didn’t grasp the anger, hurt, betrayal, love, lust, or any emotion they displayed because I wasn’t given the chance to be on that emotional level. Anticipation is everything, but when the most crucial part of the story is placed on fast-forward, I kind of went “Wait, what?” Not in the “I don’t get it kind of way”, but in the “I could have used more there” kind of way. The ending was exactly how I had hoped it would end, unfortunately, that ending came like there was a page limit and was almost to the end without realizing it until it was too late, but still had to pack in the rest.  I would really love to see this story as a full length novel and experience the rush of emotions David and Kim share as well as their journey to get to the end. (I received an ARC for my review and this is my honest-to-goodness, straight from the heart review!)
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Kim for Read Your Writes Book Reviews One Night in the Spa is full of surprises. Kim Castillo is the manager of John's Fitness. David Pepke is the spa manager of Pamper Me Spa. The two have known each other for three years, every since Kim started working at John's Fitness, and are now best friends. For a twenty-four-year-old, Kim has overcome a tragedy that has shaped her life. With the loss of her professional racketball career, Kim's life is spinning out of control. Things are happening to her and she isn't sure how to deal with them. David comes across her journal and figures out what's happening with Kim. He thinks that this is his chance to let her know how he feels about her and move out of the "friend" zone to something more. When David offers Kim a facial and massage at Pamper Me Spa, both will get more than they bargained for. This is the story of what happens when you go for what you want and throw caution to the wind. But sometimes, things are not always as they seem. It's going to take a strong friendship and an undeniable love to get these two through a betrayal and a secret. Source: NetGalley
Lexi_13 More than 1 year ago
David and Kim have always been best friends...but one night EVERYTHING changes!  David is determined to show Kim what she's been missing.  I enjoyed this story it was a cute story.  Short and very sweet....sometimes I just need those type of stories!
MyBookAddictionandMore More than 1 year ago
One Night at the Spa by Kathy Lyons was an amusing and sweet short read. What it lacked was heat between the characters. While David (who is a beta hero) insists he has been in love with Kim for some time, there was little sizzle between them. The relationship as friends, and later as lovers, was too comfortable. Kim’s issues with her own sexuality might be technically correct, but it was too easy an excuse and the reason given made her seem too conveniently ignorant of sexuality in general. The tension and drama are more from external forces, not the inherent issues with moving a good friendship into a different sphere. This is a shorter read and it seems to have caused a lack of depth in both the characters and the plot. Where there is backstory, it seems to be built in for the express purpose of explanation rather than organically part of the whole. Actions and motives seem to be more designed to move the story to an inevitable conclusion than what feels right for the characters. Had this been a longer story, it might have had the space to expand into better characterization with fewer convenient excuses. RATING: 3 Heat Rating: Mild REVIEWED BY: Monique Neaves
CaseyMB More than 1 year ago
One Night In The Spa is a contemporary romance novella by Kathy Lyons. What originally drew me in was the cover and the blurb. I was excited to read this one because of the friends to lovers trope. I am definitely a sucker for a guy who has the feelings and is determined to win over his heroine. However for me, this story just didn't work. This story was very short, almost so short that if you blink it is over. Despite the short length, I found it hard to finish as it just didn't keep my interest. After an injury, Kim has to give up her professional racquetball career and goes to work for a gym. She is the manager of the gym and her best friend David is the manager of the spa next door. They have known each other for 3 years and he has wanted her since the beginning. Kim has no clue that he feels more than friendship for her. Recently Kim has started to feel things that she never has before. Since she hasn't been as active and constantly training to stay in shape, her body has started to go through puberty and she has begun to look and want every guy around her. After David finds this out, he is determined to be the guy to show her what being an adult is all about. When she arranges a facial and massage, he views this as the perfect way to seduce her into wanting more with him than friendship. But after their night together in the spa and some secrets are exposed, is a relationship together possible? David was a nice enough character. He seemed to really care for Kim, and he looked out for her. I didn't really care for Kim. I felt like she was extremely immature for her age of 24. The fact that she thought she was seriously ill because she was horny all the time was just over the top for me. Most of this story just seemed far fetched and ridiculous to me. I felt like even though there was chemistry and steam between Kim and David that their relationship progressed at an alarming rate. There was no transition from friendship to love, which seemed unrealistic to me considering that Kim had no romantic feelings for him before their night together. I just didn't feel the connection between the two of them and I didn't feel as though I had connected with them at all. For some reason, these characters just didn't interest me. The fact that David was spying and committing an illegal act by obtaining secret financial documents from Kim's computer and the entire thing was just glossed over was also something that I didn't care for. I also would have liked to have seen some of Kim's past have some resolution. Kim has some damage from things that happened at a young age and they are like the rest of the big things in this story in that they just seem to be brought up and dropped. There were just too many things going on in such a short amount of time, that I felt as though everything was crammed into a few pages. Things were either forgotten or happened instantly. I know that things typically happen rather fast in novellas, but this one was just way beyond that. This story just wasn't for me. I just couldn't get into all the silly things that bordered on ridiculous with this one. If you read for the sole purpose of being entertained, and don't care about how realistic the story is you will probably enjoy this one.  **ARC Provided by Publisher**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great, steamy read! I just love unconventional locations besides the bedroom! This was an enjoyable read for me. Kim was an ex-athlete who devoted her life to racquetball. When her career ended because of an injury, she was left dealing with things she ignored before - like her sexuality for example. From the beginning of the book, she was a woman in heat! This is also the time she started noticing how hot her best friend David was. David was a great friend. He wanted what was best for Kim and was always there for her. He was the perfect man - sometimes almost too good to be true. He had a hidden secret, though. When everything came out in the open, I was impressed how David handled it. He was gallant and a total gentleman. The ending was refreshing and I truly enjoyed it. I think if this book has a lot of potential to be a full novel if given the chance.
TeenBlurb More than 1 year ago
One Night at the Spa is a sexy, flirty story that really packs a punch. Kim is an athlete that injured her knee and now cannot play. Before she knows it her body starts betraying. Apparently she is a really, really, REALLY late bloomer. Now she has the hormones of a teenager and all she can think about is sex. David has wanted Kim for a long time but she really never seemed interested. She was focused on her career and school with no time for anything else. When he finds out it was because her hormones were dormant he is ecstatic. He starts planning how to seduce her, to claim her, and to love her. He doesn’t want to mess it up. She is too important. So he starts we a massage…. Kim and David are great, realistic characters that really steal your heart. Being able to see things through David’s perspective was great. He worries about messing up their friendship, but he wants her with a passion that is barely contained. When he gets his chance to convince her they would be perfect for each other he lays claim to her body and soul! A must read that will leave you wishing the story was longer! I was given a copy of this story in exchange for an honest review.
austhokie More than 1 year ago
There is just something sexy about a guy giving a girl a massage, the closeness between the two, the intimacy of the act. And I loved that part of the book, but for the most part, I was kind of disappointed. Kim kinda of drove me nuts quite a bit during the story – I just struggled to find anything that I liked about her – she was a tad self-obsessed and too woe is me, for me. but I did like David – even though, he was a bit of a jackass in places (i mean, there is one thing he did, which is like oh heck no, you didn’t just do that). But at the same time, he was there for Kim when she needed him – so it kind of made up for his potential douche-bagginess…(and yes, that is a word, or at least I think it is…) I’m not sure if I would personally read any more books by this author – while cute, it just didn’t quite work for me. Overall, I gave it 2.5 stars.
andreea-deea More than 1 year ago
Lately,I read book`s about love.Many.And I'm not complaining.I`t a perfect book.Not long.but I think I want to be a little ling.I want to know more,but It was pefect like that too. Kim is a manager and a trainer.His career in sport was finish.About tree years ago she made a friend,Davis who is a employee on the spa.The fist day that there meet David fall in love for Kim.But she was to bussy with all the things that happened to her and her career.But one night will change everything.One night in spa,when David will get a massage on Kim.Tha chemistry between them will not be ignored anymore.I love the book so much.And I loved the very happy ending.I love that it is not “to push”.The events are under normal.It is a perfect book.A perfect love story book.
northamericanwordcat More than 1 year ago
Really Interesting Heroine!  This book surprised me with its depth and uniqueness, then charmed me, and this let me down a bit because of the constriction of the  novella on the love story.  Lets talk about the surprises and uniqueness. The title makes it sound like this book is going to be a quick erotic read with romance in  there. We have a friends to lovers story. We do get this but because of the nature of our heroine. She is a ex professional athlete who's  sexual/physical life has been delayed because of training. Her backstory is just as interesting.  Our hero is also great. He just flat out loves the heroine.  The sweet comes when he helps her and heals her in a way. It is really moving.  The too bad is this could have been great in that the hero is just as interesting as the heroine as he has a non traditional career in massage and other spa services. However, the depth of his character isn't really explored and the happy ending long with the wrap  up of important sub plots is whiplash fast. I like Lyons writing and look forward to more.  I was given this book for my honest review. So, there you have it.
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Kim and David's relationship, and the scenes at the spa were well done--a nice blend of compassion and steam. Plus, they really left me wanting a massage. Even the regular variety would be fine. ;) Where the book started to lose me, though, was the secondary plot. Without spoiling anything, let me say that there's something else going on with David besides his hidden feelings for Kim...and the novella really could have done without that detour. It gets resolved in the end, but everything there felt a little bit too pat and nice and quickly wrapped up with a bow. For a novella of this length, I would have liked to see more about David's character revealed in those pages, and that aspect of the plot dropped. In a nutshell: an entertaining read from an author I'd be glad to see more of in the future. C+ rating. I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this book to be ok. It didn't blow my socks off. First off, I am not a fan of short books/novellas. This aside, I felt that this story was just silly in many ways. Without revealing any spoilers, I felt that several parts of this story were so unrealistic. This book just didn't do it for me. I couldn't connect to the characters. It was ok for a fast read, I guess. *** this ARC was given to me in exchange for an honest and impartial review.