Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Release Day Spotlight & Review: His All Night by Elle Wright.

 by Elle Wright 
(November 24, 2015; Forever Mass Market; Edge of Scandal #2)

In relationships, Calisa Harper has clear rules: no expectations, no commitments, no one gets hurt. She doesn't need a diamond ring to bring her happiness. She just needs Jared. Fine, fit, and ferocious in bed, Jared is Calisa's ideal combination of friend and lover. But the no-strings status they've shared for years is about to get very tangled.

Jared Williams is the kind of man most women long for: sexy, successful, and ready to settle down. He knows convincing the commitment-phobic Calisa that forever is nothing to fear won't be easy-especially when his ex turns up with a daughter she never told him about. In a heartbeat, Jared and Calisa's passion goes from fiery to fragile. He wants to hold on to the love they share but is terrified that their next night together could be their last . . .

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 I'm so pleased I got the opportunity to read this second book in this Edge Of Scandal Series.
In His All Night, the spotlight is on Jared “Red” Williams and Calista “Cali” Harper. This can be read as a standalone, although to appreciate the supporting characters, especially Morgan and Red's twin sister Sydney, I recommend The Forbidden Man too.

Red and Cali think they have been careful to hide the 'friends with benefits' aspect of their platonic relationship, not realising their friends are waiting to see if their arrangement becomes something more. A careless mistake leads Cali to make a blunt remark which leaves Red reeling. The problem? He wants more...only that is far from what Cali expects. Is it time to end their physical relationship, or can they work for a happy ever after together?

Cali is one frustrating woman and I really wanted to knock some sense into her, as she constantly tries to push Red away, when she really doesn't have to. She underestimates his feelings, believing her personal choices in life will be a deal breaker, when it isn't even an issue. She jumps to the wrong conclusion instead of following her heart and listening to what Red is saying, assuming it is better to just walk away. There is more to Cali and Red's story but I don't want to spoil anything...there are obstacles to face and overcome but they eventually find their way.

The writer really knows how to set a scene and draw emotions in an entertaining and believable way. It's easy to become embroiled within the plot and become invested in the protagonists emotions. There is angst, heartbreak, humour and lashings of passion. Elle James is one of my favourite new authors I've discovered in 2015.

I'm loving this series and intrigued to know what is happening in Allina's life next.

4.5 Stars

***arc generously received from publisher Forever (Grand Central Publishing) in exchange for an honest review***

And don’t miss book one in the Edge of Scandal series, 

In Love With the Wrong Man
Sydney Williams has forgiven her fiancé, Den, more times than she can count. But his latest betrayal just days before their wedding is too big to ignore. Shocking her friends and family, she calls off the engagement. She walks out on Den . . . and into the arms of his brother, Morgan.

Known as a player, Morgan Smith has secretly spent years fighting his feelings for Sydney. When Den's latest dirty deed leaves Sydney devastated, Morgan can't stop himself from coming to her rescue. What begins as friendship quickly escalates into all-consuming passion. Despite their intense connection, Sydney would rather deny her desire than come between brothers. But as Morgan is determined to make Sydney his, Den won't give her up without a fight . . .

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Born and raised in Southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor,  Elle learned the importance of reading from her mother. It was also her mother who, later on in her life, gave Elle her first romance novel:  Indigo by Beverly Jenkins.  From that moment on, Elle became a fan of Ms. Jenkins for life and a lover of all things romance.  An old journal she wrote back in college became her first book (which she still wants to publish one day).

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