Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Overnight Service by Lauren Blakely-Release Blast


Top three reasons why sleeping with the enemy is a bad idea...

1. She’s my fiercest rival. 2. She’s also my fiery ex. 3. We’re going up against each other in a stiff competition to win the hottest new client on the market.

And yet, I’d like to be up against the wall in a stiff competition to get her to call out my name.

Time to double down on my resistance to her tough-as-nails, take-no-prisoners, sexy-as-sin attitude. The same attitude I find irresistible. 

That’s a big problem, because in this race to nab the client, I run into Haven in the hotel, on the beach, in the guest quarters late at night.

Hate sex would be a terrible idea.

Except, it’s the complete opposite, and now we can’t keep our hands off each other. 

Trouble is, I’m not so sure it’s hate I’m feeling anymore.

And that’s the biggest reason sleeping with the enemy you’re falling for is a bad idea -- my job literally depends on never letting her into my heart.

Lauren Blakely has done it again. I love a good second chance romance, and when you add in that this was a lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers/competitors story, well let's just say I was definitely eager to get my hands on this book. This book is smart, sassy and sexy-and full of heart at the same time.

I loved getting to know Haven in this book. She's smart, sassy and so driven. She knows what she wants and she's not afraid to work for it. Haven is someone I'd love to have in my inner circle, cheering me on or negotiating deals.

Josh? Well, I'm keeping him. He's mine, hatred of personal emails and all. I fell for him the moment this book started, because come on, who doesn't love a guy who isn't afraid to make good on a bet he lost? I'll let you read to see what he had to do, but it definitely made me grin. I loved his competitive side as well.

These two together though? Seriously, the sparks just fly off the page when you're reading. The banter between them and sexual tension? I loved it! Their first kiss was fabulous (I'm a sucker for a good first kiss) and their sexy times were definitely hot. Watching them outside of the bedroom was equally exciting; negotiations and challenges were definitely their foreplay. I absolutely loved them.

I believed in these characters and how their relationship played out. I loved, loved, loved getting to see old friends in this book-but don't worry, it is a standalone. The writing here just popped and these characters came to life for me. I would love to be a part of their inner circle.

Books like Overnight Service are why Lauren Blakely is my favorite author. This book is hot and sexy, full of witty banter and definitely had me swooning. I absolutely loved it and would highly recommend it.

Haven and Josh are not friends. They are rivals, they have a history and an attraction that they aren't particularly good at ignoring.

And, then they stop ignoring it...while thinking that they probably should...but don't want to. And, they have good reasons for thinking that they shouldn't pursue a relationship with one another.

I think that was what I enjoyed most about this story. There are so many enemies to lovers and rivals to lovers stories that I find myself unable to believe the reason that they don't like one another or can't be together. The reasons seem contrived, or like one conversation would solve the whole problem, quickly.

This one was actually believable and the story of Haven and Josh figuring out how to navigate the mess of their life and come up with a way to actually be together was not only sexy but also a story that I felt drawn into...I think because I believed in it.

As always with a Lauren Blakely title, I liked the characters, and the story, and the writing was perfection.

I enjoyed and recommend this title.



The full-cast audiobook production of Overnight Service is performed by a cast of 10 all-star narrators - Jason Clarke, Emma Wilder, Andi Arndt, Shane East, Erin Mallon, Teddy Hamilton, Vikas Adam, Dan Bittner, Lili Valente and Dion Graham. 

The audiobook also includes the After Dark novella The Engagement Gift performed by Teddy Hamilton and Elena Wolfe and available in audio for the first time!

Her hand slides down my back, and it feels reverent. Her touch does so many things to me. It turns me on, it riles me up, and it sends me soaring. And now, it makes my heart thunder like a wild animal in my chest. One that wants to be with her, next to her, beside her.

“More,” I whisper. “Give me more of your kisses.” 

“Take them all,” she tells me.

I am ravenous for her. I don’t know if I will ever be sated.

Not with her scent in my head, her body curled around me, and her kisses on my lips and in my soul. 

We might have come in here for one final hurrah, but as we kiss like we can’t ever get enough, this doesn’t feel like the last time for either of us. It doesn’t seem like the end run down the slopes. 

I should keep that thought to myself. But when I’m with her, when she’s close like this, I can’t think rationally. It’s too hard to lie or to pretend like she’s the enemy. 

My rival, yes. 

The competition, yes. 

But she’s also the woman I can’t quit. 

The woman I don’t want to quit.

About the Author: 

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. She lives on the West Coast with her family, including her smoking hot and hilarious husband and her two brilliant and kind teenagers. She has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs — she might have four dogs, or maybe five. If she’s lucky, she’ll soon have six 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 100 times, and she’s sold more than 3 million books.

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