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Their world was passion, pleasure and secrets.Far too many secrets. But Clay Nichols can't get Julia Bell out of his mind. He's so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can't focus on work or business. Only her. And she's pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though–she's trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that's been chasiTheir world was passion, pleasure and secrets.Far too many secrets. But Clay Nichols can't get Julia Bell out of his mind. He's so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can't focus on work or business. Only her. And she's pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though–she's trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that's been chasing her for months now, thanks to the criminal world her ex dragged her into. If only she can get out of this mess, then maybe she can invite the man who ignites her back in her life, so she can have him–heart, mind and body.He won't take less than all of her, and the full truth too. When he runs into her again at her sister's wedding, they have a second chance but she'll have to let him all the way in. And they'll learn just how much more there is to the intense sexual chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night......

Title : After This Night
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ISBN : 9781310215513
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Number of Pages : 282 Pages
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After This Night Reviews

  • Anja
    2018-10-19 15:29

    THEIR world was passion, pleasure and secretsIt could be so easy....just when CLAY & JULIA have decided to give this "thing" between them a shot, JULIA's secret threatens to destroy everything. Can CLAY live with the fact that Julia lied to him? Can JULIA convince Clay she only did it to protect him?After This Night was just as HAWT as Night After Night. Although I absolutely love CLAY's dirty mouth, seeing his softer side made me fall in love with him even more...**sigh**I also really liked JULIA. She's definitely one of my favourite female heroines. Never whiny or annoying. The perfect mix between a sexy kitten and a wild tigress ;DIf you're looking for something sexy & kinky, a dirty talking hero and a badass heroine..don't look any further - cause you found it in this HOT AS HELL SERIES!

  • .Under the pages
    2018-11-04 11:32

    This review is for the first three books of the series. Julia Bell is the owner and bartender of Cubic Z with a big problem hanging above her head: her idiot of an ex-boyfriend left her after “borrowing” money from the mafia and now Julia is the one who has to pay it back. The only problem is that she doesn’t have that kind of money so the only way to do it is by playing poker for her dealer.Clay Nichols is an entertainment lawyer raised in Vegas with a unique yet perfect family. No secrets, no lies. These are the rules he plays by, but then one sexy bartender comes in the way and all his rules do not apply anymore because he sure as hell will lie if that’s what keeps the woman he loves safe. First Night:This is a prequel novella and it sure will live you panting! They have the hottest sex ever (trust me, it is) with the promise of just one night, but then one night wasn’t nearly enough. “Come back to my hotel. Spend the night with me,” he said softly. “I want to curl up with you. I want to wake up with you. I want to make love to you before I live.”This prequel is about the night they met in San Francisco and their first sexual encounter and I really loved this one. Everything is just so exciting and perfect and you will want to run to the next one!Night after night: in this book things keep getting really exciting! After that unforgettable night, they give a try to a relationship at distance and all is going just fine until her secrets come in the way of their relationship: Julia doesn’t want to reveal her secret to anyone, not even Clay, so she can pay her debt by herself without anyone’s help. But after a liar as an ex-girlfriend, the fact that Julia doesn’t want to open up to him about her problems is a deal breaker for him.“Now, I am going to tease the ever loving fuck out of you, gorgeous.” This is where I started second guessing my love for the series. Don’t get me wrong, this book is still really good, the sex sure as hell keeps getting better and better, but besides that, things are just too easy. We are talking about a woman involved with the mafia, even though against her wishes, so things are not supposed to go easy on anyone. I just expected something stronger and darker. This book ends with a cliffhanger.After this night: Julia finally shares her secrets with Clay and, together, they work it all out.“Every woman should be jealous of you because of how I feel about you. Because no man has ever wanted a woman like I want you. No man has ever craved a woman as deeply as I rave you. And no man has ever fallen this hard and this fast for a woman.”This series still has some books about Julia and Clay but since this one doesn’t end with a cliffhanger, I’m not really motivated to read the rest. This was a little unsatisfactory. Things kept happening too easily for my taste and the mafia plot was just too thin. On the bright side they explore their limits regarding kink and the book has an happy ending.

  • Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
    2018-10-20 12:39

    4.25 - 4.5 More Than One Night Needed Stars!Great third installment of the Seductive Nights Trilogy! I wasn't quite sure if this was gonna be angsty and lose the erotic edge that the author started. I mean how can the erotica continue when Clay walked away?Oh silly me...Julia wanted her man too much to just let him go...and Clay was never able to forget his fiery red! So phone heat? yes. Dirty texts and emails? yes. surprise melt your panties show ups? yes. And so you see the erotica was back and even better as now there was some feelings and some sweet to go with the dirty talk! But wait, don't expect a nice big bow of happiness...there is still walking away to do....WHAT you say? I am grateful for open communication. I like that Julia came clean. I like that both had wants and needs and weren't afraid to air it. I am especially happy the tale was complete and didn't lose anything from start to end. So if you want a good erotic read...Clay and Julia are worth the purchase!

  • Vaso
    2018-11-04 09:27

    I totally loved this book, because it had everything I wanted...Julia finally revealed her secrets to Clay and Clay showed how much he cares about her through his actions....The love scene were hot!!! But the thing is that there were feelings that developed their story....Clay and Julia, you are among my favorite couples by far!!!!!!

  • Michelle
    2018-10-25 13:28

    ARC provided by author in exchange for honest review☆ ☆ ☆☆ 4.5 Lemon Drop Your Panties for Clay Nichols☆ ☆ ☆☆ I think I am in need of a Heist cocktail .... I want Clay Nichols on my lips...scratch that I just want him!!! After this Night reaffirms my love for Clay. I love this sweet sexy, dirty talking and panty melting attorney. Ms. Blakely did it once again in this third installment of the Seductive Nights series, she had me begging for more and did not disappoint her fans. This book had it all from steamy sizzling mouth watering sexual chemistry, suspense, love, and of course Clay Nichol’s dirty mouth.This series is called Seductive Nights...right? Well, Lauren seduces us with Clay and Julia’s story. She answers all burning questions: What will become of Clay and Julia? Will Julia tell the truth? And how will this couple survive a long distance relationship? And as of course, Lauren Blakely has all of us ladies drunk of Clay!!!Julia and Clay...what can I say about this couple but they should come with a warning label.. They are oozing with sexiness. In After This Night, readers will fall in love Julia. She is fun, sassy, honest and down to earth. I love how honest and open Julia is with Clay. When Julia admits her secrets to Clay, I wanted to do a little happy dance because she wants to take a chance with Clay and whatever this thing that is brewing between them. And as for Clay, he will seduce you with his charm, sweetness, protectiveness, and of course with his talented filthy mouth. That man will have you drunk!!!After This Night was a perfect conclusion to Julia and Clay’s story. Be prepared for secrets, truths, and suspense to be unraveled. Ms. Blakely, thank you for again for bringing us Clay Nichols into our lives. So I want to raise my glass and say cheers for another HOT book!! Now, I need to find someone to make me a purple snowglobe. <3P.S. ~I can’t wait for Michele’s story and see what you have in store for her. Of course, I might say Michele is a great name! Only if she had an extra “l” in her name. haha =)Lauren Blakely Reviews on Behalf of Give Me Books

  • Burcu Büyükyıldız
    2018-11-05 11:37

    2,5 ama 3 değil. :/ilk kitabı sevdim ya. illa bi saçmalayın -_-

  • GG
    2018-10-25 15:35

    OMFG! Essa série é perfeita -fato!Admitidamente sou uma pessoa muito crítica e sempre acho (ou procuro) defeitos nas coisas, mas não há o que se falar de Seductive Nights, tudo nessa série me agradou! Tô muito feliz por ter lido (consumido) os livros.A continuação da história do Clay e da Júlia tem a mesma qualidade dos dois livros anteriores, só que a autora foi além, porque está mais romântico (ou talvez eu tenha atingido um nível mais alto de admiração pelos personagens ao longo da série), culminado na definição perfeita do que se espera de um romance erótico. Isso se dá porque as cenas de sexo são muito, muito boas, onde o leitor sente não só a forte atração sexual entre eles, mas percebe também o amor que vai sendo construído e crescendo. Permite ainda que o leitor veja a vulnerabilidade em se doar pro outro, errando enquanto se quer proteger o outro, e que o orgulho não é tudo.Clay decide dar um voto de confiança para Júlia, o que faz com que ela se abra para ele, juntos vão resolver seu problema. O epílogo é ótimo também *0*Super recomendo.

  • Mara De Guzman
    2018-11-01 09:32

    5 “I’m already drunk on Clay” Stars! ARC received for an honest reviewReview on behalf of Give Me Books“I want you to believe me with the same certainty that you want to fuck me.”I started my previous reviews on this series gushing about Clay Nichols, now, I’m starting off with Julia Bell.After keeping her problem all to herself in Night After Night, she decided to take a risk and trust Clay to listen and believe her. Not to help her pay off her debt but more on letting Clay know that she is only trying to protect him by lying that time who he was and by showing him that she wants things to go back to how they were in their relationship before he walked out on her on that alley. Did Clay listen to her?Did he believe her?Did Clay trust her?Did Julia trust Clay?What happens to Charlie?What happens to Dillon?What will happen to their relationship?All of these questions are answered in After This Night.I like how Julia finally opened up herself to Clay, not just physically, but also emotionally and personally. She took a chance. She told the truth. She was close to being free of the debt she’s paying for for Charlie -- at last! Julia Bell is one of my top favorite female characters in a book. She is sassy, smart, sexy, independent, and she speaks her mind. Other than that Charlie situation she was in that she kept secret to everyone she loves, she’s honest and very vocal on how and what she was feeling. There’s something admirable and refreshing about reading a character like her who doesn’t carry around drama with her.And Clay, Clay Nichols is back and it’s not just his filthy mouth that’s always a welcome read but in this conclusion to their story, I felt like we get a more feel on his gentle and sweet side. Oh, there’s still plenty of hot, dirty things coming out his talented mouth, don’t worry about that. But his loving side is more emphasized in After This Night and I didn’t think I’d love Clay even more but I did, I do. He is such a McDreamy and a McSteamy rolled into one sizzling package of a man.Are you looking forward to find out how Clay and Julia’s relationship will continue? How their problems and issues will be solved? Lauren Blakely definitely tied up all loose ends that she presented on the First Night and Night After Night. And I mean, all. The journey of the couple finding their way to each other by opening up themselves to trust, honesty, and love, is a really sweet one that I am glad to have read.Stars: 5 stars!Recommended to: Lovers of charming, filthy-mouthed lawyers and fiery bartenders.POV: Third person. Dual POV.Series: Yes.Cliffhanger: No. EXTRA COMMENT: I’m already feeling a bit of a Clay withdrawal.

  • Sarah
    2018-11-03 08:38

    After this Night is another fabulous instalment in the Seductive Nights series by Lauren Blakely. I really enjoyed the prequel short story and the first book but I'll admit I was a little nervous that Julia would continue keeping secrets from Clay and end up causing unnecessary drama in this book. Luckily that isn't the case and although it takes her a little time to trust Clay she does end up opening up to him and letting him in on her big secret. Of course Clay, being the kind of man he is, wants to fix everything for Julia but he understands that she needs to be able to sort things out in her own way. There was one moment where he nearly ruined things by not respecting her wishes but he was impossible to resist and I found myself forgiving him fairly quickly because he was so obviously trying to protect her.Julia and Clay have fabulous chemistry, something that has been true from the moment they first met but that has only grown stronger as they've got to know each other better and I love spending time with them both in and out of the bedroom. This series is pure brain candy but it's fun to read with a sweet romance and hot as hell sex scenes. I definitely can't wait to see how things turn out for them both in the next instalment. If you're looking for a series that's quick and fun to read and will leave you desperately in need of a cold shower then you can't go far wrong with this one!

  • ~Nichole~Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
    2018-11-08 14:20

    Sizzling Pages Romance ReviewsNichole's Sizzling ReviewsSizzling Pages @ Facebook Twitter:@SizzlingpagesEmail: [email protected] Oh my gosh, Lauren made an explosive and fantastic trilogy come together with the BEST , AMAZING and PERFECT ending. I was so worried when Night after Night ended. My entire mind was screaming..NOOOOO don't let this go like this. But Lauren she has a way with writing angst with just the right level of drama. You just know she's not going to torture you too long.  I loved this series so freaking much. I found this love story just full of metaphors. It probably was just me but I saw things from Julia being a bartender and making all of these amazing and passionate recipes and how her and Clay just "mixed and blended" in the best way. Their love story was a perfect recipe and let me buzzing with pleasure.   I can't say loud enough how Clay is just the perfect guy. His sexiness is hot but his heart is just phenomenal. The way he feels for Julia is magical and passionate. It's like you can sense the love and possessiveness leaping off the pages.  Julia's insecurities had me almost wanting to shake her like one of her purple snow globes a few times. But the love she had for Clay is what drove her fear..she never new love like that was even a possibility for her. I really adored Julia and how hard she tried to protect those she loved. What may have started as passion grew to something so big and so explosive her heart could barely contain her feelings.  

  • Sierra McBride
    2018-11-03 09:12

    Don't read this review if you haven't read book 1, Night After Night.“All or nothing at all. If it's love there is no in-between.”Stubborn! Clay and Julia are exactly alike in the beginning of this continuation of the Seductive Nights Series. Trying to forget about each other; Clay because he thinks she is a liar. Julia because she doesn't want to involve him in her dealings with Charlie. They are both just going through the motions and trying not to contact one another. That only lasts for a short while (thankgod!)“He was in a drugged out state tonight. This woman was his pill, and closeness was what he craved most even as he feared she would destroy his heart. Smash it to a million tiny pieces and eat it for lunch.”During this break up Clay spends some time with his friend Michelle. We find out she has feelings for him (of course, who wouldn't?) I knew this from how she acted, when she was around him, in book one. Clay introduces Michelle to his friend Liam, a sexy actor. So hopefully she won't do anything stupid, considering he told her all about Julia.Julia is the first to reach out, through email. She can't help it. She misses him and can't stand not talking to him, even if that is all she can have. The emails were genious. I LOVED them. Through the emails, they couldn't get down and dirty. They were actually able to talk and get to know each other more. Lauren executed this part perfectly. They were witty and fun just like our heroine always is. The emails eventually led to calls. Pretty soon they were okay again, for the most part anyways. Nothing a little phone sex can't cure! Clay is, hands down, the best dirty talker I have ever read. I don't know how he does it; so sexy but sweet at the same time.“I want you to let go with me.”“I do Clay. I've never held back.”“I don't mean sex. I mean other ways. I want you to be as free with me in other ways as you are when you're naked.”Clay is scared. He keeps a distance between them. He won’t allow himself to be close to her again. Despite all of the phone calls and everything the shared, there was a distance between them more palpable than the miles. Julias is getting to know him better, yet she has never felt further away from him than she did during the breakup.Luckily, her sister is getting married. Clay of course shows up, considering the groom is a good client of his. Clay finally makes the decision t o trust her. Which is HUGE for him. He has been seriously burned in the past, but that is forgotten. Their love is too strong. Their connection sizzling, giving him no choice in the matter anymore. He can't walk away again. He lets go of the past and makes her his this time, no matter the cost.Julia finally decides to let everything go too. She’s tired of holding in the hurt and fear of Charlie and her shame/betrayal from Dillon. She tells Clay everything! About Dillon, Charlie, the rigged poker games. She lets him see the desperation now that Charlie has given her a deadline to pay him off and the time is closing in on her.Of course Clay is now stepping up to take care of her. As I knew he would. He is a man and he loves her. He promises to find a way out of the situation and to find Dillon. Julia could finally let down the armor/wall she has built up around her heart. She can finally feel joy for the first time in a long time. She could finally see a way through because now she had Clay.One of my favorite parts: Clay beating the crap out of Max, one of Charlie's goons. Finally got to see his hot a*s in action! Never had a doubt he had it in him. *swoon* Something about a man fighting is insanely sexy.Clay proposes a deal to Julia. Come to New York with him and play in his weekly poker game to win back the money faster. A real poker game, with real stakes and real money. A chance to win on her own terms. If she loses Clay will still pay Charlie off. More reason for her to win, seeing as how the last thing she wants if for Clay to pay off her debt.Clay then strikes a deal with Charlie. Demanding he leave Julia alone and to never contact her again, only go through him. He tells Charlie he will have the debt of 10k paid by the coming weekend and then it's over. No more goons, or Charlie trying to con Julia again.One little lie is all it takes.After winning in the big poker game, Julia was on cloud nine. She could pay Charlie back and be done with her sordid past. But will it all be that easy? Will her and Clay finally be able to move on and love each other without restrictions or secrets? Will Julia finally move to NY, for good, to be with Clay? All these questions and more will be answered.Lauren Blakely is the Queen of sex scenes. She has a way with her words that drag you in, making you feel and turn you on at the same time!Take a dive into this realistic, sexy story of two broken people trying to mend one another and make love last. You won't regret it!Favorite Quotes“What if you turn me on again? And I walk around the reception hot and dripping between my legs?”“Then tell me and I will slide my hand up your legs, coat my fingers in your wetness and suck it off.”“Why do you like me tied up sometimes?”“Because the way I feel for you is so out of control that this is one way for me to feel in control again.”“He moved in her, f*cking her the way he kissed her, deep and consuming, in a claiming of her body. He was owning her, marking her.”“He took her hard and he took her slow at the same time. She felt him in her bones, on her skin, down to her very cells. He was inside her, he was outside her, he surrounded her. A symphony of sensations flooded every vein, and soon it became impossible to tell where one note ended and the next began.”

  • Kübra Yağmur
    2018-10-16 09:24

    Bugün unuttuğum şeyler arasında bir de güncelleme varmış. 🙈İlk kitabın ardından sönük kaldığını rahatlıkla söyleyebilirim. Nerede bana çığlıklar attıran o kitap nerede bu kitap... Üçüncü kitapta ve serinin kalanında neler olacak merak ediyorum. Umarım bundan daha heyecanlı bir şeyler çıkar ortaya.Kimden: [email protected]: [email protected]: 8 Haziran, 11:15Konu: Bu dalga değil.Seni deliler gibi özlüyorum.Kimden: [email protected]: [email protected]: 8 Haziran, 11:27Konu: Çaresi var.Bunu iyileştirecek bir ilacım var. Adı da gel benimle yaşa.

  • Ally
    2018-11-04 14:16

    I combined my review for the first 2.5 books in the series here:

  • Michelle
    2018-11-04 08:22

    4.5 Stars.After This Night begins just after Clay had left Julia to head back to New York, unable to accept her inability to let him in, to explain why she lied. But the distance isn't enough to erase the memory of her from his head. Already burned by a woman who lied to him, Clay struggles with trusting in a woman that has turned him inside out in just a matter of a few nights. Julia doesn't want to drag anyone into the mess that has become her life. Keeping everyone in the dark is the only way she knew she could keep everyone safe. But losing Clay wasn't suppose to hurt this much. Telling him the truth is the only way she is going to keep him, but Clay isn't the kind of guy to just sit back and let things happen. As Clay & Julia find themselves giving into what they feel, freeing herself from the man that has owned her for a debt that was never hers - they find that passion may not be enough. They need faith and trust in order to make this work and Julia needs the one thing that Clay demanded of her in return. Honesty. I absolutely loved these two. From the late night emails that turned into phone sex, to the dirty words shared, to the way he just absolutely adored her... Clay and Julia were outright perfect. Lauren Blakely does a superb job keeping the dirty talk hot, but still making sure that you can feel the pure love exchanged between these two."You smell so fucking good," he said, then stuffed them into his pocket. "These are truly useless now."Her lips rose in a sweet smile. "What if you turn me on again?" And I walk around the reception hot and dripping between my legs?"He buzzed his lips against the column of her neck, traveling up to her ear. "Then tell me and I will slide my hand up your legs, coat my fingers in your wetness and suck it off."There were times when you were expecting these two to struggle over the obvious issues that were present in their relationship. The distance, the friend who was obviously in love with Clay... but I loved that LB kept it simple with the story line and didn't inject drama for the sake of drama. These two had their own fears to overcome and didn't need more added into the mix for the sake of drama. When I reached the end of this book, one thing was certain. I needed more. I wanted a few more nights with these two. With the third in the series focusing on Michelle, I am hoping that we haven't seen the last of Clay & Julia or that maybe LB will be overly generous and give us a novella of what was hinted at during the final pages of After This Night.I've read the funny and sweet from LB and loved it, now having experienced what happens when she turns up the heat... I am excited to see what she has in store for us with Nights with Him. If you haven't yet read a LB book, this is a great place to start.

  • YaYa
    2018-11-12 11:37

    *****4.5 Stars******I've already thanked Lauren Blakely for Clay&Julia. They have easily climbed the favorite couples list. I love their fights, and their determination, but most of all, I love the chemistry between the two characters. You'd think that the way these two go at it things between them wouldn't work. Oh No. It's the fact that they both can dominate each other in a sense that makes their time together so powerful. Clay has taught Julia to finally Let Go and let me just say: Boy does she let go. Clay and his filthy mouth can make a reader chemically combust. I felt feverish reading some of those scenes. Hawt, Hawt, Horny, Hawt!!!Remember the Cliffhanger? Yes I was still slightly pissed at Clay for walking out on Julia. All that I don't like liars bull crap. He gives enough of it now in this story. All in the name of true love, understandable, but it's still wasn't right. So no I didn't get mad at Julia(I'm lying, Yes I did) when she got all whinny and girly on him. I constantly reminded her "Julia there's a reason I liked you in book 1, use those Big Balls of yours." Now get this. They are "broken up", there's still no title in this relationship, and these two start having phone sex. Once again Clay=Ovary Boom. The apple doesn't fall too far from the tree. Julia is just as hot and naughty as Clay is. She's his forbidden fruit.I'm sure you also remember Charlie and his goons. Not my favorite people but perfect for the story. It's the only thing I didn't like about the story and it was minor for me. The problem was just solved to easy for my liking. You did read that..."My liking." I did enjoy that Clay meets Charlie moment. Oh and the ex-boyfriend...Karma in a suit!Overall I'm pleased with the conclusion. It's the perfect blend of angst, growth, romance, sexy times(those are Fan-Fucking-Tastic) and Love. Lauren Came, Conquered and Delivered Clay&Julia. I was really nervous about that, but it's all over. Of course I'm recommending this book. It's a must after reading Night After Night. No I don't need another book. This was perfect for me. Maybe down the road she can give us a little novella on how they fuck each other to death making cute gorgeous babies or something. A Vegas wedding?! I'm starting to get greedy so Goodbye. Happy Readings!PS: I would post all my favorite quotes but there's too many. They're mostly of Clay and his dirty mouth. Some of Julia's sassiness too. God Bless men is Suits&Ties❤️

  • J. McCoy
    2018-10-20 13:17

    Clay and Julia are one of my favorite book couples – EVER. I want to be couple besties with them. I want to hang out with Julia and have her make me a Purple Snow Globe. It’s not fair that these two only exist on paper. I may be pouting a bit. Okay fine, I’m pouting A LOT. Lauren Blakely has made me a believer in these two. The Seductive Nights series is at the tippy top of my all-time favorites and I don’t want their story to end.Hot as fuck and sweet as sin… that describes Clay and Julia to a T. I couldn’t get enough of these two, whether it was during their most intimate times or during the casual moments, their story commands your attention. After This Night was one of those books I didn’t want to put down but it killed me to keep reading because it meant I was getting closer to the end. I really felt Clay and Julia bond in this book. All of the getting to know you stuff that happened in Night After Night is built upon in After This Night. We still have the hot dirty talking romance but now we see a softer, more intimate side to both Julia and Clay. We see them come to rely on each other. We see them starting to plan a future with the other. Because they are more connected emotionally, their intimacy feels so much more meaningful.After This Night isn’t all sexy times, Clay and Julia have some issues to work out. For the first time in this series, I was pretty pissed at Clay. I get why he was doing what he was doing, but I also wanted to kick him in the shin for doing it. Clay has always been such a strong presence in this series, but Julia really matured and grew. She finally lets some walls down and learns to trust Clay with everything. Even when Clay was ticking me off, it was only because he was doing everything he could to protect his woman. His devotion to Julia is one of my favorite things about him.For not wanting this series to end, I sure did enjoy the ending. It was perfectly constructed to really fit the characters and what I think they would have done in real life. I hope Lauren will consider writing more Clay and Julia in the future. Be on the lookout for book #3 in the Seductive Nights Series, Nights With Him, which will be Michele’s book!

  • Jasmine
    2018-10-30 16:18

    5 STEAMING HOT STARS!!WOW. WOWZERS. The amount of cold showers I would need to get over the scorching heat of this book would be a complete understatement. Lauren Blakely has brew up the perfect cocktail mix of sweet and hot with these two characters. “I would never do something with you that I felt I had to. Everything I do with you I want to. I have so much want for you I don’t know what to do with it all, but to give you more of it.After I was left hanging at Night After Night, I straight away jumped into Book 2 and let my heart take a rollercoaster ride while I devour it. I felt that there was so much that Julia had to do to redeem herself after how things were left off in Book 1. Needless to say, their reunion was amazing, and how Julia brought down her walls for Clay: she has now gone back into my good books and I forgive her. I love that while she has always been a strong independent and stubborn woman, she still upholds that even when tearing down that wall down in front of Clay. While both of them struggle with their own issues along the way, it really is truly amazing to see how two people that are so afraid to admit their insecurities will come to learn how much they do trust each other. Plus with all the sexual charge and sparks between them, Julia and Clay's chemistry is just intensified in every way possible. “So was it everything you hoped it would be? Your fantasy?”“Gorgeous, you are my fantasy come true.”With that being said, I love how realistic the ending was and it really stayed true to the characters. Their journey throughout the book got me pegged them as one of my favorite book couples. Their conversations were so witty and filled with sass, it got me laughing but it also got my heart squeezed tightly. I would easily and highly recommend it to anyone AND everyone who really enjoys super fantastic scorching hot sex with a dose of sweetness and suspense on the side ;)

  • D.C. Triana
    2018-10-16 12:27

    Nights with HimEvery time I decide this is my favorite book of Lauren Blakely's, I keep changing my mind because she's just that good. I absolutely loved when Michelle and Jack first met, I will definitely get some pointers on how hot flirting can be from them. Michelle is a no-nonsense psychologist and Jack is a dashing and debonair toy salesman...I did say he’s a sex toy salesman, right? Exactly ladies, Jack Sullivan is a former soldier and the sexy as sin, CEO of Joy Delivered, a sex toy company that delivered those sexy handcuffs Mr. Clay so keen on. Well, we met Michelle in the first two books of the Seductive Nights series- she was the one with the 10 year crush on Clay- but, who wouldn’t have a crush on a man like that. Now, a month after Clay marries Julia, Michelle finds herself in the powerful arms of Jack Sullivan- and oh, how intoxicating those arms can be! I didn’t think Lauren Blakely could top Mr. O’s, Nick Hammer or for that matter Clay Nichols, but wow! Jack Sullivan is a dirty boy and he is so good at it, it’s ridiculous. There are moments for innocence and romance and then there are moments when all you need is a good shag against a wall with a heroine who is not afraid to vocalize what she wants, and a hero who knows exactly how to dominate any situation and make it panty-melting hot. That’s exactly where these two go at first, but there’s more to Jack than meets the eye. He’s lost someone and the guilt is holding him back. Michelle may just be the woman to be able to open this man’s heart once again. And Michelle, well I think that being in Jack’s arms would be a cure for any woman to get over Clay- it may not be easy, but Jack’s an exceptional contender. These two are such a great couple, this series just gets better and better.

  • Rae Lake
    2018-11-11 14:14

    So this is the second install and Clay is back... no matter how much the warning bells are going off in his head. He can't get enough of Julia. It starts off innocently with just texts back and forth to see if the other is ok quickly turning into a full blown phone sex relationship all over again.Julia realizes that she wants to be with him and is ready to tell Clay everything if that means that she will be able to. So on the night of her sisters wedding she spills the beans. To say that Clay is stunned is an understatement. Heck who says that the MOB is after them.Right away he tries to take charge and get her free but Julia being as independent and headstrong that she is will not let him pick up the tab. So Clay schedules a poker game that Julia will play in and if she wins she will be able to pay of the debt that her Ex left in her name... what kind of jerk does that to someone. UghUnfortunately, Clay didn't have the same faith in Julia as she had in herself so instead of waiting for the night to play out he pays of the debt secretly. Julia ends up winning and when she goes to pay back the loan finds out that basically her win meant nothing. She feels betrayed and played. Seriously dude you know how she is why would you not tell her that the time had been moved up?? This was a good book with a happy ending, there is a book 3 that I am curious about, if the main conflict is gone not sure how they can continue the story.

  • The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog
    2018-10-29 12:20

    Review-Jo Rushton Facebook: http://thehopelessromanticsbookblog.b..."After this Night" was yet another brilliant part to this erotic series. Julia and Clay were apart and missing the hell out of one another. However, each of them had some soul searching to do and all I kept wondering was, could this couple be together with Julie's secret hanging over their heads? I was so apprehensive going into this book. I was certain that something bad was going to happen and I prepared myself for the worst. I just couldn't see a light at the end of the tunnel for Julia. It appeared that things continued to get harder for her with each passing day and I truly feared for what was in store for her. She needed a miracle to happen. Unfortunately for Julia, I didn't think a knight in shining was going to be enough this time around. My heart went out to Julia. She had met her dream man but had to let him go. I totally understood her decision to protect Clay. She could have so easily played the damsel in distress but she chose not to. She was determined to handle things herself. The only problem was that things were getting worse and I wasn't sure she could deal with her problems alone. "I didn't come to San Francisco that first night looking for this. I wasn't looking for anything.""What did you come for? What did you want?""I didn't want anything," "And now?""Now I want everything."I have fallen more and more in love with Clay with every part to the series that I've read. I loved how he wore his heart on his sleeve, sharing his true feelings with Julia. Clay wanted Julia and wasn't afraid to show it. When clay was passionate about something, he found it impossible to give that passion up. Lucky for Julia, she was his passion. "Do you think this will stop?""Wanting you like this?""Yes,""No, because of how I feel.""How do you feel?""I am obsessed. Utterly obsessed," The scenes when Julia and Clay were together were once again filled with heat and desire. Their feelings for each other were so intense. They continued to be hot as hell, both in and out of the bedroom and as for the some of the words that Clay said to Julia.. swoon overload!! That man had it all going on! He ticked all the boxes for me. One minute he was deliciously kinky and the next he was all sweet and romantic.I found myself, once again totally hooked to this story from start to finish, I could not put my kindle down. I spent some parts of it on the edge of my seat as the drama began to unfold, some parts reaching for a fan to cool me down and some parts were spent with my heart fluttering like mad! My emotions were all over the place but I loved it. For me this was my favorite part of the series so far. Before I go I just wanted to share one of my favorite quotes from this book. It's not sexy or dramatic but I loved it because it's just so romantic. It made me feel giddy! Her body melted into his as she roped her arms around his neck, and they kissed, and they kissed, and they kissed."After This Night" gets ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ from me!

  • Shayna
    2018-10-27 09:38

    The Seductive Nights series by Lauren Blakely is a TOP-NOTCH erotic romance series that will have you begging for more. With the prequel and book 1 doing extremely well, I had NO DOUBT in my mind that I would fall in love with After this Night. Books like these are the reason why I love to read. Lauren Blakely does a fantastic job of feeding my obsession of erotic romance. Heart stopping sex scenes with two characters that will bury themselves in your heart, After this Night will take you straight to your happy place, and you will NEVER want to leave.❝She was a sexy drug and he wanted another hit.❞Clay Nichols and is deliciously filthy mouth is back! Just when you thought I couldn't fall in love with him any more, he goes and says shit like this...❝Let me control your pleasure.❞and I'm like...HELL YEAH you can! After this Night continues with Clay and Julia's story. They are apart because Julia can't be honest with Clay, and he has HUGE ISSUES with that because of his past experiences. Even though they are apart, their connection is to strong and intense to cut all ties to one another. That is when the email communication begins. I guess it's safer this way, or so they thought. I loved the content and the emotion behind each and every email. It just reinstated that their feelings were growing stronger and stronger for each other, and neither of them knew how to get past that. Emails turned in to phone calls, which turned into hot, steamy, phone sex, I mean DAMN! Hot, steamy might be too tame of words to use for the things they did over the phone. The moment Julia's eyes found him and she realized that he was really there, in person, was a very touching moment in the book. I wish I could have bottled that feeling up and kept it with me. ❝He'd catch her, hold her, make sure she didn't fall, except into him.❞ The moment the truth came out about Julia's secret, Clay did exactly what she was trying to avoid by keeping the secret in the first place...he said he would protect her. A plan is hatched, trouble ensues, trusts are broken, the strength of their love conquers all. After this Night was a story of TRUE LOVE. No matter the lies, no matter the secrets, no matter the pain that each character went through, the love they shared was too enduring to puncture. It was beautiful, romantic, and deliciously erotic. All I have to say to Ms. Blakely is to NEVER STOP writing in this genre. It is your niche, you belong here. Keep doing what you are doing woman, because I can't get enough! *Gifted copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*Read more of my reviews at Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

  • Jennifer
    2018-10-23 08:34

    ** A complimentary copy was provided by the author for Blog Tour ** Amazon Buy Link--->> After This Night (Seductive Nights) ~~ 5 "Awesome" Stars ~~ After This Night is the conclusion to Clay and Julia's story. What a conclusion it was. I was hooked right from the start. This book takes off right where Night After Night ended. I loved that there was no time loss. Lauren's writing style is flawless!!!! I love how she sucks you into the story and doesn't let go. She creates characters that you just want to love and grow attached to. She made me fall in love with both Clay and Julia in the first book, and this book just reaffirmed my love for these characters. This was Lauren's first attempt at erotic romance and she did a FANTASTIC job. After book 1 I had melted panties and the same was said for this book.In this installment of the series, Lauren did a great job at answering all the questions that the readers were left with after book 1. We learned what happened with Charlie. We learned if Clay and Julia would be able to make a long distance relationship work, we also learned what happened with Michele. I loved how she tied everything up and left you with NO unanswered questions with this book. I have to say that the name of Seductive Nights as a series name was so fitting!!!! The nights that Julia and Clay shared together were out of this world H.O.T.!!!!One thing I loved about this book was that Lauren really didn't drag anything out. We saw Julia open up to Clay pretty quickly in the book, which I thought was great!! I loved that we got to watch Clay and Julia grow as individuals and as a couple in this book. This book was really about them learning to trust each other.I honestly can't rave enough about this book, but I don't think this review can do this series justice. All I can say is don't wait….READ THIS NOW!!!! You won't be sorry. Even though this was the conclusion to Clay and Julia's story, this is NOT the end to the Seductive Nights series. A Night with Him is coming out this fall and it will be Michele's story!!! I know I am anxious to see what direction Ms. Blakely is going to take Michele in.For more reviews go to Book Bitches Blog

  • Shreya
    2018-10-17 11:14

    3.5 StarsThe Blurb:Their world was passion, pleasure and secrets.Far too many secrets. But Clay Nichols can't get Julia Bell out of his mind. He's so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can't focus on work or business. Only her. And she's pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though–she's trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that's been chasing her for months now, thanks to the criminal world her ex dragged her into. If only she can get out of this mess, then maybe she can invite the man who ignites her back in her life, so she can have him–heart, mind and body.He won't take less than all of her, and the full truth too. When he runs into her again at her sister's wedding, they have a second chance but she'll have to let him all the way in. And they'll learn just how much more there is to the intense sexual chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night. I couldn't bring myself to love this book. I liked it. But It had its moments which made the book cliche. Which was so not goodSomething was missing.Most of all, Erotica and cliche don't go hand in hand.Though there were some very lovely lines. They were Oh so Great!"All or nothing at all. Half a love never appealed to me. If your heart never could yield to me then I'd rather have nothing at all"*******"Yes," he growled. "This is one of the fifty million ways I want you." "Are you going to tell all the other 49,999,999 ways?" She asked.*******"Julia when I first came to San Francisco, I had no idea this would happen" "What's this?""You and me. I didn't come to San Francisco that first night looking for this. I wasn't looking for anything""What did you come for? What did you want?""I didn't want anything""And now?""I want everything. Everything."*******"Every woman should be jealous of you because of how I feel for you. Because no man has ever wanted a woman like I want you. No man has ever craved a woman like I crave you. And no man has ever fallen this hard and this fast for a woman"*******It's a very entertaining read. One can try it. :D

  • PatriciaLee (A Literary Perusal)
    2018-11-13 13:37

    The story picks up right where Night After Night left us hanging. A misunderstanding sent Clay running back to New York; back to his life without the woman he has fallen for. The woman he hopped on a plane and flew clear across the country to surprise because he missed her and wanted her in his life. The woman who holds the key to his heart and his happiness, but has secrets that keep him on the outside looking in. Julia is so stubborn and determined to escape the chains that have encroached on her life, that she can’t see the forest for the trees. Blinded by her self-preservation instincts and trust issues, she pushed the man she loves right out of her life. She finds herself alone and longing for the feelings that only Clay can invoke. In this conclusion to Clay and Julia’s story, these two seem to take one step forward and ten steps backwards. In doing so, they are forced to face their own demons and fight to resolve their trust issues. Though I was frustrated with them at times, I loved seeing these two try to work things out. They both had a fight in them, but it had to be drawn out. Love can make us do things we might not ordinarily do and I wanted so badly for them to acknowledge their past as just that…their past. I wanted them to find the courage they needed to move forward and I wanted it to be together. Holy mother of all erotic scenes…that balcony scene was FAN-FREAKING-TASTIC. The only way to describe it is EPIC. I felt like a voyeur while reading that scene and I was so turned on that…well…there were “puppies” in multiples. These two have an intense chemistry and I appreciated how their intense physical connection became so much more. I thoroughly enjoyed Clay and Julia’s story. This was Lauren’s first erotic series and I sincerely hope it will not be her last. As always, I enjoyed seeing the overlapping characters in what we lovingly call the Blakely Universe. I am excited for the third installment in the series, Nights with Him, which is expected to be released in September 2014.

  • Cocktails and Books
    2018-10-17 12:23

    From what I understand, After This Night is he 3rd book in a series. The much-anticipated conclusion to Clay and Julia’s story. I have not read the first two books in this series, however that did not dampen my enjoyment in reading After This Night in the least. It reads perfect as a stand-alone novel. If you had no prior information, you would just assume that this particular book is about two perfect for each other people who made the mistake of splitting up instead of working out their issues.Based on that, I must say that I absolutely loved it. The characters were engaging and entertaining. Clay the epitome of every woman’s dream man is strong, sweet and sensitive. He cares for Julia and is not afraid of showing it. Julia’s insistence on taking care of her problems herself and not relaying on Clay to solve them for her is a refreshing change after so many books where a formerly strong heroine meets the love of her life and suddenly becomes unable to make the slightest decision on her own. This alone makes this book a definite keeper.Would I read this book again? Most definitely! As a matter of fact, I look forward to downloading the first two books in the series so I can read how Clay and Julia first met and I would recommend others do as well. Ms. Blakely is a new to me author that I will definitely be keeping an eye on in the future.Reviewed by Iris for Cocktails and Books

  • Lacey Black
    2018-10-29 11:27

    This isn't a 5-star book - it's a 10-star book! Dirty, Dramatic, Sexy, Sweet, Romantic, Beautiful. That's only a few words to describe After This Night! The chemistry between Clay & Julia continues in After This Night. Move the hell over Christian Grey - there's a new man in town! You get sucked into the story from the first page and it keeps you locked in, gripping your e-reader, until the very last page. Lauren Blakely has done it again with After This Night.If you haven't checked out First Night, Night After Night, and After This Night, then you are sorely missing out!

  • Emma
    2018-11-14 16:11

    These two have quickly become my new obsession, the character development across the series is brilliant. I just can't help getting into the minds of Clay and Julia.It's like a television programme that I tune into each night, I pick up the book and watch it all unfold.I must also give a special mention to the long distance relationship emails. They most definitely know how to communicate!

  • Yiota Misiou
    2018-10-17 12:22

    Το απόλαυσα αυτό το βιβλίο!!! Η συνέχεια και ο επίλογος της ιστορίας της Julia και του Clay είχε όλα όσα περίμενα και μου αρέσουν στις ερωτικές νουβέλες. Καυτές ερωτικές σκηνές, πάθος, έντονα συναισθήματα,αγάπη, όμορφη ιστορία και το πιο σημαντικό υπέροχους, ολοκληρωμένους χαρακτήρες!

  • Crystal
    2018-11-01 09:29

    LOVED this book! Clay is deliciously swoony!

  • Livia
    2018-10-28 15:32

    Audible title: "Let's go all in, baby!"Format read: Unabridged AudiobookNarrated by: Josh GoodmanLength: 6 hrs and 18 mins Series: Seductive Nights, Book 2Release Date: 03-16-15Publisher: Audible StudiosWhat did you love best about After This Night?I like that it was a quick read which is important when there are multiple interconnected novels. My attention span isn't that good, so I need a story to be captivating but not have too much over the top drama and to not be extremely drawn out.What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)I liked that Clay and Julie solved their issues and wondered why there was a 3rd novel. I had to go read that synopsis to find out because you could technically stop reading their story here and be quite happy with how things worked out for them.What about Josh Goodman’s performance did you like?Uh, everything! I think his voice and narrating instincts are wonderful. Plus, he reads the steamy scenes so well which can be very difficult to do when a novel has a lot of sex in it.Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?I laughed here and there, yes. I didn't cry though. I enjoyed Clay's story arc a lot and his dedication to seeing where the relationship with Julia could go once they both put all their cards on the table.Any additional comments?Overall rating: 3.5 stars! | Josh's Performance: 5 stars! | Story: 3 stars!**A favorite quote:'Maybe love made you take chances. Or maybe real love made you take the right chances.' ~Julia***I've already started listening to their third novel, One More Night (Seductive Nights #3).