TITLE: Indigo Nights
AUTHOR: Louise Bay
SERIES: Nights #3
PUBLICATION: February 9th 2016
MY RATING: 4 STARS
The only thing better than cake is cake with a side of orgasms.
Dylan James has no expectations when it comes to relationships. He uses women for sex and they use him for his money and power. It’s quid pro quo and he's good with that. It works.
Beth Harrison has been burned. She's tired of the lies and the game playing that men bring and has buried herself in her passion—baking which keeps her out of the reach of heartbreak. As she begins her career as a TV baker, a new world opens up to her.
Dylan and Beth both know that casual sex is all about giving what you need to get what you want.
Except that sometimes you give more than you need to and get everything you ever wanted.
Indigo Nights is a hot, standalone romance.
ARC received from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
I really enjoyed this book, it was romantic and sexy with great characters.
Main characters: Beth, Dylan (Mr 8A) and cakes. Yes, cakes. They are the trigger and the ingredient to lighten the mood, the love and the sex between Beth and Dylan. Cakes are the soul healer, the hearthwamer and the means for Beth to right the wrongs and become a better woman, stronger and focused on the real value in life.
Storyline: Apparently nothing already read in other books. She is the anonymous girl and he is the rich and sexy as hell man of her dream (… every women's wet dream). They met causually on a flight, insta-love, they have an unforgettable one night stand, they fall in love, they lived happily ever after. So, what's new? New is the ability of the author to scratch under the surface of the characters, to let see their weaknesses, their mistakes, their bad choises without being too dramatic, but to lead the reader to fully understand how real life can be: not only hearts and flowers, but also broken hearts and spiny roses. Beth is struggling every minutes of her life with alcoholism. I loved how strong and determided she is under her sweet and vulnerable appearance. Dylan himself, so arrogant, is dealing with some personal issue. I liked him because he's not also sweet and funny with Beth, but he didn't treat her like she was fragile, and he wasn't overpowering her. Maybe their relationship moved too quickly, but this worked fine for them.
Narration: Through dual POVs in 1st person, the reader has a more intimate view of the character's backgrounds, their future plans, their feelings, defining their distinct personalities.
What I've learned from this book? That in life you have always a choice, that even the worst situation can be turned into something good, that the real power to become a better person is inside of ourselves. Don't let a bad experience rules your life, what's in the past, it's in the past and can't be undone. Look forward... You can find your own Mr 8A!