Tuesday 7 February 2017

Review: For 100 Nights - Lara Adrian

Avery Ross is living a dream. After struggling all of her life to make ends meet, a chance meeting with a powerful, darkly handsome man has catapulted her into a dazzling new world of penthouse luxury, elegant parties, and a wild, consuming passion with her billionaire lover, Dominic Baine. Nothing is out of his reach in business or in pleasure, yet the only woman he wants is her. Nick sweeps her to sensual heights she has never dared explore, commanding her body the same way he commands her heart. Yet Avery knows the fantasy she’s living cannot last.

With dark secrets and a dangerous enemy haunting her past, Avery must find a way to trust Nick with the truth before it destroys everything they share. But Nick is harboring secrets of his own as well. And when they come to light, Avery will be forced to decide if the love she feels for Nick is strong enough to endure a betrayal she may never be able to forgive.

100 Series:
For 100 Days
For 100 Nights
For 100 Reasons

100 Series Standalone Romances:
(These stories are set in the same world as the 100 Series but can be read completely separately with each book featuring a HEA for a different couple)
Run To You
Play My Game

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For 100 Nights is the second book in Lara Adrian's erotic romance trilogy and it follows on immediately from the first so I'd recommend reading the books in order. I'm going to write this review assuming you've already read the first book so if you haven't it's probably best not to read any further. However, if you're looking for a hot new contemporary romance along the lines of Sylvia Day's Crossfire series then you're not going to want to miss this series.

At the end of the last book we saw Avery agree to spend 100 nights with Nick, completely on his terms and with no more barriers between them. Although she has come clean with him about most of her past she's still hiding a very big secret, unfortunately for her someone from her past has figured out her secret and when they find out she's dating a billionaire they figure they'll be able to make a fortune blackmailing her. Avery desperately wants to handle the situation on her own and I can understand why she doesn't want her past to impact Nick's life but I did get a bit frustrated that she kept things hidden from him for so long after everything they'd already been through.

It's hard to be honest with someone when you know they're hiding things from you though and Nick obviously has things from his past that he's just not willing to talk about. He's also not very open when it comes to talking about his feelings for her or where their relationship is going. Nick is brilliant at action - he's romantic, he puts her above his work, he treats her like she's precious and their sex life is phenomenal - but he's never told her that he loves her and Avery is hurt by the walls he keeps up between them emotionally. We do get to dig a bit deeper into Nick's past here but it's obvious he's not shared everything yet so I'm looking forward to learning more in the final book.

For 100 Nights is an incredibly hot read, Avery and Nick spend a lot of time screwing each other's brains out but I also enjoyed the more romantic side of their relationship and seeing them learning to trust each other more and starting to share their secrets. I will warn you that this book ends on a cliffhanger but I didn't actually find it was a bad one. The final book will definitely jump straight to the top of my to read pile as soon as it's released but I don't feel annoyed that I've only been given half a story like I sometimes do with cliffhangers!

Source: Received from the author in exchange for an honest review

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