Misadventures on the Night Shift by Lauren Rowe
Series: Misadventures #6
Also in this series: Misadventures of the First Daughter
Published by Waterhouse Press on November 7th 2017
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Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy-rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas's erotic games. But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she's dead wrong.
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
Hot, steamy and wicked! This is the story of an adventurous girl trying to be good!
Abby happens upon one of her youthful heartthrobs but this rock star is not as good in person as he was when he was merely a poster on her bedroom wall. With a past history of seducing unattainable men, Abby is doing her best not to let the arrogant rock star sway her resolve to only engage in wholesome relationships from here on out. If only the good guys weren’t so bland, adhering to her resolution would have been a whole lot easier.
Annoyed by his fans demands for him to play the song that brought him fame Lucas Ford stormed off stage. Now his management is demanding another hit song. He has been relegated to a penthouse in the hotel Abby works to regain his creative focus again but he is struggling to drum up the inspiration to write sufficient music to fill another album.
Flaunting a non-smoking indoor rule in the lobby where Abby works, she reads him the riot act and demands he cease smoking immediately. A simple request explodes to the point she demands a personally delivered apology. Meanwhile she reignites a flame within him he hasn’t experienced in a long time.
Determined to keep in the creative space Abby has regenerated in Lucas he comes up with a rather sordid suggestion and a lucrative deal Abby can’t refuse. His ideas for recreating his creativity equates into hot and steamy scenes that nearly warped my iPad. They play each other off in pure self-interest. What no one anticipated was for feelings develop and extend the game beyond the agreed playtime.
Once the game was over, the story slowed down into a reflective stance. It was in deep contrast to the fast pace evoked by the shenanigans Abby and her players got up to. Note the plural? The ménage she agrees to ends up being smoking hot and epitomises the role play/fantasy tangent the steamy scenarios stem from.
Abby was a strong confident character that was acutely aware of her issues. She didn’t allow her inner struggles to cloud her thoughts. Battling her inner turmoil as she fought the values she has had instilled in her, the victor is the voice of temptation who guides her through several potential risky choices.
The Night Shift was the second misadventure I have encountered and I know it won’t be my last. I rather enjoy the theme running through this series and like the concept of similar stand alones being offered under the same banner. Amusingly, whenever I mention this series, I have to stop myself from referring to it as the misbehaving instead of misadventure – which gives you a glimpse into the direction of the stories I have encountered thus far! My final word would be if you get offered to take a night shift, you may just reconsider 😉
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