Nauti Nights by Lora Leigh is Leigh-eroticism at its best with suspense entwined in the the story arc. Crista and Dawg (a.k.a. James McKay), a former Marine, had a one-night stand eight years ago when Crista was eighteen. She helped him out one night when he ran his truck into a ditch and was too inebriated to get home on his own. Once she got him home, their passion took over and she lost her virginity but had the night of her life. That fated night is seared into her heart and soul. So much so, she runs away from the situation because her feelings toward Dawg are overwhelmingly strong and she does not know how to handle her emotions where he is concerned. Dawg, being schwasted that night has blurry memories of Crista as “dreams” and strong, passionate feelings. However, he has never forgotten her.
Eight years later Crista has been back in town for a year. During this time, Dawg and Crista have been playing a game of cat and mouse with each other. Then one decisive night, Dawg saves her from a very dangerous situation in which she unknowingly plays an intricate part. In order to protect her and insure her innocence, Dawg’s possessive, alpha male side dominates and blackmails Crista into staying with him so he can keep an eye on her. The extortion element in the situation sounds sinister; but, they both are looking for an excuse to connect again and allowed the situation to progress.
After years of being apart, their feelings have intensified to the point that both of their souls have been affected. Their predominant emotions boil over into some explosive bedroom (and office) antics. The passion and heat Dawg and Crista create is powerfully and emotionally well-written by Lora Leigh. Adding to that is the suspenseful story arc which unfolds into an intricate whodunnit adventure that makes reading this erotic novel worth while. To further your enjoyment of this story, I highly recommend reading Nauti Boy, the first book in this series. Nauti Nights is a great bookshelf addition to any fans of romantica suspense.
Some of my favorite lines from the book:
- Fiery sweetness. Spicy ice. She was every contradiction in the world, and his blood raced at the defiance, the challenge, and the sheer response he felt radiating from her.
- “Dawg, don’t you think—” “I never think around you,” he muttered as his lips moved back along her jaw. “All I do is feel.”
- It was a hunger he recognized because it was the same hunger that had tormented him for too long. So many years dreaming of her, and she was better than the dream. Sweeter than passion, hotter than lust.
- She was summer lightning, striking hot and swift to the center of his soul. She was a hot summer day and a cool, easing breeze all at once.
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