A Billionaire After Dark
Author: Katie Lane
Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29th 2016
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With endless wealth comes irresistible temptation . . .
It’s an undisputed fact that Nash Beaumont is the hottest of the Beaumont brothers. His slow, sensual smile charms every French Kiss employee-and tempts every woman to buy the company’s lingerie. But beneath Nash’s raw charisma is a dark, kinky side that he struggles to control . . . a side that may be exposed by one lovely-and unexpectedly adventurous woman.
Reporter Eden Huckabee needs a story. And when she discovers Nash’s dirty little secret, she thinks she’s found it. But Eden doesn’t count on Nash turning the tables on her-or that she will fall so deeply for this unbelievably sexy, one-in-a-billion Beaumont.
From A Billionaire After Dark by Katie Lane:
“How did you become an escort?”
There was a slight hesitation before she answered. “My friend got me into it.”
Another pause. “Actually, she is a pretty good friend. She’s one of those people who sees the glass as always being full—like to the brim.”
“And you’re not?”
“I wouldn’t say that. I see the glass as half-full, and it’s my job to get the water to the top.”
He laughed. “You sound like my oldest brother. He views everything as his job.”
She joined in with his laughter. It was a hearty laugh, almost too loud for a woman. But he liked it. He liked its sincerity and lack of inhibition. “You figured me out,” she said. “I am the oldest. I have two younger brothers. Both pains in the butt.”
“I think that’s the job of younger brothers.”
“Is your younger brother a pain?”
The smile wilted on his face. “I didn’t say I had a younger brother.”
“Oh,” she said. “I guess I just assumed you had another brother when you were talking about your oldest brother.”
The tension left his shoulders. But the scare was a strong reminder that he had no business sharing information with the woman. “No more talking,” he said. “Take off your dress.”
“In the dark? But how will you see?”
He got up from the chair. “I’ll use my imagination.”
There was a long pause, and he wondered if she would leave. Physical force played no part in the equation, but he couldn’t help getting up and positioning himself between her and the door. There was a whisper of material.
“It’s off,” she said.
It was strange, but having the lights off seemed to make everything more intense. He could hear her breathing. Smell her sweet, earthy scent. And visualize exactly what she looked like in nothing but her bra and boy shorts. His penis came to full attention once again, and he found it hard to speak around the desire that clogged his throat.
“Now your bra.” He moved closer to the bed. “Hand it to me.” Something soft brushed his bare stomach, and he reached for it, his fingers curling around the bra. After a year at French Kiss, he knew his bras. It was slightly padded, and the material wasn’t top-grade. As for the size, he would guess 34B. He lifted the cup to his nose, and her herbal scent filled his nostrils.
“Now the panties,” he said, his voice muffled in the cotton. This time, she took longer. So long that he moved a step closer, his leg brushing the mattress.
“Promise you won’t turn on the light? Not that I’m deformed or anything. I just don’t exactly have a perfect body.” She was talking with her hands again. He could feel the shift of air.
“From here, it looks pretty perfect to me.”
Another pause before a whisper of material and her hand brushed a line of fire across the ridged fly of his jeans. He drew in a sharp breath and tried to calm the heat that ate its way through him as she apologized in a husky voice.
“I’m sorry. I didn’t realize that you were . . . so close.”
Oh, he was close, all right. It would only take one stroke from her fist for him to shoot the moon. He gritted his teeth. “Lie down.”
“I’m not having sex with—”
“No, dammit! We are not having sex!” He didn’t know if he was yelling at her or himself. Thinking he had frightened her, he started to apologize when she came right back at him.
“Well, how the heck do I know that? I’m naked!” He could feel the shift of air as her hands waved. “You’re obviously naked. And sex is usually what happens when two people are alone in a bedroom naked.”
He released a frustrated sigh. “Granted. But it’s not going to happen with us.”
He could’ve lied, but concealed by darkness, he chose not to. “Because then I wouldn’t be a fucked-up pervert. I’d just be a loser who has to pay for sex. Now please lie down.”
The thump of butt to mattress made his anger leave, but none of his desire. Especially when he heard the wisp of skin against the satin of the duvet. He could picture her now. Awkwardly stretched out on the bed like she had been the other night. But now she was naked. Completely naked. And all his.
He should’ve return to the chair. He was too close. But maybe this would be the final test. If he could resist when a naked woman was only inches away, it would prove that he had control over his body.
“Scoot over,” he said. “I’m not going to touch you. I’m just going to lie next to you.” He waited to hear her shifting before he lowered himself to the bed. The satin still held her heat. But rather than further ignite him, it calmed him enough that he was able to roll to his side and face her.
“Now I want you to close your eyes and touch yourself. And everywhere you touch, I want you to tell me what you feel . . . everything that you feel.”
*ARC provided by Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review*
In A Billionaire After Dark by Katie Lane, Reporter Eden Huckabee is determined to prove she has what it takes to not only get the story she’s after, but to tell a terrific, salacious story that people will want to read. Too bad her editor doesn’t seem to think so. But Eden isn’t going to give up on her dreams of being a real investigative reporter, and when she accidentally discovers sexy billionaire bachelor Nash Beaumont’s dirty little secret, she knows she’s hit the jackpot in stories. Except Nate gets to Eden, big time, and it gets harder and harder for her to remember what it is she’s doing with him as the nights go on…
Good Lord, but I loved this book. The concept alone had me salivating, but then when I started reading it? Whew boy! Nash Beaumont is something to witness. Everything about him screams he knows what to do with a woman, and his words? Gah! The man is hot as hell and his scenes with Eden steam up the pages something fierce.
There’s just something about a man with a dark and kinky side, one who is so determined to control his desires and yet can’t seem to control them much at all, particularly when it comes to the heroine and her ability to tempt him beyond reason. And that’s exactly what Nash is learning with Eden. He is so desperate not to repeat his past mistakes that he’s gone to the other end of the spectrum with his desires, and Eden is the one woman who makes him want to break his own vows and follow his needs—and heart—instead.
If you love hot, sexy, contemporary romance stories, pick up a copy of A Billionaire After Dark by Katie Lane. Once I started reading, I couldn’t put it down. The story and writing flowed so well, and the characterization is top notch.
I loved it!
Rating: 5 Stars
Sidenote: If you haven’t read the first book in The Overnight Billionaire’s series, it’s okay because this one can be read as a standalone. It has repeat characters from the first book, but nothing in the story makes you feel left out at all.
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Katie Lane is the USA Today bestselling author of the Deep in the Heart of Texas and Hunk for the Holiday series. Katie lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and when she isn’t writing, enjoys reading, going to the gym, golfing, traveling, or just snuggling next to her high school sweetheart and cairn terrier Roo.