Seven Nights to Surrender by Jeanette Grey
Series: Art of Passion #1
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: November 3, 2015
Format: eARC, 368 pages
How I got it: NetGalley
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Kate arrives in Paris hoping to find inspiration. Instead she finds Rylan. In a swirl of stolen kisses and hot, tangled sheets, Kate is quickly swept away by the sexy stranger, longing to surrender to his expert touch. With Rylan, nothing is forbidden-except the truth.
An American ex-pat worth millions, Rylan never flaunts his fortune. Rather, he guards his identity from everyone, especially women. No strings, no commitments, no complications. But the second his lips taste Kate's soft, sweet skin, everything changes. For the first time, Rylan has found someone to share his every want and need. Yet he knows that secrets stand between them. To keep her, he'll need to confess the truth before it's too late... even if doing so could mean losing Kate forever.
I’m waffling between 3 and 4 stars for this one, and if I gave half stars, it would’ve totally gotten a 3.5 from me. Since I don’t, I’m going with 3 stars. I enjoyed it. The writing was good. I liked Kate, but found Rylan kinda … gross? There was a heavy emphasis on the number of women he’d been with and he was kinda creepy while in pick up mode. I didn’t enjoy spending time in his mind.
All that said… this book was HOT. Like blush in public, make sure no one is reading over your shoulder hot. Rylan had a dirty mouth and he knew how to use it, if you know what I mean. All his experience with women served him well. I read this book in the matter of a few hours in one day, but it didn’t hold my attention the entire time. It was a little slow at points and my mind would start to wander. But I also had that “OMG I HAVE TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENS” feeling, too.
Kate was a good heroine. I could relate to her desire to find herself and make a tough decision between her passion (art) and success (a job). Who hasn’t been there? Not all of us can run off to Paris for a week to try to make our decision though. I applaud her for doing it. Of course, she didn’t know she’d find TRUE passion like she had never experienced while she was there.
As I said above, Rylan was a bit creepy to me. He did grow on me over the course of the book, but there was so much foreshadowing that I feared I would be lumping him in the bad book boyfriend category when it was all said and done. He was keeping secrets and I was unsure the nature of them. When they were revealed, honestly, I didn’t find them to be a huge deal so the conflict between he and Kate didn’t necessarily make sense to me. I mean, I kinda get where she was upset, but I didn’t consider it a deal breaker. But, I suppose with Kate’s history with liars, it would be.
I didn’t realize when I requested this book that it was the first in a series (or is it a duology?) but it’s ok. It didn’t have a brutal cliffhanger. But… I still need the second book like, now. I gotta know what happens next.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.