One Night of Trouble by Elle Kennedy

This is the third book in the After Hours series, and was probably my favorite one of the bunch. Totally wasn’t expecting that!

What’s it About? 

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The moment AJ Walsh sees the sexy, tattooed pixie walk up to his bar, it’s lust at first sight. He’s always been labeled the “nice” guy―opening doors, buying flowers, and never, ever having one-night stands. But with this wicked little angel with red lips and unfathomably dark eyes? Oh, yeah. Tonight, “nice” has nothing to do with it…

Brett Conlon is trying to convince her family that she’s put away her reckless wild girl side for good. Nothing―and no one―could be better for her reputation than golden boy AJ Walsh. So they make a deal: if he plays The Good Boyfriend for her family, he can be a very, very bad boy with her. Now their one naughty night is about to turn into a whole lot of trouble…

First Impressions

So based on what we’ve seen from AJ in the previous books of the series, I figured we’d see a romance about a good ole’ boy falling for a rough-around-the-edges chica. Hell to the no! AJ is a bad boy underneath, but it’s a side he’s always hidden from his friends and family. When he meets Brett he just wants to let his inner bad boy go, and Brett definitely helps him with that endeavor. I’d help him too if I had my way.


A Fool’s Errand

Brett and AJ had just planned on one night together, which I feel is simply a fool’s errand when it comes to romance novel land. Silly rabbits, you can never end things after just one role in the barnyard. After their night of wild and steamy sex, Brett’s brother discovers them the next morning, and Brett implies that she is in a relationship with AJ in order to fix her family’s opinion of her as a reckless girl. I don’t blame her, I’d say whatever I needed to in order to get another go at the delicious AJ.


More to the Story

AJ has put on the show of being a good boy for far too long, even when it comes to his relationships with women. He likes his sex rough, as well as any occasion to practice his dirty talk. You know what they say, practice makes perfect, especially when it comes to dirty talk fluency. At first it seems like AJ is just blowing off some steam from keeping his inner bad boy under lock and key, but we discover that there is actually a tragic story surrounding the perfect image he’s given off for years.


It turns out AJ actually blames himself for his brother’s death, and has been living the life he feels his brother deserved, and that his parents expect. Towards the end of the book, Brett points out that by trying to be like his brother he is in fact trying to be a dead man. They have a touching heart-to-heart that is pretty emotional discussing how they really bring out the best in each other. And then she shows him her nipple rings.

Series: After Hours, book 3.

Should you read it? The whole series is unbelievably sexy, with a trio of gents that you can’t help but want for yourself.

Smut Level: I feel like I need a tall glass of lemonade to cool me down after reading this one. Actually…better make it a pitcher…and add some alcohol!

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $3.99 Kindle Price. Entangled: Brazen. 234 Pages.


One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy

I didn’t think it was possible, but this book was even hotter than the first one!

What’s it About? 

one night of scandal

Ex-fighter Reed Miller has been secretly lusting over his best friend’s girl for months, but he refuses to jeopardize a friendship over a woman—especially one who doesn’t like him all that much. Now that Darcy’s on the market again, it’s even more imperative to stick to his strict hands-off policy. But the sizzling attraction between them is too powerful to ignore, and once he’s had a taste of her…all bets are off.

Darcy Grant is tired of walking the straight and narrow path. She’s on the hunt for passion, and there’s no denying Reed is just the man to give it to her. Although she has no interest in dating a bad boy, and certainly not her ex’s best friend, it’s impossible not to melt beneath Reed’s skillful touch. Now it’s just a matter of setting a few ground rules—and hoping her rule-breaking, sweet-talking bad boy agrees to follow them. But if she lets Reed into her bed, does she stand a chance of keeping him out of her heart?

First Impressions

Reed has been pining after Darcy for months. When she’s finally on the market again after breaking up with one of his closest friends, he simply can’t resist indulging in every sexual fantasy with her that he’s had to repress for so long. This isn’t a very long book, but throughout the entire thing I don’t think Reed and Darcy managed to have sex once in an actual bed. Love it. They do it in the alcove of a club, a car, multiple times on a couch, and even the shed at a farmer’s market. That’s a creative one right there.

farmer's market

Something Missing

This book definitely had some unique sex locations, but the one thing that was missing was the sense of suspense that was present in the first book. I think a lot more intrigue could have been generated surrounding the unknown drug dealer at Reed’s club. Sure, there was some drama involved with that story line, but it just ended far too quickly.


A Bad Boy?

Darcy tries her hardest to keep whatever this is with Reed a simple fling. Her impression of him as a bad boy helps to keep her deeper emotions for him in check. That works fine and well until he starts to volunteer at her school, and she discovers that he’s involved with a Big Brother program. And not the dim-witted reality show on TV! I’m talking about being a mentor for children. Yeah, I can’t really blame Darcy for falling in love with Reed after uncovering that little morsel of information. I would have been a goner too. Hell, I am a goner, and he’s a fictional character!


Series: After Hours, book 2. Can’t wait for the next book!

Should you read it? If you want some clever sex locale ideas and a bad boy with a soft side, then yes. If you don’t want either of those…well why not?

Smut Level: Holy farmer’s market does Reed know how to talk dirty. And he follows through on every naughty promise.

Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $3.99 Kindle Price. Entangled: Brazen. 228 Pages.