Release Day Review: Wild Nights: Karen Erickson

Expected July 21, 2015
A guy of her own? She’s not holding her breath—until he steals it away.
Vegas Nights, Book 3
Natalie’s girls-only weekend in Vegas is shot to hell, thanks to her friends ditching her for very sexy, very famous guys. Not that she blames them. She knows what lonely feels like. A nurse’s long hours leave little time for a social life.
Then she collides with and spills her drink all over a very fine, very exposed male chest. A chest belonging to Noah Wilde, lead singer for the infamous Wilde & Wicked rock band. Thankfully, he’s merely amused as she tries to take care of the mess she made.
Noah sure would like to make a mess of the gorgeous, petite lady with luminous blue eyes. There’s no resisting the urge to tempt her along for an adventurous night of gambling, drinking, eating, and sin.
But during the harsh light of day, Noah has a change of heart. Not about the fact he likes Natalie—a lot. He’s not sure he wants to drag this sweet lady through his sordid life. Even though sparing her could cost them both a chance at forever.
Warning: Contains a nurse who thought she knew all there was to know about anatomy, and a rock god who’s about to show her a few spots she missed. To say they both hit the jackpot would be an understatement.
In the free prequel novella Wicked Weekend we met Reagan, Natalie and Andrea...three nurses ready to have a good time on their weekend vacation in Vegas. Reagan the sarcastic, realistic one. Natalie the sweet sprite who always sacrifices for others. Andrea the tall, gorgeous perfectionist. They met the mysterious James who became their fashion Fairy Godfather, glamorized them, and got them into an exclusive party for the famous actor he works for.

In Reckless Nights we got Reagan and actor Declan's story. In Endless Nights  we followed Andrea and football player Luke Nelson.  And in this final chapter we spend time with Natalie and rockstar Noah Wilde.

Noah is the lead singer of Wilde and Wicked. He is sexy, tatted, unfiltered and edgy. He is famous and has lived the hard rockstar lifestyle of excess. But now he craves normalcy and something real. He's never really felt true love and acceptance usually comes with a price of what he can do for others.

Natalie has been sheltered and smothered most of her life.
She is caring, funny, and will do anything for those she cares about. She is shy and awkward, and has always been the good girl.  She has limited experience with men. She is dumbstruck by Noah's attention. He excites her and is the only man that has made her want to walk on the wild side.

She in turn fascinates Noah. She's tiny, but sassy and calls him out when needed. He strives to give her the full Vegas experience she came for. But she seems to want to know the real man and not use him for his status or money. He's never really known love so he really does not believe in it and never lets anyone close enough to hurt him. 

But one night of companionship and passion opens up both of their eyes and hearts to possibilities. But when their wild weekend is over, where will it leave them?

This brings back her friends Reagan and Andrea and their helping hand, James. It was a very short novella that was sweet and sexy. I would have liked it to be a bit longer and be able to dig in a bit deeper with the characters. It seemed to barely scratch the surface then had another rushed ending like the other books in the series. That is my biggest complaint about this whole series, although they are novellas, they are pretty short ones and resolve quickly. So even though I am intrigued by the characters and their stories, I wanted a bit more in each of them. 
But they are good for a quick romantic, steamy  read and give you the whole "dreams do come true" for real women fantasy. I would have also liked to have a series epilogue at the end of this one with all of the couples. 

I was gifted a copy in exchange for an honest review. 
Free Prequel Novella! 

(Vegas Nights Series #.5) 
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What happens in Vegas…could be a fantasy come true.

Between nursing school and starting their careers, Reagan, Andrea, and Natalie have had no time for dating. After saving up for a special vacation, they’re on their way to Vegas for a long-awaited weekend of fun, sun, gambling and partying.

When their luggage goes missing, an impromptu shopping trip leads them to James, who makes them an unusual offer—to be part of the female scenery at his boss’s upcoming party. Not just any scenery, but women who are pretty in a real way, not the nipped, tucked and dyed Hollywood version.

Accept a “private party” invitation from a complete stranger? These ladies weren’t born yesterday. Yet before “no thanks” crosses their lips, Reagan discovers who James’s boss really is: Declan Carter, an actor she’s crushed on for, well, forever. Now she’s determined to be the eye candy who catches Declan’s eye. No matter what it takes…

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Sometimes dream crushes do come true.

Reagan can’t believe her luck—and not in a good way. One minute she’s hanging out with her friends at an exclusive party in Las Vegas. The next, she’s attracted the attention of a famous actor. Not just any actor. Declan Carter, the man on which she used to—okay, might still—have a fangirl crush. Whose blue eyes leave her embarrassingly tongue tied.

All Declan wants is to meet a nice, normal woman who won’t use him as a stepping stone to fame. Something about Reagan tells him she could be that rare woman, and he follows his instinct to invite her back to his suite—where they proceed to have wild monkey sex. All. Night. Long. 

What was supposed to be one night of no-regrets sex stretches out into a blissful weekend of two people who can’t get enough of each other. But when the glamour of Sin City wears off, they’re standing on the edge of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn a weekend fling into something lasting. Will they take the jump?

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The sex is crazy good. Is it crazier to want something more?

Andrea and her two best friends have shed their nurses scrubs for a long-awaited weekend in Las Vegas, and nothing—flight delays, lost luggage, or the slightly weird guy with the sketchy invite to an exclusive bash—is going to stop their fun.

Within minutes of arriving at the opulent party, she’s deep in conversation with gorgeous, funny Luke Nelson, wide receiver for the Seattle Seahawks. For some crazy reason, he can’t seem to keep his eyes—or hands—off her.

Luke isn’t looking for a hookup, he just wants to relax…until he gets one look at the classy brunette in the barely-there dress. One minute they’re talking, the next they’re all over each other in a dark corner. It’s like he’s an addict and she’s the fix he’s been searching for all his life.

One night of hot sex isn’t nearly enough. But after a weekend spent never more than a few inches apart, the time is quickly approaching when they’ll have to make a long-distance relationship work—or break it off.

Karen Erickson 
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USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read – sexy contemporary romance. Published since 2006, she’s a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

She's also known as NYT and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy.


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