Title: Indigo Nights
Author: Louise Bay
Source: NetGalley, Thank you so much for an Advanced Copy!
Publication Date: February 9th, 2016
Goodreads Synopsis: The only thing better than cake is cake with a side of orgasms.
Dylan James has no expectations when it comes to relationships. He uses women for sex and they use him for his money and power. It’s quid pro quo and he’s good with that. It works.
Beth Harrison has been burned. She’s tired of the lies and the game playing that men bring and has buried herself in her passion—baking which keeps her out of the reach of heartbreak. As she begins her career as a TV baker, a new world opens up to her.
Dylan and Beth both know that casual sex is all about giving what you need to get what you want.
Except that sometimes you give more than you need to and get everything you ever wanted.
My Rating: 3.75/5 Stars
Ahhh another steamy read! I may have a problem…
But cakes AND steamy scenes? Who can say no to that?!? Indigo Nights has a fun lineup of characters. Beth is a YouTube star for her baking and focused on her sobriety. Dylan is your typical romance novel businessman, you know we are all suckers for a sexy man in a suit that has money! They have an instant connection but Beth does not want anything to do with Dylan. Okay, well, maybe…
A one-night stand, Beth thought, what could go wrong? I will never see him again so why not?
Oh universe you had other plans!
So many steamy scenes… one involving chocolate mousse…need I say more?
I enjoyed this book quite a bit, I read it mostly in one sitting, thats how drawn in I was. Beth is a character you want to love. She has struggled and overcome so much to get to where she is that you can’t help but want what is best for her. And what is best for her? Dylan of course! She just doesn’t know it yet. Dylan, although not as relatable, is still a character you want to love. Beth and Dylan’s story is really a whirlwind romance, and in this book they move so fast and seem to have it all figured out. At some points it is a little too good to be true, but you keep reading just to see what happens…and for the steamy scenes of course! At some points I thought of it as a little unrealistic, like when Dylan flies to England to surprise Beth after their second one-night stand then gets angry because he sees her with another man, which happens to be her brother. To me that seems a little unrealistic, however, I would like to think that maybe for some lucky girl that would happen, I mean it shows he cares right?
As Beth and Dylan’s relationship shapes and takes form they struggle with typical long distance relationship things such as not always being able to be together and who comes to who and when. They also deal with typical relationship problems, such as trust problems, Beth’s brother, and it can’t have a successful businessman without paparazzi problems. My one big complaint about this book is a feel like there needs to be more drama. I know I never thought I would have said it either, but I feel like the storyline is lacking in that department. Beth and Dylan really only have one fight in their relationship throughout the book, and for me it all just has a too good to be true vibe. I think that I would have been sucked in even more to my connection with the characters if they had struggled a little bit more within their relationship. In romance novels I like the relationships to be relatable, and I don’t know about you but but I think most relationships have their struggles.
Overall, I would say that this is a good light read. Other than the intensely steamy, and they are, love scenes this book is simple. It was a good feel-good read for me that got me out of a sort-of reading slump. I think that Louise Bay is a known romance author for a reason and if that is your cup of tea you should give it a go!
Would I recommend this book? Yes!
For people who enjoyed: Fifty Shades and The Crossfire Series
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