Title: Night Fever
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: November 4 2014
Lola Winters’ heart already belongs to Johnny, but for him, she’d sell the devil her soul. Unfortunately, the devil wants something else.
Beau Olivier is the kind of wealthy that buys anything—even people. When he makes Lola a proposition, she finds herself tempted into a seduction that will have her walking the line between comfort and humiliation, desire and resistance. He would own her—for one night. She would be his—for a price. It was wrong. It was scandalous. It was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Sex, music, neon on the Sunset Strip—right in the middle of it all, he would have her. Come sunrise, he would let her go. At least, that was the plan.
Would you do it? Would you spend one night with a stranger if you could make the dreams of the one you love come true? That’s the question Lola faces. Lola and Johnny run an old school bar, Hey Joe’s, in LA which is like their second home. Hey Joe’s is a local institution. Bars like Hey Joe’s are a dying breed. The bar comes up for sale, and it has always been Johnny’s dream to own it. If Lola and Johnny don’t save it, Hey Joe will go to the highest bidder which is most likely a developer and it will be turned into to a glitzy Sunset Strip night club. But, Lola and Johnny live paycheck-to-paycheck. Dreams are free, but making them a reality costs… and the cost isn’t always money.
In walks the rich, intelligent, and sexy as hell Beau Olivier with the answer. “Lola.” “I want Lola for one night.” “Give me one night alone with Lola, and Hey Joe could be yours.” That that one statement sets Lola, Johnny, and Beau on a path that will change each one of them in very different ways.
I was a HUGE Jessica Hawkins fan before, but Night Fever tuned me into a fangirl! Jessica has found a way to talk me into wanting her heroines to cheat! It’s almost subliminal. First The Cityscape Series now this! But, the surprise is in the way she makes you “okay” with all of it. Night Fever is a sexy, hot, and emotional mix of Indecent Proposal and Pretty Woman with twists you’ll never see coming. It’s good that episodes are being released weekly because you’ll be clawing for the next book before you even turn the last page!
I wasn’t even out of chapter one and I was soooooo interested!!!! I can't tell you how excited that made me! I've had a string of books lately that have bored me until a few chapters in, and I actually stopped reading a few. I really hate that. I want to make fast friends with a book, and Night Fever and I were on track to becoming BFFs.
Despite the circumstances, Jessica did a fabulous job making me like Lola. I didn’t feel like she's a gold digger or a whore. And, I liked Beau because he's controlling in a not so condescending way. Yes, he throws is weight around by mentioning his money but he only does it to bring Lola to his way of thinking and not to hurt her feelings necessarily. His choice of words is perfect. I like that Beau is slick and can talk Lola into things. But I also like that she challenges him, and he gets pissed off and turns into an a-hole. Beau is aggressive but not overpowering, and never felt like he made Lola feel worthless as sometimes happens when an author writes the woman submitting. The sexual attraction Jessica creates between Beau and Lola is absolutely smoldering and palpable.
I swear when Jessica writes there is a little movie playing in her head. Because when I read one of her books that's exactly how I feel - like it's a movie unfolding and not a book. I love that she starts with a visual for the reader. A lot of books begin with background info and other stuff I'm not interested in on page one - later, yes, but not right off the bat. I need to picture where the characters are right away, and that’s exactly what Jessica does.
Jessica Hawkins is so great at dialogue! Lola is a sassy and feisty and Beau is smooth and unnerving (in a very good way). The dialogue between Beau and Lola really drives the story. Jessica writes mature, smart, and utterly engaging dialogue.
And oh my gawd!!!!! The. Sex. Scenes. They are off the charts H-O-T, sexual, and uber arousing. Oh my word Jessica Hawkins! I sure hope you mother does not read the strip club scene. Holy blushing hotness. That was awesome and so unexpected.
I could go on and on, but really JUST READ THIS! I will say I’ve read the serial in its entirety and the story only gets BETTER AND BETTER with each episode.
About Jessica Hawkins
Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. Some of her favorite things include traveling, her dog Kimo, Scrabble, driving aimlessly and creating Top Five lists. She is the helpless victim of an overactive imagination that finds inspiration in music and tranquility in writing. Currently she resides wherever her head lands, which lately is the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.