Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Nights of Desire

Title: Nights of Desire
Author: Marilyn Lee
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
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ISBN: 9781419912085
Genre: {M/F} Multicultural, Interracial
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Amethyst Nymph

Tempest Marshall’s plans to start a family were crushed when her fiancé was killed. Her carefully plotted future would have to be altered but there was still hope. All she had to do was find someone to help her get pregnant. Being a single mother didn’t frighten Tempest at all, but waking up naked in bed with her boss had her beyond dazed and confused.

Tempest thinks that Layton Grayhawk was drunk the night of the company party, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. He was just tired of pretending that he didn’t want her and jumped at the opportunity to spend the night with Tempest. Layton knew Tempest wanted a baby and he wanted to be the man to make that happen. Things seemed to be working out nicely until Tempest dropped a bomb on Layton.

Tempest doesn’t quite believe Layton’s feelings for her especially when she watched him date so many women after his divorce, none of which were anything like her. He could have any woman he wanted, so why would he want her? Layton isn’t going to let Tempest get away with pushing him way from a chance at the life he wants with her, regardless of what she has decided. Even in death, her ex-fiancé is causing problems in their evolving relationship.

Once Layton explained his reasons for dating so frequently after his divorce, I was rendered speechless. Of all the things he could have said, that wasn’t what I was expecting. I liked him at the beginning of the story but by the end of Nights of Desire, I wanted to leap into the pages so I could have Layton for myself. The history between Layton and Tempest added a comfortable feel to their relationship and helped me relate to them easier. Layton’s physical and verbal expressions of love for Tempest were just perfect and made me jealous. Their story is the perfect introduction into the Long Line of Love series and I know readers will agree. Each and every one of the Grayhawk brothers will stir interest because they all have their own special charm that will draw you in. One can only hope that Marilyn Lee gifts us with a story about each of them.

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