Riley McKenna knows sex—good sex, bad sex, kinky sex…Her articles inStiletto magazine are consistently the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But Riley has a secret…all that sexy talk? Not an ounce of it comes from personal experience. Her own bedroom escapades are more limited than even her best friends know. When her editor requests that all columnists write something more personal for Stiletto’s anniversary issue, Riley turns to the one man she’s always been able to count on and calls in the favor of a lifetime.
Sam Compton would do anything for Riley McKenna. Anything except be her experimental sex toy. He refuses her request. At least until she tells him that it’ll either be him or she’ll go to someone else. And that, Sam can’t accept. Reluctantly he agrees to her terms—one night of completely meaningless sex in the name of research. Riley thinks she’s prepared for what awaits her in Sam’s bed. After ten years of writing about sex, actually doing it shouldn’t be that different, right? So wrong. What starts as “one time only” becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn first-hand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.
Release date: April 22nd, 2014
Published by: Loveswept
Page numbers: 240
Just One Night is the third book in Lauren Layne's Sex, Love and Stiletto series. I flew through the first two books in the series and I was super curious to see how Riley's story with Sam would turn out. While I cannot say that Just One Night is my favourite book in the series, it was still a really good read and especially if you enjoy friends to lovers romance this one will be a hit.
Riley is the girl who writes about sex in her columns for the Stiletto magazine. She is a beautiful bombshell and the closest thing that comes to perfection. But what anyone doesn't know is that all this about knowing everything about sex is just a façade. Riley genuinely is very inexperienced all because she's hung up on her brother's best friend Sam who can't see her as a woman.
I really liked Riley. She was fun and I loved how determined she was to get Sam to notice her. She made Sam want to believe in himself and I loved her confidence. Sam on the other hand, was a little difficult for me to like. Not because he was a bad hero or anything but because he refused to let himself believe that Riley and he could last. He also felt that he was completely unworthy of her and it was easy to see his reasons behind it.
Sam and Riley were combustible together. They had been friends since ten years and all that pent up frustration and energy was just waiting to come out. I loved how Riley was so open in her feelings about Sam and though it took Sam some time to get around to it he was very protective and possessive of Riley.
I also adored Riley's family. They were a big protective bunch who had taken Sam into their fold a long time ago. Sam just had some realisation to do. I also enjoyed seeing Julie and Mitchell and Jake and Grace again. I REALLY want to know what's going on with Emma and Alex. Just One Night was a good read.