Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Book Tour for One Wicked Night by Emily Quinn (Review & GIVEAWAY)


Those who enjoy a quick yet steamy read will get just that with One Wicked Night by Emily Quinn.  Keep reading to learn more about this book along with my impressions of it.  You even have the chance to win a digital copy of the book here along at the other blogs hosting this tour.  So let's get right to the fun.......

Angel Jones is a career-driven woman at the top of her game with a big problem: a wickedly handsome boss. It is impossible to get him out of her mind, so her friends talk her into using someone else’s invitation to an exclusive dating service. It’s a dare she can’t resist.
Fernando Durante knows lusting after someone at work is not an option. He has managed to avoid direct contact with her for years, but thanks to a recent promotion, the witty goddess reports directly to him. When a friend emails him an invitation to an exclusive dating service, Fernando accepts against his better judgment.
Will Angel and Fernando let their hearts guide them?


EXCERPT:

Fernando adjusted the towel around his waist. “How did you get this info?”
“It just appeared in my email.”
“Please tell me it didn’t come through your spam.”
Josh chuckled. “Would it matter? We’re talking Elite Classified Online Dating. You know how exclusive they are. No one can get in their site without an invitation.”
“Why don’t you use it?”
“Nah. I’m not looking for an ever after.”
“What makes you think I am?”
“Nothing. Are you?”
“No.” Fernando walked to his desk and sat down as he turned on his laptop. “What makes you think it’ll work?”
“I don’t. I’m trying to get you to have an adventure, which will keep you busy thinking of something other than Angel.” Josh paused. “Look at it this way: you show up, if you don’t like what you see, you pretend you’re in the wrong place and leave. It’s simple.”
“Easier said than done.” Fernando scrolled through his emails.
Josh laughed. “You’ve got nothing to lose.”
“Isn’t the invitation addressed to you anyway?”
“So? It’s not like Elite has the time to sit there and make sure whoever they invite is actually the one completing the application. I’m sure I’m not the only one to pass on the invitation.”
Fernando leaned back in his chair and clicked the link to Elite’s site. “Yeah, yeah.”
“Tell me how things work out, all right?”
A black page displayed on his laptop. “Hey, Josh. I gotta go.” Fernando didn’t wait for his friend to reply before disconnecting. Narrowing his eyes, he leaned forward.
Welcome to Elite Classified Online Dating. Do you have an invitation?
If the invitation attached to the email counted as one, he did. He typed yes.
What’s your secret username?
He switched to the email Josh sent him to look up the username, and then went back to the page. Tempt_Me.
Excellent. What’s your secret password?
Fernando pulled up the email once more to look up the password. At_Midnight.
“Fantastic!” He jerked his head back, startled at the voice sounding from his laptop speakers. The word “Fantastic” danced around the page before settling in the middle of the screen. “Did you know our approach to dating is in bed? We at Elite strongly believe sexual compatibility is the way to a happily ever after. We dare you to dare us to find your perfect match. Do you dare?”
“Do I dare?” Fernando chuckled.

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

As a fan of another series of books dealing with a mysterious online dating company, I found this story just as entertaining as what I've read before.  Through the machinations of friends, two people who have been denying their attraction for years finally get together amidst an air of mystery and have the chance to make their fantasies come true.  In the harsh light of day they must decide if they want their fantasy to become reality.

Angel has been fighting her attraction to her boss Fernando for years, where even being in the same room drives her to distraction.  She finally decides she needs to move on as a relationship with the boss is inappropriate and uses an online dating agency to do it.  Little does she know that the agency has deemed Fernando to be her HEA and thrown them together at an exotic locale during a sensual ball where even masked their hearts recognize each other.  Will Angel run away yet again or give in to what her heart and fate has deemed a perfect match?  Angel wasn't a strong heroine to me as I found her to run hot and cold around Fernando.  I felt that she led him on to then turn him away time and time again.  She was happy to take what he offered but would then run in fear of what her heart felt for him, which made her weak in my eyes.

Fernando is sexy and charming and knows that he wants Angel, but she spends a lot of time avoiding him.  Even when he makes a move on her she takes what he offers and runs yet again.  He too decides he needs to get over her by using an online dating site who sends him overseas to a sensual ball full of secrets where he immediately recognizes the masked Angel.  A night full of passion ensues which leaves him alone at sunrise after she runs yet again and he must take drastic measures to catch up with her.  Fernando very rarely hid his feelings for Angel.  At work the sexual tension between them was quite apparent.  I found him an immensely likable hero who constantly had to make the first move as he did most of the work to get them to their just hinted at HEA.

The sexual interludes in this story are super hot and all about Fernando giving and Angel taking in a story that flows at a steady pace until the conclusion, which felt a bit hasty and not entirely conclusive.  The dating agency of which this series of books will revolve around has a bit of mystery and magic surrounding it as workers show up out of nowhere and know all sorts of secrets.  Along with an entertaining main couple comes a cast of secondary characters that we see very little of but who look to be the next ones to find a HEA courtesy of Elite Classified Online Dating.  Ms. Quinn created a decadently delightful hero who has me wanting to see more heroes just like him and looking forward to the next pairing from this author.

My rating for this is a B+

*I received this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

AUTHOR INFO:

Emily Quinn writes sexy contemporary romances with irresistible bad boys, feisty heroines, a bit of conflict, humor and a dash of spice.
She loves books and falls in love with every hero she reads. Emily lives in sunny Southern California with her husband, two kids, and her dog. She also writes as Evie Knight.

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