Can the last place she needs to be become the first night of her forever?She planned to meet her coworkers for drinks and be home in a few hours. Getting drunk and staying out all night was not an option. Not for Kayla Dobbs. Going to a bar was already pushing her limits. Between her full-time job and night classes, there was no time to spare for a social life, and certainly no time for a relationship. But when she meets Gannon, the sexy bartender whose hypnotic eyes seem to follow her every move, she wishes things could be different.
Although Kayla doesn’t recognize him, Gannon knows exactly who she is—she was the one girl in high school he’d always wanted but had been afraid to pursue. He’s changed a lot since high school though, and maybe now he has a chance at making that dream come true.
As she breaks free from her self-induced lifestyle of studying and work, Kayla realizes that no matter how concrete her life plan is, sometimes it only takes one night, one person, to alter it forever.
Content Warning: contains descriptive sex and strong language
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Will an unexpected encounter leave Sharon’s heart hijacked?
When Sharon Blake meets Kyle Phillips her first instinct is to simply seek the pleasure she’s certain he can give her. But surprisingly, she feels a strong connection with him, something she’s never experienced before, and that conflicts with everything she’s always believed—sex is sex and nothing more.
The last woman Kyle trusted with his heart betrayed him, and he has no interest in getting involved with anyone. There’s only one problem—now that he’s met Sharon, he craves her touch, her laughter, the look in her eyes when he pulls her near.
Kyle and Sharon soon realize that being apart isn’t an option. Someone else, though, has different plans for Kyle, and Sharon is left questioning everything he’s told her. Kyle tries to explain, to make things right again, but Sharon doesn’t know if she can trust him, and her instinct is to walk away now before her heart is bruised even further.
Content Warning: strong language and graphic sex
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About Sidda Lee Tate
I really waffled with this short, sexy, erotic novella. I went from liking the heroine to not liking her. I can't really pinpoint what exactly didn't set right with me, but there was just that...something...that got on my nerves a time or two.
As for the sexy times--the build-up is hot-hot-hot and then--BAM--they're done. I would have liked to see a bit more post-coital connection between Kayla and Gannon. It seemed like a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am kind of sex when they finally got together. And being that Gannon had those kind of relationships in the past, it would have been great to see more of the post-game show, so to speak.
But for what The First Night is--a sexy, erotic, novella--it does deliver. There is a chemistry between Kayla and Gannon that the author portrays rather well in the short length. But sometimes the scenes come across as too choppy. I must admit to being a fan of meaty stories, so that is all on me. All in all--it's hard to get an in-depth story in only fifty-eight pages, but Tate manages to whet your appetite and have you feeling all tingly with her very sexy bartender, Gannon.
And kudos for Tate on picking a unique and very sexy name for her hero. LOVED it.
Kayla Dobbs has always put her job, her career and her education first in her life. She has never had time for any serious relationship. But one night out with her friend from work and she starts to realize her libido needs a wakey-wakey.
Enter sexy bartender Gannon. He is a love 'em and leave 'em kind of guy. And when he spots Kayla, the past he has been trying to run from and all his insecurities come rushing back.
Gannon knows who Kayla is the moment she walks into his bar. But she doesn't recognize the shy, pimply, teenager from her high school. There is no denying that Kayla is very attracted to this new version of Gannon. He's built, muscled, oozes sexual charisma and charm. But Gannon wants Kayla to want the man he is inside.
Kayla is totally confused by the on again, off again sexual vibes that Gannon keeps throwing her way. One minute he seems hot to trot, the next--he's kicking her out of his apartment. Maybe she's better off forgetting about the one night stand that almost happened and move on with her life.
But when she finds out that Gannon is the sweet, shy boy she knew in high school, Kayla is determined to get to the bottom of the truth.