Seven Nights to Surrender by Jeanette Grey
Overview by Amazon:
By day, he’ll show her a side of Paris not found in any guidebook. By night, he’ll introduce her to a passion beyond her wildest dreams. In this sensuous story of indulgence and desire, Jeanette Grey delivers one of the most romantic reads of the year and proves why she is fast becoming a must-read star.
SEVEN NIGHTS TO SURRENDER
Kate arrives in Paris hoping to find inspiration. Instead she finds Rylan. In a swirl of stolen kisses and hot, tangled sheets, Kate is quickly swept away by the sexy stranger, longing to surrender to his expert touch. With Rylan, nothing is forbidden-except the truth.
An American ex-pat worth millions, Rylan never flaunts his fortune. Rather, he guards his identity from everyone, especially women. No strings, no commitments, no complications. But the second his lips taste Kate’s soft, sweet skin, everything changes. For the first time, Rylan has found someone to share his every want and need. Yet he knows that secrets stand between them. To keep her, he’ll need to confess the truth before it’s too late . . . even if doing so could mean losing Kate forever.
This book had me hooked from the first chapter. I was completely sucked in by the writing and the characters. I am having a hard time qualifying what exactly grabbed me, but that elusive quality was there!
This is the first book I have read by Jeanette Grey, but I definitely plan on following this series. The characters are really well developed and I found myself entranced by the setting and scenery. It’s not hard to make Paris romantic and beautiful, but Jeanette Grey has made it enchanting.
This story sizzles with the chemistry between the two characters. Both Kate and Rylan have gone to Paris to ‘find themselves’. Kate has to make the biggest decision of her life and Rylan is running from making one. Their pasts are explored and through inner dialogue and conversation we learn about their ambitions and motivations.
Rylan plays a game to keep himself busy. He hits on young tourists and gives them a whirlwind adventure in the city of lights. He finds Kate and suddenly the game changes. Kate is skittish and shy. His plans of bending her over the sofa and having his way with her is not happening. Rylan has to adapt and change in order to spend time with Kate. She makes him work for her attentions and I loved that!
Most women would be over the moon if a man like Rylan swept them off their feet in Paris for a fling. Kate is not most girls. She is in Paris to concentrate on her art. She turns down Rylan’s offer of spending time together occasionally in order to focus on herself. I found myself comparing what I would do to Kate’s actions. I honestly can say that I would not be that altruistic. But in this case, the chase and the reluctance entrances Rylan.
Things go well until Kate discovers the truth behind Rylan’s identity. He comes from a wealthy upper class family in New York City. There is scandal in his family and he craves the anonymity that Paris provides him. Kate is repelled by his omissions. This was the only part of the book I struggled with. While I did think Rylan was being ridiculous by hiding, I could understand his need to shed his former identity. Kate did not see it that way and it causes the big rift.
What was outstanding in this book was the intimacy between the two. You would think that in a book featuring seven nights that these two are going at it like rabbits. But they don’t. Kate is scared and skittish from physical intimacy. Rylan takes things really slow with her, but deliciously so. I found the love scenes to be outstanding in their pace and content. All women should wish for a lover so dedicated and devoted like Rylan was to Kate. I honestly couldn’t understand how she even got out of bed – nothing in Paris would tempt me away from Rylan if I was Kate. The love scenes were some of the hottest and emotional I have read in a long time.
This was a great story. While I struggled to understand Kate at times, I found that refreshing. I am excited for the next book in the series and really want to know if Rylan and Kate can get over their misunderstanding.