Release Day Launch - Virgin For The Night (For The Night #2) by C.J. Fallowfield ~ Ava and Brittany's Reviews.
**I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review**
Let me say, first, that I love these covers. They're clean and simple, and the reflection of each different girl in his glasses is really fun! I could stare at this guy all day. OK, with that out of the way, I'll get on to my review!
I picked up Virgin for the Night immediately after finishing Strangers for the Night, as I couldn't wait to meet Summer and get started on this story! She's introduced to us in book one as Logan's next client. He's enamored by her photograph, and thoughts of her distract him constantly in the first book. I was excited to see how things played out between Summer and Logan, and especially to see how his character would continue to develop. I was hungry for much more insight into his life, his personality, and his history. And I'm happy to say we do find out a bit more about him! I had a few questions going in, about what his encounter with Summer would be like. For instance, would she be the one to break through and get him to show some emotion? I really hoped so. He mentioned in book one something about wanting to hear Summer call him by his real name. I wondered if that would be revealed as well.
His "assignment" with Summer is to pretend she's a virgin, and to seduce and make love to her accordingly. Gently. With tenderness. Something else I wondered before starting, was whether Summer actually was a virgin. We find out pretty quickly what her deal is. Summer is an up-and-coming actress, still living at home with her parents, who has just landed the role of a lifetime. She hears about Logan from her makeup artist, and uses a huge chunk of her signing bonus to splurge on one special night with him. This is clearly an uncharacteristically bold move for Summer, who is responsible, timid, and seems to be pretty thrifty. Logan can tell from the start that something was different about Summer. She immediately has him feeling unhinged. He's not supposed to have feelings for his clients, that's against his rules. This is all new and unnerving for him.
Seeing the care and preparation he takes in readying things for his clients shows how thorough he is. But he's just as nervous about this job as Summer, and that's very nice to see. She's the first woman in years that has caused this reaction in him. Summer, on the other hand, is nervous for different reasons. A past trauma has left her frightened of intimacy, and Logan is determined to help her put that fear behind her. And that's when the fun starts!
The night they share is so much more personal that that of Logan and Camilla in the first book of this series, and I loved every second of it. Logan's tender thoughts and actions in this book were authentic, despite the fact that he was paid to spend the evening with Summer, and I ate them up! He shows such an endearing vulnerability, that I fell for him completely. This was the Logan I was hoping for! As intrigued as he had me in book one, now I'm even more anxious to know more about him. He felt something special with Summer, and I'm both curious and nervous to see how things unfolded between the two of them as the series progresses. I'm fearful, though, that none of the other girls will measure up for me, as I really have come to like Summer, and I'm very much hoping that we will be seeing plenty of her in the future. The ending of Virgin for the Night didn't leave me too hopeful for this, but I will still keep my fingers crossed!
*I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.*
Virgin for the Night was the Logan I wanted to read about! From book one, I knew he had this sweet potential and he is beginning to tire of his profession, he is beginning to realise the emptiness of it and his next client Summer, just highlights it all the more.
Summer is inexperienced but she’s just been hired to play a sex siren on screen, hence the reason she has reserved a night with London’s finest gigolo. She wants Logan to teach her about pleasure, namely her own. From the moment Logan seen her picture, he knew he should have said no, she effects him like no other. But Logan plays with fire and agrees to Summer’s request: she wants to be treated like a virgin for the night.
I really enjoyed this instalment and that’s due to the fact I felt the chemistry between Logan and Summer. Logan was cocky and confident but he was endearing at the same time and treated Summer like a Queen. I liked Summer’s innocence, it felt genuine and she was in for a night she’d never forget.
“He just exuded confidence, masculinity and raw sex appeal, no wonder he came so highly recommended. When he smiled I almost felt as if I was going to faint and swayed on my feet. O shit Summer, he’s going to eat you alive.”
Of course, all nights must come to an end, and even though it pained them to do so, Summer and Logan had to part ways. Their final scene together was well written and I felt for them both, I was willing for one or the other to turn around and declare they wanted more.
“How the fuck was I going to watch her walk away from me, when something inside me was screaming at me to never let her go or I’d regret it forever?”
How the series plays out from here will be interesting. Logan is beginning to change, he is beginning to see things differently and I can tell this will not be the last we see of Summer.
Virgin for the Night was a hot, sexy novella. So far it is my favourite of the series and I am intrigued to see where Logan and Summer will go from here.
“I’d reserved the luxury two bedroomed penthouse apartment in the Dalton Hotel on Thames Bank, with views of the London Eye. Not that I planned on letting her see any attraction other than my cock.”
“I wanted to bite her neck and mark her, show everyone that she was taken. She was going to be my biggest challenge yet.”
“I didn’t want anyone else to touch her, she was mine. I wanted to not only be her first, but her last. Fuck, I knew she’d cause me trouble from the moment I opened her damn picture.”
“I kissed the top of her head over and over until her body and both of our breathings slowed down and she gradually fell asleep in my arms, leaving me feeling happier than I’d felt in years, possibly ever.”