Friday, May 18, 2012

A Night of Living Dangerously - Jennie Lucas

A Night of Living Dangerously, written by one of my favorite authors, Jennie Lucas was an incredible "Cinderella" story and one where dreams could be realized.  It's beautifully written and actually begins with some sadness when Lilley walked in on her boyfriend and her friend betraying her.  To make things worse, due to dyslexia which had been affecting her work, plus being upset by the betrayal, she decided to work late over the weekend so she didn't have to return home.  However, she was discovered by the sexy Alessandro Cactani, her boss and he believed she was up to no good.  When he learned about what had happened earlier in the day, he invited Lilley to his annual charity ball where she would be seen on his arm by everybody who was anybody including her boyfriend who worked at his company.

Alessandro watched her blossom into a beauty thanks to his purchasing a ball gown for her and her hair and makeup were perfect perfect.  He had called her his "little mouse" and now she turned into a beautiful woman.  He would make this night special for her, but give her only one night!  He had noticed her sweetness, her tartness, her innocent yes, her lush curves and he wanted her.  She actually touched him to his "soul" and was surprised by his thoughts.  The only things Alessandro didn't know were the secrets Lilley was hiding about her father and her cousin, his rivals.

A Night of Living Dangerously was also about dreams, dreams which didn't come true for Lilley, dreams of being a jewelry designer, starting up her own business and then not living that dream.  Do you have dreams of your own?  Goals?  I suggest after reading this review you stop over to I(Heart) and read Jennie's post about dreams.  It made me wonder what affect this sexy Italian playboy would Lilley's life.  This was such a wonderfully written romance, very intense and extremely complicated.  However, while reading the early chapters, learning about Lilley's dreams which were never fulfilled and how her dyslexia had affected her made my heart squeeze.  And to my amazement, on the night of the charity ball, Lilley became bold and daring with Alessandro, she took a chance but would her heart get broken?

One night only, turned into a weekend and Alessandro was determined to not feel guilty.  They made love in every room in his villa and also out in the gardens.  He was baffled because she actually liked him and not his money.  How would this weekend of love making affect the rest of her life?  She was laid off from her job, pregnant, keeping secrets from her lover and leaving to accept a job in New York.  What a roller coaster relationship and romance that will have one sitting there wondering, how this all will end.  Because it all was very complicated.  However, it had an amazing HEA, it will certainly give one hope of a fairy tale ending


Jennie Lucas discusses goals and A Night of Living Dangerously over at I(Heart)Presents

Back of the Book

Lilley's fairy-tale wish is about to be granted. She'll swap her gray suits for a fabulous dress and killer heels, and dance the night away with the man every other woman wants…but only for one night.

Alessandro Caetani does not do happy-ever-afters. In fact, his charm extends only as far as getting his Little Mouse secretary into bed. Lilley has never taken such a risk before, but this is her night of living dangerously.…

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