Book Review Double Header: Wicked Weekend & Reckless Nights by Karen Erickson

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Title: WICKED WEEKEND (Vegas Nights Series #.5)
Author: Karen Erickson
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: 45 pages
Rating: 3 stars
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Synopsis
What happens in Vegas…could be a fantasy come true.
Vegas Nights, Book 0.5
Between nursing school and starting their careers, Reagan, Andrea, and Natalie have had no time for dating. After saving up for a special vacation, they’re on their way to Vegas for a long-awaited weekend of fun, sun, gambling and partying.

When their luggage goes missing, an impromptu shopping trip leads them to James, who makes them an unusual offer—to be part of the female scenery at his boss’s upcoming party. Not just any scenery, but women who are pretty in a real way, not the nipped, tucked and dyed Hollywood version.

Accept a “private party” invitation from a complete stranger? These ladies weren’t born yesterday. Yet before “no thanks” crosses their lips, Reagan discovers who James’s boss really is: Declan Carter, an actor she’s crushed on for, well, forever. Now she’s determined to be the eye candy who catches Declan’s eye. No matter what it takes…

Michelle's Review
Reagan, Andrea and Natalie head off to Sin City for a long weekend. They are all hard-working nurses that needed some R&R in their lives since they all work the graveyard shift at the hospital.

You get a sense in the dynamics of the three ladies with their own POVs thrown in the mix. During a shopping adventure, they meet the very charismatic James. He sees Regan buying a God awful dress and immediately wants to help her and friends shopping with also an invite to a very exclusive and private party that his “boss” is throwing. The girls are a little skeptical at first and once James shows them proof of who is his boss, they are all in.

So this was an extremely quick read, let me get that out of the way. And when it ends with Regan meeting her ultimate crush in Declan Carter, you immediately see the sparks between these two.

My problem I guess with this book or rather novella, it was just too quick. I wanted to know more about the three ladies. I guess maybe, the next installment I will get a read on them all. We shall see. I did enjoy James, he was hysterical throughout.

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided for an honest review.

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Title: RECKLESS NIGHTS (Vegas Nights Series #1)
Author: Karen Erickson
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: 81 pages
Rating: 3 stars

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Synopsis
Sometimes dream crushes do come true.
Vegas Nights, Book 1
Reagan can’t believe her luck—and not in a good way. One minute she’s hanging out with her friends at an exclusive party in Las Vegas. The next, she’s attracted the attention of a famous actor. Not just any actor. Declan Carter, the man on which she used to—okay, might still—have a fangirl crush. Whose blue eyes leave her embarrassingly tongue tied.

All Declan wants is to meet a nice, normal woman who won’t use him as a stepping stone to fame. Something about Reagan tells him she could be that rare woman, and he follows his instinct to invite her back to his suite—where they proceed to have wild monkey sex. All. Night. Long.

What was supposed to be one night of no-regrets sex stretches out into a blissful weekend of two people who can’t get enough of each other. But when the glamour of Sin City wears off, they’re standing on the edge of a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn a weekend fling into something lasting. Will they take the jump?

Michelle's Review
This book picks up where Wicked Weekend left off. Regan, Natalie and Andrea all were invited to Declan Carter’s party. Declan and Regan hit it off IMMEDIATELY. Instant chemistry. Regan cannot believe that her one true crush is into her. Declan is over the fake women from Hollywood and wants a normal woman to hang out with and be himself.

Declan and Reagan share a very explosive weekend together. Declan is very taken with Reagan. Reagan still cannot believe that she has spent her whole weekend away from her other two friends with her number crush.

Back in L.A. to her graveyard shift, it’s been weeks since hearing from Declan. Reagan chalks up her adventure with Declan to another one bites the dust. Well that didn’t last for long.

I wish I could write more, but again, this book was a very quick read. I can relate to Reagan’s insecurity, but I wanted her to own herself worth. The sexy times was very hot, I just wanted a little more from the story line. I felt a little cheated here. Don’t get me wrong, it was very well written, I just needed more substance. Overall, if you are looking for a quick sexy read, then this is your book.

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided for an honest review.

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USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson writes what she loves to read – sexy contemporary romance. Published since 2006, she’s a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.
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