Hotel clerk Abby Medford has always enjoyed the quiet solitude of the night shift. The long, boring hours allow her time to study her law books. But when bad-boy-rocker Lucas Ford checks into the penthouse suite one night and demands Abby personally deliver his room service request, her formerly quiet nights are quickly filled with Lucas’s erotic games.
But as Abby soon learns, if she thinks she can indulge her innermost desires with Lucas without giving him her heart, she’s dead wrong.
|Title:||Misadventures on the Night Shift|
|Series:||Misadventures (Book 5)|
|Category / Genre(s):||Contemporary|
|Point of View:||First person, heroine’s viewpoint only|
|Release Date:||7th November, 2017|
Fun, fresh and sexy
This is the 5th book in the Misadventures series – a set of fun, sexy and modern romances that offer a light yet satisfying read. Like all the other books in the series so far, this book is a stand-alone and doesn’t contain a cliffhanger. It’s written in the first person but, unlike the others, this book only contains Abby’s point of view. But that works well in this story as we’re left just as in the dark about Lucas’s feelings and motivations as Abby herself is.
I loved Abby as a character. She was fun, feisty and the banter between her and Lucas was fresh and, at times, laugh out loud hilarious. The author made you like and care for Abby from the first and she managed to get me to love Lucas despite his arrogant behaviour and entitled attitude. I didn’t really understand Abby’s ‘issues’ as we went through the book but, as we find out near the end, there’s a reason for this which makes perfect sense as it tallies with what I was beginning to suspect.
One thing that irritated me was the scene where Abby tries, maliciously, to get Lucas to break one of his cardinal rules. He catches on but instead of getting mad at her, he teases her for trying to manipulate him. Then she gets grumpy for his mocking of her and tries to make him the bad guy. Eh, no, love – that’s not the way it works.
The first full sex scene in the book is a threesome – MFM – and boy, it ain’t half scorching! Only Lucas gets to really ‘do the deed’ which I was happy about in a strange kind of way while also enjoying the show. The premise to this sex was a bit silly – ‘let’s play act a time in my life when I wrote my previous hit single’ – but what do I know about the lives of rock stars and their strange fancies and creative processes!? It’s not about the premise, though, it’s about the sex and it burnt me right up!
Other than the threesome, everything was else was fairly vanilla between Abby and Lucas – but still sexy as hell. There is talk of anal and dp but that’s mentioned by Abby in a flashback of sorts – ‘we did all this last night’ – with no detail which was completely fine by me.
I would have given this book 5 stars except I have to admit that the run-up to the ending left me a little bit disappointed. The time lapsed in a couple of large chunks – 1 month later, 3 months later, 1 year later etc. This really killed the momentum of the story which had whizzed along up until that point. Then there was the addition of the movie star. Why? What was the point? I just don’t like this in any story. While we have the happy ever after and the book left me with a smile on my face, I had a twinge of annoyance added in with it, which was a shame.
The writing of this story was fresh, kept me interested and hooked me from the first page. As I mentioned, it was also hugely funny in parts. I will be looking out for other books by Ms. Rowe and would recommend this book to anyone following the Misadventures series or looking for a fresh, light and enjoyable romance. 4 stars.
USA Today and internationally bestselling author Lauren Rowe lives in San Diego, California, where, in addition to writing books, she performs with her dance/party band at events all over Southern California, writes songs, and narrates audiobooks. Much to Lauren’s thrill, her books have been translated all over the world in multiple languages and hit multiple domestic and international bestseller lists. Lauren’s books are full of heat, heart, and humor.