Eight Ways to Ecstasy by Jeanette Grey
Series: Art of Passion #2
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication Date: April 5th 2016
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"A must read . . . lyrical, stunningly sexy, and brings swoons for days."-- Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author on Seven Nights to Surrender
In this stunningly sensual sequel to Seven Nights to Surrender, acclaimed author Jeanette Grey reunites readers with a young artist and the man who'll stop at nothing to have her . . .
EIGHT WAYS TO ECSTASY
Kate Reid's whirlwind romance with billionaire playboy Rylan Bellamy complicated her life in ways she'd worked to avoid. She'd fallen hard for his flirtatious charm and given him the one thing no other man had: her trust. Just as Kate began to imagine a future with Rylan, everything fell apart.
Now she's starting over in New York...but even the glittering streets of Manhattan can't erase the memory of Rylan knocking her off her feet and sweeping her into the most erotic, unforgettable week of her life.
It's been months, and Rylan still can't forget Kate. Months since he bared his soul at her feet. Months since he drove away the only woman to ever make him feel. Kate changed his world and now Rylan is determined to win her back-no matter what it takes. After crossing an ocean to reach her, he makes a deal with Kate: One more week, for one more chance. Now it's up to Rylan to show Kate all the ways they fit together . . . and prove that this player has met his perfect match.
This is the follow up to Seven Nights to Surrender and this book picks up right where Seven Nights ends. Rylan and Kate are not in Paris anymore and the fantasy that drove their vacation together is over. It’s back to real life for the both of them and after the disastrous way that Kate finds out about who Rylan really is, she’s back in New York…alone.
No more Rylan. No more sexy times. No more men.
She’s going to focus on her art and she’s got a big project that she needs to work on for her art program but when Rylan shows up at her apartment and begs for a second chance, for seven nights to show her the real him…she can’t help but agree to it because isn’t that what she wanted to know all along? Who he is? What really happened to him? The truth?
Rylan will do whatever it takes to win Kate back. She’s changed his life and he refuses to believe that she doesn’t have feelings for him anymore. He needs her in his life and he’s got seven nights to prove that she needs him in her life too. Putting himself out there is going to be hard and facing his past and sharing it all with Kate is going to be even harder but he’ll do anything to get her back.
The chemistry that I remember from Seven Nights is definitely back in action in this book. Rylan won me over from the very beginning. I saw him try night after night to let Kate in, show her just how important she’s become to him and the hot and cold way that Kate was with him and his feelings should have pissed me off and while it frustrated me, I didn’t hate it. Or Kate. I understood why she felt and acted the way that she did and I couldn’t even blame her. The reality that is Rylan is so different from the Rylan she knew from Paris. Their worlds are completely night and day and she didn’t know how they would be able to fit into each other’s lives.
She didn’t trust Rylan and he knew it. He had his work cut out for him because after the lies from Seven Nights, he was paying for not only his wrongdoings but also her fathers. Her father did a number emotionally on Kate and all these years later, she’s still struggling with her self esteem. Her self worth but over the course of the book, you see her blossom with Rylan’s help.
I adored seeing both Rylan and Kate again. Their romance continued to wow me at every turn in this book and while I was frustrated through some of the book, I still really enjoyed being wrapped up in Rylan and Kate’s world again. Their world was a lot different from Seven Nights but they weren’t. They were still the characters that I fell in love with and I wasn’t sure it was possible but I loved Rylan even more in this book than I did in the last one. He was just so dreamy.
Their romance was deliciously sexy and seeing them come together again, stronger than ever made me happy sigh when I finished. This was a great follow up and I’m so excited for Lexie and Dane’s story to start. Squee!
4 out of 5