Night after Night is the 2nd book in The Reliance Group series by Janelle Denison. From the author’s website. ~
WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS…
The son of a con-artist, Sean O’Brien learned the hard way that living by your own rules comes with a price. After a brief time behind bars, Sean is now ready to live an honest life, and pay for his past mistakes. But even his gorgeous face and seductive charms can’t make up for his prison record…until a member of The Reliance Group sees Sean’s potential for good and gives him a job at the Onyx Casino.
WILL KEEP THEM COMING BACK FOR MORE…
Zoe Russo has met all types of men on the Vegas strip. But when Sean pays a visit to her casino boutique, she knows he’s in luck. They share an immediate, irresistible attraction, and for the first time in her life she’s found a man she thinks she can trust. But when Zoe stumbles onto the truth about Sean and his reasons for pursuing her, she can’t help but question his feelings for her. Is he for real, or has she been a fool for love? Until now, nothing has prepared her for the thrill, and risk, of gambling on love.
I've been a fan of Janelle Denison since I read one of her first Wilde books and was so excited when she announced her new series, The Reliance Group. I loved Into the Night, the first book in the series, and was very excited when Janelle was offering up ARCs of Night After Night one day on twitter. Of course I begged for one and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to read this story early.
As much as I loved the first book, Night After Night is even better. We saw a bit of Sean in Into the Night and I was drawn to his character, so I was really happy to see Night After Night was his book. Being not only the son of a con-artist, but a con-artist himself for a while, Sean is probably one of the best at working undercover…that is until he has to work undercover to help find the man who helped send his father to prison. He can handle finding Mr. Russo, but he doesn’t expect to be attracted to Zoe the minute he sees her. Keeping himself at a distance is pretty much impossible from day one.
Zoe must decide if she can forgive Sean when she finds out he was undercover and using her to find her father before he can tell her. Although she still has trust issues with Sean, Zoe does call Sean for help when she is in trouble. The attraction is very strong between Zoe and Sean, and they are explosive together once they finally give in to their attraction for one another. Zoe and Sean find they are also a really great team as they work together to find Zoe’s father. Sean even learns more about what happened between their fathers all those years ago.
There is also a secondary romance in this book between Zoe’s best friend Jessica Morgan and her high school sweetheart Noah Young, who just happens to run Taboo, the night club at The Onyx and works with Sean. Noah and Jessica are still in love today as much as they were when they were in high school. A trauma from Jessica’s past is what has been keeping them apart for years. I loved watching Jessica and Noah find one another again. There romance was every bit as fun and sexy as Sean’s and Zoe’s.
Night After Night is one of my favorite romantic suspense books I’ve read this year. I really like the members of The Reliance Group and am hoping we will get more books in this series in the future. Night After Night release date is October 4, 2011, and I’ll be buying my copy that day for my keeper shelf.