Author: Jessica Hawkins
Lola’s heart already belongs to Johnny, but for him, she’d sell the devil her soul. Unfortunately, the devil wants something else.
Beau Olivier is the kind of wealthy that buys anything—even people. When he makes Lola Winters a proposition, she finds herself tempted into a seduction that will have her walking the line between comfort and humiliation, desire and resistance. He would own her—for one night. She would be his—for a price. It was wrong. It was scandalous. It was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Sex, music, neon on the Sunset Strip—right in the middle of it all, he would have her. Come sunrise, he would let her go. At least, that was the plan.
The Flirty Review: FIVE LIP BITES
I typically don't read serials. There is no real reason, maybe a little subconsciously I like a complete story in my hands before I read. I get the anticipation of reading serials, though. The author has created a want in their readers. And Hawkins definitely delivered a want. Night Fever tells a story of a struggling couple in LA. Lola and Johnny have been together for nine years and are comfortable working at a dead end bar named Hey Joe. But the bar isn't just any old dive, it's got history and legend. It's a place they both love, but the owner is thinking about selling and they could both be out of jobs. There is much emotion baggage that comes with the possibility of losing their jobs. Lola seems to think she can adjust while it threatens Johnnys provider instinct. That is until one night a proposition by Beau Oliver gives them something to think about. One night with Lola in exchange for a large sum of money. Enough money that could help them off the brink. The offer, though, is something that throws a wrench into the already fragile relationship between Lola and Johnny.
The questions they face: How much would it take to change your life and how badly do you want it? This is something they struggle with when considering Beau's offer. I loved how Hawkins played out the deteriorating relationship between Lola and Johnny and how one choice could change everything.
Beau, on the other hand, is a clever antagonist to Lola. Even though he's serving as the male lead, Hawkins really uses his character as the devil and angel on Lola's shoulder. It's very well done and the reader is right there with Lola and her struggle to come to terms with her feelings for Johnny and her growing attraction to Beau.
There is so much depth to this story, it's really hard to praise each thing I read that made me see more into the characters. Hawkins is a very talented writers and I really can't wait to see where she's taking these characters.