30 Nights by Christine D’Abo was phenomenal! I haven’t read a het book for a while now, so I was kind of, meh, about reading it. That feeling was replaced by giddiness almost from page one! I fell in love instantly with all the characters! I loved the interactions between them, they seemed natural. I also adore Glenna and her offbeat quirkiness. All around I freaking LOVED this book!
Glenna is an amazingly complex character but doesn’t distract from the storyline. If that makes sense. She has so many layers to her, and we get to watch her peel them away throughout the story. Though seemingly meek and introverted, she blossoms through the book into a really amazing woman. It helped that she had a strong supporting MC, who really complimented her character.
Eric was a fun character to learn about. Very stoic and quiet at first, but he slowly breaks free of his silence and really becomes a character I can love. I liked how the martyr thing was reversed. Generally in het books I find the chick always being the martyr and taking everything unto themselves. But not Eric, oh no. He decided that he would be the martyr and I almost despised him for it, luckily Glenna came in and saved the day!
This story on a whole is full of laughs, a LOT of hot steamy scenes, and a cast of realistic and engaging characters. This got a solid 5 star rating for the originality (at least to me) I love the idea of using sex cards to “break the ice”. The ONLY complaint I could find was Glenna got lost in her head a lot, and unfortunately took us with her. Really though it was interesting, but seemed kind of repetitive. I highly recommend this book to everyone and I really want to read the first in the series! It’s been added to my never ending TBR list! I will get to it eventually! Pinky promise!
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Baring your body is simple–but baring your soul might just change everything…
The last thing Glenna O’Donald expected to stumble upon in a cemetery was a pack of index cards. And not just any cards–each one contains instructions for a seriously kinky, no-holds-barred sexual encounter. Glenna, an over-analytical research assistant by day, is suddenly tempted to conduct some nocturnal experiments of her own. Especially when gorgeous university professor Eric Morris offers to be her lab partner.
Soon Glenna begins meeting with Eric once a week to try out the suggestions that intrigue her most. In between those daring nights of sensual exploration are work days filled with laughter and flirting…until Glenna fears she’s getting in too deep. For all the pleasure she’s giving and receiving, Glenna wants more than skin-on-skin interaction–and Eric realizes he’s about to lose the intimate connection he didn’t know he needed. Can they find the courage to take this game to the next level?
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Length: 320 pages