Review: One Night is Never Enough by Anne Mallory

by Keira G on February 22, 2011 · 5 comments

in 5 Stars, ARC, Bride Stealing, Gambling, Gentry, M-O, Playboys and Rakehells, Scarred Hero, Virgin Heroine

I’m squeeing all over the place with this book. One Night Is Never Enough is not enough! I want it to be 5 times longer – and that’s only a slight hyperbole there.

I loved the hero. He’s all kinds of toe-curling wonderful. Let’s start with his name… Roman Merrick… two of my favorite first names! Subjective I know but I liked it. He’s got scars (hurrah!) and attitude from clawing his way up the ladder (hurrah!). He’s fiercely loyal to those who count (yes please!) and determined to get what he wants (me please? lol). Simply sinfully scrumptious. Yum!

Roman Merrick and his brother are probably the equivalent of the mob in Regency London. They run a gambling hell, several side businesses, buy the markers of debt of wealthy nobles, and pretty much have their fingers in every pot. One of the things Roman has going for him is his intuition. His gut feeling to do something, be somewhere, take interest in someone…

That particular someone is Charlotte Chatsworth, the crown jewel of the ton, her father is holding out for a duke in marriage, but Roman feels things are about to change. Fortuitously he’s sitting at the very game where one of Charlotte’s suitors tricks the father into placing an outrageous bet… 1 night spent all alone in her company against 10,000 pounds! This is a hand Roman will not lose.

I got to say I really liked how Roman and Charlotte met the first time and then again when she discovers who won the card game her father lost her in. Delicious. To be together one must risk a financial empire and the other all social security… so the question remains are they both willing to gamble on the other?

Rating: ★★★★★

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1 Jane February 22, 2011 at 6:27 PM

Great review. I’m a huge fan of Anne’s books and I do love a scarred hero.

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2 Keira February 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM

He was pretty darn delicious! :D I definitely need to read more of Anne’s books. Yum!

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3 Hottie McNaughty March 5, 2011 at 1:14 PM

I read this book based on your review and I have to say, it was a most delicious read. I actually *increased* my workout times so I’d have more of a chance to read it.

Thank you!

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4 Carla Foust March 14, 2011 at 8:13 AM

Hey Keira!

I also read this one based on our review. Thanks! I devoured it this weekend and I was squeeing about it too. The sexual tension was incredible!

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5 Keira March 14, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Oh I’m so glad you all enjoyed it as much as I did! It really was wonderful wasn’t it? :) What was your favorite scene?

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