Simon Quinn can have any woman he wants, but he prefers them jaded, worldly, and free of illusions. His life is one of danger and temporary pleasures. An Irish commoner, he has nothing more than his expertise as a lover and mercenary to recommend him and no title, property, or family to redeem him. Lysette Rousseau is a deadly beauty who can seduce or betray with equal skill. She should be just the sort of woman Simon entertains, but something about her sets him on edge. At times she is a femme fatale he cannot abide, at others she is warm, sweet, and irresistibly alluring. His reactions to both sides of her are equally powerful, but for opposite reasons. It seems almost as if there are two women in one… Twins! …one wounded and exploited, the other innocent but strong. Lynette Rousseau will do anything to reclaim the sister who doesn’t remember her. She will gain the proficiency required to enter the underworld her sibling occupies. But how will she defend herself against the enigmatic, seductive Simon Quinn? A man who can liberate Lysette, but whose insatiable desires may ensnare Lynette forever…
He wears a mask…and he is following her. Staring at her like no other man since Colin. But Colin is dead and Amelia believes she will never again shiver with pleasure, never again sigh his name. Until her masked pursuer lures her into a moonlit garden and a single, reckless kiss. Now she is obsessed with discovering his identity. Perfectly attuned to his every desire, his every thought, she will not stop until she knows his every secret.
Christopher St. John and Maria, Lady Winter are infamous in Society for their misdeeds and their charming allures. Wherever they go, scandalized whispers and covetous glances follow. A ruthless pirate and a widow whose two husbands have met untimely deaths, the wickedly renowned figures are even more intriguing to the authorities. Now they’ve been set on the most provocative of tasks–St. John is released from prison to learn the “Wintry Widow’s” intimate secrets, while Lady Winter is charged with performing a similar deception in reverse. One will succeed. One will hang.
Years ago, Marcus Ashford, the Earl of Westfield was jilted by his fiancée Elizabeth in favour for the boyishly charming Lord Hawthorne. But years of womanising and dangerous work as an agent to the Crown has not cooled his interests in the woman he can no longer have. But dangerous secrets led to the murder of Elizabeth’s, now Lady Hawthorne’s, husband. Secrets she now holds in a diary many would kill to obtain.
This book is the sequel to Pleasures of the Night and is the second book of the Dream Guardians series by Sylvia Day. Before I even start the review I will say this, and I know I’ve said this before; Sylvia Day, you are so much better than this! Now this has gotten to a point where I will keep reading and reviewing her books so I can prove how great they can be. This is my new mission^^//Grimmsnaught
Aidan Cross is a guardian of peoples dreams, meaning he enters peoples subconscious and lets them have a nice *cough* fantasy. And then he fights off nightmares, aka big scary actual monsters. He and other guardians does this from the dimension they’re in to keep our world safe. Then Lyssa appears, they can’t enter her dreams without invitation and she can see trough their illusions. This makes her dangerous, and Aidan is sent in to ”control” the situation. //Grimmsnaught
Sylvia Day is my go to author when I'm in the mood for something adult (meaning x-rated). The stories are usually rich with emotions and drama with the addition of being really HOT. Sometimes a bit corny, but that usually makes me laugh so no complaints. But Afterburn/Afterchock was different for me. //Grimmsnaught