One Sizzling Night by Jo Leigh

one sizzling night

Title: One Sizzling Night

Author: Jo Leigh

Mills & Boon imprint: Blaze

Year of publication: 2016

The heroine: Curator Kensey Foster (Roberts)

The hero: Former black ops soldier turned security specialist Logan McCabe

The blurb: First come lies…then comes temptation.

Former Black Ops soldier Logan McCabe is in high-tech heaven. The ‘smart’ apartment he’s staying at has it all — luxurious amenities, walls that change colour and a seductive and nearly naked woman in the living room. Now that’s everything a man can ask for. Except Kensey Roberts is no pixel pinup…and the sexual tension between them is most assuredly real.

Kensey is in way over her head. She’s undercover to expose a possible art thief and clear her absentee father’s name. She doesn’t need a distraction — especially the ex-military, crazy-sexy hot kind. ‘Captain McBabe’ is over six feet of pure, delicious temptation. But one sizzling night won’t just compromise her reputation…it could blow her cover sky-high.

Standalone or series: Part of the Three Wicked Nights series, but can be read as a standalone

The review: I’ve read some books by Jo Leigh before and I’ve always enjoyed them. I liked this one, but I felt myself going back and forth about the romance between Logan and Kensey. They seemed to vacillate between hot and cold just a little too much for me, and neither of them appeared to trust the other a whole lot. They were both hiding secrets, and while I understood the reason for them, it just didn’t seem to be a good basis to build a relationship on.

I loved the supporting characters, especially Sam (who features in the last book of the series). She’s a tech genius and the apartment she’s designed sounds absolutely amazing – I’d love to live in it! Lighting that adapts to your mood. An awesome bathroom. The ideas were incredibly clever.

Kensey’s on a secret mission to prove her absentee father didn’t steal a painting worth millions, and she goes to the home of the man she suspects stole the original painting in an attempt to prove it – knowing he plans to have sex with her, and she has no idea how she’s going to get out of it. Even when she does end up proving it (with Logan’s help), she still doesn’t know if she even wants to make amends with her father. That had me wondering: why did she bother?

I noted that this is the first M&B book I’ve ever read that used the technical term for going down on a woman, and it jarred. I’m surprised they put it in, to be honest.

I liked Logan, but I found Kensey annoying at times. I wanted to like her more, but I just didn’t. Alas, earwax. But hey, let’s hear it for that cover – hot!

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