Eighty-One Nights (Beautiful Illusions Duet #1) by Georgia Cates
Release Date: April 9th
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„Who doesn’t long for someone to hold?
Who knows how to love you without being told?
Somebody tell me why I’m on my own
If there’s a soulmate for everyone”
– Natasha Bedingfield – Soulmate
Georgia Cates wrote a beautiful love story that deprives of breath and stimulates all senses. Eighty-One Nights is an original tale about a feeling between the main characters that should never be born, but the heart wants what it wants. And in this case, the hearts of the characters want a soulmate who will fill the emptiness in their lives and heal them of loneliness.
Caitriona Louden (Lou) is an American girl living in Scotland and a student who barely makes ends meet. The girl’s family situation made her live in a constant sense of abandonment. Her experiences with the opposite sex also didn’t boost her self-esteem. When, through her roommate, she finds out about an agency called Inamorata, she decides to take a chance that can improve her daily situation and pay for the education she wants to get. Maxwell Hutcheson (Hutch) is a widower who suffers from loneliness and who’s overwhelmed by the secrets that are suffocating in him. However, as a man with needs he decides to try to find a companionship in an exclusive agency called Inamorata. There he meets a beautiful Lou, with whom he wants to create the whole girlfriend experience. This is how Hutch and Lou enter the three-month arrangement. Passion explodes. The boundaries are blurred. Love is born. But is their mutual feelings able to protect this couple from the obstacles thrown at their feet? Besides, the contract was clear – after eighty-one days the arrangement ends. No matter what.
I could swoon over Hutch here all day but I feel so sorry for him! His situation is so complicated that there’s no easy way out. However, I think that he should be honest with everyone, thus he would save himself a lot of stress and he’d be happy without guilt. And this sexy Scotsman deserves his happy ending. Just like Lou, who finally found a person who gives her a sense of security and cares about her. These two are a match made in heaven! Their intimacy makes you blush and leaves you breathless.
Georgia Cates wrote an unconventional story which reading brought me so much pleasure. Beautiful Illusions is a duet, so Eighty-One Nights ends with a cliffhanger that made me want to scream. I can’t wait for the next part and I’m very excited that I’ll be able to get to know the continuation of Hutch and Lou’s story.
*ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
Beautiful, penniless American girl meets handsome, wealthy Scotsman.
Sounds like the beginning of a fairy-tale romance?
This story begins with a contract.
And an exchange of money.
A lot of money.
An angel perches nervously on one shoulder.
A devil lounges smugly on my other.
And even that dark little bastard is leery of what I’m doing.
Maxwell Hutcheson wants the girlfriend experience.
All of it.
And I’m going to give it to him.
I’m not supposed to enjoy being his whore.
I’m also not supposed to fall in love with him.
But I do. Both.
When our contract expires, I will walk away.
Because I have to.
But he’ll always have a piece of me.
I’ll mask my sorrow with a smile.
I’ll hide my love with indifference
… all while it’s killing me softly.
A fairy-tale romance.
It isn’t mine to have.
And this man I’ve come to love so dearly isn’t my happily ever after.
About Eighty-One Nights:
While the characters from Eighty-One Nights are entirely new, their storyline is a combination of fresh material and carefully selected themes, scenes, and settings from The Beauty Series, The Sin Trilogy, Dear Agony, and Indulge. This is intentional. I chose some of my favorite elements from previous releases and interjected them into Hutch and Lou’s story. Let’s call it a “story fusion” between our old favorites and new material. This work was briefly released under a pen name and was titled The Girlfriend Experience.
“No one gets to call you a whore.”
He stops eating and looks at me. “I’d never degrade you by calling you a whore.”
“Not a whore. Your whore. There’s a difference.”
I can almost see the wheels turning in Hutch’s head. “You’re my whore?”
“Yes. Only yours.”
“My whore.” He grins. “I don’t think that I’m supposed to like that, but I do.”
“And I don’t think I’m supposed to like being your whore, but I do. Very much.”
He reaches out for my hand and brings it to his mouth, kissing it. “You never cease to amaze me.”
“Dirty talk. Never underestimate the power of it.”
About the Author:
Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
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