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Eighty-One Nights (Beautiful Illusions Duet #1) by Georgia Cates
Release Date: April 9th
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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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All night people, I stayed up all night with this book, I couldn’t put it down. And even though I knew this was part of a duet and this is only book one, I still couldn’t put it down.
Now Ms. Cates explains in the blurb that this story is a culmination of past stories that she has written and loved, but with fresh characters. A “story fusion” and I loved it. Even with reading Ms. Cates in the past, (I loved her Sin Trilogy) this story seems fresh and new and also comfy like wrapping yourself in a favorite blanket.
This is the beginning of the story of Lou and Hutch. Unconventional meeting, unconventional contract but what is developing between them is exceptional and just swoony.
Hutch has been burned by his past relationship, he is staggering under the weight of the truth of his past. He is trying to stay afloat with what his world believes, he just wants something that is only his, all to himself and he finds that with Lou.
Oh Lou, what a tragic life she has lead in her short time here. She is wise beyond her years and has built a fortress around her soft parts. She refuses to be hurt again. When the opportunity arises start a contract with Hutch. It’s the answer to her short term prayers but can it lead to more?
This story is fantastic, it’s a fantasy wrapped in a world that I want to live in! The intrigue and mystery is just enough to keep you guessing and the ending….gaaahhhh! I am waiting on tenterhooks for the next book in this duet!
Well done, Ms. Cates!! I tip my book blogger hat to you! Readers, get this story! You will thank me later!