ebook, 213 pages
Expected publication: April 6th 2015 by Shiloh Walker (first published April 1st 2015)
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Sloane Redding is the shy one, the timid one. The morning of her wedding, she's dumped by the man she'd thought she'd spend the rest of her life with. Humiliated, she turns tail and runs, leaving Nowhere, Alabama for a job in the city. Sloane sets out to remake herself. She succeeds...on the outside. On the inside? Different story. She’s still the shy Redding. Still quiet, still more interested in standing on the side lines. But all of that is about to change.
The night before her brother's wedding, she strolls in the lone bar in Nowhere wearing wicked red and she's got one goal in mind: to show her ex-fiance just what he lost.
The night before his best friend's wedding, D.B. "Boone" Cassidy walks into the lone bar in Nowhere, Alabama with one goal in mind. Get wasted. Former military, he's spent the past few years as a security specialist and all around troubleshooter. It should have been easy to spot the trouble that night...a sexy woman in wicked red. It should have been easy. Yeah, right.
One thing leads to another and his plans to get wasted turn into a night with the sexy woman in red . Boone gets the shock of his life the next day when he shows up at his friend's wedding to find out he'd just spent the night wrapped around his best friend's little sister...and that isn't the only surprise.
Includes a bonus story, Tempt Me.
Sloane Redding is in her early 20’s, she has always done the right thing, been the good girl and played it safe. Doing so has meant that she was jilted on her wedding day, told by said ex that she just did not have enough going for her to keep him interested. So what does a girl do when thrown over for someone else, she decides to show her two timing ex exactly what he let go and what he can no longer have.
Sloane has one goal when she returns for her brothers wedding in their hometown of Nowhere, Alabama and that is to find a way in which to make her ex-fiance Rodney drool. Wearing a sexy red dress, killer heels and her new attitude Sloane finds satisfaction when
Rodney falls for the bait and makes his approval clear to the point she has to actually fend him off when no does not work.
Boone Cassidy is in Nowhere for the wedding also, unbeknownst to Sloane he is one of her brothers former military comrades and also a good friend that she has heard about for years but never met.
After watching the altercation with Rodney and Sloane, as his attention had been snagged upon seeing the flaming red dress worn by the first woman that truly caught his eye in a very long time, Boone finds himself on the dance floor with Sloane in his arms. The overwhelming attraction between the two of them becomes harder to ignore as she turns up the heat and Boone soon finds himself spending the night with a woman whose name he does not even know.
After that one night when the two find out the next day who each other is Sloane pretends to be a stranger when her brother introduces them, Boone is torn but goes along. After the wedding the two go their separate ways but neither can get the other off their mind.
In Sloane’s case forgetting Boone will be near impossible for the consequences of her one night of recklessness result in a reminder that cannot ignore.
This is a story of longing for family, both characters have had to live with the shadow of either neglectful or abusive parental figures and now their inability to trust is at the core of the one of the main stumbling blocks that keep them apart for so much of this tale. Boone and Sloane both want the same thing, love and family but are not sure if they will ever find a way to making that long cherished dream come true.
As the story progresses things happen that come between the couple that even they could not predict, however fate plays strange tricks on us sometimes and when almost a year later they are reunited in Nowhere it is like they are given a second chance. A chance that may or may not work out depending on how one startling revelation for Boone causes him to either stay or run!The Virgin's Night Out
will punch you in the gut where it hurts, it will make you laugh, it will make you scream at both Boone and Sloane as they err on the side of caution over and over and in the end it will make you sigh with happiness that there is hope for a bright future to come.
[EArc from Netgalley in exchange for honest review]