An astoundingly beautiful and bright epic love story brimming with passion and suspense…
Lately I’ve taken to discovering new authors… well, not new per-say but more so authors that I haven’t yet read. A lot of these authors are on my TBR list, but there are some that somehow haven’t made it on there, but they should’ve most certainly been somewhere at the top. Violet Duke is one of those authors. Her writing is impeccable and moving – and although I’d classify the Unfinished Night duet more of a New Adult Romance, it packs some heat and sexy grit.
I fell completely in love with Addison from the get go. I just wanted to wrap her up in my arms and shower her with affection and security, something that Caine also wants very much. For a 19 year old girl she is so bold and strong and steadfast, as a mother she had me cheering for her from the off in Before That Night and in Every Night Without You I just felt so in tune with her. She’s one of those characters that you not only empathise with, but you become one with and develop a fellowship with. I’m going to be very honest here, at first I wasn’t sure whether I fancied Caine as her supporting hero (Addison is the undoubted star of the show), I don’t know, at first I was just being down right agist, then it was the whole I don’t know whether I fancied him myself… it was a little touch and go for a bit, but after the whole Easter egg wooing thing – I was on board the Caine train and I was enjoying the ride! Here’s the thing, for a nice guy, Caine has grit and depth and dirty talk game. Plus, his “gear-stick” sure sounds substantially considerable! Oh dear, here I go again…
The beautiful thing about Ms. Duke’s writing is that every letter and word on her pages is loaded with feeling and emotion, so although the sex is pleasurable and arousing it’s there to build another tie between the characters, another string drawing them together and building a relationship. Yes, sure, sex is sex and this delightfully marvellous sex… but it’s a communication on a different level, it really is surrender and hope and trust on both parts. I’m not even going to pretend that I wasn’t anticipating it from the moment that Caine had Addison up against the diner wall in Before That Night – Violet Duke sure knows all about tantric sex… or tantric foreplay? No, exceptionally horn inducing kissing and combustible dirty talk! Let’s face it how can you not love a guy that can make a girl cum from just a heated kiss?
I absolutely just died over this duet. There were pivotal plot twists that 1) I didn’t see coming and 2) Were so deliciously and daringly executed that I’m still feeling the excitement and reeling from the action. There was passion and heat and truest most beautiful love. Violet Duke has blown me away with Caine and Addison’s uncanny and completely brilliant hearty and soulful love story. It really was such a charming and alluring journey, that I’m a little gutted that the series isn’t completely from their perspective, however, I am dying to get into Drew and Skylar’s story in Before that Promise, which is book #1 in their duet!
The Unfinished Night Duet is out now!
About the Box Set
THE COMPLETE USA TODAY BESTSELLING DUET
Love, sacrifice, and the lengths one will run–and chase–when their past threatens their future. This bundled box set contains both books in Caine & Addison’s bestselling duet (Bk 1: Before That Night and Bk 2: Every Night Without You).
#1 Before That Night
Before that night, Addison Milan had been just a college dropout secretly raising her two young siblings in a beat-up minivan she’d bought with her first semester’s tuition refund–the only money her addict mother hadn’t taken off with when she’d abandoned them nearly two years ago.
Before that night, Caine Spencer had been just a rough, gruff cop sent to check out the phoned-in claims of suspected child neglect involving the same woman he’d met just months prior when she’d first served him the city’s worst diner coffee…which he’d been drinking daily ever since.
Before that night, Addison would never have thought the man she’d been fighting hard not to fall for–her only friend in her new shadow of a life–would be in a position to rip her family apart.
Before that night, Caine would never have believed any woman could make him fall head over heels, let alone make him feel so damn compelled to look the other way when it came to his job.
Then that one perfect night changed everything.
#2 Every Night Without You
Seven damn years of wondering whether the woman was still alive…whether she’d spent the last two thousand five hundred fifty-five days wondering if he was still alive.
Wondering whether that night was as burned into her memory as it was his.
Seven years having his heart tethered to Addison―and now she’s back. With even more reasons to run than she’d had then.
Only this time Caine isn’t letting the gorgeous little flight risk out of his sight.
Regardless of how noble her reasons may be.
About the Author
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Violet Duke is a former English Ed professor ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her acclaimed debut series in 2013, over a million readers have put Violet’s “laugh & cry” contemporary romances on the USA Today bestseller list sixteen times, the NYT bestseller list three times, and the Top 10 charts across the major eretailers both in the U.S. and internationally.
When she doesn’t have her nose in a book, Violet enjoys the live-out-loud-in-your-PJs sorta lifestyle she loves writing about, which involves lots of: 1) excuses to use her power tools, 2) doing stuff without checking the directions, and 3) impossible-to-be-duplicated ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. Born and raised in Hawai’i, Violet continues to live the no-shoes island way with her kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and husband (aka their ringleader…and her most devoted fan).