Savage Nights (Savage Trilogy #2) by Mia Gabriel #mf #review @SMPRomance


Savage Nights

Amid the glittering backdrop of London, a pleasure-loving lord and a sensually awakened American heiress give into the passion that burns them…and ignites their souls…

Evelyn Hart found the freedom to experience the most seductive pleasures in the arms of the Earl of Savage. But what began as a wickedly suggestive game amongst London’s wealthiest elite is about to become a much deeper connection between the two—where more than desire is at risk…

SAVAGE NIGHTS

Savage opens Evelyn’s eyes to an intoxicating world—and her heart to the most powerful kind of love. But with a profoundly intense bond comes even greater danger. When jealousy smolders—and passion ignites—it is too late to stop. And with the fire between them burning fierce and hot, Savage and Evelyn are bound together to resist all that threatens to tear them apart…

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And the game continues… in London. Savage Nights opens with Savage and Eve making their way to London, where Savage has agreed to give her seven more days and nights of training and debauchery. Much to Eve’s dismay, he wastes no time in testing her obedience when he drops her off at her hotel with strict instructions on how she is to enter. While Eve continues to flourish under Savage’s tutelage, she quickly finds the confining strictures of London society to be too smothering. Whereas Eve’s insecurities in Lord Savage were due to inexperience, her insecurities in Savage Nights are largely because she doesn’t quite know where she fits in Savage’s life as a priority. This is aggravated by the fact that she finds herself wanting more from Savage beyond the seven days and he gives her every indication that he does not.

 

I loved how the dynamic between Eve and Savage continues to change over their short time together. Much of book one and all of book two each occur over a week of time. While Eve becomes not only comfortable, but also confident in her sexuality, she finds it harder to envision a future without Savage in it. She doesn’t jump straight to being in love with him, but she knows that she wants more from him than the time they have agreed upon. Savage’s possessiveness and related actions make it hard for Eve to understand why he’s so willing to part ways at the end of their week. Unknowingly, Savage is simultaneously building Eve’s confidence and chipping away at it. The arrival of Savage’s son and Blackledge’s increasing level of obsession toward Eve add layers to the story. Especially the suspense when Blackledge demonstrates that there is nothing he won’t do to make Eve his – with or without her consent.

 

Savage Nights kept me glued to my Kindle as I had to see how Eve’s week with Savage was going to play out. More than once, I had the same amount of despair that Eve did when Savage’s words and actions indicated that they would go their separate ways at the end of the week – and I read this knowing there’s another book yet to come. That’s how well Gabriel’s writing connected me to Eve. The final chapters of the book had me terrified on Eve’s behalf and while I worry about the fallout from the incident, I was glad for it because of Savage’s proposal at the end (no, not a marriage proposal). I cannot wait for the final book in the Savage Trilogy so I can find out how Eve and Savage’s story ends.

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