The Virgin’s Night Out
Author: Shiloh Walker
What I’m Talking About:
Gotta be honest. No one. NO ONE. writes tortured heroes like Shiloh Walker. The Virgin’s Night Out is novella-length (another short, Tempt Me, is offered with the e-book purchase, but not reviewed here); when I reached the 60% mark of the file and the story ended, I was bereft. Even during the few pages I had to spend with them, Sloane and Boone crept into my heart and I didn’t want to leave them. I mathed for y’all. The Virgin’s Night Out is around 158 pages—plan to read it one sitting, because there’s no good place to put this one down.
This is going to be short, because I don’t want to spoil Ms. Walker’s well-crafted plot. Let’s just say The Virgin’s Night Out has these elements: secrets, amnesia, hot dude, independent woman, close family, stitches, hot sex, and an over-all feel-good vibe. What I loved about Sloane was the fact that she knew what she wanted for herself, and she wasn’t afraid to make it happen. On her terms. Without interference from anyone. Boone, however, crept into my heart slowly and deeply. It wasn’t until about half-way through that I cried for the first time. Boone’s part of the story will get ya like that. I barely stifled an ugly cry over part of this book. I think, however, I’m super sensitive to certain topics. Plan for some sniffles, at least. Boone just…he *knew* she was special. Even though his consciousness wanted to deny that, deep down he couldn’t shake Sloane. See? No spoilers!
Not kidding. If you’re a fan of Shiloh Walker’s other work, definitely pick up The Virgin’s Night Out. If you’ve not read Ms. Walker yet, this is a great intro to her contemporary romance style. And the good news? She’s got an awesome backlist!
My Rating: A, Loved It
About the Book:
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 still the shy Redding. Still quiet, still more interested in standing on the standlines. 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.
Release Date: April 6, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance, novella
Book Source: Author
The Virgin’s Night Out