Fifteen Nights by Zoe Lee Blog Tour: Sarah's Review & Excerpt

Fifteen Nights by Zoe Lee
Publication Date: January 26th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
An all new STANDALONE novel from Zoe Lee is now LIVE!!

The deeper they look, the harder they fall. 

Jamie Houston was supposed to just be Leda Riveau’s Thursday night (and maybe Friday morning) fun.

After a romantic and professional disaster three years ago in Nashville, Leda is back in her hometown of Maybelle County. She has a great job, awesome brothers, and friends as allergic to emotions as she is. That's all the sweetness she needs to go along with the bitter taste Nashville left in her mouth.

After all, a girl with her own hashtag - #ledagoesnuclear - cannot be expected to do relationships, no matter what her brothers think.

Jamie is a serial monogamist with a three-year-old son and a long commute--he's not afraid to commit. Although the timing has never been right, he's always had a thing for Leda. He knows full well she doesn't do serious, but that was before the tension between them became explosive.

What starts out as a casual Thursday night arrangement gets messy fast between interfering friends, an amazing son, a sad brother, a pushy mom, and chemistry so intense it’s scary.

How does a man who needs forever win a woman who hates romance?

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I stalk-strolled towards her, my patience stretched paper-thin by desire.
I crowded close, so tall and wide that she couldn’t see anything else but me, and my hand cupped her waist. She stumbled against the wall, her feet wide apart to keep her balanced.
“You’re so damn tall,”I murmured. Still a few inches shorter than I was in her heels, she angled her head back, her hair scraping the textured wallpaper, to meet my eyes again. My thumb stroked in arcs over her hips and I saw her try to suppress a shiver. “You must be six-three in those heels. Usually I can’t look a woman in the eye unless we’re lying down.
”Her eyes flashed fire and she asked belligerently, “Are you going to keep me here till midnight?”
I ran my fingertips down her earlobes and chandelier earrings, not bothering to confirm what was obvious. I knew she didn’t want to go anywhere either. If Leda Riveau didn’t want to be somewhere, she sure as hell would’ve told me so and moved.
When the crowd screamed and chorused “Happy New Year,”I half-smiled.
My face dipped until the tips of our noses grazed together, testing the boundaries, and when she only parted her red lips, I laid mine against them for the first time.
Light flickered behind my closed eyelids as her mouth softened a fraction.
But I didn’t want her soft, I wanted her fierce and dynamic, so I caught her around the waist. My voice dropped in volume and register while I demanded, “Kiss me harder, Leda.”
Her arms wound around me and her nails dug into my neck, scratching hard as she swooped in and bit at my bottom lip before her nimble tongue pushed into my mouth.
I couldn’t have stopped the heartfelt moan that escaped into the air between our open lips.
But at the noise, she pulled back sharply and looked at me, brows creasing. I didn’t know what had made Dunk say what he had, but I knew plenty of gossip about everyone in Maybelle, and I’d never heard so much as a word about her sleeping around.
I wanted to reassure her, but I knew that the usual platitudes about how she was beautiful and Dunk was a fucking idiot wouldn’t work because they’d make her feel too vulnerable. My best shot was probably self-deprecation, to shift the attention to my shit and away from her.
So I hooked her hair behind her ears, smoothing the disarray I’d caused.
“Do you know how many women run from this?”I pointed at my eyes. “I always have to hide it. I haven’t been able to do that with you tonight, and all you’ve done is stare right back.”
“I, uh, like it. It makes me feel special,”she practically stammered. “And that’s incredibly…”She swallowed, her eyes dipping down to my mouth again. “…tempting.”
My gaze sharpened with desire. “I would like to make love with you.”
She jabbed a finger in my chest. “You cannot call it that,”she ordered. “No bullshit about how you were moon-eyed over me half our lives ago when we didn’t know shit about shit.”
I grabbed her finger and reeled her in.
“You can stare at me all you want,”she half-babbled, “but this is just good chemistry.”


Fifteen Nights was my first book by Zoe Lee.  It's the second in a series of standalones, but reads by itself perfectly.

Leda Riveau is as independent a woman as they come.  She runs her family business with her older brother, has a circle of best friends and drinks whiskey like one of the boys.  Leda doesn't put herself out there for relationships because of the way she was burned in her last one.  Her heart isn't free for the taking and Jamie Houston will stop at nothing to win it.

"Everything might have been chaos inside me, but I knew that I didn't want to lose him."

Jamie and Leda have a short history.  Long talks, good banter, and there's always been a spark.  He's always in a relationship and doesn't like one-night stands.  She's not looking for anything serious.  I really enjoyed getting to know Jamie and Leda and going through the motions with them until the truth came out about their love.

"This was passion: expert and organic, stifling heat and soaring elation.  The power between us was on a scale that tilted and dipped, impossible to predict, leaving us equal for all intents and purposes."

As I stated before, this was my first Zoe Lee book.  I really enjoyed it!  It wasn't super serious, and a great light read with a sweet HEA.  I really hope she'll write a book about Leda's brother Seth next.  He needs some happiness in his life!  And because of my love for Fifteen Nights, I'll definitely start from the beginning and read Pour Your Heart Out, Zoe's book about Leda's older brother Aden. 

One last thing; can we talk about Zoe's covers?  I absolutely LOVE the Fifteen Nights cover as well as Pour Your Heart Out.  I'm not ashamed to say that's what drew me in.

Zoe has been writing since she was a little girl, growing up north of Chicago. Since then, she's lived in Ohio and San Francisco, and now lives near Boulder. She has a job that she loves, but it doesn't sound exciting to anyone else. She does yoga and takes dance classes when she can. She has a husband, who reads her romances, and an amazing little girl, who is way too young to read what Zoe writes (yet). She's inspired by her family and friends, books and art, and all of the places she's traveled.

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