Title: Savage Nights
Author: Mia Gabriel
Publisher/Year: St Martin’s Press 2/2/16
Length: 304 pages
Series: Savage Trilogy #2
Amid the glittering backdrop of Edwardian 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 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…in Savage Nights by Mia Gabriel.
It’s been a while since i read the first one so i had to quickly take a glimpse back to what i had thought at the end of the book to ground myself here again. I have to say that while i feel like this is a great continuation of the story – the same hesitation that i had the first time around continues here – in the sense that it’s a true period book, with verbiage and sceneing that’s so rightly set in the past but out of my comfort zone. That being said, we had a good bridge as the story continues.
Where we find ourselves this time around is with Savage and Eve, now that they are leaving Wrenton and ‘The Game’ in the confines that they have known it for the past week, they have chosen to continue the game on their terms back in London and have fled the house in the middle of the night.
Throughout this next installment, we see Savage challenge and test Eve in ways that she’s not comfortable with but grows into. She’s trying to overcome what she has known from New York and her protective father and older late husband, and really be the 25 yr old who lives in the moment and finds her own passions. The issue that we can all expect to see though is that at the young age of 25, she’s going to fall for Savage more than what he’s willing to allow for and that’s going to lead to heartbreak.
We see just about everyone trying to keep her away from Savage and remind Eve that her reputation is one of high standings yet being in his company, residing in his house, all for the sake of passion and ‘the Game’ – she’s tarnishing that and everyone’s gossiping to that fact. Does she care – not so much. we’ll see what that means.
In addition to some really hot and steamy passion that you see coming from the pages, the way that these two connect on a physical level is something to be seen. I don’t know if they are truly connecting on a deeper level. Eve keeps trying but Savage is closed off.
The other nice thing that we get here to keep our attention outside of the bedroom is that there’s a Baron who’s still after Eve which causes some sticky situations. we also see the appearance of Savage’s son, and what that means, well who knows. There’s also a huge decision to be made at the end of this story given that Savage only promised a week and that’s not necessarily enough for either or both of them. The issue being that they only committed to that, so we’ll have to see what happens in the next book i suppose. On that note – happy monday all and have a great week.