Review : Binding Agreement (Just One Night #3) by Kyra Davis


Title:  Binding Agreement
Author: Kyra Davis
Publisher/Year:  Pocket Star 5/20/13
Length:  149 pages
Series: Just One Night #3


Part 3 of the Just One Night series. One wild night in a Vegas hotel changed everything for Kasie. Sleeping with a powerful, sexy stranger made her rethink her impending marriage, and a whole lot more.

As her affair threatens her job and the sexy billionaire Robert Dade becomes more controlling, Kasie has to figure out if her passion is leading her down a path she really wants. She’s seduced by his gifts of power, success, and adventure, she’s overwhelmed by what he can make her feel with a single touch, the way he can make her ache for him with just a look. But is the cost of absolute power and pleasure a price Kasie can afford? And does she truly know this man who says he can give her everything…or is he still a stranger after all?

My Thoughts

Nothing ever comes easy does it?  I’m kind of happy that this story took the path that it did, it wasn’t fully expected, yet you knew the general direction where things were going.  In the 2nd installment, we were left in a point in time where Kasie is starting to realize that the power that she’s attained through her relationship with Robert isn’t hers at all and it’s really quite harmful to her if she wants to really understand who she is.  It’s because of this that she chooses to both walk away from him and walk away from her job.  She’s come to the realization that nothing will ever come of her successes really at her current firm since she’s noticed that everyone fears her and not for her ability but for her ‘boyfriend’.

Taking that leap plunges her into a darker place – while she’s slowly transitioning out of the firm, it’s still not easy to walk away.  All the while she’s in the deep lonely depression that you get to when you lose the one you love and that’s what she’s done.  Her fantasies though – they are quite real and Ms Davis – the talented author that she is does a great job in giving us a great picture to go off of.  She’s done this throughout with everyone in the story, but really this time she’s outdone herself.

Kasie confronts various people and learns things that are quite unexpected, and uses that to rebuild her life and herself.  She’s trying to put her demons behind her and live her life as she wants it…her rules.

which is what ends her up at a bar, not far from Dave’s office (yup, that’s what i said), with a glass of scotch – just how her story started.

the question is, who will be the Stranger this time, or is it a friend?

sometimes i wonder if it would have been better for me to wait until the full 3 novella series was published as one, but in this case i really enjoyed the breaks that we’re left with – the edge of my seat that i’m on each time, and the closure to quite a few stories.  enjoy!

Review: Exposed (Just One Night #2) by Kyra Davis


Title:  Exposed
Author: Kyra Davis
Publisher/Year:  Pocket Star 3/18/13
Length:  150 pages
Series: Just One Night #2


You should sleep with a stranger—those words whispered in her ear by her best friend became a challenge Kasie took to heart. Suddenly, the man who gave her the most shocking pleasure in that upscale Vegas hotel—a man whose name she never bothered to find out—is her company’s biggest client.

As this unknown man becomes Mr. Dade at the office, and Mr. Dade becomes Robert in the bedroom, Kasie discovers her true nature and begins to question the carefully controlled, modest image she has crafted to please her family and friends. But when her fiancé, Dave, finds out, his rage and desire to both keep her and punish her could cost her everything—including Robert, the only man who has wanted Kasie for who she really is and the only man who makes her feel truly alive.

My Thoughts

The plot thickens of course – we left off book 1 at a point in time where Kasie thought that her secrets were hidden, but that turned out to not be the case.  Dave found out about her affair and gave her an ultimatum.  choose him or have her life and reputation ruined.  so of course Kasie dind’t have a choice.  she broke things off with Robert and chose to try to make things right (for now) with Dave

of course that comes with a price – he’s holding everything over her head, demeaning her and taking his vengeance out on her.  trying to embarrass her in front of her co-workers and when it backfires, he doesn’t know what to do.

knowing what we know of Robert too, he’s not going to take this all sitting down and he takes it upon himself to make sure that Kasie is taken care of and that’s a good thing for her.  sort of.

Kasie also quickly realizes that Dave didn’t find out the information on his own and tries to find out who ratted him out.  Of course turning to Asha since she’s not to be trusted.

While her professional life is going on an interesting path, her romance with Robert heats up.  no matter what she says, she can’t stay away from him and doesn’t even want to.  even when she’s threatened with her reputation and her well being, she still decides that maybe it’s more important to find who she is on the inside rather than trying to make up for what she’s done.

Where this story leaves us off, is on another cliff hanger of sorts.  not as dramatic as the one from book 1 but still things are changing and you can feel it in the air.  i can’t wait to see if the changes that Kasie’s going through are for the better and if we can even trust Robert since i’m not quite sure that we can.  the things that we’re starting to see are quite interesting.

at least there’s enough steam and passion to keep us interested.  i love that while we see a dominant side of Robert, he’s still a great instructor and he’s showing Kasie sides of herself that she wasn’t even sure existed since her life with Dave was so ‘vanilla’ and expected.