Etiquette columnist for the San Francisco Herald, Nora Pierce is starting to look and sound like her alter ego, Prudence Trueheart, a bit too much for her peace of mind. When Nora is whacked in the face by a whiffle ball thrown by sexy sports columnist, Pete Beckett, she realizes just how sadly her life is lacking romantic male company. Convinced she only feels attracted to Pete because of her lack of a social life and a boyfriend, Nora decides it's time to go out and have some fun, discreetly, and take back control from Prudence. Nora counts on having a good time, but she never imagines the night will lead to hot and steamy sex with the same man who'd given her a shiner that very morning!
Pete Beckett didn't really mean to hit `prissy' Prudence. It was "a perfect line drive to right field" and a colleague didn't make the catch! When Pete goes to retrieve the whiffle ball, he crouches next to Nora and ends up looking into the most beautiful eyes and a face that is much prettier when examined close up. Pete wants a chance to get to know Nora better, but she won't even agree to lunch. So, when she walks into a bar at Fisherman's Wharf, it takes only a whiff of her perfume for him to realize it's Nora under the wig! After an amazing night of sizzling passion, Pete wants more, but how can he convince Nora of it? Especially when Pete knows that Nora is unaware that he knows the sexy woman in the bar was Nora wearing a wig. Then Pete cooks up a plan - Nora is going to give him etiquette lessons in dating, while he figures out a way to get her back in his bed and keep her there!
Kate Hoffman's ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT brims with warm and lovable characters and delightful dialogue. Fans of Ms Hoffman's can sit back and get ready to enjoy a thoroughly entertaining and scintillating read, as this story promises to keep those pages turning rapidly.
You can't help but love Nora's character; a woman so adorable and fascinating, warm and humorous. I particularly enjoyed the scene when Nora gets arrested while trying to break into Pete's bedroom window to retrieve her wig! The interaction between the characters is realistic and engaging, while giving the reader several laugh-out loud moments. I found Pete's character wonderful, too. His warmth, sex appeal and tender considerations of Nora are charming. Pete is every woman's fantasy hero; gorgeous, strong, caring and sexy. The secondary characters were refreshing, adding more humor to the story and helping it along very smoothly. While Nora worries about how Pete will react when he learns Nora is the woman under the wig, Pete wonders what she will say when she realizes he's known from the minute he met her at the bar.
ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT is a tantalizing and amusing tale that is sure to delight all readers of contemporary category romance. Ms Hoffman gives her fans another humorous and romantic romp while still providing plenty of steamy and torrid love scenes. If you love hot and sultry stories with plenty of humor, ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT is one book you shouldn't miss out on!
A really good story - hot, too! Loved it!