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Released: March 2016
ISBN: 9781310183492
ASIN: B01C7U3FBG
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ONE NIGHT IN BUDAPEST
Series: City Nights, #20
Author: Lucy Felthouse
Length: Novella
Genre: Erotic Romance
Price: $2.99

An unexpected break-up means Hermione’s visiting Budapest alone. Determined to make the most of it, she goes on a night-time river cruise and meets Emil, sexy cocktail server. When he asks her out for dinner, she’s tempted, but she’s a long way from home and he's a complete stranger. She decides to take a chance, and what follows is an unforgettable night which will transform her life forever.

Excerpt
Locating the correct pier, Hermione pulled her ticket from her pocket and showed it to the girl welcoming passengers onto the boat. The girl—the badge pinned to her blouse giving her name as Reka—glanced at the ticket, and smiled. “Thank you. Please take a seat inside until the boat arrives. Enjoy your trip.”

With a nod, Hermione gingerly headed along the gangplank and boarded the vessel, wondering what Reka meant. Surely this was the boat? She shrugged, smiling at the other members of staff she passed, and followed the buzz of chatter to find the other passengers. Maybe it had been a misunderstanding, her meaning lost in translation or something.

Heading up a couple of steps to a bar room full of other tourists, she quickly took a seat at an empty table by the window. She’d have a great view of Budapest’s riverside highlights from here—and she was sure they’d look different again once night fell. Already the sky was darkening—it was almost four p.m. on a chilly January day.

She was so intent on admiring the Chain Bridge that she didn’t know there was anyone beside her until someone said, “Excuse me, madam? Would you like to take advantage of our special drinks offer?”

Turning to the source of the voice, her fluttering heart the only indication that she’d been startled, she smiled. “Maybe. What’s the offer?”

Her smile widened as she studied the man who’d spoken. He looked to be around her age—early twenties, and damn cute. Dark, slightly overlong hair curled on his head, deep brown eyes gave him an intensity that increased the flutters in her heart, and the dimpled smile he flashed as he replied lit up his handsome face. “It is happy hour. Two drinks for price of one.” He paused, looked at the empty seat beside her, then glanced over his shoulder as though checking if anyone was coming to join her at the table. “But perhaps you would only like one? Maybe I can see if yours can be half price…”

“It’s okay,” she replied firmly. “I’m going to be on the boat for a while, I’m sure I can manage two drinks. I don’t have to have them at the same time, do I?”

He shook his head. “No. I will be serving on the other boat in a moment, so I will look after you and your drinks to make sure you get special price.”

Immediately following his mention of an additional boat, a loud voice rang out. “Ladies and gentlemen, we are now ready for you to board the tour boat. Please be very careful while stepping from one boat to the other. As soon as you are all seated, we will begin the trip. Thank you.”

It was then Hermione realised that as she’d been gazing out of the window to one side, a smaller boat had pulled up alongside the one she was on. Everyone was getting up and moving to the staircase. “Thank you,” Hermione said, glancing at the man’s name badge. “Emil. I would absolutely like to take you up on your offer.”

He smiled, and she returned the gesture, only allowing the grimace to take over her face once she was out of his view. She was glad of any language barriers at that moment—hopefully it had prevented Emil recognising the blatant double entendre in her words, inadvertent though it had been.

What the reviewers are saying
Fun filled erotic romance!
I have never visited Budapest but if I do I will be on the look out for the twin brother of Emil, the sexy bartender and his repertoire of aptly named cocktails which play a humorous and important part in the couple’s burgeoning relationship! All in all, a sweet, sexy and uplifting read! ~ Tina Williams, Amazon

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I was in heaven reading it. I loved Hermione and Emil. The anticipation between them built nicely, although there were misunderstandings that definitely made my frustration levels rise. I think that just made the ending that much more satisfying though. And there were such vivid descriptions of Budapest, it really made me yearn for a vacation of my own. ~ Ro, Amazon

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Lucy Felthouse always gives us great characters that we instantly fall in love with and in One Night in Budapest, we get them with Hermione and Emil! Lucy writes with such vividness, I felt I was looking at the sights with them! I loved how the romance grew between them and I could see that they really liked being around each other. I truly enjoyed their adventure across the city! Quick, wonderful story that I read in one setting, I wholeheartedly recommend you pick this up right now! Such a hot and steamy read, its perfect for something to reset your mind after a long novel or even better, on vacation by the water! After reading this little hottie, you will need to jump in and cool off! ~ Deb1210, Amazon

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A journey of discovering
I appreciated this short romantic story. Fans will be entertained following this passionate couple. Their journey was fun and sexy. ~ Romantic Renay, Amazon

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Superb short story
A lovely romantic story set in another beautiful city. ~ Karen S, Amazon

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A great addition to this series of standalone novellas
As with all Lucy's books she gives us two great characters and once again had me heading to google to look up all the wonderful sights described in the story. ~ Maud Mama, Amazon

 

 

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