One Wild Night

Jessie Evans
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 ONE WILD NIGHT (Wild Rush Book One) 

A dark, sexy, emotionally charged romance series by NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Jessie Evans writing as J. Evans

“I will love you forever, until men are fairy tales.” –Gabe Alexander

One night can change your life...

Gorgeous Gabe. He makes my skin hot and my lips tingle, makes my heart race and banishes the exhaustion that's been my constant companion since I quit school to be a surrogate parent.

He also wants me to become a thief.

I'm standing at the threshold of a moment that will change my life, and not necessarily for the better. I know that, but still I nod. And take his hand. And let him lead me out into the night.

Please note: The reading order for the Wild Rush series is One Wild Night, followed by This Wicked Rush, One Perfect Love, This Sweet Escape, and One Beautiful Revenge. The first three tell Gabe and Caitlin’s complete love story. The next two books tell Danny and Sam’s story and will release Fall 2014

WARNING: The Wild Rush series contains graphic sensuality, unconventional morality, and good people forced into making bad choices. Read at your own risk.

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About the author

 Jessie Evans gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write contemporary Southern romances and sexy, boundary-pushing New Adult reads.

She enjoys sweet, small town romances, and fictional walks on the wild side, and can't imagine a better job than playing pretend for a living.


She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few children in a cabin in the boonies. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.


When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and wandering the woods, glass of wine and camera in hand, on the lookout for Bigfoot.


A southern girl, born and bred, Jessie loves writing romances with sizzle, and hopes you'll enjoy her stories set in the south.

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Publisher
Jessie Evans
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Published on
Apr 4, 2014
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Pages
48
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ISBN
9781940848198
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Features
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
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