Nights of Fantasy (Bare Sophistication)
Reviewed by: Alicia Aaron, member of Building Relationships Around Books
Night of Fantasy is Sherelle Green’s latest novel for the Kimani Romance line and it tells the
love story of Danni Allison and Jaleen Walker. If you’ve read the first three novels in the Bare
Sophistication series, then these two are familiar characters. Haven’t read the other Bare
Sophistication novels (what are you waiting on?!), then don’t worry, you won’t be too lost. This
story can technically be a stand-alone novel, but there is some history that will enable you to
better understand certain situations if you’ve read the previous books.
Danni Allison and Jaleen Walker were the two people who bickered to cover their intense sexual
attraction, but one drunken bachelorette party was all it took to blow the lid off of the chemistry
the two had. Danni makes this pseudo bucket list, a list of things she wants to accomplish before
her next birthday, and Jaleen is on it. Jaleen has been holding his lust for Danni inside for a
while, but after he finds out what she really wants…all bets are off.
This story takes you on a journey of love with some truly effed up moments in between. There
were times in the story I wanted to slap several people, including our hero and heroine. I wanted
to tell Danni to just state the truth already! I wanted to tell Jaleen to stop living for other people
and do him. Yes, I understand why they did what they did and why they went about it the way
they did, but it’s a book and therefore I’m entitled to yell, scream, curse and do whatever I want
while reading it.
Jaleen’s dad, Jael Walker, JW for short (and the JW should stand for JerkWad) and the Dupree
mother (who is really the Spawn of Satan) were the villains in this story and Dear Gawd,
Sherelle Green wrote their characters to perfection! Honestly, if there were such a thing as
writing a romance novel for the evil people in the books, then JerkWad and Spawn of Satan are a
match made in Hell. However, in the story, they don’t know each other…but it’s easy to spot evil
and those two ooze that characteristic.
In the end, as with most romances (at least the really good ones!), true love prevailed and I mean
both romantic and familial love. There was a huge reveal towards the end and a heart melting
“awwww” moment thrown in as well.
Sherelle Green was absolutely consistent with this series. The writing was excellent, the story
telling was great and the passion was FIRE!!! I think every woman could use a creative guy like
Jaleen in their life…but only if they’re adventurous! Read the story to find out what I’m talking
Overall, Sherelle did an excellent job with the fourth book in the Bare Sophistication series and
I’m now wondering if she has anymore stories…are we going to get books for Nicole and
Aaliyah? (*hint hint*) Go pick up your copy of Night of Fantasy, or order the ebook; either way,
you won’t be disappointed!