From Goodreads: Mollie McGree is on a mission to seduce her best friend, the sexy masseuse Juan-Carlos. But she wants to lose a few extra pounds first. She joins a gym run by self-made millionaire and personal trailer, Conner Bean. Conner thinks Mollie doesn’t need to lose any weight, and is perfect the way she is. He plans to seduce the curvy Mollie by giving her his own special training sessions in passion and desire.
Soon Mollie is enjoying a no-holds-barred love affair with the vibrant and skilled Conner. But self-esteem issues on her part, as well as her unresolved feelings for Juan-Carlos, cause her to second guess Conner’s motives. Conner will stop at nothing until he claims Mollie’s heart for his own.
Book: For the Love of Molly
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Purchased: Review Copy from Author
Read Oct 2010
What I Loved: Connor was a fantastic guy. I love that he wasn’t an anti-hero but a strong, straight-forward, gotta get the girl I like kind of guy! He really struck me as the kind of guy you could build your romance dreams around because he could exist in the real world! In other words, he is the kind of contemporary romance leading guy that I can root for.
What I Liked: Molly was a real woman. She kind of reminds me of the lead character out of Wishes by Jude Deveraux. She has curves, people who love her, but doesn’t see her own beauty. I also enjoyed the friendships and realizations that she has.
Complaints: Molly’s insecurities were a little draining. I wish she would have loved something about herself. I was also a little disappointed at the end when she didn’t just learn to love herself as she was though I was also really proud of her for getting her goal.
Who I would recommend it too: I would say this is a good quick read for someone who likes a hot contemporary romance with real types of people involved. I think it would be fun for a chick-lit reader who can handle a little steam.
Why I gave it a 3: I enjoyed this quick read, especially Connor. The sex was a little rushed for me personally. I generally have this problem with short reads, they tend to feel rushed and choppy to me. They have to be to pack a punch. If you are a fan of the quick, short read then I think you will enjoy this immensely.
From Goodreads: Suzy Bean is a woman who lives in the moment and loves her overabundant curves. The man she secretly loves, JC Mosino, is the only one who can make her untamed sexual fantasies a reality. After having way too much fun during a party, JC drives her home where their passions ignite. Suzy believes this is night she and JC will go from being friends to lovers. Unfortunately things go awry and Suzy ends up throwing JC out.
Now Suzy’s whole world has been turned upside down. She’s given up smoking and is sexually frustrated when she meets a handsome, flirty stranger, who rubs her the wrong way. This chance meeting is one she’ll never forget, for Mr. Hunk is her new boss, Xavier Marks.
JC’s craving for Suzy is consuming his thoughts, and he wants nothing more than to work things out and become her lover. He has a plan, but has to move fast as Xavier works to seduce Suzy. JC will do whatever he can to claim his brassy, buxom beauty for his own.
Read for Fun!
Challenges: Read for Fun (Goodreads)
Overall Rating 3.50
Story Rating 3.75
Character Rating 3.25
Book: The Claiming of Suzy
First Thought when Finishing: Oh Poor Xavier!
What I Loved: There are a couple of things I love about this series: a) the women are real and b) the men are accepting of them–just the way they are! In fact, it is the men that make you fall in love. JC was no exception. He absolutely accepted Suzy just the way she is and there was one moment when he shared his insecurity that made me melt!
What I Liked: Xavier! I can’t wait to read his story. He just kind of wins you over in a very sly kind of fashion.
What left me wanting: Suzy was a bit annoying at times but that is because she had super flare-ups in her insecurities. In the end, she calmed down and became really likable.
Bottom Line: This was a quick, hot read that has some great characters. If you liked For the Love of Molly, you will love this book!
From Goodreads: Xavier Marks has the looks, great job, and more than enough money to throw around. The only thing missing is a woman by his side. He hasn’t had much luck in love since he caught his fiancée cheating on him, and isn’t too happy about his current bachelor status. But that may all change when a cute barista from a coffee shop catches his eye. Perhaps she can help him lick his wounds?
Life hasn’t always been too kind to Rebecca Price. With a grandmother suffering from dementia, and the threat of foreclosure on her childhood home, she may have no choice but to turn to a possessive ex-boyfriend who won’t settle for anything less than marriage. She hides a shameful secret that still threatens to destroy her. She’s ready to give up all hope when a suave, yet seemingly kind-hearted man enters her life and comes to her rescue.
Rebecca is wary of placing her trust in Xavier, who wants to be more than a shoulder for her to lean on. But as the two grow close, Rebecca’s guilt over her past discretions continue to haunt her. Xavier wants to show Rebecca that the one place she can feel whole and at peace is in his loving arms.
Review Book from Author
Overall Rating 4.00
Story Rating 4.25
Character Rating 3.75
Book: Xavier’s Loving Arms
First Thought when I Finished: Xavier was everything I thought he would be!
What I Loved: Again KT has written extremely real characters. In Xavier’s Loving Arms, I loved both Becca and Xavier. I thought they were both real, down to earth, and perfectly fitted for each other. Becca had some very real issues to deal with and they will affect her for the rest of her life. Xavier was just the man for her.
What I Liked: Even though I didn’t want too, by the end I really liked “C” (leaving it at that in case you haven’t read the rest of the books). She was pretty much a witch in the other stories but she is a great friend for Becca!
What left me Wanting: I can’t believe I am going to say this but I felt the smutty scenes were a little distracting. I think it was because it was such a powerful story.
Final Thought: This was a powerful story with a very real issue. I dare you not to feel for Becca and root for her happy ending!
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