Concealed Desire [NOOK Book]

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A love that breaks all the rules…

Since her first day at work, Beth Graison has been in love with Dean Sutherland—the “Son” in Sutherland & Son. Although he’s an unrepentant player, there’s an unmistakable connection between them, and she knows he feels it too. But she’s not about to risk her career for any man, especially one with an office right down the hall whom she ...
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Overview

A love that breaks all the rules…

Since her first day at work, Beth Graison has been in love with Dean Sutherland—the “Son” in Sutherland & Son. Although he’s an unrepentant player, there’s an unmistakable connection between them, and she knows he feels it too. But she’s not about to risk her career for any man, especially one with an office right down the hall whom she works with every day.

Dean Sutherland doesn’t do love, but he does do women. And he hasn’t felt more than sexual attraction for any woman until Beth. Entirely feminine, smart, and with a natural beauty beyond compare, she makes him think about all kinds of uncomfortable things—like a future and happiness—things he knows from experience are pure fiction.
When his father, the “Sutherland” in Sutherland & Son, propositions Beth to be more than just an employee, Dean can’t keep her at arm’s length any longer. But he doesn’t expect the scorching kiss they share, or the idea that forms when he holds her in his arms. Can he stop his father’s manipulating game by making the first move on Beth? Or will his reputation as a womanizer make him just one more Sutherland she wants to ignore?
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016041162
  • Publisher: Etopia Press
  • Publication date: 1/24/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 97,286
  • File size: 697 KB

Meet the Author

Eden Summers is a true blue Aussie, living in regional New South Wales with her two energetic young boys and a quick-witted husband.

In late 2010, Eden’s romance obsession could no longer be sated by reading alone, so she decided to give voice to the sexy men and sassy women in her mind.

Eden can’t resist alpha dominance, dark features and sarcasm in her fictional heroes and loves a strong heroine who knows when to bite her tongue but also serves retribution with a feminine smile on her face.
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  • Posted February 13, 2013

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    The story starts with Dean's father propositioning Beth to be hi

    The story starts with Dean's father propositioning Beth to be his mistress. She asks for time to think about it so that she can come up with a way to reject his offer without losing her job. Once she leaves his office, she decides to leave work early and finds herself at the bar that's located at the base of the building. After a few shots she finds herself face to face with Dean, who decides to drive her home. In her drunken state she confesses her attraction to him and pretty soon he is devising a plan to show Beth how long he's wanted her. Only he has a lot of convincing to do considering how huge his reputation is for being a player.

    I found this story highly entertaining. I actually read it in one sitting... literally. I plopped down on the couch to read a little bit of the book and before I knew it, I finished it and it was time to make dinner. It's not an overly long book but the author doesn't fill the story with senseless prattle or boring filler. She puts us right in the story and keeps us elbow deep in it until she finally releases us in the end. So it's hard not to connect with the characters and get wrapped up in their story. This is definitely a story that I could see myself rereading again.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

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    3.5 Stars ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book

    3.5 Stars
    ~Reviewed by ANN & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog

    Free-flowing and sensual, Summers has a way of creating an atmosphere that makes it easy to believe in the romance. ~ Under the Covers

    CONCEALED DESIRE is my first read from Eden Summers and I was immediately drawn to the writing. Free-flowing and sensual, Summers has a way of creating an atmosphere that makes it easy to believe in the romance. Beth and Dean have a lot of chemistry and Summers definitely has fun with that. Her writing is infused with humor that I think makes this book very enjoyable. Sexy and fun is the way I would describe this book.

    The one thing I had a problem with is the premise of the book where Dean’s father propositions Beth to be his mistress. It’s either that or she loses her job. Immediately I was on high alert and though I didn’t necessarily finding myself clicking with Jenna’s character, I could at least understand where her actions where coming from.

    As a fairly short read, I found that I could easily read it in one sitting. Tightly-written with a bit of attitude, CONCEALED DESIRE definitely held my attention until the very last page. I look forward to reading more of Summers’s work.

    *Review Copy provided by author

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

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    Concealed Desire is my second read by Eden Summers and I have fa

    Concealed Desire is my second read by Eden Summers and I have fallen in love with the refreshing new voice that she brings to the Contemporary Romance genre.  Her stories are well-written with seamless transitions and amazing characters that I instantly connect with.  Dean & Beth’s chemistry and passion ignite off the pages, leaving burn marks on my hands, craving a cigarette and in need of a cold shower.  




    Beth wants Dean, but not at the cost of her pride and dignity.  She refuses to become the flavor of the week for him and I applaud her for that.  She knows what she wants from a relationship and casual sex just isn’t it.  She is strong, stands her ground and makes Dean prove that he wants more.  However, I did struggle slightly with Beth, and the insecurities that wouldn’t allow her to believe, or trust, that Dean wanted more with her.  I certainly understood them, given his past, but his actions clearly proved otherwise.




    Dean is a player and he knows it, but he also knows that he’s tired of it.  He wants more, but only if it’s with Beth.  He tries, very valiantly, to prove to her that she is not just another conquest.  His actions and words speak volumes, at least to me, about his willingness for a relationship.  He wants this more than anything and he’s willing to do whatever it takes to prove it to her.  I loved his tenacity and couldn’t help but cheer him on in his efforts to win Beth’s heart.  




    Concealed Desire is fun, sexy, full of humor, wit and amazing chemistry between the main characters, that kept me turning the pages.  Well, I turned the page until I got to the shower scene and then I had to stop, wipe a little drool, and then re-read about a 100 times before I could continue!  Seriously, I think there was steam on my e-reader from the hotness of that one scene alone.




    Overall, this book is a fabulous read, and one that, I think should be read by everyone.  It’s a quick and fast paced read that can easily be read in one sitting and definitely makes for a HOT night at home ;)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2013

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    Have you ever watched a movie that about halfway through the mo


    Have you ever watched a movie that about halfway through the movie, you realize that you’re grinning like the Cheshire cat? That is what happened to me as I was reading Concealed Desire by Eden Summers. I read this book in one sitting and I think I must have been grinning or at least smiling most of the time. I adored Concealed Desire about as much as I did Eden’s first Book, Sneaking a Peak. I enjoy Ms. Eden’s writing style and totally relish in her snarky humor.
    Concealed Desire open with Beth Graison has just been propositioned by Max Sutherland, her Big boss. Beth knows she is doomed, she recognizes she will never accept the offer, but also understands that to decline; it will cost her the career that she has worked so hard to achieve. It would also mean, she wouldn’t be seeing Dean Sutherland anymore, her direct boss and Max’s son. He is also the man she has been lusting after since she began working for Sutherland & Son. Not only is he Beth’s boss, Dean is also a player, who changes women as often as” you change your underwear” and this just won’t work for Beth. She wants commitment, marriage and children.
    So what does Beth do, she asks for the weekend to think about it and takes the rest of the day off. Instead of going home, she goes to the bar, located within the building, where she proceeds to get hammered. And who comes to her rescue, you guess it, Dean.
    Dean doesn’t do love, he does sex. He had commitment issue to say the least. He can have any women he wants and for the past year he has been wanting Beth. After find Beth at the bar, Dean takes her home, once there, in her drunken state, Beth confess how she feels about Dean.
    This is where the real meat of the story begins! The bantering between these two wonderful characters was fabulous. And the shower scene, it was sexy, it was erotic, OMG, it was amazing! I almost needed a cold shower after reading that one. If anyone was going to read a book for one scene alone, it would have to be this one!!!
    Concealed Desire kept me totally captive. I found myself cheering Dean on, as he tried to show Beth how much he wanted her and her alone, as she continually struggled with his man whoring past. There were even a few times that I teared up, as my heart was breaking for both of them. But, the last scene before the epilogue blew me away. BRAVO… Ms. Summers, very clever!!
    I enjoyed this book enormously, it was a very sweet, touching, and extremely hot, classic love story.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    BRILLIANT!!!! EXCELLENT!!!! FANTASTIC!!!! AWESOME!!!! If I


    BRILLIANT!!!! EXCELLENT!!!! FANTASTIC!!!! AWESOME!!!!

    If I could give it ten stars I would (********** - There ten Stars)

    That was one of the best stories I have ever read. Thank you Thank you Thank you Eden Summers for getting me out of my reading slump.

    This story had everything romance, heat, passion, love, drama, humour, plot,excellent characters and some twists and turns here and there 100% Awesome.

    I loved the Australian setting also being Australian myself its more relateable and real.

    This was a real page turner I really could not get enough.This is the second Eden Summers stories I have read and I was entirely in love with "Sneaking A Peek" that I really could not wait for this one. Eden Summers has now made herself a huge fan that will automatically be buying anything she writes.

    The characters are unique and interesting and not the typical leads you read alot about today. Beth is a beautiful female lead strong willed, high morals, sweet personality, and funny.
    Sean is HOT!!! (I mean seriously I want a piece HOT!!) and sexy, cocky, a playboy but all round nice guy and the bosses son.

    This was also Hilarious, in some parts I found myself lauging out loud and other parts clapping my hands excitedly.

    I loved that they were secretly into each other for ages built up the tension nicely. They are one of those couples that you really want to be. The fact that they were friends first with some flirting here and there made their relationship more believeable.

    Okay I have to mention the best sex/love/erotic scene I have EVER read the "SHOWER SCENE" yes if you have read it you completely know what I am talking about if you haven't what are you doing go get this book and read it!!! This scene was HOT!!! and so amazingly written I seriously needed to fan myself. This is one scene that every love scene I will ever read should have to be compared to. Sexy as hell!!!

    Eden Summers has a unique voice one that tells a romance story to its absolute fullest it has everything you would ever want and never a question left unanswered. The story building is faultless, characters amazing and the love scenes entirely erotic and sensual. A definate WINNER!!!! This will definately be one of those that I will go back and re-read just to get a taste of AWESOME!!

    The only thing is I just wish it didnt end.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 15, 2014

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    Reviewed by Karina Book provided by the author for review Review

    Reviewed by Karina
    Book provided by the author for review
    Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

    Concealed Desire is a fast-paced, steamy, romantic love story. It’s not the usual guy meets girl and they fall in love. It is a story of a man who never commits and a woman who never trusts.

    Beth has a very good position and work comfortably in a company called Sutherland and Son. But one day everything changes when her “older” boss propositions to have her as his mistress. (What the?!) Then there’s Dean, the “younger” boss of the company. Beth’s relationship with him is just a casual one. They treat each other as friends but there’s some spark between them that can’t be denied.

    Dean is known to be a womanizer. He’s gorgeous and sexy and he knows it. He never had any serious relationship. But his attraction to Beth makes him think twice about his “no relationship” status. Beth likes, no, really, really likes Dean. But she’s afraid of trusting someone who’s known to be with different women all the time. Will she take the risk and get to know him?

    I’ve been used to reading books with the main characters having the instalove. It’s good that with this book, you will find it a bit more close to what happens in reality.

    What I like about the book is how the story flowed. You won’t get bored and you’ll finish the book in no time. One thing I noticed that’s a bit strained is the change of POVs. I really thought the book is just in Beth’s POV. Anyway, it’s good that I’ve got to know what’s in Dean’s mind. It really makes me glad when I read a guy’s POV. I also liked how the book ended but I think there’s no closure between Dean, Beth and Dean’s dad. I just hope some closure happened.

    All in all, I had fun reading the book and I will gladly recommend it to those who’re into steamy romances.

    Favorite Quote: “Think about it long and hard, because once you close the door completely you may never open it again.”

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  • Posted September 24, 2013

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    Beth and Dean have been fighting there attraction for each other

    Beth and Dean have been fighting there attraction for each other apart from one hot kiss. Dean thinks Beth is to good for him while Beth thinks he is a player who wont change and as much as she is attracted to him she doesn't do casual sex.
    When Beth is propositioned to be more than just an employee to Dean's father, the “Sutherland” in Sutherland & Son, she is unsure how she is going to keep her job and let the boss down gently without showing her disgust over the offer.
    When Dean finds out, he is furious and won't allow anyone have Beth, including his father.
    During the book we get to see more then the player side of Dean and insight to how he thinks and feel and why he became a player.
    There are alot of misundertandings between the characters that they need to sort out between them but was a great read wondering if these two would make it past misunderstandings to a better future or if they would keep them apart. The sex scenes were very steamy too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2013

    Great story

    This was a really good story! Dean was really a sweetheart and you just cant help falling in love with him! Great storyline, awesome characters, and hot sex!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

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