Far Too Tempting [NOOK Book]

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*A spin-off novel in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Caught Up in Love series*



Will this rock star choose love or ...
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Overview


*A spin-off novel in the New York Times and USA Today bestselling Caught Up in Love series*



Will this rock star choose love or music?


Rising rock star Jane Black is the queen of both heartbreak and inspiration. After her husbands unconventional exodus from their marriage rocked her world, she wrote the breakup album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. And then the British, gorgeous, and far too tempting Matthew Harrigan enters her tumultuous life.



The toughest music journalist out there, when Matthew asks for an interview, Jane agreesas long as her personal life is completely off-limits. But with an attraction between them that is electric and undeniable, their personal lives quickly become intertwined.



Only her newfound happiness comes with a hefty pricea wicked case of songwriters block that prevents her from producing the follow-up effort her record company is screaming for.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622662159
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/21/2013
  • Series: Entangled Edge
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digital Original
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 34,009
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Blakely is an unabashed fan of clever jokes, toast, and good guys in novels. Lauren lives in California with her husband and children, and spends her days writing both true stories and make-believe ones. www.laurenblakely.com

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  • Posted October 24, 2013

    Loved this hot, sexy story about a rock star and an English repo

    Loved this hot, sexy story about a rock star and an English reporter.  I highly recommend this book as you will not regret it.  Love Lauren and cannot wait for her next book!


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 23, 2013

    There¿s something magical when you start a book that you¿ve been

    There’s something magical when you start a book that you’ve been dying to read. I’ve become a huge fan of Lauren Blakely and am making my way through all of her books as quick as I can. So of course the logical thing to do when you receive an email from the fabulous KP Simmon at Ink Slinger asking you to sign up for a Lauren Blakely tour, you sign up and pray you get in! Totally got it! Totally LOVED this book. It might be my favorite from Lauren Blakely, seriously hands down. Why you ask? I’ll tell you why with the most vague answers because I don’t want to give too much away.
    So we all have gone through breaks ups right? We all have those certain songs that are made for breakups, for when we are angry, happy, and in love. Not to mention the party songs, but we can lump those in with the happy songs. Jane Black was a singer/song writer that hasn’t caught a break, until now. Writing an epic breakup album that lands her in the spot she always dreamed of, but what happens after this epic album? Is she destined to only write break up ballads or can she find inspiration in something else? A reporter, Matthew Harrigan, wants to run a story on her. A behind the scenes story of Jane’s musical process. He wants in her life in every way, but is it just because of his job?




    This is why I love this book so much. I’m a huge fan of music, absolutely love music, and I totally fell in love with all of these characters. They each have their own quirkiness, but come together to forge something amazing. Jane’s sister and brother are amazing. The fact that Owen, Jane’s brother, is also her producer is amazeballs! I mean how cool would it be to sit in a studio and make magic happen with your brother? Totally would love that. Then there’s Jane’s sister Natalie, love her. She always has the best interest at heart. Then there’s Ethan, love this kid, he reminds me of my munchkins.




    But of course everything can’t be perfect, how else would Jane be able to make a break up album? She was married to Aidan for quite a while and well obviously things didn’t work out. Her album Crushed brought her to front and center. Now the big question… what do you write about next? Cue Matthew Harrigan. Maybe Jane just needed to feel something more than heartbreak to make her muse come alive… but does it? Matthew and Jane get close by working together on his interview, their attraction is off the charts.




    “This feels so unreal, but yet here he is- wanting to kiss me. I would go into shock if I weren’t completely tingling all over.”




    After so many years of not feeling wanted it's amazing to feel it. The way someone looks at you and desires you. The way you can't stop thinking about someone without getting flushed. The attraction and need are ever present with these two, there's no denying that. But what I really love about the way Lauren Blakely presented this story, is the way Jane falls in love again. How she struggles with the idea of it and when the realization hits, its too far gone for anything to change it. But it's not just on Jane's side. It's the way it all unfolds to come together. How trust is placed and tested. How every little moment leads up to a bigger one. Obviously I love this book, there's no denying that and if I gave star ratings I would totally give this book 10 stars. You have to pick this up and read it if you haven't. 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    I think this may be my favorite Lauren Blakely novel yet. And y

    I think this may be my favorite Lauren Blakely novel yet. And yes, I know I say this every time, but that's because it's true every time.

    She's one of those authors that seems to improve from book to book, which means that I can't wait to read her next one.

    Yes, the "rock star falls in love" plot has been done to death, but this has a unique spin. For one, the rock star is a woman. And even more than that, she's basically Adele! She wrote the definitive heartbreak album, centered around the end of her marriage. And she falls for a reviewer, which is pretty awesome.

    What's even better is that Lauren Blakely avoids every cliche. Jane's ex isn't a bad guy; the marriage just didn't work. (Of course there's more to it than that, but you'll have to read to see what it is.) There aren't any real villains here, which is very true to life. Everyone's doing the best they can and sometimes people end up hurt.

    Obviously Jane and Matthew can't be together right away, which leads to some pretty delicious yearning. And, as you'd expect, there are some misunderstandings (but they're legitimate reasons to be upset, not petty "WHY DON'T YOU JUST ASK HIM/HER, IDIOT?!" type ones that always irritate me).

    So the bottom line is this: Far Too Tempting is an amazingly fun novel, one that will make you laugh and sigh and believe in true love. (And yes, there's some hot sex.) Highly recommended.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 22, 2013

    I was hooked from the first chapter!  Jane Black - a single mot

    I was hooked from the first chapter! 

    Jane Black - a single mother after her husband reveals that he is guy and no longer wants to be with her, she's also an inspiring rock star, her album Crushed which is a break-up album wins her a grammy.

    Matthew Harrigan - Writer for Beat magazine, wants to do a story on Jane, but is it really just a story he's after?

    When Jane finally agrees to allow Matthew write an article on her they are faced with the choice, do they keep the attraction between them professional or do they allow it to become more?

    Can they fight the pull? Do they even want to? 

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2013

    I received an ARC for an honest review. I loved it! I have read

    I received an ARC for an honest review. I loved it! I have read all of Lauren Blakely's books and this is my new Favorite. Matthew and Jane are sexy, Fun and Flirty! Jane is a Rock Star that writes and sings about Heartbreak and Matthew is a tough music critic and when they get they get together it is an instant connection. I fell in love with the characters from the start. Their chemistry is beautiful and hot! There is humor and emotional and it is the perfect mix. I highly recommned reading it.


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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    I absolutely LOVE Lauren Blakely, and was so excited to be able

    I absolutely LOVE Lauren Blakely, and was so excited to be able to read an ARC of 'Far Too Tempting'. In typical Lauren fashion, this book did not disappoint.

    Although Jane Black is finally finding success as a musician, she is still mourning her failed marriage. Enter Matthew Harrigan, a critic for Beat, a music magazine (added bonus: he's British!). They've known (and secretly admired) each other through the industry, but her success opens the door for them to spend time together and get to know each other even better.
    As with all of her other books, Lauren has written more than just a love story in 'Far Too Tempting.' It tells the tale of people discovering who they truly are, finding that part of themselves that allows them to be the people that they want to be. Is Matthew really interested in Jane as a woman, or does he just want the winning interview? Does Jane have another album somewhere inside, or is she a one-hit wonder? As the story unfolds, we get to see the reality of who Jane and Matthew are, and how they really lift each other up and give the other the support to be their best, while coming together as a couple.

    I have truly enjoyed each of Lauren's books, but, to be honest, wasn't sure what to expect after having fallen so thoroughly in love with Jill and Milo in 'Playing With Her Heart.' I am happy to say that Jane and Matthew have a place there, too, and I will happily recommend this book to others.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    I received an ARC for this for an honest advanced review. This

    I received an ARC for this for an honest advanced review.

    This was fantastic!! Jane Black is an up and coming indie musician who hits it big after the breakup of her marriage. Matthew Harrigan is the top music critic in the biz. Together they are explosive. This story takes us along on their journey. Filled with angst, humor and sexual chemistry that is to die for this one shouldn't be missed by the 18+ readers. I highly recommend it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

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    Received ARC in exchange for honest review.  5 Peachy Stars<

    Received ARC in exchange for honest review. 

    <b>5 Peachy Stars</b>


    This is the third Book of Lauren's i have read and Loved!! This one had me at the cover....it kept me all the way through. It is
    smouldering. I have goosebumps remembering some of the scenes. My highlighter was working overtime!!! 

    Meet Jane Black, after having massive success with her lastest album, penned from the heartbreak that poured out of her following
    her husbands devestating revelation, and breakdown of her marriage, she is thrown back into the limelight with reporters fighting to
    get the story behind the album. 

    With a mistrust of Reporters, Can Matthew Harrington a British (drop dead gorgeous, sexy, ) music critic charm his way into gaining
    Jane's trust?

    I was routing for him....i really was, but i called him a Rat Ba*ta%8 at one point after a certain scene, he wants Jane, there is amazing
     chemistry between them, it sparks out of the pages, and touches you.... and when she is left standing there outside the restaurant
    during the scene i am talking about..... I am left gobsmaked!! She is left reeling!!! So he earns the nickname RB from me.

    But don't worry....Yes, he has Faults (Who doesn't) but it is his professional hat that causes the conflict. I want to slap that hat off, i
     want to stamp on it, rip it off, and chuck it away......they do pretend they don't see the hat sometimes ;-0 

    There is not an arrogant bone in Matthew's body, I love an arrogant son of a b*t%£ don't get me wrong, but i Love the Matthews of the
     world that don't need to show anything other than this Hot Honey Coated Calm Sophisticated Confident air that sweeps women off
     their feet and wraps them in that to die for Greek God finely sculpted body, which promises to 'Adore' them as only a Man like that
     knows how to!!

    He took care of Jane, showing her she was the goddess that he wanted to worship in......over and over, again and again, renewing
    her faith in herself after her marriage which left her feeling totally unloved as a woman. So whatever happens between her and
    Matthew, she would be thankful for that alone. 

    Me too!! Matthew is the marrying kind, you would want this one forever. 

    I laughed my socks off during this Book! I work in a fruit and veg shop, i can't look at the Fruit in the same light, i am going to dirty
    places in my mind and laughing out loud.I even took fruit home and did a photoshoot...i kid you not!!! The evidence is out there......
    it will appear!! 

    Witty, Innuendo a plenty, HOT, SEXY, Caring, Romantic. 

    A must read, it melted me and Lauren hasn't failed me yet, her books are easy to read, goosebumps a plenty and you get involved
     with the characters so much that you shout, scream and love them.....

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2013

    Not great

    ## I can't recommend this book. It was 230 pages but felt like 700. With some books that's an advantage. Not so here. I was bored by most of it. The entire book revolves around Jane and her writers block. The romance took a back seat. Like the third row in an SUV. I did like the heroine but couldn't muster up much fondness for the hero. His job as a journalist was always there as a reminder that journalists like to shock their readers by revealing private information about celebrities. And they know they hurt people along the way but do it anyway because they need to be honest. Yeah, ok....Along with Jane, I had doubts that he was sincere. Something about him just rubbed me the wrong way. I'm sorry to say that I won't be reading this again.

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  • Posted November 9, 2013

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    Far too Tempting was definitely flirty and fun, but it had some

    Far too Tempting was definitely flirty and fun, but it had some weightier issues running through it as well. Jane is still working through issues with her soon-to-be ex (the divorce proceedings can't begin for a year, and finally do get underway during the novel) and is especially affected by the major feelings of betrayal and abandonment that he caused. She's torn between wanting a relationship with Matthew and worrying that he has a hidden agenda that once again will end up leaving her feeling betrayed and alone. Add in to all that the pressures from her record label to have a new album ready yesterday, and she's a walking recipe for major writer's block to beat all other writer's blocks before it. Matthew is a very private person with secrets of his own, and when Jane does find out something about him that he had been keeping from her, she is sure that their whole relationship had been an act, just like the one with her ex.




    I absolutely loved this book. I appreciated that so many characters were writers: Jane, Matthew, Jane's brother Owen, and his new girlfriend Taryn. I liked that eventually all the characters owned up to their issues and made real progress toward getting over them. I adored not only Jane and Matthew's relationship, but also the relationships Jane had with her six-year-old son, her brother and sister, her best friend, her parents, her music mentor from her hometown...the list could go on and on. Even the Chinese delivery food guy had a role to play, and he played it well. No corners were cut in the storytelling here: the resolution was believable and well done, and I totally bought into their HEA. This book has it all: witty banter, real drama, and characters with dimension. Oh yeah, and lots of fabulous smexiness. 




    A rating. I'm absolutely signing up for more from this author, and soon.

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  • Posted November 7, 2013

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    Deliciously Seductive Read!

    Find this review and more at Lusty Penguin Reviews!

    Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely is a fun, light, and thoroughly entertaining contemporary romance. Blakely pulls the reader in effectively using first person voice to tell the story through Jane Black’s eyes.

    As indie music artist known as Queen of the Dumped, Jane finally achieves the success all musicians strive for, winning the Grammy for Album of the Year. Now the “it” celebrity, Jane is approached by Matthew Harrigan of Beat magazine, who wants to do exposé on Jane and the writing of her follow-up album. Completely attracted to Matthew’s good looks and British accent, Jane feels sexy and beautiful, something she never felt while married to Aidan. Jane is a compelling character as she works to heal herself after her failed marriage. I couldn’t help but cheer for her as she embarks on a relationship with Matthew and risks trusting another with her secret desires and plans for the future. As Jane and Matthew get to know each other, their witty dialogue, filled with tons of musical references, kept the pages turning. As a music lover myself, I really loved Jane’s top ten list of breakup songs. The sexual tension between Jane and Matthew just sizzles throughout the story. When they finally succumb to their desires, their bedroom play is steamy and passionate. Another aspect of this story that I truly adored was the parallel story lines of Jane trying to solve her writer’s block and starting to explore her relationship with Matthew, which adds depth to this story.

    Delightful characters, emotional plot twists, and plenty of music make Far Too Tempting a deliciously seductive read that you won’t want to end.

    I received an eBook copy of the book from the publisher for the purpose of an honest review. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.

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  • Posted October 24, 2013

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    My rating: 4.5 of 5 ¿¿ New recipient of a Grammy for her lat

    My rating: 4.5 of 5 ¿¿




    New recipient of a Grammy for her latest album and recent single mom, Jane Black gets little time to rest on her laurels. She is expected to jump right back in and produce another successful album. But the writing productivity for her last album was the heartbreak following her ex-husband's bombshell walkout on their marriage a year ago, and she was done purging the breakup. With the pressure on to keep the momentum going and her muse nowhere in sight, Jane is just going through the motions until inspiration hits her.




    In the aftermath of the Grammies, to Jane's dismay, the press starts pursuing the reasons around her marriage breakdown. So when Beat's top music journalist, Matthew Harrigan, better than goodlooking, deliciouly British and devilishly charming, approaches her for an exclusive interview that covers preparations for her new album without intruding on her personal life, Jane agrees. 
    She has always been attracted to the gorgeous Brit and figures that perhaps the close proximity, since he will be accompanying her in the studio, may help get her creative juices flowing.




    Unfortunately, it isn't the creative juices that are flowing. Massive sparks flare up between Matthew and Jane and although the two are doing all they can to keep a professional distance until the article is written, the temptation proves too big. Still hampered by writer's block, Jane is hoping that perhaps giving in to an affair may spark her inspiration, but even that does not seem to do the trick. 




    With their personal involvement it becomes difficult to separate their professional lives and slowly the lines are becoming blurred. 




    *****




    I really enjoyed this book. The snappy banter, the British dirty talk, the evident chemistry between Jane and Matthew. The unapologetic and straightforward interest they have in each other........no games, no beating around the bush. They are very clear in what they want, logistics and timing is their only issue. It is so wonderfully mature in comparison to some of the grade school antics I sometimes read.




    Matthew is a pretty straight-laced guy, who doesn't draw outside the lines much. He is completely taken with Jane but is also a professional to the core. He seems to be able to compartmentalize work and personal life well and responsibly, initially, but that is more difficult as they become closer. He is very verbal and does absolutely not hold anything back, which is exactly what Jane needs.








    “You are so wet, and I f**king love that so much. You need to know that. You need to know how good you feel to me. How amazing it is to be inside you.To feel you around me,”








    Jane is a bundle of insecurities. Her life to date, was all based on a misconception, a lie, an illusion. She has no idea of the value she has, of her desirability, her worth as a person......a woman. Someone like Matthew, who tells it to her straight, is a little unnerving for Jane. Appealing, but difficult to trust. Not something she is used to, so to take everything he says at face value is hard. She needs to hear it, though, she craves that reassurance. It helps her be herself, in the moment......to just be and instead of desperately looking outside of herself for inspiration, allow it to come to her.




    &quot;He tells me and I nearly combust. He knows what I need; he knows what I want to hear.
    To be wanted.
    To be desired.&quot;








    The story grabbed me from the start and held on till the end, I was fully engaged and that is always a pleasure. The flow was nice and even with a steady build up of tension throughout, some pretty explosive and intense love scenes made all the more appealing because of the dose of humour injected. I chuckled quite a bit in the course of reading this book. Great job, Ms. Blakely!!! More like this please!!








    ¿Funny, mature, touching and smoking hot!!¿




    **ARC provided in return for an honest review**

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  • Posted October 23, 2013

    I absolutely love reading books about musicians, the business, a

    I absolutely love reading books about musicians, the business, and the impact it has on their personal lives. I think it all stems back to my obsessive boyband phase in high school. I seriously loved reading about the music, touring, and how they would find that balance between their personal and public lives. I also wanted to be a singer for the longest time, so I suppose that also has to do with it. Anyways. One of my favorite things about this book is that I thought Lauren did such a great job of making this realistic for us. Our main character Jane, is a musician who has just hit the big time with her notorious breakup album. The book opens up with her winning a Grammy! Yet, while Jane is on a music high, she quickly comes down after realizing that she needs to stay on top of her game- which means writing more songs and laying down tracks for her next album.

    Sounds pretty reasonable for an indie-artist, don't you think? In order for Jane to keep the spotlight, she needs to keep the music coming, not let there be a lapse between albums. Because as soon as you wait- the new next big thing is already on their way up and your just a shadow of yesterday.

    I really liked Jane. She definitely needed this music burst to help her and not just professionally, but personally too. After having two mediocre albums and then having her husband break things off with her, Jane really needs a pick me up. Her husband leaving really left with her some confidence issues and this positive reinforcement is a great start for her. Jane is now a single mom and I loved her scenes with her son, Ethan. I haven't read too many books where the MC has a child and I really enjoyed that addition. On the night of the Grammies, Jane runs into Matthew Harrigan, a music journalist for Beat magazine. After exchanging some flirtatious banter, he tells her he wants the first interview with her after she wins. Matthew is one of NYC's most eligible bachelors- he's sexy, talented, and BRITISH. Yes, that's right. I do love me a man from across the pond! Matthew gets a hold of Jane and convinces her to meet with him for an exclusive interview. Jane is definitely wary of journalists- especially since her and her ex's story has been leaked to the media. However, Matthew is persistent and determined, and Jane is completely attracted to him.

    Their relationship is definitely riddled with sexual tension and want, but Matthew knows it would be wrong to pursue Jane while he is supposed to be writing an exclusive on her. Yet, after a taste of the forbidden fruit, he can't help but go back for more. For the first time in a long time, Jane finally feels desired again. After the rejection of her husband, she craves someone to show her how beautiful and sexy she is- someone who wants all of her and wants her desperately. She finds that in Matthew. Jane is finally letting the chains of her past heartbreak fall away and is letting her heart slowly be healed by Matthew. However, Jane has been dubbed the Queen of the Broken Hearts. She poured every emotion, every hurt feeling into her last album and now that she is no longer that broken, hurt woman- she finds she's having trouble finding inspiration for new music.

    She desperately wants Matthew to be her muse, to bring out new emotions about falling in love and letting her heart be mended. She is not having very much luck. She starts to question herself and lets self-doubt creep in- what if she's only destined to be the Queen of Broken Hearts?

    As for side characters, I enjoyed Owen, Jane's brother. You can tell the two are very close- he positively encourages her, not just as her brother, but as another professional in a tough business (he's a writer). Aiden, Jane's ex, is just not one you can hate. Blakely created an ex who is not vindictive and horrible. On the contrary, Aiden is a good guy and a good father to his son. He hurt Jane deeply and for so long, she felt it was because she was inadequate and wasn't enough for him. The truth is, Jane had nothing to do with it. Aiden was not honest with himself for a long time and tried to make something work that simply couldn't. While he may have handled it slightly insensitively, Jane realizes in the end she cannot hold a grudge against him for being his true self.

    &quot;I would have told them that I didn't stop wanting you the second you left me. That even though you might have still loved me as a friend, as a person, I was still in love with you, and I thought it was all my fault that you didn't feel the same way. I thought I wasn't good enough. I thought I wasn't pretty enough or sexy enough or interesting enough. But it's not my fault.&quot; (e-ARC 204)

    Jane's self reflection and commitment to move forward is what makes her such an awesome protagonist for me. I felt for her as she really struggled to write music again. She simply needed to take a step back and let herself open up to all the possibilities of music. Music is in her heart and it soothes her soul- there's no way it was going to give up on her.

    I enjoyed this story- I didn't connect as much with Matthew as I have some of Lauren's other love interests from previous books, but I did still enjoy them as a couple and liked seeing their relationship progress and overcome the odds stacked against them.

    *Received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2014

    Surprised...

    This book was much slower than I anticipated...not one of my faves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 3, 2014

    Another A++++ Lauren Blakely novel

    Like all of the other Lauren Blakely novels, this one doesn't disappoint! Jane & Matthew are hot! I love their witty banter back and forth. It has just the right amount of drama. Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    HOT HOT HOT

    These stories made you want more. Love this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2014

    Its Lauren Blakely

    Of course this is a great book it was written by Lauren Blakely. I own all of her books and they are all great reads!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2013

    Good

    Enjoyed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 11, 2013

    Almost gave up...

    I almost gave up on this book. Very slow start, but I was able to finish. A pretty good read after all.

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  • Posted November 6, 2013

    I really enjoyed all these books ! Thank you for giving me such

    I really enjoyed all these books ! Thank you for giving me such great books to enjoy as I wind down it make my down time all the better :) &lt;3

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