No Romance Required [NOOK Book]

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No Romance Required by Cari Quinn Faking it never felt so good… Cory Santangelo is used to getting his way, both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Lately he hasn’t had much opportunity to do anything but work, but one unexpectedly sexy night in a gazebo with Victoria, his gorgeous and feisty interior designer, changes all that—especially when they’re caught on camera. Suddenly Cory’s sterling reputation is no longer above reproach. Since his impromptu encounter coincides nicely with his need for a ...
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Overview


No Romance Required by Cari Quinn Faking it never felt so good… Cory Santangelo is used to getting his way, both in the boardroom and the bedroom. Lately he hasn’t had much opportunity to do anything but work, but one unexpectedly sexy night in a gazebo with Victoria, his gorgeous and feisty interior designer, changes all that—especially when they’re caught on camera. Suddenly Cory’s sterling reputation is no longer above reproach. Since his impromptu encounter coincides nicely with his need for a girlfriend to get his well-meaning, meddling parents off his back, he decides to ask his lifelong frenemy for a favor. To pretend to be his girlfriend for a month. No strings attached. The only problem? Vicky Townsend wants those strings tied all around her. She’s battled a long-suppressed crush on Cory, and their combative work relationship has only fanned the flames. When he suggests his needs are more than she can handle, she’s ready to up the ante. And her bargaining chip is lots of delicious, inventive sex. Until they discover nothing feels as good as making it real…

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781622667963
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 8/12/2013
  • Series: Entangled Brazen
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 27,831
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Disappointed

    Enjoyed the book up until pg 162 when the book stopped. Turned the page and it repeated the page. So left me hanging for the ending. I would complain to get my money back but not sure who to contact. Though i only paid $2.99 for it i feel i should have receivedvthe full book.....

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

    Yummy!

    Great love story. It was sexy and funny.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2013

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    The book was just ok for me. I don't like a book where the female does all the pursuing. The ending was very rushed. It needed a prolog.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 13, 2013

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    I am a huge fan of Cari Quinn`s, so naturally I have been eagerl

    I am a huge fan of Cari Quinn`s, so naturally I have been eagerly anticipating No Romance Required`s release. It was just as good as her others, and I think I have found a new favorite. The tension between the two protagonists is insane. No Romance Required is a tale of a fake relationship and Cari Quinn tells that story so brilliantly. I already cannot wait to see what is next for her.




    This one fell just short of perfect for me. I really just loved it - the storyline on both the part of Victoria and that of Cory was great. I wish I had gotten to spend a little more time with both characters, particularly Vicky, to learn more about her back story.




    The relationship between Cory and Victoria is absolutely smoking! I loved the slow build of their relationship that they both have been fighting off for so long.




    I still say you can never go wrong with a Cari Quinn book - and No Romance Required shows exactly that. A quick paced romance that doesn't let you put it down for a moment is a perfect way to spend an afternoon.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2013

    Two words: Sinfully Good! Reading excerpts from this book before

    Two words: Sinfully Good! Reading excerpts from this book before reading it made me glad that I got an Advanced Reader's Copy of it before the release on Monday (August 12th). I made sure to reserve a whole day just for No Romance Required and I am so glad that I did! I couldn't stop reading it, turning page after page to find out what they would do next! After I finished reading it, that night, my dreams were filled with Cory, and some still are! If you are any kind of fan of romance books, steamy scenes, and hot guys, then you MUST read this book!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 12, 2013

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    I. Love. This. Book. So much. I loved this the first two in this

    I. Love. This. Book. So much. I loved this the first two in this set, but this one is just. Wow. I'm going to just admit it. Cory's brand of dominance absolutely works for me. There is something so intense about it, but not just that he refuses to relinquish control, but that he wants that super deep level of connection and trust with someone. I don't always go for the kink, but with him, well, uh, yes. I absolutely adored these two, from their little battles to their sweet moments to their scorching ones. Cory is so carefully controlled, so reserved and a workaholic, that seeing him slowly ease out of that, soften for Vicky yet still retain so much about himself... whew. Quinn completely nailed everything about this book for me, and it's one I will definitely be reading again. And again. (And again). Vicky is the right kind of feisty and confident, but also a bit unsure of things especially when it comes to Cory. If you love romance, you must read this book, and I cannot wait for more from this fabulous, talented author.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Not great

    ## I tend to agree with another reviewer. I don't like stories where the woman does all the persuing. It comes off as desperate and pathetic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Love this series

    This is book 3 in the series. Please read at leadt book 2 so you know the characters. Cory is a workaholic and puts work in front of everything. His parent are getting ready to retire and he and his brother Dillon are taking over the businesses. But the parents are scared that cory is working to death and needs a woman to balance his life. Cory is putting a magazine together thats about designing/decorating with the stores products and a great designer Victoria aka VICKI. Both of them are head strong and fight all the time. After a picture of them making out is in the paper, Cory sees it as an way to stage a fake girlfriend and get his parents off his back. Vicki likes the idea since she has allways liked cory. He wants her to submit to him in bed, but vicki get the best when he submits to life for her. Love this series and wish it would have more books. Kristy D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Third in a Series!

    Read them all and Enjoyed them all!! Excellent characters, excellent story... Lots of love and lots of laughs and would recommend all three books to all...

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  • Posted October 28, 2013

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    As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by PussyWillow 4 out of

    As posted on The Smutty Kitty reviewed by PussyWillow

    4 out of 5 Licks

    For this third installment, No Romance Required we get a another fun, sexy and witty story. I think what I liked most about this story was the dialog and sparring between Vicky and Corey. I loved Vicky, she had a troubled childhood but she became a strong business woman. She has a tough exterior that hides her secrets and her caring nature. When she agrees to pretend to be Corey's "girlfriend" it changes not only her and what she wants, but Corey too. Now, you got a little clue in the previous book that Corey had some good in him, but he is such an ass in parts of this book that I wanted to slap him. Corey isn't all bad, he has a good kinky side and does come to realize that Vicky is everything he wants. And, oh boy, does he pull a great romantic gesture at the end of the book.

    Highly recommend this series, all books are well written, they can be read together or as stand alones.

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  • Posted October 13, 2013

    Well... what can I say about this book? It's a hazard. Nearly se

    Well... what can I say about this book? It's a hazard. Nearly set my Nook on fire. There should be a disclaimer! :-) I absolutely fell in love with Cory. There's something about him that sparked my interest in No Flowers Required and in No Romance Required, I found out exactly what that was! Want to know? Read it and fall in love with him yourself, ladies. :-p The writing is fantastic, and let me tell you... Cari can write a scorching scene vivid enough for you need some fresh air. Vicky's character was well developed. I could easily see her as a friend. I enjoyed the frenemies angle and found myself itching for more. You will not be disappointed if you pick up this book. In fact, it's guaranteed to make you a Cari Quinn fan!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2013

    Great series!

    Love this series by Cari Quinn!

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  • Posted September 14, 2013

    Highly recommended

    This story grabs you from the get go, from mistaken identity, dislike and something more ;) Cari Quinn is a fantastic author and this is the second book in the Love Required series. Once you start this series with No Dress Required, you will want/need to read the rest in the series. I recommend this to everyone.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2013

    Excellent!!!

    Very quick read at only 200 pages but very very enjoyable. Loved Cory and Vicki!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2013

    Really enjoyed this one - I love the Entangled Brazen line!

    Really enjoyed this one - I love the Entangled Brazen line!

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  • Posted August 20, 2013

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    3.5 stars:   NO ROMANCE REQUIRED is the third storyline in Cari

    3.5 stars:   NO ROMANCE REQUIRED is the third storyline in Cari Quinn’s erotic contemporary romance Love Required series.  Although it is the third installment in the series, it can be read as a stand-alone.  Some of the previous storyline characters are mentioned but their importance to the current story is connective only.  No Romance Required focuses on CEO Cory Santangelo-a man who has no time for anything or anyone in his life except business- and Victoria Townsend-an interior designer who has been in love with Cory all of her life.  
    The premise of the story finds Cory needing a special someone in his life to keep his parents from hassling him about finding a wife and settling down.  Now that his brother is in love, Cory feels the push to find that special someone-if only to please his parents.  So, to keep everyone happy, Cory asks a favor of Victoria-pretend to be his girlfriend for a few weeks, to keep his parents happy.  What neither one expected that the pretend relationship would become the real deal with broken hearts and painful loss.
    The character of Cory was a little difficult to like in the initial stages of the storyline.  He was cold; buried himself in work; and refused to acknowledge the pull between himself and the woman he has known most of his life.  He was abrupt, condescending and rude but within a few chapters, his character started to turn around when he realized that Victoria Townsend was everything he wanted and needed in his life.
    And Victoria was a bit of an enigma.  A woman with a previous reputation from high school that the locals refused to let her forget, she is also a daughter and a sister first.  And the secrets that she hides will push her over the edge and into Cory’s arms.
    The writing style is simple.  There are a few references to the previous storyline characters but overall there is no confusion or loss of cohesion in the story.  The relationship between Cory and Victoria is both hot and cold; cold when Cory and Victoria continue to push one another about their personal lives and current arrangements; and hot when the faux relationship becomes sensual and sexual in the bedroom-just to keep it believable ;)
    NO ROMANCE REQUIRED is a short storyline of frenemies to lovers-a long time in the making.  Their relationship was a given by everyone but the two people at the center of the storm and it will take a family to ensure that Cory and Victoria know that they are perfect for each other.

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