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Posted February 27, 2012
Maya does it again. She has a way of creating a leading man that you just love to hate how male his thinking is, but love his alpha male attitude. This is the 3rd book in this series and I admit the first book had me waffling with but I stuck with it. You just can't help but keep reading. I guess it is that the characters are so believable. Devon made me want to slap him upside the head and but Ashley just wanted to bring a smile to his world. The characters are believeable and you find yourself cheering by the end of the story. A definite must read!!!!
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Posted March 2, 2012
I loved this book!! Maya Banks has done it again. Tempted by her Innocent Kiss was a great book! And I highly recommend this book and this series!! It helps if you read this series chronologically, but it can totally be read as a stand alone.
This book made me cry, laugh, and smile; it was a great all around book. The characters was well developed and excellent; it totally made you wanna slap some sense into Devon. A definite read!!! Can not wait until the next book!
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Posted March 20, 2012
I liked both stories in this book. Their are love scenes in both Tempted by
Her Innocent Kiss and Never Too Late, the short story by Brenda Jackson.
In the first book is the story of Devon and Ashley. It opens with Devon planning to ask Ashley to marry him. Her father made that a condition of their companies mergeing together. Devon is not to happy about decieving Ashley.
After a romantic dinner at his place before they make love, Ashley tells him that she is a virgin.
Devon is proud and possessive. tells her that from now on she will stay with him. The next morning wakes up to a rose, card and diamond ring beside her.
Ashley is full of joy and wears were feelings out for people to see. She works at a animal shelter. She wants to have a house, animals and children.
On her wedding night she finds out that Devon does not love her and that her father made Devon marry her.
Devon tells her faults and that he thinks they can make the marriage be a good one.
Ashley starts to make the changes to fit with what he wants and becomes more unhappy all the time. Devon does not like the changes either.
In Never Too Late
Sienna marrage will be over in two weeks time. She goes to their cabin to take all her stuff out of it, because Devon gets the cabin in the divorce.
Devon goes to the cabin because he left something their a couple of weeks ago and wants it before the big snow storm comes.
Devon is not happy that she is their too. Sienna wants to know if he came alone when he stayed their and what he left.
Sienna looks out and a blizzard of snow did not hold out for the next day it was here now. They dont have a lot of food to last a few days they might be stuck their.
Devon did not want a divorce and was surprised when he came home one day to find that she had left. He wants this time to figure out what went wrong and if they can save their marrage.
I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
03/06/2012 PUB Harlequin Harlequin Desire
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Posted March 7, 2012
I usually Like her books. Unfortunately,this wasn't one of them. All book pure drama. The romance was lost on it and the end was lacking.
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Posted May 29, 2012
A great Intro to category romance
I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book. After reading a book by Maya that I received for Christmas I had to give this one a try. This was also the first category romance book I read.
The nice thing about category romance is they are fast-paced and easy to read. Tempted by Her Innocent Kiss was a very quick read, but I quickly fell in love with Devon and Ashley. They both had their faults, Devon especially, but throughout the book their growth had me turning the page as fast as I could. Devon is a bit of an egomaniac and wants the perfect socialite wife--or so he thinks. Ashley tries to be that person, but learns that she isn't happy with herself when she is. I loved the antagonistic relationship these two shared throughout the book. There were moments when I wanted to strangle both of them which only made me that much happier when it all worked out in the end.
For an introduction into category romance this was a great choice. I'd recommend any of Maya's books because the writing is solid and the stories are captivating.
Posted May 27, 2012
What kind of woman with any sort of pride or dignity stays with man who only married her to gain financially? And she tried to change herself for him? Ugh how disappointing not to mention a waste of money. There is simply no plausible love connection under these circumstances.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
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For full review including excerpt and dialogue highlight, please visit Reader's Edyn at: ~~~
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Ashley has a father who is well-to-do in the business world and consequently has a company Devon wants to get his hands on in the interest of expanding the business he and his friends have worked to build over the years. William, Ashley’s father strikes a bargain with Devon. If he wants to do business with Copeland, Devon gets Ashley with the deal. William knows his daughter’s flaws and wants to be sure she is settled down with the right kind of man who will take care of her. The only condition is that Ashley must never find out the truth – that Devon married her as part of a business deal. ~~~
Ashley is free-spirited. She wears her emotions on her sleeve and is fiercely loyal to those who she loves. She would do anything for her friends and family. Devon is somewhat annoyed, but also slightly amused by Ashley’s seemingly childish antics. She calls him out of the blue at work just to tell him she loves him. She leaves her things all over the place. And she doesn’t know the meaning of “grow up” – or so Devon believes. When Ashley discovers the truth of William and Devon’s scheme on her wedding night, she is forced to grow up fast. ~~~
In an effort to save what “could be” of her marriage, Ashley makes drastic changes. She banishes all traces of her cluttered ways around the apartment, she changes the way she dressed and styles her hair, she dives head-long into domestic responsibilities like learning how to cook ~~~ and all along, she looses herself. The problem is that while Devon begins to miss the silly phone calls and random aspects to the sparkling personality that was once Ashley, he also does not realize that she is no longer herself. Attributing her changes to adjusting to married life, he is not overly concerned with the remarkable differences. Unfortunately for Devon, Ashley decides she has had it when she discovers she is pregnant. And Devon might be too dense to grasp the gravity of Ashley’s impact in his life; not to mention his oblivion of the depth of his feelings toward her. ~~~
Some people might be turned off by the Pregnancy & Passion component to this series. I, however, am not one of those people. I appreciate how people oftentimes change their outlook on life what they realize an innocent life has joined the picture. I have seen it happen in real life countless times. Why wouldn’t the same be viable in romance as well? The fact that happy-ever-after isn’t just *POOF* in front of us makes the journey that much sweeter – and equally painful. Not that I enjoy the pain of the main characters, but I do love to see the transitions from one mind set to another and the events that get them from point A to point B. While the story is short at less than 200 pages, both the depth of character and development of character is executed in a believable way. The story does seem to end rather abruptly and an epilogue would have been a welcomed addition. However, knowing that book 4 is on the way makes that complaint minimal at best. Bottom line, this story is a quick, enjoyable read. Those holding back simply because of the “pregnancy” aspect should put their reservations aside and give it a go. Chances are you’ll enjoy your time spent with Ms. Banks, her business tycoons, and the women who tame them. ~~~
(Digital ARC provided by publisher via NetGalley for review.)
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