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Posted September 8, 2014
Posted March 30, 2014
I knew going into this novella that it was on the shorter end of stories, and that it was actually 2 novellas in one book. However after reading these books, I feel unsatisfied on a few different levels.
With the first story, I thought there was a great story there that it actually could have become a longer book by itself. There was enough action and suspense going on that could have carried the story even farther than it was.
Madison, I did enjoy her character. She knew what she wanted and went after it. And in the case of this book it was Rafe she wanted. Rafe, I don’t really have any feelings towards him besides complete bewilderment. His personality seemed to change drastically towards the end of the book and I was left shaking my head at him.
The bonus story is the one that had left me completely unhappy after finishing it because it felt like a story that was starting in the middle. And even worse than that, there was no real ending to the story either. You are left wondering what the heck was going on.
I have read other books by this author in the past, and I am upset that this is one of the stories that I just couldn’t really get into. I will continue to look into books from the author in the future however. This book didn’t sway me off them completely.
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Posted February 13, 2014
This is the story of an innocent girl named Madison who witness a terrible crime being committed and tries to do the correct thing and calls 911. But little does she know that she has just messed with a very bad crime lord and now he is after her. When she first shows up at the police station to give her statement she is scared and the person interviewing is making her terrified so she bolts and runs to her friend Rafe because he is a cop and he will keep her safe.
Rafe provides a safe place for her to stay and he will protect her at all cost. Rafe has always had feelings for her Madison and now that they are under the same place are they going to be able to stop there mutual feelings for each other. There is an amazing love story in this book . I loved watching them fall in love and watching move through real life struggles.
This book also includes a novella Better Late than Never is was a really fun short story.
I really like this book and highly reccommend it to readers. I will be definetly be looking into more books by this author
I received this book as ARC by NETGALLEY with a request for an honest review.
Posted January 27, 2014
Tempting Witness: When Madison was witness to a severe beating, she ran to her brother's best friend, Detective Rafe Jackson for protection. She's always known she can count on Rafe, but the last time she saw him, he created quite a stir with her date and she just can't understand why he'd be like that. Rafe has always been attracted to his best friend's little sister, Madison. He's always held back because the family has always meant so much to him. When Madison shows up on his doorstep, he knows he'll always protect her, but can he keep his attraction under wraps in such close quarters?
I adored Tempting Trouble from the first word right through to the very last. This story is as sexy as it gets and Rafe's actions and words will melt your heart immediately. This is my kind of story and Rafe is so much the perfect hero, he'll pretty much blind you to the heroine. Except for the sex scenes. Then you'll just be wishing YOU were the heroine (lol)! It's erotic, sensual, and very descriptive. Ms. Stuart is my new favorite author and I'll be knocking everyone down to get to her next book (okay, I won't really knock anyone down, maybe just push a little…lol). I loved it, loved it, loved it! Tempting Trouble is a KEEPER for sure!
Better Late Than Never: Lindsay had been in an accident and Randy, her boss's son stayed by her side at the hospital. Randy has wanted Lindsay since she first started at his father's company. He kissed her at the hospital and since she's been home, she's been avoiding him, not answering his calls. Now that she's back to work, Randy doesn't intend to give her any more time to ignore him. He's going to make sure she knows they're perfect for each other…and then he plans to take her to bed to prove it!
After Tempting Witness, the first story in this book, my expectations were so high, I had a little trouble getting into the second story, Better Late Than Never, as completely as the first. With that being said, it was still a delightful story, with great characters. The hero and heroine were honest, straightforward, and when it came right down to it, completely let go with each other in bed. Randy was not only protective, but loving and let Lindsay know exactly what he was always thinking. They're an adorable couple and it was a great bonus story!
Posted January 22, 2014
NUMBER OF HEARTS: 4
Characters: Rafe Jackson & Madison Dubois
Rafe has been tip toeing around Madison for years. When her life is threatened after seeing something she should not have seen Rafe will do everything he can to keep her safe. Even if that means getting his heart broken.
This was a quick novella to read but packed with a lot of action. Both the dangerous kind and the sexy kind.
Better Late Than Never:
Characters: Randall Phillips & Lindsay Taylor This was a super super short story. I enjoyed this little quicky of a love story even if it left me wanting more.
I received a complimentary copy of the book from NetGalley & Savannah Stuart in exchange for an honest review. This review is my own opinion and not a paid review.
Posted January 21, 2014
4.5 stars! I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I truly enjoyed these two stories. Although the stories are not long they are VERY HOT! I found myself being sucked into the emotions of Rafe and Madison. In the second bonus story I at first got so angry with Lindsay when she couldn't open her eyes to see the perfect guy right in front of her! In the end Randall is able to give a HOT HEA ;)Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This book contains two short and fast erotic romances that tease the reader with red hot sizzling passion.
Tempting Witness: After witnessing a terrible crime, Madison Dubois, runs to the only person she knows she can trust to keep her safe, Detective Rafe Jackson. Rafe has been in love with Madison for longer than he cares to admit and when she shows up on his doorstep, he has to keep her safe even while the sparks starts flying.
Better Late Than Never: Because he’s in management, Randall Phillips has kept his distance from Lindsey Taylor, but when she’s in a car accident, he throws the rules out the door. Only Lindsey has been avoiding him since the hospital but now that she’s back at work, he’s not going to let her get away with that any more.
Tempting Witness is a fast paced plot with lots of suspense, romance, red hot sex and great characters that grabs the reader’s attention and doesn’t let go until the very end. The attraction between Madison and Rafe burns hot enough to scorch the reader and the frequent sex scenes make the reader burn even hotter. The suspense builds more tension and adds depth to this enjoyable story. The bonus story is an extra spicy tease that sizzles with steamy passion and sex. Both stories are brought to life with vivid images and intense details and the author makes it feel as if the reader is part of the stories.
While I think they are both really short teases, they are very enjoyable ones that stimulate the senses and give the reader a delicious taste of happily ever after romance.
Posted January 7, 2014
This book is a novella and a short story featuring two different couples. They are not connected in any way so they can easily be read as stand alones.
Detective Rafe Jackson has had a crush on his best friends little sister Madison Dubois for years. When she witnesses a crime he takes her to his house to keep her safe. Madison has always thought that Rafe saw her as a little sister so she is surprised when he kisses her.
This is a novella so we don’t get too much depth in the characters or story line. I did enjoy this story. It was pretty light and quick as well as fairly predictable. That being said the sex between Madison and Rafe was pretty hot and each scene was different and exciting to read. There wasn’t a lot to the plot of this story, the crime Madison witnesses puts her in a position to stay at Rafe’s house and other than a few conversations between Rafe and his Captain, it mainly revolves around his and Madison’s relationship. We get a miniscule glimpse at Madison’s brother who is Rafe’s best friend but don’t’ learn anything much about him.
I liked Rafe and Madison as a couple. I did agree with Rafe’s internal monologue that he was a bit of a p***y (his word) since he had had a huge crush on Madison for years and never approaches her. He’s worried that hit will ruin his relationship with her family, make his best friend mad, ect. It was about time he manned up and did something about his feelings. We do get an epilogue (yay!) so we get a small look into their future but it’s barely more than a page. I would have liked a bit more there.
Better Late than Never
Randy Phillips has been watching the receptionist at his fathers firm for over a year when she has a car accident that sends her to the hospital. When he goes to see her he keeps her company and they get to know each other better before sharing a hot kiss. Then she ignores him for six weeks while she is recuperating. On her first day back he finagles a way to take her home and confronts her about what happened.
This is a short so we don’t get much in regards to plot but we do get a hot sex scene. There is the basic set up then lust takes over when they are at her place and sex ensues. It was very nicely done with moments of character info so we didn’t feel like we are reading about two strangers. There are also a few paragraphs at the end that wrap things up nicely. Overall a well written hot short.
Posted November 15, 2013
I really liked these two stories. Both were love stories and while i never consider sex between two people who love each other erotica, it was very explicit and not for younger readers. I especially like the first story about madison and rafe. Really good short stories. Phyl pWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted August 1, 2013
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This was a good second book in a erotic short story sci fi series. Heated Mating the first book was a good intro in to this world and I think that this book gave us some more info in to their world. Aeron, Hauk and Brianna were great together. The sex was great and Hauk and Aeron are hot alpha males. This book is a little longer the Heated Mating and I can't wait to read more about this new series.
Posted May 22, 2013
I was unaware that Katie Reus wrote under another name...not that I'm aware of it, I have a lot of catching up to do. I love her writing style. Her characters are complex...one minute you're chuckling along with them & the next, they're twisting you up inside. Rafe and Madison, in Tempting Witness, were great characters, and as usual, I loved the story line. Just enough suspense, with lots of steamy romance! The second bonus story was just that...a great bonus. It's short, steamy and emotionally satisfying! This author just cannot disappoint me!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 10, 2013
Great mix of steamy love scenes and suspense. I could not get enough of the hero, Rafe. I would highly recommend reading this book and any others written by this author under both Savannah Stuart and Katie Reus. I have yet to be disappointed and I don't think you will be either.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 10, 2013
i have to admit i totally loved this book it was a brilliant read i fell in love with Rafe a little he is everything you could want in a hero and very well suited with Madison, I have to admit once i started reading tempting trouble i couldn't put it down and I'm looking forward to reading more of Savannah Stuart.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 9, 2013
This book give you a hot romance combined with suspense and danger. Madison Dubois is an independent, strong willed woman. She puts her life on the line when she witnesses a vicious crime and reports it to the Police. When Madison needs protection she goes to Detective Rafe Jackson, a former Marine and a friend of her brother. Rafe is the perfect Alpha male who does everything to protect the woman he secretly loves. The characters are well written and the story is filled with action. You'll read this book in one sitting. I guarantee it! As a bonus you get Better Late Than Never which is the icing on the cake. Who can ask for more.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted May 8, 2013
3.75 stars-hot, sexy and suspense: REVIEW: TEMPTING TROUBLE is a re-release of a previously published novella by Savannah Stuart (aka Katie Reus). With much of the storyline premise revealed in the blurbs, I will add that if you are a fan of Katie’s RED STONE SECURITY series you will like Tempting Trouble.
The writing similarities and styles are such that at times I thought I was reading another installment of RSS. The sex scenes are hot and erotic and, the males in both storylines take control-they know what they want and they go for it.
TEMPTING TROUBLE is a combination of one novella and a bonus short story-both perfect for a quick read at lunch. If you are looking for a little romance, a little sex and a little suspense with your storylines, Tempting Trouble delivers.
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Posted August 13, 2013
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