Reluctant Nude

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Overview

Chipping away at her resistance, one touch at a time...

Fallon Frost's late foster mother had done so much to heal the wounds of her damaged childhood. So when a lecherous developer plans to bulldoze her old home to make room for a strip mall, the practical, ordered life Fallon has built for herself is threatened.

Then he makes a twisted proposal. He'll leave the land alone if she poses nude for a sculpture that'll end up in his collection. ...

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Overview

Chipping away at her resistance, one touch at a time...

Fallon Frost's late foster mother had done so much to heal the wounds of her damaged childhood. So when a lecherous developer plans to bulldoze her old home to make room for a strip mall, the practical, ordered life Fallon has built for herself is threatened.

Then he makes a twisted proposal. He'll leave the land alone if she poses nude for a sculpture that'll end up in his collection. Seeing no other choice, she heads for Nova Scotia-only to find something totally unexpected. A sexy, hot-blooded, infuriating sculptor.

Guarded, sexually detached Fallon is a challenge Max Emery can't wait to tackle. Yet with each tap of his chisel, he uncovers a woman who rekindles a dream he thought lost. Home, family...love. And the closer he gets to her core, the harder it becomes to accept that he's carving her naked body for another man's eyes.

As progress on the sculpture almost grinds to a halt, their fragile fantasy world collapses under the weight of reality. Threatening Fallon's one chance to save her foster mother's land...and any chance she and Max have to find love.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781609284428
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/6/2012
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 1,087,118
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Meg Maguire wrote her first romance when the movies in her head demanded an outlet. Before writing, Meg was a lousy barista, a decent designer, and an overly enthusiastic penguin handler. She lives near Boston with her extremely good-natured and permissive husband.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 7, 2014

    Loved

    This was a really good read! Couldn't put it down!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2013

    Is thair sex ? ( : ( : fuk ass fuk ass

    Jharves

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2013

    This is quite an enjoyable read. There's nothing wrong with it.

    This is quite an enjoyable read. There's nothing wrong with it. The only reason I'm giving it a 3* rating is because there doesn't seem to be anything POW-extraordinary. It had a rather flat affect.

    It's a good read, but I only keep books that I love and will joyfully re-read. This isn't a joyful re-read. Thus, it's one I'll be returning.

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  • Posted September 5, 2012

    Thoroughly Enjoyed

    Emotionally touching and sensual read. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2012

    Loved it. I wanted to crawl into Max's skin. So wonderful

    I just loved this story. It was so romantic, sensual, honest, intense, realistic, and believable. Max and his creative genius were compelling. This is one of my top ten books. Sizzling Seduction with my man Patrick Hightower. Quade's Babies with Quade Westmorland....I love these books that explore the vulnerabilities of both men and women so honestly. Highly recommended. It feels like a hug.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 21, 2012

    Awesome

    Good read

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Good Read

    This is a great story. I love the environmental aspect of her career, and how they didn't want to ignore their feelings for most of the book. The description of his studio is amazing, and the play of the characters is very intriguing. Once their feelings are out and they are together the story ends quickly. I would have liked a conclusion before skipping forward in time and then ending. All in all an good read, and a great romance.

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  • Posted May 16, 2011

    Very sensual

    loved it.

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  • Posted May 12, 2011

    Fantastic Read

    Fallon will have to willingly take off her clothes for the eccentric artist but will Max strip away the protective layers around her closely guarded heart in the process?

    Do you enjoy a story where the relationship builds at a steady pace and you're able to savor the romance? Do you enjoy characters that are so layered with personality they practically jump off the page? If you answered yes to these questions I can guarantee you will love The Reluctant Nude. Ms. Maguire sets this heart tugging love story in beautiful Nova Scotia. Her writing and descriptions are amazingly vivid and enable the reader to imagine the picturesque town and smell the ocean breezes blowing in off the sandy coast.

    Fallon has embarked on a journey that will force her to face her fears, her past and her short comings. Her voyage into self-discovery begins from the moment Max answers the door of his unique little studio. Max is such an enigma and keeps Fallon on her toes trying to understand this "weird" and yet charismatic artist. Max has such a terrific sense of humor, you never know what he's going to say or do. To say that he's direct would be an understatement.

    Watching the uptight Fallon unwind and fall in love with the tortured self-possessed Max was a delicious tension filled adventure. They're both flawed characters with even more flawed childhoods that shaped their formative and adult years. It affected their ability to relate to others and offer trust and genuine affection. The emotion between these two is so tangible I hurt along with Max and Fallon when reality crept into their little hideaway haven.

    Ms. Maguire's characterization of Max left me breathless. His childhood was cut short and distorted because of his talent and subsequent free fall from fame. Likewise, Fallon's nomadic foster home experience has made her strong but sometimes distant. They each crave the stability of "home" and a normal life. Ms. Maguire paints an awe inspiring and well earned HEA for this precious couple and gives the reader a lovely closure to their story, it feels complete.

    The Reluctant Nude is a steamy romance with a well-developed plot that kept me engaged from beginning to end. The dialogue is often witty and had me laughing out loud more than once. This is Ms. Maguire's second book with more on the way. This reviewer has put her on automatic buy list and looks forward to seeing what she offers up next.

    Originally posted at The Long and Short of It Romance Reviews

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  • Posted April 13, 2011

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    Beautiful romance!

    I was blown away by this story. It was so much more than I expected, and this wasn't my first Meg Maguire book, so I was expecting a good read to start with.

    The picture that the author paints with the Nova Scotia setting is very easy and lovely to visualize. The descriptions of the characters brought such a vivid picture to mind - I could easily picture Max's hands as he worked, caressed the marble, etc. Fallon's emotions also were very easy to read from the physical descriptions. I am absolutely not a fan of overly wordy descriptions, but this book hit it right on the mark for me.

    The love story is really well paced. I was really wrapped up in rooting for the two characters to be together.

    This is a book that I'll go back and re-read - I even highlighted passages that I wanted to savor again (which is unusual for me). Very highly recommended!

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