Throb

Throb

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by Vi Keeland
     
 

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From New York Times & USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a steamy new romance novel.

The rules:

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor,

Overview

From New York Times & USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a steamy new romance novel.

The rules:

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn't be hard to live up to my end of the bargain...so I thought. Until I realized the deal I'd made was with the devil...and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.

Author's note – Throb is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Editorial Reviews

www.shaynareneesspicyreads.com - Shayna Shayna Reneee Spicy Reads
"THROB was deliciously addictive! This sexy contemporary grabbed my attention with its unique and intriguing storyline. Kate and Cooper are extremely HOT together, with an electric chemistry and a passion you just can't deny. Fun, sensual, with a splash of kinky, THROB is a story I could definitely lose myself in over and over again."
USA Today Bestselling Author - Julie Richman
"This original and unique page-turner is packed with so much heat that it is incendiary and guaranteed to leave YOU throbbing."
New York Times Bestselling Author - Kim Karr
"A unique, addictive, and sexy story that is a breath of fresh air. You won't want to miss this one!"
New York Times Bestselling Author - Penelope Ward
"A fresh storyline that hasn't been done over and over. You will FALL IN LOVE with Cooper!"
www.bookchickwithkick.com - Nita The Bookchick
"When you read Throb you will be reading a story that is absolutely one of a kind. I loved the depth of the characters and the story. It is extremely sexy but contains moments of sweetness and complexity that will have you speed reading to the happily ever after – and there is one!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940149892846
Publisher:
Vi Keeland
Publication date:
01/24/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
292
Sales rank:
5,371
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting New York Times & USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!

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Throb 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was excellent.  Hot, steamy, great chemistry - what more could you ask for?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Wow. Tremendous read. I won't get into the plot because most of the other reviewers took care of that.... and then some. But, it wasn't ordinary or predictable, that's for sure. Holy moly, the hero was hot and intense but the authors made it hard not to root for the "other" guy Flynn. Man, he was mmm mm, delish. I almost feel like Kate got to know Flynn better than the actual hero. Almost like it was just sex between the hero and Kate...but actual fondness, respect and friendship with Flynn. Nonetheless....amazing. Again, this was fabulously different from anything I've read. I'll be waiting for Flynn's story this summer and will definitely read this again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If I take the time to rate something! It's rare that I do. Great characters and a fun plot. Looking forward to Flynn's tale!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a really great book. The story continued to draw me in. Very HOT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this one. Loved the characters, great chemistry, nice story
Anonymous 12 months ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. You could relate to the story of the two brothers. One being the golden child that succeds in all thst he does and ths not so golden child.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fabulous fun and a great read!
fanofbones More than 1 year ago
Throb, my first read by the author was hot and fun to read. I'm a fan of those t.v. shows and figured this would be similar. I loved the characters and the humor.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book. It was hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful book....loved Kate & Cooper's story so much!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story and great charcters, can't wait for Flynn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rarely give stories 5 stars but this one deserves it. Besides the characters jerking you into the story immediately AND the main male character is "bossy" .. hot.. the female character is capable of serious compassion and can keep Cooper (don't you love that name for an alpha boy.?) The story is well written and edited which lots are not. Proper word forms were used which gets to me when they are not ex.. there, their and they're.... to, two, too any excellent book and l will follow this author for more
JoannaDursi More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed VK's MMA Fighter series & can already tell I'll love this series too. Cooper & Miles have inherited their fathers production company. Miles decides to take his half into the reality realm without much success. Cooper meets Kate unexpectedly and they hit it off. That's why he finds it so hard to believe she turns him down for a date. Kate has been sworn to secrecy about the new reality show she's on, Throb. Some rules are made to be broken, right? I think the only thing holding me back from giving this 5 stars was the ending. Not with the contents of the ending but how they got there. After the build up & the source of contention between Cooper & Kate, it felt a bit rushed. The writing's good & you can connect with the characters easily. Can't wait for Beat & more of Flynn. - "You haven't even begun to see bossy yet. Tonight I'm going to tell you to do things, and you're going to do them. When I tell you to open wider, or take my c*k deeper, you're going to listen."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well written romance that had me reading non stop...one of my favorite authors!
Siobhan0 More than 1 year ago
I received an arc of this for an honest review I was a little unsure going into this book as I'm not a fan of reality TV and a reality TV show is the backdrop for this book. I'm glad to say that my initial judgement was so far off the mark... This book was really good... Funny, well thought out and realistic. Kate applies for the reality TV show; Throb. The show is kinda like 'The Bachelor'... a group of girls competing for the attention of an up and coming rockstar. Most of the girls competing are doing so for the fame but Kate is doing it in the hopes of winning the prize money to help her family who are drowning in debt. Whilst on set, she is invited to a poker game where she meets Cooper, A sexy, dirty talking God of a man. Kate and Cooper hit it off but there is a problem... whilst the show is being filmed, Kate isn't allowed to date, it's in the contract she signed and breaking the rules would end in a lawsuit that Kate cannot possibly afford. From the moment he first see's her, Cooper wants Kate and will do anything to have her. Finding out that Kate is one of the participants in his brothers show, Cooper implants himself into the production of the show, pursuing Kate relentlessly. Will Kate be able to withstand Coopers advances or will she succumb to the sizzling attraction between them? I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and portrayed the reality TV industry in a true to life fashion. This was the first book I had read by this author and I will definitely be reading more of her work.
Blamjam More than 1 year ago
A card game. There is a long standing card night that Cooper has been attending for years with some old family friends. Kate is the daughter of a card shark who happens to be invited to the game by one of the gentlemen that has been organizing this game for years. Everything comes together one night when Cooper and Kate play cards together. Cooper is drawn to this woman that knows how to hold her own with his sassy mouth and can also hold her own at the table. A reality show. Kate is a cast member on a reality show about dating, similar to The Bachelor. She is locked into a contract and because of it she is not allowed to date, so she turns down Cooper's advances. Cooper is not giving up easy; he is willing to gamble it all. Love, a gamble he has never been willing to make until now. This becomes complicated because Cooper's brother, Miles is the one running the reality show and holding the strings making life complicated for them. Miles has some cards up his sleeve as he digs up dirt on Kate and is not exactly Cooper’s number one fan. The complications become the best part. The love they cannot deny ends up being side glances, stray fingers, stolen kisses, and secret romps...that were HOT. Cooper can be bossy with me any day! This was a fun and sexy read. I love that it poked fun at reality TV and showing that even with a perfect environment to fall in love, the heart knows what it wants and sometimes you have to take that gamble to get it...What bigger risk than playing a hand in the game of love? I ADORED the epilogue! It came full circle and was perfect. I love that the next book will be about Flynn. He might not have been perfect for Kate, but he has sexy rockstar written all over him!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
5 stars . Great book.
kitB More than 1 year ago
I liked everything about the book from beginning to end
tinaleeharris More than 1 year ago
4 stars Have you ever wondered what might happen behind the scenes of reality TV?  This is just the book for you.  It will make you laugh, smile and wonder if this is really what goes on.  Overall this was an easy read.  I enjoyed the characters.  Kate was great.  Her witty comeback and the reason she was playing the game made it more real. Kate has to win this contest.  She needs it to help her family pay bills.   She can surely go 8 weeks without any sex.  She can do what needs to be done to win the grand prize.  She has the girl next door looks and is smart too.  But one run in with a sexy stranger at a card game late Friday night may change Kate’s game. Cooper is doing what he was taught; successfully running the family business while his little brother has been running his part into the ground.  Cooper is following in their father’s footsteps along with the Friday night card games at the studio.  But when a sexy beauty of a lady is the 4th man at the table.  Cooper is intrigued.  Not only does she have the looks but smarts too and a card shark.  But the one thing she is, not interested in Cooper or so she thinks. As the reality show continues, the run ins with Kate and Cooper become more frequent.  The attraction between them is undeniable.  But Kate knows what winning this show will do for her.  While Cooper maybe everything that she wants, she must look the other way.  She has more important things to think about then what her heart is feeling.   Will Cooper be able to stay away from Kate for the 8 weeks that the filming of the show?  Can Kate win the grand prize?   But sometimes disobeying the rules can be just what you need.  Who needs to follows all the rules?  Just don’t get caught right.  And when feelings and the heart are involved, shouldn’t you go all in no matter the change of losing?