Turn It On

Turn It On

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by Vivian Arend
     
 

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Pushing the sensual limits can set off all kinds of alarms…

Turner Twins, Book 1

Inheriting her grandmother’s home is a dream come true for web designer Maxine Turner. She’s looking forward to a little freedom from the constant demands of her beloved, crazy mob of a family. When vandals expose just how vulnerable she is

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Pushing the sensual limits can set off all kinds of alarms…

Turner Twins, Book 1

Inheriting her grandmother’s home is a dream come true for web designer Maxine Turner. She’s looking forward to a little freedom from the constant demands of her beloved, crazy mob of a family. When vandals expose just how vulnerable she is living alone, she seeks help.

Ryan Claymore’s well-thought-out life was wrenched out from under him when responsibility for his special-needs stepbrother landed on his shoulders. Going from military man to business man hasn’t been easy. He counts himself lucky he’s found Maxine to trade his security-system knowledge for her website expertise.

The red-hot chemistry that sizzles between them comes from out of the blue, and they both fight a losing battle to resist. Even the secret Ryan hides isn’t enough to keep Maxine from working her way into his heart—and his bed.

But something else might tear them apart. Whoever seems determined to destroy her home, and her sanity along with it.

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"...Turn it On by Vivian Arend is the perfect short story if you are looking for a quick, yet tremendously satisfying romance fix. Her stories are guaranteed to be red hot and steamy romances that have emotion, sigh-worthy moments that in fact may leave you breathless, and characters that you’ll grow to love. Despite its short length (approx 130 pages) it doesn’t feel like a short story but a full-length novel because of the evolution of Maxine and Ryan’s love story. It’s amazing to me that she can work such magic in so few words. It’s a little gem that I loved, and worth every single penny. I can’t wait to see what she will have in store for us in the 2nd book in the Turner Twins series." ~ Seductive Musings

"TURN IT ON is very sweet and moving contemporary romance in which emotional moments alternate with hot and sexy ones. The instant chemistry didn't only occur between Maxine and Ryan but also between me and Vivian Arend's writing. I was pulled into the story from the get-go and was captivated by the smooth, easy and seductive writing style and story." ~ Pearl’s World of Romance

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605048796
Publisher:
Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
01/19/2010
Series:
Turner Twins , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
206
Sales rank:
81,282
File size:
923 KB

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"...Turn it On by Vivian Arend is the perfect short story if you are looking for a quick, yet tremendously satisfying romance fix. Her stories are guaranteed to be red hot and steamy romances that have emotion, sigh-worthy moments that in fact may leave you breathless, and characters that you’ll grow to love. Despite its short length (approx 130 pages) it doesn’t feel like a short story but a full-length novel because of the evolution of Maxine and Ryan’s love story. It’s amazing to me that she can work such magic in so few words. It’s a little gem that I loved, and worth every single penny. I can’t wait to see what she will have in store for us in the 2nd book in the Turner Twins series." ~ Seductive Musings

"TURN IT ON is very sweet and moving contemporary romance in which emotional moments alternate with hot and sexy ones. The instant chemistry didn't only occur between Maxine and Ryan but also between me and Vivian Arend's writing. I was pulled into the story from the get-go and was captivated by the smooth, easy and seductive writing style and story." ~ Pearl’s World of Romance

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Meet the Author

Vivian was playing hooky the day they taught about the importance of getting a “real” job; she was hiding out at the local library rereading everything for the fifth time. Since then she’s become a Jack-of-all-trades with a job-experience list only slightly smaller than the average phone book. She’s hiked, biked, kayaked and camped throughout Canada, Europe and the States. These adventures have become settings for her overactive muse to wander. Vivian lives in Western Canada with her longtime sweetie, two kids and a dog that looks like a stuffed toy. Turn It On is her second print title.
 

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Turn It On 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 105 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and could barely put it down. Great for a quick, easy read!
booklover1335 More than 1 year ago
I really loved this novella, it was just what I was craving.a great straightforward contemporary romance, just a man and a woman and their story of love. Max is from a large and protective family who is learning to spread her wings, assert her independence, and discovering that learning to say "no" to her family allows her the freedom to find herself. Ryan, on the other hand hasn't had the best experience with his family growing up, and has been happy living life as a military man.at least before he discovered he had a brother that needed him, and is now having to learn all about being part of a family along with the obligations and commitments that go with it. Max and Ryan have great chemistry from the moment they meet. One of the things that I loved about their story is that there was a real progression to their relationship. Even though they were immediately attracted to each other the reader gets to experience how their relationship progresses from mere attraction to a lasting type of love. Max meets her brother, Ryan meets her family and friends....my point here is: They get to know each other as they fall in love. Discovering why and how the characters fall in love with each other as it happens to them is one of the reasons why I love reading romance. The only criticism I have for this story is that at one point Max considers ending her relationship with Ryan because he has become to overprotective and overbearing after a series of increasing malicious threats and vandalism to her car and property. But this deliberation occurs immediately following a party with Ryan and her friends, where they were all having a good time. End of the chapter. Then at the beginning of the very next chapter she's thinking of breaking it off. And while it wasn't completely unexpected that her character would rebel against Ryan's increasing protectiveness, I mean he's an ex-military man, who run's a security consulting firm, and who has come to have strong feelings for Max. She's trying out freedom for the first time. It's only natural that he would feel the way he does, and for her to feel the way she does. It was such an abrupt shift.from party, to possible breakup without a transition that I had to stop and turn back a page just to make sure that I hadn't missed something. I wish that there would have been at least one scene where Max either expressed her thoughts internally about Ryan's increasingly overbearing and overprotective nature as he reacts to the danger surrounding her, or a scene wear Ryan completely overreacted to something that happened, prompting Max to consider ending their love affair. That being said, other than this one drawback I thought Turn It On was pretty close to perfection. Turn it On by Vivian Arend is the perfect short story if you are looking for a quick, yet tremendously satisfying romance fix. Her stories are guaranteed to be red hot and steamy romances that have emotion, sigh-worthy moments that in fact may leave you breathless, and characters that you'll grow to love. Despite its short length it doesn't feel like a novella, but a full length novel because of the evolution of Maxine and Ryan's love story. It's amazing to me that she can work such magic in so few words. It's a little gem that I loved, and worth every single penny. I can't wait to see what she will have in store for us in the 2nd book in the Turner Twins series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I read book two first and it made sense. I'm sure they were mislabeled. This should have been book two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great read from one if my #1 authors. Lots if steam, good story & great characters
pilsilver30 More than 1 year ago
nice book, great characters and good plot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
How many times has a man pillow talked the words.. I want to suckle your breast?
ahlewis32 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the story but would have liked to read it after Turn It Up. I'd love to see more of the Turner family and it's intricacies. 
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pegsobrn More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed both books in this series by one of my favorite authors
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LuluW More than 1 year ago
It was a great read. I enjoyed the other book in this series also. The mystery was only part of the story that kept it interesting for me; it was a great backstory. The love story was great!
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great easy quick read!
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