Naughty Little Wishes

Naughty Little Wishes

by Nina Crespo

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Naughty Little Wishes (Entangled Brazen) 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
ReadYourWrites More than 1 year ago
When I read Nina Crespo’s debut novella, Take me if You Dare, the first book in her Birthday Dare Series, I couldn’t wait to read more from her and see what else she had in store for the series. Unfortunately, Naughty Little Wishes did not live up to its predecessor. I HATED Tabitha from the very beginning. Yes, hate is a very strong word but it applies to her. Because of her, I found the book hard to read. Tabitha Drake is a personal stylist who travels the country, taking people’s closets apart and giving them a new look. I won’t deny that she’s good at her job. My problem is that she thinks she always right and that she can do whatever the heck she wants. News flash, she’s not always right and she doesn’t understand or seem to care that her actions have consequences. Andrew Bode is co-founder and CEO of Bode-Wynn, a private security firm. Yes, he’s young. Yes, he’s rigid and set in his ways. But a past tragedy has made him so. In all honesty, my like of Andrew is what boasted my review of this book up. Nina definitely stepped up the heat level from the first book, but failed when it came to the characters. But with that said, I’m still looking forward to reading more books from her and this series. **Received a copy from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest unbiased review.**
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good plot, steamy love scenes- enjoyed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just more of the same ol same ol. Nothing new to offer. Too short to really get deeper into the characters. Just another rush to tell a story that deserved more. It's getting to be all about the sex. Even the sex scenes were just ok. Not as steamy and deep as they could have been. At least it was only 0.99. s.
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
Great background characters and the two main characters were good too but something was missing. It seemed like the hero was put in the box of being uptight and the heroine was always pushing his buttons. Maybe I have read too many of these types of stories lately but it seems like it is the same old thing. They meet, there is conflict, they have hot sex and it goes on from there.
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
The best book to read is one where the hero and the heroine are at each other's necks...not only can it be funny but the tension can lead to an explosive sexual BOOM! Tabitha met Andrew a year or so ago at a party and they disagreed about everything. Now she's back in town and under his skin again. Andrew grew a business from the ground up and one of his few clients who stuck with him from the start is looking at other security businesses. To try and keep his client, Andrew asks Tabitha to work with the client's daughter as a stylist, to swing the client his way. But this means Drew and Tab with be in living together as there are no places available for Tabitha to live. With sexual tension high, they have to figure out how to not go at each other's throats...and bodies!
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
Tabitha Drake and Andrew Bode had one of those attractions that they couldn't stay in the same room without arguing about anything and everything but the sexual chemistry is explosive.  He's in the personal protection/security business and she's a personal stylist.  Drew promises a client Tabitha's services in hopes that the client will renew his contract with his company.  Tabitha's willing on one condition.  That he'll let her update his drab wardrobe.  While in town, she's staying at his house and things start to get casually steamy between them.  One night he wakes from a nightmare and Tabitha realizes that he has unfinished business with an ex-fiance that he was in a car accident with.  When Tabitha hunts down this ex-fiance, trying to fix his life, has she gone too far? Strong female characters make for more of a challenge for those gorgeous, sexy alpha men.  The chemistry between Tabitha and Drew was sizzling.  Even when they argued, the attraction was still there.  Also loved the secondary characters.  This was a fun, sexy, well written story and I can't wait to read more from this fantastic author. Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Personal stylist Tabitha Drake is a free spirit. When she meets Andrew Bode, she is irritated by his uptight attitude. He doesn't believe in fun. What is his problem? It looks like she'll find out. He needs her help to keep an important client. These two may be total opposites, but when they are in the same room sparks fly. Their attraction is powerful and sensual. If only they weren't always fighting. Can they work together without killing each other? Tab is so likeable and open. She and her friend, Jasmine, have such a fun relationship. Their dialogue made me laugh. The humor is outrageous. Andrew is closed off. He keeps his emotions buried. He's never recovered from a serious auto accident. His fiancée and her family blamed him for the crash. The guilt he feels is enormous. He doesn't want to let anyone in his life. He can't bear the pain. Tabitha is a breath of fresh air. She'll make him face his problems. Nina Crespo has created interesting characters. They both have experience loss and pain but they dealt with it differently. I loved it when Andrew took care of Tab when she had the flu. He was so kind and loving. I enjoyed Naughty Little Wishes. The emotional connection between Tabitha and Andrew was amazing. This was a sensual and moving novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fun read with drama and passion.....would like to see more in the series
SummerSnowFalls More than 1 year ago
I have to say, I absolutely love the enemies to lovers fiction trope. It’s hot. It’s snarky. It usually has stubborn, passionate characters. All the things I love in a pairing. And Naughty Little Wishes delivered on all three. Tabitha is a sexual woman who revels in her passionate nature and isn’t afraid to let her lovers know exactly what she wants from them. She’s a successful businesswoman running an enterprise of fashion consultants with many big-name clients. But she’s also a bit too nosy and butts her nose into places where it doesn’t belong. This trait causes problems with Drew later on in the book too. Andrew (Drew) is a more uptight and rigid when it comes to his life. Everything has a place, must be in order, and planned down to the very minute of details. Unfortunately, he’s also a little hung-up on his Ex and what happened in a car accident several years ago. And those hang-ups form much of his personality and way he lives his life. These two characters could not be more opposite if they tried. Their clashing personalities make for entertaining encounters at parties, much to the amusement (and sometimes horror) of their friends and co-workers, but underneath that edge of frustration lies a great deal of sexual desire. Now, I will say that Tab and Drew coming together was a little out of the blue. I didn’t think there was quite enough set-up to make their first sexual encounter the natural progression, but this is an erotica novella and there is only so much space to work with so I will forgive this small sin because the stellar writing more than makes up for any small falters in the plot. Overall, a good afternoon read. Very hot when it comes to the erotica scenes (for which there are many, but not so many as to get boring or repetitive). Inventive and sensual – I loved some of the imagery Ms. Crespo evokes – but also humorous and ends on a happy note. Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] Com I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Wow! This book was a smoking hot one! the heat between Tab and Drew was smoking. Their bantering was some serious foreplay and it was fantastic! They were a riot back and forth. Then when they got together the first time, holy moly! I loved the way she pushed him out of his comfort zone. I do feel their story ended a little too quickly, because I could have so read more on them. I have read the first one in this series and it was good to see Jasmine and Ethan again. They were very cute in this one. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
<i>Naughty Little Wishes</i> is the second addition to the <b>Birthday Dare</b> series, we are introduced to Tabitha, the other half of the best friend duo. We met Jasmine on her birthday dare that led her to her love Ethan. During their company picnic Tabitha is introduced the owners of Bode-Wyn, Andrew Bode to be exact. The two instantly butt heads and both are left disliking the other. But their paths cross on a dark rainy road, and leads them down a path of mutual benefit. Drew needs Tabitha to help his client's daughter with a bit of style sense, and he needs to renew their contract. This combined endeavor puts the two in close quarters and when the cats away the mice shall play! Steamy &amp; endearing light read.   *ARC generously provided by Entangled <i>Brazen</i> Publishing in exchange for an honest review*
GirlmeetsBooks More than 1 year ago
Why did I want to read this book? A snarky heroine and an sexy but uptight hero is a combination I can definitely get on board with. I wanted to witness their interactions and all the transitions in their relationship that are bound to happen. What worked for me? One of the things that I really appreciated in this story is how Tabitha and Drew were able to maintain their characterizations all throughout the book. Yes, there were growth and development but these didn&rsquo;t feel abrupt. The magic with their romance is that it was something that crept up to them, in a way. Yes, there were those moments of complete clarity when they finally accepted within themselves and owned to their feelings but the pacing of their falling was really engaging to watch unfold. It&rsquo;s like you just understood that they have strong feelings for one another. I was a little torn about the conflicts. I accepted some but the others I questioned and wasn&rsquo;t really a fan of. But I do get their necessity from a plot viewpoint. The really good ones were great for character development and for stretching that band of relationship that was connecting Tabitha and Drew together. I also love that we get to see many sides from these two. They&rsquo;re not simply one-dimensional characters so it made reading the story enjoyable. What did not work for me? Like I said earlier, there were some turn in the conflicts that I wasn&rsquo;t a fan of. There might be room for a little improvement on that front. My over-all take on it? I can say that this was a breezy, sexy read but at the same time it also was pretty intense and emotional in some parts. Both of which definitely add points in my book. The chemistry between Tabitha and Drew was definitely sexy and definitely there but their emotional entanglement is also a great plus.
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
naughty never read so good!! the H/h really make the book! ****A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for an honest review**** This is the story of Tabitha and Drew. Andrew Bode, CEO of the Bode-Wynn military contracting firm, is majorly tight. as in , no emotions . He was like a robot. Tabitha Drake, personal stylist, was the opposite. She was very free in her emotions and said what was on her mind.  A bad accident several years before had deeply affected Andrew and had almost lost him his legs. It changed him from the care-free loving guy he was into a very serious and joyless man he is now. Reason he meets Tabitha is he needs her help to get a makeover to secure a style makeover.  Tabitha sees Drew, and sees a man hurting but she also feels there is something there between them-a spark, a chemistry. Drew tries to keep the arrangement on his terms so he has the upper hand but since he has Tabitha living in his home, things spiral from there. Tabitha wants to help Drew heal but in doing so, will she push him away completely which will cause her to lose him completely? The love scenes were erotic and written very well, drawing them to each other despite  the characters  thoughts on how things may not work. I really liked the secondary characters in this story too, friends and co-workers of the couple who added great chatter and their  friendships to fully round out this story. My rating: 4.0 rating ****
mysticrosetiger More than 1 year ago
This book is a great read. Tab and Drew story is sometimes best intentions can go wrong but loving someone isn't.
JaneyC More than 1 year ago
ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.. Tabitha Drake is a flirty, fun personal stylist, who loves ice cream.  Her friend, Jasmine - from the 1st in this series, works for Andrew Bode,and when Tab first meets the CEO of the military contracting firm, she finds herself in hate with him. They agree on nothing, and appear to aggravate the hell out of each other by just being at opposite ends of every issue. Drew finds himself outside his comfort zone whenever he&rsquo;s near Tab. In his dour brown suits, with his red ties, he is cantankerous, cranky and downright complicated. He is a fitness fanatic, having been in the Navy, and being heightened by an accident he was in with his ex-fiance, and is completely governed by the rigidity that his healthy lifestyle dictates. The rest is fairly predictable, and repetitive, and then the story got on board the drama llama. I was majorly affected by the author&rsquo;s voice in this story. I struggled with her dialogue, re-reading paragraphs, and as a consequence didn&rsquo;t gain a connection to either of these characters. I&rsquo;m afraid I found them annoying rather than endearing, which I think is always at the root of immersing yourself. I definitely think its a case of &ldquo;it&rsquo;s me&rdquo;, as we all read a different book&hellip;so please don&rsquo;t let little ole me put you off.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
A fun and sexy opposites attract story that had be hooked from beginning to end the story held my interest and the chemistry between Tabitha and Drew is on fire. An all-around great read.
MoniqueD More than 1 year ago
A solid story behind the clothes not making the man, or rather the man choosing clothes that unmake him; Drew has good reasons for dressing poorly and Tab will do what it takes to have him throw away the ugly clothes that hide such a great body. NAUGHTY LITTLE WISHES is a surprisingly intelligent story about opposites attracting each other, but with a lot of depth. Tab and Drew have a lot of chemistry, and there are very interesting uses for ugly ties and sinful food! A sizzling, fun, and quick read.
Blsfan68 More than 1 year ago
Great story. A steamy, quick read with interesting characters and excellent secondary characters. The pace is perfect with a few surprises. I look forward to reading more books in this series. ARC received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
This steamy story tells of the romance between Tabitha and Drew. A bad accident 5 years earlier has affected Drew deeply and makes him rigid and controlled in his approach to life. Tabitha is the opposite of everything he is - fun loving, exuberant, daring Drew to let loose and be the man he used to be. When a business arrangement between them leads to some bedroom fun and games, Drew tries to keep the upper hand but as Tabitha invades his home, she also invades his heart. But when Tabitha goes one step too far in her efforts to help Drew overcome his past, will Drew let her in all the way or shut her out completely? I really loved this book! I enjoyed Drew's character very much - handsome, athletic (I admit, as a runner I love characters that race as well so that was definitely part of his appeal for me), trying so hard to maintain control in all aspects of his life and falling for Tabitha and her quirkiness at the same time. Tabitha too was an engaging character, full of life, an extrovert in her dealings with everyone including Drew. In her lust for life she makes mistakes, and sometimes these mistakes cost her, but she knows when to admit she is wrong too. I loved the two of them together, the snappy comebacks, the sizzling chemistry that leads them into each other's arms. Opposites definitely attract and this is well established here. The love scenes were steamy and well written, drawing them to each other despite their misgivings on how a future between them would possibly work. I liked the secondary characters in this story too, friends and co-workers of the couple who added great dialogue and friendships to round out the story. Overall I found this to be a fun, entertaining read with characters that interested me, a plot that engaged me, and a love story that was sweet, sexy and satisfying. 5 stars!
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
2 - &quot;You've always been a bit of a nosey busy-body.&quot; Stars. I really enjoyed the first novella Take Me if you Dare in Nina Crespo's Birthday Dare series, so I had great hopes for the second novella Naughty Little Wishes being just as good. Tease... Take... Bite... Sadly, it wasn't the case on this occasion. Nina's writing style is just as engaging, but that in itself made it even more of a disappointing read when the characters you are engaging with are so uninspiring and outright annoying. Tab and Drew were both people dealing with a lot of personal demons. The actual building of a relationship as well as their sexy times fell flat in the main due to Drew constantly thinking about an old ex, and Tab's incessant need to butt into everyone's business as a way to get over her guilt for her brothers death. &quot;Stop trying to fix him. He's not broken.&quot; Tab went about her task with Military precision and determination, reading it was like driving along an uninterrupted stretch of road, knowing that you are going to be involved in a massive car crash at some point, whilst ignoring everyone's advice to get off the road, because you know best, and are certain that you can drive through the wreckage without any issues. I wanted to love this novella, but unfortunately it left me underwhelmed, a bit bored and massively disappointed. ARC generously provided via Entangled, I am sorry that I cannot provide a more positive review on this occasion.
Nicola_1202 More than 1 year ago
If you're looking for a short read with some sexy action and a couple that aren't each other's biggest fans, then Naughty Little Wishes is that. Having loved the first novella in the series, I was looking forward to seeing what Tabitha's and Drew's story brought. 'You like being tied up?' 'Maybe a little.' 'You should have told me. We could have done this a long time ago.' Unfortunately as a couple, they didn't work out for me as I was hoping; I never felt invested in them and, despite the fight between them, they lacked the spark I was anticipating. Tab infuriated me and Drew just didn't flick my switches. But I finally did warm to them and start to understand them, only it ended and I was left wanting that bit more; I felt certain elements to the storyline were neglected a tad with everything wrapped up a little too easily and quickly. That said, I do like Nina Crespo's writing style and she knows how to inject steam into her storylines. It all boils down to the couple on this occasion, but just because I didn't connect, doesn't mean you won't. I've heard that books for Mitch and Devin are on the cards and I look forward to seeing what they bring. 2.5 stars. Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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