A Major Attraction (Good to Go, #1)

A Major Attraction (Good to Go, #1)

by Marie Harte

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A Major Attraction (Good to Go, #1) by Marie Harte

U.S. Marine Major Kyle Waters has recently returned home after months at sea. He desperately wants some well-deserved rest, but his pleasant dreams turn from downright sinful into a nightmare when he wakes up, his arms full of a deliciously naked and thoroughly panicked Olivia Cava—the woman he’s been fantasizing about for months.

Kyle’s scheming ex-girlfriend has maneuvered Olivia into rooming with the sexy man of her dreams. Olivia’s a professional, a career woman who finds herself drawn to Kyle, as she’s been since she first laid eyes on him. Growing up as the daughter of a career military man, she’s vowed never to get involved with a Marine. Yet Kyle stirs something inside her, and she finds herself saying yes when she means to say no.

Their life goals seem worlds apart, but love will find a way. Until Kyle’s past relationship threatens to ruin the future he has only just found with Olivia. Can the truth set him free? And can Olivia put aside her five-year plan and her heartache to forgive a stubborn Marine bent on loving her…forever?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940153238401
Publisher: No Box Books
Publication date: 04/06/2016
Series: Good to Go , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 18,463
File size: 346 KB

About the Author

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marie Harte has over 100 books published with more constantly on the way. She’s a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit http://marieharte.com and fall in love.

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A Major Attraction 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
The story starts with Major Kyle Waters coming home after being gone for 8 months on board ship on a tour of the Mediterranean. It's the middle of the night, he is tired and just ready for bed. When he stumbles into his bed in the dark, he doesn't see the woman sleeping on the other side. Olivia Cava is gently awoken to the rumble of a sound, but it's dark and not time for her to get up yet. So she snuggles back in to the warm embrace of her fantasy man.  As his hands move over her and his kisses along her neck make her feel good, she realizes that its not a fantasy, but a real life man. Olivia starts using the self-defense moves her brothers taught her, causing Kyle to wake with a jolt of pain, ready to fight.  Once in the light, they recognize each other.  She is the owner of his favorite coffee shop, and he is the guy that she has been secretly drooling over. As it turns out, Kyle's ex-girlfriend sublet out his house to Olivia while he was gone, never telling her who the landlord actually was.  Kyle makes the suggestion for Olivia to stay on, he will clean out the spare room and they can share the house until her lease is up. As the two get to know one another the heat between them becomes combustible.  This was was a hot, steamy read; smexy from the beginning to the end.  Though it seemed like Insta-Love, it really wasn't.  The two of them had been eyeing each other for months before his tour sent him away.  And there is nothing like a bit of sleepy groping to really get to know someone in a hurry, *snicker*. Both Kyle and Olivia had issues to overcome and I liked that though Kyle had a massive Asshat moment, when he figured it out, there was a beautiful apology scene. I would read the next 2 books in the series and gave this one 4 stars.
Arch_Angel More than 1 year ago
I love everything I’ve read of Marie Harte’s to date and have developed a fondness for Military men too!!  First, I need to say this book is explosively HOT!!! The sex is plentiful, and be warned, it’s enough to melt your eReader! The characters were likable, with endearing qualities and some real life issues too. Olivia has a 5-year plan and Kyle just returned from 8 months active duty, has skeletons he would rather bury than allow to continually haunt him. While the chemistry between these two was combustible; fueled by their secret attraction to each other for over a year, I did have an issue with how Olivia handled one particular interaction between herself and Kyle. I don’t write spoilers, so I won’t go into detail, but I feel the author could have made Kyle work harder for Olivia’s forgiveness. Overall, a good quick story and I will read the next instalment.  
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24Pixie7 More than 1 year ago
I love a really good contemporary romance - especially when it involves a hot Marine!!! ;) 'A Major Attraction' was a great start to the new Good To Go series from Marie Harte. Hot & sexy with a healthy dose of passion and tension.. Marie writes a great story with a good bit of 'will they/won't they' thrown into the mix!!! I liked the characters of both Kyle and Olivia - though at one point I could quite happily have started slapping Kyle and not stopped!!! I thoroughly enjoyed book one and I'm really looking forward to more in this series!! Definitely recommend this series to both fan of Marie's and those who have not yet read her work!! ** I received an ARC of AMA from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. **
MTSmith More than 1 year ago
***Received from Fated Desires Publishing for an honest review*** (This is a short story/novella. This review is not based on story length but story content as length has very little to do with how much I enjoy a book.) Well, this certainly wasn’t what I was expecting, lol. Despite reading the blurb, this little story caught me by surprise with its characters and plot. I kept thinking, “Kyle and Olivia, sitting in a tree K-I-S-S-I-N-G” before they even got together! The attraction they felt for one another just popped off the pages. And they way Ms. Harte introduced them to the reader? Um, wow! The move from acquaintances to lovers happened fast, a move that might not sit well with some readers. It didn’t for me to be honest. Despite the “ships passing in the night” feel of their relationship, I was disappointed that Kyle and Olivia took that huge a jump so quickly. Until that scene where they talked about themselves, a belated getting to know each other conversation that made accepting their relationship a little easier. Their talk gave me much needed insight into who they were. With their relationship going so well, I wondered when it would hit that roadblock. Ms. Harte didn’t disappoint there. The uncertainty, jealousy, and betrayal Kyle felt just radiated from my screen, and showed how badly his ex-girlfriend hurt him. Does it excuse the way he lashed out at Olivia? Hell no! But it does make his groveling that much sweeter to read about. This is a quick, delicious read about two people who know of each other but not about each other; who are deeply in lust with each other but not love, at first; whose hang ups seem too big to get over but really aren’t. For such a short story, you sure packed one hell of a wallop with it, Ms. Harte! (Reviewer’s Note: This book contains strong language, graphic sex, and anal sex. Please take this into consideration before purchasing this book.)
In_My_Humble_OpinionDA More than 1 year ago
I love a good military romance.  Marie Harte gives us a sexy sweet story of a Marine Major and a former Marine brat now business woman who has a plan and it doesn’t include falling in love with a Marine and following him all over creation.  Plans make the gods giggle and love will find a way.  Complimentary copy provided by author/publisher for an honest review.
Shirene More than 1 year ago
As I sit and try to contemplate this story I’m torn in two directions, one direction has me enjoying the story and the skill in which it was written and the other side is confused by some of the decisions that our hero Kyle, in particular, makes in this book. He is a true series of contradictions. Charming, polite and one heck of a perfect man and then there is the jealous side that seems more in keeping with a teenage girl/guy and their first love. His reaction to an event 2/3rds of the way through this book left me perplexed and this has lead to this wandering introduction to this review. Our heroine is a strong modern woman with a career she is passionate about and a drive to bigger and better things in her life but has focused on achieving her business goals before she gets involved with a true relationship. I applaud her sense of purpose and commitment to this goal in her life and her determination to make her life as she wants it. However as soon as she is given a brief opportunity to hook up with Kyle she does? Again I’m confused. The fact that Kyle has been away for the military for close to a year and he shows up and the first thing they do is get into bed together? I just don’t get it. This seems to be the over-arching theme for this book which is acting impulsively. And I appreciate that but I need a motivation or something more than “I’ve been dreaming about you” to justify their actions. Especially when in the first chapter, Kyle and Olivia have a make out session in Kyle’s bed before they both realize that they aren’t dreaming. I don’t know about you but there is no way I would have been able to stay in that house if this had happened to me. I would have packed up my gear and been out of there. The only thing left would have been the wind as I blew out of that house. But what you really want to know is what these two characters are like when they do get together. Kyle and Olivia are wonderful together when they get it right. The covert glances, the blushes and the lingering looks are enough to make even her best friend grin from ear to ear. This is in fact where this book shines the brightest. Their chemistry is off-the-charts and requires a cool glass of wine to calm the steam that these two give off. This is the first full length novel by Marie Harte that I have read. I’ve read her novella that can be found in Ever After and really enjoyed it. Which makes me wonder if this style of writing is the problem. The novella is set in the paranormal world and Ms. Harte makes great use of this world for her characters and their story. I look forward to reading the other books in this series and see if this was just a one off stumble. Final thoughts I think we have a good plan in place for this series and I hope that the builder will be able to build it into the architectural wonder it was meant to be. If you haven’t had the opportunity to read any of Ms. Harte’s work then pick this one up but don’t be surprised if you are perplexed when it comes to our characters motivations and actions but happy as a clam when Kyle and Olivia steam up the sheets. Fated Desire Publishing provided me with a copy of A Major Attraction but nothing else was exchanged for my honest review.