Give it Up

Give it Up

by Lori Foster

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New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster knows what to do with the right man at the right time…
Some Like It Hot
Family practitioner Cary Rupert wants Nora Chilton so badly he can barely keep a hold of his stethoscope. Now he’s out to prove that when it comes to loving her forever, he’s just what the doctor ordered…
Playing Doctor
Dr.  Axel Dean likes his women with sensual moxie, not virginal innocence. But when Libby Preston won’t take no for an answer, Axel is more than willing to administer the cure…
He Sees You When You’re Sleeping
What Booker Dean wants for Christmas isn’t under the tree, it’s right next door. Frances Kennedy is everything Booker desires…and the gift he has planned for her involves a lot of delicious unwrapping…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781420137330
Publisher: Kensington
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 288,761
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lori Foster is a USA Today, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. She has received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and for Contemporary Romance; Amazon’s top-selling romance title for Too Much Temptation; Amazon’s Top Ten editors’ picks in romance for Causing Havoc; Waldenbooks’ second “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance for Say No To Joe; the BGI group’s “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance for The Secret Life of Bryan, “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” for Jude’s Law, “Bestselling Romantic Suspense” for Back in Black; and Amazon’s #1 Editors’ Pick in Romance for Servant: The Acceptance. Lori has been featured as a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, and the USA Today “Quick Cross” puzzle. As well as writing a variety of romances in all lengths for multiple publishers, Lori has a successful urban fantasy series under the name L. L. Foster. Visit Lori at her website

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Give it Up 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous 14 days ago
All three stories were good.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This anthology of books has Dean Brothers & Friend series, books 1-3. As I usually tell you, I think it is best to read them in order so you have full understanding when you read the next book in line. This book is a standalone, in the fact it has all 3 stories included. Some Like It Hot, story for Cary and Nora, is such a sweet story of love and trust. She does not think someone like him can love someone like her. He just has to prove it. Playing Doctor, story for Alex and Libby, is a serious look at what can happen with love at first touch. Can Alex convince Libby he no longer wants to play without her? Absolute page turner that I could not put down! He Sees You When You're Sleeping, story for Booker and Frances, is a story about two best friends in love with one another and getting zero communication over it. Once they share their secret, can they share their lives too? I was touched by this story - was such a great love story! All 3 books made me want to share them they were so good! Definitely a keeper for my shelf. ***This ARC copy was given by and its publisher in exchange for an honest review only.
Pure_Jonel More than 1 year ago
Foster had me in stitches more than once with this one! With three bite sized doses of HEA that aren’t too predictable it was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon. Her approachable writing style doesn’t simply make me feel like I’m reading about real people, but that I’m getting to know them and becoming part of their lives for a short while. She really brings the pages to life. I really liked how the three novellas in this anthology meshed together, but also stood well on their own. Each story is short, sweet, and intensely hot, and together they tell the story of three incredible individuals in a captivating manner. Give It Up? I’d gladly give up another afternoon to read this one again! Please note that I received a complimentary copy of this work in exchange for an honest review.
syeager More than 1 year ago
A wonderful repackaged collection of novellas from Lori Foster. I love when collected novellas are all in the same book together, much easier to keep all the story lines straight that way. One thing that I love about Foster's stories are her outrageous characters. I always find something to that makes me snort with laughter. I loved Axel most of all in this group of brothers and one friend. Perfect collection for this busy time of year.
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Awesome! This book contains three novellas by Lori Foster. The novellas Some Like it Hot, Playing Doctor, and He Sees You When You’re Sleeping have been previously published in different boxed sets. This is the first time they are being published together. Each novella can be read in one sitting and will leave you wanting more. Each of these novellas is a sweet romance with a HEA. If you are looking for a great collection then you need to read this book. A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Cheryl-S More than 1 year ago
This book is made up of three novellas previously published in other anthologies. By bringing each of these together in one book we see the stories of two brothers, Booker and Axel, their best friend Cary and the three women who bring them all to their knees. HE SEES YOU WHEN YOU'RE SLEEPING A great story that's very well written. Super sexy Booker Dean wants to do it all the right way with neighbor Frances. He wants her but needs to end his current relationship first and does that with little help from brother Axle. Booker doesn't want anyone left with a broken heart. My kind of man! Great novella with fabulous substance. SOME LIKE IT HOT Sexy doctor, Cary Rupert, wants nurse, Nora Chilton...BAD! She's young, widowed, inexperienced and she keeps turning him down, which makes him even more determined to get her to go out with him. Amazing flow for a short! PLAYING DOCTOR Axel Dean, super sexy gynecologist, falls for Libby Preston without knowing anything about her. It turns out she's everything he doesn't want but he can't get her out of his head. Axel turned out to be so much more than I expected. Great, well written story! I think it's great the way love works for these die-hard bachelors. BAM! And they're hooked. They never know when it will hit them and with whom. Thank you Lori Foster for another fabulous book filled with unexpected love for some and hopeful love for others. You're an amazing author! Received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed is my own.
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
Three sexy shorts about two brothers and their friend. The romances are sexy and sweet, the characters are great and the stories fun and steamy a very enjoyable read.
gaele More than 1 year ago
Three novellas come together in this book to bring some heart and heat to the season. All of these novellas have been repackaged together to show love matches for the two Dean Brothers (Axel and Booker) and their friend Dr. Cary. As short stories, they are nice teaser tastes of the men and the women they love: quick, short and satisfying. What emerges in this collection is the men: their relationships to one another plays a consistent part in this collection: each story has the three coming together and interacting, and this builds more interest and development in their characters. For me, the women weren’t as strongly built as the men in most of Foster’s stories, but while they are somewhat less developed, they still manage to hold their own and provide nice matches for the men. From a reluctant neighbor to a best friend’s nurse and even possibly the first ‘no’ ever heard from a woman pursued, these stories use humor, friendship and some serious sizzle to bring about happy endings, and leaves readers with a smile. I received an eARC copy of the title from the publisher via NetGalley for purpose of honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.
ReadingInPajamas More than 1 year ago
Review: Give it Up by Lori Foster Publication Date: November 24, 2015 Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Donna Rated: 3.5 Stars Three novellas about two brothers and a friend close enough to be a brother. They are fun light romances and I love how the three men banter and tease each other. Their relationship is just fun. I like the women they fall for also and the steamy romancing. My only complaint is that the relationships go from zero to marriage far too fast in the storyline. It just didn’t ring true enough for me to embrace on the first two stories but the last one seemed to flow in such a way that I could believe it. They were all around sweet stories. *Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Three previously published short stories now in one place - Perfect!! I loved these three stories with the 2 Dean brothers and good friend Cary Rupert. All strong, happy bachelors thinking life is perfect. That is until 3 equal strong women come barreling into their lives. Then everything they thought they wanted changes. Fast!! Definitely recommend this one!!
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4.5 - ”I’m going to make up for lost time.” Stars! Lori Foster, where have you been all my life!!! Loved, loved, loved this collection of novellas. Ladies Meet Axel and Booker Dean, and their mutual friend Cary Rupert. Each guy gets his Happily Ever After over the space of a couple of years, and this set together works really well as although each novella focuses on one of them and the woman they fall in love with individually, you have the general development of them as friends/brothers as well. ”You’re ballsy!” “I know.” Whether you dip in and out or read the whole thing in one go, I just think this is a great collection of stories, the verbal sparring between the guys at points had me in fits of giggles. And each one of them has their own special brand of seduction that you can’t help but get a bit hot under the bra-straps for. ”Are you sure you’re good at this seduction stuff? Because from what I’ve seen, you’re batting a big fat zero.” There is a little bit of everything spread over the three stories, most of your favourite tropes are covered in one way or another. Give it Up is the perfect light romantic reading escape, with nothing to deep or heavy to deal with, just yummy men, with swoony methods and likeable women, who are nothing out of the ordinary, except to the guys that fall in love with them. ”I can’t start figuring out when someday will be until I start making headway with you.” Another author I have heard great things about, but never had the chance to read anything by up until now, and Lori Foster delivered for me on every level. I cannot wait to read more by her and soon! ARC generously provided via Netgalley, and it was my absolute pleasure to provide the above honest review.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Guy meets girl. Guy loses girl. Player has met his match. Give It Up is just the remedy for the closet romantic. I had the pleasure of receiving an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Lori Foster's gives battle of the sexes meets stop in the name of love to this seamless yet steamy anthology. Reading Lori Foster is a treat for me because her writing style reminds me of Carly Phillips and Susan Mallery. Her synchronization is in tip top shape and her characters are a pleasure to get to know.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Two brothers and a brother’s best friend star in this compilation. Each story is different and fun in its own right. He Sees You When You’re Sleeping: Booker Dean has the hots for his neighbor but is in a relationship, of sorts, with someone already. Once he is free to pursue her he pulls out all the stops and moves full steam ahead in his quest to woo and win Frances just before Christmas. Some Like it Hot: Dr. Cary Rupert has been trying to get a date with nurse Nora Chilton for almost a year. Each time he heads over to his best friend’s office to ask her out she has turned him down. How and why things change and why she has turned Cary down so many times makes this a sweet but also very steamy read. Playing Doctor: Dr. Axel Dean is a player. He is a hound and makes no promises to any of the women he spends time with. At a party one evening he sees a woman he wants, pursues her and then runs away leaving her rather frustrated. She is everything he says he does not want in a woman and yet he cannot forget her. Thank you to Kensington Books – Zebra and Net Galley for the copy of this book to read and review.