HOW TO WIN A GUY IN 10 DATESThe 10 Date ChallengeDay 1: Take one loaded commitment-phobe explosives expert, embarking on the impossible–a challenge to have ten dates with one woman.Day 5: Add in a fiercely independent and feisty burlesque teacher who has sworn off men.Day 10: She’s so not his type and he’s so not in her life-plan. But the heat is sizzling and the attraction is explosive. And they’re fighting it all the way….“For those that like Sophie Kinsella style books, this is a cute story about a guy determined to prove he won’t fall for a woman…” – CocktailsandBooks.com
About the Author
I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge. Writing romance is cool, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things French. When I’m not on Facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.
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Do you love a Rom Com like I do? Do you extra-love one in which the two key players are both smart and vying to come out on top while getting what they each want? This is the kind of book How To Win A Guy In 10 Dates is. Games, fun, attraction, and wit... all leading up to the big satisfactory happy ending that every Rom Com and Chick Lit promises. Ed, and uber-powerful businessman, is challenged by his sister to settle down, act right, and give dating the right woman a fighting chance. Competitive to the core, and determined to show his sister up, our man is sure he can win the challenge. His mission? To have 10 dates with the same woman and not fall in love with her. Keeping his true identity as a power-broker under wraps, and poses as a man of the people. He conceals who really is and finds a woman to complete his challenge. She literally falls into his path! Millie is suspicious of money men in particular, and is not looking for a relationship with even the right man. Fierce, independent, a with her eye on the prize of building her own business and pursuing her artistic endeavors, she'd rather be left alone, thank you very much. Plus, she's been hurt and doesn't want to go down that road again. Ed and Millie each carry on as if they just want a casual affair, a person with whom to have a little fun, and to pass the time with. Real feelings don't have a place in this scenario according to either of these two. Ed has secrets from his past that keep his feelings buttoned up. Still, Millie's surprising pull lures him out of his hiding place. Millie works, in part, as a sort of a sexual coach. Her mission and vocation is to help women get in touch with their passionate sides, their mentally sexy states of being, and their bodies. All of her passion bubbles barely below the surface, and after a long period of trying to ignore it and tamp it down, Ed is the snake charmer who awakens what lies sleeping deep within her. I loved this book equally for its steaminess and its playfulness. It has a solid plot, and I felt emotionally for the two main characters. The dialogue rang true to my ears, and despite the fact that I predicted a happy ending based on the genre, the book was in no way rote or predictable. Highly recommend this novel to romance lovers who want to lose themselves in a light, steamy romance for a few hours. A perfect pre-bedtime book for the winter months when you want to let your mind go, throw off the worries of the day, and escape to a place where problems get solved, itches get scratched, and people learn something about their own hearts.
Ed is sure he can win the challenge. All he has to do is have 10 dates with the same woman and not fall in love. He decides to hide who he really is and finds the perfect woman to complete his challenge. Millie doesn't like rich men and wants really no part of any man. She has been hurt in the past and doesn't want to go there again. They both can't deny they have plenty of sizzle but don't want anything more than a benefits. They both will try their best to stay away from any true feelings. Ed is so afraid to let anyone get him to commit to anything long term. He has things in his past that keep his feelings under check. He is sexy, at times can be bossy but still can be surprised at what all Millie does to keep him on his toes. Millie works with women to help them feel more empowering and comfortable with their sexuality. She has had a long dry streak in her own sex life but Ed makes her want to change all that. She has a few secrets of her own that have left their mark on her. She pushes Ed constantly with either her questions or her desire to show him he wants her. She isn't no were near wanting a relationship. She is a unique woman who wants to make if on her own with no help. I really enjoyed this book and the chemistry between the two main characters. They have plenty of steam between them. I love how they both push each other to look at their feelings even while not realizing they are helping each other. They both have things they don't want people to know and think they only want to use each other for their own needs. Reading about them and getting to know them was such a treat. This is a wonderful book with a great plot. If you love a book with great characters, a wonderful story with sizzle and one you don't want to end try this one. It sure made me want to go look at the stars.