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Satin Pleasures
     

Satin Pleasures

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by Karen Docter
 

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Bustiers, Birds, and the Blues...

Dan McDonald walked away from the American dream, a life full of money, glamorous women and power. Now nothing can lure him back into the corporate death trap. Except....

Dan's scheming aunt snares him into opening a lingerie shop in Tess Emory's shopping mall. Tess is everything Dan has vowed to avoid...sexy, smart,

Overview

Bustiers, Birds, and the Blues...

Dan McDonald walked away from the American dream, a life full of money, glamorous women and power. Now nothing can lure him back into the corporate death trap. Except....

Dan's scheming aunt snares him into opening a lingerie shop in Tess Emory's shopping mall. Tess is everything Dan has vowed to avoid...sexy, smart, and obsessed with work.

Tess is determined to make her life a success and right the wrongs of her past, no matter the cost.

They're both going to discover that true love breaks all their rules.

** Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Best Short Contemporary Romance Finalist

Editorial Reviews

Amazon - Reader BookNerd
This is a make-me-sigh romance and a fast read. I finished it in one afternoon. Cute characters, fun story-line (a man running a woman's lingerie shop? LOL) and I could really relate to both characters. They're both burned out, stressed "normal" people like the rest of us who don't have time to eat, let alone date someone and fall in love. I also love stories with meddling old women who like to play matchmaker. Dan is coerced into running his aunt's lingerie store, Tess manages the failing mall,
Reader BookNerd
This is a make-me-sigh romance and a fast read. I finished it in one afternoon. Cute characters, fun story-line (a man running a woman's lingerie shop? LOL) and I could really relate to both characters. They're both burned out, stressed "normal" people like the rest of us who don't have time to eat, let alone date someone and fall in love. I also love stories with meddling old women who like to play matchmaker. Dan is coerced into running his aunt's lingerie store, Tess manages the failing mall,
Barb thereadingcafe
...Docter has done a wonderful job with this contemporary romance, which grabs hold of your heart and will not let go. I loved Dan and Tess, and the battle to fight off their attraction, only to see themselves fall deeper in love. There are twists and turns, but you find yourself rooting for them from the start. Docter has done a good job of creating great secondary characters, such as Tess's mother and father, Dan's family, and even Anthony and Cleopatra, not mention the wonderful Colby...
Amazon - Barb thereadingcafe
...Docter has done a wonderful job with this contemporary romance, which grabs hold of your heart and will not let go. I loved Dan and Tess, and the battle to fight off their attraction, only to see themselves fall deeper in love. There are twists and turns, but you find yourself rooting for them from the start. Docter has done a good job of creating great secondary characters, such as Tess's mother and father, Dan's family, and even Anthony and Cleopatra, not mention the wonderful Colby...
Diane Rapp
When a hunky guy with a German Shepherd comes to the rescue of a sexy career woman, sparks are bound to fly. Dan recognizes Tess as trouble and wants to avoid her for his own peace of mind. Tess doesn't have the time for romance, since she's competing for a promotion. Problem is that he's going to operate a lingerie store in the same mall where she is the manager. How can a healthy man touch silky undies all day and not think about how they'll look (and feel) on...?
Amazon - Diane Rapp
When a hunky guy with a German Shepherd comes to the rescue of a sexy career woman, sparks are bound to fly. Dan recognizes Tess as trouble and wants to avoid her for his own peace of mind. Tess doesn't have the time for romance, since she's competing for a promotion. Problem is that he's going to operate a lingerie store in the same mall where she is the manager. How can a healthy man touch silky undies all day and not think about how they'll look (and feel) on...?
Goodreads - Karen Cote
A tantalizing, sexy, and sassy read to heat the senses...and melt the heart. Satin Pleasures delivers just that...a pleasure I couldn't put down. A delightful page-turner...This love story is further complemented by adorable secondary characters and that ever endearing man's best friend. My personal tag line is, Romance...It's Complicated. Ms. Docter's - Satin Pleasures epitomizes just how complicated it can be.

A must have for any library where love conquers all.
Karen Cote
A tantalizing, sexy, and sassy read to heat the senses...and melt the heart. Satin Pleasures delivers just that...a pleasure I couldn't put down. A delightful page-turner...This love story is further complemented by adorable secondary characters and that ever endearing man's best friend. My personal tag line is, Romance...It's Complicated. Ms. Docter's - Satin Pleasures epitomizes just how complicated it can be.

A must have for any library where love conquers all.
T. Moyer
...a thoroughly enjoyable, light-hearted romp through the minefield of love. In this well written story, main characters Tess and Dan confront the impracticalities and impossibilities of a relationship between opposites. They battle fierce sexual attraction and real underlying issues in a quick read that's fun and entertaining all the way to a satisfying end. A mood card? A canary lover? Mylar balloons? The details will keep you smiling long after you turn the last page.
Amazon - T. Moyer
...a thoroughly enjoyable, light-hearted romp through the minefield of love. In this well written story, main characters Tess and Dan confront the impracticalities and impossibilities of a relationship between opposites. They battle fierce sexual attraction and real underlying issues in a quick read that's fun and entertaining all the way to a satisfying end. A mood card? A canary lover? Mylar balloons? The details will keep you smiling long after you turn the last page.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940015696004
Publisher:
Karen Docter
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
342
File size:
477 KB

Meet the Author

Karen Docter writes two different kinds of romance novels....

Books of Danger, Romantic Suspense: Women hunted by killers...men who'd die to protect them.

Books of Heat, Contemporary Romance: The lighter side of romance - Not a killer in sight...unless it's killer heat!

Karen's contemporaries are cute and spicy, romantic comedies. She loves writing about real men and women with dreams and goals that don't allow for a relationship just so she can throw them in each other's path...with a tickle and a smile. "Satin Pleasures", one of her four Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® Best Short Contemporary finalist novels, debuted on Amazon January 2013.

Her romantic suspense novels are also filled with heat, although the dangers the hero and heroine face are intense, usually because a serial killer is bent on ending one or both of their lives before they can fall in love. These are psychological, woman-in-jeopardy stories. "Killing Secrets", the first of her Thorne's Thorns series about six brothers and the women they'd die to protect, will be released Fall 2012.

Karen enjoys writing both sides of the line between light and dark romance. When she's not saving her characters or helping them fall in love, she loves camping and fishing with her family, reading, gardening & cooking. If she can do most of those things over a campfire, all the better.

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Satin Pleasures 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
mel_t More than 1 year ago
**I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.** Dan MacDonald is a reformed workaholic, forced by a health scare to reexamine his life and priorities. He leaves his life of leisure to help out his aunt in setting up her new lingerie shop,and meets Tess Emory, ambitious executive focused on climbing the corporate ladder. He struggles between his attraction to her and his fear of falling back into old habits. This is a feel-good romance - humorous,sexy, romantic- with well developed characters and plot. I enjoy Ms. Docter's style of writing and look forward to reading more of her titles.
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
Dan dropped out of the rat race a year ago. He is now on his way to San Francisco to help his aunt open up a new store. He gets stuck in traffic on the bridge and spies a beautiful woman. She catches his eye until he sees that she is a workaholic. He left that behind and wants no part of it. Tess can't believe she is going to be late for her meeting and they are going to be stuck on the bridge for hours. She needs the promotion and missing the meeting is not helping. Dan can't help but look out for Tess. There is something that draws him to her. He can't fall for her because he will be leaving in 3 months. Tess doesn't have time for romance, she is too busy and besides, Dan will be leaving soon and she doesn't want another broken heart. Will these two be able to make some adjustments in their lives so they can be together or are they just too far apart in what they want?
swtdrmsnluv4u More than 1 year ago
This was such a cute read. Wish there were guys like this all over the place! Women would definitely love to have a Dan in our every day lives to keep us calm and level headed! Such a smooth and fast read. I was given a copy of this book free for an honest review. I definitely recommend this book to other romance lovers.
Tinalou70 More than 1 year ago
Fun and thoughtful romance about learning that what you thought you wanted in life isn't always exactly what you need. Dan used to be the classic definition of the driven, ladder climbing, corporate businessman until he got sick and realized that he needed a lifestyle change and fast or his obsessive, controlling personality was going to kill him. After a year spent regaining his health and determined to never drive himself to death's door again, he reluctantly agrees to move from silent partner to temporary hands-on manager when his mom and aunt expand their lingerie store. Dan has given himself a specific deadline and is certain he can stick to it, until... Tess is pushing for a huge promotion that she thinks will help her atone for a mistaken past deed. She's driven, focused and controlling to the exclusion of everything except her parents. She is everything that Dan decided a year ago that he did not want or need in his life yet he is inexplicable drawn to her after a mishap lands her in his temporary care. Though the attraction is immediate and soul deep, neither Dan nor Tess feel they have a chance at a relationship for they are coming from opposite ends of the spectrum. They both help each other learn to find middle ground between a successful career and a less stressful, more fulfilling life because living without the other is not an option. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
cathydianeb More than 1 year ago
atin Pleasures By Karen Docter Fast fun and Fabulous Are you looking for a happy and fun romance? Something to cheer you up, and give you the warm fuzzies? I found one! Satin Pleasures is so sweet, but I am such a helpless romantic! Dan has made some big changes in his life. For the past year he has given up the rat race and settled for just relaxing and taking care of himself. He goes to help his aunt start up an expansion of the family business, a Women’s lingerie shop called Satin Pleasures. He is only supposed to be staying long enough for his aunt to go help his mom prepare for her wedding. Just as luck would have it he meets the women of his dreams, but she is so much like he was in the past he knows it would never work out. Tess is so busy trying to get a big promotion to help pay for a surgery to get her dad walking again, she has no time for herself. All she can focus on is work and what she thinks her dad needs. She works and stresses so much it is affecting her health. The she meets Dan. He is Hot, charming, kind loving and helps everyone that needs help. Did I mention he is HOT? He practically knocks Tess off her feet (you will have to read to see what I mean.) The chemistry between them is absolutely amazing! There is lots of interesting twists and turns and some very hot love scenes. Here is the only problem I had with the story. You would be so caught up in the details of the buildup of the love scenes, then it would say something like she touches his sex, several times his body part was referred to as his sex and hers as her heat and it really ruined the mood for me.But having said this, the story is cute and fun and the loves scenes are good. It’s well worth the read! So does the handsome night win the lovely princess? Will Tess give up her hectic life to make time for the sexy stud? I’m not gonna tell ya! You will have to go read the book!
E-P More than 1 year ago
Karen Docter is a master of the romance formula. She gives her characters, Dan and Tess, just the right amount of emotional baggage to make the story more than just “romance.” Both characters are likeable enough to keep you turning the page from beginning to end. It’s a quick read, just right for a lazy afternoon. So, if you enjoy reading spicy romance, I highly recommend you try “Satin Pleasures.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago