A sexy category romance from Entangled publishing's Brazen imprint…
When the bedroom becomes the classroom…
Computer guru Abbi Hayes needs to kick her sex life into overdrive—and she's designing the perfect App to make it happen. Thanks to all of the self-help bedroom tips she's accumulating, she'll be able to go from boring and passive to own-him-now vixen with a couple of swipes of a touch screen. And whenformer NBA basketball star Joe Burns offers to help her test out her ‘product,' how can she say no?
Joe can't quite believe this temptress-in-training is his formerly shy, geeky ex-math tutor. If Abbi wants to discover her inner vamp, he'll happily be her how-to guide. But it only takes few face-to-face lessons to realize that underneath the talk, there's a truly passionate woman begging to be claimed by someone strong. Someone like him.
Maybe it's time to teach his former teen fantasy a few tricks of his own…
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Taming His Tutor
By Natalie Anderson, Shannon Godwin
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"The 'vixen' is irresistible to men. Full of allure, culture, mystery, she's utterly magnetic. With some practice you can be —"
Oblivious to the people on the sidewalk beside her, Abbi Hayes touched the forward arrow on her cell. She had the definitions down already; she wanted the sexual nitty-gritty — what moves she needed to make a man's eyes squeeze tight as he shouted with pleasure, all control abandoned as a cataclysmic orgasm shafted through him. How she could be the best he'd ever had ...
Okay, it wasn't her ultimate ambition in life, but it was the one currently dominating her thoughts, because being dumped hurt. Especially over something as personal as sexual performance. Her ex Scott had awarded her the "Most Boring in Bed" title as his parting gift. She told herself he was just being a jerk, but the doubts had niggled. And then the veracity of his words had been proven by her first post-breakup one-night stand. Her only one-night stand. Disaster was too mild a word for that encounter.
Abbi hated performing poorly in any aspect of her life, but this?
So private. So crushing.
But she was on it. As with any other area in her life, her tried and tested formula for improvement was to research extensively, then put together and present her counterargument. She refused to fail again. Never again.
Except beneath her fighting talk, fear curdled. How exactly was she going to magic up some kind of inner sexual power? Like, really?
Research, that was the way.
And right now, Sasha Fox, X-rated silver-screen icon and author of the best-selling e-book Foxy Files, was on hand, or rather in Abbi's ear, instructing her in some of the more risqué skills she wanted to acquire.
Abbi upped the volume as she walked the last few minutes from the cable car to her office.
"Discovering his most erogenous zones. These are his nine instant-response hot spots. Touch him in any of these places and I guarantee he'll —"
This was more like it. Abbi picked up her pace, fitting in a quick tightening of her pelvic floor muscles as she started to cross the road with barely a glance either way. She wanted to learn at least one useful maneuver before spending the day on the IT upgrade — though her boss wouldn't mind her keeping the audiobook on as it was a Saturday. The vixen research had a double-pronged purpose anyway. Personal up-skilling aside, she was building a value-added app for Gloss, the women's lifestyle magazine she was IT manager for. It had to be ready for the magazine's big third birthday bash just under a fortnight away. The app was slated to be a key giveaway at the A-list-only event. Ironic, given those A-listers were hardly going to be in need of the advice, but Abbi hoped her app would go beyond being a party favor. Once available for download, it'd be a click-by-click guide for the shy, single girl on how to get her guy — enabling even the most awkward woman to garner some positive male attention. Not just sex tips, but dress tips, self-confidence tips, exercise tips ...
But sure, it was the sex tips Abbi was working on first.
As Ms. Fox explained the sensitive areas on a man's neck, Abbi pondered a catchy app name the marketing bods would love — "Vixenator" wasn't it.
Entice? Ensnare? Ensla —
A sudden blaring sound drowned out the sex star's sultry tones, and in the same second someone seized Abbi's upper arm — hard. In a heartbeat she was hauled the last few paces over the road. Gasping, she tried to run, but hell — were her feet actually touching the ground?
"Hey!" Startled, Abbi squeaked as she bumped hard against one very large, immovable object. She stumbled up onto the sidewalk, regaining balance. One earbud fell as she quickly twisted to pull her arm free from that large, strong grip. "What are —"
"Honey, you're gonna land your sweet ass in a whole lotta trouble if you don't start paying attention to your surroundings."
Land her what in — what?
Abbi stared up at the guy who'd called her out. Stunned, breathless, she lost brainpower the second her gaze locked on his. It didn't help that in the microsecond it took to look all the way up to his eyes, she absorbed his astounding particulars. Ultra-tall, ultra-broad shoulders, ultra-gorgeous ... the man had "superathlete" stamped all over him. He'd just single-handedly, literally, yanked her three meters and wasn't batting an eyelid ...
Oh, those eyes. They gleamed like emeralds, sucking her in. The guy was totally fanfic worthy.
"What's with the jaywalking?" he asked, a smile softening his rapid speech. "You nearly got yourself hit. You didn't hear that guy slam on the brakes? The horn?"
Abbi blinked. Horn?
Do not look down. Do not look down and check him out again. Not his neck or his chest or his ... horn.
Her damn peripheral vision kept updating her anyway. Blue jeans. Faded red tee. Tan on that lickable neck. Thick dark hair, a little on the long side. Stubble. That smile — the sort that made a woman's toes curl with sexual awareness. And she couldn't help but wonder if that horn would be as ultra as the rest of him?
But as Abbi oh-so-determinedly focused on his green eyes, recognition hit.
She knew him.
Oh. My. Where had her brain been hiding?
In the same instant, he frowned. His head tilted as he looked even more intently at her. "Don't I know you ...?"
Where was the rock to go crawl behind when you needed it? Abbi's heart sank. Most of her classmates would never recognize her — not because of some dumb new dress, but because they'd never bothered to look at her at school long enough to remember her now. Dispiritedly she couldn't help starting a mental count ...
One, tw —
"Abigail Hayes." He pointed at her.
She couldn't believe he'd figured it so quick.
"Abigail 'Math Champ' Hayes," he clarified, blinking a couple of times.
Then his smile reappeared, bigger, more irresistible — the smile that had always made her toes curl back in high school.
"Hello Joe 'Basketball Champ' Fuller," she replied, amazed she sounded as collected as she did. Because this was Joe "So Freaking Sexy" Fuller, and he was even more freaking sexy now that he was a decade older and had fully filled out the potential of that height and those shoulders.
Then again, rumor had it he'd been fulfilling fantasies every which way back in high school, too. The crude stories the cool girls like Elle Manning had shared when they thought no one was around to hear? Given Abbi had been "no one," she'd overheard Elle tell how huge he was and how she'd nearly choked going down on him.
Elle Manning had been one of many girls who'd hit their knees for Joe Fuller, and she'd let her friends know just how much stamina he had. One by one they'd lined up, eager to find it all out for themselves.
Abbi's only surge of popularity at school had been three months prior, when she'd had to tutor new-to-school Joe in the math he'd missed out on because his revolving-door foster home placements had meant too many schools in too short of a time.
It had taken only six sessions for him to catch up. Joe Fuller wasn't stupid.
Elle and her gang had ditched Abbi the second they realized she had no insider info to offer. It wasn't like she and Joe ever talked anything other than math. He'd been utterly focused on coming to grips with equations, definitely not with getting a grip on her. Not that she blamed him. Back then she'd worn a sloppy scarf-and-sweater combo, had braces on her teeth, and had hidden behind her overlong bangs. With the math brilliance bit, she'd hit all the nerd-alert buttons.
She'd been invisible.
And within weeks he'd had the likes of Elle to amuse himself with.
So yeah, Abbi was stunned he'd recognized her at all today. But he seemed equally stunned.
"What've you been doing this last decade?" He faced her square-on in the middle of the sidewalk, apparently not giving a damn that someone might want to pass. He just asked the question, real casual, in that that low-slung, sexy way. "You look really great."
Oh. She remembered. She'd followed the dress tips of her own app and had her clothing made-to-measure. Her workmate Nadia had sent her to her favorite seamstress a month ago. Today was the first day Abbi had braved wearing one of the dresses she'd had made. She'd wanted to get over how self-conscious she felt wearing it and had figured that a Saturday was the perfect day to try as she was less likely to see someone she knew. She'd figured wrong. And while the dress covered — up to her collarbones, down to just below her knee, with three-quarter-length sleeves — it clung to her curves.
They were the real reason she needed personalized tailoring.
"Thanks," she answered, quickly clearing her throat to be able to add, "You too."
That was no mere courtesy response. He did look great. Fucking great. He always had. And she'd always been lost for words around him. Words other than math instruction that is. Uh-huh, she was that pathetic.
"It's been a helluva long time," he said, still not moving from his place bang in the middle of the path.
"Yeah." Nine years since they'd spoken, though less since she'd seen him. But he didn't need to know about the couple of times she'd been in the crowd to watch him play basketball. NBA stars had enough groupies, right? Given Joe had been young, hot, and successful girls-wise before he hit the big time, he'd surely had more than his fair share. He'd gone to college on a sports scholarship, only to leave at the end of the first year to go into the draft. He'd been a first-round pick and catapulted into the millionaire bracket just like that.
"You're living here?" he asked.
"Yeah," she muttered. In central San Francisco. A while away from the refined, leafy suburb where they'd been at school, but this city was her home now. She nodded, pulled herself together enough to answer more. "Working down the street."
"On a Saturday?"
Was he teasing or pitying? She lifted her chin. "Not so bad — I like my job. You?"
"Love it. Work all the time," he answered with an amused glint — and genuine tone.
That made her smile. "Even Saturdays?"
"And Sundays." He nodded piously. "You impressed?"
"No." She chuckled. "So what are you working at all the time?"
"I've got a fitness center, in the process of opening another."
It figured he'd still be doing something mega-sporty despite his NBA career ending after the hideous on-court accident that broke his leg.
"You're not still playing?" she asked, wincing as her voice skidded into husky territory. He looked it — fit enough to run back-to-back marathons, strong enough to scoop her up without breaking into a sweat. Agile enough to —
"Playing?" His voice dropped in a playful imitation of hers. But his expression was more than playful, it was wicked.
Abbi's throat closed. Oh hell, she hadn't meant it like that. Flustered, she stared up at him, lost in his intense expression. How could she say anything more when he looked at her like that? Right into her eyes, as if he could see through to the way her brain was frying in his presence?
"You really do look amazing," he murmured.
Oh, the guy knew his power. And relished it.
Abbi swallowed hard. Every article she'd read so far talked about confidence being key. Ha. Cultivating confidence wasn't easy when your bedroom style had been shredded. But she couldn't stand here floundering like some pathetic fish on a hook. Damn it, she did have some assets, even if she knew they couldn't be relied on for anything but initial attention. Maybe she ought to try the "fake it 'til you make it" tip?
She pulled her shoulders back, letting her curves thrust out a little more, and tried to engage her supposedly genius brain. Surely she could act a part for a minute? It wasn't like she was going to see him again anytime soon. If she fluffed it, it wouldn't matter, right?
He shook his head slowly, his eyes still glued to hers. "I think it's your hair —"
"It's the pole dancing," she cut him off. Half sassy, half piqued. She might as well go wholly out there.
His entire body snapped, he lifted another inch in height, his biceps bunched, and now those melt-me emerald eyes sharpened to lasers. His gaze dropped to her chest before it quickly flickered back to her face. "That's what you've been doing?"
Pleasure rippled within her at his reaction. "Best form of exercise I've found."
His brows lifted and he slowly shook his head. "Second best," he said softly.
That had been the guy's number one priority. Nothing came before the game. Certainly not relationships. That'd meant misery for all the girls he'd played at school.
He paused, his lips curving. "I like to basket some balls, sure."
His answer was pure auditory tease. Yeah, he was the same cocky player and slayer, only even more potent what with the years of experience.
"You always liked to play any chance you got," she said.
"Whereas you were the more cerebral type back then." He angled his head, studying her all the more intently — as impossible as that felt. "But now you're all geared up for the physical?"
She let her brows lift a little in a mirror of the teasing look he'd given her just before. "Seems so."
Was she actually doing it? Talking flirty with a guy for the first time in her life? With the guy who worked hard and — rumor had it — screwed harder than anyone she'd ever known?
He stepped closer. "How physical?" he asked.
Her gaze was locked in his. Ensnared. He was so damn tall. Suddenly her mind absolutely blanked. She couldn't think, speak, move.
She gazed up at him. His words hit her like bullets over the rushing thud of her heart.
"We're talking sweaty?" he asked, soft but so lethal. "Fast?" He moved another step closer. "Rough?"
Ooookaaay. Uh. Yeeeeaah.
She had to tilt her chin higher to keep her focus on him. The cool morning breeze brushed her neck. A shiver whispered down her spine. She lowered her gaze a few inches to his mouth. His wide, full lips were ripe for nipping.
"How hard do you like things to get, Abigail?"
"I —" Can't think.
She touched her tongue to her dry-as-dust lips. Her nipples were harder than titanium right now, and frankly hurt. They needed soothing to take the ache away. Some kind of hot, wet soothing. She stared some more at his mouth. Touched her tongue again to her lips without thinking, only wanting to feel.
"Excuse me. Sorry." A random pedestrian jostled past.
Dazed, Abbi briefly glanced after the passerby; actually, there were three of them, taking up all the sidewalk ...
Finally she snapped out of that insane sensual haze.
She looked back at Joe, stunned again as she absorbed her own reaction. Since when did she want like this? So fast and hot and crazy. She'd never felt this for Scott. Never ached to rip his clothes off and rub herself against his abs — and below. Certainly not within five seconds of laying eyes on him. She'd never wanted to press herself forward like some kind of sexual offering. This total insta-lust wasn't normal, was it?
She froze. Maybe it was? Maybe this was why Scott had said sex with her had sucked? Because she'd never wanted him like this?
"How hard do you want me to get?"
Joe's words ricocheted through her body, stoking the fire that had so swiftly flared. Her focus shot back to his eyes. She felt branded. From skin through to bone, desire burned. But she was paralyzed — her brain, body, every bit of her.
Too hot. Too crazy.
Damn. She hated being unable to think. Hated being rendered speechless. It rarely happened; she rarely let it happen. Because it wasn't her — she wasn't literally dumb in this way.
"You shouldn't say things like that," she muttered jerkily. Why had she thought talking sexy would be a good idea? Too much. Too soon. She was on a learner's license — she shouldn't be trying to drive a Ferrari.
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Thus one had it all & lots of steam- Thanks!
Slow to get going on story line!
I really enjoyed this read. Having only recently discovered Natalie Anderson's stories, I've managed to read several in a few short months, and this was definitely amongst my favourites. The characters were fun and flirty, and the story filled with sexual tension. I loved the plot, which worked really well. I'm thoroughly looking forward to the next read now!
Abbi Hayes lacks confidence in her sexuality. She was dumped by her boyfriend in a very painful manner. Now she needs to learn the art of seduction. Who better to help her than former high school class mate, Joe Fuller. The former basketball player is known for his sexual conquests. Can opposites attract? I love Abbi. She's smart, funny and determined to learn by the book. Joe is sex on a stick. He's hot, easy going and doesn't want a relationship. These two both have emotional baggage that influences their decisions. Their attraction is white hot and very sensual. I loved watching their relationship grow and change. Joe trusts Abbi and tells her his deepest secrets, but he's afraid to commit. Natalie Anderson has a smooth and easy writing style that I enjoyed. I loved the characters and their "lessons". The story is well plotted and extremely hot. I enjoyed Taming His Tutor.
Taming His Tutor was an enjoyable and passion-fuelled read. With characters who were acquainted in high-school, the tables are somewhat turned in adulthood and the study matter is far more interesting. Retired basketball heartthrob Joe's skills in seduction were worthy of an A grade, but aside of the fact that the man can talk dirty, has a bit of a dominant streak and is rather imaginative, he was caring, loyal, funny and with his own insecurities. I loved Abbi's geeky nature, she was a girl after my own heart with her love of technology and Lego. Shy, sweet and lacking in confidence it was good to see we weren't talking virgin territory that often goes hand-in-hand with the female geek status. And together, their chemistry sizzled. “You have a problem with my instruction? You giving your teacher some lip?” “So what if I am?” “I think you just earned yourself some time in detention.” However, I have to confess the start took a little while to grab me and the ending seemed to lack the punch I was expecting; it felt like we were heading toward something bigger. Had these been paced as well as the heart of the book, it would've raised my rating as I can comfortably say that Abbi and Joe certainly raised the temperature in the room. 3.5 stars. Reviewed for Read Your Writes Book Reviews. Copy received courtesy of Entangled Publishing in exchange for review
Abbi Hayes has always been an intelligent woman, whizzing through high school math classes and acing her college IT courses. Now she's a computer guru and is in the process of developing an app for her boss that will help women flirt with men, please themselves and their partners in bed, and find Mr. Right. There's just one problem - Abbi is shy and her last boyfriend broke up with her because she was too passive and boring in bed. Talk about a confidence deflator! Abbi decides to put her own app to the test and develop some inner vixen skills of her own. She find exactly the right guy to test it on when she bumps into an old high school classmate she once tutored, Joe Fuller. Soon, Joe becomes the tutor and agrees to give Abbi six lessons in the art of sexual pleasure and seduction. All in the name of research, of course. But what happens when the lines between app-related research lesson and genuine relationship become blurred? Abbi is a sweet, plain Jane kind of girl who was very easy to like and relate to. She's introverted, geeky, and generally not afraid to admit it (although she does attempt to hide her Legos at one point, but that is quickly thwarted by an equally eager Joe). She excels at her job, but is at a loss when it comes to dating and flirtatious interactions, which of course makes developing the sex app for her boss that much more difficult. Joe is your typical high school jock - athletic, admired, and loved by everyone who meets him. Which makes the backstory about his family that much more heartbreaking. An astute businessman, he's made a living first in the NBA and then with his own line of fitness centers and gyms. His utter devotion and pursuit of Abbi is charming and melts your heart. Gone is the clueless high schooler, replaced with a man confident in who he is and what he wants. The sex is sensual and very hot, the chemistry between Abbi and Joe sizzles and at times made me laugh out loud with some of their antics. This book runs through the gamut of emotions - desire, jealousy, anger, joy. The sexual writing is well done and doesn't cross the line into cheesy or overdone. Instead, Ms. Anderson does an excellent job of drawing out sensation, emotion, and physical lust all with a few well-placed words. Sometimes sweet and sensual, sometimes rough and wild - fitting for Joe and Abbi's personalities and a delightful variety for the reader too. And for an erotica read, this book isn't just about the sex either, which I definitely appreciate. I like plot with my erotica and Taming His Tutor delivered! I highly recommend checking out Taming His Tutor if you like steamy erotica reads with a decent plot, fun and quirky characters, and well written prose that will make you yearn for a cold shower! 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. Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] com
After being told she lacks passion in the bedroom and dumped by her boyfriend, computer geek Abbi decides it's time for a change. With help from her friend and coworker, she transforms herself into a vixen in training and decides she's going to build an app to help women like herself. When she runs into the guy she had a crush on and used to tutor in high school, former basketball star (and current GORGEOUS trainer) Joe, he makes her an offer she can't refuse. Not even the geekiest girl on the planet would choose learning about seduction and sex from a book when she can learn from a man as hot as he is. Of course, we all know how these arrangements tend to work out in the end – someone gets feelings for the other, someone gets hurt and then the other person comes to their senses and admits their feelings. Predictable or not, I don't care. This plot line still makes for a fun read. I liked Abbi quite a bit. She was a smart and interesting character, even if she was a little insecure at the beginning. She became far more confident as the book went on. Joe was a little hit or miss for me. There's no denying he was smoking hot and charismatic. But, he rubbed me the wrong way at times, too. I can deal with the conceited manwhore character type for awhile, but I need a little more character development than what I got from him. I guess I never fully bought into his transformation. But, I enjoyed him and Abbi together. I liked the second chance aspect of the story. This is one of the steamier Brazen titles I've read. Hello, toys! Abbi and Joe had a ton of chemistry and their sexy scenes were seriously hot. The only thing that didn't really work for me was some of the dirty talk. Some of the phrases were odd and actually made me cringe a bit. Strange as some of it was, however, it didn't take away from my overall enjoyment of the scenes. Taming the Tutor was my first Natalie Anderson book. It won't, however, be my last. Save for a couple questionable dirty talk phrase choices and a few too many sports metaphors, I enjoyed her writing style. I'll be checking our her backlist and coming titles for more sexy reads. I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Taming his Tutor is a beautiful and romantic book with many sexy scenes!! It shows the value of friendship, self-esteem and self-confidence, family, love and devotion. Abbi the girl next door, who is loved by everyone. She is a good person, a good friend, but she didn’t have the best of luck regarding men. I think all of us have been through that! I really liked Abbi, because she seems so real. We can sympathize with her and we can see ourselves in her.I loved that about her! Many women have confidence issues, beautiful or not, smart or not. Joe has suffered through the worst pain a child may face. Foster care. Abandonment. Things that lead to trust and confidence issues. Unlike Abbi, Joe hides his fears with meaningless sex and fun -as he calls it- and doesn’t realize what he is missing. Until our girl puts it right in front of him and leaves. You don’t know what you have until you lose it, right? We should say he doesn’t know what he WANTS, because he sees Abbi for who she is; a strong, smart, funny, beautiful woman who loves him for him. Another fact that I loved about this book is that our characters do not change. They simply realize who they really are through each other. Joe realizes that being with Abbi is what he wants, but doesn’t really change himself. Our sweet Joe was always there. And Abbi realizes that with the right man, everything is possible! The writing is beautiful, with elegant turns and twists and without any loopholes. Natalie Anderson has done a very good job with this book!! It’s a sweet and sexy story about 2 characters that you will like, enjoy and connect with!! So, 4 Gorgeous Stars go to Taming his Tutor!!
Taming His Tutor is a fast paced amusing love story about a high school crush that never went away. They didn't realize it until they ran into each other again though. Abbi knew she didn't have what it took in high school to get Joe's interest. Joe wanted Abbi but she never seemed interested. She was too shy and he took the easy route and the easy girls, leaving Abbi behind. Both grown and successful, Joe saves Abbi from being run over by a car. Not that she even noticed! Abbi was too interested in learning to become a vixen. It worked, until she got too tongue tied to continue. Joe was once again fascinated with the contradictions that Abbi presented. It was hilarious watching Abbi unknowingly become the woman she wanted to be and then remember she wasn't that person. Joe did everything he could to get Abbi to respond to him. He couldn't help it. He had to touch her. Joe was a great guy, any woman would want him in their lives. Abbi always had. The character interactions were wonderful and the story line well written and engaging. Taming His Tutor brought Abbi and Joe back together. A wonderful, humorous and sensual read, Taming His Tutor was definitely worth the time to read. Before I knew it, it was over!
Brazen has had several similiar books so I wasn't in a hurry to read this. So wrong, hottest ever!
Abbi is extremely shy, and her past relationships have not done anything with her confidence. She is determined to do some self help and make herself better at sex so that her next boyfriend isn't bored with her. Then she runs into (literally) her old high school crush Joe. Joe is a hottie and a former NBA basketball star. Joe also doesn't do relationships. Joe catches what Abbi is doing and offers to tutor her with 6 lessons in sex. This book was definitely interesting and fun to proceed with the main characters as they work their way through something fun to a real relationship. I was provided a copy of this book for my honest review.
Joe and Abbi take the " geek and jock"" fantasy to a whole nother level, with chemistry off the charts and genuine feelings that they both fight to hide. They are both very likeable fun and funny characters, Abbi is looking for sexual self confidence and Joe wants Abbi - but only for 6 lessons. This is a great easy read- very well written which makes it sooo easy to get into the story and really enjoy it! I'd like to read more about Abbi and Joe another sign of great characters and writing. Bev N
There are times in life that a book is exactly what you need whether it allows you to go beyond your surrounds to escape or allows you to pack your bags and travel to distant lands that you haven't had the opportunity or ability to visit. This has been one of those times for me. This book was exactly what the doctor ordered including an opportunity to see myself reflected in the eyes of a sassy computer geek determined to make her latest project all it could be even if that meant going beyond her own boundaries with a high school crush. Abbi is all of that and more and I felt a true sense of kinship to her ability to be driven in her job and have no clue when it came to guys or social situations. And we all know a guy just like Joe Fuller, the quarterback of the high school team or maybe the coolest guy in school who smiled at you once. But Joe is such a thoughtful and intent guy who sees beyond the awkwardness to the amazing woman that Abbi truly is and helps her blossom beyond even her wildest imaginings. These two together was just delicious and helped make a difficult couple of weeks better. I will be keeping my eyes wide open for the next release by Ms. Anderson because this was truly a well crafted story and I look forward to being swept away again soon. Final Thoughts: This book is worth every penny if you are looking for a well crafted story, geeky heroine that is not afraid to strut her stuff and a hero who wants to see her by his side as she does it. Entangled Publishing provided me with a copy of Taming His Tutor but nothing else was exchanged for my honest review.
Computer guru Abbi Hayes needs to kick her sex life into overdrive—and she’s designing the perfect App to make it happen. Thanks to all of the self-help bedroom tips she’s accumulating, she’ll be able to go from boring and passive to own-him-now vixen with a couple of swipes of a touch screen. And when former NBA basketball star Joe Fuller offers to help her test out her ‘product,’ how can she say no? Joe can’t quite believe this temptress-in-training is his formerly shy, geeky ex-math tutor. If Abbi wants to discover her inner vamp, he’ll happily be her how-to guide. But it only takes few face-to-face lessons to realize that underneath the talk, there’s a truly passionate woman begging to be claimed by someone strong. Someone like him. Maybe it’s time to teach his former teen fantasy a few tricks of his own… Review: Yeah! Geeky Girls! This is a great story about a geeky girl, who gets her inner vixen on a gets the hunky ex-basketball player. Abbi was your typical nerdy girl in school, who was smart, shy and lusted after the high school basketball star. 8 years later she is still a nerdy girl, but she is trying to turn over a new leaf and let loose her inner vixen and launch her new app to help others. Who better to help her on her road to temptress, but her high school crush Joe. Joe struck by Abbi and how different she seems talks her into letting him unleash that inner vixen. What starts out as six lessons soon blooms into something more even though Joe fights it at every turn. I liked that Abbi was trying to take charge of her sexuality, even after she was kind of beaten down emotionally by an ex. Even though Abbi has been hurt before and still has some image issues, I like how she blossoms as the story goes along, even when she knows she is going to get hurt. Joe was great, who doesn't love a sexy, ex-NBA star? But there is more to him than meets the eye and he has some trust/abandonment issues that make him a more three dimensional character. And I have to say the sexy scenes between Abbi and Joe are hot and well-written. Great story with fun characters, engaging story and some serious sexiness! 4Stars
Abbi and Joe are a hot couple. In high school, shy Abbi tutored and had a crush on Joe in highschool but never thought a jock with Joe would give her a second chance. Joe had a crush on Abbi while she tutored him but he thought she didn't like him. Years later, Abbi works for a magazine and his creating an app to help shy women be aggressive with men and Joe is more than willing to help. Great read!
Joe and Abbi were a fun spicy read. From the first page to the very end, to me, the book was sizzling. Sometimes it would be as an out of control five alarm fire and other a nice slow simmer of heat. And all the in betweens were read with a grin on my face. Their reconnection from high school brought their mutual crushes back to life only to develop into a very lustful attraction. I enjoyed reading this book, it flowed very well and ended great. My only sad thought was that it ended when I wasn't quite ready to let go of their story. I liked the characters, so very likeable and fun. I was given this story from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Taming HIs Tutor was the first book I've read by Natalie Anderson and I really enjoyed it! It was a fun sexy read that I didn't want to put down! I liked that they knew one another years ago but never realized how much of an impression each made on the other. This really was a great read!!
[NO MAJOR SPOILERS-JUST MINOR PLOT POINTS] I have been a fan of Natalie Anderson’s books for a long time. While Taming His Tutor is a very different style of book from her Be For Me series, it is a breath of fresh air in the romance genre. To be honest, at first I was very unhappy with how easily Abbi believed that she was the cause of so many issues in her previous relationships and it was difficult to read about a main character who was so down on herself. However, as the book progressed, I was proud of her character’s growth as an individual and the support she received from Joe through their budding relationship. As for Joe, he was a sweet and interesting love interest for Abbi. It was a bit heart-wrenching to learn of his past and watch his recognize his flaws. Overall, this was a very sweet story with a great HEA ending for two characters who learned from their mistakes and grew to love each other and themselves. Well done Natalie! Congratulations on another great novel! I cannot wait for Bound For Me!
Great steamy read. Natalie Anderson has given a great story with extreme heat! The characters are fun and engaging and keep the story moving. It was a great fun, fast, hot read!! moving. It was a great fun, fast, hot read!!
Fantastic Book! In the mood for a scorching erotic romance? If so, look no further than Taming His Tutor by Natalie Anderson. Be prepared to pant, gasp and lose yourself to the deliciousness of emotional eroticism. While in high school, newbie Joe Fuller was behind in math, so Abbi Hayes, nerd and math genius extraordinaire, tutored him. Now years later they meet again and Joe returns the favor, with a slightly different lesson plan. Abbi is a curvy and attractive computer expert, in the process of developing an application for women that will provide tips on how to get a man's attention and keep him interested. Of course sex is a component of the app and this is where Abbi's skills are severely lacking. All the research in the world will not usurp real-time sexual experience, so playboy Joe offers to tutor Abbi in the fine art of seduction. Joe's good looks, charm and athleticism have served him well, especially where the female population is concerned. His blossoming relationship with Abbi tests his bachelorhood belief system. In addition, he is now a successful businessman, on the verge of expanding his personal training facility into a chain. Abbi and Joe are tremendously steamy in the bedroom, on the counter and against the wall. Joe's expert tutelage transforms Abbi into a confident sexual vixen. And although Abbi is the student, she ends up teaching Joe a few things about love, commitment and need. The lessons become blurred as their feelings and desires take over. Wow, talk about a well-written festival of lust, complete with an emotional story that may cause a few tears. I immediately connected with Abbi and Joe and enjoyed their sexual adventure together. The secondary characters are unique in their own right and add a ton of background story to the present happenings. Ms. Anderson is a very talented writer and I look forward to becoming engrossed in her world once again with her next book. Complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.
3.5 Best first base ever stars I didn’t know what to expect when I started reading this, as I am a Natalie Anderson virgin in the literary sense. Joe Fuller is an ex-NBA champ, having launched himself into a wealth of successful fitness centres since changing career. He is big, he is bold, and may I say it, beauteous! Abbi Hayes is the IT authority at a women’s lifestyle magazine, and is in the process of developing an app that is going to assist her fellow womenfolk in releasing their inner vixen. Driven by a heartless comment from her long term boyfriend, as they broke up, she is determined to up her appeal. Given this new purpose, she raises her dress sense, and in the name of research, commences her hunt for an unsuspecting target. But a chance meeting with Joe Fuller brings back all her high school crushing to the fore. She used to tutor him at maths, so Yes, they have history and yes, now the tables are going to be turned. Joe’s suggestion to match the 6 lessons she had given him in high school, with assisting her in unleashing her inner vixen was the most obvious option, but seeing as though Joe’s feelings had been reciprocated, albeit suppressed, this was going to be a thoroughly enjoyable time for him. Both their lack of securities and thin-skin made them endearing, exposed characters, and given Joe’s obvious qualities, made the story thoroughly enjoyable for me. Apart from a few diddly quotes, I immersed myself in the story. Would have welcomed more at the end though..isn’t that always the way! Easy, enjoyable, sexy read. Complimentary copy generously provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
I have devoured every book (both paper & e-book) written by Natalie over the course of the last 7 years so when I was given an ARC by the publisher for an honest review of this it just had to be number one on my reading list. Totally enjoyed this (my first Entangled Brazen) read - the cover alone is Hot and the text between - Hot and Spicy. I'm not going to give too much away suffice to say that it is a story of two past high-school students, jock Joe Fuller and mathlete Abbi Fuller, who meet up again some years later in San Francisco. Joe always had the hots for Abbi but the shy geeky student couldn't see it and nothing ever happened. Fast forward and Joe is not going to let his second opportunity with Abbi go the same way. When he finds out that Abbi is following self-help tips to help her improve her bedroom skills and develop into a work project (an app) he offers to tutor her himself. A rollicking read ensues. Hugely enjoyable and thoroughly recommended. More please.
3.5 - "Sometimes you can hit a home run without touching first base." Stars. Taming his Tutor is the first book I have read by Natalie Anderson, it was fun, flirty, and sexy, with easy to like characters and a well developed storyline. ”We’re both adults. No age of consent issues now.” The school jock and the school nerd are reunited after ten years... To say that things have changed somewhat for both of them would be an understatement, although they are both still battling past insecurities one has become successful in the IT field, while the other has hit the highs of sports stardom, and after a horrific injury is becoming a successful businessman in his own right. Abbi Hayes is a bit of a geek, after struggling for years with self-confidence issues and shyness, she is gradually pulling herself out of her shell, with the aid of her over-confident friend and a banging new made-to-measure wardrobe. Bumping into her old school crush, after he saves her from becoming road-kill doesn't do a lot of help her insecurities, especially as the reason for her distraction while crossing the road is a Self Help audio-book... The ‘Vixen’ is irresistible to men, full of allure, culture, mystery, she’s utterly magnetic. With some practise you can be –“ After inadvertently overhearing what Abbi is listening too, Joe Fuller is determined to help her achieve her goals, he always did have a little crush on her, and in exchange for the 6 maths lessons she gave him while in school, he offers her 6 lessons in the art of attracting and keeping men interested, simple right! Abigail Hayes had thrown him a ball. And Joe Fuller always had liked a game of one-on-one. Stealing his Heart is one of those books you pick up, read through and put down feeling thoroughly satisfied. It follows the easy-going romance recipe to a letter, and offers up an indulgent and tasty little morsel for the discerning reader to devour. ”Just let it go. Indulge. Enjoy. You’re safe with me.” ARC generously provided by Entangled, in exchange for the above honest review.