Turning The Tables

Turning The Tables

by Joan Kilby


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A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...

She'll bare everything...except the truth.

Tina Borlenghi is a billionaire businesswoman, heiress to the Borlenghi fortune, and living la dolce vita. She's also a magnet for men who crave fame and celebrity. So while in New York City launching a new fashion boutique, Tina is more than intrigued when sports bar owner Luke Pederson mistakes her for a sales assistant. He's sexier than sin and only interested in her. What's the harm in a little steamy role-playing?

Luke can't get enough of Tina. And yet, something feels...off. Why is she so secretive? As their role-playing encounters become more erotic, Luke's suspicions grow. The woman rocking his world is hiding something. Something big. He's ready to play for keeps, but finding out who Tina really is may just turn the tables on everything he thought he knew about love.

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ISBN-13: 9781943336388
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: 06/09/2015
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.43(d)

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Turning the Tables (Entangled Brazen) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
niterayvyn More than 1 year ago
i have been waiting for tinas story since book one. she is such a great character and for her to fall for the owner of the bar next door who can weild a hammer. yummy. Luke isperfect for her. the one thing i didnt like is her letting the chaade go on for so long but other than that is was a great book and cant wait for more. *arc given by publisher for honest review
onlyminordetails More than 1 year ago
My Thoughts: Completely went into this one blind, but it was great. There's something about a sexy story involving people from opposite sides of the social spectrum, probably because when you see them fall for each other you know it's real. From the first meeting of Luke and Tina, you can't help but warm to them right away. They're attracted to each other, that's for sure, but she decides to omit the fact that she's the one behind the fashion boutique and not a sales associate. She has her reasons, all of which are revealed in due time, but she feels it's okay to leave that part out for now. Luke is curious, wanting to know more about Tina because he grows to care about her. Tina wants to keep things casual, though, because it's safe. When the truth comes out, it's up to each of them to prove to the other how much they really care. Turning the Tables is a hot, page-turning romance. Your heart goes out to Tina with everything happening in her life, and your heart melts at how wonderful and genuine Luke is. The two of them together creates a powerful spark, and their role-playing leaps off the page until you're fanning yourself. Joan Kilby's book is very sexy, and worth the read! My Rating: Very Good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This series is SO GOOD. Wit, Passion, and more. The kind of story you read over & over again. A Must Read! I hope theres a book on EVERY family member. The next book cant come fast enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## The story and plot itself was fun, no doubt. The writing style was good, again no doubt. I even loved that the heroine was the rich one for a change. She was capable and beautiful and so very loving. What was missing for me was the chemistry between the hero and heroine. And that's a biggie for me. They just didn't have any spark, hence the 3 stars.
BottlesAndBooksReviewsJA More than 1 year ago
Tina Borlenghi is a successful businesswoman with a fortune at her fingertips. While opening her newest store, House of Borlenghi, in New York, Tina has a mistaken encounter with a man she believes to be her handyman. Instead Luke is the bar next door's owner. Coming off the heels of a break up and lawsuit, Tina decides that there is some fun to be had with a no strings attached fling full of role play with a handsome guy. The only catch? He believes she's nothing more than a sales girl at the store. Luke Pederson is a handsome, successful man who wanders into Tina's store one day and leaves wanting to know more about this beautiful woman. As the two of them embark on a steamy role-playing fling, Luke begins to feel there is something that Tina is keeping from him and yet he can't but his finger on it exactly. All Luke knows is that he's starting to want more from Tina. But is more really in the cards for this couple when Luke finds out the truth about Tina's dishonesty? Turning The Tables is the second book in the Italian Connection series and is just as wonderful as the first book. Once again the Borlenghi family is back and this time Tina is in the forefront as she opens another fashion store and finds herself falling for a guy she claimed was just a fling. From the very first page to the very last, Joan Kilby captures a readers attention with steamy scenes, role-playing, and a couple that heats up the pages with their undeniable chemistry.  Tina is such a strong female character. After everything her ex put her through and is still trying to put her through, she's still standing. I love how readers get to see Tina let down her hair and have a casual relationship. Tina gets to be herself with Luke, even if he doesn't truly know who she is. As for Luke..Wow! He is pretty much the perfect guy package. Great uncle and brother, successful business man, former professional hockey player, and a genuinely likable guy with a passion for helping children with disabilities. I loved that there was so many layers to Luke. He's a barman but a former professional hockey player. And his commitment to children with disabilities which includes his nephew. The foundation was a great thing for Luke to have started and I was glad to see how that story plays out. I really enjoyed this book and was not able to put it down for anything. I literally just moved from room to room with Kindle in hand. If you love steamy romances and role-play, this one is for you! 
KYBookmama More than 1 year ago
Tina needs to get away from Italy for a week to get away from the wreckage her ex-fiance's lawsuit caused. Opening a new clothing boutique and personally overseeing the opening is exactly what Tina needs. Expecting a handyman to come help her move items around the store, she meets Luke, the bar owner from next door. Wanting to keep her identity a secret and be anyone else, she lets Luke believe that she is a salesperson. With neither wanting ties, they agree on a sexual relationship as long as Tina is in the US. But Luke decides he wants something more and then he finds out that Tina has been lying with who she really is. Another good Brazen book from Entangled Publishing. ¿*I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.¿
aprilrenee1976 More than 1 year ago
Luke makes you want to see him in every bar- Tina will have her hands full. Awesome Story! ***A gifted copy was provided by the publisher for my honest review**** Tina Borlenghi is a lovely woman who also happens to be a billionaire businesswoman. Her family is known for their business smarts while she is known for exciting fashion designs. Tina has gone thru a very rough period of her life recently. She doesn’t know who is friend or foe- who really loves /cares for her or loves her for her money. There is an Ex-Boyfriend who is after Tina since she ended their relationship when she found out he was using her for her money only and Tina just wants to be loved for who SHE is. Tina runs into Luke Pederson who mistakes her for a sales girl and she doesn’t correct that mistake. Hunky, sexy Luke at first comes across as a handyman but then we find out is a former NHL hockey player and now owns a bar. Luke likes Tina for who he thinks she is. Luke and Tina grow close and Tina is very happy. They are growing very close. Tina is afraid to tell Luke who she is really is because then she will have to admit she lied to him and then he will leave her.  Luke knows there is something not quite right about his new girlfriend but he just keeps pushing it back, because he likes her and he feels complete with her. But as things continue to not add up, he realizes he needs to get a straight answer but isn’t sure how to go about it. Luke’s issues stem from something going back to his childhood (think mother) and he has trust issues. He wants to believe in Tina but he just doesn’t know how to.  Then what worst happened and Luke found out-Tina tried to explain to Luke but he left her. Tina was devastated. He wouldn’t listen and she didn’t know how to make him. Tina realized she should have fought harder but deep down realized she should have told him the truth sooner. There were so many emotional pulls and twists to this story that I hurt for the MC in this story. I was rooting for Tina and Luke the whole story. Do they get back together? Will they or won’t they? This is one story you have to read ! I have to say, this was a fantastic read the whole way. You have the villain (the ex), you have the hunky hero, the sweet and intelligent heroine and a great group and secondary characters along with a great backdrop that plays to the story. I felt like I was right there when reading this story. I gobbled this story up in one sitting because I couldn’t stop reading once started. You will enjoy this story as much as I did. I hope the next story written is Rico and Angela’s because when you read this story, it feels like their story is calling to be told and really needs to be next. My rating: 4.8 *****
SummerSnowFalls More than 1 year ago
Betinna Borlenghi is one of the famous Borlenghis. Her family is known for excelling in their chosen fields and together generate the prime capital of the Borlenghi fortune. Tina herself is best known for her innovative and exciting fashion designs. But with this fortune comes doubt – who is a true friend and who just wants to be close in order to feed off of the fame and fortune? Tina protects her heart with an iron wall, but when she encounters Luke Pederson in her NYC boutique, she discovers someone she may just wish to lower that wall for. Determined to enjoy a relationship that is strictly about Tina and not about her money, Tina hides her identity from the charming Luke. But lies, even by omission, are no way to start a relationship and eventually the truth will come out. Right? This was pure, fantasy fun. Tina and Luke hit it off right away and the instant attraction leads to some scandalous encounters right there in the middle of Tina’s fancy boutique! Tina has lots of cute little Italian phrases that weave into her everyday language, which I thought made her a rounder, more relatable character. (I have foreign friends who do this regularly, so it was a charming, well-planned addition to Tina’s character.) Luke is no stranger to the lime light either, having played professional hockey. His heart-of-gold and involvement with the disabled children’s hockey team skyrockets him firmly into the “hero” category and is sure to make your heart melt. Together, Tina and Luke must decide if what they have is worth the agony of maintaining a long-term relationship and makes each of them seriously consider what they need in their lives to make them happy. Tina’s excellent relationship with her family highlights the problems Luke has with his mother and Tina’s ability to mend that relationship helps balance out the fact that she lies (by omission) throughout most of the book as to who she really is. This book is full of charming, well-thought-out characters. I really enjoyed the plot and so this made for a very entertaining read. Originally posted at Plot Twist Reviews [dot] Com 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.
Lori-Gonzo More than 1 year ago
Oh Momma Mia this was a hot read!  This book was a fun, hot, sexy read!  Luke and Tina both jumped into the sexual innuendos immediately after meeting.  If I would have been reading a hard copy, I feel the pages would have caught fire.  They enjoyed some real fun sexy times.  And their banter was smoking and light.  They enjoyed their connection immensely.   I loved both their hearts of gold and their vulnerabilities.  Despite both having trust issues, they still looked for the best in others. This was a quick read with a glimpse of Giorgio and Layla from the first book ad well as other members of Tina's family.  I love that their families are so strong and important to both Luke and Tina. I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the publisher.
Bette313 More than 1 year ago
Awesome read! It's fun, steamy, and a touching love story. Very well written with characters that immediately grab your attention. Tina is bright, successful, and extremely rich but she yearns for someone in her life who loves her just for her. When she meets Luke Pederson from the bar next door to her shop, he mistakes her for a sales associate and she might just forget to tell him otherwise!! This was a very entertaining story and I would definitely recommend it.
Nelsonaa More than 1 year ago
Turning the Tables follows a classic romantic trope of misunderstood true identities, but with a fresh modern feel. Tina is in New York for her Italian fashion company’s American launch. While preparing her boutique for opening, she meets Luke, a former hockey pro who owns the bar around the corner. When Luke mistakes Tina for a clerk, she decides not to correct him. In Italy, Tina’s family is known for their wealth and status, making it hard for her to determine if any male attention she receives is really for her, or just for her money. Having been recently burned by a former beau, she’s especially on guard and has trust issues. It's nice for her to be an unknown for once. Luke can tell she’s hiding something, as she’s evasive with personal questions, but he’s taken with her fun personality and decides to enjoy a no-strings affair. The rest of the story plays out predictably but cute. Tina and Luke’s sexy time role playing was hot. These characters were well-developed and felt authentic. First book I’ve read by this author. Enjoyed it and would read more by her. *ARC provided by Entangled Publishing via Netgalley
JeriTRyan More than 1 year ago
Turning the Tables by Joan Kilby was my first book by this author and I think I will take a look into her other books now after finishing this one. The writing was flawless and fluent and the characters were well developed . It was really enjoyable to watch the developing relationship between Tina and Luke. Ms. Kilby takes you on a rollercoaster ride with them and I would like to invite other readers to join the ride … > > > I have received this Book as an ARC from the Publisher < < < > > > In Exchange I promised an honest Review < < <
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
Turning the Tables is a steamy, fun and heartwarming love story. To the outside world Tina seems to have it all. Prestige, money and confidence. But that's just the surface. Tina wants to be liked for who she is, not what she has. Meeting Luke gives her the opportunity to just be herself without all the baggage. Will her masquerade blow up in her face or will she gain all that she has ever wanted? I received Joan Kilby's Turning the Tables for an honest review. An highly entertaining love story with an underlying lesson, JUST BE YOURSELF AND THE REST WILL FALL INTO PLACE. Lovely read.
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
4 - "You're here for a good time, not a long time." Stars! I really enjoy Joan Kilby’s writing style. Turning the Tables was what I would class as an easy-going, low drama kind of romance, with a likeable couple that had an expected outcome. That isn’t a problem for me if I am enjoying the storyline, and Tina and Luke’s story offered a few laughs and a little cheesy role-play to ease things along at a steady pace. New York. New start. Tina featured quite a bit in the first book in the Italian Connections series, in that her older brother was trying to keep her from making a huge mistake with a guy, who as it turns out was definitely not the man of her dreams. Now in New York, Tina is trying to shake of the hurt and distrust that Fabio’s scheming and lies caused and she is definitely not looking for another man to come in and take over her life. Enter handyman Luke, who isn’t actually a handyman and all bets, as well as their clothes are off! Lots of sexy times in various locations ensue, but as you would expect, keeping secrets about your identity never has a good outcome, but with a sweet ending, the author gave this couple a story that I really enjoyed reading. I am hoping that Joan gives us Angela and Rico’s story next, being the foodie of the Borlenghi family, I am pretty sure she is going to be another character that I get along with! ARC generously provided via Entangled, it was a pleasure to provide the above honest review.