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5* Review Twice Tempted by Susan Arden

Twice Tempted (Bad Boys Don't Drink The Water)I really enjoyed ‘Tempted by Trouble’ by Susan Arden and even though ‘Twice Tempted‘ is the second in the ‘Bad Boys Don’t Drink The Water’ series, chronologically it occurs first.
This is a secret baby story with lots of originality. Cynthia (Sam’s) baby is secret from the father after an erotic one night but also from Cynthia’s father whose domineering ways she is determined to escape.
The story is told in two halves. Cynthia and Rob first meet when she becomes the newest Vice President of her father’s international travel company. Despite her mature business head Cynthia is an emotional novice and is totally blown away by Rob’s sophistication and bad boy persona. A series of life events and misunderstandings ensure Cynthia and Rob’s encounter is a one-off.
Part two of the story takes place four years later when Rob and Cynthia meet unexpectedly and Rob’s discovers Cynthia or Sam’s as he calls her devastating secret.
This is a story full of emotion, interesting and easy to read. The conflict increases with each page turned and leaves you drained. Well written erotic romantic scenes and a happy ever after which hangs in the balance until the end, make this a worthwhile read.
I would recommend this to lovers of well written emotional, erotic romance.

Twice Tempted by Susan Arden

Twice Tempted (Bad Boys Don't Drink The Water)

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
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5* Review How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates Jane Linfoot

How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates


This is a charming story full of humour and emotion. The strong characters and beautiful settings make ‘How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates’ original and memorable.

Ed is an explosives expert and Millie is a companion/pet-sitter/dance artist/entrepreneur. The plot is woven with twists which hold the reader’s interest.

Ed a serial womaniser is bet by his sister and best friend that he cannot take a woman out on 10 ordinary dates. On the surface this is a callous playboy bet with scant regard for the woman in the equation. In reality Ed’s sister Cassie and his friend Will both want Ed to find the true happiness they feel he deserves and needs.

Millie is vulnerable with a wonderful sense of humour and irony which endear her to the reader. She wants to live life her way. The true reasons for her decision are deep and painful. Sympathetically revealed as the story progresses.

Ed appears arrogant and cast in the mould of a regency rake on first acquaintance. As the story develops the reasons for his behaviour and attitude become apparent and reveal him to be a tortured romantic hero. His undeniable attraction to the heroine and the real feelings he develops for her make him appealing.

The story’s conflict and emotion is countered with glamorous settings and humour which make it a great read. There is a clever build up of sexual tension between the two main characters culminating in a sensual love scene.

I found it easy to imagine the characters and settings and soon became absorbed in the story. Definitely a page turner. I recommend ‘How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates’. The ideal holiday read or as autumn approaches, a rainy afternoon curled up by the fire read.

I received an ARC from Harper Collins UK  Harper Impulse UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates by Jane Linfoot

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


How to Win a Guy in 10 Dates

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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