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5* Review What’s a Girl to Do? Aimée Duffy

What's a Girl to Do? (Indecent Proposals #1)

After reading and loving ‘Sinfully Summer’ I couldn’t wait to see what Ms Duffy could do with an erotic romance and I wasn’t disappointed.

What’s a Girl to Do? is a scalding hot read. What makes it memorable is the romance.

Unwanted by her supermodel mother Shey’s attitude to men, sex and relationships is tainted. The need to control every variable means Shey’s romantic encounters lack spontaneity.

Player Calvin hides a fragile heart. Devastated by his ex-wife. He vows he will never lose his heart, reputation or wealth to a woman again.

The scene is set the control freak meets the ice man.

Their first encounter will make you shiver and remember. The humour and sexual tension are beautifully written.

Despite her tangible fear Shey loses control in the most intimate way possible. Shey agrees to a relationship but only with rules. Calvin forgoes his dating embargo. He can’t risk losing her. He wants her subservient but soon finds the tables turned on him. Love the taxi ride.

Their romance is driven by emotion not lust shown by the sacrifices they both make.

As a novella this story is a teaser but reaches a satisfying conclusion. Perfect for a little late night reading or on the way to work. Just remember sighing on public transport may draw some funny looks. 🙂

I received an ARC from Harper Collins UK, HarperImpulse via NetGalley for an honest review.

What’s a Girl to Do? by Aimée Duffy

What's a Girl to Do? (Indecent Proposals #1)

Aimée Duffy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Summer Sun Award

I’ve been nominated for a Summer Sun Award.

Many thanks to my friends Tracey Rogers author of Daring to Wish, Lindsay J Pryor author of Blood Shadows and Blood Roses and Fiona Chapman author of an intriguing story called The Gateway.

To accept the award I display the sunshine logo, link back to the blogs of the people who nominated me, answer the sunshine questions below and nominate another blogger for each sun-ray , eight in total to receive the award, tell them they’ve been tagged and display their blog link.

Favourite song with summer in the title or the words (give the line) Summertime by George Gershwin. The music more than the words. I think of long summer days. 🙂

Favourite book about summer Have to agree with Tracey on this one Sinfully Summer by Aimee Duffy. It has all the ingredients of a perfect summer read; sun, sex, scandal and a satisfying ending 🙂

Favourite hot summer film Top Gun. Set in the summer and hot. Not really a Tom Cruise Fan. Love pilots and jets what can I say? 🙂

 Favourite summer memory Three summers were particularly special; 1980 taking long country walks with my boyfriend. 1981 Working in Devon and living in a 10 foot caravan on the edge of Dartmoor with my fiancé. 1983 I married him in August 🙂

Favourite summer holiday destination I love the Lake District the setting for The Dragon Legacy. I also love Lake Garda in Italy. I had a lovely holiday in Northumberland this year. Can’t choose between them.

What books will be in your suitcase this summer? I read Tempting a Devil by Samantha Kane. The Keepers: Archer by Rae Rivers and Your Room or Mine by Charlotte Phillips 🙂 Next on the list are Rancher to the Rescue by Jennifer Faye. Collared for the Night Susan Arden 🙂

What’s your likely destination this summer? Already been to beautiful Northumberland. May visit again for 30th wedding anniversary or perhaps The Lakes.

What hottie would you most like to be sharing the hot days and long nights with this summer? As it’s my 30th wedding anniversary . Did I already mention that 🙂 My soul mate of course. If I had to pick another it would be Richard Gere always loved him and then there’s my first love Donny Osmond.  🙂

 My nominees are as follows.Apologies if you’ve already been tagged and I’ve missed it. 🙂

 Susan Taylor

Jennifer Faye


Janie Crouch

Megan Jane

Kendall Talbot

Charlotte Phillips

Krystal Shannan








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5* Review of ‘Sinfully Summer’ Aimee Duffy

Can you hear the party music and feel the heat of the sun when you open this great beach read? Definitely.

Alexa is the darling of the scandal press. Player Ric is the arrogant hotel entrepreneur. When they meet as Alexa fulfills her flirty holiday dare the atmosphere is so electric it rivals summer lightning.

The author skillfully provides insights into the characters’ psyche. Traumatic childhoods have rebounded on their adult lives. Are they too damaged to risk their hearts again?

Their connection is sizzling and unwelcome. Especially when Ric tricks Alexa into working with him on a project close to his well hidden heart.

Alexa’s vulnerability is disguised by her zest for life and fiery temper but it makes her easy to like. Ric is tortured and plagued by his past. Afraid his good fortune will be snatched away from him by the inquisitive media.

This story is absorbing but very easy to read. Full of emotion, sensuality and humour a must for your beach bag this summer.

Sinfully Summer

Aimée Duffy

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