Meet Genie Divine, the wise-cracking London show-girl on a hell-bent mission to save her beloved family theatre.
Now meet Abel Kingdom, the Australian gym mogul determined to buy it out from underneath her.
On paper they have nothing in common, and when they meet, they have even less.
The only thing they DO have is chemistry. Undeniable, rip-my-clothes-off-and-do-me-now-against-the-wall chemistry.
Feathers. Lies. Glitter. Secrets. Lust.
He wants her theatre. She wants him dead.
The stage is set for an explosive summer…
Welcome to Devine and prepare to be Mesmerized by the one and only Genie...
This was such a fun and sexy read. I devoured it in one sitting.. I could picture the old theater, hear the sensual rhythm to the music and the background mummers...I adore the whole Burlesque theme behind the story line and how Passionate Genie was about it. throughout I felt as if I was watching a movie.
We start off meeting Mr. Kingdom - first impressions? broody & moody but
and with that his first reaction to Genie and Devine!
"What is this place? A theatre, or a fucking opium den?"
Genie Devine was this amazing, positive, confident young woman who knew herself and wasn't brought down easily. She was a fighter through and through. She had a wonderful Uncle and BFF 2 of the 3 most important people/things in her life. The 3rd being Devine!
Now on to Abel mother effing K.I.N.G.D.O.M. Wow here's this tanned skinned, dark haired, dark piercing eyed larger than life Hunk of a man.. Successful and Self assured (or is he?) Abel just needed to keep that trap shut and we were good.. Everything out of his mouth was judgmental, mean and plain Hurtful!! The only time speaking was acceptable in my book was when he was talking dirty.. which we get tons of that as well..
"So what exactly are you saying here, Abel? I'm your upstairs angel, downstairs whore?" "Not exactly, no, but if the cap fits..."
Lucky for us Genie is a hoot, Abel redeems himself and we get funny laugh out loud moments, tons of sexy time, we meet a few new friends and we get to find out who ultimately gets the real PRIZE!!
***Pssttt....After I finished this book I HAD to watch Burlesque again......
Opposites attract, or so the saying goes. When two people from different worlds come together by a chance meeting twisted with an element of danger, can their attraction remain innocent?
She's a corporate accountant. Her life is full of structure, routine, and organization. Settled, comfortable, and content, Caroline Milton, loves knowing what to expect every minute of every day.
He's the Catawba Hellions VP and a wild one, refusing to be tamed. His motto, 'hit it, get it, and go; no repeats' where women are concerned, guarantees a new woman in his bed nightly. His life suddenly tilted on its axis, when his wild days come barreling back with a major responsibility. Drexel 'Rex' Crews finds he has a real reason to settle down his wild ways.
When a situation quickly spins out of control at work for Caroline, she reaches out to the one place she least expected to find herself dependent upon. The Hellions Motorcycle Club.
His cousin's ol' lady, Doll, comes to him with a personal favor, protect her best friend. He can't refuse. Protecting Caroline was supposed to be an innocent task.
The attraction from their first meeting is still a fire burning strong inside of them both. Neither can deny the pull. They come from different worlds.
Can Rex show Caroline the safety and security of the MC? Can Caroline tame the wild beast inside of Rex? Can their innocent ride become a journey to long lasting love?
Rex & Lux were all smoke & mirrors!
Both portrayed this hard as granite exterior but on the inside were so damaged and fragile, harbored so many insecurities that neither thought they deserved each other or anyone for that matter.
Rex was this untamed total badass, dirty talking, hard riding bad boy ~ VP to the Catawba Hellions and probably the wildest one!! After a series of events that left him reflecting on how he was living his life made him feel like a failure, and put him at a crossroad.
Caroline's life was somewhat of a Façade, she had so many secrets and hid a tainted past. She would say one thing when she meant another and at times came out sounding so judgmental.
This was a revelation of sorts for Rex & Lux they both eventually had to lay all their cards on the table and be completely honest with themselves. It did take Caroline a lot longer to get there but her actions thankfully spoke louder than her words. Drexal was so vulnerable at times but I loved how he wasn't afraid to show it once he knew Caroline was it! Nothing dragged and the suspense flowed nicely with the story. (Loved Axel he definitely was a Rex clone) Looking forward to the next in the Hellions Ride Series....
This is a standalone by an author who believes in love at first sight.
[ob-li-gey-shuh n] An obligation is a course of action that someone is required to take, whether legal or moral.
At six years old, Myla was sent to a family her father and mother had chosen for her when they knew their time on earth was almost up. What they were unaware of was what they thought would be her safe haven would become her living hell.
Kai has been watching Myla from afar since he took over the family business from his father and inherited the responsibility of keeping her safe. When word gets back to Kai that Myla is not only in danger, but that his assets are being compromised, he immediately jumps into action and does the only thing that can be done at the time by marrying her.
Neither Myla nor Kai would have thought that something that started off as a farce would become the most important thing either of them could've ever done.
I KNEW I was going to fall for Kai from the moment he made his appearance in Assumption.. So brooding and commanding!!
Ms. Reynolds gives us a great storyline, action packed, tons of sexy scenes, a teeny bit of angst, some really funny scenes and one Scorching Hot Alpha male! Yum, Yum, Yum...
I went into this book thinking one thing, shortly after realized I was TOTALLY wrong but definitely not disappointed in the least.. then finished it with a great Big Smile and sad to have it end
Nothing was as it seemed.. Even though the marriage was looked on as an Obligation these two were seriously drawn to each other and had some history and skeleton's in their closets that slowly unraveled..
"We just consummated our marriage on our divorce papers."
"That's very Caveman-ish"
Kai was the Ultimate Yum-tastic Alpha and Myla soaked up and loved every minute of it.. As did I while reading. I fell in Love with all the secondary characters, Kai's family and can't wait to get my hands on Distraction Sven & Maggie's story..
Two words Kalli Montgomery never expected to say out loud to Xavier Cruz, even though she's been in love with the sexy, single father for as long as she can remember. Unfortunately, she hasn't just been friend-zoned for the past ten years. No, even worse, he's treated her like a little sister, no matter how hard she tried to prove she could be so much more. When she agrees to spend the summer as the caregiver for his daughter, Lily, she knows it's her last chance to finally make him take notice.
As unexpected circumstances threaten to disrupt his home life, Xavier's desperate to keep his family together. He'll do whatever it takes, even if it means marrying a woman he doesn't love. For Xavier and Lily, Kalli will do just about anything, even at the risk of getting her heart broken in the process.
Little does she know, sometimes love isn't quite as unrequited as one may think. Xavier sees her-he always has. And the vow he made all those years ago never to go there with his best friend's little sister is wavering, and it's wavering fast. When they come up with a plan that leads to wedding bells, it's a no brainer.
This marriage of convenience has one rule: absolutely no falling in love.
Easier said than done. Throw together a girl who believes rules are meant to be broken, and a man whose whole career revolves around following orders and you get a recipe for disaster. What could possibly go wrong?
I was so patientlyOKAY FINE impatiently waiting for this one!!
Every glimpse of Xavier was drawing me in more and more he was so intriguing and I needed to know his tale..
I am a such a glutton for Angst and Sexual Tension.. crave it sometimes.. want those feelings where you can't help but hold your breath in anticipation, want to fling your kindle across the room cause your so pissed off or start muttering to the characters advise you damn well know they can't hear.. This book had it all sexy sweet tension with some angst thrown in!! So yes I was one happy satisfied reader!
I loved the way the story started off with the present and that "Marry Me" then ventured off into showing us how we got there and then what came after!! with both of their POV's..
Boy oh Boy Xavier really had a number done on him when he was left with a newborn to care for at such an early age and a Military career that was still so new.. Luckily a great mom that came to the rescue without hesitation and a wonderful Kale & the gang became his network of support for him and his baby girl.
Then we have Kalli young, vibrant, carefree full of sass and sarcasm living and loving life to the fullest.. No real worries or responsibilities, Hell she was still living at home well into her late 20's cause she could and really didn't care what anyone thought!
Let's jump right into Xavier.. Oh the so MANY times I was SO wanting to Throttle the man, everyone knew he was attracted to Kalli but he did absolutely Nada about it just always wanting more time, constantly second guessing things... I felt like he was just full of excuses and had his head stuck so far up his ass I wanted him to grovel and beg when he finally snapped out of it.. Then Kalli started off acting like a total doormat IMO.. putting herself out there numerous times and getting shot down just as many.. I would have been so done with him after the first time he made it clear she would never be first or second, Hell not even third in his life...She was always doing so much for him and Lily without giving it a second thought.
Because I love Angst so damn much I was able to forgive Xavier his Stubborn ways - which really only came from his love for his daughter and how he put his needs aside to put hers first above all else. (who can stay mad at that) And I was able to realize Kalli wasn't letting Xavier walk all over her (she'd loved the man he was for 10 years).. She knew what she wanted and knew what would be waiting on the other side once she tore down those walls.. A man that loves so hard and protects his family so fiercely nothing gets in his way..
Kalli was exactly what Xavier and his daughter needed in their lives and she knew this and got everything she wanted and more!!
This was such a fun read watching Xavier struggle with what he wanted and how he thought he needed to be.. Kalli being patient but totally tempting him at every turn and their moms were to cute with their plotting.. so much went on that had me pausing and laughing cause I would have reacted the same or even said something so similar if found in that situation.
**I have come to love this series and Tessa Teevan's writing style**
**arc received from author for an honest review **