Review: Private Arrangements by Brenda Jackson

Private Arrangements

Private Arrangements by Brenda Jackson

Steele Series #10
e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher

Publisher: Harlequin

Genre: Romance

Release date: January 24th 2012
Number of pages: 224
Rating:


 

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Book Blurb:

No man has ever tempted her like this… Nikki Cartwright can’t believe Jonas Steele—the Jonas Steele—has chosen her for a high-profile marketing venture. It could make her career. But when she remembers the kiss they once shared, a kiss so intimate it sent their desire skyrocketing from simmering to blazing, Nikki knows she must guard her heart against the seductive Phoenix playboy as if her life depends on it. Jonas has no problem making their professional relationship personal. With the beautiful and talented photographer within his reach, he can erase her from his system once and for all. From a whirlwind Las Vegas affair to jet-setting across four continents, this Steele discovers getting Nikki out of his system is easier said than done, and now he wants her to belong to him heart and soul—as the woman of his most passionate fantasies.…

My Thoughts:

I’ve read two books from Brenda Jackson this month and I must say that her writing is perfect and engaging and I simply couldn’t put it down, although those two are part of a series and we get to take a glimpse of the other couples. This is the kind of family that pushes for the next generation, kind of like The Macgregor’s from Nora Roberts.
 
This story is about Nikki and Jonas. They only shared a kiss months ago but both cloud not forget and live without trying to see why all the steamy coming from them when close.
 
Jonas is a bachelor just like all his brothers, so the only thing he can see is a great night of sex with Nikki and maybe breakfast, but she wants something more from him, maybe a faery tale, but she’s wants Mr. Perfect and Jonas knows that, maybe that’s why things are so difficult at first. They work together, desire is a big part of the relation and the future is a big ?, so what to do.
 
I liked how the author made the changes in Jonas, not that he’s bad but to really love someone he must change his way of thought and try to see things from others perspective. Nikki also needed some change, maybe because she thought her life be like in a romance where everything is perfect and she needed a reality check.
 
I liked the book and is in my comfort zone, plus has a HEA. Great.

Books in this Series:

#1 –   Solid Soul
#2 -  Night Heat
#3 –  Beyond Temptation
#4 -  Risky pleasures
#5 – Irresistible forces
#6 – Quade’s Babies
#7 – Intimate Seduction
#8 – Hidden Pleasures
#9 – A Steele for Christmas
#10 – Private Arrangements
 

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She didn’t have the good mind to back up and his body pressed against hers. She felt crowded and it was at that moment her temper exploded. “And who the hell are you supposed to be? You’re someone I slept with one time. And that’s your famous motto—‘one and done’—isn’t it? Or have you forgotten? In case you have, then let me remind you. One and done, Jonas.

And that one time doesn’t give you any rights and  you of all men wouldn’t want them if it did. So what in God’s name is your problem?”

He rubbed his hand down his face, inwardly ac-knowledging that he honestly didn’t know what his problem was. The only thing he knew was that he wanted her again. Here. Right now. “You, Nikki Cartwright, seem to be my problem,” he said in a low steely tone, seconds before grabbing her around the waist, lowering his head and sinking his mouth down on hers.

Review: Sinful Seduction by Ann Christopher

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Sinful Seduction by Ann Christopher

The Davies Legacy: Twins of Sin #1
e-ARC provided by NetGalley courtesy of the publisher
Publisher: Harlequin
Genre: Romance
Release date: January 24th 2012
Number of pages: 224
Rating:

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Book Blurb:

Skylar Lawrence isn’t looking for romance when she arrives at the Thorntons’s sumptuous Hamptons estate. But when Skylar meets her ex-fiancé’s twin brother, an unexpected bequest leads to a night of fiery passion. Sinfully handsome, smooth-as-silk Alessandro Thornton exudes the kind of animal magnetism that’s impossible to resist…and hazardous to a woman’s heart.

Sandro desired Skylar from the minute the stunning veterinarian turned up at his door. Offering her shelter from the storm gives the decorated former soldier the chance to see what kind of game she’s really playing. But his plan backfires when he starts falling for the forbidden seductress. And a shocking discovery could tear Skylar from his arms and force Sandro to give up the woman he loves…

THE DAVIES LEGACY
POWER. SECRETS. SEDUCTION.

My Thoughts:

I discovered the Kimani Romance this year and loved this peace of Harlequin. I feel like sometimes we just want to read some romances and know that everything will be great at the end, no cliff and usually no need to read another book to continue the story. These are short and romantic little books with happy endings.

 

Skylar is avet that discovered once proposed that her love wasn’t that big and decided to end her engagement, but her fiancé is at war and dies so after they broke up. Now Skylar tries to go after her true love, her ex-fiancé twin brother that still suffer from the war, physically and misses his brother.

 

Sandro is trying really hard to forget things on drinking and now Skylar shows up in the middle of a storm and turned his life upside down. She loves him and he also loves her but since she had a relationship to his brother, he can’t see them together.

 

And that’s when the book started to get really good, because Skylar doesn’t give up and they start a really rough journey to self discovering their feelings and passing through memories. I liked Skylar and how strong she is for not surrendering, but Sandro was a bit dull, and could not forget something’s, plus thinking it was all he’s fault for his brother death.

 

in the end a good book with a surprising touch.

Books in this Series:

#1 – Sinful Seduction

#2 – Sinful Temptation