Review: All or Nothing by Catherine Mann

All Or Nothing (#2 The Alpha Brotherhood)

"I can’t sleep with a man who keeps secrets."
Despite the warnings that he would break her heart, Jayne Hughes fell for the bad boy. And Conrad Hughes, casino magnate, did just that with his absences and lies. Now she’s ready to move on, but her
husband has other plans….
Conrad’s undercover work for Interpol destroyed his marriage. When Jayne comes to Monte Carlo seeking a divorce, he launches an all-out assault. Seducing his wife back into his bed is child’s play;
earning her trust is another matter. Yet Conrad knows the odds favor the house. And he has no intentions of losing.

Title: All or Nothing
Author:  Catherine Mann
Series: The Alpha Brotherhood
Publisher:  Harlequin
Format: ebook from NetGalley
ISBN: 0373732163
Genre: Romance
Release date: January 2nd 2013
Number of pages: 192
 

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I liked the first book in this series, it was like watching a Bond movie but with an actual romance and this series has a good potential, but I would prefer if this book had a dangerous side since the begin.

We’ve met Conrad and he’s a very good man, but he still misses his wife and cannot accept the break-up, and that is really strange when you realize that he was hiding his missions from her and just wanted her to believe in him faithfully while he fought evil around the world.

I liked Jayne and even preferred her over Conrad, because she was just a girl trying to be happy and have a normal life. Their relationship was pure passion, but the lies were breaking them apart and I understand her leaving.

I liked the reconnection and Conrad showing his soft side while trying to save Jayne from a bad guy who discovered his identity. It was interesting seeing these two learning about the life they could have had if they were honest and up front about feelings. It was a nice book, but I prefer the first one in this series.

Series in Order

#1- An Inconvenient Affair
#2- All or Nothing
#3- Playing for Keeps (Expected publication: April 2013)

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Review: An Inconvenient Affair by Catherine Mann

An Inconvenient AffairTitle: An Inconvenient Affair
Author: Catherine Mann
Series: The Alpha Brotherhood
Publisher:  Harlequin
Format: ebook from Netgalley
ISBN: 0373731868
Genre: Romance
Release date: August 7th 2012
Number of pages: 192
Hillary Wright has always been a magnet for Mr. Wrong. Her latest left her in trouble with the law, and to clear her name, she’s agreed to an undercover sting—as the "date" for infamous Troy Donavan. The notorious hacker is now a government good guy…and a sexy billionaire playboy. Troy has a reputation as the sort of man she’s vowed to avoid, and his secretiveness adds fuel to Hillary’s distrust. But with his kisses like molten sin, her fierce resistance is melting. And being sensible in the face of such overpowering desire is just not an option.

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This book was actually a good surprise since it’s my first form this author and didn’t felt like a Harlequin romance, maybe because of the action, maybe the spy things going around but I really liked how this couple managed the danger and even discovered some good things in live.
 
Both suffered since childhood, one was neglected by his parents and chose the crime world to get attention and the other had an abusive parent and everyone overlooked things.
 
I liked Hillary and Troy together, lots of chemistry and she was a sweet girl just needing a good relationship. Troy was a good guy, but followed in the wrong world.
 
Other characters were introduced and I have the feeling the next books will be all about them, they were really helpful during this strange operation.
 
A good book and a different Harlequin.
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Series in Order

#1- An Inconvenient Affair

#2- Untitled

#3- Untitled