Ok, so for this review I am doing TWO books by ONE wonderful author. I have the honor of being in a group on facebook with her and to shorten this story we were chatting one night and I told her I had bought Three of Spades and then realized it was the second book in a series. So, I had to read the first, Three of Hearts. I admit I only wanted to read Three of Hearts so that I didn't come in to the middle of the series and the description of Three of Spades on Amazon had me wanting to read it. I couldn't wait so here are my reviews for each book.
Publication Date: September 17, 2012
Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.
My review: 4 stars
I enjoyed this book. I loved that the main female character wasn't described as the typical gorgeous skinny girl but as a pleasantly plump with lots of curves girl who didn't realize she was sexy. It was also a change for the main male character to fall for the "plump" girl and want to make her feel sexy and let her know he thought she was. There were some VERY HOT & sexy scenes but through most of it I didn't feel the emotions really. Then towards the end redemption came and so did the emotions! It was very sweet and had some "OMG!" moments. Now on to the next book in this series.
Publication Date: February 1, 2013
Dylan Cross is the type of man that enjoys everything female, and enjoy it he does, but always on his terms. However, his terms are pushed to their limit when Natalie Parker proposes an offer; teach her and her delectable little body, all about sex and desire. There is one catch. He has to play the part of Natalie’s madly in love boyfriend for her dying mother. Dylan signs on, and finds that separating the two is harder than he thought. Natalie’s days of shyness and lack of confidence come to a quick close as she learns what her body craves and demands in the bedroom. Soon, Dylan becomes the student as Natalie teaches him things he didn’t even know he wanted. Will Hamden’s notorious playboy, bachelor be able to keep calling the shots, or will he find that, he, himself, is just another player at the card game of life, as we all are?
My review: 5 stars
OMG! This was AMAZING right from the start. I LOVED IT! Just can't say enough good things about it. Natalie is a shy, innocent kindergarten teacher who wants to taught about sex and make her dying mother think she has found true love. Dylan is the town playboy who is a hot, badboy who loves females and takes Natalie up on her offer to teach her everything about sex and desire. They both teach each other things and the story is just hot, sexy and full of emotion. It will have you breathing heavy one minute, laughing at the banter between characters the next and then grieving a second later. There is a lot of description in it which helps to make you feel like you have traveled to the small little town of Hamden.
Over all both books were good and the stories were great love stories. Although at times Three of Hearts may have been a bit slow I thought it was good for a debut novel but Three of Spades makes up for it. After reading it I fell in love with the men of Hamden and feel like friends with the ladies. With the little teaser of the next book Three of Diamonds at the end of Three of Spades I am ABSO-FREAKIN-LUTELY going to reading to read it. W.Ferraro I am so excited about it I can't stand the torture of having to wait to learn more about the hotties of Hamden.
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