Thursday, June 5, 2014

The Brazen Seduction Tour featuring Recipe for Seduction by Gina Gordon & Seducing The Playboy by Amanda Usen with Reviews

Book Title: Recipe for Seduction
Author: Gina Gordon
Release Date: 5/26/14
Genre:  Contemporary Romance (Hot)

Book Synopsis:
Let the game of seduction begin…

Veronica Whitfield feels like a frumpy old maid. After ten years of raising her younger siblings, she’s desperate to get her sexy back. And why not find it with the man she’s been in lust with since she was twelve years old—her brother’s best friend, Finn O’Reilly?

Finn is looking for love. And not any love—true love. Complete with the white picket fence, two children, and a dog. He’s just been a little unlucky finding it, and he sure as hell isn’t about to consider his best friend’s little sister for the job, no matter how badly he wants her in his bed.

But then Veronica propositions him with a game of dark, delicious seduction. Finn is tempted to indulge his hidden need for kink, but at what cost? Following through could very well ruin their friendship, but maybe—just maybe—helping Veronica rediscover her sexy side is exactly what he needs to find love at last…

Tagline: Let the game of seduction begin...

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My Review: 5 stars
This was a really fun read. I enjoyed getting to know Veronica and Finn. I loved that they had both been secretly fantasizing about the other for years. But when Finn sees Veronica's graduation number - whew! Things go from 0 to hot damn really fast. Veronica is tired of being the responsible one who always takes care of things and she wants to let loose and have some fun. Her number one guy for that fun is Finn. They take things to a higher level in the kitchen and lots of other places too. There's a few problems though, they each fall even harder for the other and they're both convinced that it would never work out. So what do you do when you know who the right person for you is? Do you let them go or do you fight to make it work? This is the third book in the Madewood Brothers series, and if the rest are anything like this one I've got a few books to get. Fantastic, funny, so freaking hot and sexy, this is a great book that I really enjoyed. 

Author Bio:
When her dream of becoming a mafia princess didn’t pan out, Gina Gordon went after her second dream…becoming a writer. And she hasn’t looked back.
Gina, a self-proclaimed happily ever after junkie and cupcake connoisseuse, loves spinning contemporary tales of knee bending first kisses, unconditional love and super-hot sex. She broke out onto the romance scene with her #1 Amazon Bestselling erotic short story Her Five Favorite Words that’s been called a “deliciously naughty tale” by Joyfully Reviewed.
When not chained to her computer, you can find Gina sipping Starbucks, making cupcakes or feeding her addiction to celebrity gossip. She lives in Milton, Ontario with her husband and lovable dog.

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Seducing the Playboy
by: Amanda Usen
Release Date: 5/26/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Hot)

The best desserts are worth the wait…

Pastry chef Jenna Cooper crushed hard on playboy chef Roman Gallagher when her older brother brought him home to share their family Christmas six years ago. Now she’s old enough to do something about it, and she won’t take no for an answer—for anything.

Out of the frying pan into the fire…

Roman has one hard and fast rule—don’t sleep where you eat. But he can’t say no to Jenna’s plea for him to help her save her family business. Soon she's working for him, and their scorching chemistry melts Roman’s resistance.

If you can’t stand the heat…

Jenna knows Roman has reservations about enjoying the heat between them, but she’s got a plan. She’s going to keep this sexy man so satisfied in—and out—of the kitchen, he won’t regret a thing. But Roman has his own ideas. He wants more than a few hot nights, and he's going to teach Jenna a lesson about playing with fire.

Tagline: Work hard, play harder...

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My Review: 4 1/2 stars
This was a great read that really focused on who and what the people in the book are. I enjoyed learning about the difficult lifestyle a chef must have, hadn't really ever thought about it, but that's dedication. Jenna comes to Roman with a two-fold plan. First to get his insights on how to help her family's restaurant recover, and second to fulfil her long held fantasies she's had for Roman since she was a teen. Jenna's not expecting forever, just right now. Roman has worked hard for his Mother his entire life, and is expecting to take over the family business just as soon as he fixes the latest aquisition that his Mother has made. Jenna comes in quite handy for that and gives Roman ideas on exactly what to do. She gives Roman her proposal about his advice and a fling. Roman, not wanting to hurt Jenna, agrees but on his timetable. Unknowingly, Roman sets a timetable for seduction and more. The only question is who will be left unhurt by the end of their agreement? I really enjoyed this book, and the ending was fantastic. There were a lot of things that happened that were unexpected, but in both good and bad ways. I'm looking forward to reading more of Amanda's work in the future. I thought her characters were great and the storyline was fantastic, it moved right along at a great pace. This was a very well written book, I'm glad I got the chance to read it. 

Author Bio:
Amanda Usen knows two things for certain: chocolate cheesecake is good for breakfast and a hot chef can steal your heart. Her husband stole hers on the first day of class at the Culinary Institute of America. They married after graduation in a lovely French Quarter restaurant in New Orleans. After enjoying the food and the fun in the Big Easy for a few years, they returned to Western New York to raise a family.

Amanda spends her days teaching pastry arts classes at a local community college and her nights writing romance. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America ® and the Western New York Romance Writers. When she’s not writing, teaching or baking, she can usually be found chasing the kids around the yard with her very own scrumptious husband.

Twitter: @AmandaUsen

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