Monday, July 28, 2014
Review & Giveaway: The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby by Shoshanna Evers
Title: The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby
Author: Shoshanna Evers
Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+
Sexual Content: Steamy
Publication Date: July 28, 2014
Publisher: Entangled Indulgence
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
About the BookAfter her brother and his wife go missing and are presumed dead, Lauren Peters plans to raise their infant daughter. Her brother's will, however, stipulates that baby Callie can only be raised by a married couple. Lauren’s as single as they come.
Mack Hansen can’t stand idly by while his business partner’s baby is thrown into a foster home. As he sees it, there’s only one solution --he and Lauren will marry for the sake of the baby—and he’ll keep his attraction to her at bay.
Lauren knows that Mack is all about business, including their marriage of convenience. But her unexpected feelings for him have her turned upside down. With passion sizzling between them, can Mack keep Lauren from stealing his heart…and becoming his wife for real?
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What I thought about The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby
In this modern day marriage of convenience story, Lauren and Mack are forced to marry to keep Lauren's niece out of the system when her brother (and Mack's business partner) and his wife go missing, but neither one of them are quite ready for all the complications the situations brings to their life. Not complications with work, or home or that sort of thing...what really gets complicated is their relationship with each other.
Lauren has been having fantasies about Mack even before the crazy will is revealed. She knows she's going to have to protect her heart if she's going to make it through their fake marriage. After all, once her brother is found, the marriage is over, and Mack doesn't hesitate to let her know that. This might be her only chance at a husband and child, since she's unable to have children of her own. But Mack's the playboy type, and he's not ready for what he feels for Lauren -- as a matter of fact, he doesn't recognize it for what it is until it's almost too late. He's attracted to her and possibly falling in love.
While a lot of this story could be resolved with a heart-to-heart conversation, that doesn't quite happen, and for most of the book these two go back and forth fighting their sexual chemistry, trying not to hurt each each other, and just generally assuming things. Of course that makes for plenty of drama and misunderstanding between them.
It's pretty clear to this reader that communication is the real problem here, and it isn't until late in the book that they finally come to terms with their feelings for each other. So while some of this is very improbable in real life, in the world of fiction this is a sweet little ride with just enough drama to keep it interesting and lots of hot moments between the sheets and on the kitchen floor.
What made this book for me was Lauren and Mack. It was so easy to root for them to make it as a couple. He's sweet and kind to Lauren, and there's some definite sexual compatibility.
The Tycoon's Convenient Bride...and Baby was a sweet, quick read, just perfect for sitting out in the sun with a glass of iced tea on a hot afternoon.
This is my honest review. I may have received this book from Netgalley, Edelweiss, a publisher, an author, a promoter or purchased it. How I obtained the book has no bearing on my review rating.
The grand prize is a $25 Amazon or B&N giftcard (One (1) USA or International winner). Two winners will win autographed paperbacks of another Tycoon romance, Snowed in with the Tycoon (USA only). 3 winners will win ebooks of Snowed in with the Tycoon (USA or International).
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About the Author
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shoshanna Evers has written dozens of sexy stories, including The Man Who Holds the Whip (part of the bestselling MAKE ME anthology), Overheated, The Enslaved Trilogy, and The Pulse Trilogy (from Simon & Schuster Pocket Star).
Her work has been featured in many anthologies such as Cowboy Heat and Smokin' Hot Firemen, the Penguin/Berkley Heat anthology Agony/Ecstasy, and numerous erotic romance novellas including Bedhead and Ginger Snap from Ellora’s Cave Publishing.
Her two bestselling non-fiction writing anthologies include How To Write Hot Sex: Tips from Multi-Published Erotic Romance Authors, and Successful Self-Publishing: How We Do It (And How You Can Too).
Shoshanna is also the cofounder of SelfPubBookCovers.com, the largest selection of instantly customizable, one-of-a-kind, premade book covers in the world. Shoshanna Evers has been listed on Amazon as one of the "Most Popular Authors in Romance," as well as on the Contemporary Romance, and Erotica "Most Popular Authors" lists.
Reviewers have called Shoshanna’s writing “sensuous, delightful, and sizzling” with stories where “the plot is fresh and the pacing excellent, the emotions...real and poignant.”
Shoshanna used to work as a syndicated advice columnist and a registered nurse, but now she’s a full-time romance writer and a home-schooling mom.
She lives with her family and three big dogs in Northern Idaho, and loves to connect with readers on Twitter @ShoshannaEvers, and Facebook at Shoshanna.Evers.
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