Contemporary Romance, Category Romance
Ebook (229 pages, BRAZEN)
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…
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Recipe for an Epic Book Hangover (5 stars)
OMG this book. This. Book. *Muppet flail* If you're like me and always fall for a secondary character in a series then sit back and burn until they get their own book you probably couldn't wait for Finn's story. My only problem is that I always have unmeetable expectations going on and tend to be disappointed when the author can't meet them. Gina Gordon, however, is getting a batch of my famous cupcakes if I ever meet her so I can thank her for how much I loved this book.
Veronica has spent the past decade building her wedding planning business and cleaning up after her younger siblings who were dumped into the foster care system by the same mother who had abandoned she and her brother, Mark. As much as Veronica loves Cal and Ali, she's ready for them to head off to college so she can finally have a life of her own which is going to include letting her inner vixen out to play. Meanwhile, Finn has wanted Veronica for far too long considering he'd never go after his best-friend's little sister. But when the two get themselves into a seduction game with one another the feelings they've harbored for years are no trouble compared to the different things they want from their lives. Finn wants a family and V is done raising kids, can love conquer their complications?
If you're familiar with my reviews you know that spanking and bondage are so NOT my thing. In fact, this is probably the very first time I actually liked it. Finn and V have amazing chemistry physically but their emotional connection took something I normally don't like and made it work. Every scene where they got together physically was page melting and intense but in a way that felt like it all mattered emotionally too. They're both excellent characters that I loved individually so I was near-tears waiting for Gordon to make everything work out between them. Even knowing it's a romance novel and going to have a HEA it's a wild ride!
Sexy, intense, emotional, sweet, funny... RECIPE FOR SEDUCTION had it all. It was far beyond my expectations and left me in a warm fuzzy glow for days. I've been begging my friends to read it just so I can gush over it in more detail, so uhm hey, read this one okay?
Notes: ARC received via publisher.
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