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Review of Recipe for Seduction by Gina Gordon & Promo for Seducing the Playboy by Amanda Usen

RfSud_500 (1)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…


My, my, my this book is hawt!  Yes, its erotic but not porn erotic.  I will admit that I don’t read much Brazen.  *hangs head*  But I couldn’t resist the friends to lovers trope when I read the blurb.  I am so glad that I did.  This book has it all.  A sweet romance that builds, hawt smexy times and family issues that you can relate to.

The opening scenes are the book are fantastic.  Madison is a great secondary character and every girl needs someone like her as a friend.  Someone somewhat wild but also there to lend a shoulder.  Someone else I liked was Cal, Veronica’s brother.  Yes, he’s a teenager but a necessary element in Veronica’s growth as a character.  He’s messy but when he reveals to Finn his true emotions, I just wanted to hug him and tell him that everything will be okay.

Veronica and Finn have been friends since they were children courtesy of being the foster care system.  They have always been there for each other and now that they are older, Veronica needs help in finally being able to be free and single after raising her half siblings.  Finn’s not so sure.  Does he piss off his best friend, just to indulge in a few kink sessions with Veronica?  You know what I loved about Veronica and Finn the most:  their honesty with what they both wanted from each other…in the beginning.  I loved how they both were willing to challenge each other in wanting the same thing.  The baby scenes…perfect!

While I was reading the book though, I got a little lost.  This is my first Madewood Brothers novel so I was trying to keep all the secondary characters in line.  It reads as a stand alone but I will definitely be checking out the others.  Plus, bring on Cole and Penn’s book.  Talk about two people that needed to get together.

In the end, I really loved Finn and Veronica.  They both still have scars from being in the foster care system but in the end, it is what has shaped them as individuals and ultimately a couple.  Sometimes it does take a messy teenager to put everything into perspective.

Warning:  the sex is hawt.  Spankings, light bondage, a chef that uses his tools, a woman not afraid of anything and some dirty talk.  Again, its erotic but not nasty, porn erotic.  Each scene shows character and emotional growth.  There’s a point and that’s what I truly loved about the book.

4.5harliesrecommend-harlies- new


Tagline: Let the game of seduction begin…


Author Website: www.ginagordon.net

Author Twitter: www.twitter.com/GordonGina

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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.

Buy Link: http://bit.ly/RecipeForSeductionAM

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Seducing the Playboy

by: Amanda Usen

Release Date: 5/26/14


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…

Amazon Buy Link: http://bit.ly/SeducingThePlayboyAM

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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.




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