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Series: Masters of Love #1
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I’ll admit that when I imagined Max Riley, based on the blurb alone, that I imagined a sexy, cocky guy who could just naturally melt women’s panties by walking in the room. Fulfilling their romantic fantasies would just be a natural progression and a fairly straight-forward way for him to make money. I knew that I would love him because…hello, Ethan Holt and Liam Quinn, but I didn’t expect that he would be the fictional character to set the standard for every fictional, and non-fictional man from here on out.
Here in the book world we tend to use the term swoonworthy pretty freely but, seriously, Max is the swooniest of the swoonworthy!! Despite an obvious air of self-confidence, he somehow managed to come across as humble and reserved. The mystery of who he really is and why he does what he does made for some fantastic tension and banter between him and Eden.
Eden starts off feeling jaded by romance and the whole idea of this guy making money off of the fantasy of it but she also knows that if she can expose him and his clients it will be just the story she needs to finally end her click-bait days for good. Although I wouldn’t say that I fell in love with Eden as much as I did Max, I can honestly say that I did fall in love with her. She’s funny, strong-willed and doesnt hold back any punches.
The chemistry between these two and the slow-burn build-up to them falling for each other had me turning pages as quickly as I could because I NEEDED more…like now!! The way that they slowly opened up to each other was sweet and, at times, a bit emotional.
However, I will say that there are a few things that were sort of left open-ended for me about their story. There are parts of Max that I wish had been explored a little more thoroughly and I have questions about the future of his endeavor revealed at the end of the book, but I imagine some of those questions will be answered in the next book(s)? Until then I’ll be impatiently waiting to see where these Masters of Love might take us!
My favorite romances to read are friends to lovers, second chance romance, and lifelong love stories. I read mostly YA, NA and contemporary but I've been known to enjoy a good erotica romance now and again. I enjoy sex in books but it's not required for me to enjoy a story. Too much sex can be worse than none, in my opinion.
I don't really enjoy books with love triangles and/or cheating, and I don't read a lot of paranormal/fantasy or suspense books.
On any given day you'll find me camped out on my couch with my Kindle in one hand, a Mountain Dew in the other, the tv on in the background (Food Network or Hallmark Channel) with one or both of my kids and my husband trying to get me to answer them about when we might eat again.
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