November 19, 2010
Maddie feels out of place in the Ellis brother’s world and attempts to separate herself from them.
So, I am thinking and asking myself why would two very smart talented writers decide to go and split a story into to two books when it would have been better to publish it as one complete book. This one even starts at Chapter 8, which explains the lack of a cliff hanger in the first book. It was a stretch finding things that I really liked about this book, besides the steamy hot sex scenes. I really got a kick out of the sister, Bea, she was a hoot when she was giving her brothers a hard time. I also liked that there was a bit more action than in the first book with the bad guys being mean, bitchy and downright vicious. The absolute best thing that I could find about this book was there were no typos, misspelled words or inconsistency in this book at all, and for that reason alone I am given this book an extra star in its overall rating.
Book Cover Rating
Given that this cover is the same one on the first book, making my opinion is the same, while also adding a little creativity does go along way when it comes the cover.
Madeline Spencer has two things on her mind: securing funding for her non-profit—and the devilishly handsome Ellis brothers, two of the most coveted billionaire bachelors in Male Order, Texas. After a fairy tale courtship full of candlelit dinners and jet-setting getaways, Madeline may just be ready to give her heart to her gallant suitors, but their blue-blooded world may be too rich for someone like her.
Dalton and Garrett Ellis are set on making Madeline theirs forever. They just have to convince her that two real, red-blooded Texas men lie beneath the glamour and wealth—and they will go to great lengths to make sure she knows just how deep their need for her goes. Little do they know that the fairy tale world they’ve so carefully woven can come undone when they least expect it.
As the annual Male Order Cotillion draws near, Dalton and Garrett unveil a sinister plot that exposed dark family secrets and could unhinge the Ellis dynasty and take Madeline away from them forever.
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November 5, 2010
Maddie is trying to save the youth center before it runs out of funds.
The problem with being behind in my writing of reviews and not behind in the reading is that when I get to the notes for a book I read and find that there are few to no notes and then I realize that I can barely remember what if anything I liked about said book. Which makes me think real hard because most of the books I have read I remember with clarity and especially my favorite parts. My favorite part of this story took place at the beginning at the fountain. Other than that, the story though fairly thorough is more of an introduction to all the players mixed in with some mostly steam worthy moments. What I think surprised me the most was the ending, because I know this is only the part one so I expected a cliff hanger but this book could be a stand-alone for the lack of a cliff hanger to hook you into a strong desire to read part 2.
I did read book 2 after finishing this book and will get that review out as soon as I can but for this book I think a three-star rating fits this book for the story line that was way less climatic than the sex scenes.
Book Cover Rating
After reading the book I looked at this cover for about five minutes and the male models do fit the story but the female model does fit how I picture Madeline. I can’t help thinking that the model is over dressed for who Madeline is.
Determined to secure funding to save her non-profit, Madeline Spencer heads to Male Order, Texas, a town just east of Dallas known for its enormous wealth and generous philanthropists. Her first stop is Ellis Enterprises, and she hopes a corporate donation from the elite multinational company will help make her dream come true.
Unbeknownst to her, Male Order is menageamous and the powerful Ellis brothers are loaded in more ways than one. The moment Dalton and Garrett see her, there’s no denying their overwhelming urge to claim this single-minded and sensual woman who thinks a romantic entanglement can only be a liability.
During a whirlwind courtship the brothers introduce her to the lavish pleasures of a Male Order lifestyle but learn they don’t need to open their pocketbooks to open Madeline’s heart. They just have to convince her that mixing business with pleasure isn’t so bad after all.
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