Hi there! I’m really excited to share a review and giveaway for a contemporary romance from Jess Dee. PLANNED SEDUCTION is a friends-to-lovers romance for an Aussie photographer and his best friend he’s loved since childhood. If only he can get her to change focus from friendship to forever…
Daniel Tanner’s been in love with Amy since they were teenagers. If she would only give him a chance to show her how good they could be together, he could convince her the fiery attraction between them won’t burn up and ruin their friendship.
Amy Morgan’s had a front row seat to the parade of women coming in and out of Daniel’s life for years, so she’s not interested in risking what they have for something that would eventually end with her heart being broken by her best friend. And life has taught her broken hearts is the way love always ends.
But no one knows Amy better than Daniel, and he’s devised a plan to show her they can have it all.
(This book has been previously published. It is re-releasing as part of Entangled Publishing’s Brazen Line.)
Daniel is a photographer who’s been in love with his best friend Amy since…middle school. Now, though, he’s unwilling to go on as only friends–hoping that she’ll finally look on him as a real partner after her latest relationship has been dead for several months. He makes a plan to get her noticing he’s a real catch–even if he has to bend a few rules to do it.
Amy is a woman who knows, deep in her heart, that no man sticks around. Her father left after several affairs. Her boyfriend of the past two years cheated on her. Men are just despicable–all excepting her bestie Daniel, of course. But, why is he suddenly so concerned about women falling for him? He’s a love-’em-and-leave-’em guy, hardly making it past a few months with a woman before moving on, and Amy’s not going to become one of his many–certain that he’d leave her behind in the shambles of their friendship.
Daniel is ecstatic when he gets up close and personal time with Amy, as she gallantly defends him from the unwanted attentions of his sister’s colleague. It’s not hard, when Daniel kisses Amy oh-so-well. It’s also not hard for Amy to get all confused over her feelings for Daniel. Their attraction simmers, but Daniel doesn’t push too hard, letting Amy make the forward moves. She’s so overwrought, afraid she’ll lose Daniel if she falls for him, that she pulls back—hard. Still, expect a lot of sexytimes–many of which take place in highly questionable locations–while they work through their new relationship.
This book is an intricate dance with lots of tender moments. Part of what makes Daniel reach out to Amy with his feelings is his recent experience doing a benefit spread for a local pediatric cancer ward. The kids bring up memories of being a child himself, watching his elder sister’s battle with leukemia, and all the fear he’d held in when he wasn’t sure if she’d make it. It’s an eye-opening experience for both Daniel and Amy–when she sees his exhibition, and meets some patients he’d spent a lot of time befriending. Could Daniel be ready to settle down? she wonders, but quickly reminds herself, over and over, how no man has stuck around in her life, to this point.
I liked Daniel a lot, and found myself wanting to shake some sense into Amy. I did like how she figured out her big mistake–and how to make amends, only to screw that up, too…for a minute and a half. The book ends with a big HEA because Daniel is the great guy we knew from the start, and gets the girl of his dreams to fall for his, at times, elaborate seduction.
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Good luck and keep reading my friends!
About the Author:
An avid romance reader since her early teens, Jess knew one day, when she grew up, she’d have to write her own love stories. And she did. Although the first one was pretty awful.
But once she discovered it was okay to leave the bedroom door open in her romance novels, she decided to leave everything open. Buttons, zips, pants, number of lovers…Which is why her books are all steamy erotic romances. Jess’s first published story was originally contracted in 2005. Since then, she’s completed over 30 books, and is finally doing the work she loves most—writing romance.
While Jess lived most of her life in South Africa, the last fourteen years have been spent in Australia. From the fast-paced Sydney lifestyle to the laid-back islands and beaches, there’s always another gorgeous Aussie setting for a contemporary romance.