REVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY: SEDUCING THE BOSS by Mari Carr

Posted August 17, 2016 by MeliMel in Blog Tours, Book Love, Giveaways, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Meli Mel Review, Reviews, Special Content & Excerpts / 1 Comment

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Seducing the Boss

by Mari Carr
Publication Date: August 1, 2016

Genres: Adult, Entangled Pulse, Contemporary Romance

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Kellan James is unwinding at Score when he spots the last person he’d ever expect to find in his favorite bar. Sara Connelly—ER nurse, do-gooder, charitable crusader, and frequent pain in his ass. Both grew up privileged in swanky Southampton, but that’s where the similarities end. Kellan’s made it his mission to seek out life’s pleasures; Sara gains pleasure from lecturing him on his lifestyle. Kellan would never date someone like her. Ever.

But when Kellan discovers Sara’s been stood-up by an online date, something fierce and protective awakens inside of him. Typically, Kellan would enjoy teasing the jilted Sara, but something in her face sends him over to her table with a plan. He encourages her to take a walk on the wild side, one weekend of sin, no holds barred.

She accepts, but it quickly becomes apparent that one night isn’t enough. As the pull between them grows stronger, Kellan discovers it’s a very dangerous thing to say never.

Review Meli Mel v2

♥ ♥ ♥ 4 STARS ♥ ♥ ♥

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“You want a one-night stand, and I want to have it with you. You want to explore your wild side, and I have the experience to guide you through those desires—safely. You don’t want a lifetime with me, and I have no intention of making a long-term commitment. Everything lines up. It’s fate.”

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Hot Damn!! This was my first Mari Carr book, and it sure won’t be the last after finishing this book.

Sarah Connelly is quite successful in her work as an E.R. nurse. Something she hasn’t been that successful in is in love. It has been two years since Sara has been with a man, so she decides to finally put herself out there and try her hand at online dating. She ends up setting up a date at Score with a guy she has been chatting with. Unfortunately, Sara ends up getting stood up. That is exactly where her childhood friend and boss finds her.

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“If I’ve learned anything this past weekend, it’s that you should never say never. I used to believe hell would freeze over before I had sex with you. I’m just asking for another week or two.”

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Kellan James is a cocky womanizer and the hospital CEO that is most definitely not looking for a serious relationship. When he finds Sara looking hot as hell, he can’t help but give into temptation and make her an offer. He wants one weekend of no strings attached fun. With Kellan’s encouragement, she agrees to the arrangement. However, with each minute they spend together the more the attraction between them grows into so much more.

You all should know by now that I am a huge fan of the ‘friends to lovers’ story line. Although they didn’t start off exactly the best of friends in this book, they do share a history starting since childhood. So I was so very excited to dive into this one, and it did not disappoint. I really enjoyed their banter and the steamy sexual tension they shared. I could feel the smoking connection between and the steam off the charts hot! You’ll be definitely fanning yourself when reading this one from the bits of kink in it. I absolutely loved the characters. Kellan was so sexy and swoony. There was so much more to him than what meets the eye, he had a few issues he needed to get over. Meanwhile, I really appreciate that Sara was not a doormat. She was a strong, independent woman. She was just so great and sweet. Together they were explosive and so perfect for one another.

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“I could have resisted an asshole. Instead, you were charming and sweet and romantic and funny, and you made it impossible for me not to fall in love with you.”

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The story was a very enjoyable one. I liked the pace and flow of everything. As mentioned before, the steam was crazy good, but what I truly loved was the connection they shared. This wasn’t just sex, there were some heartbreaking moments in the book as well. The ending of the book completely melted me. It was so wonderful! I could not put this one down. I really recommend you give this book a read. Like I said, it definitely won’t be my last Mari Carr book, that’s for sure.

~A.R.C. generously provided by an author in exchange for an honest review.~

Excerpt v2

“What the hell are you doing?”

He didn’t bother to reply. Instead, he shifted, twisting them until she was pushed against the door and caged between his arms. It was a dominant, I dare you to say no move. Something right out of an erotic romance novel.

It’s hot as shit.

She opened her mouth to repeat her question, but Kellan cut her off, his lips landing on hers in a hard kiss.

Sara was stunned, shocked…aroused.

Jesus.

“Say yes, Sara. Tell me you want this.” She’d never heard that tone in Kellan’s voice, determination laced with just a touch of desperation. It spoke to her.

She nodded, unable to reply. She was having trouble breathing.

Her acquiescence set him free. He pushed his knee between her legs, pressing against her heat as his lips took hers once more. His hands were tangled in her hair, his grip tight, sexy.

No man had ever taken such thorough and complete control of her. Yet Kellan had done it within seconds.

Sara reached for his shoulders, and for one brief moment, she considered shoving him away.

This is wrong? Right? 

Then—fortunately—her brain engaged. Or maybe it disengaged. This was the single hottest kiss of her life. Why on earth would she stop?

Her tongue found his, and he groaned into her mouth, a hungry, almost feral sound. Passionate. The idea that she could make Kellan feel this way was heady, dizzying. Wonderful.

“Kellan,” she whispered when he pulled away briefly, granting them only a few seconds to suck in some much-needed air. She didn’t have a clue what she meant to say next, but he didn’t give her the chance to finish.

“You’re so fucking gorgeous, Sara.” Kellan bent his head and resumed the body-trembling, soul-shattering, earth-shaking kiss.

Before she could consider her actions, she began gyrating against his knee, thrusting almost subconsciously. She needed—wanted—so much more.

His fingers drifted from her hair to her face as his palms cupped her cheeks. He drew back a few inches until they were looking at each other. Neither of them spoke, yet Sara felt liked they said volumes. His expression mirrored her own feelings, and she took comfort in the knowledge that he was as blown away as she was.

“I…” Once again, she faltered.

What the hell am I supposed to say now? 

She wanted him desperately, almost painfully. But this was Kellan, her cocky boss, her infuriating friend. She wasn’t supposed to want him. It was stupid to want him.

“Sara.” It was clear he didn’t intend to say more. He didn’t have to. Her name sounded like a prayer on his lips, and it sparked something inside of her, something animalistic and feral.

Oh, God. This is bad.

She grabbed his face and pulled him toward her, initiating the kiss as she thrust against his leg harder. Kellan was right. Two years was too fucking long.

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Mari Carr

Writing a book was number one on Mari Carr’s bucket list and on her thirty-fourth birthday, she set out to see that goal achieved. Too many years later, her computer is jammed full of stories — novels, novellas, short stories and dead-ends and she has nearly eighty published works.

Virginia native, Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary erotic romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research.

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