Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: SEDUCING THE BOSS by Mari Carr @MariCarr

Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: SEDUCING THE BOSS by Mari Carr @MariCarr

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Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: SEDUCING THE BOSS by Mari Carr @MariCarrSeducing The Boss by Mari Carr
Series: Pulse #2
Published by: Entangled: Brazen
on August 1, 2016
Genres: 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.

my thoughts

With a BRAZEN book, I’m always guaranteed a sexy good time, and that is just what Mari Carr gave me in her latest release, SEDUCING THE BOSS. With a title like that and a book cover like the one above, do you even need to read the blurb? I think not my friends! Carr, being a ‘new to me’ author, seduced me with her words and held me hostage with her exciting, sexy, and forbidden storyline. I couldn’t put this one down!

“He was no stranger to sex, or even mind-blowing climaxes, but that…holy shit. That was an entirely different drug. And he was already addicted.”

Cocky playboy, Kellan James is not looking for love. He is looking for a one-nighter and then a quick and painless goodbye in the morning. He’s never looked at his childhood friend, Sara Connelly, as even an option for a quick hook-up. But once he discovers that she’s been stood-up, he is quick to rile her up a bit. He wasn’t expecting Sara to look so damn sexy out of her scrubs, but he has definitely taken notice tonight. Kellan could give Sara some pointers on hooking up, but why not offer himself up for a test run. After a lot of hesitation and one explosive treat in the bathroom of Score, she decides, why not? After all, it doesn’t look like Mr. James is giving her a choice in the matter. Lines are crossed…they know that their attraction is dangerous, but they don’t hold back. A one-night stand turns into a weekend…and a weekend turns into two weeks…and no matter the timeline, they can’t disregard the lust they cracked open in each other. Even though, Kellan is no stranger to the quick hook-up, Sara determines she needs more. Is Kellan ready to give her what she wants? Can he escape his father’s past indiscretions and live the life he never knew he needed?

SEDUCING THE BOSS was a steamy romance with just the right amount of sexy and sweet. It has the forbidden element with the office romance, and the endearing quality of a friends-to-lovers story that will make you sigh happily ever after. I can’t wait to discover more of Mari Carr’s work. She has definitely won me over with her latest romance. I will, for sure, keep coming back for more.

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quote“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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About 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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