Friday, August 1, 2014

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Relentless by Anna Wells

Anna Wells - Relentless - Virtual Book Tour

Contemporary/Erotic Romantic Suspense

Date Published: March 25, 2014

The last thing Michaela Prentice expected was to end up in bed next to her friend Jordan Marsh after a wee bit too much champagne.  The sex was incredible but she doesn’t want their one night to ruin their friendship.
The last thing Jordan Marsh wants is to remain friends with Michaela.  They’d crossed the line from friends to lovers and that was where he was going to stay, after all he’d been relentlessly plotting her seduction for months.
Now Michaela has woken up to a slight hangover, a relationship with a guy she thought she knew, a mother planning a wedding, and a brother and a best friend who think it’s important to run a background check on your new man. What could be more normal?
Just as Michaela is beginnings to adjust to the status of their new relationship things start exploding; literally. 
Warning: This book is funny, steamy and contains sex scenes with chocolate that some readers might find delicious.

Anna Wells

I’ m happily married with two children. I love to cook, hike, bike, and hang with my girlfriends. 
I’m an avid romance reader and enjoy all types of romance novels including historical, contemporary, paranormal, and erotica.
Oh and did I mention I have my own consulting business?
I obviously had a couple of hours left in the day so I began writing romance. I wanted to bring readers hot, sexy romances that are brought to life with compelling characters. Who knew writing romance could be as fun as reading it! 

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Note from Sarah: 
I would like to thank Heather for taking this book since I wasn't able to get it read in time due to dealing with the death of my best friend.

Heather's Review:

Relentless by Ana Wells is the first book by this author featuring the Marsh Brothers.  Jordan Marsh, a billionaire CEO, has been friends with Michaela Donovan for about a year.  They met through their respective partners at the time.  Jordan was dating Joyce, a co-worker of Michaela’s.  Michaela was engaged to Noah Jenkins, a professor at Harvard.  The couples had double dated regularly.  Jordan realizes quite quickly into their double dates that he is attracted to Michaela.  He keeps seeing Joyce only because she is his way to also see Michaela. Michaela is clueless about Jordan’s attraction to her.   

Apparently Joyce and Noah had also been getting along quite well and were caught by Michaela in a compromising situation.  Needless to say Michaela breaks off the engagement and calls Jordan to tell him what she witnessed.  Jordan sees this as a chance to cement his friendship with Michaela and to further his own ends of some point becoming more than a friend to her.  About six months of being friends only Jordan seized his chance to change his circumstances when he escorts Michaela to her company Christmas party.  Michaela has a little too much champagne and one thing leads to another with Jordan spending the night, but not much sleeping is going on.  After Jordan and Michaela get together, an attempt is made on Michaela’s life, someone burns her house down, you find out that Jordan is working with the FBI to try and nab someone who is stealing secrets. All this happens in a matter of days.   Jordan is relentless in his pursuit of Michaela, but for someone who has been burned by love before she gives in pretty easily.  Jordan has had a year to decide, plot and scheme to become more than Michaela’s friend and Michaela gives in, in a matter of days to his persuasion.

This is the first book that I have read by this author.  While I felt that the story was fairly well written, the plot could have used more development.  At times it seemed rushed.  All the events, except for the back story occur with a few days time frame.  There is an element of suspense that could have been drawn out more. The characters seemed to be fairly well developed and interacted well with each other, but at times I felt they were not quite realistic.  Jordan is a sweet, easy going fun loving guy, who as soon as they are intimate, turns in the ultimate demanding alpha male.  Michaela, who has trust issues from previous relationships, forgives Jordan repeatedly for omissions (lies) and other things without very much fight at all.  I find it hard to believe that Michaela has been friends with Jordan for a year does not know that he is a billionaire until her brother (an FBI agent) tells her this at a family dinner.   I would have liked to have seen more realistic interaction between the characters.   

I would definitely give this author another chance and read other books in this series by her.  I would have to say in a star point system I would give it 3 and ½ stars.  On a heat level about a 4.

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