Sunday, March 31, 2013

Happy Release Day Gina L Maxwell

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Published:  March 31, 2013 by Brazen an Entangled Publishing Imprint
Series Rating:  N/A - 3rd and 4th books are not out yet 
Book Rating:  5 out of 5 stars but it's more like 10 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

How is the Sex?  
Hot, Steamy, Sensual, Dominant yet Tender

How are the Story Lines? 
Gina L Maxwell makes you see, smell, 
feel and hear everything as if you are inside the book 

Would you read it again? 
Most definitely YES
ebook and paperback are both required 

Book Blurb:

          He has seven days.....and seven rules to break.
District Attorney Vanessa McGregor firmly believes that structure and order are the stuff that dreams are made of. Happiness can be planned - and it starts with seven rules she's laid out for her future. But as she's organizing her best friend's wedding in Hawaii, all of Vanessa's best-laid plans are about to meet their match in a wickedly hot MMA fighter...Jackson "Jax" Maris is focused on surfing, training and fighting. That is, until he opens up his big mouth, and finds himself having to pretend he's engaged to his little sister's best friend, Vanessa. When they're force to share a romantic bungalow, however, their little charade suddenly takes a turn for the seriously sexy. And while Jax is definitely not part of Vanessa's long-term plan, he has seven days - and seven naughty nights - to turn her seven-rule plan upside down.


Jackson "Jax" Maris.  Yum.  Dark and Delicious.  

He's introduced to us in Seducing Cinderella as the protective older brother of Lucie Miller.  From the moment I heard that phone call between brother and sister, I wanted to know more about Jax. 

When we meet Jax and Vanessa, they don't get off to the greatest start.  As a matter of fact, they seem to be complete opposites.  But the spark is there from that first moment.  And boy does it fuel a fire.  I looked up the definition of spark.   Here's what I found:  


  1. A small fiery particle thrown off from a fire, alight in ashes, or produced by striking together two hard surfaces such as stone or metal.
  2. A lively young fellow.
  1. Engage in courtship.
  2. Emit sparks of fire or electricity.

The spark - it started a fire.   

A fire of passion.  

A fire of desire.  

A fire of lust.  

Truth be told a full blown blaze.  And I felt the heat.  Phew... is it hot in here right now?  Thinking back to all of the love scenes.  WOW!  I truly felt like I was right there in every scene.  Lurking.  Watching.  Wanting.  Waiting.  Feeling - oh how I felt this book.    

I laughed with Vanessa at moments of humor and I cried with her too when there were moments of sadness.  Vanessa is just as amazing as Jax.  She holds her own.  She's strong, beautiful and independent but you can totally get that she does want someone to take care of her and treat her as she deserves to be treated.  Special.   And yeesh does Jackson treat her just as she deserves.  

This book delivers everything I want in a great read.  There's funny banter, rough and tumble angst, a little bit of MMA action, some great spots all over the island and love scenes that knocked my socks off and then put them back on just to have them knocked off again.  

Jackson "Jax" Maris has indeed stepped up to being my #1 book boyfriend.  I'm confident he will top your list as well.  

Happy Release Day Gina! 

I love your writing, please don't EVER stop.  

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  1. Love the contest and the opportunity -- Super congrats on the new release Gina,this has been on my reader list since I first read the blurb !!!

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Ruth! We're thrilled to throw G a release party. Be sure to tweet or FB w/ the hashtag #RoERelease to win great prizes!

  2. Ella, I know exactly what you mean!! Five stars is not anywhere near what this book deserves. It was pure joy to read.
    Yum, Dark and Delicious........ Exactly !

  3. Sensational review Ella! It was such a wonderfully sensual book! Yum!! MM xx


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