Series: Life On Stage #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From New York Times & USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a steamy new romance novel.
No dating.No sex outside of the game.No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?
Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn't be hard to live up to my end of the bargain...so I thought. Until I realized the deal I'd made was with the devil...and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.
Author's note - Throb is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
OMG! I totally adored this book by Vi Keeland. The story, the characters, their personalities and quirks, their stories, the emotions ÔÇô all of it had me completely captivated and made me fall in love with ÔÇ£ThrobÔÇØ. The story is sweet and sexy, itÔÇÖs original and most of all, itÔÇÖs full of absolutely awesome characters ÔÇô both male and female. Although the story is light and fun, with no broken heroes and pasts straight from a nightmare, it had me emotionally invested from the get-go. Vi Keeland created a charming and endearing story, with humor, passion and sizzling hot sex.
But it wasnÔÇÖt just the sex that was sizzling hot. So was Cooper Montgomery, a young movie producer who also happens to be ambitious, down-to-earth, filthy rich and with a dirty mind and mouth. Having grown up in a wealthy home, he still managed to stay grounded ÔÇô mainly thanks to his dead father (who I secretly ÔÇô or not so secretly now ÔÇô had a total crush on). He isnÔÇÖt blinded by money, fame or looks. Instead, he treats everyone as his equal and isnÔÇÖt scared of working hard for what he wants. IÔÇÖm totally swooning for this amazing book boyfriend. HeÔÇÖs bossy, alpha and possessive, yet he manages to be caring, sweet and the definition of integrity. I just couldnÔÇÖt get enough of him.
Neither could Kate, a young woman with a lot of responsibility on her shoulders. ThatÔÇÖs why sheÔÇÖs taking part in a reality show, hoping to win the prize money. But she didnÔÇÖt take meeting Cooper into account. From the first moment their paths cross, she canÔÇÖt get him out of his mind and soon out of her bed, which puts her between a rock and a hard place. Not only has she signed a contract, but following her feelings for Cooper makes her also feel like a liar. She is a sweet girl who doesnÔÇÖt have a bad bone in her body and she doesnÔÇÖt want to hurt anyoneÔÇÖs feelings, including the showÔÇÖs bachelor Flynn, who seems to be genuinely drawn to her. Yet she canÔÇÖt resist the magnetic pull that Cooper has on her. And who could?
Vi Keeland created a character with Kate, whoÔÇÖs strong, graceful, dignified and has so much class. ItÔÇÖs impossible not to adore her, which Cooper would definitely agree with. SheÔÇÖs a breath of fresh air in his otherwise fairly monotone life. She brings color and fun to it and he knows quite quickly that sheÔÇÖs the woman he wants. But getting her isnÔÇÖt easy, with a reality show and the bachelor in the way. Before their relationship can really start, it is already put to the test by threats, promises and hard choices.
Seeing their relationship grow and develop was mesmerizing. They are perfect together, yet still different enough to allow for fun banter. Honestly, if there wouldnÔÇÖt have been a happy end, I might have thrown a huge tantrum.
Most of the supporting characters ÔÇô well, all except two ÔÇô have also won my heart in an instant. I loved that Vi Keeland didnÔÇÖt need to make Flynn a douchebag to show off KateÔÇÖs and CooperÔÇÖs bond. Instead, she made him a likeable character who truly cares about Kate. This makes the story even better than it already was.
If you want a book thatÔÇÖll make your heart sing, put a smile on your face and our panties on fire, ÔÇ£ThrobÔÇØ is the book for you.
5 too-many-swoonworthy-men-in-one-book stars.
~Review by Paula
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