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Monday, February 22, 2010

Turn It On Turner Twins Book 1 by Vivian Arend

Turn It On by Vivian Arend
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (131 pgs)
Other: M/F
Rating: 5 Cherries
Reviewed by Holly

Pushing the sensual limits can set off all kinds of alarms…

Turner Twins, Book 1

Inheriting her grandmother’s home is a dream come true for web designer Maxine Turner. She’s looking forward to a little freedom from the constant demands of her beloved, crazy mob of a family. When vandals expose just how vulnerable she is living alone, she seeks help.

Ryan Claymore’s well-thought-out life was wrenched out from under him when responsibility for his special-needs stepbrother landed on his shoulders. Going from military man to business man hasn’t been easy. He counts himself lucky he’s found Maxine to trade his security-system knowledge for her website expertise.

The red-hot chemistry that sizzles between them comes from out of the blue, and they both fight a losing battle to resist. Even the secret Ryan hides isn’t enough to keep Maxine from working her way into his heart—and his bed.

But something else might tear them apart. Whoever seems determined to destroy her home, and her sanity along with it.

Vivian Arend has penned a great contemporary love story. She has created strong characters in Max and Ryan, and the way she lets the passion evolve is terrific. I loved that Ryan felt protective of Max, but still gave her room. Max is a talented and intelligent woman, one who knows how to stand up for what she wants. Once she decides she wants Ryan, she lets no one get in the way. Ryan is a security expert, and an ex-military man, and hot beyond belief.

When Ryan first meets Maxwell, Max’s brother, Maxwell thinks Ryan is too old for his sister. Ryan proves to Maxwell that he is not just playing, and the family comes to accept Ryan. When Ms. Arend finally gets Max and Ryan together, sparks fly and things get really hot. As the mystery of who is behind everything builds, Ryan and Max get closer, and the heat level in this one skyrockets. Some of these scenes are so hot, I’m surprised my ereader didn’t melt.

I recommend this for all of those romance readers out there who are looking for a way to warm up a cold evening. This works far better than cocoa or an electric blanket, and is so much more fun.

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