Steamy, sexy romance
Amanda and Derek are both career driven individuals. Their chance encounter at The Fix on Sixth leads to an incredible night which turns into hook-ups each time Derek is in town. As Amanda is working to rebuild her real estate career, she doesn’t want any distractions, yet Derek keeps entering her thoughts. Derek has a different challenge as he works to take on more responsibility in his family’s business but wanting to blaze his own trail. His connection to Amanda is something he never expected. Can these two strong-willed, determined individuals find a path to happiness together? Another fabulous installment to the Man of the Month series.
Summer is in full swing!
By Waiting to be fixed
Boy is it heating up this summer with the seventh book in the Man of the Month series. This is one of my favorite series and the books just keep getting more seductive. Derek is the heir to a hotel chain and is a reformed playboy. He is focusing on work and does not have time for relationships. However, one night he sees Amanda at the Fix on Sixth bar. His switch is flipped and he is determined to have her. Amanda is a career driven woman especially after she allowed her ex-boyfriend to impair her job and then leave her. All she wants is a one-night stand and that is perfectly fine with Derek. However, their one-night turns into once a month whenever Derek is in town. The more time they spend together the more they are drawn to each other. What will Amanda do when Derek makes it known that he plans to move to Austin? Can Amanda find a way to let go of her past and realize that not all men are created equally? Will Derek stay and work with Amanda to show her that their relationship can work and that he will not leave her? This is one story that you will read in one sitting because it is just that good. I cannot wait for the next book to read Landon and Taylor’s story.
I volunteered to read an arc of this book.
Review: Man of the Month 7: Turn Me On
Turn Me On by J. Kenner is the seventh book in her new 12 book Man of the Month series. Told in dual POV this is the story of Amanda and Derek, secret lovers who meet one a month. She is happy with the status-quo while Derek wants to go all in.
Amanda has been burned before and is no longer willing to risk her emotional well-being or her career aspirations for something as ridiculous as a relationship. Meeting Derek was the most fortuitous of events as he wasn't local and was only in town around once a month. Win-win as far as Amanda was concerned.
Derek likes Amanda. He knows she is wanting low-key and no-stings and he is fine with that - for a while. They agree to be monogamous and they start to spend as much time as they are able to each month, together. Derek decides Amanda is it for him and is determined to let her know. He isn't prepared for how closed off her heart is and how definitive her plan to keep things simple truly is.
Well-written and well-paced, this was another great read and I'm excited with how each of the upcoming characters are gently weaved into the plots in earlier stories without being obtrusive to the current story. Enjoy!
Turn Me On by J. Kenner is winner...
Turn Me On by J. Kenner (Man of the Month #7) is a fun and fast story about how something casual can grow into a deeper connection and something much, much, more. This story can be read as a stand alone and starts out timeline-wise before even the first man of the month novel and encompasses many of the events in the other books. Amanda Franklin is recovering from a bad previous relationship and getting her real estate career back on track is her only focus. So when the enticing Derek flirts with her from across The Fix and it turns into a night of passion with no strings since he is headed out of town it's just what she is looking for. When it turns into a monthly thing its just more of a good thing.
Derek Winston is living the life his family's heritage decided for him. The chain of upscale hotels bearing the Winston name has afforded him many opportunities, but also burdens. Amanda presents many delicious opportunities as well, but none of the burdens. The longer they know each other the more a casual hook up turns into a friendship with benefits and a real relationship, which scares Amanda because of her past history, but Derek is different and knows that they can be something more.
I enjoyed how Turn Me On gave us a story that ran concurrently with the other novels and integrated with them, while not needing them. Amanda and Derek are a fun couple who both have ambitions and ones that each other helps realize just by being supportive. The book was a fast read, but because of the length of time it covers it creates a feeling of progression and length to that was nice.
Overall, every Man of the Month novel has been fun and interesting in it's own right and I'm beginning to have trouble picking a favorite. Turn Me On by J. Kenner was another winner that I eagerly devoured. Fun, fast, passionate and romantic, I very much recommend it.
(I voluntarily reviewed an advance review copy of this book I received for free from the publisher in exchange for my open and honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.)
July is now hotter
Once again J. Kenner has done it. Turn Me On is the seventh book in the Man of the Month series. Derek and Amanda are two people that live in to different parts of Texas and just so happened to meet at the bar The Fix on Sixth. They had a hot and sexy night together and that was supposed to be it. I love the stories of this series because you always give to see more of the other characters from the different books.
While overall I did like this book, it's just not my favorite from this series. This book starts in July of the previous year, so all the couples from the first six books aren't together yet.
From one night stand to the ultimate friends with benefits to having it all. Derek and Amanda are a flirty cute couple with some fun sexy times, but not really super hot and steamy like some of the other couples we've met. Where most of the books have the various characters revolving in and out because so much of the story occurs at the bar, that's not the case with this book. It seems like a lot of the book takes place outside of the bar. Because of the length of the book and the jumps in timeline, I feel like something is missing. You do get some different POVs from other characters and get the setup for Mr. August. I'm already anticipating the next book and plan a full on binge reread right before the 12th book premiers.
"A leap of faith"
Ok. So novellas are extremely hard to write. Getting in the meeting, the drama, the falling in love. It is hard to write something in such a short story. But this one worked. It actually happens over a year.
Luckily there is no drama but Amanda has some issue with relationships. She has convinced herself that Derek will treat her with less than the utmost respect. It did make me frustrated. She was always running.
Derek was an upstanding guy. He was truly boyfriend material. If I was in his shoes I don't think I'd forgive Amanda so easily. I understood the misunderstanding but I don't think I'd beg for her forgiveness. I'd have let her stew a bit.
All in all this was a really great read. But it had very little to do with the rest of the series. It did have Reece, Jenna and Taylor make appearances. And at the very end it did include the calendar. I think it should have included the calendar a bit more within the story.
A great read!!!
This was a great addition to the Man Of The Month series!!
These two have a bit of a different relationship, since it’s usually meeting monthly, but I loved the chemistry between them. Derek and Amanda were both facing career struggles and issues when they first met, but being together seem to help them grow not just emotionally, but career wise to. They went for what they wanted. Add in some of my favorite secondary characters and it was great!!
This is definitely a must read!!
Sweet, sexy, enjoyable read!
I really enjoyed how this book started in the past. It allowed the reader to see what had been happening leading up to the Man of the Month contest and how Amanda and Derek REALLY met! Their friends weren't aware they even knew each other. They weren't interested in long term or commitment and they were both involved in their respective careers. I enjoyed the chemistry these two had! What started out as once a month, started worming its way into their everyday lives. They both had various career hurdles in their lives, but it was so much more than sex. It snuck up on them and I loved their journey! This was a fast, unputdownable read for me. Grab your copy now!
I really enjoyed Amanda and Derek’s story. I wasn’t sure if I would as “hook ups” aren’t my style, but, as usual, Ms Kenner can turn my perceptions around. This “hook up” wasn’t just a one night stand as it takes place for a year. Sometimes, it takes a person a long time to trust again after getting hurt. This was an easy read and could be read in an afternoon.