Thursday, 28 June 2018

Release Day Blitz & Review ~ Contracted by Marni Mann

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Contracted by Marni Mann 
Publication Date: June 28th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Book Description:

Years ago, I was burned by a woman.

I forgave, but I haven’t forgotten, and it’s a road I’ll never go down again. 

My career has become my life instead. I’m Max Graham, the biggest music agent in the business. Women love me, but I don’t do love anymore. I’ve found another way to meet my needs.

Eve Kennedy—stylist to the stars and total bombshell. By far, she’s the most daring woman I’ve ever had in my bed with a sexual appetite as ferocious as mine. 

We might just have the hottest sex life in Miami and LA.

We don’t date anyone else—although, sometimes, we invite someone for a night. We travel the world, and I lavish her with gifts. But she knows my career comes first.

And the best part? For the past two years, she’s been happy with our arrangement.

Or so I thought. 

I’ve survived heartbreak once before, but this one could be the end of me.

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Our Review:

Reviewed by Donna ~ 5 stars
***ARC received for an honest review***


“I love you more.”


OMG, I have been in love with this author for a long, long time, but Marni Mann brought out her ‘A’ Game with Contracted and knocked it into the stratosphere. This author has written so many fantastic books that often fly under the radar, but this is one of those books that needs to be read. This is by far my favourite book in this connected series and I am even going as far to say as my favourite contemporary romance by this author, it is seriously that good. Deliciously hot, insanely sexy and incredibly emotional, this book had it all and hits your emotions, heart and soul with deadly accuracy. I had tears, a lot of tears, but I had tears of laughter too, I swooned hard, I loved harder and I couldn’t put this book down. This is a book I could read time and time again, one of those love stories that will stay with you for a long, long time, at least it will for me.


“And they are things you can give her, you’re just too stubborn and scared and extremely scarred.”


As I said above, this book is insanely hot, your kindle will definitely need freezer time with this baby. But that is something that Marni Mann always does incredibly well, she is one of the queens of sex. For a seemingly shy and timid author, I don’t know where this side comes from, but I am not complaining. Marni Mann nailed the character connection in this book and I mean seriously nailed it. I lived and breathed this story with these characters, I felt it all, I lived it all and when they broke, I broke too. I was a mess when the course of true love didn’t run smooth, but that is the nature of the beast and if it was meant to be, it will. Of course, the author pieces your shattered heart back together with heartfelt scenes, a heap more of that delicious emotion and a lot of soul searching and swoon worthy moments. These are two characters that were incredibly relatable, honest and lovable and this reader certainly got sucked right in.


“He was worried he would lose me, but he’d already lost me. And in this bed, I’d given him a chance to get me back.
He hadn’t taken it.”


Max and Eve have been lovers with benefits for a long time. They are both exclusive and sometimes a third may be introduced to spice up their incredibly hot sex life, but they are monogamous. Both are incredibly busy, they live states apart, but when these two get together, the pages just incinerate. These two are fucking HOT!! Max has been burned and burned bad and so he threw himself into his work and that has now become his sole focus in life. Max works incredibly long hours, travels a lot, but the time he looks forward to the most is his time with Eve. Not a second is wasted.


“No you didn’t…Because when I compare what you gave to Kristin to what you gave to Eve, Eve got the short end of that stick…And I mean very short, barely even a twig.”


Eve is a personal stylist to the stars, her work keeps her insanely busy and while she treasures her time with Max, it is getting to that point where Eve is finally ready for more. With her best friend getting married, scenarios are running rife throughout her mind and while she knows that she is ready, she knows that Max isn’t. Max, his hang-ups and his job are her biggest hurdle, but can she turn Max around?


“This is why we work so well together, Eve, because neither of us would ever want something like that.”


Damn, this book damn near killed me. I mean, I know that Marni Mann writes well, but she killed me with this one. The angst was perfection, not over the top, but when it comes, it decimates you. No angst for angst sake, this book just flowed effortlessly, and each scene meticulously planned to give the reader the perfect reading experience. I could wax lyrical about this story for a long time, but I’m keeping my lips sealed, because you need to read this book as the author intended. There was one thing I never saw coming and Marni Mann certainly knocked me on my ass with that one, I’m normally good with my predictions, but that one was a fine doozy, expertly executed.


“There was so much need in her voice.
So much sadness in each sob.
One word would take it all away.
But I couldn’t fucking say it.”


Contracted is the third book in this series but can be read as a standalone, however common characters are prevalent throughout the three. Both Signed and Endorsed were fantastic reads too, so if you want to delve into the world of management with sports, music and acting stars then this is definitely the series for you. I work in this area, so this has been like coming home for me, think of it as an insanely hot, Jerry Maguire’esque series. I cannot wait to see what comes next from this author and with a few new characters introduced in this book I am definitely itching for more. For me, this was an amazing read and I cannot recommend it highly enough.


About the Author: 

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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