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Holiday with a Stranger

‘Who are you?’. After three months travelling all Connor Preston wants to do is sink into his own bed. The last thing he expects is to find a stark-naked ... read more

ISBN: 9781472017567
Published: March 2014

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‘Who are you?’

After three months travelling all Connor Preston wants to do is sink into his own bed. The last thing he expects is to find a stark-naked woman already there…

Josie Marchpane wasn’t anticipating company either. Connor might be six foot four inches of pure muscle, and boast a disturbingly sexy smile, but a fortnight in the South of France is the one thing standing between Josie and her sanity – and she’s not about to give it up without a fight!

Josie plays to win. The problem…? Connor does too. And, with only one bed between them, things are about to get interesting…

Holiday with a Stranger, or Challenging the Bitchy Boss Stereotype

Rating By Alicia,30/05/2014

Christy McKellan's debut for Modern Tempted is saucy, sassy and so much fun. And more than that, it does the thing I claim that all good Mills & Boon books do - it's a mythbuster! Women in business are routinely portrayed as bitches. Hard, unwavering and without sympathy for anyone they work with. This is something that McKellan undercuts brilliantly. Josie is well-known in her company for being harsh, but she gets results and she also is under an immense amount of pressure. As the narrative unfolds, we come to understand her and why she acts the way she does in the workplace. I think what is most affirming for me, is that she realises that in order to get results, she can be whoever she wants to be. Isn't that what all women want? Plus, she has Connor who is a complete dreamboat. Stubborn as hell, but sweet underneath it, these two firebrands are headed on a collision course that will leave every reader with the perfect HEA. A fantastic debut, and I can't wait to see what else Christy McKellan has up her sleeve!

Reviewed by Desere Steenberg, South Africa

Rating By Desere,01/02/2014

No guy wants to come home after weeks out on the road to find a beautiful naked woman in his bed, no wait that's a lie, most men do! But not Connor Preston, he's tired and totally beat, all he wants his a good nights rest after weeks of very uncomfortable sleep. But instead of his nice clean, cool sheets he finds a very naked and very tempting Josie wrapped up in his sheets, oh and the sheets are no longer clean either! Wish just makes the situation worse, but it being late Connor reluctantly agrees to take the couch for the evening and have a stand off with the stranger in his bed in the morning. But when morning comes Josie refuses to leave, instead telling him she calls dips on his house! Connor of course goes from slightly annoyed to outright furious and so begins the tumble of wits, conflicts, sexual energy so electrifying the pages nearly went up in flames and the journey to finally learning to stand up and fight. I absolutely loved, loved, loved this book! It was so unbelievably perfect in every way it felt as if I was reading a best seller before it has even come close to the shelves! The author's characters were stunning and extremely realistic they not only creep into my heart but deep into my soul. I loved how the author showed both the characters as feisty yet, also cautious of actually taking steps towards achieving goals they do not even really realize they need. It showed them both as I recon a lot of us are in real life, we don't realize what is is that we need to do until it hits us with such a force it sends us down a spiraling hill that it seems impossible we will be able to get back up. For some it is too late but for others it is just the push they need. The backdrop settings were so exquisite I was blown away by the author's vivid and intense descriptions, I could actually touch and hear each and every little detail being given. The dialogue was one filled with intense reality and left a very big impact on me as reader. I'm taking away a message of life has a way of bringing someone into our lives to show us just what it is we are meant to be doing, yet if we do not stand up and take notice we will soon be trying to claw our way back up the the hill, and as we all know without help it will take much longer or not happen at all. Someone comes knocking or in the case of Connor and Josie, ends up sleeping in your bed, pay attention before it's too late, life is trying to send you a message. I HIGHLY recommend this read for each and every single romance fan. It was sweet, sensual, incredibly sexy and just plain amazing!!! 5/5 star review " Getting her into his bed was easy, the trick is to make sure she stays there"

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