Thursday, January 29, 2015

Book Review: Throb by Vi Keeland

Kate is a contestant on Throb, a reality show similar to The Bachelor. She's here because she needs that grand prize. The money will go a long way to help her family. And luckily, the man all the woman are vying for is both sweet and handsome. She just has to stay focused and follow the rules, which is going well until she meets Cooper.

Cooper is a Hollywood producer and a workaholic and he likes his life just fine. He never realized he was missing anything until Kate. Now the only girl he has ever truly wanted is the one girl he can't have. Bound by the rules of the show, Kate is forbidden from dating anyone. But watching her be seduced by another man might kill him. Can they wait to start a relationship till after the show concludes or will they finally give in to the attraction and have to hide everything.

Throb is different from the MMA books I've read by Ms. Keeland in the past and I really enjoyed the change of pace. This was a fun read that both made me laugh and made me cry. Cooper is a yummy alpha male completely in charge of his empire and I loved how bossy he could be in the bedroom. That bossiness mixed with a touch of sweetness results in a man that makes your knees weak.

I devoured this book in mere hours and I'm looking forward to reading future books about some of the other characters that we met in this story.

Favorite Quotes
"This isn't giving in. This is staking my claim. I'll send you back to him tomorrow if that's what you want. But you won't be able to sit without thinking of me for a week. Every time your sexy ass touches down, you'll be reminded of what it feels like with me buried deep inside you. Your bones will ache from the relentless pounding I plant to deliver."

"You should probably hold on. I want to fuck you deep."

"Come here. I want you to ride me. Face the ocean. Eyes open. Ride my cock until your vision goes blurry."

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


Every girl needs three things

1.  A flutter in her belly when she meets him for the first time.

Meet Cooper
My lips brush the top of her hand lightly, my tongue sneaking out to fleetingly touch her skin.  The brief contact stirs an ache inside me.  This woman tugs at something—more than arousal—something that makes me want to slow down time just to spend a few more minutes standing here.
“Did you just…” she stammers a bit.
“Did I just what?”
She squints at me.  “You know.”
“Do I?”
“I felt your tongue on my hand.  You…you licked me.”
I’d been dying to run my tongue along her neck all evening, although I hadn’t really meant to be so crude about it.  It just sort of …happened.  “I wouldn’t say licked, maybe just a little taste.”
“So you tasted me?”
My entire body suddenly has interest in this conversation.  “I suppose I did.  But it wasn’t nearly enough.  That brings us back to my invitation for dinner.  Tomorrow night?”
“I can’t.”
“The day after then?”
She laughs and shakes her head.  The sound makes me smile.
“Good night, Cooper.”  She pulls the driver’s side door shut and leaves me standing there…for a full five minutes after she’s gone.

2. A best friend to talk about him to.
Meet Sadie
“And I kissed him when we were in his office.”
“How was his office?”
“Really?  That’s what you want to know.  Not how was the kiss or aren’t you in breach of your contract?  How was his office?”
“You can tell a lot about a man by his office.”
I gulp another unladylike sip from my wine glass.  “His office was beautiful.  Sleek, overlooking the city.  It oozed power.”
“Nice.  Bet he fucks like he owns you.”
The thought of what he’s like in bed is enough to make me lose my train of thought.
“Go on,” Sadie prods.
I don’t continue immediately.
“You forgot what you were up to because you were thinking of him fucking you like he owns you, didn’t you?”  My best friend smirks knowingly.
“Shut up.”  I pause.  “Anyway, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
“Well, him.  Obviously.”
“I wish it were that easy.”

3. A gentleman that turns into a bossy dirty talker in the bedroom.

Cooper – behind closed doors.
“You haven’t even begun to see bossy yet.  Tonight I’m going to tell you to do things, and you’re going to do them.  When I tell you to open wider, or take my cock deeper, you’re going to listen.  You know why?  Because since the moment we met, all I’ve wanted to do is make you feel good.  Hell, I don’t even need to get off physically.  Because I’m going to get off watching you every minute.  So, yeah, I’m going to be bossy.  Now let’s put the rest of this behind us.  Do you want to be with me tonight?”
After that prelude, I nod my head fast.  I’m no fool.  Who wouldn’t?

Title: Throb
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Book Blurb: 
The rules:
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.


About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Twitter: @ViKeeland

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