Recipe for Seduction (Madewood Brothers, #3)by Published 26 May 2014
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Veronica Whitfield feels like a frumpy old maid. After ten years of raising her younger siblings, she’s desperate to get her sexy back. And why not find it with the man she’s been in lust with since she was twelve years old—her brother’s best friend, Finn O’Reilly?
Finn is looking for love. And not any love—true love. Complete with the white picket fence, two children, and a dog. He’s just been a little unlucky finding it, and he sure as hell isn’t about to consider his best friend’s little sister for the job, no matter how badly he wants her in his bed.
But then Veronica propositions him with a game of dark, delicious seduction. Finn is tempted to indulge his hidden need for kink, but at what cost? Following through could very well ruin their friendship, but maybe—just maybe—helping Veronica rediscover her sexy side is exactly what he needs to find love at last…
Recipe for Seduction (Madewood Brothers, #3) Reviews
ARC kindly received from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review..
Veronica Whitfield is on a mission to get her sexy back. Having reared her younger brother and sister since they turned up on her doorstep 10 years ago, she is now ready to invest a little more "me" into her work and playtime.
She is quite keen on the idea of pursuing a life long lustfest with her brother Mark's best friend, Finn O'Reilly, but she doesn't want anything serious.
Finn had spent a long time coming to terms with the fact that him and his three "foster" brothers were brought up in childcare. That was until they were fostered by the rich socialite, Vivian Madewood, following the death of her husband, Arthur. With an already established portfolio of restaurants, the brothers were lucky enough to find themselves working towards placing their own marks in the kitchen.
Having not read the beginning of this series, I missed out on Neil and Jack's stories, which were eluded to within this one. But I wouldn't say I was either at a disadvantage, or that I felt I had a chunk of backstory missing, because this story stood out on its own.
I was most pleasantly surprised by the fixation I very quickly had whilst reading this. Finn was the easygoing peacemaker around his brothers, but he certainly conjured up a delicious dominant when he became hot and heavy with Veronica. She had decided that a game plan was required to lure Finn into appeasing her lust for him, but without creating any ties. She was well aware that his long term aspirations included babies and white picket fences, unlike hers.
Finn was an adoring character, remaining loyal and endearing given any tense situation he found himself in, but then kicking up a notch, wielding kitchen appliances whilst administering his own version of kinky foreplay. Mmmmnnn.....lick-a-licious!
Victoria was a strong character, who knew what she wanted and had no problem grasping to get it!
Suitably satisfied with this, but could have warranted an epilogue, for merely selfish "I'm not finished with you yet" reasons. But I guess that's the beauty of the series; catching up with the previous couples throughout its progression. I will definitely be following this series in the future, and catching up on those I've missed.
Nice family bonding, love the little sister that has a crush on big brothers friend, story kept me entertained.
*ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.*
FOUR MEANT TO BE STARS.
"Each time they were together she had claimed another piece of his heart."
In and out of the bedroom Gina Gordon is able how to write a storyline that speaks of warmth, love, romance and heat. Unusually for me I jumped right into book three of this series without reading it's predecessors but that didn't stop me from enjoying the family life and plot that this author has obviously developed over time. Great characters, steamy kink and heart warming romance I'm glad that I have spent my time with this novel and it's erotic charm.
For such a short novel I was surprised at how much the author pulled at my heart strings, the book has a great message of family life and achieving your dreams despite your circumstances or lifestyle and aside from the naughty kink and loveable romance I was won over by this authors ability to take me into the character lives and surrounding families. As for the hero and heroine I really loved the journey that I was taken on, as childhood friends Finn O'Reilly and Veronica Whitfield already had a connection that the author made believable. Veronica was a sweet character, I loved her journey from frumpy surrogate mum to her siblings to confident sex siren and the author could not have paired her with a more likeable hero, Finn was equal part sweetheart and kinky master in the bedroom, his dedication to all he loves was a real story telling winner. For readers who like some depth and plot along side the burning passion and hot sex then I think this author balances that out fabulously, 'Recipe for seduction' packed more than a punch and was filled with all the ingredients to make it a well rounded heartfelt story with just the right amount of naughtiness and seduction to feed my book hanky panky addiction. I didn't find much at fault here with this book and I'm sure that those readers who crave that easy reading fix will gobble this short story up no problem.
Final thoughts ...
Undoubtably this author has a great story telling ability and an imagination that allows her readers to enjoy an erotic romance story with plenty of heart. This will certainly not be the last time that I reach out for Gina Gordan novel she has won me over with her sweet but equally sexy writing style and before I go I have to confess that I'm already starting to stalk this author for information about writing a book about Cole and Penn their story is begging to be told and I'm already convinced that they will be the perfect hero and heroine to fall in love with. Overall this short novel provided an escape that was a fast paced, well edited and entertaining. I have no regrets at my time spent with the delicious Finn O'Reilly and his kinky preference with a spatular in the bedroom and after all that I'm excited to go in search for more from Gina Gordan and her romantic but naughty shenanigans.
*ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review.*
He'd never met a woman he felt comfortable enough to play with. To lower his guard and let her see this side of his personality- the controlling, demanding, kinky side. He'd never expected Veronica to be the one to cater to his sexual fantasies
Well, well, well, Mr. Finn O’Reilly, you've been hiding a verra naughty side this whole time? Guess it's true what they say
I'm a fan of this series, but I think Finn was probably a character I was the least excited to read about. Why? He always came off as nice, down to earth, non-manwhorish, 'wants to actually settle down and find love' type. Now you're probably reading this now and thinking to yourself, what the hell is wrong with this bitch? She doesn't like the nice guys? Well...
So I happen to have a type, mkay! I like them man-whorish, broken and broody. Ain't nothing wrong with that.
But all that aside, Gina Gordon managed to deliver a hero that even my messed up pervy self loved the hell out of.
I have to give Miss Gordon props for one big thing. She managed to make Finn just the right amount of kinky without foraying into BDSM. I've read way too many books lately where authors think that just because a spanking or some bondage is involved, it's VOILA! Instant Dom. Throw in a safe word and you've got yourself BDSM. No, authors. Not even a close. Gina Gordon got it just right. There were no BDSM-y elements, just some hot and kinky fuckery.
Oh and there may or may not have been some very creative usage of a spatula...and a few other things :)
Finn and Veronica have been friends since childhood. But since Finn also happened to be Veronica's older brother's best fried, he also had a hands off status. That didn't stop her from fantasizing...and fantasize she definitely did.
Veronica was an incredible endearing heroine. Having spent her 20's raising her 2 teenage siblings, she's looking forward to enjoying the empty nest. She's taking charge of her sexuality, and what better start than with some burlesque classes?
And who else to witness her sexy little graduation dance? None other than Finn himself.
Veronica is finally ready to get some "practice" with seduction, and Finna provides the perfect test subject. The only problem? Finn is looking for forever, and Veronica only wants the right now. But even though they're looking for different things, doesn't mean they can't give in to the scorching hot sexual chemistry they've had brewing between them for years now, right?
I gotta say I really enjoyed the 3rd installment of the Madewood Brothers. Finn may not have been my typical hero to lust after, but he definitely did not disappoint. I loved Veronica and her take-charge attitude. She managed to give as good as she got. Gina Gordon wrote a fantastically steamy and entertaining read.
It was great checking back with the characters from the last 2 books, and finally getting the wedding we've been waiting for with Jack and Sterling.
And then there was that epilogue. Yes it had a little bit of a cheese factor, but I happened to gobble it right up. It was just that perfect amount of cheese to make it cute and satisfying.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to stalk...erm...nicely harass Gina about Cole's book. I need his book like yesterday. He and Penn practically sizzled in this one, I can only imagine how hot they will be in their own book. Nothing better than that hate-to-love trope for me. And I thank you
**ARC courtesy of publisher in exchange for an honest review**
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That old saying the quiet ones are the worst? Created for Finn O'Reilly. I thought Jack and Neil were delectable in the first two books in the series, but Finn? I want to marry him.
Finn is gorgeous inside and out. The peacekeeper of the family, he puts others needs before his own, is selfless, agreeable and remains neutral when his brothers are butting heads. And secretly....he's kinky. Ohhh yes Chef Hottie possesses some wicked skills with a spatula. He's known Veronica Whitfield almost all his life; his best-friends sister, they all went through the foster-care system together. They love each other like family, they understand each other, but secretly she's held a torch for him for almost 20 years. Having spent the last 10 years raising her younger siblings, she's ready to live her life. She wants some fun with Finn, but both want completely different things from life...
“I’m going to make this really easy for you. I’ve only had one recurring fantasy for the last twelve years. Only one. It varied in location, position, and even accessories, but there was always one constant...”
Their passion is explosive; from kitchen counters to empty restaurants, their kinky sexcapades are page-burning, but what I also adored was the deeper angle of the book and the heartfelt touching emotions that came with it; the fact that Finn craves a family, wears his heart on his sleeve and isn't fighting the fact, keeps the series fresh. And the emotion comes from the fact that hearts are likely to be damaged, because Finn and Veronica have a beautiful realistic chemistry.
“You were the hottest, sexiest thing I have ever seen, and I couldn’t take my eyes off you. You’re beautiful every day, V, half naked or not. You’re always the most beautiful woman in the room.”
With wonderful secondary characters bringing great content, of the three books to date this is my one. I love the family dynamic of the series; each brother is uniquely special (and sexy), their love for one another and their banter is fabulous and I absolutely cannot wait for Cole's book. Whilst the entire book was superb, I do have to say Gina Gordon never fails to bring a satisfying ending; the last 25% was perfection.
I received a copy of this courtesy of Entangled Publishing for an honest and unbiased opinion