Friday, January 25, 2013

Accidental Sex Goddess by Lexi Ryan


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Lexi is awarding a "pamper your inner sex goddess" gift basket (bath products, books from her backlist and candles - US ONLY) to one randomly drawn commenter, and a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card, winner's choice, to another randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour HERE



Promotions director Reese Regan isn’t a sex goddess and doesn’t want to be. But the job of her dreams requires enrollment in the renowned Sex Goddess 101. To avoid a trip to the unemployment line, Reese must pass the program and become Chicago’s next seductress—or at least fake it convincingly. Her best friend, the ruggedly sexy contractor Ben Hawk, helps her “fake” her way through the program, and the heat between them flares. When trust is broken and secrets are revealed, it appears they’ve traded years-long friendship for temporary passion. Will faking something so important cost them their chance at something real?

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Accidental Sex Goddess is a fun, funny, sexy and heartwarming read. With Reese who does a great job at being a promoter hides her insecurity in her own self worth with snarky comments and to big clothing. Ben is Reese's best friend, he is attracted to Reese but is afraid to take the step beyond friendship. Add to the mix "Hawk" Ben's older brother, a sex goddess seminar, phone sex and a bubble bath and you get this charming read.

I found Reese easy to relate to and I love Ben and Hawk and the sibling rivalry, I thought that Ms. Ryan did a fantastic job showing multiple sides of each character and each plot point. I loved the friendship that Ben and Reese shared and watching the feelings that had always been there surface and evolve. I think that there could have been a couple fewer misunderstandings on the parts of both Ben and Reese but overall it was a smooth read that I read from beginning to end in one sitting.


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Excerpt:


“Me? A Sex Goddess? Seriously, can you picture that?”

You have no idea. “Fake it,” he said with a shrug. When she scowled, he grabbed her hands and squeezed. “I’m serious, Reese. It’s five steps, right?”

“Ten.”

“Okay, so you’ll do ten things, pretend you’re one of her Slut Hotness converts, and you’ll have the job of your dreams.” He shrugged again. “Fake it.”

She took a deep breath and some of the tension left her face. “Are you sure you’re not just saying this so you can see me wear skimpy clothes?”

“It’s an added bonus.”

She sighed and leaned her head against his shoulder. “Thank you, Ben.”

Ben shut his eyes and resisted the urge to pull her body close. “Sure thing.”

Tucking his chin, he buried his nose in her hair, taking a hit of her scent, that soft and feminine smell that haunted him.

She drew away. “You seem different lately. Is something wrong?”

“Work stuff is getting to me.” And it was the truth, if only part of it. “I have big plans and dad—” He cut himself off with a shake of his head. He didn’t want to talk about Hawk Construction right now. He didn’t want to talk about anything. He wanted to keep her in his arms for as long as he could get away with it.

She studied him silently for a minute. “You want more,” she said simply.

She had no idea. And for the first time since he had knocked on her door six years ago, Ben let himself consider the possibility of taking what he wanted.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author of both contemporary and paranormal romance, Lexi Ryan writes smart, spunky stories that sizzle. She enjoys reading, sunshine, a good glass of wine, and rare trips to the beach with her husband and children.

Lexi lives in Indiana where she divides her time between her family, her writing, and her job as an English professor. You can find her at her website: lexiryan.com

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27 comments:

  1. Congrats to the wonderful review!

    galaschick78 at gmail dot com

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    1. Gala, thank you and thanks for coming by today! :)

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  2. A fabulous review thank you. Most helpful.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Mary, thanks for coming by today! :)

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  3. Good morning! Thanks so much for hosting a stop on my VBT and for taking the time to review the book.

    I just stepped outside and it's sleeting here--an unwelcome way to start my favorite day of the week. It's January in Indiana, so I should expect it. I think I need to hop the nearest plane to the Caribbean!

    So, tell me...if money were no object, where would you be spending the weekend?

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  4. Venice, thank you so much for stopping at the blog today :O)

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  5. Sounds like a fun read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Ingeborg! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  6. Friday late evening here in Europe and it's cold as well, so I'd second your plan for a warm tropical island, sadly I don't fly well but since we are imagining things, Hawai sounds nice, it's warm there right? We had some freak weather here this year, so that even places that usualy are warm ended up snowed in.

    lennascloud(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Lena, we'll skip the plane and wish ourselves to our warm, tropical island (where there's never any freak cold weather!). Thanks for coming by!

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  7. A really loved the review. Great excerpt.

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    1. MomJane, I'm so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for coming by today! :)

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  8. Definetly somewhere warm and tropical, Thailand maybe?

    shadowrunner1987(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Ami, good choice! I wouldn't have thought of Thailand! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. It's pretty cold here as well, so anywhere warm and sunny would be great :)

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Hi, Emiliana! Warm and sunny sounds so good about now, doesn't it? :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Any place Caribbean sounds good to me! Did you have something particular in mind?


    moonsurfer123 at gmail dot com

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    1. LOL, not really Anas. A beach, hot sun, and a slushy drink. :) Thanks for coming by today!

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  11. Anywhere where the water isn't freezing if you splash it outside sounds good right now, though I wouldn't say no to that Carribean island holiday ;)

    lyra.lucky7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi, Lyra! Me either. In fact, I think my passport's expired and I'm sitting here responding to these posts and thinking that I should really renew it. I'm sure the expired passport is the ONLY reason my husband hasn't surprised me with a trip! ;)

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  12. Great review! I can't wait to read this book :) Considering how cold & the snow/ice where I live, I would love to spend the weekend (or 6 months) on a beautiful tropical island with warm sun, fresh fruits, waterfalls, and a sexy guy :)

    June
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Oh, June, that's what we were forgetting--the sexy man! ;) Stay warm this weekend. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Thanks for your review and the excerpt.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen! Thanks for stopping by and commenting! :)

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  14. I've read nothing but great reviews on this book so I can't wait to read it for myself. I enjoy the friends to lovers angle and the idea of the sex goddess course sounds fun and romantic.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  15. Thanks for the great giveaway! I think the blog tour is paying off. Thanks for the review.

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

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