Monday, 28 March 2016

Review: Flip This Love by Maggie Wells

Nothing draws a magnate like a steel magnolia…

Harley Cade is back in town—and the former bad boy is downright irresistible now that he's donned a hard hat and set to work restoring the South's finest homes to their former grandeur. While wealth may have gained Harley entry into high society, it's going to take a lot more than a fat bank account to win the lovely Laney Tarrington.

Laney isn't open to giving the self-made magnate a second chance—no matter how much she needs him. With her family fortune gone, Laney finally has to stand on her own two feet. The last person she'd ever lean on is Harley, the man who left her behind with nothing more than memories of the passion they once shared….

With the attraction still burning hot between them, Harley isn't above seduction—or secretly buying Laney's bankrupted family's estate. After all, he no longer has to prove himself to anyone, least of all the daughter of Mobile, Alabama's most prestigious family. But will pride keep Harley from gaining the biggest prize of all—a place in Laney's heart?

ebook, 150 pages
Expected publication: April 26th 2016 by Lyrical Shine

Terri's Thoughts

I received an advanced copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.  The expected publication date is April 26, 2016.

This is the second story in the Coastal heat series.  I have had the opportunity to read the first one Going Deep and was anxious to see what this one had to offer.  No worries for those who have not read the first story.  This can be read as a stand alone as the first story features Laney's best friend Brooke.

This is a pretty short story so there is not a lot one can say without giving away the whole thing.

I was interested in the direction the story was taking with Laney's new business venture as it was something that hit home with me.  Anything that will assist those with terminal illness will make the world a better place.  This showed the substance of her character.  The unfortunate thing is that the this was not the focus of this story and we saw the other side of Laney the majority of the story.

This was the shallow, spoiled & insecure Laney.  I really started to dislike her towards the end.  What started out as the standard cat and mouse game between Laney and Harley and was entertaining quickly became old to me.  Throughout I felt Harley was too good for Laney and that he should just give up the chase.  He was simply too good for her and she wasn't worth the effort.  I get that she had demons she was battling but she just seemed clueless.

For those who like their stories steamy, this book offers it up in spades.  I would say that over 50% of the story is devoted to the time between the sheets.  Maybe this is why I didn't feel the emotional connection.  The story was simply too short to build on more than the physical chemistry.

I have to admit I was a little disappointed with this read.

About the Author

Maggie Wells is a deep-down dirty girl with a weakness for hot heroes and happy endings. By day she is buried in spreadsheets, but at night she pens tales of people tangling up the sheets. The product of a charming rogue and a shameless flirt, this mild-mannered married lady has a naughty streak a mile wide.

Fueled by supertankers of Diet Coke, Maggie juggles fictional romance and the real deal by keeping her slow-talking Southern gentleman constantly amused and their two children mildly embarrassed. They are the food purveyors to three dogs, a passel of fish, and one impertinent house rabbit she claims is the love of her life. Shh. Don’t tell her husband.

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