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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Made the Grade: Foreign Affairs Series, Book 1

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 246 KB | Release Date: June 20, 2012 | Publisher: Ellora's Cave Publishing | Obtained: Amazon.com | Originally Found Out About @ N. J. Walters' Facebook Post

"Misplaced Princess" [Foreign Affairs Series, Book 1] by Mari Carr & Lexxie Couper

Authors' Book Description : Annie Prince has impetuously flown halfway ’round the world to visit a sexy cowboy she met online—only to find herself stranded in Sydney. Seems she and Dylan crossed wires, and he’s on his way to New York. His twin, Hunter, saves the day and whisks her back to the family cattle station. Hunter’s as easy on the eyes as Dylan, and even easier to talk to. Annie might have flown to Oz to meet one brother, but soon sparks are flying with the other.

Hunter considered Dylan a dumb arse for jetting off to America for some stranger—until he met Annie. Turns out the New Yorker is a smart, funny, hard-working jillaroo...and hotter than the Aussie desert. Hunter’s not normally one to poach his brother’s women, but he can’t keep his hands, lips, tongue and other body parts off this sexy city girl.

When raging lust leads to emotional attachment, where does that leave Annie and Hunter when her vacation comes to an end—or when Dylan finds out?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars, this is a really cute and spicy novel! It’s about two people from opposite ends of the world meeting online who, after a while of talking/skyping each other, decide to meet in person. Nevertheless, while they talk about seeing each other they get their wires crossed and end up both finding out that they traveled to the others hometown ... and get their lives turned upside down. Annabel (Annie) finds herself quickly falling into lust with Dylan's twin brother Hunter while she spends two weeks on their station (ranch) in Australia .... maybe their feelings will turn into something more during their time together.

Hunter & Annie are a perfect match of opposites! Yet, they quickly find themselves fighting their growing passion for each other until they both become swept away in something neither wants to give up.

My only wish is that I was more captivated by this novel then I was. The plot was hot. The characters were sweet and funny. Yet, whenever I set the novel down to go about my day I didn't feel that rush to get back to reading it like I typically do. =0/

I recommend it to those who like contemporary erotic romances!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here :

My Previous Review(s) for Mari : Tequila Truth | Northern Exposure

Authors' Novel Extras : Misplaced Princess - Overview & Excerpt | Crossed Wires | Sinful Sirens Giveaway Hop! | Misplaced Princess | The Language Barrier | Misplaced Princess: The Beginning of a Beautiful Foreign Affair... | Misplaced Princess | Saturday Snippet | The Foreign Affairs Contest – Week One | Cooking with Heat | The Foreign Affairs Contest – Week One | Free Read

Authors' Series Extras : Foreign Affairs Series - Overview | Misplaced Cowboy - Overview & Excerpt | Misplaced Lessons - Overview & Excerpt | Misplaced Lessons - Overview & Excerpt | Wednesday’s WIP – Misplaced Cowboy | Six Sentence Sunday – Misplaced Cowboy | Cover Reveal Time – Misplaced Princess AND Misplaced Cowboy | Everything I Learnt About America... | The Language Barrier (You Really Say It That Way??) | Teasing Tuesday – Misplaced Cowboy | Misplaced Cowboy AVAILABLE NOW! | Misplaced Cowboy | 2012: A retrospective | Misplaced Lessons | Lesson Time! Misplaced Lessons OUT NOW! | Foreign Affairs Contest! | Audible!

Book Teaser(s) :
“What’s the deal with the paparazzi? You an actress or something?”
“Dylan didn’t tell you about my family?”
Hunter shook his head. “Nope. Dylan didn’t share much about you at all. Showed me a photo of you a few weeks ago. Besides that and the fact you don’t read your emails carefully, I don’t know a thing about you.” Hunter didn’t mention the soul mate comment.
“I’m a journalist. I work for a magazine in New York.”
“Didn’t realize journalists were so popular in the States.”
She flashed him a dirty look. “It’s not my job that interests the press, it’s my name. I’m Annie Prince.”
He shook his head. “I’m still not following you.”
“Prince Incorporated?”
Hunter recognized that name even less. “Nope. Haven’t got a bloody clue what you’re talking about.”
“I guess Monet was right. She said there had to be somewhere on the planet where I could live incognito. Go Australia.” She raised one fist in a cheer for his country.
“I don’t know who this Monet is, but that’s not exactly true. You’re in Sydney and there are cameramen following you.”
She blew out a long, frustrated breath. “Yeah. My family owns and operates a huge conglomeration of newspapers, magazines, hotels and other properties. Our net worth is in the billions. For some insane reason, this makes us interesting to people. Not to mention the fact my dad is a bit of a glory hound, constantly doing stuff to draw attention to himself. My two sisters have followed in his footsteps and now star on the most inane, idiotic reality series ever to air on television. And I suppose everyone expects me to be the same, to want the same spotlight cast on my life.”
“But you don’t?”
God no. Did you see me pose for photos? Your ranch in the middle of the desert actually sounds like paradise.”
Hunter scoffed. “I think you’re the first woman, besides my mother, to ever feel that way. And it’s not a ranch. It’s a station.”
Annie ignored his correction. Maybe she was used to it. He’d heard Dylan tell her a time or two when he’d accidentally eavesdropped on their chats. She let out a wobbly sigh. “What the hell am I going to do now?”
Hunter studied her desolate face and was sorry Dylan hadn’t invited her for a visit. The idea of Annie spending a week or two on their family’s cattle station was very appealing. ~ within Chapter 1
For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Mari and/or Lexxie, then please check out their websites: Mari's website & Lexxie's website.

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