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Monday, March 7, 2016

Made the Grade: The Man of the Month Series, Book 2

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 3787 KB | Expected Release Date: April 7, 2015 | Publisher: St. Martin's Press : Paperbacks | Obtained: NetGalley

"Burning for You" [The Man of the Month Series, Book 2] by Michele Dunaway

Author's Book Description : Mark your calendar: The Man of the Month series is back--with a sexy new hero who will definitely heat things up...

The Man of the Month The last thing Taylor Krebs wants is a man. Her crazy, possessive ex-boyfriend has caused her enough drama to last a lifetime. Putting drama and men behind her she focuses on her fledgling photography business. That is, until gorgeous fireman Joe Marino--otherwise known as Mr. September on the Sexy Public Servants Charity Calendar--walks into her life. Joe wants Taylor to photograph burn victims pro bono for a book he's spearheading for the Burn Recovery Support Group...and he'll do everything in his power to persuade her to take on his cause.

Taylor soon finds out that she isn't immune to Joe's persuasive charms--both professionally and personally--and soon they are burning up the sheets. But will Joe's secrets and Taylor's need for quiet stability tear them apart? Or will this Man of the Month also end up being Taylor's love for all days?

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars, while at the photoshoot for a hunky heroes calendar that will bring money in for charity, Taylor meets Joe (Mr. September and a confidently viral firefighter who's holding a deep secret from his past). At first, she finds Joe very cocky but as they quickly get to know one another Taylor realizes that he is keeping a deep secret that he may never open up about. Yet after Taylor's own past relationship issues will she be willing to help Joe move past his own or will everything they've worked for fall apart? Thankfully friends and family plan on keeping them together no matter what...

I LOVED the setup of this novel, it was intense and endearing with a little of Joe's "Marino Charm" thrown in to keep you laughing. I truly enjoyed the places and depth that this novel took its readers. So, sweet and heartwarming! I just wanted to keep reading about these too! Together I found both Joe and Taylor to be two stubborn fools, but so alike that I did not want to see them apart from one another either. Plus, it helped that I'm an amateur photography geek so I was very intrigued by all of the photo scenes. =0)

Nevertheless, I was NOT happy with this novel's buildup to the ending. While I understand that all romance novels need some kind of wrench to be thrown into the main couple's relationship, the one that happens between Joe and Taylor wasn't one that I enjoyed. Taylor didn't make a mistake she made an omission because she didn't want to fight about it until afterwards and while I get that Joe did need to move on and I liked the way the argument was handled afterwards seeing the way Taylor justified it all beforehand annoyed the crud out of me. Even though I mean all of that, the last chapter was cute.

Overall, I DO like this novel and recommend it to those who are fans of Ms. Dunaway and/or wanting a meaningfully hot contemporary romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : (eBook) : A Little Christmas Jingle (Book 1) | (eBook) : Fan the Flames (Book 3) | Amazon (Kindle) : A Little Christmas Jingle (Book 1) | Amazon (Kindle) : Fan the Flames (Book 3) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) : A Little Christmas Jingle (Book 1) | Barnes & Noble (NOOK Book) : Fan the Flames (Book 3)

Burning for You (eBook) : Burning for You (Book 2)

Amazon (Kindle) : Burning for You (Book 2)
Burning for You
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My Previous Review(s) for this Series : Book 1

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : Teaser Tuesday: A Little Christmas Jingle | Best Book Couples -- Happy Valentine's Day 2015

Book Teaser(s) :
"So your perfect plan went to hell."
She laughed. "As it so often does. Case in point, I'm here with you." ~ within Chapter 3

BURNING FOR YOU by Michele Dunaway -- Read my #bookreview here:...

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