Sunday, August 11, 2013

Taming the Playboy by MJ Carnal


Ryan West learned at an early age that forever is never promised. Deciding to live each moment to the fullest, Ryan spends his days as a personal trainer to the rich and famous and his nights in the arms of a vast array of women. As a playboy, his motto is to work hard but play even harder. When his best friend introduces him to his attractive and soon to be sister in law, Ryan doesn’t think twice about throwing caution to the wind and bedding the woman that should be off limits. The sparks that ignite between them are undeniable and he struggles to push her memory from his mind.

Knowing happily ever after only happens in fairytales, Layla Barringer has lived her life with a wild streak of her own. Moving to Los Angeles to be closer to her sister, her rebellion is put to the test during a chance encounter with Ryan. Knowing about his revolving door of women, she decides to enjoy one night with no strings attached. 

When personal tragedy strikes, they are left with only two options. Aware of their growing attraction to each other, will they work together and face adversity head on or will fear and heartbreak send them running in opposite directions?


Here are a few facts about myself:
1.  I have read thousands of books in my lifetime.
2.  I sometimes find it difficult to form an emotional attachment to characters in a book.
3.  I can count on ONE HAND the amount of times that a book has brought me to tears.
4.  MJ Carnal has delivered an emotion packed, sobbing, can't catch my breath through my tears, emotional roller coaster of a book.

I seriously don't know what to write in this review that would adequately express exactly how I felt as I read this book. I am still in shock as to my reaction when reading 'Taming the Playboy'.  I absolutely loved the characters of Layla and Ryan when they were introduced in the first book 'Taming the Bachelor'. I thought that they had chemistry back then, but nothing compared me for what I was going to discover in this awesome read!

I never imagined the emotional ups and downs that I was going to experience as I started this book. I don't want to divulge any of the storyline, but suffice it to say, I started the book at 3 am and was hysterically crying until the very end. I read it from front to back in one sitting.  After I finished, I took a deep breath, wiped the tears from my face, hugged my Kindle to my chest, and secretly hoped for more of the story!  What a journey!  Ok MJ, bring it on......I am ready for some more!!! - Kelly

=French Kiss

An amazingly well written and emotionally gripping story.   I honestly could not put this book down. I read it in one sitting and was crying through the whole last half of the book (and you can ask any of my friends, I am not a crier). 

I loved, loved, loved Ryan and Layla. He was definitely the playboy in the first book "Taming the Bachelor", however, when he fell for Layla, he fell hard.  The two of them together was hot! 
He became just the perfect guy until tragedy struck for the group, as well as, for Ryan individually.  Have a box of tissues handy with this book, and be prepared for the journey of a lifetime with Ryan and Layla and the rest of their friends.  I know I'm not giving a lot of details, but I don't want to chance spoiling it for anyone.  Suffice it to say, I cannot express how highly I would recommend this book. -Tynna

=French Kiss

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Author Bio:

MJ Carnal is an adult fiction author. Her first book, Taming the Bachelor, will be released in July 2013. This is the first book in the Dickerman/Moretti Novels. Books two and three will be released late summer and late fall 2013.

Dickerson/Moretti Novels

Book 1 - Taming the Bachelor  Click here to buy on Amazon


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