Author: Cathryn Fox

Guest Review: Betting on the Wrong Brother by Cathryn Fox

Posted February 2, 2016 by Tracy in Reviews | 2 Comments

Guest Review: Betting on the Wrong Brother by Cathryn FoxReviewer: Tracy
Betting on the Wrong Brother by Cathryn Fox
Series: What Happens in Vegas
Publisher: Lovestruck
Publication Date: February 8th 2016
Format: eARC
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three-half-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

He may be at a romance readers’ convention, but a naked woman in the elevator is not what horror writer Ryan Wheeler expects. Now he can’t take his eyes off of her—and not just because he saw her naked, though her luscious curves certainly aren’t helping the matter. She’s beautiful, funny, snarky…and a complication he doesn’t need.

Running into her teen heartthrob while naked wasn’t exactly part of romance novelist Andi Palmer’s weekend plans. Worse, he doesn’t recognize her and gives her a fake name¬. Years ago, he shot her down in the worst possible way, and now this? It’s time for a little down-and-dirty revenge.

Ryan’s more than a little turned on by this good girl who wants to be bad. But things aren’t what they seem, and the secrets they’re keeping from one another might just end this sexy little rendezvous before it ever begins…

When Andi Palmer was younger she was overweight and had a crush on her brother’s friend Nolan. He thought she was a sweet girl and kind enough but she took his kindness as interest and made a move on him. Nolan was a bit of an ass back then and when she made her move he laughed at her.

When Andi gets stuck in an elevator with an all-grown-up Nolan she plots her revenge. She plans to come on to him again, get him all hot and bothered, and then leave him that way without following through. The problems are two-fold: Andi doesn’t have any idea that Nolan isn’t Nolan but actually his older brother Jack (who goes by the name Ryan); and she’s so attracted to the man so she can’t actually leave him hot and bothered when the time comes.

Ryan is incredibly attracted to Andi right from the start. He loves that she seems like a sweet girl… and she is, but with a bit of a bad girl thrown in there for good measure. He loves it when she shows up unexpectedly at his hotel room and the rest, as they say, is history. Unfortunately, Ryan figures out that Andi thinks he’s Nolan and doesn’t know how to tell her the truth about his identity nor what he truly does for a living. Andi finds herself falling for the man but once she finds out some truths about him she’s not sure she can get past the lies when she thought they might be headed for an HEA.

This was a very cute book. I liked Ryan and Andi together almost immediately and I loved that she was a good girl who had a bit of a bad side. I truly wish that Ryan would have come clean about who he was because as a writer herself, Andi would have understood his reasons for being incognito.

The romance was sweet and I enjoyed the story.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5

three-half-stars


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Review: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox

Posted July 18, 2013 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn FoxReviewer: Rowena
Hold Me Down Hard (Breaking the Rules #1) by Cathryn Fox
Series: Breaking the Rules #1
Also in this series: Hold Me Down Hard (Breaking the Rules, #1)
Publisher: Entangled, Entangled Flirt
Publication Date: May 13th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 48
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Series Rating: four-stars

When Eden Carver, Iowa farm girl turned NY actress, decides to seduce the sexy cop next door, she begins to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew.

The last thing Officer Jay Bennett wants is to cross a line with the sweet and innocent country girl—no matter how much he’d like to help himself to a nibble. Not only are they in the friendship zone, a naïve girl like Eden doesn’t belong in his dangerous world.

But when she asks him to help her rehearse lines, and things go from simmer to boil, he finds himself doing the one thing he swore he’d never do. He knows he needs to walk away from temptation, but when sweet little Eden bites back, it tilts his world on its axis. Because biting back changes everything.

When I first requested this book for review, I wasn’t expecting it to be so short. But it’s a short story and with short stories, they either leave you wanting more or you’re happy with it. With this book, I was happy with it. It was a cute story about two neighbors who are good friends that come to love the hell out of each other but don’t know how to broach the topic since they’re both been firmly, friend-zoned.

Eden is an actress from Iowa who has the hots for her best friend/next door neighbor, Jay. Jay is a cop and he’s trying his damndest to keep things platonic between him and Eden because his world is filled with danger and he doesn’t want to subject Eden to all of that. At the same time, he won’t give up his dangerous job or world because of reasons that are his own. But damn does he want Eden.

Their coming together story was too cute for words. Eden wants to be more than friends with Jay and with the help of her friends, she finds out a way to make that dream, a reality and the way she went about it was cute and funny. Jay was a total stud and I ate him up.

This was a great, quick read for those times when you don’t have the time or energy to invest in a drawn out drama of a book. It was enjoyable. I will definitely be checking out more from this author in the future.

Grade: 4 out of 5


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Review: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn Fox

Posted June 19, 2013 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

Review: Hold Me Down Hard by Cathryn FoxReviewer: Rowena
Hold Me Down Hard (Breaking the Rules, #1) by Cathryn Fox
Series: Breaking the Rules #1
Also in this series: Hold Me Down Hard (Breaking the Rules #1)
Publisher: Entangled, Entangled Brazen
Publication Date: May 13th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 51
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four-stars
Series Rating: four-stars

When Eden Carver, Iowa farm girl turned NY actress, decides to seduce the sexy cop next door, she begins to wonder if she’s bitten off more than she can chew.

The last thing Officer Jay Bennett wants is to cross a line with the sweet and innocent country girl—no matter how much he’d like to help himself to a nibble. Not only are they in the friendship zone, a naïve girl like Eden doesn’t belong in his dangerous world.

But when she asks him to help her rehearse lines, and things go from simmer to boil, he finds himself doing the one thing he swore he’d never do. He knows he needs to walk away from temptation, but when sweet little Eden bites back, it tilts his world on its axis. Because biting back changes everything.

When I first requested this book for review, I wasn’t expecting it to be so short. But it’s a short story and with short stories, they either leave you wanting more or you’re happy with it. With this book, I was happy with it. It was a cute story about two neighbors who are good friends that come to love the hell out of each other but don’t know how to broach the topic since they’re both been firmly, friend-zoned.

Eden is an actress from Iowa who has the hots for her best friend/next door neighbor, Jay. Jay is a cop and he’s trying his damndest to keep things platonic between him and Eden because his world is filled with danger and he doesn’t want to subject Eden to all of that. At the same time, he won’t give up his dangerous job or world because of reasons that are his own. But damn does he want Eden.

Their coming together story was too cute for words. Eden wants to be more than friends with Jay and with the help of her friends, she finds out a way to make that dream, a reality and the way she went about it was cute and funny. Jay was a total stud and I ate him up.

This was a great, quick read for those times when you don’t have the time or energy to invest in a drawn out drama of a book. It was enjoyable. I will definitely be checking out more from this author in the future.

Grade: 4 out of 5

This book is available from Entangled Flirts. You can buy it here in e-format. This book was provided by the publisher for an honest review.

four-stars


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