Turn It Up (Turner Twins #2)
Maxwell Turner considers his stubborn and resourceful attitude a plus. After all, it usually gets him what he wants—except for Natasha Bellingham. The long-time family friend may be ten years older than he, but so what? He’s plenty old enough to know they belong together. Now all he has to do is convince her.Over the past few...more
So, worried as I was, I was thrilled to see that that wasn't the case with Turn It Up. Tasha had issues, oh yes she did, but they stemmed from abandonment issues rather than age issues. And it thrilled me to see that she consciously tried to open herself up to Max. Usually the women are trying t...more
Natasha "Tasha" Bellingham is a 34-year-old architect who's decided she needs to have a baby before she's 35. Since her string of loser boyfriends hasn't been very promising, she's decided to go a more "clinical" route. As the story opens, she's hung over from her "last hurrah" before she settles down and begins a more healthy and pregnancy-centric lifestyle.
Tasha can hear her biological clock ticking. At 34 years old, she wants to have a baby and has decided to go at it alone. As one last hurrah before she gives up coffee, sweets and alcohol, she goes out and drinks way too much. Very drunk, she spills her secret about her plans for having a child to her good friend Maxwell Turner.
Max has been very attracted to Tasha for a long time. But because he is only 24 and his family...more
I really liked Max, loved that he knew at a really young age that he loved and wanted Tasha and that he took advantage of what Tasha wanted, a baby, to get what he wanted, Tasha. He went about it with a ruthlessness that was subtle and sneaky. I was even charmed by Tasha's reticence and understood why she had it.
There were so many great parts that had me tear...more
Now, I really wanted to love this story. I love May/December stories (tho here it's more May/July LOL) and the key to a successful older/younger relationship is the maturity l...more
How I got this book: Purchased
I’m not usually a big fan of baby stories, but I’ve come to learn that with Arend, what you see is not always what you get. We first met Max and Natasha in Turn It On, the first book in the Turner Twin Series. Although this one is a prequel, it was great to see Max and Natasha in a different light.
Natasha is starting to feel her biological clock ticking, and when she has one last night on the town, her drunken self acci...more
I enjoyed this one, though not as much as the first in the series. Tasha's hang-ups about relationships made sense in the beginning, but the longer she held herself back the more I questioned the fact that she was 34 years old. Even though men mature a lot slower than women, Max was definitely the more mature of the two when it came to love.
I liked that Max knew what he wanted and went about getting it. He didn't screw around or...more
She wants it. He's got it...and a whole lot more.Turner Twins, Book 2Maxwell Turner considers his stubborn and resourceful attitude a plus. After all, it usually gets him what he wants-except for Natasha Bellingham. The long-time family friend may be ten years older than he, but so what? He's plenty old enough to know they belong together. Now all he has to do is convince her.Over the past few years Natasha's love life has degenerated into a series of bad cliches. Her biological clock is tickin
Max and Tasha were deliciously sweet together. He's been lusting after her for years, she's determined to keep him at arm's length because he's her friend's younger c...more
- the dry hump scene at the building-site > wow...
- porch swing scene > double wow...
- ultrasound scene > sweet and emotional
The book TURN IT UP is a prequel to was TURN IT ON. I have fond memories of TURN IT ON as it was my very first unsolicited ARC-review request and it was my first encounter and the beginning of a beautiful bookish online relationship with the fabulous and lovely Vivian Arend. Soon after I reviewed TURN IT ON in January 2010 I discovered...more
Hmm what to say..well I think it´s better then Turn it on but it could have been a lot better...
someone said the book felt like average and I have to agree its not a bad book it just doesn´t make you feel anything for the charachters...
But I must say I really do want a porch swing (for more then one reason) ;-D
The sensuality rocked throughout. And the tension Tasha felt when she realized she loved Max, yet couldn't let him know for fear of being abandoned by him was very realistic.
Vivian Arend, though a new to me author, now I'll be watching out for all her titles.
I liked this book and would definitely recommend it. The hero is fantastic but perhaps a little too perfect. There wasn’t a strong enough conflict for my taste. The majority of the book was pleasant scene after pleasant scene where the hero and heroine start living their life together and preparing for a baby. While very realistic, it doesn’t have the emotional intensity of the books that I give higher grades to. It takes place over a year and I found it hard to understand why the hero...more
I am anal about reading books in order. So even though this is book #2, I would read it before Turn It On - Book #1, which is about Maxine, Junior's sister and takes place after Junior and Tasha's story. Both are awesome books.
The older woman trope is a favorite of mine beings as I'm an 'older woman' to my husband.
This one was well done. I'm sure that many women can relate to the baby hunger the heroine suffers from. The hero is super sweet and super determined that they are going to be together.
The fact that everyone didn't think they should be together seems fairly realistic but I wish that the naysayer would have had a better rationale....more
Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictiv...more