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Negligee Behavior

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3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  948 Ratings  ·  66 Reviews
When lingerie heiress Brandy Summer gets cold feet and runs out on her Vegas wedding, she has nowhere to turn - so she hijacks a hunky biker waiting for a red light and begs him for help. What she doesn’t know is that her instincts are right: the groom has a hidden agenda. He needs her money to pay off his gambling debts and she’ s his ticket to the good life.

Marco Varga

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Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published May 23rd 2011 by Carina Press
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Juliana Philippa
4.5 stars
Long overdue review and I apologize for that! Let it not reflect on the book, as I loved it and have just been reading faster than I review. This will be short though (it will! finally! just all of you watch!!):

{ Loved Brandy }
She was funny, authentic, friendly, intelligent. No TSTL or TATL moments. Her "transformation" didn't really feel like a transformation, so much as a coming into her own and gaining confidence. Sometimes these makeovers can be ridiculous, over-the-top, and be a
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Fani loves angst
4.5 stars

This book has proven to be a great surprise. I admit that I didn't expect such a hilarious book when I picked it up, since I'm mostly drawn to more angsty and dark ones. However, despite this not being my usual cup of tea, I was thoroughly charmed by it. It was fun, it was sexy, it was sweet, it was fast-paced, it was engrossing. I just couldn't put it down once it started!

Brandy is having second thoughts about marrying her boyfriend and runs away leaving him standing at the altar. Just
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MBR
5 Stars Contemporary Romance

Yowza! What a fantastic piece of romance this turned out to be from one of my favorite contemporary romance authors. Negligee Behavior which is to come out on the 23rd of this month pets and strokes all the right places with the right balance of quirky humor, romance and red-hot passion of the body hair singeing variety and I loved every single moment of Marco and Brandy's journey to happily ever after.

29 year old Marco Vargas co-owns a bar with his friend Sebastian
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Alisha
Jun 15, 2011 Alisha rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Contemp Romance fans who like the sweet AND the sexy!
Shelves: ac-g
Rating: 4.5

Quick Take: This book is pure fun, with a great deal of heart and spice. I’d call it chick-lit with a kick. ^_^

Review:
This book just felt so damn good to read. It’s got a vaguely fairy tale vibe to it, insofar as the story involves a chronically frumpy lady who, through a series of unexpected events, blossoms into herself and finds love. Protagonist Brandy Summers is sweet, charming and magnetic, even as she doubts herself and her own attractiveness. I actually bought into the progres
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Melissa

When lingerie heiress Brandy Summers ends up at the altar in Vegas with her boyfriend Gordon, she get cold feet and runs out of the chapel. While Marko Vargas is sitting at an intersection red light a crazed chick jumps on his bike and tells him to go.

Brandy ends up staying with Marco to avoid the spotlight and he feels that he can’t just dump her anywhere. She soon ends up bartending for him at Dante’s, a bar Marco owns.

Going into this book I wasn’t expecting much so it was to my surprise that
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Ruth
May 13, 2011 Ruth rated it liked it
This was a lovely, sweet read, provided to me by netgalley. The writing is good, the characters are nice people, but I just felt like there was something missing for me.

What I liked about this one

- The old heiress-meets-a-bit-of-rough plot is twisted a little bit, with the hero keeping his own dark secrets. So the description of the biker bit is a tad misleading, maybe.

- The heiress represents more the type of person I actually imagine heiresses generally are (i.e. relatively normal-looking, nor
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Nicole
May 19, 2011 Nicole rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:
http://thebookpushers.com/2011/05/19/...

Publisher: Carina Press
Publish Date: May 23rd
How I got this book: NetGalley

I really loved this newest Carina Press release by Stevens. It reminded me so much of the fabulous Kowalski Series books by Carina’s great Shannon Stacey. It was fun, light, engaging, and sexy.

Brandy is the heiress to the fastest growing lingerie line in the states, but unlike most heiresses, she doesn’t like the spotlight, the paparazzi, or anything o
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Emily
As Brandy Summers stands at the alter for a quickie wedding, every instinct in her is telling her to run. Sprinting as fast as she can she finds herself on the back of a motorcycle with a handsome hunk she is telling to make a run for it.

Marco Varga is not sure what part of his brain shorted out when the bride to be hijacks his motorcycle, but he decides to cart her off to safety, and than a drink, dinner, and some how ends up falling for the quirky woman who he has yet to realize is a lingerie
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Judi
Jun 16, 2011 Judi rated it really liked it
Brandy Summers heir to the Sugar and Spice Lingerie company owned by her parents doesn’t want to be labelled like “those other famous heiresses” so she kinda takes it to the extreme and goes in the complete opposite direction. The private school choir teacher doesn’t like to bring any attention to herself including staying out of the limelight and downplaying her physical attributes.

I know Brandy’s got a bit of a self-esteem problem, but I sure didn’t get how she dated her reality show, dentist
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Kelly
Jul 14, 2011 Kelly rated it it was amazing
I loved the premise of this book. Not only does Brandy run out on her wedding, but she jumps on the back of a motorcycle and is whisked away into a new world. A quick make-over and a new job and suddenly sparks fly and they fall in love. I could almost call it a classic! Throw in some great humor and steamy sex and you have the perfect contemporary romance.

Brandy turned out to be one of my favorite characters. She's strong enough to know what she wants but she also has moments of weakness when s
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Becca
Negligee behavior was a quick entertaining read. Brandy is the heiress of her family's huge lingerie line. But she is possibly the farthest from that image being a school choir teacher and wearing t-shirt with cats on them. She is in Vegas with her boyfriend when suddenly he wants to get married and right away! She agrees but she ends up running out on the wedding for a variety of different reasons. To escape her would be groom she highjacks a motorcycle with the driver still on it. Marco was ju ...more
Laura
Apr 23, 2011 Laura rated it liked it
This book was provided to me by NetGalley

Brandy is the not-so-stick-thin heiress to one of America's largest lingerie chains. She's involved in a lukewarm relationship with her reality t.v show dentist boyfriend, Gordon and tried to lead a somewhat normal life by teaching high school choir. Brandy has no idea that her boyfriend has quite the gambling problem and finds herself in an awkward situation when he insists they marry at a dive chapel in Sin City. Suddenly things start to click, Brandy f
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Tara Chevrestt
May 05, 2011 Tara Chevrestt rated it it was amazing
How many of you ladies married that safe, boring man and sometimes just look at him as he is watching television and think, "what if...?"

What if you had walked out of your own wedding and jumped on the back of some sexy bad boy's motorcycle and rode away with him?

For the full review and some funny quotes, please click on the link: http://wwwbookbabe.blogspot.com/2011/...
Farah
May 28, 2015 Farah rated it liked it
Shelves: books
It had all the right elements but it wasn't as exciting as I thought it would be. The characters were likable and pretty funny sometimes but all in all I found myself a little underwhelmed and sorta of bored. I honestly can't say I disliked anything about it .. it was a pleasant read but not that interesting for me.
Rose
Jan 29, 2012 Rose rated it really liked it
I reviewed this for TwoLips Reviews - rated 4.5 Lips

An impromptu proposal from her boyfriend Gordon leads Lingerie Heiress, Brandy Summers, to The Hunk-A-Hunk-A Burning Love Chapel in Vegas. Realizing she’s not in love, Brandy makes a run for it and hijacks the first transportation she can find—a hunky biker waiting for a red light. Good thing too—Brandy’s instincts are right and Gordon’s only after her money—he needs to pay off his bookie and she’s his ticket to the good life.

When Marco Vargas
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Kristin
May 23, 2011 Kristin rated it really liked it
Re-posted from http://happilyeverafter-reads.blogspo...

(And I gave it 4.5 stars on the blog, so if Good Reads did half stars, it would have been 4.5)

A bride running out on her own wedding would be a big problem for anyone. It's an even bigger problem for Brandy Summers, considering she's the heiress to a billion dollar lingerie empire.

When Brandy commandeers the first motorcycle and its rider she sees after running from the chapel into a busy Vegas street, it starts an unexpected but oh-so-welco
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Ni_kii
Jun 20, 2011 Ni_kii rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: steamy, dreamy-men
Brandy is getting married. Stood at the Hunk-A-Hunk-A Burning love chapel, she realises that she doesn’t actually like her fiancé. Turns out she has good judgement, as the scuzzball only wants her for her cash because Brandy is a heiress to a fortune. Trying to escape from the chapel in a very cheap wedding dress isn’t going to be easy, so she escapes the area in the only way that she can; via the back of a motorbike. Marco can’t quite believe his eyes when a damsel in distress, dressed in the m ...more
Jessica
Aug 06, 2016 Jessica rated it liked it
I liked it enough for a one time read but I won't pick it up again. The storyline was good although Gordon's character was a little exaggerated and I would have like to see someone a little more normal and not as dramatically creepy. She dated this guy for a year and I'm sure if he was really that bad he would have slipped up his act here and there enough to make her think twice. Regardless of what type of person he is, I find it highly doubtful that any modern man would call their girlfriend "l ...more
Jody
Jun 12, 2011 Jody rated it really liked it
This is a fast paced super sexy read with many likable characters set in Sin City about an heiress and a bartender trying to make something of their relationship despite some differences. For negligee heiress/choir teacher Brandy Summers her spur-of-the-moment wedding was supposed to be romantic, but between the dirty carpet and sour smells and an increasingly creepy fiancee she knows changes needed to be made. Arriving on his motorcycle to rescue her is bar owner Marco Vargas whose one moment o ...more
Sharon
May 13, 2011 Sharon rated it really liked it
http://obsessionwithbooks.blogspot.com

Review: 4 out of 5 stars

Brandy Summer’s is a 30 year old Choir Teacher who has been roped into a quickie Vegas wedding by her reality TV host boyfriend, Gordon. Not wanting to go ahead with marrying him she runs out and hijacks a sexy biker waiting at traffic lights. Marco Vargas isn’t quite sure what he’s getting himself into when he rescues Brandy, but figures he’ll do the chivalrous thing.

What Marco doesn’t know is Brandy is a lingerie heiress, she is qui
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Taiyesha-Duchess of Indiana
Negligee Behavior: a fun 4 1/2 star read that will leave you smiling from your post romance book glow :)

30 year old Lingerie heiress, Brandy, skips out on her Vegas wedding...with the help of a delicious tattooed biker. Did I mention her ex...urmmm finance is a psycho, gambling, cheating, reality tv Dentist! Yeah that about sums it up. While Brandy might be a heiress, she lacks style and confidence. Well the next two weeks spent with Sexy Biker Man represent the rebirth of Brandy.

The novels g
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Elle (LitSiren)
Oct 28, 2012 Elle (LitSiren) rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, cont-rom
5 stars

I don't remember who recommended this book to me but then I want to say thank you to what-is-your-name because oh dear, this story was so sweet and I just couldn't put it down.

This book, of course, held cliche of all cliches. A bride-left-the-altar-stranger-helped-her-and-they-get-acquainted-at-last-fell-in-love. Despite that, I didn't seem care. I liked Brandy. She's really nice, modest, full of confidence, and beautiful in her own way. She's really rich but she didn't take granted for i
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Wminbc
Apr 30, 2012 Wminbc rated it really liked it
This was a great read…longer than a novella, but just short of full book and altogether just right. Brandy is so sweet and kind that she may even get stepped on out in the ‘real’ world. But, because of her inner self, everyone around her sees the truly gorgeous person she is on the inside. After a few tweaks here and there, a makeover completes her transformation. Where she was once shy and embarrassed of her curves, she embraces not only her body, but her life and her desire for Marco. And trus ...more
Cleffairy
May 23, 2011 Cleffairy rated it really liked it
Reviewed at: Library of Lights
Date reviewed: 23 May 2011
Review link: http://mykindaland.com/?p=315


One word for for this book, Negligee Behavior by Shelli Stevens: WOW. Reading this makes me wish that I ditched my husband at the altar and follow some stranger on a rendezvous as well. This story is a must read for all of those romance junkie out there.

Negligee Behavior is captivating and very engaging. It's packed with witty humour and romantic scenes.

I definitely wouldn't mind reading this insp
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Heather in FL
I just finished listening to this and it was kind of a cute story. Not insta-love, but insta-lust that turns into a lot more. It's about Brandy who is an heiress to a huge lingerie company, but who has never tried to make herself look good because she felt she couldn't compete with the lingerie models. Her boyfriend takes her to Vegas and talks her into getting married, but just before she says "I do", she freaks and runs and jumps on the back of Marco's bike. They take off. Marco isn't sure wha ...more
Amelia
Sep 02, 2012 Amelia rated it liked it
Shelves: hot-romance, tattoo
3.5 stars.

This was a nice read but I felt everything just fell into place a little bit too neatly. Girl runs out of own wedding, hops onto hunky guy's bike, evades detection from angry (and sleazy) fiance, gets a job, finds a place to stay, falls in lust, falls in love, discover secrets, angry and than not, the end.

It felt a little bit underwhelming and just that little bit of push would have made this 5 star read. I was always put in an anticipatory mood but then the outcome didn't match the l
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Marj
Apr 06, 2013 Marj rated it really liked it
liked this book. i liked brandy - even though she tried turning from a good girl to a bad girl (down to the tattoo), at the end, she was still her, she just stopped constraining herself for fear of any scandals and finally learned to let go and enjoy life.

at the beginning, it seems as though marco was a bad boy, but surprisingly after his reveal, turns out they weren't so different after all. i did wonder why make a big issue about it during the last few parts of the story and im happy brandy r
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Deborah
Jul 22, 2011 Deborah rated it it was amazing
I absolutely LOVED this book! Honestly, from the premise, I thought it was going to be a sweet predictable romance. I was SO wrong! This book is hilarious! I found myself laughing out loud at several places. I loved the unlikely romance between cat-shirt wearing, lingerie heiress, Brandy, and Marco, bar owner & motorcyclist. This is the perfect beach read! It's fun, sexy, and takes you away from all of your worries/life. I think I read this in one day; it was hard to put down! Shelli Stevens ...more
Genney Blass
Feb 04, 2013 Genney Blass rated it really liked it
Oh Marco, Marco; Where is he? What a great book, I must say, I was a little kind of oh know another book, of low self esteem Big Girls. But I was wrong, It was the shyness, how Brandy felt about her body and her parents Business. I loved the Marco and Sebastian, those two men were so caring with Brandy even though Marco was alittle stubborn. But hmm, I need to fine me a Marco Vargas, from Vegas, Ha, ha. I applaud Ms. Stevens, it was a very good book, it made laugh and feel for Brandy in every wa ...more
Kerry  sullivan
May 10, 2011 Kerry sullivan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica
This was a really good story of discovery and being comfortable with who you are. Brandy and Marco were likeable and fit well together. One of the things I really loved about this story was the internal conversation, letting us know what they really thought, who hasn't done that! I could see this book having enough legs to get another book or two out of it. With the brit and Marco's sister so here's hoping.
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Shelli is a New York Times Bestselling Author who read her first romance novel when she snatched it off her mother's bookshelf at the age of eleven. One taste and she was forever hooked. It wasn't until many years later that she decided to pursue writing stories of her own. By then she acknowledged the voices in her head didn't make her crazy, they made her a writer.

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