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Lust on the Rocks (Gables Triology #2)

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She has what he needs, and he won't stop until he gets it. Trouble is, what begins as a matter of death, becomes a matter of life.

One case away from partnership, Samantha Rawlings is forced to share her high-profile case with a sexy younger man, whose eyes are on a different prize. In the best interests of her client, Sam opens the door to his strategy. Turns out, a little
Published October 8th 2011 by Dianne Venetta, via Smashwords
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This is a well written romance novel with a nice balance of drama...
Victor and Samantha's steamy relationship was full of challenges from the very start. Both were attorneys working at the same firm, forced to work on the same case. That alone was enough to cause friction between them because they had very different motives for seeking justice for their client. Not only that, but they both had more than their fair share of baggage from the past. It wasn't until they had almost lost everything
Jan 19, 2012 Molly rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Molly by: GoddessFish Blog Tours
Wow! Diane Venetta has got the skills! I loved every piece of this book, from page 1 to the very last page! She made a perfect mix of romantic passion, suspense and characters that will knock your socks off, and put it into one complex read!

Samantha "Sam" Rawlings is hoping to make partnership at the law firm where she works after completing this case she's working on. That is, until her boss makes her include and mentor Victor Marin. Trouble is....Vic Marin is the distraction to the case. Sam
Samantha Rawlings is a very powerful, vivacious and successful attorney in Miami, she is one case away from making partner in the law firm. With the winning case before her, no one or nothing is going to take away her thunder .... but her boss, Raul Martinez, a senior partner with the firm has other ideas. He wants her to mentor their new young attorney, Victor Marin, a transplant from Philadelphia, and to make matters worse, he wants her to utilize him on the case. Samantha has already noticed ...more
Lust On The Rocks is a top class read. it took me quite some time to read it, simply because I snuggled up in bed with it at night and savoured every delicious detail. It was brilliantly written and had a really well thought out, engaging storyline. It had a real mix of emotions throughout, which I think made it a truly enjoyable read.

Sam Rawlings is a powerhouse of a woman, she is in a high profile job as a lawyer and is one case away from becoming a partner in the firm. Her boss wants her to s
Tia Bach
Samantha is a focused career woman angling to make partner, and Vic is a man bent on revenge. They come together with a combined goal, and heat and desire soon follow. Steamy love scenes and sexy scenery abound.

Thanks to the title, I expected sexy and steamy, and I was not disappointed. What I did not expect were such well-developed and interesting characters. There is nothing one-dimensional about this story.

The author builds the main characters by showing us their other relationships. Vic and
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Today I am sharing a book that I received during the Blog Tour de Troops ebook tour in November, I was so excited to help support the event where over 50 authors offered books not only to each commenter but matched each book given to a commenter by sending one to a troop. Anyway needless to say I got quite a few books stockpiled on my Nook and will be reviewing them for you as I get them read.

The first one is Lust On The Rocks by Dianne Ven
Samantha Rawings is the roughest, toughest, rootin’, tootin-est, shootin’-est lawyer on South Beach and looks model-perfect while doing it. On the fast track to partner she’s not about to let the new guy take over the case that could get her the brass ring. If you’ve read Dianne Venetta’s previous book, Jennifer’s Garden, then you will recognize Sam as Jennifer’s martini drinking best friend. I thought that Sam’s characterization was one of the better parts of the book and now here is her story ...more
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Attorney Samantha Rawlings knows that winning her current case will be the thing that gets her the coveted promotion to partner. But when her boss asks that she bring hotshot young lawyer Victor Marin in on the case, Sam is thrown for a loop. Vic is distracting…in more ways than one. His sex appeal sends Sam reeling, and his almost single-minded focus on their current case makes Sam question his motives. It looks like Vic has a personal vendetta
Laura Chapman
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Lust on the Rocks, by Dianne Venetta, is the perfect kind of story to read on a rainy afternoon. There's more than enough drama to keep you turning pages to see what happens next. And there is a happily ever after--but the characters do grow and change, and going on their journey with them is very satisfying.

Samantha Rockwell is the best friend of Dr. Jennifer Hamilton, whose story is told in Jennifer's Garden (also very much worth reading!) Sam is a high-powered attorney at a prestigious law fi
Marquetta (LoveToReadForFun)
I tried to like this book. I liked the concept of older woman, younger man. I liked that Sam wasn't portrayed as an older woman on the prowl. She's successful, about to make partner at her law firm. Vic is an associate who wants to work on Sam's current case. He has his own motives for wanting to be involved. Vic is definitely attracted to Sam and the feeling is mutual. But I didn't buy the attraction and for me the characters lacked chemistry. I saw no reason for them to be together other than ...more
Miranda Lynn
This was a fresh breath away from my normal reading of paranormal romance and erotic romance. Lust on the Rocks still got my engines going, but what I loved is the story that kept it all going. The "Lust" was a great asset to the story, but it's not what carried the story and kept me glued to my seat turning the pages. A strong confidant lead woman, an equally strong leading man made for a great set up for some hot sexual tension.

What I really liked about this book is that I was able to connect
I won this book from Goodreads First Reads and am thankful to the author for the signed copy she sent to me.

This is not the type of book I usually read. I am more of a John Grisham fan than a Danielle Steele fan but thought I would give it a shot. I found that the characters were well thought out and the plot made sense. I didn't enjoy the side story about Jess, the main character's sister, but it served to provide a wedge between Sam and Vic that needed to be overcome before they could be toget
Lena Nicole
I recieved the book from as a gift in a prize giveaway, I read it as soon as it came through the door.
Well, I must say Im not one to read this type of book but it was enthralling. The Spunky attitude of Sam gets to me, since alot of books are written by passive main characters.
Even though it is not my typr of book Id usually choose to read, I think it was a great literary work.
I didnt read the previous book, Jennifer's Garden, but Im sure if I did, 'Lust on the Rocks'
The Loopy Librarian
Some parts of this book were well done while others not so much. I thought the suspenseful scenes (like the near drowning episode) were very well-written. I felt the tension and the frustration of the characters. Other scenes like Vic and Sam eating lunch and flirting with each other were very dry. Though I was told by the author that the two were attracted to each other, I didn't sense the chemistry or the attraction. I thought the underlying story was good, but it felt like a book written on f ...more
Love how she intersperses real life into the story.
Kristin (Kritters Ramblings)
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My second book by Dianne Venetta and this one was very similar to the first in that it definitely had some sexy times, but there was a true story at the heart. If you are a follower, you know that I don't tend to read the books that are chock full of sexy times, it makes me very uncomfortable and isn't my type of reading. But I think Venetta writes sex scenes into a story, so I can quickly skip over them and still enjoy a story built on great charac
Good book, fast read, and fun. Only thing I don't understand was the title!? It didn't make sense to the book and on almost didn't read it because of the name! If I hadn't read Jennifer's Garden first I probably wouldn't have.
Juliette Brandt
This is the kind of romance novel that I like. It has just enough drama in it that there’s more to the story than just their relationship. Read the rest of this review here:
Love,Love,Love Dianne's writing! This is the second book I've read by her and it's wonderful. She is talented and the characters are quite interesting, each in their own way.
Good story line and I really enjoyed the character Sam. The story was predictable at the end, but it was the ending you wanted to happen.
I really enjoyed this 2nd book of the series. A great story about with good character development.
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Dianne lives in Central Florida with her husband, two children and part-time Yellow Lab--Cody-body! When not whacking away at her keyboard crafting her next novel you'll find her in their organic garden chasing grasshoppers and plucking hornworms all the while drawing wild analogies between kids and plants and men. Definitely men.

A girl's gotta have fun, right?

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