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The Boat Builder's Bed (Wicked in Wellington #1)

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A single mom and a billionaire. A beautiful house that needs her touch, and a beautiful man who needs her love even more.
Superyacht tycoon Rafe Severino wants a woman. Desperately. Someone who can decorate his lonely new mansion with its million-dollar views over Wellington harbor and return his life to normality. Rafe yearns to marry again and start a better family than t
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ebook, First Edition, 245 pages
Published February 2012 by Kris pearson
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Lizard: 3⋆.
Wombat: 3⋆.
Overall: 3⋆.
Floe (TheRandomFlo)
What a wonderful story that was! Solid 4 Stars!

Starting your own business as an interior designer is hard but being a single mum at the same time is harder. Sophie Calhoun longed for her daughter to be with her but it isn't possible. Leaving her daughter in her mother's care had made her double-guilty, guilty for the fact that she can only spend one day with Camille and for taking her mum's time. Finally, she is opening her dream studio, Subtle. She had put all her effort on making this happen.
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Mayu
Encontré este libro gratuito por unos días en Amazon y hoy le di una oportunidad. Leí el 4% de esta historia y lo dejé. La historia en si no me inspiraba nada. La pluma de Kris no me gustaba. Y los personajes me dejaban completamente indiferente. Puede ser una historia bonita pero no me dice nada y no me despierta la mas minima curiosidad. Libro descartado.
Rebecca
Nov 26, 2012 Rebecca rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, well, well...


This ebook was SENSATIONAL! I absolutely ADORED it, I LOVED the characters, the plot was FANTASTIC, and the characters are the type that stay in your mind FOREVER!

Front Cover.
I had the Kindle edition, so front cover doesn't count!

It's about...
Rafe Severino and the charming Sophie. Rafe, a successful business man who was brought up under the care of his grandparents, rather than his actual parents has a long-bearing grudge upon the people who were supposed to care most ab
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Siobhan
Jul 16, 2017 Siobhan rated it liked it
Enjoyable, but the ending seemed a bit rushed. More of a three-point-five rating.

Full review to come.
Akina
Nov 01, 2015 Akina rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was so-so. I wasn't even going to write a review but I feel the need to defend Sophie after reading all the other user reviews. Personally, I thought Sophie was a far better character than Rafe. Rafe was too prejudiced from the outset. What grown man is still harboring such prejudice at his age? Get over it already. "Boo-hoo. My mommy doesn't love me. Waaa." Really?

Then, to judge Sophie without hearing her side and abandon her at the party IN FRONT OF HIS EX-WIFE. No Bueno. He could hav
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Musing
Apr 20, 2013 Musing rated it really liked it
He'd been encouraged to exact revenge on his parents' decision to disown him. But it had left him guarded and alone. Far from the life full of love, laughter and family he so desired. Despite being intelligent, humorous, persistent and delectable, Rafe was a man in pain.

She had a secret that she didn't want to keep, but felt if revealed, would cost her the secure world she was desperate to create. Sophie Calhoun oozed strength, warmth, fun and intelligence - a wonderful character, determined to
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Ivonne
Es un libro que puedes leer en un día, es entretenido aunque no me atrapo demasiado.
Hay algunas cosas que corregir para poder mejorar la historia.
Se entiende por todo lo que Sophie ha tenido que pasar pero creo que el motivo por el que ella hizo lo de la hija no es demasiado convincente, ya que hemos visto mujeres salir adelante con este tipo de problemas.
Rafe es de esos hombres que pueden enamorarte a la primera aunque como todos tiene equipaje, su infancia no fue muy buena por culpa de sus pad
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Evelyn Cuellar
La Cama del Constructor es una novela fresca, amena que sé lee muy rápido.
Una historia llena de tensión sexual entre Sophie y Rafe desde el momento que se vuelven a reencontrar.
El secreto de Sophie puede romper su relación... pero Rafe es más que un buen tipo buenorro.
Rafe está "traumado" por su infancia... algo que lo hace dudar.
Sin grandes ambiciones, ni grandes expectativas, esta novela cumple su propósito entretenerte y hacerte pasar un rato agradable, quizá por la longitud de la novela o qu
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CD {Boulder Blvd}
I read this book a couple of years ago, but just now added it to Goodreads. That being said I remember reading it...and you know there are a ton of books that just aren't memorable. And I remember liking it and it left a favorable impression on me.

I do wish the cover and title weren't so cheesy...
Tamara
Jul 01, 2012 Tamara rated it really liked it
This was a free Kindle read. Interesting story. The language was a little odd as it takes place in New Zealand. I wanted to dope slap Sophie for not telling Rafe "her big secret" and almost messing up a really good thing.Nut it was a nice switch that it was the girl I wanted to slap instead of the guy. Definitely worth reading.
M
Nov 01, 2015 M rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Quick read

This story is about a single mom who makes her living as an interior designer. She branches out starts her own company and in walks the client of her dreams. This book was such a sweet read.
Ssil
Sep 10, 2014 Ssil rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
[2.5]
Sencillo, ligero y fresco. La trama no da demasiado de sí, es una lectura breve y entretenida, aunque no me ha convencido para nada las razones de las protagonista para justificar el estar alejada de su hija.
Yesi Ovando
Al principio me costo un poco poder meterme en la historia pero una vez superada esta parte el libro se leyo bastante rápido...
La trama es sencillita y no muy profunda pero supongo que esto se debe también a lo cortito del libro.
Lindsay
Oct 06, 2012 Lindsay marked it as kindle-i-own-to-read
Amazon Freebie 10/6/2012
Wminbc
Loved Rafe...Sophie...mmmm not so much. I see her issues, but I still cannot condone lying...I hate it!
Lucia
4.5☆ - A sweet yet sexy single parent romance mixed with a charming stubborn billionaire

The Boat Builder's Bed is a sweet single parent romance mixed with a charming yet slightly stubborn billionaire that is well written with great characters and a steady plot and pacing. This heartwarming light read had just enough tension / drama mixed within the mixed within the sexy and sizzling romance to make this an easy to pass a few hours book that is guaranteed to leave you with a warmth in your heart.
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Beth
May 12, 2017 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
7 books in this series, I am not familiar with Kris Pearson writing, this is a new author to me ... & I am totally hooked by reading this book now ... I will be reading more from her very very soon. great plot and so well written. I will be looking forward to more of her books. If you have a suggestion of what to read next, please let me know. MUST READ, LOVED IT!! ( ;
Tressa
Jun 14, 2017 Tressa rated it it was ok
I lost interest in The Boat Builder’s Bed and stopped reading.
Rachel
Nov 08, 2012 Rachel rated it liked it
This review was originally published here on http://theonewithrachelsbook.blogspot...


I have a confession to make. I downloaded this book because I totally thought it was steamy book porn, with maybe a hint of plot. Turns out, its actually a pretty nice contemporary romance, with actual plot and character motives and all that proper writer jazz thrown in, along with a fairly sizeable amount of steam. Not proper book porn at all though.

Sophie Calhoun is trying to open her own interior design busin
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Reba
Nov 01, 2015 Reba rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars. This was a free book so I thought why not. The story sounded interesting. The H Raff was great. A man abandoned as a child by his parents B.C. he didn't look like everyone else. WTF!!!# you can't pick and choose which genes a child is going to pull from. I was appalled at what his mother and father did to him. Then he marries a materialistic non mothering women who waits 6, yes 6 years to tell him she doesn't want children and she's been taking bcp all along...whew he deserves love re ...more
Carolyn
Feb 21, 2013 Carolyn rated it really liked it
The Boat Builder's Bed...Kris Pearson
I downloaded this book to my Nook...It was Free!

I've never read anything by this author but she made a believer out of me and so it sure won't be my last. I read the excerpts for 2 of her other books at the end of this story and I can't wait to get my hands on them...

Sophie is a woman who is starting her own interior decorating business with a daughter, who her mom has at this time, she working towards bringing her child home with her. She just needs one big
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Sarah Ashley
Jan 19, 2013 Sarah Ashley rated it really liked it
A solid four out of five stars (I really liked it), I can't give it a five star rating (it was amazing) purely because it wasn't and there are other books that I've read recently which have certainly been five stars. However, this was very, very good.

It's a quick read, but not a short story read in a day in between sorting family things out.

In essence, I think you could safely say that this is a modern day fairy tale. Young woman, single Mum who was bereaved by the death of her partner (father o
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Amelia
Oct 15, 2012 Amelia rated it really liked it
So, this is one of those don't-judge-a-book-by-its-strange-title book :)

We meet Rafe - billionaire extraordinaire (what else?) and Sophie - secretly struggling single mother. She used to work for his ex-wife and now he wants her to decorate his amazing home which she's really grateful for as this means she'll be able to bring her daughter, Camille to live with her sooner than she plans. Camille is currently being taken care of by Sophie's mother who lives 3 hours away.

The story started a little
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Marianchu
La cama del constructor de barcos es una historia sencilla que se lee rápido. La trama es entretenida con protagonistas fuertes que caminan con una buena mochila a sus espaldas. Son pocos los personajes que aparecen y toda la trama recae sobre Rafe y Sophie.
Se repite el patrón chico rico con pasado oscuro y chica pobre con cargas personales. Lo que más me ha gustado de la historia diría que es el carácter de ellos, en su mayor parte divertidos y desenfadados. Consiguieron sacarme una sonrisa ju
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Kezia
May 08, 2013 Kezia rated it liked it
Shelves: erotica
It was a real pleasure to get to know these characters. The leads were well fleshed and thoroughly likable. And the setting, New Zealand, was drawn with enough detail that it was almost as if I'd taken a weekend jaunt to a part of the world I'll likely never be privileged to see. The author has a refreshingly adroit command of the English language, making this story a joy to read.

As for cons, well, I confess I was frustrated by the heroine's refusal to tell the hero the truth. Her original reaso
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Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Life can be tough and you have hard decisions to make. This is what happens with Sopie when she has to choose between her career and her daughter. If she can make enough money, she can have her daughter back but to do that, she needs her new business to succeed. Along comes Rafe, already known to Sophie as he's her ex-boss' ex-husband. But is he just helping her out or does he have an ulterior motive?

The simple answer is yes, he does have an ulterior motive and this is one part of the book that
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Diana Hockley
Aug 17, 2013 Diana Hockley rated it did not like it

Looking for a light, pleasant story, I read this book last night, but was quite disappointed. I know the romantic genre has traditional and "necessary" elements - the nasty ex-wife/girlfriend, the gorgeous hunk with childhood/military/whatever issues (naturally!) and the misunderstood heroine who has secrets of her own. The Boat Builder's Bed had all of these, but unfortunately, for me they did not amalgamate into a satisfying read.

From the beginning, the characters could only think about lustin
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Adictabooks
Sep 18, 2014 Adictabooks rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
RESEÑA y CRÍTICA completa en el blog... http://adictabooks.blogspot.com.es/20...

La traducción de sus obras/novelas está muy bien ya que no tiene nada que envidiar a las grandes editoriales e editores que las traducen. Ya que por lo que tengo entendido la autora ha autopublicado sus novelas y gracias a la aceptación que tuvo se comenzó a traducir, y por ello podemos encontrar sus novelas en español.

Esta primera entrega de la trilogía, puedo deciros que me ha enamorado como la autora ha desarrolla
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Judy
Oct 12, 2012 Judy rated it it was amazing
The Boat Builders Bed by Kris Pearson
Sophie Calhoun is ready to go out on her own and open her own business, SUBTLE Interior Design Studio. Once her business gets going she can finally bring her daughter where she belongs, living with her. The last thing she needed was for the wind to throw her sign into a Jaguar when she was already tight on her budget. Seems that wind changed Sophie’s fate that day….at long as her secret can stay hidden.

Rafe Blackhawk Severino was in a bad place. He was the ow
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