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Femme Fatale (Hard Bodies #1)

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  401 ratings  ·  50 reviews

He has three days to turn her into a sex goddess...

Former teen star Olivia Harper has a problem. If she can’t shake her girl-next-door image and become the femme fatale her latest role requires, her career will flop. But with her squeaky-clean image, Liv’s hardly been kissed, let alone had her world rocked between the shee
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Published April 22nd 2013 by Entangled Publishing LLC
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2.5 Not So Hot Stars

Where do I start? I wish I could say there was a bigger part of me that found this to be an entertaining and pleasurable read. Unfortunately the only part that really enjoyed it is the sarcastic bitch in me that kept making fun of how ridiculous it all seemed. I don’t let that bitch out very often but once she’s let loose it’s hard to rein her back in. I tried, I really did but she was on a roll. I’ll attempt to keep the snark to a minimum while relating my thoughts regarding
Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~
2.5 stars

Oh man. Honestly, some of this is my fault. I should have known from the blurb that this wasn't the book for me, but I was blinded by my love for Hollywood romances.

First, the premise of the book just stretches the bounds of believability. You have an uber hot, famous, TV turned movie star, who at 26 has all the experience in the sack of your average senior in high school. She not a virgin, but for her to tell it, she may as well be. Then you have Blake, who is sent to hide out from Ru
Femme Fatale... This one had a bit of a rough start for me. I put it down a few times and finally finished it. I have to say it finished much stronger than it started.

Former teen star Olivia, is looking to shake her wholesome good girl image. She takes a part in an action film starring Hollywood hottie and womanizer, Jeremy. She is looking to get more "grown up" roles and to do that she needs to show the world that she can party with the best of them.

Blake is hiding from the Russians... on a mo
Jaime Arkin
Apr 21, 2013 Jaime Arkin marked it as dnf
This is a DNF for me. The characters are so awkwardly under developed and the plot... Um no. You have this guy who is hiding out and laying low from the big bad guys, but you're going to send him out to the next big Hollywood blockbuster being filmed with the big up and coming star and a well established well known star ... Um.....

Also... My word sensitivity was on high alert through the first half... Anus, crotch, moist.. Not sexy.
I liked the premise for Femme Fatale more than the delivery.

The characters had such conflicting emotions and their actions seemed inconsistent for the most of the book.

For example Olivia grew up on the set of a Disney style TV show and is now trying to rebrand herself as a badass action star. Unfortunately that means participating in smexy scenes that leave her very uncomfortable due to her lack of real life experiences. Her handlers want her to shed her wholesome image so she acts the part of
Sónia Costa
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So you read the blurb and what do you think?

You’re going to get a 21-year-old at least, virgin ( hardly kissed ), awkward! And a Major Hunk Marine, that will be sex on a stick and make you swoon, not to mention drool with those lessons!

Hum, not what I expected at all!

Olivia is (in my eyes) a 27, confident, sexy women, that makes men around her drool, and who doesn’t take crap from anyone! Virginal, not so much!

Blake, well drooling materia
Amy *Rawr*
It was a quick read though it took me many days to read (mostly because I didn't have time) but once you had time in your hands you could easily read it in one sitting. Liv and Blake have a chemistry that sizzles and this story brings a new demographic on the life on a movie star. Usually I don't really read those stories because the actresses usually annoy me but Liv was an interesting bubbly character. The ones whom annoyed me though were Jeremy and Carmen. Can't blame me for being biased. All ...more
N. Blanco
3.5 Stars

*Received this ARC in return for an honest review via NetGalley*

This is one of those books, that yes, I will be the first to admit, could've been better.

BUT...that dosen't mean it wasn't good. Not at all.

I think so many reviewers (most of which wouldn't even be able to write a book if they had a gun pointed to their head) forget how hard it is to piece a story together.

Could this story have been better? Without a doubt.

Is this solely the author's fault? Uh no. There was an editing t
I couldn't even finish this without skimming about half. Terrible pacing, flat characters and awkward sex scenes made for a complete mess of a book. The two MC's had zero chemistry, and about 50% of what Blake said sounded like he had a vagina. Poor execution all around.
Okay, so I was expecting something much more different than what I got here. I was expecting a woman who knows what she wants and is THE Femme Fatale not so much wanting someone to teach her how to become a Femme Fatale. So that was the first issue I had. BUT the story did start off well. I enjoyed the beginning part of it. I liked the build up of the story and the connection that was being made.
When I found out that the 'Hero' was a Marine...I was instantly pulled in. Why? Well my husband is a
Melody May
Rate: 3.5 Stars
Originally posted on What I'm Reading

All right, I just finished Femme Fatale by Cindy Dees. I must say that I enjoyed the story. At first I wasn't sure about the story, because I was having a hard time getting into the story. As I progress, I started to like the characters. So, let's meet the characters and my thoughts.

Olivia Harper: former child star trying to break her goodie-to-shoes image and become a femme fatale. Yet, she has no clue how do that (Sounds like that could be a
Original post at Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust:
FEMME FATALE Hide in Plain Sight or a Hollywood Fairy Tale?


Nothing in here that isn't apparent from the description. But it might be seen as a little spoilerish.

With the enticing idea of a marine hiding in plain sight as a military consultant on a movie set populated by an assinine male star and a luscious actress, this story has a lot of potential. The female love interest, Olivia, is well developed and not to
I have to say, I am really liking guys in the armed forces, whether it be Marines, Army, Navy, etc. They just have this sex appeal about them that I find hard to resist. Needless to say, that’s what originally attracted me to this book. That, and the fact that Femme Fatale is a Brazen book. Unfortunately, this one falls into the lower side of the awesome spectrum that is Brazen books. Even though there are plenty of sexy scenes to make you sweat and pant, the plot was a bit ridiculous and unplau ...more
Femme Fatale was such a delight to read because it was both really sexy and totally fun. Whatever Cindy Dees is doing, she’s doing it right because I am so hooked!

It’s not everyday you get to read a book where it centers around a rising movie star and a Marine brought together on set under certain circumstances. In Femme Fatale, Dees really brings out the best of these characters and completely dives into the everyday workings of a movie set, the issues of being a Marine, and the choice between
Yay! Another Brazen book to obsess about. So far I have liked all of this group of books (some more than others and that's a great track record as I have read all but 2 or 3 of this group. They are fun, uncomplicated reads and are perfect for reading in between the heavier, more emotionally draining books we all love. Kind of like a sorbet of reading material.

Olivia was likeable, talented, and tough.
Blake is, well, Blake is a Marine. He's strong, loyal and passionate. He's yummy!
I had a hard tim
When Blake Ramsey needs to be hidden from Russian operatives after his last mission (and near heart break) his superiors in the Marines send him to the California desert to be the military advisor to a high budget zombie movie. All he has to do is stay out of sight until things can be worked out, that turns out to be harder than he thought as soon as he meets former teen star turned action heroine Olivia Harper with her high profile life how can they be together at all.

Oliva wants to shed her Mi
Priya Kanaparti
*Got an ARC copy of the book from net galley, for an honest feedback.*
A 3 star review.

Every time I read an Entangled published book, I feel excited. But with this book, I felt a little short of that excitement. Don't get me wrong the book was good. BUT I felt the story lacked feelings/emotions/connections that I expected to feel between to characters.

The good:

Olivia wasn't a whiny female character. Her voice felt strong and she took her career seriously. Her conflict seemed genuine to what a per
I got a free copy of Femme Fatale from Entangled Publishing in exchange of a honest review.

I hated this book, I thought it was boring and it tool me 3 days to read it since I'll read a chapter and than take a break and do something else.

I really really didn't like the heroine in Femme Fatale, I thought she acted very stupid and I didn't like the fact she was trying to change her image by lying. The fact she was willing to go on a date with her co star Jeremy really got on my nerves- she didn't m
I have thoroughly enjoyed all the Brazen books I have read so far, this one wasn't my favourite falling just a little short of the rest.

Olivia has been in the public eye since she was a teenager and as a result she has always been very cautious of her image, she's had an almost sheltered existence this far but now she is desperate to shed her 'girl next door' image in order to further her film career. Blake has been hired as a consultant on a movie set in order to keep the explosions and fight
Originally published at The Rookie Romance Blog.

I thought that the premise for this book sounded very intriguing. I enjoy the odd book set in the movie world and, in my eyes, it's hard to go amiss with a hunky marine!

The book fell a little short of my expectations unfortunately I enjoyed it but there were definitely some elements that stopped me from liking it more.

I liked the main characters. Olivia's spent most of her acting career on a teen show, with a squeaky clean image. Now she needs to s
In Hollywood, image is everything and Olivia has the next door image. She has a new role in an action movie and needs to shed the good girl baggage. There's one problem... Olivia wasn't sure if she was a femme fatale material. So she asked Blake a new hired consultant for the film to teach her how to become a femme fatale. Blake is attracted to Olivia and agrees to her proposition.

Okay, I like Olivia and Blake. I think both of them has strong personalities. Blake was a marine officer at heart an
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Femme Fatale was a well rounded sexy romance. I think maybe the author was trying to put a romantic suspense spin on it, but to me the whole Russian spy back story really fell flat and the book would’ve been just as good without it. That being said, the rest of the book was fantastic. I love the main characters Major Blake Ramsey and Olivia Harper. Olivia is a good girl trying to be bad to help boost her from “teen girl next door” image into the new realm of femme fatale. Unfortunately her real ...more
Yvette Cervera
I have all of the Brazen books by Entangled and I can honestly say that they've all been at least 4-star books, though most would get 5-star ratings. Femme Fatale, however, failed to deliver the quality of writing I've come to expect from the Brazen series. There's always an element of fantasy in these books but the believability factor in Femme Fatale was nonexistent.

The story is about an actress trying to reinvent her squeaky clean image in the hopes of becoming Hollywood's next Femme Fatale.

Major Blake Ramsey had gotten himself involved with the wrong woman. It not only nearly destroyed his Marine career, but his life was on the line because the Russians wanted to use him to get their operative freed. His boss sent him to a Hollywood movie set as a technical adviser so he could lay low until the CIA got things sorted out.
Actress Olivia Harper has problems. She is being groomed to be a femme fatale action star, but she has no idea how idea to be sexy. But from the moment she and Bla

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Femme Fatale was an odd book. It had a lot of problems and there were times where it really annoyed me but it was not the worse romance I have read.

Blake is in the military and is in more than a little bit of trouble. Some Russians are after him for something he did on his last mission and he needs somewhere to lay low. So he gets a job as a military consultant on a block buster Hollywood movie set. There he meets Olivia an up and coming movie star that the
Olivia gained fame on a teen TV show with a squeaky clean image. Now she's cast in an action movie and wants a hot image to change the trajectory of her career toward these types of roles. The movie has bedroom scenes and she's not sure she will be able to act the sexy starlet. She propositions the movie's attractive military consultant to help her become a "femme fatal". Blake is attracted to Olivia and agrees as long as theirs is a business proposition only. He doesn't want photos of them toge ...more

OK so I've noticed on a few web sites that some people weren't particularly crazy about this book or felt that it wasn't necessarily realistic. I myself really enjoyed it. I didn't go into this after reading the synopsis thinking that this was going to be a life altering read. I was looking for something to take my mind off my every day life with enough heat to make me stand up and take notice. This one delivered!

I felt that this was a great light read. It wasn't a deeply
*** ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review ***

So, I kept putting off this book because it wasn't getting very high ratings. But I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I thought it was well written, well-paced, and well thought out. I liked the build up to the relationship between Marine (spy) Blake and Hollywood starlet Liv. They were more than compatible, and I loved their playful (and at times not so playful banter) I never imagined this book would be so good in so few pages. But it had lo
ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in return for an honest review. Though I loathe insta-love, this was actually a good read for me. I appreciated that Olivia and Blake were both independent and mature characters. And for the most part, they expressed their frustrations like...normal people. Just the right amount of drama without being overdone. I've grown a bit weary of Alpha-males so Blake's personality was a welcome reprieve. I think the only bone I could really pick was w ...more
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