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A Deal with Benefits (One Night With Consequences #2)

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  143 ratings  ·  35 reviews
Thirty days and thirty nights

Ashley Jones has been sitting in Sebastian Cruz's office. For hours. Behind the imposing wooden doors sits the man who stole her family's island home. And she wants it back.

But the fight is knocked from her when Ashley recognizes him as the man she knows intimately—the man who betrayed her after their blissful night together.

Sebastian has no
Paperback, 192 pages
Published December 17th 2013 by Harlequin
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A Deal with Benefits was not what I expected. I thought it was going to be a sappy romance but it wasn’t. It was a very emotional and heartbreaking read. I felt connected to both characters and felt their pain. In one moment I liked Sebastian and in the next I despised him for what he was doing. I wish he went about it another way without putting Ashley in the middle of it, but if he did that then they wouldn’t have met. Everything that happened was believable
Wow, it's all coming back. I really did not like the hero in this book. He was a real emotionally unavailable ass hat to the heroine. This looks like it's an older book, so that might explain all the man angst, but still...

I hate how romance writers write emotional conflict into their stories, then make the solution so unsatisfying and unequal. No spoilers, but if you're going to fuck with your heroine like that, and by extensions, your readers, you need to have the hero crawl over motherfucking
A Deal with Benefits is reminiscent of older HP's. The hero bent on revenge toward the heroine's dad and used her as the means. He is devious, dangerous. Heroine is not an annoying shrew. She has an inner strength.

I was hooked immediately. I wondered how the hero would redeem himself once the heroine discovered his revenge scheme.
For once the heroine didn't try to defend her dysfunctional parents.

The writing reminded me so much of Robyn Donald's older HP's. One could see the island, feel the em
I'm really tired of romance novels that feature the male love interest heartlessly blackmailing the female heroine into any sort of deal, especially sexual ones. I'm also tired of female heroines that are lied to and abused but yet can't bring themselves to say no to their "love" interest once they engage in even the most remotely sexual way. This books features those two things and many other tired romance novel cliches. I'm just craving something different form the abusive alpha male that is o ...more
This book made me really angry. I can not believe that this is what is being published. This is pre-historic ideas and stereotypes being published as acceptable for 2014. Well I am one person who is standing up and saying this is not acceptable.

Let me break it down for you..

Female lead: Weak. She grew up in an emotionally abusive household (or island) where her Dad is a tennis-playing, sleaze bag who slept his way through a large number of women and kept her mother on the side as a mistress but
Ashley made a deal with the devil to keep her island home. She's not making the monthly payments and was hoping that one more celebrity guest at her remote resort home would give her enough cash to make the payments. But when her mortgage is purchased and she receives an eviction notice, she goes to the office of the new owner to plead for her home. She is in for the surprise of her life when she sees the man behind the desk.

I really hate writing these types of reviews. I was pretty sure I'd re
An enjoyable book which I received through Goodreads.

Inez Key had been Ashley Jones’ island refuge and now she was being forced off. She went to meet with Sebastian Cruz and found him to be not only the new owner but also the man she had spent time with when he came to stay on the island. She feels like she was betrayed but Sebastian has a hidden reason for wanting the island and he is not about to tell Ashley. He fell for Ashley and wants her and she wants her island. Sebastian has a deal for h
It started out alright but the book is way too short and shows very little development etc. She is with him for a month and of that month you see about 2 days and somewhere along there they go completely mad for each other and I think it had a lot of potential but wasnt delivered
Victoria Brinius
I am a big fan of Harlequin. I love their historicals and I have a whole bookcase just for Harlequin books. I was happy to read this book because I had also heard the author's name before and had read some other books by her. This was a really good book. I liked the subplot of Inez Key. I was guessing until the end about how it traded hands. Ashley was a great character. She was strong and stubborn, but her heart is also at stake. Will she give in to her heart before it is too late? Will She be ...more
Sandie Book Boyfriend Reviews
Want to know what I love in a book? Angst and drama. Why you ask? for the simple fact that without these two things what can really hold my attention? Good looking man, great sex scenes? yeah that does too, but drama adds the extra flare to the fire. How did this book hold up? lets start with the basics.

Ashley Jones is the daughter of a famous tennis pro who was a womanizer. One scandalous affair after another. Ashley's own mother was a mistress. She lives on Inez Key. Her island, the only thing
Skye Hegyes
Oh! There is nothing like a quick romance between two people so alike and so different from one another.

What would you do if a man bought your home from under your nose, and then proceeded to tell you that you COULD earn it back… if you were willing to spend a month in his bed?

When Sebastian purchases Ashley’s island home after she fails to make her mortgage payments, that’s exactly what happens to her. If Ashley wants her home back, she’ll have to become everything her mother was, everything sh
Ashley Jones is doing what needs to be done to save her family home. Five years earlier her parents died in a scandalous murder suicide. Leaving her to mourn and in a mountain of debt. She rents Inez Key (her home and island) to those who can afford it and enjoy their privacy.
Ashley happens to rent her home to Sebastian Esteban, a rather rich and handsome playboy. They share some magical time between the sheets if you know what im saying :D Its over just as quickly as it started. The next day sh
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Actual Rating: 3.5 stars

This was a surprisingly good read. I have not read many Harlequin romance novels before, but when thinking of them I always pictured cheesy romance, not something that I would actually enjoy. Susanna Carr delivers a light, sweet read in A Deal with Benefits.

I actually enjoyed both main characters. There were some times where I got a bit annoyed with each of them, overall they were likable characters. Sebastian seemed a bit
Nice book to read .. it's my first time to read to susanna carr ..& think not the last :)
I received this book in exchange for my honest review. Thank you Itching for Books and Susanna Carr for the opportunity of reading A Deal with Benefits.

I wanted to read Susanna’s Carr books ever since I've read about them. They are interesting, but I thought the story line was a little rushed. I wanted to know more, I felt like reading about those 30 days, but actually they were just a few days about both characters. It didn't feel complete. Despite that, the plot was interesting. I got to read
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Ashley Jones find herself sitting in Sebastian Cruz's office for hours The man who stole her family island home . Little did she know that he was the man who she had an one night stand and left them wanting more.

Sebastian Cruz has no plans to give her back the island but he still desires her. So he sets up an agreement for her to be his mistress for a month and she can live as caretaker in a small cottage near the house. Having no choice since she cannot afford the upkeep of
A Deal with Benefits by Susanna Carr is a page-turning angst fest of attraction, passion and past mistakes. Holy cow! The last few chapters had me in a vice grip while I waited to see the outcome of this romance!

Ashley has been essentialy hiding for the past five years after her parents tragic deaths. Her island home is a vacation getaway for the wealthy and privacy seeking, but business is not good. She's behind on her loan payment and is out of ideas of what to do to save her island. The lates
Booker Like a Hooker
It's been a while since I read Harlequin.I have a big crush on Harlequin. Back then I read 4 Harlequin book in one day. But the ones I read was '80s harlequin. I'm familiar with them but I never read a harlequin book wrote in present.So this one was my explain for my harlequin love.

She had hidden away for years, purposely disconnected from the world and was quiet and contained. None of the guests who came to her house interested her, but this man…this man reminded her of what she was missing.

The plot had potential but overall the story felt rushed. There was little character development so as a reader it was difficult to become attached to the hero and heroine. With the major focus on the all-consuming lust between the two, the chemistry came across loud and clear, but when it came down to the storyline, the emotional connection was lacking. And the ending was such a quick resolution, it was unsatisfying.

Note: I received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Trudy Miner
Ashley Jones was desperate to keep her home, Inez Key, off the coast of Florida. However, she discovered that the price she had to pay Sebastian Cruz who had bought the island's note was very high indeed! Sebastian was the one man she had had one-night stand with and now he was demanding a month in his bed as payment for the return of her beloved home! Furthermore, what Ashley didn't know was that Sebastian has no intention of ever returning Inez Key to her as he has his own agenda for it. When ...more
Sarah Covington
While many short romances contain a female lead who truly believes that she can change a man and that she needs to surrender all of the things that make her a unique individual to get the guy, Susanna Carr does not write that way. The female protagonist of this book refused to let a guy come in and change her entire life. After witnessing the failed relationship of her parents, Ashley is determined to be nothing like her mother and strives for a quiet life outside of the lime light in which she ...more
Rachel Horon
I loved A Deal With Benefits, but it seemed so different than Susanna's other books. At the same time, the heroine is sassy but with a vulnerability. Definitely recommended to other Susanna fans and more!
If i could give it 0 stars i wold. Hate it when women fall in love with men that treat them like property and without any kind of respect whatsoever.
Deb Diem
I enjoyed A Deal With Benefits. It wasn't your typical guy gets girl Harlequin. I'll be watching for more Susanna Carr books.
Weak will. Not very book smart. Or common sense. Sexual enslaved. What kind of heroine is this?
Andrea' Cmtz
Estuvo bien pero no me encanto,el final estuvo muy flojo
I withheld the 5th star due to the HEA. This couple should not end up together.
Jan 05, 2014 ies rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: romance
gw kalo jadi ashley kaga mau maafin sebastian deh.. kl maafin jg kaga segampang itu kkwkwkw
*review nyusul*
Harlequin Books
"Carr's lewdness-to-love tale is a tense, dramatic lust-a-thon set in fabulously opulent locales that's brought to life by articulate and vivid dialogue". (RT Book Reviews) rated 4 stars

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Susanna Carr has been an avid romance reader since she read her first Harlequin at the age of 10. She has written sexy contemporary romances for several publishers and her work has been honored with awards for contemporary and sensual romance.

Susanna Carr lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family. When she isn’t writing, Susanna enjoys reading romance and connecting with readers online. Visit
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