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Trying Too Hard...

3.7  ·  Rating Details ·  20 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
What’s the French word for lust…?

Hired as an intern at a coveted talent agency, blonde bubbly Catrin Owens knew she could be brilliant at the job. The code of conduct is crystal clear – business is business, pleasure is pleasure…and the two should never, ever meet! No problem for Catrin - she’s hardworking, and determined to excel. Until, that is, she meets the 6 ft-someth
ebook, 144 pages
Published January 29th 2014 by Carina
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Feb 12, 2014 Pam rated it liked it
3 stars
“T’es la plus belle dame pour moi!”

Interning for a job she’s worked so hard for, is something she can’t mess up, but why is it that when the sexy French rugby player is anywhere close to her, lust rules out all reason. If having a secret affair wasn’t enough, her part-time job is something to boast about but, you do what you have to do to pay the bills, but sometimes secrets have a way of coming out and soon there is nothing else to do but choose.
Like the brief glimpses of sun that
Claire Robinson
Feb 04, 2014 Claire Robinson rated it liked it
Trying Too Hard is a quick, sometimes funny and sexy read.

Catrin Owens is having a steamy dalliance with one of her agencies most popular clients, the sexy French rugby star Henri Chevallier. The rules are clear, and what they are doing is definitely outside of those rules, but Catrin can’t seem to stop herself from resisting Henri’s charms varied and effective charms

I enjoyed this book, it’s a perfect filler for an evening or when you have a couple of hours available to lose yourself in a ligh
April Wood
Mar 13, 2014 April Wood rated it it was amazing
"T'es la plus belle dame pour moi!"

Henri, a handsome French rugby player, meets Catrin, an intern assigned to him in order to get him British sponsorship. Told to "take good care of Henri," she sure does... and they begin a passionate love affair. But lust is dangerous, and the wave she is riding may drop her into shark infested waters.

"This wasn't just about sex, or work, or living in between them. But it was something that she didn't recognize, and couldn't quite explain--not even to herself."
Feb 06, 2014 Rebecca rated it liked it
received Trying Too Hard by Molly Ann Wishlade via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review.

I'm a sucker for a hot, fiery romance so Trying Too Hard by Molly Ann Wishlade was a perfect little treat for me. The only problem I found was that this story was just DAMN short! If the author had extended this story some more, I would have enjoyed it so much more.I felt a little like there was too much crammed into such a small amount of pages. I wanted to know so much more about the characters and
Rebecca Raisin
Feb 08, 2014 Rebecca Raisin rated it it was amazing
Wow, still blushing after this fast paced super hot read! I was hooked as soon as the French rugby player spoke in his sultry sexy language! I'm a sucker for French guys (ahem, when I was single!) and couldn't resist this book! Lots of twists and turns and enough to keep you reading into the morning - so don't start reading at midnight!
Will look for more by this author. And might start watching rugby ;)
Feb 18, 2014 Alice rated it liked it
Catrin Owen's has finally been hired as an intern for her dream job with the bright future ahead. The main points she needs to stick by is that what goes on within the business is, well, business and outside of that is... outside of work. One big rule, the two should never entwine. Up until now this has never been a problem and Catrin is hardworking, dedicated and determined to excel in her chosen career. Catrin finally gets her own client and everything changes, she cannot keep her hands of the ...more
Jessica Brandon
Feb 24, 2014 Jessica Brandon rated it liked it
Trying Too Hard
Molly Ann Wishlade

I give this book 3 stars.

This ARC was given by Carina UK via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have to be honest and explain the beginning was too confusing for me. It started off with a hot sex scene, but I had no idea who the characters were or what was going on in the story. I like to have some information on my characters, so I can visualize what is going on in the book. Once I got to know the characters and the exposition, I really liked Catrin a
Gina Henning
Feb 10, 2015 Gina Henning rated it it was amazing
This book was great from the start to the finish. I loved how it opened in an intense romantic scene and weaved more delicious moments throughout. The story line is great, the characters were well developed and I liked that there wasn't a million side stories. There was enough conflict to move the story forward without bogging it down with too many other issues.

Catrin was a great female lead...but Henri...oh my...he is definitely my current book boyfriend....please write more Henri stories!
Portia Macintosh
Feb 14, 2014 Portia Macintosh rated it it was amazing
Is it hot in here?!

A fab steamy read - I couldn't take my eyes off it. Can't wait for more from this author!
Feb 27, 2014 rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
really enjoyed this book is a very smexy read a good amount of twists n turns along the way that made this book a must read loved it
Holly Martin
Feb 08, 2014 Holly Martin rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this, funny, well written and sexy as hell, just couldn't put it down
Mandi Schreiner
Mar 25, 2014 Mandi Schreiner rated it it was ok
Shelves: erotic, contemporary
Like the title, I felt like this book tried too hard the entire time, which is unfortunate because the thought of a rugby hero excited me. Catrin has worked as an intern at a talent agency for two years and really wants to be respected and hired on full-time. She makes ends meet by also working as a waitress at a club on the weekends. When the French rugby star, Henri becomes a client of this agency, Catrin and Henri hit it off very fast. Henri must make a decision about what rugby team he wants ...more
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 02, 2014 Jeannie Zelos rated it liked it
Trying Too Hard.... Molly Ann Wishlade
Review from Jeannie Zelos Book reviews.
Erotic romance, I love those so requesting this book was a no brainer, from the description it sounded like a fun read. And it fitted the title a bit too well. It seemed to be trying so hard to fit in the erotic part that the story and the beauty of romance got lost. I wasn't really sure why Catrin had two jobs? Why she abandoned her principles, her mums lifelong tirade against men that was ingrained int
Feb 10, 2014 Melanie rated it it was ok
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Trying Too Hard was one of those books that probably was trying too hard, that or I was expecting more. This is the kind of book you can easily read in one sitting as it isn't too long, nor taxing on your brain.

I didn't hate this book, I just wanted a little more out of it. I don't really like short books, I feel they try and cram too much into them and things get lost in translation, this is how I found Trying Too Hard in honesty. The story isn't bad, its filled with romance and some super hot
Jo Hughes
Sep 16, 2014 Jo Hughes rated it really liked it
I would like to thank the author Molly Ann Wishlade and Carina for approving me to read this via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I've had this in my TBR pile for months and not had chance to read it, why did I wait so long.

The story is about Catrin the career women who is an aspiring agent until she meets the charismatic Henri. Henri is a French Rugby Player who is in Wales looking at whether to play for Wales (his mother was Welsh). Catrin is expected to look after him by her
Stealthilicious Stacie
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I'm not sure if the author was talking about her characters when she titled this book but I should have taken the hint and stopped reading after the first chapter. This "book" could have been about half the length (and it was already fairly short) if the descriptions of clothing and makeup and hair had been left out. I didn't need to know everything every character was wearing, holding, doing, etc. I never connected with any of the characters and I'm not even sure that thi
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Molly Ann Wishlade has always been an avid reader and writer of stories. Her lifetime of reading has taken her from the magical worlds of The Faraway Tree and The Borrowers, to the Greek myths and legends, to Sweet Valley High and Judy Blume’s Forever, to Asimov’s science fiction, Jane Eyre’s torment and Stephen King’s masterpieces.
More recently she has wandered through the vivid historicals of P
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