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Abe: Four In Hand (Ties of Steel #1)

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  1,835 Ratings  ·  226 Reviews
Twenty-six-year-old Abraham O’Donnell is the CFO of Steel Inc. After working tirelessly for over a year, he takes a week off to enjoy the sand, surf, and bikini-clad women of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. After all, he's earned it. When a brief interlude with a flight attendant in her hotel room goes awry, Abe heads to a rental home with a private beach. While floating naked in ...more
Kindle Edition, 354 pages
Published December 16th 2014 (first published October 28th 2014)
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Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper*

2.75 STARS

The beginning of this book was pretty good. Abe is vacationing in Florida at a private home, at least that is what he thought until he finds out he will be sharing it with a group of girls who are vacationing there as well. When the last girl to arrive shows up, he becomes completely attracted to her. They decide to hook up and not reveal their names, so he calls her Four, and she calls him Neptune. But after a smoking hot night together, Abe wants more. He's hoping to get her name t
Ashley Suzanne
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of Abe from the author. I must say, I didn't know what to expect going into this book. It's my first novel by MJ Fields, but others have raved about her for months (I just don't have time for reading as much as I used to), but this book .... THIS BOOK ... it was FANTASTIC.

Abe is sexy, brooding, hot, sensual, alpha, dominant and loving ... he's the complete package of what you want ANY book boyfriend to be!!

The writing was wonderful, the plot was intriguing, t
Oct 18, 2014 Teri rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I received an advanced review copy of this book from the author for a honest review.

2.5 stars

I was so looking forward to Abe's story. But he turned out to be a modern day Jekyll and Hyde wrapped up playing the role of a Dom. He is Jekyll around his family and friends. Joking and fun loving. But he wears the Hyde/Dom hat with Nikki. Arrogant, lacks empathy, demanding, condescending and an ass.

Florida... that was the fun reading portion of the book. Then Abe gets his feelings hurt and turns into
4.5 Control Stars

You know how something is good. Like say...your birthday or Christmas. It's all great. You had fun. And now its over. get one more present in the mail and your birthday lasts just a little bit longer. A bonus birthday extension. That's what Abe is. I loved the Steel Brothers, but I thought it was over. Now we get a Bonus Steel Extension. Oh my....that sounds dirty doesn't it...Bonus Steel Extension. (insert giggle here)

Abe is the CFO of Steel Inc. He is a bit of
Laurel Johnson
Oct 21, 2014 Laurel Johnson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love Abe O'Donnell!!!!

I was eagerly waiting for this book after meeting Abe in the Men of Steel series!

Abe is the CFO of Steel Industries and best friend of Jase Steel and cousin to Jase's wife Carly.

He is a take no prisoners type man in his professional life who works too hard. Deciding to take a vacation he heads to Florida and there he meets Nikki or Four as he calls her. They have some hot times together and she runs off.

Abe is an dominant alpha in out out of the bedroom and aft
Eye Candy Bookstore
LOVE Abe! If you have read the Men of Steel series then you already know to expect hot Alpha male with a voracious appetite for all things sexy. Abe did not disappoint in this regard. He takes a vacation from all the stress of his job and personal life and meets 4 women....number 4 being the one to drop kick her way into his life and turn it all on its ear.

Abe is a man used to being in control. Of everything. Nikki (Four) is used to being hurt and has trust issues with anything said and done to
Dec 19, 2014 Elodie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Didn't care for the hero and didn't like the heroine so... That one went on my DNF list pretty quickly
Feb 22, 2015 ✿ rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
☆ I received an ARC via LBTS PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆
Lustful Literature

Wow, wow wow. I love MJ Fields, love, love her. I love the Steele men and have read all her books. Ms. Fields has a way of writing a story that is filled with so much passion, real life issues and gripping characters that have me so involved and engrossed in the story. I am a Jersey girl, so of course I love anything having to do with the shore. I love how Ms. Fields provides readers with details like my summers there. I have waited for Abe’s story for forever. Somethi
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
hmmmm, This book was quiet...different. I liked it. It had a lot going on in it. But something about it left me wanting more, like left me feeling like it maybe was,.... unfinished, maybe another novella or something could be coming or maybe just rushed at the end??? I don't know, it wasn't the longest book ever, so sometimes that just tends to speed up the story.

Okay, so the story starts out in Florida on a little beach vacation. Abe is looking for a relaxing get-away since his family basically
Pam Nelson
4 Abe Stars

To be honest I wasn’t sure what I was getting with this book. I loved other MJ Fields titles.

So getting a glimpse in to this world was pretty freaking cool if I am honest with you. I to feel like sometimes the character cross over could be smoother, only because I can’t remember how some of them connected to the other. Maybe I should have read the series in order I don’t know. But it still all worked well.

I loved Abe’s personality, his demeanour. He is everything you think of when yo
Aubrey Storm
Oct 28, 2014 Aubrey Storm rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was fortunate enough to receive an ARC for Abe.

Abe is everything I love in a man...Sweet when he needs to be and dominating in all the right places.

Abe is the CFO of Steel Inc. and on a vacation he first meets Nikki, who he likes to call Four.
They spend some time together while on vacation. He's not sure what he thinks of her at this point but never expects to see her again.

But as fate has they do meet again and sparks begin to fly and Abe teaches her just what he likes in the bedroom.

Mar 18, 2015 Katie rated it really liked it
I’m a big fan of MJ Fields and was excited to read this spin off series from Men of Steel. The Steel brothers are just fantastic and reading about these other characters is a lot of fun. Abe was a big part of the other series and I enjoyed reading about the man behind the Steel brothers. As is the norm for Ms Fields, Abe: Four in Hand was a spectacularly written tale of discovery and determination and the alpha male show of strength and protectiveness.

Abe O’Donnell is the CFO of Steel Incorpora
Anny hernandez
Oct 19, 2014 Anny hernandez rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was provide a copy of the book by the Author for an honest review.

HOLY SMOKING HOT I just finish reading this book, and I love it, love the characters, and love how the book turn out to be. I had read the Man Of Steel series and I love them all, and I am so glad that we finally get to read the story of Abe, Carly cousin and Jase best friend, and I love to hear his story, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begging with Abe taking a vacation, he is on a
Gloria Herrera
Feb 07, 2015 Gloria Herrera rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Being in control may lead others to believe you are uncaring. That is NOT true! Control can in fact mean you need a certain order to your life so you can deal with all the emotions you are feeling. By controlling these emotions and compartmentalizing them, you are then able to deal with them in an orderly fashion and still retain your perspective and sanity.

This is Abe. In control, totally efficient, always busy and handling the mess at Steel Industries. His love life? Very controlled. Now that
Margreet Asselbergs

ABE; Four In Hand
(Ties of Steel Book 1)
by MJ Field
ARC Review
Released: October 28, 2014

My rating: 4.5 of 5


A deliciously wicked spin off from the fabulous Men Of Steel Series by MJ Fields.

Unlike his friends and colleagues, the Steel brothers, Abe seems to be a more controlled and contained man. Not quite as combustive and slightly more refined, Abe has found a good balance in his life between personal and business, and knows very well how to maintain it. With very tight control and firmly se
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Sizzling Stars!

I loved this book! I love this author and Abe was always a favorite of mine from the Men of Steel series because he was such a mystery in a sense. This book was sizzling hot! It is scorching and should come with a warning that kindle may burst into flames. This book will take you on an emotional roller coaster that will make you want to smile, frown, cry a tear or two, get angry, and laugh.

This is Abe and Nikki's story. When Abe meets Nikki, he knows he has to have her. When Nik
Mary  Sanchez Cortez
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Oct 21, 2014 Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finally, Abe's story is here! And oh my, it was so worth the wait!!! Cyrus has been my favorite Man of Steel until now but now I'm just not sure, Abe may have him beaten!

Abe O'Donnell has been working hard for years, first with college and then after as the CFO of Steel, Inc. Now that all the Steel men are settling down he feels he can finally take a vacation. Abe being who he is, always in control of all things in his life, he only plans on taking a week of at the beach in Florida. Thinking him
Shaunna Armstrong
Abe goes on vacation to get away. Abe is the CFO of Steel Inc. his best friends company. Abe is all business and is in need of some down time. He is forced to get on the plane by his cousin Carly, Jase's wife. He arrives at his rented house for the week, and finds that it isn't as private as it was suppose to be. While skinny dipping in the pool he meets the neighbors, all girls, all ready to have a good time. None of them really peak his interest so he goes inside. Later that night another girl ...more
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
5 stars

This Abe and Nikki's story. If you read the Men Of Steel series listed below you have already meet Abe.

Jase (Men Of Steel, #1)
Jase & Carly (Men Of Steel, #1.5)
Cyrus (Men Of Steel, #2)
Zandor (Men Of Steel, #3)
Xavier (Men Of Steel, #4)
Forever Steel (Men of Steel, #4.5)

Abe is an Alpha male who knows just what he wants and has no trouble going after it. He also loves to be in control. Enter Nikki (four) who has trouble trusting. Not sure she likes Abe always being in control. Can she tru
Oct 28, 2014 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
MJ Fields has FOUR ACES IN HER HAND with this book.

ONE-CLICK this book NOW!! MJ Fields is THE master at writing Sexy, Smart, Alpha Males…Did I mention dominant and tattooed as well? I’m so glad that Ms. Fields has decided to expand her Steel World to include ABE because I knew he had a story to tell and boy is it a hot and crazy one.

If you’re looking for a really well written story about the all-American guy with a control streak a mile- wide, and oh so many inventive ways to exercise that perso
Heather andrews
Oct 16, 2014 Heather andrews rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Abe he doesn't care what anyone thinks and he sure likes to get a rise out of Nikki, and Nikki she's a bold little thing, "my eyes went down again and then quickly up. "Four, you keep checking out my stuff and I won't be hanging much longer." Abe is nothing but honest, "off the record, what went on between you and I was not what normally goes on in my bed." He's also upfront about his intentions, "this happens and there is no turning back. If this happens, Nikolette, you'll give me everything I ...more
Jamie Sexton
Oct 19, 2014 Jamie Sexton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Omg ABE is the hot always controling CFO of Steel Inc. and best friend of Jase Steel.Abe decides he is ready for a vaca. The beach house he renting for his vac is supossed to be private to which he finds it is not when he decides to take a dip in what he thought was a private pool naked, that was until he meet his three neighbors renting the vaca house next door. After a brief hello and him getting his trunks back on he offers to make dinner for the girls the next day. The next the fourth girl ...more
Jan 29, 2015 Lizzie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ohh, Abe. Where do I start? Abe is smart, sexy, sensual, assertive, caring, dominant and tender when he needs to be. He's also a true gentleman! And in my eyes, he's the perfect alpha. This was my first book of M.J's and I am SO excited to check out the other Men of Steel and Dominic. I fell in love with Abe within the first two chapters and I am SURE M.J's other books will be no different! I REALLY hope we will get to read more of Abe and Nikki in the future. This is definitely one I will ...more
3.5 star rating

I really wanted to like this, but I just couldn’t take much more of Abe. He was too controlling, and it was either his way or no way. I did feel for him because of his mom’s illness, but he was just too much at times. Nikki was a sweetheart! She really was a genuinely nice person, and I would get angry when Abe treated her so harshly. The ending of the book just seemed to stop too. Actually, were was the ending? It was a quick read, and I’m looking forward to continuing on with th
Okay so there a HEA but at different times in the book each of the MCs just either annoyed me or pissed me off. He has sex with her and then meets up with her again under different circumstances and the first thing he does is hire a prostitute and fuck her for 2 hrs while Nikki waits outside? I mean what?!! Both of them just idk put me off. This is the first in this series I've read so I'll keep going but I hope it's not a pattern that they all have sex with other women.
Nov 07, 2014 Mattison rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
i love MJ and her writing
The love series, were my favorite. but Abe just didn't do it for me . i could not get into their relationship and to me he felt cold.. not how he was in the steel series.. which bummed me out.
i really wanted to be invested and feel their relationship or connection.. but that never happened.
Feb 17, 2015 Truus rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great hot story. Abe a very controlling really good man. And Nikki a pain in his ass. Sometimes a felt so sorry for him but he took it great. Always as a good Dom putting her first. I loved his way of acting to her. His love for her awwwww I loved it!
The end was a little bit abrupt but okey. A really great #mustread
Reflections of a Book Geek
Feb 04, 2016 Reflections of a Book Geek rated it really liked it
Shelves: r
I liked this book but there were times in it I didn't understand both characters reasoning for their behaviour!

Abe was very dominant and wanted control and Nikki fought it completely most of the time. There wasn't too much give and take and that annoyed me.
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