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Taking Care of Business (Kate & Leah #1)

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After leaving the wrong man, Leah Griffin's not ready to look for the right one. All she wants is to survive the conference she's planning and spend some time with her best friend Kate Edwards. She was not expecting the conference services manager to be so tall, dark, and handsome—or so eager to please. It's Brandon Long's job to make Leah happy, but after a scorching inte ...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published March 1st 2009 by Black Lace (first published December 2nd 2008)
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Dec 02, 2013 Adrienne rated it really liked it
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May 29, 2016 Laura rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
This is my third Megan Hart read and my first Lauren Dane read and happily it not only met, but EXCEEDED all of my expectations.
Leah and Kate have been best friends since middle school. Leah helps Kate get a job with a law firm that works very closely with the company that she's the head of HR for. Together, they're meeting at a conference in Harrisburg, PA for four days. Eventhough Leah lives in Harrisburg, she decides to stay at the hotel the conference is at due to a break-up with her dominan
Jill Dunlop
Jun 08, 2010 Jill Dunlop rated it really liked it
Taking Care of Business is one story with two heroines. Leah and Kathrine are two women who have been friends since they were young girls. Over the years they have gone their separate ways but have managed to maintain their friendship. They are attending a business conference. Leah has just broken up with her boyfriend and finds herself drawn to the hotel manager, who happens to be younger than her. She begins to explore new facets of her sexuality by dominating him. Katherine is a lawyer who ha ...more
Jane Stewart
Pretty good for erotic. The best part was watching a woman gently dominate a younger man in the bedroom.

Leah and Kate are best friends. Leah works in Human Resources for Allied Packaging. Kate is an outside lawyer who was hired to do some work for Allied. Leah and Kate are staying at a hotel where Allied is having meetings for four days. On the day Leah left for the hotel she kicked Mike out of her home. They had been playing dom/sub games with Mike as the dom, but he was selfish and
Feb 04, 2010 notyourmonkey rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, kindle, 2010-read
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Aug 01, 2013 Luc rated it liked it
Shelves: 2-1-favourites
This book is a clear example why I love Megan Hart's novels. Not only is she able to write sex scenes beautifully but ALL her characters have the feel of real people, with flaws, qualities and difficulties: they all have depth not normaly seen in contemporary adult novels.

In this book, she brings us the story of two long-time friends, each going through a turning point in their lives. Katherine Edwards is a successful lawyer who has been recently promoted and is involved with a colleague who wo
Dec 16, 2015 Camille rated it did not like it
GR lost my very detailed review! Ugh!!

Short version: yuppie lameness, no story, bad and redundant sex, wrongful use of the word "cunt".

DNF at 77%.

These authors are bad singularly and worse together.

Narrator is fair - not bad, not great.
Eve Dangerfield
Apr 21, 2016 Eve Dangerfield rated it really liked it
Loved it. Found the dual romance a little jarring but adore the character of Brandon. What a complete babe... Off to read the sequel now.
Jan 22, 2016 Annie rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary
this is more of a 2.5 stars. For me it was very choppy reading. Parts were great then other parts were not so and I had to force myself to continue. It is well written, pacing was great but maybe I was just in a meh space. Not sure If I will buy book 2.
3 stars for two good stories while just one of them would've been perfect.

I've read books by Megan Hart and Lauren Dane, before and liked both their works. So I was curious to see what a joint work of them turned out to be. This book has been sitting on my Ipad for round about 2 years and yesterday I better read it now or you'll never do it with all the other newer books already in the pipeline...

And so I did.

What I found was a book whose writing style was as good as was to
Andi Kemeny
Jul 04, 2013 Andi Kemeny rated it really liked it
Ok... so this was hot and intense the whole way through. It was written well, but the authors lost me on the ending. They spent multiple pages on the relationship between Kate and Dix, but only a couple pages on the relationship between Brandon and Leah. I was more interested in their relationship and was completely disappointed that their relationship wasn't given a better ending. Otherwise it was a really good book.
I am a huge fan of Megan Hart! I have not read anything else by Lauren Dane, although I do have three of her books in my TBR pile. With that being said I have to say that this book was just okay for me.
If I were to give stars based on sex, this baby would get 6 or 7. As far as the story goes, a 3 was all I could give. Even though there is a HEA, it seems a bit too rushed and somewhat not believable.
Ashley Nelson
2.5, maybe. Felt disjointed and muddled throughout. I think that's a risk with co-authors. There were little sparks here and there that saved it from a dnf. I liked the friendship between the two leads. But overall, not great for me.
Andrea Romero Perez
I liked this book .. I like Brandon and Leah more than Kate and Dix.. and it annoyed me that there were more scenes of Kate and Dix than Brandon and Leah .. and their ending was soo inconclusive.. But I still enjoyed it .. .. 3.5 stars :)
Kyndra Natasha
May 24, 2013 Kyndra Natasha rated it really liked it
Okay, so I really enjoyed this book. 3 1/2 stars. My only gripe is that I much preferred the Leah and Brandon portion and wished that they took up more of the book than Kate and Dix seemed to have...
Aug 15, 2014 Julie-ann rated it did not like it
Shelves: downloaded, ibooks
I couldn't even read the whole thing. I'm usually a fan of Laura Dane, but this was just a complete disappointment. I can't give anything less then 1-star unfortunately.
Mar 12, 2014 Beanimous rated it it was ok
stopped at chapter 4, skip chapters, moving onto other books, few months later, still unable to read it through. finally gave up after 6 months
Sunshiny Me
Feb 25, 2013 Sunshiny Me rated it really liked it
about 3.5 stars. really loved the Leah/Brandon parts. wish there was even more of them. but the other couple was just ok for me
Apr 30, 2012 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: adult
Wow. That was a lot of sex. From two different couples, too. Not sure what else to say about this book. Just... sex. Lots of sex.
Jan 26, 2014 Anne rated it it was ok
It had much more potential in the description than actually came through in the novel itself.
Anne Marshall
Sep 01, 2012 Anne Marshall rated it did not like it
Didn't finish
Jan 06, 2011 Christine rated it really liked it
This is an erotic romance collaboration by two authors. It is about two women, who happen to be friends and attend the same weekend conference in a Pennsylvania hotel. The one has just broken up with a live-in boyfriend and is looking forward to the weekend in the hotel to regroup and refocus on a new future. She meets a man who works for the hotel and they have a fling. Only the fling turns into a little something more....

The other woman is having a long distance affair with a client and will
This book was ok. I definitely liked Dix and Kate's story more than Leah and Brandon. Maybe Brandon was ok with Leah's treatment of him, but I thought she was a bitch, and it really annoyed me at the end after she just let him walk away only to see him at the grocery store with some other chick a few weeks, and she was all pleased with herself and lured him away. She was all mad at Mike for being a self-absorbed a-hole, but she was the same way. Granted Brandon could have walked away, and he did ...more
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Sep 21, 2014 Ali (Ali's Bookshelf ) rated it really liked it
First off I must say that I really enjoyed this book, its not a type of book that I usually review on here, but this year I want to review some different types of books. So this is the first one I'm starting with. I really enjoyed this book and thought it was really well written.

Sometimes these types of books have no plot to them and its just like reading junk, but this one has a great plot and great characters. I couldn't get enough of the characters and the way the author's write this story he
Angel Ruess
Apr 17, 2016 Angel Ruess rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic, romance, bdsm
This would of been a great book, but both Kate and Leah were kind of a bitch and Dix was a little dense. Brandon was the only true good thing about the story. He was sweet and adorable and you really just couldn't help but love him a little bit.

The ending for Leah and Brandon was terrible because it wasn't an ending at all. It was rushed and felt forced to get that nice neat little bow called an HEA wrapped around it.

One of the major things that bothered me with this story was the British spel
Nov 26, 2010 Darcy rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, erotica
This was a fun book to read, both Leah and Kate are strong women and know just what they want and make no apologies for that.

Leah, has a need for non-vanilla sex, she has played around with things for a long time. She was in a Master/Slave relationship that she realized just wasn't working for her any more, that maybe she wasn't meant to be the slave portion of the dynamic. Enter Brandon, a sweet guy who is up for the challenge of Leah.

Kate, is a buttoned up woman, who has been burned in the pa
Apr 11, 2010 Jackie rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2010
I have never read a book by Megan Hart or Lauren Dane yet, will make a point to start reading more now!!!
Will not be able to really do a review exactly because if I did it would be way too long and way too full of spoilers for those who have not read the book.
I will tell you that if you do not like Dominatrix type females do not read this book. However if you can keep an open mind and either borrow from a friend or the library the book actually explores a couple of sensitive topics very tastefu
Tammy Spence
Feb 11, 2011 Tammy Spence rated it liked it
This book was definately a good read. Lots of hot steamy sex. I loved the character of Kate, she had her act together and wasn't afraid to say what she wanted. I really enjoyed reading about her and Dix's romance and affair. I'm glad he finally came to his senses concerning his ex wife and how she was still way to dependent on him. Kate was right in not furthering her relationship with him until he put a stop to Eve's needy ways. The character of Leah kind of got on my nerves, she ended her 2 ye ...more
Oct 05, 2009 WillowBe rated it liked it
Shelves: sex-scenes-r-us
I vastly preferred the story of the the woman and the hotel employee to the attorney and her attorney lover. I frankly felt they were low class and unnecessarily profane. I actually hated Kate and her manipulative lothario.

The other charactar, Brett (?), geez! I was totally into him. Thought they had believable dialogue, scorching hot sex scenes and a responsible, wonderfully mature and honest way of dealing with each other. Or rather, he did. He knows how to handle a broken-heart, knows his ow
Nov 01, 2014 Kathy rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
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Megan Hart has written in almost every genre of romantic fiction, including historical, contemporary, romantic suspense, romantic comedy, futuristic, fantasy and perhaps most notably, erotic. She also writes non-erotic fantasy and science fiction, as well as continuing to occasionally dabble in horror.

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