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Under The Influence (Forbidden Fantasies)

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Sexy bartender Johnny Santini mixes one wicked martini. Or so efficiency expert Natalie Fanshaw discovers when she takes a seat at his beachfront bar one lonely night. It's Valentine's Day, and they're the only single people in the heart-strewn place!Natalie knows she spends too much time with her spreadsheets--she's forgotten what it's like to be "between the sheets." Joh ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published February 1st 2009 by Harlequin (first published 2009)
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This story left me craving a good cocktail... I just want to go to some bar and get wondrously wasted. I haven't gone out for drinks in ages.


I actually found the secondary subplot involving Rita and Ben more interesting. They have sizzling chemistry, and their back story is compelling. If only Warren hadn't given them that happy ending so quickly!
All work and no play, Natalie Fanshaw is an efficiency expert whose latest job might just get her to loosen up and live a little! After one too many lonely meals alone in her hotel room, she heads to the nearest bar for a drink. There she meets sexy bartender Johnny Santini and he's soon mixing up her emotions along with his award-winning martinis. But can a workaholic professional like Natalie fall in love with a beach bum bartender like “Hot Johnny”?

Nancy Warren delivers a cute, sexy read with
I had high hopes for this book, but unfortunately it quickly lost its taste like stale, warm beer. I selected this book because it hit most of my odd ball challenges - red cover, alcohol on cover, Valetine's Day, person named Natalie. BaZing! But the characters were a little too bland for me, and I had a hard time connecting with any of them.

But....Hot Johnny didn't do it for me. He was so laid back I was ready to flatline. And corporate guru Natalie didn't hit any of my buttons either - I just
Dawn ♥ romance
This was a fun book about workaholic Natalie in town for a couple weeks on a job and meets laid back bartender 'Hot Johnny' on Valentines day. The action moved along with steamy sex plus an enjoyable secondary romance.
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Nancy Warren is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels.

She’s known for writing funny, sexy and suspenseful tales. She calls Vancouver, Canada home though she tends to wander. She’s an avid hiker, animal lover, wine drinker and chocolate fiend. Favorite moments in her career include being featured on the front page of the New York Times when she launched Harlequin’s NASCAR seri
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