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Sex, Straight Up (Those Sexy O'Sullivans #2)

3.88 of 5 stars 3.88  ·  rating details  ·  278 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Meeting a handsome loner on a deserted beach in the Hamptons was like being hit by lightning. One steamy weekend in bed with Daniel O'Sullivan and Catherine Montefiore was marvelously woozy from a delicious cocktail of sun, sand and superhot sex.

Abruptly, though, Catherine's forty-eight hours of fun are at an end when her family's exclusive auction house is hit by a very p
ebook, 224 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by Harlequin Blaze (first published January 1st 2008)
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This was surprisingly good despite its unfortunate title (obviously, I ought to start raising personal expectations for Harlequin novels)—good in its poignancy and sensitivity.

Here are two rather mild-mannered people working in professional, occasionally mundane, jobs. They meet, they have a passionate affair, they break it off thinking they'll never see each other again. Of course fate works its cheeky little way in, and they become embroiled in office politics on top of their own budding rela
Amanda Westmont
The first thing you have to do if you decide to read this book is to TOTALLY ERASE the title of it from your memory. In fact, I had to erase this book from my kindle because TONS of people ask to SEE my Kindle and I didn't want anyone to think I used it to read porn. (Not that there's anything wrong with that, but still.) I have NO IDEA why this book was titled so poorly. It has NOTHING to do with anything in the book that I could figure out. Apparently, Harlequin Blaze just needed to fill a slo ...more
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"2.5 stars" Even though the first book in Kathleen O'Reilly's Those Sexy O'Sullivans trilogy was just OK for me, I was looking forward to trying the next book, Sex, Straight Up, mainly because I thought the concept of a hero who had lost his wife on 9/11 was a very unique one that would probably make a great story. Unfortunately, it turned out to be even more of a yawn than the first one which was extremely disappointing to me, as I've liked some of Ms. O'Reilly's other w
First, I'm 99% sure I read this before, back when the first book in this series (I think) was one of the "Save the Contemporary" picks from DA/SBTB.

Second, I want Grace to read this because I want a NYC evaluation. It reads pretty well to me, but I've accepted that my readings of New York aren't always accurate. At the very least, I like that it tries to integrate itself into the surroundings it has chosen for its setting.

Third, I just really liked this. A story about a 9/11 widower moving on c
Great book (terrible title).
Don't judge a book by it's cover. And the title is all wrong. That said, this was the first book in a blogger bundle I purchased a few months ago. The blogger was encouraging readers to take a second look at category romances. I started reading category romances when I was 13 and I'm not ashamed to say that I still enjoy them. I have several favorite authors that are auto-buys for me: Kelly Hunter, Maisey Yates and Sandra Marton top my list. Well, now I've added a new favorite - Kathleen O'Reill ...more
Sex, Straight Up is yet another great installment in this fun, sexy, and romantic trilogy. Another relatively short novel, yet impressively packed with an interesting story line and fantastic character and relationship development that is realistic, emotional, and truly compelling.

The nature of this love story made for a fairly complicated emotional journey for Daniel O'Sullivan. He still loves his deceased wife, and knows he always will love her, but he also acknowledges that time has been tell
I got this as part of the "One Click Buy" anthologies, and I wanted to take a minute to review this particular segment. Yes, the man lost his wife on 9/11 - but even with that sadness comes humor and joy. I kinda wished I could see Catherine's sketches. The auction house storyline was slightly less interesting, but it added a little dimension to Daniel's character. The opening took me by surprise. The whole thing about him reaching over every morning just hit me. But I really loved the story, an ...more
The description of the book isn't exactly how the book happens. It seems super cheesy in the description and the book is not like that at all. Its a well done, very nice story. I really liked the book and got sucked in immediately. I'm not a fan of the hero being so emo for 7+ years over a dead wife, usually those books are quite sad and I don't like books that make me sad. This didn't, so that is a plus.
I loved this story, but honestly, I don't think the title fit the story.
Great start to trilogy about three brothers. Sexy stories.
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out
*Read and reviewed for Book Challenge*

It's been a few years since I have read a Harlequin even though I own more than 500 of them and while I enjoy this type of read I have always carefully avoided thinking critically about them. I am going to try and review in comparison to the same genre rather than books in general to be as fair as I can.
Like most of you I thought the title is just bizarre and would make much more sense if he actually worked at the bar rather than an accoun
When I first picked up this book, almost a year ago, I read the title, saw the sexy cover bar scene, and thought I had raunch. I read the first paragraph, noted the dichotomy of the contents with the cover, and put the book away. I'm so glad I finally picked it back up again.

I read the reviews before I started typing this, which is something I typically don't do, because then I don't know what to write without thinking about what someone already wrote first. I loved this book and it sucked me i
Sex, Straight Up by Kathleen O'Reilly (Blaze #388) is the second book in the Those Sexy O'Sullivan's trilogy and Daniel O'Sullivan's story. I was really surprised at how good and sexy this story turned out and I liked it more than the first book. Why? Well, mainly because Daniel is a widower still grieving for his wife who died during the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11 and he was so reluctant to let her go. However, in this book (as opposed to the first one where the male was the only reason ...more
Cherri Porter

I liked this one more than I expected to when I started it. The narration in the first few pages--as the book begins with a hard-on--is a bit jarring. But, I liked Daniel and Catherine quite a bit after the book got going. Catherine was a unique heroine in that she was complete, if not a bit bored, when Daniel shows up. He's a mess, he just doesn't know it.

I just realized it's a serial, so I'll be checking out the other O'Sullivans soon.
Jan 16, 2014 Celia rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Romance lovers everywhere: Bad title, great story!
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This book was something else! Yes, it was a romance, but wow what an exception; it stands! Not my favorite plot, but it was still an intriguing story.
Dawn ♥ romance
This started out as a very touching story about two lonely people but he wallowed in his misery too long and I eventually started skimming. Widow Daniel's brothers talked him into spending a weekend in the Hamptons with a partying group and he gravitated to the solitary neighbor Catherine.
I didn't even get passed the first page. Sexytimes should not be mixed with remembering national disasters. I'm sure it gets better into the book. I've really enjoyed everything else she has written. I'll have to try again in a better frame of mind I suppose.
Overall a good read. I had trouble with how wishy-washy he was at the beginning and how cavalierly he hurt her time after time. I'm not sure I would have been forgiving as she was. I wanted to see her change as well as he did.
Enjoyable brain candy. I do so like her writing. It actually makes me laugh outloud which is rare.
Diah Didi
Hmmm... ceritanya biasa. Cuma karena penasaran ama lanjutan yang pertama.
OK book, title of the book totally doesn't fit with the story line.
How was this title chosen for this specific story?
Harlequin Blazes just ain't what they used to be.
i liked it enough to remember it a year later..
Lynn Calvin
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Kathleen O'Reilly wrote her first romance at the age of eleven, which to her undying embarrassment was read aloud to her class. After taking over twenty years to recover from the profound distress, she is now proud to announce her new career - a romance author. Kathleen lives in New York with her husband and their two children who outwit her daily.
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