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The Ex Factor (Harlequin Blaze #569)

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THE RULES OF ENGAGEMENT

Wedding planner Karen Petersham loves weddings --- usually. Her newest client, Sophy, has brought along her best man for advice. And the best man is none other than Karen's sexy ex-husband, Dexter Crane. But there are rules when engaging in ex-sex:

1) Do not get romantically involved (obviously)

2) All fun. No fight.

3) Two words --- booty call!

4) (Remi
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Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 21st 2010 by Harlequin
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Christine
Sep 07, 2010 Christine rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle, hqn-blaze
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Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
One of those Blaze books that really should be read after a different one. My Fake Fiancee is the first part of this story and certainly should be read first.

I struggle if this should be a two star read. Some parts of this were well written and very believable. The sex scenes were certainly hot enough. I even liked the dialog. And the idea was a good one. However, the main heroine was just so darn unlikable. Had this mostly been about the side characters this may have even been a four star read.
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L H
Jun 30, 2015 L H rated it did not like it
DNF
i read until chapter 4 and it's all about the wedding planning stuff! where is the H?!
Joy Strother
May 24, 2014 Joy Strother rated it it was amazing
This was a deliciously sexy book.I enjoyed it.I recommend this book to anyone.
Silvia Navarro
Apr 21, 2014 Silvia Navarro rated it really liked it
Corto y muuy entretenido.
Jen
Sep 28, 2011 Jen rated it liked it
Rating: 2.5/5

Dex and Karen sure had a lot of fizz at the beginning, but Karen's continued inferiority and insecurity issues hindered any chance of reunion. I didn't appreciate that she wouldn't accept Dex's calm reasoning, and when she eventually got round to listening, it was too conveniently resolved. Either way, this actually reaffirms my non-belief in the sanctity of marriage.

Laurel and Ron's story was a lot more engaging and sweet.
Kay
Mar 06, 2012 Kay rated it liked it
Shelves: print
3 Stars! ~ Nancy Warren always writes fun romances that have heart. In the Ex-Factor, our hero and heroine are divorced and had never thought to see each other again. It's clear they are still in love and that their chemistry is sizzling hot, but Karen still has trust issues. There are two other romances going on in the book, that sometimes I found a little distracting. For a fun sexy read, you'll enjoy this one.
Rebecca Crowley
Nov 27, 2012 Rebecca Crowley rated it liked it
I would've liked this saucy, sexy read much more if there hadn't been a random subplot shoehorned into the last third, and if the ending weren't quite so over-the-top cheesy. I liked the relatively realistic characters and scenarios up until that point, and the writing is fabulous. But the subplot felt like the author was trying to make up the word count, and the ending was unfulfilling after an otherwise good read.
Harlie Williams
Jan 15, 2011 Harlie Williams rated it it was amazing
Nancy Warren is one of those rare authors that can write a steamy book and then a sweet romance in the next breath. Her NASCAR books are a joy to read and are somewhat sensual but her Blaze will make you squirm. Plus, her dialogue is fresh, laugh out loud funny and emotional. I highly recommend anything that Nancy writes because you will not be disappointed.
Lindsey
Though I enjoyed reading about Karen and Dex rekindling their romance, my favorite part of this entire book was actually the side-story involving Ron, the serious/shy CPA, and Laurel, the wacky/creative cake artist. Her accidentally frosting his tie and him walking away with a smile on his face = romance novel gold! Why can't I meet a "Ron" in real life?
Angel
May 10, 2011 Angel rated it really liked it
This book may or may not have made me cry in the library. I will say that the secondary characters/plot are much stronger than the primary one, but overall, it was a great read.
Dawn Bursey
Mar 06, 2012 Dawn Bursey rated it really liked it
A good beach read. A little all over the place for me. Good book other wise.
Mia Adorable
Nov 10, 2010 Mia Adorable rated it it was ok
Shelves: men-in-uniform
With so much build up the end was just a little ... lacking.
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Melanie Steward
Nov 03, 2010 Melanie Steward rated it it was ok
liked the side story better.
Lisa C
May 09, 2011 Lisa C rated it liked it
Shelves: romance
Stress = brain candy
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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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