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Preview — Turn It On by Vivian Arend
Turn It On (Turner Twins #1)
Pushing the sensual limits can set off all kinds of alarms…
Turner Twins, Book 1
Inheriting her grandmother’s home is a dream come true for web designer Maxine Turner. She’s looking forward to a little freedom from the constant demands of her beloved, crazy mob of a family. When vandals expose just how vulnerable she is living alone, she seeks help.
Ryan Claymore’s well-t...more
Turn it On is the first book of the Turner Twins, and since there are only two siblings, I’m assuming there will only be two books. That said, the Turner family is such a riot of cousins, aunts, uncles… that this could easily turn out to be an open ended series!
I had really no set notion about what to expect when I began this book, but I was expecting something more heavy on the suspense end of the romantic suspense spectrum. That said, even though this turned out to be a much more emotional rea ...more
Characters Rating 5 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 5 Stars
Overall Rating 4 Stars
WOW, this was a HOT one and I really enjoyed it. I really liked the Characters in this book too. The story was good and kept me wanting to read more. I'm very happy that I read this book and look forwards to Turn It Up in the near future.
Max is from a large and protective family who is learning to spread her wings, assert her independence, and discovering that learning to say “no” to her family allows her the freedom to find herself. Ryan, on the other hand hasn’t had the best experience with his family growing up, and has been happy living life as a military man…at least before ...more
Ryan was sweet and attentive. Their early dates and the way he wanted to take care of Max was cute. Max's independence was important to him and he didn't try to take that away from. The result was she felt cherished. Max wasn't sure about getting involved with Ryan, especially after the way her ex treated ...more
TURN IT ON is the story of Maxine Turner and Ryan Claymore. Ryan ...more
"What if I told you I'm not hungry for dinner?" That's right girl, get your man.
"Sometimes we're going to get dirty and rough and raw. You need to be ready for it. You need to be ready for me." Hello Mr. Durty!
"But it's all making love. The kisses, the touches. All our senses involved at the same time, including hearing. I lo ...more
The overall tone was very sweet and almost "chaste Harlequin" like, while some sections were way steamier. For the first part of the book, I honestly thought the blend weird, as if a chaste and cute book had been rewritten and edited to add racier parts. However once the main characters started having sex, I was no longer baffled by this dichotomy.
The investigation and mystery behind the pranks and threats done to Maxine was really poor. The culprit was obvious from his first appeara ...more
Max has kinda inherited her grandmothers home and since her moving in, weird things have been happening and she's been recieving annoying prank calls. So much so, she's hired Ryan Claymore to install one of his top of the line security system into her home. From the moment they met, there was an immediate attraction t ...more
And she was actually kind of stupid not understandigt the vandalism wasn´t just a child prank..duh one time a prank 10 times something else...
Enter Ryan, who was consulting with her on a website, and then became her security consultant. Ryan was a military guy who quit to take care of his younger brother, who suffered a brain injury in the car accident ...more
Natasha is thirty-four, has a couple of failed relationships behind her, has decided she doesn’t need a man to be happy, and is making plans to have a baby all by her lonesome before she turns thirty-five. She’s turned down Max’s overtures over the years, feeling their age difference - he’s twenty-four - is to much of a hurdle for a relationship to work ...more
Max Turner and Ryan Claymore meet when Max checks him out as a potential contractor to install a security system in her home, which has been recently subject to vandalism. Instant attraction of the too-distracted-to-pay-attention-to-what-I'm ...more
For those of you that know me... and those that don't this is my little statement about short books.... I do not judge short stories on the rush of their relationships, because they are just that - short stories. So, yes the relationships always could have been drawn out more, yea it seems like they fall in love to fast and of course the story could have been made longer... but it is a short story. So with that said.... ...more
not, like, EPICALLY, CRINGINGLY bad, but there's enough alphole assery and woe-is-me heroine silliness that i was fairly annoyed with this book. the hero and heroine are mary sues in their own ways -- she's epically hot, has a lucrative job that apparently doesn't require that she ever actually work, and just inherited a gorgeous forty-acre estate with a ...more
But okay the first 20-30% of this book was really...meh. It was readable, and the sex scenes (turgid penis aside) were good. The thing that bothered me, was I didn't feel I knew the characters well enough to understand why they were attracted to each other. They met for a business meeting, which afterwards I don't believe we hear mention of them working again, and blammo! They nee ...more
Ryan and Max’s story is full of heart, and mystery. Maxine, has some trouble ahead, not with just someone scarying her, but with what Ryan makes her feel. Oh the things Ryan can do with his mouth, would make the strongest of women crumble. Add a crazy family like the Turners and you get one interesting story.
Ryan, is someone that wants much more then ...more
Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictiv ...more