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Dirty Sexy Knitting (Malibu and Ewe (Billionaire's Beach) #3)

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Conclusion to the trilogy that started with How to Knit a Wild Bikini and Unravel Me.

Malibu & Ewe's owner, Cassandra Riley, is about to turn thirty and wants to celebrate with her knitting club and her newfound half-sisters, Nikki and Juliet, in a big birthday extravaganza. But with Juliet on her honeymoon and Nikki with her fiancé, it seems everyone's paired up-excep
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Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published (first published April 21st 2009)
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Jennifer
Feb 10, 2009 Jennifer rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Seriously? I just can't do it.
The third book in the series and I grudgingly say it was good.

Here's the thing - I hate it when an author takes cheap shots and easy outs. And this book had cheap shots and easy outs. Still - I have to say it was the best of the three books. There was action. There was danger. There was lots of syrupy bonding. There was sex. If Danielle Steel wrote a book with a vague knitting theme and uttered the word "Cock" rather than some weak euphamism and had under-developed characters then this really c
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Sarah Anderson
I was deeply sleep deprived when I read this book, so that may be coloring my review.

I feel like Ridgway was going for more depth than she normally hits - Gabe is a troubled, troubled man that she's been setting up for two novels, and Marlys, the secondary plot carried over from Unravel Me, is no piece of cake herself - and just doesn't make her target.

I know this is romance - and Ridgway does some of the better stuff of the genre out there - but for multiple books, these characters have been n
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Mishel Zabala
Jan 07, 2010 Mishel Zabala rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
DIRTY SEXY KNITTING is a romance book that actually had more emotional depth than I was expecting to get. The “hero” of the book is Gabe. He’s the landlord/neighbor of the “heroine” Cassandra. Cassandra owns Malibu & Ewe, which is THE place to be if you’re into knitting. She’s also the one to call when some bartender needs to get Gabe out of their bar after another one of his benders. Cassandra has been taking care of Gabe for far too long and she’s frankly tired of picking up the broken pie ...more
Lori Whitwam
Aug 26, 2010 Lori Whitwam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Final in the trilogy, and wrapped up well. The author always had the main romantic plot in each book, entwined with a secondary romantic plot. The secondary plot either complimented the primary one, or gave added dimension until appearing to tell its own full story in the next book. Besides the romantic elements, there was the strong theme of "family," what it is, what it's like to not have one, or to have one that isn't what you wanted... and how you create family for yourself. The yarn shop, d ...more
Leslie
Oct 07, 2010 Leslie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I like romance novels and really don't object to sex in them, but too many sex scenes get boring after awhile and make it seem like there's not enough plot to carry them. This book falls into that category for me. Of course, the title warns you about that. I did like the characters but as a yarn shop owner, I think if I acted like Cassandra during shop hours I wouldn't have many customers!
♥Jamie
Jun 08, 2013 ♥Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The final book of the series. Christie Ridgeway did an amazing job wrapping up the events that started in book one.

Summary:
Cassandra Riley, owner of Malibu & Ewe yarn shop, has longed for a family almost her entire life. She has finally started achieving her dream. She has found and connected with her two half siblings, Nikki and Juliet. What she didn't anticipate was feeling left out yet again after both her sisters find love and become couples. Although, she is incredibly happy for them, C
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Samantha
Nov 09, 2015 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This one will pull at your heart strings
Take Me Home is Cassandra and Gabe’s story. We’ve had hints of their ‘relationship’ all throughout the series and now their story reaches it’s (their) climax. Get ready for a ride!!
Cassandra Riley is the owner of Malibu & Ewe a little yarn shop on Malibu Beach for all the locals to congregate, commiserate and knit when the need arises. She’s grown up without a real family and has made it her mission to find her ‘donor-siblings’ once she discovered her
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Aarann
Sep 25, 2012 Aarann rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is something between a 3 and a 4 for me. In the end there were just too many, "WTF? No... really... WTF?!" moments for it to be a 4. The plot is pretty simple: Cassandra and Gabriel have spent the last two books arguing their way into a seduction. They finish the job in this book, and Gabriel, who is grieving for his dead daughter and wife, learns to love again. Here's the thing: Gabriel has been well-established as a hard-drinking A-hole (habits which he keeps up for a large portion o ...more
Gloriamarie
Of the three volumes in the Billionaire’s Beach series, this one is the most complex story.

Cassandra, our heroine, rents her home and her shop from a taciturn man who drinks a lot because he has extreme survivor’s guilt over the death of his wife and daughter several years ago. He had cameos in the first two volumes. Cassandra, as the owner of the yarn shop where many of the characters hang out, is well known to the reader who reads the stories in order. I can’t tell you if it will read well as
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Lexee Toste
Nov 02, 2015 Lexee Toste rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was so ready for Gabe and Cassandra's story lol. You know that they are drawn to each other throughout the other 2 books but that they are completely denying the attraction and possibility of anything more. I loved how we finally got to see what was actually going on between them and in their relationship. Gabe struggles because he lost his wife and daughter in an accident and has been feeling guilty for years. Cassandra wants a family and knows Gabe's troubles but is just so drawn to him. Whe ...more
Christie P.
Nov 05, 2014 Christie P. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Shelves: contemporary
Cassandra Riley is a quasi hippy, yarn shop owner who is taking care of her unhappy drunk of a landlord, who is sometimes her friend.

Gabe, the aforementioned landlord, suffered a major loss years ago that he blames himself for. He doesn't think he deserves a happy life no matter how attracted he is to his fruit loop of a tenant.

After a series of late night drunk conversations and waking up in Cassandra's bed the two grow closer as they plan Cassandra's big birthday party coming up and talk about
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Beverly Diehl
The conclusion to the trilogy (which I still think should be a quad), this book focuses on yarn shop owner Cassandra Riley, who is reaching a benchmark birthday (30!); her mom has other plans, her newfound sperm donor half-sisters are both off doing their own "things," more than focused on her.

This book left me emotionally divided. Ridgway is a an excellent writer, and the way she weaves all the different personalities and their stories into a book without losing focus on the lead heroine and he
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Gail
This book really didn't match its title. The title and cover make it seem like a light, at least humorous read, and it's not. The hero is near-suicidal, and the heroine's been scooping him up and bringing him home every time he goes on a bender. And it opens with a scene near the climax--the heroine has been cut off from town (Malibu) by a downpour flooding the road, on her 30th birthday, which means she's missing her own birthday party, and as she's succumbing to a pity party instead, the hero ...more
JoAnne
Aug 13, 2014 JoAnne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in the Malibu & Ewe series. Cassie still feels lonely even after finding her two sisters, Juliet and Nikki. She wants to meet their sperm donor father. She has to rescue Gabe after a drunken night again. She decides that is enough. She is tired of him wanting to kill himself because he cannot get past his wife and child's death in a car accident.
Marlys chases some kids away from Cassie's knitting shop. They were trying to set it on fire. A few weeks later there was a f
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Patti
Sep 08, 2016 Patti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-ebooks
This series continues to address very emotional and sensitive subjects. In the third book, Cassandra continues her quest to be a part of a family. She seeks out her biological father and his two adopted sons behind the backs of her sisters Juliet and Nikki.

Cassandra's relationship with Gabe takes a turn. She tries to keep her distance from Gabe after another one of his drunken escapades. Then their friendship turns romantic. However, after 3 years Gabe still has his dark moods in regards to the
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Jael
Oct 14, 2012 Jael rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I do agree with previous reviews about Gabe's stopping drinking and his suicidal tendencies just because of love and sex as inconceivable.

Another part, really got my goat though. It's miniscule and most people wouldn't think about it twice, but I'm a mythology nerd and it just kept bugging me! In the book, Ridgway mentions Cassandra of Greek Mythology and states that she could foresee the future and was cursed to be unable to change it (First off, anybody who has read anything Greek knows that
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mandyfujita
Feb 21, 2012 mandyfujita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I realized that this was the third and final of the malibu and ewe series, but it was rather entertaining anyway. It had three sisters that just found out that they were actually sisters because their father was a sperm donor. Cassandra Riley is the main character that helps and falls in love with Gabe. Gabe is haunted by his wife and child's death of 2 years. Cassandra is the owner of Malibu and Ewe which is a knitting shop. Gabe is the landlord of the place of business and the place that Cass ...more
Dawn
Oct 30, 2015 Dawn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All Cassandra Riley has ever wanted is a family to call her own. She has tracked down two sisters and uncovered the mystery of their paternity, now all she needs is someone to love, who loves her in return.
She and her sisters have forged a relationship while knitting and spending time together in Cassandra's yarn store. For the last two years, one man has dominated Cassandra's life, her landlord and friend, Gabe Kincaid.
Since Gabe lost his wife and daughter, in an accident, his life has lost me
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Victoria
I have mixed feeling aobut this book.

On one had, there's some great characters and some interesting drama.

On the other hand, it's a romance novel, which I didn't realize. I'm usually not a fan. This book reinforced that with love scenes that seemed more like male fantasies than female. If I had to read about how "he thrust his tongue" one more time, I probably would have given up.

At times, the machismo attitude of several of the male characters made it impossible to believe that these strong, in
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Marcia
Nov 09, 2015 Marcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this book under the title TAKE ME HOME. It is the third book in the Billionaire Beach series. This book is about the third sister, Cassandra and Gabe, her landlord/neighbor/friend. The attraction has been simmering between them through the last two books, but Gabe has "issues". His wife and daughter were killed in an auto accident and he can not move on or allow himself to love anyone again. All Cassandra wants is a family. Her mother used a sperm donor to have Cassandra, but has not made ...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Take Me Home is the (third book in the Billionaires Beach series) Cassie feels lonely even after finding Juliet and Nikki her two Sisters . She really wants to meet the Man who donated his sperm. Gabe Kincaids past tradegy has shut him down emotionally he can't get over the loss of his Wife and Daughter who died in a car accident , except he does feel attracted to Cassandra; Cassandra is also attracted to Gabe her moody next door neighbor. Do they eventually get together? I don't give spoilers s ...more
Laura
Oct 12, 2015 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book!
This is a great book; this is the third book in the Malibu and Ewe Billionaire’s Beach series by Christie Ridgway. Gabe Kincaid’s past tragedy has shut down his emotions except for the attraction he feels around his next door neighbor Cassandra. Cassandra Riley can’t help but be attracted to her handsome moody neighbor. If you are looking for a great love story then you need to read this book. I am looking forward to reading the next book in this series.
A Review copy was provided to
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LibraryDanielle
Jun 08, 2013 LibraryDanielle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
this was the weakest out of the three novels.

this one is the story of cassandra and gabe, the one that had been building in the first two books, and it totally fell flat. the story felt forced and then there was the stupid twist/mystery that didn't fit at all with the story line or the feel of the series. it was like ms ridgway decided 3/4 of the way through she wanted to write a mystery so squished one in there. and failed.

cassandra and gabe's story also didn't mesh. it was contrived and flat,
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Lissy Peace
This was a fantastic series. I think it is Christie's first series and it's fabulous. I enjoyed all the characters and the story line is so clever. Who would have thought knitting would be a sexy topic. But I do recognize that knitted dresses and bikinis are very sexy indeed. The series about the three sisters who come together is so entertaining. You get to know each of the sisters and their personalities so well. I would recommend this series any time someone asks for a good book to read.
Patricia Solla
Dec 25, 2014 Patricia Solla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own, pbs
This is last book about three sisters who have the same father but different mothers as they are the prodigy of a sperm donor. Cassandra is the one who started the ball rolling when she found she was the child of a sperm donor and had siblings. She sets out to find the sisters (their stories are covered in two previous books) but also finds the 'father'. She also has a very strange relationship with a man who's her landlord for the knitting store she runs. There's more to the story than that but ...more
Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jan 04, 2010 Mollie *scoutrmom* rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Series romance readers
Recommended to Mollie *scoutrmom* by: nobody
Shelves: romance, read-in-2010
This was a promising premise, the characters are fully rounded and deep, interesting people with growth to be done. There is an anonymous villian revealed at the end. I was so disappointed that the author did not fulfil the promise of the early chapters...the ending was not believable to me based on the way the characters were described as overcoming major fears seemingly without effort. I'd love to give the opening chapters to a more skilled author to do a better job with. This might be a good ...more
Ali
Oct 10, 2013 Ali rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
i wanted more knitting. the two couples with budding relationships seemed too similar: (view spoiler)

also, some romance tropes i could do without: (view spoiler)
Sheila Schwartz
Oct 15, 2015 Sheila Schwartz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Ridgway's ability to write Gabe's unmistakable darkness and torment make his journey into Cassandra's light a read worth savoring......Cassandra's unquestionable desire to save Gabe and his to escape his pain make their happily ever after so much more meaningful, especially with Cassandra's shadows that her humor hides and no one but Gabe sees. Their story.... and Dean's and Marly's complete this trilogy of remarkable sisters and their unparalleled men !
Robin
Jun 05, 2016 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this sweet, well-written book. Cassandra wants nothing more than she wants love and a family. Her neighbor and landlord Gabe has a self destructive streak due to a tragedy in his past. They are drawn to each other despite the risks of being hurt. This book can be read as a stand alone story, though it the third in a trilogy. All three books were great! I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Jenny
Oct 08, 2015 Jenny rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This is the last of the Billionaire's Beach trilogy and it's now Cassandra Riley & Gabe Kincaid's turn to take their friendship to the romantic level in Malibu, CA. I liked how this book incorporated all of the characters from the past books and tied up loose ends with a happy ending.
Thanks to CR's California Girls for the copy of this book.
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