Turn It Up
Maxwell Turner considers his stubborn and resourceful attitude a plus. After all, it usually gets him what he wants—except for Natasha Bellingham. The long-time family friend may be ten years older than he, but so what? He’s plenty old enough to know they belong together. Now all he has to do is convince her.
Over the past few ...more
So, worried as I was, I was thrilled to see that that wasn't the case with Turn It Up. Tasha had issues, oh yes she did, but they stemmed from abandonment issues rather than age issues. And it thrilled me to see that she consciously tried to open herself up to Max. Usually the women are trying t ...more
Natasha "Tasha" Bellingham is a 34-year-old architect who's decided she needs to have a baby before she's 35. Since her string of loser boyfriends hasn't been very promising, she's decided to go a more "clinical" route. As the story opens, she's hung over from her "last hurrah" before she settles down and begins a more healthy and pregnancy-centric lifestyle.
Maxwell Tu ...more
The older woman trope is a favorite of mine beings as I'm an 'older woman' to my husband.
This one was well done. I'm sure that many women can relate to the baby hunger the heroine suffers from. The hero is super sweet and super determined that they are going to be together.
The fact that everyone didn't think they should be together seems fairly realistic but I wish that the naysayer would have had a better rationale. ...more
I am anal about reading books in order. So even though this is book #2, I would read it before Turn It On - Book #1, which is about Maxine, Junior's sister and takes place after Junior and Tasha's story. Both are awesome books.
How I got this book: Purchased
I’m not usually a big fan of baby stories, but I’ve come to learn that with Arend, what you see is not always what you get. We first met Max and Natasha in Turn It On, the first book in the Turner Twin Series. Although this one is a prequel, it was great to see Max and Natasha in a different light.
Natasha is starting to feel her biological clock ticking, and when she has one last night on the town, her drunken self acci ...more
Tasha can hear her biological clock ticking. At 34 years old, she wants to have a baby and has decided to go at it alone. As one last hurrah before she gives up coffee, sweets and alcohol, she goes out and drinks way too much. Very drunk, she spills her secret about her plans for having a child to her good friend Maxwell Turner.
Max has been very attracted to Tasha for a long time. But because he is only 24 and his family ...more
I really liked Max, loved that he knew at a really young age that he loved and wanted Tasha and that he took advantage of what Tasha wanted, a baby, to get what he wanted, Tasha. He went about it with a ruthlessness that was subtle and sneaky. I was even charmed by Tasha's reticence and understood why she had it.
There were so many great parts that had me tear ...more
I enjoyed this one, though not as much as the first in the series. Tasha's hang-ups about relationships made sense in the beginning, but the longer she held herself back the more I questioned the fact that she was 34 years old. Even though men mature a lot slower than women, Max was definitely the more mature of the two when it came to love.
I liked that Max knew what he wanted and went about getting it. He didn't screw around or ...more
Maxwell Turner has been in love with Natasha Bellingham for a while, however, due to their age difference she refuses to see him as anything more than a friend. So, when she drunkenly confesses to him one night that she is planning to have a baby via artificial insemination, he knows he has got to stop her. After all, she has a man right here willing to give her anything she wants, including children, all he has to do is convince her...
Before I start this review, I'm giving you a disclaimer: th
I like that the Lila situation was not resolved in the end, although I don't get her disapproval (/disappointment?) towards Tasha.
This "reversed" May-December story was charming, mostly because of Max.
- the dry hump scene at the building-site > wow...
- porch swing scene > double wow...
- ultrasound scene > sweet and emotional
The book TURN IT UP is a prequel to was TURN IT ON. I have fond memories of TURN IT ON as it was my very first unsolicited ARC-review request and it was my first encounter and the beginning of a beautiful bookish online relationship with the fabulous and lovely Vivian Arend. Soon after I reviewed TURN IT ON in January 2010 I discovered ...more
She wants it. He's got it...and a whole lot more.Turner Twins, Book 2Maxwell Turner considers his stubborn and resourceful attitude a plus. After all, it usually gets him what he wants-except for Natasha Bellingham. The long-time family friend may be ten years older than he, but so what? He's plenty old enough to know they belong together. Now all he has to do is convince her.Over the past few years Natasha's love life has degenerated into a series of bad cliches. Her biological clock is tickin
Now, I really wanted to love this story. I love May/December stories (tho here it's more May/July LOL) and the key to a successful older/younger relationship is the maturity l ...more
Her books are all standalone reads with no cliffhangers. They're humorous yet emotional, with sexy-times and happily-ever-afters. Vivian pretty much thinks she's got the be ...more