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What We Won't Do For Love (Love, Lies & Lust #1)

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The Love, Lies & Lust Series begins . . .
Octavia Ellis is a sexy and independent woman who plays it safe when it comes down to relationships. She lives by one rule: keep it strictly sexual. Octavia is living her life just the way she wants. No man. No issues. No drama. When she meets the handsome Damon Whitmore, everything changes. Octavia soon finds that Damon has be
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Published (first published 2009)
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Kim
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Mz. Robinson has a new fan in me. I could not put this book down from the very first page. Octavia was some piece of work, I couldn't decide if I loved her or hated her. Damon seemed like every womans dream, and these two were so hot together. Beau, all I have to say is whoa....didn't see that coming at all. This book had it all, love, sex, and definitely lies, so it truly lives up to its title and wow what a shocking ending. This is a must read.
Lady Raven RAVE!
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BRIEF SUMMARY
Octavia is successful, single, and only wants sexual relationships, not emotional, with the men she’s come across. She meets Damon, who makes her rethink her rules and relationship. Octavia soon meets Beau, thus starting a downward spiral of a love triangle.

THOUGHTS
This was a very… interesting read. The series is called ‘Love, Lies & Lust’, and I think the author lived up to the title of the series. There were so many lies, I could
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Lady Raven RAVE!
http://www.romancenoveljunkies.com for readers.

BRIEF SUMMARY
Octavia is successful, single, and only wants sexual relationships, not emotional, with the men she’s come across. She meets Damon, who makes her rethink her rules and relationship. Octavia soon meets Beau, thus starting a downward spiral of a love triangle.

THOUGHTS
This was a very… interesting read. The series is called ‘Love, Lies & Lust’, and I think the author lived up to the title of the series. There were so many lies, I could
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
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5 STARS
Genre: African American Romance with Suspense
Setting: Atlanta,Ga


What We Won't Do For Love had me goin crazy i think Mz.Robinson did an excellent job with the storylines and the plot. The lust was on point, the sex was on point and the twist and turns left me doin double takes. I think i said the phrase OH HELL NO atleast 9 or 10 times. And the ending was a SHOCKER causing me to back track right after i get my HEA ending. WTF. I'm talkin HUGE SHOCKER that i never saw co
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Yvette
Feb 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
All Octavia want from a man is sex. She live by the rule of keeping it srictly sexual, that is until she meets Damon Whitmore! Damon is fine as ever, smooth as silk, and wealthy! Its not long before Mr. Whitmore has Ms. Octavia coming back for more than just the bomb love making he puts down! When Octavia is ready to give in to Damon Whitmore she has a wee bitty problem getting rid of a sexy hustler that she's slept with. He wants her to himself and so does Damon. Damon is a business man who can ...more
Bennita
Aug 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Octavia is off the chain. I don't know many women that can just have sex with whoever-whenever without emotions attached, but she pulls it off. At times I wondered how this professional woman would even associate with thugs but I guess that's the excitement of the situation. It was nice to see how Octavia slowly falls in love but you also see her struggle to give up that control and let someone in. Great read. Can't wait for the next book.
Kristal Taylor
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my gosh the Epilogue now I didn't see that coming. Damon set this all up to get
Octavia. I'm really outdone. They met and got married in this book.
Ms.Toni
Jan 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Decent story. Kept my attention making for an easy read. Full of drama AND errors. *looking at all the 5-star reviews/ratings and wondering if people have ever read a properly edited book* 3.75
OOSA
Jul 18, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What We Won't Do For Love

Octavia Ellis is a smart, attractive, and independent woman who only needs a man for one thing and that is sex. Well, that is until she meets Damon Whitmore. He changes her world by giving her more than just that. He gives her what every female wants in life - true love. He has fallen in love with her before she realizes what he truly means to her, but she has not stopped getting hers on the side. This is where Beau comes in the picture. Beau is a hardcore gangster that
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Me'Tova Hollingsworth
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a surprise ending! This was the first book I read by Mz. Robinson and I was not disappointed. She kept my attention the whole time with breathtaking events that left me on the edge of my seat and wanting more. Octavia was a beautiful, educated, independent, successful woman with trust issue who knew what she wanted from men, or so she thought. She some how managed to get involved with Beau, a murdering, drug dealing, thug that looked good on the outside, but ended up taking her through ...more
Shawnda Hamilton
OMG!!!!! What can i say this book was great from page one to the very last page... This book shows the measure a person will go for Love and the things that they are willing to do to keep secrets hidden. The roller Coaster Ride that Beau, Damon Whitmore, and Octavia Ellis tooK me on was amazing .. I cannot not believe how deadly lie, secrets and deceit could be but believe me once i finished this book I understood from the bottom of my heart.. This emotional tales has so many twist and turn that ...more
Erica
Oct 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book by Mz. Robinson. I will say, it did start off a little slow but the more I read, things started speed up quickly. I really like the main character in the book, Octavia. She was smart, very independent and classy. She was so use dealing with men on her own terms with no strings attached. I also thought she was afraid to date or get to series with someone until she meet Damon. Damon was the opposite of what she had dealt with in the past and showed her love much love. Unfortuna ...more
Natasha
Loved Octavia! Even though I wanted to slap some sense into her about messing with Beau. From the start I just couldn't see why she even dealt with him, just wasn't worth it. Damon seemed like a great catch, who wouldn't fall for him, right? The epilogue was a jaw dropper though. I must see what happens after the wedding. Also hope to hear a little more on Shontay and Kenny in the next book since their marriage had its share of issues. If you like drama with some romance and a little suspense to ...more
Aleta Williams
Jul 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What we won't do for love is an awesome read. A true Virgo Octavia is? She's classy, sexy, a go getter and a no nonsense type of diva. I loved how the author told the story; I felt as if she was talking to me directly She know what she wants and that was to stay single. That's was until she met Daemon,, but the lust she had for Beau got her caught up. They both were crazy, but I was feeling both of them with their fine self... The title matches the story, boy what people want do for love.... A m ...more
Valerie
This is my first book by Mz Robinson, and I am impressed. Glad that I have the series to read back to back because it's one that, I do want to read back to back.

This book is about the relationships ups and downs between several couples....

Some of the characters want to love, some of them are afraid to love and some of them need to find love within, before looking for love from someone else.

I Loved Octavia and Damon... But that ending got me...

Can't wait to read about Kenny and Shontay in the n
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Angelia
Dec 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
LOVE, SEX and LIES what more can you ask for.....Octavia insist on NOT having a relationship pass "friends with benfits" status.....Then in walks Damon Whitmore.....Damon is every woman's fantasy and then some......then here comes Beau thus the story unfolds.... I bought this book because I saw that the author was from Alabama and so am I needless to say Mz. Robinson has a new fan....Keep up the GREAT work looking forward to reading more from you......
Barbara
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-book-shelf





What We Won't do For Love by Author MZ Robinson is an excellent book. The Characters Octavia and Damon will take you thru lots of drama. Octavia falls for Damon but also finds herself mixed up with a bad boy named Beau, but is Damon really who she thinks he is? The story line is great. The characters are very well developed. This story will have you turning the pages to find out what will happen next.

I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves a great story line
Karma Jones
Jul 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just the right combination of a love story/triangle, thriller, humor and romance! I always love if the ending of a book makes me question everything I just read and wonder "did I miss something" ? Fantastic storyline .. looking forward to rest of the series.

Thanks again to Barbara Morgan for the recommendation..if your not friends with her add her to your list. Her reviews are dead on.

Now.. on to Part 2
Tasha Nichole
Nov 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What can I say? This book is very descriptive. Me, being a visual person, loved all the details! Lawd! It got hot in here within the first ten pages! I love how Octavia fell in love with Damon. I didn't understand her need to fool around with Beau, who turned out to be a straight psychotic killer. I am even more enthralled after reading how Damon setup her "accidents" and having his homeboy watch her.
Athena
Jan 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Mz Robinson is quickly becoming becoming one of my favorite authors. I have enjoyed every book that I have read by her and "What We Wont Do for Love" did not disappoint. I fell in love with every aspect of Octavia and Ellis's relationship. Mz Robinson has a way of writing that engages the reader and keeps them wanting more. After reading this book, I cant believe that I've waited so long to start this series and I look forward to reading book 2.
Sheda
Mar 26, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book started off extremely slow and all over the place. It picked up about 3/4th of the way and I was hooked!!!! Very surprised at the ending however it did cross my mind that it could possibly be D. I think the book would have been better if it developed Beau's character a little more. His story seemed kind of just put together. However, I am on to part 2 of the series!!
Kat
Dec 06, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It was hard for me to finish this book. I cannot go into much detail without giving the story away. However, I just have to mention the part when Octavia had to twerk and/or do a butty clap to distract someone, hoping he wouldn't kill her....REALLY!?!? I do not understand all of the five start ratings. Needless to say, I am done with this series.
Nicole
May 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I knew Beau was gonna do some stupid ish. What I didn't expect was Damon to set the entire thing up. You also find out that he's the reason Octavia got into the car accident & was almost raped. Something is up with him, I just don't know what yet.
Born True Bethea
May 23, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
So damn slow and so typical. It reminds me of those stupid chick flicks where you find out that love was here all along. I literally had to force myself to read up to seventeen chapters and i was like, i can't read no more. SOrry.
Andrea Williams
Jul 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was great!

I been having this book for a while and just now reading it. I'm glad I did, this book played out like a lifetime movie in my head I was so into it. A lot of suspense and thrills. I will definitely recommend this book and I plan to finish this series.
Latoya Woods
Apr 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really good book! Easy to read! Real page turner! Can't wait to read the second installment of this series!
Adriane
Sep 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book; lots of drama!
Tawanna
Jun 07, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
GREAT read!
Yvetter
Sep 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the series I wish it didn't gave to end
Yolanda Moore
Mar 27, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


I was totally surprised at the end to find out Damon's involvement. Can't wait to find out what happens next. I
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Mz Robinson is a native of Huntsville, Alabama. As a child, writing poetry became one of her many hobbies. It wasn't until much later in life, that she reconnected with her love for writing and began to pen short stories. After falling in love with the characters she created, she turned one of her short stories, into her debut novel: What We Won't Do For Love. She took a break from writing to purs ...more
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