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The second in a series of erotic novellas, each featuring different women whose lives are changed by Ramon Mendez, a handsome, charismatic lover of women...

Thirty-six-year-old Emma's life looks as perfect as could be. She loves her straight-laced husband Gary, who has given her three beautiful children and a secure life. But something is missing in her marriage. Gary hardl
ebook, 172 pages
Published January 2nd 2013 by Random House Australia
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Shirley Frances
Jan 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.50 stars

Emma is married with three children. As a lot of couples experience once children come into the picture, Emma and her husband have drifted apart. Their lives have become routine. While her husband's focus is on work, hers is on the children and the home. Emma still loves her husband and longs for the days past when with just one look they were all over each other. She is supportive of her husband's career and appreciates all he does for the family, but she can't help but think that he
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Ramon is back and this time he has set his sights on a new woman. Set a few months (this my guess) after the first book Breaking the Rules, this second novella, Bloom, focuses on Ramon’s working life. Ramon is working as a fitness trainer, but don’t worry: he is still working on his PhD when he happens to meet Emma who appears to be his next case. Emma has seen him around the park where she walks her dog and has been admiring h
Jan 25, 2014 rated it liked it
These were a cute read. It was also quick.

I will say that I just didn't connect with Ramon as much as I was hoping I would. I wanted to like him and thought that things would end differently in the first book, but when I got to the second book I thought, okay maybe this will end how I expect, no not so much. He is like the modern day Don Juan. He is out to provide his services to awaken women's sexual pleasure as well as make them realize what they want out of a relationship. NOW that being sai
Joanna  Mongelluzzo
Jan 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
Kate Belle does it again!!!

She brings Ramon back and oh YUMMY!

This second book is about a married stayed at home mother with kids. Since getting older and having kids Emma has put on some weight and on top of that her marriage with Gary isn't all that great. Gary works 72 hours a week and when he is home he lays in front of the TV or goes to sleep. She tries to seduce him but his excuse always is that he is tired. She feels she isn't getting anything from him because of her weight so she start
Jan 17, 2013 rated it liked it
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I really enjoyed the first book in this series so I was looking forward to Bloom but unfortunately I didn’t enjoy this as much as Breaking The Rules.

The main issue is that this book centres on adultery and in its own way implies that sometimes cheating is not only acceptable but necessary.

Emma is stuck in a less than perfect marriage. Her husband is hardly ever around and when he is he either sleeps, ignores her, or condescends her. He never helps around t
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
Yet another steamy sexy erotic book by Kate Belle with our favorite leading man Ramon. I am typical into reading Romance novels because the characters usually end up together. This one is a little different.

Emma is your typical 30 something housewife with 3 kids and a busy husband who works all the time. She has let herself go and carries a little extra weight on her, so to tone up and get her body back in hopes are igniting the spark between her and her husband Gary she decided to join Boot Cam
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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He’s back!! Ramon Mendez is once again bringing his sexual skills to light. We follow Emma - a 36 year old from the suburbs. This wife and mother of three is feeling low. She thinks her life is ‘dull’, has lost the excitement it had prior to having her children. She has gained weight, had let her children ‘run amuck’, and has lost the intimacy in her marriage.

Emma and her best friend Lisa enroll in a fitness boot camp. The teacher is none other than Ramon. During classes - Ramon takes extra tim
Paula  Phillips
Feb 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Bloom is what either love or lust can do to a person . It can help us to bloom into a gorgeous person that we are inside , it can help us bloom from a caterpillar to a butterfly and spread our wings or in the case of this novel spread our legs to all our sexual fantasies.
Bloom tells the tale of Ramon and Emma and well ... Gary. For weeks on end , Emma has been out walking their dog Nag when she spots a handsome runner , fascinated by him she heads home and dreams of her sexual encounters with h
Jan 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
In this book we find out that sexy Ramon, PHD candidate from Breaking the Rules, has a day job as an instructor at a gym. Emma is a mid 30’s stay at home mom who has put on some weight and has lost her self-respect. Her husband works all the time and her kids treat her like dirt. She can’t remember when the last time she and her husband made love. Emma is determined to get herself out of her rut and so joins a boot-camp at the gym. Ramon helps Emma to once again see herself as a vibrant, sexy wo ...more
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to me free of charge through NetGalley for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

Really interesting tale that had my attention the whole time. The pace was wonderful and the characters engaging. Great dynamic in the relationship that made it very believable. Beautiful storytelling that entertained the whole time!

It had really great flow and did the job of making me think at times. I love a book that taps into my e
Jan 29, 2013 rated it it was ok
I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. Thank you.

This one was a much easier read than the first one in the series.

Personally I don't care for adultery. I don't see how 2 sex affairs would bring you closer to your husband.

Emma has fallen into body image issues and is running the family solitary. Her husband works hard to provide for his family and is often too tired to partake in sex. Emma wants the romance back with her husband.

Ramon is teaching a body boot camp
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Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
With Ramon as her main character in these novellas Kate Belle knows how to make learning about ones self erotic. This is the second book in this series and just as good as the first. Ramon steps in and helps women discover their true sensual nature along with helping them discover what they want and how to go about getting it. This is not just an erotic novel Kate shares with us but a story that we can all relate to at some level. I recommend this novella to all who have an open mind and who cra ...more
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Kate Belle proves with her novellas that she is an accomplished and very talented author. Her command of language and distinct style in using it, ensures these erotic stories are told with class and charisma. Her ability to portray sexy Ramon as the consummate lover and educator of women in the art of making true love, transcends many other authors abilities. Roll-on number 3 novella please, Ms Belle.
Angela Noviana
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Though the story is better than Breaking The Rules, but still I quite don't like it. Really? A marriage woman cheating on her husband? Not my cup of tea. Although she realized what she did was wrong, I can't accept that. Still she's cheating, enjoy it, and did it more than once. That's why I gave one star. It's just not my taste.
Jan 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Hot hot hot loved this book mom wife feeling unloved and not appreciated she tries with her husband but there's always an excuse tired from work etc along comes Ramos who knows just what to do.definitely recommend this book :) ...more
Kat (idangerous)
This one was better than the first one.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it liked it
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Just not feeling the whole Ramon - sex god, life changer stories.
Jan 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
A great story Ramon teaches Emma to know what she wants in her marriage and she builds confidence to change things at home
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Kate is a multi-published author of dark, sensual love stories that will mess with your head. Her interests include talking to strangers, collecting unread books, and ranting about the world’s many injustices. She writes regularly about women, relationships, sexuality and books on her blog, The Ecstasy Files. She is also the creator of the Eros in Action writing sex workshop.
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