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The Naughty Never Die (Seduction #2)

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The Beauty--a chronic people pleaser who's had enough of her goody-two-shoes life

Since her mother's untimely death, crusader Josephine Callahan has served as New Jersey's First Lady. Acting as her father's official hostess in the governor's mansion is tantamount to living in a fishbowl, which makes S-E-X extremely difficult. On the brink of a nervous breakdown, frustrated
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Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published February 5th 2013 by LK Books
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Steph
Aug 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The cover might indicate a cutesy piece of fluff, but The Naughty Never Die is anything but! Josie and Ryder had amazing chemistry (not to mention incredibly hot sex scenes), but the evolution of their relationship felt natural and unforced. The scenes between the prim and proper lady and the down and dirty mercenary were both funny and moving at times, and when the two are trying to outmaneuver each other, I literally was laughing out loud! The suspense element was so well done and full of twis ...more
LaDonna
Mar 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The title and cover of this book are very deceiving ... this is a great thriller! Okay, I guess it could easily fall into the romantic thriller genre, but the thriller part is much better than most classified as such. There is romance, and family drama in more than one family; there is sex, and while some of it is not of the consenting kind, and quite a bit of it of rather strange kinds, none of it is overly graphic. In other words if you are seeking smut, this isn't the book for you. On the oth ...more
Susie
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, 2013, mysteries, humor
DJ Ryder has been hired to scare the First Lady of NJ, Josie, (her dad is the Governor) into taking her security seriously, so he kidnaps her and her dog (despite his fear of dogs) and takes her to his family's cabin to look after her. Meanwhile, accidents are happening at the Governor's mansion and they are unsure if Josie is the target or just all of the First Family of NJ. Betrayals, deceptions, blackmail and some really unpleasant crimes come to play while Ryder tries his hardest to keep her ...more
Taadhameka Kennedy
I have such mixed feelings about this book. The love scenes are well written and very steamy. However, every female character in this book is called a slut, whore, tramp, etc. on just about every page. In the beginning of the book it seems the author is trying to advocate for women but by the end I just felt bad for them. They are all 'nymphomaniacs' with little to no redeeming qualities except the main female character and the sister of the main male character. It got to the point where it was ...more
Anna
Mar 01, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The premise was far-fetched, but fun. Unfortunately, this book failed the "lets Anna get a good night sleep" test and instead popped over into the "actually messes up Anna's sleep", so I stopped reading. The problem? In a fluffy romance novel, there's a pretty awful rape scene that just underscores the way the author throws weird sex scenes in throughout the book to titillate rather than move the plot and character development along. I stopped reading about 80% of the way through. ...more
Maria Costantino
What a great book. One minute I was laughing out loud and the next I was holding my breath. It's a little different than L.L. Kellogg's last book because, while this romance is just as hilarious, there's a serious, dark thriller element that any romantic suspense reader will enjoy. The two different sides of the plot create an entertaining roller-coaster read. Highly recommended. ...more
Debra Johnson
It was pretty good. There was a lot of action. In some ways, to much action. It was like she was trying to cram to much in. There was often to much detail about unimportant areas and not enough complexity in the areas that did matter.
I like Kellogg's books, book this one I have mixed feelings about.
Really, more like a 3.5 star.
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Melody
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Better than the first!

This book was way better than the first book in the series titled Hypnotic Seduction. It's been a year or so since I read that first book but I loved it and didn't think it could be better. This book has suspense and leaves you ready to learn what's going to happen next. You won't be able to put it down.
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Billie
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it! The characters were great. I enjoy reading romances when they are combined with suspense. I will definitely be on the look out for more books by Laurie Kellogg, she is now my favorite author. Don't pass up a chance to read her books. ...more
Karen
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Dang, I did not see this one coming. it is slightly over the top and fairly crude but a very exciting and entertaining love story. I liked the characters, even Lily. She made the BEST bad guy, bar none. Fun stuff. I also may have to soak my brain with bleach from the one scene.....uck.
Sheryl
May 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Good tension to go along with the steam

I enjoyed this book a lot—didn’t take me long to read it all. The characters were fleshed out really well. The mystery of who was responsible for the attempts on Josephine’s life kept you uncertain (although you’ll have a pretty clear idea) until the reveal. Very enjoyable!
Martha
Jun 14, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Josie and Ryder's relationship doesn't begin under the best of circumstances. Her father is governor and when her mother dies she takes over as his first lady. Ryder has his own issues with his scarred face from a dog mauling when he was a child and he harbers guilt for his mother's death that was not really his fault. Ryder was supposed to "kidnap" Josie as she tries to steal away for a private weekend with her boyfriend. A series of unfortunate events happen that eventually throw these two int ...more
Marti
The Naughty Never Die by L L Kellogg was a fun read! The title is a bit of a take off on a Billy Joel Song (Only the Good Die Young). The story was free and I "bought" it from Amazon.

Josephine, the Governor of New Jersey's daughter acts as his hostess. She is considered to be hot but untouchable. Her political views do not always win her political votes, but she perseveres. Her boyfriend was older and a councilman. He convinces her to "run away" for a weekend with him, so they can have time alon
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April
Jul 05, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed the first 140 pages or so of LL Kellogg's The naughty Never Die. The premise of a fake kidnapping of the governor's daughter, Josephine Callahan, by an ex Special Forces officer, DJ Ryder, starts off as amusing and fun (although I think it has been done before).

But then this book takes a very dark turn. I don't think I expected a girly, pink covered book to be so dark and grim. At least one character has to degrade and humiliate herself to save the others. There is nothing amusing abou
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S.H.
Dec 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been a huge fan of Ms Kellogg's for a while now but I think I'd have to say that this was my favorite book of hers. It was so exciting & in more ways than one. It was chock full of suspense & action as well as white-hot sexual tension & heat.

However, this book was so much more than just that. It was wonderfully intelligent, witty, sweet, touching & deep. I loved the psychological aspects of the story. The characters felt real & easy to relate to.

This book made me gasp, laugh aloud, sigh, p
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Megan Hannah
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Good read,HEA and no cliffhanger

This is the 2nd book I’ve read by this author and it was a good read. I enjoyed this one much more than the previous book in the series. The only thing I didn’t enjoy was, in the first book, there were characters who you wanted to know what happened to them. I thought the next book in the series would be about the next couple but it wasn’t. I actually enjoyed this one more than the first book, just slightly disappointed it was about a whole new set of characters.
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Nancy
Apr 29, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This romantic suspense story is about a "never do wrong" politician's daughter who basically goes off the wagon and when she decides to let her hair down gets kidnapped. Well, she thinks it's a kidnapping thanks to erroneous information. It really is an attempt to keep her safe until they learn the identity of who wants her dead.

The sadistic brains behind this is someone close to home (trying very hard not to spoil the story). I gave it 3 stars because of the kinky parts of the story which I su
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Sara Mcbride
Feb 17, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh goodness. This book was horrible. Even if you got it for free like me, do NOT read this stupid, horrible book. I think my intelligence level dropped to unbelievable lows. It was like a really poorly written soap opera, made for some crappy channel that no one even knows exists. My eyes hurt so bad from rolling them so often. It was cliched and dirty and dirty not in a good way. (view spoiler) ...more
Denise
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-goal
'The Naughty Never Die' is definitely a title that gives you an impression of what this book should be, yet it's so much more. The storyline was incredibly intriguing. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I loved the way this story played out. Full of action, suspense, mystery and some hot and steamy scenes. Josie is a great lead. I loved her compassion and her morals. She definitely surprised me with her transformation. Ryder is an awesome and sexy bad-ass. I loved watching his transf ...more
Don
Feb 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another home run by Laurie Kellogg!
Half way through this story I was getting a bit frustrated with trying to keep track of all the different twists and characters, it was starting to feel like one of the Soap Operas, but I'm glad I stuck with it. Plus, every time it looked like the main characters were going to be done in, the title helped me realize they were going to be ok. One other interesting tidbit...there was an awful lot of psycho analyzing being done by different people in this story. B
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Jessica
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I liked that some of the characters crossed over from the first book. The only thing I didn't like, and this goes for the first book as well, is that there is a secondary love story going on in the background that made you think the next book would follow their story...and then the next book is about totally different people. That has nothing to do with the story, mind you, but it was kind of disappointing to not find out how those characters ended up. Maybe they will be further in the series. T ...more
Dorothy Gagnon
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Abduction Charade

DJ Ryder was hired by The Governor to protect the Governor’s daughter. As a former Military ex Special Forces officer with sniper capabilities, he may be rough around the edges but one you could trust to follow through on all his responsibilities at all costs.

Little did he know when his military buddy highly recommended him for this secretive position, that his skills would be put to the test in more ways than one.

Suspense, mystery, murder, and romance, thrown in with laugh ou
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Daedreamer
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: nook
I almost DNF'd when reading this book, because it took me a long time to really get into the story and actually begin to care about any of the characters. Though I guess that could be due to the fact that at the beginning of the story practically everyone seems cold and guarded to each other. It was difficult to like or even connect to anyone. But the more the characters warmed up to each other, the more I warmed up to the story. I'm glad I persisted through reading it, because I did end up enjo ...more
Dena
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
Beauty IS only skin deep...

W g at a sweet love story, sprinkled with murder, mayhem and an abundance of sex crazed lunacy. Josie has a secret she hasn't remembered yet. Lily is a sneaky and conniving witch. Ryder and Steve have their hands full - literally and figuratively... and someone wants Josie dead. Jose's dad is waiting for Senate approval to become the next New Jersey Attorney General. The question is who will do anything to prevent Josie's memory from returning and ruin all kinds of pla
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Savsandy
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not Your Average Fairy Tale

"Captive Seduction" is a modern twist on Beauty and the Beast with some witty, funny and sometimes wicked dialogue. There were even a few belly laughs. I enjoy a well done romantic thriller and this second book in The Seduction series fills the bill for me. The main characters are engaging and almost as flawed as the rest of us. The plot premise is, if not unique, certainly different than I've come across. I read it in one sitting and totally forgot a conference call b
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Corie
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
I absolutely love Kellogg’s books and did not hesitate to buy this one the moment I saw it was available. I could not put it down. The characters were funny and touching, sweet and brass, and absolutely perfect for each other. I tend to stay away from romantic suspense books simply because I think so many of them fall short on one aspect, either not enough romance or not enough suspense. This book was a great blend, and there was no disappointment for me.
Black Butterfly
Nov 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ADULTS
Recommended to Black Butterfly by: AMAZON
SWEET ROMANTIC OVER THE TOP SEX SCENES, CRAZY KILLER, KIDNAPPING, DIRTY POLITICIANS, DRUGS, CUTE LITTLE DOGS AND FUNNY TOO. HOW DO YOU PROTECT SOMEONE WITHOUT THEM KNOWING YOU ARE, THAT'S A PROBLEM PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR RYDER IS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT. OF COURSE YOU KNOW RYDER & JOSIE ARE DESTINE TO END UP TOGETHER, EVEN THOUGH BOTH OF THEM FIGHT THEIR FEELINGS, AS THEY FIGHT THE BAD GUYS. I ENJOYED THE WHOLE BOOK AT TOMES IT WAS LOL FUNNY AND SPICY HOT, JUICY AND SEXY. ;D ...more
Paige
Feb 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
It took me a while to finish this novel, not because I didn't like it, but because life kept getting in the way of my reading.

At first I wasn't a fan of Ryder because he doesn't like dogs, but after it was explained I could forgive him for it. The rest of the book was pretty well read and kept me involved with the story. Very intricate plot that I didn't quite guess the villain of until the last couple of chapters.
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Ruth A Calvin
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was ok
Could have finished this book in half the time if all the sex was left out. Seems like everyone was oversexed. This book seemed to have too many plots going at the same time. I did skip pages to get to the STORY and out of the bedroom and back seats of cars. Read the prologue of another Kellogg book and it starts off horny again.

No thanks.

I had to agree with KYLARA JENSEN's review.

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Crystal Yawn
Jun 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story is not for the faint of heart. It is spicy. Governors daughter is "kidnapped" to save her life. There's romance, drama, suspense, raunchiness, friendships etc. Good read if you can handle it.
The warning should be more specific. This book contains hot sex, rape, orgies and homosexual activity.
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