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Real Men Do It Better

(Tempting SEALs #3)

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A quartet of popular romance authors present four erotic novellas of love and passion in an anthology that includes ''For Maggie's Sake'' by Lora Leigh, Susan Donovan's ''Bed and Breakfast,'' ''Siren's Call'' by Lori Wilde, and Carrie Alexander's ''His Body Electric."
Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Dina
*** NOTE: This rating is for Lora Leigh's FOR MAGGIE'S SAKE only! ***

This was a nice surprise. I disliked the 1st 2 stories in LL's Tempting SEALs series, so I didn't have high expectations about this 3rd installment. But I wanted to give it a try anyway, because I'd been told that the series got better as it progressed. Well, I'm glad I did. This was a very enjoyable quick read, and I liked both Joe and Maggie. He was "the perfect alpha": protective and dominant, but not agressive and overbeari
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Daisiemae
Feb 10, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Romance and Erotic Lovers
Recommended to Daisiemae by: Look for books by Lora Leigh
It is rare that I read an anthology and like all of the stories. Usually there is at least one that I dislike, or couldn't get into. Happily this was not the case when I read this book.

His Body Electric by Carrie Alexander

Karen bought the old house in the country to get away. Tired of the hustle and bustle of the big city, she want to work on her art and fix up her run down farmhouse.

Gabe is afraid of human contact, (I won't get into why..gotta read it for yourself) and has separated himself fr
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Tammy
Wow! Now I understand what all of the fuss over this book was about. Laura was right in saying it deserves more than 5 stars!

I think I personally enjoyed Susan Donovan's story the most, partly because I have never read anything by this author before. For quite some time I've been looking for an author who has a witty writing style that can tickle my funny bone, but yet can still pull off the erotica theme. The dialogue between Jorey and Kate was entertaining and funny and very believable. The de
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Heather
Sep 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of Nauti boys
Recommended to Heather by: Collette
Shelves: erotica
Again, I only read the Tempting SEAL book by Lora Leigh in this anthology but I really liked it a lot!

The chemistry was sizzling between Joe and Maggie. There is a lot of drama and angst, but the heroine wasnt TSTL! I liked that ;) The intense drama only added to my enjoyment of the story, and in true Lora Leigh fashion, I was not disappointed!

This is a great series and Im looking forward to the next story!

xo
Books Ring Mah Bell
Word on the street is that Mary Lou Retton LOVES Lora Leigh books.

I myself do not.
(That's unfair, really, since I have never read one, but the whole heat seeking moisture missile into warm love valley seems like it would get old after a bit.)




Shucks.
I guess it's just me getting old!

Read on, Mary Lou Retton, READ ON!
Cara
Jul 30, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fun-or-frivolity
This was on display right as you walk in the front door of the library. I thought, "The library owns erotic romance? Really???" So of course, I had to pick it up. Unfortunately, it's more romance novel than erotica.

Overall, I guess I enjoyed this book. There were some hot scenes, and I became interested in what would happen to two of the four couples in the the book. The writing was bad, though, and the storylines were blazingly stupid. A dude gets struck by lightning and becomes permanently ele
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Colleen (NerdyWoman) Kayter
The four stories in this anthology could be worthy of more than 3 stars if there were more to the stories themselves. Maybe I'm too picky, but having read longer stories by Lora Leigh and Lori Wilde, I'm frustrated when the conflict is all but non-existent and the hasty conclusion arrives... it's like having sex with a self-absorbed lover. Leaves me wanting more.

I picked up this book for the Lora Leigh story, For Maggie's Sake (Tempting SEALs Book 3). I feel sorry for any reader who has not alre
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Netanella
Author Lora Leigh is in her element here for erotic romantic suspense. The recently widowed heroine is accused of the misdeeds of her husband, and her first boyfriend and DEA agent comes to her rescue. There's convoluted melodrama that her dead husband was whacked out and was motivated almost entirely by jealously of the wife's first boyfriend, with whom he pretended a best friend relationship. Very Jerry Springer. The smex, however, was smoking, as was the emotional connection for such a shorte ...more
Linda
Mar 29, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wish-list
A short story where Maggie needs protection and Joe is there for her. The one who got away and the disaster that followed on the break up. Quick read, endearing people and fluffy smut.
Miss Kim
Jan 07, 2009 rated it really liked it
geez - could the title be cheesier? *cough* I 'have' to read it because it's part of the series :)
Lorraine.Hates.Cliffhanger.Endings!
Short hot and yet more information about the bad guys in the form of journals
CB
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-f, paperback
Sexy! Each book is following a formula but Lora Leigh writes each character so uniquely they are all very entertaining and HOT HOT HOT with intriguing stories that have you rooting for all the MC's all the way through, plus the stories build on each other and that just makes them even more engaging.
Marie
Jul 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. A quick read. The story of Joe & Maggie. Lots of passion. ...more
Linda
Jan 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone over 18
Recommended to Linda by: LL Chatters
The reason I read this book was for the story "For Maggie's Sake" by Lora Leigh which is the 3rd story in her "Tempting Seals" series. But I read all four of the stories in this anthology. I really liked Lora's story but I enjoyed the others in this book.

In Lora Leigh's FOR MAGGIE'S SAKE, Maggie Chavez from Leigh's sexy Navy SEALs series is in protective custody with a member of her former lover's SEALs team. Joe, her ex-lover, thinks Maggie is hiding information from him about a powerful drug l
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Monique Atgood
Mar 31, 2012 rated it really liked it
A collection of 4 short stories.

For Maggie's Sake I give it an A+.
I actually bought this book for this story. It tells what happened to Maggie who was a minor character in another Leigh book.

Heroine was the widow of a dirty DEA agent. His best friend and her first lover has to protect her from a gang of hired killers who along with the authorities, believe Maggie knows where her dead husband left some crucial evidence.

It ties up loose ends from the novel nicely, and has an AMAZING amount of emot
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Oleta Blaylock
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
FOR MAGGIE'S SAKE
LORA LEIGH

This story picks up just weeks after the ending of Dangerous Games. Maggie Samuels has been implicated by her dead husband, Grant Samuels, into the drug deals that he was killed over. Maggie is the daughter of a newspaper man and she loves Joe Merino. She left him because she didn't think that Joe would ever love her. She didn't realize that Grant just married her as revenge against Joe. Maggie is a smart woman that just wants a husband and family. She wants to help wi
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Mollie *scoutrmom*
Jan 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: fans of steamy romance
Wow! Some better than I expected, others not so hot. I'm still happy with the overall project.

Though Lora Leigh's story is a prequel to her Seals series, it is only marginally linked and could serve as a stand-alone. The series does not need this to be complete. On its own, it is a great tale with characters whose motivations you get to know.

One theme I noticed in two of these stories is a history of the guy messing up the relationship in its early stages when things begin to matter, he gets sca
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Jane
Aug 28, 2013 rated it liked it
This is the story that follows directly after Dangerous Games. Joe, our tortured DEA boss finally faces his demons and the woman he's loved since she walked away from him and married Grant. (Save that Grant did manipulate her into the marriage).
It's a pretty good story. Though I have the same problem with this as I did the last book. Too much sex and too silly a conflict between the two main characters.

My pet-piv with romance has always been a irritating and childish female character, and at ti
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Lynsey
Nov 20, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-suspense
All the stories in this anthology are entertaining, but by far the best one is For Maggies Sake and so my rating is mainly driven by that one.

As always, Lora Leigh's story is filled with sexual tension, passion and characters that you really want to see together. Joe is another dominating alpha male lead who will increase your pulse and make your heart melt.

Maggie is a little contradictory for me. She was definitely likeble, but I have to say that I didn't really understand the why they split u
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m e r
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
I read For Maggie's Sake by Lora Leigh

More like 3½

This is anthology. Hence, my review will be total brief. First of all, I felt really bad for Joe because he treated his best friend (Grant) as a brother but dude betrayed him, he's a low profile, modest (loved him for that) but his best friend envied him thus led to hatred and treacherous, he fell in love with his best friend's wife a.k.a. Maggie (even before the girl got married) but he was dumb for not taking his chance to love her in the first
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Jenn Scranton
Nov 13, 2012 rated it it was ok
I did not realize that this was yet another compilation of novellas until it was too late...

The first novella I did actually like. The electric man... it even sounds hot, right? But here lies my problem of novellas. Total lack of pertinent detail. I really wish this story was a true novel because I really like the premise of it! I want to know more about hisback story, his accident, and know more about his thoughts!

The biggest frustration of a novella... No real conclusion. It basically ended w
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Erica
I got this book mainly to read "For Maggie's Sake" as it is the next in the Tempting Seals series that I am reading by Lora Leigh, and that one was worth getting the book for all by itself. Usually for me, Lora Leigh is very hit or miss, but this one was a hit. The other three books were a bonus. The one about the guy hit by lightning was a tad boring for me, but the one about the girl stuck in New Mexico and the last one about the treasure hunt in the ocean were pretty darn entertaining. It's a ...more
Michelle ✧✦serieslover✦✧
For Maggie's Sake
Joe Merino and Maggie Samuels
3.5/5 Stars

For Maggie's Sake is a novella and the third book of Tempting SEALs series by Lora Leigh. It was also part of the anthology, Real Men Do It Better.

Favorite Quotes
"No. Hear me out. Now. I don't want to ever be that stupid again, Maggie. I don't want to ever forget the agony I felt every day that you lived under his roof, that I thought he lived in your heart. Because I don't want to ever be that stupid again, Maggie. Ever.." -J
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Jessica Alcazar
Sep 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: library-traded
I've only read Lora Leigh's story as it was part of the Tempting Seals series I was reading and of course it was AWESOME as all her books are!

Now that Ive read the rest, the book drops to 1 star!

All I have to say is .... lighting rod? really? ~~~ colorful auras (not metaphorically mind you, but VISUALLY) really?! but WAIT ... there's more...a sex toy designed from an ancient artifact? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!?!?!?!

I have no more to say. Reading this book insulted my intelligence. These authors should be
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Mel Auslan Osborne
Feb 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
Ok let me start by saying I have only read book 1 I have yet to get the others so I am not reviewing the complete set just 1 story......
Contains a spoiler!!!!!!

Ok so it was a short story (only 80 pages long)..... It was a wierd book that sort of done nothing, they had problems they fixed without doing anything, found what they needed, were found by the bad guys, then saved by the good guys, then lived happily ever after..... Are you kidding me.....No Really!!!!! I want to know? Where is the stor
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Angel Padillo
There were some interesting stories inside this anthology.

For Maggie's Sake was by far the best of the 4 stories. The other 3 were just a tad bit strange. His Body Electric started off all kinds of weird. But turned out to be not that bad. Bed And Breakfast had some interesting moments. Siren's Call was just a bit off the wall.

I can't remember which story it was that just had terrible writing. Multiple times things were repeated to the point it was annoying i.e. and higher, and higher, and hig
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Cindy
Jan 15, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Good read. The Lora Leigh story is #3 in the Tempting SEALS series and is directly linked to Dangerous Games. Order matters.

1. Honk If You Love Real Men (Reno’s Chance)
2. Dangerous Games
3. Real Men Do It Better (For Maggie’s Sake)
4. Hidden Agenda’s
5. Killer Secrets
6. Rescue Me anthology (Atlanta Heat)


The other stories aren't linked to anything that I know of - all are good.
Maria
Feb 13, 2010 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, erotica
First I have to say that I have only read Lora Leighs tempting Seals #3.
It took me awhile to recognize Joe Merino from book #2, the feel of the character was very different in this book. I thought he was older for one. And I wasn´t completely comfortable with Maggie either. She just cried all the time.
No this story felt rushed and incomplete. But I still enjoy Ms Lighs flowing language so I gave the story two stars.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Four novellas in an anthology of hot and sexy contemporaries. I love the format and the 'hot' factor of the stories. I just wish the stories were a bit better. Whether the characters were shorting out electricity with sex, getting stranded in a B&B, fighting the mob, or diving for glass dildos the plots just weren't that good. This could be the weakness inherent in the shorter fiction format. But each of the stories left me wanting in it's own way. Still I'd give it a 3.5 stars. ...more
Michelle Tempted By Books
Aug 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
*Sigh* While once again I loved the Lora Leigh contribution I found that I also really enjoyed the other stories as well. One must remember that this is an erotic book so the main plot is the sex. Anything beyond the sex is a plus. As all of these stories had a plot with realistic characters and semi believable situations I would say A+ I will say I didn't love ALL of the scenarios and characters but I am still going with a top rating again.
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