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Heated Rush (The Wrong Bed #48)

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You know you're hard up when you have to buy a date...

But Annie Davis's big family reunion is looming, and she needs a stand-in man fast or she'll never hear the end of it. Any gorgeous guy will do. Her solution? The drop-dead-sexy man at the charity bachelor auction. His good looks and blue-collar background make him perfect for her! Or is he?

Sean Murphy has a bit of a su
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ebook, 384 pages
Published September 16th 2013 by Harlequin Special Releases (first published July 1st 2008)
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Dina
Jun 30, 2009 Dina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Dina by: Alathea Wright
This book has the same basic setup used in Slow Hands, the 1st book in the miniseries, but I didn't do so much eye rolling this time. The case of mistaken identity was more believable in this book because it wasn't dragged throughout the whole story, so there wasn't really a Big Misunderstanding and the Small Misunderstanding was easily cleared up on the H/h's 1st date. How good it is when people talk to each other! :)

Sean Murphy was a former gigolo - yes, he had been a male prostitute in the pa
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Mo
Apr 19, 2013 Mo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a great book. Being Irish some of the books I read with Irish characters are way "over the top" with 'stage-Oirish' Hollywood sayings like 'Begorra' and 'Begobs'. Sean Murphy is the real deal - the language he uses is the real thing - even the bad language (yes some of us Irish use it a bit too much) - think Ms Kelly must have some Irish connections. Apart from that the book is a great read - will be checking out her other books. Hopefully, there will be another "Irish" hero in one of t ...more
Mojca
Another sweet story in this two-book miniseries. I know, I know, it’s the word sweet. What on Earth could be sweet about a jaded (ex) gigolo being auctioned off – for a measly five thousand bucks – at a bachelor’s auction for needy kids to a day-care center owner so she could use him as a pretend boyfriend at her parents’ wedding anniversary?

Well, everything. ;)

The story starts at the same auction as in Slow Hands by the same author, where the mix-up by two harried printers leads to the all-Amer
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Nenette
Nov 25, 2011 Nenette rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Harlequin prides itself for still being in the business after 60 years.  From the ones I've read, I'd say that simplicity and  timelessness are their secrets. 

It's no different for this book.  Within its simple plot, fast-read quality and even the hot sexy scenes lies timeless lessons on love, family and self discovery.  Now that's very formulaic, but whoever concocted it knew what they were doing.
Fiona Marsden
Jun 26, 2017 Fiona Marsden rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was the companion book to Slow Hands by the same author. This is the gigolo Maddy thought she was getting. Instead, Annie, who is looking for a wholesome date to take home to her rural parents 35th wedding anniversary party, gets Sean Murphy.

I think it really works that Sean is a nice Irish boy gone wrong rather than a sleezy French gigolo. More Dermot Mulroney than Deuce Bigalow. Anyway, that's all in the past and Sean is now a business consultant.

Once again this was a surprisingly sweet b
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Monica
Jan 12, 2011 Monica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-challenge
Heated Rush is the follow-up book to Slow Hands (The Wrong Bed: Again and Again, #1). It is the story of the 2nd bachelor at the charity auction who had his bio mixed up, resulting in mistaken identity by the bidders.

Annie recently found out her boyfriend was a lying, married dirt bag and dropped him. Unfortunately she has a family reunion looming and can’t go home to her close-knit family without the boyfriend she has talked so much about unless she explains why they aren’t dating anymore. Out
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TC
Jan 30, 2012 TC rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So what happened to Bachelor #20?

This book can be considered a sequal to Slow Hands and I enjoyed it even more (maybe because Bachelor #20 is Irish!). Annie is just looking for someone to act as her boyfriend for one weekend during her parents' anniversary party so they won't keep pressuring her to give up her business in Chicago and move bach home. The heroic sounding EMT listed in the brochure of the Bachelor auction would be the perfect fit if she can convince him to play along - and if she c
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Lori
May 04, 2010 Lori rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Am getting the feeling that I read this before, but pretty sure I haven't. Good thing or bad? Am enjoying it nonetheless.

I know why I thought I'd read it before. It is the 2nd in a couplet, following Slow Hands. I liked this one a lot. Sean and Annie were both very likeable. And I liked how Annie's family was incorporated into the story as well. And can I just say? Who wouldn't want to have sex on a Ferrari? Wow.
Ileana
Jan 02, 2011 Ileana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-books
Who would have thought that a gigolo could make such a great hero? Ms. Kelly apparently. Sean Murphy, an Irish "international businessman," meets Annie, country girl living in the big city trying to make it on her own.

A children's charity (gotta love the children)mix up presents these two unlikely people a perfect platform for setting up a business deal that turns more into playtime then work.

It's companion tale..."Slow Hands" is also a can't miss.
Beth Yarnall
Apr 22, 2011 Beth Yarnall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG is there nothing sexier than an Irishman? I was quite pleasantly surprised at how much I liked this book. Interesting plot, terrific characters and a very satisfying HEA.
Did I mention the Irishman? Yeah...
Lauren
Apr 16, 2014 Lauren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book I've read by this author, and they are always very cute. The set-up for this one was very fun and the characters were likable. I actually did laugh out loud a few times while reading. That plus excellent chemistry, made this book a pleasure to read.
Natasza Waters
Jul 21, 2012 Natasza Waters rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Leslie can whip up a story like some women can whip up pancakes. Perfectly cooked and oh so tasty!

Natasza
Jennifer Conner
Jul 13, 2008 Jennifer Conner rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have been enjoying Leslie Kelly's books. This one is a great read. The characters are well developed and I liked the journey she took them on to the end. Good job.
Sofia
Mar 08, 2017 Sofia rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Cris
Apr 17, 2014 Cris rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: moderno, romance
Se eu for comparar com o livro anterior, Lento (Flor da Pele 02), ele é um pouquinho mais fraco, mas nada que comprometa a leitura. Ainda levou nota 4 comigo.

Sean é o "michê" que teve a identidade trocada com o paramédico gostosão. E fica meio indignado com o valor baixo alcançado pelo seu leilão, afinal com as suas "qualificações", ele esperava alcançar um valor maior.

Annie, está desesperada para conseguir um acompanhante para a festa de familia em sua casa, e tirar o pai, a mãe, os irmãos, tio
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Cristy Hunter
Although this book wasn't as good as it's predecessor, Slow Hands, it was a good read. If you have not already read Leslie Kelly's Slow Hands, swing over to Amazon and download the free Kindle addition and read it first...it really does lead into this story better and you know from the get go what has happened and why.

As for Heated Rush, I enjoyed picking up on a plot that was familiar and seeing what happened to 'the other guys' who had a mix up as well at the bachelor charity auction. I wasn't
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Daniela
Feb 24, 2013 Daniela rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-ebook
A wonderful story about a man with a past who is trying to succeed in the world despite his family's clutches and a woman trying to succeed in this world despite her family's clutches. Ironically they have much more in common despite being complete opposites. Annie is a warm loving woman who wears her heart on her sleeve who is a day care center owner and drives a mini van. Sean is a charming sexy man and an international business man who knows six languages. He also happens to have been a male ...more
Shanna Trim
Mar 27, 2011 Shanna Trim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a lot like it's predecessor, Slow Hands (The Wrong Bed: Again and Again, #1). Same MO, same auction, same wrap-it-up-quickly-and-slap-a-bow-on-it. Perfect for a quick, fluff read.

Another case of the cover not matching the characters. The guy (Sean) in the book is described as having longish hair and an earring (gag). The guy on the cover is much more my type.

I needed a fluff-read break. Still not ashamed.
Jeriann Fisher
Jun 06, 2016 Jeriann Fisher rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Who'd have thought such a wonderful, timeless story of the nature of true love would come from Harlequin? A former male escort Sean Murphy is the second of two bachelors whose bios are switched at a bachelor auction. He ends up meeting wholesome Annie and finds loving acceptance in her arms. The nature of the mistaken bios is totally believable. The love story builds as these two people find they compliment each other perfectly.

I read a re-release put out last year with new cover & had no i
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Judith
Sep 06, 2010 Judith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the follow-up novel to Book 1 of "The Wrong Bed, Again and Again" series and is a really cute book. Erotic and funny, a good story with a really nice cast of characters. I was asked to review Book 1 -- "Slow Hands" some months ago and initially encountered Ms Kelly's writing. I have been looking for others of her books ever since. Let's hear it for the used book store!! Both books in this series are really fun and worth the effort.
Shae
Apr 25, 2009 Shae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book, but I wish it had been longer. There was so much emphasis on meeting the family, but in reality it was only one or two paragraphs. The ending seemed a bit rushed a blah to me, too. Other than that it was super adorable and funny. But the cover is so wrong it makes me sad. Did they even read the character descriptions before slapping the cover on?
Erica Hunt
Classsic cheesy romance novel. Nothing special but not bad either. I did like Slow hands better. Then again I think Romance novels are like porn sometimes....occasionally like in porn the story isn't really important...this book would be one of those cases!
Rachel
Jul 23, 2014 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014, recovery
This story was cute, sweet, light-hearted and, now this could be the pain pills talkin, but I am ligit inspired right now to throw down a large sum of cash money to procure a date with a smokin hot male escort so that he can fall madly in love with me and change his "bad boy" ways. Let me love you!
Lisla Cam
Nov 13, 2015 Lisla Cam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Muy bueno, ¡historia sexy con escenas muy hot!
koohyar s
Jul 04, 2009 koohyar s rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
night of the sex.....night of the kiss
Nehalemn
Great bathtub reading. A tiny bit of angst, but not too much and only enough baggage to further the romance.
Anja Braun
I liked Slow Hands much better...Which surprises me really..I mean U expect a book about a gigolo to be hotter...It was sweet but that's about it...
iluv2read
didn't live up to where I thought it was going...
LL
Sep 04, 2013 LL rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the second Leslie Kelly book I read two years ago and there's something about the story that makes me really sad.
Emily
Mar 25, 2009 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not too bad. I enjoy a book with an Irish bad boy!
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New York Times Bestselling author, Leslie Kelly writes sexy romances and dark romantic thrillers. A four-time RWA RITA Award nominee, eleven-time Romantic Times Award nominee and 2006 RT Award winner, Leslie has become known for her delightful characters, sparkling dialogue
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