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An Acute Attraction

(The Attraction Series #1)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  174 ratings  ·  85 reviews
Meet... ...Working single mother Isabel Chambers. She's not a size 12 or as you've probably guessed, a virgin either. ...Marc Sanders an attractive, successful Harvard Professor of Medicine visiting Cambridge. He has a secret past that has been well hidden until now. An Acute Attraction is a heart warming, exciting and compelling story of love and romance, full of seductiv ...more
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Published December 29th 2013 by (first published October 20th 2013)
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Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

I love Isabel Chambers, the main character in this story. She reminds me so much of a friend of mine in real life that I immediately messaged her so she could get a copy of the book. I've heard great things about An Acute Attraction, for some time now, so I was thrilled to finally get the chance to read it, and it definitely didn't disappoint. I could relate to Isabel quite a bit, as I'm also around the same age, a single mother of two children, slightly overweight, work full time and n
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
It was refreshing to read a story that felt so real. Isabel Chambers is a single mother who's reached a point in life where she realizes she needs to take care of herself. On her getaway for a week holiday, she bumps into Marc Sanders, an attractive, Harvard professor. Their instant attraction blossoms into a budding romance, but not without some bumps along the way. This book is fun, yet very real. Her ongoing internal monologue is very funny and certainly taps into the way a lot of us feel abo ...more
Edward Stanbridge
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
An Acute Attraction by AJ Walters is a funny, sexy romance story with a tinge of mystery. You will like Isabel Chambers, the main female character and narrator of the story from the first page. She is working single mother in her late-thirties with a great sense of humor and a taste for sexy reads. Her meeting with the enigmatic Marc Sanders will make sparks fly around the University of Cambridge and leave her breathless on more than one occasion.

As the story develops, Marc’s past and a colleag
P.J. Bayliss
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommended to P.J. by: Debra
This being my one of my first Indie-Writer paperbacks, I prioritised it on my TBR list against S Day,T Reisz, & R Reynard. It didn't take long to sink between the covers and become magnetised to the story and it's characters. It is one of the very few books that I've managed to read cover-to-cover without putting it down; primarily due to it's intuitive flow and ease of readability.

I loved the ideal of the characters being "normal" and Marc isn't the stereotypical "Titanically-equipped billionai
Nov 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lots to like about this book.

Firstly I liked that the main lady was not a size 0 and 22 years old! Isabel was a single mum of two boys, not so confident and a voluptuous women who steps out of her circle and comfort zone and has a week away in a hotel where she meets an American Hottie Professor called Marc. Now… I think I liked Marc right from the off as I knew David Gandy was the inspiration for his looks *swoon*

I liked the humour, liked the way that Isabel was telling her story and I liked th
Isabelle, what a refreshing characther. She's a bigger girl, divorced and a parent of two growing lads. She's been talked into getting away by herself, with her trusted kindle of course!

Mark, a suave, sexy and funny university man, is here to do a talk, his American and not short of a pound or two.

These two people meet in a hotel and things move on :) with a few bends in the road...

The characthers are very realistic I loved Isabelle and hearing her inner thoughts, made me giggle, but you can rea
Oct 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Oh my freaking God! Wow!!

Guess you can tell from that I LOVED this book. The characters are so lovely and believable that I wanted to crawl inside my kindle and hug them. The story is beautifully wrote, filled with giggles and twists and turns, made me cry a couple of times as well not cause it's sad but cause of some of the beautiful things that happen. As a debut novel I can only say a huge well done to the author as it's blooming wonderful!!! Well worth more than five stars in my humble opini
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Dec 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Here's something a bit different; a heroine that's not a stick-thin, supermodel type woman. A UK size 18-20 (which, with the help of Google, I figure is about a 16 in US sizes), Isabel is also not in her early twenties and just starting out at life. Can I tell you how refreshing that is? It's a wonderful change to read about someone that's closer to the person I am - it also makes it more fun imagining what life would be like if I were a character in one of these books, because I don't also have ...more
Oct 29, 2015 rated it liked it

Isabel, a thirty-nine year old, overweight divorcee with two boys; has been convinced by a well-meaning friend to take a week away by herself for some ‘me’ time. Set in the South of England, Isabel is staying in a quiet hotel where she meets Marc, an American man, over here on business. Shockingly the two begin talking and are instantly attracted to each other. We follow their journey as they get to know one another.

The story is narrated by Isabel and a lot of the time the style feels like the
May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Isabelle is a single mom who has been in of a vacation and a little spice in her life. When she does go on vacation she goes to a hotel and people watches. While doing so, she sees a handsome gentleman checking. She think to herself that he fine but would never go for a woman like her. She thinks this because Isabelle is not your average woman. She is a full figured woman. One day while sitting in the lounge she gets the nerve to speak to this handsome gentleman whose name Marc. He starts talkin ...more
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Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Isabelle is a single mom who has been in of a vacation and a little spice in her life. When she does go on vacation she goes to a hotel and people watches. While doing so, she sees a handsome gentleman checking. She thought to herself that he fine but would never go for a woman like her. She thinks this because Isabelle is not your average woman. She is a full-figured woman. One day while sitting in the lounge she gets the nerve to speak to this handsome gentleman whose name Marc. He starts talk ...more
Oct 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed "An Acute Attraction. It is romantic, warm, funny, and sexy, with just the right touch of mystery. Isabel Chambers, a single mother is finally taking some much needed time for herself. While on Holiday for week she meets handsome American, Marc Sanders a professor from Harvard University, who is in England presenting research at Cambridge University. What follows is a week of discovery, fun, sexual re-awakening, passion, drama and intrigue. The story is fast paced, never a dull ...more
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Oct 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
An Acute Attraction was fun exciting read.
The chemistry between Marc and Isabel is breathtaking and a beautiful thing to read about.
A J Walters kept the story flowing and kept me coming back for more. I felt as i was in the story could fully see the scenery as i was strolling along the story.
What Marc and Isabel are beautiful together, but will there past come back up, and will there love be strong enough? You'll have to read to find out.
Kristi Cramer
I think I was expecting a suspense story given the title of this story, so I kept waiting for something to happen, and it never really did. Well, it kind of did, but nothing like I had anticipated.

That said, this was a cute, sexy romance, and I did enjoy it. Isobel struck me as quite relatable, with just enough odd little quirks that she stands out from some of the run-of-the-mill heroines I've read. I very much enjoyed the coffee shop scene. There were several (fully depicted) sex scenes that I
Monique Machuca-Austin
Mar 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing

An Acute Attraction is the first novel in The Attraction series by author A.J. Walters. Isabel Chambers is a curvaceous and voluptuous thirty-nine years old single mother raising two boys. She works as Junior School teacher, so with the benefits of the summer holidays her best friend, Jackie Marie Dowling, convinces her to take a well-deserved holiday. With her boys at an older age, her eldest is old enough to
Lustful Literature
Jun 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
** Josie's 4 Star Review **

I really enjoyed this story a lot, the prologue was enticing and the story felt like I could relate to it. A J Walters did an amazing job with keeping my interest.

This story is about Isabel a full time working mother of 2. She is not a skinny woman more like a real woman; she has curves and is in much need of a break. Marc Sanders is a Harvard Professor from the United States , who is in England to present results to Cambridge University. Marc is a secretive man who
Feb 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.0 Why are all professors in books so hott, but none of mine in college were? OO and he likes a woman with a healthy appetite STARS

***ARC provided by the author for an honest review (Thank you)***
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Acute is a word that generally defines something that is small en nature or small in comparsion to such as an acute angle, is less than 90 degrees, or someone may be in acute pain, which means not much pain, but the attraction that is felt between Isabel and Marc is anything but ACUTE!!!

Isabel is a
Book hooked
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is Amandas debut novel and I can honestly say I would have never had believed it. I loved Her writing and I absolutely loved this book, this is one fantastic heartwarming story of romance and Love with a twist of mystery too that takes you on a journey of emotions and feelings.

39 year old Isabel Chambers is a fantastic character I really did like her she has the curves and the imperfections and has a history which you pick up parts of this throughout the book.

Isabel is a single mum of two
Simone Smith
May 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
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*ARC received in return for an honest review

Before I begin my review of An Acute Attraction, I would like to *High Five* A.J. Walters for creating a likable, real, curvy, sexy mother-of two who is our leading character. Isabel really does break that mould of most romance stories, that the lead female character is a stunning muse sent from the heavens above. This definitely made a refreshing change for me, being a mother of two with slight imperfections and insecurities, I could really relate to
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
There were some British terms that I am not used to reading, but it did not take away from the story, but rather added to it since it takes place in the UK. The story leaves off with a slight cliffhanger and I need more. This is a good read that will grip you in and make you pull up a cuppa and want to dive in.
Isabel Chambers is inching toward forty. She is the single mother of two older boys and she is *gasp* not a stick figure. She needs “me time” and sets off to a hotel for a week for a littl
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it

Reviewed by Traci Hyland for Kindle Friends Forever

I am giving this review 4 stars because Amazon and Goodreads doesn't allow half stars, otherwise I’d be giving it a 3.5. Though it is a good story and doesn't deserve a 3, it needs some work for me to truly feel it is a 4 star.

This is the story of a young single mother of 2 boys, who loves her boys to pieces but needs some “me” time, so she booked a holiday at a nice hotel to just rest, relax and enjoy herself. Isobel is British and she i
Em The
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have absolutely loved reading this book and meeting Isabel and Marc! This book has been a really refreshing change from the other books I've been reading recently and to have a female lead that I can almost 100% identify with has been fantastic! Marc is immensely attractive in looks and personality and you can't help but feel that they have both found in each other a place to be truly happy.

They both have secrets and pasts that are difficult although you don't get to hear exactly the issues th
Louise White
Sep 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was initially attracted to the cover of the book, it stands out from other books in its genre, with its hand sketched picture on the cover.

Upon reading the synopsis of the book I was further intrigued to read that the female lead was a plus size lady and the story was set in England.

The characters in this book have to be the most realistic that I have ever read. Isabel is a single mum to two boys, persuaded by her friend she takes the opportunity to spend a week away from them.

Whilst away s
My Secret Book Spot
Feb 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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An Acute Attraction by A.J. Walters
5 out of 5 stars!

An Acute Attraction is a hot, steamy journey into our dreams for every single mom living. Your atypical heroine, Izzy is open and honest, daring, reckless and oh so familiar to most of us. Going on holiday from her children she lets herself awaken and be the girl she once was for a few days, a woman longing for passion and love.

Forgetting the bastard who had broken her heart and almost broken her spirit, Izzy finds Marc. Marc is handsome, ric
Mandie Foxylutely
I loved this book mainly because the female lead portrays a real woman, not some young slip of a thing with a zero sized figure. So yes it was a winner from the get go for me!

When Isabel Chambers finds herself a single mother of her two boys and approaching her milestone age of forty, she doesn’t let that hold her back. When her eldest son is away with his university friends and her youngest staying with his grandparents, she books herself into an exclusive hotel for some serious rest and relaxa
Magic Within the Pages
Mar 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewer: Donna
Rating: 4 Stars

**Copy received from author in exchange for an honest review**

A really fun and exciting story to read about two people meeting in a hotel and spending time together which becomes more for both of them.

Isabel chambers is a mother of two boys and has had a troubled past with her ex-husband and since being out of her life, she is trying to fins herself again. She isn't confident and hasn't had time to herself in years so with one of her sons old enough to stay at home
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A J Walters
A J Walters has done an excellent job!! This book leaves up to its name. You will love to imagine the beautiful scenary the characters take you, as you read this lovely story.

Isabell Chambers is a mother of two, that needs to take some time to herself and persuaded by her best friend she goes and takes a week off to relax and pampered her self or so she thinks!!

Meet Marc Sanders, an American sciencetist that has travel to England to do a presentation to the science committee at Camb
Wendy Ward
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Isabel Chambers is a single mom with two sons. Marc Sanders is a tall handsome Harvard research executive that finds Isabel beautiful. The two of them are instantly attracted to one another and sparks fly in the hotel room. Unfortunately for Isabel, Marc is being blackmailed, and now that he has shown interest in Isabel, the people that are blackmailing Marc start showing interest in Isabel as well. Read An Acute Attraction by A J Walters to find out just how much danger Isabel and Marc are in. ...more
Jul 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: must-read-or-die
First things First: this is a great example of a self published author who Made the best of what they had! An Acute Attraction is a sweet lovestory of two lovely characters that ends on a Bit of a cliffhanger. I have the utmost respect for A.J. to dare reach for her dream to publish a book and as a result to share her Vision and Talent with us readers! I was drawn between three and four Stars but decided for the latter out of sheer admiration for her. There are a few things that I had to overloo ...more
Dec 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I could not get into this story, I just did not feel the chemistry between the main characters as I thought it should be. I felt the story moved to slow with that the author lost me and just never got me back. I think the book has a lovely plot and could have been a much better read if things would have been changed out. A lot of reads have loved this story as I feel a lot more will. Please give it a try and do not take my word for it. This is just my thoughts, we all can’t like the same thing.

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A J Walters is a multi-genre author who made her first appearance on to the indie circuit with a trilogy of books. Having interests in history, romance and elements of erotica, she has brought all of these together in The Attraction Series of books..

Wanting to break the trend of size 12 virgins in books, A J Walters has introduced a new real woman in Isabel Chambers. She's a size 18-20, working si

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“Just then Marc rolls on to his side, faces me and his voice breaks the silence.
“How is it that you have never found happiness?”
Feeling him move a stray strand of hair away from my mouth I reply truthfully.
“I thought I had at the time. I married for all of the right reasons and believed in the vows we exchanged. Unfortunately happiness got lost along the way through the actions of others; I also lost trust with it.”
“Holding back a cough and splutter I cover my mouth with my hand, so as not to lose any of the precious nectar I’m holding. Oh my! I intently watch the next guest to arrive in the reception, mesmerised, for all I know he could be walking on water for how his streamlined and buff body glides to the desk.” 0 likes
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