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NOT A BOOK: Initiate Me (Barossa Series #2)

4.21  ·  Rating details ·  253 ratings  ·  56 reviews
One dominant alpha male.
One innocent bewitching woman.
Equals one explosive attraction.

Mia Brunetti is far too busy with her studies to worry about having a man in her life. Growing up with three unruly and overprotective brothers has made her wary of men in general. That goes double if he's your brother’s best friend.
For years, Mia has worshipped Zane Mitchell, and has
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Neringa Neringiukas
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I spend sleeples night. And, damn, it was so worth it. I couldn't drag my eyes of the story. Damn, again! Elle, you're so bad, bad girl! You need to put on a warning lebel. "Be close to shower, while reading this book." That was a sorching read. I burned so much. Those kinky things and...That was just HOT. I need a popsicle, to cool down. I love popsicle. Mmmh. No, wait! It got me hotter. There was a scene...

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Oh, sorry! I little spaced out here, thinking about THAT scene. D
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Books Laid Bare
Sep 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Book two and the heat is on again and if you thought that Jada and Max were sizzling just get a load of this pair!
It is Zane and Mia front and centre in this book and I have to say that in many respects I actually enjoyed this more than book one.
I think that is because the ground work has already been done and we get another chance to catch up with the characters from the first book.
Mia is Max’s little sister and Zane is his best friend so they have known each other for years – but despite the f
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Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
~*~ Obsessed by Books arc given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

Stepping straight back into Barossa country and picking up where we left off, Mia is no longer a little girl and has a very indecent proposal for her brother's best friend Zane. Bad judgement, too much alcohol or tired of fighting the attraction Zane rocks Mia world...then can't seem to shake the little minx out of his head, his pants...and maybe even his heart?!?

This is their story as we experience the difficulties of making yo
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Maria Lazarou--Obsessed by Books Blog
*** I received an arc in exchange for an honest review ***

This book continues on from where the first book ended. We are transported back into Barrosa country. Here we have the most sexist, moody Zane, oh how I would love to have me a Zane.

Zane has finally agreed to work for Mia's brothers and as it turns out Mia has to have him as a boss. There is an insane attraction between these two and you can feel the heat coming off the pages.

Mia's childhood crush could very well become a reality, are th
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wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
Mia has alway wanted Zane, but has had to hide those feelings due to him being best friend with her older brother Max , along with having two more over protective brothers. Mia wants to take a chance on Zane, but only if he can look past her and see her for the woman she is.
Zane is a man of mystery, he keeps to himself, but he is 100% loyal to his family and best friend.
when Max is giving the chance to start over from heart ache and trauma he takes it, but he didn't realize that would include h
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Paula Jackman
Nov 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is the second installment in the Borrossa series, and all of your favourite characters are back in this book. This story is Zane and Mia's story. Mia is Max's sister and she has had a crush on Zane who is Max's best friend. Zane is one sexy alpha male but has lost his trust in woman and he definitely doesn't do relationships, but then there is Mia, and omg the chemistry between these two is hot. I loved Mia, she was Sassy and was not scared to say what she was feeling and boy did that sassi ...more
Kelcey Gonnerman-rienhardt
Aug 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm in LOVE with Zane!!! DAMN!!!
This book was of course, so freakin amazing!! I couldn't wait to learn more about Zane after reading Control Me, and he didn't disappoint!!! Zane is amazing!! Mia really gets out of her shell and shows what she's made of!! Simply put.....DELICIOUS!!!!
Kelcey Gonnerman-rienhardt
I'm in LOVE with Zane!!

This book was of course, so freakin amazing!! I couldn't wait to learn more about Zane after reading Control Me, and he didn't disappoint!!! Zane is amazing!! Mia really gets out of her shell and shows what she's made of!! Simply put.....DELICIOUS!!!!
Cristina
DNF -- The writing style was not my cup of tea. We have two POVs but they both sound like the same person. I just couldn't get into this story.
Astraycat
Ok read, it had potential though… would be better if it was shorter.
Barb Shuler
First, I need to thank Hot Tree Promotions and the author, Elle Raven for providing with an ARC of Initiate Me in return for an honest review. And honestly…

Initiate Me starts off with Mia and Zane at Jada and Max’s wedding reception/ Our little Mia has got her big girl panties on and is going after the man -the only man- she wants. Zane Mitchell. A few drinks of wine, Milan whispering -well yelling- in her ear to go get what she wants and his reactions to her flirting and teasing is enough for
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Emma
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Elle Raven's second book in her Barossa series Initiate Me brings Zane Mitchell to the forefront of our attention. You need to have read book 1 Control Me first to fully appreciate and understand events properly within this second book.
Zane 34, is now Head of security for The Barossa Hotels and Vineyards franchise as well as new owner of The Barossa Barrels pub. This dark haired, green eyed dominant male captured Mia Brunetti's eye 9 years ago and she's never been the same since." Maybe, just m
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Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
5 MELT MY POPSICLE STARS

I just cannot say enough about this series and we are only in book 2 !!!!! Elle has blown me away again !! This author knows how to write some fabulous steam and the kink was just delicious and believable. Nothing over the top and nothing that was at all violent. It was such a great mix of all things beautiful !! I love when an innocent , beautiful & confident woman can bring a strong dominant alpha to his knees with a look or a sound ! Just because he is this alpha male
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Jennifer Guffey
Initiate Me (Barossa #2)
By: Elle Raven
4/5 stars


Mia Brunetti has been in love/lust/attraction to her older brother Max’s best friend, Zane since she first saw him when she was a 16 year old girl. Since then, he’s been the man that all others have been judged against. Her unrequited feelings have left her a virgin at the age of 26 and desperate to get Zane’s attention.

Zane, a dominant alpha man feel too old and jaded when it comes to his best friend’s young, innocent sister. Therefore Zane works h
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Danny Jeffery
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Initiate Me is the second book from Elle Raven's Barossa series. This is Zane Mitchell and Mia Brunetti's story. In theory you could read this as a S/A but I would really recommend you read Control Me first as we do meet Zane and Mia in that book and Initiate Me would drop some big spoilers for Control Me.

Mia has had a crush on Zane since she first set eyes on her older brother's best friend as a teenager. Of course given their age difference nothing happens over the years until Mia can't fight
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Jeneane
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Holy cow Elle Raven has done it again. She writes such hot sexy alphas and strong sexy women. Meet Mia Brunetti the only girl in the Brunetti clan has been protected by her three overprotective brothers and hasn't had any sexual experience before. Meet Zane a dominate sexual alpha male who has had plenty of workd experience. Mia has had a crush on Zane since she was 16 and Zane has too but out of respect has kept his thoughts to himself. Mia finally decides to take matters into her own hands and ...more
Candy
Mar 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I won this book during a giveaway and I promised an honest review.
I found that this book was so much better written as compared to the first one in the series. It had a great storyline that kept me interested and wondering what was going to happen next. There was more than just one bad apple in this bunch. It was more like a few terrible things come up and at least two of them were very unexpected.
Mia may be sweet and innocent but she won't take any crap either. When she needs to put her foot do
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Kristy
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMFG I just finished and can I say I floved it!! You need a warning when reading this 1... "Be close to the shower" or "have friend available", (you may have had a warning, but I can't remember any of the warnings I needed) cause you definitely need either all throughout the book!! Initiate Me is book 2 in the Barossa Series & should be read in order.

I must say I did enjoy reading about Max & Jada from Zane & Mia's perspectives throughout this book. I really did love reading about Zane & Mia, 1
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Michele A.
Aug 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: series
Mia and Zane met when Mia was 16 and Zane was 23. Zane is Marco's best friend. Mia and Zane tip toe around each other for 10 years and at her brother's wedding, Mia finally gets the courage to let Zane know she is interested. Zane thinks he is too old for Mia, that her brothers would not like their pairing and that he is not good enough for her. Mia knows she wants Zane but also knows that he is one to love 'em and leave 'em so she has no preconceptions about what this will be. Zane got burned b ...more
Jos
Aug 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Seriously Hot, Sexy, Sensual, Stars

OMG, I just finished and I freaking LOVED it!!!!!!!! Oh gosh, Elle Raven can write some GREAT stuff and this for sure proves it! I was engrossed in this story from the very start and never lost focus until the very end. When I tell you the start of this book had my girlie parts in a total spin, not kidding, by 20% I was squirming in my seat! Zane, oh Zane, oh my what a hunk of deliciousness, ahhhhh, yep fanning myself here, lol!!!! I absolutely loved both Zan
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Kasey
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
No fear, No Apologies and No Regrets.

Just simply.............. WOW.
*Awesome story line that will hold you from beginning to the end. Check.
*Family and Friends who love each other more than life. Check.
*A story that makes you cry, laugh and your heart melt. Check.
*Beautiful, smart and sassy lead women that can tie a man up in knots with a look, walk and moan. Check.
*Tall, Muscular and Gorgeous man that can Sweet Talk and Dirty talk a Women out of her clothes and out of her mind. Check.

This stor
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Debb
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Initiate Me is the second book in Elle’s Barossa series, and this book did not disappoint. In book 2 we follow Mia Brunetti and Zane Mitchell, who have both had secret crushes on each other for years. Not until years later do they both realise its more than a crush. Mia is an innocent, while Zane being older has been around the block a time or two. They both have struggle with their inner turmoil over whether they are doing what’s right for them. I loved the banter between Mia and Zane, and the ...more
Chantal
Dec 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
OMG. Can I say popsicle. I was looking forward to this book and was not disappointed. This is the story of Zane and Mia. Mia had a crush on Zane since she was 16 but with him being considerably older and her brother's best friend it seemed forbidden to her to have these feelings for him. Little did she know then that Zane shared the same feelings for her.
Years later and after some coaching from her friend Milan she finds the courage to confront Zane at her brothers wedding with a proposition. T
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Diane
Dec 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014
Mia and Zane have known each other for years but have avoided each other in any personal way. After Mia's brothers wedding she makes a proposal to Zane that he can't possibly refuse.

Zane has lusted after Mia since she was 18, now she is a grown woman making demands he doesn't think he can keep. He wants her but is not sure that her conditions are what she really wants.

After spending time together they realise that they have wasted a lot of time so they make up for that lost time.

There are circum
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Heather andrews
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Oh, Zane I loved you and your thoughts, "s***, just because her son's married, she thinks she can marry me off now? I need another drink!" At times though they weren't as funny as Mia's, "so, um...while you were, ah...watching, did you see anything you liked?" I slowly palmed his chest as I spoke. Holy s***, I loved his chest; it was as hard as a rock." The girl just cracks me up, "his pants hit the floor and her was buck-arse naked. My gaze zeroed in on his groin and my heart rate quadrupled. " ...more
Peggy Twigg
Mar 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hot Alpha Zane and Feisty Beautiful Mia… Enough Said!!
You must be 18+ for this second book in this Barossa Series… It is also Hot!! You have Zane, who has been hurt in the past, but is a sexy and hard-to-resist Alpha male. You have Mia, who is a beautiful innocent….or so it seems. When these two get together it’s a toss-up as to who is the hottest. But, Zane’s lunatic of an ex comes back and stirs up something terrible. How will it end for Zane and Mia? You just have to read this book to find ou
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United Indie Book Blog
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Zane is Max's best friend. he is a cop and does some security work for Max. Mia is Max's little sister. she graduated from college and wants to work for the barossa winery. She is going to start off working under Zane. Mia thinks she can work with Zane even though she has had a crush on him for years. Max and Jada get married and Mia has a few glasses of wine. Milan encourages Mia to make the first move with Zane. Mia is nervous. She does it anyway and Zane is shock. Does Zane accepts or doesn't ...more
Mari
Sep 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing

Zane is Max's best friend. he is a cop and does some security work for Max. Mia is Max's little sister. she graduated from college and wants to work for the barossa winery. She is going to start off working under Zane. Mia thinks she can work with Zane even though she has had a crush on him for years. Max and Jada get married and Mia has a few glasses of wine. Milan encourages Mia to make the first move with Zane. Mia is nervous. She does it anyway and Zane is shock. Does Zane accepts or doesn'
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Renee Entress
Oct 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 star

This is Mia and Zane’s story. Mia worshipped Zane and waited forever for him to notice her. Now she will make him notice her. What does she do seduce him what else. She wants him to teach her all about sex. Who can turn that down? The chemistry between these two is hot. As he teaches her all of the things he knows they grow closer. Mia knows Zane was hurt in the past but can she help heal him? One of them wants forever and one wants now. Who will win? When Zane’s past comes back into the p
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Angela
Aug 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars

Initiate Me, book 2 in the Barossa series and the Brunetti/Sinclaire gang are back and I loved it. Once again this book had me hooked from start to end and all the bits in between. I do recommend reading these books in order so you can full enjoy this series and all the characters and get to know their traits which you will come to love.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and I love the way you bring these stories to life Elle. I was a fan from the start and can't wait to read whatever you
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