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The rules:

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the scr
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Paperback, 269 pages
Published January 25th 2015 by Vi Keeland
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Catarina
4 Throbbing Stars.

Kate is entering a reality-show that’s quite similar to the Bachelor, but with more adrenaline in the mix. She doesn’t want the fame, she just need the money, but she knows she has rules to follow anyway. The show have a bachelor that will choose one girl so the contract rules are clear: no type of relationship or physical contact with anyone except with the bachelor. On the night previous to the beginning of the filming, Kate meets Cooper and they’re immediately attracted to e
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Arabella ~♡AB♡~
3.5 Stars

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This was a pretty decent read with likeable characters and fair amount of steam, perfect for a lazy afternoon.

Cooper runs one of the best production companies in Hollywood, following in his fathers footsteps he is well respected within the industry. His brother Miles however is another story. He has broken away from the family firm and has gone into creating trashy reality TV.

Kate meets Cooper and they are ins
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Sleepless Readmore
Jan 31, 2015 Sleepless Readmore rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
4 HEART THROBBING STARS

Cooper and Kate

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Perfect,
The first woman I can't stop thinking
about in years,
and she's about to have the most romantic date of her life
.. with someone else .."

WOW! Vi Keeland has did it again! Created an amazing plot, characters, and dialogue. I love a good old forbidden love story and this one hit the spot. One thing that I loved about this story was the selflessness of these two profound characters. Cooper gives Kate an option that she can easily take but she refuses
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Michelle
OMG OMG OMG this book was AMAZIN it's the best book I've read so far this yr I now we r only in Jan but I could put it down I only started it this after it so f@#kin good an hot as well woo hoo I luvd it

This story was so good I enjoyed it loads the story basically is there's a reality show it's a cross between survivor an bachelor Kate is 1 of the girls on the show an the guy is a hot up an coming rock star but 1 nite she goes an plays poker an meets the most gorgeous sexy man Cooper an God is
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Feb 05, 2015 ✿kawehi.reviews rated it really liked it
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I received an ARC via TRSOR PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

throb blurb

Hot dayum! Vi Keeland definitely is a clever gal as she pulls The Bachelor, but, with a hot&sexy twist!

Throb tells the story of, Kate Monroe, who enters a reality tv show as a last resort to save her family. She doesn’t care for the fame, finding romance, or any of it really. She just needs the money.

Imagine her surprise though-- when she finds herself in a tumultuous predicament when handsome, Cooper Montgomery,
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TITLE: Throb
AUTHOR: Vi Keeland
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 26th 2015
MY RATING:

Scorching hot read that will get you throbbing for more!!

I admit I am a sucker for the tv series "The Bachelor" this had the same concept, the rose ceremony, the dates, the cameras etc etc the difference with this though was the pool money the winning female would get at the end of the game $250,000

I may have entered thi
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L*Take Me To My HEA*
DNF

I did not connect with the characters, so why bother?

Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
4.25 to 4.5 Throbbing Stars!

I thought this book was pretty damn good! This was one of those really entertaining reads, start to finish, with two characters who were pretty damn awesome!

Throb is a love story of sorts set in the drama of Reality TV! Cooper Montgomery is a sexy successful TV mogul who has no problem with getting the attention of women everywhere. While he goes thru the motions of "bachelorhood" he knows something is missing. Well, that is until an impromptu card game introduces a v
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Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Feb 02, 2015 Ang (Sizzling Pages) rated it it was amazing
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Arc received from author in exchange for an honest review
Throb left me

Throbbing…

Clenching…

Pulsating…

With great excitement thanks to Vi Keeland’s latest leading heartthrob, Cooper Montgomery.



This read was a pleasant surprise. So glad I jumped right in blind, without a single clue as to what this story was about. And what I found was a refreshing plot filled with passion, a cast of characters I come to a
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Norah Una Sumner
3,5 stars

Interesting characters,fast-paced story and an amazing romance.Something happened to me while reading this book which hasn't happened in a very long time-I preferred the main male character and his POV to the main female character.

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The summary of this book is pretty clear but I couldn't help but feel that the relationship (no quotations because at one point in this book Kate kind of has conflicted feelings? I mean,the whole situation is weird but I just didn't get some of Kate's actions.
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Julie Richman
Jan 25, 2015 Julie Richman rated it it was amazing
Prepare not to sleep, not to eat and for your family to generally be ignored (eh, they'll get over it). This original and unique page-turner is packed with so much heat that it is incendiary and guaranteed to leave YOU throbbing. Vi Keeland's writing is tight, crisp and fast-paced. You're not going anywhere until you've hit that last page, so settle in for an amazing ride.
Elle the ClosetRomanceReader aka Leftie aka Shoebelle
*Complimentary ARC received from author*

3.5

I have Ms. Keeland’s other work(s) in my never-ending list of TBR pile but unfortunately haven’t gotten around to them yet. Then, I had the opportunity to sign up for one of Ms. Keeland’s blog tour for this book so I did, and was fortunate enough to get an ARC.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s a decent read with enough heat and likable characters. It’s fast paced with easy going but heartfelt conversations. It began with a chance meeting with Coope
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Vi Keeland's "Throb" was a relatively easy, sexy as hell read that wasn't necessarily too taxing on the old brain cells but at the same time managed to grab my attention not only with the characters and the very hot sex scenes but also with the unique story line. Kate was a woman who was torn. In desperate need for money, she entered a reality tv sh
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Stephanie (Bookfever.♥)
Throb was my very first Vi Keeland book and I'm sure it won't be my last because it was such a great read. It was a very different book from what I initially expected (in a good way!) but it ended up being one of my favorite books now.

I loved Kate and Cooper as the main characters but I loved them together even more. They had chemistry right off the bat but the only thing keeping them apart was the contract Kate signed for a reality tv show game. Kate needs the prize money to help her mother and
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Melissa
Jan 30, 2015 Melissa rated it it was amazing
Great read! I really loved this one.
Dilek
“If you WANT something, you pursue it aggressively and nothing gets in your way.
If you LOVE something, sometimes you have no choice but to set it free so it can find its way back to you forever...”


This is pretty much the lesson the characters have to learn in this story.

In Throb, we have 3 main characters with an interesting love triangle. First of all, I hate love triangles when the girl or the guy cannot decide. This was nothing like that, so don’t avoid the book for this reason.
Also, if you
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t'irla ~The Bookslayer~ t'irla's Talk Book Blog
A current and fresh take on Contemporary Romance. Take one reality TV show beauty, one handsome alpha studio head, his lecherous producer brother and mix them up with a need for money, gambling, and old time friends and you have the makings of a wonderful new romance by Vi Keelend.

I've read all Vi Keeland's previous books and was expecting something along the same lines. Boy was I wrong. This novel had a completely different feel. I found the heroine sweet, funny and likeable. The hero was uber
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~~~~~BLURB~~~~~

From New York Times & USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a steamy new romance novel.


The rules:

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?


Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, lu
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Bing
Feb 19, 2015 Bing rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Throb was an easy read without too much angst but loaded with a good and unique storyline. The plot was set in a Reality TV which is a popular concept in television right now, so it was interesting to have an idea of what probably goes on behind the scene in all those reality shows.

In Throb, we have a wealthy businessman, a rockstar and a beautiful girl. How did their lives intertwined?

Kate signed on to be a contestant in a reality tv show out of need, not to chase fame. Bound by a contract th
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Hazel G. (I ♥ Mancandy) *Craves the Angst Reviews* .
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Throb is a stand alone adult, contemporary romance written by Vi Keeland. I was gifted a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review through The Rock Stars of Romance .

4 “Bossy” Stars!
Enjoyable, Light and Creative! I Loved This One!

The Review:
Throb is a good ol’ fashion romance story that was easy and fun to read and kept my attention the whole way through. The writing was intelligent, the characters were enjoyable and had amazing ch
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~Kristin~ J
Jun 14, 2015 ~Kristin~ J rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
This is the book that I need a half star to rate, this is a solid 3.5 Star book for me. I liked the story line, it was creative and different what lost me was the waffling. (view spoiler) I do enjoy the way Ms. Ke
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Diana's
Loved, Loved, Loved
Possessive drool worthy alpha male, tooth achingly sweet at times with the ability to drench your panties with his dirty talk? SOLD!!!
Cooper and Kate had amazing chemistry and I fell head over heels for Flynn.
Amazing H&h, great pace and full of Fun & Teary eyed moments...
I just couldn't get enough of Cooper's WOW factor...
Flynn was just as awesome and not far behind
Beverly
I don't like 'Reality Shows', but I decided to give this book a chance. I do not regret it. It's a fresh and sexy storyline.

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Kate enters a reality show, like The Bachelor, not because she loves this kind of stuff, she just has to. So she signed a contract with three important rules :
No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.


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No big deal, right? No problem here until she meets Cooper and Cooper is not the 'Bachelor'.
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Rules were made to be broken, I know. But w
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Derna
Jun 21, 2015 Derna rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*** I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***

I finished Throb By Vi Keeland about a week ago and thinking about it now still leaves me with a smile on my face. I loved it. By the time I had finished the first chapter, I had this feeling, and I just knew I was going to love this book.

“Sometimes the best things in life are the unexpected.”

Kate wanted to help her family and decided that entering a reality TV show would be a great and relatively easy way to get the money
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Michelle
Jan 29, 2015 Michelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary, 2015
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Attention there is a new book boyfriend alert and his name is Cooper Montgomery!!! Talk about having your heart throb because this sexy man was one of the sweetest, sexy and loving hero that will steal your heart. Throb happened to be the first book that I have read from Vi Keeland and it surely won’t be the last.

#throb

Throb was one fun book to read. This book had a mixture of humor, sass, romance, love, drama, and steam. With that being said, I practically devoured this book in one sitt
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R. Holmes
Jan 26, 2015 R. Holmes rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faaaavorites, arcs
I was provided this ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.

One of my favorite things about Vi is her ability to draw you into her books. Her writing is phenomenal and I have never read anything by her that I did not LOVE!

Throb, was no different. I adored Cooper & Kate! Love me a sexy alpha ;)

Cooper runs his film company the way he runs his life, smooth. Without a hitch. Well, besides his brother Miles who is the absolute polar opposite from him. Miles runs high on his latest "id
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~Dawn~TUG
Jan 24, 2015 ~Dawn~TUG rated it it was amazing
**arc received from author in exchange for an honest review and blog tour with me and my bestie at http://www.twounrulygirls.com thank you...been waiting for this one **

Wow..reality tv meets romance book! Full review to come with blog tour...can't go wrong with this author, ever!
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“Dickhead. He makes a beeline for Kate, not even seeing the other women who are right in front of him. Tunnel vision. He wants her bad.
Where have I seen the look on his face before? Oh, yeah. In the mirror.”
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