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(Taking Chances #1)

4.51  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  77 reviews
A year has passed since Addison George was left at the altar after her husband-to-be announced he was gay. Still friends despite what happened, she secretly harbors hope that all of this was a phase and he will come crawling back to her. That dream is shattered when he announces that he’s engaged to the man he left her for.

Spiraling out of control, Addison agrees to accom
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Published January 4th 2015 by Enchanted Publications (first published January 2nd 2015)
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Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy of this book in return for an honest review.

Wow! Let me start by saying I have read 100+ books this year, and I have not read anything like this. It was very refreshing to read something new!

This book is written very well. Sucking you in at the very beginning, and taking you on a great ride. I loved Addison from the beginning. Her sarcastic and real personality, with its touch of shyness set her up as a great female lead. Then there is Luke......yummy =) Without a spoiler, he
Sarah Reads "Reading in Sarah's Corner"
Everyone knows I love Jeanne McDonald’s work. I adore anything she writes, even if she has me all sniffles in one of her books.

But Indulgence shines her in a whole new light. From the descriptive detail to the humor, I must say in my opinion this is her best work yet. I cannot wait to see what else she has up her sleeve this year.

Brilliantly written! I have never read anything that captivated me like this story. It was a breath of fresh air to read something new and exciting. Yes, this stor
Natasha Carrere
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing

This is a HOT & SEXY read!!!

From the beginning it grabs you; sucks you in. Addison is a recently single young woman, due to her then boyfriend finding himself, she is a hard working & successful woman with no luck in the dating scene.

Addison has a best friend Amber who is outrageously amazing and by being her friend gets Addison an invite to a masquerade party for New Years Eve that is being thrown by her favorite author.

Several months later:

With thoughts of getting back together wi
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted a copy for an honest review..... I was definitely intrigued after reading the synopsis. Addison George gets left by her fiancé for another man! That right there just sounds explosive to me, how do you come back from that? The story takes place a year later and Addison is still recovering from the shock she received from her fiancé Jacoby announcing he's gay. Some way Addison found it in her to forgive and remain friends with her ex. I give credit to this author for being able to wri ...more
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I could easily write a review with as many words as the entire book and still not provide you with enough to express how much I enjoyed this book. I will say that I absolutely fell in love with Indulgence from word 1. I was sucked in (and slightly turned on) immediately and then laughing my ass off because I sooooo related to Addison.

Addison is a beautiful and sad young woman. She was thrown a major curve ball into her perfect life a year ago and is only just beginning to come out of it. The pe
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Jan 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was such a unique, quirky, sexy, and fun read! I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a matter of hours! My favorite quote:

“When I dared to look back up at him, he quirked me one of those lopsided grins that had stolen my vagina, I mean, my heart.”

Addison was left by her fiancée a year previously because he was actually gay. Finding out that he is now engaged to the man he left her for, she is floundering. Her best friend, Amber, got them both invited to the party of the year, Indu
Mary Lou Hoffman
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Series: Taking Chances #1
Category /Genre: Erotic Romance
Recommended for: 18+ due to sexual content
Received from: Jeanne McDonald (in exchange for an honest review)
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect

This is the first book in the TAKING CHANCES series. I believe they will need to be read in order.

A year ago, Addison George set aside her wedding plans after her groom declared that he was in fact homosexual. Now he has asked her to attend his wedding as his best (wo)man. Finally facin
Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Indulgence is the first book I have ever read by Jeanne McDonald and I am floored by this book. I have never read anything by Jeanne but I must say that will change quickly.

Jeanne holds nothing back in the story of Indulgence. I was quickly drawn into the story and how things were going to play out.

Jeanne makes this whole story very realistic and relatable through the thoughts of Addison and her interactions with her friends. And Jeanne does not hold back or play down any of the situations tha
Shely Smith
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review. Initially I was not sure what to expect the title captured my interest as well as the cover. I never read anything by this author before, with that being said I will so be reading more. I loved this book and can't wait for its' continuation.
Let me begin by applauding the author on her well-executed and fluently written storyline thus far. The book title is so fitting because as you read you get "indulged" by the story of Addison George and h
Tara Marie
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm going to start by saying if you've read Jeanne's work before this takes it to a whole new level. This book is hot and steamy with just the right amount of sex and content to satisfy my smut requirement.
Addison had her heart and her world shattered when her fiance told her that he was gay. Like any other woman she drowns her sorrows in booze, ice cream and dirty books. Her best friend has just the cure, one night at an Indulgence party put on by the author that writes her fantasies, Sebastian
Feb 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone whom likes Sexy/Mysterious Alphas
So your fiance leaves you for another man cause he realizes he is gay but he still loves and cares about you and he asks you to be his maid of honor??You then have A WTF!! Moment leave to go see your bestie and After you both tell him off via phone She then whips out by Invitation only by none other than Thee Sexy Famous Author Sebastian Hawkes An envelope to Indulgence...A New Years Eve Naked Masquerade Ball where Adults indulge their every fantasy...Read the blurb- It's Really quite funny/Sexy ...more
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
4 1/2 satisfying stars!

What a great start to a series...can't wait to get into the next one! I come!
Krystel Theodore-Branker
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Am loving this story so far...looking forward to what happens next!
Jan 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: adult, 5-star-books
***Received a free copy in exchange for an honest review.

Just like the summary says, never judge a book by it's cover. And many of you KNOW I have a thing for book covers. But my oh my. Indulgence was off the charts hot. I'm legal in Canada (but not in the States) and this book had me wanting to go to one of these amazing sex clubs. Are they even real guys?!

Yes, "Indulgence" is a sex club and it is owned and hosted by the sexy, alluring Sebastian Hawk, who is also an author. An erotic author. T
Mary Devereaux
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Fresh, new story idea by a fantastic writer.

Sebastian is like The Willie Wonka of the Sex Factory. Once a year, erotically fueled applicants await to see if they've won their very own Golden Tickets to the event called Indulgence. They salivate at the idea of spending a whole night partaking of all the sinful desires they may never allow themselves in their real lives.

Addison is our very own Charlie, with a much fouler mouth and just the right amount of innocence sprinkled with a healthy dose of
Jan 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ccbh-reviewed
... treat oneself or another to...

Indulge yourself within the pages of this enticing story and fulfill your own desires.

Indulgence will reach inside of you and pull out the most erogenous fantasies while taking you down a sultry road filled with indulging in carnal desires and self discovery.

Fast paced with a unique concept and and a very intriguing story line, the pages of this story is a sensually seductive aphrodisiac. Even the secondary characters in this compelling tale are just a
Melanie Moreland
Erotic. Funny. Sexy.
Well-paced, enjoyable, and leaves you wanting more of this sexy duo. The perfect book to read when you need something fast, hot….and yes…indulgent.
A definite must read.
Read. Write. Ripley.
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
In this book we meet Addison George a self-proclaimed workaholic who has had a helluva year. Finding out 6 months ago your fiancé not only came out of the closet was but also revealed he was in love with someone else (a month before your wedding) would make anyone want to shut out the world, curl up with a good book and drift off.

In this case, it's her favorite author Sebastian Hawk's latest novel that is, until her best friend Amber, a dominant personality in and out of the bedroom, interrupts
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was truly an original unlike anything I’ve read before. Ms McDonald did a wonderful job of pulling me into the story and making me feel like I was Addison George at a party where crazy stuff was going on all around me.

I loved Addison from the beginning. She wasn’t a whiney heroine. She had a wonderful engagement that ended less than wonderfully and still came out on top. She has a job that most men would die for. She’s very secure in who she is...until she gets selected for the Indulg
Terrie's Just Another Book B*tch
Jan 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Let me start with saying WOW! Jeanne McDonald can write!

We meet Addison George, a woman that has forgotten who she is. She lost that "Bite" that she used to have because of a failed marriage. Lost in her romance novels, all Addison wants to do is get home and jump into one of her favorite authors, Sebastian Hawk's, books and escape the loneliness she feels.

Well, Addison has a fun and kinky friend Amber, that wants to revive that fiery redhead she knows Addison has trapped inside her. {Let me ju
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Wow! This was such a unique, quirky, sexy, and fun read! I couldn’t put it down and finished it in a matter of hours! My favorite quote: “When I dared to look back up at him, he quirked me one of those lopsided grins that had stolen my vagina, I mean, my heart.”

Addison was left by her fiancée a year previously because he was actually gay. Finding out that he is now engaged to the man he left her for, she is floundering. Her best friend, Amber, got them both inv
Beth ~ Panda & Boodle
Independence Day. Christmas. Valentine's Day. New Year's Eve. Every holiday a girl loves because it makes fireworks go off inside her, well, that's how I felt at the touch of his hand.

Fireworks. YES. That's exactly what you get with Indulgence. And it's a wonderful feeling.

This is one hell of a smart, sexy book. Witty and WHOA. Hmm, smut with a brain, perhaps? Whatever you want to call it, you can be sure of one thing: it's excellent. It's all slow delicious build, with scorching moments threa
Kim Ginsberg
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Addison George is obsessed with writer Sebastian Hawk and his very intriguing writing of the world of BDSM. What happens when her best friend Amber gets her and a guest invited to an exclusive New Year's Eve party hosted by the man himself? What happens when she finds out the restrictions of going to the party requires her to lose her clothes, and her inhibitions? Will she go and have the time of her life, or will she not want to take the risk and continue to live in her fantasy world? What happ ...more
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Indulgence by Jeanne McDonald is a fast paced erotic tale of discovery. Addison George was left at the alter by her high school sweetheart a year ago and she hasn't recovered from the loss. Forcing her to move on her best friend signs them up for "Indulgence" a New Years Eve set party hosted by erotic romance novelist Sebastian Hawk, which is so far past Addison's comfort zone. Strict rules must be followed for everyone's safety and anonymity but it's not a guest who's caught Addison's attention ...more
Oct 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I'm not going to lie, Jeanne is my friend, but she knows if I don't like something of hers, I'll say it.
I absolutely LOVED this book.
And I'm totally not being biased cause she made me a character. An awesome, kick ass, fun, character. Normally if there's an "Amber" in a book, she's a whore. Well, I mean this Amber is, but she's the awesome type. Lol.
I was apart of the same online fandom as Jeanne, but I didn't come upon her work till her first published book, and I was hooked. We formed a fri
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Indulgence is my first book to read by Jeanne McDonald and I am so happy I did. Being a fan of all types of books I was hooked from the start.

What would you do if you just got dumped by the one person you thought was your forever after and had the opportunity to go the your favorite erotic authors own private New Years Eve masquerade party? Of course you would go, but all that seems to be is not always what is. This one night of letting everything go and yourself with it just may be the key to
Amy  Crull
Jan 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
So this was my Jeanne McDonald book and i wasn't disappointed! I was so impressed by the description of each room and what each couple was feeling at the time which made the book so much hotter!! I'm surprised it didn't melt the pages!
So here's the basic storyline, Addison recently got dumped by her boyfriend who turned out to be gay and fell in love within a month of their wedding. She in turn, becomes a workaholic. She is also addicted to Sebastian Hawke and would love nothing more to meet hi
Marlena Salinas
Jan 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of this book for an honest review, so here it is...

This book was AMAZING! I seriously fell in love with these characters, and the pre-story to the main event was PERFECTION! But what I loved the most about this book is even though you can pretty much guess the destination of the story early on, the sensual journey it takes you on is worth every delicious word. When Abby was sad, I was sad....when Abby was frustrated I was frustrated....when Abby was nervous and anxious, I was
this was a well written book and i found the concept fascinating but it missed the mark for me. I really loved this idea because despite reading a lot of erotica i don't think i've ever read something like this before. A sex party with themed rooms...really neat plot overall. But I'm hoping the author didn't intend the end to be a twist because it's completely obvious the whole time to everyone but the heroine. My next complaint is that it took so long to get to the heroine's sex scene. We spend ...more
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given a complimentary copy for an honest review by author Jeanne McDonald. This is book 1 of Taking Chances book series from the author.

Being left at the alter is terrible but to add injury to insult Addison George was left for another man. When her friend invites her to a sex masquerade party Addison is not sure why she agreed to go. Sebastian Hawk is an erotic romance author and is hosting an erotic party where almost anything goes and Addison is learning the ropes of this party life.

I w
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Jeanne McDonald enjoys writing contemporary romance filled with spice, drama, and humor. As JM Dodd, Jeanne explores the supernatural, relishes in the world of fantasy, and dabbles in contemporary fiction.

Jeanne is the founder of the author co-op, Enchanted Publications, and is an avid supporter of autism awareness.

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