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Casual Encounter Vol. 1

(Casual Encounter #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  735 ratings  ·  86 reviews
My wedding day was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. Instead, my heart was shattered into a million pieces.

When twenty-five year-old Bree Gamble was left at the altar by her long-time boyfriend, she isn't sure where she's supposed to go from there. Her friends try to help by setting her up on blind dates, telling her she needs a casual encounter to mo
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Published November 11th 2014 by Belmonte Publishing LLC (first published November 10th 2014)
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S.M. Harshell
Dec 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

3.5 Stars

When Bree's finance leaves her on her wedding day for the wedding coordinator, Bree is lost. Being with Ronald for seven years she doesn't know how do go on alone. She doesn't know what's next. Both her friends think she needs to get "back on the horse" and fixing her up on a blind date seems like just the way to help. Her first date is a disaster. The only saving grace is the alcohol, which she consumes way to much of. When the da
Dec 18, 2014 rated it liked it
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~
This book started off slow for me but eventually got my attention. Bree was left at the alter; her two best friends want to help her get back on track and find a new man. Of course now Bree is being set up with men her friends think will be good matches. One bad blind date leads to meeting a knight in shining armor. Without so much as a name Bree can only dream about her knight, that is until he is her second blind date
Ruthie Taylor
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

This story introduces Bree, recovering from being jilted by her fiancé. Her two best friends want to set her up, so that she can get back in the dating game. Not wanting to spoil the story line, suffice it to say that there are twists in the tale, which leave the reader wanting to know how that can possibly work out ... As always great writing from Ms Parker - she knows how to pitch the reader right into the action!

Off to read the second installment.

Wicked Reads Review Team
United Indie Book Blog
Dec 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Aubree Gamble is trying to get her life back on track after being left by her fiance days before her wedding. Aubree's friends set her up on a blind date
that goes wrong - she's saved by a handsome man whom she never expects to see again yet can't stop thinking about. Her best friend Adelle sets her
up on another blind and when she arrives she finds none other than her mystery man. The date goes really well and when she calls to tell Adelle she
gets a major shock... Great start to
De Reese Robinson
Setting the tone

Casual Encounter, is a little different than what I'm used to when reading M.S.Parker's books. The beginning starts a little slower than usual, but the storyline is hot. can't wait to see what happens next and where she will take me on this new journey.
Veronica LaRoche
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I always looked forward to M.S Parker's books and never disappointed. I like Bree and her friends and like them helping her move on and enter mystery guy Cade. Bree and Cade together even for one night was hot. Can't wait to see what happens next
Jun 09, 2015 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

Enjoyable first read from this author and it wont be my last.

Enjoyed the storyline - and the authors writing.

Shonda Franks
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the first installment of the Casual Encounter Story. Again, it is sold in parts of a book, not in a sequel type book. This book was included with the Blindfold Story, so I started reading it.

Aubree was suppose to get married, and then was left wondering where her groom went. She suffered from nightmares and basically PTSD like symptoms from being left at the alter. Adelle was her best friend. She had been married and the widowed a few months later. While meeting her bestie for the usual
Mrs K
Nov 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh my freaking ........... this was sex laid out on a bed with all the bells and whistles. Aubree was a low key woman with sexual disappointment written all over her. Until Cade came along. He reeked expertise and satisfaction in all ways except for one......he doesn’t do emotional connections, especially not love. With that said, that’s all I will reveal. Unfortunately, only 5 Stars are allowed. I would have gladly given it 100 on the O Scale.
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hate that I have to buy the complete set to find out what happens, but I will. I'm intrigued now!
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this author’s books, she is one of my favourite authors.

I loved this book from start to finish.

I love the characters and the story.
Lynn Mullan
Oct 16, 2018 rated it liked it
OK read
Jan 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Original Blog Post: Blog Tour, eARC Series Review: Casual Encounter Series by M.S. Parker

There are writers who release their work volume by volume and M.S. Parker is of the few that do it very well, Casual Encounter being one of those works. Her gift isn't just within the crafting of the story itself but knowing exactly when to cut the scenes so the reader isn't left annoyed but rather, intrigued, at what will happen next.

Bree is a woman scorned, and hurt so badly she sees no hope for any lo
Nov 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
After being left just days before her wedding Aubree (Bree) Gamble is trying to get her life back together. Heartbroken and feeling lonely she takes her two best friends up on their offer to help her move forward. While out on a blind date, Bree is rescued by a mystery man who helps her out of a bad situation, leaving her wanting more from him. Can she find him and if she does will he be her white knight or will she be doomed to think all men are scum?

I was gifted this book in exchange for an h
February Four
Sep 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Oh so short. A teaser for the next book, I suppose.
Ange from Cover to Cover Book Blog
POV: First
Series: Yes
Cliffhanger: Yes

Bree’s fiancé left her standing at the alter to run off with the wedding planner. Perfect material for nightmares, though for Bree, it was a nightmare she would not wake from. It was her reality. Her two best friends were trying to get Bree back on the horse so to speak and both had different approaches. Mindy wanted to set Bree up on a real date with a nice single guy that she knew. Adelle wanted to set her up with a man that would get Bree some hot steamy action in the bedroom.

Bree was more traditiona
Atlanta Whitlock
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Bree thought that she would be living a happily married life after seven years of being with Ronald but when he leaves her at the alter on their wedding day Bree couldn't be more hurt, and when she learns that he's ran off with their wedding planner she feels like she's had a blow to the stomach.

It's pretty much been nearly two weeks since she was left at the alter and all her friends want to do is help her get back out into the dating world and just have fun. Soon after agreeing to
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

I enjoyed this series. To me, it was very different than any of her other series. The storyline... the plot... everything was different. I have to admit that I absolutely loved this author and will one click her books without even really looking because I know she is that good and I know what to expect. And this book hit that mark.

This book was really good. It was sweet, sexy, naughty, suspenseful, and left me totally satisfied at the end (though each book does ha
Nov 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5/5 stars for M.S. Parker's "Casual Encounter Vol. 1"

Bree is in he mid-twenty's & newly single (after her fiancé walked out before she walked down the isle) now she has well meaning friends looking to get her "back in the saddle" and out on a date! Bree is hesitant, after all she was with her fiancé for 7 years, he was her one and only lover, hell she had only kissed 5 people in her life ... She had no idea what to do on a date and was afraid she would let any man down she tried
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
LOVE LOVE LOVE the spin on this series of serials !! MS Parker really knows how to write volume by volume !! The number of series I have read by her in a short time is crazy and I am shocked that she can still manage to put such differences ,some slight and some major, in these stories. I am so curious to see how this goes !! Yes we are left wondering and it is a major WOW moment !!

This is the start of Bree's new journey !! Recently left at the altar by her longtime boyfriend and hea
Naughty Mom Story Time
Dec 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
Casual Encounters is my first read from M.S. Parker. I know I have a few of her books on my TBR, and after reading this serial I will be bumping them up to the top of my list.

Casual Encounter is about Bree. She's about to walk down the isle only to find out that her groom has ran off with the wedding planner... after years of being a couple. She sinks into a massive depression and her friends try to help cheer her up and get her back into the dating pool by setting her up with blind
Which is more humiliating? Being stood up at the alter by your fiancee (for your wedding planner), or having your best friend set you up on a date and tell you after you've had mind-blowing great sex that he is a paid escort? This is what Bree faces when she is left at the alter by her fiancee of 7 years Ronald, and her friends, in their efforts to cheer her up, set her up on dates. The first date Bree goes on, the man proceeds to get her drunk, and then after he has finished telling her that he ...more
Kathy Wideman
Nov 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, erotica-sex
Bree Gramble has dated the same man for the last 7 years. They were supposed to get married. She had planned the perfect wedding. Then her groom left her at the alter to be with their wedding planner. Now her friends want her to get back out there and try again. They say she just needs a casual encounter to get over her horrible ex. When a stranger comes to her rescue from the horrible guy her friend has set her up with she wants to get to know him better. However she has no name just a descript ...more
Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
Casual Encounters Vol I starts a new series by M.S. Parker. I must admit that I am becoming rather addicted to her series!

Here we lead off with Bree unceremoniously being dumped at the altar by her fiancée who in a rather douche bag manner runs off with the wedding planner. Feeling lost and adrift, even after copious amounts of ice cream, her best friends insist that a Casual Encounter will help her get back in the saddle again. Bree ends up agreeing and meeting her friend’s choice a
Karen Hrdlicka
Nov 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
I am a big fan of MS Parker and have loved everything I have read by her. I like the beginning of this series but did find that this book started a little slower than previous books I have read. As always the writing is tight and Bree is a well developed character. Cade isn't as developed yet but I fully expect him to be in the future books. The sex is sizzling and the tension between Bree and Cade is electric.

Poor Bree just can't catch a break. To say she's had a bad month would be
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
MS Parker has me officially intrigued and hooked on this series with the first installment! To say Bree has had an awful time in the past few weeks would be a serious understatement. Her fiance left her at the altar to run off with the wedding planner- good grief!

After wallowing in tears for a bit, her 2 besties Mindy and Adelle try to get her to go out on a date. Attempt 1 set up by Mindy is an epic fail but it leads to Bree being rescued by a really hot guy who is also gentleman enough to see
Jan 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: all romance readers 17+yrs
Recommended to Kat by: tour host
Shelves: books-reviewed
I was gifted a copy of this series for the Release Tour for the final of the series.
I give it 3.5 stars

If you like Romance with a bit of spice then you will enjoy this series - they are not to short, but they are not that long either.
The plot is similar to a few I have read before - Girl gets dumped at the alter, Girl gets set up by friend on horrid blind date... she is luckily rescued from a fate that may have ended up with serious consequences... dropped home safe and
Samaris Creech
Nov 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Bree has always believed in true love and happily ever after, until her romantic bubble is popped in the worst way imaginable. Cade is more of a cynic, while he believes in all of the other emotions we can experience love is the one he scoffs at. After the last month of epic fails with men Bree is ready to swear them off. Her friends have a different idea. Both set her up on a blind date. One a failure of massive proportions that ends up with her having to be saved by a “knight in shining armor” ...more
Fee (Ebook Addicts)
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2014

I loved sinful desires by M.S. Parker so I knew I would love this and I did!

There is something about her style of writing that I just love and she makes me really connect with the characters.

Vol 1 sees us meeting Bree, who is recently single after splitting from her fiancè right before the wedding and her friends Adelle and Mindy, who are trying to convince her to get on the dating wagon again.

Whilst they mean well - the first date they set he
Dec 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
My wedding day was supposed to be the happiest day of my life. Instead, my heart was shattered into a million pieces.

When twenty-five year-old Bree Gamble was left at the altar by her long-time boyfriend, she’d no idea where to go from there. Her friends are now trying to help by setting her up on blind dates, telling her she needs a casual encounter to move on.

Don't miss the first installment in the Casual Encounter series, the latest by best selling author M.S. Parker.

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M. S. Parker is a USA Today Bestselling author and the author of the Erotic Romance series, Club Privè and Chasing Perfection.

Living in Southern California, she enjoys sitting by the pool with her laptop writing on her next spicy romance.

Growing up all she wanted to be was a dancer, actor or author. So far only the latter has come true but M. S. Parker hasn't retired her dancing shoes

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Casual Encounter (5 books)
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