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~ Lust, greed, and revenge collide... ~

Fate screwed Eden MacLaird at the age of twenty-one, stole her first love, then her first child. Twenty years later, she still hasn't found her happily-ever-after. Sure, from the outside, she appears to have it all, including Declan, her gorgeous, rich-as-sin husband. But things aren't what they seem, and catching Declan in bed with h
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Paperback, 324 pages
Published November 17th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Carissa
Nov 17, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-s-2015
Stirred is a story beholding twenty years of deceit and lies. A master plan set into motion on the cusp of a new life. The mastermind treacherously devoting his undying attention to detail in order to start his own life. Betrayal, lies, death, murder and subterfuge all the catalyst for dominance and power.

On the anniversary of her daughter's death, Eden Ross finds herself ridden with grief and roiling with turmoil. Twenty years later and the devastating loss, feels as if it was yesterday. A daug
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☆☆☆☆☆ 5 Surrender To Karma Stars ☆☆☆☆☆

"I've made my bed, and now I have lie in it. "


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Eden's life didn't turn out how she hoped it would have. Starting 20 years ago, when the love of her life Jacob was killed defending her one night out, Eden is left heart broken and pregnant.

Not knowing what to do, Eden's life takes a turn and she loses control of her life. Accepting the offer of Jacob's best friend, Declan, to marry him and he would be her rock and take care of them. Accepting his offer out
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Lisa Regan
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
To say I LOVED Thompson's first two books, which were dark thrillers, is an understatement. She is one of my favorite authors. Period. STIRRED is a bit of a departure from her first two novels in that it focuses more on the romantic/erotic element of the story than just the thriller part. Still, I'm an avid thriller/suspense/crime fiction reader and I felt there was more than enough thrills, chills, and intrigue in this one to satisfy me. I love the story line and the twists and turns are, as al ...more
Stacy
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! "Stirred" as always with Thompson's works, is beautifully written. She captured me with her world building, and I felt connected to the characters right away.
"Stirred" has Thompson's captivating brand of thriller/mystery/suspense with just the right amount of romance and sexually intimate and erotic scenes. She was able to imbue the erotic scenes with both fan yourself hotness and at the same time, a level of intimacy that you still feel the romance and love between the chara
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Katie Mettner
Sep 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I picked up Stirred by Nancy Thompson I was very curious as to how a very talented thrill writer was going to switch genres into romance. It only took a few pages to see that she was going to do it with as much aplomb as she did with her last two books. Stirred is a dark, gritty, intense romance of deceit, murder, family ties and frankly, the sex that stirs all those things together into an explosion for Eden and Sean. There were so many times I had to put the book down and take a deep brea ...more
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The opinions expressed in this review is 100% my own.

Nancy S. Thompson won me over when I read her debut novel The Mistaken. She is now on her third novel it and it is a winner. Stirred is the kind of story that will keep you on your toes. It’s a story of murder, temptation, greed, deceit and indiscretions. It was so much more than a romance novel. There was suspense, drama, mystery, and thrills infused in the pages of this book. From the momen
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Red Cheeks Reads
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Eden has been in a loveless marriage for long time after her partner was killed protecting her and her daughter died at birth. Having married Declan for security and nothing more she has been unhappy for a long time but with a son to think about and everything tied up in Declan she has no choice. That is until she realises her husband has been having an affair; all of a sudden Eden is thrown into a romance of her own with young Sean.

“And there we stood, with the falls rumbling behind us, the
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Lustful Literature
Dec 08, 2015 rated it really liked it

JOSIE'S REVIEW
4.5 STARS




This is my first time reading a book from this author, and I can assure you it won’t be my last. Stirred was more than I bargained for, I knew going in it was an erotic suspense novel but I was not prepared for all the emotions I felt while reading. The story line and twists and turns were well written, but with the added romance and erotic scenes, it had me panting.


Eden has suffered so much in her life. She lost her first love and her first child. Twenty years later, Eden
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Dana Mason
Jun 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Nancy Thompson’s latest novel is truly wonderful! To think she came into the book scene as a writer of thrillers and now she’s released a first-class erotic romance. Stirred is hot, romantic, and thrilling all at the same time. I was on the edge of my seat through the entire novel. I love that Stirred is a romantic thriller first and erotic romance second. It’s not very often erotic romance is driven by plot; they’re usually focused more on straight sex. It’s hard to balance a romance plot and a ...more
Robin Parrish
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Are you looking for a book that has love, lust and suspense? Look no further than "Stirred" by Nancy S. Thompson. This novel tells the story of how Eden Ross realizes her marriage to Declan was unfulfilled in so many different areas. In pretending that all was well, Eden became a shell of a person that she once was. Enter Sean Bennett, a hot 3-rd year law school student who brings a spark of passion back into Eden's life. This novel picks up the pace from there and before you know it three lives ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

This book had me on the edge of my seat!!!
Its dramatic,dark, twisty, murderous, edgy and hot as hell the sex scenes are through the roof hot!!!!

At the start of the book we meet Eden who was a young woman facing not only the loss of her first true love but also the loss of her first child, we are then fast forwarded 20 years later to the present day, Eden is a successful woman in her own right, mother to a son and has a hot as hell businessman husband who also has no heart or love for hi
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Helen
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book, a good mix of romance and thriller kept me page turning well worth a read
Pamela
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Saunders
Fate screwed Eden at twenty-one, and continued to do so. It stole her first love and her first child.

Here fate turns up again, twenty years later. She is now married to Declan - her rich handsome husband and friend of the father of her first child.

But fate took her in a different direction the night Eden walks in on her rich, handsome husband having sex with her best friend. in bed with her best friend.

Instead of confronting them she decides to to out on the town and fate introduces her to Se
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Karen Harper
Oct 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Although I love discovering new authors, I also love reading a book written by an author I love. Nancy S. Thompson is someone who knows her craft well and is able to transport me into a fictional world in which I’m lost within the pages. Her writing is that good. But I also wondered how she would tackle a different genre.
It’s hard to decide which part of Stirred I liked best. The erotic romance is hot and I had to stop on several occasions and mentally man myself. But I think Nancy is the master
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Julie Richman
Nov 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When I pick up a Nancy S. Thompson book there are a few things I already know ... it will be impeccably written, it will be well edited, it will have me on the edge of my seat and I will be turning pages so fast there will be scorch marks on my fingers. Stirred delivered on all those points. I'm not going to get into plot because I'm not here to ruin your journey. Ms. Thompson has crafted a deliciously circuitous route to lead you down, turning over one clue card at a time. Everything you though ...more
Pamela
Nov 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book through Reading Deals. Im not one for reading books with alot of hot steamy scenes in them but boy this one was good. The story was fantastic. not going to spoil the book but all I can say its one to read for the romance and mystery lover. Its a romance book, mystery book, all combined into one with a plot that keeps u wanting to read more and more. I really enjoyed it alot and the author writes good as well. If I could give it more stars, I would. First time I hav ...more
Jennifer Sons
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the 1st book I've read of Nancy Thompson & it won't be the last. This is book jammed pack with suspense! I was on edge the whole book! I hated to stop & put it down! I had my theories on who done what. Some I was right & some I was way off! There were so many twists & turns, it made my head spin! If you are looking for a good suspense, this is definitely a great choice! ...more
Lee Rey
Nov 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I knew this book was gonna have a lot of hurt!!! But I was not surprised in how much drama was gonna ensue between Declan and Eden. There is attraction from their first eye contact and they are drawn together. However, bad decisions sometimes causes them to be apart. Add on to a mystery a villian that I saw coming but still took me by surprise. A great love story with OlderW/YoungerM.
Gina
Jan 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this story of deceit, betrayal, secrets and love! The sex was hot and the drama was suspenseful. I figured some of it out early on but how it all played out surprised me! Great read!
Kim Lowery
Thriller. Complicated. One sitting. There’s a 16 year age difference. But not really dealt with or made an issue. Dual first person POV. Only continuity error is bags when they check in. Outstanding read.
Juli
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!

If you love a great storyline and a few twists. This is the book for you.
Loved the characters.
Give Nancy a go!
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Kathleen R.
Nov 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Overall Stars: 5 STARS

Suspense
Cheating


Passion knows no age, but jealousy will ruin any relationship should there be no trust

I'm Eden MacLaird, and Fate screwed me good at the age of twenty-one, stole my first love, then my first child. Twenty years later, I still haven't found my happily-ever-after. Sure, from the outside, I have it all, including Declan, my gorgeous, rich-as-sin husband. But things aren't what they seem, and catching Declan in bed with my best friend destroys any dreams I harbo
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Melissa
Jan 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Fulfilling career....Check

Loving Son...Check

Cheating Husband...Check

Eden knew that her marriage of convenience wasn't all she had hoped her life would be like when she was a young twenty-one year old. After losing the love of her life and her baby, she figured the security that Declan Ross would provide would help ease her pain and she figured she would eventually grow to love her husband, but twenty years later and she was wrong. Her husband merely glanced in her direction these days while goin
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Michel Reinhard (Saucy Southern Readers)
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* Spoiler Free Review *

Stirred is the first book I have read by Nancy S. Thompson. She's a fairly new author and her previous titles have been in the thriller / mystery genre. I was intrigued with the synopsis of Stirred. I love a good dark thriller romance and was excited to dive into this book. Stirred met my high expectations and went beyond what I was hoping for. I was glued to the pages. The plot was well executed. I was mystified until the final revelation/ scene played out. By that ti
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Rach Lawrence
Dec 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, review-request, 2015
Review originally posted on Rach Lawrence Books.

*I was provided a copy of Stirred by the author in exchange for an honest review. I am not compensated for my honest opinion.*

At forty-one, Eden MacLaird appears to have everything—a husband and son, a beautiful house, and a posh lifestyle. But her marriage is a sham, and finding her husband in bed with her best friend only makes her realize what she’s really missing: love. A chance meeting in a bar with Sean Bennett could change everything.

Sixteen
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Nay Denise
Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy for review for a blog tour.

Oh My Word!

This was insanely and unbelievably incredible! The character dynamics, secrets, lies and drama in this novel was pure perfection. I have never read something that has twisted my mind in so many ways and shocked me to the complete end. Nancy S. Thompson has written a profound novel with extraordinary characters to the brim.

The story follows Eden MacLaird twenty years after the death of her baby girl Ivy. She lost Ivy and the love of her life
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Jennifer Pierson
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Stirred is the first book that I've read by Nancy S. Thompson, and I must say I LOVED it! Eden MacLaird has been living a life that has left her numb. Fate has not been kind to her, and when she was 21, she lost everything that mattered to her. Now 20 years later, she's still married to a man that she could care less about. In fact, when she catches him sleeping with her best friend, she couldn't even bring herself to say anything. That night when she goes to meet her friends for "girls night," ...more
Melissa King
Dec 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Stirred is full of twist and turns, murder, romance, and Hot steamy sex that keep you reading till the very end. It was a great book to be introduced to Nancy Thompson writing style.

Eden McLaird is a beautiful women, that has lived through a tragedy at a young age. When her boyfriend dies trying to save her life. She marries her boyfriend's best friend Declan for protection and mutual benefits but not for love.

Twenty years later, catching her best friend in bed with her husband Declan has ruine
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The Smutbrarians
Nov 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: earc
Panty Scorching- 3
Storyline-5
Angst- 4
Tissues-1
Value-5
Overall Rating- 4
Kindle eARC
Reviewed by Joanna

I enjoyed this story, but there was just something about it that I can’t put my finger on that made

me not LOVE IT.

It has an awesome storyline. There are a few “steamy” scenes… and maybe that is what it is that made me not “love” it… I usually read more “erotic” stories with more sex in them.But aside from that, this story kept me on the edge of my seat and had me wondering what was going to happe
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Nancy S. Thompson is the award-winning author of the dark romantic thrillers, The Mistaken and Leverage, and Stirred, a contemporary romantic suspense. She is a California transplant currently living in Seattle, Washington with her husband. Besides moonlighting as a freelance editor, she also has her own interior design business within the model home merchandising industry.

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