Taking the Score
His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…
Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as ...more
Kate Meader delivered a sexy office romance with a nice vibe of enemies to lovers story that I found really enjoyable. Like all the Brazen books out there “Taking the Score” was for the most part a light read and while the plot is nothing new, the execution was fun and entertaining. This second installment in the series fallows the story of another tall, dark and Texan man, Brody Kane, character we met in the previous book in the series.
Texas property tycoon, Brody Kane is a sexy ...more
Because she liked it dirty, and the challenge of getting this buttoned-up man to give it to her was almost too much to resist.
Emma Strickland is trying to make a fresh start in Chicago after ONCE AGAIN bailing out her addict of a sister. This means leaving her checkered history with men behind and adopting a new and
Book Two in Kate Meader’s Tall, Dark and Texan series provides a sexy and entertaining few hours of reading, whilst giving the 'rich man/poor woman' trope a slightly different spin.
One thing that you always get from Kate’s writing is stellar banter and internal monologues, and that can certainly be said for Brody and Emma. The uptight, strapped down assistant is hiding a lot more underneath her frumpy suits than Brody ever imagined, even in his fantasi ...more
No problem with women on top, Mr. Kane?"
"You've always been the boss of me, Ms. Strickland."
Who accidentally deleted their published review? This idiot. So allow me to try and sum up my thoughts once more for this wonderful book.... le sigh.
I adore Kate Meader and everything she writes. Sizzling hot enemies to lovers? She did that flawlessly with Even the Score. I loved that book HARD. It's the one that first began my love affair with this author and everything she writes. I ...more
I don't even know what to say about this book. It reminds me of the time I read about Chloe in Forked with Jeanne. I thought the choice of words the author used was very interesting and it was entertaining. Didn't really like the characters though. But it was steamy.
“I’ve had a taste of you, Emma, and it’s hard to imagine going back to before.”
Brody Kane has been fantasizing about his prim and proper PA for months. He hired her because he was sure her dowdy appearance would in no way temp him, but after merely a week she fueled all this private fantasies. After the disaster with his ex, he has no desire to complicate his life, and he’s determined to keep his lust to himself. Until he takes an important client to a strip club, and gets the worst...more
Sizzling. Erotic. Sensual. Beautiful. And oh so fucking sexy. If you must know I love and adore Kate Meader. She is one of the authors who I know I can turn to to help satisfy any romance craving I have. And in her newest installment to the Tall, Dark, and Texan Series, Kate blew my mind on how fabulous Taking the Score is. Seriously, I devoured this book in one sitting and couldn't wait to reread this book again. That is how much I LOVE ...more
Emma is having a tough time thanks to her sister working off her debt at a strip club who comes in one night but her day job boss Mr Kane who Emma gives the worst lap dance ever to.
Brody Kane goes nuclear when he sees his frumpy PA working in a strip club in a skimpy outfit for all the men to ogle and touch, in his anger he ...more
I loved this book,this is not typical billionaire story and whole book is so sexy and fun and I want more Emma and Brody :(
Emma and Brody together with that amazing chemistry!!!!
Emma works for Brody - he is her boss.
And well Emma needs extra cash so she's taking second job - as a waitress at a strip club!!
One night Brody take out important client out and guess what they go to the strip club where Emma works and that night is full of surprises for both of them.
ARC received ...more
Copy received via netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - 2nd in series, can be read as a stand alone.
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
Cheating? - (view spoiler)[No (hide spoiler)]
HEA? - (view spoiler)[Yes (hide spoiler)]
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 4
This was a hot fun sh ...more
Setting / Time / Genre: current, Chicago
Length: No idea. Could care less.
Series: Apparently so. And apparently, not for me.
Sexy times: Yea. But I only got through 1.25 of said sexy times before clicking the return to sender button on my Kindle (wouldn't that be nice if that really existed?)
Plan on reading more by the author: I would have to go out on a limb and say Hell No!
Synopsis in one sentence or slightly more: Tacky thrift shop, polyester wearing h ...more
In the meantime, you c ...more
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***
Taking the Score by Kate Meader
Book Two of the Tall, Dark, and Texan series
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Publication Date: February 15, 2016
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley
***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***
His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…
Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if ...more
Boss-assistant romances. That tried and true fantasy of your hot, billionaire boss looking past your frumpy facade to the smokin’ hot heroine underneath it all. Add to that a classic stripper fantasy and you’ve got the makings of a fun and sexy romance.
Emma is fighting for agency in her life (which props), even when it drove me crazy: She refuses to be the damsel in distress, even if the entire world (and her sister’s raging coke habit) are against her. She’s working as Brody’s personal assista ...more
What a great read Taking the Score turned out to be, loved it.
Sometimes you start a book and you know from the first page this is going to a winner.
Taking the Score ticked all the boxes for me. It had an interesting & entertaining storyline, characters that were lovable, passionate, fun, sensitive with chemistry that made my kindle sizzle!
I'm a big fan of Kate Meader's work and once again she's delivered an awesome read. I highly recommend this book.
A big thank you to ...more
"A copy of this book has been provided by Entangled Publishing, LLC (Brazen) in exchange for an honest review"
His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…
Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out.
Texas property tycoo ...more
I totally loved nerd-boy Brody and his little geeky nuances. They were just so endearing to me. Loved that connection he had with Emma, the looks, the pull, and after running into each other out of the office, the animosity that ensued and how the hotness level ratcheted up. I mean super hot! *fans self* I really loved Emma's strength and how much sh ...more
This is my first read in this series and I loved it. The storyline was great, it moved along seamlessly and at a fast pace. I LOVED Brody and Emma!
Brody was THE best. He was a total alpha all the way, he was sexy, he was so sweet and caring underneath that tough exterior and he made my heart melt:)
Emma, hmmm, I loved her and then I would question her decisions, then I would love her some more, then wonder what the hell she was thinking but overall and by the end, I was in love with ...more
I put this advance copy on kindle with the intention of reading it a lot closer to the release date . . . and then I read that blurb and could not hold out. Emma is the organized and repressed assistant to Brody and she is safe. With her dowdy clothes and business only attitude there is no way he will cross the line with this assistant . . .and yet she still occupies a lot of his thoughts ...more
Taking the Score is a fun, sexy, feel-good romance with a low dose of drama and angst. If you're partial to a nerdy billionaire then Broderick Kane III is one to love, whilst his frumpy personal assistant, Emma Strickland is hiding a few surprises behind her unflattering office attire.
"You don’t know me, Mr. Kane. PA by day, T & A by night."
Strong-willed and with a real sense of determination in doing what she feels right to keep her sister safe, I really liked Emma. Brody has a bi ...more
Originally posted at Booklovers For Life
I’ve only read one other book by Kate Meader, but I freaking LOVED it (and the alpha male) so I was excited to read another book by her! Plus, this is an office romance between a boss and his assistant, a trope I adore, so Taking the Score is pretty much just pure fun and sexiness. If you love your books hot and filled with chemistry, with a dash of humor, you need to get your hands on this book! Brody and Emma rocked my socks off in Taking the Score.
I LOVE Kate Meader’s books! Period! She surprises me with every book she writes, they are always authentic, original and so damn hot! And this book had a thing I love so much: IT WAS HILARIOUS!!
Taking the Score is the story of Brody, the sexy nerd and domineering billionaire and Emma, his personal assistant. They had a secret attraction on each other but the “taboo” of having an “affair” with the boss/employee was a NO NO for both of them. Until Brody got a awful but arousing lapdance from ...more
“You’ve had your hands on my ass and I ground my lady lips into your dick. I think you can call me Emma.”
Shock enlivened his grim features. Had she really just said “lady lips” out loud? This was not their standard repartee around the office.
ARC received from: Netgalley
Trope: Boss/employee, "stripper"
Chemistry: Off the charts Scorchio
One-Sentence Summary: Brody's "cat lady" personal assistant becomes his personal sex kitten after an encounter at a strip club.
Review: Another ...more
Brody has definitely just earned his way onto my favorite book boyfriends of 2016 list. It's like Kate Meader went down my checklist of favorite traits and created him. Smart? Nerd? Rich? Jaded curmudgeon? Sexy? Alpha? Check. Check. Check. There is something super sexy about the combination of his prim and proper upbringing and his unbridled passion and need for control in the bedroom that really does it for me.
Emma was basically the woman I'd like to be. She's ...more
Broody Brody has been fantasizing about his buttoned-up, tight-laced assistant for months. Brody thinks Emma is sexy as hell and often finds himself wondering just what’s hidi ...more
Taking the Score is a fabulously wicked and oh-so-fun office romance. Kate Meader knows how to write snappy dialogue and sizzling sexual tension, and both are on full display in this second Tall, Dark, and Texan story.
Emma Strickland is no buttoned-up good girl wanting to take a walk on the wild side. No, she’s a down-and-dirty bad girl at heart who has made a new life for herself. I respected Emma for her hard ...more
A hot, crazy sexy romp in which I had to tell myself that normal rules don't apply, that the attraction between these two was so strong they threw all common sense out the window and they simply went for it.
Lord save me from women who won't ask or take help even when they really need it and men who want to save them and in all honesty these two both exhibited behaviors that drive me crazy but it somehow worked and worked well. When ...more
Emma works as Brody's assistant by day and at night as a cocktail waitress to help pay off her sisters debt. But no matter how hard she works her sisters debt isn't going down much. When Brody steps in the club to get a dance from her, Emma knows she will be fired but when she finds out Brody would do anything for her she feels like her dreams could come true.
Brody has a ...more
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