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Joint Venture

(Love Drunk #4)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  86 ratings  ·  73 reviews
Notorious celebrity playboy A.J. Morgan has more emotional baggage than notches on his well-used bedpost, but bleached blonde three-ways and excess of whiskey are all the therapy he needs.

Live to indulge, indulge to fill the voids.

Those are his rules…. until he meets cunning financial analyst-slash-sexy club singer Lisa Embry, a woman whose heart is surrounded by more ba
201 pages
Published August 29th 2016 by Sand Hill Romance
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Tina Morgan
Aug 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh dear lord!!!! Another 5 star read from Mrs. Luciani! I absolutely love this series and highly recommend that you read every single one of them. There was a couple of surprises in this book that actually through me for a loop but it was all good. And I absolutely love how you get to hear about the other couples in each book. I couldn't put this book down!!!
Nov 23, 2017 rated it did not like it
This is the 1st book I read by Kristen Luciani. I'm sorry I stopped reading this story at chapter 4 because it didn't grab my interest.
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joint Venture is a standalone in The Venture Series, but I would recommend reading them in order. It gives you a better understanding of the side characters, especially Mr. Emerson. But, this is Lisa and A.J.’s book, and it’s just as good as the other ones in the series. Neither one of them are looking for love. The romantic idea of forever has been blown away by their pasts. From their first meeting in a stuck elevator, the sparks fly, and you know watching these two fall in love is going to be ...more
Jul 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for this book for quite some time, hoping it was going to live up to my anticipation, and it did in a very big way! AJ did not disappoint...he's sexy and cocky, but with hidden pain and guilt that made me empathize with him and need to see him get his HEA. He far exceeded my expectations for a book boyfriend. He's just incredibly swoon worthy.

Lisa is strong, independent, beautiful, multi-talented, but a bit of a disaster and it's those sometimes funny, sometimes scary scenar
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been waiting for this book for quite some time, hoping it was going to live up to my anticipation, and it did in a very big way! AJ did not disappoint...he's sexy and cocky, but with hidden pain and guilt that made me empathize with him and need to see him get his HEA. He far exceeded my expectations for a book boyfriend. He's just incredibly swoon worthy.

Lisa is strong, independent, beautiful, multi-talented, but a bit of a disaster and it's those sometimes funny, sometimes scary scenar
Karie Gibson
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I will start by saying I love Kristen Luciani and her books! I was given this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I've read about all the Venture men and each one keeps getting better. AJ was an arrogant, cocky manwhore or so everyone thought. Lisa was anti relationship. Together these two are combustible. If you like angst, suspense and hot sexy times this is the book for you. I love the fact that we get to continue to see all the characters from the first three. I don't want to give any spoi ...more
Lindsay Thompson-Sublett
Aug 05, 2016 rated it really liked it

I really enjoyed AJ and Lisa's story and how the whole thing unfolded. To me this was a fast paced story. I loved how they kept running into each other but when Lisa needed him the most, he wasn't there. You must read this book to see how it unfolds.

Thank you Kristen for another wonderful read. Can we get some Zach next?
Aug 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It has two characters that have troubled backgrounds. But it doesn't make them made people. I love how two damaged people can find each other and come out on top. It does take some time and convincing but it all works out. Loved the story. There was some crazy twist in there that made you say didn't see that coming. Was a really good read.
Stacy Jo
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow AJ just Wow!! Another home run for Kristen Luciani! This was an amazing finish to an amazing series!!! A must read but read the rest first!! I forgot to mention I was blessed enough to receive this as an ARC!!!
Cassie May
Aug 29, 2016 rated it liked it
I reviewed this book on behalf of 2 Girls Who Love Books Blog
Joint Venture is a standalone novel, but in my opinion it would have been better if I had read the other books of this series before reading Joint Venture. I often confused the side characters and was intrigued to get to know their story, more so than the actual story. Joint Venture ends with a HEA, so no cliffhangers here.
However the story didn’t really capture me, how I wished it would. It fast a fast read, I finished it in about tw
Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
A playboy hiding behind his womanising ways to escape his past and a chance encounter in an elevator with a stunningly attractive woman that doesn't play by the rules to protect her heart, Joint Venture is a high powered romp set in a fast paced business world. A.J. has buried his pat behind a series of bad choices in his not so personal life. When his father pursues the White House his bad boys ways are even more under the microscope. Lisa is a sensible, detached singleton who has experienced t ...more
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*I recieved and ARC in exchange for an honest review *

I was so excited when I got to see that another new Kristen book was coming out. I'm a fan and couldn't wait to jump into this sexy read! I have loved this series from the beginning, and the final installment did not disappoint.

What happens when you cross the playboy with the gurl that will make him change his ways? Well if you are a reader of this genre you might have 1000 different answers to that question, but the story between AJ and Lis
Catherine Coffman
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
AJ is a lawyer and has lots of baggage. Blaming himself for his twin sisters death and catching his girlfriend cheating on him, he decides he doesn't want a serious relationship. His father is running for president so everything AJ does is known by everyone. He's known as a major player.

Lisa is an Financial Analyst by day and a very talented singer by night. She too doesn't want a serious relationship. She's been sleeping with a coworker Danny but when he decides to profess his love for her she
Carol Seymour
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Joint Venture is the fourth book in the Venture series by Kristen Luciani. Each book is a stand alone but the characters make appearances in each of the other books. In this book Kristen tells the story of A.J. Morgan, capital attorney by day, playboy by night with no intentions of settling down. Lisa Embry, number crunching corporate analyst by day, singer in a band at night, has no intentions of settling down as well. She has rules, no relationships and do not use the L word - LOVE. When their ...more
Veronica LaRoche
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
A.J Morgan is dealing with loss and guilt and he uses woman to try to bury the guilt, but that can't last forever. With his father and hm not seeing eye to eye ever since the accident but with his father running for president he wants his son to stop his playboy ways or at least not get caught. A.J meets Lisa in an elevator and comes her down after the elevator breaks down, one kiss and he wants more. Lisa doesn't do relationship at all. She hasn't had a happy, loving upbringing and leaves her j ...more
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been a fan of Kristen Luciani since her first book, Unlikely Venture and with each book her writing grows leaps and bounds. Her men are Alpha men and sexy as hell and her women are tough as nails, badass chicks!! It is no secret that Paul Emerson holds a huge piece of my heart, but AJ wormed his way in and claimed a spot there too. AJ and Lisa had off the charts chemistry. I mean burn up the pages HOT, HOT, HOT!! This book had everything from suspense, romance, sexy along with some great ...more
Heather Pollock
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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QueenZany 4.5 Star Review

Joint Venture

by Kristen Luciani

“Joint Venture” is a wickedly sinful read!!!
Which will have you asking. Can a manwhore meet his match?
Ever sexy A.J.!!! That arrogant cocky son of a bitch!!
Drool!!! You just want to rip his clothes off! Fuck him like your life depends on it. Then the next minute you will be counting his demise! Yes the verbal sparring and then the chemistry! It just brought the storyline to a new level!! Like smoking hot, fast p
Michelle "Chelle" Thompson
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book!!! This series is amazing and I couldn't wait to get this book and WOW!!! A.J. Is everything you could want in a male lead. He is cocky, sexy, and down right delicious! The writing will pull you in from the first page and keep you wanting more and more. I honestly could not put this down and finished it in one day. There was some suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see how it was all going to go down. These characters are beautifully written so th ...more
Rock Chick
A.J. Morgan and Lisa Embry don’t believe in love.
They don’t do relationships.
They have chemistry but don’t intend to take it further than the bedroom.
Of course, fate has other plans…
I liked the fact the author wrote 2 character who have the same issues.
Its not the woman who longs to a committed relationship, she runs away from it every time.
That said, the book does follow an over used pattern: heroine has a stalker, hero comes to the rescue every time, a big confrontation etc.
Both AJ and Lisa ca
Nancy Huddleston
Aug 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
I absolutely adore Kristen Luciani. Joint Venture blew me away. Her characters capture your interest and pulls you right into their lives. Finding out more about Lisa was intriguing. I loved having back ground which helps explain why she chooses her life style. She is strong, independent and loyal . AJ is recovering from a tragic event. Seeing their fears made them more real. They are two slightly broken people who take a chance and find each other. Kristen Luciani, dang woman, throw in a little ...more
Ashley Lovestoread

With humor like “"Why aren’t you talking?” she shouted. “You told me not to.” “So why did you listen? I’m clearly hysterical!” “Clearly.” " in the beginning and all the way through its easy to say I enjoyed and loved reading this book. I would recommend this book to others to read.
Cindy Fong
Apr 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this story. Lisa and AJ come from different worlds but both have family drama that has shaped their current life and thoughts on love. AJ is a playboy, Lisa is only looking for a hookup. From the first meeting the chemistry between them is off the charts. Can both of them lower their filters and guards and let the other in? This is a story that proves that the right person in your life can make all the difference and that love conquers all.
Sydney Hancock
Sep 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!

Lisa Embry first set eyes on the incredibly hot and egotistical AJ Morgan when she thought she was going to die in an elevator. A savvy financial analyst by day and sultry club singer by night, she has a firm belief that men were for sex. No relationships. No falling in love. Ever. Her emotional walls were higher than Everest. When Lisa and AJ run into each other, and he eventually saves her from being assaulted, a bond is formed between this saucy lady and the manwhore extraordinaire.

Caroline Ferriday
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Aug 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Kristen has captivated me yet again! I have read all the other Venture Series book but each can be read as standalones. I highly recommend reading all of them because this is the last one in this current series. This book will take you on an adventure of pure lust, trust issues and an absolute plot twist you don't see coming!

Lisa is a senior analyst who handles start ups and she also has a passion for music. Her voice is amazing and has been told to pursue it. But Lisa is afraid of failure and s
Wit & Wonder Books
Sep 14, 2016 rated it really liked it

Kristen Luciani’s latest book is another instalment in ‘Venture” series but “Joint Venture’ can be read as a standalone. If you have read the other books in the series this will be a must for you and if not it is a great read al the same and introduces you to characters from past books. It is a 4 star read for me.

A.J. Morgan and Lisa Embry are brought together by chance and they continue to be thrown together again and again. In t
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Embry's father left her and her mother without looking back, and she had to basically take care of her mother, who was self medicating with pills and alcohol. After her mother got out of rehab, Lisa watched her mother become so needy that she chased one toxic relationship after another. So it stands to reason that an adult Lisa refuses to let any man close to her, and if they even speak about feelings during a hookup, she will kick them to the curb immediately. That is, until she met her ma ...more
Pauletta Baker
Oct 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another rocket to the stars for Kristen Luciani. Love her storytelling and everything underneath!

Meet Lisa and AJ. Both stars at work. Both emotionally stunted, suffering, dying inside and uses sex as a means to an end. The problem? Well........

Lisa's steady romp broke the rules and fell in love with her. Immediately she dumps him. All his efforts fall on deaf ears. In what she believes is his last attempt to woo her back, he calls and begs to see her. Professionally throwing him to the side, sh
Meghan Murphy
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars!!!

Joint Venture by Kristen Luciani is the fourth book in the Venture series. It is a standalone but if you haven't read the first three I suggest doing so because they are AMAZING. This book follows AJ Morgan, an entrepreneur, and Lisa Embry, a financial analyst by day and a singer by night.

Lisa didn't have the greatest upbringing. With her father leaving her mother when she was young, it left emotional scars that cannot be erased. She's content having casual relationships and building
Jesey ~ Schmexy GIrl~
This was my first book by Kristen Luciani and I was excited seeing that it was a standalone and I could jump right in! AJ and Lisa are both strong characters with an instant connection.

AJ kept himself sheltered from relationships and commitment. It was his way of coping with his past…

“His emotions were paralyzed. It was the only way he could get through each day. Numbness. It was his self inducing drug.”

He was persistent with Lisa, always trying to move forward with her. To start Lisa was resist
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Kristen Luciani is a USA Today bestselling romance author, momtrepreneur, and beauty product junkies with a penchant for stilettos, Silicon Valley, plunging necklines and grapefruit martinis. As a deep-rooted romantic who prefers juicy drama to fill the lives of anyone other than her, she tried her hand at creating a world of enchantment, sensuality, and intrigue, finally uncovering her true passi ...more

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