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3.85  ·  Rating details ·  424 ratings  ·  133 reviews
Going to an eight-day tropical wedding sounds great, right?


Elle Sahlstrom hates weddings, but she promised her best friend Tory she'd attend her destination ceremony. That is, despite having to endure obnoxious cousins, bad wine, and a phallus-laden bachelorette party. But that’s not the worst part.

The worst part just happened to be sitting next to her on the plane
ebook, 396 pages
Published February 7th 2017 by Limitless Publishing
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦

➦One thing I was expecting from this book was good writing and originality. Having read a book by this author in the past, I knew not to expect predictable and this book certainly managed to pleasantly surprise me. It doesn't follow your typical contemporary romance formula and it's sort of refreshing and, at least for me, stood out.

➦Actually, I'm going to go ahead and put this under the romantic comedy category since I found it to be entirely entertaining. I also went into the book blind knowin
Stacey is Sassy
Before judging...let's take a moment.

I was looking at a blank page for a wee while before writing this review. Something Borrowed was bloody awesome. The characters were interesting, original and a little crazy, the storyline sucked me in from the very first page and the steamy scenes were some of the HOTTEST I’ve ever read.

Let’s blame it on my shocking memory, which hubby frequently claims is selective memory loss, but I completely forgot what the story was about before I started. I had vague
❤️ Paulette  Alphas Review

Something Borrowed
Eve Dangerfield

Eve Dangerfield is new author to me & after reading this book I will be definitely check out more of her work

Elle agree to go to her best friend, Tory wedding only cuz she doesn't have to actually be in the wedding party. Of course Elle hates weddings in a big way, like she hates just about everything else that’s fun.. See Elle has anger management issues
Elle has hated Jackson for years & when she realizes that Jackson will probably be there as he's very good fr
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Jan 26, 2017 rated it really liked it


descriptionThis is a pretty good cover. It's not the best representation of what the story is about, but the guy is hot! The typography is different and interesting as well as being eye-catching.description

description How did I end up reading two books featuring DOMMES in as many days? I don't even particularly LIKE Dommes...go figure.


With that said I very much did enjoy this book. This is my second by this author, and I simply love the way she weaves a story. This one was very well-written. It was nicely paced. It was HILARIO
Jun 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So this is probably book 5 for me on my journey into Erotica. And it’s my favourite so far.

The writing was great, better by far than my previous reads and for me it made the story more believable. The kinks where great as was the humour.

A solid 5 ⭐️ for me!!!
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it

It was obvious early on that at some point the H (Jackson) had cheated on the h (Elle) plus it became apparent that Elle liked to dominate in the bedroom. Now both of these are normally reasons for me to stop reading but I continued on. Why?
Firstly this book was entertaining, I was enjoying Elle's sarcasm plus it didn't appear that Elle and Jackson had been in any kind of relationship as for the dominance, yes I really struggled with that.
Jackson used to be a different man, copious amounts of al
Actual rating: 4.5/5 Proveaux Stars

Something Borrowed is one of my few 5-star NA novels and I'm so glad this ARC doesn't disappoint me. :)
The story revolves around a girl with anger management who miraculously finds her cure through a series of dominatrix behaviors and on top of that, she also finds a boyfriend who's willing to suffer enjoy her cruel treatments in bed.

For someone who seldom reads this genre of books, the idea of dominatrix, a woman who takes the dominant role in BDSM activi
TJ *Book Twins Reviews*
I thoroughly enjoyed Something Borrowed! It wins my "Didn't See That Coming" award! Because I totally wasn't expecting the BDSM elements of the story. Have I mentioned, I hardly read blurbs? At any rate, this book is so charming. It's laugh out loud funny, has some of the best banter, and the quirkiest main character. I was completely smitten with Jackson from start to finish!

Here's the breakdown: Jackson and Elle meet in the oddest of circumstances, but there's instant chemistry between the two
SamJ ★Needs a HEA★
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★Book Basics★

Genre : - Cont. Romance
Series : - Stand Alone
Love triangle? - (view spoiler)
Cheating? - (view spoiler)
HEA? - (view spoiler)
Would I read more by this author/or in this series? - Yes
Rating - 5 stars


Ok, so I am sort of torn between.....


Ok, so y
Char ღ Denae
I received an ARC of 'Something Borrowed' from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Honestly? I'd have paid double for this book, gladly! The sexual tension, alone, is more than worth whatever the price. I love a good enemies-to-lovers story, anyway and this one is a doozy! Funny, sexy, addicting, I could barely put it down.

Elle's best friend, Tory is getting married in a tropical, destination wedding and, though Elle hates weddings in a big way, she's talked into going. Since she doesn'
♆ BookAddict  ✒ La Crimson Femme
Another delicious erotic feast with angst, frustration and hawt sexual chemistry! Ms. Dangerfield is now one of my go to authors when it comes to excellent character development combined with fantastic erotica. In this latest story, Elle Sahlstrom is reunited with a man who completely screwed her over and she can't stand, Jackson. Jackson is a playboy who sluts around. He is someone who Elle can not trust nor does she ever want to see again. However, Jackson is the best man in her best friend's ...more
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
“Buck up, you have six months to get used to the idea of seeing Jackson again.”
Elle looked gloomily about the pub. “Maybe he’ll get run over by a tram.” Tory whacked her arm. “Don’t say that.”
“Fine, I’ll just think it.”

Angry heroine is angry. Can't lie, it really worked for me.
Tim James Clancy
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it. Make me laugh so many times.
Also, the author is still sexy AF.
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Lots of things to love about Something Borrowed:

I love a good chase. Jackson gave really, really good chase after Elle.

I love a cranky heroine. Elle wasn't just cranky, she was rage personified.

I love good banter. As intense as the sex scenes were, I would have enjoyed equally just the pages of Jackson and Elle's verbal arguing, sparring, wooing, flirting, hurting, and healing. While much of their talking was immature and crass, so much was telling about what was said and what wasn't.

This book
Oct 27, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 54%.

I tap out!

The heroine half drunk and angry most of the time.
He might be an ex manslut extraordinaire and let her down very badly, yes I hate his old self too but after some therapy he was a changed man now.

And what did say about you, when you keep lusting him when you hate him? Sigh..

She did have an anger management course, but I can feel her angry throughout the story and it wasn’t a pleasant read, so yeah, I’m out!
 Mary ❤️ DBO
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Imagini pentru 4.5 stars


I can't belive what i just read. I am blown away. I'm in impas here. I like it, but i didn't.


After reading Taunt, i am certainly reading all the books that Ms. Eve writes. They are insane in the good way. So if you haven't read anything from her, you MUST read Taunt or Something Borrowed.

To be onest at first, at the beginning of the book i was a little bored. Then...thorough the reading i was shocked in a good way and in a bad way too. I've
C. Erani Kole
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shoutouts
*honestly and voluntarily reviewed this ARC I received from the author*

This was such a hot and fun read XD Elle's got a temper on her hands but she's such a cool chick if she let's you in. When her best friend Tory gets married, she eventually ends up in the wedding with a man she'd rather see dropped off in hell for what he did to her. You don't really know what he did, but Jackson is a hot, cocky guy that's tuned down. He approaches life more at a steady pace, with healthy habits and an attitu
AnessaRenee Reviews
Feb 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I found this story so entertaining. This was my first story about a dominatrix. I liked the switch up and also enjoyed the funny parts. I don't want to give anything away but if your looking for something you haven't read before or if you already love a leading lady being a badass in the bedroom then this book is for you.

reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
Kimberly / Love Notes Book Blog
4 stars. This was a good book! An enemy-to-lovers story, this book is the story of Elle and Jackson. Years ago, Elle met Jackson when she was running a company retreat at the wildlife conservation center where she works. Jackson, driving the company van, practically ran her over. He was cocky and kind of an ass, but she was oddly attracted to him, despite that. But Jackson screwed up with Elle big time and she has hated him ever since. But that same day, Elle's best friend Tory met Jackson's bes ...more
Kay (❦ ᴗ ❦ ✿) BooksandMe


“That is, an attractive, mentally sound, straight man who both liked and was attracted to her and was into getting beat down by a girl.”

The title actually gives me that thought: 'Something old, something new; something borrowed, something blue.

This book feels like the movie: Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates . Sans the disaster and the corny act and the craigslist. Anyway, the only thing its the same with that movie was the setting. A week-long wedding happening in Thai
Becky Rendon
Feb 10, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I enjoy the feisty, spunky attitudes of Eve's heroines. They are all confident and strong women with tons of quirks. It just so happens that the "quirk" Elle hides is her need to do things "differently".

Elle is a Domme. She has fought it, tried to hide it, and tried to do without it. Every single attempt to subdue her needs has been utter failure. Add to that the men who have been complete failures in the bedroom and Elle is wishing on a star.

But that magic unicorn man is hard to find.
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had me laughing so much. I love Ellie, she is just herself and doesn't care what anyone else thinks. Add a hot guy named Jackson and the story definitely gets so hot! They have a wonderful chemistry once they get thrown together for a week. This book has so many surprises. Love this story! ARC provided for an honest review.
* Magic Beyond The Covers Book Blog*
alana ♡
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I'm stuck on the fence between 3.5 and 4 stars for this one. I loved that this was a fast paced read and as usual the dialogue and banter between characters made the story even better. The flashbacks also really helped out the plot as well. This book had everything from the intense sex scenes, to the laugh out loud snarky comments, to massive amounts of chemistry.

I didn't really care for Elle's character as much as I would have
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Honestly, if I could give this book more than
5 stars, it would definitely be deserved. Something Borrowed blew my freaking socks off. I stayed up till 2am devouring this book.

Elle... feisty feisty Elle. I loved her don't give a f&$@ attitude. It's so refreshing to read about a strong heroine instead of one who is a doormat. Loved her. At one stage towards the end of the book in a scene with her and Mel I was internally screaming 'just grabbed the effin phone'!! Hilarious. Her one liners and witt
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Upfront Bit: You *could* say the author gave me an ARC of this book in return for a review. You could also say I had already tagged this book and couldn't wait to buy it. Both true.

The Review Bit: Totally girl-boner-worthy. Finally a heroine who swears as much as I do! Cant get over the super sassy heroine with anger management issues who's still a romantic at heart (aren't we all these days?). This book also manages to throw in a lot of laughs and a little kink as sensitively as only a tru
Anne Milne
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've read a lot of BDSM books and books with alpha Doms but this is my first where the woman takes control and it gives a new perspective in this genre.
I really liked the banter between Jackson and Elle the back and forth between them is hilarious . I enjoyed reading about Jackson he's a great character, he wants a chance with Elle and he's willing to chase her. Now Elle is an angry woman she has a lot of unresolved rage she's not violent but it comes out through her words I felt she was very s
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Something Borrowed by Eve Dangerfield
3.5 stars!!!

Once again Eve Dangerfield delivers a book that is full of wit, banter and sarcasm as well as a romance that has you on tenterhooks throughout wondering when or if these two will ever see what everyone else does. Sometimes you know when two people are destined to be together and Elle and Jackson certainly fit that bill, but add into the mix Jackson making school boy errors left right and centre and seemingly not being able to keep his dick in his
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
4.5 Stars

Two things I absolutely love in contemporary romance: great banter between the main characters, and an enemies-to-lovers theme. This story had an abundance of both, making this a thoroughly entertaining reading experience for me. Something Borrowed by Eve Dangerfield tells the story of Elle and Jackson, two people with a lot of history and a ton of sexual tension between them. That tension made for some seriously sexy scenes, hilarious encounters, and a delicious amount of funny banter
Originally posted at SmexyBooks-

Grade: C

I loved the premise behind Something Borrowed. A hate fueled relationship that becomes a second chance romance between a very angry heroine and a former drunken playboy hero. Elle’s best friend is having a destination wedding and wants Elle to attend and sing at the event. The problem? Elle’s nemesis, Jackson, will also be attending. As Jackson and Elle spend time together, Elle learns Jackson had some serious issues
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review

Ever since opening Degrees of Control and being dazzled by Eve Dangerfield's writing, I have become a huge fan and read each and every one of her books. So when I read the blurb about Something Borrowed and found out it was about a hero and heroine who love/hate each other on an eight day tropical destination wedding, I was ready to pack and book a one way flight to dip my toes in the sand with Elle and Jackson and experience their brand of heat
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Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels since she first started swiping her grandmother’s paperbacks. Now she writes her own sexy tales about complex women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Her work has been described as ‘the defibrillator contemporary romance needs right now,’ and not by herself, or even her mum, but OTHER PEOPLE.
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