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Clandestine: A Novel (Exposé #2)

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One night.
No names.
No commitment.
That was our agreement.

But Spencer Lancaster was addictive.

And I was high.

High off his taste, starved for his kiss, and desperate for his touch.

So when he asked me to stay, to enjoy his company for more nights than I knew I should, I wasn’t in the right mind to say no.

Everything was perfect. A dream come true.
But half a world away there we
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Published August 24th 2017
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L.J. Shen
Aug 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved so much.
Sophie
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: august-2017
“In my weakness, I find my strength.” - Olivia, Clandestine by Ava Harrison

WOW…

Five hours it's taken me to write this review. Five hours of thoughts, words & emotions that are wildly thrashing around inside me. I always find it a struggle to review the books that knock me off my feet and affect me deeply. Clandestine by Ava Harrison did just that. I was not expecting this book to role the way it did. I was not expecting this book to hit me as deep as it did. I am a whirlwind of EMOTIONS! I'm
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Laura
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***ARC Provided by the Author and Give Me Books***

This was not what I was expecting, and isn't that such a fun surprise from a book. Don't worry, it is all good, and you will like it. All of the important stuff is there; a couple you like, individually and together, the passion, the connection, the happily ever after. But, in a slightly different way than it usually is...which will make sense when you read it.

From the blurb, I was expecting that this would be a Pretty Woman kind of romance, a f
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Serena
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 WHAT I WANT FOREVER STARS!!!

CHRIST!!! I just need a sexond or a million to stare at that delicious COVER. I MEAN...come on! I want to lick it and other things...

Ok, about the book....Ava creates the sexiest men ever. For real. Seriously. Spencer was so swoony, I couldn't get enough. And I fell in LOVE with Olivia! This story wasn't just hot, it made me feel! I loved the connection that I felt between the characters. The banter and the chemistry was epic! The emotions I felt while reading Cland
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April Symes
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angst, arc, arc-review
This is a story that will stay with you after you finish reading it. It is steamy, angsty, emotional and deeply touching. What you have is two people who are fighting their own demons when they meet up-A hotel tycoon and a model. Neither are looking for love but it seems that is what happens after they tumble into a relationship.
Olivia Miller is a woman with more ghosts in her past and she deals with a weight issue which leads to her dealing with a drug problem. She thinks she isn’t skinny enoug
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Obsessive Book Whore
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Where to start. I fell hard in the beginning of this book. Olivia was sweet, yet troubled and Spencer was your stereotypical playboy CEO and I loved every minute of it. He owned it and wasn't one bit ashamed.

When hearts are involved, nothing is ever easy and they had an uphill battle to fight.

Just when I was starting to love Olivia, she would do something stupid that made me want to shake some sense into her. I was left feeling disappointed in her halfway through her journey to happiness. While
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KFForever
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

A hotel tycoon and a weight wrestling model, both struggling with their own inner demons, and neither is looking for true love. 

Olivia Miller a woman with more ghosts then the Mary Celeste, fighting to maintain a modelling career whilst also fighting deep seeded body issues. She has never seen herself as good enough. Never skinny enough.  Never pretty enough, never enough.

Spencer Lancaster the devil may care loves 'em and leave 'em p
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Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle
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5 Snow Globe CROWNS

Clandestine from Ava Harrison is perfect steamy, angsty romance perfection. With its flawed characters and passionate moments, I couldn't put down Spencer and Olivia's story.

Spencer is the controlling, emotionless CEO readers have come to expect in romance novels. When we first meet him, he is all arrogant and stolid. When he connects with Olivia, thought, is when readers get to finally see the man beneath, and this is man that they will swoon
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Roanne Germaine
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
CLANDESTINE is a contemporary romance novel about a playboy billionaire and a struggling model.

As a CEO of a successful chain of hotels, Spencer has the world and women at his feet. But he also had a burden of family dramas. When he met Olivia in one of his business trips, he thought she would just be a passing fancy at first. But she was refreshing and was content with their casual arrangement. Olivia was a wanderer who didn't want to go back to her dark past. She was aware of who Spencer was
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Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
I received an ARC for this book and I just finished reading, not even lying 5 minutes ago (less than 24 hrs after receiving) and I had to write my review immediately because this book was just breathtaking.

Im literally sitting here thinking of every synonym of beautiful because the word simply doesn't do justice. I could feel every ounce of pain, love, hope, loss that is described in this book. Harrison does so amazing with her character development and although there were points in the book wh
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Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
Clandestine was not what I was expecting, it was so much more. I initially had my doubts because from the start there's a hook-up, a steamy hook-up but none-the-less a one-nightstand. It doesn't take long to delve deeper into the characters lives. The story takes a complete 360 and surprises me with the characters complexities.

Olivia Miller and Spencer Lancaster are dealing with personal issues that go beyond themselves. They are both battling for different reasons. Spence has taken on his fami
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Laveda  Kasch
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've never been a huge fan of the sweet, HEA romances. I like my romance with a bite to it, a darkness in it. This book has that, but done in a different way, with life struggles.

For me it was a great blend of sweet and sour, push and pull, love and conflict.

Spencer is a hot, untouchable, CEO playboy and Olivia is a failing model who struggles with a, on again off again, habit. They meet one night by chance and decide that a one night hook up with no names and no strings it just what they both n
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Jennifer Diaz
I have mixed feelings about this one from Ava Harrison. While I loved Spenser and thought he was what I look for in a book boyfriend, Clandestine was not for me. I didn't connect with Olivia and felt like something was just missing. I am going to attempt a re-read next week as I love me some Ava Harrison and this is a first for me to not connect with her books.
Rhonda Ziglar
Aug 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 HOT SPENCER STARS!! Spencer, Spencer, Spencer is all I can say, if you are looking for a new book boyfriend here you go. Spencer is a hot sexy CEO and a bit of a playboy, but the whole package. Olivia is a beautiful model and her life is a mess right now. These two meet, neither looking for anything more than a one night stand. This book is fast paced with sexy times and will hit all your emotion buttons. I highly recommend this book, it is so good. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader cop ...more
Ava Harrison
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Melissa
Aug 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh Spencer Lancaster assertive playboy CEO he's not ashamed of his playboy ways. I'm not ashamed of how hot it is. One unexpected night enter Olivia she's fighting her demons. No names and what happens next changes everything. They both have secrets , pasts they want buried . Olivia is barely surviving her darkness . She is beautiful and I adore her. Besides hot chemistry we have mystery , what is happening within the family dynamic of the infamous Lancasters? You're Drawn in and don't know what ...more
Ingrid || Dreamer
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Emma
Aug 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviewed-books
Reviewed by Emma-Louise on behalf of KFF

A hotel tycoon and a weight wrestling model, both struggling with their own inner demons, and neither is looking for true love.

Olivia Miller a woman with more ghosts then the Mary Celeste, fighting to maintain a modelling career whilst also fighting deep seeded body issues. She has never seen herself as good enough. Never skinny enough. Never pretty enough, never enough.

Spencer Lancaster the devil may care loves ’em and leave ’em playboy CEO. Saddled with
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Vanessa (nessreads)
Aug 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
*ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 "I need to catch my breath" Stars!

There is so much I want to say. I'm sitting her trying to articulate the perfect words to paint you a picture of how utterly breathtaking 'Clandestine' was. But words are just words, and sometimes they just aren't enough. I can't describe my feelings because it's impossible. I could try and use every adjective and it still wouldn't be enough. I was put through the ringer. I was punched and kicked and shor
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Love N. Books
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ellie's $0.02:

Speechless. Breathless. Sated.

I need a cigarette.

This book.... oh, this book is by far Ava's best work. Not to say the rest of her books are shit. No, oh no. This one just blew my mind.

These characters are forever embedded in me. And Olivia. Fucking Christ, Olivia. She is the best heroine I've ever read. How the beautiful are oh so broken. How the beautiful are so imperfect. How the beautiful are so real. Olivia will be hard for many to connect with... but for me, she was EVERYTHI
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Angelito Espinoza
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-reads
***Reseña Español/Inglés***

4 estrellas para Spencer y Olivia!!!

“Él está inclinando mi mundo en cuestión de segundos, y en este mismo segundo quiero inclinarme en el borde así mantendrá su promesa de tomarme justo aquí.”

Clandestine trata sobre el mayor de los hermanos Lancaster, Spencer, dueño de una cadena de hoteles de renombre, conocido mujeriego y rostro recurrente en la revista de chismes ‘Expose’.

“Estoy perdida, drogada. Intoxicada por este hombre.”

Y Olivia, una modelo a la que le gusta sa
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Gabriella
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5. Stars Light treatment of difficult subjects...

This was an interesting read. It wasn't as light and easy as I first thought it would be. Even for a quick read, it doesn't lack in angst and touches on a few difficult subject matters that IMO are treated very lightly in this short read. So, I have a few issues with it. First the main characters and their relationship. The story starts with Spencer Lancaster as the typical millionaire playboy. He's the cliched arrogant, detached and gorgeous ty
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Alexandra
Aug 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 CEO stars! Let Mr. Lancaster sexy and cocky CEO seduce you! Addictive reading...


Am I dreaming again? Please dear god let it be true! This is the first time I read something written by Ms. Harrison and I am not disappointed, she has delivered a perfect read for those who love cocky CEO’s as much as I do. (For goodness sake, this means Spencer just popped my cherry!) Clandestine has all the elements that seduce you and left you wanting more and more. It’s perfectly addictive. This is the kind of
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Cathy
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a book with two characters who don’t have it all together as you might think. Both have their own demons and yet you love them despite or maybe because of those. This is my first book by Ms. Harrison but when I read the idea behind the Expose series I knew I had to read them. This is the first I read and it definitely lived up to my expectations. And yet it was nothing like I was expecting either.

Spencer and Olivia meet one night and have hot passionate sex and yet, that was all it was g
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Francoise
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Ava Harrison has penned a lively and sexy story filled with playful repartee, a vivacious heroine and a dreamy hero. Clandestine was a surprisingly emotional and intense Cinderella-like read. It follows the romance between Olivia, a model down on her luck, and Spencer, a charismatic and swoon-worthy real estate billionaire. This book was definitely a page turner and I read it almost in one sitting.

Spencer is New York royalty, and is constantly followed by the press. After a chance encount
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Sharon
Aug 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
I have read prior books by Ms. Harrison and I really loved them. Although I did enjoy Clandestine, I wasn’t 100% in love with it. Let me explain, there were quite a few things left unresolved which although it is described as a standalone and it is in the sense that Olivia and Spencer’s story is resolved, but there were quite a few bits of Spencer’s family that is un-resolved. What is up with Pierce? And why is Grant so angry with Spencer and their father?

It wasn’t really a light read. Which is
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Cee Cee Houston
Clandestine is the story of Spencer Lancaster, the heir to the Lancaster Hotel group and Olivia Miller a reformed drug addict and model on the out.
Oliver was burned badly in a previous relationship and is a serial womanizer who normally shies away from commitment but when meets Olivia in a club where his younger brother is causing havoc, he is entranced by her and invites her to spend the night with him. Next day he asks her to go on a business trip to Europe with him.
Olivia has managed to kick
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Cindy M. Green
Aug 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Holy Spencer! He is one hot, alpha male that has a soft, caring side to him. It's not a side he shares with many people, or anyone for that matter. However, he meets Olivia and she starts to turn his world upside down. Olivia's life is unsure right now, so the last thing she's looking for is love. But sometimes you don't have a choice in the matter.

Spencer is on business in London, Olivia happens to be visiting a friend in London when the two meet in a hotel lobby bar. They do both live in New Y
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Nikki  Malan
Jan 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Clandestine by Ave Harrison
Meet Spencer the business tycoon of the Lancaster Hotel chain. Known for his playboy ways and yet he is dealing with his own demons. When he meets Olivia Miller, he knows they have a connection that he is desperate to explore. One night, no second names, it should be easy right? They are not supposed to know each other identities or is this just part of the game. Oliva Miller has her own demons and being a model brings them to the forefront. Can she overcome her past o
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