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Marx Girl

4.29  ·  Rating details ·  7,218 ratings  ·  632 reviews
We met five years ago when I was her family's bodyguard.
Our time together was a secret.

Her touch was different.... addictive.
I fell hard and fast and then I left.

I've thought about her every day since.

As I sit here at a wedding watching her with her new boyfriend......I have regrets.
Regrets for the past things I've done.
But I won't regret what I'm about to do.

Kindle Edition, 463 pages
Published January 26th 2018 by T L Swan (first published December 10th 2017)
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Dilek VT
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was looking forward to the release day of this book but sadly, I didn’t like it, at all. It wasn’t what I expected; on the contrary, it had many things I dislike in my romance novels.

I wanted to drop it more than a hundred times but I managed not to.


A quick review of plot:

Oh, just a moment... before the plot, can I just say how much I hated their chemistry?

For example, the number of times she worships his c*ck made me want to throw up.

Oh it is th
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
DNF @ 56%

I just can't bring myself to finish this one.

The surprise military/super-spy element here was just too cheesy and poorly done. Honestly, if Ben really was the badass we are TOLD he is in this book, it's a mystery how he managed to survive this long what with how fucking dumb he is. Or maybe the baddies after him are simply numerous fries short of a McDonald's Happy Meal.

I mean for real though.

So, so bad.

Which is crazy considering how much I have enjoyed other books by this author. M
Bookworm Extraordinaire
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it


descriptionI enjoyed this one. It started off in one direction and then turned into something I wasn't expecting. Which wasn't a bad thing at all. It made me I laugh. It made me cry. It made me smile. It made me want to throat punch people. What more can you ask for?


The writing was quite good. The pace was perfect. The plot was engaging and kept me turning the pages. The mystery aspect was also very interesting. Like I mentioned above, this book started off in one direction and th
Jan 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-books
➳A story that filled my heart with everything that is an emotional wreck with the mixture of a possessive alpha male that has you trolling for more...

➳When it comes down to possessive alpha male characters, I am a goner for sure! Especially if it's part of a forbidden romance story. One in which has a past history between both characters that have an amazing attraction towards each other. After some time apart, Bridget and Ben hav both goes through episodes in their lives that have separated
Olga therebelreader
A fabulous read that I did not put down; it grabbed me from page one, threw me in the emotional wringer and refused to let go until the very last word.

This book is very steamy. The love scenes are hot. Ben is very possessive of his woman. His caveman/alpha male instincts exude sexiness, if that’s your type of thing. Aside from the steaminess, there is a lot of action in this book, especially at the end.

Marx Girl has everything a romantic suspense fan can hope for; heart-break, humor, action,
1-Click Addict Support Group
Feb 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
PANTY MELTING HOT!! Throughout this book my thighs had a workout like never before!!
Bridget's secret love affair with Ben was HOT, HOT, HOT!!! Despite the time they were apart the sparks and chemistry is still there and I felt it more intense!

Ben was always cryptic of why he left Bridget but the time came that he no longer was able to hide that because she in avertedly became involved.

Their story had me on pins and needles and had my attention until the very end. Bridget's feisty, I don't give
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.25 Dusk Till Dawn Stars

One thing I’ve leaned about this author, despite some past editing/formatting issues, and slight discrepancies in this one—her stories entertain me! This one actually moved me to tears, with a few good laughs, as well! I really felt the connection between Ben and Bridget, they were passionate, but also had a bond that strongly resonated with me.

I have a weakness for the strong silent type, and also for military men, so Ben checked off all my boxes! Loved Bridget’s moxi
Pelusa Rivera
Jan 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Received an ARC at no cost to author. .. well folks I am in the minority here, but you know what I am fine with that I was never one to follow the crowd, I did not love this like at all. I found Ben to be a insensitive jerk, who has screwed all around the world for over 5 years but when he is warned that the girl he supposedly loved has finally found someone she can be happy with he decides he wants her back?? What, now now!! Oh hell no. And stupid Bridget who has a good guy (yes he was stupid w ...more
Jul 24, 2018 added it
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I got thru, barely, 25% and had to just wasn't to my liking at all:( I really enjoyed another book from this author but this was not for me from the writing, the storyline (could have been better) to the characters, etc..... it just was a no-go for me this time around.
My Pink Fairytales

T.L. Swan did it again. She created yet another story about a totally super hot alpha male and a quite strong lady, who are utterly, madly in love. If you want to read about the absolute kind of love, read T.L. Swan.
There's drama, action (messed up things Kristen Ashley style) and tons of love that doesn't come that easy. I rolled my eyes a lot and their struggle to be together, so I was a little torn between rating this book 4 or 5*, but in the end I decided i loved it enough for a
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
My word, this book! I love TL's writing with a passion so it's really something when I say that this book is her best yet. Ben and Bridget are my favourite characters out of all the couples in the series so far, I connected with them so much. Ben is a strong, brooding, alpha, sexy hot South African with plenty of secrets who's led a hard dangerous life. Bridget is a confident, sassy, strong, gorgeous Aussie who feels just like she could be your best friend. This book will keep you on the edge of ...more
Qubra Modak
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
100000000000000 stars! Omg TL you promise to deliver and what happens?!? We get a smoking hot alpha male that knows what he wants!
Ben and Didge had a secret love affair and then he leaves! 5 years later he comes back because why? HE LOVES BRIDGET MARX!DUH!
Watch their story unfold and find out why he left and how he warms his way back into her heart(not that he ever left)
This is written in true TL Swan style...laughs, tears,omg moments, and high five moments and weird looks from people walking pa
What a ride!!!

From the start we know that Ben loves Bridget. And Bridget loves Ben, but after 5 years Bridget has found another boyfriend, Eric. This story was a roller coaster ride. So very angsty. I laughed. I cried. I loved this book!

I can't wait to start reading about the men of Marx Investigations, which is headed up by Bridget's brother Brock.
Romance Rehab
Feb 13, 2018 rated it did not like it
Liked the blurb, liked the cover, so I thought I'd give it a try. So, I’m reading along, and it’s not awful. It’s not really great, either, though. There’s a lot of telling instead of showing, but I figure I’ll get to at least 15% of the story before I pull the plug, just so I can say I gave it a fair chance. Maybe it'll get better, I'm thinking. Now, at 2%, the hero has just broken up with the heroine (for her own good, of course--as is law in Alphahole Land). She decides that as a final goodby ...more
Lana Reads
Feb 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kink, read-in-2020
4,5 stars ☀️

The hero will make you angry at times, especially in the beginning. There are some inconsistencies and annoying repetitions through the book, some errors that could have been easily corrected by a good proofreader... But if you get past those, the book gets better. I'm a sucker for tortured heroes and complicated pasts that have to be overcome by the characters.
I was quite annoyed when the heroine told all her family about heroe's trauma when she knew he spoke to no one about it. On
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Marx Girl the story of Bridget Marx and Ben Stratham what an amazing journey you are taken on through out this book laughter, tears and some sexy hot as hell moments. All the Stanton crew are in this and have you laughing at their banter. I can honestly say TL Swan just gets better and better with every book that she delivers never disappoints and always leave me with a book hangover. This is a definite must read.
taveena kade
Nov 11, 2019 rated it did not like it
DNF @ 62%

My god Bridget is such a bitch and she has to always get her way. If it was something minor I wouldn’t care as much but if you read the book you’ll see that what she wanted was outrageous!!
Jan 31, 2018 marked it as nope
Just because there’s not enough of these dumb female mc, someone needs to add more to the group.
Feb 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved it!!! It was an excellent read ..I didn't want it to end!! I loved Ben from the start....
Another book of T.L.Swan that had everything a wonderful tale needs to have!
Jan 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
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French Press Bookworm Blog
3ish stars

I wanted to love this one. But there was just so much that bugged me and that was off. Ben oh Ben so much to love but at the same time so much that didn’t make sense. One minute you have this hard alpha who claims his woman and the other the same man not man enough... then Bridget and her very very fickle mind. One minute she’s hot and the other she’s cold. The constant back and forth in her thoughts were hard to keep up with.. that being said I loved the ending. It gave me all the fe
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
Oh this book!! Does this author ever compose a book you don't fall in love with? As expected the writing is perfection and the second chance love story is always a favourite of mine.

When Ben (hot, gorgeous, dominant Ben) re-appears in Bridget's life after leaving her heartbroken five years previous with no explanation as to why he left her, she is seriously mad as hell. She has a new life and a new love. How dare he re-enter her life, cause problems and make her heart beat just that little bit f
Robyn Corcoran
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
TL Swan is an author who always writes top quality stories and never fails to entertain her readers, this story is a joy to read.

This is the story of Ben Statham and Bridget Marx, he is the bodyguard for her brother-in-law but this didn't stop the attraction between the two and how they acted once they recognised their attraction. Then nothing..Ben closes himself off from Bridget..leaving for five years!

The chemistry they shared was flaming red,hot and passionate and after five years the flames
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m so giving this book 5 ⭐️ just for the sheer fact that I adore everything that i have read by T L!! This book was so funny and sweet and sad and I loved BEN!!!!!!! These folks that say it was like they were both “bipolar” and gave it a semi ok review....all I got to say is opinions are like assholes everybody has one! He is such and Alpha and she is just crazy funny!! I didn’t blame either one of them for acting the way they did! Abbie is just freakin hilarious and I so need her to have a boo ...more
Mar 21, 2018 rated it liked it
Ben is a family bodyguard who broke Bridget’s heart when he left without an explanation five years earlier. He did it to protect her, and now he’s come back to get his girl.

I liked Ben okay but never understand what he saw in Bridget. That girl is twenty-seven years old and could give any thirteen year old a run for the money. She is constantly screaming and throwing major childlike tantrums. She’s isn’t quite as bad once you get past the first quarter of the book, but she isn’t good either. Br
Jan 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Amazing read!! Benjamin and Bridgette or Ben and Didge as known by everyone are a couple with real issues. The story line is so honest and brilliantly written I loved every minute of reading it. They had a steamy affair and then Ben left, leaving Didge to heal her own heart. Five years later when she was finally happy and ready to give her heart to someone else Ben returns to claim his girl and boy is he determined to get her back.

This book makes you anxious, mad, laugh, cry, and want to strang
Kimberly Harrell
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Well TL Swan you have done it again and totally knocked my socks off with Bridget and Ben. OMG Ben!!!! How hot can one man be? He is such an sexy alpha male that will make your mouth water and your heart beat fast and cause so many sighs.....I just love me some Ben, but lets not leave out Ms. fiesty, snarky Bridget who can stand toe to toe with Mr. Alpha Ben. I loved this book. I loved the storyline, the anticipation of the next page, the moments that made me hold my breath, the tears that fell ...more
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
I Voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

Ben #Sigh! strong, hot, brooding alpha male. And Hey, South African... OMG! My Country, Whoop!!!
Loved every single minute of this book. Bridget is confident, sassy strong and she is gorgeous. A Book filled with lots of angst, drama, secret love affair, twists and turns that will make keep you on the edge of your seat.

This author always keeps me guessing and anxious but hell I enjoy every minute of it.

Karen Deen
Jan 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is so HOT !! Ben is everything I wanted him to be. Strong Alpha male which makes you love him and hate him at times. His love for Didge is the sweetest thing and watching him trying to express that is swoon worthy.
Bridget is a sassy confident woman who has you laughing and crying. Love how she takes no crap from Ben.
TL Swan I love your books and this one just might take over as my favorite. Awesome read that took me through so many emotions but that is what I love so much about your
Feb 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
TL, thank you!

I love your writing, you have really got the gift of writing.

I don't want write about the book, because I cant share right now! Maybe later!
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