Show up and rock his world.
So, I did just that.
I left him panting and begging for more.
The next day, however, I’m told he was the wrong guy.
If that’s the case, why did it feel so right?
I had one job, and I blew it.
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I expected a book about female empowerment, about cliché-breaking and fighting against double standards...
It wasn't the case, IMO of course...
But what I didn't expect was the male protagonist, who judged and treated the heroine without any respect.
Manwhore extraordinary and he allowed himself to judge her??? A§§hole.
The male character ruined this book for me.
POS. Sorry, but not sorry.
I wish the girl would tell him to f*ck o ...more
I love to read romance novels that are a little something different, and to me, that's exactly what this was. Randi, the heroine of the story, is a porn star. She makes money fucking ...more
So that’s a no from me as this was way too far out of my comfort zone.
Also: Randi? Really? This book is about a girl who does guys in public for money and her real name was Randi? Her alias (Cici) was even less stupid than Randi.
If you’re looking for a campy romance about a reality porn star and a frat guy who have their kismet moment in a pretty public and hardcore (hehe) way, then Crowd Pleaser is the book for you.
I thought this read was fun. There is a bunch of quick smut, and there is a bit of tension between the main couple. I liked the first half better than the second. There are some moments when the characters say some slut shamey things, but it’s part of the plot in the book. T ...more
I'm not even surprised anymore that Marie James was able to take an idea that most wouldn't even consider and turn it into a romance. Having read almost everything she's written I know that she knows how to work a plot and make it magic. However I continue to be impressed by her skill and amazing talent.
This book had so much that I loved. A leading lady who is independent and owns her sexuality. She doesn't let the things people say about her break her and she isn't the inexperienced virgin wait ...more
Holy Hotness, Batman! Let's all agree that the synopsis is very intriguing and purposely vague. I want so badly to tell you about my experience of going into this story blind... it was an eye-opener. But I must respect the author's decision to, not share more than she did. All I can tell you is that she had me turning up my A/C, in the winter.
I also have to share that I really loved the colorful support characters as well, including the four-legge ...more
WOW!!!! Marie James set my kindle ON FIRE!!! I would have loved to have been inside Marie James’ head while she was writing this sexy story. Crowd Pleaser is such a NAUGHTY DELIGHT—so ENTICING and EDGY! It’s a cat-and-mouse game that chases the angst. It’s an ADDICTION. This fire-hot and heady read was MY GUILTY PLEASURE.
This story is so SEXY with strong characters that will captivate readers from beginning to end. The hero and heroine are on fire together with chemistry that completely combust ...more
I’m a big fan of the MC stories I’ve read by author Marie James. I’ve come to expect some super hot scenes, enjoyable storytelling, emotion and maybe a twist or two. And with Crowd Pleaser, I got even more than I expected of all that!
“Men can go around and stick their dicks in anything, and they’re ‘just being boys.’ But, when a woman owns her sexuality and wants to sleep around she’s a whore. Well, fuck you, Jake. It’s my life, m ...more
Added bonus was this was super hot.
I haven't read anything like this besides 50 shades, & of course it has some problematic elements, but its smut, & i'm not going around telling people that its literature.
Marie James writes physical descriptions pretty well, I was quite frankly, pretty impressed. However, the s ...more
Wow!!! I'm still a bit speechless here and unsure of what I should say.
Erotic, contemporary romance, with dual-POV.
Stand-alone romance, book-boyfriend hero and kick-ass heroine.
First, I have to mention that the blurb was very catching at the same time very vague. I had no idea what I was going to read. You won't get anything else from me eith
But first things first. This author has been on my to go list for quite some time and every book is a challenge.
Marie James has an unique way of writing that can make you cry one second and laugh as well. Her writing is intense, real, hot and wild.
Crowd Pleaser is her latest release and tells the stories of Randi and Jake.
The first thing that crossed my mind when ...more
Title: Crowd Pleaser
Author: Marie James
Genre: Contemporary Romance
This was such an amazing take on an unconventional love story, it oozed sexiness and heat from the get go.
A strong leading lady in the form Randi a porn star who’s job it is alongside another porn star is to get the crowd going wherever that may be, she doesn’t apologise one bit to anyone for the fact that she does what she does, she’s on a job when she meets Jake who she mis ...more
I actually enjoyed this crazy romp of a story - Marie James writes very well. Even raunchy novels have to be well-written for me to go near them. Towards the end, I couldn't understand the sudden change of heart in one of the characters, but I was feeling ready to have the story end, so I just went ...more
Randi is not your typical girl next door. In fact – she is the girl you wish you could be. One that takes the bull by the horns and turns that intensity into a means to an end. What Randi didn’t count on was crossing paths with Jake. Everything about Jake makes Randi want to break her own rules. Who knew a mistaken identity could be so ‘all consuming’? Then there is the realization that Jake isn’t goin ...more
I absolutely lobed this one. It was so different from anything I have read recently, that it felt like a breath of fresh air. If you are looking fo ...more
This book is unlike any other book I've read by Marie James, or any other author for that matter. I fell in love with this story from page one. Randi and Jake are unconventional characters, but very conceivable. Randi is the girl next door. She is cute, has feelings, and a controlling family. She is doing everything in her power to get out from under the clutches of her family and make a life for her self. Only it's not an easy task. She loves the finer things ...more
"I'm merely pointing out that slut-shaming just because she's female is ridiculous. So she f**ks for money? Sounds like a smart plan considering all of us that do it for free."
Men can go around and stick their dicks in anything, and they're 'just being boys'. But, when a...more
Jake Kortright is a rich kid living in a sorority house when one night brings him together with Randi and now he knows that he wants her. But how far will Jake g ...more
Crazy, insane hotness!!!! This book was nothing like others I've read. The premise is different than any book out there and it's so much more realistic regarding college and sex among men and woman and the double standard there is. Their love wasn't easy or always pretty, it wasn't instalove...it was organic and real. Randi/Cici and Jake have chemistry I've not read before. Literally from the first 5 or 10 pages I knew these two were going to make my kindle and me ...more
If you are thinking, oh, this is j ...more
This is not your traditional love story of girl meets boy, they kind of dance around each other then finally hook up and live happily ever after. Randi is called a crowd pleaser, the company she works for has her going to certain parties and there she and another crowd pleaser put on a bit of a "show" to get the crowd amped up. These shows are also filmed and put on a web site; see Randi is a porn star. When she goes to a party and ends up putting on a show with the w ...more
It’s a very superficial story told well if your looking for something that is very sexy & Hot, and a quick read. This is the book for you!!
I enjoyed it but would have liked more depth, to know more about them and ...more
This book was everything I wanted in a five star read - it has the 'hook' right from the very start, it's an absolute page turner and I didn't want to put it down even when sleep was beckoning. It was literally the first thing I picked up when I woke this morning, desperate to finish it.
I loved the characters of Jake and Randi, there is an instant chemistry between ...more
Crowd Pleaser is a must read for 2018, Marie James delivers a gripping storyline that pulled me in and had me reading from cover to cover without pause.
Wow!!!! Crowd Pleaser was everything I thought it would be, we go straight into the action and not the other way around the slow build up to sex, hell no we get down and dirty from the off, this book is a very hot read, passionate, funny in parts and shows that even in the year 2018 people have double standards, a guy can ...more
Randi and Jake had SIZZLING chemistry from the start. This book was seriously HOT! What they needed help with was their basic everyday interactions, but it was nice to see growth from both throughou ...more
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Marie James, full-time working mother of two boys and wife of 12 years. She's spent most of her life lifetime living in central Texas, with only short stays in South Carolina, Alabama, and Florida. Her passions include reading everything under the ...more