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The Novice

(Lui vuole me #1)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  656 ratings  ·  124 reviews
I’m a novice about to take my vows. He’s the embodiment of sin—and the new owner of the convent that’s been my home for the past two years.

I shouldn’t want him. Yet from the moment he walks into Mother Superior's office and threatens to turn Saint Clare into a luxury hotel, all I can think about are those lush lips, tight muscles, and perfect hair. That, and the devil’s ba
ebook, 476 pages
Published October 13th 2020 by Grey Eagle Publications (first published May 5th 2016)
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Mary S.
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my goodness! This hottest of a guy could definitely make even a nun sin especially one that is just just beginning. Kegan this man was sinful as they come I just wish this story was a duet pov I would have love to hear and see Kegan thoughts and feelings. The story was still great love every moment of it.
Prudishly Victorian - this ain't love

I am afraid this book wasn’t for me. I liked the premise well enough: the young and devastatingly gorgeous owner of a pleasure house pressures a novice who is only weeks away from taking her vows to spend two weeks with him as his sexual plaything in order to save her convent (that he has inherited). My main problem was that this was actually the extent of the action in the book. They have sex, and they talk, but mostly they talk past each other and the sex a
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R Rais
Oct 01, 2020 rated it liked it
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Oct 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
This is the first book i have read by Ava Lohan and it won't be my last.
These complicated characters were full of mystery and angst. You could feel that there was a hidden story behind what the author was revealing and that it was going to be spectacular.
I loved the aloofness of Kegan, his desire to be a beast, but had suspected there was more to him.
Rose was so naive, almost frustratingly so at times, but I still felt compassion and sympathy for her.
The Novice was incredibly addictive with intr
Oct 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A novice....
A man who sells his body for money....
Contract....Seduction.... Falling ....Love..... Hurt....
This was a very good story but the only thing I didnot liked is that Kegan continues his business as per usual when the girl is gone.
Vidhi Mehta
Oct 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing
So this was my first read from Ava Lohan and I am looking forward to read more from her. I loved how Kegan and Rose were complete polar opposites of each other. I loved the intensity that Kegan and Rose brought. I couldn't put it down. Most definitely worth reading it and worth 5***** ...more
Oct 22, 2020 rated it did not like it
I was unable to like either character. The heroine is 2 weeks away from taking her vows and becoming a nun.

The hero plans to buy her convent for $1 million unless she agrees to go with him and do whatever he wants for 2 weeks. Her priest and mother superior tell her to take the deal and they will resolve her sins in confession. That seems extremely unlikely to me but I kept reading. SPOILER SOPILER SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER

She goes t
Oct 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Ava Lohan and... I LOVE IT!! It was really taken in by the characters. I was intrigued and excited to turn the next page.

I loved the part where Rose found out there was more to Kagan than meets the eye. I won’t spoil anything so you will have to read it to find out but honestly it was so touching.

Don’t get me wrong this book is not a mushy touchy love story. Nope. It is so much more than that. It is sexy, hot, exciting, thrilling. It is great.

I can’t wait to read more
Laura Lee
Oct 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Sit back and read that blurb! Holy hotness with a taboo story. I absolutely thrive on anything taboo. Throw in a young gal getting ready to take her vows and become a nun and I'm in. Icing on the cake a "beast" of a bad boy. The blurb alone hooked me on this book.

While this is a new to me author, she is not new to the writing scene. I know this book was written first in Italian, then in German, now being brought to us in English. In my opinion, the flow of the story gets lost in translation. So
Robin Vroman
no hum

Nothing, I have nothing it was just kind nothing to write home about reading. But do the sample thing, someone else might enjoy the book. Happy reading.
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3.5* Beast Stars

The story of Rose, the novice and Kegan the brothel heir was a rollercoaster of sinful sex. Two weeks from taking her vows, Rose makes a decision, against her will to submit and spend two weeks with Kegan at his sex club Lust in order to save her beloved monastery from being destroyed and a hotel being erected.

The attraction between the two of them was palpable and as much as Rose tried to deny them and keep true to her beliefs she succumbed to her weaknesses. Their chemistry
Dec 30, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Io boh.
Mar 11, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2021
While the steam in this book was certainly hot, it gets tainted for me with the blatant blasphemy constantly spewed by both main characters. Yes, i said BOTH. I could have enjoyed reading about a relationship between the two of them if that had not been included.

The other issue I have with this book is the obvious attempt to make this a Beauty and the Beast retelling. But with it being so obvious in the attempts where it tries to line up the story, it instead makes it sound ridiculous, aka tryin
May 28, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Novice and a Sex Worker

So this book is a twisted tale of lust, deceit and regrets. It’s a good read if you don’t mind the perverse storyline, in the end it’s about a girl loving a boy and is it enough to overcome the sins of their past.
Denise Foster
Ok I Will admit this was a new story line.

I did like the story line. I liked the main characters, but there were a bunch of holes in the story that kept getting me lost and confused. Sort of good ending but not sure.
Dec 03, 2020 rated it did not like it
Utterly disappointing. There is no way Anna zaires is linked or wrote this!
Feb 04, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, adult, anti-hero
Beside the sex, the chemistry between is not interesting. Their conversation don't have good meaning. and the conflict, I think that is a quite good part if the story is well-built.

2 stars.
May 03, 2021 rated it it was ok
I feel like I've gotten super picky because it seems like I'm not enjoying alot of books lately. This one didn't do it for me. ...more
Bonnie  Barrett
Jun 09, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love thick books and this one is HOT! I mean steaming hot!
Holli Eller
Nov 01, 2022 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall this is a good story with twists and turns. Keegan and Rose’s love story is predictable but still sizzling.
April McCauley
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
The Novice is Rose who is waiting to take her sacred vows in 2 weeks. A novice is a young woman who has decided to to devote her life to Christ and becoming a nun. Rose is already to take her vows then she is summoned to the Mother Superiors office and her life changes in an instant. Mother Superior tells her that the man who held the deed to their property had passed away. Now his grandson held the deed and was threatening to sell the land the convent is on. She meets the new owner Kegan whom s ...more
Nov 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I can't remember the last time I read a whole full length novel in a span of a few hours nor do I remember the feeling of wanting tell everyone around me to 'leave me the fuck alone because I AM BUSY READING A BOOK'. This book had me ADDICTED. Obsessed. I couldn't put it down. I didn't want to put it down. I stayed up till 5am just to finish it and boy, was that a bloody ride. While I was reading, I had that dreaded feeling that you get when you read a good book, you know the one where you ...more
Toni K.
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New author for me and wow!

I want more Keegan and Rose! Did not want this book to be over. Keegan is so broken and Rose just couldn’t let things be.
I want more if these two!
Gina Burkart
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
dark and taboo story that is sexy and sinful.
3.5 Stars

Rose is a woman who has a past that has defined all of her future. She’s made mistakes and carries an unmistakable guilt for moments in her life. It’s what has lead her to being on the brink of taking her vows. But when a deal is brokered for her to be whisked away for a 2 week lesson in submission and sex clubs, she says yes.

Kegan has a very dark past of his own, one that has led him onto his current path. He closes himself off to everyone around him, and only shows what he wants. His
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*** 3.5 Steamy Stars ***

The Novice by Ava Lohan is a story about a young woman named Rose who is a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows at the Saint Clare Convent. Two weeks from taking her vows she is forced to make a life altering decision of submitting to a man who lives and breaths sex and sin. Kegan Anderson owns the infamous sex club Lust and was inherited the land of the Convent and plans on building a luxury hotel on top of it. That is unless Rose submits to his every whi
Oct 15, 2020 rated it it was ok
Initially what drew me in was the premise/storyline of the book; a young nun days away from taking her vows has to accept a deal whereby she becomes a plaything for the powerful brothel owner in order to save their covenant. Unfortunately, this book was just not for me.

I didn't really like the characters, Rose more so than Keegan, and felt there was little to no chemistry between them. There wasn't really much to the story either with there relationship it was just sex, talk, sex, forced confli
Meredith Renner
Oct 20, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book was not as advertised. It just didn't live up to the hype. I don't think this was a good story. The way the book moved forward was disjointed and I felt the anti-hero was a bit ridiculous. He tried to be a bad ass but really missed the mark. I couldn't even understand why the heroine was falling for him at all. I must say I was disappointed. ...more
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