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Contracted by Marni Mann

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Marni Mann
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
June 28th, 2018
Yes


Years ago, I was burned by a woman.

I forgave, but I haven’t forgotten, and it’s a road I’ll never go down again.

My career has become my life instead. I’m Max Graham, the biggest music agent in the business. Women love me, but I don’t do love anymore. I’ve found another way to meet my needs.

Eve Kennedy—stylist to the stars and total bombshell. By far, she’s the most daring woman I’ve ever had in my bed with a sexual appetite as ferocious as mine.

We might just have the hottest sex life in Miami and LA.

We don’t date anyone else—although, sometimes, we invite someone for a night. We travel the world, and I lavish her with gifts. But she knows my career comes first.

And the best part? For the past two years, she’s been happy with our arrangement.

Or so I thought.

I’ve survived heartbreak once before, but this one could be the end of me.

Jenny’s Review

When I started reading this series with The Agency group, Max and Eva had me intrigued from the first book. Max is one of the partners working for the talent agency and Eva is best friends and stylist to James Ryne (from Signed).

Max & Eva’s story begins in the book Signed, we got snippets in Endorsed, and we finally get their story in Contracted. And let me say this, I knew it would be good, it would interesting, and I was so excited to get their full story in their own book. Now, after getting it, I barely have any hair left.

I barely have finger nails left

I need a drink, or ten

But even with all that, this author had me loving so hard on Max and Eva! Their relationship, oh goodness, where do I begin…… It was basically friends with benefits, but exclusively. They lived on opposite coasts, saw each other a few times a month. So what happens when one of them decides to want MORE??

“I want to wake up next to you every morning. I want to eat breakfast with you when we get home from the gym. I want to jump in the shower with you as you’re getting ready for work. I want to see your face over candlelight. I want your lips to be the last thing I kiss before I close my eyes.”

The other one doesn’t want that. Wants to continue to just be sex buddies. Yes he has feelings for her, but not as deep as her feelings for him. Predictable plot, predictable outcome for me, however, I LOVED IT!!!

So when Eva takes a job overseas for 6 months, how will Max handle this?? Will he let her go, will he stop her by confessing his love, will he beg her to stay?

If you’ve read Signed and Endorsed, you will definitely want to read this one. We are gifted all the characters and I am just in love with this group. The angst level is crazy for me during this read, I was pissed off at Max for a lot of this book, but he definitely redeemed himself for me in the end. I can not wait for Scarlett’s book. If its anything like this one, it’ll just keep getting better and better than the last book =)))

About the Author:

Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.


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