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Invitation [Kindle Edition]

Christina Hoffman
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Book Description

Christina Hoffman's novel INVITATION demonstrates that this author is first among the smart new voices in romance today.
~ Judge, 22nd Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Awards

"What more could a reader ask for? Two realistic and flawed characters on an emotional journey filled with passion and drama ... Add in some very steamy scenes that will make you blush and sigh, and what you get is a thoroughly enjoyable and classic love story."
~ Amazon review

Can the love of a good man bring you back to life? Dr. Liam Mason wants to try...

Madison Spencer is a focused medical student, concerned only with work and paying the bills. She hides her beauty and once passionate spirit behind a quiet plain Jane facade. Since being drugged, stripped, and photographed by a vengeful ex, she has stayed away from men and kept her heart and body safe. But the loneliness is becoming more than she can bear.

When heart-stoppingly gorgeous Dr. Liam Mason walks into her world, she knows she's in trouble. The attraction is instantaneous, but Madison expects her past to be a deal-breaker.

Much to her surprise, Liam is not deterred. Instead, he offers to bring her back to life -- with pleasure as the prescription. No love, no commitment, just straight-up fun. Madison's sensible mind resists, but her body is willing. Together the young doctors explore days and nights of passion -- a passion that begins to seem more and more like love.

Deep inside, each of them wonders if this is a once-in-a-lifetime love; but the past and present threaten to destroy any chance of a future together.

Will they each be strong enough and brave enough to risk their hearts to have it all?

This steamy romance contains adult situations and is not appropriate for younger readers.

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About the Author

Who Says Heat Can't be Sweet? Welcome to the World of Smart and Sexy -- Contemporary Romances with Passion and Heart. Christina Hoffman was born in London, England. She moved with her family throughout Canada and the US, and has finally put down her suitcase, for now, in San Francisco. She believes that everyone has the fight to feel both smart and sexy. We don't have to be one or the other! She writes stories about characters who live in the real world and who, somehow, miraculously, still believe in love.

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  • File Size: 566 KB
  • Print Length: 191 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JDZ63YK
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #179,351 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Debut is amazing! April 12, 2014
By Colleen
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Christina Hoffman's debut book is about 2 people finding their ways through life, with no expectations and without any strings attached. Christina has woven a story involving likeable characters who are both goal-oriented and have futures. In other words, they are ordinary. They aren't into any fetish scenes, they aren't one person by day and another at night. This is an old-fashioned love story, at a time when readers are being flogged and whipped every night, in a tiring storyline before they close their eyes for sleep.
Christina's writing is eloquent in it's perfection. She is an author to follow and has an amazing future ahead of her as a literary story teller.
If you are one of those people who is constantly saying, "just one more chapter," you will really like the length of the chapters! Christina keeps a nice pace and makes her chapters just the right size. You will get your reading fix and the right amount of sleep!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Invitation 4.8 stars... really Enjoyed it! May 4, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Oh wow!!! Christina Hoffman's sensuous romance Invitation, is the Bomb! I love it when authors use realistic characters in their stories. The hero and heroine are not your typical NAR pair of superlative beings. The issues in their past don't just lend themselves to one break up to make up session. No, Christina's brilliance outlined the true and continual struggles manifested in the relationship of the flawed. But for every personality defect Madison Spencer and Liam Mason exuded, there is an effervescent quality gleaming through them that draws you in and forces you to root for their happiness. Let me tell you why.......

For the pass two years, Madison has worked hard to sequester her social life. From her frumpy shapeless clothing, to her quiet standoffish demeanor, she believes living this way will keep her safe from the iniquitous, male species. Fear guides her daily and as much as she wants to close herself off from everything to be a hermit, she is currently in medical school and beginning her residency. Madison truly believes having a romantic interlude will not occur in her lifetime but then she see's him, and every cell in her body awakens forcing her to rethink this whole "no social life" existence. As hard as she tries, she just can't help but be drawn by Liam's magnetism. Amazingly, she takes a chance and goes out with him, noticing how comfortable and relaxed she is with him impels her to attempt to experience more. And when she does, she finds new life with a world of possibilities. Liam can't seem to get enough of Madison and that scares him! He plans to have a successful medical career without the depressing long term entanglement. So he decides to have fun with his gorgeous colleague.
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4.0 out of 5 stars I've been wanting to read this since it came out... July 28, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have been wanting to read this since I saw the blitz the first time. I bought it back in May but haven’t had a spare spot on my calendar until now when I made room because it was on tour. The blurb sucked me in when I read it and I had to grab it.

It was a good story. I read it in one sitting, swiping the pages quickly to see what would happen next. Madison has been hurt, violated, and then humiliated and shamed by the people who should be supporting her. The only one who seemed to have her back was her best friend, Chloe.

We didn’t get to know Chloe well in this book, but I really wanted to reach through the pages and b*tch slap her. She drove me crazy. We knew that after what happened to Madison occured, she packed up and moved in with Chloe. At this point, they are roommates while going through their residencies in med school. She seemed like a pretty crappy friend to me honestly. (That doesn’t take away from the story at all, it adds a bit to it.)

Liam has his own issues, which I really wish that Christina had gone into more. I think that would have deepened my connection to him. That being said, he still seemed like a good guy who laid it all out there for her to begin with and Madison agreed.

I kind of wanted to grab her and say you agreed to this in the beginning when she started off on a tangent, then I remembered we are women, some of us tend to say and mean one things and then our hearts get involved.

All in all, it was a good story, I could have used a bit more in certain situations to connect more with the characters, but I did enjoy it. I have been hedging between 3.5 and 4 stars. I’m going with 4 because I did continuously read it, enjoyed the spicy scenes, and didn’t think that I really wanted to put it down. Just a little bit more emotion or something that would have connected me to the characters would have pushed it up to 5.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars enjoyable July 22, 2014
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Madison, going by her nickname - Maddie, is in a place where a romantic relationship is a definite no-go. Despite herself, however, when she meets fellow student-doctor Liam there is an immediate physical reaction. Is it just lust or is there a real love connection possible between the two? Chloe, Maddie's best friend, also acts as her 'bodyguard' helping her to stay true to her commitment to stay free of romantic encumbrances. Maddie takes over, literally, as she begins a no-strings attached, no romance relationship with Liam. It wasn't hard to experience Liam's willing surrender to her powerful desires. Being incredibly handsome and desirable, Liam has never enjoyed becoming someone's boy-toy as much as when he surrenders to Maddie. Chloe, however, is more than unhappy about Maddie's turnabout, reminding her time and again about the recent ending of a relationship that nearly killed Maddie in it's destructive force. She also reminds Maddie that she must concentrate on her school if she truly wants to become a full-fledged doctor. Chloe believes Maddie is already half in love with Liam.

Maddie has an angry father, a minister, who believes the worst of her and when he finds out about the light, airy no-commitments relationship she has with Liam calls her ugly names and with Chloe backing him up, Maddie orders them out, promptly falls into the pit of depression, sees herself in a negative way and avoids her Liam. While he appears, to Maddie, to really be upset by their parting, Liam gives Maddie the 'we can't take this relationship seriously' speech and Maddie becomes confused and, finally, puts her focus back into her medical career. The reader of Invitation longs for the relationship between the two to take hold and become serious. This is an enjoyable read for an easy reading week. I recommend it to those who love this type of romance. ~JoEllen
a copy was received in exchange for an honest read.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Nope.
I made to page 30. I physically couldn't flip to the next page. I didn't run across one character out of this she book that was worth me reading any further. Read more
Published 1 month ago by twisted
5.0 out of 5 stars Invitation
Great story line, but it left me waiting to hear the rest of the story. I wouldve loved to hear Liams background, but a great read.
Published 2 months ago by Ruth Spang
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
hard to put down once you begin reading
Published 10 months ago by Theresa A. Stuart
4.0 out of 5 stars A super great read
This is my first book by Christina Hoffman and I really enjoyed it. First off, I really liked the fact that Christina put a disclaimer at the beginning of the book about what we... Read more
Published 10 months ago by ki
4.0 out of 5 stars Good story, sweet ending.
Christina Hoffman, very good story! What a wonderful mix of emotional ups n downs. I'm very impressed. thanks for the read!
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars read much more like a New Adult novel - not so much in topic, but in...
Title: The Invitation

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Author: Christina Hoffman

Genre: Contemporary

Blurb: Who says Heat can't be Sweet? Read more
Published 11 months ago by The Book Reading Gals
1.0 out of 5 stars JUST UGH!
I could NOT through the first chapter of this book ...OH SOOO BORING! Sorry to the author but this could not begin to hold my attention- returning it.
Published 11 months ago by ljk
4.0 out of 5 stars a good read but not exceptional
this storyline kept my interest- mainly because of the back and forths, will they or wont they in their relationship. Read more
Published 11 months ago by sarah the kindle romance fanatic
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I absolutely loved this book. It had everything you could ask for in a not so perfect life. They showed each other the way to their hearts. Friends first then they fell in love
Published 11 months ago by veronica mostel
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book!
I enjoyed this book a lot... it was real people,with real issues... like real life and real love.. Will look for this author in the future
Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

Christina Hoffman was born in London, England. She moved with her family throughout Canada and the US, and has finally put down her suitcase, for now, in San Francisco.

She believes that everyone has the right to feel both smart and sexy. We don't have to be one or the other! She writes stories about characters who live in the real world and who, somehow, miraculously, still believe in love.

She's starting a mini-revolution. She writes sexy stories, but hasn't lost the romance from her Romances. Enough with whips -- back to lips!

She hopes you enjoy her stories and see yourself in her characters. After all, they are based on smart and sexy people, just like you.

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