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Satin Pleasures [Kindle Edition]

Karen Docter
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Bustiers, Birds, and the Blues…

Dan McDonald walked away from the American dream, a life full of money, glamorous women and power. Now nothing can lure him back into the corporate death trap. Except….

Dan’s scheming aunt snares him into opening a lingerie shop in Tess Emory’s shopping mall. Tess is everything Dan has vowed to avoid…sexy, smart, and obsessed with work.

Tess is determined to make her life a success and right the wrongs of her past, no matter the cost.

They’re both going to discover that true love breaks all their rules.

** RomCon Reader's Crown finalist ~ Contemporary Category
** Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist ~ Best Short Contemporary Romance

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About the Author

Karen Docter writes romantic suspense (Women hunted by who'd die to protect them) and contemporary (The lighter side of romance – Not a killer in sight…unless it’s killer heat!) novels. FMI: She's a member of Romance Writers of America®, Colorado Romance Writers, Kiss of Death Romance Writers, and From the Heart Romance Writers. She loves writing, reading, music, camping, fishing, and spending time with her family. She's four-time Golden Heart® finalist and a charter member of RWA® PRO and The Golden Network®.

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  • File Size: 461 KB
  • Print Length: 342 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0078VSY6G
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #505,269 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fluffy, cute, it! March 13, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
A bad health scare brought workaholic Dan McDonald to rethink his priorities.
Now he's left the stress behind and vowed to take better care of himself. On
his way to help his aunt with the opening of her lingerie store he meets Tess
Emory. The brunette embodies everything he should avoid like the plague. She's
married to her work, constantly pressed for time, and very unbalanced. No, no, no
- not what he wants! Right? Too bad his dog doesn't seem to agree with him.
That's because Colby has good taste in food...and women, while Dan takes a bit
longer to realize what's good for him.

*Sighs*. Such a cute feel-good romance! I read it after a long day and was happy to finally just kick back. Today the sun has come out to play. I'd also recommend this novel as a beach read.

Normally I'd start out with my thoughts on the hero or the heroine, but today I need to give a shout-out to Dan's aunt Mary first. She's a lovely lady and cared deeply for her nephew (just like his mother and step-dad). A great little cast! I came to hold Tessa's parents in high regard, as well. It was palpable how important it was for them to see their daughter happy. Nothing else mattered. Nice people, concerned parents.

Dan requires a "good guy" tag on this post. He's there for his family - always. Even though he'd have preferred to stay in seclusion a bit longer, he drives to San Francisco to give his aunt Mary a hand. Dan obviously didn't expect a certain brunette to cross his path, let alone call to his libido like that. The last woman in his life inflicted some serious damage. I applauded his decision to turn his back on the "fast-track", but thought it about time for him to give love a second chance.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure Romance, and wonderful fun read August 25, 2012
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Satin Pleasures by Karen Docter is pure romance, and wonderful one at that. This was such an enjoyable read, that I couldn't put it down, since this was such a feel good book.

The story begins with Dan MacDonald, who is returning from a year of a peaceful seclusion from a stressful career, to San Francisco to help his family. He is stuck with his dog, Colby, a German Shepard, on the bridge due to a overturned truck. While he waits, he spots a beautiful brunette sitting on the hood of her car, talking on the phone, and begins to fantasize what sex would be like with her. Of course, at that moment, a group of young men were passing the time playing Frisbee and boom.......the girl is hit in the head, knocking her unconscious off the car, and the phone into the water.

Dan to the rescue of the damsel is distress. Meet Tess Emory, who wakes up in the arms of a handsome stranger. Dan brings Tess to his trailer to make sure she is ok, and suspects she may have a concussion. Tess, who is a business woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown, is in a panic. She was on her way to a meeting that was important to her career, and with her phone in the water, she cannot call to say she will be late. Dan tries to calm her, and explain they are stuck there for a couple of hours. He keeps Tess busy, talking to her, and just about when the traffic backlog begins to open up, Dan surprises her with a kiss.

Both have had relationship failures, which have turned them off from looking for any kind of romance. But before they go their separate ways, there is an attraction, and we know they will meet again.

Tess is a manager of a Mall, and is fighting for a promotion. She is working long hours, and is totally stressed out.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars 2.5 Stars October 9, 2012
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I hesitated with this one because of the title. The description sounded fun and it was a free download so I gave it a try. The story and characters are good, just not memorable. Nothing stood out for me about this book, good or bad. I am rating it right in the middle at 2.5 stars. If you like the typical romance formula, you will enjoy it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What you want isn't always what you need. December 30, 2014
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Fun and thoughtful romance about learning that what you thought you wanted in life isn't always exactly what you need.

Dan used to be the classic definition of the driven, ladder climbing, corporate businessman until he got sick and realized that he needed a lifestyle change and fast or his obsessive, controlling personality was going to kill him. After a year spent regaining his health and determined to never drive himself to death's door again, he reluctantly agrees to move from silent partner to temporary hands-on manager when his mom and aunt expand their lingerie store. Dan has given himself a specific deadline and is certain he can stick to it, until...

Tess is pushing for a huge promotion that she thinks will help her atone for a mistaken past deed. She's driven, focused and controlling to the exclusion of everything except her parents. She is everything that Dan decided a year ago that he did not want or need in his life yet he is inexplicable drawn to her after a mishap lands her in his temporary care.

Though the attraction is immediate and soul deep, neither Dan nor Tess feel they have a chance at a relationship for they are coming from opposite ends of the spectrum. They both help each other learn to find middle ground between a successful career and a less stressful, more fulfilling life because living without the other is not an option.

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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun light hearted
Fun light hearted, chick lit... About ... not everything you want is what you need or even get. Enjoyable read
Published 11 days ago by Beckey
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Good read
Published 1 month ago by Sapphire
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Love Story
Dan and Tess are in two different spots in their lives. Dan had a health scare that had him refocus his life. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Michelle T
4.0 out of 5 stars Great story with likable characters
Great story with likable characters. Neither Dan nor Tess think they have a shot at lasting, but then they never counted in falling in love.
Published 1 month ago by readaholic
5.0 out of 5 stars Love, love, love it!
I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review. I loved it! I an an avid Janet Evanovich reader and recommend this book to anyone else who reads her books. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A fun, short read
This is a story about Dan and Tess. Dan is a former workaholic trying to find a slower way of life. Tess is a workaholic trying to atone for mistakes from her past. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Melanie
3.0 out of 5 stars I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
I don't write reviews often so please bear with me. This book was okay, it didn't hold my attention and was very easy to put down. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Mildred
5.0 out of 5 stars A definite read for romance lovers!
This was such a cute read. Wish there were guys like this all over the place! Women would definitely love to have a Dan in our every day lives to keep us calm and level headed! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Swtdrmsnluv4u
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Hard to put down. Kept my interest throughout the whole book. Karen is a good author will read more of her books.
Published 1 month ago by k
5.0 out of 5 stars Love is Blind
I was given a free copy of this book for an honest review.From the minute I started reading this book I was hooked.Dan and Tess are both stubborn and vulnerable. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dawn Daughenbaugh
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More About the Author

Karen Docter writes two different kinds of romance novels....

Contemporary Romance w/a Karen Docter: Romance...With a Kick of Humor!

Romantic Suspense w/a K.L. Docter: Women hunted by who'd die to protect them.

Karen's contemporaries are cute & spicy romances. She loves writing about real men and women with dreams and goals that don't allow for a relationship just so she can throw them in each other's path...with a tickle and a smile.

Her romantic suspense novels (as K.L. Docter) are also filled with romance, although the dangers the hero and heroine face are intense, usually because a serial killer is bent on ending one or both of their lives before they can fall in love.

Karen/K.L.'s an award winning author, a four-time Romance Writers of America® Golden Heart® finalist, and won the coveted Kiss of Death Romance Writers Daphne du Maurier Award Category (Series) Romantic Mystery Unpublished division.

When she's not saving her characters from death and destruction or helping them fall in love, she loves camping and fishing with her family, reading, gardening & cooking. If she can do most of those things over a campfire, all the better! FMI:

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