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Taming the Playboy (A Dickerman Moretti Novel Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

MJ Carnal
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Ryan West learned at an early age that forever is never promised. Deciding to live each moment to the fullest, Ryan spends his days as a personal trainer to the rich and famous and his nights in the arms of a vast array of women. As a playboy, his motto is to work hard but play even harder. When his best friend introduces him to his attractive and soon to be sister in law, Ryan doesn’t think twice about throwing caution to the wind and bedding the woman that should be off limits. The sparks that ignite between them are undeniable and he struggles to push her memory from his mind.

Knowing happily ever after only happens in fairytales, Layla Barringer has lived her life with a wild streak of her own. Moving to Los Angeles to be closer to her sister, her rebellion is put to the test during a chance encounter with Ryan. Knowing about his revolving door of women, she decides to enjoy one night with no strings attached.

When personal tragedy strikes, they are left with only two options. Aware of their growing attraction to each other, will they work together and face adversity head on or will fear and heartbreak send them running in opposite directions?

Taming the Playboy is the second book in the Moretti Novels by author, MJ Carnal.

Product Details

  • File Size: 320 KB
  • Print Length: 374 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1492111228
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #79,399 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 M.J. Carnal just keeps getting better! September 22, 2013
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Ryan West may not have gotten my attention in Taming The Bachelor, but her certainly did in Taming The Playboy. Ryan not only got my attention, but he stole my heart. He is almost too perfect, almost.

Playboy Ryan West is the ultimate playboy. He has a different girl every night, he has a set of rules that he lives by, and he knows from personal experience that life is short, and that it can be taken away from you at a moments notice. He uses this mindset to take advantage of the golden opportunity that is presented to him in the form of a one-night stand with his best friend's soon to be sister-in-law, Layla.

Layla Barringer has just moved to LA to be closer to her sister Sophie. Sophie is now happily engaged to Mark Moretti, and they are expecting a their first child. She's a rebel, she doesn't do relationships, and she loves living her life in the fast lane. Layla can sense Ryan's playboy ways from a mile away. She decides on one night of wild passion with the incredibly sexy personal trainer.

One night turns into something more. There is a very intense connection between Ryan and Layla. A growing attraction to each other becomes impossible to fight. Personal tragedy and family dilemmas add strain to the already rocky start to the two people who have vowed that they don't do relationships.

I can't really go into much more of the story without giving it all away, but I will say that M.J. Carnal has written another amazing story filled with angst, passion, LOADS of hot sex, and a truly touching undertone. I am so attached to every single one of these characters. I love that even though this is Ryan's story, Mark and Sophie's continues on, and the book sets up what will continue in Taming The Boy Next Door, Caleb's book. I can't wait to read more!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars tame September 27, 2013
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The characters all sounded the same. None had different voices. Hope The rest of this series gets edited the way a book should.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just ok October 25, 2013
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I liked the book. Very easy read however, I was ready for it to end long before I was finished.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Undeveloped May 12, 2014
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Reading a self published book always comes with the expectation that some of the editing won't be up to traditionally published books' standards. And, I am OK with that, for the most part. Unfortunately, I had to cut my losses with this book and add it to my DNF pile. The authors shifts POV more often than my son changes activities when he is off his ADHD meds. What a mess.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars BEST BOOK EVER!! May 11, 2014
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When personal tragedy strikes, they are left with only two options. Aware of their growing attraction to each other, will they work together and face adversity head on or will fear and heartbreak send them running in opposite directions?


WOW I don't even know where to start without giving the whole book away. So I guess the only place to start is with Ryan. He is for sure a playboy! He was crazy and lived life to the max! We meet both Layla and Ryan in book one and I knew there was chemistry but WOW was I thrown for a loop with this one. I was like you could feel the sexual tension radiating out of the pages (on kindle lol)

Once we finally got a feel for them and we were so excited everything was going to work out BAM! everything changes and I was thrown for a loop I can honestly say I cried my eyes out for most of this book! I was devastated and felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest! M.J. was able to pull me into her book and I swear I was stuck crippled from heartbreak I couldn't stop reading. I read the whole thing in one sitting and when I finished I wanted to start it all over again just so I could have more. This is one of those books you just cant help but fall in love with. I dont want to really give anything away to those of you that did not get to read it yet so I wont really touch base on the actual story just please know. You NEED to read this book like ASAP! You will not regret it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I gave up on this book as as the writing is choppy, the story line is confusing and does not make sense. The story begins with Layla smiling at Mark, than having sex with Ryan.

Later it jumps to Ryan's childhood and battling leukemia. He gets out of the hospital joins the school's football team?

"A whole year had been lost to aggressive treatments and after spending his sixth grade year in a hospital bed, he vowed to never take life for granted.

Completely bald and with a battered body, Ryan took the halls of Beverly Vista Middle School by storm."

I doubt I will finish this book.
Remember this is my personal opinion and does not reflect on the author.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Breaking ALL your own rules for love =) May 7, 2014
By Sue B.
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I wasn't sure what to expect from this short free book but it turned out to be way more than I thought! Right from the start, the sizzling prologue got me hooked and it was a sexy steamy read. There was also a pretty sad and serious storyline involving childhood cancer and from there it became a deeper tale of finding love (even if you don't believe it is right for you) and fighting to survive.
It also had the usual things...jealousy, angry woman who feels scorned, alpha males fighting over the attention of the hot (off limits) girl and plenty of steamy sex...OMG!
This was overall a really tasty treat and I would definitely read another one of the series.

**** 4 **** "breaking all your own rules for love" stars
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Gut Wrenching Emotional
I liked taming the bachelor but I LOVE taming the play boy. Its quite emotional and heart wrenching. All the drama ups and down kept my interest until the very end. Read more
Published 4 days ago by Scandalous Book Blog
5.0 out of 5 stars loved the book
Layla and Ryan's story will tug at your heart. I laughed, cried, and was disappointed. I liked the dining room scene. That made me laugh. Aria was a disappointment. Read more
Published 7 days ago by tracie
5.0 out of 5 stars loved
Now Ryan omg favorite character out of the whole series. This book broke my heart I cried and laughed. And Ryan was just such an extremely sexy and magnificent person. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars family isn't always blood but they always have your back!
I don't think I have ever read a book that I loved, then hated, then loved again. Parts of this book made me want to throw my iPad down and give up reading because I was... Read more
Published 17 days ago by Kelly
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Another great story by MJ!!! Love all of her work!
Published 1 month ago by Damon Finch
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome
Read this in a day. Had to know how it ended. Love Ryan and Layla's story. So glad it ended the way it did. A Must read.
Published 1 month ago by Christine Stalker
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Great Book..
Wow.. I loved this book..I fell so in love with Ryan West....can't wait to read the next book in this series...
Published 1 month ago by shannon vogt
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow
This book almost gutted me! I loved Layla and Ryan. Their story was fantastic! I cried. I laughed. I couldn't put it down.
Published 1 month ago by Andrea
5.0 out of 5 stars great read
This book made me laugh and cry, Ryan so far is my favorite character and Layla is just who the crowd needed, Ryan's story is amazing and I can't spill much without ruining the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Taming the Playboy
The story continues with Ryan who doesn't take life for granted, he had cancer as a child, fought it again in college and in this book it has returned again. Read more
Published 2 months ago by T. Tracy
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More About the Author

MJ Carnal is a USA TODAY bestselling author who lives in South Carolina with her husband, gorgeous daughter and two loving and super furry dogs. When she isn't writing, you can find her watching episodes of The Walking Dead with her hubby, having tea parties with her daughter, Singing karaoke for anyone that will listen and reading just about anything she can get her hands on. She has a small obsession with Dr. Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds, Sour Patch Kids and So You Think You Can Dance.

She loves to hear from fans, fellow writers and book lovers. Find her online at or on Twitter @mjcarnalauthor.

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