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- Print Length: 278 pages
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- Publisher: Lucy Leroux Books; 1 edition (December 8, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 8, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00QSH22ZA
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- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,453 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Making Her His (A Singular Obsession Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Michelle K. Pickett for Readers' Favorite wrote:
"I think Leroux did an INCREDIBLE JOB of making the characters in Making Her His REAL and RELATABLE, which is difficult when you write a story centered on billionaires. After all, not many of us can relate to having that kind of money, or the problems that come with it. But Leroux was able to pull it off. Instead of focusing on the money, she was able to draw the reader's attention to the characters' relationships, weaving in just enough ANGST and SUSPENSE to keep the READER HOOKED UNTIL THE VERY END."
Unlike most romance books that I have read, this book has no cheating or break-up, and has very little drama. It is a sweet story of how their relationship forms and progresses, and how they deal with the obstacles that come their way.
When I read a romance book, I prefer a strong female protagonist and this book certainly DID NOT DISAPPOINT..."
About the Author
Seven years ago Lucy moved to France for a one-year research contract. Six months later she was living with a handsome Frenchman and is now happily married to him...and still in France.
When her last contract ended Lucy turned to writing. Frustrated by the lack of quality romance erotica she created her own.
Cursed is the first of many regency novels. Additionally, she writes a bestselling contemporary series. The 'Singular Obsession' books are a combination of steamy romance and suspense that feature intertwining characters in their own stand-alone stories. Follow her on twitter @lucythenovelist or facebook.com/lucythenovelist or visit authorlucyleroux.com.
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For one thing, it's steamier and in a good way. Leroux takes her time, but ultimately ratchets up the intimacy. When Alex reveals his feelings for Elynn, they get hot and heavy fast. Maybe a bit too quickly considering her past, but I can overlook that.
Elynn is the shy bookworm of old-fashioned contemporary romance, but she's the 21st century version--a math/science nerd who's really into fungi and lab experiments. She cultivates mushrooms instead of houseplants. That's just cool.
I enjoy an unrequited love story, so I enjoyed Alex's secret devotion. Elynn is completely unaware that Alex is totally in love with her. He's waited years, bought her apartment building to keep her safe, and kept their relationship close but platonic. Elynn is actually pretty satisfied with their status quo. I love that she's NOT secretly panting over Alex. She understands he's an attractive guy, recognizes his flaws, but loves him as a dear friend. When Alex reveals his attraction, she's shocked but the evolution of their relationship felt believable.
I like that author allowed her characters to actually communicate. Alex is obsessive and controlling--after all, the name of the series is Singular Obsession. However, when Alex is too pushy, too controlling, Elynn tells him how his behavior makes her feel. Lo and behold, Alex listens. When trauma from Elynn's past rears its head, Alex insists that she see her therapist and Elynn logically agrees. When Alex's ex makes trouble (because they always do), Elynn controls her insecurity and responds with calm confidence. No one ever storms off in brokenhearted outrage or wounded pride. Alex and Elynn behave like rational adults rather than romance-land caricatures. That, to me, is one of the strongest points of their story.
Just in case you're wondering, the step-sibling aspect isn't a salacious part of the story. Elynn's a teenager and Alex a young adult when their parents marry. So although they know their parents will be shocked by the relationship and the press is going to have a field-day with it, they weren't raised as brother and sister. Also, Elynn's got a crazy ex, but she's not a rape victim. Just in case those are issues for anyone.
So, in summary, Making Her His is a light, enjoyable read. I'm definitely looking forward to the next installment in the Singular Obsession series.
Listened to the audio version of this book, and the narrator did a good job. She did both the male and female POV's, and did great at both. I'd recommend listening.
I love the whole forbidden aspect of falling in love with a step-sibling, and the romance is very sweet! Elynn and Alex never really live with each other, so it's not really much of a taboo to me. There's another sort of taboo, and that's the age difference of 10 years. Elynn is 17 when they meet, and Alex is 27. Elynn's mom and Alex's dad got married, and Alex isn't too happy about it, but Elynn intrigues him. Alex's feelings turn more towards the heart, but he knows Elynn is too young, so he doesn't pursue a romantic relationship. He wants to give her time to "grow", and Elynn also had a bad experience with an obsessive guy, so she's fragile at the moment. Fast forward 4 years, the two are close as friends, but there's still those romantic feelings Alex has, and he's ready to let Elynn know. The problem is that Elynn is still dealing with the bad experience from the past and Alex hasn't been completely true to his love for Elynn, so that causes issues. That wasn't too great, and Alex has horrible taste in women before Elynn. Elynn and Alex aren't really together, so I didn't hold that against him, but it would've been more romantic and heartfelt if he had waiting completely for Elynn. Alex is really sweet with Elynn though, so that made up for it with me. Alex is a dominating man, so some may take issue, but I think it suits Elynn well. I loved that she's kind of nerdy and super smart, but she's also on the delicate side, so she leans towards the submissive side of things. The sex scenes were great, and I really enjoyed the chemistry between them. Once Alex decided he needed Elynn, he was full force ahead, which I liked. It really moved the story along. There's also some excitement and mystery with the stalker angle, which I love that type of thing, so I was all on board for that! I actually would've loved a lot more of that, and the would've added another layer to the story. One thing bothered me; I don't want to spoil it too much, so I'll just say, "Why in the heck did she go into the room?!" That was really stupid on her part. Overall, entertaining and I loved the emotion between Elynn and Alex. Looking forward to more!
Love that waits - 5+++ stars
Alex first meets Elynn at seventeen when his father gets re-married, even though he fought the marriage tooth and nail. When he finds out about Elynn's past and why his father seems to be so upset, he takes steps to become her friend and to help protect her without letting her know that he has learned about her secret. Over the next few months, Alex becomes obsessive for the girl, but doesn't think anything of it until his father calls him out about his feelings at her eighteenth birthday party. For over four years, Alex builds a friendship built on trust with Elynn, while she is getting her college degree.
Alex has been biding his time, until he thought Elynn would be ready for a real relationship with him, but the green eyed monster rears it's head when he misconstrues an interaction with a friend. That is the point where he decides it is time to put things in motion to make her his. But, will the secret that Elynn has kept from him all these years (that he actually already knows about) put an end to the relationship they are building?
This was SUCH an AWESOME storyline, about love, trust and deep feelings. Although it is a stepbrother and younger stepsister story, it is not a sleazy one, since they never lived together as brother and sister. She came into his life when she was in her late teens and he was out running the family business, all around the world. There were a few times I wanted to smack Alex upside his head, but for the most part, I truly loved these characters! I loved that he gave her time to grow up and become her own woman before he put any moves on her.
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Alex is a very domineering character and frequently tests her patience. As she feels more comfortable Elynn becomes more vocal and stands up for herself. She's not a doormat, she comes across as young and unsure but her confidence builds which was lovely to read.
I would definitely read more in this series and from this author.
Writing style is boring; pace slow as a snail. It's all just so predictable; I feel embarrassed for having read it. Well I didn't read all of it; skipped bits looking for anything that might be interesting. It's all so very British upper class 'twit' stuff; very cold and lacking any form of 'heat'. Unbelievable story line; totally. Love 'scenes' that are cold and formulaic. Characters that are thick cardboard, and just as colourless. Wish I had not bothered. Would not recommend it at all.
This book was gripping, well written & the chemistry between the characters, Alex & Elynn, sizzled throughout this seriously wonderful read.
Well done Lucy. I look forward to more!
Was OK for a free read but I doubt I will read the other books in the series.
Looking forward to reading the rest of the series.