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Turning It On (Red Hot Russians) by [Harmon, Elizabeth]
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Book editor Hannah Levinson couldn't be happier. This "Nice Jewish Girl" is ready to marry the man she's longed after for half her life. When her fiancé suggests they audition for Last Fling, a steamy new reality show for engaged couples, she lets herself be swayed. Maybe she'll learn a thing or two.
Vlad Shustov's fall from a once-bright career as a competitive figure skater was swift. Now trapped by a shameful past and an uncertain future, "Vlad the Bad" strips for cash. Joining the cast of Last Fling could earn him a fortune--or at least enough to finally leave stripping. But to win the show's prize, he must seduce an engaged woman, something he can't even bear the thought of.
Hannah's not like any woman Vlad's met before. Betrayed by the man she thought she loved and relegated to the ugly-duckling role she'd worked so hard to shed, can she trust there's more to Vlad than meets the eye? With sleazy TV tactics shattering the last shreds of the contestants' confidence, they'll have to believe true happiness is not only possible...it may be looking right at them.
For more Red Hot Russians, don't miss Pairing Off--available now!

Product Details

  • File Size: 822 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Carina Press (June 29, 2015)
  • Publication Date: June 29, 2015
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00WNVCZE8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #533,858 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Jennifer on June 14, 2016
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I wanted to like this book especially after enjoying the first book in the series, Pairing Off. The good news was that both characters were decent and I liked them, but the bad news was they were the only nice people in the book. I think I get what the author was trying to do with this book, but I spent so much time rolling my eyes and shaking my head in disgust at the various antics of the other characters that I couldn't really enjoy the romance. The reality show aspect was intriguing and acted as a good backdrop for drama. I just felt like Vlad and Hannah's story was shafted by all the external drama which I couldn't make myself care about. I do still plan on reading the next book in the series because I know the focus shifts back to figure skating.
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If you occasionally indulge in a guilty pleasure like a reality show – which usually has little to do with reality! – you’ll love this sparkling contemporary romance by Elizabeth Harmon. It’s almost as though the author pulled back the curtain to a reality show and let us peer inside.

Now imagine a good person, someone who’s insecure like most of us, plunked down into the middle of such a reality show cauldron. Her name is Hannah. She’s not comfortable being center-stage, she wants to help others thrive. She’s a book editor and passionate about her work. Hannah’s issue is that she’s elevated her boyfriend, Jack, above her own needs – like a lot of us women can do, unless we’re uber-confident and never make a mistake. Jack’s the center of her world and she’ll do anything to preserve the illusion of their relationship.

Eventually, though, that illusion becomes a sand castle swept away at shore. The reality show launches, Hannah meets handsome “Vlad the Bad,” a man who became a stripper because it was lucrative. But Vlad’s heart isn’t in the bumps and grinds. Stripping represents income, so he can follow his true dream, to write novels.

She’s an editor, he’s a writer – you know they’re fated – but malicious forces work against them, one being big bucks, and the other being blind ambition. Hannah and Vlad are surrounded by phonies who would throw their grandmother under the bus to get ahead. Ratings drive everything, and the producers edit footage to spike the drama. The meanest people look angelic, while the decent ones are “Franken-edited” to appear demonic or oafish. The show forces a cloying twosome and loves a huffy snit. But real intimacy is what happens between Hannah and Vlad, which has the potential to derail the show.
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I read a lot and with most books I can leave them for a few days and get back to them. I could not put Turning It On down. Seriously. Whenever I had a few minutes to wait in a waiting room or before a conference call I pulled up this book on my phone so I could keep reading it. I loved the reality show premise and the sneak behind the scenes at how reality shows are put together. This book is well written and fun to read. The ending made me happy.
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So my guilty pleasure the past few weeks (well not really guilty because I talk about it all the time and I am totally obsessed) is the new show UnReal, a really dark look at dating reality shows. Anyway, when I saw the premise of this book, I knew I was in. I mean I don’t actually watch reality dating shows, but I figured this would be kind of like an insiders look, so I was immediately interested.

So the book starts off and you are introduced to Hannah, Jack, and Vlad. In some regards, I feel bad for Hannah, and in others I just don’t like her. I mean I really wanted to. She has everything going for her to make me like her, she’s not perfect, she’s a book editor, she is well spoken and educated, and in general is an all around nice person. But I don’t like her. She’s had a crush on this guy for like her whole life, and when Jack asked her out, and they end up getting engaged, she ends up giving up a lot for him. She can’t talk about her successes because it makes him feel bad, she doesn’t have her friends anymore because he doesn’t like them, and well she ends up going on a reality show that is probably going to cost her her job and her relationship because poor Jack wants to be in the limelight. And when she gets to the island for the show, she was like every sad cliche you could think of, pigging out on BBQ chicken, never shaving her legs, falling, getting hit in the face with a volleyball. It was just sad. As the book goes on I really feel for the girl, and I want her to be happy, I just didn’t connect to her.

Vlad wasn’t so bad. He’s clearly a smart guy, who has been through some hard life experiences and is now working as a stripper in Miami. He’s an all around good guy. He likes making people feel good about themselves, and he is sweet to Hannah from day one.
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After reading Ms. Harmon's engaging Pairing Off I knew I'd found a series, and author, to keep an eye on. While this book doesn't reach the heights of that release it still presents readers with a delicious hero that I'm still dreaming of. With its intriguing premise and diverse cast of characters the stage is set for a rocky road to HEA for a woman who thinks her life is perfect and the handsome Russian stripper who longs for more out of life. When a scandalous reality show brings them in close contact though neither will ever be the same.

Hannah's the good girl who's always faded into the background. For years she harbored a crush on the too-perfect Jack and is surprisingly now engaged to him with a career she loves and is good at. When an old friend asks the couple to be on his new reality show her feelings are put to the test as Jack's subtle signs of unhappiness become more blatant. While I admired Hannah's talent and drive, it's her personal life and low self-esteem that frustrated me. Before she and Jack went on the TV show it was clear he was unhappy and unsupportive yet Hannah continually made excuses for his bad behavior. She allowed herself to be walked on time and again before finally listening to her own heart and mind.

Jack and Eric were both smarmy men and repeatedly made Hannah their door mat through lies and manipulations. They projected their faults on her and used the resulting guilt to get what they wanted. Jack never truly deserved Hannah's loyalty and his infantile behavior was annoying and spoke volumes as to his character. There was some attempt to redeem Eric through his experiencing love but I never bought into it as his manipulations forever tarnished him in my eyes.
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