Flashback Friday: Closing the Deal (Wicked Warrens #2) by Marie Harte

Posted March 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: Closing the Deal (Wicked Warrens #2) by Marie HarteClosing the Deal by Marie Harte
on December 27th 2011
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Erotica
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When stubborn meets sexy, love is up for grabs...but one of them is playing for keeps.

Derrick Warren has lusted after Sydney Fields ever since he first spotted her, and after months of intense phone conversations, he’s finally got the delectable redhead all to himself.

All he has to do is let the old Warren magic do its thing...until an ex with an axe to grind shows up. Before he knows it, the perfect date ends with Sydney’s wine in his lap. Now she’s not taking his calls. To his utter shock, he realizes he’s going to have to work to win her over.

Thanks to her mother’s bad example, Sydney is determined to never need a man. Just when she’s moved Derrick to her “loser” column, though, she’s tricked into giving him another chance. To her surprise, he not only satisfies her deepest sexual fantasies, she finds herself actually craving his company.

But when she realizes they’re making love, not just having sex, her old instincts kick in. Because she’s starting to like the man, not just his body.

And that, more than anything else, scares the hell out of her...

Warning: Look out for a stubborn redhead who’s not afraid to throw her wine, her opinion, or her body at the annoyingly sexy architect determined to keep her for his own.


Karla’s Review

4.5 Stars!

I really enjoyed this sexy, sweet, quick read about Derrick and Sydney. We met them in Enjoying the Show, the first book in the series,  and I was looking forward to seeing how these two would make a connection.

Derrick always gets what he wants and he wants Sydney, but she’s not having it, and so the chase is on! Who better to seek advice from than his mom and brothers. His mom, Barbara, and twin, Dylan, are psychologists, and of course, Gage is now the expert in the love department because he’s already hooked his own girl, Hailey. A very blunt and amusing conversation takes place, as it always does when this loving supportive family gets together. It’s such a fun, charming dynamic and it adds so much to the story.

Derrick and Sydney set the pages on fire, very HOT! The book is filled with fantastic dialogue, well-developed characters, and a satisfying plot. However, the ending felt a little flat for me. I think one or two more pages would have completed the book nicely.

Overall, I loved it and if you read the first book, Enjoying the Show, you’ll definitely want to read this one. Nothing better than a series filled with hot brothers!


About Marie Harte

I’ve been writing as far back as I can remember. Interest in the written word, no doubt spawned by my English teacher father, continues to this day. I’m a voracious reader, gobbling everything from romance to horror to fantasy and more. I’m in love with the art of storytelling.

I majored in English from Penn State University, earning a B.A. in Liberal Arts, as well as a commission in the United States Marine Corps. Five years later, after serving as a communications officer, I left the service to focus more on family. After going through an assortment of jobs–the Marine Corps Reserve, IT representative, middle manager for a Fortune 500 transportation company–I stopped working to raise my children. During this period, I decided to stop dreaming and start seriously writing.

In December of 2004 my first story was published, and I haven’t looked back since. I currently have over a hundred titles with several publishers to include: Ellora’s Cave, Fated Desires, Loose Id, Samhain, Sourcebooks, and Totally Bound. I’ve hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists and am always on deadline.

I currently live in Central Oregon with my family, writing like a woman possessed and loving every second of it.

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