Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Avoiding Mr. Right by CJ Ellisson

Carla Johnson thinks issuing orders to a lover will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Afraid for Carla’s future, her best friend Heather implores her to change her self-centered ways, handing her a list of love life mistakes to steer clear of:

1. Casual Sex
2. Friends with Benefits
3. Avoidance of Intimacy

Carla ignores the list—unwilling to face she might have a commitment problem. Until she invites a co-worker to her place one night. She instantly regrets the hum-drum sexual encounter and discourages the accountant from pursuing her. 

Andy Shea refuses to become another lover the feisty blonde dumps. It'll take a patient man with a strong hand to unlock Carla's sexual awareness and win her heart. He’s up for the challenge to convince her he’s the one—and eager to prove this number cruncher won’t make a boring bedmate.

*************Sandie's Review:***********
Alright I think this book is more up my alley and has successfully brought me out of my slump. You know when you keep reading essentially the same book over and over. I am not going to lie and IDK if I am just in a rut, or what but it took me about 3/4 pages before I was able to get into this book. Have no fear though because once I was into it I was pretty much submerged in this story/book/characters and ummm dinner??? what dinner? yeah thats what the hubby and kids said. So glad for pizza (sorry)

Carla oh man Carla. I love her, and I like the "love em and leave em" attitude. What?? I mean really its not that bad. She has been through a lot in her life that has brought her to this point. I mean for me its pretty obvious that thats the reason as most women want to have a relationship and all that right? anyways Carla isn't looking for love. So meeting Andy was just supposed to be another one of those casual encounters...
Andy wow Andy. I think I was expecting something else and I was pleasantly surprised by him. He is a mix of HOLY HOTNESS, with a touch of YES SIR anything you want.

Yeah that's pretty much how I was when he came on the scene. I was actually excited to see how this was going to play out. I mean you read as many books as I do and I think the premisses pretty much is the same right? UMMMM NO! Andy is an accountant and yeah I was with Carla ehh whatevs accountant pppfffttt....BOY was I wrong. So the first encounter is not all that great. 

So Carla is like dude its cool but Andy is like oh hecks no I need to PROVE to you that it can be better. Well not exactly like that but I am paraphrasing here. Andy is an Alpha ad if you didn't already know well hell yes I love me some Alpha's.

Guess what happens??? c'mon just guess....

HOLY HELL YES!!! I was actually rooting for Andy, like get that girl and show her who's boss (hehehe). Yeah I know I know you all need to know about the story. Geez ok....Carla begins to find and we read about her issues and why she avoids relationships.
Lets just say Andy is noooo boring accountant. He is actually like hot and wow and

PLEASE??? LOL I loved the way the story developed. I was intrigued and I couldn't stop reading. Like I said pizza was dinner this night because I was so absorbed in the story. CJ did a great job in keeping my interest. Carla is a character that I connected with and totes got. I am glad that Andy fought and proved his worth. 

In the end I gave this book
4/5 hearts
Do I think you all should read this? HELL YES I DO!!!! 

Author Bio:

C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the NYT Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze. Unlike most full-time authors, she's also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.

To learn more about C.J. and her other books, please stop by the author's website

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  1. Great review, I definitely will have to check this one out! ;)

  2. I think I'm in love. I need to read this

  3. Thank you, Jenn and Moe! I sincerely hope you enjoy the book!

    Thanks for not only your time in reading the book, Sandie, but in doing such a great job on the review -- so thrilled to see you enjoyed Carla and Andy's story!

  4. What a creative review! I loved the book just as much as you! I keep playing scenes in my mind. Whew! It's a hottie!

  5. Great review! I love the inserts! I agree with you wholeheartedly! I couldn't put the book down when I read it!

  6. I absolutely LOVED the book. I couldn't put it down and was crushed when it was over. Another masterpiece by C.J. Ellisson for sure! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next :)

  7. Great review :) I think your words pretty much cover everything its good an amazing book. It really is impossible to put down and boy can it get your heart racing she never ceases to amaze n I cant wait to see what she has brewing in that wonderful mind of hers for us next

  8. *Fanning self* this is soooooo on my TBR list - I can't wait to get my hot little hands on this one!!!!

  9. This looks like a great read. I have added it to my TBR. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.