Monday, July 8, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Taming the Bachelor by MJ Carnal

Synopsis ~*~
Ex marine and bad boy, Mark Moretti, made a pact with his childhood friends to live life to the fullest and never allow a woman to tie him down. After years of success and the world at his feet, he is determined to make that pact a reality. A move back to his beloved Los Angeles threatens to change the future he had written for himself when the shy and beautiful, Sophie Barringer, ends up being the Maid of Honor at his sister's wedding. Sophie has been burned at love. The last thing she needs is a self proclaimed bachelor to turn her head. But her heart may have other plans. Forced to spend a week together in paradise, can they deny their steamy chemistry and stay away from each other or will they give in to lust and take the chance? Can Mark get over his player reputation to take a shot at love or will fate be cruel enough to deny them their happily ever after?

4 Star Review ~*~
MJ Carnal's debut novel is definitely a hit. As a debut novel I expect some ups and downs.  I do have to say that her writing style is fresh and her male characters are downright hot.  That is always a bonus! I love the ex-military bad boy who finds that one woman that is ment to be his.  While a common enough theme, MJ Carnal gives us a few twists with Mark Moretti.

Sophie is a sweet woman, I liked that change from the agressive, kick-ass females that have been prevalent lately to one a little more timid and behind the times.  I could really relate to her on a lot of levels and loved how she grew throughout the story.

Mistakes are made by both characters and a few of the supporting ones ~ who I can't wait to read about in future books ~ it's how they learn from them that was important.  I do have to say that the ending seems rushed / forced compared to the rest of the story.  I was expecting something more after such a great start it fell a little flat.  But I would still recommend reading it, because it is worth it! It didn't turn me off enough to be let down completely.   I still think everyone needs to meet Mark & Sophie and well Ryan and Caleb ~ can't wait for their stories!

Review copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review

About the Author ~*~
MJ Carnal lives in Lexington, South Carolina with her husband, gorgeous daughter and two loving and super furry dogs. She spends her days in the world of neurosurgery but her nights in a world she creates on paper. When she isn’t writing, you can find her watching episodes of The Walking Dead with her hubby, having tea parties with Princess Caroline, Singing karaoke for anyone that will listen and reading just about anything she can get her hands on. “Taming the Bachelor” is her first published book but her first series was written at the age of eight and illustrated with crayon. Look for the next book, “Taming the Playboy” early fall 2013.

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

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