Saturday, September 21, 2013

Review: The Other C Word by MK Schiller


Can she overcome her consuming desire for him? Can he make her comfortable with the other C-word…commitment?

Marley Mason is dreading the arrival of the new business consultant. After all, this man will most likely outsource her job to China. The last thing she would expect is a case of mistaken identity, leading to false accusations of kidnapping when she attempts to pick up the wrong man at the airport, or worse…that she would have such a visceral reaction to the right man.

Rick Randy is super sexy, scandalously flirty and perfect masturbation material, but a relationship is out of the question. Rick is contracted on a temporary basis to fix Marley’s ailing company, then pull out, although as he expresses to Marley, pulling out is difficult for him, in more ways than one! Marley’s feelings range from utter confusion to intense contemplation as Rick charms his way into her life. All of those C-words Marley can control, but it’s the other C-word she fears—commitment.

4 star review by Faith Dotson

Holy AMAZE-BALLS!!! Anyone up for a little Randy? Rick Randy, that is!
Marley has a very interesting first encounter with whom she presumes will ship her job overseas and the chemistry between her and Rick is phenomenal!

She is not the type of woman that will let life’s past events control her life; she controls it with the help of her two sisters and her mother. She works hard at her job and puts up with a prude that is the executive assistant because she is just the lowly assistant and her job is in limbo. She is crazy about her best friend Dillon…the brother she never had. Marley is wild, tomboyish, entertaining, and doesn’t do commitment. She keeps her rotation to a minimum. Until, Mr. Richard Randy walks in her life. 

“I stared at him a little too long and he held my gaze, which did not aid in my attempts to control my breathing. The planes of his face appeared chiseled with a strong jaw line that was clean-shaven. His sandy brown hair forked effortlessly across his forehead. It was neat, but not slicked back or groomed perfectly, which I liked. It was a head of hair that could sustain a friendly tousle, but still looked flawless.”

Rick is not the type of man that wants in her rotation. He wants her all to himself. He has been on his own pretty much his whole life and has a constant need to protect Marley. He flirts constantly with Marley even when a first she was threatening him with sexual harassment. She is his “garter belt girl” and he makes it perfectly known that he isn’t going to back down now that he is free from his previous relationship. 

“’Looks like I won’t be giving you a ride tonight after all,’ Rich whispered softly against my ear. The statement sounded completely sexual to me. He reached for my hand, taking hold of my right wrist and gently rubbing it. ‘No one else will either. Thanks for letting me use your phone.’ The heat of his breath against my earlobe caused an involuntary and unwelcome shiver.” “I picked up my phone and scrolled through it. My mouth incrementally got wider as I rolled through my contacts. Dillon appeared over my shoulder. Rick had erased every man’s number I had except for Dillon’s. He’d even managed to erase my text message and call history. There was one addition though-Rick Randy.”

Rick tries to break her defenses down, but Marley holds true to her “rules”. Marley is falling hard for the man, but letting him in could also be the one thing, that in her mind, will push him away. But how can she fight the insanity of the chemistry between them? Randy has a way with words that would make any warm blooded female go swooning over him. 

“I want to kiss you again. I don’t want to wait on that.” He barely had the car in park before he placed his hands on either side of my face and drew me close to him. His lips felt like velvety pillows. The kiss was softer, slower, but no less passionate than our first kiss. He coaxed his way into my mouth. He explored with a profound depth while he caressed my face and neck with his fingertips. He worked his way down my jawline to my neck, punctuating each progression with soft, wet kisses. He pulled away, but continued stroking my hair with his fingers, staring at me intently. The sounds of our rapid breathing permeated the air. 

 “Don’t masturbate.” The words were the most shocking I’d ever heard.”

Another great aspect of this book is the family connection. The way the sisters go at each other, but you also feel the power of being siblings. Marley’s soon to be brother-in-law adds some comedy to it, as well as her mom. And Dillon, even though he’s not part of the family, adds a great touch of just how much Marley’s friendship means and how Marley and her family accepts him just the way he is. Plus, there’s an added bonus, the music references can really make you fully feel the way the characters are feeling.

I really, really enjoyed this read. I laughed, jammed to the music in my head, and I even felt the sad moments. And the epilogue…Thank goodness…I’m not left wondering.  

No comments:

Post a Comment

How to Configure Numbered Page Navigation After installing, you might want to change these default settings: