Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Blog Tour: Endorsed by Marni Mann

Endorsed by Marni Mann
Publication Date: April 5th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance
My client’s younger sister is off-f***ing-limits.
Getting my first big client signed to the NFL was the second best moment of my life. Escorting his sister back to her hotel was the first. Imagining what she would feel like, look like, taste like—none of it was as good as the real thing.
If her brother found out, it would destroy my career, so I ended things between us.
Eight years later, the girl who got away still owns me.
First, I’ll make her forgive me, and then I’m going to make her mine.
He’s owned my body for far too long.
It’s been years since he touched me, and my skin still remembers every brush, stroke, and thrust. I want to forget how good it felt. Almost as much as I want to do it again.
We can’t finish what we started until I make my confession.
I have a secret—one that wasn’t mine to keep.
Before he can love me, he’ll have to find some way to forgive me.

3.5 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

This is my first read from this author. Jack Hunt was twenty-three years old, a brand new sports agent and had just had his first client, Shawn Cole, sign a contract with the Tennessee Titans. It was a moment to celebrate. And also a moment of weakness when he allowed himself to give in to his attraction for Samantha, Shawn’s baby sister. 

She was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen. She didn’t just deserve my attention; her presence demanded it. 

Jack knows whatever this is can’t go anywhere. Samantha is young and the sister of his star client. They might be great together, but it has to end. 

“Your brother can never know what happens in here. If he ever found out, it could ruin my career.”

So what does Jack do after the explosive weekend that the two shared? He shuts her down. Every text, every phone call..until he finally sets her straight. 

Jack: I’ve gotten all of your messages. I’ve been extremely busy. Samantha, what happened between us has to stay in the past. I need you to stop contacting me and move on with your life. You can never be more than my client’s little sister. 
Me: Got it. Loud and clear. You won’t ever hear from your client’s little sister again. 

Fast-forward eight years. Jack still represents Shawn Cole, whose team is headed for the Super Bowl. Samantha is older and more mature and is at the top of her game as an interior designer. Jack and Samantha’s paths have not crossed in all these years. She rarely goes to family functions and she makes sure she’s only at the games where Jack is absent. But with the biggest game of Shawn’s career coming up-she’s about to face Jack. 

I’d thought about her several times after I returned to LA and cut things off between us. But I never asked Shawn about her, he never brought her up, and I never searched for her online. 
My client’s sister was off-fucking limits.
Ending things between us was the best thing for the both of us. 

So they meet again…and Jack is knocked off his butt when he sees her again. Samantha’s reaction isn’t quite as enthusiastic. 

He had come into my life eight years ago, uprooted every emotion I’d ever had, violently shaken them, and then stomped on them like they were bugs scurrying around his feet. 

Having seen her again and realizing that he wants her, Jack stops at nothing to make Samantha give them a second chance. But life hasn’t stood still for either of them. Samantha keeps telling herself to guard her heart, but her hormones don’t seem to have gotten the memo. 

“You’re the one who got away.”
“You let me.”
“I want you back.” 

I can’t say too much more or it will spoil the story line. Why isn’t my rating higher? It’s hard to be passionate about a book when you don’t like the main character. After eight years of not seeing Samantha his first reaction is that he missed a certain part of her anatomy. Not being with her, not her laugh or her smile. But a certain part of her, and he thinks it in such a crude way. There are certain things that come to light and Jack’s reaction…so centered around things affecting him and his life. He seems to have forgotten how he dropped this girl like a hot potato because it would have affected his career, all the while telling himself it was the best thing for both of them. He keeps saying how much he’s changed but he lives a superficial life, is overly impressed by the size of his bank account and his hot and cold attitude made my head spin. 

Samantha is much more likeable, although she fell back in Jack’s arms way too soon for me. She may be older, but I’m not sure she’s much wiser. She takes on guilt and blame to the extreme and apologizes way too much for my liking. 

The other characters’ stories were told in a previous book and they appeal to me. I see that another one of Jack’s friends is also going to get his story next. I’d like to read it, it’s not Marni Mann’s writing that I had a problem with-just the character. 

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When my hand wasn’t on the gearshift, it was on her thigh. Her skin was hot. Tight. But it didn’t give me the heat I was after, so I went to search for it, dragging my fingers higher on her leg. My thumb then dipped below the hem of her dress, tracing a small pattern over her flesh.

“Samantha, I need you to do something for me.”

She took a breath that ended with the softest moan. “Okay.”

“I need you to shift when I tell you to.”


“Because I need one hand on the steering wheel while the other is inside your cunt.”


“Shift into third.”

She quickly reached across my arm, grabbing the gearstick and moving it like I’d asked her to.

My fingers climbed several inches higher, feeling the space widen as she spread her legs apart. “Now, go to second.” As I rose to the outside of her pussy, I expected to feel her panties.

There was nothing.

Just a bare pussy and a clit that needed me to rub it.

“Jesus,” I hissed. “Neutral. Shift right now.”

We were coming to a stop at the red light. Before the car completely slowed, my pointer finger traced around her entrance to wet the tip, and I slid right in.

“Oh my God,” she groaned. “Your hands.”

She’d missed them.

They’d missed her.

And she was about to get a hell of a lot more.
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About Marni:
Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she’s not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she’s scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.
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