#AvailableNow~~ Cinq À Sept by MJ Fields
Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover designer: Designs by Dana
September 5, 2018
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Amazon AU: Coming Soon!
“I let my inhibitions go, and they fell in the wrong place. I didn’t know he would be my unraveling. I didn’t know he was twenty-five.”
A single mother often lives by certain rules, and Angela Petrov has made certain to adhere to hers: Mom first, career second, and no man will meet her child unless they will be in her life long-term.
However, with her daughter now in college, the company she has worked at for over a decade facing major changes, and no lover in sight, Angela’s life has lost all its carefully construed and configured organization.
When news that the annual, employee, Labor Day party in the Hamptons will still be held, Angela tries to bail out. However, her best friend and coworker, Autumn, convinces her otherwise.
Turns out that, while attempting to enjoy the elite Hampton nightlife with her coworkers, she meets a much-younger, tall, dark, and sexy man who offers her an escape for the long weekend. So, throwing caution to the ocean breeze, she accepts his offer of a true time-out in life, focusing only on time between the sheets with no …strings attached.
What happens when you allow yourself to let go of life’s stresses, release inhibitions, and embrace desire?
You chase regret.
Sandy’s 3 Blush Review
Angela is successful, smart, beautiful, has raised a daughter she’s proud of and is looking forward to the next stage of her life. The annual company party is the moment she decides to let go of the conventional way she’s lived her life.
Bastien was abandoned by his father. His mother then his grandmother are both gone. He was then passed around from foster home to foster home – until Maisie. She raised and guided, with love, angry and directionless young men kicked around by the system. He owes her everything. Bastien has now inherited the empire of the father who ignored him all his life.
Angela (aka Brigette) and Bastien (aka Joe) meet in the Hamptons. A warm summer night, a gorgeous young man saying all the right things and carrying the swag to back it all up. Sounds like a recipe for a memorable night to me. He’s so young and she’s a 40 year old woman. He pursues. She resists. Even if he is the sun and she is Icarus, Angela decides not to resist the rising attraction like a living thing between them.
“I’m being considerate. Considerations are an illusion. Savagery is the default state of humanity. I respect the woman you are, but I can only take so much. I can’t even f*cking kiss you knowing damn well that, when I do, there will be no stopping what happens next. And once I have you naked, considerations be damned. I’ll be greedy with the vicious need I have to make you come continuously.” – Bastien
Lord have MERCY! Cinq A’ Sept! Bas! I loved how it started. Angela was sassy and sure of herself. Bastien was oh so hot! It was all SO sexy, so swoony, so romantic! I settled in looking forward to a delicious read that could yield my next book boyfriend.
Then in the second half, it fell apart for me. The storyline became muddy and confusing for me. Unexplained red herrings, like why Alfred was acting so weird and brings up Chuck Palahniuk? Or Angela asking Bastien why he calls her Bridge and he never responds. Additionally, the characters made choices that didn’t make sense to me taking into consideration the storyline.
To me, it felt like two different authors wrote each half of this book. So much promise in her writing that I would try another book by M.J.Fields book but Cinq A’ Sept, IMHO, missed the mark.
Christina’s 3 Blush Review
I really wish I could rate this book higher than a 3. And I’m a little surprised at all the 5 star ratings on this one.
Here’s the down and dirty…
This book started off really strong for me. Part One was HOT, smoldering, off the charts and more than a little dirty. I loved the characters in part one and was thinking we were headed for a solid 4 to 4.5 Star review.
Then Part Two came and that’s when it started to fall apart a little for me. I wasn’t a fan of the direction the author took the plot. The story line got a little muddy and confusing at times, and by the end I just wasn’t feeling it at all. The upside here is that it’s a very quick read so if you’re looking for something super sexy and hot, this is a great go to. If you’re looking for strong plot lines, well developed characters and all the feels, I would probably skip this one.
Christina’s 3 Blush Review
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