Thursday, August 8, 2013

Crave by Monica Murphy ~ Review & Tour Stop

Source:  Received eARC from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Book Description:

Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants—and he’s wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend’s sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge—last bachelor standing takes all—Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride.

Ivy knows Archer is nothing but bad news: Infuriating, arrogant…and completely intoxicating. But despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to keep away. When a stolen kiss leads to a night of heated passion, Ivy realizes she’s in trouble and in head over heels.

But in the light of day, everything seems clearer and Archer’s not so sure a one-night stand is all he wants. Concocting a plan to keep Ivy by his side, Archer might just be willing to lose this bet…and win the jackpot instead.

My Thoughts:

4 stars - Fun, fast and sexy, Crave satisfies!

I love Monica Murphy books! She writes yummy guys and sexy scenes.  Crave didn't disappoint.  It's short, only 100 pages, but packed in those pages are lots of great characters and sexy times.

What I loved about this story was that these two had a past.  It's not like they just met and fell for each other in a few pages.  Feeling that were already there jumped out and neither of them could resist.

The chemistry between these two is scorching hot! Archer brings out the yummy in Ivy and no one else has ever done that to her.  Ivy is even better than he's imagined and he has imagined.  Totally sexy.

I liked both Ivy and Archer.  Both are successful.  Archer is avoiding the gold diggers interested in his wealth.  Ivy is looking for the happily ever after but only finding cheating jerks.  What's interesting is that Archer made the bet while thinking that the only women he could possibly loose the bet with was Ivy.  He loved her to begin with.  That was sweet.

If you're looking for a quickie that's sure to satisfy, then grab this one!

About the author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of new adult contemporary romance. A believer in kissing. A believer of love.

I'm a wife, a mom and I live in California.


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  1. This sounds really good. I love quick and satisfying books. Sometimes they are just hat I need when having a reading slump.

  2. I've got this one on my Kindle to read very soon!

  3. I have to get this one! Love Monica's writing. I'm having a hard time debating between the pb or the ebook tho since they're both priced close together, lol. Great review Val!

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  4. Nice! I totally must add this book to my list!!
    As for things I crave, that'e easy... boooks! LOL

  5. Oh god. Ever since I got pregnant, Oreos and peanut butter ALL THE TIME (though not together).