Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Blog Tour: Torn (Billionaire Bachelors Club #2) by Monica Murphy

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Billionaire Bachelors Club #2
By:  Monica Murphy
Pub. Date:  Nov. 19, 2013
Publisher:  Avon Impulse
Source:  Publisher
Mature Content:  18 & Up

GR's Summary:

Marina Knight came to this party for one thing only: to slap Gage Emerson in the face. Poised to snatch up her family’s real estate empire, the sexy tycoon is on the verge of making an enemy for life—even if he can make her melt with a single kiss …
When Gage discovers that the alluring woman before him is the key to his latest acquisition, claiming her as his suddenly doesn’t seem quite so cut-and-dried. To get what he wants, he must get to know the fierce woman willing to face him down—as she steadily steals his heart.
Gage’s persistence and intense passion war with Marina’s determination to protect her family. As they delve deeper into an affair they didn’t see coming, Marina’s torn: Will she lose her heart to Gage—or everything she holds dear?

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My Thoughts:

Monica Murphy is one of my go to authors when I want a really steamy, fast-past read.  She is in my Top 10 Favorite Authors/Auto-Buy List, and when I see her name on a book, I have come to expect a great book!  I'm starting to learn that while the Drew and Fable series is multi-layerd, full of angst, and has really involved story lines, The Billionaire Bachelors Club Series is light, fast paced reading, simpler, and the story lines aren't as complex.  Yet, what both of these series contain, are that special something that Ms. Murphy's name has come to mean to me.  Her books hold major swoon worthiness, hot sex, intensity, and drool-worthy male characters.

The first book in the Billionaire Bachelors Club Series was Crave, and focused on the love Story of Archer and Ivy.  Archer was a Billionaire playboy, and his close circle of friends included other Billionaire playboys, Gage and Matt.  These men made a a million dollar bet that they would be the last one to fall in love and settle down with a woman.  Each of the books in the Billionaire Bachelors Series focuses on a different Billionaire's love story.  Torn focuses on Gage, who is Archer's best friend, and Ivy's older brother.  At the age of 28, Gage is a successful and wealthy business man that deals in real estate.  He has set his sights on purchasing struggling businesses in Napa Valley, and his business savvy ensures that he will turn a profit.

Marina Knight has grown up in comfort and wealth from her family's successful real estate empire in Napa Valley.  Her larger passion stems from the little family owned bakery that has been in her family for many years.  Her father has entrusted her to run the bakery, along with her aunt, although she knows that her family expects her to fail.  Ever sense the downward spiral of the economy, Marina's father has been forced to sell off the family real estate one piece at a time.  Marina finds out that Gage is after hear family's property, and decides to confront him at an event.  However, Gage doesn't know who Marina is.  He just thinks that she's a beautiful woman, and wants to get to know her.  Gage flirts with her, and doesn't understand why she seems to dislike him.  These two end up being very attracted to one another, yet dislike each other at the same time. 

There was a lot of push-pull in this story.  I enjoyed watching the transformation that Gage went through after he met Marina.  He had always been a workaholic, and didn't do relationships.  Gage was used to getting whatever he wanted.  Yet, Marina presented a challenge.  She didn't fall all over his feet like every other woman.  She was snarky, and kept him on his toes.  At times, I thought she was even a little hard on him.  I enjoyed watching Gage earn her trust, and come to the realization that work wasn't the most important thing in life.  He learned to loosen up, have fun, and care about someone else's needs more than his own.  Marina was an independent, witty, feisty, and fun character.  I loved how she stood up for herself, both to Gage, and her meddlesome mother.  Gage and Marina had an intense sexual chemistry, and I enjoyed how Ms. Murphy had these two characters play off of one another.       

My Rating:

I give Torn 4 Fun, Fast-paced, Steamy, and Entertaining Stars.  If you enjoy enemies to lovers stories, with a push pull factor, non angst, and simple with detailed and steamy love scenes, read Torn.  I can't wait to read the next book in the series, which should be about Matt (Archer and Gage's good friend.)  Ms. Murphy, keep bringing on the Swoon!  I just can't get enough!!!!  

My Favorite Quotes:

"I feel like I'm drowning.  In his taste, his hands, his scent, his overwhelming presence.  It's so confusing, what I'm feeling while in his arms.  I don't like him.  I don't want to want him.  But I do."  (eARC, Loc. 802)


"Being with him makes me feel free.  It's exhilarating in the most scary, forbidden way.  He's temptation personified and for once in my life, I want to completely give in to sin and not worry about the consequences."  (eARC, Loc. 857)


"I know we've gone through our ups and downs.  We've both made some dumb choices.  But I don't ever, ever regret meeting you.  Arguing with you.  Having angry sex with you.  My voice lowers.  Falling in love with you."  (eARC, Loc. 2473)


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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.


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  1. Monica is one of my go-to authors, too! I was really looking forward to Torn, and enjoyed it a lot. I was so happy we got so much of Archer and Ivy, too! Now I can't wait for Matt's book!

  2. A few years ago, I was torn between two people who had asked me on dates. After three and a half years together, I can say I made the right choice!

  3. I'm sure there have been times but nothing comes to mind so whatever it was must not have been that big of a deal. Looking forward to Torn!

  4. Yes I have. It was when I was entering the phase of my life that I was seriously thinking about my future. I was torn between two young men. At the time I believed I made the right decision. But as I followed this path I discovered I may have made the wrong one. Thanks for the chance to win these two fantastic books.

  5. Haha sure I've been "torn" before, but it's never dramatic or remotely related to romance! LOL The most serious one was whether or not to continue my current work or pursue another career job.

  6. I did struggle with my decisions to choose a college and career and with getting married. Then later it was whether to stay with my job.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  7. Back in high school I was torn between quitting dance (everything I had planned to do with my life) or continue through all my knee complications and pain to do what I loved. That answer was chosen for me when my knees decided to quit working while dancing one night. I had to totally reevaluate my life but it all worked out

  8. I was torn between two brothers as a teenager, luckily I saw their true colors before going out with them. Thank you for the great giveaway! I hope you all have a happy thanksgiving!


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