Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Blog Tour: Taming Lily (The Fowler Sisters #3) by Monica Murphy

Taming Lily
The Fowler Sisters, #3
by Monica Murphy

Release Date:

July 7th, 2015


Random House LLC


Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren, Emma Chase, and Maya Banks, the anticipated finale in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sexy contemporary romance series about three fiery and determined sisters with their own ideas about life and love. 

I’m in trouble. Again. And instead of facing my problems head-on, I’ve run away. Far away this time, and no one can catch me—not my two younger sisters, Violet and Rose, not my father, my grandmother, or that witch Pilar who wants to take control of my family’s cosmetics company. Now I’m in Hawaii, enjoying the sun and sand and water, where nobody knows the hot mess known as Lily Fowler. And I’m loving every minute of it. 

But someone is watching me. Following me. He’s gorgeous. Soon we’re talking, and against all my instincts, I reveal bits and pieces of myself to Max. It feels good, though I know he can’t be the man for me. These sudden feelings we share are way too complicated, too fraught, too intense. 

Then everything explodes and I’m forced to return home. My intentions have always been true, but now everyone’s mad at me. I don’t know who to turn to anymore . . . except to Max. He’s the one I want to trust. But I’m not so sure I should. Maybe it’s worth the risk—what-ifs be damned. . . .

My Review of Owning Violet Here
My Review of Staling Rose Here

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My Thoughts:

Taming Lily is the third and final installment in The Fowler Sisters series.  Each story is about a different Fowler sister and their romantic interest.  I loved Owning Violet, and Stealing Rose was my favorite of the series.  Therefore, I was looking forward to getting the oldest sister, Lily's story.  Even though each story focuses on a different sister, you still need to read these in sequential order, because there is an overall story thread that plays out in this series.  

Lily is the black sheep of the family.  She is known for partying, sleeping around, and making the headlines.  However, at the heart of Lily lies a woman with profound loneliness, and the desperate need to be loved and accepted for who she is.  Lily meets the sexy and mysterious Max Coleman, while on vacation in Maui.  These two fall in to an erotic love affair.  However, what Lily doesn't realize is that there is a whole lot more to Max than meets the eye....

Taming Lily was a light, and sizzling hot read.  It is perfect if you are in the mood for a sexy, and white hot erotic story.  I would have liked more romance with the sexy times, as well as more to the plot concerning the situation with Pilar.  However, I was excited to get reacquainted with Violet, Ryder, Rose, and Caden.  I especially enjoyed the close knit bond that was shared between Lily and Rose.  The ending was romantic, yet left open-ended enough that the author could add to it, if she eventually wanted to.

My Rating:

I give, Taming Lily, by Monica Murphy, 3.5 Sexy, Erotic, and Naughty Stars!

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Book Teasers:

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About Monica Murphy:

New York Times, USA Today and international bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children. She's a workaholic who loves her job. When she's not busy writing, she also loves to read and travel with her family. She writes new adult and contemporary romance and is published with Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

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  1. Sounds a bit too focused on the erotica for me, but thanks for your honest thoughts! Always good to know a series should be read in order too.

    1. Yes, it was mostly focused on the erotica. Thanks for stopping by Lauren!

  2. I love that she is a layered character with more to her than shallow partying. Good to know that I need to read these in order.

    1. Yes, I was excited to discover that there was more to her than had been revealed in the previous two books. Thanks for stopping by Sophia :)

  3. I love hot and sexy, but like you need it balanced with sweet romantic moments and overall plot It sounds like a fun read though.

  4. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  5. This is one series I have to get of MMurphy! One day... I need more time to read!
    Sounds like a good light read, I know what you mean about more romance, a girl wants to be swept off her feet!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

    1. I hope you end up getting to read it Naomi! It's a really good series!


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