Wednesday, November 27, 2013


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.

ebook256 pages
Published August 6th 2013 by Avon Impulse
Source: Bought
Purchase: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N


This short novel is just pure fun--no deep thinking or lots of angsty roller coaster dips and turns--just two gorgeous, rich, hot people and the chemistry that sparks between them. Totally fun! 

Archer and Ivy have known each other for years; they were neighbors and Ivy's brother is one of Archer's best of course this means that they are off limits to each other, right?! Wellllll...that's they way they played it for a long time but one night of total hot sex blew that boundary line right out off the map. Even though they both walk away from that encounter, they don't walk away unscathed. They absolutely cannot stop thinking about each other and yet they each try to talk themselves out of the possibility of anything further happening...GAH!

Which makes you as a reader, pretty dang frustrated. The sexual tension will practically kill you...and that alone is a pretty amazing feat since Crave is crazy short. We were dying for more, more, more. Monica, the awesomeness is too short lived, IMO. :) 

Luckily an opportunity arises that allows them to spend more time together. They have a chance to rekindle the chemistry and get to know each other as the adults they've grown in to. It takes a little manipulation on Archer's part, but Ivy finally gets on board. What remains to be seen is if they can learn to trust each other and allow themselves to be open to relationship possibilities. Can Archer avoid being an asshole long enough to open his heart to Ivy? Can Ivy be open to the idea of Archer being sincere and genuine about his feelings towards her? And, will this crazy bet get in the way of everything? Welll...hmmm...I guess you'll have to read and find out! Well gosh, I think you summed up the suspense all right there! Perfect! Besides, it was time for me to find some new billionaires to enjoy! 

This is a quick, sexy read--a great one to curl up with on a rainy, cold day. I really enjoyed it as well. A quick roll in the hay with Monica's writing that is amazing, and a set up for a fun series! Can't wait to see how things go in Torn

Shelley: 4 Stars
Courtney: 4 Stars

About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series. She writes new adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She also writes romance as Karen Erickson. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite.

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