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81T3zXMXYuL._SL1500_Title:  The Invitation

Series:  N/A

Author:  Christina Hoffman

Genre:  Contemporary

BlurbWho says Heat can’t be Sweet? Welcome to the World of Smart and Sexy — Contemporary Romances with passion and heart.  Can the love of a good man bring you back to life? Dr. Liam Mason wants to try…Madison Spencer is a focused medical student, concerned only with work and paying the bills. She hides her beauty and once passionate spirit behind a quiet plain Jane facade. Since she was drugged, stripped, and photographed by a vengeful ex, she has stayed away from men and kept her heart and body safe. But the loneliness is becoming more than she can bear.  When heart-stoppingly gorgeous Dr. Liam Mason walks into her world, she knows she’s in trouble. The attraction is instant, but Madison expects her past to be a deal-breaker.  Instead, Liam offers to bring her back to life with passion and pleasure. No love, no commitment, just straight-up fun. Madison’s sensible mind resists, but her body is willing. Together the young doctors explore days and nights of pleasure, slowly becoming much more than bedmates.  Deep inside, each wonders if they’ve found their perfect match. But their fears threaten to destroy the world they’re building together.
Will they each be strong enough and brave enough to risk their hearts to have it all? 

Thoughts:  While this novel was put forth as a contemporary novel, for me it read much more like a New Adult (NA) novel – not so much in topic, but in the way it was written and the immaturity level of the characters.  For those reasons – especially in the beginning – it just kind of gave me that impression.  I had a hard time connecting with the characters and really getting into the story overall.  For me, it didn’t draw me in, didn’t have me anxious to fly through those pages, and didn’t really have me emotionally caught up or invested in the story.  It just fell in as one of those okay titles.

Rate:  C+

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6 Comments

  1. Cathy P

    Thanks for the giveaway! Good luck everyone!

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  2. Christina

    Thank you for your thoughtful review. It contains lots of nuggets of wisdom I can use to improve.

    I just wanted to let you know that I did intend the book to be a New Adult/Contemporary Romance. I guess “New Adult” isn’t an official term, because they don’t have it in book categories on Amazon. Everything gets lumped under Contemporary Romance. I understand the confusion because I feel it myself — everything from the sweetest New Adult story to the hardest BDSM is lumped together under Contemporary Romance.

    It’s a good lesson for me in making sure the book cover makes it very obvious who the audience is supposed to be.

    Take care,
    Christina

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  3. hotcha1

    HI CHRIS! I’D LOVE TO WIN YOUR BOOK

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  4. hotcha1

    thank you and have a great week!

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  5. hotcha1

    thyank you Chris!

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  6. hotcha1

    GOOD LUCK ALL!

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