Thursday, January 24, 2013

VBT: Review & Giveaway ~ Accidental Sex Goddess by Lexi Ryan



BLURB:

Promotions director Reese Regan isn’t a sex goddess and doesn’t want to be. But the job of her dreams requires enrollment in the renowned Sex Goddess 101. To avoid a trip to the unemployment line, Reese must pass the program and become Chicago’s next seductress—or at least fake it convincingly. Her best friend, the ruggedly sexy contractor Ben Hawk, helps her “fake” her way through the program, and the heat between them flares. When trust is broken and secrets are revealed, it appears they’ve traded years-long friendship for temporary passion. Will faking something so important cost them their chance at something real?


Excerpt:

“Me? A Sex Goddess? Seriously, can you picture that?”

You have no idea. “Fake it,” he said with a shrug. When she scowled, he grabbed her hands and squeezed. “I’m serious, Reese. It’s five steps, right?”

“Ten.”

“Okay, so you’ll do ten things, pretend you’re one of her Slut Hotness converts, and you’ll have the job of your dreams.” He shrugged again. “Fake it.”

She took a deep breath and some of the tension left her face. “Are you sure you’re not just saying this so you can see me wear skimpy clothes?”

“It’s an added bonus.”

She sighed and leaned her head against his shoulder. “Thank you, Ben.”

Ben shut his eyes and resisted the urge to pull her body close. “Sure thing.”

Tucking his chin, he buried his nose in her hair, taking a hit of her scent, that soft and feminine smell that haunted him.

She drew away. “You seem different lately. Is something wrong?”

“Work stuff is getting to me.” And it was the truth, if only part of it. “I have big plans and dad—” He cut himself off with a shake of his head. He didn’t want to talk about Hawk Construction right now. He didn’t want to talk about anything. He wanted to keep her in his arms for as long as he could get away with it.

She studied him silently for a minute. “You want more,” she said simply.

She had no idea. And for the first time since he had knocked on her door six years ago, Ben let himself consider the possibility of taking what he wanted.
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About the Author:               

Author of both contemporary and paranormal romance, Lexi Ryan writes smart, spunky stories that sizzle. She enjoys reading, sunshine, a good glass of wine, and rare trips to the beach with her husband and children.

Lexi lives in Indiana where she divides her time between her family, her writing, and her job as an English professor. You can find her at her website: lexiryan.com


Contact Links: Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Email / Newsletter


Lexi is awarding a "pamper your inner sex goddess" gift basket (bath products, books from her backlist and candles - US ONLY) to one randomly drawn commenter, and a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card, winner's choice, to another randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


You can find the Tour Schedule here.


My Thoughts:

Fantastic! Wonderful! Terrific! Awesome! Accidental Sex Goddess was all of these words and more! :-) You have to read this one!

These two people were meant to be but insist on being friends despite their mutual attraction. Reese loses her job and agrees to take a job with Sex Goddess Inc. . The catch is if she wants the job, she has to go through all of the steps to the program.

Ben, her best friend and unrequited love, can not believe that she is going through with it. He thinks she's sexy just as she is.

I had so much fun watching Reese's metamorphosis. Each step seemed to bring new problems or set up new scenarios. Watching Ben be jealous and realize that he wanted her kept me turning pages to see what would happen next. This book was fun, flirty, hot and romantic. I LOVED it! ;-)

The plot had friendship, hunky brothers, romance, a 10 step program, and super steamy scenes.

I whole heartedly recommend this book to everyone who likes steamy romance or those who just want to read a fun flirty story.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I thought it was splendid!



Do you think of yourself as a sex Goddess?






I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!

73 comments:

  1. Now I'm wondering how she plans on faking it!


    lyra.lucky7 at gmail dot com

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    1. Good morning, Lyra! Thanks for stopping by today! :) You raise a good question...when does faking actually become DOING? Reese runs into that.

      Thanks for commenting!

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  2. +JMJ+

    Today's question is the easiest one to answer yet. No, I am not at all a sex goddess! ;-) LOL!!!

    Anyway, I'm so glad that the book turned out to be great, because I was rooting for the characters as soon as I started reading the plot summary! =D I love Romances in which the leads start out as best friends!!!

    Is it okay to ask what kind of job would require someone to study seduction--or would that be a spoiler?

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    1. Good morning, Enbrethiliel! It's not a spoiler at all. The job is with Sex Goddess, Inc., as their promotions director. SGI is the company that offers the Sex Goddess 101 program, and the owner doesn't believe Reese can promote their program if she doesn't believe in it...or herself. :)
      Thank you for stopping by this morning!

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    2. Enbrethiliel,

      I thought you guys might like that question. :D I am not a sex goddess either, though lucky for me, my husband seems to be happy! ;-)

      Also though seduction does end up being part of the program, it is mostly about making the woman feel better about herself, accepting her inner beauty so to speak and helping her to figure out what she wants and go after it!

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    3. +JMJ+

      Thank you, Lexi! That makes sense. =)

      A few years ago, back when I was doing a lot of freelance work, someone with a mail-order sex toy business (!!!) asked me to create the brochure for his company. It would have been a challenging experience and an interesting thing to add to my resume, but when I realised I didn't want to try any of the products in the line, I had to admit I was the wrong person for the job. (And now I know that my life isn't a Romance novel, because if it were, I would have totally gone for it and the client would have been a hottie! ;-) LOL!!!)

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    4. LOL! I totally see an erotic romance premise in that scenario! :)

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  3. I can tell how much you loved this book. It sounds like I'm going to love it too.


    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    2. Mary, I sure hope so! :)

      I got excited and pushed POST too soon last time, but I also want to thank you for stopping by here and the other stops on the tour! I appreciate it!

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    3. Oh Mary,

      This is one of those books that would be impossible to not love!

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  4. No, I do not think of myself as a sex goddess

    Thanks for hosting, I've been wanting to read this book, just the title alone is intriguing!

    tiger-chick-1(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Emily,

      Thank you for coming by! I'm glad to hear you're interested in the book and like the title (I'll be honest, I went round and round about it). :)

      Have a great day!

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    2. Emily,

      I think most of us will answer this question the same way. Maybe we need a Sex Goddess Inc.!

      As for the title, that is what pulled me in and I am so glad that I swallowed that hook! You'll love it when you finally get to read it. :D

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  5. You early birds (or should I say night owls?) beat me here today! I'm impressed! :)

    I want to thank Crazy Four Books for hosting a stop on my VBT and for the review. Any review starting with the words, "Fantastic! Wonderful! Terrific! Awesome!" is bound to make the author smile. :)

    Good luck to everyone who swings by today. I'll be checking in before lunch to reply to comments.

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    1. Thank you for checking in and so early to boot!

      I'm glad my review made you smile. I just say it like it is. Turnabout is fair play and I smiled a lot while reading it. Your book was awesome. :D

      Do you happen to be working on another book, perhaps with Mark and Masey??????

      Please tell me that you are!

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    2. Brenda,

      I replied to this at work this afternoon, but I must have never hit "publish." *shakes head* Some days are like that...

      But, to answer (again)....YES! I am working on Mark and Masey's story. I went into ASG not caring much about Mark (wasn't sure I liked him, in fact) and by the time I was finished, I was half in love with him and excited to write his story. :)

      Thank you for asking!

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  6. I am not or have ever been a sex goddess. I dont really think i would want to be.
    This story does sound like fun, however.

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    1. MomJane, that's hilarious! :) Thanks for coming by and making me chuckle today!

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  7. Wow, what a great review.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Ingeborg, I know, right? I enjoyed it myself. ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks Ingeborg. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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  8. What are the things a seductress has to accomplish to pass?

    galaschick78 at gmail dot com

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    1. Gala, I don't want to give away too much but I'll tell you and early step is lingerie shopping...a task she makes Ben help her with. Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Haha, I wish I could think of myself as a sex goddess, unfortunately, I lack the self-confidence :) Maybe I could pick up a thing or two from Reese! Thanks for the great review Brenda! I'm definitely adding this to my TBR list!

    tess_halim(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Tess, thank you for adding Accidental Sex Goddess to your TBR list! :) I really hope you love it...and that Reese can teach us *all* a thing or two about self confidence.

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    2. Hey Tess,

      I'm glad you're adding it. I know that you'll like it.

      My review is only as good as the book that I read so all the credit goes to Lexi for giving me such awesomeness to review. :)

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  10. Do i think of myself as a sex goddess. Not at all and won't be ever but i don't mind being myself and if someone should love me it should be for what i'm inside and as a whole not what he wants me to be or anything.

    I'm curious about the various step and since Brenda loved it so much it's recommendation enough and i will add it to my list

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    1. Miki, I think the sex goddess is in the eye of the beholder. :) Thanks for adding it to your list and for stopping by today.

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    2. I know that you'll love this one Miki! :)

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  11. Ah, I was wondering about the job which required such a test. So it's mostly about making the woman feel like a seductress?

    emiliana25(at)web(dot)de

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    1. Yes, exactly. :) Thanks for coming by Emiliana!

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  12. Can't wait to read this book.
    My answer to the sex goddess question would be NO. Hahaha, I think I may be a little too shy.

    uilani25(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. Dione, I hope you love it. Thank you for coming by today! :)

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  13. I've got to add this book to my TBR list. Sounds interesting. As for me a sex goddess, definitely! We all are in our own unique ways. No matter how young or old, thin or "curvacious" as my husband calls it you are, you are a sex goddess! There is someone out there that looks at each of us and sees that inner beauty!

    evanlea at gmail dot com

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    1. Hooray! Three cheers for an affirmative answer! :) Halie (Ms. Sex Goddess, Inc.) would absolutely approve!

      Thanks for stopping by, Josette!

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    2. Good for you Josette! ;-) You go girl!

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  14. Uhm, no to the sex goddess question :)


    lennascloud(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. LOL, Lena. You'd really feel for Reese in the first scene of this book...

      Thank you for stopping by today!

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  15. Thats what the hubby says :) However haven't felt much like that since the birth of our newest family member 4 months ago.
    Thanks
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Lori,

      Congratulations on the new little one! I don't think it's possible to feel sexy in those early days when our bodies aren't even our own yet and sleep is far too rare a treat. You'll get your groove back yet, no doubt! ;)

      Thanks for coming by today. It sounds like you have plenty going on! :)

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    2. Lori,

      You're not alone. Most new moms lose that side of themselves for a little while after giving birth. When you are ready it'll all come back.

      BTW ~ Hubby gets bonus points for making you feel good about yourself! :)

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  16. No sadly I am not a sex goddess. This book sounds like a great read. Thanks for being part of another awesome giveaway.

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    1. I know you will enjoy it Emily. Good luck with the giveaway!

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    2. Hi, Emily! Thanks for stopping by! Good luck on the giveaway! :)

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  17. Ha! Me? Not hardly. But, I enjoyed the excerpt. Sounds like a fun read. Congrats on your release.

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    1. It is a fun read! Give it a try and find out for yourself. :-)

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    2. Thanks, Melissa! I'm so glad you enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  18. I wish I was sex goddess but alas it is not to be. Love the prize.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

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    1. I know, right? Lexi is offering an awesome prize. Good luck!

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    2. Thank you! I wish I could give out more prizes though, because everyone has been so nice. :) Thanks for stopping by, Debby!

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  19. I definitely do not see myself as a sex goddess. And now I feel way too old to become one, lol. Besides, I am way too clumsy and prefer comfort over sexiness most of the time.
    manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. lol! I prefer comfort too but you are never too old to feel good about yourself.

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    2. Hi, June! I vote that comfort can be sexy. :) Thanks so much for coming by!

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  20. I think when I was younger I thought of myself as a sex goddess, but that may have just been my inflated ego. :) Now, I just wish I got more of it to refresh my rusty skills. LOL Maybe we DO need a Sex Goddess, Inc. As a fellow, Indianian (not really a word I am sure) of the author, I am sure she is bundled in the house writing the next book (hopefully) as it is cold. I am also wondering if she happens to teach at Purdue University?

    This book sounds great!
    Marlena
    charmedpoms(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Marlena! Always nice to meet a fellow Hoosier! Did you get hit with snow this morning? I got so spoiled with so little snow last year. To answer your question, I don't teach at Purdue, but it's a great school! :)

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    2. Ahhhh I am just finding this again and don't remember if we got snow that day. Last year was amazing weather wise for Indiana but to be fair, for winter, it hasn't been too horrible this year either!

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  21. I may have been quite the sex goddess at one point in time, but now all I am is a mom with 2 back surgeries and a 4 year old in sweatpants who likes to read a lot! I would love to get back to my sex goddess days!

    Rachel
    centerstagegirly AT yahoo DOT com

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    1. BTW, I just reread my comments. Just to clarify - I'M the one in sweatpants and who likes to read a lot, not my daughter. :) I also forgot to say thanks, this is really an awesome giveaway!!

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    2. lol! I understood you the first time. I speak mom. :-)

      I agree. Lexi is being quite generous with her giveaway.

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    3. Rachel, back troubles are the worst. I hope the surgeries helped!

      I'm so glad everyone is excited about the giveaway! I like to give presents. :)

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    4. Ha! I wish I could say the surgeries helped. Sadly, they haven't and I am looking forward to many more in the future. And I am only 27! This all started when I was 24. It's actually how I got back into reading. I can't do much else and I am sick of the TV. :)

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    5. I feel for you Rachel. While I don't suffer regularly from back pain, my sister does and she is contemplating surgery. My niece also suffers from severe back pain. She has scoliosis and had her first back surgery when she was in her teens. I know how disheartening it can be.

      I am glad that you got back into reading though. :-)

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  22. Thanks for your review and the excerpt.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome Karen. Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Thanks for coming by, Karen! :)

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  23. Well I have never thought of myself as a sex goddess but the course sounds like a lot of fun. I'm looking forward to reading the whole story after reading the excerpt.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  24. Not really, although I've commonly thought that my body was made for sex. I have big boobs, long, trim legs and a butt. When I go out it's a foregone conclusion that some guy will oogle my boobs. I guess it could be worse.

    mestith@gmail.com

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  25. Thanks for the great giveaway! I loved the excerpt and review. I can't wait to read this book after all of the great things I have read about it.

    thompsonem3 at aol dot com

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