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Madison Phillips is focused on making her new coffee shop a success. She also wouldn’t mind if the sexiest cop in Seattle, Gabriel Martinez, would start seeing her as more than just his best friend’s little sister. When her shop gets robbed and she’s the only one who can identify the increasingly violent Espresso Bandit, Gabe’s there to keep her safe. Having Gabe act as her personal bodyguard is certainly no hardship, and Maddy’s ready to try anything to tempt him into providing some hands-on protection.
This title was previously published. It’s been significantly revised with new scenes added.
“I absolutely loved this book!” –Cheryl Shumacher, Goodreads
“I adored this book, I couldn't put it down till I finished it, absolutely terrific!” –Lu Dex, NetGalley
“Grounds for Seduction was a sweet and sexy love story. I really enjoyed it!” –Wendy Johnson, Goodreads
“I really enjoyed this book- it was a great read just loved the banter between the characters that had me chuckling my head off.” –Sarah Clay, NetGalley
“This book was smart, sexy, and swoon worthy!” Danielle, B., Goodreads
“Are you in the mood for a hot and steamy read? Then pick up a copy of Grounds for Seduction by Shelli Stevens!” –LJT, Romance Junkies
“A nice mix of sexual tension, taboo attraction and strong characters, made Grounds for Seduction a fascinating read and one that I easily read in one sitting.” –Karen Roma, Goodreads
“Definitely will be adding Ms. Stevens to my go-to author list!” –Katrina B., Goodreads
“This book was steamy, sexy, yet naughty!” –Parul Leslie, NetGalley
“Shelli Stevens’ new book is scorching hot!” –Leah Storz, NetGalley
Well, this book was well on it's way to a five star rating from me, but it just fell short of the mark because the ending was a little off for me. But for sheer sexuality and eroticism, it rates a 5+!
Madison Phillips is a beautiful, 25 yr. old rich girl, but determined to make it on her own. Afte... ...more
What a neat modern-day, erotic book! Nicely written with style. I will look for more by this author. The book wasn't just about SEX. In the beginning, it was more a hot book than erotica, but things did pick up to earn it the bump up to erotica. It does not go into detail every time the couple ha... ...more
Madison, Maddie, is a twenty-five year old determined to make her way in the world after being raised with the proverbial silver spoon in her mouth. She spent a year in Italy, gets her MBA, and decides to open a coffee shop. After being recently dumped, she decides it's time to date again-maybe... ...more
Since I have not read this author before I was drawn to it by what lay inside according to the blurb. It centered around Madison and Gabriel with their story being sweet and hot. Hot as the coffee served but with some spice that seemed to follow along. She also had my man in a uniform in here wit... ...more
When it comes to Maddie, Gabe is easily made into a jealous man, “****, Maddie. Enough,” Gabe snapped. He didn’t want to know another d*** thing about Franco or Sam. Especially Franco." Maddie sometimes has really great ideas, “you’re right. Let’s stay in here and keep doing the sex thing.” I rea... ...more
Grounds for Seduction by Shelli Stevens is a good read with plenty of heat. Maddie and Gabe have such great chemistry and the banter between the two...I abso~love it! Maddie definitely likes to try and get Gabe all riled up...and who of us wouldn’t? I want a Gabe :p This story is based on the bro... ...more
Sexy cop Gabriel Martinez's new mission is catching the Espresso Bandit, a violent guy who is breaking into coffee shops. His latest heist was Madison Phillips new shop and she was hurt in the attack and he has become her personal bodyguard. Which is no hardship for Gabe, except she's throwing he... ...more
I enjoyed this story. It's probably a cliched story line, but I still enjoyed it. I like it when love sneaks up on people, which is what happened here on both sides. Both people thought it was just a fling when it started, but quickly realized they didn't want it to end. I think near the end was... ...more
This was adorable. I just loved Gabe and Maddie together. All the false starts and all the misunderstandings didn't do anything to detract from the feelings they obviously had for each other. I was so happy for the HEA but was sad that things ended so soon. :P
This is my first Shellii Stevens book... ...more
This book was recommended to me in a pick it for me challenge and is a new author for me. I loved the book so much and can't wait to read the 2nd book in the series. ...more
Thanks to netgalley.com for the ARC of this book.
What a captivating story. The characters have some tension between them and it adds to the story line. Interesting characters coming from two different worlds but how they came together was just a perfect fit. The jealously that was created by the... ...more
PUBLICATION DATE: MARCH 27, 2017
"A copy of this book has been provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review " ...more
The chemistry between Gabe and Madison was off the charts. There was a vulnerability in both of them and both hesitated on a relationship. But when they relaxed, they were a lot of fun. I loved the way Gabe took care of Madison and also the way she pursued him. She was definitely persistent and d... ...more
*I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one else's*
I enjoyed this book; it was steamy, sexy yet naughty.
I liked Gabe and Maddie; their intersections were fun and entertaining. Maddie was a sexual temptress on a mission - she wanted Gabe from th... ...more
Madison is focused on opening her new espresso shop and making it a success. She gets somewhat distracted by sexy Gabe, her brother's best friend and a cop. Even though he's attracted to her, he won't do that to his best friend's little sister. Then Madison's shop is robbed and she's the only one... ...more
I love romances involving the brother's best friend and Grounds for Seduction doesn't fail to provide the heat and steam to make for an Ooo La Latte romance.
Madison Phillips is turning over a new leaf. She is no longer wanting to be seen as the spoiled princess "Maddie" and now focusing on making... ...more
.I've read this book 3 times and never reviewed it. Why? Because I'm embarrassed to say I liked it. It's pretty steamy. It's Erotica OK. I don't like that word though. Makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong. Maybe I am? Well, it was free on Kindle one week and I grabbed it. Once I finished... ...more
I liked this book overall. The heat was wonderful. The plot paced well, only a few pieces felt forced. My real problems arose with the heroine. At one point she showers and gets herself ready in a very short amount of time and leaves with her hair still wet. I was left thinking she was low mainte... ...more
I really enjoyed this book finished it in just a few hours, it was very fast paced I just couldnt put it down!
I loved both characters Gabe is a very sexy cop (who doesnt love a man in uniform), he is a laid back down to earth sexy type of guy! At first I wasnt sure if id like Maddie because she... ...more
OMG. This was one of the best 'smut-love' books I've read in awhile. Loved, loved, loved the chemistry, the story line, the main characters and of course the STEAMY S-E-X!! Love love luuuuved it!
And, this was a story about a guy (a hawt cop guy with intimate talents) and a sassy gal and how their... ...more
I loved Gabe and his reactions to Maddie, "Gabe watched as Madison stepped inside the house, her hips swinging provocatively. He fisted his hands, determined to not act out his primal desire to reach out and smack her a**." Although sometimes the boy tends to put his foot in his mouth, "it comes... ...more
This is my first story by this author and I must say, I am very impressed. She told a strong story with humor and emotion.
I am a fan of the best friend of the older brother getting together with the younger sister storyline and this book does it justice (and then some). I also appreciated that th... ...more
A wonderful, fun and emotional read. I liked the storyline with the Espresso Bandit, which despite me laughing at the name to begin with, was actually a serious matter. Madison's blatant attraction to Gabe was great fun to read as she seduces him against his better nature. I also loved the way th... ...more