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He’ll teach her how to bring a man to his knees…
Dr. Ellie Swan has a plan: open her practice in tiny Bluelick, Kentucky, so she can keep an eye on her diabetic father, and make hometown golden-boy Roger Reynolds fall in love with her. But Ellie has a problem. Roger seeks a skilled, sexually adventurous partner, and bookish Ellie doesn’t qualify.
Tyler Longfoot only cares about three things: shaking his bad boy image, qualifying for the loan his company needs to rehab a piece of Bluelick’s history, and convincing Ellie to keep quiet about the “incident” that lands him on her doorstep at two a.m. with a bullet in his behind.
The adorable Dr. Swan drives a mean bargain, though. If sex-on-a-stick Tyler will teach Ellie how to bring a man to his knees, she’ll forget about the bullet. Armed with The Wild Woman’s Guide to Sex and Tyler’s lessons, Ellie is confident she can become what Roger needs…if she doesn’t fall for Tyler first.
Dr Ellie Swann is back in her hometown of Bluelick, Kentucky. Once considered a plain-looking, studious dork when younger, she's filled out her curves and with corrective eye surgery she's ditched the thick glasses. When she overhears a conversation that Roger Reynolds, the local go... ...more
5 Fabulous Stars!! Amazing debut book! Fun, fun, fun!!
Ellie Swann (I think her last name was so appropriate) finally has a shot at snagging the man of her dreams, Roger Reynolds. She over hears his ex-fiancée, Melody Merritt, claim that Roger’s need for kinkier sex is what broke up their engagem... ...more
Outlandish premise involving the lessons in seduction (and more), but the writing was very good, the humour worked, all the characters were well-drawn, the small town scenario was spot-on, the heroine was likeable and the hero was a dreamboat.
A fun, sexy, naughtily sweet and thoroughly enjoyable... ...more
This is a book that makes me remember why I started reading romance. There aren't any big surprises or huge moments, no sad tears or heartbreak... just a sweet, predictable romance, witty dialogue, hot sex and a genuinely likeable couple.
After a ten year absence, nerdy, dorky "Sparky" Ellie Swan... ...more
Samanthe Beck's debut novel is perfect for a fun, steamy read!
You have small town livin' with all its quirkiness, a bad boy hero that is lovable, sexy as sin, and drives a Harley; a heroine that kept me in stitches and a cast of secondary characters that fit perfectly and added their own delicio... ...more
4.5 shining bright stars!
Our hero Tyler has dark hair, green eyes all rolled into bad boy persona but so adorably sweet when it comes to our heroine Ellie. I can eat that man up. He is GORGEOUS. *sigh*
I adored this from start to finish. It’s a light, fun and heart-warmi... ...more
What a great debut novel by Ms Beck. Really enjoyed it. Good storyline, great humour, strong main characters. Dr Sparky wanted to up her "hotness" ante to try and get the town good guy and end up with the 2.4 children and the white picket fence. She ended up asking Tyler, the town's "bad" boy to... ...more
“I might see if my bunny swims.” (Melody to clueless Ellie.)
★★★★ Good Gravy Beans, I loved this one. I laughed and giggled - yes giggled - throughout.
As others have said, this has been done before, but who cares when it is redone as well as this?
Did I ever tell you my husband had da... ...more
This was a totally sweet, sexy, fun read. I just adore Tyler. What an absolute sweetheart. And Ellie was adorable in a completely A-type personalty way. I know this plot line has been done before (though its not nearly as well used as the dominating billionaire theme) so there are no points for o... ...more
Copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review
Before I begin my review, I had the pleasure of reading the last two books of the series Private Pleasures by Samanthe Beck and loved it. It is then I realized that I did not read the first book of the series so I knew I had to rectify t... ...more
4.5 AMAZINGLY ENTERTAINING STARS
A Bomb-diggity great debut! I fell for Tyler “Footlong” Longfoot, the sexy bad boy with a heart of gold, the moment he arrived on the page. He now stands tall among my favorite book boyfriends. And Doctor Ellie “Sparky” Swan was frustratingly endearing and lovable.... ...more
Sweet, fun, and enduring read, I loved the characters and the storyline. My only complaint is that there was no epilogue, with an epilogue this would have been a 5 star read for me. ...more
“He’s assisting me with a personal project.”
Melody grinned. “Uh-huh, right. You couldn’t find your tonsils so he stopped by to help you look for them. Search to be continued this Friday. If you want my advice, you should have him hunt for something really important, like your G-spot.”
This is a... ...more
This was just what I needed after a very intense read, something light and cute. This story had enough to keep my interest and make me smile at times, but not enough that left me compelled to stay up to 3 am to finish. Just a nice sweet story that gave me the HEA I love, and a chuckle every now a... ...more
Ellie moved back to her hometown to start her new practice and take care of her father. She was the geeky girl growing up who bloomed later in life. She's always had a crush on the high school quarterback so when she finds out he is newly single, she sets her sight on him. The rumor was his longt... ...more
Story Rating 5 Stars
Character Rating 5 Stars
Romance Rating 4 Stars
Heat Level 4 Stars
Overall Rating 4.5 Stars
Don't you just LOVE when you pick up a book, start to read and it's EXACTLY what your needing to read at that exact time? Well that is what happened with this book for me. I had just finish... ...more
This is a sexy funny read Ellie wants a sex tutor so she can win the heart of her sexy Prince Charming after treating Tyler for a gun shot wound to his ass :) she makes a deal with him sex lessons and she won't report the shooting.
They begin the lessons working through chapters in Ellie's book bu... ...more
5 Awesome stars!
I devoured this book, and boy it was really good.
Ellie "Sparky" Swan moved back to her hometown to open her practice and to take her of her diabetic father whom she has a tenuous relationship with. Sparky wanted the hometown golden boy, Roger who just broke up with his fiancee af... ...more
One of the funniest books I've read in a long time
4 giggling ★★★★
# A wonderfully liberating natural and outspoken heroine, Ellie. The small city homecoming doctor.
# A former bad-boy hero, the village's sexiest man Tyler, who is still running a MC and is visible at the local pub.
“Promise to teac......more
Sometimes you just get the perfect book at the perfect time after a whole pile of not-so-perfect books. And. Well. This one was it for me.
I really loved nearly everything about it. I was enamored with Tyler from the beginning. He had this...idek. This charisma. He was, maybe, the perfect... ...more
Enjoyable. Fun characters. Fun story. Nicely done.
She’s a Doctor who just moved back to her home town to set up a practice. She asks local bad boy Tyler to help her become wilder in the bedroom so she can win Roger, the man of her dreams. Tyler’s clothes, motorcycle, and getting shot in a bar fig... ...more
I REALLY, REALLY LOVED IT!!
Sexy & funny!! I adored the fantastic main and secondary characters. I want a sequel!!
I find myself struggling with rating romance books it seems lately. Usually they all have the same formula and so they sometimes tend to run together. When I picked up Private Practice I was simply looking for something light and quick and a bit naughty... and that's exactly what I got. Only, I a... ...more
Fun and sexy! Recommended for a laugh! Given this is Beck's début novel, I see a great future ahead. I don't feel like writing a long review, so here's the skinny:
For making me laugh a LOT, esp. in the first half, 5 stars
For a hero I could respect and totally swoon over, 5 stars
♥ Tyler ♥ *drool... ...more