RELEASE DAY                                          DRAWN TO HIM: A Romance Collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

There are some men who make you helpless.

You know the kind.  They steal the breath from your lungs and make your heart beat a little faster with a single look.  You can’t stop staring, but the moment they pin those gorgeous eyes on you, you’re done for.

The kind that’s too hard to resist.

This is a collection of men just like that.

Handsome, confident and all for you.


These are the other authors involved with this collection, Willow Winters, M. Never, L.J. Shen, K. Webster, Jade West, Isabella Starling, A. Zavarelli

 

 4.5 Stars ~ Reviewed by Klaire Sutherland on behalf of KFF

A collection of 7 novellas, from some of our favourite authors, that will leave you gagging for more. I read this in two halves, I’m not typically a novella reader, especially one after the other so I felt I needed a break in between. It was very easy to return to as essentially, I was starting a new novella by a different author. The variety of story and author meant Drawn to Him never got boring, all novellas were engaging for the most part. Drawn to Him is worth the read. I’m going to give a quick couple of sentences for each one.

Infatuation by Willow Winters –

As much as I enjoyed Infatuation, I felt it was perhaps not the right story to start with. For me, I wasn’t as engaged with the characters as others. I felt it was a little obvious in places and had scope for so much more. It’s a novella, so I get that parts will be a little lacking. It appeared to be a bit full on too quick, however there is a reasoning for it which comes later. Soft-ish alpha male appealed to me very much, as did the descriptive setting. I think that was my favourite, reading about the wilds of Alaska. I felt like I was in the scene a time or two – and that is just magic! 3 ½ stars.

The Billionaire’s Beginning by M. Never –

This author gives us a pushy alpha, a dirty man for sure. This was a far more sexually orientated story than the previous one and delved a little into PTSD (from the female character). I liked this but I think the overly sexual tone spoilt it a little for me. 3 ½ stars.

Doctor Dreamy by LJ Shen –

This one I loved, no surprise though, right? Quirky and snarky and I felt like I was getting to see another side to this author. Doctor Dreamy aka Rhys Matthews, pegs his female protagonist, Savannah, every single time. I loved his dry humour, his no nonsense approach and how the story unfolded. It read beautifully and honestly, didn’t feel like a novella. So sad when it finished. 5 stars.

Malfeasance by K Webster 

 Another one I loved featuring a strong, head together kind of guy. Judge Max Rowe doesn’t strike you as an immediate alpha, but boy it’s there and when he comes out to play, hold onto your knickers ladies. I think I liked the age of him and that Dorian seemed to not be your typical ‘airhead’ that often comes with characters of her age. The only thing that wrinkled my nose was the phrase ‘good little girl’ which was used, I found it sullied what they had a little, it’s a personal preference though. I would have liked a bit more of the other daughter’s perspective, apart from that – fab! 4 ½ stars.

Bad Cop by A Zavarelli –

I’ve always struggled with this author, having yet to read a full-length novel from her. Which is weird as she writes my favourite sub-genre in romance. However, Bad Cop tickled me. I wasn’t a fan of either main character but I did absolutely enjoy the story and it’s setting. I definitely felt the emotion from Ginger with this one. Writing was great too, I may have to return to this author and try again. 4 stars.

Date Night by Isabella Starling –

Initially I wasn’t liking this so much, again the sexual content seems to overshadow the story and I’m not a fan of that. It did pick up the more I read but for me, Date Night was my least favourite. I liked Cleo but didn’t love her, but I wasn’t so keen on Flynn. The secondary characters are written well, and contribute to the story sufficiently. 3 stars.

One Night by KL Kreig –

I haven’t read this author much, maybe one novel, and I was as captivated with this as I was with my other read. It’s the writing from KL Kreig that absolutely draws you in straight away. The story was compelling, the author giving you a wonderful cast of characters, particularly Bennett and Saine. Fab little storyline too. I think this is my favourite form them all. 5 stars

 



Excerpt from Infatuation by Willow Winters

“You’re very handsome, Mr. Kulls.”  I finally give in to a bit of my desire, and pick up the glass of wine, holding on to it for support in this decision.

His grin widens and he leans forward just slightly to say, “Alec, Lila.  My name is Alec to you.”  He pauses for a moment, then flashes me a smirk and adds, “Unless of course you’d like to scream ‘Mr. Kulls’ in bed?”

My face heats instantly as he rises from his seat to attend to the beeping oven and he’s quick to say, “I do believe Alec may be easier.”

The sweet wine touches my lips and the taste is delicious, but I can’t think of anything other than this man on top of me, making me scream as he thrusts inside of me repeatedly.

“I think you’ve maybe thought a little too far ahead, Mr.- Alec,” I’m quick to correct myself.  I watch as he works in the oven, turning the chicken breasts and then setting the tongs back down on the counter before coming back to his seat.

 

“Mmm, that could be,” he says picking up his glass, but not sitting.  I cross my ankles and turn in my seat to face him.

“This isn’t very professional,” I tell him with a serious look, or at least the most serious I can manage.  He shrugs his shoulders and then takes a sip from his glass.

“Do you want it to be?” he asks and then adds, “That’s fine if you do.  I understand the attraction may only be on my end.”

My heart thumps hard in my chest.  I don’t think this man knows how to be subtle.  He’s honest and to the point.  But I admire that.

“It’s definitely not just one-sided,” I admit, and then bite my tongue.  I’m thinking I should add that this is dangerous for me.  I could lose my job.  More than that though, this man could crush me.  I’ve never had a one-night stand because I know I don’t really do casual.  I’ve been wined and dined and then thrown away before.  It hurts too much.

I don’t recover easily, and I prefer to avoid relationships.  But it’s been so long since I’ve been touched.

 

Alec’s deep voice rumbles, “That’s good to know.”  I don’t think a man has ever looked at me with the same level of desire.  It’s tempting and frightening all the same.

“So, tomorrow?” he asks me, and my brow furrows with confusion.

“Tomorrow?” I repeat.

He smiles at me, and the smell of his cologne, or maybe his natural scent hits me with a powerful force that makes me lean in closer to him.

“Would you like to go out with me tomorrow?” he asks.

His gray eyes swirl with a mixture of desire and something else–a desperate need.  I nod my head slowly and say, “I’d love to.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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