Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Ripped by Sarah Morgan. Kindle Edition , 95 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Ripped , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Sep 16, Fanny rated it liked it.
Esta historia me la recomendo una amiga de GR, con la cual suelo coincidir mucho gracias Floripiquita , por lo que estaba bastante segura de que seria de mi agrado y la verdad es que me hizo pasar un muy buen momento. Sin Ataduras es una novela corta, divertida y muy fresca, ademas la pareja protagonista me gusto mucho, especialmente ella con su personalidad tan diferente e independiente. Muy recomendable, sobretodo si eres fan de Sarah Morgan.
This short story was totally cute, sweet, sexy and funny. She is a smart and independent woman. And Nico, oh, Nico! I couldn't resist an adorable hero like this! View all 28 comments. Jun 16, Jacob Proffitt rated it liked it Shelves: This is a short little sex romp and not much more than that.
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I didn't really buy the setup—splitting a bridesmaid's dress by wearing it just doesn't seem like it'd be a thing. I mean, I never split any of mine, though I admit I'm not terribly "curvy". I bought the relationship as it stands, but I'd have rather have seen it actually develop view spoiler [it turns out that Nico has been interested and paying attention for a long time and I'd like to have seen that happen on screen rather than in This is a short little sex romp and not much more than that.
I bought the relationship as it stands, but I'd have rather have seen it actually develop view spoiler [it turns out that Nico has been interested and paying attention for a long time and I'd like to have seen that happen on screen rather than in exposition hide spoiler ]. Fortunately, Nico is the kind of guy to help her see the light and I really liked how he was able to point things out in ways that were meaningful for her.
It's very short and for what it is it's effective enough. So I'm thinking a weak three stars. I did like both protagonists and I liked their chemistry. But that's probably also why I wanted more than I got. A note about Steamy: There are a handful of not-short explicit sex scenes which puts this on the high end of my steam tolerance.
It might have bust out of it but I skimmed. I kind of hate that the term "negative motivation" isn't widespread, yet. Since it isn't, I'm going to save off this little jag to append to my reviews that feature the term. Jennifer Crusie blogged about it a bit back and it changed how I understand story. The problem with the term is that if you've never heard it before, you'd assume it meant motivations that are harmful or immoral. What it refers to is motivations not to do something.
The thing is that many of us are motivated to not do things for a lot of different, perfectly valid and reasonable, reasons. The problem is that in a story motivations to not do things are a huge drag on the plot—particularly considering the fact that most negative motivations are overcome by the character simply deciding they don't care any more or, rather, that they do care and are now motivated to do the thing. So not only do you have a counter to action but you also have a situation where to overcome it, all a character has to do is change their mind.
Conflict between a reader and a main character drives readers away from story. Dec 30, Christine Alibutud rated it really liked it. I was just laughing the whole time!! Super quick read for me, maybe less than a hundred pages. But oh so hilarious!! Our heroine, Hayley, is a talented and smart engineer. The story then starts off at Hayley's ex's wedding. Oh and yeah, her ex's soon-to-be wife is her friend well, ex-friend who stole Charlie, Hayley's ex, from her. She was invited to attend their wedding as a bridesmaid. Total douche move right? But nevertheless, Hayley agrees to be a bridesmaid to pro I don't know!!
But nevertheless, Hayley agrees to be a bridesmaid to prove that she has gotten over her ex! And if you think she has it going bad for her, she's also wearing this ridiculously tight yellow-puke-colored bridesmaid dress. And guess what happens next Yup, it rips off! And her two funbags, they're big btw, are proudly exposed to everyone in the wedding! That wedding bit was super funny!!!!
Like one of my fave parts!! A total wardrobe malfunction, if you ask me! Hihi just wanted to post this super hot gif of Dave Franco! This incident then starts a very steamy relationship between the two!! And ooooh child was it steamy!! Hayley also receives the best Christmas gift And she got to rip that big fat hottie present!! And the way he was so sweet to Hayley, like super caring! I mean he was totally swoon-worthy!!
And the way he was described, ughh sooo!!! Those Tom Ford suits tho Definitely not lengthy but I loved it! Nov 15, Desere rated it it was amazing. I honestly do not know which part of this read was hotter! The totally delectable cover him in chocolate and whipped cream lick him clean all night long Nico or the explosive level of heat and chemistry that Nico and Hayley share!
I was addicted from page one and I found myself in stitches, yes this read had loads of crazy funny humor from start to finish and I was practically rolling around on the floor with laughter and I had tears streaming down my face, truly excellent job Sarah! The read sta I honestly do not know which part of this read was hotter! The read starts out with Hayley attending her no good ex boyfriend's wedding, and as it happens the woman he is marrying is Hayley's best friend, shocking I know but all part of the author's genius plan!
But this little tit-bit proves to be the least of her problems , once there she is more focused on keeping her breasts confined in the a dress that takes ugliest dress of the year award to a whole new level. Her rescuer is no other than the best man himself, smoking hot Nico Rossi, pure Italian perfection. But Nico has never approved of anything Hayley has done and his ice-y looks of disapproval has always let Hayley known that this man is as unemotional as a rock, mind numblingly hot, but completely emotionally unavailable, and therefore a dead end.
But being rescued, then have a string of Italian swear words directed in her direction and then being kissed senseless and left sexually frustrated for days was not part of the plan either. So when he shows up on her doorstep as her Christmas present , she has only two choices. One is to indulge in her fantasy to find out if Mr-in-my-arms-you'll-go-to-the-moon-and-back is as hot in bed as he is gorgeous, or two, go online shopping for something she is pretty sure she will not enjoy ripping open. I completely and utterly loved, loved, loved this read!
Each and every level of hotness any romance fan wants from a sexy read was incorporated. Preview — Burned by Sarah Morgan. Trainer and martial artist Rosie Miller's zen is seriously compromised when Hunter Black—her former coach and lover—becomes her new boss. And with all the sexual energy still crackling between them, her poor little zen doesn't stand a chance. So this time, Rosie is determined to play by her rules…. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Burned , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Jun 17, Alp rated it it was ok Shelves: It was a letdown.
I really loved the first book in this series so I went into this one with high expectations. Sadly, it didn't work out the way I hoped. My main problem with this story was that I couldn't warm up to both Hunter and Rosie. Rosie isn't my kind of heroine. She thought of herself as a strong and independent woman, but what I saw was opposite of what she thought she was. Although Hunter is so damn hot, what he did to Rosie was one big NO for me.
She gave him all of herself and h It was a letdown. She gave him all of herself and her heart but he just walked away without saying a word, because he thought he wasn't good enough for her and it was good for her this way. He thought she was his responsibility and he was afraid he would fail her. I know, at that time he was young and stupid, but it was unacceptable that he saw his own mother in her, a vulnerable woman who believed she couldn't exist without his father.
I was so fed up and this totally ruined the book for me. I can't rate it higher than 2 stars. View all 30 comments. While second in a series, it isn't really necessary to have read the first to understand this one. Rosie's sister is present, but it's a standard sister relationship so you won't miss much if you haven't read the first. Much like the first book, this is short and relies a lot on past action given through exposition. I wish that Rosie felt more like an actual martial artist, but I may be over-picky about that. Muay Thai is a particularly brutal martial art and if Rosie is into it then she should b While second in a series, it isn't really necessary to have read the first to understand this one.
Muay Thai is a particularly brutal martial art and if Rosie is into it then she should be a whole lot tougher than she is, here. And I'd have expected her to do a whole heck of a lot better when confronted by four untrained guys especially in a constrained space where they can't really gang up on her as happens in the early part of the story. Which was an additional layer of disappointment.
Hunter wasn't bad, though he has kind of extreme communication issues. A lot of the angst could have been circumvented if he'd have lead with an explanation of what was going through his head five years ago when their relationship tanked. Course, then the story would be even shorter. Anyway, the three stars is, in fact, rather generous but I had enough interest in finishing to justify that, I think. A note about Steamy: There are two plus explicit sex scenes and they aren't short.
Which means a significant portion of this is the sex and that's way past my steam tolerance, really. I kind of hate that the term "negative motivation" isn't widespread, yet. Since it isn't, I'm going to save off this little jag to append to my reviews that feature the term. Jennifer Crusie blogged about it a bit back and it changed how I understand story. The problem with the term is that if you've never heard it before, you'd assume it meant motivations that are harmful or immoral. What it refers to is motivations not to do something. The thing is that many of us are motivated to not do things for a lot of different, perfectly valid and reasonable, reasons.
The problem is that in a story motivations to not do things are a huge drag on the plot—particularly considering the fact that most negative motivations are overcome by the character simply deciding they don't care any more or, rather, that they do care and are now motivated to do the thing. So not only do you have a counter to action but you also have a situation where to overcome it, all a character has to do is change their mind. Conflict between a reader and a main character drives readers away from story.
Sep 22, Cheesecake rated it liked it Shelves: Hunter the mysterious and Rosie the ass kicker. When Rosie was 19 or so, she fell in love with Hunter.
They were both into martial arts and had a torrid affair from which he walked without away without a second thought. Rosie was crushed and has kept her love life safe and boring since then. She had let her sore heart blind her to the bigger picture of their brief relationship. It was a powerful love, but there was a disconnect in their communication back then. Hunter returns from Thailand after Hunter the mysterious and Rosie the ass kicker.
Hunter returns from Thailand after making it big in the US film industry. Their re-acquaintance begins during one of her most embarrassing moments, of course. This one isn't as humorous as the first book Ripped , but it was still pretty entertaining. I was happy with the HEA and how things are resolved, but I was a bit underwhelmed by Hunter's interest in her at the start. After all the buildup in the last book and this one about how horribly crushed Rosie was, I wanted Hunter to be equally affected, but he wasn't.
I think the author was trying to say that the first time couldn't have lasted anyways, so it was just as well they split. And he totally interested in her as soon as he sees her again hide spoiler ] About her ass-kicking view spoiler [ I was kinda peeved, early in the story, when he has to rescue her from some drunken twits. I wish she could have put up a better fight. I mean, where was her masterful martial arts expertise when she needed it???! Jun 07, Abby Green rated it it was amazing.
Loved Hunter - Hottie McHot! It's given me a new appreciation for gyms and working out Jul 25, Christine Alibutud rated it it was amazing. This was a very quick read for me, and I honestly enjoyed it. I also enjoyed the first installment of this series, but I felt like the first book had a lighter plot than this one. I felt like Burned 's plot had more depth, and the drama and conflict was more interesting. I also really enjoyed Rosie and Hunter's relationship.
It was funny and sweet, but it was actually more than that. Nobody knew Rosie like Hunter did, and vice versa. Their love was not only based on attraction, it was based on trust and friendship. They went through a lot together, and I really admire a relationship that has managed to withstand any experience, be it bad or good.
I want the good and the bad, the exciting and the mundane. Rosie was a spunky girl, who didn't let her troublesome past eat her away from the world. Also when Hunter left her with no closure of whatsoever but of course, we know he did that for a very valid reason HAHA! Instead, she decided to face the life she was dealt with, and used it to become stronger. She wasn't your typical girl. She can get down and dirty, and kick ass like nobody else. Likewise, Hunter also had a strong personality. But you can also bet that he has this sweet and protective side to him, especially when he was around Rosie.
What can I say? It's fun to get a glimpse of how they met, started their friendship and how it blossomed, and how it developed into something more special. I felt the tremor right through me from the top of my scalp to the soles of my feet and for a moment I was back there in the madness of it, my mind twisted by the ferocious sexual chemistry that only happened when we were together.
May 15, Desere rated it it was amazing. It was all kinds of hilarious funny and extremely super hot. So of course I jumped at the chance to read her second CRHR and oh my was it all kinds of awesomeness! The author once again gave that super sexy flair of passion meets reality meets humor all neatly wrapped with a big bow of amazing writing!
The story tells of Rosie and how her perfect zen balance is thrown for a serious loop when her former coach and I still remember the first Cosmo Red Hot Read I read by Sarah Morgan called Ripped! The story tells of Rosie and how her perfect zen balance is thrown for a serious loop when her former coach and lover Hunter Black becomes her new boss! I for one would feel so out of place and would lose more than just my zen. But Rosie decides she won't go all nutty with all the sexual energy crackling between them, she'll instead go a little slutty and take what she wants but this time it's play by her rules or no playing at all.
Poor Hunter has no idea what he's in for. I really loved the sexiness of this read, the super hot chemistry between Rosie and Hunter was off the charts, and had this certain sneak around kind of feel about it making it all the more sexier.
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The characters were very well written and nicely developed for a short read. None of that "I am missing this part about the personality or What? What did I miss? Aside from sexy heat, fantastic chemistry, well developed characters there was also the fact that this is a fantastic well written second chances read. I totally loved the ending in this read, it was so sweet, so kind so melt my heart inspiring it took my breath away. But am of course not going to tell you, you will need to read it for yourself all I will say is " Happy Birthday Ninja!
May 24, Shawna rated it really liked it Shelves: It's a hot, compelling romance with a very yummy hero! May 12, Azuyu rated it it was ok Shelves: Not as funny as Hayley and Nico's story. Nov 20, Brenda rated it liked it Shelves: I liked Hayley more than Rosie, to be honest. Original review posted at http: I requested this book from NetGalley.
It is the first I have read from this author. She was tough, much to the disgust of her other suitors, but not when it came to Hunter. When it came to Hunter she was a marshmallow and it was fun to watch her struggle not to jump on him at every opportunity. I think the majority of women would relate to her internal struggle not to show how she was feeling towards a man she thought left her for being too clingy the first time round. The good thing about this book being written from her POV was this book had a dry sense of wit running through it because of it; there were many moments that made me chuckle.
Rosie made a lot of assumptions about him but I read his actions in a different way to the way she did. From the moment he first came back into her life, he tried with her. He tried to show that he cared about her with his actions. He respected her strength, adored her as a woman and was God-damn dreamy. This is a short, sassy, sexy mouthful of a read. I loved the characters, love the set-up and most of all I loved Hunter! Rosie is one of those heroines I fell immediately in love with because she refuses to change who she is for a man.
Then Hunter Black walks back in her life stirring up the hurt from the past and making her heart and body react like no other man since he left her years ago. Together they are combustible and their intimate scenes are scorching hot. I felt this author did a great job of balancing this story; there was just enough strife to make it interesting, some fantastic sexy times, and the relationship had a foundation from the past in which to build upon. Jun 05, Andrea rated it really liked it Shelves: Ripped contained a winsome heroine, a swoony hero and so many laughs.
Needless to say, I was anxious to start Burned. Burned follows Rosie Miller, a trainer and martial artist. I love that Rosie was so kick-ass. The story opens with Rosie being dumped by her boyfriend for being too strong. Can you believe that? The idiot literally wants someone more fragile to help his poor wittle ego. I admit frankly that I dislike most of the early adventure-mysteries and prefer the pure detection puzzles of her Golden Age, but Seven Dials is a treat. Christie would release Partners in Crime the following year, and clearly had already found her stride with creating charming young amateur sleuths.
Bundle Brent aka Lady Eileen Brent is an absolute delight--wealthier than Tuppence but just as spunky and clever. Her friends are equally well-drawn, and Battle is an enjoyable detective even if less famous than Poirot or Miss Marple today. In that novel, Poirot contends with a gang of "super criminals" that is simply too outsized and silly to be borne.
With Seven Dials, in complete contrast, the reader is given credit for intelligence once more--if a secret society sounds like something from a book, it's because it's a deliberate front; there are no master criminals or secret weapons. The ending was a complete surprise and shows that Christie's ingenuity had returned and she was back in top form.
Hail to the Queen of Mysteries! Aug 29, Smitha rated it liked it Shelves: It was an enjoyable cozy mystery, though I dont consider it one of the best Agatha Christies I've read. The period of the story is between the first and second world wars, and this has influenced the story which is splattered with exotic spies and talks about Germans and Russians. What started as a party of young adults in the Chimneys, an aristocratic home somewhere in the English villageside, soon turns into a murder mystery, with one of the guests lying dead in his room and seven clocks arran It was an enjoyable cozy mystery, though I dont consider it one of the best Agatha Christies I've read.
What started as a party of young adults in the Chimneys, an aristocratic home somewhere in the English villageside, soon turns into a murder mystery, with one of the guests lying dead in his room and seven clocks arranged along the mantlepiece. Towards the middle of the book confusion sets in and by the end, I am not quite sure why the villain wanted to kill people.
Apr 12, J. Nearly gave up on this one several times. It turns out I should have. View all 9 comments. Aug 25, Selva Subramanian rated it it was ok Shelves: It was a bore and the detective work that happens is amateurish and funny, to say the least. Give it a miss: Certain elements, of course, were ok. May 28, lydia rated it it was ok. I daresay some of them richly deserve it- but all the same it will lead to trouble. After all, Christie criticizes the stuck-up English society even more, by creating quirky and lovable, yet laughable characters, such as Lord Caterham, Lady Coote and MacDonald, the gardener.
Be as it may, I have strong suspicions that Lord Caterham is my spirit animal. May 01, Kimberly rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed Emilia Fox's narration of this audiobook. In this story, we're taken back to the Chimney's estate and we meet up with a cast of characters, some of which we were introduced to in The Secret of Chimneys. Bundle Lady Eileen is one of the characters that takes centre stage.
And what a great character! Her energy and independence are captivating. She adds so much wit and sparkle to the story. Also prominent is Superintendent Battle who, as well as representing the authority of the novel, I enjoyed Emilia Fox's narration of this audiobook. Also prominent is Superintendent Battle who, as well as representing the authority of the novel, also serves as a type of Poirot character who puzzles out the mystery and knows all.
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Well, in the end anyway. Speaking of which, I was kept guessing right to the end. I was sure that I knew whodunnit, but was totally surprised. I liked the story wrap-up, but found it a bit far-fetched. Overall, a fun read. Jun 17, Luffy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Seven Dials Mystery is a very good story.
It's full of good little things, and two great things. The two great things are the wrongful depiction of the Seven Dials - wrongful being the key word - and the depiction of the main villain. I kept wondering what was the purpose of Lady Cootes' scenes and how Miss Wade would end up in the story. Well everything was well answered in the end. The author's sleigh of her writing hand was particularly deceiving this time, the masterful hand that always The Seven Dials Mystery is a very good story.
The author's sleigh of her writing hand was particularly deceiving this time, the masterful hand that always has something special up her sleeve reserved for those special books which rise to greatness. This book is one of them. I must say I have nothing insightful to say about this book, but that sometimes happens. The Seven Dials is a fun book, and the fact that it's not layered does not diminish its enjoyment. This was the first Agatha Christie book I read - and what a good choice! It's been ages since I've read it, but I'm still marveling at the plot! When trying to figure out "who-dunnit" I did consider the true culprit, but dismissed it instantly - oops!
Not as light-hearted and fun as the Tommy and Tuppence series, but a wonderful mystery and a credit to Christie's writing abilities.
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I didn't think I'd ever be able to say this about one of Agatha Christie's books, but I didn't really care for this one that much so I'm just going to leave it at that. Nov 17, Carmen rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: While this may have seemed suspicious because Gerry never took any sort of sleeping draught before, there was nothing really to suspect it was a murder. Not long after, though, a woman named Lady Eileen Brent, nicknamed Bundle, comes across a man in the street who appears to be dead.
As she investigates, she hears his final words - something to do with "Seven Dials" and "tell Jimmy Thesiger" before he dies. Believing that something having to do with Seven Dials was the cause of death, Bundle seeks help from Jimmy Thesiger, friend to both the deceased and Gerry Wade. They begin their own investigation of what possibly could be happening with Seven Dials.
This is my third Agatha Christie novel, and I have to say that each one is getting better and better. I first read Halloween Party, which was good, but not great. I then read Cards on the Table, which was even better, and had me fooled to the end. But now, with this book, I was gaping at the ending of this one.
I almost couldn't believe it, but looking back, the signs were there. It's so amazing how Christie manages to pull everything together and yet still have it make sense. One of the things I noticed in the last two books I read was that Christie's books tend to be mostly just okay until you hit the big reveal at the end. While this was a bit true for this book, I was still interested in the middle, mainly because of the main heroine, Bundle.
She was intelligent, independent, and strong. My last two books have been Hercule Poirot books, so this was a welcome change. Emilia Fox's narration of the characters was great, especially considering there were so many. Sometimes it was hard to keep them all straight, but she managed to make them all distinct. Overall, this is my favourite of the Christie books I have read thus far, mostly because of how it was all pulled together. It had an interesting plot and a great heroine, but what really shot my rating up was how thoroughly Christie had me fooled.
I've listened to all three books on audiobook, and I think it's really improved my experience since it makes the reveals that much more expressive and shocking. I'd definitely recommend this book to you, and especially the audiobook because I think it helps with the Christie experience. The Seven Dials Mystery 1 10 Jan 06, Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott , and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan. Agatha Christie is the best-selling author of all time. She wrote eighty crime novels and story collections, fourteen plays, and several other books.
Her books have sold roughly four billion copies and have been translated into 45 languages. She is t Agatha Christie also wrote romance novels under the pseudonym Mary Westmacott , and was occasionally published under the name Agatha Christie Mallowan. She is the creator of the two most enduring figures in crime literature-Hercule Poirot and Miss Jane Marple-and author of The Mousetrap , the longest-running play in the history of modern theatre.
The Millers had two other children: During the First World War, she worked at a hospital as a nurse; later working at a hospital pharmacy, a job that influenced her work, as many of the murders in her books are carried out with poison. Her first novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles , came out in