Friday, August 30, 2013

Guest Book Review: "Seduce" and "The Wedding Novella" by Lexi Buchanan

(McKenzie Brothers, Book 1)

Michael is CEO of McKenzie Holdings and has a very bad habit of placing work before all else. His wife, Viv, had died in a car accident, with her current lover, on the way to meet with the divorce attorney’s six years ago. Michael was divorcing her because he’d discovered she’d had a stream of lovers during the course of their marriage. Since her death he’s had no wish to get involved with anyone, until Lily.

Lily, having lost her job at Oakfield Development gains employment at McKenzie Holdings thinking she’s going to work as the Assistant to Dale Roberts, but unbeknown to Lily she has been hired to work as Michael’s assistant. Lily is shocked, and disappointed to realize that the man she’s just been flirting with in the elevator is actually her boss.

Lily and Michael are instantly drawn to each other, but he’s her boss and Lily lives with her boyfriend of seven years. David, her boyfriend, has been acting strange for about five months which has caused Lily to re-evaluate her relationship with him and it comes up short, a lot. She had decided before meeting Michael that she wanted out of her relationship with David, but she has nowhere else to go, so she stays with him for now.

Michael and Lily finally start their relationship, which involves a lot of hot loving and scarves which Lily uses on Michael! Their relationship seems to be heading towards happily ever after, until Lily makes an announcement to Michael, which has him telling her to leave his home. She does, heartbroken, and runs to his brother Lucien.

This is book 1 of a 5 book series. Each book has a HEA!

4.5 Stars 

I would like to start this off by saying that this book was entertaining…..and very hot. The love scenes/sex scenes were great! I felt the passion. I felt the heat. I felt the love.

I would also like to say that some of the conversation between Lily and Michael felt very forced and had me shaking my head a few times; almost embarrassed by some of the “way” things were said. Aside from that and some grammar errors, this was a GREAT book!

Moving along now!! I don’t want to dwell on those minor things when the story itself was a great love story. I enjoyed the storyline itself….the ‘growing’ love between Michael and Lily was lightning fast! And I mean that in every sense of the word. Now, I for one know that this kind of love is possible: happily married 12 years now. However, it was crazy reading it in a book…..and being able to identify with it!

Lily gets hired to be an assistant, but little does she know it’s for the bigwig at the company. She originally was told it was for someone else. On her first day, on the way up to her office, she ends up in the elevator with Mr. McKenzie….and the *draw* they have to one another is very palpable! The magnetism, the pull….the draw between these two is powerful. It is all consuming, mind boggling and they flirt rather subtly with each other. When the realization hits as to who they are…..that’s when it gets interesting. Michael can get Lily out of his mind; Lily can’t get Michael out of her mind. 

They both end up in a club one night, unbeknownst to each other and the dance floor scene is HOT!!!! Panty dropping hot…..and that sets the stage for the rest of their encounters.

Michael has some issues with trust. Lily currently has a boyfriend. Hmmm……I’m telling you, it gets interesting! As the story unfolds and our love for them as a couple grows, jealous people come in, feelings get hurt, lies are unraveled and pieces need to be picked up. 

This is the 2nd book by Lexi Buchanan that I have had the pleasure to read. She writes differently than most of the writers that I have read. It’s a style that I have found that it is very up front and very easy to read. I have never once had to go back and read and ask questions….it all flowed really well. I enjoyed this book and will be reading The Wedding Novella next. Thanks Lexi!

I give this book 4.5 stars….sexy, hot and very loveable romance.



(McKenzie Brothers, Novella 1.5)

This can be read as a standalone, but to have the character backgrounds you'd need to read Seduce, Book 1. This is a short story of around 20,000 words and is intended for mature audiences due to sexual content.

You are cordially invited
to witness the marriage between
Michael McKenzie
Lily Redmond
1st August 2013
McKenzie Ranch
Lexington, Kentucky

4 Steamy Stars

This book is a follow up to Michael and Lily’s relationship, as we go through their wedding and join them at their reception. At the end of Seduce, we knew they were getting married. It was a beautiful wedding…..we got to be a part of the preparations and the walk down the isle, just as Michael got his first peek of his beautiful bride. The love that this couple has for each other is very palpable in both of these books, but the emotion comes through as Michael describes seeing his bride, as she meets up with him at the altar.

“Breathtaking,” Michael whispered to Lily before leaning in and giving her a soft kiss. “I missed you,” he said against her lips, finding it difficult to pull back.

The limo ride back to the honeymoon suite involved a VERY sexy scene that was panty melting!! The very way these love scenes are laid out, they give me the chills when I read them. I love how descriptive Lexi is…..

The rest of the book is basically sex, lots of sex….lots of steamy sex!! The honeymoon is absolutely, undeniably, one of the sweetest and most thoughtful things we have seen Michael do. He loves her and thinks of the very things that make her heart melt. I love how much he loves her and how hard he loves her. Because he does and we can feel it…

We make it through the wedding and get a closer look at Michael’s hot brother, Sebastian. The *funnest* part of the book, to me, was the teaser for Rapture (book 2). I am very excited to read about Sebastian and the woman that rendered him speechless!!! It is due out in October 2013, and I am looking forward to this book!!

4 Steamy Stars for this fun little addition to Michael and Lily’s wedding….and the quick peek into Sebastian’s book!!



(McKenzie Brothers, Book 2)

Full Synopsis coming soon...

What happens when you fall in love with the woman your brother is dating?

Catch up with Michael and Lily in the delivery room and find out how Michael reacts to his brothers wanting into the delivery room!

Also catch up with the other McKenzie's. Ruben, who's having problems with one of his employees, Rosie ((hint-hint)). Lucien, who's still Lily's best friend and of course Ramon, who's dating the woman that has Sebastian turned inside out.

Let's also not forget Jacky the office shark - what trouble is she going to cause??

Then there's Sabrina, a friend of Lily who's just returned from England, where she's been living for the past three years.

Expected Release Date:
October 2013

About the Author:
Lexi Buchanan 

I was born in Bolton, Lancashire within the United Kingdom, where I lived up until 3 years ago when I moved to Ireland with my husband, 4 kids and pack of animals. I can tell you it isn't pleasant travelling in a car with 5 cats in cat boxes in the back. Getting back into the car after the ferry journey to Ireland was the most unpleasant thing we had to do on moving day!!


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