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ARC Review: Savor by Monica Murphy

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Savor (Billionaire Bachelor's Club #3)
  by: Monica Murphy

Publication Date: Jan. 21, 2014
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: Adult
Source: e-ARC received from Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 240 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 3.5/5 stars

New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy concludes her sexy Billionaire Bachelors Club series with a fiery romance that refuses to be left at the office…

Bryn James can’t take much more. Smart, sexy Matthew DeLuca is everything she wants in a man, but he’s also her boss—the youngest, hottest vineyard owner in the Napa Valley—and he doesn’t see her as anything more than his shy assistant. That’s all about to change. Armed with a hot new look and an attitude to match, Bryn is determined to catch Matt’s eye… professionalism be damned.
With his winery’s grand reopening approaching, Matt is trying to stay focused, but Bryn is suddenly making it very difficult. He’s always thought her prim demeanor effortlessly sexy, but Matt can’t deny that her transformation is jaw-dropping …and going to make it very difficult to keep his hands to himself.

But when one thing leads to another and suddenly Matt is stripping Bryn bare, he’ll be faced with the biggest risk of his career—and his heart. Can he convince her—and himself—that this might just be more than a no-strings office affair?

I have really enjoyed this super sexy series from Monica Murphy! They are fun, steamy, quick reads that really just make you feel good. While Savor was not my favorite of the series (Crave still holds that position), I did enjoy it. However, I felt it was over in the blink of an eye and I was left feeling a bit unfulfilled. We spend most of the book building up Bryn and Matt's relationship and then once they finally get down to business and resolve the conflict of the story, it was over! I really felt their relationship status as a couple was really underdeveloped and just felt the ending was a bit too rushed. I adore Monica's writing style and while the book flowed, I just felt that last part of the book was lacking that resolution I was looking for.
With that being said, I loved the characters. Fans will be happy to see Ivy, Archer, Gage, and Marina again and will absolutely fall in love with Bryn and Matt. They have so much sexual tension and it will literally make you scream in agony! However, as attracted as Matt is to Bryn, he is too afraid to compromise their working relationship. Bryn is hesitant as well, as she does not want history to repeat itself. She has been burned in the past by having relations with her boss and it did not end well.
I felt for Bryn in this book. She is kind, sweet, loving and does not deserve the shame and guilt she feels over what happened. She used to be vibrant and wear clothing that accentuated her figure, but has recently taken to wearing drab clothing, no make up, and is really withdrawn. There is a reason for this and I felt awful for her, as she was young and naïve and spellbound by a man who was attracted to her. Even despite all of this, Matt finds himself having inappropriate thoughts about his assistant. He knows he needs to keep things professional, but he can't help how he feels for Bryn. She has been such a big help to him while getting this winery up and running and he appreciates and values her more than she knows. Bryn knows she shouldn't be lusting over her boss, but she admires Matt's kind heart, disciplined work ethic, and willingness to help others. It was really sweet to see her thinking about him and wishing he would notice her.
Matt is a great character. He is definitely more willing to accept love as it comes than his best friends Archer and Gage were. However, he has his own hang-ups and issues- one of the biggest being his father. His father has always been known to the world as a womanizer and he constantly tries to keep his son in the media, even though Matt no longer plays baseball. Our first impression of him is NOT a favorable one, as he is demeaning and downright rude and disgusting towards Bryn. It's almost like he was able to sniff out her vulnerabilities and screw with her to upset her. However, Bryn was able to stay strong for Matt and didn't show weakness in front of his father. I loved how she was able to take charge and do what she had to in that situation. Bryn is not the timid, passive character everyone has gotten to know.
It is a lot of fun to watch Bryn and Matt battle their feelings and go back and forth with one another. Normally that would be frustrating, but Monica knows how to do this in a way that just works! I really loved them as a couple and like I said before, I wish we had gotten some more resolution than we did. This is such a great series and I am so fortunate to have read all three, but I am definitely not ready for it to be over!

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  1. Awesome review Jessica! I have all of these, now I just need to make time to actually read them haha. They just sound so quick and so fun!

    1. Thanks girl! Definitely! They are great, fun reads! And SO quick! Perfect to read when you don't have a lot of time!

  2. I really enjoy this series, and can't wait to read Savor. I'm glad you liked it!

    1. Thanks Andrea! It wasn't my favorite, but I did still enjoy Matt and Bryn!

  3. Jessica!! My LOVE!! Gahh don't you just hate when that happens? but at least its better than thinking jeez when is this going to be over...LOL ps is it me or does the girl on the cover resemble Angelina Jolie?

    1. Yes! I was a bit bummed girl! But I agree- thank goodness it wasn't the other way around! And it's not just you! I think she does too! That cover model is freaking gorgeous!


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