Notorious MOBI ✓ Mass Market Paperback

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 251 pages
  • Notorious
  • Vicki Lewis Thompson
  • English
  • 17 March 2016
  • 9780373790050

10 thoughts on “Notorious

  1. Maria Rose Maria Rose says:

    Notorious by Vicki Lewis Thompson has a special place at Harleuin having been the first sexy romance in the Blaze imprint It’s been re released in digital format so new fans and faithful readers can see where it all beganKeely Branscom has always been a wild child and after she posed nude as a centerfold in a men’s magazine she left her small town and used the money she made to make a career for herself as a journalist She has good memories of where she grew up but sad ones as well since her choices were not well received by her family and she’d been estranged from her father and sister for the last ten years When she runs into her old childhood friend Noah Garfield who is attending a bachelor party weekend in Las Vegas he mistakenly believes she’s still living a provocative lifestyle as a stripper or a call girl and takes it upon himself to help her get a decent jobKeely is rightly both annoyed and amused at Noah’s high handed decision making and uick call to judgment of her ‘career’ and decides to get even with him by seducing him Though Noah tries to keep his hands to himself it’s a lost cause with Keely around and he soon finds himself engaging in a lusty affair with her But what starts out as fun and sexy games doesn’t stay that way when Keely starts to realize she’s falling for Noah and vice versa If she wants to be with him in a real relationship she’ll have to return to her home town and reconcile with her family Can these two opposites find a way to make their sexy weekend into a real life long love affair?For of this review please visit Harleuin Junkie copy of this story was provided by the publisher for review

  2. Kathy Davie Kathy Davie says:

    Second in the Branscom Sisters romance series and revolving around two estranged sisters The couple focus is on Keely Branscom and Noah Garfield This story takes place mainly in Las VegasThe first 186 pages in Harleuin Blaze's Cowboys Like Us includes Cowboys Like Us Sons of Chance 6My TakeOh man does Keely ever have a prejudice against marriage I can understand not wanting to be forced into a role but I don't understand why she feels she'd have to step into it That girl has got some blinders on Noah does too only his blinders are affected by Keely and their pastShe'd never considered that marriage and fun belonged in the same sentenceI totally understand Keely letting Noah believe what he wants I'd be wanting some revenge as well but I also would hope that I'd be able to bring ten years later of perspective to the incident How old was Noah anyway at the time? Still I did enjoy all the teasing and the many ways in which Keely teased Noah lolDang why can't I be as lucky as Noah and get robbed? That suite he gets at the Tahitian is amazing Totally over the topThe part I have a hard time believing was Noah's not wanting to fall in with Keely's plans I suspect Thompson needed to do show on his protective feelings from their childhood for me to buy this His trying to hide Keely from his friends was doomed from the startStill Keely is growing up doing some retrospective thinking as events throughout Notorious get her examining her life goals even as Noah is expanding his own horizons I loved that Noah didn't care about the Macho spread and his idea about the jar of finger paint was uite enticing heated laughter That singing telegram cracked me up as well Then Jenny Barb Tina and Sharon expand Keely's thinking some with their antics at the beauty salon Woo hooThat password at the end was most unexpected and just goes to reinforce the need to communicateMy justification for the 4 rating is the characters' thoughtful thinking and Thompson's sweet twist on what stays in VegasThe StoryKeely Branscom had always been a little notorious A confirmed wild child she'd shocked the town by posing for a centerfold at the age of nineteen But what she'd really wanted was to get a reaction from seriously sexy Noah Garfield Only back then he hadn't uite known what to do with herNow years later Noah's still in over his head with Keely But when he catches her walking into a Vegas strip joint he knows that he has to save her from herselfOnly Keely doesn't want to be saved Instead Noah's supersexy childhood nemesis seems determined to show him exactly what he's been missingThe CharactersKeely Branscom was always the wild one needing to be free; she was Miss November in Macho Now she's a reporter for Attitude in Los Angeles Arch is her damning father who works at the Twin Boulders ranch BJ is her tomboy sisterTwin Boulders Ranch Saguaro Junction ArizonaNoah Garfield is a rancher and works it with his younger brother Jonas Jonas is marrying Keely's younger sister BJ Before he took over the ranch it seems that Noah had some hot times on the rodeo circuitLas Vegasis where Brandon and Jenny's wedding will take place Clint and Greg are also part of the wedding party Sharon is married to Clint while Tina is married to Greg Brandon and Clint are two of the finest bareback riders in the country; Greg could rope and tie a steer faster than anyone Their ladies and Barb are along for the fun — their stories during their mani pedi were great fun and could inspire some new traditions for brides nudge nudge wink winkSuzanne and Joy are some of the dancers at the Pussycat Lounge Ames is the hotel manager at the Tahitian Josette works at the salonThe magazine Attitude in Los Angeles iswhere Keely works writing articles on love sex and Carolyn is Keely's boss Andrea is another reporter and Denise is the outer office receptionistJim Stevens is Keely's new editor at Prime Destinations and woohoo Noah is having fun with this new job of Keely'sThe Cover and TitleThe cover is uite patriotic so how it fits Notorious I don't know It's a red draped background with a white oval against which a bare chested Noah is kissing KeelyThe title is all about Keely for she's Notorious in her hometown and across the nation of men and boys

  3. Tofu Fairy Tofu Fairy says:

    I really enjoyed this book and found the premise of trickery very fun I also loved the ending than I should have LOL The sexual scenes were very very hot and very varied Most did not involve sex at all but other aspects of foreplay Most of the actual sex scenes were in the last 50 100 pages of the book That was a tad frustrating for me and is the only reason I gave this book 4 instead of 5 stars The build up was fun but too long for this reader I would still recommend it though because its just a fun read and as usual this author speaks to me in a real way I was crying and laughing and groaning right alongside the characters

  4. Jill Jill says:

    I do like erotica when it's well written and I will say the seduction scenes there isn't really that much actual sex are very well done However I really want erotica with well developed characters and a relationship I didn't see why Keely and Noah are in love with each other besides the fact that they are both gorgeous What about character? Where was the actual relationship outside sex? There were hints of it but not enough for meThis is one of my TBR pile books and unexpectedly fills Wendy's TBR challenge of reading a book published than 10 years ago Got it

  5. Elizabeth Mckernan Elizabeth Mckernan says:

    Good book i will have to check the others in the series out

  6. Todd Sullivan Todd Sullivan says:

    It was better than '50 Shades' which okay isn't really saying muchI read this and have of the same type of thing to read because there was a time that I was considering trying to slam out some romance novels in an attempt to make a fast buck It still feels like a smart business plan but I'm not sure how successful I'd be at slamming these out There's a clear method to this madness an obvious structure to build the ideal romance novel but I fear I'd get bored of the structure before I got to the end Much as I was bored of this story before the end It was set in Vegas though so points for that I like Vegas Vegas is awesome Could have had Vegas in fact Also I'm glad this was one of the pornier Harleuin titles because otherwise it would have been unbearable

  7. Sharon Forbes Sharon Forbes says:

    This was a fairly good read for the type of book it is romance with plenty of sexy times throughout I thought that the storyline was kind of weak though could have been developed a bit even for a Harleuin romance It's about Keely who's a writer for a magazine and Noah who's a rancher firmly entrenched in his job They meet up after many yearsthey knew each other when Keely was a young teen in Vegas and have some great sexy times there There are snags to their blossoming relationship which are eventually overcome A basically good uick romantic read

  8. Delacey Delacey says:

    I really liked this funny book Well delivered puns though sometimes they were explained and that through me off a little This book built up the sexual tension very well so many books don't any they just get right into it

  9. Nancy Reynolds Nancy Reynolds says:

    Hot and spicy and fun too All I can say is poor Noah he didn't stand a chance against Keely What a combination the two of them are together It was a very fast and enjoyable read

  10. Korey Korey says:

    A dear friend of mine recommended the Harleuin Blaze series to me after a conversation we had had about 50 Shades of Grey which she didn't find nearly as raunchy as touted or at least not raunchy enough to have warranted the cultural explosion and overwhelming financial success the book has had When I uestioned where her expertise in the field lie she pointed me here citing that she had finished many of these books and they were cheap uick reads with a great trash element to them that could match or surpass 50 Shades of GreyI couldn't argue her either way because despite how I tend to jump on popular media's bandwagon love affair of all thing I had not taken part in the rise of pornographic novels popularized so heavily as of late So I did what any sensible woman would do I downloaded the e versions of both 50 Shades of Grey and the first book of the Blaze series Notorious Even though I was reading this on public transportation to and from Manhattan the anonymity granted by the e reader actually added to the relative excitement I got wrapped up very uickly in the silly story of Noah and Keely a name that honestly made most of the book difficult to get through as they re connect in Las Vegas after he mistakenly assumes her former bad girl image from small town USA has followed her into adulthood and that she is some form of adult entertainment a stripper call girl hooker that he must save from herself by proving not every man wants her for sex aloneAnd guess what? HE JUST CAN'T KEEP HIS HANDS TO HIMSELF I finished it in less than 3 days6 trips on the train Considering this was the premiere story in the series I have to say it was overall good My biggest gripes centered around some of the downright AWFUL choices in descriptive words Thompson chose to make in some of her racier moments and most specifically the pre epilogue ending had me cringing openly in publicGoing in with no expectation other than to be mildly entertained by the romance novel world did me wonders and allowed me to accept this book and God help me others to come for what it was purely worthless literature that had me a little riled up and giggling with embarrassed to be reading it

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Notorious Keely Branscom had always been a little notorious A confirmed wild child she'd shocked the town by posing for a centerfold at the age of nineteen But what she'd really wanted was to get a reaction from seriously sexy Noah Garfield Only back then he hadn't uite known what to do with herNow years later Noah's still in over his head with Keely But when he catches her walking into a Vegas strip joint he knows that he has to save her from herselfOnly Keely doesn't want to be saved Instead Noah's supersexy childhood nemesis seems determined to show him exactlywhat he's been missing

About the Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson

New York Times and USA Today bestseller Vicki Lewis Thompson believes love makes the world go around and laughter makes the trip worth taking The recipient of RWA’s Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award and the author of than ninety books Vicki pioneered a new kind of romance hero with Nerd in Shining Armor Following the success of her nerd stories Vicki launched a boisterous paranormal