August 27, 2015

ERIN REVIEWS: Unblocked Collection by Marni Mann

Unblocked Collection by Marni Mann
Publisher: Booktrope 
Genre: Erotic Romance
Length: 153K (Approximately)
Release Date: August 25, 2015

EPISODE ONE: One taste was all it took... Derek Block seeks revenge. Frankie Jordan seeks professional dominance. He wants her, she wants him. Lines that can't cross begin to blur. 

EPISODE TWO: Derek Block demands more. Frankie Jordan wants to run. Pleasure complicates business. But some passion is just too hard to resist. Things are getting hotter as real estate gets real…

EPISODE THREE: Derek Block confronts his past. Frankie Jordan's past pursues her. Secrets threaten to keep them apart. They want to let go of each other, but can’t. Their passion is too hot to resist. Things are scorching as real estate gets real… 

EPISODE FOUR: Derek Block is ready to fight. Frankie Jordan must make a decision. Their pasts are demanding attention. Confessing the truth may not be enough. But can their intense passion sustain them? 

EPISODE FIVE: Derek Block needs to protect those he cares about. Frankie Jordan fears the loss of those she loves. Darkness drives them. But could it drive them apart? This is the final Episode in the Timber Towers Series.


I have to say I feel quite lucky to have gotten to read all 5 of these novellas back-to-back, because this is one of those series where you need to have them all lined up and ready to go!  Derek and Frankie’s story is full of crazy hot sexual tension, deception, secrets, and twists that keep you guessing and questioning at every turn, and it is a sure crowd-pleaser!

Frankie was a successful real estate agent, following in her father’s footsteps and ready to take on any challenge.  So when a huge potential client dropped in her lap, it was up to her to wow him and snag his new development property for her to fill with tenants.  Derek Block was an unexpected complication, because while he may have been a rugged and unpolished businessman, he was also an expert at both his work and women.  And the last thing Derek needed was the distraction of a relationship, but Frankie got under his skin like no other and he was powerless to resist her. 

Derek was hell-bent on revenge for his father, and with the help of his sister they were close to finally having their day.  Frankie came into his life at the worst possible time, but he also thought one night with her was all he needed to get her out of his system.  I know, crazy right?! One night with Frankie just left both of them wanting much more, and it led to probles for her career and his ultimate goal of revenge.  They had great intensity right from the start, and I loved the tension that they had as they tried to navigate through the challenges they faced. 

Each of these five episodes had their own elements of drama, steaminess, and unexpected revelations that made not getting straight to the next one virtually impossible!  The more that was revealed about Derek’s plans and the more Frankie’s past came back to haunt her, it was clear not everything was as it seemed on the surface.  I’m not about to ruin the twists for anyone else, but I will say it was an exciting read right up to the finish and gets two thumbs up from me!!

Quotes:

If this lobby was a woman’s body, he was taking his time with her, caressing her neck, kissing down her navel, licking between her legs.  He was making sure she was completely satisfied.  I envied the residents who would eventually get to live here. ~ Loc 225

Control…I had obviously lost that, though I didn’t understand why.  Polished men were all I knew, all I had ever been attracted to: groomed and well-dressed, pretty and sharp—even cocky and somewhat selfish.  They were certainly never burly or animalistic like Derek.  So why was he having this kind of physical effect on me? ~Loc 260

I didn’t recognize the voice that came out of me.  It was raspy, demanding, thick with desire and need.  This was what Derek did to me: he got me to beg, even when begging was so out of character; he made me want more of him, even when I didn’t think my body could take it. ~Loc 3070


Best-selling Author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Mann was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotion. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida with her husband and their two dogs who subsequently have been characters in her books. When she's not nose deep in her laptop working on her next novel, she's scouring for chocolate, sipping wine, traveling to new locations, and devouring fabulous books.

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