Ripped by Sarah Morgan ~ Review & Swoon Thursday

Considering the amount of books Sarah Morgan has written, it has taken me a LONG time to read my first story, and i wasn't disappointed. Considering it's getting cold down here in Aus, it was fitting that I read Ripped, a Christmas read... in July! 
Title: Ripped
Author: Sarah Morgan
Series: Miller Sisters #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: November 26th 2013

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"Wardrobe malfunction" doesn't begin to cover it.

With a rip louder than the "I dos," Hayley's hideous bile-yellow bridesmaid dress explodes. She's always had enviable curves, but nearly naked wasn't quite the look she'd been going for at her ex's wedding.

She's rushed from the altar under the best man's designer tux jacket. Hayley's expecting a blast of icy disapproval from sexy, sophisticated Niccolò Rossi—his usual reaction to anything she does. What she gets is a kiss that nearly melts what's left of her polyester nightmare gown.

It's impossible on a million levels. Exuberant engineer Hayley and buttoned-up lawyer Nico have never seen eye to eye—but skin to skin? Oh, mio… So when Nico shows up at her flat on Christmas Day to give her a fabulous gift—himself—Hayley's delighted to do the unwrapping. But it's just a holiday fling. By New Year's Day, she'll come back to her senses…unless Nico's sensual skills tear away all her resolve.

Ripped is an amusing and sexy read, set in London over the Christmas holiday period. It starts at a wedding where Hayley becomes the centre of attention when her dress rips and she’s exposed to everyone. I laughed so hard during this scene as Hayley goes through all her thoughts on the dress, the wedding and the best man. When the broody Nico sweeps in and whisks her away to a private room, the sexual tension between them reaches boiling point.

I liked seeing Hayley and Nico together, she is upfront with what she is feeling, but Nico is quite reserved when it comes to what he is thinking. Christmas Day was very entertaining, seeing as Hayley’s sister Rosie set her up! They both struggled to keep their hands off one another and there is no denying the attraction between them: it’s hot and sizzling!

Even though this was a short read, I really enjoyed how quickly I was swept away in the world. Hayley was such a quirky character and never knew what she would say next. Nico was always thinking and his emotions came out more when they were alone. I could see that both Hayley and Nico had strong bonds with their sisters too. It was a fast-paced read, with a few sizzling scenes and plenty of witty remarks. I’ll be sure to read the other book in the series to see what happens between Rosie and He Who Shall Not Be Named.

 Complimentary copy provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


‘I want so much more than your thanks.’ He cupped my face in his hands and my heart was pounding so hard I was surprised people couldn’t hear it over the music.
‘You do?’
‘Yes. I want you. And I really do mean you—’ His fingers bit into my head and his eyes were fierce on mine. ‘Not a version of you I’ve made up to suit my own needs, but the real you. The you I saw that first night. The clever you. The you that knows about engines and wants a job with NASA. The you that can add up endless numbers in your head as a party gimmick. The you that loves llamas and would do anything for her sister. The you I’ve thought about every night for twenty months, three weeks and one day.’

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Sarah MorganUSA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humour and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. She has been nominated four years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and has won the award twice, in 2012 and 2013. She also won the RT Reviewers' Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their 'Top Pick' slot. 

Sarah lives near London, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.

Readers can find out more about Sarah and her books from her website www.sarahmorgan.com. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter (@SarahMorgan_)

26 comments:

  1. Oh how embarrassing! I'm glad you laughed rather than cringe. Lol!

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  2. Angela ReadingCaveJuly 9, 2015 at 11:16 PM

    I love the swoon- especially when he is telling her how long he has been thinking about her. That gets me everytime.

    My Swoon

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  3. Ooo, *fans self* That cover! And omg I see the word llamas in the swoon :D It sounds like a great read though, I'm so glad you enjoyed it!


    Have a fabulous week :)


    Check
    out my swoon post!

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  4. Well, a wardrobe malfunction at a Christmas wedding makes for a delightful story! Especially given the sound of Nico... :P Excellent review, Naomi!

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  5. Well, there's no denying that he knows what he wants... or rather... who.
    Sounds like a fun read.

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  6. Great review. This definitely sounds like an entertaining read. I usually don't pick up holiday books when it's not that season but I'm intrigued by this one after reading your review. I want I want! :)

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  7. Amusing and sexy sounds great, new to me but need to look into more

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  8. AWWWWW...that's so sweet

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  9. Guess what, Naomi? Yep, you guessed...I haven't read Morgan either! But I do like the sound of Ripped. And that teaser...oh my! Nico seems like he's having no trouble saying what he's feeling there. ;) Great review, girl! I'll have to check to see if I have any of Morgan's books already...

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  10. Yes! Plenty of amusing moments in this read!

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  11. I know! Nico was really sweet, and said exactly what he thought!

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  12. It was a quick steamy read... loved it!

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  13. Hehe! It was pretty funny! Such an entertaining read!

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  14. Haha! Yes... he is pretty forward!

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  15. It is July *wink* and cold in Aus, so it made more sense to me! I hope you try it!

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  16. I hope you give it a try, quite a steamy but fast read.

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  17. Haha! Yup, these two were good together!

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  18. I loved Nico! You couldn't quite tell what he was thinking, looked like he was a brooding man most of the time. I hope you try her, It was a good read.

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  19. I love Cosmo RHR! It to the point and usually the stories are well crafted, satisfying shorties.

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  20. I am becoming a fan, I tell ya!

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  21. I love Sarah's small-town romance series so I needs to read this.. glad it warmed you up!!!

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  22. It did! I can't believe it's taken me so long to read something of hers!

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  23. I've read a few books by Sarah Morgan, and really loved them! I need to check this out. I find quirky characters interesting, and love a good sizzling romance. Wonderful Review Naomi :)


    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  24. Glad you like her work... I need to read more of her work.

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  25. This author is new to me. I do like the sound of the bridesmaid dress fiasco! Sounds like a cute read for sure :)

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  26. Haha! That was hilarious! I really enjoyed this quick read!

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