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High Stakes Seduction Series by Ami LeCoeur

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Synopsis
Book 5 - The conclusion to Angela and Antonio's story
Angela is delighted when she earns a new position within Antonio Mancini's fashion business. Then Antonio surprises her by providing an equally impressive opportunity for her sister, Maria. Clearly, her instincts about this gorgeous, powerful man must be correct... or are they? There are still too many unanswered questions for Angela to shake off her misgivings completely. Determined to get to the bottom of it all, she takes things into her own hands, only to discover she's in way over her head. And for once, even her normal resourcefulness isn't going to help. The only remaining question is: Can she count on Antonio to come through one more time? Or is everything she ever wanted over? This steamy novella is book 5 - the conclusion to this ongoing serial. It contains adult material suited for 18+ year olds.

Review:


4 out of 5 stars ARC Kindle Copy

This is the conclusion of Angela and Antonio’s story.

Angela is busy with her new position while Antonio is still distant from her.  Meantime Maria is given an opportunity to pursue her dream of an artist as Antonio manages to get her a show of her paintings.

Angela is still hung up on getting to know more about Antonio’s involvements.  Using her friendship with the assistant District Attorney she seeks him out for information.  But with all this digging, will it put her in danger instead.


When they finally reconcile despite all the secrets they still have not share with each other. Things take another twist as Angela is kidnap.  Will Antonio be able to save her or is her she in for a deadly end as the plot thickens.
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Angela is angry and upset at having to travel home by herself after a two week luxury cruise with her boss, the highly influential and utterly gorgeous Antonio Mancini. But once onboard the plane, she meets Ryan Burton, cute, funny, AND the Assistant DA.
While Angela is not looking forward to running into her boss during the day-to-day business at the store, she's not ready to walk away, either. She's fulfilled her end of the bargain. Will Antonio be a man of his word and fulfill his end? As she waits for him to honor his promise, Angela discovers yet another connection tying Antonio to the politicians and intrigue onboard the cruise ship. Tired of trying to figure it out on her own, she wonders if it might be time to contact her new friend Ryan for a little help.

Review:

4 out of 5 stars ARC for Review

Angela is still upset with having to make the journey home by herself and that Antonio left with Naomi. On her plane journey back home she meets Ryan Burton the assistant District Attorney.  She finds him attractive and flirts with him on the plane while having a few drinks.

While not wanting to deal with him day to day as she returns back to work, she gets some space as their paths barely cross.  She wonders if he’ll keep his promise to help her sister the expensive risky surgery as she has no contact since their trip.

She finds out another political connection that involves the present District Attorney as she seeks out information from her friendship with Ryan.  Angela tries not to be too obvious as she plies Ryan for information which only makes him suspicious.  What connection does Tony with the DA and is it legal?

Antonio knows he should not have slept with Angela but that purple lingerie she wore was his ultimate downfall.  He knows that getting involved will put her in danger.  Can he protect her from himself and the danger that lurks with the people he deals with?

Will these two find themselves together in the end?



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In Book 3, Angela is confused and frustrated by Antonio's distance. It's obvious he wants her - just as much as she wants him. When he backs off yet again, she discovers the truth about her feelings - a truth that will shape her destiny from this point forward.
But for Antonio, business is business. And this trip is no exception. Meetings and gambling, politicians and thugs take up too much of his free time. While it's obvious he has feelings for Angela, something is holding him back. How long can he struggle against his own feelings? And what will it take for Angela to discover the way into his heart? This steamy novella is book 3 in the ongoing serial that concludes with book 5. It contains adult material suited for 18+ year olds.

Review:

4 out of 5 stars ARC for Review

Angela is confused by the hot and cold behavior of Antonio as they continue on the business cruise.  She knows he wants her but he always leaves before they share a kiss.  What is stopping him from seducing her when she willing?

She worries that he might have a gambling problem like her dad and the reason why she is working for him.   Angela finds herself spending more time alone even when Antonio promises to spend time with her but then business comes up and she is left on her own and finding that he spent the entire time at the ship’s casino.

Angela sets out to seduce him having enough of his hot and cold rollercoaster ride. She knows he is hiding secrets from her as she overhears something about needing to get rid of the local District Attorney and possible mafia connections.

One night, their kiss turns into something more as Antonio finally cannot stop with just a mere kiss.  They finally consummated their growing attraction as she spends the night in his bed and the rest of the time of the cruise.  Antonio ends up spending time in the day with her seeing the sights of the various islands together as they get to know each other.

What will happen when they return home as they have gotten closer?  As they get off the ship and head to the airport he is meet by a limo and telling her to take a taxi to the airport and that he will not be going back yet.  He is met  by a lady whom he kisses as he enters the limo with her as Angela watches while getting in the taxi and recognized her as Naomi whom she met earlier on the cruise.

Who is really Naomi and what does she mean to Antonio?
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Angela's job as an associate in Antonio Mancini's high fashion business creates no end of tension for her. He remains remote and in control, and far more attractive than she bargained for. The frequent after-hours assignments in such close proximity to him makes it hard to keep her mind on business.
When unexpected circumstances cause her to accept his somewhat unusual proposition, she finds herself in even closer proximity as his companion and cabin-mate on a two-week Caribbean cruise—an adventure she is both anticipating and dreading. Initially unsure of how the cruise will change their relationship, she finds herself attracted even more as she begins to get glimpses into what drives this enigmatic man. When she discovers her onboard rivals include politicians, gamblers and exotic dancers, she must decide just how much of his game she is willing to play. This is Book 2 of 5 in the High Stake Seduction Series.

Review:

4 out of 5 stars ARC for Review

Angela has accepted Antonio’s offer and finds herself on the cruise.

She keeps getting mix signals with Antonio as they spend time together on the cruise among his business meetings.  One minute he is kissing and the next minute he disappears leaving her hot and bothered. Angela knows he too feel the attraction but he never goes further.

Along the way, she wonders if he too has a gambling problem like her dad as he spends the entire day at the casino instead of spending time with her as he earlier suggested.  Along the way, old flames of Antonio are also on the cruise to cause her jealously.


How much of this game is she willing to pay before it comes to a head?  What secrets can he have to make him stay away despite how much he is tempted by her/  Who will this ultimate battle of seduction?
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After a horrific accident that killed her mother and left her sister in a wheelchair, Angela Tilson dropped out of college to care for her remaining family.
But her father wasn't faring well. Between his binge drinking and gambling, he didn't have much time or energy left for his daughters. When threats started coming in, demanding payment of the debts he'd racked up, he took off, leaving the two girls to fend for themselves. Months later, Angela receives a call that changes their lives forever. The call closes the door on their father's disappearance, but sets in motion a new set of dangers and complications, including the powerful, and mysteriously connected fashion mogul, Antonio Mancini. Antonio is attractive, remote, and very much in control. He quite literally holds the key to their security and wellbeing in his hands. He offers Angela a job, and the means to repay her father's debts... but the conditions require her to step way outside her normal boundaries. In desperation, Angela accepts the new challenges before her. Now she must battle her growing attraction for Antonio, and conquer her own fears and secrets. The stakes are high - she and her sister could lose everything if she doesn't follow the rules to this game he's set up. This steamy novella is Book 1 in the ongoing serial that concludes with Book 5. It contains adult material suited for 18+ year olds.

Review:


4 out of 5 stars Kindle Copy for Review

Angela Tilson has always done what is right.  After an accident that left their mom dead and her sister in a wheelchair, she drops out of college to work so she can pay her sister one growing medical bills.

Her father had disappeared years ago with a hefty gambling debt and she had not heard from him in years until she gets a phone call telling her of his passing in a nursing home.  Going there to retrieve his little belongings, she finds a safe deposit key.

Angela goes to the bank and finds in the safety box a letter from her dad saying he is sorry and a #500,000 insurance policy but the benefactor is  Antonio Mancini a mysterious fashion mogul.  She goes to his office and confronts him.  He tells her the house she thought was paid off also belongs to him and that is just the tip of the money her dad owes him as he then offers her a job as his assistance which she at first resists but ends up needing when she gets fired from her waitressing job.

Antonio is rather attractive and is always in control.  He has his own secrets as he keeps her on her toes as they attend functions together,  Angela finds herself falling for him despite herself and when her sister needs an expensive surgery, she turns to him knowing this will further in debt.


He offers to pay for the surgery, if she goes on a cruise with him but what does that really mean?  Is she about to sell herself to him to seal the day?
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About Author
Like most romance writers, Ami LeCoeur is a romantic at heart, but in her heart it's the classic Romanticism of the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
She is also a painter, glass artist, and award winning poet, as well as a writer. When she isn't traveling, she lives on California's Redwood Coast with her husband and two kitties. She loves her wonderful ocean view, and when the fog comes in - as it always does - she's either curled up with a good book, or busy writing. If you like Ami's stories, please let your friends know.
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