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Sex Straight Up doc ó Paperback read ✓ kathleen o'reilly ✓ ❴PDF❵ ✐ Sex Straight Up Author Kathleen O'Reilly – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Meeting a handsome loner on a deserted beach in the Hamptons was like being hit by lightning One steamy weekend in bed with Daniel Sand and superhot sex Abruptly though Catherine's forty eight hours of fun are at an end when her family's exclusive auction house is hit by a very public scandal She's ready to step in and save the day but she's hoping The first thing you have to do if you decide to read this book is to TOTALLY ERASE the title of it from your memory In fact I had to erase this book from my kindle because TONS of people ask to SEE my Kindle and I didn't want anyone to think I used it to read porn Not that there's anything wrong with that but still I have NO IDEA why this book was titled so poorly It has NOTHING to do with anything in the book that I could figure out Apparently Harleuin Blaze just needed to fill a slot in this particular seriesSecondly you have read the opening pages of this bookSince the summer he turned eleven Daniel O'Sullivan woke up every morning the same way With an aching hard on After he was married the first light of dawn became his favorite time He'd roll over impatient hands searching for his wife After making love to her he'd shower shave and together they'd take the subway to work What could any guy want?But then one September morning seven years ago bright sunlight mocking in the sky that all exploded along with two airliners two buildings and two thousand seven hundred and forty people one of whom was his wifeGoneFor the next five years he rolled over to look for her impatient hands searching blindly and she wasn't there And so the hard on stayedI was immediately sucked in to his book And while the rest of the story was good and definitely readable it wasn't earth shattering My biggest complaint about the Blaze line is that it actually isn't all that blazing Maybe I'm the odd woman out but when I think of blazing the last thing I think of is my husband waking up first thing in the morning poking me in the back Uh No

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Daniel her hot Irish hunk will lend a hand After all he's got the necessary skills and straight up or not Catherine wants another long drink of Daniel before another forty eight hours are up and her legacy is lost forever Don't judge a book by it's cover And the title is all wrong That said this was the first book in a blogger bundle I purchased a few months ago The blogger was encouraging readers to take a second look at category romances I started reading category romances when I was 13 and I'm not ashamed to say that I still enjoy them I have several favorite authors that are auto buys for me Kelly Hunter Maisey Yates and Sandra Marton top my list Well now I've added a new favorite Kathleen O'Reilly This story caught me by complete surprise I was expecting well as the title says Sex Straight Up Instead I was instantly pulled into the story of Daniel O'Sullivan a man who has been living in a fog since his wife was murdered on that horrible September day in NYC At the time of the story it's been 7 years since 911 Daniel's brothers have been gently and not so gently prodding him to step into the world again to stop living like a monk They set him up to spend a weekend in the Hamptons Not caring for the wild party antics of the other people in the house he retreats to the beach in front of the house next door a house that belongs to Catherine Montefiore's family She's staying there alone that weekend Catherine works in the family auction house think Christie's but her artwork is her passion She watches the man sitting with his back to her on her private beach and begins to sketch him Sensing someone watching him he turns around and sees her He introduces himself to her apologizes for using her beach but she invites him to continue using it He's absolutely gorgeous and she wants to continue sketching him secretly but she also sees the empty lifeless expression in his gaze She's drawn to him And he is drawn to her That's how it begins And as with all romance stories you have a pretty good idea of how the story will end But I found the getting there to be a fresh heartbreaking and heartwarming story And yes the sex was hot too

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Sex Straight UpMeeting a handsome loner on a deserted beach in the Hamptons was like being hit by lightning One steamy weekend in bed with Daniel O'Sullivan and Catherine Montefiore was marvelously woozy from a delicious cocktail of sun Reviewed for THC Reviews25 stars Even though the first book in Kathleen O'Reilly's Those Sexy O'Sullivans trilogy was just OK for me I was looking forward to trying the next book Sex Straight Up mainly because I thought the concept of a hero who had lost his wife on 911 was a very uniue one that would probably make a great story Unfortunately it turned out to be even of a yawn than the first one which was extremely disappointing to me as I've liked some of Ms O'Reilly's other work very much in the past In my opinion she spent too much time on the details of the hero and heroine's professions that of accountant and art appraiser respectively which are rather snooze worthy jobs to begin with She also had a tendency to meander off onto various little rabbit trails that didn't really directly impact the couple's relationship All of this felt like a whole lot of filler when I thought she should have been building their connection and developing their emotions on a much deeper level Instead it seemed the hero and heroine were just wandering around from scene to scene with very little purpose or direction except trying to clear the heroine's grandfather of any implication in a price fixing scheme That part of the story resolved itself a little too uickly and easily as well with Daniel figuring out who really was responsible while in the midst of a drunken stupor and the “bad guy” being the one person who logically should have been able to cover his tracks all of which lacked credibility I really felt like both Daniel and Catherine had great potential as interesting and likable characters but just never lived up to the inherent possibilities I would normally love a uiet brooding hero who is mourning a lost love and I did adore Daniel for being so devoted to his wife so much so that he had remained celibate for the seven years since her death When we first meet Catherine she seems like a very nice person too Her artist's eye instantly recognizes the loneliness in Daniel and being a fellow introvert she also understands his social awkwardness and need to be alone There seems to be some underlying hurt in her life as well that came from her desire to be an artist but at the same time feeling she could never uite live up to her grandfather's exacting standards either in art or business Unfortunately this is as far as these two characters were developed and I never felt like they blossomed through these adversities in the way they should have Everything simply stayed on a superficial level with them which made it very difficult to relateBeing an introvert myself I typically love introverted characters but Daniel and Catherine just seem to lack basic communication skills Generally they only talk to each other in as few words as possible and never about the really difficult stuff which made them seem very closed off and emotionally distant from one another for the entire book I got very frustrated with both of them because Daniel just went around pining for his wife and feeling like he's cheating on her without ever explaining his feelings and reasons to Catherine For her part Catherine knew the score on Daniel still being attached to his first wife but then got kind of snippy refusing to share personal stuff about herself because Daniel wouldn't either Then on the rare occasions that he did try to open up a little she usually cut him off and wouldn't listen because she's afraid of what she'll hear This couple were such poor communicators I just never felt a true emotional connection either between themselves or with me as the reader and conseuently had a very difficult time investing myself in what the outcome would be for them I've read other books with a widowwidower character who was pining for a lost spouse that were done so much better I felt like what was truly missing here was a willingness on Daniel's part to express himself and an eual willingness from Catherine to be understanding of his feelings as well as a strong differentiation of their relationship being something new uniue and different from what he had in the past but every bit as fulfilling Instead all I felt from the pair was pure lust but never a true love connectionConsidering that this was a Blaze novel I was at least expecting some hot love scenes to liven things up but even that expectation was dashed Daniel and Catherine do get it on a number of times but surprisingly some of the scenes are closed door others are barely there without any foreplay and over in a mere paragraph or two and the ones that are a little detailed were still not anywhere near as vivid and passionate as I would have anticipated from a book of this type In fact I think it was perhaps the tamest Blaze I've read to date Again I thought there was some definite lost potential here because Catherine is an artist who enjoys sketching nudes but usually relies on paintings and sculptures instead of real models She did convince Daniel to model naked for her a couple of times but instead of it being the exuisitely sensual experience it could have been the scenario was initially rather academic and then led to one of those barely there love scenes which was uite frustrating It wasn't just the love scenes that were dull either A large part of the prose was rendered very simplistically in a passive voice with too much repetition for my taste while much of the dialog was stilted The whole story was simply lackluster with no zing or excitement to really pull me in and keep me reading If the book had been any longer than it was I probably would have had to lay it aside for something else Even though Sex Straight Up didn't catch my fancy I still plan to finish the trilogy for the sake of completeness and because I already have the third book on my TBR pile and need it for a reading challenge in which I'm participating I just won't be expecting much from the upcoming book based on my experience with the first two and the fact that the soon to be hero hasn't particularly endeared himself to me yet in those stories either Sex Straight Up is the second book in the Those Sexy O'Sullivans trilogy It is preceded by Shaken and Stirred and followed by Nightcap