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Tasting Candy (The Vaughn Series) [Kindle Edition]

Anne Rainey
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Book Description

Lust was the lure, Candy was the reward.

Walking around with a raging hard-on isn’t Blade Vaughn’s idea of a good time. He’s hungry for sex and there’s only one woman on his menu: Candice Warner. When Blade witnesses the shy beauty go into a panic over a harmless encounter, he’s more determined than ever to prove that sex with him is just the therapy she needs.

Candice is used to being afraid of her own shadow, but when she goes all nutso in front of Blade, she’s beyond mortified. She wants him to see her as an equal, and as a woman. It’s time she got over her past trauma and started living again.

But trust is hard to come by when her only experience with men has left her heart in pieces.

Warning, this title contains the following: Hot, steamy, explicit sex. Oral sex. Sex in public places. Oh, and sex in the shower.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 130 KB
  • Print Length: 111 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (24 Jun. 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001CNR8HW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #169,855 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Anne Rainey sold her first category length novel to Samhain Publishing in 2007. Since then she's sold several more stories to Samhain and three stories to Red Sage Publishing. In addition, Anne recently sold a novella and two single titles to Kensington Aphrodisia.

Anne grew up in a small town in central Ohio the only girl with three rowdy, older brothers. When she wasn't playing tackle football with them she could be found tucked away in her mother's book room getting lost in mysterious worlds created by authors such as Martha Grimes and Andrew M. Greeley. She's had a variety of odd jobs including Chiropractic Assistant, Frame Stylist, Restaurant Hostess, and Nail Technician.

Anne now lives with her fabulous husband, two gorgeous teenage daughters, two ornery dogs and three snooty cats. When she's not dressing, feeding, cleaning or spending time with them, she can be found at the computer writing stories hot enough to make your toes curl!

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5.0 out of 5 stars Tasting Candy 24 Nov. 2011
By Bunny
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The first book really paved the way in terms of expectations of this series. Two minor niggles with this second book: it wasn't long enough! and in books 1 and 2 Blade is adamant about his sister Lacey and that her boyfriend Nick should be putting a ring on her finger/fixing the wedding but Blade didn't do likewise. That said, Blade is one hell of a character: full of attitude, arrogant, doesn't possess an ounce of tact etc. but that's all well and truly challenged when he decides to pursue the woman who's dominated his thoughts for the past few months Candice (aka Candy girl). There is a lot of tenderness in dealing with the very sensitive topic of a previous relationship whereby Candice was raped as well as the pursuit of her being able to move on from that with Blade. Very raunchy and steamy when Blade and Candice got physical, overall a very good read.
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25y.o secretary has been infatuated with her boss' construction-contractor brother Hero since they 1st met months ago. Hero decides to finally do something about his insistent hot dreams about heroine and wants to know more about her now that he saw her have a panic attack at the gym. Her honest answers don't sway his decisions about her and that's enough for her to yield to him. But the morning after has her questioning their relationship. Did he push her too soon?

Overall, a sweet and sexy novella. The long-awaited romance between the main characters' mutual infatuation with each other was wrapped up too quickly to be utterly believable and healthy. Their relationship barriers were all resolved in 2 days. And heroine had major issues that made their 2 days together seemed dysfuctional.** This book would've been much better if their coming together was extended at least a week's time. There really was no reason why it had to be all done in only 2 days.

**A more detailed review is on my blog …
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5.0 out of 5 stars Enticing and sexy shy romance 4 July 2012
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It starts off sweet and seductive, showing you that not all women are confident and think their sexy. It gives a tasteful insight to amale mind and then delves into the hot and steamy. It's great to get you going.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good quick romp with a story. 21 July 2012
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If you want a good quick short sexy romp with a story then these books are for you. Make sure you read them in the right order though as one book might spoil another if you do not.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Tasting Candy 28 Aug. 2008
By Kelly - Published on
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Candice Warner lived in fear. She had never known a fear so paralyzing until the day she was raped, and now it was her constant companion. She had trouble being around strangers, but couldn't be around men at all. She was working out with Lacey at the gym when she had a panic attack, and was mortified that Lacey's brother Blade Vaughn was there to witness it. A group of guys tried to hit on her, and she freaked out. He stepped in because he thought they were harming her, but was confused when he discovered otherwise. Lacey stepped in and helped her get away without any more additional trauma.

Blade had wanted Candy for longer than he cared to remember. He didn't know her well, but had wanted to remedy that situation. He thought he might have an opportunity at the gym, but after her episode, it was impossible. When he asked Lacey what had caused her severe reaction, she was completely tight lipped, and told him to ask her himself. Blade couldn't let it go, and when he found himself at her home for the first time, he wasn't sorry he was there, but only sorry for the circumstance. He could see instantly that she was beyond uncomfortable with his spontaneous visit. After some coaxing, he finally got her to confide in him. Blade had never been so horrified or angry after hearing her story. He couldn't believe someone would take advantage of someone as beautiful as Candy. It took some persuading, but he convinced her to give him, and them a chance.

Candy has lots of baggage, and emotional trauma to overcome, but what a great guy she has in Blade to help her over any hurdles. He is loving, and most important, patient. Their story is sweet. Although I found this story more enjoyable than the first in this series, it ended a bit abruptly.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not too bad, not awesome 21 Jun. 2009
By Deanna L. Fisher - Published on
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I just got done reading all three books in the Vaughn series that are currently available and enjoyed all three of them. My main issue with this one however is how quickly Candice gets over her experience of being one weekend she goes from barely being able to cope with talking to people at the gym, to sleeping with the hero...and it just seems as though it moves a bit too quickly...

but the book was a good read and i'm eagerly awaiting the next one in the series due out early next year about their cousin Grace
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tasting Candy 13 Aug. 2008
By M. Nix - Published on
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Blade Vaughn is lusting after the sweet Candice Warner and feeling very protective when he witnesses her meltdown in his sister's gym. Uncertain of how deep his feelings are, Blade plans to get to the bottom of Candy's reaction while not spooking her away from him. Candice Warner has the hots for Blade Vaughn, but her past won't allow her to act on her feelings until Blade comes barging into her quiet life, asking questions she doesn't want to answer. Can Candy let Blade in? Will Blade be able to knock down Candy's walls or will she push him away?

Tasting Candy is the sweetly hot and wonderful follow-up to Touching Lace. In my opinion, Tasting Candy goes above and beyond Touching Lace because of the emotional pull of Candice's character. Anne Rainey put her heart and soul into Tasting Candy and it leaps off the pages. My heart ached for what Candice went through and then it broke again at the gentle way the very alpha Blade handled the situation. Ms. Rainey did such a wonderful job building her characters and putting so much emotion behind her words that I am Joyfully Recommending Tasting Candy and can't wait for the third installment of the Vaughn family.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Well written. 1 July 2010
By Katt978 - Published on
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I truly enjoyed this book. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because I felt like Candy got over her trauma a little too quickly. I think if the story had allowed the encounters to go slowly and spread out over a few weeks time (to allow Candy to slowly become used to contact), it would have been more believable. But overall, this was a good read.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not believable 12 Oct. 2012
By EJC - Published on
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I was really disappointed with this book. I have read other books by this author and I expected better. Meek, but sexy, heroine has a traumatic experience that leaves her afraid of men. Enter the hero who decides he wants her and wants to protect her. He's willing to "take it slow" to help her adjust to her fears. Does that mean subtle, sexy enticement and romantic dates? No, he waits till they've been out on their first date for a couple of hours. I am a big fan of sexy books but I like the story to have some merit and the attraction between characters to be believable. This wasn't.
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