Turn It Up

Turner Twins, Book 2

Maxwell has lived life on fast-forward. Graduated high school at 14, college shortly after. He's got more money than men have who are ten years older. He's always known what he's wanted and that's Natasha. She's a decade older but that doesn't matter to him. And when he's done it won't matter to her, either.

Natasha has had nothing but bad luck with men. So she's going to put Operation Baby into action. What she doesn't count on is Max finding out her plans and making an offer she can't refuse. The attraction has always been there but she didn't feel right due to the age difference. When Max throws in his extended family as part of the deal Tasha can't resist having his huge loving tribe related to her baby and always there for him or her. Before she knows it she's saying yes but lets Max know up front she's not in love with him. Their being together is a choice to make a family. What she doesn't know is that is the starting point for Max, not the end result. As things change between them she has to struggle with what she has to come to expect from men. But Max isn't your average man.

I really wanted to love this story but I ended up strongly liking it. Is that bad? No, but I felt Tasha let others direct her thinking a little too much until she has an epiphany. The catalyst for her epiphany is Lila, her supposed best friend. I feel another book coming with Lila's story.

Max was charming and manly but sometimes his lack of maturity showed through. His desire for a family made him mega desirable though and his ability to be there for Tasha through the good and bad earned him points as well. There was no big crisis to propel the story and the focus was mostly on Max and Tasha building a house and a family while trying to adjust to being together. Max wanted more intimacy and wouldn't take no from Tasha. Tasha tried to hold back and couldn't resist Max's honesty and charm. The porch swing scene was definitely worth reading the book for, and all the sex scenes were well-done. A good solid read.

Book Blurb for Turn It Up

She wants it. He’s got it…and a whole lot more.

Maxwell Turner considers his stubborn and resourceful attitude a plus. After all, it usually gets him what he wants—except for Natasha Bellingham. The long-time family friend may be ten years older than he, but so what? He’s plenty old enough to know they belong together. Now all he has to do is convince her.

Over the past few years Natasha’s love life has degenerated into a series of bad clichés. Her biological clock is ticking—loudly. As a proven architect with her own house-design company, she’s financially ready for a baby. Who says she needs a permanent man in her life for that? She just needs a “donation”.

When Max discovers Natasha’s future plans include artificial insemination, he’s outraged. She wants to get pregnant? No problem. He’s more than willing to volunteer—no turkey basters involved.

But there’s one non-negotiable clause: He wants forever. And he intends to do everything in his power—fair and unfair—to make it happen.

Warning: This title contains one younger man ready, aimed and hell bent on giving one woman everything she wants. Includes interludes against the wall, in a Jacuzzi, on a car hood and even—shockingly enough—on a bed or two. Oh, and about that porch swing? Yup…

Night Owl Reviews Nov, 2011 4.00