What a Woman Wants



➳ [Read] ➮ What a Woman Wants By Judi Fennell ➾ – E17streets4all.co.uk What happens when three irresistibly sexy brothers lose a poker bet to their enterprising sister They get hired out for her housecleaning venture Now, the Manley Maids are at your service Satisfaction What happens when three irresistibly sexy brothers lose a poker bet to their enterprising sister They get hired out for her housecleaning venture Now, the Manley Maids are at your service Satisfaction guaranteed It s What a Woman WantsResort entrepreneur Sean Manley was all set to buy an historic mansion at a great price, making a name for himself while making millions, when the seller and a poker bet change the game Now he s in the What a eBook ã place as a hunky male maid and there s one complication Livvy Carolla The house is Livvy s inheritance Her plan Unload it to the highest bidder and use the cash to start her own bakery business One look at the help and she s hot to take him with her Until she finds out he s got a secret agenda But when Sean falls for the free spirited, strong willed Livvy, he has new ideas for the estate and Livvy s part in it If all goes well, they ll both be getting what they want And then some.What a Woman Wants

I have been writing for as long as I can remember, winning my first writing award in a second grade Caldecott Medal contest Readers Digest gave me my very first publishing credit in April, , and I was hooked I seemed to have followed writing contests around, being a finalist in such online contests as American Title III, sponsored by Romantic Times BOOKreview Magazine and Dorchester Publishing, and two First Chapters contests, sponsored by Gather and Simon What a eBook ã Schuster Pocket Books My imaginary friend was Casper the Friendly Ghost The little ghoul even had a special place set for him at our dinner table and got blamed for many of my childhood mishaps I grew up watching Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie and The Addams Family my mom looked like Elizabeth Montgomery and I had a special Barbie outfit that looked like Morticia Addams dress My favorite books are Bewitching by Jill Barnett and A Knight In Shining Armor, by Jude Devereaux, so it should come as no surprise that I like to write tongue in cheek lighthearted paranormals I love pop culture and manipulating language, so you ll find lots of puns, double entrendre, plays on words, alliteration, clich s, and twisting of phrases, as well as several one liners in my stories that give me a few chuckles I studied Spanish at Penn State Go Lions , lived in Spain and traveled throughout that beautiful country I ve always written and still have my journal from fourth grade where, even then, my stories were full of fantastical creatures, whimsy and magic I wrote my first romance in th grade and still have that story in my memory chest Even back then I dreamed of being a writer Now with kids, a husband, a house, a social life Go Survivor Girls , and two cocker spaniels named Vixen and Raven, I get to live my dream of being a writer I ve also published, under the name JA Fenn, a horror anthology Yes, a bit different from light hearted romance, but just as much fun to write Hope you check out Off The Beaten Path, A Terrifying Tales Anthology.

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  • What a Woman Wants
  • Judi Fennell
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  • 25 August 2019
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10 thoughts on “What a Woman Wants

  1. says:

    read this review on Got Fiction book blogThis book has all the makings of being fun, and while it had its funny and light moments, it didn t do it for me While the beginning was fun and entertaining, I found it all too easy to put down.Basically, Livvy has just inherited a huge manor house, money, property, everything from her grandmother But this is the same woman who never gave Livvy a single scrap of attention Livvy s mother got knocked up with the Martinson s only son, the heir to the ki read this review on Got Fiction book blogThis book has all the makings of being fun, and while it had its funny and light moments, it didn t do it for me While the beginning was fun and entertaining, I found it all too easy to put down.Basically, Livvy has just inherited a huge manor house, money, property, everything from her grandmother But this is the same woman who never gave Livvy a single scrap of attention Livvy s mother got knocked up with the Martinson s only son, the heir to the kingdom, so to speak, and instead of taking her anger out on her son, Merriweather Martinson took it out on Livvy But she also took care of Livvy She took her from her mom who was an angry bitter addict , at age 5 and had Livvy put in a boarding school.This is where Livvy gets the chip on her shoulder from And it s big Huge She not only hates her grandmother, but anything to do with the family So when she finds out that in order to obtain her inheritance, she has to go on a scavenger hunt, she s not thrilled She feels that Merriweather is messing with her from beyond the grave just to be a jerk It isn t until the end that she sees the real reasons.Sean, for his part, flips houses Well, technically he flips BBs, and he s heavily invested in the Martinson estate Merriweather had gotten everything ready to sell, but it was only on the condition that Livvy didn t fulfill her end of the scavenger hunt But Sean didn t know that.He s lost a bet and has to help his sister s maid service by cleaning the Martinson estate he s thrilled because he wants the property, so it seems like fate Until he meets Livvy And all of her animals Then fate shows him another direction Does he sabotage her scavenger hunt, or does he help her The animals drove me nuts, Sean was a good hero, but by the end, Livvy still didn t know he had severe dyslexia, which was integral to the plot, so I feel he should have said something to her They spenttime repetitively lusting after each other that I got annoyed It wasn t fun after a while,it didn t help build sexual tension, it just kept interrupting the flow And Sean should have told Livvy all sorts of things He d say I m going to tell her when I get back And then he wouldn t Got annoying.For someone who s a real contemporary fan, or who likes zany antics and lots of animals causing those antics, this is for you It definitely wasn t for me.I will say that I like the idea of the guys losing the bet and having to work as maids for their sister It s a fun idea, and I think I d like to read the next in the series ARC courtesy of Berkley Sensation

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    Amanda s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews5 STARSI would have to say that the first book in the Manley Maids series called What a Woman Wants by Judi Fennell was an absolute delight from the opening chapter to the very emotional ending The opening hook of a poker game between siblings was attention grabbing especially when the first time player Mac Manley wins the hand, and gets her 3 older brothers to work for her cleaning company as maids for the next 4 weeks Brilliant This fi Amanda s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews5 STARSI would have to say that the first book in the Manley Maids series called What a Woman Wants by Judi Fennell was an absolute delight from the opening chapter to the very emotional ending The opening hook of a poker game between siblings was attention grabbing especially when the first time player Mac Manley wins the hand, and gets her 3 older brothers to work for her cleaning company as maids for the next 4 weeks Brilliant This first story dealt with Sean Manley and the mansion he hoped to purchase However, now it looks like there is a hitch in that plan when the long lost granddaughter arrived to claim her inheritance Livvy Carolla was only here by her grandmother s mandate for 2 weeks in order to sell this monstrosity of a home to the highest bidder and use the purchase money to set up her own baking business When she gets a look at her hot looking maid she wants something , especially the way that he is making her feel when they are around each other It looks like it could all work out until she find out he has a secret agenda.Livvy s grandmother set up a scavenger hunt of clues in order for her to learn about her ancestors and history of her paternal side It is ironic that she is learning about her family after they totally disregarded her for most of her life But she s become her own person and I have to admire her for making it on her own She created her own family with her co op and menagerie of animals How could you not love a person when she names her dogs after the Monkees and the Beatles Nevertheless, people had let her down and it took a good friend to show her how to live in the moment and let the future will take care of itself One of Livvy s greatest qualities is being able to forgive others and it is a much needed quality when it comes to loving someone.Sean was a character I didn t want to like in the beginning because of his initial intent However, by the end he found his moral compass and my approval He needed to prove to himself and to his brothers that he could make it big just like them It turns out that Livvy showed him that there wasthan a bottom line and money I like it when characters grow slowly and how love shows them that there isto life than a job or a goal I was glad to see that there was a bit of interaction of the other two brothers, Bryan and Liam, in this story to whet my appetite for their stories and see how their maid service is going for them The biggest surprise could possibly come from Mac herself when her secret and The Plan were revealed.What a Woman Wants was a definite fun read and I love getting in on the beginning of which I hope to be a very good series The chapters flowed easily from beginning to end and the attraction and interactions between Sean and Livvy kept getting better The letter written at the end was by far the best thing written for a character to express regret by a loved one I m so glad that Livvy got her happy ending with Sean and the epilogue said it all in that the maid tradition was going to continue in that household I am so looking forward to future stories and to see where the chips fall and their outcomes for the all the Manley siblings

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    Originally posted on Adria s Musings and Reviews A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.What s it About The Manley brothers, Sean, Bryan, and Liam try and teach their little sister Mac why she shouldn t play high stakes card games with them but end up getting their butts handed to them instead Their forfeit Each brother must work for free at t Originally posted on Adria s Musings and Reviews A copy of this book was and provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review All conclusions are my own responsibility and I was not compensated for this review.What s it About The Manley brothers, Sean, Bryan, and Liam try and teach their little sister Mac why she shouldn t play high stakes card games with them but end up getting their butts handed to them instead Their forfeit Each brother must work for free at their sister s cleaning service for a month Entrepreneur Sean Manley was all set to buy a mansion and turn it into a luxury resort when he ends up working as a maid inside the mansion and finds out the owner has died and left it to her estranged granddaughter Livvy if she can solve a series of odd riddles and puzzles In short, Sean s plans soon get complicated when he s torn between talking Livvy into keeping the mansion or talking her into selling it to him.Overall reaction to the story I spent the entire book waiting for a grand romance to happen and it just, didn t What a Woman Wants definitely sounds like a hot, sexy read but in reality it wassugar, no spice, and too much of nothing important going on.I enjoyed the set up, it was a crazy one but it was just crazy enough to be believable I know I bought it I liked Sean and most of the time I liked Livvy but I didn t fall in love with them and to me they were a little wooden as far as characters go To me Livvy wasscatterbrained child than quirky adult and I think that s what kept me from really liking her I loved that she came with a whole host of animals that gave Sean a hard time Livvy s love of animals was her saving grace for me, otherwise I would have labeled her a TSTL character She was too child like in her behavior for most of the book Sean was a little better though I loved the conflict he was faced with because it brought out all sorts of sides to him that probably wouldn t have surfaced in any other situation He was definitelythan just a pretty face He did have a condition that I wish had been discussed and usedin the plot because it s a pretty big one, but instead it was glossed over like it was nothingthan a hair out of place That could have made for ainteresting plot device.As far as the romance go, I wasn t feeling it either There was waaay too much internal dialogue going on that slowed down the pace and bored me It annoyed me how many times Sean and or Livvy would drift off into their own minds while supposedly having conversations with each other How did these two get to know one another if all they did was zone out almost every time they were together I wantedactual interaction and less internal dialogue And that internal dialogue was usually how attracted they were to the other so I was expecting some real fireworks between them but guess what Zip Zilch Nada With all that prelude and buildup that was a very disappointing aspect of the romance Then again, had I known that What a Woman Wants wassweet than spicy with too much internal dialogue, I would have passed on it altogether.And while I LOVE animals in romance, I do feel like the author put too much of them into a romance between two humans That s saying something because I usually love it when there are animals involved but many of the scenes with them did nothing to further the plot or provide anything useful The first couple of scenes were funny, especially when it came to Livvy s silly parrot but after a while it was just too much.Click It or Skip It Skip It To me there was too much of nothing going on and not enough work on the characters relationship I could overlook it being too sweet but the rest not so much It took me forever to finish this book

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    What happens when three irresistibly sexy brothers lose a poker bet to their enterprising sister They get hired out for her housecleaning venture Now, the Manley Maids are at your service Satisfaction guaranteed It s what a woman wants The book starts with the poker game where Sean, Liam and Bryan lose to their sister, Mary Alice and are forced to work in her housecleaning company as maids Sean Manley had it rough He is the second son and suffered through his studies as he has dyslex What happens when three irresistibly sexy brothers lose a poker bet to their enterprising sister They get hired out for her housecleaning venture Now, the Manley Maids are at your service Satisfaction guaranteed It s what a woman wants The book starts with the poker game where Sean, Liam and Bryan lose to their sister, Mary Alice and are forced to work in her housecleaning company as maids Sean Manley had it rough He is the second son and suffered through his studies as he has dyslexia He is in the business of purchasing old historic houses and turning them into BBs He is trying to buy a manor to expand his business and taking his first step into high end resorts All his plans are foiled when the owner of the manor dies and leaves the manor to her granddaughter.Olivia Livvy Carolla has been neglected by her family all her life She is illegitimate and so was never accepted by her family Her grandmother, Merriweather Martinson, bought adopted took her custody from her mother when she was five years old Given away by her mother, ignored by her absent father and shipped off to boarding schools by her cold and uncaring grandmother Livvy has been scarred and never wants to have children She found companionship and solace in her many animals When she is informed she inherited the family manor she is shocked She is informed that there are stipulations to her inheriting the estate Merriweather set up a scavenger hunt throughout the manor to find clues based on Martinson history.Sean and Livvy band together to find the clues and in doing so draw closer to each other.What a Woman Wants is a nice book it had the potential to be amazing The interest and chemistry between the protagonists is great, the storyline is refreshing and characters are relatable the only damper according to me is that the book felt a little drag out when it came to Livvy s animals and got boring I understood the importance of the animals but writing so much about them seems useless.All in all, What a Woman Wants is a great book, it is an enjoyable read and is a great start to hopefully an amazing series

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    The beginning and end were good, but the middle drug on and on.

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    What a Woman Wants was a fun, sweet and gigglesnort worthy read Yall I had such a good time with this one After seeing the premise of the series a trio of brothers losing a poker game to their baby sister and having to work for her cleaning company as maids for a month I was all in It just soundedfun and light hearted and like something I d enjoy And it delivered on every count So the quick of it is that Sean has been in negotiations to buy a piece of property but the owner up and dies What a Woman Wants was a fun, sweet and gigglesnort worthy read Yall I had such a good time with this one After seeing the premise of the series a trio of brothers losing a poker game to their baby sister and having to work for her cleaning company as maids for a month I was all in It just soundedfun and light hearted and like something I d enjoy And it delivered on every count So the quick of it is that Sean has been in negotiations to buy a piece of property but the owner up and dies before things are finalized and much to his dismay has left the property to her estranged granddaughter if said granddaughter can figure out a string of riddles before time is up And in comes Livvy who will be his boss for the next month thanks to that bet he lost and her whole menagerie of crazy animals from geese to alpaca and cheeky birds Leaving poor Sean all in a tither and questioning his plans to talk her into letting him have the property as originally planned or convincing her she deserves her birthright and her ancestral home Ahh yeah It was a fun little ride for these two.Oh hell The animals were doing it in the middle of the room On the half eaten rug.Sean started laughing Insanity Crazy, absurd insanity Here he was in a room furnished with priceless antiques, planning to convert it into a reception room for no expenses spared weddings, and there was alpaca copulation going on And one of the sexiest women he d seen in a long time whom he d just kissed at great risk to his job and his company s future was standing there in almost see through wet clothing with a parrot on her shoulder.A singing parrot Whose off key rendition of I m in the Mood for Love was hysterically appropriate Shh Orwell Bad boy Bad boy Livvy tried to clamp the parrot s beak shut Ow Yeah, she wasn t successful.But Rhett, ol boy, sure was With a back shivering grunt the alpaca removed himself from his lady, then took to preening around the room as if he d just performed the greatest service int he world.Sean glanced at Livvy, whose nipples were still outlined beneath her shirt He wasn t about to begrudge Rhett one second of crowing Lord knew, he d do the same thing if it wouldn t get him fired making love to her and crowing about it, that was.Sean was quite the hero I really loved this guy Even though he wasn t an animal person there at the start and was utterly horrified by them he s an entertaining one He s hard working, all kinds of sexy and fighting a fierce battle with himself over his attraction to Livvy and his desire to own her estate And in a different twist he s also dyslexic I thought that was an interesting addition and brought a great layer to his character as he worked around his dyslexia and dealt with both the physical problems and emotional issues that came with it Though I do wish it had been explored a bitand she d found out about his dyslexia A bit of a missed opportunity there in my opinion.Livvy took me a little while to warm up to She s fighting a lot of hurts and insecurities where her family is concerned and has quite the chip on her shoulder when she first arrived and it caused a good bit of emotional waffling on her part on if she wanted to fight for her inheritance or give a big screw you to her Gram and walk away which after a spell got a bit tedious She s a health nut too which can drive me a little batty But she s also kind hearted, creative, fun to be around and absolutely adores her herd of animals which is something I can totally relate to and in the end won me over.I enjoyed these two together They balance each other out nicely she mellows him a bit and he keeps her focused And I enjoyed watching them discover the clues her grandmother had left and having to deal with real life things like caring for the animals who were an absolute riot and endearingly naughty cleaning and keeping up with their jobs And I loved seeing her finally heal from all the abandonment issues over the years because of her family with his help I was bawling there at the end well done, Judi, well done lol Things eventually heat up very nicely but for a good portion of the book there s notthan some heavy kissing though that was real nice too.All in all, this one was cute and kept me smiling I really enjoyed What a Woman Wants and can t wait to see what happens with the rest of Sean s siblings as they take on their clients and the role of maids for a month to settle things up with their baby sister From the little teasers during the book they sound like they re going to be incredible reads.Reviewed for herding cats burning soup

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    Rating B Liked It, RecommendOriginally posted at That s What I m Talking AboutReview copy provided by NetGalleyJudi Fennell introduces readers to the Manley sibling via a short prologue at the start of her newest title, What a Woman Wants Sister Mary Alice Catherine Mac challenges each of her older siblings Sean, Bryan, and Liam, to working for her maid service company for 4 weeks if she wins the poker hand, and of course, she is successful What a Woman Wants shares brother Sean s story wh Rating B Liked It, RecommendOriginally posted at That s What I m Talking AboutReview copy provided by NetGalleyJudi Fennell introduces readers to the Manley sibling via a short prologue at the start of her newest title, What a Woman Wants Sister Mary Alice Catherine Mac challenges each of her older siblings Sean, Bryan, and Liam, to working for her maid service company for 4 weeks if she wins the poker hand, and of course, she is successful What a Woman Wants shares brother Sean s story while he serves his time cleaning and maintaining the historic Martinson property His Heritage Corporation buys historic buildings and converts them to bed breakfasts Now he has his eye on the expansive Martinson site, having spent nearly a year working with Merriweather Martinson on a sales agreement for her estate prior to her death.Meanwhile Merriweather s granddaughter, Olivia Livvy Carolla, arrives at the estate after finding out she will inherit the property, if she satisfactorily completes a scavenger like puzzle Merriweather stipulated in her will Livvy has no love loss for her grandmother, whom she hasn t seen since she was a small child and is torn on whether or not she wants to live in the home where she felt shunned her whole life Thinking she has an ally in Sean, Livvy shares the journey with him, enlisting his help to solve the puzzle.What a Woman Wants is a delightful contemporary romp with an easy going story and smoothed edged conflicts The story is a quick read, with few twists and turns, but packed with enough enjoyable fluff to make me smile While the story focuses on the relationship of Livvy and Sean, the book and the series is grounded in the ties of close knit kin with strong moral values and sense of family.Livvy had a rough childhood shipped off to boarding schools and never knowing anyone in her family Yet she turned out to be a kind and caring woman She is an earthy crunchy gal organic farmer and baker She owns several dozens of animals, who are her life At times she can be a bit of a train wreck, but has her head firmly on her shoulders Likewise, Sean has a plan and expects success While he initially plots to win the house out from under Livvy, his strong sense of family values instilled in him by his grandmother, won t allow him to do anything to jeopardize Livvy I adore how his instinct for survival meshes with his natural chivalrous nature.Each experiences an immediate attraction for the other, which was steamy at times, but a bit over the top also I don t read contemporaries often at all, so maybe this is normal, but it seems like Sean s immediate and insanely strong attraction to Livvy is unrealistic Don t get me wrong, I enjoyed the kissing However, his feelings via his POV seem extreme for someone he just met and even says to himself is not his usual type As the story progresses, their mutual lust pulls and pushes as they circle one another, simultaneously fighting and indulging in their feelings I found I enjoyed Livvy s devil may care attitude as she makes her intentions towards Sean apparent And I also adored the prolonged flirtation, which allows the pair to get to know one another before sex However, after a while, I found myself growing weary of the whole I want to, but shouldn t inner monologues from Sean His hot then cold attitude and desires became repetitious after a while.Sean and Livvy s journey discovering the family and estate s history is fun, and different from anything I ve read before While the clues are a bit silly, the scavenger hunt is a great tool, which allows the characters to grow in a short period of time I did get confused a couple of times on the follow through or lack there of on some of the puzzle pieces, but generally, it made for an entertaining plot I do wish there had been a littlefollow up on a couple of items, but there aren t any major loose ends when all is said and done.The ending is perfect, and this is where Ms Fennell excels She makes the sweet, and even sappy, something enjoyable and heart warming As everything comes to light, I found myself with a few tears in my eyes I feel that What a Woman Wants is a simple, yet engaging story filled with light hearted romance It made me smile

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    Author, Judi Fennell brings readers the first book in a new series What a Woman Wants is the first book in the Manley Maids series and features three brothers who have lost a poker hand to their sister and become maids for a month as part of her business With a premise like that, how could you go wrong Fennell s sense of humor is on the goofy side and makes for a light hearted, feel good romance Withthan one sizzling moment, a scavenger hunt that could result in a million dollar estate Author, Judi Fennell brings readers the first book in a new series What a Woman Wants is the first book in the Manley Maids series and features three brothers who have lost a poker hand to their sister and become maids for a month as part of her business With a premise like that, how could you go wrong Fennell s sense of humor is on the goofy side and makes for a light hearted, feel good romance Withthan one sizzling moment, a scavenger hunt that could result in a million dollar estate, and a gaggle of naughty pets, this book has a little something for everyone Fennell shines with her newest book and will have readers in tears with giggles What I liked I absolutely loved the premise for this one The three brothers, Sean, Bryan and Liam Manley should have known better than to risk maid service on a hand of poker, but I m glad they didn t Judi Fennell comes up with a plot that is fresh and original I loved the overall story arc and can t wait to see the experiences of all three brothers unfold What a Woman Wants focuses on Sean s four weeks as maid at a beautiful historic estate His company buys and sells historic homes and he has had his eye on this one for awhile When the matron dies and leaves it to her wayward granddaughter, Sean becomes determined to buy it at a reduced rate when said granddaughter cannot complete the task required to inherit That was before his met Livvy said granddaughter and before he realizes that making his dream come true will probably dash her dream of having a bakery and a place for her eccentric group of pets Fennell does an amazing job of setting all of this up so that these characters get the chance to get to know each other and fall in love.Sean is a confident business man He knows what he wants and how to get it But he morals as well and won t stoop to taking the estate away from Livvy I liked the fact that it created a bit of conflict because he really wanted this property, but he wasn t willing to compromise what he believed was right There aren t too many men like that left these days and it was a nice change to see the good guy finishing first this time.Livvy was a basket case for the most part She has been left a mansion by a grandmother she hardly knew She was shipped off to boarding school and never really knew he family and it has made her into a hard nosed, stubborn woman All she really wants is enough money to start her bakery and settle down with her large array of animals In order to do that she needs to follows the clues and complete a scavenger hunt that is the stipulation to her inheritance Fennell writes Livvy as somewhat of a free spirit She has a deep love for animals and wants to be an organic farmer and baker I loved her character and thought her issues were compelling and definitely entertaining.The scavenger hunt was ingenious way to get the lead characters together Livvy enlists the help of the maid, Sean to help her find the clues, not knowing he may have secret motives Fennell provides so much humor in this book, I found myself snickering a lot and laughing out loud a few times The antics of Livvy s animals alone was enough to have readers in stitches I thought her use of humor really livened up the story and gave is a real heart warming feeling It was a fun and entertaining read.What I didn t like There was a bit of cat and mouse being played by both Sean and Livvy They are extremely attracted to each other but they continue to hem and haw around a bit too much for my tastes Life is short, go for it LOL It wasn t a deal breaker, though This was a great book.Bottom Line Who wouldn t want a hunk to be their maid for a month With a great premise and loads of humor, this a great feel good romance that will have readers laughing and tearing up by turns The ending is amazing and I can t wait to see what happens to Sean s brothers

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    When I was in high school, my friend and I always talked about starting a company like Manley Maid Okay, so our plans mostly ventured intosalacious endeavors, but it started with innocent intentions I swear I mean, c mon, who doesn t want to watch a hunk down on his hands and knees scrubbing the floor, with his rippling biceps and Ahem Anyway, so you can understand the appeal What a Woman Wants had to me While the road was a little bumpy, I ended up liking it.Livvy inherits a When I was in high school, my friend and I always talked about starting a company like Manley Maid Okay, so our plans mostly ventured intosalacious endeavors, but it started with innocent intentions I swear I mean, c mon, who doesn t want to watch a hunk down on his hands and knees scrubbing the floor, with his rippling biceps and Ahem Anyway, so you can understand the appeal What a Woman Wants had to me While the road was a little bumpy, I ended up liking it.Livvy inherits a historic family manor from a grandmother who never gave her the time of day, so you can imagine Livvy harbors some resentment She wants to sell the place and be done with it, and use the money to expand her baking business Unfortunately, dear ol grandmama had a few cards up her sleeve that requires her to go on a scavenger hunt before she gets the place Enter Sean Manley He wants the mansion, and he wants it bad In fact, his livelihood is riding on it.I wasn t in love with these characters, but I did like them However, Livvy drove me up the wall at times, especially in the beginning I definitely felt Sean s pain when she showed such disrespect to the home and its contents I get her reasons, I really do, but it still made me cringe I warmed up to her after a while though, and liked herwhen she and Sean actually verbally flirted and teased each other Sean was a pretty good guy It was funny how he had to deal with Livvy and her chaotic herd of animals.I didn t feel the chemistry between them for the first part of the book, the connection seemedsuperficial I finally had to start skimming parts where they kept ogling each other, because it was over and over They were constantly getting lost in thought while in the middle of conversations, usually having dirty thoughts They had to be brought back to reality numerous times by the person they were talking to, and it got old real quick I swear if someone zoned out around me as much as they did, I would think there s either something wrong with them or they were high It just would ve been nice to have someverbal banter instead of them constantly getting lost in their own heads.Also, I got tired of hearing how every little thing gave him a boner We get it, seeing Livvy gets you aroused hearing Livvy gets you aroused thinking about Livvy gets you aroused Livvy makes you hard Message received And, I was curious about something regarding Sean that was just kind of left open It isn t a big thing, just curious.The scavenger hunt was interesting and fun I liked how Livvy learnedabout her family history with each clue, bringing her closer to understanding her family It was fun when Sean and Livvy worked together, even though he had ulterior motives.Sean s family is a fixture in this book and I really enjoyed that aspect of it Sean has two brothers and a sister, and this book is a great starting point for each one of their individual stories I suspect the author is going to have each book take place during the same timeline, which is actually a great idea I love the prospect of that I m looking forward to each one and seeing how they unfold.So overall, I did like What a Woman Wants I promise I just had a few issues with it Despite the issues, I m eager to continue the series

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    My Take on this Journey What a Woman Wants, by Judi Fennell, was a quick, fun, exciting journey into the world of entrepreneurs and sexy male maids This is the first of a three brother trilogy about the Manley brothers Sean, Bryan, and Liam Manley are put under the gun when they lose a poker bet to their younger sister, Mac Mac wins the bet, and all three brothers are now indebted to her for a period of one month each, as house maids The first story is about Sean, who is a resort entrepreneu My Take on this Journey What a Woman Wants, by Judi Fennell, was a quick, fun, exciting journey into the world of entrepreneurs and sexy male maids This is the first of a three brother trilogy about the Manley brothers Sean, Bryan, and Liam Manley are put under the gun when they lose a poker bet to their younger sister, Mac Mac wins the bet, and all three brothers are now indebted to her for a period of one month each, as house maids The first story is about Sean, who is a resort entrepreneur, who buys historic mansions and turns them into resorts Sean has had a Historic Mansion in mind for quite some time The Martinson Estate, owned by the previous owner, Grandmother Meriweather Martinson Her granddaughter, Livvy Carolla, has inherited the Mansion, but wants to make a quick sale, and fulfill her dreams of opening her own bakery She has no interest in the estate, and has had no relationship with her Grandmother or her parents since she was a child.Livvy was abandoned to boarding schools since a young child, left, and forgotten in her eyes She feels no connection to this woman, but bad memories She remembers the Estate, from when she was a child, but it carries no sentiment for her Her down home feeling is wonderfully refreshing She is all about the organic life She wants to open an organic bakery and run an organic farm Livvy has one big obstacle ahead of her, and that is a conditional will left by her grandmother that leads her on the scavenger hunt of her life What happens is that Grandmother Meriweather was a very wise matchmaker of a woman who had an agenda Along this scavenger hunt, Sean Manley is ushered in as an ally, by Livvy, to help her find the answers to the clues, so she can unload this mansion and get what she wants Little does she know, that Sean has an agenda of his own, and may not be helping her for the right reasons Meriweather just might get what she wanted for her granddaughter Livvy after all Poor Livvys only real friends are her menagerie of humorous, foul mouth birds, and animals, that she hauls along with her to the mansion.This first installment of the Manley Maids has a lot of laugh out loud humor I enjoyed the journey, the cat and mouse games, the obstacles that had to be overcome, and the cunning of the deceased Grandmother There were some underhanded schemes, steam filled moments, suspense filled drama, and crazy animals, all in for the this quirky ride to freedom There is a lot of character growth Sean learns that being on top, getting what he wants, is not always what he needs Family is most important, and Livvy makes him realize that, though he fights those feelings along the way Eventually, his life lesson in integrity wins out and Sean becomes a beloved character with some great assets I look forward to the next installment in the series and was pleasantly surprised by Ms Fennells first segment in the series.I give, What a Woman Wants, by Judi Fennell, 4 Fast Paced, Crazy Ride, Fun Filled, Exhilerating Moments with a Sexy Manley Maid Stars

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