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A Gentleman's Affair

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Author: A.J. Linn

Published: May 13th 2013 by A.J Linn (first published May 1st 2013)

Format: Paperback , 213 pages

Isbn: 9780989376709

Language: English


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Donovan Hart is handsome, wealthy, successful, and single. While his single status has always been something he's coveted, enjoyed, and exploited, now his attitude is changing. The former Malibu playboy has been set up, fixed up, felt up and is now fed up. At the age of 32, he is ready to settle down and find the girl of his dreams. Can he escape his sordid past and move f Donovan Hart is handsome, wealthy, successful, and single. While his single status has always been something he's coveted, enjoyed, and exploited, now his attitude is changing. The former Malibu playboy has been set up, fixed up, felt up and is now fed up. At the age of 32, he is ready to settle down and find the girl of his dreams. Can he escape his sordid past and move forward, or will it keep him from finding his unico vero amore, his one true love? Unlucky in love in the past, he begins his search, filled with humor, heartbreak, and hope...for the one.

30 review for A Gentleman's Affair

  1. 5 out of 5

    Paula Radell

    If you’re tired of being dragged through the emotional wringer of tear-jerking erotic novels, and want to read a book that's simple, life affirming, romantic, sexy AND hilarious, pick up a copy of A Gentleman's Affair, and don't put it down until the end. The protagonist, Donovan Hart, is at first glance fairly typical of all contemporary book boyfriends: gorgeous, wealthy, smart, successful, sexy, & single. But the similarities end there. Donovan doesn’t have any of the usual deep childhood tra If you’re tired of being dragged through the emotional wringer of tear-jerking erotic novels, and want to read a book that's simple, life affirming, romantic, sexy AND hilarious, pick up a copy of A Gentleman's Affair, and don't put it down until the end. The protagonist, Donovan Hart, is at first glance fairly typical of all contemporary book boyfriends: gorgeous, wealthy, smart, successful, sexy, & single. But the similarities end there. Donovan doesn’t have any of the usual deep childhood traumas that make BBFs dark, deeply conflicted and sometimes dangerous. He’s pretty much an open book, because the story is told entirely from his point of view. And the majority of it is simply hilarious. It is refreshing to see such clean, crisp, authentic writing in a masculine voice; it’s long overdue in this genre. It is obvious that AJ Linn writes with great feeling, passion for his characters, and an ironic sense of humor that engages the reader from page one. The story line describes Donovan’s search for “the one” after endless nights of drinking, gambling, debauchery, and one-night stands. His journey runs the gamut from the ridiculous to the sublime, taking the reader on a joyous and heartfelt journey, laughing nearly all the way. He hints about secrets from his sordid playboy past that occasionally come back to bite him. And, of course, there is “the Ex”, who shows up to keep him off balance as she tries to win him back at any cost. But this very well developed character also has a sad side, hidden beneath a façade of cocky confidence and a sense of irony. He is still grieving the death of his mother and mourning its effect on his father. The collapse of their loving family life; the pressures of running the luxury Malibu hotel that is their legacy, and the vision to build another grand hotel drives him, but also takes its toll. Throughout, you find yourself pulling for Donovan. He is a true gentleman at heart. His search for someone to spend his life with is sincere, and his efforts to overcome his past are often funny, but not without heartache as well. And then there is the cliff-hanging ending that you literally never see coming. A Gentleman’s Affair is well worth reading because it has genuine heart and soul, with great humor, trials and triumphs - and all the way through, you hope that Donovan will finally find – and keep - the well-deserved woman of his dreams. I can’t wait to get my hands on the sequel, A Gentleman's Secret, because I have fallen in love with the truly endearing, principal character, his mysterious past, and the colorful women in his life. I know that the sequel will be full of humor, passion, erotic moments, and most of all hope - which, at the end of the day, we all need.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Gabrielslady

    After following the author's blog on WordPress, and his alter-ego on Twitter, I was intrigued about his self-published first book, and eagerly ordered it. I'm always inspired when a new writer takes a shot at a broader audience, and if for no other reason, I believed he was deserving of the support. I ordered the book as soon as it was released, and set it aside to read after I finished another new book - by a very hot author of the same genre. What was interesting was that the hot, new, highly-a After following the author's blog on WordPress, and his alter-ego on Twitter, I was intrigued about his self-published first book, and eagerly ordered it. I'm always inspired when a new writer takes a shot at a broader audience, and if for no other reason, I believed he was deserving of the support. I ordered the book as soon as it was released, and set it aside to read after I finished another new book - by a very hot author of the same genre. What was interesting was that the hot, new, highly-anticipated book was - terribly disappointing. Depressing, in fact. After 7 chapters I put it down. I'd had enough. I needed something that was entertaining, fun, and heart-warming, without dragging me through the emotional ringer like Mr. Toad's Wild Ride. Something life-affirming, that would make me laugh more often than it made me cry. I picked up A Gentleman's Affair, and didn't put it down until I finished it's cliffhanger ending. (At which time I truly wanted to smack the author for leaving us dangling like that!) But, as the snarky narrator says in the book - I digress. This book is well-worth reading because like its author, it has genuine heart and soul, with great humor, trials and triumphs - and all the way through, you hope that the beautiful, wealthy, sexy-as-hell Donovan Hart finally finds the well-deserved woman of his dreams. Without spoilers, it's hard to explain - but let's just say that after an entertaining series of dating trials and errors, the reader is rewarded with a beautiful, sensitively portrayed transition -- leading up to that dramatic and completely unexpected cliff-hanger. I cannot wait to get my hands on the sequel, A Gentleman's Secret, because I fell in love with this slightly fucked-up, but truly endearing, principal character - an all of his associates. I know that whatever is in that second book will have humor, heart, and hope - which, at the end of the day, we all need. Read it. You won't regret it.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Blibla Blubsiblub

    First of all, I know the author from twitter. I start following his alter ego right after I was reading his POV blog on WordPress. He is an extraordinary guy who knows how to put words in the right place to open up your soul by reading his blog. As he told me that he was writing a book I honestly couldn't wait to have my own copy. And what I began to read was incredibly. I've been reading the book once and then twice, I couldn't put it down. The main character Donovan Hart is handsome, wealthy w First of all, I know the author from twitter. I start following his alter ego right after I was reading his POV blog on WordPress. He is an extraordinary guy who knows how to put words in the right place to open up your soul by reading his blog. As he told me that he was writing a book I honestly couldn't wait to have my own copy. And what I began to read was incredibly. I've been reading the book once and then twice, I couldn't put it down. The main character Donovan Hart is handsome, wealthy with a big heart and he is the owner of the La Fuga Hotel. At the beginning he has some really weird dates with some really weird women. And there is another woman, the cheating whore, she broke his heart but she also were the one who gave him the strength to search for the real love. It is really worth to read, this is just the beginning! A.J. Linn will be very successful and he deserves so much more! :-)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Michele

    I currently follow the author's blog on WordPress and as well as his alter ego as Christian Grey on twitter. After reading his blogs, I knew that I would love his book as well. I was one of the first to order his book and I have read it twice. Donovan Hart, the main character, is this handsome, smart and wealthy guy that owns La Fuga Hotel and is trying to give up the playboy life to find a girl he can fall in love with but has troubles on his journey to a true love relationship. We learn about I currently follow the author's blog on WordPress and as well as his alter ego as Christian Grey on twitter. After reading his blogs, I knew that I would love his book as well. I was one of the first to order his book and I have read it twice. Donovan Hart, the main character, is this handsome, smart and wealthy guy that owns La Fuga Hotel and is trying to give up the playboy life to find a girl he can fall in love with but has troubles on his journey to a true love relationship. We learn about his mom's death and how he is trying to build a relationship with his father,that does not want anything to do with the hotel business anymore since his wifes death. The whole story gives us hope of finding that one true love that we all want to fall in love with and Donovan Hart is that guy. Read this book, it is totally amazing and the writer is simply the best!! A Must Read!!

  5. 5 out of 5

    April

    Not bad at all. Humorous and wonderful love story. A quick read.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Romina

    Donovan Hart is successful, handsome and smart. After the tragic death of his beloved mother he took over the running of the family hotel La Fuga from his heartbroken father and turned it into the best establishment in Malibu. At the age of 32 he has become tired of living the life as a playboy and has decided to search for his Unico Vero Amore. His one true love. Can he leave his past behind and find the girl of his dreams? After a few disastrous dates he meets Rebekah. She’s beautiful and seems Donovan Hart is successful, handsome and smart. After the tragic death of his beloved mother he took over the running of the family hotel La Fuga from his heartbroken father and turned it into the best establishment in Malibu. At the age of 32 he has become tired of living the life as a playboy and has decided to search for his Unico Vero Amore. His one true love. Can he leave his past behind and find the girl of his dreams? After a few disastrous dates he meets Rebekah. She’s beautiful and seems perfect. Trouble is she lives hundreds of miles away. Can he make the long distance relationship work or is there someone a little closer to home that he seems to have overlooked? Maybe it’s time to break a few of his own rules to find the one he’s meant to be with. I have eagerly been waiting for this book for a while now and it didn’t disappoint. I love that although Donovan is successful & handsome he has this playful side to him that is a delight to read. Definitely a loveable rogue. In this story of his search for love Donovan chronicles some of his not so favourable dates. I must say they each had me in fits of giggles and had me almost shouting “No! Not her” at each and every one. It is easy to feel part of this story. The inner monologue of his thoughts during these dates are a brilliant addition. There is an element of fun written into the sex scenes which I felt were perfect for this character too. They definitely bring out his personality. The surrounding characters in this story have their own special element to add. Each one necessary to making this book into the success I feel it is. There are moments in this book that will bring tears to your eyes as well as laughter. Donovan’s interaction with his father is touching and written beautifully so you feel the sensitivity of the scene. Although this is a story about finding love, it is a fun, lighthearted story that many will enjoy. The anticipation you feel for Donovan to find love is delightful to read. A.J Linn is definitely an author to look out for in the future. I believe any future projects will be as successful as this.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne McDonald

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Sadly, I feel as though I have not read the same book as the other reviewers. I went into this story, having had some previous experience in RP (role-playing) myself, excited to see that someone had taken their storyline and published it. I can easily get past the editing issues. Some of my favorite books are self-published authors who could have used an editor for the minor stuff, but that didn’t deter from their story. Besides needing some editing, I found the characters to be rather flat in p Sadly, I feel as though I have not read the same book as the other reviewers. I went into this story, having had some previous experience in RP (role-playing) myself, excited to see that someone had taken their storyline and published it. I can easily get past the editing issues. Some of my favorite books are self-published authors who could have used an editor for the minor stuff, but that didn’t deter from their story. Besides needing some editing, I found the characters to be rather flat in personality, dialogue was seriously lacking, and some of the situations were almost unbelievable. When I read a book, I want to be submerged in the story. I want to be able to feel like I’m living in the moment with the characters. Being told he went to a meeting instead of being apart of his meeting really made the story drag for me. The cardinal rule for any writer is ‘show, don’t tell.’ ***possible spoiler*** The book ends with a cliffhanger that wasn’t very well explained. I could read between the lines, but it would have been nice to have a little more description...tires screeching, something. All in all, I found this book to lack continuity and I hate that’s how I feel. I really wanted to like this story. I’m simply proud of the fact that I didn’t flounce (which I nearly did about a half dozen times).

  8. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    My understanding is that this author is a fan fiction blogger?! If so, to me the book was written as a blog would be written and I just couldn't get into it. He is probably a very entertaining blogger, but it came off as cheesy for the book. The character development was also extremely lacking. I am extremely surprised by the ratings on this one... He must have some loyal fans.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Susi

    My Review Reading books written in the male point of view are becoming my favorites. A Gentleman’s Affair by A.J. Linn is the story of the sexy bachelor Donovan Hart told through his point of view. I must say, getting inside the mind of this eligible bachelor makes this story a funny, witty and sexy read. So tell me, who doesn't love a handsome wealthy bachelor? I for one love them. Add food and wine to his list of interests, and he is a real winner to me. Donovan, well, he fits that description a My Review Reading books written in the male point of view are becoming my favorites. A Gentleman’s Affair by A.J. Linn is the story of the sexy bachelor Donovan Hart told through his point of view. I must say, getting inside the mind of this eligible bachelor makes this story a funny, witty and sexy read. So tell me, who doesn't love a handsome wealthy bachelor? I for one love them. Add food and wine to his list of interests, and he is a real winner to me. Donovan, well, he fits that description and has it all in my eyes which is why I loved reading his story. This story is written in a way that the reader follows Donovan’s dating as well as business ventures. His dating adventures turned out to be some of my favorite parts of the book. Now that Donovan is finally ready to find “the one” perfect woman, finding her proves to be quite entertaining. You too will laugh at his dates/encounters with women. I also love a man with goals and dreams. Donovan, already successful is working on his dream, his new hotel in Vegas. Accomplishing his dream is important and the reader participates in this journey as well. I enjoyed the right amount of balance in his personal and business life as he narrates his story. While Donovan’s dating adventures may not have resulted in finding “the one” a certain woman working for him captures his attention. His own rules about dating people he works with poses a problem. After spending some time with her on the business side of his life, he realizes he is interested in her. “I will not admit it, but I am interested. F*** my rules. Rules are made to be broken. “ Donovan, gotta love him, breaks his own rule. Scarlett, the woman who has captured his eye is beautiful, witty and sexy. She changes Donovan’s life. Their chemistry is obvious. They are flirty and fun and are perfect for each other. While both Scarlett and Donovan keep unknown secrets from each other, their relationship flourishes. In the end of this first book, Donovan’s secret is still unknown and neither is Scarlett’s past. Donovan is finally ready to confess his feelings. I'll leave it at that, no spoilers here. You will have to read it for yourself. Fortunately, book 2, A Gentleman’s Secret (review coming soon) is available already so you can get right to reading it and discover their secrets/past and what happens to Donovan and Scarlett. I recommend this book. I enjoyed reading the inner dialogue and the story of this flirty, sexy and witty guy as he experienced it and I am sure you will too. I gave this book 5 stars. Some of my favorite Lines/Inner Dialogue Most of the girls were very good in bed…very bad out of it. I want it all, I suppose. The whole package. The mother of my children. The love that my parents shared during their marriage. I have gone from playboy to romantic seeker of love. Who knew that it could happen to me? I have now decided that dating and searching for “the one” will probably be the death of me. Whoever tries to tell you that men are more sexually driven than women is extremely delusional. Women clearly have it all over us men, and they are in my opinion filthier, and naughtier than God, species. The are just---usually? ---more discrete about it. Not that I’m complaining. I do like that about them. This… is just odd. I must admit that the thought of seeing her always seems to bring a shit-eating grin to my face. I know, I know. The fucking rule. Maybe I’ll take her off the job so that I can date her. “Steaks sound good to me,” I choke the words out, still stunned by the wink from the hot girl that I’m doing business with and am not allowed to flirt with…Ugh. I should have titled this chapter “Ugh.” Her eyes scan the diner then stop on mine. We have what is known as a “moment.” I have never had one of those before. I have heard about them though. I have to admit that it was actually pretty cool. The things that a real gentleman will do… to impress the right girl. “Well, I appreciate your honesty, but your past is really none of my business. Everyone has a few secrets.” I certainly do… Old Donovan would throw her down on the bed and ravish away. New Donovan wants everything, and I do mean everything, to be different. “Time for dessert, baby girl.” “Yes, baby. I’m the whipped cream and you are the cherry.” “All I want to hear from that mouth is you moaning.” My mind is exploding with good stuff this morning. Maybe it’s due to Scarlett and her expert oral techniques, or maybe…just maybe, it’s because I have finally found the girl of my dreams.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Loverlysbookblog

    4 stars I stumbled upon this book on twitter and was immediately intrigued. So when I received my copy I dove right in. The book follows Donovan Hart, owner of La Fuga Hotel, and the story itself is told from his POV. He's successful, witty and confident and you are thrown into his world as he tries to find love. Having been through his playboy phase in the past he's ready to settle down and find a lady to share his life with. You get to experience his many failed attempts at finding that true love 4 stars I stumbled upon this book on twitter and was immediately intrigued. So when I received my copy I dove right in. The book follows Donovan Hart, owner of La Fuga Hotel, and the story itself is told from his POV. He's successful, witty and confident and you are thrown into his world as he tries to find love. Having been through his playboy phase in the past he's ready to settle down and find a lady to share his life with. You get to experience his many failed attempts at finding that true love. From ladies lying about their identities to god awful habits, his dates are disastrous, yet quite entertaining. Then Donovan meets one girl who has potential, Rebekah, who seems to be everything Donovan is looking for.  Only one problem.  She lives clear across the country and trying to maintain a long distance relationship is even harder than he expected. Of course it doesn't help that he finds himself spending more and more time with Scarlett Montgomery, the sweet and beautiful interior decorator working for him on his hotel. It goes against all his rules to mix business with pleasure but their connection is instant and he soon realizes some things are worth making an exception for. But is seems a few appearance from a cheating whore could bring this new budding relationship to a halt and Donovan finds that he must fight for what he wants. The characters throughout the book were very well written, especially Donovan and Scarlett.  They were so compatible and you could really feel their connection.  Watching their relationship develop I got invested and I found myself really rooting for them. Which brings me to my only big gripe about the book.  The ending!!!! Why, why, why, do you do that to us? Cliffhangers can be painful and this one was.....in a good way of course but is still sucked. Hopefully the sequel won't take too long to be published and we can continue with Donovan and Scarlett's story sooner than later. I definitely would recommend the book. It always nice finding talented new authors and I'm certain that the next book in the series will be even better than the first. The author claims he's not a writer but I would disagree with him. I was entertained and invested in the story and characters. The writing itself wasn't as smooth as some as I would prefer but for a debut book I think he did a pretty damn good job and I look forward to more from him. FOR BOOK INFO & MORE FOLLOW: https://christiangreypov.wordpress.com/ https://twitter.com/FuckedUpFifty_ Donovan & Scarlett Follow my Blog Follow me on FB

  11. 5 out of 5

    Suzannah

    I read this book once, then read it a second time before I could write a ‘review’. A Gentleman’s Affair is one of the best books I’ve read in a good long while! When I first read that Donovan Hart, the main character, was handsome and wealthy, I thought “Oh no, here we go again.” I couldn’t have been more mistaken. This is a truly original story, with interesting characters, from Louisa to Scarlett Montgomery, and of course, my new “book boyfriend”, the irresistible Donovan Hart. We get to accom I read this book once, then read it a second time before I could write a ‘review’. A Gentleman’s Affair is one of the best books I’ve read in a good long while! When I first read that Donovan Hart, the main character, was handsome and wealthy, I thought “Oh no, here we go again.” I couldn’t have been more mistaken. This is a truly original story, with interesting characters, from Louisa to Scarlett Montgomery, and of course, my new “book boyfriend”, the irresistible Donovan Hart. We get to accompany Donovan on his journey from “cad” to a man any woman would want. He has a lot of confidence, the perfect touch of arrogance, and is, apparently, used to being pursed by women. But he admits that he’s finished with all that: is seeking something more meaningful in his life. He’s looking for “love”. Throughout this book, the reader sees many different sides of Donovan: his humor, his vulnerability, his compassion, his anger. The change, told from his own point-of-view, is striking. During the series of ‘dates’ at the beginning, he’s a bit full of himself, but when he meets “the one”, he becomes vulnerable, and very human, which is always attractive. I was very touched by his relationship with his father, who’s still grieving seven years after the death of his beloved wife, Donovan’s mother. I was brought to tears by Donovan’s subtle revelation that he’d buried his own grief of losing his mother, in order to take care of his father, to help him with his grief. A very admirable trait. I believe that’s the moment I fell hopelessly in love with Donovan Hart, myself. This is a great read: not too long, not too short. Just right. I read it in just a few hours, unable to put it down. My second read was more leisurely, picking up on all the nuances I’d missed before in my rush to see what was going to happen. I loved the pace, the ‘readability’, and seeing what goes on in a man’s head. I loved the way the author made me laugh one minute, and cry the next. And the ending…. Oh! The ending! I can’t wait to read the second book, can’t wait to find out what happens to Donovan, because I’m pulling for him… hoping for his well-being and happiness. I love it when I’m affected by a character in this way. I’m definitely a fan of A.J.Linn now and will read every word he ever writes! Do yourself a favor, and GET THIS BOOK.

  12. 5 out of 5

    books are love

    This was such a wonderful book. In the beginning I felt so bad for Donovan as he went on those disastrous dates. They reminded me of the blooper scenes of dates that the dating game never truly aired. When each name showed for a chapter the dating game theme song came into my head. As horrible as the failed dates were, they had me cracking up. This playboy who now wants to find the one going on such disastrous dates cracked me up. And then steps in Scarlett. He resists the pull of the wonderful This was such a wonderful book. In the beginning I felt so bad for Donovan as he went on those disastrous dates. They reminded me of the blooper scenes of dates that the dating game never truly aired. When each name showed for a chapter the dating game theme song came into my head. As horrible as the failed dates were, they had me cracking up. This playboy who now wants to find the one going on such disastrous dates cracked me up. And then steps in Scarlett. He resists the pull of the wonderful and kind Scarlett for only so long. The story that unfolds between them is so beautiful it is like the movie An Affair to Remember. The playboy who finds someone and loses her but finds her again once he is worthy (although Donovan was always worthy just had some silly rule of dating or whatnot)they are together. They finally have one another and realize they are in love when like An Affair to Remember the moment where you truly bawl your eyes out occurs. He realizes he can't go without telling her one more second and than he's hit by a car. Sound familiar, the woman is on her way to the Empire State building and thinking of him the playboy and out of nowhere is hit and he is at the top and has no idea that she is down on the road hurt and fighting for life. Except here Scarlett knows. Whether it will continue to have the An Affair to Remember moments has yet to be seen for that I hope surely will be the next book. I hope so for I do have another box of kleenex with Donovan's name on it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jackie

    "A Gentleman's Affair" is a Great Story and a quick read. Donovan Hart, is the Owner of La Fuga hotel located in Malibu and Pisa of Las Vegas. Donovan is smart, handsome, rich, sexy and a recently reformed playboy, in search of his "il mio per sempre" {My Forever}. The story takes us through his hilarious and sometimes not so hilarious love life. Donovan has not been selective in his past and is starting to believe there is more out there for him. It is not until he breaks his own rules about mi "A Gentleman's Affair" is a Great Story and a quick read. Donovan Hart, is the Owner of La Fuga hotel located in Malibu and Pisa of Las Vegas. Donovan is smart, handsome, rich, sexy and a recently reformed playboy, in search of his "il mio per sempre" {My Forever}. The story takes us through his hilarious and sometimes not so hilarious love life. Donovan has not been selective in his past and is starting to believe there is more out there for him. It is not until he breaks his own rules about mixing business and pleasure that his romantic luck changes. He finally succumbs to his attraction to Scarlett Montgomery an Interior Decorator he has hired to redecorate his hotel. Scarlett is warm, beautiful, sexy and funny. After a few hiccups they get together and sparks fly! Their blossoming love story is sweet, fun and sexy. I have to say I was blown away by the ending, I did not see it coming. I cannot wait to read the rest of Donovan's and Scarlett's journey. I highly recommend "A Gentleman's Affair". It is witty and warm, taking us on a journey of Donovan's self discovery. You will find yourself rooting for the sexy Donovan Hart, wanting him to find his "il mio per sempre".

  14. 4 out of 5

    DJ Sakata

    Favorite Quotes: “But Jared and I are the only men in the room again, and the ladies have begun to stare us down as if we are the last two bowls of chocolate ice cream left on the entire planet.” “We are kissing so passionately that you would think that we were the ones that if fact, created kissing.” “…and just because ‘back in the day’ actually ended just a few months ago, well, that doesn’t make me any less serious about finding ‘the one.’” “She is like flies at a picnic. Annoying, and always the Favorite Quotes: “But Jared and I are the only men in the room again, and the ladies have begun to stare us down as if we are the last two bowls of chocolate ice cream left on the entire planet.” “We are kissing so passionately that you would think that we were the ones that if fact, created kissing.” “…and just because ‘back in the day’ actually ended just a few months ago, well, that doesn’t make me any less serious about finding ‘the one.’” “She is like flies at a picnic. Annoying, and always there, landing where they aren’t wanted.” My Review: This book is an easy and comfortable read that flows like a casual conversation or play-by-play journal entries. It includes humor, stream of consciousness recall of memories, and chatty confessionals of a handsome, rich, penthouse living playboy, who just so happens to also own a hotel and sex club. Oh yeah, there’s that… But he swears he is on a mission to change his ways and is looking for “The One.” Maybe he is has found her, just in time for a wicked cliffhanger. Hiss. But I am prepared and already have the next 3 volumes loaded on my beloved kindle. Otherwise I would be swearing like a sailor.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Ruth Ann

    Donovan Hart is 32 yr old drop dead gorgeous playboy. He is successful, smart, wealthy with a great sense of humor. He owns a luxury hotel on the beach in California. He will soon open another one in Vegas. He is wealthy enough to buy a large yacht just because he had extra money in his bank account that needed to be spent!! He is looking to find his one true love. He is tired of the playboy way of life. He doesn't have much luck until he breaks his rules and mixes business with pleasure. This w Donovan Hart is 32 yr old drop dead gorgeous playboy. He is successful, smart, wealthy with a great sense of humor. He owns a luxury hotel on the beach in California. He will soon open another one in Vegas. He is wealthy enough to buy a large yacht just because he had extra money in his bank account that needed to be spent!! He is looking to find his one true love. He is tired of the playboy way of life. He doesn't have much luck until he breaks his rules and mixes business with pleasure. This was a quick read for me. The story moved rather quickly. The ending really surprised me. I was a bit shocked, I didn't expect it. Can't wait for book 2 to come out!! This is Mr Linn's first book. I love the male perspective in a romantic story. The character of the dates were well developed, well written. Each one had their own distinct personality. Donovan captured my heart and emotions. I felt his frustrations with his dating situation. Mr. Linn was able to relate what we all have gone through while dating.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Seeba

    **Good read, but different from other books in this genre. ** While I enjoyed the book, I will admit that it had a different style of writing than most books in this genre. For some, that will be a welcomed relief; but, to others it may take awhile before you're able to get into the writing style. It was almost as though you were reading snippets from Donovan's dating journal. The book started off by highlighting some of Donovan's least favorite dating experiences, with (almost) each chapter repr **Good read, but different from other books in this genre. ** While I enjoyed the book, I will admit that it had a different style of writing than most books in this genre. For some, that will be a welcomed relief; but, to others it may take awhile before you're able to get into the writing style. It was almost as though you were reading snippets from Donovan's dating journal. The book started off by highlighting some of Donovan's least favorite dating experiences, with (almost) each chapter representing a different incident (with a little cross over here and there). It wasn't until later in the book that the chapters starting melting together --representing a change in Donovan's dating pattern (or luck if you will). I recommend the book, particularly if you're in between books or series. It's an easy, relatively short read.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Tanya Vought

    This was a unique book written in a man's perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish... and that ending, wow! You'll see Donovan Hart, eligible bachelor, playboy realizing he wants to change his ways and find something more permanent.... and here's where you will laugh/ be enlightened with the ladies he encounters.. I think he's a great guy and a fabulous character! I enjoyed him and the relations he has with his assistant and Scarlett! You'll enjoy the passion, sex and laughs as wel This was a unique book written in a man's perspective. I thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish... and that ending, wow! You'll see Donovan Hart, eligible bachelor, playboy realizing he wants to change his ways and find something more permanent.... and here's where you will laugh/ be enlightened with the ladies he encounters.. I think he's a great guy and a fabulous character! I enjoyed him and the relations he has with his assistant and Scarlett! You'll enjoy the passion, sex and laughs as well as be on your toes a bit with suspicious up to no good Ex's who won't say in the past.... That ending... has me wanting more and I can't wait to see what will unfold next!! 4.5 stars from me!!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    C

    What a wonderful book, light hearted and humorous yet a wonderful love story. Main character Donovan is a charmer and playboy who thinks he is ready to settle down and find the right woman. His search for her is hilarious and so true to life. We've all been there at some point. He puts his heart out there in his search for a woman. The other side of the story is his business which he took over from his parents. He is a smart business man and has a keen eye for what he does. Successful and hot, c What a wonderful book, light hearted and humorous yet a wonderful love story. Main character Donovan is a charmer and playboy who thinks he is ready to settle down and find the right woman. His search for her is hilarious and so true to life. We've all been there at some point. He puts his heart out there in his search for a woman. The other side of the story is his business which he took over from his parents. He is a smart business man and has a keen eye for what he does. Successful and hot, can't ask for more than that. But you get more than that. Donovan is hot, smart and sexy. Worth a read. Can't wait for the sequel to come out. Not patiently waiting....

  19. 4 out of 5

    Crystal Zapata

    This is a great read. I love how honest and real the character is. I don’t have to stop and think “what does that mean” Donovan’s thoughts and feelings are laid out in the open. He’s in search for the one, his perfect match, the woman he will start a life and grow old with. His journey from one hilariously bad date to the next is quite entertaining. You find yourself thinking “My god did I EVER do that?!” I highly recommend this book to everyone. No matter what genre of books you like, this one is This is a great read. I love how honest and real the character is. I don’t have to stop and think “what does that mean” Donovan’s thoughts and feelings are laid out in the open. He’s in search for the one, his perfect match, the woman he will start a life and grow old with. His journey from one hilariously bad date to the next is quite entertaining. You find yourself thinking “My god did I EVER do that?!” I highly recommend this book to everyone. No matter what genre of books you like, this one is funny, fast paced book and you will absolutely love it at every page. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next installment.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Brandy

    Not bad at all!! Donovan Hart rich playboy hotel owner has decided to trade in his bad boy ways and start looking for his forever. After a series of bad dates he is just about to give up when his hotel decorator Scarlett catches his eye. To bad for Donovan he has a rule about not dating women he works with (thanks to the cheating whore ex Danielle) will Donovan bend the rules and make room in his life, heart and bed for Scarlett? We'll have to wait and see

  21. 5 out of 5

    Mybabybluegirl

    An excellent and hard-to-put down book. Told from Donovan's point of view, I found myself laughing at some of his exploits, and crying at other points - this author pulls out all the range of emotions from his readers and does it winningly. Characters from Donovan to the women who cross his path are well-rounded and it's easy to develop an opinion of each of them. This author definitely needs to write MORE books - this first outing has him hitting the ball "out of the park." Bravo!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

    I was really pleasantly engrossed by this book. from a different perspective, that of the "rich alpha male" for a change it was witty, refreshing and made me want to read it again, always a good sign. this is a new author that makes it all the more interesting. Beware it ends on a cliff hanger, I can't wait to find out what happens next. arrrggghhh.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Zandra

    30pages? Since i dnt have any basis for my rating since its only 30 pages and a big cliffy, 3 stars. Please make it better on the next book and please please make it 300 pages and inexpensive. How would the readers buy your books if it's too expensive for them to read and too short to grasp the ideas of the story? I wont say it's a waste yet but please make it better on the next one. Thanks.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Mamackn

    I laughed and cried and I enjoyed the roller coaster that is Donovan. I loved how he would laugh at himself, I loved how he had to convince himself of everything. From the moment you hear about his dad you fall in love with him. I love the unexpected turns in the book too. It is so easy to talk yourself in to doing the "right" thing but it is more fun to do the wrong thing.

  25. 5 out of 5

    De Reese Robinson

    I found this book to have an exceptional storyline. I would definitely recommend this book as a good read. looking forward to the second book of the series, just hope it don't take 6 months to get....

  26. 5 out of 5

    Leighannlopez61

    I loved this book. I loved the main character Donavon Hart. He is funny, witty and most of all sexy as hell. The way he told his story makes the book a must read. I can't wait until the next book comes out.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    The build up in the beginning was necessary, but had me wondering when the romance would kick in - who was he going to get with..however once it started I loved it. Donovan Hart is a reformed playboy looking for lasting love..will he find it if he breaks his rules? Looking forward to book 2!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Michala

    I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book, and couldn't put it down when it finally arrived. I fell a little bit in love with Donovan :) who wouldn't ;) and the beautiful Scarlett. I can't wait for book 2. brilliant read thankyou. kala x

  29. 5 out of 5

    Soraida Gallegos

    Amazing read, and a totally unexpected ending, I absolutely recommend this book, Donovan Hart is a great character, loved how the book is written, they're time when the character addresses the reader as he's telling the story which I love, it gives this story a more realistic dimension to it.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Tish Matheson

    For me, the book went very fast. It felt like I was reading someone's writing who has ADHD and had forgotten to take their meds. It's not a bad thing if you like quick reads or fast paced novels. For me, I prefer slow and steady with more descriptions. I just couldn't connect with anyone.

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