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Saturday, July 6, 2013
Avoiding Mr. Right  
 A Walk on the Wild Side Book Two
                                        by  C.J. Ellisson


Carla Johnson thinks issuing orders to a lover will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Afraid for Carla’s future, her best friend Heather implores her to change her self-centered ways, handing her a list of love life mistakes to steer clear of:

1. Casual Sex
2. Friends with Benefits
3. Avoidance of Intimacy

Carla ignores the list—unwilling to face she might have a commitment problem. Until she invites a co-worker to her place one night. She instantly regrets the hum-drum sexual encounter and discourages the accountant from pursuing her.

Andy Shea refuses to become another lover the feisty blonde dumps. It'll take a patient man with a strong hand to unlock Carla's sexual awareness and win her heart. He’s up for the challenge to convince her he’s the one—and eager to prove this number cruncher won’t make a boring bedmate

My review:

Rating 4 out of 5

The beginning of the book should have sucked me in, but it took me a few pages to get really into this hot and sexy novel. Once it sucked me in though, *Whew*, Momma needed some ice cubes! Sex wasn't the only message I got out of this book, I realized that I am reading a lot more books about women judging a book by it's cover or the guy by his job. My eyes sped through the book hoping she would learn that it is not about the guys job because that one aspect of him does not make who he is. Just like women are often judged by what we look like on the outside and that doesn't make who we are either. I loved the word play and banter that whipped through the book. The characters may have taken a bit to become whole for me but when they there was steam. Momma likes steam! 

About the author:

C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the NYT Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze. Unlike most full-time authors, she's also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.

To learn more about C.J. and her other books, please stop by the author's website ( or visit her on Facebook at She's also available via Skype for interviews and book club Q&A sessions, please email for more details.

Do you miss signed books? C.J. offers free, full-color signed 4x6 postcards of all her novels to readers who've left honest reviews on any retailer or book reviewing website. To obtain yours, please email your review URLs to the previously stated email addy with your mailing address--international readers welcome!

The contest:

I will be choosing two people to receive Swag packs from the author and everyone can participate ( U.S. and International ). 

  1. Leave a comment and email me at Once I have chosen I will email the winners. I will be doing the drawing on Friday.

As always if you are interested in a review of your book, would like me to beta read, or have a suggestion please feel free to comment or email me at 

Have a great day! 


Unknown said...

NICE! Looks awesome!

Unknown said...

If only doing all three of those things were that easy! Thanks for the giveaway and the cover is lovely! <3

Unknown said...

I keep seeing this book pop up on my FB and being so tempted to buy it! I think I'm going to end up caving and getting it soon, it looks right up my alley!

Helena Ferrell

Tara P said...

This books looks awesome can't wait to get it!!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the intro to another great-sounding new-to-me author! I can't wait to read this. :-)

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for the review and hosting the giveaway!

Kriss -- thank you! I had a blast writing this one.

Bookoholic -- Agreed! In my single days… well, let's just say I understand Carla. ;-)

Helena -- If you do cave I hope you enjoy it! Happy reading!

E.Sadlersfan -- When I got the cover on AMR I stared at it for two days! I hope if you give it a try you enjoy it as much as the early readers have so far.

Karen -- Yay! Glad my inclusion on this blog brought my name in front of you. If you like a lot of sex in your books you should enjoy them just fine ;-)

Appreciate you all stopping by to comment! Good luck in the contest.

Katrina said...

I loved this book. I can't wait to see what's next, who's next, and some more sizzle!