Trashy Foreplay

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OMG, what a page-turner emotional roller-coaster this book was, forbidden love will they or won't they? If you do not like reading about affairs or cheating spouses then this is not for you. I found it riveting to read but at some points, I wanted to scream NO NO. I have not read Gemma James before this one and I must say she had me very entertain with her story about temptation and Fate. The chemistry these two had was hot and steamy as they fight what is right and what is wrong. I received a free copy of the book and have voluntarily written an honest review. Warning it does leave you with a cliffhanger at the end that will have you screaming I WANT MORE!!!!
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I will admit that I have never read a book from Gemma James before, and the only reason I was drawn to this book was because of the sexy cover and blurb. I am really glad that I took a chance on a new to me author though as I couldn't put this book down! This book had so much of what I look for, and I cannot wait for the next one! 

With her life in ruins, Jules heads to Seattle to start over. But things get off to a rough start when the sexy stranger she finds herself captivated with on her flight turns out to be none other than her new and married boss. She knows that she can't go there after everything she just left behind, but she has never felt the way she feels about Cash with anyone else.

I know that some will have a problem with this book simply because it has cheating and I really don't want to go into detail and spoil things here. This story is worth the read and in my opinion best experienced blind. Cash and Jules had such a strong connection and chemistry right from the start, and right or wrong I felt like they belonged together. There were so many reasons that they shouldn't be together, and yet all I wanted was to remove every last obstacle standing in their way.

To me, this book is definitely worth the read even if you are a bit skeptical due to the content. Things aren't so cut and dried here, and the story is far from over. This does end with a cliffhanger and I will be honest and tell you that at the end of Trashy Foreplay we are left with more questions than answers. But the other thing I will also tell you is that I will be anxiously waiting for the next installment in this series as I am dying for more! This might have been my first book from Gemma James, but it won't be my last.

**ARC Provided by L. Woods PR**
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It's a good story, hot sizzling Montgomerys and cute sexy Jules. 

I was instantly captivated with this story line and the unique characters at play. Just when I was finally given what I wanted, it was ripped away, and I was left desperately wanting more!
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I absolutely love this book! Gemma did a fantastic job with it.
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Cash Montgomery's life has hit a turning point, his work is important to him, but his marriage isn't all that it should be and it seems his wife has been keeping herself busy with another man. He's not surprised, the way their relationship has been of late. The cute woman he met on the plane home was a great release to talk too, but he's still in a quandary as to know what to do. 

Jules is determined to make a fresh start and never go back down the path that got her into her unhappy mess in the first place. And that's married men are strictly off limits. And a new town with a new job are just what she needs. She's completely taken by surprise when she realizes her new boss is going to be the handsome guy she sat next to on the plane, they had swapped many intimate details about their lives....and nearly kissed. 

An attraction between Cash and Jules was definitely there, and working together was going to be hard. Cash's married status hadn't been evident and Jules is torn as her feelings are already shaky. I felt for them both as they tried to do the right thing and they didn't want anyone hurt. But the attraction just grew stronger, drawing them together until their feelings can't be denied.

The story has wonderful writing and told in a POV way. The interesting characters and plot development keep the reader guessing through out. I Loved it. I've just got to wait for part two now, yes it's a CLIFFHANGER ending, yikes!!!
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I must admit that when  you read the description of this book it doesn't sit well. Cheating is the antithesis of romance. So how can a story involving so much cheating be emotional and sexy? Well, you have to read this to believe me, but it can be. Gemma James accomplishes the impossible and turns a couple, who in normal circumstances would be cliché and unsavoury, into a couple that you cheer on and want to see together. A couple that has so much chemistry that it sizzles off the pages of the book and leaves you breathless. 

Jules Harley made a mistake. A huge mistake. While on a break from her long time boyfriend she got drunk and ended up sleeping with her boss. And even though she has no recollection of the deed itself, her boyfriend leaves her without a second glance when she confesses it. Not only that, but her boss - whom she now can't believe that she was ever attracted to - asks her to resign. Shamed, lonely and wrecked, she decides to see her best friend and boards a plane to Seattle. She may tell herself that this is only a vacation, but she knows that she won't be coming back to Oklahoma any time soon. It seems that fate has decided to throw her a bone. The man sitting next to her on the plane is like an electrical shock to her system. Never has she felt the spark and intense attraction that she feels towards him for anyone. Upon arriving to Seattle they both go about their separate ways, thinking that they will never get to see one another again. Until they do...

Cash Montgomery is devastated to find out that his wife has been cheating on him. And he has the picture to prove it. He decides to return to Seattle a day early to surprise her and hopefully to catch her. He is torn by her deceit. The last thing he expected was to meet the woman of his dreams sitting next to him on the plane. A woman, that he knows he will never be able to have. He may be married to a cheater, but he has no intention of becoming one himself. They don't even exchange names and believe that they will never see each other again while knowing that they will also never be able to forget one another. So when Jules walks into Cash's office for an interview, they are both surprised and believe that fate is giving them a second chance.

Jules is a cheater. Cash's wife Monica is a cheater and Cash is determined to never be one. From the outside, they all seem guilty and not very likeable. But like Gemma James points out in the description of the book, there are no innocent parties and I believe that they all seem to have their own reasons. The only thing I didn't like about the book is the fact that it finishes on a cliffhanger and that I have to wait a couple of months to find out what's going to happen. Apart from that I have to say that this is one of the hottest books I have read this year - and this is even more surprising due to the fact that there are hardly any sex scenes. But like I said, the constant tension between Jules and Cash is so intense that it truly is a very sensual foreplay. Can't wait for the sequel!!
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4,5 temptation stars
(The author clearly states that this story involves cheating.)


When Jules is fired from her job because she slept with her married boss, she flees to Seattle. On the plane, she meets a very sexy stranger. It's fair to say that their chemistry is powerful from the start. Never thinking they would see each other again, they part ways at the airport....

Cash Montgomery is on his way home and is completely taken by Jules. I couldn't get enough of him. He is caring, kind, GORGEOUS and also very m.a.r.r.i.e.d.. He is also her NEW BOSS.

My heart literally hurt for Cash and Jules, even though they both frustrated me at the same time. These two are just lost and heartbroken. But let me tell you that the tension and chemistry in this book is off the f*cking charts. 

Trashy Foreplay is so much MORE than what I initially expected. I was instantly captivated with this storyline and I  didn't want to put it down. I CANNOT wait for the next book in this series.
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Review copy provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Great, light romance! You don't have to think too much, you can just enjoy the story. However, if you're wanting something unique that will wow you, this isn't it. It's predictable. The story line and characters were enjoyable. If you don't like reading about cheating though, this may not be for you. Overall, this was a enjoyable but I wouldn't read it twice.
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Gemma James is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of a blend of genres, from new adult suspense to dark erotic romance. She loves to explore the darker side of human nature in her fiction, and she's morbidly curious about anything dark and edgy, from deviant sex to serial killers. Readers have described her stories as being "not for the faint of heart."

She warns you to heed their words! Her playground isn't full of rainbows and kittens, though she likes both. She lives in Oregon with her husband and their four children--three rambunctious UFC/wrestling-loving boys and one girl who steals everyone's attention.
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This is a fantastic hot and steamy romance and i really enjoyed it.This was a well written super read that i could not put down cannot wait for the next book.I know some wont like it but cheating does not bother me it happens,what did shock me was just how much i loved these characters they were great give it a go you wont be disappointed.
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I have to say that this book intrigued me from the title, Synopsis and author as I have read some of her books previously and always found them great.

The synopsis kinda scared me a little but I needn’t have worried as this book just sucked me in from the get go and I was totally absorbed into Jules and her turbulent life to date.

Enter Cash the CEO, good looking, seems to have it all when his world comes crashing down.

The will they won’t they factor throughout this book was just palpable, you could cut the sexual tension with a knife as they both try to fight the inevitable.

I finished this book feeling bereft, anxious for the continuation. The book just had everything I look for in a good book, good fast dialogue, relatable characters and just the right amount of tension and anguish.
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Thank you for allowing me to read and review Trashy Foreplay.  This was the first book from Gmma James that I have read.  I am glad that I tried her work.

That being said, I just could not get into this book.  It was not the writing or the storyline.  I think that it was the characters themselves.  I just couldn't get into their story.  Because of this, I will not be leaving a review on my social media sites out of respect for the author.

I do want to try another one of Gmma James' books simply because people love her work within the book community.
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DNF. This was the first time I'd read Gemma's work. I didn't love her writing style and found the female lead Jules. I do not mind cheating in books and am not offended by it. I also respect this is a work of fiction, but it was just a little much for me. I know others have enjoyed this book and I do feel that my opinions are personal towards this piece of work. This one just didn't mesh with me, sorry.
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I love Gemma's books!  Though from her past books and the title, the thought it would be "trashier".  It was still very hot, with believable characters!  Can't wait to find out what happens next!
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OMG, Are you serious?  A cliff hanger?  I could not believe it when I got to the end of this book.  I loved the book.  Meeting a man on a plane that you have a strong attraction to.  An attraction you never had with anyone else.  

I think that Jules' boss did something to her to get her to sleep with him.  She does not remember.  After this incident, now she thinks she has a thing for married men, which I do not agree.  When Jules met Cole on the plane to Seattle, she did not know he was married.  

This was my first book by this author and I can not wait to read the next book in this series.  When does book #2 come out?


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I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa
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Very well written hot book about messing with a married man and what that can bring you.
I have cheating but this a nice story in spite of that. It has drama, cheating, lust, hot scenes, danger, passion and emotional ups and downs. Finishes with a cliffhanger.

I received an ARC for my honest opinion.
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Wasn't familiar with the author but, figured i'd take a chance and did it ever pay off! 

You are hooked pretty much from the beginning of the book, you want to know what happens, you devour the book in one sitting. It was so worth the gamble. Look forward to more books by this author.
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This galley was given to me by NetGalley ARC provided in exchange for an honest, unbiased opinion.

I gave this review three stars overall, mainly because of the cheating aspect. Don't get me wrong, I really like this story and am eager to read the next one immediately. I just constantly struggled with the cheating aspect of this story. While it is such an important part of the plot, I still felt uneasy. 

Would I recommend this - yes! Will I feel guilty to root for Cash an dJules if Cash doesn't divorce Monica? - yes.
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‘Trashy Foreplay’ by Gemma James is another consuming page turner that you just cannot put down. As soon as I started reading I knew that I wouldn't be doing anything else until I had finished this book and I cannot wait to get my hands on the next one as she has left us with a cliffhanger at the end of this one. This was a great 4 star read.

I was a bit unsure of the name once I read this book as I had expected it to be slightly different from what it was. This book is filled with plenty of chemistry and attraction but is more about the slow burn filled with flirting and angst.

I definitely felt like this was a lead up book for some awesome things to come and am chomping at the bit to find out what that is exactly.
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