A Sure Thing by Marie Harte

A Sure Thing

byMarie Harte

Kobo ebook | November 1, 2016

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Meet the Donnigans
With the eldest Donnigan brothers adjusting to civilian life, their younger sister constantly in trouble, and their little brother clueless about life in general, falling in love is the last thing on anyone's mind...

Can this Bossy Badass Marine...

The Marine Corps was everything Landon Donnigan ever wanted in life...until a bullet sent him home with a medical discharge. Teaching a self-defense class at the gym is old-hat for a marine, but when he meets sexy Ava Rosenthal, his combat skills are useless for protecting his heart.

Be her Mr. Right?

Ava can take care of herself and likes quiet, bookish men-not muscular warriors who think women need to be coddled. But Landon is more than he seems, and when they come together, the results are explosive.

The Donnigans series:
A Sure Thing (Book 1)
Just the Thing (Book 2, coming Spring 2017)

Praise for Marie Harte's McCauley Brothers series:
"Packed with sass, sensuality and heartwarming emotion...an absolute delight!"-Romance Junkies
"Funny, addicting, and full of hot sex scenes."-Booklist

Title:A Sure ThingFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:SourcebooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1492631868

ISBN - 13:9781492631866

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from wonderful I was a little worried this book maybe a little boring but my goodness, I thought it was fantastic! I found myself laughing more than once, and gushing about so many cute moments
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Spicy tale of contemporary romance. If you’re looking for a new contemporary romance read that comes complete with some extra spice, Marie Harte’s A Sure Thing is what you’re looking for. The author has been gaining traction with her contemporary (her How to Handle a Bad Boy was a lot of fun) and here she delves into the story of a counsellor (Ava) and a discharged marine (Landon). Now, Ava likes to play it safe and she already has an idea of her ideal man. Since she turned 30, she has decided that she needs to start seeking out a partner. She meets Landon at the gym where he is helping out as a trainer and they are immediately attracted to each other. Only problem? Landon doesn’t fit her criteria at all. Needless to say, they decide to start on some steamy times but Ava continues to have a wall up around her heart. The only question is whether she will let it down for Landon or if she will move on to something safer. Now, I’m not one to spoil books, so I’ll leave you with that premise and let you know that in this book you can expect: sexy times; a little bit of kink; talking about feelings; descriptions of hot men and women at the gym; and other woman drama (for that I took a star off). So prepare yourself for some hot moments and enjoy Harte’s latest. Disclaimer: I’m an Indigo employee and I was gifted with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Date published: 2016-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 3.75 stars--sweet and sexy 3.75 stars---A SURE THING is the first installment in Marie Harte’s contemporary, adult THE DONNIGANS series focusing the Donnigan family of Seattle. This is former marine, and business manager Landon Donnigan, and psychologist Ava Rosenthal’s story line. THE DONNIGANS is a spin off from Marie Harte’s THE MCCAULEY BROTHERS and BODY SHOP BAD BOYS series. You do not have to have read the previous series to follow the spin off-The Donnigan and The McCauley siblings are cousins. There is a slight cross over with some of the characters. Told from dual third person perspectives (Landon and Ava) A SURE THING follows the building relationship between businessman Landon Donnigan, and clincal psychologist Ava Rosenthal. Ava and Landon both like to work out, and first meet at a local gym where they are both members but the meeting is anything but positive as Landon tries to give, a less than receptive but independent Ava, some pointers. What ensues is Landon’s pursuit of the feisty and somewhat uptight Ava-a woman who has a five year plan and a check list of requirements about men that she dates-a list where Landon doesn’t check any of our heroine’s boxes. Landon is a reluctant civilian-a gunshot wound ended his career in the Marines, and he is struggling to get his life on track. Our hero has a take-charge attitude, and he is trying to take charge of a woman who refuses to lose her independence. Ava is a psychologist who tends to ‘analyze’ things and the people around her, and Landon is a man who refuses to be analyzed. Ava likes order in her life, has had a number of failed online dating fiascos, and Landon pushes our heroine out of her comfort zone to try something new. The $ex scenes are erotic and provocative. Landon likes to talk dirty in the bedroom. We are introduced to Landon’s siblings: Gavin Donnigan-a fellow, former US Marine who suffers with some PTSD; youngest brother, twenty year old Theo who has yet to find his path in life; and sister Hope whose dating history is tempestuous at best. The Donnigan siblings like to prank one another, and the results are giggle worthy throughout. The Donnigan parental units Van and Linda butt proverbial heads with Theo and Hope as the younger siblings struggle with their current paths in life. Ava’s over the top cousins Elliott, and Sadie add some comic relief and insight into Ava’s background and history. There is plenty of back and forth banter between all of the story line characters. Some of the McCauley siblings have cameo roles throughout the story. A SURE THING is a sweet story line; a sexy but predictable romance with moments of humor and fun. The premise is engaging; the characters are dynamic and spirited; the romance is a slow build to a happily ever after.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Sure Thing Wow! Harte has definitely created the backdrop for a fantastic series with this one.She brings the entire town to life, while focusing on the main couple that we come to love. Vibrant scenery melds with a vivid story that definitely captured my heart. The characters in this novel were loveable and easy to get to know. I love how things weren't easy for them, nor were they unnecessarily hard either. It was all so real & I could picture myself in the story with them. And a hero who was drool-worthy amidst his imperfections didn't hurt either. This was a fantastic start to Harte's new series. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others and definitely can't wait to see what comes next.
Date published: 2016-10-26