Can't Resist Series REVIEW TOUR!


"A heartfelt, fast-paced, and fun read!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely


Resisting the Bad Boy
Author: Violet Duke
Publisher: Independent
Released on: March 28, 2013
Genre: Romance/ Women's Fiction/Chick Lit



Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she's only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast. 

Preferably him. 

An unbridled, hotshot attorney with a not-so-little black book, Connor Sullivan has earned himself quite the bad boy reputation. But in his defense, he's a very conscientious one. He knows far too well that sometimes in life, love isn't enough...or worse, not even a factor at all. To avoid that misery--and repel the drama--Connor always makes his one and only rule crystal clear right from the start. Absolutely nothing more than a month. 

Turns out, a whole lot can happen in one month. 

Authors Note: This is NOT a standalone. This is the first book in a three-book serial. 

This three-book serial is part of the CAN'T RESIST series. Books #1-3 (Sullivan Brothers "Nice Girl" trilogy) must be read in order. While Book #4 is a separate standalone (the other brother's happily ever after), it is recommended that it be read after the trilogy. Books #1-3 are also available as a bundled boxed set.


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The moment that Connor Sullivan spots his brother Brian walking through the door with a heavenly beauty on his arm he is intrigued; not only because his brother hasn't dated in forever and bringing a date to one of his functions seems so out of character for him; but also because the woman on his arm has an undeniable magnetic pull that he just can't ignore, his eyes don't want to let her go. But upon further conversation and inspection he begins to suspect a farce brewing, there is a noticeable separation between them that airs on the side of platonic friendship, not the romance they are trying to pull off, and that gives him hope. He isn't in the habit of stealing his brothers women, but this one is definitely worth considering, she is smart, witty, and knows how to handle a man... and he wants her more than he has ever wanted anything else in his life! But going after her would be wrong on so many fronts...

Resisting the Bad Boy is a fast paced forbidden romance that is certain to lure you in from the first page, and hold on tight until the last, and that last page will get you good!! In this first book of the serial you will meet the Sullivan brothers and the woman who has found herself wedged nicely between them, being a friend to one and a lover to the other. After attending an evening out with Brian, her friend, she catches the eye of his handsome brother Connor, and before long they find themselves embroiled in a heated romance, but it comes with an expiration date. Connor doesn't do long term or deep attachments, and she knows that going in, but somewhere along the line he seems to forget that, and things start to get a little messy, which means lots of turmoil and angst to mess with your emotions. I thoroughly enjoyed this first installment, it was engaging, well written, and highly entertaining, can't wait for more!



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Falling for the Good Guy
Author: Violet Duke
Publisher: Independent
Released on: June 30, 2013
Genre: Romance/ Women's Fiction/Chick Lit



A sexy, often emotional treat that will resonate with the 'nice girl' in all of us." -- Lexi Ryan, New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author

Abby Bartlett is well aware that everyone thinks she's in love with her best friend Brian. He is, after all, the type of man a nice girl should be with--the polar opposite of the bad boy--the kind of guy who didn't let his wife's decade-long illness stop him from showering her with a lifetime of love every second until her dying day. Yes, Brian has been the yardstick against which Abby has measured all other men. But everyone's wrong; she couldn't possibly be in love with him.

Because she's never once allowed herself that option. 

It's taken a while but Brian Sullivan has finally come to terms with being a widower at the age of thirty, surviving the woman he spent half his life loving, a third of it losing. Truth is though, he wouldn't have 'survived' any of it really had it not been for Abby--sweet, incredible Abby--the woman he's never once had to picture his life without, never realized he couldn't truly live without. Until now. Now that he's finally able to love her the way she deserves, the way he knows she wants to be loved...by his brother.

Who's giving him exactly one chance to speak now or forever hold his peace.




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From an outsider looking in one would deduct that Abby and Brian are involved, they spend copious amounts of time with one another, share outings together with his daughter, and seem to be embroiled in a happy little love affair. But honestly that really isn't the case, they do spend time with one another, but only as friends, and have remained completely platonic during their long friendship; mainly because Brian has been nursing a broken heart due to the loss of his wife. 

Abby has been the one to help him hold it together, keep him and his daughter on task, and been the one to brighten his life on some of his darkest days. There is honestly no way he could survive without her, she means the world to him and his daughter, but unfortunately she also means the world to someone else too... his brother Connor. His brother and Abby dated briefly for a month, but Connor doesn't do commitment, and when he found out that Brian was interested in pursuing Abby he decided to step aside. But for how long? 

Now both Sullivan men find themselves in love with the same woman, and she loves both of them for very different reasons, but only one of them can hold heart forever!

Falling for the Good Guy brings readers back into the lives of the Sullivan men, and the beautiful woman who has managed to capture both of their hearts, and this time the story centers more around the relationship between Brian and Abby. After watching her discover something with his brother Connor, Brian starts to realize how important Abby is to him and it has him wanting to hold on to her and all that they have, but the question remains if Abby feels the same, or if what she has with his brother will be stronger. This little scenario just keeps getting more interesting, and more torturous on my heart, I honestly have no idea which way this one is going to go, just when I thought I was on team Connor, Brian swooped in and had me doubting my decision! Can't wait for the next installment and to see how it all plays out!! Highly recommend this serial, it's loaded with feels, swoons, and many moments that are good for the heart!

I requested an advanced copy of this title, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.


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Choosing the Right Man
Series: Can't Resist #3
Author: Violet Duke
Publisher: Independent
Released on: July 31, 2013
Genre: Romance/ Women's Fiction/Chick Lit



“Emotional, sexy, and so unique. I could NOT put these books down.” -- NYT Bestselling Author Carly Phillips


Connor’s back. 

Just when Abby’s life seems all but perfect, the infuriating man comes charging back in to wreak havoc on her emotions once again. And in typical Connor fashion, he has yet another proposal for her. But instead of a wild and fast fling, he’s proposing...forever.

Brian’s not giving her up without a fight. 

Normally the tame one of the pair, Brian is holding nothing back in the battle for Abby’s heart. He has a decade-long head start in knowing and loving everything about Abby—but is that enough to break the intense hold his brother has on her heart?

Now Abby must decide once and for all between the two brothers -- between the bad boy wanting to start a life with her and the good guy fighting for the life they’ve already built.


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In this third installment in the Can't Resist series, we rejoin the Sullivan brothers and the woman who has a special place in both of their lives, and neither is ready to give her up without a fight... and I mean that literally! These two have both staked their claim on Abby's heart, and she cares for both of them deeply, but ultimately only one of them can be her forever, and she has no idea who she is going to spend her life with. Brian and her have been close for years, but there hasn't been any romantic feelings until recently, and then of course there is Connor, the man oozes sex appeal, and anytime he is around Abby has a hard time focusing on much of anything else. At first glance the obvious choice would be to go with Brian, he's settled and wants another crack at forever, but Connor has now returned and says that he has changed his ways and is willing to extend his usual one month to forever for Abby. This is going to be the toughest decision of her life....

Choosing the Right Man jumped right back into the thick of things with Abby and her Sullivan men, and this one came with some serious angst; both men have staked their claim on her heart, and she is now being forced to choose her right one.Without giving too much away I will say the story turned out how I hoped it would, and she chose the man I thought was perfect for her, but she had me doubting things more than a few times. I have really enjoyed this serial, I am a huge fan of love triangles and I have to say this one ranked high amongst some of my favorites, it was engaging, heartfelt, and riddled with angst to put a nice little squeeze on your heart! I highly recommend you check this serial out, it's certain to keep you captivated from start to finish!

I requested an advanced copy of this title, and I am voluntarily leaving my honest opinion.


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NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education ecstatic to be on the other side of the page now writing emotion-rich stories with fun, everyday characters and sweet, sexy match-ups. Since her debut series in 2013, over a million readers have put all four of Violet's laugh & cry contemporary romance series on bestseller lists and Top 10 charts across the major eretailers, both in the U.S. and internationally. 

When she isn't feeding her book-a-day addiction, Violet enjoys doing far too many things without checking the directions first (often with outrageous power tools she has no business operating), and cooking impossible-to-replicate 'special edition' dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai'i with her kids (Violet & Duke) and Mr. Violet Duke (their ringleader), with a PJs-and-rubber-slippers work dress code she takes very seriously.





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