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The Playboy (Rags to Riches Book 1) by [Ash, Madeline]
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Wanted: Sexy sun-kissed surfer for hot summer fling

Innocent Alexia Burton needs to become sexually confident for an upcoming acting role, and that means taking a lover. Someone she’s attracted to. Someone who’ll teach her what she needs to know, but not ask for more than she's prepared to give. She needs to learn the intensity of true desire and then have him walk away.

Parker Hargreaves is determined to make amends for treating Alexia badly all those years ago. He's changed and wants her to think better of him. If that means letting her sharpen her sexual moves on him so be it. He’ll do it. His playboy reputation certainly won’t suffer.

He just doesn't count on walking away being so hard.

Rags to Riches series
Book 1: The Playboy
Book 2: Her Secret Prince
Book 3: You for Christmas
Book 4: Breaking Good

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 411 KB
  • Print Length: 123 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Tule Publishing Group (21 January 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00SLKXWQK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #86,562 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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This is the first book that I've read by Madeline Ash and it won't be the last... I read it as part of the Hot Aussie Heroes Series...... and what a great series it was to read..... We meet Alexia Burton who is a famous actress.... she needs to become more sexually confident to get an upcoming acting role that she wants..... and to do this she decides to head home to Australia for a holiday and take a lover..... preferably a person she isn't attracted to and one that she can walk away from easily when the time is right...... She meets back up with Parker Hargreaves, who treated her badly when they were both younger... he's a playboy..... and he's also determined to treat better now...... Sparks fly between these two...... Will Alexia be able to walk away?????? Will Parker treat her well?????? Will Alexia get the acting role she wants?????? Will love conquer all.?????? This along with the other 3 books in the series are lovely reads and one's that I would highly recommend.......
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A sweet romance set on a beautiful Australian beach.

Preparing for an upcoming movie role, actress Alexia Burton, returns to her hometown to get some experience with a man. No one knows she is still a virgin, but her audition didn’t go so well because she just didn’t know what to do with a man. Now, it’s do or die. If she expects to get the part, she has to learn how to act with a man.

While out surfing one morning she runs into her old classmate Parker Hargraves. She remembers him as the cocky boy who tried to get her in bed when she was a teenager. She set him straight. She was not that kind of girl. All grown up, Parker has really changed, both physically and professionally. Alexia has decided he will be the one she gets her experience from. What happens when they both start developing deeper feelings for each other? Will Alexia be able to move back to Los Angeles where her career is?

I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and the characters seemed very real.
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By JBoehmke TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 25 January 2015
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Alexia and Parker had a rough start as teenagers. She was innocent and he was rich and used to getting what he wanted. After he tried to push her too hard, they never spoke again. Years later, she is back in her hometown and runs into Parker.
I really liked this book. Alexia was wonderful in her innocence, and her drive to achieve her goals. Parker was also a wonderful character. The story of his graduation present from his mom brought tears to my eyes. It's hard for me to say much more about this story without giving anything away, but it was a wonderful ride. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book.
This is the third book in a connected series of four, however the books will stand alone. You don't lose anything by not having read the others (although I recommend those as well).
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Playboy (Hot Aussie Heroes Book 3) by Madeline Ash 23 January 2015
By MissKiki - Published on Amazon.com
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A sweet romance set on a beautiful Australian beach.

Preparing for an upcoming movie role, actress Alexia Burton, returns to her hometown to get some experience with a man. No one knows she is still a virgin, but her audition didn’t go so well because she just didn’t know what to do with a man. Now, it’s do or die. If she expects to get the part, she has to learn how to act with a man.

While out surfing one morning she runs into her old classmate Parker Hargraves. She remembers him as the cocky boy who tried to get her in bed when she was a teenager. She set him straight. She was not that kind of girl. All grown up, Parker has really changed, both physically and professionally. Alexia has decided he will be the one she gets her experience from. What happens when they both start developing deeper feelings for each other? Will Alexia be able to move back to Los Angeles where her career is?

I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and the characters seemed very real.
4.0 out of 5 stars loved this sexy hero 31 October 2015
By Gatorfan - Published on Amazon.com
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Good story. A young, arrogant, rich kid thinks he is God's gift to the female population. Shocked when a young woman turns him down and runs from him, he has his first taste of rejection. Didn't bother him for long, he just ignores her at school. She secretly crushes on him but doesn't want to become just one more of his conquests. Years later they meet again. She is now a young woman, successful in her own right but still harboring a very angry emotion towards the hero in this story.

Tragedy has touched his life, he has learned some very valuable life lessons and he is a changed man. She has returned to Australia because she needs to experience emotions that she has never felt before. She is an actress and in order to play the part she needs to know how love feels. She left LA because she did not want to run into a guy that she hopefully gets this experience from - better in Australia where she will never see them again. This is a very compelling story, it holds your attention all the way through and is a very good read. I definitely recommend it.

SPOILER - I had a few problems with the heroine, so much so that I almost didn't like her. She held on to hard feelings about him because he just had mindless sex with no strings attached yet that is exactly what she set out to do - with no regard to how her partner might feel. She put him down at every opportunity about his actions as a teen yet she wanted him to do that exact thing to further her career. I got a little tired of her snarky attitude. I had to wonder if she ever thought about what all she was contributing to the well being of the world! NOTHING, yet she judged him because he was rich and didn't do more. She was a bit judgmental for my taste.

That being said, I enjoyed the story and could at some level understand her attitude I just felt like she needed to take a good look in the mirror and decide what made her so much better than him!! She even bitched about the way he treated his cat.

This reviewed was not paid for by anyone. I am not a writer nor do I know any writers. It is just the opinion of a reader, nothing more, nothing less.
4.0 out of 5 stars The Playboy 31 March 2015
By Shari B - Published on Amazon.com
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Alexia has returned home to Australia for a two week vacation, with one thing on her mind, to have a sexual experience. She needs this to improve her acting career. The first guy she runs into is Parker, who she knew in high school and did not leave her with good memories. Parker is now willing to help her, just for two weeks, but will more feeling develop between the two.

I thoroughly enjoyed this story, a fun fast beach read. Love the descriptions of the Australia coast line. I so want to visit. This is the third book in the Hot Aussies Heroes.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Second Chance With The Playboy 8 February 2015
By Rosemary - Published on Amazon.com
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Alexia Burton has had success with her acting career in LA, but in order to get a role that will help her grow as an actress. She has to show that she can be sexy and confident on screen. Since she's never had a lover, this will be difficult. To get the experience she needs, Alexia goes back to Byron where she grew up. Unfortunately she meets Parker Hargraves. She had refused his advances years ago and they parted on bad terms. Why does she still find him attractive? Alexia and Parker have matured but that night still colors their interaction. They both feel pain and discomfort. Can they put the past behind? I liked these characters. I wanted them move forward. Their emotional reunion pulled me in as did their sassy attitude. This beautiful setting is the perfect backdrop for their story. Madeline Ash has done an excellent job creating an entertaining and romantic novel. I think that these two deserve a second chance at love. I enjoyed The Playboy and the other stories in the Hot Aussie Heroes series.
5.0 out of 5 stars The Playboy 25 January 2015
By JBoehmke - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Alexia and Parker had a rough start as teenagers. She was innocent and he was rich and used to getting what he wanted. After he tried to push her too hard, they never spoke again. Years later, she is back in her hometown and runs into Parker.
I really liked this book. Alexia was wonderful in her innocence, and her drive to achieve her goals. Parker was also a wonderful character. The story of his graduation present from his mom brought tears to my eyes. It's hard for me to say much more about this story without giving anything away, but it was a wonderful ride. I couldn't put it down. I highly recommend this book.
This is the third book in a connected series of four, however the books will stand alone. You don't lose anything by not having read the others (although I recommend those as well).

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