Thrust Under By Michelle Valentine & Emily Snow

Title: Thrust Under

Author: Michelle A. Valentine & Emily Snow

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 27, 2018



Gabriel Carter is the biggest, cockiest asshole I’ve ever met. He’s six-foot-three inches of ex-baseball player—sexy muscles and smoldering looks that turn my body into a traitorous mess.

Did I mention he’s also the reason business at my family’s hotel is quickly going down the drain?

I shouldn’t want him, but try explaining that to my body. Especially after he proposes a business deal to me that will be mutually rewarding—both financially and sexually.

Sleep with the enemy?

Nah, I’ll just marry the bastard instead.


Mary’s 4 Star Review

Don’t you love when two authors you adore come together, and write a book that you instantly fall in love with? Michele Valentine and Emily Snow are a force to be reckoned with. They combined their book magic and wrote one enchanting story. If I had one wish it would be for more from this amazing duo. 

Maggie returns to her families resort in Hawaii after  years of being away in the military. She is surprised to see that someone has opened one right next to her families’. She quickly becomes concerned with her parents financial struggles that she knew nothing about. The other resort seems to be doing very well, and offers a great vacation experience. On her first night back she goes with a friend to the “other” resort, and sees her ex. He kind of broke her heart and is the reason she left in the first place. She grabs a handsome stranger and convinces him quickly to kiss her. It does the trick and her crisis is averted. Shortly after the mind blowing smooch, and some other naughty stuff she finds out that her knight in shining armor is the owner of the “other” resort, and the reason her families business isn’t doing so swell. She get’s super angry, and tells him off with a glass of champagne. The stranger who goes by Gabe is an ex baseball player pursuing his dream, and wants to expand, but needs to look more stable since he has a bit of a playboy reputation. Maggie is the answer to his problem, and the only one he wants in his bed. When he propositions Maggie she thinks it’s a joke, but the more she thinks about what he offers the more she realizes it’s not the worst idea. Will Gabe be able to convince Maggie to marry him, and be the only one in his bed? Or will she say no, and never satisfy her curiosity? 

I loved the plot of this book. It was fun, and intriguing. It was nice to see two characters from totally different backgrounds, and experiences come together to find something special in one another. The setting couldn’t be more perfect, and I would of loved to see what had inspired this story. Maggie and Gabe had great chemistry, and with not many flaws the book wasn’t angst filled, or sad. There weren’t any hidden surprises, but without that I was able to get the characters, and understand what they wanted from one another. Without realizing it they were his with the lust turned love bug, and it put a cheesy grin on my face.

While reading I was unsure if this was going to be a stand alone. If it wasn’t then that would of been fine with me. I could of read another entire book about this couple happily. Saying that I would love to see more from Michelle and Emily. A spin-off, entire separate book, the phonebook. After reading Thrust Under, I’d read anything by these two. I am definitely recommending this one to anyone who loves a fun romance. 


About The Authors

Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.

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Emily Snow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the DEVOURED series (October 2012, January 2013) and TIDAL (December 2012). She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three. Visit her blog at for news, teasers, and contests.

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