Tanner by Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow

A Bookworm Review by Ana


Contemporary Romance

I give this book 5 stars!

True love will knock at your door, even if you don’t believe in it…

Have a look at the blurb:

“A kiss was all I needed.”
“Looks like you got what you wished for.”
“Yes. About that…”

I was supposed to find a finely dressed businessman, have a one-night stand and forget about my failed relationship. Instead, I meet Tanner Sexton—a gorgeous man in street clothes, messy hair and the sexiest smile I’ve ever seen.

When my ex shows up at the bar, Tanner notices my panic and kisses me just so the prick can see. Then he takes off, leaving me breathless.

So, I do what any rational person would. I chase after him onto the subway, and embark on a wild night in New York City with a complete stranger.

No matter how much I fight it, this mysterious artist painted his soul onto my skin, and I haven’t been able to forget him. Our romance is one for the ages, but age isn’t the only thing standing in our way.

Tanner ebook



OMG it’s here… The book is here and I couldn’t read it sooner… I know… I know… How could I, right?
The thing is I was so busy in that moment but once my schedule was cleared… Oh boy… I devoured it…
Jeannine Colette and Lauren Runow had created the perfect series and let me tell you… Once you start to read it you will have severe problems to let it go…
Their writing mix up so good that you know you will love it. The feelings they bring to the stories will melt your heart… But that’s not all it’s going to melt…
Tanner is their latest release and it’s the third book from the Sexton Brothers series… Oh lord have mercy…
But I need to tell you something. You must read Austin, then Bryce and then, only then, you can read Tanner. These books aren’t standalones so read them in order.
This book explores the lifes of Tanner and Harper.
Tanner just wanted to have a normal life, but being super rich and having to grow up and work at his family’s empire was in the cards for him.
But he just needed to get away, complete his studies and only than he would get back but…
Harper is a teacher, a profession that she loves but in the love department she failed miserably. One night at a bar she couldn’t imagine that that hunk of a men would change her life but…
I just want to cry my eyes out…. Wanna know why?
Because this masterpiece is over… Why? Oh why?
These three brothers had stolen my soul and melted my heart.
I’m so in love with the Sexton Brothers that I wanted to keep reading about them.
Sublime plot, very well written, super engaging, intense and hot has hell.
Once I started to read it I simply couldn’t put it down, nor did I wanted to. And the proof is that I went to bed at 2am… Crazy right? Wrong, because if you had read this series you know the effect that have in us.
This book presented us with love, loyalty, desire, family bonds as well as greed, betrayal, crime and appearances.
How can someone be so shallow and mean in order to hurt someone?
Everything worked perfectly, from the chemistry the characters share to the drama in between each chapter.
And get ready to take a few cold showers… Just saying.
Well there’s not much to say without spoiling so I’m only gonna say this.
This series is one of my favorite series of all times and I’m sad it’s over.
Jeannine and Lauren, you girls have an amazing gift, and that translated to this amazing series. I knew you guys would be amazing but this is beyond all that. It’s exquisite and breathtaking.
Can I have more please? I really hope you would say yes.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

A Few Teasers:

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Secret lair


“Are you okay in those?” I motion toward her shoes.

“I’m good now, but I’ll suffer in the morning.” Her lips twist with the words.
I stop and let go of her hand. Her confused expression makes me smile. When she squeals as I lift her off the ground in a cradle hold, I can’t help but let out a laugh. Her hands grip my neck, and when our eyes meet, I wink on instinct.
“I’m fine. I can walk,” she demands.
I just keep walking.
Her arms lace firmer around me as she checks over my shoulder and then looks back up at me. I might be looking forward, but I can feel her stare heating the side of my face.
“Either you’re a gentleman or a serial killer,” she says.
“Lucky for you, I’m neither.”
She groans in my arms as I carry her toward a row of townhomes. There’s a small alley between two, so I turn down it and gently place her on the ground.
Taking her hand again, I head to a stairwell on the side of the building. When we get to the bottom, I knock three times.
A small picture window on the door opens up. A man speaks from the grate, “Who is it?”
“Sapphire,” I reply.
“How many gems did you bring today?” he asks.
“There’s only one rare stone,” I say, giving the rest of the secret phrase, and add, “but I brought a pearl from the shore.”
The door opens, but the man doesn’t present himself. I look back at Harper, who has a bugged-out expression, which I should expect since I’m asking her to enter a strange building with me.
I walk inside, and she follows. We step into a small office with a couch, a desk, and a bookcase. A narrow door is open, showing a bathroom. There’s barely room for more than the three of us in here.
When the outside door is closed behind us, the man is now in full light, and he’s big. No, huge. I haven’t seen this one before. His chest is the size of a barrel, and his head nearly touches the ceiling.
He holds his palm out. “Card.”
I hand him my sepia-colored member card that has four numbers written in red. He holds the card up to a black light to confirm its authenticity.
“You okay?” I ask Harper, who is clutching her bag to her chest.
“Obviously, wherever we’re going is something very secretive and members only. I’m starting to rethink my idea to follow you. Why don’t I carry pepper spray or a machete in my purse?” Her tone is sarcastic yet serious.
She’s funny without even realizing it. I put my card back in my wallet.
“So, what now? He pulls a book from the shelf, and the wall opens?” she jokes.
“That would be cliché,” I say. “We’re going through the bathroom, obviously.”
I laugh. “I’m kidding. It’s absolutely the bookcase.”
The bouncer pulls a gold rose-shaped handle on one of the shelves, and the bookcase pulls out like a door. We walk inside to a bigger room. It’s painted black, but there’s enough light in here to give off an amber hue. Harper is tentative, but she’s still with me.
A woman is standing by a podium with a long red velvet curtain behind her. Jazz music is muffled in the background.
“Good evening, Mr. Sexton. Pleasure to see you again.”
She places a hand on one side of the thick drapery and pulls it over. Inch by inch, the curtain rises, and I keep my eyes on Harper to watch her reaction.

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About the Authors:

Lauren Runow

Lauren Runow is the author of multiple Adult Contemporary Romance novels, some more dirty than others. When Lauren isn’t writing, you’ll find her listening to music, at her local CrossFit, reading, or at the baseball field with her boys. Her only vice is coffee, and she swears it makes her a better mom!

Lauren is a graduate from the Academy of Art in San Francisco and is the founder and co-owner of the community magazine she and her husband publish. She lives in Northern California with her husband and two sons.

You can also stay in touch through the social media links below.

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Jeannine Colette is the author of the Abandon Collection – a series of stand-alone novels featuring dynamic heroines who have to abandon their reality in order to discover themselves . . . and love along the way. Each book features a new couple, exciting new city and a rose of a different color.

A graduate of Wagner College and the New York Film Academy, Jeannine went on to become a Segment Producer for television shows on CBS and NBC. She left the television industry to focus on her children and pursue a full-time writing career. She lives in New York with her husband, the three tiny people she adores more than life itself, and a rescue pup named Wrigley.

Jeannine and her family are active supporters of The March of Dimes and Strivright The Auditory-Oral School of New York.

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