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Years ago, I was burned by a woman.

I forgave, but I haven’t forgotten, and it’s a road I’ll never go down again.

My career has become my life instead. I’m Max Graham, the biggest music agent in the business. Women love me, but I don’t do love anymore. I’ve found another way to meet my needs.

Eve Kennedy—stylist to the stars and total bombshell. By far, she’s the most daring
Published June 28th 2018
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When I started reading this series with The Agency group, Max and Eva had me intrigued from the first book. Max is one of the partners working for the talent agency and Eva is best friends and stylist to James Ryne (from Signed).

Max & Eva's story begins in the book Signed, we got snippets in Endorsed, and we finally get their story in Contracted. And let me say this, I knew it would be good, it would interesting, and I was so excited to get their full story in their own bo
"It was her. It was always her."

Contracted is contemporary romance masterpiece. With complex characters, a riveting plot, and sweltering passion, this stand-alone drama offers a perfect blend for your must-read now shelf!

"I had everything I wanted-a gorgeous cunt in my face and a hot, wet mouth sucking my cock."
Eve Kennedy is a professional powerhouse who is fearless and full of life. A stylist to the stars, Eve is independent and driven to get everything her heart desires. After dating Max
Natalie The Biblioholic
Jun 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018, arc, dual-pov, erotic
Wooooo-eeee!! This book was muy caliente!! In Contracted, Marni Mann gave the perfect blend of eroticism and romance, which had me quickly falling in love with it. I thought I already knew what I needed to know about Max and Eve when I read Signed. Ha Ha! Not even close!

Max was once bitten, twice shy. After having his heart broken by his high school sweetheart, he devoted himself to his work. His career was the only thing to be trusted and everything and everyone came second best. When Eve
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the BEST book of the series. We've had Brett & James story , Jack & Samantha story, so Max & Eve story was next step and it's a giant leap from first book, In terms of heat, angst, tears & Passion. Max Graham is self confessed workaholic. An ambitious agent on the rise & rise and he works his tight ass off, for it. Eve Kennedy is his counterpart & match in ambition, zeal, passion and sexuality. She's an equal partner throughout their relationship. Choosing to rema ...more
Kathy West
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
WARNING!!! This is not a trigger warning….this is a hotness warning!!! This book is a scorcher!!! If sex scenes bother you, or if you can’t handle sexy talk….this is not the book for you. (Plus there is a sexy surprise in the book, one that I was not prepared for, but it was AMAZING and you will know what I am talking about when you read the book)

Max and Eve have a story that has been told before. Two people with a friends-with-benefits kind of relationship. No feelings. Just sex and good times.
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Jun 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Contracted by Marni Mann
5 stars!!!

“I love you more.”

OMG, I have been in love with this author for a long, long time, but Marni Mann brought out her ‘A’ Game with Contracted and knocked it into the stratosphere. This author has written so many fantastic books that often fly under the radar, but this is one of those books that needs to be read. This is by far my favourite book in this connected series and I am even going as far to say as my favourite contemporary romance by this author, it is
Tasha and Megan Mahoney
I have just finished reading Contracted by Marni Mann and I am such a happy reader right now! Contracted has every element that you could possibly want in a sexy romance novel and then it triples it. There is a lot of sex, so you need to have your fan set to high when you settle down to read this scorcher. Some of the sex is pure raunch and some of it is so much more.

The passion and connection are undeniable between Max and Eve but Max has been hurt before and now life has to fit around the car
Laura- BookBistroBlog
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
By Marni Mann
5 LA to Miami Stars!!!

I have enjoyed all the books so far on the Men of “The Agency” but Max’s story in Contracted is by far my most favorite! Written flawlessly and flowed perfectly, I was unable to put this book down once I started.

Max is a workaholic always on the go, meetings, dinners, concerts, you name it. But that is what has made him who he is. Willing to work 16 plus hours a day, 7 days a week has granted him the lifestyle that he has worked so hard to get.

Eve i
Chloe reads
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
4,5 contracted stars

“It was her. It was always her.”

Contracted is the third book following the owners of The Agency. I was so, oh so excited to read Eve and Max 's story after reading Signed. I was certainly not disappointed. Even if Signed remains my favourite in the series, Contracted is close second.
Without spoiling anything, a totally unexpected scene at the beginning took me by surprise (not particularly in a good way). Still, I carried on reading and I have to admit that this stor
Sofia Lazaridou
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
The book was lacking one big thing. Romance. And that tired and frustrated me because for half the book Eve and Max weren't in the same city or country or at the same mindset. I was expecting Max after the accident to realize that he was in love with Eve and couldn't live without her, but he kept singing the same tune as before. I still don't buy his change of heart. And as if that wasn't enough he was spending a lot of time with his ex. The same ex who cheated on him and ruined him for the othe ...more
Mary at USAT's HEA
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Contracted isn’t technically part of a series but rather one of four interconnected books, and I devoured the first two, Signed and Endorsed. While they are both ultra-sexy reads, Marni Mann has dialed up the heat in Contracted, and I wouldn’t have been surprised if my Kindle had started smoking while I was reading it.

For the last two years, Eve and Max have been content with their fun, adventurous strictly sexual relationship, but Eve begins to wonder if she wants more. Although it is obvious t
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jun 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
Good Lord!!! I can't contain myself - Contracted is another Marni Mann win! She legit just killed it and put everyone on notice and Slayed!!! What else can I say about one of the best authors I have ever read that I haven't said before? This book was SO emotional, intense and outstanding! Eve and Max had me consumed from the very first page. I was addicted to every word and seriously could not put this book down. This story and this series is just so goddamn great and a complete gamechanger. I n ...more
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review


Contracted by Marni Mann was a sexy, hot entertaining erotic romance with angst thrown into the mix. Mann entices readers to be drawn to her main characters as they are engaged in a sexual relationship that works but what happens when a no strings attached romance leads to one of them developing feelings. So can two sexually perfectly compatible couple make it work? Or will one discover to walk away before one hearts gets broken? So if you
Jun 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-review
4.5 stars

Contracted was pure fire! It was really everything I love in a romance all rolled into one. Tons of heat, great banter, some emotion, and delicious angst.

Max and Eve have been dating for two years, the love to have fun in the bedroom but their careers come first. After Eve realizes that she does want more with Max, she has to make tough decisions to get their relationship where she wants it to be.

I adored this book. Marni Mann's series of standalones surround The Agency are some of my f
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
Oh Marni...You have done it AGAIN!
Contracted is set in the same world as Signed and Endorsed. While these could be read as standalone books, I highly recommend reading them in order. Characters from the previous books show up in Contracted.

This is Max & Eve's story. I LOVED getting the introduction to Max and Eve in Signed. Max is another owner at The Agency, his line is the music side of the company. Like the other guys, he's all about work, loves what he does, and is great at his job. He m
Anna Valsa
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
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Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Years ago, I was burned by a woman. I forgave, but I haven't forgotten, and it's a road I'll never go down again. My career has become my life instead. I'm Max Graham, the biggest music agent in the business. Women love me, but I don't do love anymore. I've found another way to meet my needs. Eve Kennedy-stylist to the stars and total bombshell. By far, she's the most daring woman I've ever had in my
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’ve wanted Eve and Max’s story since I met them! I’ve been intrigued and I just knew there was a story there! It was so much better then I thought it was going to be! It was everything and then some! And then about ten times better then that!!

Ok so we already know a little about Eve. I know I love her and that’s she’s Jame’s best friend and that she’s basically amazing! But I also know now how sweet she is, how bad ass she is, how she doesn’t take crap but would give you he shirt off your back
Lita Thomas
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Contracted by Marni Mann is the next story in the owners of The Agency. Max is the music sgent. He loves his carefree lifestyle. He loves his friend, the co owners of The Agency. When he meets Eve
he feels his life is complete. Eve's life is just as hectic. She is stylist to the rich and famous. Her best friend James, a famous actress is her biggest client. When Eve and Max can get together their sex life is combustible. Some hot sex that may even include another woman. All is great till Eve wan
Jun 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Derek Block introduced me to Marni Mann and I was hooked.
Contracted is effing hot.
It's emotional, I did get a bit teary eyed a time or two, but mostly it's just plain hot. You get cuddling to flat our hard core and everything in between, but I expected nothing less. Of all the things I loved about this book, the best part for me was Eve's realizing she was worth more than what she was getting, being strong enough to walk away when the time came.
Seeing her woman up an go after exactly what she w
Paperback Princess
I didn’t think it could happen but Max has replaced Brett as my!!! Contracted was hot...super sexy...and a bit emotional. This book was freaking amazing!!!
Reading with 2 book lovers
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms mann has written a great story
eve and max make the perfect characters for this story!
I devoured this book.
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hot, hot, hot…

This is the latest release in the Agency novels and it is super, super hot!

If you’ve read any of these stories (and you really need to because they are terrific!) then Eve and Max are no strangers. James was a client of Max’s agency and Eve was her stylist. The sparks flew and their passionate encounters soon took a life of their own. Now, a few years later, they continue to burn up the sheets and anywhere their adventurous spirits take them. Any spare moment they can squeeze in be
Casey ~BookObsessionConfessions~
First off, I absolutely LOVE all of these sexy men at The Agency - and Scarlett too, but I fell in love with Max and Eve in the previous books so I’ve been dying to get my hands on their story in Contracted.


Marni Mann started this book out right with ALL THE HEAT. I mean, damn.. Chapter 4 had me panting like a bitch in heat.


Too much? Eh, probably. Either way, it’s the truth and I don’t really care.

#NOSHAME peeps.

This author is my all-time favorite when I need a steamy read and the way she wrote
Misty (Red's Romance Review's)
Max Graham doesn't do love, the mere mention of it and he is headed for the door, he tangled with it once, and it didn't end on a good note, so from then on out it was strings-free only. Then Eve Kennedy wandered into his life, and before long he found himself wanting to keep her around, so they continued to see each other non-exclusively when their schedules allowed. But with everyone else around them starting to settle down, and start on their happily ever afters, Eve has started to drop hints ...more
K.  Ramjohn
Jun 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Contracted by Marni Mann is the third book in this series and I loved it. This is Max and Eve's story and was definitely my favorite.
This novel was hot and steamy, it was emotional and swoony. The characters were perfect together. Max and Eve were made for each other. This M/F story did not skimp on the steam and had a M/F/F scene in one of the chapters. These characters were complex and the author did an amazing job of showing the character development through out the story and we got
We Like them Dark **
Jun 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018
Screaming from the top of my lungs “I LOVED THIS BOOK SO HARD!!!” Did you hear that?! I sure did. That’s a top 10 read for the year 2018, easily. It’s tough to finally realize I’ve been living under a rock, because this is the first book I’ve read in this series. This world that the author has created is utterly amazing-and I wish I could live in it forever-which is why I ran to my computer to buy Signed and Endorsed in just about every single medium I could.
Max and Eve are probably one of the h
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have you ever read a book that made you want to go back and lower all your starred ratings because everything just dims in comparison to what you just read? Contracted had me feeling that way...and I was only 3 chapters in at that point.

So. Many. Emotions.

Thoughts while reading:
Damn I need a cold shower. Ugh my heart. Someone hold me. Should have packed an extra pair of panties. I'm gonna slap you for being so stupid. I'm not crying, you're crying.
The Smutbrarians
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Storyline: 5
Angst: 3
Tissue: 0
Value: 5
Panty Scorching: 5
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Reviewed by Robin

Eve Kennedy is happy with her two year “arrangement” with Max Graham. The sex is off the charts. Until she starts realizing that perhaps she would like “more”. As successful as Max is, he barely has time for her and works as much as possible. Max is happy with their current situation and can’t understand what this “more” is that Eve wants. He gives her more than any other
Anne Milne
Jul 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you've read the previous books you'll have met Max and Eva, I was so happy to finally get their story.

I loved the chemistry and banter between them , whether it's between the sheets or out of them it's hot hot hot.

They are friends with benefits who remain exclusive to each other. Now I'm going to say I saw the problem with that straight off, how can you not develop feelings for someone in that situation and what happens when the inevitable happens.

I wanted to dislike Max but he sneaked under
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Bestselling author Marni Mann knew she was going to be a writer since middle school. While other girls her age were daydreaming about teenage pop stars, Marni was fantasizing about penning her first novel. She crafts sexy, titillating stories that weave together her love of darkness, mystery, passion, and human emotions. A New Englander at heart, she now lives in Sarasota, Florida, with her husban ...more
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