Liz Crowe – Stewart Realty Series Reading Order

by Maryse on October 27, 2012 · 7 comments

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This series has come up a few times as a “What to Read after Fifty Shades” option:

Christine: I don’t think I have seen this series posted before but wanted to recommend the Realtors Series by Liz Crowe. Not only is she a great writer who is so personable and answers all questions but she has created a to die for series that I can not get out of my head! The character development is amazing and you feel like you really know who they are and what they are feeling. All totally relatable! I have not felt this way since 50 and Bared to You!

Denise: I LOVED the Realtors Series by Liz Crowe. Though Jack is more frustrating than Christian, I liked Sara so much more than Ana.

Angie: Oh, I’ve been completely hooked on Liz Crowe’s “Realty” (yep, that’s realty, not reality)! Her plots are like a soap opera on crack, but I love her characters (and their equally ramped up sex drives ;) ) so much, that I just go along for the warp speed ride… I liked the heroine as much or more than Sylvia Day’s Eva Tramell! Sexy, sexy Alpha and Beta guys galore. FLOOR TIME (STEWART REALTY) series is book one. Yes, please post an accurate reading order as you always do

About book #1:

Jack Gordon is Ann Arbor’s most delectable bachelor. At age thirty-five, he’s made millions as a top-selling Ann Arbor real estate broker and has the right connections to close a deal by any means necessary. With his rugged good looks and compelling personality, he has a virtual black book most men would kill for and he uses it often, never settling for one woman for very long.

While his D/s past remains buried, exactly where he wants it, an undercurrent of boredom and dissatisfaction runs through his life now. A disastrous experience years earlier made him swear off the whole scene, but the more Jack suppresses his natural Dom, the more his frustration grows.

Sara Thornton, a rookie in the real estate game, has fast-tracked herself to the top of the Ann Arbor market. Her life reflects a disciplined and focused routine, exactly the way she wants it. However, as her career takes off, the fulfillment she seeks remains inexplicably out of reach. The one thing she knows for sure, she will not join the Jack Gordon groupies in her company, no matter how tempting that might seem.

A chance encounter, then a difficult transaction, throw Jack and Sara together and the sparks fly high and hot and often. Forced to confront the compulsions that gain momentum with each sizzling encounter, their relationship seems to spiral out of control until Jack finally admits what he needs, and shows Sara what she’s been missing.

A note from the author about the series, as per her blog post:

“… has a mild BDSM theme but does not beat it to death, so to speak, like some. It is neither the reason nor the driving force of the series but explores the psychology of trust in a loving relationship as relates to the trust required by all parties participating in bondage or sadomasochistic play…

This series is not for everyone as it pushes the boundaries of what could be considered formula romance while keeping an eye on the prize: the glittering, glorious Happily Ever After … Don’t get me wrong. I will get you to the HEA, but not without some real work on the part of my characters, and of you as a reader.”

    

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

J.A. Psoras October 27, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I appreciate it when authors are forthcoming and willing to discuss their work. Thanks for the recommend.

Takisha October 28, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I read this series up until Essence of Time….it was good. Still pondering on going back in

Corie October 29, 2012 at 9:31 AM

I read the first three. Didn’t like them. I felt the H/h were really unlikable. Seriously want to slap them both.

Jen October 29, 2012 at 11:27 AM

I read the first two…and started the third and I couldn’t take it anymore and stopped. I normally enjoy angst and indecision when two powerful characters meet up and try and define who they are as a couple…but this was 3 books of pushing away and avoidance, and only a few times did they open their hearts and say how they truly felt, and 5 minutes later ruin it all. It got old. Fast.

Maryse October 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Bummer. I do love the tease and push and pull but certainly need some substantial relief from it.

Lesley November 1, 2012 at 7:54 AM

I agree with the other comments.. the constant back and forth in what seemed like split seconds was exhausting. I wanted them to get together and I love reading a series but this feels a little like beating a dead horse. I was hoping that the other books would concentrate on Blake / Rob or Craig/suzanne to give a full feeling of the dynamic of the group.

Lola November 5, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Maybe Jack and Sara were a little exhausting but if you can get to the other 3 about the other characters and the lastest escalation clause you will get the dynamics of the group and understand more about what makes them tick. Loved all of them!!!

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