How to Seduce a Stubborn Man by Anita DeVito

Strong, hot men are a mainstay of my romantic suspense novels and these guys have the smarts to keep up with their bodies. After all, you can’t unravel a mystery, bob-and-weave through suspense, and escape with the grace of a Cirque du Soleil performer without a few brain cells firing at the same time. There’s another thing my guys have in common—they are stubborn. They are dedicated to their missions, their careers or their lifestyles. While there is plenty of room for sex, not so much for love. This creates a few problems for their partners. My ladies have to use some creativity to get their men to the great happily-ever-after. Here’s a little advice from my leading ladies on how to seduce a stubborn man. ~ADV


Peach Morales (Lost in Deception). Seducing a stubborn man isn’t hard but it does require technique. I found fishing works 8 out of 10 times. First, you need to know your man enough to pick the right bait. For mine, the classic little black dress and 3” heels is a sure thing. Next, dangle the bait just out of reach and every time he lunges forward, you pull it away. Not literally (where’s the fun in that), but metaphorically. Use what you have to keep him on the edge between hungry and aroused. Now a tame man will quickly give up but a stubborn man will keep coming and coming and (if you are really lucky) coming.


Carolina Walker (Lost in Shadows). Hey y’all. I don’t have much experience with men in general but my man definitely qualifies as stubborn. He had this great big hole in his heart and didn’t even know it. Stubborn men really do need to be handled with kid gloves. Oh, they think they’re all rough and tough but that’s nothing but a façade. Find the man beneath that thick skin and love him for who he is. The rest will fall into place. Good luck.

Kate Riley (Lost in Tennessee). Stubborn men are a pain in the ass. Am I allowed to say “ass” on a blog? Well, they are. The best way to seduce a stubborn man is to give him exactly what he wants. He wants you to go, go. In two days or less, he’ll realize how wrong his dumb ass was and come running back. Make him bring pizza.


Dr. Freedom Johnson (Unpublished work).  You have to respect a man with morals and boundaries but sometimes they just get in the way. At the time, it seems perfectly reasonable. “You’re a doctor, I’m an undercover DEA agent, it could never work. Blah, blah, blah.”  Me? I respected his decision and moved on. Found me a sexy cop. Now I am not advocating for intentionally making a man jealous but just let me say…WOW. Sometimes they need to realize they are not the only hot-blooded stallion in the stables.


Sia Del Basque (Unpublished work). I’m gonna begin with a confession…I was the stubborn one. My guy was more than willing to make 1+1=2 but I was all like “no, I have a life to get back to.” Then a backstabbing ex-friend tried to take Zeke out. Permanently out. It’s sad to admit but it took a little life-and-death, betrayal, deceit and heart pumping action to open my eyes. Yeah, he seduced me…but I’ll never be tamed.

About the author:

Anita has been writing fast-paced, sexy thrillers since 2006. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio and lives and works around the Great Lakes. Anita is a member of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.

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LiD_500About the book:

Private investigator Esmeralda “Peach” Morales watches in horror as the crane her uncle is operating topples into Lake Erie. He disappears and she’s convinced he’ll be the scapegoat. She’ll do anything to prove he’s innocent. Seducing the lead investigator is just part of her strategy, at least that’s what she tells herself.

Thomas Riley is at Elderberry Farm when he learns of a deadly crane accident in Cleveland. The forensic investigator suspects sabotage and amid the rubble and mangled metal he uncovers a web of lies and deception. At the center of it all is a beautiful brunette who always seems to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Both fiercely independent, they must learn to work together––inside and outside the bedroom––to unravel the mystery and clear her uncle’s name.


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