Friday, September 18, 2015

Review:Losing Control by Jen Frederick

Losing Control (Kerr Chronicles #1)
Jen Frederick
Montlake Romance
258 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
**** 4 Stars
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 Welcome to a world few people know. A world where the hottest bedroom desires become a reality and where good girls like Victoria “Tiny” Corielli shed their sweetness for carnal, bad-girl pleasures.

Victoria nurses her mother through cancer treatments and works long hours as a New York City bike courier to pay for the roof over their heads. When a suspiciously high-paying delivery job thrusts her into the arms of impossibly attractive businessman Ian Kerr, Victoria is sorely tempted to enjoy his attentions and his chiseled body, if only to forget her responsibilities for a while…no matter the cost.

Kerr seems to have it all: money, power, and charisma to spare. What he doesn’t have: revenge on an old nemesis, but he intends to get it. Kerr is prepared to cast innocent Victoria as the lure in his vengeful plot. Yet the more they explore midtown Manhattan—and each other—the more she means to Ian. Will it be too late for him to stop the dangerous plan he’s already put into motion?

My Review 

At first glance, reading the blurb, it seems like your typical poor girl/rich guy romance.  A knockoff of Fifty.  Because I mean, who didn't ride on that coat tail right? I usually pass up any books that have hints of fifty anywhere in the story but the cover drew me in.  And if I'm going to be honest, I requested this book solely on it's cover before even reading the synopsis.   I took a gamble on this book and I was well rewarded.  Like I said the cover drew me in but the characters made me stay.

Victoria, or Tiny as she's called in the book was a strong, believable and *gasp* like-able character.   Ian as well.  He wasn't arrogant as billionaires typically are.  He had the alpha-male qualities with none of the typical drawbacks.  He was thoughtful, sweet and caring.  Likable.  Believable.  

Tiny's a bike messenger (which earned her major points in my book) and while she lives a mediocre life  she's happy with her life.  Until her mom gets bad news that her cancer has come back.  While it effects Tiny tremendously, she puts on a brave face for her mom.  Having gone through this battle once before, they both try their hardest to keep moving.  But her salary as a messenger won't cut it. Seeing as they live on the fifth floor of their apartment and her mom's illness there's just no way that's gonna work.  Taking up a second job to make ends meet, she runs into Ian-literally-and so their cat & mouse chase begins.   And I loved it! He was relentless in his pursuit and while it was hard for Tiny to keep her wits about her she did a stellar job of maintaining her sense of modicum and pride.  

Watching their attraction build amidst the backdrop of danger and sadness allowed their relationship a depth that would have otherwise floated in shallow waters.  Even with the plot twist with Ian's past history and his intention to make right what was wrong, the fact that he was able to allow his love for Tiny to change him in a positive way was just so damn convincing!

I really enjoyed this book.  The pacing was great, the story even better! A must read for those of you who enjoy sexy alpha heroes and sizzling romance. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Blog Tour: 1001 Dark Nights by Lorelei James excerpt

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We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Lorelei James' STRIPPED DOWN! STRIPPED DOWN is a Blacktop Cowboys Series Novella brought to you by 1001 Dark Nights. It is due to be released on September 1, 2015! Grab your copy today!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Summer's Sweet Embrace blog tour + Giveaway

Summertime love is always the sweetest. These eight sweet tales of summer romance are the perfect companion for a day at the lake or the beach. 

Summer’s Sweet Embrace, a sweet romance anthology

Author: Various
Publisher: Roane Publishing
Release Date: August 19, 2015

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