Saturday, 28 December 2013

Exquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove + Giveaway



  

Exquisite Betrayal
by A.M. Hargrove 


Description:  A male Romance Author… a convention in Vegas… a female book blogger… a goal to lose her virginity… what happens when you mix all the above?

Fallon McKinley is headed to Vegas for the Wicked Wenches Romance Con and losing her virginity is only one of her goals. The other is to meet her favorite author of romance novels, R.T. Sinclair. What she doesn’t realize is that the sexy green-eyed god she rams into at the airport is the real R.T. When they keep running into each other, she’s shocked, but excited, because the attraction is irresistible.

Ryland Thomas Sinclair doesn’t want anyone to know his true identity. He’s the author that all women love, but everyone thinks he’s a female. He hides his persona behind the public face of his twin sister, keeping his own a secret. But after meeting the lovely Fallon, his intentions to avoid a relationship come to a screeching halt. She’s put an unwanted kink into his perfectly laid out plans. His unusual reaction surprises him because after a heart-shredding breakup a few years ago, he’s managed to avoid women at all costs.

Resisting Fallon becomes more difficult than he imagines. Soon things are spiraling out of control, until a major miscommunication has Fallon walking out of his home and his life. Will Ryland Thomas succeed in losing the woman he loves? Or can he win her back?




4 out of 5 stars

Off to Vegas for the Wicked Wenches Romance Con (um, yes anyone?), Fallon not only gets to meet her fellow bloggers for the first time but also one of her favorite authors, R.T. Sinclair. But things don't go quite as Fallon had hoped and at the end of the weekend she finds herself stranded in Vegas with no money, no ID, and no way home. Sounds like a good time to me. Luckily (or maybe not), Fallon goes home with Ryland, the sexy guy she met in Vegas, until she can get things straightened out and can get herself back home.

Fallon was hilarious. She is smart and sassy, even if she does not always make the best decisions. Ryland is seriously sexy, and an overall good guy. The best thing about the characters is that they made mistakes, sometimes big ones. They were not perfect, but they were good together, and the chemistry between the two is smoking hot. There were a lot of ups and downs in the story, an emotional whirlwind.

Overall this was a great story. It had a lot of funny laugh out loud moments but also some tender moments between Fallon and Ryland. Thank you to A.M. Hargrove for providing me with a copy of her book!




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About the Author: 
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M.

Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had ├╝ber quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).  
So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with writing about being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups.

Blog: http://amhargrove.com/

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Exquisite BetrayalExquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove

Exquisite BetrayalExquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Off to Vegas for the Wicked Wenches Romance Con (um, yes anyone?), Fallon not only gets to meet her fellow bloggers for the first time but also one of her favorite authors, R.T. Sinclair. But things don't go quite as Fallon had hoped and at the end of the weekend she finds herself stranded in Vegas with no money, no ID, and no way home. Sounds like a good time to me. Luckily (or maybe not), Fallon goes home with Ryland, the sexy guy she met in Vegas, until she can get things straightened out and can get herself back home.

Fallon was hilarious. She is smart and sassy, even if she does not always make the best decisions. Ryland is seriously sexy, and an overall good guy. The best thing about the characters is that they made mistakes, sometimes big ones. They were not perfect, but they were good together, and the chemistry between the two is smoking hot. There were a lot of ups and downs in the story, an emotional whirlwind.

Overall this was a great story. It had a lot of funny laugh out loud moments but also some tender moments between Fallon and Ryland. Thank you to A.M. Hargrove for providing me with a copy of her book!


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Deadly Obsession by Kristine Cayne

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm a sucker for books about celebrities, covert love affairs, and creepy deadly stalkers. It's probably not healthy, but hey, what can I say? I purchased this book over a year ago after first reading Deadly Addictions (Deadly Vices #2), and I have no idea why I put off reading it for so long. Just so you know, these books can be read as stand-alone stories. As mentioned, I read #2 in the series without having read #1 and had no problem jumping into the stories, the characters, etc. However, I'm glad I finally have some of the back story on the characters who are in both books.

So about Deadly Obsession…Lauren is a single mom who is still trying to get over the loss of her husband years before. She is struggling to find her place in the world and start her career. She is strong and passionate, and she cares deeply for her friends and family. Nic is your seemingly typical playboy celebrity type. He likes to have fun and doesn't take life too seriously. Or at least that's what he lets people believe. Inside he is fighting to keep his life together and to put on the perfect face for the crowd. Both characters were realistic with real problems and emotions.

Overall I love Kristine Cayne's writing. She has a way with words, and her stories are sexy, fun, engaging. I am definitely looking forward to more from this series.


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The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by A.N. Roquelaure

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My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I am a fairly new fan of dark erotica. I knew going into this story that it was not going to be a fun and fluffy fairytale, but it still sounded interesting to me. It was not bad, but just okay in my opinion.

I think the biggest struggle for me was that the story never really went anywhere. There seemed to be no main objective other than the prince rescuing the princess, which happened in the first chapter. Other than that it was quite repetitive. Additionally, the characters were very one dimensional. The way the story was written there was no real chance to get into their heads, to get to know them. For me, that is what makes the story. Overall, the story just did not catch my interest and I do not wish to read the rest of the series.


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