Dirty Secret (The Burke Brothers, #1) by Emma Hart Blog Tour – Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway!

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Release Date: December 1st, 2014
Summary from Goodreads:

Conner Burke never expected Sofie Callahan to come back.Where she’s been for the last two and half years is a mystery, and so is the reason she left in the first place. Now, though, she’s back in their hometown of Shelton Bay, South Carolina, at the same time Conner’s band Dirty B. is home on a tour break.

Sofie Callahan has spent the months since her father’s death avoiding anything to do with her hometown. But with her brother in Afghanistan, she has no choice but to return and sort out her father’s house, even if it means facing the boy she fell in love with and revealing the reason she left.

Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: Sofie’s daughter will change everything.

 

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Review:

*I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Dirty Secret is a second-chance romance featuring Conner Burke, lead singer of Dirty B, and Sofie Callahan, the girl next door. Sofie disappeared 2 years prior without a trace, leaving Conner heartbroken and confused. Now that she’s back, Conner is determined to find out why she left in the first place and if they can mend what’s broken.

I liked Dirty Secret, a lot. There were many times I was left breathless from the chemistry between Sofie and Conner, and many times I wanted to throw my Kindle against the wall because of them. I love when a book can make my heart race from equal parts excitement and anger.

I have to admit, I was not a huge fan of Sofie for the majority of the book. I think her actions were immature and irrational and I really wasn’t on board with her reasoning. I also could not for the life of me understand why she would be upset when Conner was angry with her. I think he had every right to be angry and I think he treated her more respectfully than most people would in his situation.  I think her saving grace for me was that even though I didn’t agree with her logic, I could on some level understand it and forgive her naiveté.

Conner, however, was another story. He’s a rock star with a down-to-earth attitude which is seriously hot. I found him to be endearing and although he was pretty quick to forgive Sofie, I think he was the more mature of the two characters and I respected that. I loved his Southern charm and I loved the way he loved Sofie and Mila. His interactions with Mila may have been what made this book for me. I could feel myself smiling and my heart swelling with every interaction between the two.

My favorite part of reading a new series from Emma Hart is meeting all the characters. I think she is fabulous at creating characters with distinctive personalities. I have never found one unmemorable.  I am so excited that this will be a series because I cannot wait to see more form the Burke brothers, especially Tate. I found Tate’s stand-offish behavior to be intriguing and I was ecstatic when Mila was able to deflate his tough guy persona. I was also a really big fan of Leila, the Burke sister. She was such a spit-fire and I loved that she had no problem telling Conner and Sofie when they were being childish. I know this series is called The Burke Brothers but I would be more than happy to read Leila’s story. (hint, hint)

Dirty Secret is chock full of romance, drama, and hilarity. I was furiously turning pages to find out what was going happen next between Sofie and Conner, would they or won’t they? Although I struggled with Sofie as a character this didn’t really affect my enjoyment of the story itself. I don’t have to like a character but I need to be able to at least know the why of their behavior. I cannot wait to get my hands on the next Burke Brothers book!

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Excerpt:

That kid that could be mine. I get up and let the empty bottle drop to the floor. The woods are eerily quiet, as if it can sense my anger. As if it knows the bitterness that lingers in my veins, as if it knows the burn of not knowing anything.
Like the woods, I’m left in the dark. Completely.
Branches and twigs crunch under my feet as I increase my pace to a gentle jog. And again, to a slow run. Then to a sprint.
The need to know increases with every footstep, as evenly paced as the ticking of the clock. It doesn’t matter that I’ve probably drunk too much beer to be here or that we’ve only been back for a matter of days.
I can’t be in this shithole full of memories without knowing. I can’t move on until I know. I can’t forgive her for a single fucking thing until I know—and even then, maybe I won’t be able to.
Maybe she’s unforgivable.
Instead of knocking on the back door like I did yesterday, I round the side of the house to the front door. The front room light glows softly through the curtains, but the rest of the house is dark.
My chest heaves with the exertion of my run here and I grab the doorframe to balance myself. I’m definitely too fucking drunk for this conversation, but what the hell.
I bang on the door, once, twice, again and again and again. “Sofie! Open the fuckin’ door!”
“Shut up!” she hisses, yanking it open. “The hell’re you doing here?”
I smirk, leaning against the wall. “Shouldn’t I be askin’ you that, princess?”
“Are you drunk?” Her voice rises a little at the end, and her eyes widen.
Those eyes. Fuck, those baby blues that have always undone me.
“Drunk? No. If I was drunk I’d be sitting at home like a miserable bastard and not here facing the cause of my misery.”
“You’re being an asshole. I don’t have to listen to this.”
She pushes on the door, but I wedge my foot in front of it. I let go of the wall and grab the edge of the door.
“Actually, you do.”
She can’t overpower me, and she knows it, because she lets up and the door swings open. “Why are you here, Conner?”
“You have a kid.”
She smacks her lips together. “Yep.”
“When? When did you have her?”
Sofie takes a deep breath in and presses her hands to her stomach. They’re shaking, even as she links her fingers to hide it. I can see that fucking tremble.
She whispers something but I’m too pre-occupied by her hands to hear it.
“What?”
“August last year,” she repeats, still a whisper.
August. Last year. My stomach clenches as I meet her eyes. “When? When in fuckin’ August, Sofie?”
“August fifteenth.” Her voice hitches halfway through the ‘fifteenth.’
Almost seven months to the day she walked out on me and the rest of Shelton Bay.
Adrenaline hums through my body, and I stare at her. At the tears building in her eyes, the quiver of her lips, the bob of her throat as she swallows harshly.
It’s no different from the burn in my chest, the twisting of my stomach.
“Is she mine?”
She shudders and a tear drips from her eye.
“Sofie. Is. She. Mine?!”

 

 

About the Author:

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

Find Emma online at:
Blog: http://www.emmahart.org
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EmmaHartBooks
Twitter: @EmmaHartAuthor
Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6451162.Emma_Hart

 

Four Seconds to Lose (Ten Tiny Breaths #3) by K. A. Tucker Audiobook Review

Release Date: November 4th, 2013
Summary from Goodreads:
When a gorgeous young dancer walks through his door, a strip club owner must decide whether to follow his rules or his heart in the third novel by the author of One Tiny Lie and Ten Tiny Breaths.Owning a strip club isn’t the fantasy most guys expect it to be. With long hours, a staff with enough issues to keep a psych ward in business, and the police regularly on his case, twenty-nine-year-old Cain is starting to second guess his unspoken mission to save the women he employs. And then blond, brown-eyed Charlie Rourke walks through his door, and things get really complicated. Cain abides by a strict “no sleeping with the staff” rule. But being around Charlie challenges Cain’s self-control…and it’s been a long time since any woman has done that.

Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Rourke needs a lot of money, really fast, in order to vanish before it’s too late. Taking her clothes off for men makes her stomach curl but Charlie tells herself that at least she’s putting her acting and dancing skills to good use. And though her fellow dancers seem eager to nab their sexy, sophisticated, and genuinely caring boss, she’s not interested. After all, Charlie Rourke doesn’t really exist—and the girl pretending to be her can’t get distracted by romance.

Unfortunately, Charlie soon discovers that developing feelings for Cain is inevitable, and that those feelings may not be unrequited—but losing him when he finds out what she’s involved with will be more painful than any other sentence awaiting her.

 

Review:

I listened to Four Seconds to Lose via the audiobook so I will first speak to the writing and then the narration.

I think the Ten Tiny Breaths series is such a great example of the New Adult genre. K. A. Tucker is fantastic at creating interesting and complex characters and stories. I honestly wasn’t sure I would like Four Seconds to Lose since it was Cain’s story. He just hasn’t been a huge player in either Ten Tiny Breaths or One Tiny Lie and what small role he did play made me think he’d be an incredibly dull character. I was, thankfully, one-hundred percent wrong.
Four Seconds to Lose is told in dual POV, switching between Charlie and Cain. The story starts out with a bang, giving the reader a glimpse inside Cain’s life before Miami and Penny’s. It’s rare that I find a prologue that hooks me so completely but I was instantly more intrigued by Cain’s story and realized there was probably a lot more to him than I thought.

Both Charlie and Cain are a bit of mystery to everyone around them. Cain runs his strip clubs with strict policies put in place to protect his employees, his end goal to help each and every one of them get out of the sex-industry. Charlie is just looking for a job that will make her enough money to get allow her to run far away from her illusive past.

This book is full of enough deception to make your head spin. I was so completely absorbed by the twists and turns and revealing Charlie’s secrets that I’d sit in the parking lot when I got home from work and sneak in a few more minutes of listening time. There were times I was so shocked and appalled by the things both Cain and Charlie endured throughout their lives at the hands of the people who should have loved and protected them.

My favorite part of this story was the slow build-up between Charlie and Cain. It is immediately obvious that they are attracted to each other but both are governed by strict rules, Cain doesn’t get involved romantically or physically with his staff and Charlie doesn’t get emotionally attached. I loved watching them get to know and push each other. I thought the chemistry was really well done and although their attraction was instantaneous I never felt that their relationship was rushed. In fact, there was so much tension mounting between them when it hit the boiling point I wanted to scream “about time!”

As for Charlie and Cain as characters, I really liked them both. I have no complaints about Cain; he was a really great guy. He was fiercely protective of the people he loved and although he had his skeletons and indiscretions he wasn’t a bad person. I just loved how quiet he was but when he had something to say, he was definitely heard. His sarcasm and abruptness made me giggle on quite a few occasions, especially his interactions with Ben. Charlie definitely wasn’t the most rational character ever but she had a lot going on and I thought she handled it in the best way she was prepared for. Of course there were times where I wish she would have just spilled all her secrets but understandably she didn’t in order to protect her friends. So I was able to look past some of her decisions and show some empathy for her situation.

I loved that we got to see some familiar faces with extended interaction rather than just cameos. I loved getting a glimpse into the lives of the previous books’ characters. I also think if you wanted to read this as a standalone you could. Although it would spoil aspects of the previous books, there is enough character background given that I think readers would be able to keep up.
Overall this book was really good. I enjoyed that although it was part of a series it was new and fresh and didn’t recycle the other storylines. It was suspenseful and romantic and K. A. Tucker’s writing will have you desperate to keep turning the pages.

The Narration:
I LOVE Sebastian York. He was the perfect Cain with his deep voice and range of emotions. I’ve listened to a few books he’s narrated and each time he gives the character their own respective voice. As for Elizabeth Louise, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to separate Livie from Charlie since she narrates both but she was able to capture Charlie’s attitude so well! I also enjoyed that they sounded like 20-somethings and not teenagers or elderly. It annoys me when a book has a teenage or adult character but the narrator sounds much younger/older. I was definitely impressed with the narration choices and their ability to bring Cain and Charlie to life.

Be My December by Rachel Brookes Cover Reveal – Excerpt & Giveaway!

Today I’m excited to share the cover of Be My December by Rachel Brookes with you! I really enjoyed her Breathe Series and can’t wait to get my hands on this one!

 

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Title: Be My December

Author: Rachel Brookes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 31, 2014

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Synopsis

I knew the exact moment I’d become a ‘yes’ girl.
December 16th, a cold winter’s night, four years ago.
The night my innocence was stolen, the night I made the mistake of saying no—a mistake I’d never make again.
The dream of a ‘happily ever after’ was now a locked away myth. I promised myself that I’d never return to the place of my worst nightmare, that I’d never let anyone get close, but then again, I never thought I’d meet someone like him.
The intense, confident and beautiful Ky Crawford.

I had no plans to become someone’s Prince Charming.
I couldn’t be. I refused to be. My plan was simple—do whatever it takes to correct my biggest mistake, my one regret that now controlled my life.
I was on track. I had plans, but then everything changed when I saw her—the girl in the red jacket, the girl who I was told couldn’t say no.
The reserved yet stunning Eden Rivers.

A girl who can’t say no.
A guy who craves redemption.
A chance encounter?

It all comes down to this.
One question.
One month.

Be My December?

Excerpt

Everything happened so quickly. My hand encased hers, entwining our fingers in a protective move I couldn’t put into words. I didn’t stick around to hear anything else Nick decided to spit. I tugged on our joined hands and she, without question, followed me though the crowd towards the far corner of the bar where we were still close enough to the action yet able to be hidden from the fuckwit likes of Nick Edwards. My mind raced about what I could possibly say to explain my irrational actions. Since when had I become some knight in shining armor?

When we reached our refuge, I halted and dropped her hand. The moment I stepped back, I collided with a hard wall of Josh’s body, and over my shoulder, I found Josh staring at me with wide eyes. I tore my eyes from Josh and turned to find Eden, her friend, and Ashlyn awaiting my next move.

“Do something, dickhead. All eyes are on you after that little performance. You don’t go caveman and grab your woman and then just stand beside her like she’s a stranger.”

Josh was right. I looked back towards the corner of the bar and wasn’t surprised to find Nick and his crew watching with knowing smirks on their faces. Fuck. I had two choices. I could walk away right now, leave the bar knowing that I had done a good deed, and hope to Christ that she could take care of herself, or I could man the fuck up and finish what I’d started.

I pulled Eden firmly against me, wrapping my arms tightly around her waist so her back was flush with my chest. Resting my chin on her shoulder, I couldn’t help but notice how well her body molded to mine. She still hadn’t said a word. Her body was rigid in my arms, and after I heard her inhale sharply, she now held her breath.

“You’ve got to breathe,” I whispered into her ear.

Once again, she simply nodded. She trembled like a leaf in a hurricane against me. Her hands finally clutched my bare forearms, which were resting over her stomach. Her nails dug into my flesh, sending a shot of pain up through my arms, but I didn’t say a thing.

Her body wouldn’t stop trembling, and without hesitation, my grip tightened, trying desperately to pull her body closer to mine. She was completely breaking down in my arms and I didn’t know what the fuck to do, so I did what I hoped would calm her down.

I held on to her for dear life.

 

About The Author

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Rachel Brookes is from a coastal town on the east coast of Australia where beaches, kangaroos and surfers roam free. She writes angsty love stories with a pinch of craziness, a dash of drama, a cup of romance and a spoonful of sexiness… oh and the main ingredient hot guys.
Rachel sometimes forgets to eat, sometimes forgets to sleep and sometimes can’t remember the last time she cleaned her apartment but that’s because she is in a long term relationship with her laptop and is constantly writing.
When she does step away from her laptop she can be found taking too many photos, making scrumptious cocktails, laughing at Adam Sandler movies and spending her time with her amazing family and friends.
With her first novel, Just Breathe, due to be released in July 2013, her dream of releasing a book will become reality. With another three books already taking up her mind, she cannot wait to start this crazy ride.

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Final Call (Call#2) by Emma Hart Release Blitz – Review & Giveaway!

Release Date: 6/16/2014
Summary from Goodreads:
In the highly anticipated sequel to LATE CALL, Dayton and Aaron learn once more than not everything is as straightforward as it seems, and if they have any chance of getting their long-awaited happily-ever-after, they’ll have to work for it…We crashed and burned like a falling plane. Hard and fast with an inevitable explosion. Another few weeks together changed my life the way the first did. At twenty-four, I became naïve again. I became a dreamer again. A believer. And walking away hurts just as much as it did seven years ago.
But over doesn’t have to mean over-at least in Aaron Stone’s mind. His pursuit is relentless, his determination unwavering. He’ll go to any lengths to keep me and prove that I belong to him. Unfortunately, love isn’t easy, and whether or not I forgive him is irrelevant to his past catching up with us. Once again, our relationship is haunted by a secret, one that could destroy everything, and the secret is born from the need to protect the other…
But the tables have turned, because the secret is mine.Final Call is the second and final book in the Call series and is the conclusion to Aaron and Dayton’s story. It’s is not a standalone and Late Call must be read first.

 

Both LATE CALL (#1) and FINAL CALL (#2) are on sale for $0.99 thru June 20th, then they will return to full price. ($2.99 and $3.99.)

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Review:

Final Call is a sexy, sizzling, and addictive read. I freaking LOVE Dayton and Aaron. They are a powerhouse couple. Honestly, I didn’t think I could adore these two anymore after book one but I was so completely wrong! Final Call picks up right where Late Call left off. Dayton is still reeling (and rightfully so) over Aaron’s skeletons and has resorted to locking herself in her house/Liv’s apartment by herself eating ice cream and forgoing showering. After the required mourning/self-pity period Dayton decides to go back to work but interestingly enough, she isn’t getting booked for the jobs she’s used to. If you’ve read Late Call it will be no surprise that despite Dayton’s quick and heartbreaking exit from Paris, that Aaron isn’t about to give up.

Dayton, being the stubborn and intelligent woman that she is, isn’t going to just give in to Aaron. That wouldn’t be like her at all, and let’s be honest, what makes Dayton so likeable is her quick-wit and fiery personality. She has a no BS attitude and has enough self-respect to make Aaron work for forgiveness. It takes a little push from both Monique and Aunt Leigh to get Dayton to truly give Aaron another chance but when she finally comes around to the idea, things get interesting. While Dayton is trying to patch things up with Aaron, Naomi decides to stir things up.  As if she hasn’t caused enough problems for Aaron and Dayton already, Naomi lays out her cards and Dayton is forced to make a choice. Her decision, no matter what it is, could cost her the future she desires.

My favorite thing about Aaron and Dayton is that they are equals. Dayton isn’t afraid to take Aaron head on and vice versa. The push and pull in their relationship is done without insult or injury to the other. The tense moments are made better by the even more intense moments and there is a level of tenderness between the two that really displays the love in their relationship.  Aaron and Dayton’s relationship is one I can firmly get behind and I was rooting for them from the get-go.

Unsurprisingly, I found the Dayton and Aaron’s story to be captivating and full of my favorite things (lies, betrayal, blackmail, lust, love, beautiful men, London, Paris…I could go on and on). What I didn’t expect was to find myself enthralled with someone other than Aaron Stone but alas Tyler Stone intrigued and surprised me. With his devil-may-care attitude and cavalier love-life I didn’t expect a friendship to blossom between him and Dayton but it did and I appreciated that she had someone on her side during hurricane Naomi.

Final Call provided a stellar ending to Dayton and Aaron’s story, tying up loose ends from book one without feeling forced. I appreciated getting to see this couple’s relationship grow into something deeper and more mature. There are a lot of sexy times but like Late Call I never once felt that they overshadowed or took away from the plot. Final Call proves what I stated in my review of Late Call, that Emma Hart’s writing gets better and better with creative story lines and strong, sophisticated characters. Now…about Tyler’s book…

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Supernova by Dani Morales Cover Reveal

With 2 full length novels and 1 novella out in the New Adult Genre, Dani Morales decided it was time to branch out into the Young Adult crowds with Supernova, a Scifi Romance novel. Release date is set for JUNE 9, 2013 so be ready for it!

When the one place you call home is destroyed and the very life you know is no
longer an option, what do you do? For seventeen year old Nova Michaels, life in
Calyx is over. Following the plans of her father, Nova and her mother, Luna, leave
their home in hopes to blend in with the humans on Earth – Newport Beach, California.
Out of the five Celestials, Calyxians are the only beings who resemble humans,
and they’re the only ones who eat, talk, and dress like them.
Aaron McCarthy is a typical high school boy enjoying his summer break, until
something drops from the sky. And when a girl with fire red hair walks to shore,
he knows his summer just got interesting.
The captivation and pull is something neither can explain. They get lost in each
other every time they lock eyes and when they touch, a spark ignites with a
blinding light encompassing their skin. Nothing is as it seems; Nova isn’t what
she seems. Before you can have a future, sometimes you have to deal with the
past.
With all of Nova’s secrets out on the table, can Aaron look past it?



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Author Bio

Dani Morales is a native Texan currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada with her three boys and her mother. She adopted the boys in December of 2011 and loves spending every minute playing with them. On her spare time you can find a book in her hand or sitting in front of the computer typing out stories that run rampant in her mind. Her debut novel Entrelacen released in April 2013, followed by Deviation, her second novel and first in the Deviate Series, in August 2013. 
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Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher – Review

Release Date: April 5th, 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat…and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.

 

 

Review:

I’ve been trying to write this review for a month. My mind tends to wander back to this story a lot. It definitely struck a chord with me. I didn’t expect it to make me feel the way it made me feel. I went in completely blind which is something I totally recommend to anyone who wants to read this book. So instead of doing my normal review where I go in depth about the story and characters, I’m going to keep this brief.

Mud Vein is not a love story. I repeat, it is not a love story. So if you go into Mud Vein expecting one, you will be sorely disappointed. Does this mean there isn’t love woven throughout MV? No. And that’s about all I’m going to say on that front.

What was Mud Vein to me? It was a story about the human condition. It was about the beauty and the darkness each of us has within. It was about the selfish and the selfless, the broken and the mended.

I hated Senna at first. My goodness, did I despise her. But then I did something more than look at Senna, I saw her. I saw Senna in myself, in my best friends, in my worst enemies. Senna represented the darkest and most difficult parts of each person’s psyche. This is Senna’s story, it’s her journey to find the truth, her truth. There’s a palpable level of mystery and intrigue surrounding her circumstance. Why is she locked in the cabin with the one person she never expected to see again? Who is responsible?

I thought the plot and characters were fascinating. I couldn’t put Mud Vein down once I picked it up. It appealed to the darkest parts of my heart. It made me feel numb, elation, and heartbreak. I don’t think this book will appeal to everybody, in fact, I’ve noticed it hasn’t, but to me, it spoke volumes. There is nothing like an author who can capture the human condition so wholly. Mud Vein showed the darkness and the self-destruction we are each capable of, but also the utter selflessness and love that makes humans what we are. So if you’re looking for a book that will challenge you and really make you consider humanity, pick this one up.

 

Favorite quotes (non-spoiler):

“You’ve been silent your whole life. You were silent when we met, silent when you suffered. Silent when life kept hitting you. I was like that too, a little. But not like you. You are a stillness. And I tried to move you. It didn’t work. But that doesn’t mean you didn’t move me. I heard everything you didn’t say. I heard it so loudly that I couldn’t shut it off. Your silence, Senna, I hear it so loudly.” 

“There is a string that connects us that is not visible to the eye. Maybe every person has more than one soul they are connected to, and all over the world there are those invisible strings… Maybe the chances that you’ll find each and every one of your soul mates is slim. But sometimes you’re lucky enough to stumble across one. And you feel a tug. And it’s not so much a choice to love them though their flaws and through your differences, but rather you love them without even trying. You love their flaws.” 

Late Call (Call, #1) by Emma Hart Blog Tour – Review & Giveaway

I am so excited to share my review of Late Call with you! Be sure to enter the giveaway, as well!
Release Date: April 28th, 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
She’s a high class call girl. He’s taking over his father’s business.
Seven years ago, they fell in love in Paris.
They walked away at the end of the summer, never imagining they’d meet again.
Now he’s her client.We fell in love the way you jump from a cliff. Hard and fast with a reckless sense of abandon. The six weeks we spent together changed my life, but at seventeen, I was naive. I was a dreamer. A believer.
Now I’m twenty-four and cynical. I don’t believe in love. There’s no place for such emotions as a high class escort. The only things I’m allowed to feel are physical – and that’s why it’s so damn hard when the client of a last minute job turns out to be the man I left in France seven years ago. When he buys me for six weeks at triple my rate, my agent makes it clear I have no choice but to take the job despite our previous relationship. And my heart makes it very clear I have to stay firmly on top of the cliff this time.
Because for six weeks, I once again belong to Aaron Stone.
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 Review:

*I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I have a confession: I ventured far outside my comfort zone picking Late Call up. I am so glad I did, though. I enjoyed Emma Hart’s other books so when I saw the blurb for Late Call, I had to read it. I really enjoyed this book, a lot. I will be honest, I was a little nervous that there would be little plot and a lot of sexual situations. I was really, really wrong, at least about the little plot part (insert winky face).

Mia Lopez is a high class call girl. Spending a night with her costs more than the average person’s yearly income. She’s smart, feisty, and extremely good at her job. She seems to be comfortable in her life and knows exactly what she wants. That is, until the night she’s ordered by her agent, Monique, to attend a dinner party with a mystery client. Little does Mia know that the man she’s about to take on as a client, is her former boyfriend and first love, Aaron Stone. It’s only one night, right? Wrong, Mia is contracted for the next six weeks to stand by Aaron’s side and play the part of Dayton, his girlfriend. It’s a tricky situation because call girls don’t fall in love…

I loved the relationship between Aaron and Dayton. The chemistry between them is palpable, starting as a slow simmer until it boils over. They’re both so headstrong and feisty which provides for a lot of entertainment. I can get on board with Aaron’s bossy, alpha demeanor. It’s obvious that Dayton let’s him make up the rules without sacrificing her self-respect and dignity. I love that about their relationship. There is a level of respect there that could have easily not existed. I found myself rooting for them throughout the entire book.

I really enjoyed the overall story-line as well. Hart takes us to some of the most romantic cities in the world and the descriptive language made me feel like I was there with them. I also thought the tension between Aaron and Dayton was well done and not too over the top. I think the conflicting feelings Dayton has are completely rational and I was actually kind of in love with her character. She was strong-willed, feisty, and willing to stand up for herself when Aaron was being a jerk. I also loved that we got to see more than just the call girl persona Dayton has mastered. We get to  see her. Her thoughts, her feelings, her passion.  I liked the more vulnerable side of Dayton.

 Seeing as this is an erotic novel, there are a lot of sex scenes. I didn’t feel that they were really repetitive or over the top. I also enjoyed that they flowed with the story rather than feeling like there was sex for the sake of sex.

I’ve read quite a few of Emma Hart’s books and I have to say that this is my favorite one so far. You can really tell she’s becoming a master wordsmith and her writing has continued to get stronger and stronger. I would definitely recommend this book, but beware of the cliffhanger! I’ll be anxiously awaiting the arrival of book 2 in June!

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About the Author:

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.
Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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