Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Launch Day Blitz and Giveaway for He's So Fine by Jill Shalvis

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Book Summary:

For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?

About the Author:
Jill Shalvis
Check out her website: http://jillshalvis.com/jill/
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New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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He's So Fine (Lucky Harbor #11) by Jill Shalvis

    Title: He's So Fine (A Lucky Harbor novel)
    Classification: Adult Fiction
    Genre: Contemporary Romance
    Series: A Lucky Harbor novel (Book 11)
    Format: Paperback; 352 pages
    Publisher: Grand Central Publishing; 11 edition (September 30, 2014)
    ISBN-10: 1455529494
    ISBN-13: 978-1455529490
    Author's Website: http://jillshalvis.com/
    Notes: I received an eARC from the publisher.

Cole is a great guy with what many would think is a perfect life. He and his two best friends run their own charter boat service and business is booming. While he's been lucky in business, his love life is another matter. For the past two years he's shied away from relationships. His last one ended badly after three years of being together. While it appears he's moved on with his life, he's never really dealt with his past. Sometimes to move forward, you need closure..

Get a life. It's a phrase said often enough, but it was the one thing Olivia Bentley desperately wanted. After years of being the star of the hit TV show Not Again, Hailey, she wanted to make a life for herself that wasn't pretend. She wanted the real deal so she changed her name from Sharlyn Peterson and moved to the town of Lucky Harbor hoping enough years had passed since she'd been a child star that no one would recognize her. The thing is, you really can't escape from your past no matter what kind of past it is. It always comes back to haunt you...

When Cole and Olivia meet, things heat up quickly between the two. There's an instant attraction that makes Cole willing to give a relationship a shot. Cole, however, sometimes has unrealistic expectations of other people and values honesty above all else. When he finds out Olivia's been feeding him a lie about her past, will he be able to get over it? Likewise, will Cole let events from his past effect his future?


Once again Ms. Shalvis has worked her magic to create a wonderful romance. This is the 11th book of the Lucky Harbor series, but it can easily stand on its own. I personally would recommend first reading It's in His Kiss, the 10th book in the series, just so you can get an idea of who the secondary characters are in this book, but it's unnecessary. If I had to sum up the series in two words, I'd say heartwarmingly charming. It's infused with humor, handsome lovable guys, steamy love stories and, of course, happy endings.

I must say I was very surprised at how much I ended up liking Olivia. I didn't really bond with her as a character in the last book, but now I understand her rather standoffish behavior--she was trying to lie low. She's the type of person that once she warms to you, she'll let you get to know the real her. Past experiences have caused her to be cautious of others, and I must say, I can't blame her.

Cole is a great guy and the type to wear his heart on his sleeve. Cole and Olivia's first meeting was fun, and I kind of wish it hadn't been interrupted. Things were just starting to get interesting when Tanner and Sam walked in. I liked how once Cole made up his mind, he went after what he wanted. He consistently worked at breaking down the barriers Olivia had erected around herself and slowly worked his way into her life and heart. It took a lot for Olivia to let him in, and I loved seeing the softer, more secret side she unveiled while working with kids at her shop. While she may not have enjoyed the life of a Hollywood actress, it's obvious she enjoyed some aspects of her acting career.

Overall, I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. It had a nice combination of romance, humor, and charm. I enjoyed the characters and the conflicts that popped up. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

Order of the series:


Monday, September 29, 2014

Early Review of Rock Courtship (Rock Kiss #1.5) by Nalini Singh (A novella)

    Title: Rock Courtship: A Rock Kiss Novella
    Series: Rock Kiss
    Classification: Adult Fiction
    Genre: Erotic Romance/Contemporary
    Print Length: 166 pages
    Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    Publisher: TKA Distribution (September 30, 2014)
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    Author's Website: http://www.nalinisingh.com/
    Notes: Was given an eARC loan by the publisher via NetGalley. All quotes are from the e ARC and will need to be checked against final copy. Assume any and all errors in quotes are mine, because they most likely are.

    Thea has three very specific rules when it comes to clients...

    One: Never sleep with clients.
    Two: Never sleep with clients.
    Three: (You guessed it.) Never sleep with clients.

    It's just not good business especially since rock stars have a reputation for not being the most faithful of bed mates.

    David, dubbed the Gentleman of Rock, has been admiring his band's publicists since they first met, but timing is everything and at the time she was engaged to someone else. Now she's free of her fiance and David wants to take his place. He's pretty sure Thea's the one. Instead of being put off by Thea's rejections he feels it's only his timing that's off. Thea's sister, Molly, gives him some advice...

    "Write a memo (...) About all the reasons why you'd be perfect together, then e-mail it to her."

    While most would jump at the chance to date a rock star, Thea's going to take some convincing and so it begins...

    "Introduction: In this memo, I , David Rivera, explain why you, Thea Arsana, should seriously consider entering into a relationship with me..."


This is the second story in the Rock Kiss series and I thought it was absolutely charming. I love how David pursues Thea and tries to convince her to give Them a shot. The messages between the two were cute and had me laughing. I loved how David didn't give up when he could have done so quite easily. One of my complaints is that the story wasn't longer. I would have loved to have seen some of the earlier interactions between David and Thea--even if only in flashbacks. There were hints that these two became fairly good friends prior to David's pursuit, and I would have loved to have seen some examples. I think it would have enhanced the story.

Thea is a smart, strong woman who knows how to take a troubling media situation and spin it into a golden opportunity for her clients. It's why she gets paid the big bucks and why some are intimidated by her. Six months ago, she found her then fiance in a compromising situation with another woman and while she wasn't heartbroken, the situation put her off dating and has kept her from jumping into a new relationship. When David asks her out, one of the hardest things she's ever done was to turn him down. While she is attracted to the smart, witty, and talented man, her rule about getting involved with clients is a sound business practice. I loved seeing David sway Thea into seeing things his way--that they'd be good for each other.

Overall I gave this one 4 1/2 out of 5 roses. I felt it was a great novella and packed a lot into such a short story. I would have loved for this one to have been a full length book. The bump in the road/relationship tester, which all good romances have, could have been a little more incriminating and expanded upon, but with the length constraints of novella, I felt it was fitting. The chemistry between these two was awesome and I really enjoyed the story. Have I mentioned I would have liked this to have been a full blown book? *sigh* On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one earned a SHOWER rating--a cold shower is necessary (need I say more?). Some books should come with a warning - make sure your significant other is handy or your shower is in working order. *grin*

Order of the series:

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Early Review of The Night Belongs to Fireman (The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel, #6) by Jennifer Bernard

    Title: The Night Belongs to Fireman
    Classification: Adult Fiction
    Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense/Firefighters
    Series: Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel
    Format: Paperback; 384 pages
    Publisher: Avon (September 30, 2014)
    ISBN-10: 0062273698
    ISBN-13: 978-0062273697
Author's Website: http://jenniferbernard.net/
Notes: Received an eARC from the publisher via NetGalley. I am one of Jennifer Bernard's Hot Readers.

Fred Breen is one of San Gabriel's latest firefighters to become the center of the media's attention. The firefighters originally gained media attention for a curse that had allegedly been placed on the firehouse by one of their own who'd been jilted by his mail order bride. Despite the fact that over the last few years the bachelors and bachelorettes of the firehouse have proved time and time again that the curse is broken, the media's attention to the group hasn't dissipated. When Fred saves a group of women trapped in a limo during their bachelorette party, he gains some unwanted media attention as well as the attention of the female population of San Gabriel. Fred, however, has eyes for only one female--one of the woman he helped save from the limo.

Rachel hates confined spaces and media attention of any kind. When the limo she and her friends are riding in crashes, keeping her face out of the papers is her top priorities second only to making sure her friends are safe. The daughter of a very rich man, she'd been kidnapped years ago as a child and held in a cage. That spurred her fear of confined spaces and while she'd escaped, the kidnapper was never captured and is still at large. Over the years, her father managed to keep her out of the press but at a cost. While she escaped one cage, a protective bubble complete with a body guard has prevented her from truly living. While her first encounter with Fred did not impress, moments later, as he and his fellow firefighter, Mulligan, come to the rescue, she sees the true man and something in Rachel starts to stir. Can he be the one to break down the barriers she's surrounded herself in?


This is the sixth book in The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel series. If you haven't read any of the previous books, that's okay. Each book stands on its own. Some characters from previous books make appearances while others are mentioned, but you won't feel you've missed anything other than some good stories which you may wish to read later. 

I was once asked if I could be any celebrity which one would I most like to be. I responded, "None." I can't imagine having paparazzi hounding me 24/7 hoping to snap an embarrassing picture as I try to go about my day-to-day life. While it might be fun for a day or so, I think it would get old quick. While Rachel isn't famous, her kidnapping years ago would make her a person of interest to the media, and if her identity is revealed, the press would be after her in a flash. Add in that her kidnapper is still at large and you can understand why she would want to stay off the radar. Plus, her father's wealth combined with her being his only heir, makes her very appealing to fortune hunters. You can understand why she isn't very trusting of others and why she'd question anyone's interest in her. When Rachel meets Fred, she sets off his knight in shining armor nature which puts Rachel on high alert. Her first thought is her father must have hired him to be a bodyguard. This sets up an extremely fun first meeting and Fred can't quite figure out what he did wrong.   

Fred is a fireman with training in urban search and rescue. He comes from a long line of career soldiers and is the first to break tradition in many years. His brothers give him a hard time about it, but Fred would rather protect people without having to shoot anyone. With Fred, what you see is what you get, and what you get is an extremely nice guy wrapped up in a very handsome fireman package. I guess you can't knock Rachel for thinking he'd be too good to be true. I must admit, I rather like the idea of a guy who saves people pairing up with a woman who saves animal. Rachel runs a wildlife refuge for injured animals.

Overall, I gave this one 4 out of 5 roses. I enjoyed the bumps this couple had to overcome to make their relationship work. The added suspense of someone possibly attempting to kidnap Rachel due to her father's congressional tesimonywas a nice way to bring these two closer and draw out their feelings. While this one still contained some of Jennifer Bernard's signature humor, the suspense out shined the humor in this one. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, I give this one STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed.

Order of The Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriel:

Friday, September 26, 2014

Early Review of Chained by Night (MoonBound Clan Vampires, #2) by Larissa Ione

    Classification: Adult Fiction
    Genre: Paranormal Romance
    Series: Moonbound Clan Vampires (Book 2)
    Format: Paperback; 416 pages
    Publisher: Pocket Books (September 30, 2014)
    ISBN-10: 1476700184
    ISBN-13: 978-1476700182
    Author's Website: http://larissaione.com/blog/
    Notes: I received an ARC from the publisher.

Hunter, a second-generation vampire from the Moonbound Clan, is about to be mated. Long ago..."The chiefs, guided by visions of war between tribes and an invasion of white men, had summoned a demon they 'd believed to be a god. Samnult had promised them unmatched strength, speed, and immortality in exchange for allegiance, obedience, and the firstborn child of every mated first- and second-generation vampire."* If the child is not given up, it will cursed to die a horrible, miserable death. Hunter is not willing to give up his firstborn and so he summoned Samnult to ask if there was a way to have the curse lifted.

"If you want to be released from the bargain I made with the twelve chiefs, you must first negotiate a series of tests. (...) Before your trial can begin, you must choose one of the twins to accompany you. You can't pass through the membrane into my realm without either your intended mate or her sister. It doesn't matter which, since their veins run with the same blood. But consider this." He paused his finger's downward path just above Hunter's navel. "No Matter who you choose, you will die."*

Regardless of whether or not Hunter goes on the quest, he's told by the demon that he will die before winter ends, but there is one hope...

"Both twins will be the death of you. (...) But only one of them will choose to bring you back."*

Now Hunter must decided which of the sisters will accompany him, but will either be willing to put their life on the line for that of an unborn child? ShadowSpawn's vampires are not known for their compassion but rather for their cruelty. Hunter only agreed to the marriage to save his people from the bloodshed and war that would have ensued had he not agreed. With the humans stepping up their attacks and hinting something big is coming, the alliance may be the only thing that can save them. Locked in what appears to be a no win situation, Hunter is the type to make the best of a bad situation. The question is will he and his unborn child survive?

* from Bound by Night by Larissa Ione


If you've never read one of Larissa Ione's books your in for a treat. Her books are slightly more steamy than most in their romantic content with some colorful language which includes the occasional f-bomb and other colorful verbiage. Her stories, however, run deep and are so skillfully written that I find myself time and time again awaiting the next installment of her series. If I had to sum her writing up in two words, I'd say it's sinfully delicious. Whether or not her books cross the line into the erotic is up for debate. I feel they do, but I've known others who have insisted they don't. I guess erotic is in the mind of the reader.

While I enjoyed Bound by Night, I loved Chained by Night. The book focused less on humans enslaving vampires and more on how vampires came to be. In this story, we get a first hand look at, Sanault, the demon who created them. While humans are still in the overall picture, they're more in the background. I will admit, however, at one point I found myself thinking, "Those darn pesky humans." and started cracking up as I realized what I'd just thought. lol

I found the trial that the Moonbound clan chief, Hunter, participates in is rather surprising. To me it seemed a bit like an extreme case of team building only kicked up a couple of notches to the monster edition. Each task helps to bring Hunter and the twin he chooses to accompany him closer. In order to survive they need to trust one another and work together to accomplish each task that is set before them. I liked how temptation was mixed in with everything else which added to the suspense of it all.

I enjoyed the contrast between Aylin and Rasha. For identical twins, they were as different as night and day. Aylin has the heart of a warrior but her disability--a twisted thigh bone which causes a condition called in-toeing where the foot of one of her legs is to turned inward--has caused her clan to treat her as a second class citizen. She's been scorned her entire life for it and treated like a leper--as if her condition might be catching. While some would grow to hate and resent those who treated them so poorly, Aylin surprisingly managed to grow up to be a sweet, loving, and carrying individual.

Rasha, on the other hand, has been spoiled and treated like royalty because she was the first born of her clan's chief. She's been raised to be a leader and is treated with the utmost respect. Over the years, she's gained a reputation for being a fierce warrior. While Rasha loves her sister, she's bought into the inferior twin idea and treats Aylin harshly when she feels Aylin's overstepped the boundaries that one of such a lowly status in the clan would have. Aylin's opinions and observations, no matter how intelligent, are deemed irrelevant.

I couldn't help but give this one 4 1/2 out of 5 roses. I love how Larissa is able to capture the essence of a character on a page and make them seem real and life-like. I loved the inner struggle and situations which develop when Hunter realizes that he's attracted to the wrong twin. I thought this a nice twist on the star crossed lovers theme. While the marriage may be an arranged one, Kars, Aylin and Rasha's father and ShadowSpawn's chief, is unlikely to allow a switch. The loyalty of the two twins toward their father is as different as their personalities. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one gets a SHOWER rating--a cold shower is necessary (need I say more?). Some books should come with a warning - make sure your significant other is handy or your shower is in working order. lol If you're looking for a hot and steamy romance you might want to check this one out. It's definitely going on my keeper shelf.

Order of Moonbound Clan Vampires series:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Excerpt and Giveaway of Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

A bad boy wrapped in a sexy, muscled, grown-up package might be worth a little risk…

Molly Webster has always followed the rules. After an ugly scandal tore apart her childhood and made her the focus of the media’s harsh spotlight, she vowed to live an ordinary life. No fame. No impropriety. No pain. Then she meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed bad boy rocker with a voice like whiskey and sin, and a touch that could become an addiction.

A one-night stand with the hottest rock star on the planet, that’s all it was meant to be…

Fox promises scorching heat and dangerous pleasure, coaxing Molly to extend their one-night stand into a one-month fling. After that, he’ll be gone forever, his life never again intersecting with her own. Sex and sin and sensual indulgence, all with an expiration date. No ties, no regrets. Too late, Molly realizes it isn’t only 
her body that’s become addicted to Fox, but her heart…

by Nalini Singh 

Fox hadn’t become the lead singer of one of the best-selling rock bands in history by being a shrinking violet. No, he went after what he wanted, no holds barred. And the raw promise he could feel between him and Molly? He had to know where it would lead, the need so strong he hadn’t felt anything like it since the day he’d figured out that music was his escape, the air in his lungs.

Which was why he was leaning against the wall beside Molly’s apartment at five that afternoon, a guitar by his side.

The elevator doors opened at a quarter after the hour, Molly going motionless two steps outside of it, the doors closing silently at her back. Yeah, she hadn’t expected him, but Fox was ready to work with that. Waiting patiently as she took a deep breath and completed the trek down the corridor, he drew in the scent of her, his gaze lingering on the fluttering pulse in her neck.

“How did you get past security?”

Fox smiled slowly at the blurted-out question, wondering if Molly knew how bad she was at hiding her emotions. He liked it, liked that he saw the real Molly, not an illusion she’d created to tempt him—not that she had to do anything but smile to tempt him. “I told you the security sucks.”

Unable to resist, he reached out to run his finger down one creamy cheek flushed with a mix of surprise, passion, and, he was certain, sweet, hot feminine anger. His guess was borne out when Molly unlocked her door with jittery hands and put down her handbag on one corner of the bench, her fingers trembling before she curled them into her palms. “You’re breaking the rules.”

“What rules?” Closing the door, he leaned back on it and willed her to face him. Much as he loved the shape of her from the back, he liked watching those expressive eyes whisper her mood to him.

Shoulders tight, she turned. “This was supposed to be a one-night stand.”

“Ah.” Folding his arms over the plain black of his T-shirt, he said, “How about a one-month stand instead?” He knew he had to play this exactly right. Molly was wary of him, and yeah, he could understand why. To have her in his life beyond a fleeting instant, he’d have to win her trust.

She jerked up her head. “What?”

“Why not? I like you. You like me.” He smiled—because the reason Molly had needed to jerk up her head was that she’d been staring at his chest. “Admit it.”

Sitting down on the bench, she began to unzip her boots, very obviously not looking at him. “You’re okay for a rock star.”

He wanted to bite her, then pet her until she was limp and languid in his arms. “We burn up together.” Deliberately modulating his voice—his instrument—for maximum effect, low and bedroom rough, he saw her fingers stutter on the zipper. “I’m here for a month. It’s an easy equation.”

When the words “Let me think about it” fell from her mouth, he thought she might’ve been as startled as he was, her lips parting on a slight gasp—as if to call back the declaration.

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Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss #1) by Nalini Singh

    Title: Rock Addiction
    Series: Rock Kiss
    Classification: Adult fiction
    Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance
    Format: Paperback; 404 pages
    Publisher: TKA Distribution (September 9, 2014)
    Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
    ASIN: B00MUX3V5Q
    Author's Website: http://www.nalinisingh.com/
    Notes: I received and eARC from TKA Distribution via NetGalley. Quotes will need to be verified against the final version.

    Molly Webster is nothing if not a safety girl. Over the years she's put up barriers around her heart and has done what she could to keep a low profile. When Zachary Fox, the lead singer for the popular rock group Schoolboy Choir, sings his way into her world, she decides to throw caution to the wind and indulge in a one night stand. She's deceived herself into thinking a one night stand with the gorgeous rock star is safe, void of an emotional attachment with a finite termination date. A one night stand, however, isn't what Fox has in mind. He's known about Molly for some time, and once he met her, the idea that had been slowly forming in his head solidified and his decision was made. He didn't want a one night stand or even the one month stand he proposed to ease her into the idea of them as a couple. He was determined she was the one, and once the stubborn rock star gets something into his head, there's little that can stop him. He may not be one to believe in fate or destiny, but whatever it is he and Molly share, he knows it's more than he's ever felt with anyone else before. If he gets his way, he'll become Molly's rock addiction, or more accurately, her Fox addiction.

"You know when you get the whisper of a melody in your head, or the murmur of a song? And you have the gut feeling that if you could just hear the rest of it, just capture the music (...) you'd have something (...) amazing?"

Noah Nodded.

"Yeah well, that's what it feels like with Molly. (...) I'm not about to walk away from that."


This was less intense and slightly more lighthearted than Singh's Psy/Changling and Guild Hunter series. I can only imagine after writing the intense dialogue and story lines related to her two main series that writing the Rock Kiss series must be a bit of a treat. Nalini uses a writing style that I've come to call poetic gesture, for lack of a better term, where she uses words related to the theme of the book and weaves them into her descriptions throughout the story as she spins her deliciously steamy tale. A couple of examples would be, "the black velvet of the water that kissed its edges" (romance) and "a thousand guitar stings pulling tight" (music). Nothing rhymes, but by the repetition of associated terms it almost appears that they do. I simply adore authors who use this technique.

Molly, a librarian by trade, grew up in the limelight. When scandal hit her family, she never fully recovered and has been keeping under the radar ever since. She intends to continue doing so, but having a relationship with Fox could change that, and she's not sure she could survive another dose of the paparazzi feeding frenzy. She'll have to determine if Fox is worth the price she might have to pay for being with him.

    Zachary Fox's voice has a deep raspy sexiness to it that has skyrocketed him and his band to fortune and fame. The center of many a woman's fantasy, he has a body made in heaven and voice that sounds like a combination of sex and fine whiskey. Over the past months he's heard a lot about his publicist's younger sister, Molly. Even before he's met her, he's harbored an interest in her. Seeing her interacting with others in person, he feels himself being pulled to her. Her bright smile and warm disposition stirs something in him that he can't quite name, but he knows he wants to be near her. He senses right off the bat that he'll have to ease his way into her life and that may just kill him. Taking things slow has never been his style.

While Molly and Fox have an undeniable chemistry that heats and scorches the pages, we also get slight insights into two more relationships which are just starting to take off in the background. It looks like the romance between Thea, Molly's sister, and David, Schoolboy Choir's drummer, will be told in full in the novella, Rock Courtship, which Nalini has coming out at the end of this month. I liked how Molly was giving David advice about her sister so he'd have a shot at enticing her to give him a chance. I look forward to reading their story and hope Charlotte and Gabriel's story will also eventually be told in an upcoming story. I have a feeling theirs will truly be something special. I adored how Charlotte and Gabriel's relationship seemed to be going on simultaneously with Fox and Molly's, but we only get little tidbits of what is happening. A superb way to lure us into wanting the next story. 

    Overall I gave this one 3 1/2 out of 5 roses. It was fun, quick read that was not quite up to the caliber of her Psy/Changling or Guild Hunter's series, but delightful none the less. I've read several of Singh's earlier works so I had an idea of what to expect with this one. On the Lisarenee Romance Rating Scale, this one gained not the SHOWER rating I would have imagined, but a STEAM rating--too hot for a fan, but you still have a handle on things. You should use extreme caution when reading a book with this rating in public. People may inquire as to why you looked flustered and flushed. I admit, while I'd probably close my reader if someone came near while I was reading, it didn't prevent me from reading it in public as the heat of a SHOWER rated story would have. I'm hopeful that the following stories in the series will crank things up a notch.  

P.S. Many have labeled this one New Adult. I've read enough NA novels and I confess I didn't get a New Adult vibe with this one at all.  

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