Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sinfully Summer Blog Tour: Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway!


Source: Received an ecopy of the book to participate in the
blog tour and give an honest review.
Publisher: HarperImpulse
Release Date: Already Released.
Number of Pages: 182 (Kindle Version)

Description:
SUN, SEA AND SCANDAL

Notorious heiress Alexa Green has certainly been enjoying her most recent girls-holiday in Marbella. Just as we thought, she’s been knocking back the cocktails and showing off her fabulous bikini body on the beach… but rumour has it she’s also been spotted sneaking out of Enrique Castillo’s penthouse in the early hours of this morning – in nothing but her underwear! Our question is, doesn’t this fiercely private billionaire know what he’s letting himself in for?

He’s got the millions… and she knows how to spend them! So lie back on your sun lounger and get comfortable, because this summer fling is going to be a sizzler!

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Author Info
About me (snooze—can you tell I hate the me stuff? Lol)

For as long as I can remember, I've had a good book in my hands. In primary school I loved Roald Dahl. In high school my English teacher introduced me to Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Jane Austin, Emily Bronte, and Shakespeare. It was then that I discovered my love for romance and I've wanted to pen my own imaginary heroes and heroines for others to enjoy ever since. Only in the last few years was I lucky enough to meet some fabulous and encouraging people to help me gain the skills to make that dream possible.

I live in sunny Scotland in a small town near the Ochils and work nine to five in a solicitors office. In my free time, you'll find me on Facebook, stalking *cough* following friends on Twitter, and may even catch me shoe shopping.

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MY REVIEW
Sinfully Summer sounded like the perfect summer romance, and I definitely can't resist a good summer fling...so I jumped at the chance to read it, and I really enjoyed it! It wasn't quite as light, and breezy as I expected, but it was a wonderful story and Ric and Alexa's story was just what I needed during the bout of rain we've been having lately! It made me laugh, and it definitely made me smile!

The main characters, Ric and Alexa, had some seriously steamy chemistry, and while they constantly argued...I actually really enjoyed their back-and-forth bantering, especially when it got a bit heated. They also really complimented each other well. Ric had a really rough past and he needed Alexa's fun side to help him loosen up. I wasn't a fan of Ric always getting so angry with Alexa...but she pretty much got angry with him just as often. It may have had more to do with their unresolved sexual tension though because they didn't argue nearly as much later in the story.

I absolutely loved that Aimee Duffy chose to have both of the main characters' POVs in the story. It helped explain the characters' motivations, and allowed us to see just how hard it was for them to resist their attraction.It also allowed us to see that even when he was acting tough...Ric had a softer side. I also just loved Alexa, she was so spirited and feisty, and I loved her for it!

Overall, Sinfully Summer was a wonderful romance with two fantastic characters! They may have butted heads, and you might get a bit frustrated with them at times, but through it all, you will be cheering and just hoping that they get their happy ending...and you will absolutely love experiencing it all with them! I'd recommend Sinfully Summer to those who enjoy summer romances that aren't just flings...and also to those who love dark, mysterious (and slightly angry) leading men and feisty leading ladies!


EXCERPT

Adrenaline roared through her veins. This was her only chance. Pushing away from the wall, she rounded the lift, desperately seeking an escape. She barely noticed the plush furnishings, soft-looking leather sofas and floor to ceiling window which showcased the most spectacular view she’d ever seen. Instead she focused on the walls surrounding the elevator.

‘Are you lost?’

The heavily accented voice froze her to the spot. She darted a glance toward the sound. Dark brows furrowed over the richest coloured eyes she’d seen. His gaze swept over the length of her body, then up, lingering on her rear for a beat too long. Her skin tingled under his scrutiny.

Turning her whole body to face him, she slapped a hand on her hip. ‘Had a good enough look?’

His lips quirked in a sexy, lopsided grin. The jitters were back and Alexa swore the temperature in the room shot up ten degrees. Her gaze dropped to his broad shoulders, covered in a thin white t-shirt, then down to a well filled chest. She could see a dark pattern beneath the t-shirt. She longed to find out what kind of tattoo he had. Usually, tats didn’t do it for her. But on that body…

‘I could ask you the same thing.’

She snapped her attention back to his face. He stepped toward her, his jaw set, his eyes dancing with humour and something darker…something that made her blood heat and her mouth water.

Alexa raised her arm, palm out. ‘Hold it there, Mr. Any closer and I’ll scream.’

He paused by the sofa. Propping his hip against the cream leather, he folded his arms across his chest, causing the muscles to bulge. The moisture drained from her mouth and flooded in her belly.

‘No one’s here to hear you.’ He cocked a brow. ‘You seem to be forgetting where you are and,’ his gaze dipped down to her breasts causing the nipples to peak against the lacy fabric ‘how underdressed.’

Alexa thought this moment would have topped the blush scale. She planted her other hand on her hip and glared at him, unwilling to show any weakness. ‘I’m just leaving.’

She turned and strode back to the lift, keeping her back straight and trying not to wiggle her hips too much. The predatory sheen in his eyes made her body more jittery than the idea of sprinting around the lower floor in her underwear. She reached out to hit the button, but a large hand circled her wrist before she made it.

Alexa squeaked and darted back a step. He was so close, and his chest was right in her face. She could see the dark outline of the tattoo beneath the thin cotton. The outline of a burning sun, she thought, or something that looked like a sun. Her hands itched to lift the material and see for herself.

‘I’m up here.’

She snapped her gaze back up to his smirking face and took another step back. His lips kicked up at the corners and his eyes darkened. She swallowed against the urge to step closer, to feel his hard body pressed against hers. But she realised she was in little more than her bra and knickers in a stranger’s home. Unease skittered down her spine.

Alexa squared her shoulders, trying to quash the fear turning her heated blood into cold sludge. ‘I’m leaving now.’

‘After you explain what you’re doing in my home in your undergarments.’

 
‘Undergarments?’ Alexa pressed her lips together to keep a giggle at bay. ‘Seriously?’

GIVEAWAY
- Prize: $10 Amazon Gift Card
- Giveaway is for entire blog tour
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What do you think?
Does Sinfully Summer sound like a summer romance novel you want to cozy up with?

14 comments:

  1. Nope, can't say that I have had a sinful summer. I'm pretty boring that way.

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    1. haha I've never had a sinful summer either...I'm not sure if I'd ever have the guts to try to have one. :P

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    1. You're welcome! Thank you for letting me be a part of this awesome tour! :D

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  3. Loved Sinfully Summer so much I'm moving through Aimee Duffy's backlist. This is the perfect summer read. Can't make it to the beach, grab this book and you're there!

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    1. I'm glad you loved it, too! :D And I think I'll have to follow your lead and get started on Aimee Duffy's other books, too. ;D It definitely was a perfect read for the summer...haha too true! :D

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  4. I had a sinful summer. I was seeing a guy that my parents would never approved in a million years. When I'm around him, I feel I could accomplish anything. I don't feel that restraints that my parents put on me.

    Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

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    1. Well, even if your parents wouldn't approve of him, he sounds like he makes you really happy!

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  5. Yes, but I'm not telling any more than that.

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  6. Can't remember if I thanked you for having me Ambur, or for the lovely review. I really appreciate both :) x

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