Guest Post and Sweepstakes: Lennon’s Rain (Book #2: Lennon’s Girls Series) by Chris Myers

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Hello everyone and welcome to my stop on the Lennon’s Rain tour hosted by AToMR Tours.  Today, I have a seriously cool guest post for you, a link to the rest of the stops on the tour (click here) and, a link for the event sweepstakes.  Thanks for stopping by and have an excellent week 🙂

Title: Lennon’s Rain  Series: Book #2: Lennon’s Girls Author: Chris Myers Expected release date: September 30, 2013 Genre:  Contemporary Romance Age Group:  New Adult (Sexual content) Cover designed by: Books on the Edge, photo from Shutterstock Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Title: Lennon’s Rain
Series: Book #2: Lennon’s Girls
Author: Chris Myers
Expected release date: September 30, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult (Sexual content)
Cover designed by: Books on the Edge, photo from Shutterstock
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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Sometimes in love, you choose wrong…

Eight years ago, Lennon lost his heart to Rain, and suddenly she’s back, all grown up and sexy as hell. At a sorority party, he convinces himself that outbidding every other guy for a body shot from Rain is for charity. But he knows better. He doesn’t want any guy, except him, tarnishing the memory of the little girl he proposed to in fifth grade.

Jinx loves Lennon and is past ready for him to make his move. With his sexual prowess, she worries why he hasn’t made any advances. She fears she is losing him, and the only way to keep him is to overcome her past and give him what he desires.

Rain knows Lennon is trouble. If she couldn’t say no to the gangly boy asking her to skateboard off some roof, how will she refuse Lennon’s seductive powers now that he is a man? Rain has many reasons to resist his charm. He has a girlfriend, he’s moving to LA with her, and Rain has no intention to march in the long parade of Lennon Tyler conquests.

Now, Lennon must choose. Someone has to lose, and that person could be him.

Guest Post: Ten ways LENNON’S RAIN says I love you.

 1.       She connects the gaps in my life.

2.       Scars are windows to the soul.

3.       You might not be his first, but you could be his last.

4.       How could Lennon still hate me after he slurped on me like I was a Slushie? Not to mention I almost had an orgasm when he did that.

5.       How could I know that promises are often broken?

6.       First loves never die.

7.       Seeing her with him, I want to sink my head into the champagne ice bucket and drown.

8.       My heart echoes like an empty cavern, not knowing how he feels.

9.       I don’t like the fact that lately he’s been filling up so much of my dream-space.

10.    Only her screaming will satisfy me.

About the author and where to find her:

author - Chris MyersChris Myers suffers from an overactive imagination. She spent her high school years writing torch songs for fantasy guys then moved onto writing thrillers, new adult, and young adult. She has a real job but would love to write full time. Her books have won and placed in the finals and semifinals for several awards including Paul Gillette, Rocky Mountain Gold, and Amazon Breakthrough Novel. Chris lives in Colorado with her daughter, her better half, and BeBe, a rambunctious Bichon.

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 Sweepstakes:

Up for grabs is three (3) copies of Lennon’s Rain (Book #2: Lennon’s Girls Series).  Mobi and ePub are the only available formats and the sweepstakes is open internationally.  If you would like to see the FTC mumbo jumbo, you can find it in the terms and conditions section of the sweepstakes.  Just click on the link below to enter for your chance to win and good luck 🙂

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Excerpt and Sweepstakes: On Best Behavior (Book #3: CONduct Series) by Jennifer Lane

Title: On Best Behavior Series: Book #3: CONduct Series Author: Jennifer Lane Publisher: Omnific Publishing Genre:  Romance Age Group: Adult Publication: September 24, 2013 Event organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Title: On Best Behavior
Series: Book #3: CONduct Series
Author: Jennifer Lane
Publisher: Omnific Publishing
Genre: Romance
Age Group: Adult
Publication: September 24, 2013
Event organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

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Synopsis:

Planning a wedding is never easy—especially when the Russian Mafia wants you dead.

On Best Behavior—the third and final book in The Conduct Series—finds our favorite couple moving forward, despite the odds. Following a pardon by the Governor of Illinois, ex-cons Sophie Taylor and Grant Madsen are finally free to pursue their love and the life that lies ahead for them. Grant now fights the forces that have hurt his loved ones by working undercover for the FBI, and he has infiltrated the Russian Mafia in Chicago. Sophie dives into swimming with Grant’s nephew, Ben, and into her career as a psychology professor. Thankfully, now it’s Ben’s turn to heal through therapy sessions with Dr. Hunter Hayes.

With so many things going right for Grant and Sophie, it’s too bad the Russians aren’t their only threat. When Grant’s father, Enzo Barberi, discovers his own son thwarted his plan to break out of prison, his overdeveloped sense of vengeance flares to life. As Sophie scrambles to save her fiancé, it’s impossible to say who will kill Grant first—the Russians or his Italian family. Can love triumph over evil? Are hard work and a pledge to be on best behavior ever enough?

Excerpt from On Best Behavior (Book #3: CONduct Series):

This one is sad…do you think it will work? It’s Grant’s newphew in a therapy session. Ben is a super sweetie, but got into some trouble earlier:

“Yeah, Great Uncle Joe. He caught me smoking pot at Angelo’s, 

and he took it from me.”

Dr. Hunter nodded. “But he doesn’t know about you selling X.”

“Nobody knows.” He looked down. “Except for my dad. And 

he’s just bones in the ground now.”

Dr. Hunter waited a beat. “I think he’s more than that.”

Ben felt dread tighten his throat.

“Are you sure your dad’s not the reason you stopped selling drugs? 

Seems to me he came to see you at just the right time. He was worried 

about you. He risked getting arrested to talk to you.” When Ben’s 

hand curled into a fist, Dr. Hunter added, “I know you’re angry he 

got himself in that situation—running from the police. I’d be angry 

too. But he tried to do right by you that day. He didn’t want you 

going down the same road he did. He tried to protect you, like a 

good father should, before he died. That was his birthday gift to you.”

Ben couldn’t help it; an angry tear slipped down his face.

“You really miss him.”

“I—I—I never g-g-got to know h-h-him.” He focused on controlling his breathing for a moment.

Dr. Hunter exhaled. “That was his tremendous loss, and I bet 

his biggest regret. He wasn’t there for you.”

He tried to collect himself. He blew out a breath.

“Do you ever feel like your dad might be with you now? Looking 

over you somehow?”

“Maybe.”

“I wonder if your dad confronting you about going to Aaron’s 

house is somehow related to you telling me about selling drugs. He 

was worried about you, and deep down you knew it wasn’t right. 

You’re trying to make it right by telling me now.”

Once again, author Jennifer Lane brings a harrowing tale of romantic suspense with a psychological twist, and it’s sure to leave readers breathless.

About the author and where to find her:

author - Jennifer LanePeople fascinate the psychologist/author (psycho author) known as Jennifer Lane. Her therapy clients talk to her all day long about their dreams and secrets, and her characters tell her their stories at night. Jen delights in peeling away the layers to scrutinize their psyches and emotions. But please rest assured, dear reader, she isn’t psychoanalyzing you right now. She’s already got too many voices in her head!

Stories of redemption interest Jen the most, especially the healing power of love. She is the author of The Conduct Series—-romantic suspense for adult readers—-and recently completed the third and final installment: On Best Behavior. Streamline is her first foray into writing for young and new adults, but she’s found this sort of writing even more fun. A former college swimmer, Jen was able to put a lot of her own experiences into this book.

Whether writing or reading, Jen loves stories that make her laugh and cry. In her spare time she enjoys exercising, attending book club, and hanging out with her sisters and their families in Chicago and Hilton Head.

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Sweepstakes:

Up for grabs is: two (2) signed print copies of On Best Behavior – US/Canada; ten (10) eBook copies of On Best Behavior (all versions available) – International.  To enter for your chance to win, just click on the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck 🙂

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Cover Reveal: Just Once by Julianna Keyes

Title: Just Once Author: Julianna Keyes Publisher: Omnific Release Date: October 29, 2013 Age Group: Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance

Title: Just Once
Author: Julianna Keyes
Publisher: Omnific
Release Date: October 29, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

Kate Burke is done making bad decisions. Thirty years old and belatedly determined to grow up, the successful travel writer and one-time party girl returns to work at the remote Ponderosa Pines Ranch to reassess her life.

Although her kitchen/cabin staff is lacking and the workload never relents, Kate’s main challenge is Shane Maddox, the ruggedly handsome and doggedly stubborn ranch foreman. Instantly at odds, they battle over everything from ceiling fans to bothersome bats—studiously ignoring the sparks they generate with each confrontation.

They can’t explain their explosive physical chemistry, but after a few frustrated weeks they can’t deny it either. Their solution? Just once. They’ll get past their inconvenient lust and move on.

Kate’s been trying to think with her head instead of her hormones, but is this just another bad decision in a lifetime of careless choices? Has she really changed at all?

Set in the striking and serene hills of southern Colorado, Julianna Keyes’ debut novel offers a sizzling and satisfying tale of unexpected chemistry and the power of second chances. Her characters will get under your skin and into your heart. Just once may not be enough for you either.

About the author and where to find her:

Julianna Keyes is a Canadian writer who has lived on both coasts and several places in between. She’s been skydiving, bungee jumping, and white water rafting, but nothing thrills—or terrifies—her as much as the blank page. She has volunteered in Zambia, taught English in China, and dreams of seeing pink dolphins in the Amazon. This is her first book.

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Spotlight and Sweepstakes: Cambio Springs Series by Elizabeth Hunter

Title: Long Ride Home Series: Prequel: Cambio Spring #0.05 Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: Kindle Edition, 32 pages Published July 19th, 2012  ASIN:B008N47FNA

Title: Long Ride Home
Series: Prequel: Cambio Spring #0.05
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: Kindle Edition, 32 pages
Published July 19th, 2012
ASIN:B008N47FNA

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The first story in the new paranormal series by Elizabeth Hunter, acclaimed author of the Elemental Mysteries.

Welcome to Cambio Springs.  In this small desert town, secrets bubble up from the desert floor, and history is written on the canyon walls. Seven friends will gather at the crossroads, because in Cambio Springs, everything—and everyone—changes.

Jena Crowe escaped the Springs ten years ago. Now, she’s heading home with two boys to start a new life. With her husband’s ghost keeping her company on the road, Jena will learn that moving back and moving backward aren’t necessarily the same thing, and sometimes the places you try to escape are exactly where you need to fall.  Three nights to say goodbye. Three days to come to grips with the future. For Jena and her two sons, it’s going to be a long ride home.

Long Ride Home is a short story of approximately twenty-five pages.

Links to find/buy Long Ride Home (Book #0.05 Cambio Springs Series):

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Title: Shifting Dreams Series: Book #1: Cambo Springs Author: Elizabeth Hunter Format: Kindle Edition, 260 pages Published March 5, 2013 by E. Hunter  ASIN: B00BOGUGUS

Title: Shifting Dreams
Series: Book #1: Cambo Springs
Author: Elizabeth Hunter
Format: Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published March 5, 2013 by E. Hunter
ASIN: B00BOGUGUS

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Somedays, Jena Crowe just can’t get a break. Work at her diner never ends, her two boys are bundles of energy, and she’s pretty sure her oldest is about to shift into something furry or feathery. Added to that, changes seem to be coming to the tiny town of Cambio Springs—big changes that not everyone in the isolated town of shapeshifters is thrilled about.

Caleb Gilbert was looking for change, and the quiet desert town seemed just the ticket for a more peaceful life. He never counted on violence finding him, nor could he have predicted just how crazy his new life would become.

When murder rocks their small community, Caleb and Jena will have to work together. And when the new Chief of Police isn’t put off by any of her usual defenses, Jena may be faced with the most frightening change of all: lowering the defenses around her carefully guarded heart.

Shifting Dreams is the first novel in Cambio Springs, the new paranormal romance series from Elizabeth Hunter, author of the best-selling Elemental Mysteries series.

Links to find/buy Shifting Dreams (Book #1: Cambio Springs Series):

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About the author and where to find her:

Elizabeth HunterElizabeth Hunter is a contemporary fantasy and romance author. She is a graduate of the University of Houston Honors College in the Department of English (Linguistics) and a former English teacher.  She currently lives in Central California with a seven-year-old ninja who claims to be her child. She enjoys reading, writing, travel, and bowling (despite the fact that she’s not very good at it.) Someday, she plans to learn how to scuba dive. And maybe hang glide. But that looks like a lot of running.  She is the author of the Elemental Mysteries and Elemental World series, the Cambio Springs series, and other works of fiction.

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Sweepstakes:

Up for grabs is one signed paperback copy of Shifting Dreams (Book #1: Cambio Springs Series).  Due to high shipping costs, this sweepstakes is open to US residents only – sorry, international friends 😦   To enter for your chance to win just click on the Rafflecopter link below.  Good luck 🙂

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Promo Event: Kat Bastion’s Top Ten and Event Sweepstakes: Forged in Dreams and Magick (Highland Legends, #1)

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Welcome to the promotional event for the release of Kat Bastion’s Forged in Dreams and Magick, the first book in the Highland Legends series.  Today, Kat has stopped by to share her Top Ten with you and there is a link for the event sweepstakes.  Thanks for stopping by everyone and have a fantabulous Wednesday 🙂

Title: Forged in Dreams and Magick  Series: Book #1: Highland Legends Author: Kat Bastion Release date: September 23, 2013  Age Group: Adult Genre: Paranormal Romance / Time Travel Event organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

Title: Forged in Dreams and Magick
Series: Book #1: Highland Legends
Author: Kat Bastion
Release date: September 23, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance / Time Travel
Event organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com

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Synopsis:

Isobel MacInnes wakes up in present-day California, lunches in medieval Scotland, and by ten days’ end, falls in love with a man and his country, only to lose them in a heart-wrenching twist of fate . . .

    Found in the arms of her second soul mate . . .

    Forced to balance the delicate strands of time between two millennia . . .

    Shocked by revelations rewriting the very foundations of history . . . of everything.

Isobel, a rising-star archaeology student, is dropped into two ancient worlds without warning . . . or her permission. Her fiery spirit resists the dependency thrust upon her. Amid frustration at her lack of control, she helplessly falls in love. Twice.

She struggles to adjust to the unimaginable demands of two leaders of men—a laird in the thirteenth-century Highlands and a Pict chieftain in a more ancient Scotland. Isobel transforms from an academic, hell-bent on obtaining archaeological recognition, to a woman striving to care for those she loves, and ultimately . . . into a fearless warrior risking everything to protect them.

Kat Bastion’s Top 10

1. Favorite movie/actor/actress?  Only one? Impossible.

~ My two favorite movies (that I’ve watched countless times) are Serendipity and The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)

~ Actors? Morgan Freeman, Harrison Ford, Richard Gere, Clive Owen, Hugh Jackman, John Cusack, Pierce Brosnan, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart.

~ Actresses? Kate Beckinsale, Diane Keaton, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, Susan Sarandon, Rene Russo, Vivien Leigh, Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly.

~ It’s almost a given, if any of the above are in it? I’m watching.

 2. Favorite song/singer?

~ “What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?” by Chris Botti featuring Sting

~ I am, however, in love with Thirty Seconds to Mars . . . 🙂

3. Favorite place you would love to visit?  Scotland!

4. One item you cannot live without?  My iPhone … #CommandCentral

5. Who would you like to meet? (dead or alive): Da Vinci and Plato {assembles a small dinner party}

6. Favorite hobby?  Hiking. Not for the exercise, although that’s a bonus. The joy is in seeing everything alive around me, appreciating all that nature has to offer when fully engaged in my surroundings.

7. Guilty pleasure?  Dark chocolate truffles

8. Favorite author and/or book?

~ Highlanders? Judith McNaught’s A Kingdom of Dreams and Julie Garwood’s Ransom.

~ Urban Fantasy/Paranormal? Karen Marie Moning’s Fever Series and J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood Series.

~ Contemporary romance? Sylvain Reynard’s Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture and looking forward to the upcoming Gabriel’s Redemption.

~ An inspirational treasure? Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.

 9. Do you collect anything?  Not really. Wait . . . does jewelry count? {nods} bracelets. J

10. Favorite color?  At the moment, dark forest green. No wait, a deep royal purple. Am I picking out something to wear? Black. Although midnight blue brings out the smoky tones in my eyes . . . {laughs} Clearly, dark jewel tones.

About the author and where to find her:

author - Kat BastionKat Bastion is an award-winning paranormal romance writer, poetic warrior, and eternal optimist who loves getting lost in the beauty of nature.  On a never-ending, wondrous path of self-discovery, Kat throws her characters into incredible situations with the hope that readers join her in learning more about the meaning of life and love.  Her first published work, Utterly Loved, was shared with the world to benefit others. All proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of the proceeds of all her other books, support charities who help those lost in this world.  Kat lives with her husband amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit her blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, her website at www.katbastion.com, Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kat-Bastion/382546338470769 ,and her Twitter account at https://twitter.com/KatBastion for more information.

Links to find/buy Forged in Dreams and Magick (Highland Legends, #1):

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Event Sweepstakes:

The author is offering an awesome event-wide giveaway.  Up for grabs is: five (5) signed paperback copies of Forged in Dreams and Magick; five (5) eBook copies of Forged in Dreams and Magick; one (1) Pandora sterling silver Happily Ever After charm with a Pandora sterling silver bracelet.  Click on the Rafflecopter links below to enter for your chance to win/  Good luck 🙂

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Estimated value of giveaway: $80 USD

Cover Reveal: It’s Not Over by A.L. Zaun

Title: It’s Not Over Author: A.L. Zaun   Release Date:  December 9, 2013 Genre:  Adult Contemporary Cover Design:  Robin Harper from Wicked by Designs Photographer:  Tomasz Zienkiewicz Cover reveal organized by: Naughty and Nice Book Blog;  www.naughtyandnicebookblog.blogpsot.com

Title: It’s Not Over
Author: A.L. Zaun
Release Date: December 9, 2013
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Cover Design: Robin Harper from Wicked by Designs
Photographer: Tomasz Zienkiewicz
Cover reveal organized by: Naughty and Nice Book Blog; http://naughtyandnicebookblog.blogspot.com/

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Synopsis:

“If I let go…will you catch me?”

 He had wanted her to help him win his ex-girlfriend back. She had wanted to teach him a few lessons on how to treat a woman. Neither one had planned for the unexpected.

I couldn’t stand by and watch. It hit too close to home. I had to run fast and far to get away and forget him. He weaseled his way into my life, making me question rules I lived by and turned my orderly life upside down. I’m falling apart and coming undone. I don’t do that. I’m Madison Stuart. I live life by my rules. I won’t be derailed by a man. I won’t…I can’t.

She’s gone. I’m desperate and going insane. I’ll do whatever it takes to find her. Nothing’s going to keep me away from her. I don’t know when it happened, but I won’t let her go, not like this. What has she done to me? I’m Rick Marin for crying out loud. I don’t chase women, but she’s not just any woman. She’s Maddy—my Maddy—and I need her.

Follow Rick and Madison’s story, The Do Over’s most notorious couple, as they learn that It’s Not Over.

About the author and where to find her:

author - A.L. ZaunA.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature when the dinosaurs roamed the earth and cellphones were the size of a brick. Her impressive degree did absolutely nothing for her professional endeavors in health care management but did stir her imagination and opened up the world of books in a new way.  Armed with a large bottle of Diet Pepsi and a multi-pack of Extra Sugar-Free gum, A.L. Zaun spends her evenings bringing to life the characters that dominate her thoughts and interrupt her sleep.

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Thanks to the crew at Naughty and Nice Book Blog for organizing this cover reveal.  If you would like to check out their site you can do so at:  http://naughtyandnicebookblog.blogspot.com/

Review and Sweepstakes: A Perfect Mess (Book #1: A Perfect Secret Series) by Zoe Dawson

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Man, oh man, it is a week for great books here at RoloPoloBookBlog!  Today, I have my review of A Perfect Mess (Book #1: A Perfect Secret Series) by the aaaahhhhmazing Zoe Dawson, a link to the rest of the stops on the tour (here) and a link for the event sweepstakes.  Thanks to Julie and Autumn at AToMR Tours for organizing this event.  🙂

Title: A Perfect Mess  Series: Book #1: A Perfect Secret Author: Zoe Dawson Release date: August 19, 2013 Publisher:  Blue Moon Creative, LLC (self) Age Group: New Adult/Adult Genre: Mystery Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com/

Title: A Perfect Mess
Series: Book #1: A Perfect Secret
Author: Zoe Dawson
Release date: August 19, 2013
Publisher: Blue Moon Creative, LLC (self)
Age Group: New Adult/Adult
Genre: Mystery
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours; http://atomrbookblogtours.com/

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I know what you did last summer.

Aubree Walker, the perfect girl most likely to succeed, is sure there’s only one person who knows what she did.

Booker Outlaw, one of the three Outlaw brothers—all identical, all gorgeous, all from the wrong side of the tracks, and all pure bad boys. He was always the unpredictable one, the one who would be brash enough to make it big self-publishing horror novels on the internet. He promised never to tell, but everyone knows you can never trust an Outlaw.

Then a year later, in the middle of the night, she receives a phone call at Tulane. Her aunt, who took her in after her mother’s death, is in a coma under suspicious circumstances. Now she has to face that one person who knows all about what she did that summer—sexy Booker.

Returning to Hope Parish to be with her aunt, stirs up all those ugly memories. When Aubree starts getting threats, she can’t help but wonder if what she did last summer was tied to her aunt’s “accident.” Afraid, she turns to the only person who knows the truth and Booker doesn’t hesitate to offer his broad shoulder for her to lean on. But Booker has a secret of his own that could crush their fledgling relationship.

As the hot, sultry summer days move on, she finds that even a perfectly smart girl can lose her heart to a perfectly bad boy. What is she going to do when someone starts asking questions Aubree doesn’t want to answer? She’s knee deep into a terribly dangerous, wholly life changing, who-can-she-really-depend-on perfect mess.

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My Rating: 5/5 stars

My Review:

Aubree Walker is all about the numbers – numbers make sense, numbers are predictable, and numbers make no judgment about what Aubree did last summer.  Moving to Tulane’s campus to study Statistics and out of Hope Parish was the best move Aubree ever made and if she has her way, there will be little to no returning to Hope Parish and her past.  The only problem with never going home is the guilt Aubree constantly feels over her virtual abandonment of her beloved aunt and that beautiful boy, Booker Outlaw who helped Aubree when she was at her lowest and most vulnerable. 

With finals over and her summer work schedule at Tulane already secured, Aubree is blown away by the late night phone call informing her of her aunt’s accidental fall which has left her in a coma.  Suddenly never going home again is no longer an option.  Terrified of losing her only relative, Aubree packs up and heads back to Hope Parish and within minutes of arriving, bad things start to happen.  Apparently, someone knows about last summer.  Finding herself in yet another low and vulnerable moment, Aubree is beyond glad to see Booker Outlaw.  Though not intending to come to the rescue, Booker finds himself once again helping Aubree and ensuring her safety. 

Booker Outlaw is one third of the unholy trinity and along with his twins (yes, ladies we have hawt TRIPLETS!) Braxton and Boone, the Outlaw boys have done everything within their power to live up to their last name.  Well, kind of.  Thanks to a long dead and seriously naughty relative, the Outlaw boys had a reputation for bad even before they were born.  While the boys have certainly gotten into their fair share of trouble, they sure don’t deserve the nasty reputation they have.  In fact, Booker is not only an honorable and decent guy, he is also a highly successful, though somewhat anonymous, best-selling author.  While Booker generally exudes confidence and more than a tiny bit of attitude, his latest run in with Aubree has left him discombobulated. 

As threats to Aubree’s safety increase she finds herself needing Booker more and more.  Thanks to a deep sense of honor and need to protect, Booker finds himself both willing and able to protect Aubree.  Mixed in with all the danger and the mystery of who’s behind the threats is an intense attraction to one another – oh yes, this is one hell of a story!!  And Dawson’s not done with the awesome.  In order to tie everything together, Dawson adds a nice little twist which sets the past and the present on a collision course with one another.  This is one of my favorite things to find in a book 🙂

The Bottom LineA Perfect Mess is a perfect combination of mystery, suspense, light action, the past meets the present and, some naughty bits thrown in for good measure.  Though the novel revolves around Aubree and Booker, the other two-thirds of the unholy trinity and Aubree’s two best friends also play significant roles.  Other than the big bad, there is not a single character in A Perfect Mess that I didn’t like.  The Outlaw boys are some kind of hot, completely surprising, and totally worthy of your affection.  Side note: I may want to lick each one of the Outlaw Triplets 🙂  While I feel like the boys are stronger characters than the girls are at this point, the girls are still power players and each brings her own brand of uniqueness to the table.  Overall, I can’t say enough good things about this book and if books two and three are as good as this read, the A Perfect Secret series is going to certainly be included on my year-end list of top reads!!

About the author and where to find her:

author - zoedawsonZoe Dawson is the alter ego of Karen Anders, award winning, multi-published author. Her writing journey started with poetry and branched out into fiction. With a couple of college English courses under her belt, she penned a historical, then moved onto contemporary romance fiction. Today, she is happy producing romantic suspense, romantic comedy/mystery, new adult, urban fantasy. The words feed her soul and the happily ever afters feed her heart. 

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Links to find/buy A Perfect Mess (Book #1: A Perfect Secret Series):

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Sweepstakes:

Up for grabs is one (1) $15 Amazon Gift Card.  If you would like to see all of the FTC mumbo jumbo, you may do so in the sweepstakes terms and conditions.  To enter for your chance to win just click on the Rafflecopter link below.  Good luck 🙂

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