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Two (2) winners will receive signed paperback of That First Kiss, signed paperback of Stranded (the first book/novella in the Night Calls series), plus $10 Amazon gift cards and signed swag (i.e. bookmarks & pins). Rafflecopter and tour links are at the bottom of the post. Good luck!
Title: That First Kiss (Night Calls #2)
Author: J.C. Valentine
Genre: Adult audiences 18+
Publication Date: June 18, 2013
Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.
Mercurial and charming, Tate Larson is a rising author and playboy who has a different woman on his arm every night of the week. Focused on his work, Tate has no plans to settle down any time soon. That is until he meets his pretty new assistant, Piper Donovan.
Desperate to escape the promise of backwater living, Piper ditched her Alabama hometown and never looked back. That was almost two years ago. Now that she is out of a job and her bank account is running on fumes, she’s desperate to find a job, fast. She finds the break she is searching for when she lands a position at Bookish Temptations. A little dancing and a lot of drinks with the girls seem the perfect way to celebrate. After a brief but explosive encounter with a man she was never supposed to see again turns out to be the same man she will be bending over backwards to please, her every instinct tells her to run. But when running means leaving the life she has struggled so hard to create, Piper decides her only option is to continue working for the devastatingly sexy Tate Larson…even if it kills her.
Unable to deny their growing attraction, they struggle to keep their distance in a relationship that requires anything but.
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OMG. An intelligently written book about two characters that I actually liked from the beginning. Yes, Tate could be a douche but he was loveable in his own way. Piper was a dream. Smart, not willing to give up and falling in love with the man that she really shouldn’t have.
I will say that the trope of assistant falling for the boss has been done over and over but Ms. Valentine wrote in such a way that it wasn’t tired nor did I want to throw the Kindle at the wall. Between the banter of Tate and Piper; Piper and her girlfriends and their own thoughts rambling through their heads…my emotions were all over the place. I have girlfriends like Piper so I could so relate to their conversations and situations. 🙂
Tate was a dream. Hot, sexy and a writer. In fact, he might be the first hero that I have read that is a writer. Nice job, Ms. Valentine. I also appreciated the fact that this is a standalone story. No cliffhanger, ended perfectly and while I didn’t read the first book in the series, I never felt lost when characters were introduced. Everything makes sense to you while reading Piper and Tate’s story.
Also, can someone please tell why I loved the scene in the bathroom? 😉 It was hot, passionate and as much as I like the smexy times to have some sort of a build up, their hook up made complete sense. Of course it was the perfect plot point for Tate and Piper but normally I don’t like that at all. I completely melted into the couch when I read it. I just worried that the smexy times would cool off and thankfully, they didn’t.
If you are looking for a great story about a tried and true trope of the assistant and boss falling in love…That First Kiss is for you. Its not your grandmother’s Harlequin. It’s an intelligent, well written story that will suck in from the beginning and have you swooning and sighing in the end. I can’t wait to read more from Ms. Valentine. I must remind Harlie of this… 🙂
J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.
Brandi Salazar lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream to become an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.
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