Thursday, October 10, 2013

Sweet 'n Steamy Blog Tour Review and Giveaway - Jilted and Halo's Wish

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Jilted by Kara Leigh Miller

Book Synopsis:

Amy and Brett have been friends since they were kids; and their friendship has withstood the test of time. But can it withstand Brett's fiancée, Vanessa?

Brett Hudson has often wondered what it would be like to be more than Amy's friend, but when he's chosen as the newest professional dancer on Dancing with the Stars, he meets Vanessa, one of the shows costume designers and it's a whirlwind romance that ends in a wedding proposal. As the big day draws closer, Brett begins to think that marrying Vanessa might be a bad idea. She wants him to give up Amy. Completely. Will he give up his best friend for the woman he's supposed to marry?

Amy King is heartbroken to learn that Brett is marrying another woman. But, when Brett is jilted at the altar, he begs Amy to go on his honeymoon with him. A week on a tropical island with her best friend, the man she's fantasized about for years is a dream come true for Amy. But when Brett suggests crossing the line from friends to lovers, Amy is reluctant. Will she risk years of friendship for one night of passion?


My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Just Friends. Is it even possible for men and women to be “just friends”? I don’t know about that, but I’m skeptical. It might be possible to just be friends if you are both single or if you are “couple friends.” What about if one is single and the other is not? I am thinking that two females vying for the attention and affections of one man, even if he is truly only having a romantic relationship with one of the women, is destined for Doomville. I for one would not be keen on my man hanging out one-on-one with another woman.

Brett and Amy are best friends, dance partners, business partners and long time family friends. To say their lives are grossly intertwined is an understatement. When Brett lands a spot on the popular television show, Dancing with the Stars,he meets Vanessa, the woman he is “destined” to marry, or so he thinks.

When he springs the news of his impending marriage to his best friend, Amy, their relationship immediately changes. Brett is an idiot to think he can have it cake and eat it too. Although she has always been strictly in the “friend zone,” Amy is devastated and can’t stand to watch him with another woman and the “other woman,” Vanessa clearly sees what Amy and Brett have denied to everyone, including themselves. So, what happens when everything Brett ever wanted and needed has been right in front of him all along? I’ll tell you what happened… A LOT OF HOTNESS IS WHAT HAPPENS!

JILTED is a great friends-to-lovers romance and I enjoyed every second of it! JILTED is the third book I have read by author, Kara Leigh Miller and I have several more on my wish list – I have yet to be disappointed with her sexy tales.

✳✳ Copy provided by the author/publisher for an honest review.
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Author Bio: 

Kara is a multi-published romance author who dabbles in young adult, new adult, paranormal, and contemporary romances. However, her genre of choice will always be erotic romance. She's a member of the CNY Writers Haven and the Romance Writers of America. Writing is her passion and she loves to share her knowledge and enthusiasm with her fellow authors and her fans. 

Today, Kara resides in Upstate New York with her husband, five kids, three cats, and two dogs. When she's not reading or writing, she's spending time with her family and friends. 

Nothing excites Kara more than hearing from her fans. So, send her a note. She'll go total fan girl over it!

Kara Leigh Miller's Links:

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Halo's Wish by Sharon Kleve

Book Synopsis:

Halo Ann Carlyle wishes for a home, family, and a boat-load of pets. What she gets is a bruised hip, a lump on the head, a broken ankle, and her new yellow Honda Civic is demolished.

 Rich McFarland, a sexy veterinarian, keeps showing up in the most unexpected places, promising everything she's ever wanted.

 Halo believes she only has time to pursue her career as a pet detective and must ignore her growing attraction to achieve her dreams.

Will Halo trust her heart, and find a way to get both for Christmas?


She'd just placed another call through to Pemsky's office, which went straight to his voicemail, when the office door opened. Halo smiled and looked up into dreamy, gold-flecked green eyes, short sandy brown hair, a slight cleft chin, and full lips set in a hard line. Even with the stern look he had on his face, her hormones jumped into overdrive.

Mr. Dreamy cleared his throat—she must've been staring. In her most professional voice she said, "Good morning. How may I help you?"

He removed a piece of paper from his shirt pocket and unfolded the sheet.

"I was parked in front of the Beacon Hill Ale House and my driver's side mirror was sideswiped by one of Pemsky's Security's SUV's Friday night."

Halo loved the Beacon Hill Ale House. Every Saturday night the Ale House allowed local bands to jam together. That's where she'd met her last loser boyfriend. She'd had a lot of loser boyfriends. She's currently on a hiatus from dating, but she wouldn't mind jumping back into the dating game for this dream-boat.

He handed her the piece of paper.

"I wasn't able to get a look at the driver, but I got the license plate number of the vehicle that hit my car and drove away."

He emphasized the last part.

"I'm very sorry about your car. I'm sure Mr. Pemsky will be happy to cover the damage." Halo checked the company log and Pemsky's name popped up as the driver—she gulped.

Author Bio: 

Sharon Kleve was born and raised in Washington and currently lives on the Olympic Peninsula with her husband.
Sharon is a writer of paranormal and contemporary romance. She loves romance. She loves reading romance, living romance, and especially loves writing about romance. She gets no greater feeling than watching her characters come alive in each other's arms. Most of all, she loves giving her characters the happily ever after they deserve—with a few bumps and bruises along the way.

One of her favorite things to do is picking up a new book and sinking into the story, immersing herself in the emotions between the characters. She hopes to inspire her readers the same way her favorite authors have inspired her.

When not writing, she can usually be found either curled up in her recliner with her cat and a good book, or in the kitchen baking sourdough bread or bagels. 

Sharon Kleve's Links:

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What's up for grabs?

One (1) Winner will receive a $25 gift card to a book seller of their choice

One (1) Winner will receive Kara Leigh Miller's complete backlist, which includes five novellas and two full-length books

One (1) Winner will receive Sharon Kleve's complete backlist, which includes six books

Three (3) Winners will receive a signed paperback copy of Kara Leigh Miller's, Death of a Waterfall

Three (3) Winners will receive a signed paperback copy of Sharon Kleve's, Love Crazed

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