Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Here's hoping that those of you that celebrated Easter yesterday had a "hoppy" day (get it? Hoppy? ^-^) and for those that didn't, a hopeful wish for a relaxing say just the same. Well, it's a new week here on the blog, and that means...MORE BOOKS! Like those two words were ever taken as a bad thing. ^-^
We're starting things off right with a Pump Up Your Books blog tour already in progress starring a Contemporary Romance release that will have your heart fluttering and your knees quaking...and that's outside of the "ha", "ah-ha", and "oh-no-you-didn't" moments in between. Yep, it was an emotional rollercoaster but I'm telling you up front, IT ROCKED. So, if you're ready for some Grecian god-like action, please join me as today's blog tour guest and book of choice takes center stage...
Amber Leigh Williams
About the book...
No more wedding marches for her!
Wedding planner Roxie Honeycutt can make happy-ever-after come true for anyone except herself. Freshly divorced and done with love, she's okay with watching clients walk down the aisle. What's not okay? Sharing a charming Victorian house with accountant Byron Strong. He's frustratingly sexy and determined to keep her confused.
Roxie thought Byron's expertise was numbers, yet somehow he sees her for who she really is. Somehow he understands the hurt she hides behind a trademark smile. Suddenly romance is tempting again, even if it means risking another heartbreak.
Roxie Honeycutt...wedding planner extraordinaire, self-sufficient survivor of ultimate betrayal, and utterly fabulous human being. She can help any woman rock her big day, but her own heart is what really needs some TLC, and she's got a plan to get herself back on track. You see, the former "Mister" in the equation really did a doozy on her...WITH HER SISTER NO LESS (Ugh!)...and while she's not certain where her heart lies for the moment, she knows that it's getting a bit of a workout all of a sudden thanks to the attention of one particularly handsome work acquaintance/friend/neighbor. (You'll get all the slashes to his "title" there while reading the story.)
Byron Strong...much like his name, he is strong in many ways...physically (*sigh*), mentally (lawyer turned accountant!), and emotionally (for others, as well as himself). The problem is that that last layer of strength can also be a weakness because it acts as a shield that no one can get past, not really anyway. True, he's a great looking good guy that any girl would feel lucky to call her own, and while he does the "knight-in-Greek-armor" bit REALLY well (I mean, REALLY), if all you get is the show when you need the heart, what kind of an ever after can you hope for?
He's been damaged, but so has she. The question is can they find their way past those heartaches to the second chance love has thrown their way? Will Roxie finally hear what her heart truly desires? Will Byron see that he's not being unfaithful to his former love by being open to this new experience? Along with the answers to these questions, you'll discover the strengths and weaknesses of both characters as well as their families (his rocks, hers sucks), and friends (all rock) along the way. One of my favorite scenes was actually one that Roxie would like to forget, with good reason. You see, there is a particular sniffling weasel that tried to take something that wasn't his for the taking and while Roxie made sure he received the proper message, Byron delivered it home so there were no lingering questions. *smirk* (You go guys!)
Recommended for Contemporary Romance fans, late teens and beyond. There are about two steamy scenes, but the rest is butterfly gold (as in the tease and the flutters).
About the author...
Amber Leigh Williams is a Harlequin romance writer who lives on the US Gulf Coast. She lives for beach days, the smell of real books, and spending time with her husband and their two young children. When she’s not keeping up with rambunctious little ones (and two large dogs), she can usually be found reading a good book or indulging her inner foodie. Amber is represented by the D4EO Literary Agency.
Special thanks to Dorothy at Pump Up Your Book for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as to the Harlequin Books crew for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now via Harlequin Books, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.
BEFORE YOU GO...
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE A CHANCE TO WIN BIG?
Amber is giving away a $50 B&N Gift Card!
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This giveaway ends midnight April 28.
Good luck everyone!
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Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!