Sunday, December 29, 2013

Blog Tour: Review of Exquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove

A male Romance Author… a convention in Vegas… a female book blogger… a goal to lose her virginity… what next? Find out when you mix all the above!

Fallon McKinley is headed to Vegas for the Wicked Wenches Romance Con and losing her virginity is only one of her goals. The other is to meet her favorite author of romance novels, R.T. Sinclair. What she doesn’t realize is that the sexy green-eyed god she rams into at the airport is the real R.T. When they keep running into each other, she’s shocked, but excited, because the attraction is irresistible.

Ryland Thomas Sinclair doesn’t want anyone to know his true identity. He’s the author that all women love, but everyone thinks he’s a female. He hides his persona behind the public face of his twin sister, keeping his own a secret. But after meeting the lovely Fallon, his intentions to avoid a relationship come to a screeching halt. She’s put an unwanted kink into his perfectly laid out plans. His unusual reaction surprises him because after a heart-shredding breakup a few years ago, he’s managed to avoid women at all costs.

Resisting Fallon becomes more difficult than he imagines. Soon things are spiraling out of control, until a major miscommunication has Fallon walking out of his home and his life. Will Ryland Thomas succeed in losing the woman he loves? Or can he win her back?

Melanie says...

“This is what I want. Always. Right here. Like this. Forever and without end. You, Fallon. It’s always been you and it will always be you.” - Ryland Thomas
Fallon is a book blogger who is determined to lose her virginity while in Las Vegas at a book convention to see her favorite romance author, R.T. Sinclair. Ryland catches her eye and she decides that he would be perfect for the task but when he discovers this at the exact moment she becomes a non-virgin, Ryland gets very angry and stops. Humiliated, Fallon goes to leave his hotel room only to find her purse missing with her I.D., money and credit cards, and she was due at the airport to return home to Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Ryland Thomas is a wealthy writer who has closed himself off to love after catching the women he thought that he loved going down on his best friend. He has not opened himself up to anyone since that heartbreak. That is before Fallon literally fell into his life.  When Fallon discovers herself with no money and no-one to help her, he takes her to his home at Lake Tahoe to wait for her new I.D. and credit card.
Suddenly, it becomes abundantly clear to me that a kiss with her is more intimate than the act of sex itself. There is something so incredibly emotional and personal about it that I know I’ll never think of kissing in the same way again. - Ryland Thomas 
The taste of him when we kiss is beyond anything I’ve ever known. Most of all, he’s seeped into my heart, wedging himself within it, and I don’t ever want him to leave. If he does, there will be a space so huge that I’ll never be whole, never be myself again; I know that Fallon will cease to exist. - Fallon
Fallon eventually goes back home, but neither one can stop thinking about the other. Eventually Fallon gets a her dream job in San Francisco where Ryland's sister, Tilly lives. I can't say too much more or I will be giving the story away, but Ryland Thomas and Fallon begin a relationship full of the trials and tribulations that they need to work through.
"... sometimes when you go through the rough spots, the beauty shines through, and when it does, it’s much more appreciated." - Ryland Thomas
I am kind-of on the fence with this book. I really liked to story line but felt it was a bit long and stretched out. Some of the wording was straight up corny, for instance, pleasure button, hoo-hah, jerk-hole, and intimate bits. The ending was good but the story had a bit of predictability due to all of the misunderstandings.
Sometimes, you think you’re getting over something, and that your life is taking a turn for the better, but then someone comes and throws you a fucking curve ball that flies at you so fast that you don’t have time to get out of the way before it smashes right into your skull, blinding you with the pain. - Fallon

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and reEmergent), Dark Waltz and the upcoming release Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups. 

(If you're wondering, it didn't happen EXACTLY that way, but….)

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