Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | Stone, At Your Service (Carolina Bad Boys #1) by Rie Warren


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Hell on wheels meets hell in high heels.

Bad boy mechanic Josh Stone likes to get his hands dirty any way he can—the filthier, the better. Ever since his wife walked out on him and their young son, he’s only had room in his heart for two loves: the kid and cars.
Roped into playing his best buddy’s gay boyfriend during a romance writers convention, the player meets the girl who’s gonna rock his world. Leelee Songchild. Shy, bashful, beautiful Leelee who blushes at the drop of a hat yet writes hardcore smut to rival Josh’s backlist of Penthouse Forum.
The only problem is his hands are tied. Josh can’t stab his old friend/fake lover in the back even though all he wants to do is take luscious Leelee to bed, and maybe, love her. When the truth comes out, all hell breaks loose.
Too bad romance is just for books.
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My review

I had so much fun reading this book, over-half of it I was grinning or laughing. There were a lot of LOL moments, especially between Josh and Nicky- not to mention the mechanics from Stone’s who love to rile Josh up from miles away, and the crazy, lovely women in the book conference – this book has been a blast.

What can’t you not do for a friend?

I can’t believe alpha, bad-boy, uber sexy mechanic Josh Stone agreed to be his best buddy’s gay conference during a romance writer’s convention. Both of them were hotter than the sun, and seeing them together would surely break a lot of hearts. But Nick needed this, to protect himself from the gropers and the stalkers and the unwanted attention he gets from the opposite sex.  Being a great friend, Josh agreed to it. All he wanted to do was to help his friend, what he didn’t expect is to meet an author who can rock his world at first sight.

Left with a child to take care of, Josh life circulates on his shop, his beloved car and his baby boy. I adore him as a father. Even though his wife left the both of them, he did try his best to be the father that JJ needed. He was a great dad who puts his son needs first rather than his own.

But how can he put his moves on Leelee when he was busy playing a role being his best friend’s gay boyfriend? How can he prove to her that he’s not gay? Leelee has been burned, and him giving out mixed signals was making her confused too. It was apparent that she wanted him too, but she was holding out. How can he tell her that he wants her, when he was doing a favor to his friend?

He was in between a rock and a hard place, and I wonder how he can possibly get out of it without pissing off two important people in his lives.

A few people would do this kind of stuff for friends, and that’s why I love Josh. This was completely out of his element, but he agreed to it, and made the best out of it. His generosity could speak numbers, and for that Nick is lucky to have him as a best friend. As for Leelee, you’d understand her predicament and her skepticism about Josh, after what she had been through, she needed to be careful. But out shy, and bashful girl turned out to be a little feisty. I was glad she knew how to fight her battles, and grew a backbone in the near end.

If you want a good laugh, a great romance, and a sizzling read – this one is a perfect pick.

•Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.•


Excerpt

“I figured you for more of Chili Peppers fan.” Her rosebud lips burst into a teasing smile.
“Chet Baker, old school all the way, babe.” I leaned in those last few inches, licking the crest of her mouth, snicking her with a gentle bite of teeth.
“That explains the fedora then.”
I tugged the brim lower before angling in for another short pull on her lips.
Heat, sex, need raced between us, speeded by the fuel of shared memories.
This is it. The feeling of being all alone, together. It raced up my spine and pounded through my body, slamming right into my heart. What my folks had, I’d only experienced with Leelee. The night of the tango, in a roomful of people, we’d been intent on each other. She was heaven in my arms and I wanted nothing more, no one else.
“You miss your dad,” she said.
I flipped my hat onto the bar. “All the damn time, darlin’. But I don’t want to miss you. Not tomorrow, not the next day.”
She moved closer to whisper, “And it explains the Dancing with the Stars moves. You really are a romantic.”
I never would’ve thought so before her. Guiding her off the stool and between my legs, I growled, “Only for you, babe.”
She shifted back a couple steps, offering her hand. “Dance with me.”
“I think that’s my line.” I brought her hand to my chest. Warm and soft, her hip filled my palm, her skirt rustling between us. Leaning down, I nipped her shoulder, drinking her body in.
“I’m re-writin’ it.” Her body aligned perfectly with mine.
“For All We Know” began. There was nothing but the song and the sway of our bodies around the emptied room. Bartenders watched, quieting their movements as they cleaned up around us.
Wrapped around each other, we danced. Her hand skimmed up my back, mine slipped to her neck. Our lips hovered but no kisses were taken.
Leelee’s cheek lay against mine—her soft to my rough. “Sing to me?”
No candles, no one else, my voice rumbled with the rich tones of old times. There was no fancy footwork, only feeling. And she felt so fucking good in my arms.
The music ended slowly. My hands snuck up her back, holding her against me, unwilling to let go. 


  



The author

Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website https://www.riewarren.com. She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency. http://www.corvisieroagency.com/Saritza_Hernandez.html

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