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Monday, October 20, 2014

Author's Pal Blitz Tour: Light Her Fire by Samanthe Beck (Review, Excerpt + Giveaway)

Hi guys! Welcome to my stop on the Light Her Fire blitz. Not only do I have a sexy excerpt to share with you but my thoughts on the book itself AND an awesome giveaway that you're not going to want to miss!

About Samanthe Beck:

Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their elementary-aged turbo-son. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.

When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect Cabernet to pair with Ambien.

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Excerpt (Rated "H" for HOT):

I don’t know about the rest of the men in Bluelick, but you took care of me in half a lap.

She laughed and then looked back at the fire station to see if she could spot him anywhere. Nope. Still grinning, she typed, You dirty pervert. Get your head out of your pants.

He texted back immediately.Wasn’t my head in my pants. It was something a bit more…handy.

The thought of him, watching her and…ahem…handling himself, sent her head straight into her pants. Don’t you have an engine to buff?

The engine is buffed. I buffed it for the better part of 3 minutes, thanks to you prancercizing in that outfit.

Red tank top over a jog bra and red running shorts? This is a perfectly ordinary running outfit.

Her incoming text signal dinged immediately. From the Nike “Cock Tease” collection. I sat here in all kinds of agony watching your tits bounce while you jogged around the square, remembering how it felt to be lodged between them. I’m not even going to tell you what the sight of your ass in those running shorts does to me. It’s begging to be spanked. I counted 5 laps. You do the math.

She tripped over her own foot, caught her balance, and looked around again. Still no sign of him, but she felt the heat of his gaze as profoundly as a touch. Her skin tingled. Her system hummed. She fought off a naughty urge to run five more laps. Not that she could. This time she’d know he was watching—which brought a whole new meaning to the term “runner’s high.”

The firehouse stood to her right, in all its historic redbrick glory. She boldly faced the building, put her hand on her hip, and sent the structure a defiant stare. When that didn’t produce any response, she typed, I feel so objectified. Is that all you see when you look at me? Tits and ass? Fine with her. High time someone did.

He sent a new picture over—of her staring at the firehouse. I notice every goddamn thing. Look at your long, toned legs. I might actually get bruised when they’re wrapped around my waist and you’re losing control. I’m also thinking, just for once, you be the firefighter and I’ll be the citizen in distress.

It took a lot not to laugh out loud, but she didn’t want to stand there laughing to herself in the town square like a crazy lady. Keeping her eyes on the screen, she typed, Is this before or after the spanking?

My shift ends at midnight. I’ll be on your doorstep at 12:05 and then you’ll find out.

Format: .mobi (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Publisher: Entangled: Brazen
Release Date: October 20, 2014

He’ll show this good girl the thrill of being bad…

Good girl Melody Merritt is ready to be bad. Fresh out of an unsatisfying ten-year engagement to the town golden boy, she’s determined to make up for lost time. And who better to burn her sterling reputation to the ground than Bluelick’s sinfully sexy new fire chief whose wicked gaze promises complete and utter domination? Yes, please.

Corrupting the prim and proper Little Miss Bluelick is the most action Josh Bradley’s seen since he transferred from Cincinnati to fast-track his career. He won’t let anything or anyone—not even the delectable Melody Merritt—trap him in this Kentucky-fried Mayberry, but when their searing chemistry yields an unexpected result, he realizes he’s started a blaze that's completely beyond his control…

Bad boy moves to small town and meets local good girl. Good girl wants a no strings fling with bad boy. No strings fling turns into a complicated mess when good girl falls for bad boy.

Light Her Fire (Great title by the way) adds to an already great lineup at Entangled: Brazen. Author Samanthe Beck can create temperature boosting scenes that flow into a greater storyline with likable characters and real life scenarios. Josh Bradley and Melody Merritt have some amazing chemistry but they also have lives outside of each other and it’s through their eyes that, as a reader I got to experience life and get to know some of the residents in the small town of Bluelick, Kentucky.

From the get go I liked Melody and I normally don’t like “good girls” because most of the time they turn out to be boring and too submissive for my liking but Melody was the one who decided she was going to approach Josh and start an affair with him. Sure she had moments of slight neediness but thankfully she never crossed over into TSTL (Too Stupid To Live) territory. She’s also unbelievably kind and loyal to her friends, including her ex-fiance.

Fire chief Josh took some warming up to, no pun intended. It’s not that he wasn’t a likable guy, he was, but he wasn’t as open as Melody was. He didn’t show his true personality until halfway through the story so until then I couldn’t get a read on him as a character, which of course made me so curious I just had to keep reading!

Skipping over first meetings and everything else that’s involved when two main characters meet and start to get to know each other, Light Her Fire makes it clear that the story is strictly about the now. It’s about what happens between two people who start a no strings attached affair in a small town. While I normally like to read about the first meeting, the first hint of attraction and all that, I felt that leaving that out of this story kept it from dragging on and on. The main focus of Light Her Fire is the present, with Josh and Melody getting involved in a fling and it turning into something more.

Their chemistry is undeniable too. Samanthe Beck did a fantastic job of bringing Josh and Melody’s attraction to spotlight and I had no complaints there. It was very clear that they physical aspect of their fling had no problems and once things started shifting into more emotional territory, the change in their dynamic was quite sudden and turned Light Her Fire from a sexual escapades story to a romance.

Final Verdict: I would love it if the author gave some of the secondary characters their own stories.

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  1. Great review Adria! Good to know Melody is a "good girl" who is not boring to read about. I'm looking forward to reading Samanthe's book. By the way, did I miss the giveaway link on this one?

  2. Ugh, one little letter from the rafflecopter code didn't get put in the right place and the form didn't show up. I've fixed it now. Thanks for letting me know! Good luck!

  3. Thanks Adria, I see it now! *fingers crossed!* :-)


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