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Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tasty Book Tours: Perfect for You by Candis Terry (Rev + Exc + Giveaway)

Happy Thursday everyone! I’m super excited because I have just discovered a new to me author that I want to add to my “Must Read More” list!

About Candis Terry:
Best-selling and award winning author Candis Terry entertains readers with contemporary romance the Library Journal Reviews calls uniquely satisfying.

Both her Sugar Shack and Sweet, Texas series deliver witty and emotional stories about how love, family, and a small town community defines the characters’ lives. Born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California, Candis now makes her home on an Idaho farm.

She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to chasing down wayward steers and loves to escape to the breathtaking Idaho forests to energize her imagination.

The sunlight caught like spun gold in the wavy strands of her hair. He liked that her face was makeup free, but mostly he liked that she didn’t need a mask to feel confident. Not that he ever planned to date Brooke, but he’d dated a lot of women who’d refused to leave the house until their makeup had been perfectly applied and every hair was in place.

In his mind, all that preparation took away an opportunity for spontaneity. With his busy schedule, sometimes that’s all he could manage—a last minute invite. Brooke had so much sexy going on she didn’t need all that stuff. And today she’d pretty much proved that she was game for the whole spur-of-the-moment thing. Impressive.

“How many business lunches and dinners have I sat through with you, Mr. Kincade?”

He shrugged. “Too many to count.”

“Bingo.” She pointed. “And do you know what you order almost each and every time?”


“Seared ahi.”

“And the problem with that is?”


“I like ahi.”

“Good for you. But why not expand your horizons? Eating the same old same old every day is like having missionary sex every time the mood strikes.”

And why did she need to bring that up? Because his imagination definitely didn’t need a push in that direction.

“Shake things up.” She waved her hands upward like she was about to take flight. “Be daring. Live a little.”

Damn she was animated. How the hell did someone get like that?

“I’m happy with things the way they are.”

“Are you really?” As she leaned into the table, the unyielding fabric of that tight white tank top across her breasts dominated his attention.

He didn’t respond.


He was too . . . distracted.

“You know what they say; all work and no play . . .” she said with a shrug, leaving the remainder of that statement hanging like a noose.

“So you’re saying that eating fish tacos is suddenly going to shake things up in my life?”

“Breaking your same old song and dance routine will. After you’ve opened up the door, anything can happen. Aren’t you the least bit curious?”

The server interrupted them to deliver a large plate of steaming soft tacos, bowls of salsa and sour cream, and two giant froufrou drinks with slices of pineapple and maraschino cherries speared by pink umbrellas.

Oh hell no.

He was not going to drink something that would immediately revoke his man card. But when Brooke plucked the cherry from her glass, dangled it in the air, and captured it with her tongue, he had second thoughts. By the time she settled the bright pink straw between the soft cushion of her lips and sucked the orange frothy drink into her mouth, he figured he’d be game for just about any damn thing. As long as he could watch her do that all day long.

Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Avon Books
Release Date: February 28, 2017

Declan Kincade has spent so much time chasing success he’s almost forgotten how to just live. Lately, though, his all-business routine has been thrown into disarray. Brooke Hastings is the best employee Dec’s ever had: polished, capable, and intelligent. After four years, he’s just realized that she’s also smoking hot. But their working relationship is too valuable to stake on a fling, no matter how mind-bendingly pleasurable it promises to be . . .

What’s worse than never meeting the right man? Finding him, and then working side-by-side every day while he remains absolutely blind to your existence. That is, until one temptation-packed road trip changes everything. Teaching her gorgeous, driven boss how to cut loose and have fun is the toughest challenge Brooke’s ever faced. But it’s one that could give both of them exactly what they need, if Dec will take a chance on a perfect—and perfectly unexpected—love . . .

What’s it About? Declan Kincade has spent most of his time plotting, planning, and putting into action his plans for success into action. He’s literally the embodiment of the “All work and no play” adage. Brooke Hastings has worked with Declan for four years and she’s the best employee he’s ever had. She’s dedicated, intelligent, efficient, and more than capable to handle anything thrown her way. And she’s had a thing for Declan for just as long, except he’s been so “busy” that he’s never noticed her until now. Now Declan’s noticing just how attractive Brooke is in addition to her qualities as an employee.

Describe the hero in five words: Stubborn. Driven. Workaholic. Smart. Loyal.
Did you like him? Yes.
Why? On the surface Declan looked and acted like your garden variety workaholic who wants to take over the world so he can feel important. But he wasn’t. He was driven by some very personal demons and that took him from “jerk” to a guy worth fighting for. His reasons behind his all work and no play attitude were what made him seem more real and relatable. He basically just existed instead of lived his life and I loved watching him rediscover himself while on the road trip with Brooke. Sometimes Declan seemed bewildered by the things he was learning about himself and other times it was like he was remembering bits and pieces of who he used to be. He broke my heart sometimes and other times I wanted to shake him to see if he did anything other than grumble and work.

Describe the heroine in five words: Assertive. Funny. Sneaky. Optimistic. Hungry.
Did you like her? YES!
Why? She’s almost always optimistic and while she’s in love with Declan she doesn’t put up with his crap (And he can certainly dish it out when he’s cranky). Brooke was this cheerful character who did see the good in things and in people but wasn’t blinded to reality. She had a terrible childhood that she escaped from yet she still maintained hope that there was something better for her. She was sweet without giving me a toothache, and she was darn good at her job which made her invaluable to Declan long before he noticed her as a woman. I loved that she maintained her intelligence and business savvy rather than tripping over herself when it came to Declan. She was so much fun, definitely a character I’d love to be friends with. And guess what? She’s not a “just a salad” woman, much less a food pusher (You know, those women who order food and suddenly decide they’re too nervous/upset to eat and just push their food around on their plate. I hate that). It might sound weird but Brooke has this outlook on how she orders food that is totally the same as mine and that really sealed the deal on her awesomeness to me. Brooke just made people comfortable around her and did I mention she had this adorable little dog named Moochie?

Let’s talk about the romance: Declan and Brooke had a very strong working relationship when Perfect for You started but it was also layered with this bubbling attraction between them which had time to build and grow throughout the book. The push and pull between them made the happy ending worth the wait and I couldn’t get enough of Declan and Brooke’s fun, flirty interactions. Brooke brought out the fun side in Declan (Which he needed desperately), and a fun Declan was a sexy Declan. These two had such great chemistry and not just romantically. They just clicked so well and definitely had that “Team” vibe going strong.

How about that supporting cast? Declan’s brothers and sister appeared off and on throughout Perfect for You and I couldn’t help noticing how different they were to Declan. They were relaxed, confident, fun, and basically everything Declan kept locked up tight. I loved all of them and the way they teased and poked at each other and even Brooke. They did bring out another side of Declan since they were his family but they also made the effort to get me as a reader interested in them.

Overall reaction to the story? Perfect for You is the first book by Candis Terry that I’ve read but it definitely won’t be the last. Terry shows a real talent for creating a heartwarming story with grounded characters you can’t help but fall for. She definitely made my day with Declan and Brooke and that guarantees I’ll be back for more very soon.

Click It or Skip It? Click It. Especially if you’re new to Candis Terry like I was. This was a perfect way to be introduced to her writing. Totally worth it.

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