Saturday, January 4, 2014

Blog Tour + Review/Giveaway: 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 happens 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 misunderstanding 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?

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Our Review:
3 Stars

The moment I read the synopsis for this book it caught my attention, I mean what book blogger wouldn’t like to meet the author of her favorite books. Not only that but to find out said author is a sexy man and there is attraction between us (sigh my dream come true).

This book definitely had potential, for the first time in a long time I was not frustrated with the female character I was actually team Fallon throughout the book. I didn’t feel like I connected with our male character like I usually do. I’m always the reader that defends the guys even if they’re douche bags.  

The reason I am rating this book a 3.0 is because it was so predictable.  Fallon McKinley is headed to Las Vegas to a book convention and with hopes to lose her virginity. Walking out of the airport she trips and falls in to the arms of Ryland Thomas; personally I found this a little too similar to Fifty Shades.

Ryland Thomas is just the most frustrating fictional man I’ve come across. He writes beautiful novels but wants nothing to do with women. He’s had his heart broken before (predictable right). So without giving too much of the story away I will try to tell you what happens and it will be up to you dear readers to decide if this is the book for you.

So Fallon has had a rough life with a mother that seems to not love her. She was jealous of the love her father had for her.  While Fallon is in Vegas she meets Ryland Thomas who claims he is there for the convention as well. During the convention Fallon and her group of friends meet with author R.T Sinclair; from here on the book went south for me.

Ryland and Fallon bump into each other. Then they bump into each other a few more times. They end up in his hotel room. He walks out on her and then once again fate brings them back together. By this point I was frustrated the best part of the books was that Fallon was a strong girl that did not go looking for Ryland Thomas she made him come to her.

Now the name of the book is Exquisite betrayal I Expected some serious exquisite betraying but this was not the case it was a simple misunderstanding that could have been cleared up if Ryland Thomas wasn’t so stubborn.  I love a stubborn man but this guy took this to a whole other level (someone please slap some sense into him).

Top 10 TV Shows

Okay…I’m a big L-O-S-E-R here because I honestly don’t watch very much TV and when I do, it has to be something that’s not serialized or something I can watch On Demand. So…here ya go. And please don’t beat me up too bad.

10.  NCIS—Loved the chemistry between Tony and Zeva and was heartbroken when she left the show. I’m still deciding on whether I still like it.

9.  Drive Ins, Diners and Dives—OMG!! I want to go to every one of these restaurants!

8. Sons of Anarchy… I can’t say enough here so I won’t even begin.  

7. Person of Interest—love Jim Caviezel’s voice. Damn it’s sexy!

6. The Following—Holy cow that show is SCARY!

5. True Blood—I know the show is NOTHING like the books anymore, but damn it, I still love me some Eric!

4. Ray Donovan—this show is HOT! I love the grittiness of it.

3.. Game of Thrones—after the Red Wedding, I cried. I was in love with Rob Stark. What am I gonna do next season. I love Jon Snow, but still…

2.  The Blacklist… Holy Crapballs!!! This show FREAKIN ROCKS! James Spader is totally the king in this one. And I hate even missing one minute of it. I simply can’t wait until January 13 for the winter season to start!

1.       Homeland—OMG!! I can’t believe how this season ended and now I have to wait until next September! I’m going to perish until then. I won’t say what happened just in case someone missed it but… jeez! What a shocker… 

Author Information

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 ├╝ber 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 laptop 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 the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Tragically Flawed.

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

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