Hello again, fair readers! We’re back this morning with a tour stop for Desire Me Now, book one in a sexy new historical romance trilogy series by Tiffany Clare. We are featuring an excerpt from the book, as well as our review and rating, plus details on how you can enter a tour-wide giveaway from the publisher for one of 5 digital copies of Desire Me Now.
Author: Tiffany Clare
Publisher: Avon Impulse, Avon Romance
Page Count: 184 pages
Source: Publisher (NetGalley)
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Desire Me Series (Book #1)
Heat Level: Blazing Hot
Release Date: 5/5/2015
When Amelia Grant’s past catches up with her and threatens to destroy the life she’s built, Nick Riley doesn’t hesitate to protect her.
With just one look Nick completely undoes her. He wanted her surrender and she all but threw it at his feet. She’s revealed her darkest secrets . . . let him into her heart as he drew her deeper into forbidden games of desire . . .
But what happens when Nick’s secrets can destroy the very foundation they’ve built between each other? Will he let Amelia through the barriers of his past? Or will the truth tear them apart?
Deciding that life had far more to offer than a nine to five job, bickering children and housework of any kind (unless she’s on a deadline when everything is magically spotless), TIFFANY CLARE opened up her laptop to write stories she could get lost in. Tiffany writes sexy historical romances set in the Victorian era. She lives in Toronto with her husband, two kids and two dogs and you can find out more about her and her books at www.tiffanyclare.com
Read on for a teaser excerpt, a book review, a giveaway link, and details on where to find your own copy of Desire Me Now by Tiffany Clare.
From Desire Me Now by Tiffany Clare:
She didn’t miss the note of intimacy in his comment. And while his admission and the underlying innuendo should have her running from the house, she found herself intrigued. What in the world was wrong with her? Her imaginings from last night were what was wrong with her. She’d sketched a picture of this man in her mind that was too perfect and without flaws. Everyone had flaws.
She decided right then and there that she couldn’t trust herself in his presence. Her imagination had run wild with this man’s character, and she couldn’t help but paint him as some sort of hero, not only for rescuing her but also for giving her the things she desperately needed right now—a safe place, a job . . . a chance.
With self-preservation finally at the forefront of her thoughts, she managed to take an uneven step away from him. The misstep shot a heavy dose of pain up her leg, and it felt like her stomach was in her throat with the sudden correction in her balance. But Mr. Riley grasped her arm firmly. Instead of toppling back, she was crushed along the length of his body.
With her hands wrapped around his strong forearms, she let him steady her long enough that her head stopped spinning. His thumbs brushed back and forth over the inside of her wrist, letting her focus on the intimacy of his touch instead of the pain radiating from her ankle.
His nearness did strange things to her, things that made her want to step closer instead of away from him, to be touched everywhere as familiarly as he stroked her wrist. She shook her head and dropped her arms to her sides. She needed to get a better grasp on her emotions, her desires.
* Arc provided by the Publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review *
I enjoyed this book a lot. It’s first book in a trilogy series with the same lead characters in all three books. As it is meant to be part of a series, this book does not have as tidy of an ending as one might expect. However, the book’s well written, its characters engaging, and both kept my attention enough to warrant my continual turning of its digital pages.
Desire Me Now is a boss-secretary story set in Victorian England, though to me, it had a somewhat more modern feel to it in some of its language choices. Those choices sometimes took me by surprise, but in a good a way. I enjoyed everything I read in this book, and I love that the hero, Nick, was a sexy alpha protector who helps those who need it. I completely understood the attraction Amelia would have for this man, and him to her. Amelia is very much a damsel in distress, but she’s not a weak woman by any stretch. She’s been through a lot, goes through more in this book, but, she’s still capable of stating her opinion when warranted and knowing what she wants and what she doesn’t, even when she tries to tell herself she doesn’t want what she wants. I loved that about her. The contradictions and the realness. She’s both likable and relatable, despite the time period in which she lives.
Desire Me Now was a great read that kept me entertained throughout the story. It’s love scenes are blazing hot, and the characters inherently likable. I recommend giving this one a try, and am already looking forward to the sequel book, Desire Me More.
or check out the whole series at the Goodreads links below
Book #2: Desire Me More will release on 8/4/2015 and will continue the story of Nicky and Amelia
Book #3: Desire Me Always will release on 11/3/2015 and will continue the story of Nicky and Amelia
Tour-wide Giveaway by the publisher:
5 Digital Downloads of Desire Me Now are up for grabs
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