Friday, May 23, 2014

Blog Tour: Review - A little Blackmail

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A Little Blackmail
Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
by Helen Conrad

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A Little Blackmail
Destiny Bay Romances - Forever Yours
(Sweet Edition #2)
by Helen Conrad
Adult Romance
Paperback & Ebook, 172 pages
March 28th 2014 by Doorknock Publishing
Sometimes you have to break the rules to right a wrong.

Janet Cardona is usually a by-the-book good girlbut when Matt Carrington won't give her cat back, she sees red. Rules mean nothing when there's an animal to be saved. So when she's caught in a burglary and blackmailed for it, she finds she can't refuse. Matt only needs her to pretend to be his wife for a day or two so that he can run a scam he's involved in. But once the pretense gets going, he begins to yearn for the real thing. Now Janet has to decide if she can let herself fall for a con man.

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I received A Little Blackmail in return for an honest review as part of the tour hosted by Prism Book Tours. Janet just wants her cat back, when Matt refused to give her back her cat she takes it into her own hands. On a dark night dressed in black Janet scales the walls of the house intent on rescuing her baby but didn’t expect to be caught by Matt. When Matt threatens to call the cops for her breaking in but he offers her a chance to work it off pretending to be his wife. Determined to get her cat back Janet agrees to pretend to be Vanessa knowing when the chance arises she will grab her cat and run. 

As Janet gets pulled deeper into Matt’s lies she can’t help that she finds him attractive. She just hasn’t figured out what he’s really doing visiting Mavis when clearly he’s doesn’t seem to care about his missing wife Vanessa. After a trip down the river Janet is finding herself falling in love with the man who refuses to tell her what he’s really after. Will Janet ever get her cat back? Will she find the truth about what Matt is really doing at Mavis’s?

I loved Janet right from the start because she is willing to risk it all even to break the law to get her cat back. I like that Janet is a character that feels real, she’s had loss in her life but she’s learned to move on. I knew right off the bat that Matt was perfect for Janet he just has to win her over and not scare her away. Since the series takes place in Destiny Bay we had a few recurring characters as well as a few new ones. 

A little Blackmail is based on the lives of people from Destiny Bay with one family in particular. This story revolves around Janet who spent her whole life living in Destiny Bay as well as the Matt who also is from the area but grew up in boarding schools and summer camps. I really loved the characters they were easy to connect and I was drawn into their story. A found the book to be a quick read it was hard to put down I had to know what would happen next to Janet and Matt. I like that the story had romance as well as a little mystery woven in to enhance the story. The book is well written it flows from start to finish, and it’s clean so teens as well as adults will enjoy. I have to admit I prefer clean romance novels so this one was exactly what I look for in a romance novel. I don’t know what I would do but I think I want to move to Destiny Bay it sounds like the play to be with a little cottage near the water. I’m looking forward to starting the next book in the series because it's one of my favorites. 

4 out of 5 stars 

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Helen Conrad is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than 90 romances (over 15 million copies sold) published under various pseudonyms with Harlequin, Silhouette, Loveswept, and others. She is currently revamping and rewriting much of her backlist—mainly into the Destiny Bay Romances Series. The first six, the Forever Yours Series, are being rewritten as Sweet Editions.

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A Little About the Destiny Bay Romances: Sweet Editions
From Author Helen Conrad

"The Destiny Bay Romances take place in the sort of beach town I've always loved--and now I live in one! But writing about beach towns came first and this series is centered on the rich, influential Carrington family living along the California Coast, and in Hawaii. These are good-looking, fast-driving, hard-hitting men and women whose impulses lead them into trouble every time--and inevitably to fall in love.

The original series includes language and love scenes that aren't, for the most part, especially harsh and explicit--but some of my readers from my years writing sweets for Harlequin as Raye Morgan have asked if we couldn't have sweet and clean versions--and I thought--what a good idea! 

These are basically the same stories...but with the conflicts softened a bit, the language cleaned up, and no explicit love scenes. There are still a few adult situations, but they're muted. Consider these the PG versions. 

I hope you enjoy them!"

Tour-Wide Giveaway

- US Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and paperbacks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
- INT Grand Prize: $20 Amazon gift card and ebooks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast
- 2 sets of ebooks of Run Run RunawayA Little Blackmail, and Moving Too Fast (INT)

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Run Run Runaway
May 12 - Book Intro

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May 26 - Book Intro

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