Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway! Join us for the SO GOOD Blog Tour For Darcy Burke-September 6-20th!

Meet Darcy:

Darcy Burke is the USA Today Bestselling Author of hot, action-packed historical and sexy, emotional contemporary romance. A native Oregonian, Darcy lives on the edge of wine country with her guitar-strumming husband, their two hilarious kids who seem to have inherited the writing gene, and three Bengal cats. Visit Darcy online at www.darcyburke.com and sign up for her newsletter, follow her on Twitter at twitter.com/darcyburke, or like her Facebook page, www.facebook.com/DarcyBurkeFans.

Connect with Darcy: Site | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

About the Book:

Cameron Westcott has spent eight years recovering from heartbreak by keeping romantic entanglements casual and simple. He’s never minded being called a manwhore, but after two years immersing himself in his new winery, he might be ready for the next chapter. Especially when he meets a sexy wine distributor—only she says she isn’t interested.

Following a bitter divorce, Brooke Ellis relocated to Ribbon Ridge to rebuild her life. Things will never be the same for her, and she’s coming to terms with that reality when she meets charming, persistent Cam. She can’t imagine a happy ever after given his reputation, but he makes her feel so good.

As the sparks between them intensify, they’re both hesitant to commit for very different reasons. Or are they really just sabotaging their own futures? If they can trust each other—and themselves—they may realize that what they share is too good to let slip away.



Purchase Links: AmazonBarnes & NobleiTunes | Kobo

Add to Goodreads



I know that I am not the only fan that was relieved that the Ribbon Ridge series novels weren't over, they just branched off to the Love On The Vine with it's sexy Westcott brothers! In SO GOOD, we have the sexy bad boy Cameron meeting his match with the feisty, yet wary Brooke Ellis.
     What a roller coaster of a romance this book is, filled with sexy sass as well as heart tugging emotion. Brooke is smarting from a painful divorce, so she has no interest in dating men who are players when she finally decides to dip her toes in the dating world. She decides to concentrate on her career, but of course she meets the one man she shouldn't want, Cam Westcott, yeah, the one with the reputation as a player! What she doesn't realize is that he has had some heartache in his life, too. He's a guy and not going to admit it to anyone. When she tells him that she isn't interested, that intrigues the hell out of him and the game is on. 
     The electricity between the two is hot and sexy as they taunt each other while trying to ignore their increasing attraction. At first, they agree to be friends. Their problem is the tension is getting to them and they can hardly keep their hands off each other, but then something always comes between them to damper the fire. It's hard as they can't ignore the embers which always flare up between them. Finally, they begin to take a chance on moving forward together, but their hurt and baggage take it's toll. They have the chemistry, but need to take a refresher in Communication 101! They have a falling out after Brooke gets some upsetting news and finally shares her painful past. Eventually after he calms down, Cam realizes that he does want a chance of a future with Brooke and he comes thru in a beautiful way. Emotional here! All I know is that I was holding my breath waiting for them to stop sabotaging their new found love and take that big chance on each other.
     Phew, what a ride! 
     I love Darcy's writing and how she has you become emotionally involved with the characters who are full of depth and heart. The way that Cam and Brooke communicated was realistic and it made them so human with all the pain and the joy until they found their happily ever after. The only bad thing is the wait for the next story!



Excerpt #2


So, tell me how you came to be a player.”
He barked out a laugh. “You nearly made me trip. Not going to beat around the bush with that one, huh?” He looked over at her, smiling.
Nope. I’m taking a page from your playbook and shooting straight. You don’t deny your reputation?”
Nope,” he echoed. “I will say that I’ve mellowed a bit recently. I’m too busy with the winery.”
So if not for the winery, you’d be up to your usual shenanigans.”
Shenanigans… Yes, I suppose so.” He lifted a shoulder. “Maybe not. I don’t know. What do you mean by ‘shenanigans’?
She kept her gaze forward. “I hear you had a different girl in every city when you were on the road.”
They turned the corner, and she stopped as they reached the door to her building.
He stopped too and turned toward her. “Not every city. And anyway, I don’t travel anymore.”
Right. You’re busy. Does that mean you don’t date?
He moved closer. “Are you asking me out?”
The scent of his cologne stole over her. The green of his eyes at this range was so deep, so captivating, she could easily sway toward him and… She straightened her shoulders. “No.
Well, that’s a damn shame.” His words carried a dark, seductive tone of regret. “Guess I’ll have to ask you out—since I wasn’t clear about it before.”
No. Thank you,” she rushed to add. “I had a nice time tonight, but I’d prefer to keep our relationship strictly professional.”
Too bad,” he said softly. “I was sort of hoping I could kiss you.”
Standing here with him in the early twilight, feeling the intoxicating burn of his stare, she was sort of hoping that too. But she hadn’t done that in so long… And she wasn’t ready. Okay, her body was totally ready, but her mind was still trying to figure out what the hell to do with Cameron Westcott.
Cameron—”
Cam. Everyone calls me Cam.” He inched closer so that she could feel his proximity, and heat raced through her. “At least everyone who likes me.”
Cam, I—”
Oh good, you like me.”
She couldn’t help smiling. He was good at that—making her smile. No one had been good at that in a very long time. Not even herself. Especially not herself. “I do. And… Well, ask me again sometime.”
Had she just said that out loud?
If I can kiss you?” He leaned forward, putting his lips against her ear. “Count on it.”


Tour Schedule:

9/6/2016
The Starred Review - Interview and Review
Romance Reader - Feature and Review
I Love Romance - Feature and Review
The Book Review - Feature and Review
Sea's Fire - Interview
The Silver Dagger Scriptorium - Guest Post
Thoughts of a Blonde - Feature and Review
The Reading Frenzy - Feature
The Many Faces of Romance - Feature and Review
9/14/2016
Romance Reviews Today Blog - Feature
A Bluestocking's Place - Feature
Forget the Housework, I'm Reading... - Feature and Review
The Reading Cafe - Feature and Review
The Bookworm Lodge - Feature
Smexy and Fabulous - Feature
The Lusty Literate - Feature
Books and Wine and Tea and Whatever Else Amuses Me -  Feature and Review
Ramblings From This Chick - Guest Post
Book Reviews & More by Kathy - Feature
Romancing the Readers - Feature and Review

Giveaway:

  • Ribbon Ridge basket o’ stuff - US shipping ONLY
a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment:

  1. I love her book so I'm really glad she didn't leave us hanging. Nice review.

    ReplyDelete