Well, it's that time again. It's Sunday night, the last weekend before the release of my too-spicy-to-be-sweet contemporary romance, BEST MAN, WORST MAN from Samhain Publishing, and I have another review to share on it!
Wedding coordinator Claire Pomeroy has seen it all, when planning events, and ready with a remedy for every problem until she meets Best Man Ryder Price who is trying to derail the groom into calling off the wedding she is working on. Not only does the man not believe in true love or marriage, the chemistry between them is off the charts. Claire tries to convince Ryder that there is more to marriage than just sex, while Ryder is trying to prove to her that you can have all of that without marriage and be just as happy.
Entertaining quick read, Ryder is a handful as he comes up with a few plans to knock Claire off her game, but Claire is equally determined to prove him wrong. You could easily imagine this story with the descriptive details Stacy Gail has brought to life in Best Man, Worst Man.
I'm so excited to share Ryder and Claire's bumpy road to romance with people who believe that opposite do attract -- and wow, do they ever attract here! I'm so thankful my editor, Imogen Howson, plucked this story out of the slush pile and gave it a chance. Immi, you were right to get rid of the opening "car crash and groping" scene! :D (Fellow writers, please remember to ALWAYS trust your editors -- they really do know best.)
And in other news...
Remember how Harlequin Books put A CLOCKWORK CHRISTMAS up on NetGalley for early review? Believe it or not, two reviews have already come in! The first one shook my antho sister, JK Coi and me up in exactly the same way -- we couldn't look. We had to wait until someone else read the review on Twitter to let us know we were "safe".
Thoughts Of A Scot was the first reviewer across the finish line, and this was what she had to say about my contribution to this steampunk anthology, CRIME WAVE IN A CORSET:
First thing's first, I loved the title of this story. Don't know why, but I did.
The story was interesting and the characters likeable. And, as for any Carina Press story, the sex scenes are always heat inducing!
Here's what she said about JK Coi's FAR FROM BROKEN:
Instant pity for Callie and love for Jasper. A slightly different take on other steampunks I've read in that the woman is the one given all the power.
And Jenny Schwartz's WANTED: ONE SCOUNDREL:
Again, a good story with likeable characters. This time I loved the male lead first, he was sexy! Esme was strong hearted and independent, a must (I think) for any steampunk book.
And PG Forte's THIS WINTER HEART:
An enjoyable story with a very likeable female lead and a bastard-come-nice-guy of a male lead. I liked Ophelia from the get go and Dario was a meanie to start but soon realised how much he loved his wife.
Please look into what else she had to say about the stories from the amazing JK Coi, Jenny Schwartz, and PG Forte. I'm crazy about my anthology sisters, and honored beyond words to be included amongst them. They're extraordinary! <3
The second review comes from Paula at The Phantom Paragrapher, who gave us her equivalent of a 5-star review -- in this case, 5 P's! For the full story, feel free to visit Paula's review here. Thank you for reading, Paula!
So, the countdown continues for the releases of BEST MAN, WORST MAN this October 25th, and CRIME WAVE IN A CORSET on December 5th. Let the excitement begin!