BLOG TOUR STOP! 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 miscommunication 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?
Ryland Thomas Sinclair works as a romance author but because he is guy he uses a different name, R. T. Sinclair and his twin sister as a stand in. He is a hot and sexy man who avoids all relationships until he meets Fallon.Ryland can be pig headed a lot of the time in the book and for the most part he does it out of the goodness of his heart but when something comes out that should not he blames Fallon without even hearing her side.
Fallon McKinley is a strong woman who has kept going as things don’t go her way. Fallon is upset that her wealthy mother won’t help her ever, not with school or anything else. Fallon takes a trip she really can’t afford to meet her favorite author, R. T. Sinclair. Fallon falls for Ryland as they keep meeting each other all over Vegas.
The chemistry between Fallon and Ryland is blistering hot. I liked that they did not fall in love at first sight and that they tried to fight the attraction. The sex scenes were hot and spicy. I loved that they left a bit to the imagination and was not very descriptive. The biggest issue was Fallon and Ryland is communication, when big issues rise they don’t talk just assume.
My biggest grip is with Fallon. I get the part that we would like out parents to pay for our collage but in defense of her mother on this point (mostly because that came across as the biggest issue Fallon had with her mother) our parents are not required to pay for our collage and if they do that should be appreciated not expected. Just because her mother has money does not mean she is required to spend it on what Fallon wants because it’s not Fallon’s money. Now I am not saying that Fallon’s mother is a saint because she if far from it and I agree with Fallon’s decision at the end with her mother and how to handle her.
I found this story to be well written. The main and secondary characters were interesting and realistic. While this is not part of a series I would love to see a sequel with Ryland’s sister Tilly as the main character. Overall this was a great book. One I can see myself re-reading in the future.
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 über 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.