Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Tragically Flawed Release Day Blitz & Giveaway




Title: Tragically Flawed
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult 18+
Release Date: September 24, 2013


Synopsis 
Riviera Benson’s past has been nothing but horrific. It’s filled with secrets that she intends to keep tightly locked away...terrifying secrets that keep her awake at night...that prevent her from getting close to anyone...anyone that is, until her work as a muralist drives her into the arms of the hot and sexy Shan.

Benjamin Shandon, owner of Shandon Homes, works like a thousand demons are chasing him...because perhaps they are. His business has boomed, ever since the forest fire swept through the canyon and destroyed hundreds of million dollar homes. He demands excellence in everything...from his employees to his women. He slows down for nothing, keeping a schedule that no sane person would want. But Riviera interrupts everything, twisting his guts inside out, and wedging her way into his heart, destroying a promise he made to himself.

Will they let their pasts control their future, or will they decide to let go and allow their hearts to discover each other’s? 

*This book contains mature content and is not intended for younger readers



Review          
*ARC received in return for honest review.

*Warning - reading this novel may cause serious over heating! 


An emotional read with filled with romance, suspense, drama and Shin-ola HOT scenes!!


We are first introduced to Riviera Benson, who's story is so heart-breaking, I found myself reaching for my tissues in the first chapter. Riviera leaves a very disturbing, sickening and abusive relationship and flees to start a new life. Things start finally to be going in the right direction when she finds a new flat mate Amie (who I adore and hope, may be a opener for a spin off story *wink wink* *nudge nudge*).  Riviera and Amie fast become friends and I loved their girly banter and through both their own tragedies help each other to face their own demons.

Riviera lands a dream job with top interior designer to Beaver Creek's rich and famous, Marsha Sue Flannery and things start to look up for her even though her new boss is the 'She-Devil' from Hell! You just KNOW she is trouble with a capital T!


There were times I found myself sobbing and my heart breaking for, Riviera especially when she had her terrible debilitating panic attacks. I was right there with her going through her emotions with her. I also admired her for picking herself up and moving forward to get on with her life. Riviera is a strong woman trying desperately to overcome the 'shitty' hand life has dealt her but she is still very vulnerable and so very broken.


OMG! "Shit, Shan".
"Shit, Shan and shin-ola

This is what I thought when we are first introduced to the panty-dropping, over dominating, sexy Benjamin 'Shan' Shandon, owner of Shandon Homes. I honestly thought my ovaries had exploded after one seriously hot scene. I was with Riviera behind that door, watching, oh boy, and the jacuzzi scene...OH-MY-EFFIN-GOD I wanna take a jacuzzi Shan-style!!!! 


Shan has had his own share of heartbreak and tragedy, which he works like a man possessed to try and forget, pushing anyone away who tries to get to close to him. 

This soon changes when he meets Riviera. Shan makes their first encounter a memorable one (but not in a good way) but oh my does he make up for it! 

Shan is so damn dominant and sexy, he had me fanning and blushing, (a lot) I wanna jacuzzi - Shan style!! But he's also so sweet, thoughtful and protective. I loved the way their love for each other also healed their tragic past, and my heart shattered when Riviera  finally trusted Shan enough to tell him not only the abuse she had from her past boyfriend, but the heart wrenching abuse which involves her own parents.


Just when I think yes! things are going great for the couple, events take a sinister turn and threaten their future with dangerous results! Don't worry, NO SPOILERS but I will say look out for the dangerous, bad-ass but totally smexy Drexel. This man has a story that is begging to be told.


Tragically Flawed  will take you on a very tragic, heat wrenching, fast paced, panty dropping sexy ride and I am not sure I want to get off. All the characters had real depth and I even loved/hated Marsha Sue as her character was so well written.


Romance,suspense, drama, tension, heartbreak and HOT!!! Exactly what I've come to expect from A.M. Hargrove. 


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About The Author

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 lap top 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 Kissing Fire, Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge, the series the Guardians of Vesturon (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, Beginnings and reEmergent), Dark Waltz and the upcoming release Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups. 


Giveaway
One lucky winner will walk away with an iPad Mini and a necklace that was designed by Kim at Nair & Bjorn after the one that Shan gave Riviera in Tragically Flawed.
*The necklace is open for US and Canada residents only* 
In the event the winner is from outside the US, an Amazon Gift Card of comparable value to the iPad will be given and the 2nd place winner will receive the necklace


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