Thursday, August 16, 2012

Star Crossed Blog Tour

A Tasty Read is SOOOOO excited to be able to be a part of the Star Crossed Blog Tour with Goddess Fish Promotions.  Star Crossed is the second book in the Battered Hearts Series by Kele Moon.  If you like Smokin' Hot Fighters, Sweet, yet Kick-Butt Heroines and a bit of danger mixed in...Then Kele Moon's Battered Hearts Series is for you!! 

*Kele will be picking ONE Randomly drawn commenter from the blog tour to win a $25.00 Amazon Gift Card, so make sure to leave a comment at the end of this post!!

Please check out the other stops of the Tour for more chances to win:

Star Crossed
Battered Hearts #2
Kele Moon
Released July 3rd, 2012
294 Pages
Loosed Id
Source: Goddess Fish Promotions


Heavyweight UFC fighter, Romeo Wellings comes from the hard streets of New York where his family ties to the mafia cause him nothing but pain. His life takes a surprising detour when he crosses paths with the twin sister of his long time enemy. After a steamy one-night stand, he faces the fight of his life, but it’s not in the cage. The secret relationship that blooms between Romeo and his real life Juliet has him battling his family and a dark past rather than let her go.

The only lawyer in her hometown of Garnet, Jules Conner is also a volunteer Sheriff’s deputy and co-owner of a successful MMA training center. Strong and dependable, Jules is always there for those who need her. Until one forbidden night in Las Vegas with Romeo leaves her feeling so alive she can’t stop reaching out to the sexy, bad boy of MMA, even knowing the forbidden love affair could jeopardize everything.

As the tide rises against them and the people they love work at keeping them apart, Romeo and Jules hold onto a dream for a better life together and vow to go down fighting rather than accept a tragic ending.


Romeo had suspected she’d be ticked about him paying for dinner, but he didn’t give a fuck. He wasn’t letting her pay for their date, and besides, she looked hot as hell with her cheeks flushed in anger and those icy blue eyes narrowed at him. He’d have paid twice to see it.

He ignored her rather than respond, because he was still fighting down an attraction that was overwhelming to the point it almost scared him. He honestly couldn’t remember the last time he’d wanted a woman as badly. Instead he pulled out the key card the front desk had given him and reached around Jules to open the door.

She huffed indignantly as he pushed the door open. “I’m talking to you.”

“I heard you.”

“You genuinely disappointed me.” She sounded stricken as she followed behind him. “I thought you were different from the fellas I’m used to, but it turns out you’re the same and—” Romeo pushed the door closed behind her, and Jules turned when it clicked shut. “What’re you doing?”

Romeo stepped into her personal space and then leaned forward to breathe her in. The perfume she wore was dark and seductive rather than sweet and floral like most women wore. Jesus, this woman even smelled perfect.

When Romeo moved to kiss her, she turned her head petulantly. Her breathing was shallow, her body tense, but she obviously wasn’t inclined to give in—yet.

He bent down and whispered against the smooth line of her throat, “I didn’t pay for dinner to be a chauvinist. I did it because I enjoyed your company, and I felt like you were worth it. Is that so bad?”

Jules appeared unmoved by his impassioned plea. “You think you’re charming.”

“Sometimes,” Romeo admitted, a smile tugging at his lips. “But it’s still the truth. I wanna kiss you, Juliet. Look at me.”

“No.” Jules’s voice was a low rasp, sounding like the denial hurt. “Maybe this is a mistake. I thought about it while I was walking up here. This is all wrong and—”

She was going to be stubborn, so Romeo took the initiative and cupped her face in both his large hands. He forced her to turn to him and studied her stunning features for one breathless moment. Her body tightened defensively, but she didn’t fight him as only the sound of their labored breathing filled the air. Jules’s eyes were wide, her cheeks more flushed than ever. Then she licked her full, lush bottom lip in a quick swipe of anticipation.

That was all the invitation he needed.

Romeo leaned down and kissed her before she got a chance to think about things any more than she already had. Jules moaned in response and arched into him. Her lips parted to his, soft and hungry for more. Romeo knew he was already too far gone as he deepened the kiss and greedily took what she was offering.

Ok, so here I am, about 30% through the story, and not only am I already heated up from page one, but I had to stop myself, connect to Amazon and download Defying the Odds, the first book in the Battered Hearts Series.  I was meeting these characters who I wanted to know more about, so I decided to read Clay and Melody's book first before I got back to Star Crossed.  I am so happy that I read Defying the Odds first, cause not only were the love scenes steamy as all get out, and Clay was a smoking hot heavyweight falling in love for the first time, but I truly enjoyed Kele Moon's writing style and all the characters I met along the way. 

Now, Star Crossed starts out with a band...ok...maybe explosion is a better description, and I don't mean the kind that involves fire.  This book starts out hot and just gets hotter and hotter with every word.  Romeo Wellings has to be one of the sexist heroes I have read, and I have read A LOT!  Maybe it's the New York accent or the fact that he is a fighter who helped raise his younger brother, or it could be all the sexy things he says to Jules, but boy will he have you melting into a pile of YOWZA.

Jules "Juliet" is my kind of heroine, no-nonsense, knows what she wants and isn't afraid to say it out loud.  The only problem is that her twin-brother, who is her best friend, is not all that fond of Romeo Wellings and let's it be known, as well as, his two brother's, Nova and Tino.  Love the names by the way, reminds me of all the peeps back in New York. 

If you think the original Romeo and Juliet was tragic...your heart will be breaking for sure while reading Star Crossed.  You just want everything to work out for this couple and will be literally on the edge of your seat until the end. 

I simply adored this series and can't wait until book three, which will hopefully be about Wyatt and Tabitha...there is so much that needs to be explained and I can't wait to find out where Kele is going to take this series.

I highly recommend not only Star Crossed but Defying the Odds, and then make sure to mark Kele Moon as a Need-to-Read author.

About The Author

A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it, she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who has infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven, he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children, who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts—they wouldn’t have it any other way.



marybelle said...

I obviously need to read this series from the start & then settle in for great reading.


Pat L. said...

I am putting both of these books on my to read list.

Thanks for the contest.

Kele Moon said...

Thank you soooo much for taking the time to read and review! I'm so thrilled you enjoyed both books!! I guess I need to work faster on Wyatt's story ::grins::



Amanda said...

Wow, guess I need to read this series! Love the covers.
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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Kele today

Chelsea B. said...

YES! This book sounds *so good*! So excited to read this series!


MomJane said...

I really love the sound of these series. I must read all of them.

Anonymous said...

Good to know it's addictively hot!


Karen H in NC said...

Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

kareninnc at gmail dot com

Carin said...

I must say you have me interested in this series. Thanks Carin
mawmom at gmail dot com

Vanessa N. said...

Wow! Great excerpt. They just keep getting better. Thanks for the giveaway.