Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Falling For You by Heather Thurmeier Tasty Review Tour with Giveaway

Newly single Cassidy Quinn is thrilled to be a contestant on the new reality dating show The One. But her excitement turns to horror when the gorgeous bachelor turns out to be her ex-boyfriend. Seeing Brad again makes Cassidy realize she might not be as “over him” as she thought—and then she meets hunky cameraman Evan Burke
After watching his brother lose his wife in a tragic accident, Evan vows never to fall in love. But following Cassidy around as her personal cameraman makes him question his decision, and resisting her gets harder with every sunbathing, bikini-wearing day.
Cassidy and Evan begin a forbidden affair while her ex-boyfriend tries to win her heart back one groping, awkward moment at a time. If Cassidy can manage to stop falling off horses (literally), stop falling onto her ex-boyfriend, the bachelor (yes, literally), and stop falling in love with backstage playboy Evan, she might still make it through the show without becoming a tabloid sensation.
But soon Cassidy must choose between the ex who broke her heart and the cameraman who might never love her back. For Cassidy, this reality show just got real.
“You’re jealous of my ex-boyfriend. You’re jealous of that stupid kiss with him.” She didn’t have an ounce of uncertainty in her voice. Damn it.
“I don’t know what you’re talking about, Cassidy.”
“Oh no?” Cassidy sauntered toward him swinging her hips, her voice low and sexy. “So you didn’t mind when he grabbed me and pulled me into his arms and kissed me, hard on the lips?”
He flinched at the memory of Cassidy and Brad kissing. Every agonizing second of that kiss was burned into his brain, and he’d done nothing but compare that kiss to one he’d had with her only hours earlier. Which had she liked more? His anger toward Brad flooded back to him.
“You’re right,” he admitted bluntly, annoyed that Cassidy knew what he was really thinking—that he couldn’t hide his feelings from her. He hadn’t exactly been subtle, but he hadn’t thought he’d been obvious either.
Evan stood up from the bed, mere inches separating himself and Cassidy. She took a step backward, but he caught her arm, stopping her. Minutes earlier, he’d wanted nothing more than to be far, far away from her, but now he didn’t want her to go anywhere.
“I was jealous… No, I am jealous, because ever since I kissed you, I haven’t been able to think of anything else.” I’ve never had a kiss like that before.
Evan swept the back of his hand along Cassidy’s cheek and traced the line of her jaw until his hand stopped under her chin. He held her there, his gaze locked on the green eyes staring back at him.
“All this time, I’ve been fighting to stay away from you, trying to ignore the desperate urge I feel to kiss you.” He sighed, fighting for the right words. “That kiss—it was…amazing. Stopping was one of the hardest things I’ve had to do in a long time.”
His thumb stroked her bottom lip. He wanted to kiss her again.
Don’t do it. Stop.
“I hated seeing you kiss Brad. It was as if someone decided to use my chest for batting practice.” He tried not to focus on her inviting mouth. “I couldn’t believe the same lips I’d just had the most intense pleasure of experiencing, were now smashed up against the surfer boy’s undeserving smart-assed mouth.”
A small gasp escaped her mouth as her lips parted. The urge to kiss her flared inside him, the desire she sparked in him overwhelming. “I acted like a jerk, and I’m sorry.” He didn’t want to feel this way about her. It went against his plans, but he couldn’t help it. Cassidy was simply too much to resist.
“I’m sorry, too,” Cassidy whispered. “I only ever wanted one man to kiss me that day, and it wasn’t the surfer boy. And, there’s only one I want to kiss me again.”
His mouth hovered above hers. “I’m going to assume you mean me.”
Falling for You
Reality TV Romances #1
Heather Thurmeier
Released August 20th, 2012
242 Pages
Crimson Romance
Source: Tasty Book Tours
Reviewer: Lisa

This was my first Heather Thurmeier read, but certainly won't be my last.  I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED Falling For You, the first book in her Reality TV Series.  Falling for You is a fabulous read, especially for all of my Bachelor lovers out there. 

Our Heroine, Cassidy, was funny, quirky and she liked to eat pizza, she was average and that's what I loved about her.  She could have been your best friend and that is one quality I like in my heroines, when they are just...REAL!  Cassidy had quite the choice to make, which to me didn't feel like that much of a choice once she met Evan. *Mega Swoon*

Evan was just stinkin adorable.  The funny thing is, after all those years of watching The Bachelor/Bachlorette, I always wondered if anything went on between cameramen and the women they film.  I mean, one man and ALL those women...Some of them have to get lonely at night!!  hee hee! 

Heather had me saying "awwww" from the moment that Cassidy and Evan met.  I honestly was sitting on edge until they FINALLY kissed...OMG...I love when that happens.  When I am so engrossed in a romance that I am literally in the "They better kiss soon or I am going to die" zone.

The secondary characters, which I know will be featured in the rest of the series, were intriguing and just plain old FUN!  Zoe...such a bitch...but I loved her!!  Every Reality Show needs a villain and that was Zoe, the girl we all love to hate!!  I hope that Heather will give her a HEA one of these days. 

And Paige, sweet little Paige.  I am thrilled that she is the heroine of Stuck on You, the second book in the Reality TV series, which is available NOW!!

Falling for you is a Highly Recommended Tasty Read...Ladies, Give this one a chance...You wont be sorry!

Author bio:
Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders, and a reality TV junkie. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies, but now lives in upstate New York with her own personal romance hero (aka her husband) and their two little princesses. When she's not busy taking care of the kids and an adventurous puppy named Indy, Heather's hard at work on her next romance novel.

"Heather Thurmeier's hunky heroes and feisty heroines will have you laughing out loud, falling in love ... and coming back for more!" ~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author

"Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!" --NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst

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Amazon buy link:  http://www.amazon.com/Falling-You-Crimson-Romance-ebook/dp/B008PW2XFU/ref=pd_rhf_gw_p_t_2_3EQ


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Sharlene said...

My daughter watches a ton of reality TV. I watch American Idol & SYTYCD, so not much like The Bachelor. I would rather read! The book sounds really good!

Anonymous said...

I keep seeing this book everywhere. Maybe that is a sign ;-)

Jenny2509 said...

My favorite is House Hunters -- it drives my husband crazy, lol, but then again he's addicted to storage wars!

gloria lancia said...

my favorite has to be the x factor!!!!

Di said...

it's between Survivor and The Bachelor - it's amazing how people will behave!

kara said...

My favorite reality shows are the Bachelor, X Factor, Say Yes to the Dress, and anything on HGTV! Thanks for this lovely giveaway! Falling For You sounds like a really great book! I think I'm going to have to buy it right away!

Jane said...

I like Amazing Race.

Quilt Lady said...

The only reality TV I watch is American Idol and I love that show. Other then that I mostly read. Your book sound really good. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

I like Survivor, Amazing Race and Top Chef the best.

Marcy Shuler

Heather Thurmeier said...

I'm so excited to see that I'm not the only one watching all these awesome reality TV shows! Thank you to all for stopping by and thank you to Tasty Reads for having me!

Mikki D said...

I love the bachelor/bachelorette :)

Added this book to my TBR list it looks awesome!

Tore said...

I like American Idol. Tore923@aol.com