Monday, May 4, 2015

The Wedding Gift by Cara Connelly (A Save the Date Novella #3.5) @Avonbooks #AvonAddict #SavetheDate @Tastybooktours @CaraConnelly

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Save the Date #3.5
Cara Connelly
Releasing May 5th,2015
Avon Impulse

What's the New-Jan-Plan? Discover the answer in Cara Connelly's newest Save The Date Novella, and see how mousey Jan Marone gives herself the gift of living, laughing, and finally loving … all under the hot Key West sun.

She'd come to Key West for a wedding, only to discover the hotel had messed up her reservation. So although Jan Marone has to share a tiny room with sexy Mick McKenna, it shouldn't really be a problem. Mick's her best friend, and he doesn't think of her "that way" … or does he?

Mick McKenna loves hard and plays hard. His thick black hair, chiseled jaw, and hard, muscled body make him irresistible. But when once-innocent Jan walks into his hotel room, Mick can't believe his eyes. Now she's wearing a sexy bikini and telling him it's time for her to "get lucky," making him protective and tantalized at the same time.

Worried she might be in over her head, he decides never to leave her side … and suddenly their hotel room seems smaller—and hotter—than ever. Mick's always been hands-off with Jan—but has the right woman been under his nose the whole time?

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(My opinion of Mack)

NameMick McKenna
Age: 30
Occupation: Firefighter
Physical Description: 
Six feet of lean muscle and tanned skin, with deep blue eyes, thick black hair, and a chiseled jaw
Likes (3): 
Blondes, brunettes, and redheads
Dislikes (3): 
Braggarts, bullies, and bigots
Relationship Status: 
Avoiding at all costs.
Typical Friday Night: 
Hanging out with his pals at OReilly’s, his favorite Boston pub.
Drink of Choice: 
Beer, any kind, he’s not picky -- but don’t make it lite.
Favorite Food: 
Pizza with everything, even the weird stuff
Favorite Song: 
Danny Boy – it makes him cry every time.
Choice of Transportation: 
His Ducati crotch rocket
Boxers or Briefs: 
Best Memory to Date: 
Prom. He hadn’t been planning to go—how could he choose just one girl and break so many hearts? But when Jan's date got the flu, he couldn’t let her go alone. After all, she was his best friend. They danced like maniacs all night, then he gave her her first beer at the after party—just one for beginners—and took her to Denny’s at dawn for a Grand Slam. Best night of his life. And if his hand shook when he pinned on her corsage, it was only because he was afraid of sticking her.
Words to live by: 
Drive fast and take hard turns.

From the first page, I was already invested in the characters and couldn't wait to see how Cara was planning to unfold this friends-to-lovers romance.  The banter between Jan and Mack was just the beginning...and watching these two finally succumb to the deep feelings they each have for one another was emotionally satisfying and downright sexy! 

Cara also introduces us to a few of the characters (H/h) from the previous Save the date romances and let me tell you, I am so mad at myself for not reading them sooner, as this was my first read in the Save The Date series.  I will certainly be back for more!

CARA CONNELLY is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. Her smart and sexy stories have won high praise, earning Cara several awards including the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart, the Valley Forge Romance Writers’ Sheila, and the Music City Romance Writers’ Melody of Love. Cara, who lives in rural upstate New York, works as appellate court attorney when she’s not crafting steamy novels of love and romance.

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1 comment:

Cara Connelly said...

Lisa, Thanks so much for the sweet review of The Wedding Gift -- what a great start to my blog tour!