Monday, July 18, 2016

Book Tour: One Week to Score - Kate Meader

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by Kate Meader Tall, Dark, Texan #3 
Publication Date: July 11, 2016 
Genres: Adult, Entangled Brazen, Contemporary, Romance

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Synopsis: He’s the man she loves to hate . . .
Olivia Kane’s wedding day has just imploded spectacularly. Shots lined up at the bar? Bring it. Hot stranger on the hook? Come on down. What this party does not need is six feet and change of home-grown Texas cockiness in the form of her brother’s best friend, the man who broke her heart seven years ago. She’s the woman he has to have . . . Flynn Cross won’t stand by while Liv finds sensual solace in the arms of a stranger, not when his own hard-for-her body is more than up for the task. For one week, he’ll make her honeymoon-for-one a sizzling party for two.
  Breaking the rules, one steamy night at a time . . .
  But the taboo they’re breaking is only the beginning . . . 
and Flynn’s part in Liv’s wedding debacle could bring about their end.

4 Stars
Olivia Kane is suddenly single and no wedding dress is keeping her from getting trashed on what should have been the happiest day of her life. That wedding dress won't keep her from getting a handsome man to help lick her wounds either. Then Flynn Cross walks in and he just won't let her drown her misery in any old man, he offers up himself. Sure, she once loved him in that little sister type of way that lasts forever, but this is nothing more. Under the sun of the Mexican sky they mix alcohol and passion and ignore the harsh light of reality. They're breaking all the rules, but the rule Flynn broke, that helped tear her wedding apart, might break them as well.

She needed a rebound. That's all he was good for. A classic case of supply and demand. Then they could go their separate ways, itches scratched.

Kate Meader's Tall, Dark, and Texan series happens to be one of my guilty pleasures and the newest installment, One Week to Score, reaffirms why it is. While the setting is less Texas, more white sandy beach, the arrogant Flynn is as Texas male as they come. I love him for it. Miss American Princess Olivia Kane is Southern sweet, meaning she can give as much as she takes, and boy does she give. Her dialogue and inner thoughts were hilarious. These two together are a total riot, a sexy, pile of smut kind of riot to be exact. Over the course of a week they lick their wounds, enjoy one another's bodies, and finally allow their heads to catch up to their hearts. Neither character is perfect, they've got one heck of a past together, and combining their uncontrolled emotions in a honeymoon resort brings it all out.

"I think you're top-shelf. And maybe my opinion's not worth shit, but I'm throwing it out there. You slay me, Liv. Into little pieces. Always have"

I love that Kate Meader's books get right to the point, the minimal background that is needed between the couple is provided as to not make it too insta-love-y. That said, I actually found myself really wanting to know more about these two, especially about their 7 years apart. Even as friends it is clear they both felt a lot, so I had a hard time getting on board that they let 7 years go by and still managed to work beside each other for Olivia's brother and Flynn's best friend and still hold all this animosity. By the way, you can read that story in Taking the Score, it's a good one. I think looking at the reason their friendship died a little more in detail would have been a lot more interesting than Olivia's quick acceptance. It was too easy and I happen to like me some angst!

"...I never imagined you could want me the way I've always wanted you."

One Week to Score is a sexy, lighthearted romance. It's short, fast-paced, and features everything you want from a brother's best friend romance. There is a lot of depth to both characters, to the entire story, and I really suggest reading all three novels in the Tall, Dark, and Texan series. 


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EVEN THE SCORE (Tall, Dark, and Texan, #1)

Even the Score Book #1
Synopsis: He’ll make her an offer she can’t refuse…
Actress Tess McKenzie is performing in the Tenth Circle of Showbiz Hell—dinner theater. All she really wants is to start a theater of her own. Then Tess receives an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll get her funding…if she pretends to be the fiancée to her nemesis, Texan property tycoon Hunter Dade. If she’s going to pull this off, she’ll need all the luck she can get. Break a leg, indeed. On the verge of a big business deal, Hunter needs to hire a fiancée. He hasn’t quite forgiven Tess for ruining his wedding, but when their chemistry goes from combative to straight-up lust, the “no sex” clause in their mutually beneficial arrangement is tested. Which is a serious problem, because if Tess isn’t careful, she’ll go from breaking a leg to breaking her heart…

TAKING THE SCORE (Tall, Dark, and Texan, #2)

Taking the Score Book #2
Synopsis: His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…
Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out. Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction … and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland. And then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma. Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one steamy, illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.


Kate Meader Originally from Ireland, Kate cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she is so there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip. Book Synopsis: Olivia Kane’s wedding day has just imploded spectacularly. What her pity party does not need is six feet and change of home-grown Texas cockiness in the form of her brother’s best friend. But Flynn Cross won’t stand by while Liv finds sensual solace in the arms of a stranger. Not when his own hard-for-her body is more than up for the task…


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