Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Review and Giveaway: That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine

Mercurial and charming, Tate Larson is a rising author and playboy who has a different woman on his arm every night of the week. Focused on his work, Tate has no plans to settle down any time soon. That is until he meets his pretty new assistant, Piper Donovan.

Desperate to escape the promise of backwater living, Piper ditched her Alabama hometown and never looked back. That was almost two years ago. Now that she is out of a job and her bank account is running on fumes, she’s desperate to find a job, fast. She finds the break she is searching for when she lands a position at Bookish Temptations. A little dancing and a lot of drinks with the girls seem the perfect way to celebrate. After a brief but explosive encounter with a man she was never supposed to see again turns out to be the same man she will be bending over backwards to please, her every instinct tells her to run. But when running means leaving the life she has struggled so hard to create, Piper decides her only option is to continue working for the devastatingly sexy Tate Larson...even if it kills her.

Unable to deny their growing attraction, they struggle to keep their distance in a relationship that requires anything but.

*This book is intended for mature audiences.*

4 Star Review by Guest Reviewer Nicole Lorenzo

Piper Donovan left her small backwater town in Alabama and headed to Chicago intent on making something of herself. Jumping from job to job she finally lands a position with Bookish Temptations as a personal assistant to a rising author.  Excited to celebrate her newly acquired job Piper heads out to a club with her girlfriends. After a lot of dancing and drinking Piper catches the eye of a gorgeous stranger and finds herself in a steamy altercation with this sexy man that she’s surely never to forget! On her first day of work Piper learns that she is the new personal assistant to Tate Larson. Learning of his reputation as being demanding, egotistical and hardheaded, Piper prepares herself to meet her new boss as she heads to the coffee shop he prefers to write in. Much to Pipers horror she realizes that she already met her new boss, he was her one night stand from the other night!!

“You’re Tate Larson?” she screeched. He pursed his lips.

“I am. Are you the assistant?” She swallowed, her hands twisting nervously in front of her. “Yes, that’s me.”

“Good. You’re fired.”

Despite him trying to fire her, Piper gets to work as Tate’s assistant and she realizes exactly why his other assistants all ran out on him! He is everything his reputation deemed him and more. He’s never happy, always yelling and demanding and not to mention sexy as all hell. No matter how hard she tries she can’t put that night they spent together out of her mind. Piper knows nothing good can come from sleeping with him again, even if it was the most erotic night of her life!

Even though she was sure she detested the man, her body had yet to receive
the memo.

Tate Larson is used to getting what he wants when he wants it. Jaded from being
hurt by an ex girlfriend he refuses to settle down again and usually spends time
with a different woman every night.  When he sees Piper in the club that night he feels a spark he hasn’t felt in a very long time. He pulls her into the bathroom and during an explosive rendezvous Tate breaks his number one rule, he kisses her. Imagine his surprise when she waltzes into the coffee shop a few days later and he realizes she is his new assistant. After a failed attempt at firing her, Tate does what he does best, drives her crazy. He knows sometimes he is too hard on her but she gets under his skin and no matter what he does he can’t stop thinking about her. Working in close quarters with Piper, he starts having feelings arise that he is not ready for, and when another man shows interest in her, he nearly loses his mind! Before too long they can’t deny the extreme attraction they have towards each other, and Tate realizes that he may want a whole more from Piper.

What he was feeling for Piper wasn’t something he could stop. It wasn’t something he could take back or cut out or burn to ashes. It was a poison that had entered his blood stream and ripped its way through his body and he knew the exact moment that it happened: that first kiss.

That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine is the second book in the Night Calls Series. I have to say I really enjoyed this book! Tate is funny and all out sexy. Piper is stubborn and insecure. The passion between these two lead to some hot and steamy sex scenes! There are a few misunderstandings and a lot of denial between them, and I felt myself getting frustrated that they wouldn’t just get together already!!  I really loved the epilogue! Overall I loved it and can’t wait to read the next book!

Nook That First Kiss

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  1. Thank you for hosting the giveaway and for a great review!

  2. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

  3. Ooh..this looks good! Looks like a fun sense of humor.


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