Friday, November 8, 2013

Blog tour: Sweet Surrendering by Chelsea M. Cameron


She’s his boss. He doesn’t care. This office isn’t big enough for the two of them…When Rory Clarke ends up hiring the guy she spent one steamy night with to be her administrative assistant, she's determined to keep things professional.

Lucas Blaine has other plans for her. He wants Rory, and it’s hard to resist his stunning blue eyes, chin dimple and the way he fills out a suit. Everywhere she looks, there he is, giving her a panty-melting smile and pulling her away for the most amazing (and satisfying) sex she’s ever had in her life.

What starts off as one sexual encounter turns into multiple trysts in and out of the office and the lines she’d tried to draw so carefully are blurring. But the closer they get, the more Rory realizes that there are things about Lucas she doesn’t know, things he’s hiding from her. She’ll have to decide if she can surrender to her feelings or get out while she still can.

4.5 Star review by Jen Hagen

I had to give this book 4.5 stars because it has been a very long time since a book has been able to make me laugh.  Not only was there humor, but it also had some hot bedroom and office scenes interspersed with a little bit of suspense and intrigue concerning the male character. 

Rory is the vice president and daughter of the software company’s president.  She does not want anyone second guessing her ability to do her job.  She does not want anyone to think that she was handed this position just because she’s the boss’ daughter.  She has worked hard to achieve this position and plays strictly by the rules when it comes to office politics.   Rory is in need of a new office assistant and is given the task of interviewing potential clients.  None of which seem capable of handling the job until she meets a surly, assertive, very attractive male with a chin dimple who insists that he is the man for the job. 

Lucas is looking for a new job.  He’s a smooth talker and is working his magic and charm to get this job.  Even the board of directors seem to think that he is the best candidate for the job.  Perhaps a little extracurricular activity will be the factor that sets him apart from the other candidates…

“That was…” he said, tilting his face so he could look at me.
“Yeah,” I said. “I don’t think I can move.”
He finally pulled out and I almost reached out to grab him and pull him back. I liked having him inside me. Probably like how a socket feels having a plug snugly inserted into it. Or maybe not. I have no idea how sockets feel.
“So does this mean you’ll take another look at my resume?”

Rory hires him as her new secretary…make that sexcretary.   Hot office romance at its finest!  There is continual sexual tension between Rory and Lucas that runs over from their “nights only” policy.  Eventually nights aren’t enough and one of them wants more…

“I don’t want just nights. I want mornings. And mid-mornings and late mornings and noons and afternoons and evenings and everything in between. Sunrises and sunsets and twilight. I want it all.”

Rory and Lucas are the perfect couple.  There is humor, trust and respect.  They are still secretive about their office romance for fear of one or both of them being fired due to the no-fraternizing clause.   Rory has very humorous conversations within herself.

I loved him. Over the moon, past the stars, couldn’t breathe, smiled whenever I thought about him, couldn’t keep my hands off him, pictured a wedding and ginger babies and growing old and rocking chairs love. He drove me crazy, made me laugh and understood me in a way that few people did. I f*cking loved him and I wanted everyone to know it. Except Lucah, of course. He was the last person I wanted to know that I loved him.

Did you catch the Lucah reference?   Add that to the puzzle with missing pieces when it comes to Lucas.
There is mystery surrounding Lucas.   He is very hesitant to talk about his past and has locked doors in his apartment that Rory is not allowed to open.  

There are some doors that need to be kept closed. I love you… but there are things that I can’t share with you. I wish I could, but I can’t. Someday maybe I can tell you, but right now, those doors are shut and they’re going to stay that way.”

Rory is a saint when it comes to her patience.  There is no way I would be letting him keep all those secrets from me.  I would be hiring a locksmith to open those doors.   I admit, that probably wouldn’t be a very trustworthy relationship if I were to do that and it would probably send Lucas running.  Rory trusts Lucas and is willing to wait to see if he will ever disclose his secrets.  She tries several times to get him to come clean, but he is tight lipped.  Have no fear, we eventually are given the missing puzzle pieces.

“I don’t have anything to hide anymore. No more secrets, no more lies. Whatever you want to know, I’m an open book.”

If you liked books along the lines of Wallbanger and Tangled, you will definitely enjoy Sweet Surrendering.  

A  few words about being a writer from Chelsea M. Cameron

I'm sure there are many people who think writing is a glamorous career. Uh, it is not. Writing is a career full of yoga pants, not showering for days and spending way too much time alone at your computer. I didn't actually KNOW how unglamorous it really is until I started doing it full time. Things that I used to do, like taking a shower at the same time EVERY day became chores that I couldn't be bothered with. Also, bedtime? What is this thing you speak of? When you don't have a job/boss to get up for in the morning, your body pretty much decides it has its own clock.

I also spend a LOT less time with friends now. Thankfully, my oft-used excuse of "I'm working on book stuff" is accepted by my friends. It's a miracle I still have friends, but I do give them free books, so there's that.

Large amounts of time are spent appearing to stare off into space. I am not staring off into space. My characters are talking to me, and I'm trying to listen. So don't talk to me if you don't want me to throw something at you. NEVER, I repeat NEVER (like ever) interrupt a writer. It is an unforgivable sin.Starbucks has become a place of reverence. I swear I hear the Hallelujah chorus every time I drive by one. It is a place of great magic, where pumpkin-flavored beverages are abundant and internet is free. What more could you ask for? If only they had comfortable recliners. Then I would probably move in and never leave.

Writing looks a lot like sitting at a computer and typing. Not that hard, right? Oh yeah, except for the words. The words, the words, the words. Some days they come easy. Some days they don't want to come at all and you have to drag them out, kicking and screaming and clawing at you. Some days they're the WRONG words, but still. At least you have something.

BUT, for all my complaining, I wouldn't want to be doing anything else. Well, maybe being the person who gets to grease Channing Tatum's abs when he does a sexy movie, but OTHER than that, I can't think of a thing that brings me both more joy and more heartache and makes me more stressed and elated at the same time. I freaking love it.

About the author

Chelsea M. Cameron is a YA/NA New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world's worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car and tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman). She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

Her New Adult Contemporary Romance titles include My Favorite Mistake, which has been bought by Harlequin along with a sequel, Deeper We Fall and Faster We Burn (April 20, 2013)Her Young Adult books include Nocturnal, Nightmare and Neither, the first three books in The Noctalis Chronicles. The fourth and final book, Neverend will be out in 2013. Whisper, the first in The Whisper Trilogy is also available, with the second book in the series, Silence and the final book, LIsten coming out in 2014.





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