Monday, September 15, 2014

Blog Tour and Review: The Suit by B.N. Toler

The Suit

by B N Toler


What happens when two dreams collide?

  Fed up with the farm life and his one-time love of training horses, John Wilson has traded his tattered boots and jeans for power suits and cufflinks. Through hard work and determination, John has just graduated from law school and is focused on a fresh start. Refusing to let his bitter past hinder his future, John is intent on moving forward with his new life. Except there’s one last thing he has to do—settle old debts before he can truly move on. Unfortunately, settling debts involves him returning to a life he’s worked hard to forget. A mind-numbing summer working on a horse farm awaits him, and he’s dreading every damn minute of it. Edie James is mourning the loss of her grandfather when John Wilson shows up in his perfectly tailored suit, reeking sexiness and city elegance—everything she’s not. Their meeting is less than pleasant as they both distastefully size up one another. She thinks he’s arrogant and a white-collar yuppie. He thinks she’s a simple, goody two-shoes farm girl. Edie’s grandfather made a new will before he passed leaving stipulations in order for Edie to inherit the family farm. And as if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, the suit has to work on the farm with her for three months to settle a debt he owed to her grandfather. And he’s moving in with her. With a rocky start, the two seemingly polar opposites call a truce and attempt to be friends. As their unexpected friendship blooms, an attraction develops and both realize their first impression of each other is far from the truth. Now this once dreaded summer is set to be the hottest and most unforgettable they've ever had.


4 Star Review by Lisa Kane

This was a nice easy relatively angst free read. Edie James has just lost her grandfather, Bud James. . She has lived on his farm in Holly Springs, North Carolina, helping to train and board his horses since she lost her mother at an early age. She never knew her father and her mom was estranged from her own father. When she passed away, Edie was going to be placed in foster care, but her grandfather was contacted and he took her in. After a rocky beginning, the two had a deep love for one another and Edie is devastated by his death part of the condition of his will states she must keep up the percentage of horses boarded and training to his previous level in order to keep the farm. She eats, breaths and lives for this business and will do anything to keep it afloat. Good thing for her, she has a crazy, gorgeous best friend, Nikki, to tempt her to have a beer or two at Earl's, Holly Springs' local watering hole. Dierk Reynolds the town's wannabee stud, pursues her shamelessly, but she just doesn't feel it.

John Wilson has just fininshed law school. Although he grew up on a farm that had been in his family for generations, he is a long way away from that life. His grandfather, JR Wilson was a renowned trainer, who had one of his horses, Denver's Bronco win 2 of the 3 races in his quest for the Triple Crown. But his father ran the business into the ground. He died before the farm was lost. John was left with a mountain of debt but Bud James came to his rescue. He loaned him the money to pay off the debts. John still ended up having to sell, but he was able to put himself through law school with the money left over after the sale. The bitterness over his father's actions has never left him. He vows to never go back to that life. New York is where he wants to live and practice. He is getting ready to take the bar exam. But he has one thing he must do this summer. Bud wanted John to help out Eddie with the farm. This is John's way of paying back the debt that Bud helped him with, and even though he knows legally he could buy out this request, it was this man's dying wish and he will fulfill it.

When Edie and John first meet, sparks fly. Not necessarily good ones. Edie looks at John in his suit and tie and instantly she nicknames him, Suit. He is everything that the big city represents. She went to school there for a few years, met a guy, fell in love, lost her virginity and got dumped. Seems that her boyfriend was having some fun on the side and as soon as the sheets were cool, Edie was out on her ass. City life is not for her and she is content with farm living. John is attracted to Edie, but recognizes that they their lifestyles are night and day.

"Well, I left because of a guy. Not that you care, but I thought I was in love. He waited for me for two years and when I finally gave it up to him, he sent me a text message saying he wanted to break up. Apparently he found a new girl to chase. I later found out he wasn't really waiting for me at all and had been cheating on me the entire time. So I was devastated and I decided to come home where I belong."  

John had been dating Ainsley for the last two months, but when he decided to go away to North Carolina for the summer, he told her they should take a break and see how things were after he got back. She's hot in bed, is the kind of career woman he could see himself marrying, but he doesn't think this relationship is going anywhere and thinks he will make this clear to her when he sees her again.

Slowly Edie and John learn to work together. Their attraction is always there, but both hold back on giving into it. Until finally the damn breaks and the sexual waters flow when Edie suggest a sex only, no strings relationship for the summer. John will be leaving, there won't be any hurt feelings and why shouldn't they have fun with each other? Especially when Edie would love to role play to her trashy romance novels she reads. John is down with that idea and it's game on!

Edie James is quite a woman. I'll never make fun of her choice in literature again. Who knew these shitty romance novels could be so fucking hot? Who knew the little farm girl could completely knock me on my ass? I have seriously underestimated Edie James.

So they share nights of fantasies filled with stewardesses, fake British accents, strangers meeting in bars, and the ever popular sexy siren in need of a big, strong lawyer,

"They didn't trust me not to run. I have a reputation for being very naughty."
"What's your name?"
She bats her eyes at me." My name is Anita...Anita Hardcock."
Wow. Just wow. This woman is going to make me lose my mind. Anita Hardcock is dirty code for I need a hard cock.

But there are secrets John is keeping from Edie and when she finds out about them, will she be able to forgive him? John has two job interviews and his bar exam waiting for him in New York. Can he walk away from the one person he never thought he would find?

I look up at him and sigh. "You know what I love most about these romance novels I read?"
"Aside from the hot, raunchy sex? he questions.
"Yeah," I laugh.
"Okay. I'll bite. What?'
"The happily ever afters."


About the Author


  B N Toler lives in Virginia with her epic husband, Toler. and their three rowdy children. When she's not reading and writing, she's thinking about reading and writing. Before she became a self-proclaimed writer, she worked as a real estate agent and as an orthodontic technician. **She will notice your teeth before your eyes or hair or anything.** She enjoys shopping (way too much) and is on a first name basis with several employees at the local Target in her town. She loves music,(bluegrass, country, 80's, actually she loves most music ~her favorite song is American Pie by Don McLean and she worships anything that is Elvis and Johnny Cash and Eric Church) dancing, (even though she sucks at it)reading, writing, eating (too much) sleeping late, (which she rarely gets to do) and laughing. If you can make her laugh, she will love you forever. Random and insignificant facts: She is addicted to Coca Cola She hates onions She loves thunderstorms She wants to have Karen Marie Moning's babies She curses....a way too much She's immensely afraid of snakes She fangirls over M.Pierce She HATES reality television She could eat her weight in Snickers candy bars She loves books and movies that make her cry She cries over anything remotely sad She loves the Lord She LOVES Jack Daniels and Ginger Ale. (too much) She hopes she hasn't bored you to death. She fangirls over M.Pierce She HATES reality television She could eat her weight in Snickers candy bars She loves books and movies that make her cry She cries over anything remotely sad She loves the Lord She LOVES Jack Daniels and Ginger Ale. (too much) She hopes she hasn't bored you to death.  

The Suit Blog Tour Schedule

September 10th Two Ordinary Girls and Their Books t'irla's talk Two Blondes Books and Booze Night Owl Reads Book Junky Girls

September 11th Bookheathens Stephanie's Book Reports

September 12th Making It Happen Book Blog
Resch Reads & Reviews

September 13th Escape to Bookland The Booknatics Biblio Reviews Kawehis Book Blog

September 14th Lit Slave

September 15th Three Chicks and Their Books Southern Belle Book Blog Maria's Book Blog I LOVE BOOKIE NOOKIE REVIEWS Addicted Souls Book Blog  

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