Saturday, July 6, 2013

Blog Tour: Hamden Series by W. Ferraro

Three of Hearts

Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love.  When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.

4 star review

"I love you Mae.  I want you with me forever.  Promise me, you'll be mine."

Three of Hearts is W. Ferraro's debut novel and she did a wonderful job with this story.  This book tells the story of Seth Finn, a widowed father of three who finds love again 5 yrs after his wife's death.  And Mae Turney who finds a love  that she has ever experienced before but has always dreamed of having.  

As a child growing up, Mae had moved around a lot with her family.  She has decided to move to Vermont and settle down in one place.  Mae is such a likeable character, she has a career, has been supporting herself and isn't afraid of admitting what she wants, and what she wants is her new landlord Seth Finn.   Seth is sexy, loveable, a bit of an alpha male and a father of three kids.  It's been 5 years since his wife passed away and while he has dated woman in those 5 years, he has never met someone like Mae.  His attraction to Mae was instant, no matter how hard he tried she was always on his mind.

I loved Seth and Mae together. Their relationship from the start was fun, sexy and honest.  Mae knew what she wanted and had no problem telling Seth.  She loved Seth and wanted a life with him and his children.  She loved and treated his children like they were his own.  He loves Mae in a way he never thought was possible after losing his wife, and that scares him.  He feels guilty for moving on and loving someone else.  Seth has a great support system in his sister and two best friends.  They add a great deal to this story as secondary characters.  They are there to help Seth work through his guilt and help him move on. The addition of Seth's children is just another part of this book that you will love. 

If there is one story that will always warm my heart, it is a story about a single father, especially one as sexy as Seth, who is doing everything he can to raise his kids and be a great father.  So it was so wonderful to see Seth find someone who loves him for who he is, accepts all his baggage and wants nothing more than to be a part of his family.  This was a beautiful love story of two people finding happiness that they both deserve.  This story is filled with laughter, some tears, hot sex and even a little drama in their relationship.  You will be rooting for Seth and Mae, and love every minute of their story.  Oh and the ending was simply awesome and will make you smile. I absolutely loved this book and it is a must read for all.

This was my first book by W. Ferraro and will definitely will not be my last. It was a beautifully well written love story that will warm your heart.   Looking forward to the other characters stories.  A job well done by W. Ferraro!!

Three of Spades

Dylan Cross is the type of man that enjoys everything female, and enjoy it he does, but always on his terms. However, his terms are pushed to their limit when Natalie Parker proposes an offer; teach her and her delectable little body, all about sex and desire. There is one catch. He has to play the part of Natalie’s madly in love boyfriend for her dying mother. Dylan signs on, and finds that separating the two is harder than he thought. Natalie’s days of shyness and lack of confidence come to a quick close as she learns what her body craves and demands in the bedroom. Soon, Dylan becomes the student as Natalie teaches him things he didn’t even know he wanted. Will Hamden’s notorious playboy, bachelor be able to keep calling the shots, or will he find that, he, himself, is just another player at the card game of life, as we all are?

4 star review

Three of Spades by W. Ferraro is the second book in this series. I loved this book and loved the main characters, Dylan Cross and Natalie Parker.

Natalie Parker is a sweet, shy and reserved Kindergarten teacher who has been taking care of her sick mother.   Natalie doesn't care much about what she looks like or concerned with finding a boyfriend at this time in her life. Her main concern is her mother and her career, which she loves.  But her mother has been on her case lately, pushing her to find a man.  Her mother wants her to live a little and find someone to spend her life with, instead of spending her time taking care of her.  Wanting to try to please her mother, and get her off her back of course, she sets out to find herself a pretend boyfriend.  Someone that is willing to pretend,  for her mother's sake, top be in a relationship with her.  And at the same time teach her about sex and desire.  That someone is Dylan Cross.  When they accidentally bump into each other at a bar, she knows that he is the one to help her. 

Dylan Cross is a hot and sexy player who has no interest in a relationship.  He has had his share of woman but is not one to fall in love with any of them.  Natalie is not normally the type of girl that Dylan goes for.  She is shy, lacks confidence and isn't so concerned with how she looks.  She is your typical girl next door.  But there is something about her that has Dylan interested in her, especially when she makes him an offer he cannot refuse.  Dylan is not quite sure what he is getting himself into but has no problem accepting her proposal.  

I love Dylan and Natalie together.  All though what they have between them is strictly "business" so to speak, there is definitley chemistry between the two of them.  Dylan is very sexy but has a sweet side to him, and you will fall in love with him the minute he meets Natalie.   He plans on teaching her all there is to know about being sexy.  Natalie begins to have confidence in herself that she never had before, Dylan makes her feel sexy and wanted.  And at the same time Natalie makes Dylan feel things he has never felt before and he is not so sure what to do with those feelings.  Their relationship is sweet, flirty, fun and extremely hot and sexy.  They are both falling hard for each other, but Natalie has to wonder what will happen when their agreement is over?   Will Dylan still want her and does he have the same feelings for her?  

W. Ferraro has done such a wonderful job with this story and the characters.  Natalie is someone that most woman can relate to.  She is the quiet girl next store who has a big heart, doesn't see how sexy and beautiful she is.  What I love is how Dylan helped her to see that, she became confident in herself, with her appearance and her sexual side, she became the woman who managed to steal Dylan's heart.  There were a few twists and turns in the story that were unexpected and brought out the protective side of Dylan.  All though it was just a "pretend" relationship he wanted to protect Natalie and didn't want to see her hurt.  Dylan will definitely work his way into your heart, and have you fanning yourself at the same time.  W. Ferraro knows how to write a hot sex scene, trust me after reading this book you will be wishing you had  a 71' lime green Barracuda in your garage.  This story will draw you in from the beginning and you will feel the connection with the characters.  You will be rooting for Natalie and Dylan to find their happiness.  I loved that the characters from the first book, Three of Hearts, were in this book as well.  I love seeing the happily ever after continue into the next book in the series.  Another great job by W. Ferraro and I cannot wait for the next book in this series.

About the author

I live in New England with my young family. I'm a stay at home mom to two very active children. For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book. When I'm not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids.
I wish you all happy reading and hope you fall in love with the men of Hamden.

Buy Links
Three of Hearts - Amazon
Three of Spades - Amazon

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1 comment:

  1. Found out your name is Wendy, not just W. :-) So hello Wendy, glad to "meet" you on this blog today. Your stories sound heartwarming and in a part of the country I wish I could visit. My maternal grandmother was from Vermont. Congrats on your books and continued success to you.


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