Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Blog Tour Review, Character Interview and Giveaway - Breaking Spades by W. Ferraro

Cecille “CeCe” Cervetti lives her life by one rule: Never let a man control her heart, ever again.

CeCe has built a life to be proud of--she’s successful in business, and in lust. Men are her playground, to take from, and use to her body’s content. They can only have what she is willing to give, so don't try asking for more.

When an unknown stalker raises the stakes, ripping away her hard won control, CeCe reluctantly seeks help from the first, and last, man she gave her heart to before he vanished from her life--Jarod Gates.

As they struggle to unmask the stalker, CeCe and Jarod learn of each other’s scarred pasts—scars that made them who they are today. But when her body screams for Jarod’s touch, can CeCe manage to keep her control? Or will Jarod make her question the one rule she’s built her life on?

4.5 Amazing Stars by Jen Skewes

Move over Wes Thompson, there is a new Hamden Hottie in town and his name is Jarod Gates.  I am a huge fan of this series and Wes has always been my favorite.  But I think that may have changed after meeting Jarod.  Wendy Ferraro has completely outdone herself with Breaking Spades.  This is by far the best one of the series. Breaking Spades is a hot, sexy, witty, and emotional story about a second chance at love. 

Thirteen years ago CeCe was in love with Jarod Gates.  She gave him her heat and her virginity and in return he completely shattered her.  CeCe promised herself after that, that she would never give her heart away to anyone.   She has had many men in her life but no one that she has ever loved.  She doesn’t allow herself to get attached or fall in love for fear of getting her heart broken again.  But what happens when the one person you gave your heart to all those years ago is suddenly back in your life?

CeCe is being stalked by someone and to help keep her safe her friend and “honorary” brother, Dylan has hired a PI to keep watch over her and to investigate the case.  Who is the PI you ask?  Yep, you guessed it, Jarod Gates.  CeCe obviously wants nothing to do with him, all though her body tells her differently.  But unfortunately for her she has no choice.  Jarod will do everything he can to protect CeCe and to be honest I think his reasons for being so protective have nothing to do with money or his job. 

It’s been thirteen years since he walked away from her, but she has never been far from his mind.  His memories and thoughts of CeCe is what kept him going all these years.  Jarod wants more than to just be some guy who was hired to protect her.  He wants to be in her life, as her friend and perhaps even more.  When they do cross that line, CeCe swears that it is nothing more than sex, but for Jarod that couldn’t be farther from the truth.  But CeCE  has put up so many walls around her heart that seem impossible to break.   Will Jarod be the one to break down those walls, when he is part of the reason that they have been built in the first place?

I love Jarod!!!!  Have I said that yet?  Well I do.  He was sexy as hell but you could tell deep down how he felt for CeCe.  He was very protective of her and you know it had nothing to do with his job.  He loved her even if it was something that he couldn’t admit.  CeCe was a great heroine.  I get why she was so guarded and tried so hard not to get attached.  Especially when it came to Jarod.  She was still in love with him but getting too close and giving in scared the crap out of her.  Will they both be able to give into their feelings for each other and get a second chance at love?

I loved this book so much.  I am a huge fan of Wendy and this series.  She has a way of creating these amazing characters.  Hot sexy males that are simply amazing and heroines that we can all relate to and Breaking Spades was no different.  Jarod was a complete mystery when we first met him and that is what made him so sexy and yet at the same time very intriguing.  I needed to know why he left 13 years ago, and exactly what happened while he was gone.  What were his fears and insecurities and did that have anything to do with him leaving?

Breaking Spades is definitely my favorite book in this series.   It had just the right amount of drama and angst.  The sexual tension between Jarod and CeCe was off the charts.  There was this build up to that moment when they finally gave into each other and when they finally did it was HOT!!!  And one of those moments that you will not forget.  The suspense and drama was enough to keep you on the edge of your seat.  I loved the flirty banter back and forth between them.  It was what made them, them and they were completely made for each other.  There were moments where I laughed, smiled and even cried.  Moments where I got that lump in my throat and felt my eyes tearing up.  Jarod and CeCe were perfect for each other.  They had a chemistry that was undeniable.   But not everything for them was all hearts and roses.  There were certainly bumps along the way, but in the end you will be left smiling and with a Jarod hangover. 

Breaking spades is an amazing story about second chances and love, and what lengths one will go to prove their love.   Amazing job

 Three Chicks Interview Jarod and CeCe

Three Chicks:  Jarod, you were never that far from CeCe over the years,  so why did you stay away for so long?

Jarod:  Talk about going for the throat right off the bat, huh Jen?  True I wasn’t that far from her geographically, and with the work I did for Dylan, I was able to keep tabs on her.   But I wasn’t ready to confront her yet.  I knew that when I went to her, and have no doubt I would, that I was what she deserved.  Crazed asshole there, only turned up my timetable.

Three Chicks:  Jarod, we understand why you left back then but why were you so harsh to her, instead of just telling her the truth?

Jarod:  I admit, it wasn’t the best of my moments, but my heart was in the right place.  I needed to make sure she wouldn’t hold a torch, so to speak.  I needed her to forget about me until I was worthy enough.  I was cocky enough to know how to do it effectively.  *Jarod turns to CeCe to his left, as his hands remains on her knee and says in a whisper, “I was so stupid.”*

Three Chicks:  CeCe, now that you have a man in your life that loves you and protects you, has Dylan backed off a little with the overprotectiveness? 

CeCe:  *throws her head back and laughs* Jen, can a tiger change his stripes?  If anything, Dylan is worse now, constantly asking me if Gates is toeing the line.  *Jarod rolls his eyes* But, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Three Chicks:  CeCe, what does your friendship with Dylan mean to you? 

CeCe:  Everything.  There are no words for what I feel for the pushy bugger.  To know Dylan is to love him.

Three Chicks:  How hard was it to resist Jarod when you saw him again for the first time.  I mean just looking at the man sitting next to you I am not sure I would have been able to hold back J 

CeCe:  *CeCe laughs as Jarod sits up straighter and smiles his signature smile* It wasn’t hard, if anything I think I should be credited for my restraint that I didn’t stick my stiletto in an unnamed body part.  *Jarod mouths the word “ouch"*

Three Chicks:  CeCe, you kept telling Jarod that it was just sex, but did you really believe that?

CeCe:  I did. *CeCe looks at Jarod before turning back to Jen* I was determined to ignore my heart.  I thought if I said it enough, it would make me stronger in my resolve.

Three Chicks:  Jarod, why the nickname kitten?  Is there a meaning behind it?

Jarod:  Have you seen her nails?  She comes out claws first.  *CeCe imitates scratching his face*  I called her kitten one night when she and I had spent most of the night talking.  Just listening to how she saw the world and how she believed in her dreams and her wants was so pure.  Far from what I was used to in life at that moment.  She was so innocent.  *Jarod leans in close to CeCe face and says in a high pitched sing-song voice* Not to mention sweet and cuddly.

Three Chicks:  Jarod, CeCe had been hurt by another man in her life, prior to you and then you came along and hurt her even more.  Did you think leaving the way you did had hurt her as much as it did, and that she would still be carrying around that hurt after all these years?

Jarod:  I’m an asshole…next question.  Honestly, I didn’t think big picture effects, I was only thinking how I could justify making the worst mistake of my life.  Case closed.

Three Chicks:  CeCe, so we want to know the truth, what was really going through your mind the first time you saw Jarod after all these years.  How sexy he still was or why is this jerk back in my life?  Maybe a little bit of both? 

CeCe:  How I could stab his sexy ass…does that answer the question?

Three Chicks:  Jarod, you have said that your love for CeCe is what kept you going these past years.  Can you explain what you meant?

Jarod:  We all need something to strive for.  If you have nothing to look forward to or drive your daily actions, then what’s the point of life.  She was my reason to get up and fight harder, worker longer, stay stronger.  Every day was a day closer to her.  That was all the motivation I needed.

Three Chicks:  Jarod, what do you love the most about CeCe?  CeCe, same question about Jarod.

Jarod: Her fire.  She gives all.  She knows what she wants and goes after it come hell or high water.  She puts everything she has into everything she does.  And she does it all with grace, beauty and her personalized CeCe spin on it.  There is no prouder man than me.
CeCe: He’s pretty good in the sack.

Jarod: *laughs before winking to CeCe* don’t forget that I make a mean Shepard’s pie.

Three Chicks:  Do you both thank Dylan every day for bringing the two of you back to each other?

CeCe: Yes, amongst other aspects of my life.

Jarod: Hell yeah, and I thank him for keeping her safe and cared for when I didn’t.  *Jarod looks to CeCe suddenly uncaring that they aren’t the only two in the room* I swear to you kitten, not a day will go by I won’t make it up to you.  As long as I’m breathing, I will show you my worthiness.  Loving you is what I was put on this Earth to do, and I’ll be damn if I’m not going to be flawless this time around. 

Jen sighs - How can you not love that man!  Thank you to Jarod and CeCe for taking the time to talk to us and to W. Ferraro for giving us their amazing story.

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.  In my opinion, one of life’s greatest pleasure is being able to get lost in a book.

I wish you all happy reading and hope you fall in love with the men of Hamden.

Author Links
Website - http://booksbywferraro.com
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Breaking Spades Giveaway


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