Monday, July 29, 2013

Review + Giveaway ~ That First Kiss (Night Calls #2) 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.

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains explicit sex scenes and/or situations and adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.


His finger stroked the inside of her thigh, seeking higher ground as his thoughts rolled forward. Piper’s eyes trained on his face, hanging on his every word. “I didn’t intend for things to get as heated as they did, but as soon as I touched you, I needed more. I couldn’t help myself. You possessed me.”

The glazed look in her eye told him that she was remembering that night as vividly as he was. Placing both hands on the cushions on either side of her body, he hemmed her in, bringing their faces so close that when he spoke, his lips grazed hers. “The way you danced that night, pushing that sweet little ass of yours against me. It’s haunted me, Piper,” he whispered.  “You need to understand, I tried to resist you, just like I have been trying to resist you, but you drive me crazy. When I’m with you, it takes everything in me to stay away. All I think about, all I dream about is burying myself inside you.”

Piper licked her lips and Tate zeroed in on the tiny movement. “I want to suck those plump lips into my mouth,” he murmured. Shifting, he brought his knee up so it rested on the couch alongside hers and hovered over her. Her face was flushed and her chest rose and fell heavily. She wasn’t unaffected.

“You need to leave,” she said weakly.

Tate chose that moment to drop his head into the crook of her neck, nuzzling her. She smelled faintly of roses, and his cock jumped at her soft, feminine scent. “Do you want me to leave?” he asked softly.

He could feel her softening beneath him, her breath coming out in shudders as he skimmed his lips lightly up her neck to her ear, where he licked the pulse beating rapidly beneath her sensitive skin. “Yes.”

The single word left her on a stilted breath, only solidifying his need to get inside her. “I don’t think you do,” he murmured. With sure hands, Tate grabbed the backs of her thighs and yanked her toward him, seating her firmly beneath him on her back with her legs spread wide. 

This author’s writing style is descriptive, adventurous and enlightening. Her ability to create and portray characters with realistic reactions is unblemished. This well-paced story can change direction in an instant without leaving the reader feeling lost. She allows the characters emotions to naturally progress the story – often exposing their vulnerabilities. 
Only now she was stuck in a darkened corner while her boss and former one-night stand tried to hook up with anything with a pussy.
“I just know I woke up half-dressed and in my boss’s bed” – Piper to Sheila 
She developed an all inclusive world with an incredible supporting cast that provides the prefect background to sustain the overall realism. Not to mention the smoking-hot sex scenes…this author has mastered the erotic romance. Everything is well-balanced! Highly Recommended!
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to BBMoreB free of charge by the author for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.

About the Author

J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

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  1. Great review. I like the well balanced part.
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  2. Thank you so much for being a part of the tour! Love the review and wish everyone lots of luck in the giveaway :)


    1. Welcome to BBMoreB. Great book, looking forward to reading Felix's story.

  3. The book sounds intriguing. I'm going to look up book one in the series. I like to read them in order if I can.

  4. Awesome looking book and sounds like a great read.. thanks for sharing ;)

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