Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: FINALLY by Scarlett Metal

Finally (A Windy City Novella)

by:  Scarlett Metal


Lauren broke off an engagement with her old boyfriend because she caught him cheating on her.  She's finally ready to move on, but work has been keeping her too busy.

Marcus is a player, never settling down with one girl.  No one seems to meet his long list of requirements in a woman.

Marcus and Lauren have worked for the same company for years, but in locations across the country from each other.  They've been flirting for months.  When they are in the same city for a conference, they spend a few passionate days together, both assuming this is just a fling.  Once they each get home though, they realize they want more.  Can they make a long distance relationship work?  And when Lauren's old boyfriend come back to win her affection, can Marcus compete with their history?


Star Rating: 5 out of 5

Heat Rating: HOT!

Scarlett Metal's Finally is a great novella that feels like a full-length novel, you get a everything you would want when reading a story: hot, steamy sex scenes, a romantic love story, and a connection to characters that you aren't ready to let go of when you reach the last page. (and you don't have to this is going to be a series!!)

Have you ever met someone and felt an instant attraction but one or both of you were not available?  Ever thought that if the timing was different you would fall hard for this person?  This is what you get with Marcus and Lauren; when their timing is finally right, they can explore this attraction and see if it leads to their happily ever after.

Lauren met Marcus two years ago at a work function and felt an instant connection, but since Lauren was engaged they were destined to be just friends.  Now Marcus is coming into Chicago for a work meeting and Lauren is recently single, this is where the sparks fly and the heat rating sky rockets!!

I really enjoyed getting both Lauren and Marcus's POV while reading this story, it really added that extra layer of amazing to this already fantastic story.  Scarlett Metal wrote an exquisite story about falling in love when the time is finally right and overcoming obstacles to hold on to that love.  (Don't worry it was romantic, sweet and super SEXY not angst-filled and full of heartache)

I HIGHLY recommend Finally being added to your TBR pile (heck, push it to the top, this can be read in an evening)!  This took the "what if our timing finally aligned" plot line and knocked it out of the park!  I can't wait to read more about Lauren and Marcus as Scarlett Metal continues the Windy City series over the next few months, they are definitely a couple I want more from.  (no worries this isn't a cliffhanger novella, no drama book hangovers here, just lots of sexy goodness)


Marcus’s POV

I pushed the elevator button. As we stood there waiting, I looked down at her. Her eyes were dark with desire and I moved towards her for a kiss when the elevator dinged and the doors opened.
I walked, practically dragging her in along with me. “What floor?” she asked me. 
“Eight,” I murmured, studying her. I had the urge to undo her hair on top of her head and run my fingers through it.
She reached out and pressed the button for the eighth floor. I waited for the doors to close before I moved swiftly and pinned her against the wall. “I’ve waited a long time for this, Lauren. I’m not going to wait anymore.” I said before kissing her hard. She moaned softly into my mouth and pressed her soft body into me. I circled my hips just a little, rubbing the evidence of my arousal against her leg. My tongue teased hers as her arms snaked up around my neck, leaning against the elevator wall with a hand on each side of her, trapping her.
We continued to kiss as I reached up to release her hair. I’d been dying to touch it from the moment I met her two years ago and nothing was going to stop me now. I buried my fingers in it and pulled her head back so my lips had better access to her neck. They moved over her skin slowly, almost torturing her as they licked, sucked, and bit her sensitive flesh. She let out a soft sigh and closed her eyes. My other hand moved up her bare thigh, sliding underneath her skirt. When I reached the apex of her thighs, I growled softly into her neck. She wasn’t wearing anything under her skirt.
“Why didn’t you tell me earlier you weren’t wearing panties?” I whispered roughly into her ear, my lips on her skin. “I would’ve dragged you out of there much sooner.”
She whimpered and opened her mouth to respond when the elevator dinged again. She was panting against me as the doors opened.
 “Come on,” I said as I grabbed her hand and led her down the hall. 

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Author Info:

Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she's not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80's hair bands.

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Finally's Playlist:

“Sad” – Maroon 5

“I Won’t Give Up” – Jason Mraz

“Need You Now” – Lady Antebellum

“Out of My Head” – Theory of a Deadman

“Breathe” – Faith Hill

“Tangled Up In You” – Staind

“Daylight” – Maroon 5

“Gettin’ You Home” – Chris Young

“Lost In You” – Three Days Grace


  • 1 winner will win a $10 Amazon or B&N Gift Card AND a Finally mug with choice of sayings: "My woman in my shirt." OR "Marcus's Girl"

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