Thursday, January 29, 2015

**Blog Tour Review, Giveaway & Excerpt** THROB by @ViKeeland


The rules:

No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.

Rules were made to be broken, right?

Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought.Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.


Every girl needs three things
1.  A flutter in her belly when she meets him for the first time.
Meet Cooper
My lips brush the top of her hand lightly, my tongue sneaking out to fleetingly touch her skin.  The brief contact stirs an ache inside me.  This woman tugs at something—more than arousal—something that makes me want to slow down time just to spend a few more minutes standing here.
“Did you just…” she stammers a bit.
“Did I just what?”
She squints at me.  “You know.”
“Do I?”
“I felt your tongue on my hand.  You…you licked me.”
I’d been dying to run my tongue along her neck all evening, although I hadn’t really meant to be so crude about it.  It just sort of …happened.  “I wouldn’t say licked, maybe just a little taste.”
“So you tasted me?”
My entire body suddenly has interest in this conversation.  “I suppose I did.  But it wasn’t nearly enough.  That brings us back to my invitation for dinner.  Tomorrow night?”
“I can’t.”
“The day after then?”
She laughs and shakes her head.  The sound makes me smile.
“Good night, Cooper.”  She pulls the driver’s side door shut and leaves me standing there…for a full five minutes after she’s gone.
2.  A best friend to talk about him to.
Meet Sadie
“And I kissed him when we were in his office.”
“How was his office?”
“Really?  That’s what you want to know.  Not how was the kiss or aren’t you in breach of your contract?  How was his office?”
“You can tell a lot about a man by his office.”
I gulp another unladylike sip from my wine glass.  “His office was beautiful.  Sleek, overlooking the city.  It oozed power.”
“Nice.  Bet he fucks like he owns you.”
The thought of what he’s like in bed is enough to make me lose my train of thought.
“Go on,” Sadie prods.
I don’t continue immediately.
“You forgot what you were up to because you were thinking of him fucking you like he owns you, didn’t you?”  My best friend smirks knowingly.
“Shut up.”  I pause.  “Anyway, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
“Well, him.  Obviously.”
“I wish it were that easy.”
3.  A gentleman that turns into a bossy dirty talker in the bedroom.
Cooper – behind closed doors.

“You haven’t even begun to see bossy yet.  Tonight I’m going to tell you to do things, and you’re going to do them.  When I tell you to open wider, or take my cock deeper, you’re going to listen.  You know why?  Because since the moment we met, all I’ve wanted to do is make you feel good.  Hell, I don’t even need to get off physically.  Because I’m going to get off watching you every minute.  So, yeah, I’m going to be bossy.  Now let’s put the rest of this behind us.  Do you want to be with me tonight?”

After that prelude, I nod my head fast.  I’m no fool.  Who wouldn’t?

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I signed up to read Throb, not because of the synopsis (which is interesting but vague) but because it was written by Vi Keeland.  I have a huge book crush on everything this woman writes and Throb was no exception! Everything I love about Vi Keeland's writing is here in this book; great characters, a story that isn't what you are expecting, great chemistry/heat and pacing that makes it hard to put down.

I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked up Throb, but a book that takes on the behind the scenes of reality TV was not it!  Throb is all about playing a game, until you realize that what you want is worth more than the rules of the game and risking it all by breaking the rules.  Vi Keeland created amazing characters in this book.  Cooper and Kate have instant chemistry and reading their journey throughout Throb was highly entertaining.  Add in Miles, a brother that has issues with Connor and the "other man" Flynn that wants Kate for his very own and you have a cast that is hard to beat.

Cooper is a high powered movie executive that gets what he wants and isn't shy about saying what he wants.  Cooper finds Kate irresistible and won't be deterred by silly things like NDAs, contracts and reality TV.  Just like Kate says, he is "Bossy", but in a delicious way.  Kate on the other hand is your "girl next door" and gives off this innocent vibe that the men in this story can't resist.  While she is down to earth, she isn't naive; she knows how to get what she needs and won't take handouts.  Flynn, while enjoyable in his "Bachelor" role will be interesting to get to know more in the next book Beat (coming summer 2015).

Vi Keeland delivers another great story that makes falling in love not quite so simple.  I liked the uniqueness of this story and the how everything panned out, but there were times I wanted to smack both Cooper and Kate for their choices (damn characters having their own will).  The heat, romance and emotion in this book will have you turning pages and ignoring the world outside Throb (possibly forgetting you are in charge of dinner and small children).

If you are looking for a romance that is hot, sweet and bit "bossy" then Throb is a great choice.  If you love reality TV shows, like the Bachelor, then you definitely will fall in love with Throb and Kate (maybe Flynn too).  Basically, if you like to read love stories, then grab up Throb!  Vi Keeland is a must-buy Author for me and always delivers memorable stories that make me fall in love with reading again and again, so 1-click today!


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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!


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