Review – A Gentleman’s Secret by AJ Linn

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Donovan Hart has finally found his unico vero amore’ in the beautiful Scarlett Montgomery, but the question remains…will he be able keep her?

Will his secret be too much for her to handle, or…will hers be too much for him to handle?

A Gentleman’s Secret is an unpredictable ride full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Two people desperate to escape the sins of their past, hoping to find the one thing that has been missing…Love.

But, is love really enough to conquer all?

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My Review:

Before you read any further, if you haven’t read Book 1 in the Series, A Gentleman’s Affair, then there are definitely going to be some spoilers.  So go grab A Gentleman’s Affair, read it, and then come back to this review. 🙂

In the sequel to A Gentleman’s Affair, we pick right back up where AGA left off.  And although, this story is about Donovan and Scarlett, the author introduces us to so many more characters along the way.

The prologue starts off in Scarlett’s POV, because remember, Donovan’s in the coma and not doing much talking, and actually several scenes are in her POV.  I really enjoyed it when it did occur throughout the book, because as you are reading, you realize that Donovan is not the only one with secrets and Scarlett has a few of her own.

We are finally properly acquainted with The Underground as well.  There’s a whole freaking chapter dedicated to it.  And in something quite sweet and unique, the author had actually let readers submit characters to be included in that chapter.  We are given a hilarious, sexy, entertaining “ride” through The Underground and it will probably leave you thinking: Did that really just happen?

Donovan and Scarlett’s story isn’t the only one we are privy to in A Gentleman’s Secret.  Donovan’s dad, Bruce, also plays a large part in the book along with his love interest Shari.  The author did a wonderful job of building these two characters up and making you fall in love with them as well, not just Donovan and Scarlett.

As you are reading A Gentleman’s Secret, it’s clear that Scarlett is hiding something, and her deception is a painful revelation for Donovan.  The results leave you, as a reader, ready to throw your book across the room. My emotions were definitely all over the place as I was reading.  My heart was aching for Donovan, I was pissed at Scarlett, but then at the same time I was sympathetic towards her, and then I was pissed at myself for feeling any sympathy for her.  It’s really amazing how many emotions this book brought out in me as I was reading and that’s definitely a credit to the authors writing.

There is a point in the story where we get a glimpse of the “old” Donovan, notorious Malibu playboy, and I must say it’s quite hilarious.  I was actually laughing out loud at what was going on and the dialogue in that particular scene was probably one of the funniest parts of the book to me.  But also, possibly one of the saddest.  Again, the author was pulling so many different emotions out of me at once.

I won’t tell you how it ends, but there is definitely a crazy curve ball thrown in there.  You really don’t know if there will be a happy ending or not….but hell, there is no cliff hanger and it does include an HEA.  And you do get an Epilogue.  A very funny, sexy one that left me wanting way more Donovan Hart.

Overall, it really was a perfect sequel to me, full of humor, heartache, drama, danger, and a little suspense…TRUST ME.  You NEED to read this book.

I don’t think I will ever get enough of the confident, sexy, smart-assy, Donovan Hart.  And the fact there is a book three in the works makes me a very happy girl.

5 Stars

A Gentleman’s Secret 

(The Gentleman’s Series, Volume 2) 

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Blog Tour – Royal Pain (Sweetwater Creek #1) by Danielle Doolittle {Excerpt & Giveaway}

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Royal Pain (Sweetwater Creek #1) by Danielle Doolittle

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 6, 2014

Blurb:

Falling in love can be a royal pain.

A cocktail of sex, booze, and breakneck speeds is what sends Prince Henry of Benignus into rehab. He’s expecting to skip out on lectures and smoke behind the shed. He’s not expecting Carleigh.

Carleigh Philips knows Henry is trouble. His bad-boy attitude reeks of self-importance and over-indulgence. She’s not expecting him to lift a royal finger during his time at the ranch. She’s not expecting him to be a threat to her heart.

When Carleigh’s life is on the line, will Prince Henry step up to the plate? Or will he prove he really is nothing but a phony royal pain?

 

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Excerpt:

“All rise. The Honorable Judge Freeland presiding.”

The bailiff’s voice caused Henry’s brain to ricochet against his skull. He was slow to gain his feet as an elderly man in a billowing, black robe walked briskly from a doorway set to the side of the room. Henry watched his bald head reflect the light as he took his seat at the bench.

The sooner this little show was over, the sooner he could find his car and get back to Chicago. His brother was expecting him. While he wasn’t looking forward to the idea of dealing with official state business, Henry found he actually missed Alexei. Must have been the hangover.  

He hadn’t been home in six months. Not since they’d issued him the ultimatum. It was either change his ways on his own, or his family had resolved they would do it for him. He knew how they wished to solve what they perceived as his problem, so Henry packed up and headed to America. Here, his only official business involved deciding which party to attend and who he was taking back to the hotel with him afterward.

“What have you to say for yourself?” The old judge’s gravelly voice made Henry realize he should have been paying attention.

“Sorry?”

“I said, after your actions last night, what do you have to say for yourself?”

“I can honestly say, sir, that I sorely regret having to take the jobs of all the night staff at the Hilton for allowing me to leave the hotel in such a condition. So if you will let me be on my way, it would seem I have some business to attend to. And I assure you, after today, you will never have to see my face again. Now, if I could be on my way?”

“Hold it right there, son.” Steel had worked its way into Judge Freeland’s voice. “I know who you are, and I believe you expect it will allow you to walk away from this without feeling any repercussions. I’m here to tell you, young man, that in that assumption, you are very wrong.”

Henry felt himself shift under the weight of the old judge’s glare.

“You will find that we treat all offenders equally here in Sweetwater. You have quite a list of offenses: DUI, assaulting an officer, public nudity.”

Public what?

“Now, see here!” Henry was outraged. Who did this backwater, sorry excuse for a judge think he was? Henry was royalty, nobility. Granted, he was currently on the outs with the family, but that didn’t change anything. He was entitled to a standard of treatment, and this old man was about to get a lesson in etiquette.

“Before you can launch into how I have offended your noble lineage, Your Highness, you should know that the District Attorney has been in contact with your embassy in Chicago. The royal family has been made abreast of our office’s suggested sentencing and has fully backed it.”

What? Those nosey diplomats never bothered to stick their noses in his business before. Why start now?

“While I cannot pass a ruling on someone with diplomatic immunity such as you, I do have this message.” Pulling a crisp sheet of paper from the manila folder he had carried into the room, the old man cleared his throat before continuing. “It is the decision of the Kingdom of Benignus that Prince Henry Xavier Bartholomew Reginald Fitzgerald be sentenced to thirty days in supervised detox at Mount Mercy Rehabilitation, followed by six months at Sweetwater Creek Ranch and completion of their sober living program. If he does not comply with our stipulations, steps will be taken to strip him of his immunity, and we will not interfere with any who wish to prosecute him for his transgressions.”

“What?”

“I believe, despite that splitting headache I’m sure you are suffering, you heard me clearly. Thirty days at Mount Mercy, six months at Sweetwater Creek, and completion of the program or jail. Your choice.”

About the Author:

With a bachelor’s degree in English, Danielle has always had a passion for the written word. Initially starting out to be a high school teacher, she soon realized writing was her calling. Danielle lives in Ohio with her family. When she’s not writing (which is rare) she’s spending time with her husband, wrangling two rambunctious boys and one rowdy little girl, and baking like she’s on Cupcake Wars.

Danielle enjoys copious amounts of coffee and dark chocolate, chatting on Twitter, and a good love story. Oh, and an Alpha hero is a must!

You can find and contact Danielle here:  TwitterFacebookWebsite

 

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Character Interview – Donovan Hart from A Gentleman’s Affair & A Gentleman’s Secret by AJ Linn

Alright ladies!  You asked and he answered!

I had the opportunity to stop by The Underground at La Fuga Hotel and sit down with the handsome Donovan Hart.  Followers of Donovan Hart on twitter submitted the questions anonymously and he answered…most of them….Enjoy!!

Alright.  This is it.  I am finally heading into The Underground to interview the Notorious Malibu Playboy, Donovan Hart.  Not going to lie. I’m freaking out a bit.

Deep breaths Mal.  Deep breaths.

And these questions…..holy crap!  Some of these questions are just crazy!  Here goes nothing…

Walking up to The Underground entrance, I’m greeted by a rather large, handsome man.  This must be Reggie.  That’s quickly confirmed when he shouts “Booyah! You must be Mal, here to interview the boss man?”  I confirm with a nod as he gives me a once-over followed by a wicked grin.  I can’t help but let a laugh escape.

He tells me to follow him and leads me down the stairs to a ‘members only’ entrance, through a large door and into the club. The lights are low, deep burgundy and reds make the place look high-end and classy. There’s not many here yet, just a few people seated at the bar.   It looks as though they are just enjoying themselves, making small talk.  I don’t know what I expected to see…..sex swings, whips and chains?  But it looks just like your normal high-class bar or lounge.

Reggie walks me up to meet Jared, the bartender.  After introductions, I order a drink.  One of Jared’s specialties, I’m told.  I think I’m definitely going to need it.

We move over to a booth in the corner, Reggie tells me to have a seat, that Mr. Hart will be with me shortly, to “Holla” if I need anything, and then he’s gone.

I do as instructed, place the questions on the table, thrum my fingers on the folder and practically down my drink, trying to kill nerves.  Hey, it’s not everyday you get to interview Malibu’s most eligible bachelor.

I’m lost in thought when I hear someone clearing their throat behind me.  Spinning around in my seat, I see it is none other than the man himself:  Owner and Operator of La Fuga and The Underground, the infamous Donovan Hart.  He knows he caught me off-guard and judging by the slight smirk on his face, I think he enjoys it.

Seriously ladies.  The pictures and descriptions don’t do him justice.  This man is fucking hot.  All tanned and toned. Incredible eyes… and that smile.  I’m speechless for a second.  Get yourself together Mal.

Not one to often be intimidated by an incredibly sexy man, I quickly compose myself and jump right in with the questions…..

Mal:  What’s up stud muffin?

Donovan: Is that a serious question?

Mal:  Yes….Thank you so much for taking the time for this interview.  I must say, this place is really quite impressive. *looking around* I would love to see what it looks like on your busy nights when everything is in full swing…..no pun intended.

Donovan: My pleasure, beautiful….and if you would like to test out that swing, {points to the swing in the corner of the room} I would be happy to join you.

Mal: Hmmmm…I might take you up on that. *grins*  Now, if you don’t mind, I’ve got a long list of questions here and several Donovan’s Dolls that will kill me if I don’t get to each and every one of them.

Donovan: Fire away.

Mal: Well, first things first…I have to ask.  Does your dad know EXACTLY what kind of club The Underground is?

Donovan: Absolutely not. He hasn’t stepped foot inside the hotel since my mother passed away, so…this will remain our little secret…

Mal: Oh okay…I see, and I completely get keeping it a…secret.

My next question has to do with you and Rebekah. When you decided to take a nightly swim in the ocean…What the hell were you thinking?  Haven’t you ever watched the movie JAWS? You could have been eaten! Ok, so that was actually two questions. Feel free to answer both.

Donovan: I have and that is highly unlikely. I only had one thing on my mind that night…but being the gentleman that I am, I will stop there.

Mal:  Yeah, I guess you DID have OTHER things on your mind besides deadly sea creatures. *laughs*  Just be careful, you know, for next time. We don’t want anything to happen to that hot ass of yours.

So, you make it sound like you were, at one time, the Duke of Debauchery, the Fresh Prince of Fetishes, the King of Kink…How many women have you been with? *taking a sip of my drink*

Donovan: Were? {smirks}

Mal: *laughs*  I see…Alright, moving on then.  I guess this one kind of relates to the last one.  What is your definition of Monogamy?  Is it being with one person only, or are there exceptions to the rule as long as it is agreed on mutually? i.e., a threesome or foursome?

Donovan: When I am in a relationship, I never stray. This depends on the nature of said relationship, of course. Some relationships started out in threesomes…and stayed threesomes.

Mal: Got it. And I say to each their own.  I do have to ask.  Do you want children in the future?

Donovan: I do. Are you surprised by that?

Mal: Huh.  I don’t know if I am.  A bunch of little hellions running around.  And think.  They’ll be just like you… *laughs*

Donovan: Poor bastards.

Mal: Okay, so I HATE to bring up the “Cheating Whore” so soon, but do you really think she’s gone for good?  Do you think Danielle will be coming back around?

Donovan: Not if I have anything to say about it.

Mal:  I mean, she doesn’t seem like the type to give up easily.  And trust me.  Women can be nuts.  Especially when it comes to a catch like you.

Donovan: And your point?

Mal: Just keep your eyes open, that’s all I’m saying. But enough about her.  For now.  What about a little rapid fire?  You up for it?

Donovan: Always.

Mal: What’s one word you would use to describe yourself?

Donovan: SexyMotherfuckingBastard

Mal: What size shoe do you wear?

Donovan: 11

Mal: Nice.  What’s the kinkiest thing you’ve ever done?

Donovan: {turns my gaze to the swing} With three “good friends”

Mal: *blushes* I guess some things are better left to the imagination…

What do you like to do in your spare time?  Any hobbies?  

Donovan: Hobbies… {looks back to the swing}

Mal: *laughs*Alright I get it, that you got your money’s worth out of that swing…..What did it feel like getting hit by a car?  

Donovan: It fucking sucked actually. {picks up my drink}

Mal: Hey don’t shoot the messenger. Smartass.

I take the last sip of my drink and a waitress immediately appears with a refill.  I’m definitely going to need to pace myself. I’ve got a long-ass list of questions here and I won’t be much use if I can’t even form a full sentence.

Donovan: Are you alright?

Mal: *blushes* Yes, just these drinks are really good.  Anyways, where was I?  Ok, do you have a tattoo, and if so, what and where is it?

Donovan: Yes…

Mal: And….What are the chances I can get a peek?

Donovan: {stands, unbuttoning my pants}

Mal: *chokes on my drink*Wow….um, ok, *trying to compose myself* next question… this one goes back to your little frolic on the beach.  How hard was it to get the sand out of your ass after almost ‘getting it on’ on the beach?  Obviously, this is a real Pulitzer prize question here…

Donovan: Is that a serious question? {shaking my head} It’s called a shower.

Mal: Yes…it’s a serious question…Christ! So any advice then, for those that are looking to sex it up in the sand?

Donovan: Bring a blanket…or give a lifeguard tower a shot.

Mal: Look at you.  So full of wisdom.  Ok.  Now to the serious stuff.  Do you prefer your women with a bush, smooth, vajazzled? *shaking my head* Seriously, who the hell came up with this one?

I glance at Donovan as he takes a sip of his Jack and Coke.  He’s grinning.  I guess that’s a good sign.  At least the questions are amusing him. And that grin is just deadly…

Donovan: What the fuck? Vajazzled? {shakes my head} And who says bush anymore? Do women still do that?

Mal: *laughs* Apparently they do…I apologize.  Some of these are a little out there.  I can’t imagine who came up with some of these.

Donovan: Dawn.

Mal: Hey now! No pointing fingers.

I feel really bad that this question follows the last, but I’m just going in the order they were received.

What is your favorite childhood memory?

Donovan: It has to be growing up on the houseboat. My mom had a way of making the small boat feel like a mansion…she… {pauses, looking away for a second} she was a wonderful mom.

I can see, as he talks about his mom, how much he loves her and misses her.  I swear his eyes get watery for a second, but almost as soon as I see it, the evidence is gone.  It’s clear that his mother meant the world to him.

Mal: Awe Donovan, that’s such a sweet story.  I bet your mother is really proud of all you’ve accomplished now.

So I really do have to apologize now.  It seems these questions are kind of all over the place.  What’s the first thing you notice in a woman?

Donovan: Her smile…seriously. Then…her tits.

Mal: *Arches my brow* Can you drop it like it’s hot?

Donovan: I often do.

Mal: This I definitely have to see sometime.  Next question, what is your favorite book?

Donovan: I don’t read much, but I hear that A Gentleman’s Affair is pretty good.

Mal:  Really? Never heard of it…I’ll have to check that one out. *winks*

Alright, so we all know that you are Italian.  And I must say, that raises your sexiness to a whole other level.  Any chance you can say something really sexy and really dirty to me in Italian?

Donovan: Sei molto bella. Volete unirvi a me nella torre di bagnino?

Mal: *fans self* Ok, that sounded really hot.  What does it mean?

Donovan: {smirks} You will have to Google that…

Mal: Oh, trust me I will!

I swallow what’s left of my drink.  It suddenly feels extremely hot in here.  No doubt I’m blushing like a fool.  But I must say, that was downright sexy.

Mal: Ok, enough of the sweet-talking, mister.  I’m going back to Rebekah for a second.  Do you think if you had put a little extra effort in, you could have made it work with Rebekah?  It seems like you gave up really quick once Scarlett came into the picture.

Donovan: Well, have you seen Scarlett? Don’t get me wrong, Rebekah was a great girl…but Scarlett stole my heart from the second that I first saw her.

Mal:  I guess I have to agree with you.  I mean the chemistry between you and Scarlett was evident from your first meeting.  I guess it was just a matter of time before you broke your rule.

So let me ask you this then.. after all of the disastrous dates, was there any point in time when you thought Scarlett might be too good to be true?  Some were suspicious of her.  You are quite the catch and have money.  She has no problem spending your money, shows up in another state where you are, admits she’d had a drinking problem and seems like she has a wilder side.  Did you ever wonder if you were being played by her? If not, why not?

Donovan: No. There is more to her than meets the eye…and she is far from a gold digger, and I will have to resent the question, and digress…and I rather enjoy her wilder side. {scowls}

Mal: Hey now, remember…don’t shoot the messenger Mr. Hart, and I actually think it’s great that you gave her the benefit of the doubt.  She seems sweet.  I’d love to interview her sometime.  Please let her know.

Donovan: Will do.

Mal: Ok, now for the serious stuff.  

I give Donovan my very best serious face.  Although I’m two Jared Concoctions in and it’s hard not to bust out laughing at this next question….

What is your favorite toe?

Donovan: What the fuck?

Mal: I don’t know. But clearly someone out there feels that this was an important question to ask you Donovan. *grins*

Donovan: Someone with a foot fetish, no doubt.

Mal: *laughs*Probably.  So, I want to ask you a bit about your family.  We know about your dad and that your mother passed.  Do you have any other relatives other than your Dad?  Cousins you are close to?  Anyone?  

Donovan: I have an Uncle, but we lost touch years ago.

Mal: I’m sorry to hear that.

As far as the ladies go, are you just about looks …weight, height, boobs, etc.?  Or does she have to have a good personality too?

Donovan: Again, is this a serious question? A woman isn’t her weight, her height or her “boobs.” A woman is made up of many mysterious things, and I look for a package of intelligence, passion and beauty, Mal.

Mal: Awe, that’s sweet, and hey, I figured this much.  But I had to ask. I mean, I kind of figured with Louisa that ditzy was a no-go for you and they had to have a little substance.

So, if it’s not just about looks, what do you consider the most attractive quality in a woman?

Donovan: Her ability to give good head. {smirks}No…seriously, again, it’s a package.

Mal:  You really can’t help yourself sometimes.  Well, I must say, it’s nice to see that it’s not just a nice rack and tight ass that turns you on, all though I’m sure those help.

And what would you consider your least favorite quality in a woman?  What’s an immediate turn off?

Donovan: Louisa.

Mal: Ha.

The waitress appears again, bringing myself and Donovan a new drink.  I’m silently thrilled as I need as much liquid courage as possible for some of these questions.  Donovan’s Dolls obviously had a fun time submitting them.

I throw this next question out quickly, hoping he answers…

Alright Donovan, as you would say, The Million Dollar Question, what’s your kink?

Donovan: Would you like for me to show you? {winks, finishing the last sip of my drink}

Mal: Uh….um….well…..

Taking a sip of my drink I glance around The Underground.  It appears a few more people have found their way in and the place is starting to pick up.  Low music is coming through the sound system and the atmosphere is fun yet sophisticated.  It’s obvious that “the debauchery” happens in a different part of the club.

Mal: Well, I’m wondering, is there anything you would consider too extreme for The Underground?  What are, like, the rules or limits?

Donovan: The obvious ones…do I need to list them? {quirks my brow}

Mal:  No, I mean I think we get the idea.

Pressure’s off with this next one.  What’s your favorite food?

Donovan: Italian, obviously. Anything that my mom made, especially her Lasagne.

Mal: *nods* I figured it would be something Italian.  Sounds yummy.  Let’s see… *flipping through the questions*  It looks like we are back to the sex stuff….Did you ever have more than one woman in your bed at one time?

Donovan: I have, but not since Scarlett.

Mal:  Um, okay.  Care to elaborate?

Donovan: No.

Mal: Alrighty then.  Do you think you will ever meet the women of your dreams and settle down, possibly have kids?  I mean I could take a wild guess and say you may have already met that woman…..

Donovan: I already answered that question.

Mal: Okay, okay, can you at least tell us, what attracted you to Rebekah?

Donovan: Her ass.

Mal: And what about Scarlett?

Donovan: Same. {laughs} I am feeling the effects of the alcohol, please excuse me. Scarlett is everything that I was looking for in a woman.

Mal: Awe, that’s so sweet.  You’re sweet.  Has anyone ever told you that?  Well I am.  You’re sweet, Donovan.

Donovan: No, please stop.

Mal:  Hey, it’s not my fault that Jared’s trying to get me drunk.  These drinks are delicious!

Okay, moving on…..what four words would you use to describe yourself?  I mean I think you used one already way at the beginning of this interview, but I want four others. Go.

Donovan: Loyal, generous, rich, and … {smirks}

Mal: And….? *arches my brow*I can only imagine…

Ok, so we know you are not just about the body, you like brains too, but when it does come to the female form, what’s your favorite thing?  Are you boob man, ass man, or leg man? Or some other physical characteristic?  

Donovan: All of the above.

Just as Donovan finishes answering the question his phone buzzes.  He checks it and rolls his eyes.

Mal: Let me guess, a fire to put out?

Donovan: Always…

Mal: Well, the good news is we’re almost done!  The bad news, I may need to either check into a room, or cab it home.

Speaking of Patrice, we know you joke around with her all the time and she can annoy the shit out of you, but can you give us a little background to the history between you and her, and your family?

Donovan: Patrice came to work for me years ago, and began annoying me immediately. That said, she is a fantastic assistant.

Mal:  Your relationship is definitely a fun one to watch.

Ok, and, it appears we’re back to your sex life….how can a man who has always been sexually-driven and attracted to beautiful women settle down with just one girl?  Is monogamy a definite possibility for someone with a past like yours or is it merely a goal you hope you can achieve?  In AGA, you questioned your ability to be monogamous….are you certain that you will be?  If so, why?

Donovan: I am. {nods} I have had a lot of fun…but I have always wanted what my parents had.

Mal: Well, you are pretty much perfect in our eyes, *smirks* what’s one thing you would change about yourself if you could, and why?

Donovan: Hmm… {taps my chin} nothing comes to mind at the moment.

Mal: I personally don’t see anything I would change either *winks*

Several ladies out there are wondering, in what ways, if any, are you like your creator, AJ Linn?

Donovan: Who?

Mal: *laughs* Way to side-step that question.

Alright, Donovan, Donnie, D-man, I think it’s time to wrap this up.  If I’m here any longer, you’ll be carrying me out of here.  *Hey, I might actually be down for that*  

Before we finish up though, I want to know.  Is there anything you can tell us about A Gentleman’s Secret?  What will we learn about you in the next book?

Donovan: You will just have to read it and find out for yourself. {winks}

Mal: So we will really get a peek at Donovan’s debauchery?  Exactly what your secret is?

Donovan: Possibly…and again…read the book.

Mal:  Fine, fine, I’ll read the damn book.

Well, I guess this wraps it up.  Thanks again for getting together with me and for doing this little sit-down.  I really hope everything works out for you.  Especially, that whole getting-hit-by-a-car thing.  But seriously.  I’m pulling for you and Scarlett!

*Always the gentleman, Donovan walks me out of the club and helps me into the taxi where I immediately Google what he said to me in Italian. Sigh*

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A Gentleman’s Secret by AJ Linn – Book Blitz

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A Gentleman’s Secret (The Gentleman’s Series, Volume 2)

by AJ Linn

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Synopsis:

Donovan Hart has finally found his unico vero amore’ in the beautiful Scarlett Montgomery, but the question remains…will he be able keep her?

Will his secret be too much for her to handle, or…will hers be too much for him to handle?

A Gentleman’s Secret is an unpredictable ride full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end.

Two people desperate to escape the sins of their past, hoping to find the one thing that has been missing…Love.

But, is love really enough to conquer all?

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About The Author

AJ Linn is a Self Published Indie Author. He is well known on Twitter as@FuckedUpFifty_ and the author of an erotic fanfiction blog,christiangreypov.wordpress.com.

His first novel, A Gentleman’s Affair, was published in May of 2013. He is currently contemplating working on a third novel.

A Gentleman’s Affair (The Gentleman’s Series, Volume 1)

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Synopsis:

Donovan Hart is handsome, wealthy, successful, and single. While his single status has always been something he’s coveted, enjoyed, and exploited, now his attitude is changing. The former Malibu playboy has been set up, fixed up, felt up and is now fed up. At the age of 32, he is ready to settle down and find the girl of his dreams. Can he escape his sordid past and move forward, or will it keep him from finding his unico vero amore, his one true love? Unlucky in love in the past, he begins his search, filled with humor, heartbreak, and hope…for the one.

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AGA & AGS Social Media Links:

A Gentleman’s Hub on Twitter: @GentlemansHub

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Author Spotlight – Interview with K. Larsen & Giveaway

Check out my interview with Author K. Larsen

How and or why did you become a writer?

I was laid off and home alone alllll day long. The dog didn’t appreciate my rambling so I started writing.

Which character out of all your books do you relate most to?

Clara from Tug of War. She’s sassy, and I am too.

What are some of your favorite books and authors?

Oh my, I love so many, Um, Kristin Ashley, RL Griffin, Mia Asher, Amy Harmon, Chrissy Anderson!

Which book was the most difficult or took the longest for you to write?

Objective (being released in 2014) took the longest, it’s the second installment in the Bloodlines (Tug of War) series (no worries folks they are all standalones!) but the hardest to write was probably 30 Days/Committed. Lots of emotional turmoil there.

What’s your favorite color?

Green! Not forest green… actually any shade except forest green!

What’s on your ipod?

I use Spotify. Music is my muse. All the books have playlists. I love ZZ Ward, I love Icona Pop, Florence and the Machine, Stars … oh the list is endless really.

Cat or Dog person?

Both! But currently only have a dog. 😦 both kitty’s disappeared over the last 4 months.

Favorite Movie?

The Notebook or Old School… Ill never choose they are equals in my book. 😉

Chocolate or Vanilla?

CHOCOLATE!

Craziest thing you’ve done?

I stole a taxidermy Beaver from a bar with the aid of my neighbor. It was large. Like mounted on a giant hunk of wood. Probably 2.5 feet long and a foot wide in total. *no kids I don’t have a good reason and I don’t condone stealing and drinking is bad. Terrible. It helps you do dumb things- disclaimer*

But it was kinda the funniest thing EVER. The beaver (which we call the beavercoon) now gets hidden between our houses. Like, poor neighbor, opened her fridge and there it was staring back at her (I could hear her scream from my house * snort* )… I came home and it was in my bed. It’s ongoing.

What is one thing you can’t live without?

Mascara.   **Shit- I should’a said my daughter huh?**

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Author Spotlight – K. Larsen – Day 4

Today the Author Spotlight features K. Larsen’s book – Dating Delaney

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Synopsis:

Delaney Peters found her soul mate at nineteen and then lost him …fourteen years later fate tempts her again but after the heart break caused the first time around will she be able to give instead of lend her heart?

Delaney’s School of Hard Knocks- Summer Course

Dating Delaney 301
The principles of Dating Delaney

Dating Delaney 302
What Makes Delaney Tick

Dating Delaney 303
Maintaining the Relationship through bettering yourself

** The fall semester will offer such classes as Learning When to Shut Up, Asking for Directions, Chick Flicks 101 and The Art of Loading the Dishwasher (Lab Fee Extra)

Contains adult language and sexual content.

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Auhtor Spotlight – K. Larsen

Check out these awesome reads from K. Larsen!

Committed (30 Day #2) & Tug of War

 

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Synopsis:

As Elle tries to pursue love and life to it’s fullest one person from her past threatens to steal everything she’s worked for. Forever.

In the stunning conclusion to ’30 Days’ Elle and Colin find themselves ripped apart without warning. As Colin desperately tries to find Elle she’s desperately trying not to lose her mind.

Joe, Colin, Jenna and Ben work hard to find and rescue Elle but even if they get her to safety will she ever really be safe? Will her life ever really be her own or will she and Colin always be looking over their shoulders wondering…waiting

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Synopsis:

Impulsive, YES. Irresponsible, SURE. Necessary, PROBABLY. Going to end badly, most likely. Does any of that matter to me, no. I decided that I can’t please everyone so this week my only goal is to please me. I’m a selfish cow but I can’t seem to help it. I’m Clara Lord. I own Bloodline’s Tattoo Parlor, have a filthy mouth, no filter and a really strong objection to bossy idiots, pet names and wealthy men.

You will hate me, love me or love to hate me but either way it doesn’t matter. Everything I touch turns to crap and it’s all my fault. See, I lived through hell. Then I escaped hell and carefully spent the next eight years crafting a perfect little life until Domini Napoli screwed it all up. Now nothings right. Everything’s wrong and all my secrets are coming out.

 

About K. Larsen

K. Larsen is an avid reader, coffee drinker, and chocolate eater who loves writing. She received her B.A.from Simmons College- a while ago. She currently lives and works in Maine. She writes steamy romantic suspense novels when no one’s looking.

Available through all major book retailers, all six of her books can be purchased in paperback or for any e-reader. She can be found on Facebook, Goodreads and Twitter should you want to stalk her.

Currently working on her seventh novel, she’s published Saving Caroline, 30 Days, Committed, Dating Delaney and Tug of War.  Objective will be out Spring 2014.

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Blog Tour – Falling by EK Blair

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Synopsis:

Sometimes it takes someone else to show us what we are truly capable of becoming.

Suffering from years of violent abuse, Ryan Campbell has learned how to keep people from getting too close. But when you shut yourself off, people get hurt along the way. Never caring much about others, Ryan creates a world in which he doesn’t have to feel. 

When Ryan meets Candace Parker, all of his walls slowly begin to crumble. Not sure of the truth of who she is, he feels his mind is playing tricks on him. Unable to force out the thoughts that consume him, Ryan is haunted by visions that torment him every time he looks at her. He finds himself swallowed by guilt and blame, but he’s unwilling to turn his back on the one person that could possibly save him.

You’ve heard Candace’s story in Fading, now hear Ryan’s.

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About the Author:

bioPicUSA Today bestselling author and International Amazon bestselling author, E.K. Blair takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her FADING series. A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.

Author Links: Facebook – Twitter – Website

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REVIEW:

Do you ever come across a series of books that just completely rocks you emotionally?  This series was it for me.  I absolutely loved Fading so when I saw Falling was coming out I was a bit nervous.  It’s sometimes hard to do another POV book without being repetitive and Fading was so incredible.  But I have to stay, I feel like Ryan’s story is a completely different one from Candace’s and I was completely blown away by this book.

Falling starts a little before Fading did. We learn more about Ryan, how he got where he is, the evens of his past.  This is a different Ryan that what we first see in Fading.

You learn how broken he is, the situations with his father, his reasons for random hook ups, needing to have an escape, my heart went out to him.  When he finds Candace in the parking lot, his pain and need to protect her was so evident.  The fact that he see’s something like that and can keep functioning is beyond me but Ryan is strong, just like Candace is.

And BTW – I love his relationship with his mother.  He completely won me over with that.

When Candace comes into his life he feels again, he want’s to be close to her, around her but he knows that something is off with her and takes his time, earning her trust.  You get to find out how conflicted he is at times.  Wanting to say the right thing, do the right thing, be the right thing for Candace.  He struggles with that a lot.

The book is an emotional one, at times it’s not pretty, gut-wrenching, tear inducing, nail biting, yet somehow it’s an incredibly beautiful story as well.  EK Blair does such a wonderful job of making you feel what Ryan feels.  The struggles are sometimes difficult, the decision tough and emotional but Ryan has this need to protect Candace and to show her how much he loves her.

And, even though I sort of knew how they would end up, I found myself rooting for them all over again.

The ending is one of my favorites as well.  This was a perfect ending to an amazing series.

5 Stars!

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