Thursday, January 17, 2013

Book Tour for Fall Into You by Roni Loren (Review & GIVEAWAY)

I've been looking forward to today as one of my favorite authors is visiting today.  Roni Loren combines erotica and suspense to pure perfection and her Loving on the Edge series is one of my latest obsessions.  Her latest release, Fall Into You, is another satisfying installment in the series and today you get a glimpse between the pages along with the chance to win some of the previous books in this series. So please welcome Roni Loren......

When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she’s not girly enough for primetime, she’s determined to land a big scoop and prove her boss made a mistake. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place—even if Grant predicts nothing but trouble from his buddy’s hard-headed, uncompromising, irrepressible, younger sister. There’s one more problem…

Grant’s “place” is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he’s used to being in charge —even if that means trying to keep Charli in line. But much to Grant’s surprise, she’s intrigued—even envious—of his trainees. They’re the epitome of what she’s never been: sexy, beguiling, and totally irresistible to a man. Still, Grant doesn’t believe for a minute that the sharp-tongued Charli has it in her to be anyone’s submissive. But Charli’s already on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.


His expression remained placid, but the flare in his eyes said he was anything but. “Finish your sentence.”
She cringed but forced her vocal cords to work. “The thought made me mad. And jealous.”
He seemed to consider that for a moment, his head tilting ever so slightly. “Interesting. Kneel down.”
She responded in an instant and attempted to rock down gracefully. Her knees hit the polished wood floors with barely a sound. Yeah, buddy. She fought back a proud smile.
He nodded in approval as he walked a slow circle around her, like an animal sizing up its prey. He stopped in front of her again. “Very nice. Get used to holding that kneel.”
“Yes, sir.”
He stepped back a few feet but continued to watch her as he slipped his suit coat off his shoulders—a slow, fluid motion of a man in no hurry. He folded the jacket and laid it neatly over the arm of the couch, smoothing out an errant wrinkle. Next, he pulled at the knot on his tie, the soft silk-against-silk sound the only noise in the room. His movements stayed methodical, deliberate—his stare unyielding. With each removed item, Charli found her heartbeat ticking up a notch. She moistened her lips. Was he going to take off everything? Was she finally going to get to see all of him, touch him?
He ran the silk tie over his palm with an oh-the-things-I-could- do look on his face, and she could almost feel its smoothness against her own skin. What would it feel like against her wrists, her ankles? But he laid it across his suit coat, leaving it unused. His long fingers went to his cuff links and he unfastened the buttons at his wrists. Clink. Clink. The cuff links hit the glass side table, startling Charli.
Grant gave her a wicked smile as he rolled the sleeves of his white dress shirt up his forearms. “Am I making you nervous, Charlotte?”
“Smart girl. Your instincts are better than your brother gives you credit for.” He walked over to her, the tips of his shined shoes almost touching her knees. His hand cupped her chin, forcing her face upward. “Though I didn’t appreciate your defiance earlier, your jealousy pleases me. I like that you want to be the only one serving me.”
He ran the pad of this thumb over her mouth, and without pausing to think, she parted her lips and sucked. The dark blue in his eyes went almost black as he let her lick his salty skin. Seeing his response sent a hot rush through her, an ache. Knowing she could do that to him with such a simple act felt . . . invigorating.
He brushed her hair away from her face with gentle fingers. “This is only supposed to be an intro training. But you’re making it very hard for me to restrain myself, Charlotte, especially when you look at me like that.”


Roni Loren has done it again!  Perfectly balanced suspense and some HOT BDSM-play in a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish while keeping your eyes on the verge of tears from the emotional baggage these characters carry.

In the previous books in this series Grant was that suave yet mysterious owner of The Ranch where the elite come to explore BDSM in secret.  He was tantalizingly sexy and charming and I couldn't wait to read his story.  Now that it's here, I can honestly say it was so worth the wait.  Grant, along with running The Ranch, is also the owner of a prosperous winery and a former military man and CIA agent.  He's seen a lot of bad things throughout those years, but nothing hurt him more than the death of his wife and child for which he's still torturing himself over.  He feels guilty and doesn't think he deserves happiness so he's cut himself off from forming any meaningful connections.  He also doesn't want to put his heart on the line again and thus has kept the few relationships he's had very business-like.  Meeting Charli awakens his heart and mind and even though he tries to fight it he soon finds himself caught up in her web.

Charli's always been one of the boys, much to the chagrin of her mother who left her at an early age. She's tough and can take care of herself and she's an incredibly likable heroine.  She's always felt like she didn't measure up though, and after losing out on a promotion, she's told she's not girly enough either. Being around Grant definitely brings out her girly side though, along with her newfound submissive side.  This leads to some incredibly steamy scenes, and for a reader who doesn't read a lot of BDSM, I found them written in a way that will appeal to the naughty side of us all.

There's a nice bit of suspense surrounding Charli that's nicely intertwined with their steamy relationship that kept me guessing until the end.  Not only is the suspense entertaining but seeing characters from past stories was equally satisfying.  It was nice knowing that a couple's HEA extended beyond the final page and being given another tantalizing glimpse of Colby and Kade set my heart racing even faster as I count down the days until their stories are told.

Fall Into You has me falling further in love with this series and Roni Loren's writing style!  These characters are emotionally hurting and seeing them heal brought tears to my eyes.  This story was immensely satisfying on every level and I look forward to the next installment in Ms. Loren's sexy and suspenseful series.

My rating for this is an A.

*I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion.


Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the National Bestselling author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.




Roni will be awarding signed print copies of Crash Into You and Melt Into You, and a Kindle or Nook version of Still Into You (U.S. and Canada only) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

-To be entered, leave a comment, along with your email addy.
-A winner will be chosen randomly from all comments made throughout the tour, so the more you comment the greater your chances of winning.  A list of all participating blogs can be found here.
-Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM CST on 1/18.


  1. What a fab excerpt! Congrats on your latest release in this series!

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  2. What a great review, I can't wait to read the book.


  3. Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the great review and excerpt. Can't wait to read Fall Into You.


  4. Sounds like an interesting ranch.


  5. Loved the excerpt and great review! This sounds like a must read-- I'll check it out! congrats on the release!

  6. I can't wait to read this latest book! It is definitely on my must have list. Congrats on the latest release.
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  7. That excerpt is enough to sell the book but combined with your review, SOLD :O) Thanks for the post.
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  8. Thanks for the chance to win!
    This series sounds amazing!
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