Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Book Tour for She's the One by Erin Nicholas (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Those looking for a sexy story full of wonderful witty banter amidst a delightful cast of characters will find She's the One by Erin Nicholas the one for them.  Keep reading to get a glimpse of this book through an enticing excerpt and my review and learn even more by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form for your chance to win books and a $50 GC!

Sometimes you see love clearly.  And sometimes it has to smack you in the face.
When a stranger walks up and punches him, Ryan Kaye assumes there’s a good reason.  But he’s stunned to learn it’s over a one-night stand that never happened —with his friend’s sister, straight-laced Amanda Dixon.  When Ryan confronts her about the lie, Amanda apologizes, but Ryan realizes he doesn’t want her to be sorry…he wants the night they supposedly spent together.  
Amanda’s not looking to add anyone to her long list of commitments, so she was only trying to let a nice guy down easy by telling him a fling with Ryan broke her heart.  So what if the fling only happened in her dreams?  But when Ryan Kaye tempts her with the chance to go crazy and fulfill a few fantasies, she can’t resist.  Thank goodness one night isn’t enough time to fall in love…


“What are you suggesting, exactly?” she asked.
Ryan grinned and she knew she was in trouble. She’d basically just admitted that she was interested. A firm “hell no”, maybe punctuated by a good scowl, would have possibly talked him out of it. But she hadn’t done any of that.
“You, me, some whipped cream and twenty-four uninterrupted hours.”
Yep. That sounded just about perfect.
“Only twenty-four?”
In a blink, Ryan’s grin dropped and was replaced by a hot, hungry look. “I’ll give you twenty-four days if you want them.”
She was very afraid that she did. She swallowed hard. “That’s a lot of whipped cream.”
“Yeah. We’ll probably have to use some chocolate syrup and some marshmallow cream too.”
Amanda fought the smile…and the “yes, now, let’s go” that threatened. “Marshmallow cream?”
“Ever tried it?”
“For sex? No.”
“You’ll never want it on ice cream again.”
“Well, that will save me a ton of calories.”
“And, trust me, you’ll be burning up a bunch too.”
“Then how can I say no?”
Nothing bad would happen. It was Ryan. He was dangerous in a sexy, he-can-make-me-do-anything-he-wants way, and there was, of course, that risk of him ruining her for all other men. And she wouldn’t have to worry about embarrassing herself or anyone else. Ryan would be discreet. In fact, her brother was the last person who’d ever find out about anything between her and Ryan. Ryan wouldn’t risk telling Conner he’d hooked up with another of Conner’s sisters. No way.
Ryan took a deep breath and shook his head. “I can’t believe I just made a date for sex with Amanda Dixon.”
“Did we set a date?”
“How’s right now?”



Erin Nicholas has written a wonderfully delightful yet sexy start to what promises to be an entertaining series with She's the One.  With its fast paced interactions and witty, rapid fire dialogue this story kept me fully immersed in its ragtag collection of friends and family butting heads while falling in and out of love.  Ryan and Amanda are just two of this colorful cast of characters and it was a fun yet emotional journey for them to reach their HEA.

Amanda reminded me of myself in that she's the glue holding her family together.  After a brief indiscretion in her youth she's now become a serious and dependable woman that plans every move in her life and has set aside her happiness until her siblings find theirs.  Along with her brother, Amanda is constantly on duty keeping her sisters from getting too out of control with their partying tendencies.  Whenever they need help they know they can call her anytime day or night and she'll come help them.  She's not completely happy with her life and jealous of her sister Emma, her carefree ways, and the night of sexiness she got to share with the hunk of Amanda's (and every other girl's) dreams-Ryan.  A bet from her sisters, and a little white lie she told about her and Ryan, leads to a sexy night that doesn't goes as planned but opens their eyes to each other's hidden facets.  Amanda soon discovers that Ryan is more than just a sex god and that he's been hiding deeper emotions behind a carefree facade.  She soon not only wants to be his lover but also his friend, but it will take a lot of work for her to convince him that she wants more and that he's worth the wait.

Ryan was brought up in a hippie lifestyle that valued peace and quiet above all else.  When relationships got complicated you walked away.  Ryan has always enjoyed his flings and has remained friends with the women but never truly let them know him as his mother taught him.  He's the fun loving and dependable guy known for his calm demeanor.  He doesn't like chaos but Amanda and her family are nothing but chaos.  His first time out with Amanda, which is based on a bet, doesn't end quite the way he wants but it does leave him completely intrigued and wanting more.  He's never had to work to get a woman before but he knows Amanda's worth it and sets out to woo her in the best way showing her how to have fun and taking away some of the burdens her family places on her.  It's not an easy journey to HEA as doubts and fears weigh on them both in an emotional roller-coaster ride full of sexual tension, steamy sexual encounters, and continuing family squabbles.

Amanda and Ryan are a wonderful couple whose banter is ripe with sexual tension and leads to non-stop verbal foreplay.  When they do come together the interludes are HOT and nicely spaced throughout the story.  There's a slew of secondary characters, almost too many at times, that makes for one big happy (yet sometimes unhappy) family.  Each lends an intriguing facet to the group and I look forward to each and every one of them getting their HEA.  Ms. Nicholas has created a delightfully sexy romp with immensely likable characters and I look forward to reading future installments of this series.

My rating for this is an A.

*I received this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances.  Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun.  She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters.  She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).


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  1. Thank you for your impressions An A is certainly positive.

  2. Thank you for introducing me to a new author.

  3. Sounds very interesting. Thanks so much.

  4. Excellent review, thank you. Sounds like a great read.

  5. Thank you for the lovely review and for letting me be here today!


    1. Thank YOU for being here today and for creating such a fun and flirty story! I'm very much looking forward to more stories featuring the rest of the group.

      The Scarf Princess

  6. Thanks for the great review. I wonder if some of those great secondary characters will make an appearance in a novel of their own

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  7. Such glowing reviews on this tour!


  8. Great review. I loved the excerpt.

  9. Thanks for the review and excerpt

  10. Thanks for sharing your review and the giveaway. Sounds like my kind of book. evamillien at gmail dot com

  11. I love all the positivity towards this novel. It's awesome! And making me want to read it more, I might add.

  12. Thanks for the review and excerpt.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com