Thursday, May 29, 2014

Book Tour for The Personal Assistant by RaeLynn Blue (Review & GIVEAWAY)


As a fan of rock star stories I was immediately drawn to the glamorous, sexy, yet sometimes dangerous music world seen in The Personal Assistant by RaeLynn Blue.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing taste of this story, along with my impressions of it.  Make sure to leave a comment telling us what draws you to rock star stories too for the chance to win a $20 Amazon GC

In the high stakes world of popular music, stardom and fame are commonplace. Superstar, Morgan Thomas, is a commodity to be bought and sold. Tyrone is her assistant, charged with making her insane life--manageable. But once Morgan goes missing, can Tyrone summon the courage to find her and take their relationship from platonic to passionate?

EXCERPT:

Tyrone scanned the menu. It was dinnertime and the luxury hotel’s special was filet mignon with crab sauce. Morgan was allergic to seafood, so that was definitely out. He kept his cell phone in his right hand, just in case she called down to him.
God, I’m so trained! Sitting here with the freakin’ phone in my hand, waiting for my precious pop princess to dial down to her lowly servant.
He silently read the entrees on the menu, but mentally, he pictured Morgan. Tall as any model with a smooth complexion that resembled creamy mocha, she stood out in a crowd. Her mixed African blood had produced a stunning beauty. Brown, natural curly hair flowed down to her shoulders and blue eyes lit up her face. When she smiled, the whiteness of her teeth made her thick, bee stung lips look even pinker. She hated her lips. He couldn’t figure out why; her smile illuminated the dreariest of places.
At least to him.
She wasn't skinny like most women in the entertainment industry. With a long waist, full hips and ass, she put anyone of those cookie-cutter blondes of Beverly Hills to shame. Her ethnicity made her stand out; her beauty made her radiant
And she shined for him like the sun on a crisp, clear summer day.
He found her enchanting, and had since they were in high school. Yet, when she flirted with him—like the incident in the limo—it made him angry. She was simply toying with him, just like she did with many other men.
He didn’t want to be any other man to her; he wanted to be the man—her man.

MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Ms. Blue has packed quite a bit of action, both in and out of the bedroom, into this steamy story of obligations, misunderstandings, and the high cost of fame.  Sometimes the story got a bit overloaded because of this but at its core it's the evolution of friends to lovers for two people who almost missed their chance at happiness.

Morgan has been in love with Tyrone since high school but the time was never right to claim him.  She always kept him close though, as her assistant which led to even more emotional confusion as to what they meant to each other.  He's one of the few people she trusts to see the real her, the slightly grumpy and stressed out side she hides from the public.  Morgan isn't always likable as she's a bit of a prima donna at times, but to those in her inner circle she's a kind and caring person appreciative of all their care of her.  Her attraction for him is getting stronger but her past partying ways make her feel unworthy of him.  When a traumatic incident befalls her and has her leaving her glitzy life behind in a swirl of fear she finally realizes how much she needs him, but is it too late and will he believe he's the man she really wants?

Tyrone is a truly good guy who has been in love with Morgan since high school too but doesn't think Morgan feels the same.  With all the sexy and important man who surround her in her world he doesn't think he can compete.  He doesn't want to give in to her flirtiness because he doesn't want to be her plaything, he wants to be her everything.  The only way he can show he cares is through managing her life and career which leads to squabbles that keep them from becoming closer.  When she runs from him and her career he assumes the worst and becomes a man obsessed in finding out what's happened to her.  It's a life-altering and eye-opening turn of events that changes everything for both their futures in and out of the music world.

This was a quick read that vividly portrayed the glitz and glamour of the music world.  The obligations and superficiality was spot-on as well.  There's a constant sexual haze hanging over the story reflecting the unrequited sexual tension between Morgan and Tyrone.  There's also one or two super scorching sexual encounters to amp up the heat further.  Some of the events in the story felt very unnecessary though, particularly the encounter between Allison and Morgan, and distracted from the overall storyline.  The characters were engaging but I wish they'd spent more time together so we could see their relationship blossom.  Overall though it was a decadent read that let me live the rock star life for a few hours and has me curious for what scorching encounters Ms. Blue has planned next.

My rating for this is a C+

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

AUTHOR INFO:

RaeLynn Blue is the author of numerous tales of erotic contemporary romance and speculative romance. With an imagination that's varied and diverse, her tales explores love in all its many shades, situations and scenarios. She fell into romance stories at the ripe age of eleven and has been writing stories ever since. A humble scribbler of tales, RaeLynn is actively writing another story of lust, love, and romance.

BLOG:  http://raelynnblue.blogspot.com
TWITTER:  @raelynnblue
FACEBOOK:  http://www.facebook.com/raelynnblue
AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE:  http://www.amazon.com/RaeLynn-Blue/e/B007FIXC6Y
BN BOOK PAGE:  http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/raelynn-blue

**********GIVEAWAY**********

Prize is a $20 Amazon GC!

-To be entered, LEAVE A COMMENT TELLING US WHAT'S SO APPEALING ABOUT ROCK STAR STORIES, along with your email addy (NO EMAIL=NO ENTRY).
-Winners 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 5/30!

7 comments:

  1. Maybe it's the fame? Everyone dreams about being famous and having the world at your feet. But in books that little bit becomes readers reality for a short while.

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  2. It's interesting to read about the lifestyle.

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  3. I think the story sounds fascinating.

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  4. Nice honest review

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  5. Christa BengtssonMay 29, 2014 at 9:08 PM

    Because it is interesting and through books people can live it so to speak.

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  6. I can't recall any rock star stories I have read actually. Certainly interesting.

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