Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Book Tour for Delicious Delay by Tara Quan (Review & GIVEAWAY)


Those looking for a little afternoon delight will find just that with Delicious Delay by Tara Quan.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing glimpse of this book, along with my impressions of it, and learn even more about this book by visiting the other blogs hosting this tour.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $15 bookstore GC!

Stranded in a Middle Eastern airport, Michelle Day finds herself the object of interest for an abrasive, but all-too-sexy stranger—a stranger who tempts her with the forbidden in a land where indecency could get her killed. But how does one say no to such a deliciously, relentless pursuit?
Khalid Al Dehri takes one look at the red-headed spitfire in the business class lounge and knew he’d either been transported to heaven—or hell. Her tart response to his surliness intrigues him beyond all propriety and the longer he spends in her company, the more he can’t deny his forbidden attraction. But will she explore the sensuality between them or will society’s rules keep them apart?

EXCERPT:

He grinned. “So I have a proposal.”
She tried to get her breathing under control, without much success. “Why am I sure it’s an indecent one?”
He motioned his head toward the far end of the lounge. Latticed wooden screens gave that particular section more privacy. In an L-shaped room, the tucked-away location prevented a direct line of sight from the dining or reception areas.
He got up and offered her his hand. She hesitated for a long moment before taking it. With faltering footsteps, she followed him. More private or not, limits on how far this could go existed due to them being in an airport lounge. Since her self-control had chosen today to take a vacation, she appreciated the imposed constraint.
He lowered himself onto a plush leather sofa deep inside the cordoned area. With walls on either side and screens strategically angled, the space seemed to have been designed as a spot for people to nap.
On the brink of crossing a dangerous line, she hesitated. “What exactly do you have in mind?”
“I’m just giving you the opportunity to have your way with me,” he offered, his face the picture of innocence.
She hadn’t expected that answer. “I don’t quite follow.”
He kicked one of his legs out and tangled it with hers. She stumbled and instinctively moved her hands forward to brace herself. Her palms flattened over his hard muscled chest when she landed.
She traced the shape of his pectorals. “What do you do all day? Work out?”
He chuckled, the low rumble all male. “I have access to the best personal trainers money can buy. They help keep me honest.”
She shook her head in disbelief as the man preened. “Have you heard of a concept called humility?”
“It’s not one of my virtues,” he admitted. “I’ve never understood the point.”
She sighed. “It’s the polite thing to do.”
He placed his forefinger under her chin and tipped her head up, his expression playful. “So what is a sweet, polite, goody two shoes doing on top of me?”

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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:

Those looking for a little afternoon delight will find just that in this erotically-charged meeting between strangers.  When opposites attract readers are gifted with a story full of unrelenting sexual tension and sizzling banter in a battle of wills where both end up winning.

Michelle is tired of all the restrictions placed on women in Middle Eastern society and can't wait to return home.  When yet another arrogant male looks down at her she decides she's had enough and the two engage in a verbal battle that's both sly and sensual.  As their plane delay stretches on so too does the verbal play that culminates in some very sizzling sexual encounters that left me parched.  Michelle is a challenge for Kal and her intelligence led to lots of entertaining verbal battles.  While Michelle is a strong-willed modern woman there's nothing unique about her and she fades into the background as we get to know the compelling Kal more fully.  

Kal is a man of wealth and good breeding who's accustomed to lavish comforts but tired of the women he's been with thus far as they're unchallenging and only with him for the wealth and prestige he gives them.  When he first spots Michelle he's surprised by the possessiveness he feels towards her which results in a display of arrogance and judgement that riles her and unleashes their sexy battle of wills.  Kal is unrepentant about his wealth and uses it to seduce Michelle and catch her off guard so she gives in to his sexy offer of an afternoon delight.  Kal is dark and brooding, oozes sex appeal, with flashes of charm and dry humor.  He completely overwhelms Michelle and readers with his commanding presence and is the highlight of this story as his presence kept me fully immersed in the story drooling over his sexual antics.

This is a fast-paced read with exotic undertones that adds to the decadent delights Kal offers.  The heroine is less memorable but readers will wish they were her as he's the epitome of tall, dark, and sexy.  He's everything romance readers want in their hero and he's the perfect fodder for any woman's nightly dreams.  The ending is very open-ended and might frustrate some but it sums up what this story is....a decadent and exotic appetizer that's satisfying but leaves you wanting more.

My rating for this is a B.

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

AUTHOR INFO:

Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, fantasy worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, her characters are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after.

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12 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  2. Nice review about the characters

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  3. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and your review. Sounds good

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  4. Great review, I can't wait to read the book.

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  5. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

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  6. Enjoyed the excerpt and I love the cover.

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  7. The excerpt really made me want to read more of the book!

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  8. Thanks everyone for dropping by!

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