Friday, December 5, 2014

Book Tour for Falling for the Enemy by Samanthe Beck (Review & GIVEAWAY)

Today I'm introducing you to a delectable hero and the woman trying to be good in the face of his sexy temptation.  Keep reading to get a tantalizing glimpse of Falling for the Enemy by Samanthe Beck along with my impressions of it.  Make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win print copies of Ms. Beck's Light Her Fire and Private Practice, a bead bracelet, along with a $50 Amazon GC too!

Caught between a rock and a rock-hard body…
Salon owner Virginia Boca has declared herself least until she wins the election for mayor of Bluelick, Kentucky. No hot men. No sex. And her plan to play the good girl might have worked—if the mysterious, hard-bodied stranger she’s seen around town hadn't pulled her from the street and saved her life. The least Ginny can do is offer her savior a free haircut.
But when an innocent haircut turns into hours of wickedly hot sex, former Navy SEAL Shaun Buchanan knows his plan to keep a low profile is shot. Especially once Ginny finds out he’s the current mayor's son. With her reputation and the election on the line, Ginny seems determined to keep their nightly sexcapades a secret, but Shaun’s not willing to stay in the shadows forever…


Shaun groaned and let his head fall back, and all she could do was cling to the edge of the sink while he gave her exactly what she asked for. Thrusting, withdrawing, and thrusting again in thrilling succession, using the angle of their bodies to ensure he hit all the right spots along the way. The room spun behind her closed eyelids. A heady mix of pheromones, body heat and sex stormed her senses. With frightening speed, he had her trembling at the brink again, panting and shivering and striving for relief from the pressure building inside her. Her pulse pounded, setting off a surprisingly loud echo in her ears.
She nearly jumped out of her skin when Shaun called out, “It’s occupied.”
Holy crap, the pounding in her ears wasn’t her pulse. Somebody was knocking on the restroom door. A voice from the other side said, “Hurry up in there buddy. I gotta get back on the road.”
Shaun didn’t bother with a reply, but drove into her with renewed energy, dragging her agonizingly closer to the edge of control. Her body clenched around him in a fruitless effort to cling to the moment—to a semblance of sanity—but he thrust again and sent sanity hurtling out of reach. The pressure tightened, pulsed there for one heartbeat…two…she whimpered in the face of what waited for her, and a big, calloused hand gently covered her mouth to suppress the noise.
He withdrew and rocked forward again, then froze. His eyes drifted closed, and a groan rumbled from somewhere deep in his chest.
The pounding on the door came again. “What the hell, man?”
“I’m…not…done yet,” he growled, and unleashed a series of quick, jerky thrusts. The sink rattled on its pedestal. Between her legs, the clenching became spasms. Shaun cursed, and then groaned again, a low, long sound vibrating with relief. Hard as she tried to hold it back, her own jagged moan escaped, merging with his, outlasting it, until the high-pitched cry reverberated in the tiny room and slowly subsided.
The voice came again from the other side of the door. “Forget it. I don’t know whether you ought to burn a candle when you’re done, or set fire to the place, but I know I’m not going in. See a doctor, or something.”
Brown eyes opened and stared into hers, and she detected a gleam of humor in their depths. She returned his stare while footsteps retreated across pavement. After a moment, a vehicle door slammed and a big engine rumbled to life. Picturing some disgusted trucker opting for a nice, private outcropping of limestone along the Double A over what he imagined awaited him at the Gas ’n Go had her laughing on her inhale. The result was an inelegant snort.
He grinned down at her. “Admit it, I provide a refreshing break from rose petals and satin sheets.”



My favorite kinds of books are those with strong characters, witty dialogue, and lots of steam and Samanthe Beck consistently provides that.  With this latest read we get an emotionally bruised ex-Seal drawn to the woman who's his father's sworn enemy who get together in a fiery battle of the sexes.  With secrets causing friction in their relationship, and mysterious figures putting her in danger, will their obvious connection ever reach HEA?

Shaun has returned home after a mission gone horribly awry, feeling lost and battling emotional demons.  The only thing keeping him going is the fiery redhead full of life that he's quickly becoming obsessed with.  After saving her from almost getting ran over by his half-brother the ground work is laid for an emotionally intense connection that catches both of them off guard.  His being the son of her mayoral competition though leads to him being her dirty little secret which is okay at first but soon chafes as he realizes how important she's becoming to him.  She's a bright light to his darkened soul and brings him peace and comfort through mere words.  She's the first person in a long time to truly care for him and represents home and happiness to him.  She becomes the reason to finally put down roots and stop roaming.  Shaun in turn is a heroic man, willing to do anything to keep her safe.  He admires her strength but doesn't hesitate to step in at the first sign of danger.  He's super sexy, charming, and very talented at dirty talk which made all their encounters crackle with sexual tension and culminated in LOTS of erotic interludes.

Ginny is a strong-willed woman who's lived in this small town all her life and feels invested in it.  People may think her flighty but she's very smart and not afraid to do what's right.  She may have been a wild child early on but with her now running for mayor she's trying to be a good girl.  Glimpses of a dark but thoroughly sexy man make that a difficult task and once they meet it becomes impossible to keep away from him.  She senses his loss and longs to comfort him which leads to numerous erotic encounters that help both of them forget the chaos surrounding them.  Him being the son of her enemy angers her but ultimately gets swept aside in a sensual haze.  Keeping him a secret frustrates her too and has her desperate for more of him.  As danger comes from out of the blue though she'll have to rely on him more than ever which forces them to admit their feelings and finally fight for their HEA.

This was a fast read with two delightful main characters.  Ginny was larger than life and refreshingly outspoken.  She was sweet yet not afraid to show her naughty side to Shaun.  He was quietly commanding and off the charts HOT.  Together their banter was witty and teeming with sexual tension.  Their erotic encounters were hot, intense, and yet playful at times.  Their relationship progressed quickly but was enjoyable to watch and had me cheering for them.  The mystery aspect of the story was a bit lacking as it was only haphazardly included.  It never took on an overly serious feel and was wrapped up way too quickly.  Ginny and Shaun were the highlight of this story though and Ms. Beck showed them off to perfection.  Anyone looking for a fun and flirty read, with lots of erotic encounters, can look right here as Ms. Beck has crafted yet another enjoyable read.

My rating for this is a B+

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


Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their elementary-aged turbo-son. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty andBebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.
When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.




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