Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Book Tour for Spin by Sherilee Gray (Review & GIVEAWAY)

As a reader who loves tatted-up bad boys who skirt the law I found myself quickly consumed by this scorching, adrenaline-fueled romance.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Spin by Sherilee Gray, and its tale of two people trying to find moments of happiness in lives controlled by others, along with my impressions of it.  Learn even more about this engaging read with flashes of humor by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this second installment in the Boosted Hearts series fill out the form below for the chance to win a $30 Amazon GC along with a signed print copy of the first book in this series too!

He never planned on falling for the enemy...
Indebted to a local crime boss thanks to their father’s gambling debts, mechanic Joe Colton and his brother have been forced to steal cars for three soul-killing years. But when Joe saves the man’s niece from police – the same deliciously hot-blooded woman sabotaging their efforts to clear the debt – it’s time to negotiate new terms. And discover why, that one night, she burned him with a kiss then ran...
Darcey Connors will do anything to get her baby brother away from the criminals in her family – even screw up a good man’s life. Yet in the midst of tailing Joe, she somehow falls hard for the sexy tattooed car thief. Nothing can happen between them, but she owes him big time, and if he’s going it alone, she is going to help. As long as no one ever finds out – not Joe, her family, the police – or she could lose everything.


“If I’d known this was what you had in mind…” Darcey grunted when Joe’s hands cupped her ass and gave her a boost.
It was no good; her dress was too tight around her thighs.
Her face heated, which pissed her the hell off. She turned back, trying to see him in the shadows. “Shove my dress higher. I can’t get my leg over."
The hands on her butt slid down her legs then up, taking her dress with them. He made a rough, guttural kind of sound that lifted the hair on the back of her neck, and her face got so much freaking hotter it wasn’t funny. Excellent. She was wearing a goddamn G-string, which meant her abundant, lily white ass was hanging out, and at the height of this fence—her cheeks were definitely at Joe’s eye level.
She started wriggling frantically, desperate to get her butt out of his face, when those hands went back to her ass, her bare ass, and he propelled her over the fence—with a hell of a lot more force than was warranted. She squealed, nose-diving into a bushy shrub.
Her hair was tangled in the branches, but the bush had broken her fall, and she’d managed to land on her feet. She was spitting a leaf out of her mouth when her shoes, gripped in Joe’s hand, clattered against the fence before he hoisted himself over in a single bound like freaking superman.
He grinned wide at her. “You mooned me."
“Don’t say another goddamn word."
His hands went to her hips, and he tugged her dress down on a sigh. “Seems a shame to cover it back up."
“Give me my shoes.” She snatched them from his hand, brushing her feet clean on the back of Joe’s pants, while ignoring his protests, before sliding them back on. “How’s my hair?"
“Ah… Well.” He tilted his head to the side. “You have that…sexy, tussled thing going on."
Scowling at him, she tried to finger comb it smooth, dragging out leaves and twigs as she went. “You didn’t have to shove me over quite so goddamn hard."
His nostrils flared. “Yeah, sorry about that.” He stepped closer and plucked a leaf from her hair. “But your ass was right there, offered up like a gift from the moon Gods, all round and smooth and bitable..."
She slapped a hand over his mouth. “Stop it.” Her eyes narrowed. “And there’s no such thing as a moon God, dumbass."
A grin lifted his delectable mouth. It was wicked and far too damn sexy. “You just keep calling me names because you’re totally into me.” He tweaked her nose.
“What…are you seven?” She shoved his hand away.
“I’m into you, too, Darcey.” He winked, which should have been cheesy, but on him, it somehow wasn’t. “Right. Let’s do our thing, sweet cheeks."
“Get your hand off my ass."
“Oops, sorry. It’s dark."
“Not that dark.” She glanced over at him. “I’m starting to see a pattern here."
He arched a brow. “What kind of pattern?"
“Goofy Joe and high-pressure situations."
“Don’t know what you’re talking about. I’m always this charming.” His hand slid up to her bare back, which was worse. The rough heat of his skin burned into hers. It rattled her. He rattled her. A shiver slid across her shoulders and down to where they touched.
“Cold?” he murmured.
“I’m fine.” Not fine. Soooo not fine.



Reignwolf - Are you Satisfied
Flume - Never Be Like You
Zayn - Pillowtalk
ZZ Ward - Blue Eyes Blind
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody


As a reader who loves bad boys with hearts of gold I found myself drawn to this book from the first page to the last, taken on an exhilarating thrill ride as two people try to find happiness as events beyond their control start spiraling.  It's a scorching journey these two undertake making sacrifices along the way to show the other just how much they care.  It's a journey that captivates and has me highly recommending it to all lovers of romance as I turned the final page.

Joe's life has always been one of chaos with a gambling addicted father who did nothing but disappoint his family and leave his sons with a debt that's left them one step ahead of the law with each car they steal.  After a heist gone wrong Joe's taken on the debt as his own, to allow his brother to have a HEA, but he's now left with a seductive shadow following him around.  With each night that passes Darcey becomes a temptation he can no longer ignore in a combustible connection that catches both of them off guard.  As her secrets come to light, and with threats to her getting more vile, their relationship takes on a more desperate feel that has him doing everything he can to keep her safe and by his side. Through it all Joe proves his protectiveness of Darcey in many subtle and overt ways that charmed me completely.  He's the only one in her life that she can lean on and he goes out of his way to earn that right.  Joe's the kind of man who makes everyone around him happy by making jokes, which have some seeing him as not taking things seriously, but it's the opposite as he cares too much.  He puts his heart on the line repeatedly to make Darcey happy to have her use him and turn his love away when fear has her running.  When they're together theirs is a formidable pairing full of scorching encounters with dashes of humor to leave me blushing but with a smile on my face.  Joe was the quintessential hero as he always put Darcey first, understanding her needs better than she did, and quickly forgave her every transgression.  Long after the final page was turned I'm still dreaming of him as he balanced the sexy and supportive hero with the funny and charming friend.

Darcey's life went awry on the day her mother died and she and her brother Noah were left in the care of their step-father Len.  She quickly found herself caught up in his criminal family and doing what she was ordered to be able to be with her brother.  Her love for her brother is strong and others aren't afraid to use that love against her.  Her attraction to Joe is becoming just as strong though and she's quickly grabbing every moment of happiness she can once their crackling connection can no longer be denied.  As she and Joe grow closer through heartfelt talks and sharing secrets, Len's obsession for her becomes even more dangerous and puts Noah and her HEA in jeopardy.  Just when it looks like she'll be alone forever a twist of fate has Joe riding to her rescue once again in an ending that leaves readers saying awww.  Darcey's a strong-willed young woman who would sacrifice everything for her brother.  She's a good and kind soul who feels guilty for her role in Joe's debt and makes it her mission to watch over him.  It's the first step in a relationship based on protectiveness that takes readers on an emotionally intense journey to HEA full of highs and lows, push and pull, scorching interludes and laugh out loud moments.  From the first page to the last Darcey's an unforgettable and admirable heroine who puts everyone else first while longing for those carefree moments where someone else does the comforting.

This was an enjoyable and endearing story with two memorable and immensely likable people.  Their connection is crackling from the moment they meet and quickly morphs into a relationship fueled by Joe's protectiveness and Darcey's secret desire to find comfort from all the trouble that has befallen her.  Their sexual interactions are delightfully decadent, scorching with witty banter, and are nicely balanced with fun and flirty moments in their actions outside the bedroom.  Joe's the perfect hero for all the care and support he gives Darcey, while she's a wonderful heroine for her quiet strength and kind heart.  Along with this wonderful main couple comes glimpses of characters from the previous book which brings readers up-to-date on the previous coupling while providing fodder for the next installment in the Bleeding Hearts series.  It's a future stemming from a big event that changed things for the brothers here and has me intrigued to see the crackling connection between the sexy and snarky Adam and Lucy, the sister of his best friends, to finally combust.  For the most part this is my ideal kind of read as I love bad boys who aren't afraid to show their softer side.  Add in a kick ass heroine and I'm in heaven, despite the quickly resolved conclusion to the issue of Len and Darcey's path to claiming Noah. Though these are cheer-inducing moments they came about a bit too easily and were wrapped up a bit too neatly.  Barring that small quibble I highly recommend this sexy thrill ride that stands nicely on its own as a wonderful addition to the series that will leave pulses pounding and readers drooling over its delicious hero.

My rating for this is an A-

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


He'll risk it all for one more night...
When Hugh Colton’s father ran off, leaving him with a pile of gambling debts and a crime boss demanding repayment in stolen cars, his options were limited. Now his life’s on hold, and the last thing he needs to be worrying about is a distressed redhead in a Poison Ivy costume. He sure as hell shouldn’t be rescuing her in the car he’s just boosted—or asking her to come home with him. But a thief like him can’t offer more, no matter how much he wants to.
Everyone either leaves or is taken away, at least that’s all graphics designer Shay Freestone has ever known. And after a confidence shattering, career destroying break-up, she’s sworn off relationships forever. So it’s a good thing this raw, bearded, mountain of a man isn’t her type. Yet as one reckless hot night leads to another, their casual, no-strings affair starts to feel like so much more.
Can two hearts with too many secrets dare for a future?




Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.


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