Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Book Tour for Vigor by J.C. Valentine (Review & GIVEAWAY)

The commanding and sexy men of the Spartan Riders MC are back in this erotically-charged tale full of suspense and a battle of wills between a tough, long-time member and the woman who he fell for years ago but finally sets out to claim.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Vigor by J.C. Valentine, along with getting my impressions of it, then learn even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this third installment in the Spartan Riders MC series make sure to fill out the form for the chance to win a Kindle Fire too!

USA Today and International bestselling author J.C. Valentine is back with the latest in her electrifying, dangerous, and provocative world of the Spartan Riders MC...
After escaping an abusive marriage, Spartan Riders bartender Ginger “Red” Mercury is determined to live life on her own terms. When the club’s VP declares her untouchable and stakes his own claim on her, she finds herself ready to wage war.
A year after inoculating the threat from notorious cartel leader Ricky Cruiz, Garrick “Repo” Stone, the last-standing original member of the Spartan Riders MC, has his focus on something else: monogamy. Having decided to settle down and take an ol’ lady, he has his sights set on Red…and he has his work cut out for him if he hopes to win her.
When a new threat makes itself known, threatening everything the brothers stand for and care about, they’re left scrambling to find out who’s behind it before it’s too late. With the high-stakes game of war looming over them, will Red be able to open her heart to love before outside forces pull her and Repo apart?


Ginger opened her eyes to the feel of Garrick’s fingertips lightly stroking the side of her face and realized she’d fallen asleep.
Breathing deep, she sat back, wincing at the pinch in her spine. “How long was I out?” she asked groggily as she touched her fingers to her hot, damp cheek—the one that’d been pressed against his chest.
“About an hour.” Garrick plucked his shirt, grimacing. “You drool."
“I do not!” Ginger flushed, feeling fifty shades of embarrassed. Because sometimes she did drool. But she was not about to admit that.
“Tell that to my shirt.” He looked over at her and smirked. “No worries, babe. Your secret is safe with me. Besides, it’s nice to know you have at least one flaw."
Ginger scowled, then frowned as his words registered. “You thought I was, what, perfect?"
“The thought had occurred to me.” Standing, Garrick crossed his arms over one another, grabbed the hem of his shirt, and stripped it over his head.
Ginger could only stare at the perfection he presented. Even for an older man, he had an incredible body. It was obvious from the thick, defined muscle that he took care of himself. And that dusting of salt and pepper hair that ran in an upside-down V from his chest to his waistband got her panties all in a twist.
He was so masculine and sexy, it hurt to look at him.
Licking her lips, Ginger remembered their conversation. “Well, I’m not perfect. I’m just me. You though…wow."
Oh man, had she just said that out loud? Garrick’s gaze captured hers, and yeah, she definitely had. And it was clearly going to his head.
And not the one in his pants.
“Like what you see?"
Well, she’d already stuck her foot in it. No sense in beating around the bush now. “You know I do.” They’d had sex before, and she’d let him go down on her last night. Considering how wet she’d been then, it should be obvious.
“Then maybe,” Garrick said, his gruff voice full of seduction as he leaned down over her, bracing his hands on the back of the couch, so she had to tilt her head all the way back to meet his eyes, “you should act on it."
Ginger pressed her lips together. Her fingers itched to touch him, to explore the body that’d felt so good on hers so long ago. She wanted to get properly reacquainted. But should she? She’d already messed up and let him do things she never should have allowed. If she took this step, if she let him have her completely…he’d have her completely.
And he knew it.




The sexy and rugged men of the Spartan Riders MC return in this rousing and suspenseful tale that takes the Club through many highs and lows before leaving readers wondering what comes next in an ending that has me excitedly counting down the days until the next installment.  Alongside the dangerous machinations of a drug cartel is a battle of the sexes romance between a long-time member of the Club and the sassy redhead who's tempted him for years. As they wage a sensual war of words readers will find themselves quickly consumed by this tale and furiously turning the pages to reach the immensely satisfying conclusion.

Garrick "Repo" Stone's been with the Club since the days of drugs and criminal activities reigned, but with a new president the Club's gone clean.  Repo's seen a lot in that time, done a lot of things he's not proud of, but he's not one to apologize.  The only regrets he has concern bartender Ginger, the woman who came to their Club years ago and has consumed his thoughts everyday since that moment.  Theirs is a combustible connection of him wanting to claim her and her afraid of losing herself in a relationship once again.  As he fights to win her over, outside forces conspire to bring down the Club from within as well as from the outside in acts that were shocking and gasp-inducing.  Repo's a sexy beast with exotic looks who wears his bad boy persona like a comfortable leather jacket.  He's a bit rough around the edges with a hardened personality and a talent for dirty talk and naughty deeds that had me blushing.  When he's around Ginger though a softer side emerges that has him willing to compromise to claim her.  Through all the personal highs and lows his dedication to the Club never wavers and with this latest threat friends and lovers need to stick together now more than ever.

Ginger "Red" Montgomery came to the Club when she was young looking for excitement.  What she ultimately found was an unrequited love for a man hardened by life, a marriage that left her bruised and leery of belonging to another, along with an unconventional family.  Red's become the mother hen of the Club, a sounding board to all the men who come through the door.  She's respected with a strong will, a sassy woman who likes her independent life and doesn't want to settle for any one man.  She's unapologetic when it comes to going after what she wants which made her all the more likable as she was no shrinking violet.  Though her heart's always belonged to Garrick she doesn't want to be controlled and fears that his old fashioned ideals will smother her which has her leading him on a merry chase.  When her life is threatened though she realizes what's truly important in a satisfying and cheer-inducing denouement.  Red's an immensely likable heroine who readers will be rooting for in her romantic tug-of-war with Garrick.  She gives as good as she gets and her interactions with the other old ladies of the Club were entertaining and reminiscent of a rebellious Nancy Drew as they dug deep into the actions of a revitalized drug cartel bent on destroying the Club.

This was a true thrill ride that nicely juggled a few different storylines.  From the combustible sensual war between Repo and Red along with another unrequited romance, to the threats of traitors and an insane new leader in the drug world, readers will be constantly on edge waiting for the other shoe to drop.  As the romance heats up the actions of the drug cartel get even more desperate as they wage an all-out war on the Club.  With a dramatic opening salvo directed towards the Club, loyalties are put in doubt as traitors can be found everywhere. With its jaw-dropping conclusion leaving readers clamoring for more, Ms. Valentine has once again crafted an exhilarating tale that had my heart racing from the very first page to the last.

My rating for this book is an A.

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


GRIT (Book #1)
Gabby Morgan isn’t looking for love. Not even a little romance. Following a rocky past that she’d just as soon forget, she’s determined to focus on the future. One that most certainly doesn’t involve the tough-as-nails, short-on-words, hot-as-hell biker…or his kid.
Blake Mahone may not be done with women, but he’s finished with relationships. Then Gabby Morgan enters the picture. She’s flawless, refined, and as his kid’s teacher, way out of his league. She acts like she hates him, but her eyes tell a different story. Before he knows it, Blake finds himself hot for teacher, and he’s more than ready to learn all her secrets. Now all he has to do is convince her to give him a shot…without getting them both killed in the process.



METTLE (Book #2)
Talia McKinnon said goodbye to love the day she signed the divorce papers and moved across the country looking for a fresh start. With work occupying her days and nights, a relationship is the last thing on her mind, until a run-in with a hot-as-Hades, leather clad biker changes her mind. He’s everything she shouldn’t want but has to have. The problem is, he’s not that easy to catch.
Tucker “Country” Abrams believes in two things: brotherhood and women. He takes his job seriously and his women hard, but at the end of the day, the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes. But when a little detective work reveals that Talia may be much more than a one-night stand, Tucker is tasked with an impossible decision. Will he push her away, or go against every instinct he has and pull her closer?




BRASH (Book #4)




J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.


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