Thursday, May 3, 2018

Book Tour for Tulsa by S.L. Scott (REVIEW)

When a player who’s not all that he seems gives into the mutual attraction for a singer, sparks will fly in this romance set in the rockstar world.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Tulsa by S.L. Scott, along with my impressions of this decadently delightful read, then add this second installment in the Crow Brothers series to your bookshelf!

From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes a hot new rock star romance that will sweep you off your feet and leave you with a smile.
The rumors are true. At least where I’m concerned.
Drummers hit it harder and do it better.
Women love me and I love them. But I like to think of myself as a sensitive soul trapped in a lady-killer’s body. Not so surprisingly, I’ve been called cocky a time or two. What can I say? We can’t all be boy scouts.
Nikki Faris has thrown off my rhythm. With her red lips, smart aleck mouth, short skirts, long legs, and blue-sky eyes, the beautiful lead singer has become a complete distraction on this tour.
She loves to give me a hard time when all I want to do is give her the pleasure of my hard—time right back.
Tulsa Crow can save his pick up lines, great eight-pack abs, and cute dimples to use on someone else. My band earned their spot on The Resistance’s tour just like The Crow Brothers. I’m not going to blow it getting sidetracked by a cocky rock star that wants to sleep his way through the states. I’ve been called a name or two, but easy isn’t one of them.
But the best intentions with him turn into a walk of shame for me. Only, I don’t feel shame. Instead, I’m doing the very thing I said I wouldn’t—falling for a playboy.
We make sinful music when we’re on the road, but what happens to our melody when the tour ends?


Nikki Faris is amazing.
Not only is she gorgeous, she’s also smart and strong. She says what she thinks, not worried about sharing her opinions or anyone judging her for them. She can defend the craziest ideas and has theories on everything from what she thinks jackfruit tastes like to why the stars always shine on the darkest nights.
Nikki Faris is mesmerizing.
Her lips.
Her eyes.
The way her head tilts back when she laughs at her own jokes. She’s adorably funny. Even the way she rolls her eyes is growing on me.
Nikki Faris is the sexiest woman I’ve ever spent time with, and I haven’t even slept with her.
Her denim skirt rides up really fucking high when she’s sitting. I don’t know whether I should cover her or encourage her to wiggle more. Every time she moves around on that barstool, my eyes dash between her blues and those bare legs. I’m so tempted to run my hand over the smooth skin of her thigh, but I resist because I’m just starting to earn her trust.
But then she leans over, resting her hand on my leg, the tips of her fingers dipping toward my cock, waking it up, and whispers, “I think you got me drunk, Crow.”
Chuckling, I reply, “You got yourself drunk, Faris.”
Suddenly, her free hand wanders into my hair. “Your hair is soft. No gel.” She drags the bridge of her nose along my neck, causing my dick to harden. “You smell so good. So manly. What cologne do you wear?”
“Soap and sweat, sweetheart.”
“Tulsa. Tulsa. Tulsa.” Leaning back to look me in the eyes, she confesses, “It shouldn’t, but that really turns me on.”
I laugh again and stop her hand from wandering higher on my leg. “You’re a horny drunk.”
“I am,” she replies, resting her head on my shoulder. “Have you ever heard the phrase sleeping with the enemy?”
“I have.” I touch her, not able to stop myself as I tuck those wild strands of hair behind her ear.
The bartender sets the tab down in front of me. Nikki reaches for it, but I grab it first. “My treat.”
“I have a feeling I’m going to be swearing your name in the morning.”
I do a double take. “You mean because of the alcohol, right?” While waiting for her to answer a question I already know the answer to, images of her swearing my name for other reasons cross my mind.
She doesn’t answer, which is probably best.




The moment you open the cover of this book you know you’re not getting your typical rockstar romance.  From its compelling main couple who wear their hearts on their sleeves, to its vivid depiction of life on the road where music is king, there’s a beautiful balance of heart and soul that pulled me in from the first page to the last.

Tulsa Crow’s childhood was a tough one after the death of his mother.  It became a childhood short on money but rich with love and support though. Luckily for him his older brother Jet chose to sacrifice everything for his brothers and from that moment on they became a formidable trio who’s now at the top of the music charts.  Being a rockstar is a dream come true and he’s been embracing every opportunity his fame gives him.  His reputation as a sexy, carefree, manwhore is well-documented but as the story progresses readers get to see a softer and more romantic side to Tulsa.  The moment he sees Nikki Faris is THE defining moment in Tulsa becoming the drool-worthy hero we always suspected he was under his rockstar facade.  Being with her, readers get to see his big heart and unconditional support of the emotionally bruised Nikki. He never rushes her, he just basks in the joy of their burgeoning relationship which made me fall for him even more.  He’s there when she needs him most, became a man in the truest sense by the epic decisions he makes, and it all made for a heartwarming romance that put me through the wringer at times.

Nikki Faris had a very different childhood as money was never lacking while unconditional love was in short supply.  Her mother especially based her love on the fame of her children and the value of their good looks.  It definitely wasn’t a warm and happy childhood and it ultimately led Nikki into a disastrous relationship with a man who scarred her inside and out.  She’s still recovering from the damage he inflicted on her heart and soul, still leery of giving herself over to another man, but Tulsa’s like no other man she’s ever known before. Fun and flirty interactions soon lead to clandestine kisses that have them falling head over heels in love with each other in a dance that utterly charmed me due to the delicious Tulsa.  Just when HEA seems within reach though the past comes back to test their love for each other and kept me on edge until the very end.  Nikki’s an immensely likable heroine who now only answers to herself. She might’ve been lost throughout her past relationship but she’s definitely found herself here in empowering scenes of her owning the stage and finally accepting her unique style and looks.  She was a bit closed off when readers first saw her but being around Tulsa brought out a more carefree side, a side that made her relationship with Tulsa even more delightful.  Throughout her journey Nikki became a heroine worth rooting for, she grew strength and became a formidable match for Tulsa in a romance that had me smiling while blushing.

As a reader obsessed with rockstar romances, I found Ms. Scott’s depiction of the life a believable one and one that fully immersed me in its sensuality.  In many ways it set itself apart from the usual depiction of sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll to focus more on love and family.  The Crow Brothers take center stage in this story, alongside Faris Wheel, in a story that showed the strong connection between three brothers who’ve lived through adversity.  Each is unique but their support of each other is clear.  Tulsa’s young in years but with each turn of the page he showed his maturity, his belief in listening to his heart, and through his words and deeds he became the quintessential book boyfriend.  Nikki too grew throughout this story, grew more comfortable in her skin, and I adored Tulsa for standing beside her while she grew more empowered.  They’re a crackling couple with interactions teeming with sexiness and I loved their slow and steady relationship that pulled me in wholeheartedly.  It’s ultimately a romance with very little angst, but with bits of suspense and heartache that kept me on the edge of my seat waiting for HEA.  Alongside this compelling main couple are a cast of delicious secondary characters.  From Nikki’s twin brother and bandmate Laird to their cousin Shane who make up the band Faris Wheel to Jet and Rivers, the remaining Crow Brothers, there’s a slew of drool-worthy heroes to behold.  Laird’s the supportive brother who’d do anything to keep his sister safe, wallowing in guilt over the past, with Shane the mediator, and both of them leave me wanting more.  Rivers too is someone who I’m longing to know more about as it’s clear that he has his own issues over the past.  With these enthralling characters Ms. Scott has me caught in a sensual web of dreamy heroes that has me counting down the days until we revisit this sexy series!

My rating for this is an A-

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


Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.

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