Saturday, April 13, 2013

Blog Tour: Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden Blog Stop: Code Red by Amy Noelle

  • Blog Tour: Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden
  • Blog Stop: Code Red by Amy Noelle

We are excited to be a part of Tempted by Trouble by Susan Arden blog tour! We have added on our review AND a Giveaway!!
Blurb: Warning: Contains a smoking mess of scorching love scenes. Ice may be needed for blazing imaginations.
When a woman is the magnet for the wrong man, it takes a bad boy to break old habits.
Carolina Rodriguez is a large animal veterinarian on a mission to escape South Florida and her overprotective family. Willing to do just about anything, she accepts a job in Annona, Texas over the Internet from a family connection.
At her cousin’s wedding, she runs into Matt, a handsome Texan in the church parking lot. Matthew McLemore is more than gorgeous, he’s Carolina’s new boss, and needs her help to determine why his cattle keep dying. Matt’s instantaneous attraction to Carolina sorely tempts him to push the boundaries of their work contract, but a roll in the hay may prove too volatile to handle. Until she arrives on his ranch and is too hot to resist.
Carolina refuses to admit Matt’s raw sexuality is more than overpowering or that she's the least bit tempted by this smooth-talking bad boy. But by the time the pathology lab reports comes back, they’ve explored every inch of each other. All of a sudden, this fiery affair is more than just a fling. And when a past flame threatens to overwhelm their new found romance, Matt must find a way to stake his claim to Carolina's heart before it's too late.

My Review:
What an interesting way for the heroine and hero to meet in a book!!! I loved Carolina and her no nonsense exterior that she tried so hard to hold. She took one look at Matt.. Humph.... and knew that logically he was not what she needed in her life. Little did she know it was already decided that he would be in her life for quite some time!

Carolina has always been attracted to the bad boys. She is desperate to break that habit and start a new life. That is one of the reasons she has agreed to go to Texas as a large animal vet and research what is going on with the cattle on a particular ranch. Her plan is to leave Florida after her cousin's wedding and venture on to Texas for a fresh start.

Carolina runs into Matt in the parking lot of the church.... literally. There is more behind the how and why she ran into him... but I am not spoiling that one. ;) She and Matt have an instant zing and she feels an immediate bad boy vibe as well. Should she break her habit of wanting those bad boys or should she give in just one more time???

Little does Carolina know that the parking lot Matt and the rancher she has agreed to go to Texas and help, are one in the same!! This is where the story gets tricky, hot, steamy... just wow!! I LOVED Carolina ad Matt! I was definitely a fan of the give the bad boy one more chance club!! Matt is sexy, an alpha male, can mix with blue collars and white collar crowds, and sex on legs!

I give Tempted by Trouble 4 stars on the knock my socks off scale!! This is categorized as a western, but only because there are hot cowboys in it.. and TEXAS! Kudos to Susan Arden. I read this book in one night and couldn't put it down!!

Author Info:
Susan grew up in Miami, Florida and spent summers with her father, a college philosophy professor. Surrounded by stacks of books, she voraciously read throughout her childhood. Her father gave her the Little Prince not once, but several times over the years and the ideas of heartfelt vision stuck. "What matters is beyond the tangible. I love the concept of falling in love. The type of romantic journey that is so intense, it borders on insanity."--Susan D. Taylor
Susan moved to Nashville where she taught biology and special education as well as coached girls' soccer. No longer a public school teacher, Susan now writes about consuming passion, how attraction plays out, and characters that are either going to incinerate or meld like ribbons of warm caramel. She lives in TN with her husband, two blue heelers, two cats, a gecko and a snake. An RYT 200 (Yoga Alliance) specializing in vinyasa flow when she's not writing her next hot romance.

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GIVEAWAY: Susan is offering two fantastic TOUR WIDE Giveaways to TWO Randomly Drawn Commenters. Please leave a comment and a valid email address on this post to be eligible to win. :)
-One for a $20.00 Victorias Secret GC
-One for a $30.00 B & N Gift Card

We welcome Amy Noelle and her book Code Red to our blog today!!!
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After getting hurt in college by a gorgeous man, Nicole Magette vowed never to risk losing her heart again. Now she lives a structured and satisfying life. Her work is easy, her friends are her family, and the only consistent men in her life are her two cats, Winchester and Huntington Peabody the Third. She doesn't date, and she hooks up only with losers—men she has absolutely no risk of falling for. But if she finds herself in danger, she has her old fail-safe in place—the Code Red.

In college, she and her four best friends came up with the system as a way to keep away the good-looking bastards that might worm their way past their carefully constructed walls. Seven years later, three of her friends have succumbed to their last Code Reds and are happily married. Now it’s just Nicole and her closest friend, Jen, who are still on their own, and Nic is just fine with that.

That is, until Joshua Daniels is transferred to Nicole’s office from New York and assigned to work with her on a special project. He's everything she's avoided and everything she claims she doesn't want, so why can’t she get him out of her mind? He's persistent, dangerously handsome, and sexy as sin. In other words, he’s her worst nightmare. She turns to her friends to help her resist Josh’s considerable charms and the inescapable draw she feels every time she gets near him. Can the Code Red save her this time, or will Josh send her perfectly balanced life into chaos?

Excerpt: To read the first part of this clip, check out

He was hot. His dark brown hair was a little long and fell over his
forehead, which only made his eyes pop out more. His jaw looked strong
and sexy and bitable. Plus, he had a little bit of stubble on his cheeks and
chin. Handsome was too pale a word for him. I would have to think for a
while to come up with something fitting.
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Author Bio: Amy Noelle is a thirty-something single woman with two cats, Lily and Logan. Though she contends that she is not a crazy cat lady, she freely admits to being a crazy football fan. You can find her glued to the couch every fall weekend, cheering on her Seminoles and Buccaneers.

After attending Florida State University for two years, she transferred to Northern Illinois University and graduated in 1997 with degrees in Journalism and Political Science.

She was born in the Azores Islands, Portugal, and lived as a military brat from the west coast to the east coast of the United States, though she's found her permanent home in Tampa, Florida, for the last decade. Besides football and writing, her other loves are television, movies, the beach, thunderstorms, and her family and friends.

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  1. Kristi, Thank you for letting me hang with you today and sharing Tempted by Trouble. You've made my week with your awesome review. I'm so appreciate of all you've done on this tour!!

    1. My pleasure sweets!!!! I loved Tempted by Trouble and am happy to share!! :)

  2. Loved reading this post about this book! Thank you for the giveaway