Blitz Tour ~ The Valentine's Arrangement (Hard Feelings #1) by Kelsie Leverich, Includes Excerpt, Playlist, Book Trailer, Giveaway & Stacy's Review
Book Title: The Valentine's Arrangement
Author: Kelsie Leverich
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Tattoo artist Ronnie Clark is counting the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Ronnie doesn’t do romance. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do love—not anymore. Love leads to heartbreak, and she’s vowed never to let herself get hurt again. Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson is home on his mid-tour leave from Iraq, but he only has one thing on his mind—returning to his soldiers to finish leading their mission. He’s dedicated to his men and to his country, and he’s not interested in getting wrapped up in a distracting relationship…but casual sex, that’s a different story. From the moment he sees Ronnie, he wants her. And he agrees to her terms—no romance, no fluff—just passion. But as their sexual chemistry ignites, the lines of their arrangement get blurry, and Ronnie starts to push Kale away. And when Kale realizes he’s found his match in this razor-tongued, gorgeous woman who is hell bent against love, winning her heart could be the toughest battle he has ever fought.
Trailer made by: Cris from The Book Avenue Review
Kelsie Leverich grew up in the small town of St. Joseph Illinois before getting married and following her husband from one Army post to another. After eight years, they finally settled down in Avon, Indiana with two adorable knuckleheads that are better known as her kids. Kelsie's life revolves around her family (to include two dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it’s a crazy mess—but that’s the way she loves it! When Kelsie’s not writing, you can usually find her snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book or out on the lake with family and friends. Kelsie is not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil. Kelsie is currently working on the third book in her military series with editor Danielle Perez with NAL/Penguin. Represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
Ahhhhh Ronnie & Kale... The very first time I met these two was a while back, and I just fell in love with their sweet sexy story! And I don't normally have time for re-reads, so when the opportunity came up to re-read this book I was totally excited!
Ronnie is a hot female tattoo artist who has a spicy attitude, and a great snarky mouth on her, she's awesome! But she's also flawed, her ex pulled quite the number on her with his blatant infidelity and total disregard to hold himself accountable. So she's obviously super guarded towards men, and has no intentions of letting any man--anywhere near her heart, or in her head.
Kale is a totally hot Soldier on leave from his tour in Iraq and he wants nothing more than to get a memorial tattoo to pay tribute to his fallen brothers. What he didn't realize is that the "Ronnie" he made the appointment with isn't some burly old man, in fact she's not a man at all! Kale is instantly attracted to Ronnie, and the feeling is so obviously mutual even though Ronnie refuses to admit it.
This is where the sexy-sweet angst take you on a ride through these two finally deciding on an arrangement. The chemistry is off the charts hot, and there is no way in hell that Ronnie and Kale will be able to keep their hands from one another. So they agree-- Sex only, no mushy love crap, no flowers etc... Kale will go back to his men in Iraq and Ronnie will move on with her life like nothing ever happened.
And I'm sure you're thinking you've read this kind of story before, but you haven't. I've read so many books with the same themes and genres that they all start to look the same after a while. But this book was different for me, it was perfectly sweet where it needed to be, and perfectly hot and sassy as well. I Love when Authors can take something as common as romance and still make me want to turn the page.
This is honestly one of my favorite little gems that I would suggest to anyone. It's just one of those books that makes me smile.