Saturday, February 15, 2014

Beautiful Mistake Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway!

Welcome to my post for the Beautiful Mistake book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $50 and a $10 gift card. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

Beautiful Mistake (Royal Pride, #2)
Release date: January 24, 2014
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Royal Pride #2

Lena will do anything to protect the shifter child her family takes in, even turn herself into bait. Although she knows better than to fall for a shifter, Devin, the man who captures her, is unlike any she’s ever tangled with. Their desire is unquenchable and the draw to him is undeniable, but their relationship is riddled with mistakes and loving him has the potential to destroy her.

After shouldering his twin’s torture, Devin hovers on the verge of insanity. His life revolves around his family and recovering kidnapped shifter children. He never thought he’d have a mate or kids of his own until a rescue mission turns deadly. The beautiful female caught in the crosshairs stirs his mating instincts and tames his wild nature. Only her confusion over their intense attraction stops him from finishing their bond, but Devin’s persistent. He’ll convince his stubborn female that he’s the man she’s been waiting for—one passionate encounter at a time.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

My Rating: 4 Roses

A steamy and sweet romance, Beautiful Mistake was a lovely read. I really liked this book. It was thrilling, romantic, and enjoyable.

Lena was a good heroine. She was very strong and very loyal to those she cared about. My one issue with her was that she was sometimes stubborn about the wrong things, which made her occasionally mean-spirited. But, for the most part, I liked her.

Devin was wonderful. He was very sweet and determined to protect his mate and win her over. Unfortunately, this man knew nothing of wooing and it was both funny and adorable seeing him trying to do so, though I sometimes wanted to whack him upside the head for being so oblivious. But, he was really a sweetie and I adored him.

The romance was super hot. The scenes in this book were scorching. Like, get ready to fan your face kind of hot. But, more than that, Lena and Devin were sweet together. I really liked the idea of Lena being the only one who could calm Devin's cats. My one problem was that these two seriously needed to work on their communication, because they seemed to misunderstand each other frequently. But, I still thought they were a lovely couple.

The plot was fast paced and I was kept interested the entire way through. The rush of trying to find the kidnapped shifter cub kept me hooked. I really enjoyed the story and the ending tied up the romance, while leaving some questions about the shifter cub and Lena's sister open. I'm definitely curious to see what happens with them in the next book.

Beautiful Mistake was a lovely paranormal romance. It was super hot, sweet, and thrilling. I really enjoyed reading it. Romance lovers, if you want something with a lot of spice, then you'll want to check this book out.

*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review

Previous book in the series:

Unexpected Find (Royal Pride, #1)Release date: November 20, 2013
Publisher: Ellora's Cave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Royal Pride #2

Since the murder of her best friend, Jazz is stuck in a safe but lonely way of life. She’s willing to sacrifice everything to keep her family safe from the shifter world. The sexy stranger who struts into her friend’s bar changes everything. From the first glance Jazz knows she’s sunk—their chemistry sizzles from across the room, it’ll be undeniable up close.

Rafe wants Jazz from the second he sets eyes on her. The depth of the need that swamps him every time he’s near her surprises him. It takes every last ounce of his self-control not to pounce on Jazz and make her his. Only her distrust of his shifter nature holds him back. He counts it as a win every time his beloved human gives in to their passion and takes him to her bed. But Rafe’s patience isn’t infinite and he’ll do whatever it takes, face any danger—past or present—to ensure that Jazz becomes his. Forever.

A Romantica® Paranormal erotic romance from Ellora’s Cave

Several minutes passed before the doorknob turned and the scent of evergreen and moss swept into the room. The soft click of the bedroom door sounded overly loud in her ears. She froze, suddenly very aware of her racing pulse. Nerves or anticipation?

She sighed. With the way her body reacted to him, probably both.

The bed dipped as he crawled toward her. His slow approach made her heart knock hard against her ribcage. She hated how much she yearned for him.

He skimmed his fingers across her shoulder, down her arm to linger at her wrist. “Morning, baby. How are you feeling?”

His rumbly voice made her stomach flutter. She clenched her hands until her nails dug into her palms. The bite of pain distracted her from thinking about the man she should fear but couldn’t help desiring.

“Better.” She swallowed hard. “I…umm, want to…” Strong hands lifted hers and the slight contact zapped her thoughts. The unexplainable lust returned and mixed with the longing. She couldn’t get her mind to work. “Talk. I want to talk.”

“Me too. We have a lot to talk about.”

Instead of asking any of the questions she knew he had, he gently pulled back her fingers, kissing each one before pressing his mouth to her palm. His touch branded her and filled her with warmth. Her breathing quickened. An answering groan spilled from his throat.

“My sisters…I called them.”

“Are they safe?”

His question and the emotion laced into it eased some of her tension. She nodded. “They’re safe.”

A long moment passed while Devin brushed his cheek back and forth over her inner wrist. “You’re not going to tell me where they are yet, are you?”

She shook her head.

“Look at me, Lena.”

Unable to resist him, she opened her eyes and his breathtaking feline ones stared back at her. Strands of patchwork hair framed the face that had occupied her dreams all night. Harshly cut cheekbones, up-tilted eyes and the wider, flatter nose made it unique, a mixture of beauty and power. Devin was the type of man you never forgot.

One glimpse and you were hooked.

He knelt next to her on the wrinkled sheets, looking deliciously hot with his disheveled hair, bare chest and loose sweats. She let her gaze travel over him from the bulge in his pants up to the lips she wanted on hers. One corner of his mouth lifted. Her heart skipped a beat. Dear god, if she wasn’t careful, he could own her.

“You can trust me.”
She wanted to. “I need to make sure.”

He stretched out on the bed next to her and pulled her into his arms. He didn’t say anything. He simply held her. The tension in her limbs drained and she relaxed in his embrace exactly as she’d done in the hotel. She didn’t know how long they snuggled but he finally shifted closer and placed his palm over her heart.

“The answer is here, Lena. Do you feel it?”
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About the Author:
Nancy Corrigan
I've always been an avid reader and encourage everyone to escape the hectic daily grind with a few minutes a day in your favorite book.

I'm lucky enough to share my cat's home with my three wonderful children, husband, dog and snake. When not writing, I work as a chemist in a pharmaceutical lab.

My passions beyond reading and family include music, classic cars, tattoos and animals (all of which have found their way into my writing in one form or another).

So that's a little bit about me...


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  2. Look forward to reading your books.

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