Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Serendipity by Janet Nissenson with Giveaway, Excerpt & Review



Virtual Book Tour Dates: 1/22/14 - 2/19/14

Genre: Contemporary/Erotic Romance


Blurb:

Was meeting again an unfortunate twist of fate? Or was it just serendipity?

Julia McKinnon was convinced she’d found the one – the man of her dreams, the most seductive, experienced lover she’d ever known – and the night they’d spent together in New York was the stuff erotic fantasies were spun from. But with the dawn of a new day came only heartache and betrayal, and her dreams were snuffed out like so much fairy dust.
Nathan Atwood felt like the lowest sort of life form after seducing the incredibly beautiful girl he met in New York, only to break her tender heart with the confession that he was already involved with someone else. Leaving Julia was the hardest thing he’d ever done, and the memory of their passionate night together haunted his dreams for months afterwards.
Now fate has brought them together again, and they are forced to work alongside each other. Will Julia be able to put aside the feelings she still has for her handsome boss and forge a new life for herself in San Francisco? And how long will Nathan be able to resist the gorgeous woman he’s never really stopped thinking about or wanting? 

Excerpt: 
How did you find me?”
Julia’s head swung to meet his gaze in disbelief. “Excuse me?”
Nathan leaned back in his desk chair, regarding her across the wide expanse of mahogany, with an expression of barely checked anger. “Come on, Julia. You don’t really expect me to believe that you working here is some sort of wild coincidence, do you? The only logical explanation is that you somehow found out who I was and where I worked, and was lucky enough that there was a job opening. The only real coincidence is that you happen to be an interior designer and that I co-own an architectural design firm.”
She stared back at him, appalled by his arrogance. “Are you kidding? Even assuming that I was able to figure out who you were – Mr. No Last Name, No Occupation, No City of Residence – why would you think I’d want to see you again, much less work with you?”
He shrugged, but his composure looked a bit less cocksure than it had. “Revenge, obsession. Maybe a little of both.”
Julia smirked. “Really? You think I somehow managed to find out your name – by what means I have no idea – then stalked you several thousand miles across the country because I wanted to get back at you? Or worse, because I craved another fuck? Sorry, you weren’t that good.”
Nathan’s eyes narrowed and shot out sparks of light blue fire. “That’s not what you said that night.”
Enraged, she got to her feet, leaning over his desk. “As I recall, both of us said a lot of things that night. But one of us intentionally neglected to say the one thing that would have instantly put a stop to everything else – something along the lines of ‘by the way, I’m already spoken for’.”
He winced at the angry lash of her words. “I deserve that, I suppose. But that still doesn’t explain how you found me or why you followed me cross country.”
She let out a rather undignified hoot of laughter. “For real, Nathan? You’ve still got me pegged as some Fatal Attraction-like stalker? Well, think on this one. I’m normally not a vain person, but I’m not na├»ve, either. I know I’m hot. Men have been telling me that since I was twelve. If I wanted a man that badly all I’d really need to do would be to walk inside the nearest bar or club or even a grocery store, and let nature take its course. It would take little to no effort on my part to get whatever man I wanted. And he sure as hell wouldn’t be one who’s already taken.”

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About Janet Nissenson:


Janet is a lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, and currently resides on the northern California coast with her husband Steve and Golden Retriever Max. She worked for more than two decades in the financial services industry before turning her focus to producing running events. She is a former long-distance runner, current avid yoga practitioner, is addicted to Pinterest, likes to travel and read. She has been writing for more than three decades but Serendipity is her first official published work. She plans five more books in the Inevitable series, with each one a standalone with new lead characters, so no cliff-hangers or waiting months to see what happens next!

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My Review: 5 stars
This is one book that deserves to be savored. The characters are amazingly talented, good-looking and very life-like. I really loved how the story just flowed from one scene to the next. I've got to say that despite how everything started for Julia and Nathan. That was a wonderful night for both of them, only to have reality hit Nathan in the face in the morning. They never thought they would see each other again. But, boy did they ever. Not intentionally, things just worked out that way. The heartbreak that Nathan caused Julia was just astounding. Nathan was engaged to someone else, and in my opinion should have called the whole thing off then. Not only because of what happened with Julia, but because he didn't really love Cameron, the woman he was engaged to. Nathan was engaged out of a sense of loneliness and duty. He was a right bastard after him and Julia started working together, because he couldn't stay away from Julia. Practically everyone around them knew that they were attracted to each other. However, mutual attraction is not what you would call what Nathan and Julia have. Nathan kept his hands to himself until he couldn’t anymore. Because he and Julia have so much more than attraction and it's so intense and insatiable, bordering on obsession. Once Nathan got his head together and realized what he needed with a little help from Julia’s twin, he didn't mess around. He laid his cards on the table and went after who he had wanted for months. They were perfect together; so in tune with each others wants and needs, and he never missed a chance to ravish her and it was the same for Julia. This was a fabulous love story that had everything from heartbreak to a crazy ex stalker. Also, let’s not forget those between the sheets moments, or against the wall moments, because they were spectacular. Those love scenes were so unbelievably amazing, hotter than hot, sweat-drenching, sheet clenching fantastic. And there were lots of them. I can't believe this is the first book that Janet's written. I can't wait for more from her, and believe me, I will take my time with those too.

Giveaway:
Author Janet Nissenson is giving away a total of six prizes! One winner will receive a $15 Amazon gift card, and five readers will get an ebook copy of Serendipity. Ends 2/20/14 at 12 A.M. Eastern time. Open internationally to readers 18+. Enter through Rafflecopter.

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