Monday, May 26, 2014

Bad Girls Don't Marry Marines (Rock Canyon Romance #3) by Codi Gary with Giveaway, Excerpt & Review



Bad Girls Don’t Marry Marines
Rock Canyon Romance #3
By: Codi Gary
Releasing May 20th, 2014
Avon Impulse

Blurb
Bad girls finally have their day in Codi Gary newest sexy, fun contemporary romance from the town of Rock Canyon.

The bad girl who stole his heart…

Valerie Willis has done it all: tattoos, one-night stands, even strip-poker. And now, she can add getting a messy public divorce to that list. Back in her hometown of Rock Canyon, Val just wants to bury her head and wait for the scandal to pass. But when she suddenly finds herself at a single’s weekend face-to-face with former flame Justin Silverton, hiding from her heart - and the sexy Marine - won’t be that simple.

Is just too good to let go…

It’s been ten years since Justin kissed Val, but he still remembers the way they just seemed to…fit. Since then he’s served his country and helped his father keep their ranch intact, but he never forgot Val or her wild ways. So when a twist of fate brings him the chance to chase her across state lines and spend a weekend winning her heart, Justin’s all in. Because when he sees something he wants, he fights for it. And he’s ready to fight for the right to call this bad girl his one and only. 



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EXCERPT: 
“Are you killing a cat in here?”

Val whirled around to find Justin standing in the open doorway. “Quick, close the door.”

Justin stepped inside and shut the door, his gaze shifting between her and the irate feline. “What did you do to it?” The gray beanie pulled over his ears and its little brim was cute resting just above those lovely amber eyes. It had been a little over twelve hours since she’d seen him, but with the kiss fresh in her mind, he was an unwelcome distraction in a dangerous situation.

“Nothing yet. His owner ‘forgot’ to give him his sedative, and when I opened his carrier, he escaped.”

“Huh. Pretty cat.” Justin walked around the grooming table, closer to the cages, and crooned, “Hey there.”

Val watched in amazement as the damn cat’s ears perked forward and he watched Justin with curiosity.

“Was this lady picking on you?”

“Excuse me?” Val cried. Sweet Pea’s ears flattened and he looked at her with a glare, as if to say, stop talking.

“It’s okay, buddy; you come down and I’ll make sure your mommy knows to give you some tuna.” Justin’s voice and focus remained on the cat as he lifted up his arms. The stupid creature relaxed and inched forward, hopping down into Justin’s arms with a small meow.

Val couldn’t believe it. She just stood there, dumbstruck, as Justin helped Sweet Pea back into his carrier and zipped the canvas bag without a fuss.

“There you go, buddy.” Justin picked up the carrier and gave Val a raised eyebrow. “What?”

“How the heck did you do that?” she asked as she took the bag from him and stuck it into a cage for good measure. “And more to the point, what are you doing here?”

“Most animals like me, but I’ve always had a way with cats.” She turned around in time to catch his shrug. “As to the other, I was in the neighborhood and wanted to check on your sister.”

“Oh,” Val said, disappointment settling in her stomach like a block of cement, bringing her down.


Why are you upset? He’s all wrong for you, remember?

My Review: 4 1/2 stars
I love this series! Codi has a way of making her characters so wonderfully flawed human beings, that I can't help but care for them and want good things to happen. I loved the backstory about Justin and Valerie. I loved how she reacted when she found out that Justin had come looking for her, because all these years she didn't know. Valerie's father is a controlling ass, and wants her to do some really awful things for her. He doesn't really care if any of his daughters are happy, just if it looks that way. Jerk!! And that's putting it really nicely. Justin has always wanted Valerie since that night 10 years ago. But other things have always gotten in the way. He's got the chance to make her his now, and he's taking it. Valerie fights her attraction to Justin, until she finds out just how far her father is willing to go to manipulate her life for his benefit. There are still obstacles in the way and a couple of twists I didn't see coming. Can Justin and Valerie can work their way past them to find their way together? Read this and find out. It's a fabulous story ane I really enjoyed it from beginning to end. I'm up for reading Codi's work anytime!

Author Info

An obsessive bookworm, Codi Gary likes to write sexy small-town contemporary romances with humor, grand gestures, and blush-worthy moments. When she's not writing, she can be found reading her favorite authors, squealing over her must-watch shows, and playing with her children. She lives in Idaho with her family.

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(Digital Set of THINGS GOOD GIRLS DON’T DO & GOOD GIRLS DON’T DATE ROCK STARS, Books One and Two of the Rock Canyon Series)



2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting a promo slot and for the lovely review! I am so happy you liked Justin and Val! :-)

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