Monday, February 24, 2014

Wanton Heat by Nicola Marsh with Giveaway & Review

by: Nicola Marsh
Release Date: 2/24/14
Genre: Contemporary Romance (Hot)
Tagline: At his majesty’s service…or so he thinks.

At his majesty’s service…or so he thinks.

With her job and her self-respect on the line, advertising executive and reformed bad-girl Zoe Keaton heads to Italy to score a vital business deal. Unfortunately, the guy she needs to convince is the wickedly hot—and totally closed-off—Prince Dominic Ricci, who has no intention of listening to her pitch. So with the queen’s help, Zoe does the only thing that will get the job done. She kidnaps him.

But the joke’s on her when the queen’s matchmaking strands Zoe and the prince on the royal family’s secluded island. Zoe vows not to mix business with pleasure—and prove that she’s more than a spoiled rich girl who bought her way to success—but when the prince turns up the heat, the chemistry between them ignites. Is it just sizzling sex, or could an Italian prince with a tragic past fall for a take-no-prisoners American?

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My Review: 5 stars
Damn, this was good. The story line was original. I really liked that Dominic was the way he was because of the people who always tried to get something from him, and his wanting to honor his fathers wishes. So I understand his reluctance to change anything for Zoe's ad campaign. I liked Queen Catherine's fiesty attitude and match-making skills. She knew just what to say, how to say it and when. But then, she's the Queen, so...yeah. For Dominic being a Prince, I loved that Nicola had him multi-layered. Not just one type, but many rolled into one. I loved Zoe with her kick ass approach to life and her flat-out honesty was so refreshing to me. I liked that she tried to be independent, because really, up until Dominic showed her more, she never had anyone to rely on - relationship wise. Yes, she had her partner and friend, Allie. But that's a different type of relationship. Zoe and Dominic hit things off right away, and that caused some issues. But innovation on Zoe's part prior to what Dominic did and said things he shouldn't have, helped get this back on track. Loved the kidnapping! This is my first read my Nicola, and it will not be the last. This was innovative, fresh and fiesty and fantastic in every way. Most excellent.

Author Bio:
USA TODAY bestselling author Nicola Marsh writes flirty fiction with flair for adults and riveting, eerie stories for young adults.

Based in Melbourne, she has published 45 books and sold over 5 million copies worldwide. She writes contemporary romances for Harlequin Mills & Boon, Entangled Publishing and is self-published. Her first indie release, Crazy Love, was a 2012 ARRA (Australian Romance Readers Award) finalist. BANISH, a thriller with Harlequin Teen Australia, is her young adult debut (August 2013), closely followed by the release of a paranormal YA series starting with Scion of the Sun (Month9Books, November 2013)

She's also a Waldenbooks and Bookscan bestseller, a 2013 National Readers' Choice Award and RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) winner, a multi-finalist for awards including the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award, RBY, HOLT Medallion, Booksellers' Best Award, Golden Quill, Laurel Wreath, More than Magic and has won several CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Awards.
A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now adores writing full time, chasing after her two little heroes, barracking loudly for her North Melbourne Kangaroos footy team and her favourite, curling up with a good book!
She also loves interacting with readers. She blogstweets incessantly, chatters on Facebook and answers emails.

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