Monday, January 13

*** New Release *** Review & Giveaway of Reforming the Playboy

Title: Reforming the Playboy (Passion Creek #1)
Author:Inara Scott
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: January 13, 2014
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Five years ago, she left without a word...

Internationally-renowned artist Max Estin is as well known for his million dollar commissions as he is his partying and clubbing. But Max is hiding a secret—for almost a year he’s been completely blocked. Unable to paint. And to unlock his art, and save his career, he’s going to need the one woman he never wanted to see again.

Now, he’s determined to make her pay...

Kira Butler never told Max exactly why she left, or what secrets forced her to return home to Passion Creek so abruptly. So when a chance reunion turns to seduction, Kira is more than a little suspicious. She knows better than to trust Max, but can’t fight the fire that he lights in her body—or her heart. But when everyone is hiding a secret, can even the hottest passion survive?

My Review

Five years have passed.  Kira must now face Max against her will to prevent nude drawings of herself from being sold to the highest bidder and displayed publicly.  The Belle Femme collection was the ultimate demonstration of Max's love for Kira, and now, these charcoal drawings are bringing them back together again.

All this time, Max has harbored a deep anger and disillusionment against Kira.  She abandoned him without much of an explanation after a one year relationship.  Now is his turn to teach her how much it hurt to be dumped by her.  Kira and Max must come to terms with their past.  The undeniable attraction between them has survived five years of isolation and loneliness, and becomes the driving force in this story.

Focus is on the impact of selling out and running away from your dreams.  Both actions will deeply affect our characters with ramifications far more complicated than they can foresee.  Extreme ambition or cowardice to life can hurt your loved ones, even when you may be protecting them.

This is a profound love story and both Kira and Max must make the effort to understand and accept who they have become and start rebuilding from there.

In her unique storytelling style, Inara Scott allows us to journey with these characters in search for answers and a happily ever after. Their artistic gifts and their stubborn resolve will be tested to the limit.  Dreams long forgotten become alive again.  In the end, two souls will find their balance and embrace a future that is meant to be.  Loved this story.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

4.5 Stars 
by Gloria Herrera

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About the Author

I wrote my first book when I was in high school--a romance called "A Wild and Stormy Passion," which featured swordplay, kidnapping, a pirate heroine, and lots of naughty bits (that came entirely from my adolescent imagination!). Since then, I've written young adult novels and adult romances of the category, contemporary, and fantasy varieties. My books are romantic, sensual, and unconventional.

I am a dabbler and an emotional sponge. I can't read scary books or anything with an unhappy ending. I reserve the right to enjoy country music, puppies, true love, and happily ever after.

If you're perusing my Goodreads shelves, you should know I only review books I want to share the word about. If you ask me, life's too short to read something you don't enjoy.

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway I love discovering new authors :)

  2. Nice cover...... can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway

  3. OH this book is on my TBR list..thanks for the gvieaway!

  4. I agree with you! I always need my happy ending too!