Friday, May 2

***Blog Tour, Review & GIVEAWAY*** BENDER by Stacy Borel


Title: Bender (The Core Four #1)
Author: Stacy Borel
Genre: NA Romance
Publication Date: April 21, 2014
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All Keegan wanted was a roommate who was quiet, minded their own business, and paid for part of the rent. Instead, she got Camden Brooks. 

Camden, with his sinful body, sharp tongue, and the inability to stay out of Keegan’s personal space, couldn’t seem to curb his interest in the new girl who wouldn’t put up with his domineering ways. 

Feelings were running rampant, sexual tension was thick, and both were struggling to let go of control. 

To some people, getting a roommate simply meant living with another person. But to both Camden and Keegan it was a curveball that neither was prepared to swing at. 

**Strong sexual content** 
Can be read as a stand alone. Each brother will have their own book. (A 96,000 word novel)

My Review

Wow I needed this book.

I’ve been in kind of a book rut lately and this was the perfect book to bring me out of my slump.

It made me laugh and has a lighter feel to it. Oh, and did I mention it is filled with undoubtedly Alpha Hotness? I mean you have Camden and then he has not one, not two…but THREE brothers who are just as hot and just as alpha as he is! *swoon*

Holy crispy cracker this book had my temperature rising and made me frustrated to no end (and not the kind of frustrated that makes my head want to explode…if you know what I mean).

*wink wink*

Keegan just wants a life of her own. A life where she can get away from the heavy responsibilities that have been laid upon her. And her only way to do that is to move out of her mom’s house and live like any normal twenty year old college student would. She’s seen a couple of places (which made me seriously laugh out in hysterics) and it terrifies her. Her last option almost seems too good to be true. It’s beautiful and clean and she has her own space (and it even has a door, hahaha).

But, what she wasn’t expecting was Camden.

Camden is… *sigh*… an ASS! Yep, totally an ass from the second he meets Keegan. If looks could kill Keegan would be a goner and if words could slice she’d be in a million pieces.

I seriously wanted to jump through my kindle and kick his ass for her. I could not believe the things that came out of his mouth!

If I were Keegan I would have wanted to just hide under the table and cry. But her, no Keegan stands up for herself and despite wanting to run away she looks him straight in the eye and gives as good as she gets. I absolutely LOVED her. She is so honest and true. She is quick witted, has a heart of gold and has a mouth on her that can give a good lashing when it needs to.

And boy does she put it to good use.

I just love the whole love/hate roommate storyline. The sexual tension is always dangerously high and if written right could rival any good sex scene…and boy this book does that!

Normally I get frustrated if an author waits to long in a book before diving into a good romance scene but my god, the banter and tension between Camden and Keegan is explosively hot. I loved every second of it.

Camden is a gym owner with a perfectly chiseled body and Keegan is your everyday girl with many responsibilities and self-esteem/body issues. So moving in with this perfect male specimen and watching him flaunt his tall and thin one night stands in and out of the apartment is like a punch to the gut.

“I’d really appreciate it if you’d stop brining your stick figured, zero percent body fat, fake boob, airhead bimbos in my house. And yes, it’s also my house. I have a contract that says so.”

But she can’t understand why. Why should she care what or who he does? If he’s not slaying her with insults then he’s ignoring her and treating her like a nobody.

So why on earth does she feel this undeniable attraction to him? And why on earth does he feel the need to protect and take care of her? It confuses her. His actions say one thing and his words and looks say another. It leaves her completely confused.

Despite everything that has happened between them, she knows without a doubt that he would do absolutely anything to protect her and never do anything to intentionally harm her.

Confusion and hurt wracked my body like a tidal wave. It came slamming into me when I wasn’t prepared. Nothing felt right, and yet in his arms everything felt right.

I’m telling you that when these two finally give in to their attraction you will see fireworks. My god, I’m quivering just thinking about it. Camden and his dominating dirty mouth and Keegan and her sweet innocence.

It’s an explosive combination. One that will surely leave you hot, bothered, and with a huge grin on your face!

Still suffering from her self-consciousness, Keegan can’t quite believe that he Camden would be interested in her but his words…

Camden is just the perfect mix of everything. He has just made it onto my favorites list for BB’s. Yeah, he starts out as a complete ass but by the end of this story he will be embedded so far into your book lovin’ heart that you will be left with one hell of a book hangover.

This story is made up of a bunch of amazing characters. Keegan’s best friend Macie is awesome. I love Sarah, Keegan’s little sister. She was super cute. Oh, and did I mention that Camden has three brothers? Yeah, I think I did but it’s worth mentioning twice… we will get to read their stories too and I can’t wait. Especially Dodger’s. Man that guy is crazy sexy awesome. This book is filled to the brink with Alpha-ness and I could not get enough.

Stacy Borel has just hooked me. Plain and simple. I will definitely be adding the rest of this series to my must read list. P.S. LOVE the cover!

“I’ll give you more. Is that what you want?” 

he growled, frustration plastered on his face.

“Give me all you’ve got.”

“Little girl, you’ve just stepped into the big leagues.”

★★☆ 5 "Out of The Park Home Run" Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson

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About the Author

Stacy Borel currently resides in southeast Texas with her husband and two kids. She grew up as a military brat and has lived everywhere from California, Alaska, Azores Portugal, and Hawaii. She loves traveling and seeing new places, so being a military spouse is perfect for her. Stacy enjoys the adventure of moving every 2-4yrs. It's refreshing to experience a new place.

Stacy is a self proclaimed reading addict and Facebook addict. If she's not doing one of those two things, she can be found writing, or playing with her kids. Some of her hobbies are listening to new music, going fishing, being active outdoors, and she always loves spending time with her out of state family.

Stacy discovered Indie Authors in early 2012 after reading Fifty Shades of Grey, and there began her passionate love affair with books. She always wrote stories and journals growing up, but she decided in December 2012 to really dip her toes in the water with a romance novel. She now has three full length novels under her belt, and a whole new series for the 2014 year.

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  1. I've had a few friends rec this book to me so I'd love to win :)

  2. I'd love to win as this book sounds amazing.

  3. This book sounds so good! Thanks so much for the chance!

  4. All the reviews on this book make it sound like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  5. This book sounds perfect...thanks for the chance to win!

  6. Yikes! Just read your little blurbs from this book.... I think it wants me just as much as I want it!

  7. Thanks for the chance to win! Looks great!