Tuesday, August 5

*** Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway *** Stay by Hilary Wynne


Title: Stay
Author: Hilary Wynne
Genre: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication Date: November 18, 2013
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Set against the steamy and sultry world of South Beach, Florida, a modern romance unfolds in Stay.

Alexa is beautiful, independent and hard to resist for serially unattached Julian. Neither one is looking for a relationship, but their palpable chemistry and instant emotional connection is too strong to ignore. For the first time in years, Julian is interested in more than just sex. He wants a relationship with intoxicating Alexa, but it's not that simple. Not only are Julian and Alexa struggling with the intensity of this new relationship, but they also have to contend with Luke, Alexa's best friend, whose own love for her leaves him willing to do anything to convince her that Julian is not the man for her. Luke's determination and Alexa's secret past threaten to tear Julian and Alexa apart as she struggles to open her heart to love. Julian and Alexa embark upon a roller-coaster ride of emotional and physical passion that both pulls them apart and holds them together. Despite their affinity for each other, Alexa fears that Julian will leave when he learns about her past and Julian is unsure he can love a woman who in so many ways remains a mystery, a woman who keeps threatening to run, a woman who can't decide if she is going to STAY.

My Review

Ummm, question…. Why the hell have I not heard of or read this book before now??
OH. MY. GOD. This book is seriously one sexy read!! It’s soooo fucking hot! I loved every single page. Julian and Alexa are simply scorching hot together.

The story begins with Alexa Reed. Alexa is a reformed social butterfly, turned anti social recluse over the past 10 months following the death of her ex boyfriend Brady. The loss of Brady has spurred so many profound emotional issues, causing her to have no desire what-so-ever to jump back into either the social or dating scene.

This is of course until she meets Julian Bauer, the sex- on- a- stick with a side of pure sweetness that is Julian; he is the infamous wealthy Latin playboy of South Beach who in the end brings about huge changes for Alexa.

After a night out celebrating her BFF Luke’s birthday at Stellar, the hottest new club Alexa literally runs into the infamous Julian Bauer spilling her drink all over him. It’s at this moment where Wynne describes Julian that I abso-fuckin-lutely start salivating over this man! Hello hot stuff!! From this point on I can’t seem to turn the pages fast enough, the connection and crazy chemistry these two have is literally instant and I can’t wait to see where this story is going to go.

Julian Bauer is young, rich, successful, and sooooo freakin’sexy. He is confident and drops some of the best sexual innuendos and dirty one-liners that I have ever read! Julian opens is mouth and honestly the promise of pure sex falls out! Between his English and Spanish laced words no wonder women fall over themselves for his attention.

And of course the last thing he’s looking for a serious relationship and is purely of the “love em’ and leave em’ “ school of thought.

That is too of course until he meets Alexa!

“Luke, this beautiful lady likes the look of your mojitos and would like the taste of one on her tongue”

“Do you give this hard of a sell to all the ladies?” Juian Chucles and shakes his head slightly. “Oh, Alexa, you’re the only lady I want to give anything hard to at the moment”

By the time of their second encounter at the club Julian pretty much lays his claim on Alexa caveman style and from here the story just gets hotter and hotter. Julian decides that he wants Alexa in his life and makes it more than clear on several occasions. He is blatant in his sexual wants and is not afraid to go after her.

“Like you have anything to be jealous of. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about you since the moment you ran into me in the stairwell. Solamente en ti.”

 Alexa is Alexa’s biggest problem in this book, I totally get why she worries and is resistant/nervous but there were times when I just wanted to give her a little smack and tell her to shake her head. 

I love music in books and I just adored reading the lyrics that Alexa and Julian sent to each other throughout the book in order to help communicate how they were feeling.

I think this is one of the best descriptions to describe music and it’s impact that I have ever read! Days later these words uttered by Alexa still cross my mind…

There is nothing more comforting than hearing lyrics to a song you could’ve written yourself. The fact that another person did means someone else in the world knows how you’re feeling and that you’re not alone. 

There were times when the emotional issues really took place over the budding romance between Alexa and Julian and I swear toward the end when everything comes to a head and we are let in on what really happy between Alexa and Brady, I swear tears were streaming down my face. I could totally now forgive her for trying so hard to resist Julian and the crazy feeling he was evoking within her. But saying that I still couldn’t believe how amazing Julian is and how she could deny him for soooo long!

Now despite all problems, love triangles (Luke, of course!! He’s such an Ass!) and insecurities aside I need to focus on talking about the best part of this book… ALL THE SEX!!!

 THE TOTALLY SIZZLING, off the charts nympho sex that is in this book needs some serious attention. Let me tell you, a girl could get carpal tunnel while reading this book! LOL! No, but honestly the sex scenes, oh and there are many, are so vivid and well written that I felt like a voyeur at times. It didn’t matter if they were making sweet love or down right fucking I swear I could feel the passion and all consuming lust radiating between Julian and Alexa.  Oh and did I mention how friggin’ hot Julian speaking Spanish is?…ummm you may need a change in panties HOT! :)

“Mmmm, that’s it, baby. You’re so wet for me. So soft. So tight. I bet you’re so sweet. As soon as I make you come with my fingers, I’m going to do it again with my tongue and then again with my dick. I want to taste you. I can’t wait to be inside of you.”

I really loved this book and cannot wait to read the second in the series because I absolutely need to know that these two make it after that ending!

★★☆ 4.5 Smokin' Hot Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Gillian Grybas

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About the Author

Have you ever woken up one day and said, “Today’s the day I’m going to do (insert thing here)?” Well, I did, and the result is my first novel, Stay. I always thought of myself as a decent writer, and then a trip down memory lane through my ninth grade book of poetry confirmed it. I realize that I have always had a romantic side and a way with words. With support from my husband and kids (and an unspoken agreement to leave me alone for a few hours every night), I embarked on this incredible writing journey.

I’m originally from sunny Southern California and spent my summers in South Florida. I attended college at FSU and received my Masters in New Mexico. I finally settled in the Washington, DC area. My happy place has always been anywhere near the water.

When I’m not writing, I help run a business with my husband, watch an inordinate amount of sports (my kids play something 365 days a year), indulge my competitive spirit on the tennis court, and spend time with my awesome family and friends.

I am an avid reader, but find my characters feel neglected when I hang out with other author’s characters for too long. When I do read, historical fiction is my favorite genre. I love traveling and experiencing different cultures, places, and times.

I feel so blessed that my love of books inspired me to finally do something that I forgot I had always dreamed about doing.

My someday has arrived!

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  1. Wow this sounds like an awesome romance! I haven't read one in a while actually I've been more into darker books lately. Great review! :)

  2. Very interesting story! Would love to read it. Thanks for the chance :)

  3. This looks amazing! I would love to win and read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Sounds so.....so....good! Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. Sounds like it's smokin'.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway! You're awesome!

  7. would love to win any of the gifts!