Friday, August 8

***Tour,Review,Excerpt and Giveaway*** Hard as Stone By Sarah O'Rourke

Title:Hard as Stone                                                                                                         
Author:Sarah O'Rourke
Genre:Adult, Erotica, Romance/Suspense
Publication Date: May 31, 2014
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Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the beautiful town of Paradise is the perfect place to raise a family, have dinner at the local diner...and chase a ruthless killer.

Jacob Stone is an undercover DEA Agent dead-set on getting vengeance for his sister’s death.  When his sources tell him that the drug dealer he’s been searching for will soon be setting up a distribution center in the seemingly innocent town of Paradise, he moves in for the kill.

What Jake wasn’t counting on, however, was falling in love with gorgeous Harmony McKinnon – the ex-wife of the man he was determined to eliminate.

Harmony McKinnon never believed she’d find love again....not after the horrors she lived through with her ex-husband.  When she meets secretive Jacob Stone and soon falls in love, she never expected that her life would be in danger again...or that the man she’d come to trust would betray her. 

Can Jake make Harmony understand his motives?  Can Harmony trust him in spite of the past?  Will they have their happily ever after? 

Not everything is as it seems in the sleepy, little town of Paradise, Tennessee!

My Review

Holy crap!! Hard as Stone is one hot read! This is one of those books I went into expecting more suspense than romance but man was I pleasantly surprised. Sarah O’Rourke has masterfully written a great thrill ride with action, drama and really, really hot sex. I love the all the characters in this book, the sister are priceless and lil miss.Heaven had me in stiches. Let’s just say you will never hear “the farm and the del” again without cracking up. This book will have you from the word go. Sarah was able to give you every bit of information you could possibly want without making you roll your eyes hoping that it would just be over with. The way she was able to put every detail in without boring me to tears was amazing. This is defiantly one of my top 10 favorite reads so far this year. So without further ado let me introduce you to Jacob Stone and Harmony (along with her crazy ass sisters that this story would not be the same

Jacob Stone…my oh my he is my definition of an alpha male that will have you drooling all over this book. He is ex-military and now an undercover DEA agent. He pursued the DEA job to seek vengeance for the death of his sister. The DEA world has nicknamed him the widow maker and he is known to take a life without blinking an eye, when he gets a tip that the man he has been looking for is planning on starting up a new drug base in the small town of Paradise he goes there on “vacation” to do his own investigating. What he doesn’t expect is that the family of women who he has been told has ties to one of the key players in the drug ring will turn his life upside down in the best possible way. He goes in expecting to use Harmony as a pawn in his game but once he meets her and looks into her eyes he knows that this is the women that he wants to lay down his life for. Only problem is he falls head over heels in love with Harmony and her daughter Heaven but he still hasn’t told her what actually brought him to Paradise in the first place. Now with time no longer on his side he needs to find a way to protect everything that he has now found to live for but the drug world has other ideas, along with Harmony’s ex-husband.

“Life is filled with shots, Zeke. Some I’ve missed. Some I’ve thrown away. Some I’ve avoided. But Harmony McKinnon is my shot…my shot at good and clean and pure…my shot in ways you can’t even understand. She’s my last shot at happy. And believe me, I’m takin’ it.”

Harmony is an amazing character, I love the fact the can be vulnerable and downright hard headed and stands up for her family. When she was 16 she fell in love with her husband and on the day of graduation she ran off to marry him against the wishes of her family. When she returns her parents tell her to choose him or her family, she chooses him and it a decision that will haunt her for the rest of her life. When her husband fails to pick up Harmony’s younger sister Honor one night it turns to tragedy. Honor was kidnapped and raped, then left for dead. Thankfully she was found but in turn Harmony goes after her husband to tell him it’s over, he could beat on her and treat her like crap but she could never forgive him for putting her baby sister’s life in danger. Unfortunately this leads to the worst beating of her life, in the aftermath she finds out that she is pregnant but with the help of the local law man Zeke(who by the way is one hot ass man too) and the local attorney Able(another nice piece with a shall we sat decorated tree…lol) she gets a divorce and all his rights to his daughter.

“I can’t promise clear skies, darlin’,” Jacob admitted quietly. “But I can damn sure be there with the umbrella when that rain falls.”

For years Harmony shut down from men but when Jacob comes into her world like a bull in a china shop she finds herself starting to feel things she swears she never will again. But with this hat as hell alpha male she has no choice but to fall in love and do it kicking and screaming. The chemistry between Jacob and Harmony is off the freaking charts and I’m pretty sure that like Harmony had with the new shower I may have had a mini orgasm over this book.

So if I haven’t convinced you to read this book yet I have some more to my arsenal in the way of Patience and Faith, Harmony’s other sisters. Holy crap Patience will have you laughing till you cry. I don’t want to give too much away but there is part where she is high on morphine that will have you laughing till it hurts. And the best part hers and Able's story is coming out nextJ So really all I can say to you all is read this book, you won’t be disappointed. Cheers to you Sarah on an amazing series and thank you for brining Jacob Stone into my world!!

★★☆5 Undercover Stars★★☆

Reviewed By Angela Deforge


Harmony’s fingers curled around the corded tendons in his shoulders, hanging on tightly as his fingertips trailed lower across her quivering abdomen just above the elastic band of her panties.  “Jake, hurry” she begged when his fingers merely plucked at the elastic at the waist of her underwear, popping it against her hot skin. 
“I feel like I’m unwrapping a gift that I waited my entire life to receive,” he whispered against her breast, nipping a turgid rosy nipple with his teeth and pulling a low whine from his woman’s throat.  “Did you really think I wasn’t gonna savor every single minute of this, baby?  You’ve kept me hard as stone for weeks, dreaming of having you underneath me in my bed.  This isn’t gonna be a hurried little encounter that I’ll let you sweep under the rug after we’re done.  Nah, I’m gonna take my sweet time and make damn sure you remember every second in my arms.  I’m gonna love you so well that you won’t be able to think of anything but the next time you can crawl in my bed and feel my hands all over this gorgeous body again.  I’m gonna make you crave me as much as I do you, Harmony.”
Harmony panted against Jake’s neck as his dark words built a feverish need inside her.  She could feel his calloused fingertips sliding down the crease of her thigh, hooking in the gusset of her panties and tugging firmly.  She audibly gasped when she heard the thin material rip and tear.  “You tore my panties off,” she choked, shocked by his ardor.

“Mmmmm, can’t eat your candy if it’s still in the wrapper, darlin’,” he returned, unworried by her stunned surprise at his action as he blew a heated breath against her stomach.  Kissing a path across her belly, he nipped her hip before lifting the slick material he’d torn off her to his nose and deeply inhaling her heady feminine scent.  “These panties are soaked with your cream, baby.  A man could get high off a smell this sweet.  I can’t wait to see how you taste.”  

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About the Author
Sarah O'Rourke is the alter ego of two best friends who have taken their passion for romantic fiction and erotica to the publishing world. Born and raised in the southern United States, one lives near Louisville, KY, while the other resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Neither is ever very far from a tall glass of sweet iced tea, their dog-eared copies of Gone With the Wind, or their Steel Magnolias DVDs!

Formerly an accountant and a chemist, they are now overworked, stay-at-home moms who adore their children, their husbands...and writing about love in every way possible!

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1 comment:

  1. Wooohooo! Thank you sooo much for reading Hard as Stone...and for the great 5-star review! We appreciate you very much! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3