Sunday, July 6, 2014

Icing on the Cake (Review+Excerpt)

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Review 
I love books like this! A strong heroine and a sexy hunk are easy reads for me! This book was an absolute pleasure to read! I had no trouble staying interested in it because I wanted more and MORE! 

Sara is all kinds of messed up--at least that is what other people think. She lives in a rundown apartment in a shitty part of town and has a very bad reputation among her family. She tries really hard not to mess up her sister's wedding, but some things are inevitable, especially with Curtis in the picture. There's so much more to Sara than she lets others see. Her walls are always up because people are always assuming the worst of her, but she's really just a softie. Her sarcasm makes one her walls, which made the book fun to read! I love a girl with a smart mouth. 

Curtis is glad his brother is getting married but can't wait for it to be over. He just wants to be in and out of the ceremony. He's hoping everything is smooth but that goes down the drain when the dark beauty shows up at the wedding rehearsal. He doesn't want to be tied down but he wants her. He thinks he only wants to get to know her physically, but he's wrong, way wrong. He can't get enough of her. Curtis doesn't want to be attracted to her, but just is! 

Their story is an emotional journey. It's more about them trying to commit. She has to deal with her past and needs him to do so. She doesn't open up to him instantly, it takes her a while. I loved this about the book. You saw their relationship grow, which made it so much more realistic. 

Overall, this book was a book that I could totally see belonging to Entangled Brazen's Romance novels! It was a great, easy, entertaining read! Although I had not read the previous novel, I had no trouble understanding the other characters. This book can easily be a standalone novel so don't worry if you haven't read Cup of Sugar (Book #1). 

EXCERPT 
The second shed passed the town limits, Sara hit the accelerator. Curtis grinned for no one to see and gave the Mustang gas. Thought she could shake him, did she? Not a chance. Her Trans Am was no match for his 67 Fastback. Also, he wasnt inclined to lose.
The woman could drive, though. She led him on a heated chase, ripping down empty rural roads, ignoring the posted speed limit, failing to stop for those irrelevant red signs on the corners. He cranked up the tunes and followed suit through every twist, turn and straightaway.
The game ended way too damn soon, with a final turn down a long, gravel laneway bordered by thick woods. Fifty feet later, they reached a charming red-sided house set on one side of a large clearing. Natural forest surrounded the massive yard, except for a small stretch on the far right side where waterfront broke the circle. On the other side of the yard stood a small smokehouse. And speaking of smoke, there was Saras dad, waving from his station at the barbecue, near the houses adjoined garage.
Curtis returned the greeting, shut off the car and hopped out. No wonder his brother liked coming up here to visit the future in-laws. Not only were Peter and Meredith Chambers nice people, they had a sweet setupif you liked the whole serenity scene, as Conn did. Curtis didnt mind kicking back for short stints now and then, but too much calm and relaxation made him twitchy. Give him the adrenaline rush of ripping down a country road any day.
You kept up, Sara said as he rounded his car and popped the trunk.
He turned and found her leaning against the nearest vehicle, legs crossed at the ankles and arms folded across those amazing tits, straining the limits of the worlds tightest black t-shirt. Sunlight filtering through the treetops bounced off her shiny, dark hair, giving it an amber aura that matched her eyes. At the moment, those eyes were loaded with daggers, all of which were aimed at him. Deservedly so.
Didnt change a thing though. If possible, it increased his urge to stalk over there and stake his claim on the wild-eyed beauty. He settled for the stalking part. And some looming over her, which he did with his hands tucked safely in his pockets.
You didnt want to lose me. Admit it.
She admitted nothing. Just stared up at him wearing a defiant, sexy smile. Exceeding the speed limit, failure to stop, reckless driving. Im shocked at your blatant disregard for the law. She tsked. Maybe I should make a citizens arrest.
Go for it. Youll have to hold me until an officer arrives. Think you could? He moved closer, still keeping hands off, yet essentially pinning her to the vehicle. I, for one, would enjoy your attempt to restrain me. Very much.
Tires crunching over gravel and the accompanying toot of a horn interrupted whatever saucy thing would likely have flown from Saras lush, red lips. Instead, she pushed past him, brushing her tits against his arm and copping a feel of his groin in the process.
Seems youre already half-cocked at the idea.
He threw his head back and laughed up at the trees. The silent surroundings gave the sound a booming quality. He really did have his work cut out for him this weekend. Making sure Sara behavedhe could do that. Holding himself to the same standard was looking to be the more difficult task.
She paused and looked back when he didnt trail after her. Are you coming?

He snagged the bottle of Scotch from his trunk, closed it and caught up with her in two strides. One hand positioned on the small of her back, he leaned in close to her ear. When were naked later, babe, you wont have to ask. You wont even be able to ask, because youll be moaning my name at the time. He smacked her ass hard enough to make her jump, then abandoned her to join his brother on the Chambers deck.
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2 comments:

  1. Thanks for giving me a big smile! I'm so happy you loved ICING ON THE CAKE. Thank you for all the lovely compliments. :)
    And thank you for taking the time to review it, too! Much appreciated. :)

    ~Karla

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    1. You're welcome! I loved the book and can't wait to read more of it!

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