Sunday, October 13, 2013

Ink Slinger PR Presents Tragically Flawed by A.M. Hargrove Blof Tour Stop


Riviera Benson’s past has been nothing but horrific. It’s filled with secrets that she intends to keep tightly locked away...terrifying secrets that keep her awake at night...that prevent her from getting close to anyone...anyone that is, until her work as a muralist drives her into the arms of the hot and sexy Shan.

Benjamin Shandon, owner of Shandon Homes, works like a thousand demons are chasing him...because perhaps they are. His business has boomed, ever since the forest fire swept through the canyon and destroyed hundreds of million dollar homes. He demands excellence in everything...from his employees to his women. He slows down for nothing, keeping a schedule that no sane person would want. But Riviera interrupts everything, twisting his guts inside out, and wedging her way into his heart, destroying a promise he made to himself.

Will they let their pasts control their future, or will they decide to let go and allow their hearts to discover each other’s?


My Review

5 of 5 Tragically Flawed

HOLY EFFING SHAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

First I have to say this I love every book that A.M. has written. She has this way of writing a story and capturing you and before you know it you are so invested emotionally and physically to the story that you can't put it down. For me I start yelling and screaming at my kindle and then if it is really bad like it was with this book I cried like a crazy woman because I know first hand what it is like to be in an abusive relationship and want out and once out struggle to trust anyone.So for me this book was personal and as I was reading I was so focused on what I was reading that I had not realized six hours passed by and I had finished the book.

Riv has spent years in an abusive relationship. She wants out but just doesn't see a way until one day she has had enough and she sneaks away in the middle of the night. She decides she will start her life over and she will not let anyone close to her. She will keep a distance and just work and have friends but NO ONE is going to get near her heart. This works for her because she has a job that she loves and a friend she talks to so she does not have idle time on her hands to think about the bad things or her past she escaped from. But all that comes crashing down when she meets Shan.

Lord Shan is hot sex on a platter but there is more to him than the looks. He has a successful business and a great life. He like Riv has secrets and a past that keeps his heart guarded. He takes his career serious and has no time for relationships so hook ups and no emotions is what he is about until he meets Riv. She slams into his heart something fierce and he has no idea why she has invaded his space but he is determined to show her she is safe with him. Shan is determined to make sure Riv knows he is the real deal which is hard because he is broken but he is determined to win Riv.

Will Shan be able to knock down Riv's walls long enough to get in and steal her heart? This is such a must read story of love and redemption and learning to fight for the one you want! 

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Author Information:

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase. Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head. Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window. She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job. Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with writing about being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups. 

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One lucky winner will walk away with an iPad Mini and a necklace that was designed by Kim at Nair & Bjorn after the one that Shan gave Riviera in Tragically Flawed.

The necklace is open for US and Canada residents only.

 In the event the winner is from outside the US, an Amazon Gift Card of comparable value to the iPad will be given and the 2nd place winner will receive the necklace.
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1 comment:

  1. Tee--omg, I'm eeeping all over the place, but I'm also humbled by your words. I know this story hit home with you, but I'm happy you enjoyed the read. Thanks for joining the tour and here's to happy ever afters! xoxo