Friday, 29 November 2013

Blog Tour ~ Review, Excerpt, Giveaway & More ~ True Bliss (Bliss 2) by BJ Harvey


Title: TRUE BLISS (Bliss # 2)
Author: BJ Harvey
Published: November 25th
Organized by: The Book Avenue


She watched her best friend find her superhero.

Now she wants her turn.
 
Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.

Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince.
But Kate doesn’t want an everyday, run of the mill love.
 
She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.
 
Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart? 
 
What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?
 
She just needs to open her eyes to see it... 
 
*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don't forget the batteries.*
 
Our Review
 
**ARC Received for honest review**
 
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4.5 Stars

I can’t wait to work my way through this band of merry men that BJ Harvey introduced us to in Mac and Daniel’s story. This is the turn of Zander “the stripper” and Kate, Mac’s best friend and flat mate!

Kate is a dreamer, she dreams of fairy castles, princesses, her prince and her knight in shining armour, whisking her away and giving her the perfect HEA that she always dreamt of.

“See, here’s the problem. I don’t just want a good love, one of those everyday loves that you hear about. I want the crazy kind of love that we’ve been warned about. The kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you want to dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset while screaming at the top of your lungs. The kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about. I want true, total body mind and soul, bliss.”

See, she has low expectations…NOT!! No wonder she is still single!! She therefore decides to try her hand at online dating. After a chain of unsuccessful dates her hopes and dreams are being shattered…will she ever find True Bliss? She finally strikes up a conversation with “Nightdancer23” on Chicago singles and finally she can see some light at the end of the tunnel.

“P.S. No cock pictures or requests for naked photos from me. I’m sure you’re more than happy with your penis and are excited to show it around to strangers, but I’m looking for a person who doesn’t just think with their trouser snake, pork sword, or purple-headed womb ferret. Thanks all the same.”

Zander, who could forget Zander…he was one of Mac’s “friends with benefits” he was also the guy that helped Kate when she was drunk one night and spurned her advances because she was drunk. He didn’t want to be one of her regrets. Ever since that night though she is all he can think about. He is besotted, he is infatuated but he is scared to make a move. After all, don’t BFF’s have a “girl code” about “sloppy seconds?” even though he would never consider himself that way, it puts him off, he does not want to be rejected. He therefore needs to make her love him…maybe Nightdancer23 can help? Or will it all back fire?

We all know Kate’s 3 date rule, she made Mac adhere to it with Daniel. No below the waist action for the first 3 dates! Who knew that kissing could be so much fun or sooooo orgasmic!! Mac does try to play match maker here and this calls for some fun times, so when Zander’s flat mate burns down their apartment she tells Zander to take her room and she will begin her move in with Daniel! Will Mac pushing these two together into close proximity enable them to “get it on” or will they just end up hating each other?

“But first, I need to do this.” And then his lips met mine. And I’m done for. D.O.N.E. Contract signed, deal done.”

I loved the way that this book was so different from Mac and Daniel’s story, in this one we get the slow build, the slow burn, the learning about each other, friendship, courtship and then love, lust and hot steamy scenes. We also get the miscommunications, the bumps, the hiccups and all that goes with a new relationship, but it just makes it more relatable and believable.

“That was the hottest thing I’ve ever seen. If that happens just from us kissing, from us touching and kissing, imagine how hot it is going to be between us when we get to the good stuff.”

I loved that we continued with Mac and Daniels story throughout this book and they were both instrumental in getting these two finally together. The chapters we were treated to at the end, just made me smile as only Mac can make me do.

“He has the audacity to chuckle. I mean, I’m a health professional, I know all there is to know about bedside manners, and laughing at a lunatic pregnant woman is NOT the thing to do. It’s not cool, man. NOT. COOL.”

With every new release by BJ Harvey I can see her writing evolving and she is really carving a niche for her stories. They are extremely fun and sexy and are a really light read that will leave your heart full and your face with a smile from ear to ear. Totally loving this authors work and I can’t wait to read “the Doc’s” story next.
 
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Kate

“Girl’s night with Mac?” Nathan asks around a mouthful of his sandwich.

“Yep. Usually she’s at Daniel’s place or they’re at ours. We haven’t had a girls night in a long time.”

“Are handsome gay men with a love of rom coms and chocolate allowed at girls nights?”

“Maybe, depends what the handsome gay man is willing to bring to the table,” I say with a cheeky grin.

“Normally it would be two out of the three important c’s, cronuts and chardonnay, but lucky for you, it promises to be a very lucky night for me. I have a date with a six foot tall, hard as rock body, Puerto Rican man who has expressed an interest in all things Nate. So it looks like I might get a C of my own tonight.”

I clap my hands in glee like a barking seal at Sea World. “Nate, that’s great. That’s definitely a better offer than drinking with me while I gossip with my bestie.”

Nate is a man whore who seeks out fellow man whores. We bonded instantly over a love of hair and cronuts. Cronuts are the genius combination of a donut and a croissant filled with vanilla cream. Seriously, he introduced me to the glorious pastry and my ass has been cursing him ever since. Of course Nate says my ass has never looked so good, so I keep him around as my personal ass motivation coach. Every girl needs one of those.

“Yes well one can only live in hope that the promise of him is just as good as the reality. You’d know all about that, wouldn’t you?”




Indie Author hailing from the most beautiful country in the world, New Zealand.
 
Avid reader, television watcher, and facebooker. Having been writing off and on for a long time but started writing fiction in 2012. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn't music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you. 
 
I'm a wife to one husband, mother of two gorgeous girls, self-employed doing communications and business consulting as well as studying accounting full time.
 
Addicted to energy drinks, chocolate, cronuts, Vampire Diaries and pickles with mustard. 


 

OTHER WORKS OF BJ HARVEY

TEMPORARY BLISS (BLISS #1)
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LOST IN DISTRACTION
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LOST FOR YOU
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