Saturday, 22 February 2014

Blog Tour ~ Excerpt, Review & Giveaway ~ Enticed (The Fullerton Family Saga 1) by Ginger Voight


The first 2 books “Enticed” & “Entangled” to Ginger Voight’s newest series “The Fullerton Family Saga” are NOW AVAILABLE and we don’t have to wait to long for the conclusion of this series – Book #3 will be released in March!!!

Make sure to check out the Giveaway for Signed paperbacks of the entire Saga below! Be sure to join our Facebook Event for the Blog Tour – CLICK HERE to join.

Today we will bring you a review of book 1 ~ Enticed, don't forget to check back tomorrow for our Book 2 ~ Entangled review. We will be bringing you our review of book 3 in March.
 
Book 1 ~ Enticed
 
Book Description:
 
Rachel Dennehy had a crazy thought. If she could just start over somewhere else, she could forget about her sad and tragic past and all the ghosts that chased her. When an email landed in her inbox, to tutor a difficult student whose father just happened to be the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the nation, the apple was a bit too enticing for Rachel to refuse. She moves from Texas to Beverly Hills, where she is tasked with turning around her wealthy pupil’s bad attitude. It is a bad attitude that stems almost entirely from his parents’ ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle.

That her new boss Andrew, or Drew, Fullerton is one of the handsomest and most eligible bachelors in the world means nothing to Rachel. She has absolutely no plans to ever marry or have kids of her own. Her priority is teaching nine-year-old Jonathan, who needs her guidance and her direction and… most importantly… her friendship.Drew’s brother, Alex, however, assumes otherwise. He basically accuses her of being a gold-digging opportunist upon their first meeting. This sets the two immediately at odds, though they both have young Jonathan’s best interest at heart. Alex believes that Rachel is a “ringer,” a wholesome alternative to edge Jonathan’s socialite mother out of the running for custody, since she left Drew after her own salacious affair with a younger man. He wastes no time in telling Rachel that as long as she stays in her job, she will keep Jonathan from his real mother, and that is the driving force behind Drew’s interest. Unfortunately the more he tries to warn her away from Drew, the closer he ultimately propels her toward her charming boss.

Drew never questions her motivation or her presence because Jonathan thrives under her tutelage, and Drew is beguiled by her no-nonsense attitude that challenges him from the start.Rachel navigates these choppy waters solely to protect Jonathan. She sees the adults in the family as self-serving; most of whom are far more interested in hurting each other than taking care of this fragile, vulnerable boy. Her heart traps her into this sticky web, despite her own history of loss and betrayal. How long will she last? More importantly, what will she be required to give to save these Fullerton men who continually tug her in three different directions?

The saga begins with the first book, titled “Enticed,” due to release in early 2014. Author Ginger Voight returns to the dream-making landscape of Los Angeles, in a new tale that throws back the curtain on the dangerous power, appeal and excess of the privileged. Only by the time this tale is done, one principle character will pay the ultimate price as they all race toward that elusive happily ever after.
 
 
Excerpt:
 
“Enjoy your ‘me’ day?” Alex asked.

I felt my face flush and I cursed the knowing glint that shone in his eyes. “It was lovely,” I said.
“I bet,” he murmured as he studied my face. “Same time next week?”
I nodded and followed him to the front door. He stopped just before I could shut the door behind him. He looked as though he wanted to say something desperately, but debated doing it right up until he opened his mouth. I’m not sure even he knew what he was going to say until he said it. “Maybe next week you and I can spend the day together while Jonathan visits his mom.”
My eyes opened wide as I processed his unusual proposal. “Are you asking me on a date?”
“You’re single, right?” he asked. “You’re available, no prospective suitors. Nothing going on,” he probed. “Why not?”
“Other than the fact I don’t like you?”
He laughed. “You don’t like me because you don’t know me. Let’s rectify that.” His eyes narrowed as he surveyed my face. “Then maybe next weekend I can be the one who causes the blush to rise in your cheeks.”
I glared at him and stepped backward. “Goodbye, Alex,” I dismissed.”
 
Our Review:
 
**ARC received for honest review**
 
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 Stars

“I’m used to people leaving. I don’t get attached anymore. I know better.”

I fell in love with Giner Voight’s writing when I read the Groupie series, I fell in love with those characters and Ginger Voight did it again with the Fullerton’s. I must say, the person that totally stole my heart in this trilogy is Jonathan Fullerton, he was a little boy caught up in amongst the “grown up” circus that his family has become. This little boy captivated me totally and there was nothing I wouldn’t have done to protect him, he was like my own child and Ginger Voight portrayed this lost soul beautifully.

Rachel Dennehy is a school teacher back in Texas, she has had her own fair share of heart ache and has sworn off men for the rest of her life. Her best friend Nancy tries her best to pair her up with eligible men, but Rachel has no interest at all and is getting pretty peeved with her friends meddling. It is off the back of one those meddling missions that Rachel receives an email from Drew Fullerton requesting her services to home school his son Jonathan. Feeling caged in Texas she decides that perhaps this is the break that she needs and heads off to The Fullerton mansion in Beverly Hills to undertake what seems to be mission impossible and try and tame this rampant nine year old. The six figure salary is a great incentive, but to Rachel this is all about Jonathan and very soon these two are as thick as thieves. Rachel works wonders on Jonathan and Jonathan finally has that bit of stability that he craves.

It soon becomes clear that the Fullerton family is not all that it seems, the family dynamic is shot to pieces, we have an extremely messy divorce, a fraught custody battle and two brothers that seem to hate each other with a vengeance. Drew Fullerton is one sexy as hell alpha male, he is a control freak, extremely intimidating but throughout this story Rachel seems to slowly but surely reveal his softer side. His ultimate goal is to regain full custody of his son Jonathan and he is putting all his eggs firmly in Rachel’s basket. He believes that she is the reason that the judge will award him custody but does he have an ulterior motive? There is an attraction between Drew and Rachel, the professional lines are crossed at times and do become a bit hazy, but Rachel tries her hardest to keep on the right side. At the end of the day her whole reason for being there is Jonathan and that is where her priorities and loyalties lie.

“My bedroom door will be unlocked tonight and every night thereafter. You hold the key, Rachel. Come to me when you’re ready to lock us both inside.”

Alex is Drew’s brother, he seems to have cast his loyalties with Drew’s ex and this is not going down well. It seems that Alex has crossed a few lines himself and siding with the enemy causes nothing but problems. But as in true Ginger Voight style, nothing is all that it seems and Alex himself is one very complex character. Oh and also extremely attractive and a rancher…did I forget to mention that…so yes you have two tasty Fullerton men to drool over!

To me, this book is all about Jonathan, yes Drew and Alex are a necessary complication and very distracting they are too, but what kept me gripped to what turned out to an all-night reading fest as I read this and the next in the series was Jonathan. That little boy did a number on me and all I could think about was him. He has a mesmerising charm about him that will captivate your heart. He is an old soul in a young persons body and this truly brings home the affects that messy divorces have on children and how they feel the need to pledge allegiance to one side or another. They don’t want to upset either party and want to try and be the peace maker, but with blinkered adults thrown into the mix this will always be an up-hill battle.

"If they're yelling at me, then they're not yelling at each other."

I loved this story and as I said I started the next one straight after even though it meant no sleep. The following night I read the third as I had to see where the story was going. I will say that Ginger Voight got me feeling a whirlwind of emotions throughout this trilogy so keep your eyes peeled for the next review. This is one series that you will want to read.

“The world was his oyster, but he had wanted me.”

 
 
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About the Author:

Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS.Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.

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