Thursday 29 August 2013

Release Day ~ Review, excerpt & Giveaway ~ Temporary Bliss by BJ Harvey @bjharveyauthor

Temporary Bliss is book 1 in BJ Harvey's new Erotic Romance Series. It is out today and we have our review, an excerpt and a giveaway!

Book Description:
Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't).

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'.

They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys.

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head.

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters.

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide.

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

We reach the park about fifteen minutes later, our progress hindered by my sky high boots that my feet are now complaining to me about...a lot! Pier Park closed early for the night, scuttling our plans to take a few rides on the Ferris wheel. “Are your feet sore? Do you want to just take a slow walk around the pier?”

“Sounds good, but I’m gonna take these torture devices off my feet,” I say as I find a park bench and sit down, bending over to pull them off.

“Let me.”

He gets down on one knee and holds my ankle, unzipping the boots and sliding the first one off. He then starts rubbing his hands into my feet, kneading them firmly. I can’t stifle the moan that escapes me as I lean back against the bench and enjoy the blissful foot rub I’m currently being given.

“That feels so good,” I groan as he continues his massage. He then turns his attention to my other foot, his touch on my skin so light, yet his heat burns through me in a direct line to my now aching core. This is the most drawn out foreplay I’ve ever experienced, and I almost don’t want it to end.

Once he’s finished, he stands back on his feet, my super pretty boots in one hand while he pulls me up with the other. “Better?” he asks, kissing my temple.

“Much. You better watch out, though. I might have to keep you stashed in the corner of my bedroom as my personal foot massage slave,” I say with a laugh.

His eyes grow dark, full of hunger and desire. “You wouldn’t have to force me to stay in your bedroom, Mac.”

“The idea of it makes me hot,” I reply with a wink.
Our Review:
**ARC Received for honest review**
Reviewed by Donna ~ 4 Stars

I’ve been single and happy for the past four years; happily sexed up and fulfilled for the past eighteen months with three of the most accommodating and laid back guys I’ve ever met. What’s to complain about?”

Temporary Bliss is the first book in a new series by BJ Harvey, this is the “Bliss Series” and this story belongs to one hell of a sassy chick Makenna Lewis.

Makenna fell in love whilst at school, he hit a rough patch and moved away to get a job with family and took Makenna with him, he soon changed and Makenna found herself stuck in an abusive relationship. With no money and no friends of her own she found it hard to escape, but she did eventually. She went back home to Chicago to be with her friends and soon had herself settled with a flatmate and a job. The lasting effect of her first time love was the lack of trust to love again, so Makenna found herself with 3 friends with benefits. You had Mr Dom, Mr Stripper and Mr Doctor a.k.a “The Walking Dildo.” All three knew of the others existence and the situation suited them all, each “friend” gave her something different, something that she needed. She was always safe and it was easy, it was no strings, no chance of her ever being hurt again. Makenna was a great character after she got back home, she was fun loving, she was sassy, she told it how it is, she was confident she was just so loveable. I loved this girl!!

Her carefully laid plans for her love life are put to the test when she has a chance encounter on the “L” train with a stranger, she drops her phone and as she is frantically trying to grab it as it slides down the carriage she comes to the feet of said stranger who has stopped her phones progression. She looks up…and WOW! There is an instant connection, the chemistry is oozing off the page and it is not just one sided!! Enter, Daniel Winters – Mr Stockbroker!

“I’m in so deep, I’ll take you however I can have you.”

This book follows Makenna and Daniel’s story. Makenna needs to learn to trust and love, she has been hurt badly and she feels extremely vulnerable. Daniel is the epitome of the perfect man, once Makenna really opens up, he knows what she needs, he is there for her, he gives it to her, it is just up to her to open her eyes and also her heart, will she be able to do it? There are always ups and downs, miscommunications etc etc but this is one story that you will be rooting for them. I did get frustrated with Makenna at times, but I had to take a step back and realise that she had been hurt and she was trying to protect herself. You will need to read to see what happens but it is a lovely story.

“Gorgeous, you have finally caught up. We just made love, except this time you were totally there with me.”

I had a lot of fun reading this book, it is hilarious in places and BJ Harvey’s sense of humour is prevalent throughout the book, I could not put it down! I connected with all the characters, even the side ones and I feel that each one may get their own book throughout this series. For a light, fun, sexy and HOT!! read, this is the book for you. I can’t wait to see what happens in the next in the series, Makenna’s BFF Kate is up next!! I hope Mr Dom, Mr Stripper and Mr Walking Dildo get their own books too!
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About The Author:
 I’m 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world.

I love reading, and started writing my first novel, Lost in Distraction in December 2012. Before that I’d written business and website articles professionally but never fiction. I love the indie community, authors, bloggers and readers alike and have met so many awesome people that I now call dear friends.

I’m a huge music lover as well. I 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 with my eclectic tastes.

I'm also a wife, mother of two gorgeous girls and currently working for myself as well as studying full time to become an accountant of all things. I also have a Bachelor of Communications.

My author inspirations are: Michelle Leighton, Barbara Elsborg and Kristen Ashley.

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