Yesterday, I was lucky enough to be chosen by the lovely and talented Liz Crowe to receive a review copy of her newest release, Vegas Miracle, due out October 3rd through Rebel Ink Press. She sent it to me late yesterday afternoon… and as you can see, the review is already done.
First, to give you an idea of what I’ll be talking about, here’s the cover and blurb, snatched shamelessly from the RIP website:
Ryan and Grace Sullivan have all the outward indications of a happy life: money, success, an undeniable physical attraction that quickly evolved from whirlwind relationship to marriage. But lately, Ryan’s become moody and distant. As their relationship starts to crumble, Ryan discovers something about himself he can’t admit just as Grace realizes the young man she encounters at an invitation only party, Henri Christophe, a celebrity chef with the most successful restaurant in Las Vegas, is her husband’s lover. But Henri holds a secret himself.
He wants to be more to both of them.Trying to make their unconventional arrangement work, Ryan’s deep-seated fear of relationship failure continues to thwart everyone’s happiness. When he finally walks away instead of confronting the emotional connection the trio share, he returns to find their lives flipped inside out. A sought after hotel and resort consultant, Ryan has yet to meet a problem he couldn’t solve. But when it comes to his own heart, Ryan may be too late.
And Here’s Why:
Liz’s world is very much a character-driven one, focused on the lives of her three main characters. From start to finish, she takes us on a roller-coaster ride of emotional turmoil that doesn’t stop until the very last page. The story is engaging and interesting, and I’ve had an absolute blast with it.
Highly erotic, this story is a sensual, sexual ride. The scenes are well thought out and beautifully crafted to include something for everyone, from traditional man-woman love all the way up to groups in varying degrees of kinkiness. I can assure you that nobody gets left out in this one.
The contrast between the realistic male leads (something I don’t find often in fiction of this type) is strong and steady, from the 6′ 6″ Nordic God to the compact and sexy, dark-skinned hottie, there’s plenty of brain candy to go around. The heroine is strong and self-assured, and I found her very easily to relate to from a struggling-artist perspective. The scenes – both erotic and not – are highly descriptive and add a definite level of realism to the world.
I had a great time with this book – as evidenced by the hasty read and review. When I find something I like, I can’t put it down… and Vegas Miracle definitely falls into that category.
And Last, but not least, here’s a bit about the woman behind the book:
Microbrewery owner, beer blogger and journalist, mom of three teenagers, and soccer fan, Liz lives in the great middle west, in a Major College Town. Years of experience in sales and fund raising, plus an eight-year stint as an ex-pat trailing spouse plus making her way in a world of men (i.e. the beer industry) has prepped her for life as erotic romance author. When she isn’t sweating beer inventory, sales figures or promotional efforts for her latest publication, doing pounds of laundry for her sweaty athletic children, watching La Liga on the Fox Soccer Channel, or trying to figure out what to order in for dinner, she can be found walking her standard poodles or doing Bikram Yoga. Liz loves her Foo Fighters Pandora station, and watching reruns of Deadwood, when there isn’t any decent European football on the telly. If you want a beer education follow her: www.a2beerwench.com. For writing related stuff, including her backlist, go to: www.brewingpassion.com.