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Thursday, May 12, 2016

*Grabby Hands* Release - Review & Giveaway - The Seduction of Kinley Foster by Lisa Wells

Title: The Seduction of Kinley Foster
Author: Lisa Wells
Publication Date: May 9th, 2016
Category/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Librarian Kinley Foster wants to write erotic romance—the steamy, sexy, curl-your-toes kind of stuff. The problem? She desperately needs a little erotic inspiration. And at a romance convention in Vegas, she finds it...or rather him. The sizzlingly sexy guy who refused Kinley—and her virginity—when she was sixteen.

Now it's time for a little payback.

Literary agent Ian Thompson is a professional. Mentoring an aspiring author is one thing. Giving her a thorough and thoroughly satisfying sexy education is quite another. Especially when she's as stunning and deliciously curvaceous as Kinley. Yet Ian can't help himself when Kinley makes him a wager he can't resist. A wager that will tempt Ian to cross every professional—and every sensual—boundary in the book...

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Ian opened the door to his suit around seven p.m. and found Kinley, the woman who sarcastically be she could handle him mentoring her on sex way better than he could handle teaching her about sex—yes, that’s right, she’d bet about them and sex—dozing on the couch in a pair of flannel pajamas featuring pink elephants in tutus.

He could talk her through the intricacies of passion, give her an understanding of what real chemistry was. This bet was in the bag. 

His scrutiny lingered on the sight of her hair splayed across the pillow. One she must have snatched from the suite’s king-sized bed. She had one arm thrown across her face as if to shield her eyes from the light of the lamp she hadn’t turned off.
A glass of red wine sat on the table beside her with an empty wine bottle next to it. Her laptop stood open on the coffee table. He liked her hair down. All crazy curls and volume. She shifted, and he caught sight of an expanse of bare skin between her the gap of her bottoms and her top. His breath hitched.

Damn it. He was going to lose the bet.

Lisa Wells always knew there would come a time in her life when she'd pursue her dream career as a romance author. This is that time. Before this moment, she's enjoyed a rollercoaster journey called - The Middle School Counselor - Dramas, Dreams, and Destinies. After many years of working with teenage girls, she knows when one comes in baffled because another girl hates her, the first question to ask is - "Did you steal her boyfriend?" Nine times out of ten the answer is some form of, “Yes but....”  While Lisa enjoys working with adolescents, she writes for adults. Her books contain: Sex, Scowls & Sass. 

3.5 “Behind the scenes” Stars

ARC via NetGalley

Thank you, Entangled!

I’ve always been curious about the behind the scenes involving writing conferences, authors, agents and editors, so this book sounded like the perfect fit for me.

“The Seduction of Kinley Forster” is actually the seduction of Ian Thompson -- Kinley’s brother’s BFF, who also happens to be the man she’s had a crush on for her entire life and a literary agent going to the same conference Kinley is attending in Las Vegas.

A writer looking for an agent, Kinley travels to Vegas hoping to find someone to represent her work. When she gets there, Kinley’s first surprise is to find Ian, the guy she hadn't seen in years. The second, he’s going to the same conference and he’s one of the agents she was anxious to meet. This could've been a good thing if Kinley didn’t hate Ian’s guts.

The last time they spoke things didn’t really go exactly as Kinley had planned, and what Ian did (or what she believed Ian did) made her see him under a different light. Now she can’t look at him without feeling a mix of anger and embarrassment. So instead of drooling over him like she used to, Kinley is ready to get as far away from her former crush as possible. An impossible task since Ian promised her brother he’d “babysit” her for the duration of the conference – and after he sees how she’s grown into a stunning woman, he’s even less likely to let her get out of his sight.

Ian and Kinley share a connection that goes back to when they were very young, which makes it easy to connect with them. When they were teasing each other about the past, I felt like I was truly watching two friends interact. That doesn’t mean they can’t or won’t heat things up. On the contrary, it’s quite clear Kinley’s feelings for Ian are still there, making it impossible for her to ignore him.

While in the beginning I thought Ian had never taken Kinley seriously, I came to the conclusion he had noticed her when they were friends and hadn’t acted on it because she was too young and his best friend’s little sister (love this trope). But now that she’s all grown up, Ian doesn’t have as much trouble making a move.

Together, Kinley and Ian give us some pretty hot scenes. *fans self* As individuals, I enjoyed reading Ian’s POV a little more than Kinley’s. Maybe it was the whole “guy who reads romances and is a literary agent” thing. He was fun, sexy and smart at the same time, which is always a great combination. Plus, he seemed like a more mature person.

Although we didn’t get to see much of the writing conference – this was about the romance, after all -- it was fun to read about Kinley listening to other writers talking about dialogue, how to write sexy books, etc.

“The Seduction of Kinley Forster” was a quick, fun and hot read, and I believe people who want to see what happens behind the scenes will enjoy this love story between a writer and a literary agent.

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