Friday, November 15, 2013

BLOG TOUR: Nothing Personal – Rosalind James + Review & interview!

Released: October 18th, 2013

By the author of the bestselling Escape to New Zealand series--

When you wish upon a star . . . 

Alec Kincaid has never met the obstacle he couldn’t overcome—or the woman who could resist him. And it’s not going to happen now, not with his star shining more brightly than ever in the high-stakes arena of San Francisco’s software industry.

Desiree Harlin doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and she doesn’t waste time wishing. She’s learned the hard way that dreams don’t come true. And with her reputation and hard-won security on the line, succumbing to temptation isn’t an option. 

But things aren’t always what they seem. And even stars sometimes fall.

"I don't want a 'relationship'. I hate that word. I want a . . . A romance. That's what I want."
This book got better and better. I absolutely loved it! Both Alec and Desiree were independent people but they managed to come together and create this beautiful love story for all of us to enjoy. It was sweet and simple, just the way I like it.

First of all, I FUCKIN LOVED ALEC. There's nothing sexier than a man who's handsome, good in bed and intelligent with tech stuff. God, I think I pissed my pants just listening (reading) to him talking about all those systems. My kind of man.

He was a player. Complete alpha male as you can see. He's brilliant and I like how he didn't automatically switch personalities like those desperate guys you see in books. He stayed true to his character and didn't turn into this weepy kind of guy just because a girl rejected him for the first time.


I mean, listen to this:

He laughed again then looked at Brandon, "Got a couple minutes later on? I had a flash on a visual in the shower this morning that I think is going to knock some socks off at the show next month."
Desiree had a flash on a visual of the shower that threatened to knock her socks off.
Just listening to them flirt and casually talk and imagine themselves having sex each other was hot. Like smoking hot. Honestly, they hadn't even had sex yet and the imaginary scenes were already HOT!!!

It's impossible not to lust over Alec Kincaid, Master of the Universe.

Since I had a crappy day no thanks to a crappy teacher at school, this book definitely brought my mood back up again.

It had me grinning like crazy.

Plus, I really liked Rae's character. She's a tough cookie but she's also fragile. She's independent and most probably a feminist but she's got that feminine side too. She's like a giant contradiction and Alec and I both love it!

And Alec would say the sweetest things:
"I want to hold your hand, and bring you flowers, and walk barefoot on the beach with you, and take you away for the weekend. I want to thrill you. I want to sweep you off your feet."
How do you not swoon?

Minor Faults:
  • Ending was too rushed
  • Desiree was sometimes a bit too needy


★ Amazon ★

I bring to you Rosalind James everybody! The mastermind behind this wonderful book!

What's your writing routine?
I'd like to give you some rational, reasonable schedule, but the fact is, once a book grabs me, I'm working all the time. Just ask my poor husband – if it weren't for pizza, he'd have wasted away by now. I lost six pounds in the six weeks it tok me to write "Nothing Personal". 
Which of your seven books is your favorite?
That changes all the time. This latest one, "Nothing Personal", just consumed me. I got to do some mystery and suspense, which I loved, and Alec and Desiree took me over. This book poured out of me in a furious blur, like nothing since "Just for Now".
Why do you write love stories?
Romantic love is such a powerful and beautiful thing. But I try to write about more than that too--about those pivotal moments when you make the big, scary decisions, when you change, when your life changes. I also love writing about parents and children, sisters and brothers, friends, the love of country and place. Sometimes when we say “love,” we forget about all the different kinds of love that enrich our lives. Two of my books, “Just for Now” and “Just for Fun,” are very much about fatherhood and motherhood. Plus, kids are funny. 
What type of person is your ideal heroine? Your ideal hero?
Heroine: Strong, with a backbone. Doesn’t necessarily mean she’s “tough”: several of my heroines are very gentle and sweet, but they all have a core of fortitude, character, endurance.
Hero: No question I write alpha males! But not jerks I hope--because to me, a strong man doesn’t need to hurt or control anyone else, especially a woman, to feel like a man. (I’m not talking about what kind of sex you have. That’s a whole different thing, though for me, reading or writing, it has to be explicitly consensual. And role-playing and having fun are one thing, real degradation and pain are another, and not someplace I go. And it has to include condoms!)

I suppose the main thing I like to both read AND write in characters is just basic decency, being a person who’s trying hard to do the right thing, even if you mess up.

Rosalind James is the author of the Kindle-bestselling "Escape to New Zealand" series (currently five titles strong), as well as the new U.S.-based "Kincaids" series. Her first book,"Just This Once," has sold tens of thousands of copies in the year since it was published, eventually reaching #85 in the Amazon store. A marketing professional and publishing industry veteran, Rosalind has lived all over the United States and in a number of other countries, traveling with her civil engineer husband. Most recently, she spent several years in Australia and New Zealand, where she fell in love with the people, the landscape, and the culture of both countries. She loves trying new things in her writing, most recently the mystery and suspense in "Nothing Personal."

Rosalind credits her rapid success to the fact that “lots of people would like to escape to New Zealand! I know I did!” 

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