Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Kimberly Kincaid Blog Tour Stop, Review and Giveaway!

GIMME SOME SUGAR – Kimberly Kincaid
A Pine Mountain Novel, Book 2
ISBN: 978-1-4201-3285-4
June 2014
Contemporary Romance

Pine Mountain, Pennsylvania – Present Day

After being betrayed by her husband after they achieved fame in a cooking show, all Carly di Matisse wants to do now is lay low. She hopes to temporarily do this by working as a chef at a resort in rural Pennsylvania while she waits until the buzz dies down and she’s granted a divorce, which her ex is contesting. A windstorm knocks a tree into her deck and her landlord hires contractor Jackson Carter to do the repairs, and the two get off on the wrong foot. Carly would rather sleep in after working late at night, but Jackson is ready to start at the crack of dawn.

The moment Jackson lays his eyes on Carly, he’s attracted to her. She’s sassy with an attitude that no one better mess with her. Add in the fact that she’s a fantastic cook with a terrific body, well, Jackson is hooked. Mornings spent together chatting while she feeds him some of her cooking has them growing closer. Jackson isn’t looking for love, but a fling just might fit the bill. When he brings her for a visit to his mother’s house, things begin to turn serious. Is there any chance of a future for them?

Carly lost her job at a restaurant in New York after her soon to be ex took credit for its success. He’s also refusing to grant her a divorce unless she agrees to return to their television show, so she’s biding her time while her lawyer does his work. Add in the fact that her mother is adamant that Carly reconcile with her husband, she’s feeling less pressure in Pennsylvania. But once everything works out, she has every intention of returning to New York City. With a tool belt around his hips, Jackson is one hot guy who has Carly’s body feeling all tingly, yet he makes it clear he isn’t after a relationship, just a “friends with benefits” one. Works fine for her…until she starts to feel more than friendship with Jackson…

Jackson’s life has been shaped by his childhood hardships and left him feeling unworthy of deserving a woman to share a future with. Their friends with benefits works fine for Jackson, but then he begins to feel some emotions toward Carly that has him confused. Why does he care about her friendships with other men, or that she mentions the “L” work in a moment of passion? Is Jackson running away from a future with a woman who might be the best thing for him?

Carly and Jackson’s up and down start to their friendship and affair will surely keep readers glued to GIMME SOME SUGAR by Kimberly Kincaid. Her sass and ability to fire back at Jackson is cute and funny. Their chemistry sizzles at high octane levels and makes GIMME SOME SUGAR a tale that pops with its snappy dialogue. Jackson is laid back, but Carly has him on edge. Both have some emotional baggage to get past – hers is the husband who won’t sign the divorce papers, and his is the traumatic events of his childhood. It takes some loving, but the job gets done. If you’re looking for a terrific contemporary romance, then look no further than GIMME SOME SUGAR.

Patti Fischer

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Book Blurb:

Out of the frying pan. . .and into the fire!

Desperate to escape the spotlight of her failed marriage to a fellow celebrity-chef, Carly di Matisse left New York City for a tiny town in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The restaurant she's running these days may not be chic, but in Pine Mountain she can pretend to be the tough cookie everybody knows and loves. Until she finds herself spending too much time with a way-too-hot contractor whose rugged good looks melt her like butter...

Jackson Carter wasn't looking for love. But he's not the kind of man to walk away from a worksite—or from a fiery beauty whose passionate nature provides some irresistible on-the-job benefits...

It's the perfect temporary arrangement for two ravenous commitment-phobes, except that Jackson and Carly keep coming back for seconds... and thirds... and fourths...

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Author Bio:

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance novels that split the difference between sexy and sweet, taking the traditional idea of boy-meets-girl and infusing it with a sassy magic all her own. She believes in fiery yet flawed characters destined for a crash-course in falling in love-- usually the hard way-- and injects her trademark humor as well as poignant touches into her writing to create her stories.

Kimberly's writing journey has led down some bumpy roads (that first manuscript is under the bed, where it is very likely to stay), but there has been some fresh pavement too (her second manuscript earned her very first contest final, and landed the fantastic Maureen Walters at the Curtis Brown Literary Agency). One thing is certain -- the wild ride of being a writer is a lot richer in both its ups and downs because of friends and readers along the path.

When Kimberly's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up anything from enchiladas to eclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. She resides in northern Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.

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1 comment:

Laurie G said...

I like romances with intense attraction/chemistry that no matter what they think they want they can't fight the need.

I'm looking forward to reading about feisty Carly and laid back Jackson's relationship.

I enjoy Jill Shalvis' contemporaries and this reminds me of her stories.

I hope to read this book, GIMME SOME SUGAR soon!