Friday, October 14, 2016

Wicked Rush by Kym Grosso Blog Tour

Lust. Temptation. Deception.

Technology capitalist, Lars Elliott, lives on the edge, savoring the adventure of flirting with death. After rescuing a stranger from a hail of bullets, he resists attraction to the dangerous beauty. Determined to learn her secrets, he draws her into his seductive world of risk taking, pushing her sexual limits. As he unravels the mystery surrounding the lovely doctor, he questions the integrity of those close to him.

Caught in a web of lies, marine biologist, Dr. Braelynn Rollins never expected to face off with the tempting CEO who’s haunted her dreams. Deep undercover, she’s committed to revealing clandestine adversaries of the nation and recovering stolen research. Exposed, she’s forced to trust the man who has the power to both destroy and save her. Within his arms, she surrenders control to Lars, submitting to desire and exploring her forbidden cravings.

Lars and Braelynn heat up southern California as they discover who is friend and who is foe. Spiraling down a journey of lust and revenge, their carnal hunger escalates. As danger and corporate espionage surround them at every turn, Lars must decide if she is as innocent as she claims and if she is worth the rush.

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes, including m/f/m ménage and is intended for adult readers only.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Lars Elliott is one of those men that lives for the rush, living his life on the edge. Whether it is surfing the big waves to climbing Mt. Everest, to skydiving, Lars has done it all. While he and Seth, his best friend, are out surfing one day, shots ring out and a woman is hit. Lars runs to save her, taking her into a cave in the cliffs. When she is taken to the hospital, Lars stays with her, he is drawn to her because he thinks she knows him and he wants to know how. Because he should remember her if they have met before. When she finally wakes up, she doesn't know him and hospital security will not let him near her.

Dr. Braelynn Rollins is in way over her head. She is a marine biologist who has been thrown into the deep end and is undercover to steal back secrets that were stolen but not by her. A rival company is where she has gone to work, but the owner is not who he seems and she just wants to get the research, be done, and leave the country.

While Lars and Braelynn are getting closer, trust is hard for her. But can Lars make her see that he is going to protect her no matter what? Will she tell him all her secrets? When Lars offers a weekend with Braelynn, can they both move on when the time is up? Will Lars share his sexual secrets with her without scaring her off?

I loved the first book, Carnal Risk, but I think I love this one more. It has a more suspenseful aspect to the story that makes it a little more exciting and that ending is, wow. I can't wait to see what the next book has in store.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F/M Romance, mystery
Triggers: Corporate espionage

This is the second book in this series that I have read and it didn't disappoint. While reading book one isn't essential, it does help with knowing the characters.

While I liked this story a lot, I think the reasons why I liked it had more to do with the relationship between Lars, Seth, and Braelynn, and not because of the mystery surrounding the coming together.

Braelynn is just trying to figure out how she got herself into this mess that is her life. She is struggling with doing the right thing, all while keeping her sanity. She meets back up with Lars after an incident that could have left them both dead. What I liked most about her was that despite being in a situation that she didn't really deserve, she made the best of it. She didn't really deny herself the opportunity to live. While I liked that she was okay living on the edge a little, I think that she was the bravest when it came to her personal risks – she knew that she might get her heart broken at any time, but was brave enough to love rather than miss that chance at a fleeting happiness.

Then you have Lars. He was the typical alpha male, but where I think he lacked was with his ability to compartmentalize the issues. Once everything came to light and he "needed time," I was angry with him. Despite all that his friends had been through, it was his good friend, Garrett, who had placed them in the situation they were in. And Garrett, again, was let off SO EASILY! It made me so angry! I like how Lars and Braelynn's chemistry sizzled despite the constant danger, but also felt that Lars was somewhat blasé when it came to his growing feelings – which in turn, developed in to him hurting Braelynn.

Finally, you have Seth. While he was not as integral in this story, I loved how he was open, honest, and completely loyal to Lars and, as an extension of Lars, Braelynn. He was willing and able to help whenever and despite having some less than stellar "actual going into the office" days in a row, he was a solid character.

This was a story about a discovery, but in reality, the science was only mentioned briefly. I wish that they had expanded a little on that aspect of the story, but with all of the different characters coming and going throughout, I know that it might have been a little hard. Overall, this was a great story with a lot of moving pieces. I can't wait to see where the series goes.

I have to say that while I enjoyed the first book in this series, I think this book by far surpasses it. I really enjoyed every part of this story. The way Lars and Brae came together was really interesting.

I loved that they had this super-hot chemistry and that they had to give into it. Their early run-ins were intriguing, and even though they hadn't known each other long before professing some pretty strong emotions, I had to say that I actually felt like they were genuine because they had been through a lot more than a normal couple would have.

I felt like there was a part of the story that we never got the answers too, but then again, that might come out later in another book, but I did want to know who really did it.

I absolutely loved adding Seth into the mix as it was spicy and hot.

I can't wait for the next book in this captivating series with men who like to live extreme lives and I absolutely loved that we got a little taste of what that is like for them towards the end of this story.

This is the second book in the series, and as hot and clever as Carnal Risk was, I may have enjoyed this more... possible due to the heat level being raised even higher. I would definitely recommend that you read Carnal Risk first, as there are links which add to the story.

Ms. Grosso has managed to tell a really good story as well as an extremely steamy, erotic, and delicious romance. Whilst most thrillers will not deal in-depth with emotions, preferring to lead with the plot, here we get the full, rounded picture. Lars is a man who will not give up, and given his daredevil ways, that is hardly a surprise to us, however much Brae wants to keep him safe. Told from both their points of view, we get right to the heart of the matter, and get to see just how events affect their actions.

Not one to spoil the plot, you need to read it yourself, but do choose somewhere you can fully immerse yourself, and possibly have access to a fan, or iced water...

(Greedy though I know I sound, I do hope Ms. Grosso is busy penning book three!)

Also Available in the Club Altura Series

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For reviews & more info, check out our stop on the Carnal Risk Blog Tour.

Kym Grosso is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic paranormal series, The Immortals of New Orleans, and the contemporary erotic suspense series, Club Altura. In addition to romance novels, Kym has written and published several articles about autism, and is passionate about autism advocacy. She is also a contributing essay author in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Raising Kids on the Spectrum.

She lives in suburban Pennsylvania but has a not-so-secret desire to move to a beach in southern California where she can write while listening to the roar of the ocean. She holds a bachelor’s degree from West Chester University and a MBA from Widener University. In a previous life, she was employed as a speech therapist, a health care consultant, and a product manager for a software company. In 2012, Kym published her first novel and today, is a full time indie romance author.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Wicked Rush (Club Altura #2) by Kym Grosso to read and review for this tour.

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