Thursday, May 18, 2017

Plus One by Aleatha Romig Blog Tour

A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge.

But I can't see him that way. He's my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.

And I don't date men like him.

Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I'm also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding...and then it's not real. It's blackmail.

For one weekend, he's my plus-one.

Beautiful and unobtainable.

From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she's been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

Not her.

Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?

It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn't get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin's wedding, I'm going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.

You love her darker side. Now it's time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, Plus One.

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I'm in an alternate universe and it's every fantasy I never knew I had.

What CEO of a billion-dollar company dreams of enjoying a farm in the middle of nowhere? Who imagines waking in a small bedroom, complete with a canopy bed and sunshine streaming through pink curtains, as birds sing? What owner of a 7,000-square-foot penthouse with a to-die-for view of the Empire State Building enjoys the hominess of a hundred-year-old, 3,000-square-foot farmhouse with a wraparound porch, creaky floors, and a view of cornfields?

Sitting with a cup of steaming black coffee, I listen as Kimbra and her brother Kevin bicker back and forth while helping their mother in the large eat-in kitchen. The warm spring air is filled with the sizzle of frying as the aroma of coffee, eggs, and bacon reminds me of some of the best diners in New York.

Although Kimbra's dad, Oscar, is talking, I can't concentrate on anything but Kimbra—Kimberly Ann. That's what everyone here calls her.

"Because of you, I'm out ten bucks." Kevin says, not doing a good job of whispering.

"Me?" Kimbra asks. "What did I do?"

Kevin tilts his head my way. "You brought a real guy here. I put money on him being made up."

Kimbra reaches out and punches his shoulder.

He lifts his hands in surrender. "No. Listen. I was sure it was a good bet. When Mom said your boyfriend's name wasn't Timothy, but Duncan, and you didn't want him in the wedding, Susan and I figured he wasn't real. I bet Jimmy ten bucks this fake Duncan guy would be a no-show. Susan and I were sure that before last night, you'd have some reason why at the last minute he couldn't attend. You know, like you’d make up some accident or something."

Her brother is about as good at speaking softly as he is at being nice to his sister.

"Shut up!" Kimbra whispers back. "Obviously he's real."

Kevin's head falls back in laughter. "He's real, all right. Last night I thought your old bed was going to collapse."

Kimbra's eyes flash to me. And though I look down at my coffee and pray her dad isn't listening, the gleam in her expression makes my cock twitch with the memories of the night before.

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Kimbra Jones works in HR at a big pharmaceutical company, where every woman wants one of the owners. Duncan Willis is the sexiest man Kimbra has ever seen, but she doesn't let her lust interfere with her job as others do. But in her fantasies, Duncan is the star.

Duncan doesn't have to chase women, they gladly drop their panties for him, except for Kimbra. When she first walked in his office three years ago, he hasn't been able to stop dreaming about her.

When Kimbra comes up with the idea to blackmail Duncan, after she catches him in the women's restroom with a woman on her knees, Duncan jumps at the chance to be alone with Kimbra, even if it is at her parents’ home and for her cousin’s wedding.

Can they pretend enough to make everyone believe they have been dating for months? Will Kimbra lose her heart over the long weekend? Will Duncan realize that Kimbra is exactly what he needs?

This story is wonderful, romantic, funny, and you will love Grandma Helen, she is a hoot. If you love Aleatha's dark stories, then you will love this one too. I did and hope there will be more.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars
M/F romance

I love Romig and how she is able to weave a story. She develops the story completely.

This is not her typical story, but I loved it regardless.

Kimbra is tough. She is able to do her job well and is both admired and hated for this. She works in HR and knows the rules about workplace hanky-panky well. When she catches her boss, literally with his pants down, she devises a plan so that she doesn't show up to her cousin's wedding dateless.

Duncan is successful, funny, charming, and kind of an all-around good guy. Despite his frequent conquests of women, he's always had a thing for Kimbra. But because of her job and because of how good she is at her job, he knows he doesn't really stand a chance with her. When she proposes her "blackmail" scenario, he jumps at the chance to pretend.

This story is full of romance, laughter, hilarious family members, and is just an overall feel good story. I loved how they bantered and their chemistry was okay, their personalities melded so much better, which made their chemistry better.

If you want a fun, hot, and sexy read, then this should fit the bill. There are some moments of comedic genius – mostly attributable to Kimbra's Granny! And hot and loaded with chemistry comes in no small measure from the 'blackmailed' Duncan and Kimbra herself.

What I loved most of all about this book is that as much as Duncan is a player, he has had Kimbra in his sights since the very first day he laid eyes on her. And he has no game, he genuinely thinks she is sexy, and grows to understand what a fun person she is too. It makes the fact that he has a dubious history with women much easier to forgive! It doesn't make it easy for Kimbra to believe, but there has to be some tension in a novel after all.

Great, fun read – possibly best read somewhere you don't mind laughing out loud!

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, Consequences, in August of 2011. Consequences became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series Tales from the Dark Side, Insidious, in the fall of 2014. These standalone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of Betrayal, the first of her five novel Infidelity series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books Into the Light and Away from the Dark were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

2017 brings Aleatha's first "Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha" with Plus One, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Plus One by Aleatha Romig to read and review for this tour.

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