Friday, October 12, 2018

This Love by Kelly Elliott Blog Tour


I was a self-appointed bachelor and happy to have the title. Everyone thought it was time for me to settle down and find a nice girl. Well, no thank you. This cowboy wanted to stay clear of relationships. I wanted the freedom that came with no strings.

But what did I know? Nothing apparently.

Everything changed when I looked into her green eyes; my world tilted when she smiled at me.

What was this feeling?

Whatever was happening had me losing my damn mind. I fumbled with my words. My body wasn’t my own. I wanted her… desperately.

Was I ready to give up my bachelor days, or was this Irish girl simply an itch I needed scratched?

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“Do you like kissing women and getting them all hot and bothered and then walking away? Does that get you off?”

Cord walked around his desk and headed toward the door of his office. Where in the hell did he think he was going?

He shut the door and turned back to face me. When he walked toward me, I stepped back until me legs hit his desk.

“You were hot and bothered by our kiss?”

The way his blue eyes searched me face had me panting. It was getting harder to breathe, especially with him nearly pressed against me body… again.

“No,” I lied.

“That’s not what you just said, Maebh.”

I stood up straighter and squared me shoulders. “By your own admission, and on more than one occasion, Mr. Parker, you don’t always understand what I say.”

He laughed, and I moaned internally. God, I loved his laugh. And his smile. And the way he ran his fingers through his hair.

“Why are you so interested in if I’ve fucked someone in here?”

“I’m not,” I stated, me hands going to me hips.

He leaned closer, a whisper away. “You’re lying. I can tell because your cheeks are turning a beautiful shade of pink. I wonder how vibrant that pink gets when you come?”

Me mouth opened in utter shock, and I stared at him.

“I bet they turn vibrant.”

Cord stepped closer.

“I’ve never found the right woman to bring into my private space and make love to, but there’s always a first time…”

Me tongue bathed me dry lips. Cord’s eyes followed, and he let out a soft growl from the back of his throat.

“You… You…”

Christ, what are you trying to say?

“May I ask you something, Maebh?”

The way he said my name made me knees knock together. The room was spinning.

“Y-yes.”

“Did you like the kiss we shared? Did you like my hands under your dress? My cock pressed against you?”

I wanted to say yes, but I couldn’t forget how he’d made me feel when he walked away and then pretended it had never happened.

“I might have enjoyed it more if you hadn’t walked away from me like an arse.”

His smile instantly disappeared.

“Maebh, I didn’t mean to…”

My hands went to his chest to push him back, but I jerked them away when I felt the zap of energy rushing between us.

What in the world did this man do to me? He was dangerous. Very dangerous.

“I need to get back to Aisling. Have a nice one, Cord.”

He stepped out of my way, and I was relieved I wouldn’t have to argue with him.

Me eyes burned, and I couldn’t figure out why I let this man get me so worked up. I headed for the door, but before I could open it, Cord took me arm and spun me around. He pushed me against the office door. I was having a déjà vu moment.

“You didn’t enjoy any of that night, Maebh?”

A sexy smile moved over Cord’s face. “Answer me.”

Me eyes bounced all over his face as I fought to remember how in the hell to speak.

“What are you doing to me?” I whispered.

His forehead leaned against mine, and I noticed his chest heaving.

“I could say the same thing to you, agra.”

Everything stopped, and I inhaled a sharp breath.

“Where did you hear that?” I asked.

Cord moved away and pushed his hands into his pockets.

“Answer me,” I demanded. “Where did you hear that name?”

He shrugged. “You better get going, the restaurant opens in a few hours, and you’ll need to be ready.”

My mouth hung open. He was going to call me sweetheart and not even tell me how he knew that word.

“You confuse me, Cord Parker. One minute you make me think you want me, the next I’m like a bug you have to squash.”

He stood there, not saying a word.

“Do you?”

His eyes jerked up to meet mine. “Do I what?”

“Want me?”

It was the boldest question I’d ever asked a man, and me neck and cheeks felt like they were on fire. But I had to know. I needed to know how he felt.

When he didn’t reply and dropped his gaze, I had me answer.

“I didn’t think so,” I said, with a nervous laugh. “Stupid fool am I.”

“Maebh—”

“It’s okay. I see the women who throw themselves at you. I won’t compete with the likes of that.”

A look of horror moved over his face.

“I know I’m not as pretty or as… experienced…” I needed to leave before I kept spewing words.

“What are you talking about? Maebh, you’re…”

Cutting him off, I tried to act peppy as I plastered on a fake smile. “Have a good one.”

And like that, I was rushing down the hallway from Cord Parker. I’d just humiliated meself, and I would never forgive meself for being so damn weak.

It was a silly crush on a handsome boy who would never be happy with a girl like me.




Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

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

This is part of a series and I would strongly suggest you read all of the previous books, as the relationships will make much more sense. However, you could read as a standalone, you just might not understand all of the nuance in the story.

Maebh is an amazing character. She's strong yet vulnerable, feisty but kind. I love that she knows what she wants and goes for it. I also love that her family's fortune doesn't really play a part in the story. She has a strong bond with her father that is very well developed and almost necessary to her character. I think it's her relationship with her father that allows her to know what she wants from a lover.

Maebh is kind of taken under the wing of Cord's sister and sisters-in-law and when those women get together, they have a blast. I love their relationship and banter. I also really like how the women stick together, despite family ties.

Cord is a bachelor to his core. He loves his life, bar, and family. When he realizes that someone else is going to be opening a bar near his place, he's not quite sure how to handle that. Then add to his hesitation, but he's wildly attracted to his new neighbor. He loves her accent, even though at times he can't understand her, loves her personality, and thinks she's incredibly beautiful.

Cord and Maebh have to get through the junk in order to get to the sweet stuff. Their courtship is sweet and funny at times. They also have to navigate reputations and past lovers. Both will find themselves in each other but will the vulnerability of finding that one person be too much?

This is a sweet story that is well developed. The characters mesh well together, and all of the secondary characters help the story along. I can't wait for the next one!


Shannan☆☆☆☆☆
This Love is the sixth book in the Cowboys and Angels series. This series needs to be read in order to be completely understood and trust me you'll want to read about each and every Parker sibling!

Cord Parker has always considered himself the bachelor of the family. He's always been a manwhore. Never caring who he sleeps with. He's never wanted to end up like his brothers and get "Smurfed." When he finds out a bar/restaurant is opening up across the street, he's furious. When he meets the owner, Maebh, he can't explain why he's so drawn to her. He's worried about his business and so confused by his feelings. He realizes her bar won't destroy his, he relaxes but can't get the woman out of his thoughts. His family loves her, his sisters consider her a friend. He knows he can't hurt her but needs her like he needs his next breath. But is he worthy enough? For the first time in his life, he regrets the decisions he's made in his part.

I absolutely love these Parkers. Watching Cord fall for Maebh was sweet and oh so sexy. Cord is so swoon-worthy, every Parker brother is, but something about Cord is just more and so worth the read! Maebh is from Ireland and Ms. Elliott keeps her in her Irish dialect throughout the book, even within the inner dialogue which seemed off at first but works perfectly the more you read. I am so sad this is almost the end but I can't wait for the next book!!



Ruthie☆☆☆☆
This is the sixth book in the series, and I would say that you really need to read them in order to get the full story and understand all of the family dynamics. We have seen the first times these two met in previous books, and so a fan would already know the issues which Cord has with Maebh and her new venture.

As each of the siblings has found their true love in previous books, we have enjoyed the ones left behind being both the teased and the teasers – the Smurf naming being a trend throughout the books for example. Cord is well aware of how his brothers have acted once they have found their women, but he has no intention of going there, and has been doing a sterling job of working his way through the local single ladies. However, Maebh has an effect on him that he does not want to acknowledge.

There are both some lovely humour and some quite hurtful moments as the two of them work out where their future lies and whether it really is together. Maebh has been burned before, so Cord's actions cause her more pain than was really warranted, but does cause them both to assess what is really important and what is not.

Be prepared for a fun story with a very romantic pairing, and plenty of excellent quality whiskey!




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Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of This Love (Cowboys & Angels #6) by Kelly Elliott to read and review for this tour.

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