Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Sleight of Hand by Marie James Release Blitz

Available Now. Sleight of Hand by Marie James.

Gaige Ward, acquisition expert for Blackbridge Security, obtains things for the team.

As far as your mind can take you is how far he can go.

If it exists, he can get his hands on it. If he can’t, he’ll find someone who can.

He never fails.

As with all things when growing in popularity, Blackbridge is also taking on scrutiny.

His boss, in an attempt to counter being called misogynistic and discriminatory against women, needs a female with the ability to handle the same tasks his guys can.

Leighton Redmond fits the bill perfectly.

Only, according to her she isn’t for sale, for employment or otherwise.

Gaige loves a challenge but has NEVER had to fight so hard to procure something for his boss.

Maybe next time he’ll think twice before having a one-night stand the day before a very important business meeting…

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Blackbridge Security series!
For book one, Hostile Territory, click HERE.
For book two, Shot in the Dark, click HERE.
For book three, Contingency Plan, click HERE.
For book four, Truth Be Told, click HERE.
For book five, Calculated Risk, click HERE.
For book six, Heroic Measures, click HERE.


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Sleight of Hand by Marie James

Book 7
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It couldn’t happen. I wouldn’t let it. That would be too much like a relationship. I don’t do relationships. I’ve never done them. I don’t want any part of them.



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

I was excited to see this book on my Kindle, I love the group at Blackbridge Security. Although this story has a little different feel to it, it is more focused on the couple than on the team. But it is still great.

Gaige Ward is the acquisitions expert at Blackbridge Security, when his boss tells him they need women on the team and he wants to see about adding a few, Gaige isn't sure what to say. He goes about his normal life. When he meets a woman at the bar one night, that is all he thinks it is, a one-night stand. What a surprise the next morning he gets at work.

Leighton Redmond was hand-picked by Deacon Black to be the woman to help get more women to work for Blackbridge Security. What she didn't expect after her night with "John" was to see him at the place she might be working.

Gaige and Leighton are perfect for each other, their chemistry is off the charts. Working well together is an added bonus. When he takes her to a family function, he realizes that there is more to his feelings than just a great time together.

Can they work things out and make a relationship work? Will she go back to New York? Can Gaige move on if she doesn't stay?

As I said, I love this series and this story is a little different, more focused on the couple. But the guys are still there at times and that bird is there too. I cannot wait for Finnegan's story.

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
3.5 stars
M/F Romance

Gaige loves his job. He loves the people he works with and respects the heck out of his boss. But he's always shied away from relationships. He likes all types of women and doesn't want to be held down to one. Life is too short for that.

Leighton is amazing at her job. Her family life, however, is somewhat of a mess. Looking to find some relief, she heads to the bar for the night. She knows the score and isn't looking for forever. After all, men suck. She knows she'll never have to see him again, so why not let loose a little?

Despite their passion, Gaige knows a clingy woman's eyes and he quickly puts the kibosh on Leighton's thinking that they will have another night. However, he does so in a manner that truly makes Leighton irate.

When Leighton heads to her new job, she doesn't expect to see Gaige again and turns around and leaves when she sees who's working at Blackbridge.

Knowing that he screwed up, Gaige tells his boss that he'll talk with Leighton and get her onboard again.

Leighton is dealing with a lot right now and this just piles on top. However, she wants to be the professional she is. So, she slaps on some lipstick, pulls up her big girl panties, and gets to work.

Despite their connection, they try to deny it for as long as they can. Their banter is fun, sexy and gives the story a lightheartedness that the others didn't have.

This book is by far the least dangerous of the Blackbridge Security romances. I actually thought it was rather ho-hum in that department. I wanted more from the conflict for sure. So, while I enjoyed the story, it was definitely a romance only story with almost no fast-paced aspects that I've come to expect from James' books. It's still a good romance though, so I look forward to what's next.



She may hate me, but she still wants me.


Author Bio

MARIE JAMES is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She's book boyfriend crazy, the mother of two rowdy boys, and a wife of 15+ years. She's obsessed with tacos, otters, and FunCo Pops figures. Born, raised, and still living in central Texas, Marie spends most of her time locked away writing and reading.

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If I believed in love, I’d be halfway there already. She’s utter perfection.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Sleight of Hand (Blackbridge Security #7) by Marie James to read and review for this tour.

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