Friday, January 9, 2015

Blog Tour - Review & Giveaway - Love Me If You Dare by Toni Blake




Love Me If You Dare
Coral Cove # 2
By: Toni Blake
Releasing December 30th, 2014
Avon Romance

Blurb
USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Toni Blake continues her new, heartwarming series set in the beachside town of Coral Cove.

When the question is love, the answer is always yes…

Camille Thompson is the best at what she does-closing deals. That’s why real estate developer Vanderhook has sent her to Coral Cove, Florida, where the stubborn owner of the Happy Crab Motel is refusing to sell. Camille’s never had a problem turning a “no” into a “yes”, but then she’s never been so captivated by a man’s sexy smile before.

Laidback Reece Donovan likes life simple. No amount of money - or any other temptation Camille can offer - will convince him to give up the one link to his past. Of course, it would be easier without the powerful chemistry raging between them.

As a fragile romance begins to grow, can Reece trust Camille with his secrets? And when promises are broken, along with hearts, can the charm of Coral Cove help bring them back together?

  
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My Review
4.5 Stars!

I really enjoyed this book.  I actually ended up reading the whole book in one day.  It was really that good.  I was a little worried about reading this book because I have not yet had a chance to read the first book in the series but this book reads perfectly well as a stand alone novel.  I ended up being completely captivated by this wonderful little romance and by the end of the book I was trying to convince my husband to move to the beach with me.

I really liked that this book did not have the main characters fall in love at first sight.  They actually start out as adversaries in this book which is perfect.  Camille works for the firm that is trying to buy the Happy Crab.  She seems like an all work and no fun kind of woman at the start of the book.  Reece is the owner of the Happy Crab and he has no plans to sell to Camille's firm regardless of the amount offered.

My first impression of Camille was not so good but when a giant iguana enters the scene she becomes much more interesting.  I loved Reece on every page of this book.  He is the kind of character that you cannot help but love.  He is a laidback guy who obviously lives life to the fullest.  I loved how he teased Camille and even went so far as to only call her Cami even though she initially hated it.

The chemistry between the pair was really wonderful.  These are two people who don't want to be attracted to each other but can't seem to help it.  It was a lot of fun to watch them finally give in to their attraction.  I thought the relationship between the pair seemed completely authentic.

I really liked the fact that this book was able to be funny at times, a little quirky, completely romantic, and heartbreaking at different points.  I really could not put it down and highly recommend this story to anyone who likes a good romance.  This is the first book by Toni Blake that I have had a chance to read and I look forward to many more in the future.

I received a copy of this book from Avon Books via Edelweiss for the purpose of providing an honest review.

Author Info
USA Today bestselling author Toni Blake’s love of writing began when she won an essay contest in the fifth grade. Soon after, she penned her first novel - nineteen notebook pages long. Since then, Toni has become a RITA-nominated author of more than twenty contemporary romance novels, her books have received the National Readers Choice Award and the Bookseller’s Best Award, and her work has been excerpted in Cosmo. Toni lives in the Midwest and enjoys traveling, crafts, and spending time outdoors. Learn more about Toni and her books at www.toniblake.com.

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4 comments:

  1. Thank you for hosting today!! Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thanks for letting me be a part of the tour! I loved this book!

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  2. I like what this reviewer said about the story and could definitely relate. I actually at one time was like Cami...all work and no fun. I was a single mother with two toddlers and was always worried about money, etc. So when I met my second husband, who was and is a very laid back guy (like Reece), it took some adjustment and for him to convince me we could make it work. And 35 years later here we are still together. :-) Thanks so much for the post. jdh2690@gmail.com

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    1. Thanks, Janice! What a wonderful love story you and your husband have. I just loved Reece's laid back personality and watching Cami loosen up was a lot of fun.

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