BLOG TOUR**~**True Bliss by BJ Harvey – Review, Excerpt, & GIVEAWAY!!

Title: TRUE BLISS (Bliss # 2)

Author: BJ Harvey

Published: November 25th

Organized by: The Book Avenue

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She watched her best friend find her superhero.
Now she wants her turn.
Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.
Having tried everything else, she turns to the internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince.
But Kate doesn’t want an everyday, run of the mill love.
She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.
Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart?
What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?
She just needs to open her eyes to see it…
*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don’t forget the batteries.*
excerpt

Zander

I could tell she wasn’t feeling it, or him. She was so stiff and unanimated, nothing like the Kate I’ve seen before. I also noticed her looking my way a few times…everything points to Miss Kate trying out internet dating.

I send Mac a text knowing that whatever Kate was up to, Mac would likely know.

Zander: Mac, is Kate dating old guys now?

Mac: Um, what?!? Of course not. She never goes for older than 30. Why’s that?

Zander: Saw her at 42nd St Bar with a guy well into his 40s

Mac: OMG. It was a blind date, off the internet. He must’ve lied on his profile.

Zander: What site?

Mac: Why???

Zander: Just curious.

Mac: Curious or interested?

Zander: Does it matter which one?

Mac: Chicago Singles Online. Tread lightly with her, okay? But if you’re interested in her, let her know.

Zander: Stop matchmaking, Mac. Talk to you soon.

review

**ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

5 Kate and Zander Stars

I can’t truly express the love I have for this series.  I absolutely loved Temporary Bliss ( Book 1 ) and this book was no different.  I loved this one just as much as book 1.  I fell in love with Zander in book 1 and was so excited to know he was getting his own book.  I also loved Kate from book 1.  She was Mac’s spunky BFF and I loved her personality.  She kind of reminded me of me sometimes.  So to know that these two were getting their own book was great.  This book did not disappoint at all.  I was instantly intrigued from page 1 and it held my attention all the way through to the last page.  I also loved the little bonus we get at the end.  I don’t think I have ever laughed, swooned, cried, growled, and panted as much as I did with this book.  I will say that I had the biggest smile on my face when I finished reading this book.  I thought book 1 was steamy well let me tell you Zander really knows how to melt a kindle 😉  What I thought was great also, was that this wasn’t just Zander and Kate’s story….it was also a continuation of Mac and Daniel’s story.  It actually takes starts up right where book 1 leaves off.  Could this book be read as a stand alone…yes I guess it could but you really should read Daniel and Mac’s story also.  You truly get the dynamic of all four of these characters.  Plus you want to read book 1 to get to know everyone that will be in the remaining books.  This is a very fast paced book.  I was able to finish it in less then a day.  But it by no means is rushed.  I thought the story played out well and that the pace that Kate and Zander’s relationship is played out was great.  I love BJ Harvey’s writing style, she is definitely becoming a go to author for me….I will for sure read anything she writes.

Like I said we meet both Kate and Zander in book 1.  These two were great characters.  Their banter with each other and with their friends had me laughing throughout the book.  I felt that their relationship felt natural, nothing seemed forced or unbelievable.  Kate is the kind of person I think everyone would want as a BFF.  She does have some trust issues that kind of come into play in this book but i was glad to see, that after a scary situation, she is able to see past those issues and just live for the day and love Zander know matter what.  As for Zander….he is truly one of my FAVORITE Book Boyfriends….definitely top of the list.  He gives Daniel a run for his money when it comes to swooniness.  I will say that I was glad to see that Zander’s stripping job really doesn’t come into play as a negative factor in their relationship.  I will say that Zander can give me a lap dance any day 😉  That scene definitely melted my kindle 🙂  All I will say is that you really need to read this book to experience all of Zander’s greatness.  He is kind, loving, swoony, and devoted to his family.  How could anyone go wrong with that.

I loved that, like I said earlier, this was also a continuation of Mac and Daniel’s story.  I knew that there wasn’t enough story for a whole nother book for them but having them incorporated into Kate and Zander’s story worked well.  We got to see what happened with them and their relationship.  We also get to see them as a support system for Kate and Zander.  I loved how this book also showed that yes Mac and Zander have a past together , they are also terrific friends and help each other out when need be.  I wasn’t sure how that whole dynamic was going to work after knowing what I know from book 1 but it totally worked 🙂

This has for sure become one of my favorite series and I would recommend it to everyone.  If you are looking for a swoony love story, that will make you laugh, cry, swoon and melt, then you definitely want to pick this book/series up and read it.  I can’t wait to see where the rest of this series goes.  I would say that my only negative was that I was hoping for a little more public sex scenes, since Zander is the king of sex in public and exhibitionism, but with that said this book is not lacking in the steamy factor either 😉

~Jennifer H.

5 FACTS ABOUT ZANDER
– 23 years old
– Studied criminology and pre law in College
– Oldest of four children
– Training to become a police officer
– Has worked as a stripper part-time for past year
Natural protector, confident but not cocky, goes after what he wants
 
5 FACTS ABOUT KATE
– 24 years old
– Born and bred in Chicago, IL
– Works at Glamazon Hair Salon
– Has two older brothers who are both married with kids
– Is a bit of a dreamer, and idealist, and wants the fairytale ending
– Addicted to cronuts and loves a good glass of wine after a hard day’s work
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about-the-author
Indie Author hailing from the most beautiful country in the world, New Zealand.
Avid reader, television watcher, and facebooker. Having been writing off and on for a long time but started writing fiction in 2012. I love music too, like REALLY love music, if there isn’t music playing, something is wrong. And it’s a wide range of music too, I might surprise you.

I’m a wife to one husband, mother of two gorgeous girls, self-employed doing communications and business consulting as well as studying accounting full time.

Addicted to energy drinks, chocolate, cronuts, Vampire Diaries and pickles with mustard.
 
 

OTHER WORKS OF BJ HARVEY

TEMPORARY BLISS (BLISS #1)
LOST IN DISTRACTION
LOST FOR YOU

 

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