Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Far Too Tempting Blog Stop

Jane Black has written the breakup album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband’s unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn’t done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agrees—as long as her personal life is completely off-limits. 

British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew’s the first guy Jane’s been attracted to since her husband. As she spends more time with him and their relationship heats up, though, so does her writer’s block. How can the queen of the break up pen the perfect follow-up when she’s seriously in love?
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There’s something magical when you start a book that you’ve been dying to read. I’ve become a huge fan of Lauren Blakely and am making my way through all of her books as quick as I can. So of course the logical thing to do when you receive an email from the fabulous KP Simmon at Ink Slinger asking you to sign up for a Lauren Blakely tour, you sign up and pray you get in! Totally got it! Totally LOVED this book. It might be my favorite from Lauren Blakely, seriously hands down. Why you ask? I’ll tell you why with the most vague answers because I don’t want to give too much away.

So we all have gone through breaks ups right? We all have those certain songs that are made for breakups, for when we are angry, happy, and in love. Not to mention the party songs, but we can lump those in with the happy songs. Jane Black was a singer/song writer that hasn’t caught a break, until now. Writing an epic breakup album that lands her in the spot she always dreamed of, but what happens after this epic album? Is she destined to only write break up ballads or can she find inspiration in something else? A reporter, Matthew Harrigan, wants to run a story on her. A behind the scenes story of Jane’s musical process. He wants in her life in every way, but is it just because of his job?

This is why I love this book so much. I’m a huge fan of music, absolutely love music, and I totally fell in love with all of these characters. They each have their own quirkiness, but come together to forge something amazing. Jane’s sister and brother are amazing. The fact that Owen, Jane’s brother, is also her producer is amazeballs! I mean how cool would it be to sit in a studio and make magic happen with your brother? Totally would love that. Then there’s Jane’s sister Natalie, love her. She always has the best interest at heart. Then there’s Ethan, love this kid, he reminds me of my munchkins.

But of course everything can’t be perfect, how else would Jane be able to make a break up album? She was married to Aidan for quite a while and well obviously things didn’t work out. Her album Crushed brought her to front and center. Now the big question… what do you write about next? Cue Matthew Harrigan. Maybe Jane just needed to feel something more than heartbreak to make her muse come alive… but does it? Matthew and Jane get close by working together on his interview, their attraction is off the charts.

“This feels so unreal, but yet here he is- wanting to kiss me. I would go into shock if I weren’t completely tingling all over.”

After so many years of not feeling wanted it's amazing to feel it. The way someone looks at you and desires you. The way you can't stop thinking about someone without getting flushed. The attraction and need are ever present with these two, there's no denying that. But what I really love about the way Lauren Blakely presented this story, is the way Jane falls in love again. How she struggles with the idea of it and when the realization hits, its too far gone for anything to change it. But it's not just on Jane's side. It's the way it all unfolds to come together. How trust is placed and tested. How every little moment leads up to a bigger one. Obviously I love this book, there's no denying that and if I gave star ratings I would totally give this book 10 stars. You have to pick this up and read it if you haven't. 
<3 -Dani

I have loved a few of Lauren Blakely's books so I was excited to read Far too Tempting. Rocker, love, hotness. Rock star you say? Yep but it's not the guy, it's the girl. Jane Black is peeking her career with her new album inspired by her breakup with her husband. Good theme for a rock album right? When I first read  I was thinking, "oh messy break up". No Jane was hurt bad, but it wasn't a huge fight. Her husband told her he was gay, after they had their son and a few years together. So she took her heart break to song and succeeded.
In the music industry there are critics and the one in this book is hot and British!! Matthew Harrigan has followed Jane Blacks career from the start and wants to do a behind the scenes article on her. They are both attracted to each other. With Jane needing to write a new album how will this work?

I love the cast of characters. Janes family is awesome and her little bit is adorable. Jane faces the challenges of writing the new album and learning what it's like to be desired by a man who really truly  desires her.  Their chemistry and sex is sizzling!! Matthew is mouthwatering and I just want to hear him talk!

When they start to fall in love Jane wonders if she can still write angsty songs. Will she have to give up something she wants so bad to further her career? Or will she be able to break through?

Far too tempting was amazing and cute! I found myself saying bloody hell in a few places! :)

Author Bio
Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like
the heroine in FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her novels include Caught Up In Us, Pretending
He's Mine, Playing With Her Heart, Trophy Husband, and Far Too Tempting. On November 21, she'll release the edgy new adult novel THE THRILL OF IT. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney.

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