Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Text me, Tweet me, Need me" by Susie Medwell ~ Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway

Title: Text me, Tweet me, Need me
Author: Susie Medwell
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Lyrical Press, Inc.
Release Date: May 6, 2013
Heat Level: Sensual
Word Count/Length: 24,000 words/274 pages
Available at: Amazon | B&N

~ Book Description ~

Texting and tweeting can lead to trouble when the truth gets out… 
Dating your boss is bad. Finding out he’s married with a baby on the way is a whole lot worse, but losing your job when you show him the door really sucks. And when he knows all your family secrets, there’s bound to be trouble. But the job Samantha’s got lined up can put her life back on track. One last date for research purposes before she can finish her article on online dating–then she’s a man-free zone, and it’s serious journalism all the way. 
Ben has only one thing on his mind: to keep the promise he made to look after Sam. All he has to do is work out how he can support a girl who distrusts men, hates charity, and definitely doesn’t want rescuing. He thinks he’s come up with the perfect solution, until he realizes it’s his heart, not his money he needs to invest. 
But can Sam see past the lies and learn to trust a man again? And more importantly…will Ben still want her when he learns about her past?

~ Review ~

One date. Sam is just one date away from finishing her research on online dating and social networking, and going back to man-free life, while trying to secure a job that could be considered as serious journalism. One date can't change a thing, right? Especially since every guy - even the one that sounds simply perfect online - quickly proves he's more of a frog than a prince, once you meet him for the first time. No way Ben will be any different... 

Except he is - in almost every possible way. And, while Sam is doing her best to forget about her ex - married, father-to-be, lying boss of an ex, that is - Ben is busy with secrets of his own. He promised he'll look after Sam, but that could become way more complicated than it seemed. Ben doesn't do relationships. Sam has sworn off men. They have more in common than they could ever imagine. And they both have a long way to go, and a lot to talk about before they can find a solution for their situation.

Text me, Tweet me, Need me is a short, fun read. It shows just how addicted we are to texting, social networking, and all things online. Well, it also shows you never really know who's on the other side of the screen, no matter how much you're trying to convince yourself you do. Oh, and it could probably convince you dating your boss is never a good idea. Ever.

I really enjoyed reading this story. It's not quite what I expected to find, but Sam and Ben were still an interesting couple. What I really missed here, though, and what would make the title much more appropriate, is texting/tweeting that was almost completely left out. Other than that, the story is just fine.

*** Copy kindly provided by CBLS in exchange for an honest review ***

~ Excerpt ~

Sam gasped as the warmth spread through her body. She wanted so much more than she should have. God, her lips felt dry and she was just longing to dampen them, but that could be one sign too many. It could be a point of no turning back. She swallowed.

“Well erm, you don’t look much like a builder, even with all those muscles.”

He leaned forward then, one hand on each side of her thighs, and a shiver ran through her when the warmth of his body met her skin. Subtle aftershave kick-started her senses, he might as well have put his hands on her waist…her breasts. His smile was dangerously wicked as he pulled her stool closer, until her legs nestled further in between his two muscular thighs. A jolt of awareness shot straight between her legs.

“I’m in construction. Posh builder, I push a pen more than I shift bricks these days. So if you plant roses by day, what do you do by night? Meet strange men in bars?”

“Oh knit, read romances, cuddle the cat. You know. The things good girls do.” She

grinned, the alcohol and his closeness competing to fire her up inside.

“Good girls don’t just do those things you know.” His thumb was tracing circles on her thigh. Circles that were twisting her stomach with need. “Good girls do things like this as well.”

Then his hand was entangled in her hair, his gaze fixed on her lips. The warmth of his thighs encased her as she drifted toward him, her lips parting in anticipation. She ran her hands up the iron muscles as he pulled her closer. Stopped short, not daring to move any higher as his sharp intake of breath echoed between them. There was a brief second of hesitation, time for her to make the decision, to close the small gap between them. Then his mouth met hers. Firm, sensual lips. His tongue probed her mouth, skating over her teeth, playing with her, teasing her, drawing her tongue into his own mouth. She gripped her thighs together, shocked at the rush of pleasure, shocked at the craving deep inside her. It didn’t matter that all men were bastards, it didn’t matter that she had an article to write. All she wanted was him, teasing her senses, fulfilling the fantasies he’d created online.

Copyright 2012, Susie Medwell
All rights reserved, Lyrical Press, Inc.

~ About the Author ~

Susie has been writing stories for as long as she’s been reading them. She submitted her first novel, a thriller, when she was twelve years old but as she hit her mid teens her tastes shifted from action to romance. She was soon addicted to alpha heroes, and what could be better than writing about them?

Her days are now spent daydreaming, and writing, about good looking, well built men who know what they want and know how to get it, men who know the meaning of sensual and put a girl's needs before their own... men who have a sensitive side (for your eyes only) as well as a rough edge...men who love women for what they are... men who aren't afraid to take on an intelligent, sassy woman....

She’s had an exciting and varied life, which feeds into her stories... she’s got an Honours degree in Computer Science ...a teenage son... a cat...a cottage in the English countryside...and her own sexy alpha hero! She loves sexy high heels...good food....good wine....music...coffee (lots and lots of coffee)... and sunshine, so whenever she can, heads off in search of the sun and inspiration for her stories. Susie also writes erotic romance as Zara Stoneley.

~ Giveaway ~

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  1. Thanks for having me here today, and for reviewing my book :-)

    1. It was a pleasure! :)
      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. That was an intense excerpt!
    Seems like she has met her match.
    Will definetely make for an interesting read :)
    Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win the giveaway!!
    Best Wishes,
    Sydney W

    1. Oh, yes! That excerpt is my favorite! She's definitely met her match!

      Thanks for stopping by, Sydney, hope you'll enjoy reading it! :)

    2. Great to see you here Sydney! I must admit I'm a teeny bit jealous - I'd quite like a Ben of my own!


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