Monday, August 31, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW & GIVEAWAY - Ready to Love by Franca Storm


Publication Date: August 10, 2015 

Tour: Ready to Love by Franca Storm

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She is the one woman who is always off limits…
College rocker and infamous playboy, John Kingston, has screwed his way through most of the women on campus. But there’s one woman he will never touch: his best friend and band mate, Nicki. For four years, he’s been her protector and her confidant.
When arrogant frat guy, Axel, attempts to make a claim on her, John suffers a painful wakeup call, quickly realizing that his feelings for Nicki are not purely platonic. Recognizing that Axel’s intentions are anything but innocent, John’s possessiveness spirals out of control, sparking a dangerous feud.
Nicola Lewis can’t bear to be touched. Haunted by an awful past that she has been unable to escape, she has kept her distance from the opposite sex. And she’s been just fine living her life that way: safe and uncomplicated with no chance of getting hurt again.
Until an unexpected kiss changes everything…
But John and Nicki must decide whether the burgeoning desire between them is worth the risk. Is this a case of love conquers all, or a huge mistake that could destroy everything?

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I thought this was an entertaining friends-to-lovers story with an eclectic mix of characters. This is billed as a standalone, but the beginning of the story felt like I should already know the background of the characters. 

John might come across as a hit it and quit it groupie-lovin' manwhore, but there's a whole other side to him when it comes to Nicki; he's the only one who knows what happened to her 4 years earlier and the lasting effects she still deals with. And as much as they're friends, something is beginning to change with their relationship. 

Because it's not awkward to picture your opposite-sex best friend naked...right?

And of course opposite-sex best friends just casually play tonsil hockey with each other...right?

Add in a sketchy frat boy with less than honorable intentions towards Nicki that puts John on red alert status and you've got one heck of a good story. I loved how Nicki and John would communicate through their text messages; wonder if I could try that with my husband? 

ARC provided in exchange for honest review.

About Franca Storm

Franca was born in Surrey, England and currently lives in Niagara Falls, Canada with her husband and their labrador, Rocky. She is a long-time lover of erotica and romance novels, especially those with sexy-as-sin alpha males. She decided to try her hand at writing her own and writing romance is now her obsession and the perfect way to put her dirty mind to good use! Her writing spans many different sub-genres of romance: contemporary, biker romance, paranormal romance, new adult, romantic erotica and romance suspense. She’s got a ton of stories to tell and many more works up her sleeve.

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