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Monday, February 10, 2014

Sail Away With Me Blog Tour - Book Review: Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux

Author: Kate Deveaux
Format: ePub
Pages: 213
Release Date: December 1, 2012
Publisher: Red Sage Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance

















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Synopsis from Goodreads

Sizzling shipboard romance — Jody throws caution to the wind as she lets go of her inhibitions and indulges in one magnificent week of pleasure. Passions surge, lovers tangle and two lives will never be the same again.

Jody knew she was in trouble the minute she stepped on board the gleaming cruise ship and into the arms of the sexy celebrity guest, Taggart Keith. For just one week, Jody gives into the seductive flames of desire and succumbs to Taggart’s charms. But when she returns to land, can Jody resist the temptation of even more pleasure?

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     I was expecting to this book to be sexy, but my goodness. It went far beyond that. I am still fanning myself as I typing this. This is my first read by Deveaux and if this is what I am in for with her work, I want more now. 

      Our main character, Jody, is a busy soccer mom who finally got time for herself. She decides to go on a seven day cruise with three of her best friends. She expects relaxation and plenty of sun. What she didn't expect was to be the main attraction for a rich, self-help guru, Taggart, who is also on the cruise. I loved how instant the chemistry was between these. I loved the way they met period. Jody is wearing super uncomfortable sandals that get stuck in the deck and it nearly flies into the ocean. Taggart catches it before it reaches its watery death. I cracked up because this is the sort of embarrassing situation I would find myself in. Most likely though, my shoe would have hit another human being first. Nonetheless, these two have googly eyes for each other, but Jody wants to try and avoid him as much as she can. Her divorce has just been finalized and she has a 12-year-old son, she knows she can't handle a man right now. Taggart has other plans, however.

     I liked Jody a lot in this book. I will say I wanted to hit a few times. She is constantly fighting herself and her feelings for Taggart. Sometimes it felt like she was grabbing at straws. I did understand though with her having a son about to hit his teen years and just ending her own marriage. You will root for her though. She was a great character. I enjoyed her and all of her friends. Jody is a great friend, everyone goes to her with their problems and she is always there to help. Everyone had some kind of trouble, all of which were pretty big and she was right there for them. 

     I also loved how she used the cruise to become a different woman. One moment she is innocent and then when she is with Taggart, she is an unpredictable vixen. He brought out so much in her in this book. It was clear. Then we have Taggart. He was damn near perfect. They both use this cruise as a way to just start a little fling and they both find out it won't be that easy. Taggart's career comes first in his life. He is a celebrity, but with Jody he sees that he has been missing something.

    But that is where the problem comes in. They both come from very different worlds and they know they can't be together when the week long cruise is over. Taggart, being the self-help guru who makes a living on telling people to just go for it, he is going to take his own advice. I loved seeing their relationship grow. Jody fought him every step of the way and he was going to show her he wasn't going anywhere. She doesn't believe her mundane life would be his style. She has a son and an ex-husband who she still has to clean up after. The cruise was nothing but a fantasy. What she was on the ship is not the woman she is in real life. It all brought out something in both of them they didn't expect.
  
    I really enjoyed this book. It is a sweet and super hot read that you will speed through. It is quite a light read and would be perfect for the summertime. This book was far sexier than I originally thought and that made me love it more. The book will make you smile one minute and melt in a puddle the next. Deveaux, thank you.


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*This book belongs to the following challenges*
The Book Vixen's 2014 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge
The Book Vixen's 2014 Outdo Yourself Reading Challenge



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About Kate Deveaux

Kate Deveaux is a contemporary, erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. It was after reading Jane Eyre in high school, that she became hooked on the idea of writing about romance, excitement and drama. Kate has been penning stories, from the sensual to the sinfully sexy, ever since!

A former wedding planner, Kate has always been “in love” with love!  She was inspired to transition from writing racy short stories to full length manuscripts after meeting other authors in the romance world at industry workshops, conferences and events. Now a multi published contemporary romance novelist, Kate is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) as well as their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Born in London, England, Kate has lived in both the U.K. and the U.S. She and her husband currently reside in Arizona.  When she’s not writing or reading, Kate can be found on the tennis court—yes, there’s even “love” in that game too!

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Sail Away With Me Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, February 10th: Offbeat Vagabond
Tuesday, February 11th: nightlyreading
Wednesday, February 12th: Booksellers Without Borders
Thursday, February 13th: The Pen Muse
Monday, February 17th: Sharon’s Garden of Book Reviews
Tuesday, February 18th: The Bookmark Blog
Wednesday, February 19th: Hesperia Loves Books
Monday, February 24th: From the TBR Pile
Tuesday, February 25th: Books and Bindings
Tuesday, February 25th: Curling Up by the Fire
Thursday, February 27th: Good Girl Gone Redneck


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3 comments:

  1. Thank you Diana for having me as a guest as well as the review. Glad you enjoyed :)

    Best,
    Kate
    xx

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    1. You are so welcome hon. Thank you for introducing me to your work.

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  2. This sounds so good! The best part is that I think I could see myself in Jody! That sandal incident is something that would probably happen to me too. Haha!

    Thanks for being on the tour!

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