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Wednesday, April 3, 2013
VBT: Giveaway and Review ~In The Nick of Time by Sylvie Fox
Hot nights, huge consequences.
Divorced and done with her dry spell, Holly Prentice is ready to get back in the game. But with two conditions: her future mate can’t be married to his career, and he has to have a couch. Nick Andreis loves his job, and his only furniture is a king-size bed. He’s also single, sexy, and six years Holly’s junior. Any guy this hunky and carefree can’t be serious about the future.
After one spontaneous and explosive night, Holly decides that her search for Mr. Right can wait. Nick can be Mr. Right Now.
Nick has waited years for Holly. Now that she’s dating again, he’s determined to be the only man in her life. He wants what Holly wants: forever. Convincing her of that won’t be easy, but Nick agrees—with fingers crossed behind his back—to Holly’s idea that they can be bed buddies until someone serious comes along. His plan: use the time between their passionate nights to convince her that he is the one.
Will Holly’s unexpected pregnancy change the rules of their games? Or can they both decide to play for keeps?
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Here's an excerpt:
She’d met Nick about five years ago, when he was fresh out of college and her ex was mentoring him at the network. She and Drew had sort of taken Nick under their wing. He’d been that young guy who’d come over for home cooked meals dozens of times. She’d seen movies with Nick and palled around with him while her ex husband had been working. None of that history could explain the sudden flutter in her heart. It wasn’t as if Nick were some attractive guy she’d just met for the first time at a party. He was just Nick, really. Nothing to get worked up about, she admonished herself.
Still, tonight, for reasons Holly couldn’t quite put her finger on, Nick took her breath away. Had he been this handsome and virile all these years? Had she been this lonely and shamelessly hard-up before?
Surreptitiously, she gave him a good once over. Life was obviously agreeing with him. He was all planes and angles, hard muscles, and beautiful hair. She’d always treated him like a little brother, but the feelings he inspired this evening were anything but fraternal.
I write the kinds of books I love to read. The quirky characters in my romance novels experience angst, conflict, mostly great sex, and always get their "happily ever after." In my mainstream fiction, ordinary woman experience angst, conflict, and occasional great sex, but they also get embroiled in struggles against extraordinary odds, and I don't promise a happy ending. I also love thrillers, but I don't write those. I live in Los Angeles with my husband, son, and a whole lot of pets. When I'm not hanging out in Hollywood, I'm eating my way through Budapest.
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Here's a funny story about how little I pay attention sometimes. I was reading this book and I liked it right away. I'm reading and all of the sudden I was like I know Sophia and Ryan! lol! I just reviewed Puppy Love the other day and that was their story. I didn't pay attention who the author was when I started reading it. I was totally surprised when I realized that these were the same characters. ;-)
In this book Nick and Holly were the focus. I liked Nick except for when he couldn't make up his mind and was acting selfish. I really liked Holly and the ending was good but it felt a little rushed.
This plot had friends, romance, an unexpected pregnancy, some indecision, and of course, great characters!
I liked In The Nick of Time and I recommend it to all those looking for a quick romance to read and enjoy.
I received it from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for my honest opinion. I honestly liked it. :D
What are your thoughts regarding unexpected pregnancies in books?
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Ha! Ha! I like to sneak up on folks that way. Glad you liked the story. I've had mixed feelings on pregnancies in books, but did a quick post on USA Today's HEA blog about it: http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2013/02/24/sylvie-fox-in-the-nick-of-time-books-with-babies/1943433/ReplyDelete
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I like prgnancies in books but I wouldn't want them in every book or it would get old.
I love the name Nick and I have read books with heroes called Nick but right now none come to mind.ReplyDelete
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So first an hero called Nick i can only think of the one in Kim Harrison series...the Hollows ( i liked him until he became the worst traitor ever-_- but sexy he is)ReplyDelete
Now about unexpected pregnancies... i'm not that fan it will really depend son the circumstances but when it happen just after a one night stand i'm not for it ( first i don't like that idea, second no protection at all what an example)... for me pregnancy is synonym of responsability and it's better when it's wished
Well Miki, Holly wished for it. It just caught Nick by surprise. ;-)Delete
This is nothing like those one night stand stories. You are safe to read it!
My pleasure. :DReplyDelete
My favorite is Nick Allegrezza from Truly Madly Yours by Rachel GibsonReplyDelete
Wow a famous Nick. That's a tough one I'm not sure I've read a book with a Nick in it. Any suggestions?ReplyDelete
I'm okay with it in Romances because I know the story will end well for the child as well as the leads. Of course, it's a different matter in real life! As Miki has pointed out, it can be a red flag for irresponsibility.
I'll admit that this gives me a bit of cognitive dissonance. =P It's easy to excuse poor behaviour from a character in the light of the fact that there will be repentance, forgiveness and reform at the end . . . but that doesn't change anything about the behaviour itself.
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I like Nick from Sherrilyn Kenyons Dark Hunter series. He's the only one I can think of at the moment. LOL and it depends on the book and how its handeled I guess. I'll have to read this one after I read Puppy Love.ReplyDelete
I like stories where the guy loves the girl and spends his time convincing her.ReplyDelete
As for Nick heroes, umm I can't really think of any because all I keep picturing is Nick from New Girl lol. Sorry! lol
My favorite is Nick Gautier from the Dark Hunter series by Sherrilyn Kenyon.ReplyDelete
I don't know any sexy Nicks. I guess it's time to meet one. :)ReplyDelete
Well, actually I don't remember any sexy Nick from all the books I have read. Maybe because I didn't find it yet and maybe it's time.ReplyDelete
Thanks for this giveaway :)
I'm with every one else, can't remember any sexy Nick characters... maybe there was a Nick in Carrie Anny Ryan's series.... hmmm. Will have to go check ;) Maybe I should use that as a theme for an upcoming book reading marathon - all of the heroes have to be named Nick LOL OH, OH... I just remembered one. Nicholas in Lara Wright's Mark of the Vampire series. Yes, yes, he was definitely sexy ;)ReplyDelete
Sherrilyn Kenyon has a character name Nick Gautier in her Dark-Hunter/Chronicles of Nick series and he's awesome but I haven't had the chance to read much about him.ReplyDelete
Love the sound of this book and I'd love to read it. I already added it on my to-read list and I can't wait. Thanks for sharing and thanks for sharing!
I am not a big fan of unplanned pregnancies in books! They can add too much seriousness to my "fluff" reading! LOL.ReplyDelete
I also love the name Nick. I just re-read The Great Gatsby, which has Nick Carraway in it. Also, The Chronicles of Nick in Sherrilyn Kenyon.
Unexpected pregnancies can add to a storyline if they are written well. It's real life for them to happen, no matter how many times a person sees information on how to prevent them.ReplyDelete