Friday, September 21, 2012

Giveaway & Review ~ Maybe too Good to Be True by Christy McKee

Maybe Too Good To Be True by Christy McKee


Gabrielle March is summoned to an oceanfront estate in Massachusetts by the matriarch of Atlantic-Hastings International where she is presented with a hefty block of shares as amends for a crime committed against her family. The stock—worth several million dollars—can give her the means to make her dream come true if only she can muster the courage to break free from her past and believe in her unique creative talent.

Pierce Hastings, son of Gabrielle’s benefactress, grudgingly agrees to take her under his wing and acclimate her to Atlantic-Hastings. Never one to mix business with pleasure, Pierce stuns himself when he ignores his own self imposed rule. Gabrielle’s complete lack of artifice, unvarnished honesty and quirky sense of humor are intoxicating to him―and he’s rapidly becoming addicted. He’s blindsided when Gabrielle confesses that, in spite of her growing feelings for him, she will never fit into his world of power and privilege and has no desire to try.

About the Author:

  My addiction to reading emerged when I was ten and down with measles. My mother, trying to keep me entertained, brought home a stack of Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew books. Within days, I’d consumed them all and asked for more. That’s when it truly began−the pleasure of reading which would eventually lead to my writing.

I can’t pin point precisely when I knew I was different from everyone else−at least from my tight group of hometown friends. Didn’t everyone have movies playing in their heads starring beautiful characters leading adventurous lives in exotic places? NO—they did not. Did that mean they were normal and I was the odd, slightly wacky duck? My answer to that conundrum came when I attended my first writer’s conference in Savannah. Nervous about being on my own at the crowded event, a kindly writer from Texas took me under her wing and introduced me to at least a dozen writers. Surrounded by so many writers who were so like me, I fit right in. I wasn’t an “odd” duck after all; I’d simply been in the wrong pond!

As a result of that conference, my desire and conviction to write blossomed. Still working a full time job at a Louisiana cancer center, I carved out time to write every night and on weekends. My first manuscript went through four incarnations, and a year under the bed, before success came knocking.

Today my family and our two Labs—Lambeau, the Green Bay Packers unofficial mascot and Gracie, who is just plain, sweet Amazing Grace—live in a picturesque little town in Ohio wrapped around a lovely town square with an intricately carved gazebo where weekly band concerts take place all summer long.

Find her: Website / Blog / Twitter 


Christy will be awarding a digital copy of Maybe Too Good To Be True to a randomly drawn commenter at every stop and a $30 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour!


Here's an excerpt:

So much for him making this easy on her. Was he enjoying making her squirm? "For making a giant leap to the wrong conclusion and for calling you some pretty nasty things."

His blue eyes held hers, giving no clue to his thoughts.

Why didn’t he say something? "Pierce, I made a hasty assumption without bothering to check my facts. If one of my employees did the same, I’d fire them on the spot. It was completely unprofessional. I’m sorry."

"Apology’s not necessary, Gabrielle. Believe me, I’ve been called considerably worse.”

“So, we’re good…we’re even?” After all, he’d put his hands all over her yesterday when Max swiped his sugar cookies.

“Even?” His steely eyes fixed on hers; the black wolf daring Red Riding Hood to blink. “As in the score is tied?”

“Yes.” No way was she going to be the first to blink.

“No.” The wolf’s eyes grew more intense.

“No?” Shit. She almost blinked. “Why not?”

“I only play to win.” He smiled like the true wolf he probably was.

“Good for you. But I don’t want to play anymore.” Snappy repartee wasn’t in her skill set. She took a sip of her still piping hot coffee. Why had she even bothered to apologize? It was just making everything worse.

“Taking your toys and going home, are you?” A sexy chuckle rumbled up from his broad chest.

“No.” She tried to sound blasé, unaffected by his male intensity. “I’m going to enjoy the day and get to know the Hastings family better.”

“Excellent.” He blasted her with a charming smile. “You can start with me.”


My Thoughts:

This was a sweet romance and so much more! The plot was wonderfully written to include more than just the insta-love that many of the other romances have.

The plot had romance and mystery. It was a page turner! I couldn't wait to find out how it worked out.

I definitely recommend this to everyone that likes romance. 

I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

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I'd love to know what you're thinking. Please leave a comment!


  1. Your review confirmed what I already thought - that this is a read for me.


    1. Thanks for stopping Marybelle. I hope you get to read it soon!

    2. Marybelle,

      It's great to "see" a friendly face on the tour. I hope you enjoy the book.

      Have a great weekend!


  2. Good morning Brenda,

    Thank you so much for having me as your guest today. I am so pleased that you enjoyed Gabrielle and Pierce's story. Reading your kind and generous review was a fantastic way to start my day!


    1. Thank you. It was my pleasure to read your book. :D

  3. Thanks for such an honest review. Can't wait to read this book.


    1. Joanne,

      Thank you for stopping by. I hope you get to read it soon! :-)

    2. Joanne,

      I hope you are going to like it!


  4. I'm looking forward to reading it, sounds great.

    1. It is great. I hope you get to read it soon!

    2. Hello Ingeborg,

      Thank you for dropping in for a visit.

      Have a fun weekend reading!


  5. Nice review. Sounds like a lovely book.


  6. Brenda,

    Thanking you again for having me on Crazy Four Books. It's been fun and very gratifying.

    Have a wonderful weekend.


    1. Thank you for hanging out. I hope your other Tour stops go just as well or better.

      Please let me know when your next book comes out.

      You have a wonderful weekend also. :D