Thursday, April 11, 2013

VBT: Giveaway and Review ~ Stuck on You by Heather Thurmeier


If being forced to team up with reality TV’s favorite bad girl wasn’t enough, falling for her brother might just make this reality show a real nightmare.

Paige Anderson agrees to be on a new reality show called Treasure Trekkers, a show where contestants use handheld GPS units to find hidden caches filled with prizes, with her good friend Cassidy. But when Cassidy is unable to compete, Chip Cormack, the show’s producer, steps in with a last-minute replacement to be Paige’s partner - Zoe Oliver, reality TV’s favorite bad girl.

Jack Miles (aka Miles) is a mountain climber with the body to prove it. Miles convinced his climbing partner Ben to come on the show with him for one reason - to prove to Ben that they can still hike together, regardless of the fact that Ben lost his foot in a tragic accident. Miles isn’t about to let anything get in his way of winning - not even beautiful Paige.

But when Miles and Paige are thrown into an alliance with their teammates, working closely together leads to more than just good strategy. Can Paige steal Miles’ heart while surviving Zoe long enough to win the game?

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Here's a sneak peak for you:

For the next quarter mile, they walked in silence following the arrow of the GPS. A
few more minutes and they should reach the cache. Paige leaned in closer to the unit, watching the distance on the screen decreasing. Ten more feet.

The ground fell away beneath her and she was suddenly on her back, sliding down a very bumpy surface. After a short slide, she came to a stop, staring up at the canopy of trees.


Footsteps pounded down the slope after her then Miles was down on his knees in the dirt beside her.

Well hello there, Mr. Muscles. Let’s get dirty together.

The image of getting dirty in the forest with Miles was a little more sex kitten than her usual train of thought. Did I hit my head on the way down?

Or maybe it was the influence of the super hot, super built man hovering over her with concern in his eyes that caused the shift in her mental state.

“Are you okay?” Miles asked, touching the side of her face and turning her head first one direction and then the other. Her eyes never left his.

“I’m fine. Just dirty—muddy,” she clarified. Not that he could read her mind, but still. “I’ll get up now.”

“Let me help you,” he said, standing over her and wrapping his large hands around her upper arms, pulling her up to stand in front of him. His hands dropped to her waist and she found hers groping his chest again. Seemed she couldn’t keep her hands off of him. Not that the rest of her complained in the least.

“Thanks,”she whispered, looking up to meet his gaze. The mix of concern and... something else made her breath hitch in her throat. Damn.

“My pleasure.”

Her feet went out from under her again, but this time she didn’t slide down the slope. Possibly because she’d managed to drag Miles down to the ground with her. Perhaps his body weight pressing her into the soft dirt was enough to stop her from going anywhere.

Definitely every inch of his tall, muscular body against hers was enough to cause the lightheadedness she now felt.

Or possibly the lightheadedness could be from his leg pressing against the junction of her thighs. He’d managed to anchor them both to the ground as she straddled his leg. Yes, that could cause lightheadedness to hit full force.

As could the length of something else currently pressing into her.

Either he suddenly had less blood traveling to his brain or he’d managed to shove a

tree branch in his pocket on the way down the hill. A very large tree branch.

Author bio: 

Heather Thurmeier is a lover of strawberry margaritas, a hater of spiders, and a reality TV junkie. She was born and raised in the Canadian prairies, but now lives in upstate New York with her own personal romance hero (aka her husband) and their two little princesses. When she's not busy taking care of the kids and an adventurous puppy named Indy, Heather's hard at work on her next romance novel.

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"Heather Thurmeier's hunky heroes and feisty heroines will have you laughing out loud, falling in love ... and coming back for more!" ~ Carly Phillips, NY Times Bestselling Author

"Heather Thurmeier writes sweet, funny romances that capture your heart!" --NYT and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Probst

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My Thoughts:  

I really liked the first book in this series Falling For You. So I was happy to have a chance to read this one too. You can read Stuck on You without reading Falling For You but I wouldn't. You'd miss a great story.

In Falling for You, we met Paige and Zoe but Cassidy and Evan were the main characters. Cassidy, Paige and Zoe were on a game show called The One and Evan was one of the cameramen. Paige and Cassidy became the best of friends before Paige got voted off. Zoe was the vile beast like beauty that most of the girls disliked.

In Stuck on You Cassidy and Paige are supposed to be on a new game show as partners. It is called Treasure Trekkers and the goal is for each team of two to run around and find as many caches as possible winning prizes as they go along. At the last minute Cassidy has to withdraw and an unsuspecting Paige is taken off guard when she is paired with Zoe instead.

Things don't go so well at first but the girls decide to make the best of it. Paige is finding it hard to keep from drooling when she is around Miles one of the other contestants. Things get pretty heated between the two. ;-)

Miles was very caring and a little too protective at times but I enjoyed him, especially considering his connection to Zoe. I liked Paige too.  We learn more about Zoe in this book also. She isn't really as bad as she seems and she has reasons for acting the way she does.

It had snark, romance, adventure, steamy scenes and characters that stay with you even when you're done reading.

I would have to recommend this book to those looking for a quick romantic read. If you like reality tv shows you may also like this book. Of course, I don't like the reality shows but I really like this book and series. I'm looking forward to reading book three.

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

Do you love to hate the antagonist or do you like to find out that they aren't really as bad as we thought?

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  1. I really do like to hate the antagonist. In a few series, they've turned around and given the story of the bad guy afterward and it really throws me off the first story to think that maybe they had a reason for doing what they did in the first story. However, I have read a few really well done ones that made me fall in love with the antagonist character when they were given their own HEA. So, as per my usual I'm contrary LOL

  2. i can try to understand their reason tio be bad but mostly i guess i like to hate them ( though it takes a lot for me to reach that point)

    I'm glad to see that you think this book is as good as the first one, you are tsarting to make me rteally interested in this series


    1. lol! Yes it is lucky for me. I don't have to wait that long! ;-) You know I'll be signing up. :-)

  4. Wow, the cover alone is enough to make me want to read this book, after reading more about it, I am sure it will be a MUST read! Great interview!

  5. I enjoy both ways. I see no reason to limit myself.
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  6. I like both.
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  7. I love to feel all emotions when I read. That said I get so frustrated with the characters that are mean, I always like to find out there is something good in them.

  8. I love to hate them!

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  9. I like an antagonist who isn't as bad as thought. Conflict between good and evil in a character makes a more interesting story.

  10. I like it both ways. They can be fun to hate but I do like to see that sometimes they arent really that bad. I will def. check this series out! Thanks!

  11. I like to find out they're not as bad as I thought.



  13. I like when characters are not just that simple, not so easy to hate since the beginning 'till the end. I prefer that tenuous line between virtue and evil.

  14. I like to know all the information about them before I begin to judge.

    1. Yes but what about when what you thought you knew isn't really the case?

  15. It depends on how the antagonist is introduced and how the character is developed.
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