BLOG TOUR, Review & Giveaway: A Beautiful Distraction: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich

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A Beautiful Distraction: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich
Series: A Hard Feelings Novel (Book 3)
Release date: May 6, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4.5 Stars

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From a New York Times bestselling author, a brand new sexy contemporary romance featuring military bad boys: A BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION by Kelsie Leverich.

Nothing’s more dangerous than a bad boy with a broken heart…

First Sergeant Rafe Murano did everything to the extreme. He trained harder, he fought harder, and unfortunately, he loved harder. But he fell for the wrong woman and it nearly destroyed him.

Back home from a deployment, with no mission to consume him, Murano’s ravaged by memories of his past. So he drinks until he’s numb and drowns himself in meaningless one night stands. But they only take the edge off…

Until he meets Fallon.

Fallon Kelly learned the hard way not to take risks with her heart, But she sees something irresistible in the tatted-up bad boy one more punch away from a ride in the back of a squad car. She offers a distraction. And he quickly becomes an addiction. Little does she know, this bad boy could love so hard it could break her…

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Captivating! Fallon built iron walls around her heart and learned to keep everyone at an arms length emotionally. She runs a burlesque club, and dances on the rare occasions she needs that rush and it gives her the escape she craves. When her eyes meet Rafe across the room, she can’t seem to look away. She is drawn to him like she has never been to anyone before. Rafe is blown away by Fallon. He’s mastered one night stands, but one look at Fallon and he fears one night will never be enough. As they both struggle with their emotional scars, they fall deeper. Would their scars be too much to handle or have they found the one person that just might be worth risking it all? A Beautiful Distraction is a beautiful and emotional romance that sizzles and I highly recommend it. This is the third book in The Hard Feelings Series and I recommend the entire series, but each book can be read as a standalone. I can’t wait for the next book!

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

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20140501-210617.jpg✦Hard Feelings Series by Kelsie Leverich ~ Reading Order✦
✦#1: The Valentine’s Arrangement (Jan 31, 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/18iUdwM | Amazon Paperback $10.50 http://amzn.to/18xmhr0 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1bsOm6f
Review 4.5 Stars: http://wp.me/p3d0RZ-SN
✦#2: Feel the Rush (Aug 20, 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/IYFCLf | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1f2qQh7 | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/18PLbI8
✦Novella: Pretending She’s His (Nov 19, 2013) ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1clppXX | Nook http://bit.ly/1f2qFT1 | Kobo http://bit.ly/J8jGxS
✦#3: A Beautiful Distraction (May 6, 2014) ➢ Kindle $5.12 http://georiot.co/hU7 | Amazon Paperback $10.50 http://georiot.co/2Uny | B&N (Paperback $10.43/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1koSvJU | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/1n3rfXM | iTunes $5.99 http://bit.ly/1iEJTDm

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Comment and enter on our Facebook Giveaway post this morning (5/2) to win a paperback copy of A Beautiful Distraction. Winner will be announced by 5PM Central on our Facebook page. Please check back at that time to see if you won. Facebook does not allow us to contact the winners directly.
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Kelsie Leverich grew up in the small town of St. Joseph Illinois before getting married and following her husband from one Army post to another. After eight years, they finally settled down in Avon, Indiana with two adorable knuckleheads that are better known as her kids. Kelsie’s life revolves around her family (to include two dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it’s a crazy mess—but that’s the way she loves it! When Kelsie’s not writing, you can usually find her snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book or out on the lake with family and friends. Kelsie is not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil.

Kelsie is currently working on the third book in her military series with editor Danielle Perez with NAL/Penguin.

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Website: http://www.kelsieleverich.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/authorkelsieleverich
Twitter: http://twitter.com/kelsielev

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WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 12/29-1/04 ✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Romantic Suspense✦Erotica✦New Adult✦

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*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Goodreads Link is provided if the buy links are not available yet. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2013
✦Ruined (The Eternal Balance, Book One) by Jus Accardo #PNR #NA ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/JlsEaV | B&N http://bit.ly/1bv7wVW | Kobo http://bit.ly/19TbOdx
✦Break Out (Blood Hunter #1) by Nina Croft #PNR ➢ (Re-Release Special $0.99 Limited Time) Kindle http://amzn.to/18DkiXB | B&N http://bit.ly/19TduE0 | Kobo http://bit.ly/1in4rjf
✦Heart of the Incubus (Demons of Infernum) by Rosalie Lario #PNR ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1l1DBtQ | B&N http://bit.ly/19TdUtO | Kobo http://bit.ly/1eizXJO
✦Beg Me to Slay by Lisa Kessler #PNR ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1etwKf3 | B&N http://bit.ly/1dgDSsc | Kobo http://bit.ly/1eMrDGT
✦Ashes by Sarah Gilman #PNR ➢ $2.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1drCi4p | B&N http://bit.ly/1dgE8qY | http://bit.ly/1hMGIGe
✦Finding My Forever (The Beaumont Series) by Heidi McLaughlin #CR #NA ➢ Kindle $3.99 http://amzn.to/1cdXnge | Amazon Paperback $13.49 http://amzn.to/1cdxfFY

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2013
✦Born In Blood: The Sentinels by Alexandra Ivy #PNR (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $5.34 http://amzn.to/17i6k89 | Amazon Paperback $4.83 http://amzn.to/17i6jRz | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.49) http://bit.ly/19P0IBJ | Kobo $5.79 http://bit.ly/1eSWuxz
✦The Valentine’s Arrangement: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich (Dawn 4.5 Stars) #CR (Re-Release/Paperback Release) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/18iUdwM | Amazon Paperback $10.50 http://amzn.to/18xmhr0 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1bsOm6f
✦Somebody to Love: A Cupid, Texas Novel by Lori Wilde (Dawn 4 Stars) #CR ➢ Kindle $6.64 http://amzn.to/1cy46pX | Amazon Paperback $7.19 http://amzn.to/1fR6SGB | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.99) http://bit.ly/1eiFoZn | Kobo $6.99 http://bit.ly/1in8JXR
✦Sweetest Mistake by Candis Terry #CR (Dawn 4 Stars) ➢ Kindle $4.74 http://amzn.to/1hHbsvH | Amazon Paperback $5.39 http://amzn.to/HS0ALE | B&N (Paperback $5.99/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/1bpJlIF | iTunes $4.99 http://bit.ly/1bpJD2a
✦Shatter: Phoenix Rising by Joan Swan #RS #CR ➢ Kindle $7.39 http://amzn.to/19uOepw | Amazon Paperback $8.96 http://amzn.to/KcHssu | B&N (Paperback $9.95/ Nook $8.49) http://bit.ly/1afEeLi | Kobo $7.39 http://bit.ly/1lpx1xx
✦Heart of Stone by Christine Warren #PNR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://amzn.to/1aJO7pd | Amazon Paperback $5.03 http://amzn.to/1cy4HIg | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/JAH1aH | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/KcKhKL
✦How to Run with a Naked Werewolf by Molly Harper #PNR ➢ Kindle $7.59 http://amzn.to/1cy3wZc | Amazon Paperback $5.03 http://amzn.to/1cdE22m | B&N $7.99 http://bit.ly/1kRckNB | Kobo $7.99 http://bit.ly/1in8pIq
✦The Commander (Red, Hot, & Blue) by Cat Johnson #CR ➢ Kindle $2.66 http://amzn.to/1dLJF6Y | B&N $3.49 http://bit.ly/1cK3IpS | Kobo $3.09 http://bit.ly/JACmpb
✦Fighting Love (Love to the Extreme) by Abby Niles #CR ➢ Kindle $5.69 http://amzn.to/JlyyZr | Amazon Paperback $11.43 http://amzn.to/1cy0N21 | B&N (Paperback $11.62/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/1eMuJe6 | Kobo $5.99 http://bit.ly/JlyTeK
✦Desperately Seeking Fireman: A Bachelor Firemen Novella by Jennifer Bernard #CR ➢ Kindle $1.99 http://amzn.to/1hMK38h | Amazon Paperback (1/7 Release) $3.90 http://amzn.to/19sWCAh | B&N (Paperback 1/7 Release $3.99/ Nook $1.99) http://bit.ly/1jV8EMB | Kobo $1.99 http://bit.ly/1h52nMd
✦Prey & Prejudice (Cougar Falls) by Marie Harte #PNR #ER ➢ Kindle $3.44 http://amzn.to/1cy2UTr | B&N $4.49 http://bit.ly/19TjhJN | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/1dgJiTZ
✦The Bad Boy Billionaire’s Wicked Arrangement by Maya Rodale #CR ➢ Kindle $0.99 http://amzn.to/1cy5BEz | B&N $0.99 http://bit.ly/1bvceTE | Kobo $0.99 http://bit.ly/1cKbKiF

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 2014
✦King Cave by Scarlett Dawn #PNR #NA (Cori 5 Stars) ➢ Kindle $4.99 http://amzn.to/1hmDxEU | B&N $5.49 http://bit.ly/18AlKoc | Kobo $4.99 http://bit.ly/18HWfRO
✦Secret Agent Secretary (ICE: Black Ops Defenders) by Melissa Cutler #RS #CR ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://amzn.to/ISQz19 | Amazon Paperback $4.95 http://amzn.to/19vShzR | B&N (Paperback $5.50/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/19QnMko | Kobo $4.39 http://bit.ly/1kdLnTV
✦Deadly Engagement by Elle James #CR #RS ➢ Kindle $3.82 http://amzn.to/19t24mN | Amazon Paperback $4.95 http://amzn.to/1cy6b5g | B&N (Paperback $5.50/ Nook $4.99) http://bit.ly/1cy6k8S | Kobo $4.39 http://bit.ly/1kRfOzx

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CS – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SF – Science Fiction Romance

Review: The Valentine’s Arrangement: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich

The Valentine’s Arrangement: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich
EBOOK Publication Date: January 31, 2013
Paperback Publication Date: December 31, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4.5 Stars

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

The “emotional, spicy-hot story” (Belle’s Book Bag) that propelled Kelsie Leverich to the New York Times bestseller list!

Tattoo artist Ronnie Clark is counting the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Ronnie doesn’t do romance. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do love—not anymore. Love leads to heartbreak, and she’s vowed never to let herself get hurt again.

Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson is home on his midtour leave from Iraq, but he only has one thing on his mind—returning to his soldiers to finish leading their mission. He’s dedicated to his men and to his country, and he’s not interested in getting wrapped up in a distracting relationship…but casual sex, that’s a different story. From the moment he sees Ronnie, he wants her. And he agrees to her terms: no romance, no fluff—just passion.

But as their sexual chemistry ignites, the lines of their arrangement get blurry, and Ronnie starts to push Kale away. And when Kale realizes he’s found his match in this gorgeous razor-tongued woman who is hell-bent against love, winning her heart could be the toughest battle he has ever fought.

REVIEW:

Absolutely loved this story! I never read a book by this author before so I wasn’t sure what to expect. The story sounded interesting so I thought I’d give it a try. Ronnie is a tattoo artist with a smart mouth, and Kane is a bad ass military man. I could feel the temptation right from their first meeting. He took one look at her and wanted her like no other women. She took one look at him and knew she would have to fight her desire. She had sworn off all military men, but Kane was to much for her to resist. The passion between these two was amazing, and the sex was hot! Their story was truly heartfelt and emotional throughout the book, but not to the point it overshadowed Ronnie and James story. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the rest of the series.

*ARC provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

BUY LINKS:
Kindle $3.79 | Amazon Paperback $10.50 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99)

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✦Hard Feelings Series by Kelsie Leverich ~ Reading Order✦
The Valentine’s Arrangement (Jan 31, 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/18iUdwM | Amazon Paperback $10.50 http://amzn.to/18xmhr0 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1bsOm6f
Feel the Rush (Aug 20, 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.79 http://amzn.to/IYFCLf | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) http://bit.ly/1f2qQh7 | Kobo $3.99 http://bit.ly/18PLbI8
Pretending She’s His (Nov 19, 2013) ➢ $1.99 Kindle http://amzn.to/1clppXX | Nook http://bit.ly/1f2qFT1 | Kobo http://bit.ly/J8jGxS
A Beautiful Distraction (May 6, 2014) ➢ Kindle $5.12 http://amzn.to/1aPlrFS | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $5.99) http://bit.ly/19d3ftN