Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Review Tour + Giveaway: More Than a Feeling by Erika Kelly


From the award-winning author of TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT comes the final full-length standalone contemporary romance in Erika Kelly’s red-hot Rock Star Romance series, MORE THAN A FEELING. A steamy and emotional story about a loner rocker finding his perfect duet, MORE THAN A FEELING finds the perfect pitch and will leave you with more than a song in your heart! Order your copy of MORE THAN A FEELING today!


About the Book

From the award-winning author of TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT comes the final story in her red-hot Rock Star Romance series, about a loner rocker finding his perfect duet.

When Cooper Hood left Snowberry, Montana ten years ago, he swore he’d never go back to the town that painted him with the same brush as his addict mother. But right in the middle of his band’s national tour he gets a call to come home: his mom’s got a whopper of a secret to reveal.

Daisy Charbonneau’s in trouble. The talent she hired for her resort’s annual Huckleberry Festival just bailed on her, and she’s desperate to find a replacement act. Luck turns her way when she discovers her high school crush is back in town—and he happens to be a rock star.

As they work together, a crush deepens into so much more, but who falls in love in two weeks?

Especially when Cooper’s never coming back to town, and Daisy’s never going to leave it.

I absolutely devoured this series as each book was coming out and fell in love with every member of Blue Fire. When I saw that Erika was writing the last book of the series, I knew I had to get my hands on it. I couldn't wait to watch Cooper fall in love and see my men have their happily ever afters!

Cooper Hood may be the guitarist of a Grammy winning band, but his life was not always on top. Growing up in Snowberry, Cooper was the son of a drug addict and fought just to have food on the table. The only solace he found was in music and Daisy Charbonneau. He knew he wasn't good enough for Daisy, though, and was determined to get out of Snowberry. Now, Blue Fire is in dire need of an opening act and when Cooper is back in his hometown to help build his mom a home of her own, Cooper runs into Daisy and they join forces to help out Snowberry while finding an opening act for Cooper's band. As they work together, old feelings resurface, but Cooper and Daisy both have a life they love and know a relationship could never work…or could it? 

Oh, Cooper. I loved learning about Cooper's backstory and watching him feel so insecure and uncomfortable being back in Snowberry. He knows everyone judged him because of his mom and his lack of money when he was growing up and is only reminded of that judgment when he's back in town. What I loved so much, though, was how Cooper slowly realized how people weren't judging him the way he thought they were and how he severely missed some things back then, specifically regarding Daisy. Their second chance at love was so cute and watching them finally act on the feelings they had when they were in high school was just adorable. 

On top of the romance, I really enjoyed the whole battle of the bands storyline. Cooper had a purpose being in Snowberry other than dealing with his mom, which allowed him to spend more time with Daisy. Daisy was able to fall even harder for Cooper and question if she really could be with him. While I do think that one person trying to sabotage their competition was a little extreme and only thrown in for some conflict, I enjoyed how well Daisy and Cooper worked together and how passionate they were about their respective careers. Of course, I loved seeing all of the old characters from the series and that ending almost brought happy tears to my eyes. 

Overall, this was such a cute conclusion to one of my favorite series. While I didn't get the intensity of the band being on tour, it was fun to see Cooper on his own confronting his past while having a second chance with the girl that got away. If you love this series, you have to pick up the conclusion. If you haven't yet checked out the Rock Star Romance series, you're missing out on some amazing, yummy, and talented men with hearts of gold.

As they stood so close in the shadows of the covered porch, the connection between them alive and vibrant, Cooper realized his desire for her had changed. His attraction wasn’t that of a kid with a painful, unrelenting crush. He was a man who wanted things from her he didn’t have time to explore. “I should go. Thank you for everything. Today…tonight…” He shrugged. 

“I’m glad I could be there for you.”

He should go, but the potent energy between them kept his boots rooted. “Are you dating anybody?” He had no business asking, and yet he waited for her answer with as much anticipation as finding out his paternity.

“No. I mean, it’s Snowberry. The dating pool’s not that big. And if you break up, you’re stuck in each other’s faces the rest of your lives. I had two boyfriends in college, and I dated a little when I took my first job in Blue Sky, but going out with tourists grew old quickly. What was the point?” She looked away. “I think I’m just at an age where I’m not going to waste my time hanging out with someone who doesn’t excite me.” And then she let out a shaky breath. “If it doesn’t feel like this” –she wagged a finger between them—“then why bother?”

A fireball of heat rocketed through him. His heart thundered. He stepped closer and cupped her elbows. “What exactly does this feel like?” He shouldn’t have asked. Because as surprising as it was to learn about her interest in him as a kid, it didn’t have the same impact as feeling her body heat up, watching her lips part, and her lids lower.

“It feels…” Her tone held a hint of whimsy. “Inevitable.”

When her fingertips touched his chest, electricity raced across his skin. His rational mind blurred, as he leaned into her, his mouth drawn inexorably to hers. Her raspberry-pink lips, close enough to kiss, elicited a fierce pang of desire that struck so deep and wide his heart ached.

“Cooper.” She reached up and cupped the back of his neck, and with a tug she bridged the distance, joining their mouths. Just the barest contact sent a shiver of the sweetest, most perfect burn down his spine.

He’d never wanted any woman the way he wanted Daisy Charbonneau. And when her fingers gripped the hair at the back of his neck he had to have her.

The moment he closed his mouth over hers, she leaned into him, holding him in place as though she feared he’d stop.

But he couldn’t. And when he licked into her mouth, their tongues touching, lust punched him. He went completely, painfully hard.

Daisy. This is Daisy. Her scent enveloped him, and her hair feathered over his arms, his hands. Like everything else she did, she threw her whole self into the kiss, and when she shifted closer, pressing her curvaceous body against his, he thought he’d go up in flames. His palms spread wide on her back, needing to touch every inch of her at once. With firm pressure, he slid them down—slowly, so he could feel the rise of her ass. When he had her cheeks in his hands, he couldn’t resist giving them a lusty squeeze. She moaned. Jesus, Daisy moaned, her body melting into his.

A bark of laughter from the path ripped them apart. He took a step back. The cool of the evening air snapped reason back into him. “Sorry.”

Her fingertips touched her mouth, and she looked disoriented.

“I’ll, uh, I’ll let you go.” He turned and jumped off the two stairs of her porch. But with each step he took away from her, the more frantic he became. Because this was it. He’d leave in the morning, and he wouldn’t see her again. He stopped at the end of the walkway and found her stepping into the warm yellow light of her house. “Daisy.”

She leaned against the frame, her hand resting on it like it had on his chest.

Haloed in the warm light she looked soft and round and so damn beautiful. He would never forget the way she’d moaned in his arms. “Goodnight.”

She nodded, pushed off the frame, and disappeared inside her home.


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Erika Kelly’s MORE THAN A FEELING – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule

March 27th
A Novel Glimpse – Review
Beware Of The Reader – Review & Excerpt
The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

March 28th
Mes Livres – Review & Excerpt
SBB Reviews – Review
Textteaser Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

March 29th
Ashley Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Loves Great Reads Blog – Review & Excerpt

March 30th
Bookishly yours – Review & Excerpt
Jodie's W.I.N.E. List – Review & Excerpt
Pretty Sassy Cool – Review & Excerpt

March 31st
Babbling Chatter Reads – Review & Excerpt
Krista's Dust Jacket – Review & Excerpt
Obsessed with Romance – Review & Excerpt

April 1st
Author Zoe Forward – Review

April 2nd
Once upon a romance blog – Review & Excerpt
The Butterfly Reads – Review & Excerpt

April 3rd
Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
iScream Books – Review & Excerpt
Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt

April 4th
Marieke's Books – Review & Excerpt
Renee Entress's Blog – Review & Excerpt
Sofia Loves Books – Review

April 5th
Lightning City Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Peace Love Books – Review & Excerpt

April 6th
Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review & Excerpt
Miss Betty's Reviews – Review & Excerpt

April 7th
Melena`s Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Pretty Little Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

April 8th
G & T's Indie Café – Excerpt
Miranda's Library – Excerpt
Movies,Shows, & Books – Excerpt

About the Author

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Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life--she just didn't know it. Raised on the classics, she didn't discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she's been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she's written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women's fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she's lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.  

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