Thursday, July 19, 2012

Melt Into You Blog Tour: excerpt, review and giveaway

I am glad to be part of another tour for another steamy book by Roni Loren. This tour is presented by Goddess Fish Promotions. There's an excerpt, my review, and a giveaway. Now let's talk about Melt Into You.

Melt Into You
by Roni Loren

Blurb: Her first love has returned, and he's brought a friend...

After running away from home and the boy who broke her heart, Evan Kennedy has kick-started the perfect new life with her celebrity fiancé. So what if said fiancé prefers guys? She knew the deal. And with her ticket to The Ranch, an exclusive resort where any fantasy can be satisfied, she knows she can find someone to fulfill her less-than-traditional desires on the side.

She just never expected that man to be Jace Austin, her old heart-breaker—all grown up, hard-bodied, and holding out a collar. She knows it’s probably a world-class bad idea—especially since Jace has brought along his buddy Andre, who’s every bit as irresistible. But if they can stick to the no-strings rules, so can she.

Too bad Jace has never been so good with rules. Evan is convinced “forever” is a word used only in greeting cards, but Jace and Andre have one last fantasy of hers left to fulfill. It’s time to go big or go home. And neither man has ever been a fan of going home.


“Thanks.” She took her shirt and towel from him, pulled the first over her head, then got to her feet and knotted the beach towel around her hips. She tilted her head up to smile at him. “So, Mr. Humble Hero, you have a name?”

He stuck out his hand. “It’s Jace.”

Her body froze, the world seeming to tip off balance for a moment. Had she heard right? She stared at him for a moment, taking in every nuance of his face, the earlier whispers of déjà vu now becoming shouts.

Was it really him? His hair was longer, his body harder and more mature, the green in his eyes more wary, but the resemblance was there. It’d been years—twelve actually. The nineteen-year-old boy she’d known had become a man. “Jace Austin?”


Oh, shit. The recognition that flashed in the woman’s blue eyes had Jace dropping his hand. This chick knew him? He frantically flipped through his mental Rolodex, starting with the girls-I’ve-slept-with file.

When they’d locked gazes earlier, he’d felt a nudge of familiarity but had dismissed it. Surely, he’d remember this dark-haired beauty, especially if he had gotten the privilege of touching that lush little body. But something about her was poking at the recesses of his mind.

He rubbed the back of his neck and offered an apologetic smile. “Uh, yeah. Jace Austin. I’m sorry, have we met?”

She flinched a bit—the move subtle, but not lost on him. Damn, well now he felt like a jackass. Had they slept together?

She recovered quickly, the corner of her mouth tilting up. “Don’t worry. I’m sure I look a little different than I did at sixteen. Especially without that god-awful bottle red hair and eyebrow piercing.”

Sixteen? Red hair? The flashing list of names in his head suddenly flipped back over a decade and landed on one he hadn’t thought about in years. One he’d purposely tried to block out. No, couldn’t be. “Evangeline?”

She shrugged and looked out at the water, the wind whipping her hair around and disguising her expression. “It’s Evan now. I stopped using my full name a long time ago.”

“Wow, I don’t even know what to say,” he said, shaking his head. “You look great. I’m so glad to see that you’re . . .” Okay. Alive. “Here.”

She turned back toward him and smiled, though it didn’t light her face the way the earlier smiles had. “It’s good to see you, too. But, if you don’t mind, before we go down memory lane, how ’bout that vinegar?”

“Oh, right,” he said, his mind still whirling. “Follow me.”

And she needn’t worry. The last thing he was going to do was initiate any reminiscing. No, some things were better left buried. And how he’d destroyed the girl he’d sworn to look out for was A-number-one on that list.

It I want to read what the pack is reading, I'll pick up something with the word "fifty" in the title. If I want to be entertained by and enthralled with a well written steamy novel with real characters, true chemistry and raw emotions, I'll pick up a book by Roni Loren. Melt Into You is the second title I've read by this author and I've enjoyed this as much as Crash Into You. Loren knows how to craft engaging characters in equally engaging scenarios while keeping the pace moving, the heart a fluttering, and the action believable. And I mean believable.

I first read about and took notice of of Jace in the first book of the Loving On the Edge series, Crash Into You, and I knew there was more to this character. He's a major flirt but from his words and mannerisms, I wanted to know more about him and now I do. he has his own story and I can't be any happier. Evan, 'Evangeline', had a history with Jace in high school as his foster sister and now, years later, she's run into the hunk and old feelings resurface. Evan was a runaway and straightened out her life, with the help of Dr. Dan who has asked for her help when his radio show hits the big time. Dan is gay but thinks his fans will support him more if he portrays himself as a regular man with a wife. Evan, forever grateful for his help, agrees. Dan gives her a membership to The Ranch and her life intensifies after she finds out Jace is a member. I did think Evan's acceptance of the BDSM lifestyle happened quickly and I have to wonder if Jace's 'friend' Andre will have his own story in the future.

Complex storylines, realistic characters, romantic settings and sexy scenes are the reasons I grab and tear through a Roni Loren book. Pure escapism was never this good.

Rating: 4****

Cover comment: Love the purple. Very sexy.

Book source: I received a promotional copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

About the author: Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars, er, rock concerts. Yeah, that's it. She is the author of The Loving on the Edge series from Berkley Heat.

Author links: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Roni will award an eBook copy of "Still Into You" to one randomly drawn commenter at every stop and a Book Grab Bag - Autographed copy of CRASH INTO YOU along with these books: Raziel by Kristina Douglas, Blood Stains by Sharon Sala, The Summer Garden by Paullina Simons, and Deadly Valentine by Justine Davis and Cindy Dees to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour (US/Canada only). The host with the most comments (US/Canada only) will win an Erotic Book Grab Bag - containing Explosive by Beth Kery, Tease Me by Tracy Wolff, Strip Search by Shayla Black, and Forbidden Heat by Opal Carew.

Make sure to follow the tour and comment. The tour dates can be found here.

Next stop on the tour: Love To Read For Fun


  1. The book sounds amazing and the cover is beautiful! Loved the blurb and excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Sounds like a good read. I definitely need to check it out. Thanks for sharing! emily joy drake at gmail dot com

  3. Sounds hot hot hot! I need to look into this series!!! Now if only I could get through my TBR list.... :)

  4. Congrats on the new release. Thanks for the honest review and the great blurb and excerpt. I love Jace's moment of sheer panic when he tries to remember Evan. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.


  5. When I first saw this teaser on another blog (sorry) I instanly new it was one I wanted to read now after reading several excerpts on several different blogs I absolutly have to read it and soon!

    Thanks so much!
    mmafsmith at gmail dot com

  6. This book sounds like it has a lot of emotion and I like it! It makes the character more real for me.


  7. This sounds every bit as good as Roni's first. I can hardly wait to read it!

  8. Melt Into You sounds like it's full of a lot of emotion which intrigues me a lot. Thanks for a chance at a generous giveaway.
    luvfuzzzeeefaces at yahoo dot com

  9. MELT INTO YOU sounds like another great story from Ms. Loren. It is on my must buy list (print cause I do love the purple cover). Thanks so much for the great post and for the blog tour.
    *Btw, no need to enter me for the ecopy of STILL INTO YOU (I already bought it) but I would love to be entered for the book grab bag giveaway.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  10. It sounds sexy indeed, and great to know its predecessor is good, too!


  11. Very nice excerpt and review.


  12. Thanks everyone for commenting. I hope you all get a chance to read Evan and Jace's story!


  13. This book looks very steamy!

  14. I missed this book the day it was featured here! So sorry! It does look pretty fantastic and really fun!! :D

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