Monday, October 8, 2012

One Good Man Blog Tour: excerpt, review

We host the One Good Man Tour on this Monday. 
The tour is presented by Sizzling PR
One Good Man (The Man #2) by Nona Raines
Contemporary romance*ebook:v265 KB; print: 148 pages*Publisher: The Wild Rose Press; First Edition Scarlet Rose edition (August 5, 2011)

Just one touch...that’s all Andie Benedetto wants when she glimpses her father’s sexy neighbor. Images of deep, long kisses and down and dirty sex heat up her fantasies. When he catches her watching him, she’s embarrassed but undeniably turned on. 

Just one weekend...that’s all Matthew Vostek can offer Andie. He recognizes her shyness, but also senses her desire, the same desire he feels. Maybe they can fulfill each other’s hottest fantasies. 

Just an adventure...that’s what Andie tells herself. Tired of playing the good girl, she’s ready to accept Matthew’s challenge and enjoy the most exciting sexual escapade of her life. But when the weekend is over, will Andie finally take what she wants instead of settling for second best? 


The first thing Andie noticed when she entered the living room was the wide smile on Matthew’s face. The second thing was the all-too-familiar book on the coffee table.

“You...ah...what’s that?” She felt her heart thump erratically as she played dumb.

Matt gestured easily with his hand. “I think you know what it is.”

Her gaze flashed to his face.

“After all, I found it at your place. I wasn’t snooping,” he assured her quickly. “It was right there on the kitchen counter. I'd have been blind to miss it.”

“Uh-huh.” Andie was at war with herself. The scared Andie who liked to play it safe wanted to feel embarrassed. The other Andie, the one she became when she was with Matthew, wanted to look him in the eye and say so what?

“Dr. D’s Dictionary of Desire,” he read, then gave her a look. “Imagine my surprise to find it sitting right out in the open like a cookbook.”

“Imagine,” she murmured. She lifted her head and looked at him in challenge.

“It looks so informative, I didn’t think you’d mind if a borrowed it.”

“Not at all. And it is. Very informative.” Her voice was smooth.

“But I must say, I’m disappointed.”

About the author:
Nona Raines

Nona Raines became hooked on romances when she first picked up "The Flame and the Flower" by Kathleen Woodiwiss (and she's not telling how long ago that was). Romances may have changed since then, but her love for a good love story has not. She's been writing off and on for years, but it was only when she joined the Central New York Romance Writers Association that she finally gained the support and confidence she needed to complete a manuscript. 

Nona lives in upstate New York with her many pets and is currently working on her next novel. A former librarian, she enjoys reading books of all genres and discussing them with others. She is thrilled to finally be able to call herself an author and looks forward to hearing from readers. 

We know the term "peeping Tom" but what do we call it when a girl is the one doing the peeping? Librarian Andie spots her dad's neighbor and he induces something inside her. Suddenly brazen, she continues to watch until he is aware of her eyes on him. The mysterious Matthew doesn't mind her staring, he knows all about looking and yearning. What starts out as a staring contest of sorts turns into something more. The quiet, reserved Andie learns when she wants more than a sexy dream, she wants to be with the man she's wildly attracted to, even if he can only give her one weekend. The premise interested me and   seeing what the author did with the stereotypical mousy librarian who decides to go after what (or whom) she wants, even if it means falling in love, kept my interest. Believable characters, flirty dialogue and enticing love scenes make One Good Man one good read. Run a bubble bath, grab a glass of wine, and prepare to get lost in this story-pure escapism can be fun!

Rating: 3.5

Cover comment: I like it (what's not to like?). 

Book source: I received a promotional eARC in return for my honest review during a book tour.

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