Saturday, January 4, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway : Exquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove

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Exquisite Betrayal
by A.M. Hargrove

Release Date:

December 17th, 2013

eArc received for review


A male Romance Author… a convention in Vegas… a female book blogger… a goal to lose her virginity… what next? Find out when you mix all the above!

Fallon McKinley is headed to Vegas for the Wicked Wenches Romance Con and losing her virginity is only one of her goals. The other is to meet her favorite author of romance novels, R.T. Sinclair. What she doesn’t realize is that the sexy green-eyed god she rams into at the airport is the real R.T. When they keep running into each other, she’s shocked, but excited, because the attraction is irresistible.

Ryland Thomas Sinclair doesn’t want anyone to know his true identity. He’s the author that all women love, but everyone thinks he’s a female. He hides his persona behind the public face of his twin sister, keeping his own a secret. But after meeting the lovely Fallon, his intentions to avoid a relationship come to a screeching halt. She’s put an unwanted kink into his perfectly laid out plans. His unusual reaction surprises him because after a heart-shredding breakup a few years ago, he’s managed to avoid women at all costs.

Resisting Fallon becomes more difficult than he imagines. Soon things are spiraling out of control, until a major miscommunication has Fallon walking out of his home and his life. Will Ryland Thomas succeed in losing the woman he loves? Or can he win her back?

Welcome to our Blog Tour stop for
Exquisite Betrayal
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The Way Ria Sees It

Exquisite Betrayal…
Pow chicka pow wow! 
Go Ms. Hargrove! 
Holy moly this book had some serious STEAM! I was like woah! Lets just say that Fallon and Rylain leave no stone unturned. 


Im not sure if y’all know this or not but I’m a blogger so YEAH! I was drawn to this story straight away! Lol this story made me think of Sylvain Reynard and how mysterious he is…Its probably my live long wish to meet him some day. I’m going to visit Mikki in Canada and stay hidden in the shadows…


LOL!! okay I’ll tone down the scary. Seriously though this story was right up my alley and I know it will be up yours too!!

E-mbarrassed, falling and humiliating herself wasn’t enough Fallon commits social suicide while she blunders about on the floor.
X--Ray, piercing emerald eyes grab ahold of Fallon and they don’t plan on going anywhere anytime soon.
Q-uest, Fallon is tired of all the pretenses and labels going to vegas and having fun is a must.
Unscripted, meeting R.T. was a known fact. What no one expected was the friendship that was soon to blossom.
I-dea, maybe Fallon was wrong maybe her plan is not in the stars after all.
S-tartled, a certain shock comes over Ryland all he can do is walk away. This maybe one of his bigger mistakes.
I-diot, Fallon will not fall prey. Though she is hurt Fallon will figure out her life she always does.
T-illy, now more than an acquaintance she will do whatever it takes to ensure Fallon’s safety and happiness. 
E-mployed and ecstatic, it seems as though everything is falling into place for both Fallon and Ryland.

B-itter, an unwelcome face tries to disturb luckily things are sorted quickly and no one pays to much attention to the trash.
E-ntrapped, torn apart and alone betrayed by the last people anyone expected.
T-rust, is broken shattered to bits. Sadly its not a oneway street, picking up the pieces is a must but extremely hard.
R-eunion, a painful chapter must come to an end Fallon has closure but she knows what true sorrow is. Cutting ties is much easier though she will never get all those years back. Fallon finally knows why.
A-fraid, Fallon’s father has always been there for her. Even now in her adult hood she hears the advise he is giving her.
Y-earning, nothing will stop Fallon and Ryland once the truth is out everything is a whirlwind of emotions.
Assault, not with fists but with the law. Who says wrongs can not be righted via the civil system.
L-ove, though trying, Fallon is right were she belongs.

The story was different and the ending was AMAZING!! I’m super happy with the way everything played out all and all I would recommend this for anyone that likes NA with a twist. Oh and lest I forget…ALOT of steam. Fallon was awesome she was innocent but not saccharine. I could definitely see myself hanging out with her on the pier eating fresh seafood! YUMMY!! Have I mentioned the ending? Well played Ms. Hargrove I was balling balling balling by the end! 

My Rating

4.0 Vegas Promise, Missing Purse, Job Interview, Chance Encounter, New Car, Fun Holidays, Perfect Job, Secret Scamming, Promise of the heart LOVE filled Stars!!

Mikki's Review

Oh my squeeeee!!! Exquisite Betrayal was such a fun, sexy, exciting read! A few months ago the cover and synopsis caught my attention and I could not wait to read it. It' such a unique storyline. I loved the banter between the characters, the chemistry between Fallon and R.T is blazing hot and it's a real page-turner!

Fallon is a book blogger who is struggling in life. She is drowning in debts, her mom is a real B&"%$ and her love life is nonexistent. She decides to attend a book convention with her co-bloggers in Vegas. Her goals? Meet her favorite author, party with her besties and ... lose her virginity. Upon her arrival in Vegas she bumps into a green-eyed sex god named Ryland Thomas. From the moment they touch sparks fly. While in Vegas she keeps on colliding with R.T. Everywhere she looks there he is. They give in to their attraction and what happens in Vegas does not necessarily stay in Vegas. After losing her purse, she's stuck going back home with R.T. From that moment on, they start a journey of discovery. Both of them are struggling with issues from their past. R.T. is keeping a huge secret. He is Fallon's favorite author. His twin sister, Tilly, has taken the role of famous author R.T. Sinclair. The more time goes by, the more R.T. is falling for Fallon.  It's only a matter of time before his secret is out and his world comes crashing down. R.T. has writen many HEA for his characters, but writing is HEA with the woman who stole his heart is a completely different story.

This book was really good! It kept me turning the page non-stop! Fallon and R.T. were super amazing characters to follow and I loved every single minute of their story. Fallon is like a breath of fresh air. I connected with her from the very start. She has suffered so much with her mom's rejection. My heart broke for her. I loved her personality. She's such a captivating heroine. Don't even get me started on Mr. R.T. Sinclair!!! *Panties melting* Oh my God! This male author does have a little problem though ... Boy does he know how to get into trouble!!! His stupidassery got him in trouble more than once. LOL!!!! The ladies in this story gave him a piece of their mind a couple of times. Fallon and R.T.  are I couple I won't forget. They have an extra pinch of awesomeness that made me fall for them. I loved reading from both their POV. I liked the friendship between Fallon and her co-bloggers. It's really amazing the connection that we have with our blogging family :) The ending to this book is OUTSTANDING!! The way R.T. fights for the woman that he loves ... Eeeeep!!!! *Swoon* He wrote himself and EPIC HEA if you ask me ;)

My Rating

I give Exquisite Betrayal by A.M. Hargrove 4.5 entertaining, romantic, pantie-melting, sexy, charming stars! 


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About the Author

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodge ball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what laptop out the window.  She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone, called her boss and quit her job.  Grinning, she made another call to her hubs and told him of her new adventure (after making sure his heart was beating properly again).

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a YA/NA and Adult Romance writer. Her books include the following: Edge of Disaster, Shattered Edge and Kissing Fire (The Edge Series); The Guardians of Vesturon series (Survival, Resurrection, Determinant, reEmergent and Beginnings); Dark Waltz and Tragically Flawed.

Other than being in love with writing about being in love, she loves chocolate, ice cream and coffee and is positive they should be added as part of the USDA food groups. 

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  1. A.M.'s covers get better with each new book. I love how the guy's the romance author, instead of the heroine!

  2. Holy Effin Moly!! Your reviews knocked me off my chair!! You all totally ROCK! xoxoxoxo!! Thank you from the bottom of this whacky heart of mine! And a huge thanks for being a part of this release tour as well! <3 <3 <3

    1. Awww! Thank you for giving us the chance to review it. Team Rimi loved it!!! ;)

  3. This sounds really fun! And I'm sure a lot of bloggers will definitely enjoy it.
    Great reviews, ladies!

  4. I love books like this one so I can't believe I haven't heard of it!!! O__O I can't wait to read this fact I think I'm gonna go to amazon now! lol ;p Great reviews!

    New Stalker! ;p

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

    1. Thanks Maida! This book had a unique and fun storyline :)

  5. I love wicked banter and these characters sound wonderful. I am so happy the ending rocked for you. Thanks for sharing this it was new to me and now of course I want to read it..LOL


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