Monday, 2 February 2015

BLOG TOUR: Throb by Vi Keeland


Throb by Vi Keeland is LIVE!
Now is your chance to meet Cooper & Kate!

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The rules:
No dating.
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?
Eight weeks ago I signed a contract.  One that seemed like a good idea at the time.  A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed.  There were some rules though.  Lots of them actually.  Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal.  After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought.  Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother.


I have Ms. Keeland’s other work(s) in my never-ending list of to-be-read pile but unfortunately haven’t gotten around to them yet. Then, I had the opportunity to sign up for one of Ms. Keeland’s blog tour for this book so I did, and was fortunate enough to get an ARC.

In the grand scheme of things, it’s a decent read with enough heat and likable characters. It’s fast paced with easy going but heartfelt conversations. It began with a chance meeting with Cooper and Kate not realizing how tight a circle they were running in and how tangled it will get as they moved forward. I really like the attraction between these 2. I really like Cooper and his alpha tender ways. I really like Kate and her smarts and her caring ways. Heck, I even really like Kate’s friend, Sadie, and Flynn. Oh, and the poker games! It’s very Old-Hollywood-meets-New-Hollywood.

I think Ms. Keeland captured the industry well enough, to a degree that it feels realistic to me. She probably could have included more deets and I would’ve been ok with it.

I admit wasn't completely on board with the direction that Ms. Keeland took for Cooper and Kate to get to their ending. It distracted me a little when I had no choice but to put my focus on another character. I totally understand the motives but it took away some of Cooper’s alpha-ness. Also, because of their situation, it felt like they weren’t together enough. But like I said, I totally get why…

Needless to say, this is just a personal take-away, that’s all… It may have taken away points in my head but what it didn't take away is the heat between the 2, most definitely not.*g*

And I’m actually curious about Flynn. Glad to hear he’s getting his story. Maybe Sadie too?:p


1.  A flutter in her belly when she meets him for the first time.
Meet Cooper
My lips brush the top of her hand lightly, my tongue sneaking out to fleetingly touch her skin.  The brief contact stirs an ache inside me.  This woman tugs at something—more than arousal—something that makes me want to slow down time just to spend a few more minutes standing here.
“Did you just…” she stammers a bit.
“Did I just what?”
She squints at me.  “You know.”
“Do I?”
“I felt your tongue on my hand.  You…you licked me.”
I’d been dying to run my tongue along her neck all evening, although I hadn’t really meant to be so crude about it.  It just sort of …happened.  “I wouldn’t say licked, maybe just a little taste.”
“So you tasted me?”
My entire body suddenly has interest in this conversation.  “I suppose I did.  But it wasn’t nearly enough.  That brings us back to my invitation for dinner.  Tomorrow night?”
“I can’t.”
“The day after then?”
She laughs and shakes her head.  The sound makes me smile.
“Good night, Cooper.”  She pulls the driver’s side door shut and leaves me standing there…for a full five minutes after she’s gone.
2.  A best friend to talk about him to.
Meet Sadie
“And I kissed him when we were in his office.”
“How was his office?”
“Really?  That’s what you want to know.  Not how was the kiss or aren’t you in breach of your contract?  How was his office?”
“You can tell a lot about a man by his office.”
I gulp another unladylike sip from my wine glass.  “His office was beautiful.  Sleek, overlooking the city.  It oozed power.”
“Nice.  Bet he fucks like he owns you.”
The thought of what he’s like in bed is enough to make me lose my train of thought.
“Go on,” Sadie prods.
I don’t continue immediately.
“You forgot what you were up to because you were thinking of him fucking you like he owns you, didn’t you?”  My best friend smirks knowingly.
“Shut up.”  I pause.  “Anyway, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
“Well, him.  Obviously.”
“I wish it were that easy.”
3.  A gentleman that turns into a bossy dirty talker in the bedroom.
Cooper – behind closed doors.

“You haven’t even begun to see bossy yet.  Tonight I’m going to tell you to do things, and you’re going to do them.  When I tell you to open wider, or take my cock deeper, you’re going to listen.  You know why?  Because since the moment we met, all I’ve wanted to do is make you feel good.  Hell, I don’t even need to get off physically.  Because I’m going to get off watching you every minute.  So, yeah, I’m going to be bossy.  Now let’s put the rest of this behind us.  Do you want to be with me tonight?”
After that prelude, I nod my head fast.  I’m no fool.  Who wouldn’t?

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About the Author:
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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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