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Blog Tour, Giveaway & Review….Chica Bella by Carly Fall

I am honored to be a part of the Chica Bella by Carly Fall Blog Tour!

Also, Carly is giving away a $10 gift card to one lucky winner so be sure to enter to win in the rafflecopter below and enjoy the excerpt below my review!

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Synopsis:

Landon “Blackhawk” Walker is ready to get out of the Navy SEALs. He has seen and done enough, and can’t wait to get to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico where three tasks await him: get back into civilian mode, take a boat out to the El Arco Rocks, and win back the heart of the woman he lost because of his career.

Maya Gonzalez has tired of the heartbreak that comes with Landon’s deployments year after year. When he walks back into her life, she cannot deny her heart, despite her reservations.

As they lose themselves in each other and the beauty of Cabo, their passion is rekindled once again, but Maya knows that one phone call means deployment for Landon, putting an end to their reunion, and possibly their relationship.

 

My Review:

Chica Bella is the first work I have read by Carly Fall and is part of her Honor Guard Series.  Being a sucker for a man in uniform, I was eager to dig into this book and was happy I did….it was a great read!

Landon Walker is a Navy SEAL who has recently come off of assignment and has come to realize that he may be finished with the SEAL life.  He is back in Cabo San Lucas and hoping the woman he has had to leave behind more times than he cares to think about will take him back…again.  Only this time, he hopes he will be able to stay with her, forever.

Maya can’t believe he’s back, sitting here at her bar, and bringing all sorts of emotions back to life within her.  Hurt, relief, longing, lust, just to name a few.  He had left her nine months ago and she has been worried sick and trying to live a life without him…and now he’s back.  Popping in just as he always does.  This time she isn’t sure she has the strength to love him and have him leave without a word until he can return again.  Sure, she understands his service to his country comes first, but she’s tired of coming second.

Landon and Maya only have two weeks, maybe less, to reignite the flame they have between them and enjoy as much of one another as they can.  Landon is praying he gets the call he desperately wants…the call that they have found his replacement and he can spend the rest of his life at peace, with Maya.

Even though this story is only 53 pages, is has everything a 300 page story has.  Love, emotional turmoil, lust and eventually, happiness.  I really enjoyed Carly’s writing style and was drawn to the characters from the beginning of the story and was entertained until the very end.  I will definitely be checking out more of her work!

Thank you, Carly, for packing a whole lot into a small package!

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Excerpt:

“Where were you?” she finally asked, her voice quiet.

“Afghanistan.”

He didn’t look at her, but he felt her body tense next to his. “Were you hurt?”

He shrugged, but then thought better of trying to blow off her questions. Maya had always said she wanted nothing but honesty from him, and he had been the one to offer this Q&A.

“I took some shrapnel in my chest, but it was all superficial.” He gazed down at her as she studied his chest as if she could see the wounds he was talking about.

“Did you kill?” she whispered, her stare never leaving his chest.

Dammit. This was the part he hated because she abhorred violence, but killing was his job. If he didn’t take out the bad guys, they would kill American soldiers, and he would be damned if that happened on his watch. “Yes.”

She closed her eyes for a moment.

“Did you think of me?”

“Oh, God, Maya.” He put his finger under her chin and turned her face to his. Her brown eyes sparkled with tears that made his heart feel as though it might quit beating. “Maya, it’s always you. It’s thinking of you that made me want to stay alive. It’s the thought of your smile, your face, your body pressed up against mine that kept me warm at night, the sound of your laughter that made me smile when I felt like I couldn’t smile again. Maya….”

He didn’t know what else to say, so he did what he had wanted to do since the day he left her almost a year ago. 
He brought his lips to hers.

 

 
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About the author:

I am a wife, a mother and a slave to Nicky the dog.

I think chocolate and wine should be considered their own food group, and I wish Christmas happened twice a year.

I love the hot summer nights here in Arizona when my family and I play in our pool until late at night, and I hate 99.8% of politicians.

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Comments

  1. Jilly, Thank you for having me today and for taking the time to read and review Chica Bella. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  2. I live in Puerto Rico in warm weather but I was raised in New Jersey so I know how cold a winter can be. I would stil say warm weather. Some other tropical island with beautiful beaches and lots of sun!

  3. I prefer warm weather to cold, but I don’t like it when it gets super duper hot.

  4. heather says:

    I would visit.warm.

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