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A Fine Mess by Kelly Siskind….Release Blitz & Review

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ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: A Fine Mess

Author: Kelly Siskind

Series: Over The Top, #2

On Sale: August 2, 2016

Publisher: Forever

Format: eBook

Price: $3.99 USD

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Some guys should come with a warning label…

Sawyer West is Mr. One-Night Stand. He doesn’t do relationships or promises or feelings. He’s never cared enough to get involved. Until Lily Roberts. She’s sweet and shy and sexy as sin, and resisting her is testing his self-control. She believes Sawyer can be a better man, and for the first time in his life, he wants to be. But change isn’t easy, and Sawyer would do anything to protect Lily from his past self. Even break his own heart…

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EXCERPT

She holds up her new treasure. “Found a good one.” The blue stone in the center of the ring catches the light of a nearby lamp, the thick band decorated with filigree.

“Okay,” I say. “You first.”

She swallows and peeks at me from below her lashes. “There was this man.” Another swallow. “He was a soldier about to be shipped off to war.” She scrapes her teeth over her bottom lip. “He bought this ring but didn’t propose to his girl before he left. He was afraid. He didn’t think he’d do right by her. But he held on to it during every battle, and every horrible night. When he got home and realized he was being foolish”—she looks at me with glassy eyes—“the girl had fallen for someone else.”

Single Lily fights dirty.

My pulse kicks up a notch as I approach her. I stop a foot away and hold out my hand. “The ring, please.”

Trembling slightly, she places it in my palm, her fingers grazing my skin.

“A man,” I say, turning the band over, “proposed to the girl of his dreams with this ring.” I step closer. “He worshipped her. I mean, she was hot as fuck”—eye roll numero cinco—“but they were meant to be, like real soul mates. Then the unthinkable happened.” I shift my feet until there’s barely an inch between us.

Self-control at DEFCON 2.

“What happened?” she whispers.

I grin. “A car fell on her. Freak accident. Dropped from the second story of a parking garage. Nasty mess.” I grab her hand and place the ring on her finger as she mumbles something about my maturity. I knock her toe with mine. “Quiet. I’m not done.” Numero seis. I clear my throat. “Although the man loved his wife more than anything, he pawned the ring. He knew it was special. He hoped the next person to buy it could be as lucky in love as he was.”

That stops the eye rolls.

She looks at the ring, then at me, then back and forth again.

Her lips part. Her chest rises.

Sirens ring: DEFCON 1.

I’m a thrill seeker. Cliff jumping, fast cars, steep slopes—you name it, I love it. The adrenaline rush gives me Spidey-sense, and my pulse shoots from one hundred to 220 in ten seconds flat.

Leaning in to kiss Lily is like skydiving without a chute.

I don’t give her time to turn me down, not a moment for either of us to overthink. Heart in my throat, I taste her lips. Yep, strawberry. She’s soft and tentative, then eager, a whimper escaping when our tongues swipe. I grip her harder and walk until I have her pressed against a table. She tugs my hair. I grab her ass. The next whimper is louder, the sound shredding what’s left of my self-control. I need to hear what other sounds she makes, need to hear her fall apart. Will she chant my name or pray to her maker? Will she scream or groan? Our mouths move faster, hands greedier, my jeans barely containing me. If I don’t stop soon, we’ll be giving these antiques enough stories for another century.

By the time I pull away, she’s swallowed my heart.

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my-review

Kelly has become another author that I will drop whatever I am doing and read her book as soon as it’s released.  And A Fine Mess is perfect proof of why.

A Fine Mess is the second book in her Over The Top series and is the story of Sawyer and Lily.  You don’t need to read any of these books in order but it really helps to stay with the overall nature of the story if you do.

Back to the book.  Sawyer is Mr. Playboy extraordinaire.  But he’s also the laid and funny one of the group.  Lily is the shy one with the brilliant designer mind.  These two hit it off immediately in the first book and became fast friends, all because Lily has a boyfriend.  There is no denying their attraction to one another.  These two couldn’t be more different than the other one, except they both have been keeping secrets from family and friends.  Secrets that could dampen anything more between them.

I love the characters that Kelly creates.  They are so real and authentic, it’s impossible to not be able to relate to them in some way.  And one huge thing – they act like the adults they are!  They don’t act like teenagers and assume sh*t, they talk it out.  I love the banter between Sawyer and Lily – they totally feed off another.  It’s amazing.

Kelly really knows how to write her stories.  It’s like you’re watching a movie or TV show play out before you. ( I could so easily see this series being a TV show, I really can).  I can’t say enough about this book or this series. 

I can’t wait to read the next book, which is Raven and Nico’s.  These two are going to be like watching a huge fireworks display! 

 5LovesRLB

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THE OVER THE TOP SERIES

Over The Top Series

My Perfect Mistake, #1

A Fine Mess, #2

Series page on Goodreads

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kelly Siskind CREDIT Eirik Dunlop

A small-town girl at heart, Kelly moved from the city to open a cheese shop with her husband in Northern Ontario. When she’s not neck deep in cheese or out hiking, you can find her, notepad in hand, scribbling down one of the many plot bunnies bouncing around in her head.

She laughs at her own jokes and has been known to eat her feelings-Gummy Bears heal all. She’s also an incurable romantic, devouring romance novels into the wee hours of the morning.

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  1. Kathleen Bylsma says:

    Oh boy! Shelved on Goodreads! Thanks for the introduction,review and excerpt!

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