Sunday, October 12, 2014

Blog Tour: Excerpt, Guest Post, and Review for Sucked into Love by Rochelle Paige

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I've never read anything by Rochelle Paige, but this story looked too good to pass up!

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No woman ever expects to meet the man of her dreams at her bachelorette party...

It's just Jocelyn's luck that she meets her match at the fake bachelorette party her best friend throws for her. She knows better than to get pulled into any of Cee-Cee's antics. It must have been sheer exhaustion that made her agree to help her best friend out with a work project - one that ended up with her playing bachelorette for the night!

No man ever wants to be knocked off his feet by a woman he meets while she's wearing a bachelorette "suck for a buck" shirt...

Andrew knows that he wants Jocelyn the moment he lays eyes on her, but he's never been one to poach on another man's territory. He walks away but finds himself changed by the experience. Imagine his surprise when he sees her again, only to discover she isn't married and has never even been engaged.

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“Hi, Alec. I hope I’m not too early,” I heard a woman say softly after the sound of the door opening. Just the sound of her voice sent a chill up my spine.
“Not at all,” Alec replied. “Mom was just saying how excited she is you could come over before everyone else so she could catch up since it’s been so long since she’s seen you.”
“How sweet. It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years already. I guess they’re right when they say time flies,” she replied
“And I told you that you didn’t need to bring anything,” he scolded her in a teasing tone as they moved close to the kitchen.
I stood up from the table and hadn’t even taken a step when they made it into the kitchen. Alec hadn’t been kidding when he’d said that she wasn’t a dude. Jo, the girl my mom was urging my brother to ask out, was the caramel-haired beauty I hadn’t been able to get out of my mind since she was in my club. For her bachelorette party.
And then it hit me. My brother couldn’t ask her out because she was probably already married. It had been a little more than a month already. I glanced down at her ring finger and was shocked to find it bare. While I stood there in a stupor my mom had moved to give her a hug.


Guest Post:
Five Things You May Not Know About Sucked Into Love:
1. It was going to be my debut book until the idea for Push the Envelope smacked me upside the head and wouldn't let go.
2. The idea for Andrew and Jocelyn to meet at a fake bachelorette party was inspired by... a fake bachelorette party during a girls road trip weekend.
3. I hadn't planned on Jason being a major part of this series until he insisted he get his own story - and girl!
4. My favorite part of writing this book was the brainstorming session I had with my best friend many, many months ago.
5. The idea of a boarding school that was famous for some of it's sports programs may sound far-fetched, but fact is sometimes stranger than fiction as there really is one in Indiana.


★★★★ stars

I'm not a fan of love at first sight stories because they seem to be more about insta-attraction/lust than about love.  However there was something about this blurb that made me want to read this book more than my dislike of the instalust monster, and I'm glad I listened to that voice.

I really liked Jocelyn.  She's a hard worker and a great friend.  She's kind and sincere and I hated to learn how her life had been after the death of her mother.  Tragedy usually shows us different faces of the people we know and love, and the one she saw was really hard to take.  I love how she never gave up on her father though.  She kept trying even if he wasn't willing.  I liked Andrew too.  I would've thought she and Alec were a better couple given their history, but it seems Alec's heart has already been stolen by someone else.  Andrew was a bit too cave man like for my taste, but I love how he was able to back down a little whenever Jocelyn explained to him why she was doing or thinking things.  The story was hot and there was plenty of sex, but I like how it didn't go completely over the top. Another thing I liked about the book was things flowed well and the plot twists.  There were a few I didn't see coming and some I did.

I read this book in no time and liked the mix of characters.  I'm really looking forward to reading Jason and Cee-Cee's story.  I'm also very happy to have enjoyed my first Rochelle Paige book and look forward to combing through her back list to find other books I may have missed out on. 

* Thank you to the author for providing a copy in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*


Author Bio:
I absolutely adore reading - always have and always will. My friends growing up used to tease me when I would trail after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. If I have downtime, odds are you will find me reading or writing.

I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author. I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.

When I told my mom that my new year's resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me "About time!"

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MORE BOOKS by Rochelle Paige!!

Push the Envelope (Blythe College Book 1)

Hit the Wall (Blythe College Book 2)

Summer Nights: Push It Forward & Hold Your Horses (Blythe College Book 3)

Outside the Box (Blythe College Book 4)

Blythe College Series Box Set

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