Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Giveaway and Review: "The Seduction of Kinley Foster" by Lisa Wells (Contemporary Romance, New Adult)

The Seduction of Kinley Foster
by Lisa Wells

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC - Lovestruck
Series: What Happens in Vegas series
Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publication Date: May 9, 2016

Description from Publisher: Librarian Kinley Foster wants to write erotic romance—the steamy, sexy, curl-your-toes kind of stuff. The problem? She desperately needs a little erotic inspiration. And at a romance convention in Vegas, she finds it...or rather him. The sizzlingly sexy guy who refused Kinley—and her virginity—when she was sixteen.

Now it's time for a little payback.

Literary agent Ian Thompson is a professional. Mentoring an aspiring author is one thing. Giving her a thorough and thoroughly satisfying sexy education is quite another. Especially when she's as stunning and deliciously curvaceous as Kinley. Yet Ian can't help himself when Kinley makes him a wager he can't resist. A wager that will tempt Ian to cross every professional—and every sensual—boundary in the book...

About the Author: Lisa Wells always knew there would come a time in her life when she'd pursue her dream career as a romance author. This is that time. Before this moment, she's enjoyed a rollercoaster journey called - The Middle School Counselor - Dramas, Dreams, and Destinies. After many years of working with teenage girls, she knows when one comes in baffled because another girl hates her, the first question to ask is - "Did you steal her boyfriend?" Nine times out of ten the answer is some form of, “Yes but....”
While Lisa enjoys working with adolescents, she writes for adults.
Her books contain: Sex, Scowls & Sass.

My Rating:
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I received a digital ARC from the publisher through for an honest, unbiased review. My opinion is my own.

Coming into this, I had heard of the "What Happens in Vegas" series, where over a dozen romance authors have written stories involving a Romance Novel Convention in Vegas. But I hadn't read any of the books yet.

So, I will say "Thank You" to Lisa Wells for the sassy and sexy introduction to the series! Kinley is a character that many readers, like me, can relate to simply for the fact that she enjoys romance novels. So much that she has taken on the challenge of writing one herself. And I say "challenge" here not in that anyone challenges her, but that writing good romantic fiction takes finesse and skill. Though Ian certainly challenged Kinley in many ways.

The "meta-ness" of this novel is really fun, and I thought the peek into being a romance novelist was great. There were parallels in the story between the characters and the plot itself, most notably the teaching of sexual tension and dialogue.

📚 Hell. Did he just use the word mollycoddle in his thoughts? He needed to cutback how many Regencies he was representing. 📚

Not altogether surprising, E.L. James and "50 Shades of Gray" get a nod or two. This made me think at first that the story would venture into BDSM territory, but there was very little of that. I was happy to find that since I am much more for a strong and sassy heroine. (I haven't read 50 Shades, but I don't think it's my thing.) Kinley fits the bill for "strong and sassy," though she also has some nice insecurities that round her character out well. I feel that she fits right in as a Romance-fan-turned-novelist. She pushed herself out of her comfort zone often, which is something that I, as an introvert, can really relate to. Ian as the love interest was also a character I liked, though I'm not sure I got enough of a view into who he was without Kinley.

Overall, I would absolutely recommend this to anyone who is a fan of contemporary romance, especially those who wouldn't have a problem reading a story with very light BDSM and the use of toys.

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