I was delighted to be given the opportunity to read and review “Riveted”, the first in the new series of books in the “Art of Eros” series by Kenzie Macallan and today I am lucky enough to be taking part in the blog tour.
Join Kenzie Macallan, myself and the Killion Group as we celebrate the release of Riveted with this 21 stop Book Tour from April 4th to 15th. Included in this book tour is exclusive content, guest posts from Kenzie, book reviews, a spotlight of the book, and a giveaway. One GRAND PRIZE WINNER will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card! http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/467d138c44/?
For years Marabella built a wall to protect herself from the pain. She has a secret about her dead husband that she would prefer not to share. Mac has his own secret but wants to know everything about her. As they play in paradise, someone is watching and waiting. Can Mac get to Marabella before her past catches up with her?
“Marabella Luccenzo is being whisked away to Mexico by her sisters to forget about her recent tragedy. Her husband died under odd circumstances that left her with more questions than answers. Slowly over the years she created a barrier to protect herself from the pain and hide the secret. The landslide into her truth only starts with one pebble as she confides in her sisters.
MacGregor Creighton “Mac”, a rogue Scotsman, shines light on the cold dark existence behind Mara’s wall. He’s usually a hit-and-run kind of guy with women. But Mara has him second guessing his ways. Mac has a few secrets of his own that may destroy what he wants with Mara.
Both their worlds are shattered when Mara gets kidnapped. In her fight to stay alive, she makes some discoveries about herself and Mac. Will she choose to finally remove the blindfold to find her strength, evolving from victim to fighter? Can Mac get to her before the kidnapper kills her after he gets what he wants?”
The book does cover some tough subjects but they are dealt with well and I did enjoy the book, the main characters of Mac and Mara work well together right from their first chance meeting on a plane on their way to Cancun. The story builds at a steady pace and I found myself happily engaged with the book until the end. The only criticism I had was that it did jump from one person to the other in the way the story was told. It did take a bit of getting used too but it didn’t really detract from the story. I am looking forward to more from Kenzie in the future – 4 stars from me for this one. The book is out in the UK on 22nd April 2016.
Excerpt #1: She had affected him on every level, in every way, with her words, smile and body. He couldn’t stay still, torn between keeping his distance and wanting to show her exactly how he wanted her. He didn’t do dating. No strings attached, friends with benefits, always the safest bet. Obviously, Marabella wasn’t that type of woman and his pull toward her scared the hell out of him. All bets were off.
The author has also added a note about the book: Riveted is a full-length standalone novel. Content includes references to domestic abuse. Due to the content, this is not a book intended for readers under the age of 18.
About Kenzie Macallan: I live in the Northeast with my two dogs who keep me very busy. As a child I travelled around the world to places like Africa, Greece, Italy, France, Holland and England. My favourite country is Scotland and hope to go back someday. I love to take photos of flowers and paint portraits, mostly of children. When I’m not writing, I’m reading all kinds of romance novels.