Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Review: Delicious Delay by Tara Quan #Romance #Giveaway


I'm an avid follower of Tara's blog. I was going to read and review this book, but Godess Fish gave me the opportunity to share my review to a larger audience.

Tara will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
BLURB:

Stranded in a Middle Eastern airport, Michelle Day finds herself the object of interest for an abrasive, but all-too-sexy stranger—a stranger who tempts her with the forbidden in a land where indecency could get her killed. But how does one say no to such a deliciously, relentless pursuit?

Khalid Al Dehri takes one look at the red-headed spitfire in the business class lounge and knew he’d either been transported to heaven—or hell. Her tart response to his surliness intrigues him beyond all propriety and the longer he spends in her company, the more he can’t deny his forbidden attraction. But will she explore the sensuality between them or will society’s rules keep them apart?


My Review

A fulfilling novella filled with loads of sass, luxury, and heat. I wasn’t sure what to expect when Michelle initially met Khalid. How would a normal working class woman end up with a rich powerful sheikh? I kept wondering where the happily ever after would come from. I shouldn’t have been concerned at all. Ms. Quan did a fabulous job of making sure I smiled in the end.

My favorite part of the novella was the unexpected fall both of them took into romance. Opposites, yet compatible. 

A wonderful, light story. I’m hoping there will be a sequel.

I give Delicious Delay four out of five airplane shaped chocolate bars. A perfect quick summer read. 

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Excerpt:

He grinned. “So I have a proposal.”

She tried to get her breathing under control, without much success. “Why am I sure it’s an indecent one?”

He motioned his head toward the far end of the lounge. Latticed wooden screens gave that particular section more privacy. In an L-shaped room, the tucked-away location prevented a direct line of sight from the dining or reception areas.

He got up and offered her his hand. She hesitated for a long moment before taking it. With faltering footsteps, she followed him. More private or not, limits on how far this could go existed due to them being in an airport lounge. Since her self-control had chosen today to take a vacation, she appreciated the imposed constraint.

He lowered himself onto a plush leather sofa deep inside the cordoned area. With walls on either side and screens strategically angled, the space seemed to have been designed as a spot for people to nap.

On the brink of crossing a dangerous line, she hesitated. “What exactly do you have in mind?”

“I’m just giving you the opportunity to have your way with me,” he offered, his face the picture of innocence.

She hadn’t expected that answer. “I don’t quite follow.”

He kicked one of his legs out and tangled it with hers. She stumbled and instinctively moved her hands forward to brace herself. Her palms flattened over his hard muscled chest when she landed.

She traced the shape of his pectorals. “What do you do all day? Work out?”

He chuckled, the low rumble all male. “I have access to the best personal trainers money can buy. They help keep me honest.”

She shook her head in disbelief as the man preened. “Have you heard of a concept called humility?”

“It’s not one of my virtues,” he admitted. “I’ve never understood the point.”

She sighed. “It’s the polite thing to do.”

He placed his forefinger under her chin and tipped her head up, his expression playful. “So what is a sweet, polite, goody two shoes doing on top of me?”



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Globetrotter, lover of languages, and romance author, Tara Quan has an addiction for crafting tales with a pinch of spice and a smidgen of kink. Inspired by her travels, Tara enjoys tossing her kick-ass heroines and alpha males into exotic contemporary locales, fantasy worlds, and post-apocalyptic futures. Armed with magical powers or conventional weapons, her characters are guaranteed a suspenseful and sensual ride, as well as their own happily ever after. Learn more at www.taraquan.com

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20 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting me Nana :)

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    1. Now that I've read one of your books, I've got to get a couple of others.

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  2. I enjoyed the review and excerpt

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  3. I really enjoyed the excerpt, and then I read the review. Great.

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  4. Oh love when an author totally sells you on something you just couldn't see happening. That's always awesome :)

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  5. Khalid Al Dehri looks like a Delicious Delay. I wonder if I hang around the airport long enough, will I find my own Khalid? Thanks for sharing the excerpt and review.

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    1. Lol, Tallulah. It wouldn't hurt to try.

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  6. Thanks for the review, the book seems good.

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    1. I'm glad you could stop by, Serena.

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  7. I really enjoyed the excerpt! definitely going to add to my tbr.

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    1. Good. I'm glad, Amy. Thanks for leaving a comment.

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