Monday, 27 January 2014

Book Spotlight: The Opposite of Wild by Kylie Gilmore - $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway

Today’s spotlight hits Kylie Gilmore. She will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card + The Opposite of Wild Romance Trading Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.


Unleash the wild woman…?

Ex-cop Ryan O'Hare takes one look at buttoned-up control freak Liz Garner and just itches to loosen the woman up. Not that he’s into her. Because a woman like that comes with way too many expectations. Not to mention, she practically works for him, and he didn’t hire Liz to watch after his beloved Harley-stealing Gran so he could turn Liz loose in his bed. Still, there’s something about her, a hidden wild side, that makes him wonder what it would take.

Liz must be crazy to work for the insensitive, arrogant, horribly…hot man she's avoided for years. Unfortunately, she needs the money and Ryan's grandmother needs a keeper. (Midnight tango lessons and ziplines with Gran, anyone?) Ryan's rare smile and swaggering confidence have Liz torn between throwing her favorite pinot grigio at his head or throwing herself at him. Can this control freak find a way to let loose with the tough, no-strings guy who once broke her heart?


Ryan just stood there, his sharp eyes studying her. "You're a puzzle, Liz."

"I am?"

He reached out and smoothed a lock of hair behind her ear, and her heart caught in her throat at the gentle gesture. "You seem so…uptight," he said. She stiffened and took a step back. "But I know you were checking me out when I was mowing."

She flushed, but rallied quickly. "I was only bringing you water." She crossed her arms and said primly, "You surprised me when you dumped the water on your head. I was merely looking to see if you were going to do any other…surprising things."

His lips twitched. "You're like a librarian just waiting to let loose."

"Is that supposed to be a compliment?" she bristled, hands on her hips.

"There it is." He smiled and stepped close, crowding her space. She drew in a quick breath, but held her ground. "The puzzle—fire and ice."

She put both hands on his solid chest and pushed him out the door. "Next time, mail it." She shut the door in his face, turned and leaned against it. "Urgh!"

"That's what I'm talking about," he said through the door.

She ripped open the door. "Go away."

His head cocked to the side while he bit back a smile. "Is that any way to talk to your employer?"

"Gah!" She slammed the door and locked it. She heard his low laugh as he walked away.

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Kylie Gilmore was lucky enough to discover romance novels at a young age as they were strewn all over the house (thanks, Mom!). She writes quirky, tender romance with a solid dose of humor. Her first book in the Clover Park series, The Opposite of Wild, will launch in January 2014 featuring the oldest of three brothers and his lady love. The next two books in the series give each brother his dream girl (eventually).

Kylie lives in New York with her family, two cats, and a nutso dog. When she's not writing, wrangling kids, or dutifully taking notes at writing conferences, you can find her flexing her muscles all the way to the high cabinet for her secret chocolate stash.

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  1. Thanks for the great review :) I think I need to stop reading these, lol b/c I am never going to be able to read all the great books I keep on finding reviews for! ;)

  2. I especially loved this line "I was merely looking to see if you were going to do any other…surprising things" I could picture your Liz saying that. Funny!

  3. Thanks for having me! The inspiration for Ryan is on my FB page. Talk about man candy!

    1. Glad to have you on. I'm heading over to your FB page right this minute.

  4. Hi Kylie, I'm so happy to see you on Nana's blog. Just don't let her near your secret chocolate stash - just saying :)

    1. What? She has a secret stash of chocolate?

  5. I like the premise of the book. Great excerpt, thank you.

  6. I like that while Liz may not have everything figured out she is fiesty & not afraid to give as good as she gets! She is a refreshing breath of fresh air from the TSTL heroines some authors seem to recycle for every book, just changing their hair or eye color. Lol

  7. This looks like a great summer read.

  8. I loved the excerpt. I think our heroine sounds like a determined person.

  9. Great excerpt, sounds like a great book. Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

  10. Kylie, nice cover. And your excerpt sounds exactly what I'm looking for. Good Luck with your book!

  11. Thanks all!
    @Debbie, secret chocolate stash is in a classified location. Oh, wait...
    @Heather @MomJane, yes Liz is quite determined even if she veers off-course
    Happy reading! Hope it makes you laugh when you need it the most!

  12. Congrats to Kylie!!
    (Love the cover!)

  13. It sounds like a good read and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  14. Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!


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