Monday, October 14, 2013

Tempting Fate: Blog Tour!

Title: Tempting Fate
Author: Amber Lin
Series: The Lost Girls #3
Pages: N/A
Publisher: Loose ID
Date Published: August 6, 2013
Format:: eBook
Genre: Romance/Contemporary/Erotica

Rose Murphy is ready to break free from her brother’s control. She’s ready to open her own ballet studio. And most of all, she’s ready to live without fear. So when she sees her brother’s lawyer, the man she’s lusted after for years, she gives in to her body’s desires.

A sexy show through her bedroom window whets both their appetites. On Drew’s next visit, he returns the striptease favor. Mutual masturbation gives way to a naughty late night phone call. She’s a breath away from everything she’s hoped for, but not everyone wants them to be together. When the relationship comes to light, their sensual peace may be shattered

My Thoughts: 
Source: Goddess Fish Blog ToursThis was the third book in the series, but I never felt like I was missing anything. That's the mark of a great series in my opinion. I typically refuse to read books out of order, because I simply don't understand what is going on, but Tempting Fate was awesome at kind of including a bit of backstory so that you are in the know, but doesn't make it long and boring.

Amber has a really unique way of writing her characters so that they are really realistic and believable. It's so easy to get lost in the story, and even though it's a simple and quick read, there is a lot of depth, especially for the length. Rose has had it rough. She's got family issues, and a long stint in the foster care system has left her detached and emotionally jaded. Now she's trying to get out from under her brother's suffocating protection, which isn't easy...with him being basically a criminal overlord...

The romance was sweet and hot, definitely a fun combo, and I really liked how the story developed between the two characters. Drew was Rose's brother's lawyer for a long time, and he's always maintained a professional boundry, despite his overwhelming attraction to Rose. Now that Rose is trying to be independent, it seems like the perfect chance to try things out, but will the cost be Phillip's trust and anger? The heat level was a good saucy mix, but you didn't feel like it came out of nowhere. It built from a tiny flame into a roaring fire and I loved it.

Try an Excerpt!
“I’m always serious when I’m negotiating. How many nights are you going to give me, Rose?”

He was mocking me, or at the very least, playing hard to get. As if I was going to bust out my day planner and pencil him in for Tuesday through Thursday. “Look, if you don’t want anything to happen, it won’t. You don’t have to pretend.”

He grinned, the tilt of his lips somehow boyish on his lined face. “So I’m pretending now. You’ve gone from shy to aggressive in the blink of an eye, but I’m the one being disingenuous?”

Point taken. I scoffed anyway. “I’m not shy.”

“I don’t think so,” he agreed in a musing tone. “But you sure do a good impression.”

“Oh, I see. You think you know me.” Just like my brother thought he had me figured out. She’s frightened. She’s fragile. Let’s cover her in plaster and set her on the mantel beside the other unfeeling artwork.

Drew shook his head slowly, his expression thoughtful. “Probably not.”

He leaned forward, closer than I was expecting until I had to restrain myself from jerking back—or latching on to him. His heat caressed my cheek, his breath brushed against my neck. We touched nowhere at all, but I felt him on every taut nerve of my skin.

“But I want to know you,” he murmured.

“Then why?” I closed my eyes, adrift in his nearness. “Why haven’t you done anything?”

“I don’t make a habit of harassing women in their homes, especially when…”

My indignation rose. “Especially when their brother is paying you enough money to keep your hands to yourself.”

His voice was softer when he said, “When I’m not sure she would welcome it.”

My retort caught in my throat. Would I have welcomed him? Not at first, certainly. He would have been just like every other man who wanted to sneak behind Philip’s back, too stupid to know what was good for him.

Maybe I had needed this, his restraint like an incubator for my burgeoning lust. Like he said, I’d gone from shy to aggressive, only it hadn’t happened in a second, it had been minutes, days, years of waiting for a moment when it would be safe to reach out.

“So you do want me,” I said, and despite my assertiveness earlier, it came out uncertain.

He regarded me for a moment, impassive.

Finally he said, “You would run from me screaming if you knew all the ways I want you.”

Shock raced down my spine, followed by a wave of pure lust. Part of me wanted just that—to know everything, to feel him everywhere until I was so wrapped up that I never suffered the chill of loneliness again. The other part of me was exactly as naive as his slightly amused expression proclaimed me to be.
Meet Amber! 
Amber Lin writes sexy romance with damaged hearts and redemptive love. Her novel Giving It Up received The Romance Reviews Top Pick, a Night Owl Review Top Pick, and was called “truly extraordinary” by RT Book Reviews. The sequel, Selling Out, follows a prostitute and a cop as modern day forbidden lovers. She has an upcoming small town romance with Carina Press in November. Amber married her high school sweetheart, birthed a kid who’s smarter than she is, and spends her nights writing down her dirty thoughts. In other words, life is good.
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Did you like the sounds of Tempting Fate? Well, Amber will be awarding a signed paperback copy of Giving It Up, the first book in the Lost Girls series (US only) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour! Start off your Lost Girls Steam-Fest at the beginning! Comment below with questions, thoughts, or just your favorite steamy book for your chance to win!


  1. Sounds like a great read!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com