Sunday, January 22, 2012

CBLS Blog Tour Sinful by Kacey Hammell Book Review and Giveaway (ends 2/6) (Closed)

SINFUL (Follow the Music 1)
Book Blurb:
Music was their only dream & passion...
Until they found one another...
For years, Mikayla Gallan has dreamed of providing a better life for her younger brother, Matthew, and herself. Coming from a family of musicians, Mikayla and Matthew have dreams of someday making it big. But Mikayla's first priority is always ensuring Matthew's future. When Houdini Records comes knocking on her door, offering her everything she's ever wanted, Mikayla's scared to grab onto their offer.

Sinclair "Sin" Devlin, part-owner of Houdini Records has loved and lost and has no intentions of ever going down that path again. He's determined to put his company back on the map and is willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. Meeting Mikayla Gallan, hearing her sultry and passionate voice on stage, Sin believes he has found the only woman that could save the company. He's even more shocked to realize that perhaps she's also the only woman to save him from himself.

My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I would have to say my feelings are quite mixed on this book.  Since I am a musician, I love the face that the story revolves around music.  That is what initially attracted me to this book.  I also love good romance novels with endings that make sense.  This story delivers on both of these points.

The part I find most disconcerting about this novel is that is short, sappy, and filled with unrealistic sex.  The novel is just under 140 pages, and half of that deals with an unrealistic sexual encounter that is told in greater detail than I would like. This kind of spoils the book for me.  I love a good romance, and I can stumble through a good sex scene. But at least make the encounter realistic.  I have never known of anyone who has mind-blowing sex the first time she meets an attractive man (especially when she has not even been properly introduced!).  But then again, my experience is limited.  But that is another story.

I will give this a reticent 3-star rating because I like the premise of the story, and at least the author can create an engaging story.  I could have done without the profanity--way too much, especially for a short novel.  And I would have preferred less sex, more story.  But that is just my personal preference.

I was provided with a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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Canadian-born author, Kacey Hammell is a self-proclaimed book-a-holic, who began reading romances at a young age and became easily addicted.  As a Mom of three, Kacey has made certain that each of her children know the value of the written word and the adventures they could escape on by becoming book-a-holics in their own right.
A decade ago, while working for multiple review sites, Kacey quickly discovered that she was developing the writing bug. Thanks to the encouragement of her own beloved hero husband, she decided to try her hand at writing. 
With a love of contemporary settings, modern day romances and the happily ever after, as well as the excitement of suspense, Kacey creates stories in genres she’s familiar with and that she loves most. She also loves vampires who nibble the necks of the heroines, ghosts who can't leave a loved one, shape-shifters who are sexier than hell and the thought of her very own werewolf or were-cat to tame makes her tremble!
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If you would be interested in purchasing this book, please check out the following:


Additionally, if you leave a relevant comment on this blog post, you will be entered to win an e-book copy of this book!  The giveaway is international and will end on February 6 at 9 P.M. Pacific Time.  

VBT Schedule:
1/10: Close Encounters with the Night Kind (Giveaway/Review)
1/11: Love to Read Romance (Interview)
1/12: The Phantom Paragrapher (Giveaway/Review)
1/13: Lindsay’s Scribblings (Interview)
1/14: An Open Book (Giveaway)
1/15: Bea's Book Nook (Review)
1/16: House Millar (Interview)
1/17: Harlie's Books (Review)
1/18: Full Moon Bites (Interview)
1/19: Book Lover's Hideaway (Giveaway)
1/21: Book & Movie Dimension a Blog (Giveaway/Review)
1/22: My Devotional Thoughts (Giveaway/Review)

1 comment:

  1. This story sounds great. Thank you so much for taking part in the blog tour and for the chance to win a copy of this book.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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