Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Blog Tour Stop, 4 Star Review & Giveaway for "Working It" by Kendall Ryan


A story of heart-stopping, toe-curling passion by the beloved bestselling author of Hard to Love, Resisting Her, and The Impact of You.

Straight-laced and well-mannered southerner Emmy Clarke is out of her depth in New York City’s fashion world, but when she lands a job as an assistant at a modeling agency it seems like the perfect mix of business and pleasure. Working under the notoriously tyrannical Fiona Stone is a nightmare, but there’s one distinct perk: ogling the ridiculously hot male models who parade through the office—particularly rising star Ben Shaw.

Ben is everything Emmy’s not: exquisitely gorgeous, highly paid, and well-traveled. He’s also got more issues than Vogue. Emmy looks after Ben on photo shoots, but she refuses to become another one of his lusting groupies. Ben finds Emmy’s refreshingly real attitude to be surprisingly attractive.

Against a backdrop of the most fashionable cities in the world, casual flirting turns into an illicit affair, but when Ben’s twisted past is revealed, and the bitter Fiona catches wind of their relationship, their careers and hearts are threatened.

Tamron's 4-STAR review of "Working It" by Kendall Ryan
I received an ARC (Thank You, Netgalley) of Working It by Kendall Ryan in exchange for an honest review, and I am sooooo glad I signed up for it.  Working It is the first book in the Love By Design Series, centering around the fashion industry. I know dick about said industry and models and such, so upon first glance, the blurb didn't hook me. I'm mortified to think that, had I been shopping for a book to read,  I may have passed on this nugget of oooey-gooey HOTNESS.  THAT would have been tragic! 
Emerson "Emmy" Clarke is a small-town southern girl from Tennessee, who moves to the big city and lands a coveted spot at a major modeling agency in NYC. It's not just ANY job. It's the assistant to the biggest bitch in the whole city. Most of Fiona's assistants don't last very long, but Emmy is determined to succeed, so she continues to take crap from Fiona daily in order to live her dream.  Emmy is so naive about the world she's immersed in. I loved that she is wholesome and sweet, yet charming and funny. I guess, being a southern girl myself, I felt a kinship with her. I could relate to her. 
Ben Shaw has been raised in the industry. His mom was a supermodel, and as soon as he was able, he too entered the business. In no time at all, he became the most sought-after male model on the planet. He is THE perfect male specimen. He's SEX-ON-A-FUCKING-STICK. He's dangerous, and instinctively we know that he's like fire, beautiful to look at, but if you touch him, he will burn your ass. It took me a while to fall for him, because he was the kind of guy that used women strictly to satisfy his physical needs. He wasn't the fall-in-love kind of guy. He was a player, and I feared for Emmy's kind heart.

So....when their jobs take them to Paris (Hello, the most romantic city on Earth) on an extended stay, of course the sparks fly. He's like a freakin' greek God, and she is beautiful and REAL. She has soft womanly curves that he's not used to (but that he REALLY likes) PLUS she possesses that sweet southern charm that is so foreign to him. He discovers that he LIKES being taken care of, which Emmy is prone to do (mothering of all creatures big and small is bred into all good girls in the South). As for Emmy, she decides to stow her halo and take a walk on the wild side. Win-Win, right? You'll have to read it to find out, because I can't really tell you anything else without spoiling it for you. I WILL, however, tell you that this book is VERY STEAMY, so if you prefer your books without sex in them, this may not be for you. It's not exactly erotica, but it's pretty damn hot! Personally, I thought it was juuuust riiiiight...except for that one part REALLY shocked me. Who knew people put earrings THERE?! ;) 


Author Bio:
Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels HARD TO LOVE, UNRAVEL ME, MAKE ME YOURS, RESISTING HER and THE IMPACT OF YOU.  She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. 

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Kendall is giving away:
·       Ebook copy of Working It
·        Signed copy of Hard to Love
·        $25 Amazon Gift Card

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