Monday, December 23, 2013

Blog Tour: Sail Away With Me by Kate Deveaux - Review, Excerpt & Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Sail Away with Me blog tour, hosted by Literary Nook Book Promos. Below you'll find a great excerpt, the recipes to 2 awesome drinks provided by Kate Deveaux, and my review. Don't miss the giveaway at the end of the post!

Sail Away with Me

Kate Deveaux

Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Steamy to scorching
Red Sage Publishing

Available at Red Sage * Amazon * B&N

“Sizzling shipboard romance —Jody throws 
caution to the wind as she lets go of her 
inhibitions and indulges in one magnificent 
week of pleasure. Passions surge, lovers 
tangle and two lives will never be the same again.”

Before Jody Carter and her three best friends ever set foot aboard the luxury cruise ship, 
Jody falls into the arms of uber hunky celebrity guest Taggart Keith, when he saves her 
shoe from falling to the depths of the sea. Their attraction is undeniable, but the recently 
divorced single mom knows the last thing she needs is to complicate her life in just seven
short days. But that’s exactly what happens when Jody throws caution to the wind for 
once in her life and gives into a week of sensational pleasures.  Taggart helps her discover 
her more sensual side — one tantalizing night at a time. 


My Review: I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

*Sigh*. Sail Away with Me is such an entrancing romance. I absolutely love a story where everything seems to work out for everyone involved. What better place than a cruise ship to find true love. Thank goodness I'm getting on a cruise ship in less than a week, or I think I might have died of jealousy! Ms. Deveaux has created two great characters and written them into a wonderful love story.

Jody is newly divorced, but it sounds like her marriage was over long before the papers were finalized. With a twelve-year-old son to care for, she doesn't think she has time to even look for another love. Fortunately, her flying shoe thought differently and flew straight to sexy Taggart. Such an amusing way to meet a guy. What follows is a whirlwind romance full of fun and late night passion aboard a glamorous cruise ship.

Taggart is a hunky self-help guru who is on the cruise hosting a series of lectures. He comes off as a player the was he's so smooth with Jody. This guy really has the right moves. I doubt there's a woman out there who could resist a full blast of his charm aimed at them. He falls hard for Jody. But the two soon discover that life on land isn't as magical as it is at sea. Real life intrudes, serving up some major conflict in their budding relationship. For a self-help guru, Taggart certainly is blind when it comes to his own life.

The first half of the story takes place during the cruise and the second part is the aftermath. I loved all the romantic scenes on the cruise ship. Taggart and Jody were sizzling. The secondary characters were a lot of fun. Each one had just enough back story to make them interesting. If you're looking for a fast-paced, sweet romance with lots of sizzling encounters, be sure to add Sail Away With Me to your TBR list.


SAIL AWAY WITH ME and these recipes bring a whole new
meaning to “I’ll have what she’s having!”
Orgasm recipe:
1/2 oz white crème de cacao1/2 oz amaretto almond liquor1/2 oz triple sec
1/2 oz vodka1 oz light cream
Shake all ingredients with ice, strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and serve.
Screaming Orgasm recipe:
1 oz vodka1 1/2 oz Bailey's® Irish cream1/2 oz Kahlua® coffee liqueur
Pour first vodka, then Bailey's, then Kahlua into a cocktail glass over crushed ice. Stir.

“Hey there, Jody,” he called out.

 “Oh, hi….Taggart,” she said with surprise, pretending she hadn’t seen him.

 “We really have to stop meeting like this.” He smiled and walked towards her   down the narrow hall
dotted with luggage.

She laughed nervously at the cliché that was proving all too true if she was to keep her sanity. “I guess so. Well, this is my room.” She fidgeted with her keycard as he came up beside her.

“Mine’s just down the hall.” Taggart pointed behind him, but he just stood there, his tall frame close to
her. She looked up at him, overly aware of the scent of sandalwood, one of her favorites. Very masculine.

“Mmm...coincidence,” she said, the hallway becoming smaller by the minute when he flashed that boyish smile, with one corner of his mouth raised. Cocky, but undeniably sexy at the same time.

Unable to break the gaze, she tried to insert the keycard into the lock, not paying attention to what she
was doing. The card grazed the slot and she forced her eyes away from his.

“I guess you didn’t find your friends after all?” he inquired, leaning casually against the wall, as she slid the keycard all the way in the lock.

Caught red handed at her own lie, she smiled down at her shoes. “No, I didn’t.”

“So you can have that drink with me after all,” he stated flatly, placing his hand over hers as she held the
key in the lock.

Her heart pounded in her chest. She couldn’t move a muscle. “I don’t think that’s a good idea,” she said.

He frowned but left his hand on hers. “Because?”

Because? Her mind raced. She couldn’t tell him it was because she was afraid. Afraid how her body trembled when he was near, how her cheeks burned and her sex thrummed.

“I’ll wait,” he said with a devilish grin eyeing the keycard still in the lock.

“I really don’t think it’s a good idea, is all.”

“You already said that,” he said straight faced, but she could see the playful look in his eyes. As he
removed his hand, he continued to lean easily on the doorframe, his face close to hers as if he had all
the time in the world to wait for her to be ready. He was close enough she could see the barely visible
laugh lines when he smiled and the slight five o clock shadow on his chiseled jaw.

“Look Taggart,” she said, just saying his name made her heart beat faster. “I’m not ready for…” her
heart beat rapidly thinking about just what she wasn’t ready for… to be intimate with a man.

“Ready for what?” he teased. A flush of desire rushed through her. He was playing with her, flirting with


About the Author

Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance 
writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding 
planner, she has always been “in love” with love!
Kate is currently working on several fictional
stories – each filled with sexy romance, heroines
who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make
your heart skip a beat. She is a member of Savvy
Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and
their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink.
Kate currently resides with her husband in Arizona.

Author website:


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