Friday, March 28, 2014

Blog Tour: Fighting Connollys Series by Roxie Rivera - Playlist, Review & Giveaway

 In Kelly's Corner
Fighting Connollys #1

Roxie Rivera

Romantic Suspense
Night Work Books
September 2013

Amazon * B&N

After a stalker breaks into her home, internet entrepreneur Bee Langston decides Kelly Connolly is the only man who can help her—but seeking help from the former Marine isn’t easy, especially after she made a spectacular fool of herself trying to kiss the sinfully sexy bodyguard.

When Kelly spots Bee weaving her way through the Houston nightspot where he’s working security, all those feelings he’s desperately tried to deny for his best friend’s sister come flooding to the surface. He’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if means getting up close and personal with the one woman he simply can’t have.

Soon, Bee’s stalker isn’t his only problem. His gambling addict father is tangled in a mess of debts to two of Houston’s toughest loan sharks. With the family gym on the line, there’s only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle fighting tournament.

But winning the tournament and saving his family’s legacy comes at a high price—one that just might cost Bee her life.

Playlist for the Fighting Connollys series

Breakers by Local Natives
No One's Gonna Love You by Band of Horses
About Today by The National
Colombia by Local Natives
Insane (Feat. Moon Holiday) by Flume
Under Your Spell by Desire
How High You Are (Branchez Remix) by What So Not
Hannah Hunt by Vampire Weekend
Flightless Bird, American Mouth by Iron & Wine
Take Care by Beach House

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

In Kelly's Corner is a romantic suspense with a strong (yet vulnerable) female lead and a very alpha male. This is a fast-paced story with mystery and twists that add to the fun. If you like strong alpha males who care about family then I think you'll like this series about the Connolly brothers.

Bee is a successful internet entrepreneur with a business that has taken off into the stratosphere. She is smart, sassy, and sweet all rolled up into one independent girl. After losing her mother and brother she laments her virtual estrangement from her brother's best friend, Kelly. When a stalker appears in her life, she runs to Kelly for help. Bee has been attracted to Kelly for a long time and longs to be with him.

Kelly is an ex-marine who doesn't like to be second-guessed or disobeyed. He seems to think nothing of throwing Bee over his shoulder and walking off with her. Kelly is also attracted to Bee, but thinks it's wrong to go after his dead best friend's sister. Silly man with his chivalrous notions. I loved that Kelly is so committed to his family, including his screwed up dad.

The story is told from Bee's first person view and also Kelly's third person view. I liked the different view points but found the shift from first to third person a bit awkward. There are so many interesting characters in this novel. I loved Kelly's brothers Finn and Jack. The ending was nice, though I think Bee was a bit too quick to forgive Kelly. She should have made him stew for a while... he deserved it.

Also Available Book 2

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About the Author

I like to write super sexy romances and naughty erotica that make your pulse pound. You can get updates on new releases by visiting my website (, signing up for my newsletter ( or liking my author page on Facebook.

I also write erotic romances as Lolita Lopez including the red-hot GRABBED series for Ellora’s Cave and the upcoming Dragon Heat series from Forever Yours/Grand Central.

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  1. Glad you liked it, Kimber Leigh! I love how suspenseful and exciting this sound! Great review! :)

  2. This book sounds super hot! I'm a sucker for a good alpha male. Throw in some suspense and you have me.

  3. Romance, suspense, and your alpha males makes for a great read. This really sounds good.

  4. Nothing better than a sweaty man fighting! YUMMY!


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