Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Tempting Hearts by Sabrina Lacey

I received a copy of Tempting Hearts in exchange for my review.

Brendan is still in hospital after suffering the gun shot wound he received while at Annie's bar, and she's being discharged, though she agrees to visit him again. Rebecca on the other hand is left heartbroken by what she saw in the hospital room and chooses to run to the one person that will annoy Brendan well and truly; Tommy. Brendan on the other hand is finding it increasingly difficult to distant himself from Annie like he does with other women, and instead finds himself wanting to spend more and more time with her.

I was so excited to read the next (and fourth) installment of the Hearts series, and to see where Brendan and Annie are going, and I wasn't disappointed in the slightest. What I like so much about this series is that it is so like real life...the character's lives and loves are all so messy and Lacey definitely captures that aspect of life so perfectly that it really draws you in.

There has definitely been a movement from the raw passion in Brendan and Annie's relationship, there were a couple of moments where they are tender towards each other, and that tenderness adds another dimension to them, particularly considering that they know more about each other now. Though it also makes the potential for the blow up after the 'truth' is revealed.

Also definitely didn't see the reveal about Tommy coming, I'd got the impression before that he was up to no good, and that there was something about him that just didn't add up, but I didn't expect it to be that. There was also more Rebecca and Tommy interaction, which doubled the potential for sneakiness, and I'm kind of worried for Brendan and Annie considering where that could go!

There was also more interaction with older characters, such as Brendan's mother and Annie's parents, it was interesting to see a very different side of the characters, as with all people. Again this is something that the author has captured in a way that reflects real life, people do act and say things differently when they talk to their parents.

I love this series, the settings, the relationships and the characters are all so real that they draw you in and hook you without you even noticing!


When a desperate woman wants a man, she’ll do anything to get him. Rebecca has no intention of letting newcomer Annie O’Brien steal Brendan and three years of painstaking effort, away from her. Knowing his sore spot is jealousy, especially where his trouble-making friend Tommy is involved, she goes to where she shouldn’t to get what she thinks is hers – Brendan’s heart and loyalty. Annie has no idea the fight she’s up against, but she’s in it to win it, and will have to face the storm that’s coming with everything she has.

Sabrina Lacey used to shoot photography and for a while, fashion. She was like Diego, the photographer in I Love My Healed Heart who worked the tents at Fashion Week. It gave Sabrina all the insight she needed to create a fantastical tale about the glamorous lives those people don’t really live. ;) Now she lives in Los Angeles, CA. with her dog Pippin. He wouldn’t comment for this bio. He’s an enigma, that one. A tiny, fluffy, white Maltese, enigma who captured her heart and ran with it. She however would like to say that she loves you for coming along for the ride.  Cheers and Happy Reading!

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Hands: tight on the wheel.
Eyes: narrow slits locked on the third floor window.
Mind: invidious machinations swirling ‘round.

People don’t know that at night when the lights are on inside, it’s like they’re on a T.V. screen for the whole outside world to see. And I watched. I watched as she opened the curtains. I watched as she talked to him over her shoulder, laughing. I stared up at her face as she drew a fucking heart on the glass and nearly made me scream and run into the hospital to drag her out by her hair.

What can I do to end this bullshit? What can I do? This can’t be happening. There must be a way to get rid of her. To make things go back to how they were.

Did Brendan mean what he said? Did he tell Tommy not to see me tonight? I would think he would have called. I pick up my phone and check it, but there are only calls I’m still avoiding from back home; Bree and Deanna asking about the banquet we’re planning, Louise wondering why I’ve not responded and what should she do next with the community garden project proposal, and the cat sitter wondering where I am.

With every cell in my being, I want to see Tommy for more reasons than to just piss Brendan off. I need his hands on me to let me know I’m not too old to be wanted. That I’m not a castaway left behind for the next generation of women. And I need to do something with this anger because it is eating me alive. I need to fuck it out. I need to fuck someone and I need to fuck someone, hard. And not just any someone. I need to fuck the one person Brendan wouldn’t want me to.

I don’t give a flying shit if it’s a bad idea. Or if Tommy’s too young for me, too. Or if Brendan will be furious. Those are all perfect reasons to fly into the hands of the devil, for all I care.

Putting my car into gear, I throw one more look up to the window, before pulling out and heading back to The Inn.

If Tommy doesn’t show up, I don’t know what I’ll do.


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