Monday, 25 August 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Love AND Revenge by Mary Kate Kopec

I received a copy of Love AND Revenge, book 3 of the Love AND series, in exchange for my review. 

Seamus and Maddie have been happy together for three years, until Seamus gets caught up in a firefight when a job goes wrong and Maddie runs scared. Despite not being together,  someone plans to use Maddie to get their revenge on Seamus, kidnapping her and scaring her to death.  While there Maddie realises she doesn't want to live without Seamus, but rescuing her makes him more determined to keep them apart. With the race on to find out who it is targeting them, both of them feel their hearts breaking and try to imagine life without each other. 

This was the best of the three books! The other two were good but this one just surpassed them both. My only disappoint was in the last couple of pages where the ending kind of tied things up a little too neatly (which I think could have been because of the change in style). Other than that I thought the ending for the characters in this book was perfect and incredibly sweet! 

Maddie and Seamus were on again-off again several times in the book and I lost track of the amount of times that I got frustrated at them for being idiots (I mean it was clear they loved each other but they still refused to be together). What I liked about their relationship was that it wasn't just physical or about sex, and it wasn't from the beginning (mainly cause their relationship was already 3 years in at the start of the book). There was a real connection between these two characters  and I felt like they could go the mile...well if they stopped refusing each other that is! 

I definitely liked that Maddie stayed the same person fundamentally in this book. Meeting her in the first book showed her as happy and a health nut and those atayed with her even though she was fighting PTSD for some of the book (and rightly so, if she hadn't been it would have been strange) and so had her down points. It helped me feel the realness of the character and that there was hope for them yet.

Love AND Revenge tied together the characters from both the other books and answered the questions that the last book left (though I'm still a tiny bit confused about why it mattered that Emma and Maddie looked alike). This was well done and really helped with the intricacy of the plot. 

The action in this book was intense.  There was no let up and I definitely worried about several characters' well being at various points. Not only that but at several points the action taking place took me by surprise, particularly with the reasons why it happened. This was definitely a page turner that's for sure. 

This has been a good read from a good series and I hope that there is more to come from Kopec.

Love and Bullets
Love And Series
Book One
Mary Kate Kopec

Genre:  Romantic Action Suspense

ISBN: 978-0615968957

Book Description:  

Three years ago Giffin Reese fell for the man of her dreams. But it wasn't meant to be. She was already married to a good man. A man who believed in her. Needed her. Loved her. Sometimes in life we do what it calls upon us to do.

It wasn't your everyday protection detail of a Senator plus trophy wife. First, she was no trophy. She came with brains and an attitude. Just what he liked. And two, the case was all kinds of screwed up. A threat with no name on it. Maybe even a leak. And it all turned to hell when the Senator got taken down by a sniper shot.
Devon Monroe still doesn't know what the hell went wrong that day. But he's not going to let it happen again. Someone's serious with an itchy trigger finger, and this time the target is squarely pointed at a certain Senator's beautiful widow. But not if he can help it. It'll take everything he has to set things right, clear his conscience, and prove himself to her. Even if it means dying, trying.

Love and Bullets is an action packed steamroller of mystery, suspense, and rekindled desire. Come join Devon and Giffin as they race against the clock, explore their hearts, and dodge bullets in this story of secrets, deception, betrayal, and love.

Sparks fly and so do the bullets!

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Love and Leaving
Love And Series
Book Two
Mary Kate Kopec

Genre:  Romantic Action Suspense

ISBN: 978-0615988610

Book Description:

Emma June Carter’s life is as normal as can be. All except the part where once upon a time she was Miss Michigan and a finalist for the Miss American Sunshine pageant. She's a baker and a co-owner of Delectable Delights, a sweet treats bakery that she loves. She has good friends. A best friend. And it was all going so well - until her boyfriend dumped her. The boyfriend that had hinted at love and a life together - and then disappeared.

Detective Jack Haley is good at his job, likes life, and knows how to laugh. Poker and his luxury ride with perfect performance and buttery soft leather seats take the edge off of the grit and grime of his work in property crimes.
For them, it was any other day. Until he got the call. And she went out for one last drink to shake off the breakup. A chance meeting in a bar, and neither gets what they came for. They get so much more. Neither know it, but danger is trailing Emma's footsteps, and her life is about to go from normal to hell in six seconds, flat. It doesn't take long before their paths cross again, and this time it won't be so easy leaving.

Love and Leaving is a story about nothing being safe, but in life, having everything to gain . . . at a cost. Jack and Emma will have to decide what is worth it and what isn't.

He's coming, and she's leaving!

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Love and Revenge
Love And Series
Book Three
Mary Kate Kopec

Genre:  Romantic Action Suspense

ISBN: 978-0692212103

Book Description:

Maddie Monroe has had better days. And made better choices. When she wakes up kidnapped--used for bait--and in more danger than she could have ever imagined, it's all she can do to hope that she'll live to regret telling Seamus no.

Ex-Navy Seal Seamus Kincaid knows that the only easy day was yesterday. And in his line of work, enemies happen. He just never thought anyone would use Maddie to get to him. And now her life is on the line.

Maddie's dimples bring hard men to their knees, and her smoothies make them beg for more. She's smart, funny, and just one of the guys. She wields a computer like Seamus wields a knife. And she's a spunky ray of sunshine in skinny jeans and a bop-tail who gives his serious, get-it-done attitude the adjustment it needs. She's happiness in his life, until he scares the hell out of her on a mission gone bad, and she can't deal. Letting her go won't be easy, but losing her forever is unacceptable

Love and Revenge is a story about facing your fears, fighting for what's important, and learning that you can't control life--you can only decide which life you want to live.

Fight for love - die for revenge!

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About the Author:

Mary Kate Kopec creates steamy character driven stories of hopeful love. She thinks love and life are worth fighting for and that at times both are filled with hard bits and messy emotions. She likes a good mystery, lots of action, and a heavy dollop of humor to lighten the mood. She writes what she loves and wishes you great enjoyment in everything you read.

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