Saturday, October 25, 2014

Series Tour, Review: Love in the City by Steph Nuss

Book One - Wanted By You 

Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her,
but she was the one girl who didn't beg for his attention.
He wanted her.
Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you,
but then she met Carter Jennings.
She wanted him.
Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.
Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.
They want each other.
But love in the city is never quite that easy.

Have you ever read a book that you didn't want to end? That's what happened to me with this book. Beautiful, beautiful story!
Carter and Elly meet their first day of college and it was love at first sight for both of them. They developed a strong friendship throughout college and were madly in love with each other but never acted on those feelings afraid of damaging their friendship. After graduation Carter goes back to Texas to help out with his family's business and they separate and lose touch for five long years, but when people are meant to be together in life, circumstances will bring them back together and that's what happens with Carter and Elly.
I absolutely love the way the author develops the story, she gives us a little background history at the beginning but as their relationship grows we learn more and more about the main characters (and some of the secondary ones.)
Carter is book boyfriend material from the very first page of this book, he's sweet, he's understanding, and the love he has for Elly is just awe inspiring. Elly is like a caterpillar that transforms into a beautiful butterfly with the help of Carter's love and support despite her deep rooted fears.
This is not a story full of angst and nemesis, this is a sweet, romantic love story but one that is a bit realistic at the same time. I can't wait for the next book on this series, yeah I know, this one hasn't been released yet and I'm asking for number 2. I guess I'll have to patiently wait :-). Please go one click this book, I promise you you won't regret it

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Book Two -   Fantasized By You

Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.
She's given up on her fantasy.
Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick Jones isn't thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her.
He's ready to turn his fantasy into reality.
But when their fantasies collide, love in the city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.

I love Steph's books, not only because she always delivers a good plot and great characters, but also because they feel real to me.
Harper is a successful fashion designer who despite her successful career, is looking for more out of life. She's also a recovered bulimic who lost one of her best friends to the disease and who is looking forward to help others like her at Maverick's clinic.
Maverick has a successful career as a gym owner, but due to the lost of one of his dear friends to bulimia he opens a clinic to help and support others like her overcome their vices.
From the moment these two meet you can see the sparks igniting. They go from friends to lovers fairly quickly but the transition feels natural.
Maverick is quick to judge Harper when he first met her but he soon realizes that he can't judge a book by its cover. He's definitely swoon worthy and a Harper's number one cheerleader. You can almost feel through the pages of the book the love and respect he has for her.
Harper is a strong woman, who will stop at nothing to fight for what she believes in.
Even though these two have their bumps on the road to happiness, it's not a story full of angst, which I like about Steph's books.
Well written, flawless story with very interesting and strong characters.
I really liked book one but this one is my favorite of this series so far and I can't wait to see who's next and what will happen to them.
Five swoon worthy stars for Fantasized by You.

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The Cast of the Love in the City series:

Book Three - Pleasured By You 
Expected Release Date: January 20th, 2015
The Love in the City series continues with Bayler and Fletcher's story.

Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) (Currently Free)

Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2)
Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course.


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