Friday, June 26, 2015

Blog Tour #giveaway #review: Remind Me by Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers

Have you met Hudson Chase?

Chasing Fire #1
Ann Marie Walker & Amy K. Rogers
Released  April 21st, 2015
Berkley Intermix

First in a tantalizing new trilogy about reigniting a forbidden desire from long ago...

As heiress to a media empire Alessandra Sinclair was raised to put family obligations first. But everything changes the night her first love walks back into her life and turns her whole world upside down. Haunted by the memories of a secret romance with a boy from the wrong side of the tracks, she can't seem to get Hudson Chase out of her mind. Once again torn between two worlds, Allie must decide how much she's willing to risk to have the love she's always longed for.

Ten years is a long time to wait, but billionaire Hudson Chase didn't become CEO of one of the country's fastest growing companies by giving up on what he wants. Now that he's got Allie in his sights again, he's determined to make her regret breaking his heart. And this time, he's going to make damn sure he's not so easy to forget.

Includes a preview of Release Me book two of the Chasing Fire trilogy.

Praise for the Chasing Fire trilogy

"Exceptional...Seriously sexy and sinfully steamy. Can't wait for more from this writing duo!"--New York Times bestselling author Tara Sue Me

"Walker and Rogers strike the perfect balance between blistering physical desire and heartfelt connections..."--RT Book Review  

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Allie reached for her lemon drop martini, her second of the night, and licked a bit of sugar from the rim. The tangy beverages were going down much too smoothly. If she didn’t get some food in her stomach, she’d be paying the price come morning. The last thing she needed was to roll into work with a hangover. “We should order.”

Harper took a generous sip of something called a Strawberry Blonde and grabbed a menu off the marble tabletop. She flipped through the small leather binder, bypassing the extensive wine list in favor of colorful drinks with elaborate descriptions. “Oh!” Her eyes grew wide. “How about a Sucker Punch?

“I meant something more along the lines of dinner, but what the hell.”

Harper craned her neck, searching for the waiter she’d been flirting with all night. She startled when he was suddenly at her side.

“Can I bring you ladies another round?” he asked. Allie had to admit he was a bit of a doll. Big brown eyes with lashes that wouldn’t quit, dark hair a little longer than most, and a smile to make you forget what you were going to order. At least that was the effect he seemed to be having on Harper.

Allie came to her rescue. “Two Sucker Punches, please.” As soon as he was out of earshot she jumped on the chance to tease her tongue-tied friend. “Harper Hayes, speechless. Never thought I’d see the day.”

“Oh, shut up,” Harper grumbled. Her cheeks were rosy pink as she reached for her glass. “He just caught me off guard, that’s all. They should tell him not to sneak up on people like that.” She finished off the rest of her cocktail and plucked the strawberry garnish from the edge of the glass. Allie could almost see the wheels turning as Harper regained her composure. “I’m going to give him my number,” she announced.

The waiter returned a few minutes later with two oversize hurricane glasses on his tray. The size alone assured Allie the drinks would live up to their name, but when she tried a sip she knew she was in trouble. The fruity concoction was far too delicious considering the pleasant buzz she was already feeling. She stirred the drink with her straw, watching in awe as Harper jotted her number on a napkin and slipped it into the waiter’s hand. Allie shook her head. She could never be as daring as Harper. Then again, she’d had a pretty daring afternoon.

Images filtered through her mind. Hudson’s body pinning hers against the mirror . . . his warm breath fanning out across her neck . . . his fingers teasing and taunting before sending her spiraling over the edge . . .

“So what’s the real scoop with you and Mr. Hottie from the party?” Harper asked as if reading her wayward thoughts.

Allie tried to hide her blush behind her glass, needing a moment to regroup before once again denying any interest in the man who’d brought her to orgasm during her lunch hour. In a dressing room. At Macy’s. Dear lord. She tipped the glass higher, practically gulping her cocktail.

“He seems like a man who knows his way around a bedroom and would be more than happy to give you a tour.”

Allie choked on her drink.

Harper sucked in a sharp breath. “Oh my God, you slept with him.” It was a statement, not a question, and one Allie knew there was no point in denying. The proof was all over her face, not to mention spilled half way down her blouse.

She wiped her chin with the back of her hand. “A little louder, Harper. I don’t think the valet heard you.”

“Sorry. It’s just . . . I don’t know, you’ve always been so reserved. You’re not exactly the type to get down and dirty with someone you just met.”

“We didn’t just meet.”


Hudson and Allie met when they were teenagers, they had a very heated summer fling but a misunderstanding torn them apart. Allie went back to her hometown and Hudson stayed behind, nursing a broken heart, dealing with the craziness of his home life, and trying to take care of his younger brother.

Ten years later destiny puts them in the same path. This time around Hudson is not the the poor guy from the wrong side of the tracks, he is the CEO of one of the fastest growing companies in the nation. This time around he'll make sure Allie won't go anywhere.

Alessandra Sinclair, AKA Allie, is the daughter of the owner of a media empire, she's all grown up but still being controlled by her parents. She's also engaged to a French man who soon will be her father's business partner.

Hudson's life consisted of his business and the parade of women he entertained, Allie has been subsisting but not really living. All that stops the moment they meet again.

Will Hudson and Allie be able to rekindle their love affair from ten years ago or will her engagement, her family, and the spider web that is Hudson's business world will get in the way of their happily ever after?

First of all, let me tell you that I despise love triangles and cheating, and even though this book have both of them it doesn't feel like the relationship between Hudson and Allie is wrong, you'll understand once you meet the gem that is Julian (Allie's fiancé.)

The characters are very likeable, they're easy to relate to, and Mr. Hudson is one sexy piece of man candy with an incredible good heart. Allie is sweet and for a while there I didn't think she had a back bone but hey, what do you know, the girl surprised me.

Although I found that the writing was smooth and the storyline was compelling the story was a bit slow at times, it dragged, and honestly, even though I enjoyed some of the sex scenes, it got to a point that it was a bit too much. Yes, I know, I'm complaining about too much sex in a book, but as hot as some of the scenes were it got to a point that I really didn't even want to read about it anymore.

The last fifteen percent of the book is extraordinary and will have you on pins and needles. And the little preview we get of the second book will leave you wanting more... like yesterday.

These two have a long road ahead of them but I'm hoping the second book is as good as the first.

This is a good debut novel for these authors, looking forward to read more from them.

P.S. Note to the authors: David Gandy is MINE!!! ;-)


Though thousands of miles apart, Ann Marie Walker and Amy K. Rogers are in constant contact, plotting story lines and chatting about their love of alpha males, lemon drop martinis and British supermodel, David Gandy. You can find them on twitter as @AnnMarie_Walker and @Amy_KRogers. 

Amy K. Rogers

Ann Marie Walker

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