Thursday, August 8, 2013

Not At First Blog Stop, Giveaway, and Review

Not At First
By: Phalla S. Rios
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Falling for two men at the same time was something Angel Mabbott never expected to happen.
Leaving a past full of pain and loss in California, Angel is determined to make something of her life when she starts college in Minneapolis.  But life takes a turn when she finds herself torn between Kevin and Roman.
Kevin Hawken is a domineering man who forces himself into Angel’s life and changes everything she thought she knew.  But how much can he be trusted when he is so secretive about himself?
Angel was instantly intrigued when she first laid eyes on Roman Conti, an Investment firm owner.  He was everything she ever wanted in a man: romantic, loving, and protective over her.
As Angel begins to weave a bitter web of desire and deceit, will she find herself consumed, or will she be able to find her way out and follow her heart?

Excerpt #4: Winding Stairs Book Review
“Thank you for picking me up,” I tell him before I place an open mouth kiss on the back of his hand.
His fingers tighten around mine and he let out a low deep groan.
“Don’t do that,” He warns. “Or you won’t make it home until later today.”
I giggle satisfy that I took his mind away from Kevin. But my mind stayed on Kevin. The little strip tease in the closet, the way he held me when I woke up and him leaving to Natalie when she called him. Those scenes playing like a movie through my head on repeat.
Who is Natalie?
At every red light, Roman leans over and kisses me. I am a hot mess when he parks the car near the house.

About Phalla:

 Phalla S. Rios lives in California with her husband and two goofy pit bulls. She loves to read and write drinking her favorite tea, Joy, from Starbucks. During her spare time she is usually at the movies or looking for the next best place to eat. She often refers to herself as a foodie. Right now she is finishing up her debut novel, Not at first.Click here to enter text.

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Shannon's Review:

OMG, OMG, OMG this book was colossal. This book had everything. I was full of angst, domineering, love, hot men, and scary moments. It just keeps playing in my head over and over again. Ok so let me get on with my review.

I absolutely loved Angel Mabbott. She was a very wrecked girl with a lot of baggage. She had her moments when I was like really come on now, but she was the way she was for a reason. She is trying to make it in her new world and work through these issues when two more issues arrive.

Kevin Hawken is a hot, sexy, domineering, hot headed, and loving. In other words he made me completely swoon. He has his own demons to deal with and you get to see some of them. Honestly ladies he is a guy you can completely fall in love with even with his bad qualities.

 Roman Conti is yummy, sweet, charming, and a little creepy. Yes I said creepy with charming and sweet but it’s the truth. His personality is he gets and takes what he wants no matter the consequences. He reminds me of Gideon a little bit. He actually scared me a couple of times. 

Honestly ladies you need to read this book. The only thing is it is a cliffhanger and upset me honestly.  I got to the end and was yelling no. I need so much more of this book. Thank goodness for a sequel but how long do I have to wait???? It is worth the read. Just be prepared.
Between me being scared and laughing I really loved it. Roman and Kevin are two totally different men but still the same. I know that’s sounds extremely confusing that’s why you need to read it. I give this book 4 hearts. And recommend you to go and buy it now that you are done reading my review.

Here are my picks for the characters:

Kevin Hawken

Angel Mabbott

Roman Conti

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