Thursday, March 13, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway: "Breaking Spades" by W. Ferraro

Breaking Spades
(Hamden #4)

Cecille “CeCe” Cervetti lives her life by one rule: Never let a man control her heart, ever again. 

CeCe has built a life to be proud of--she’s successful in business, and in lust. Men are her playground, to take from, and use to her body’s content. They can only have what she is willing to give, so don't try asking for more. 

When an unknown stalker raises the stakes, ripping away her hard won control, CeCe reluctantly seeks help from the first, and last, man she gave her heart to before he vanished from her life--Jarod Gates. 

As they struggle to unmask the stalker, CeCe and Jarod learn of each other’s scarred pasts—scars that made them who they are today. But when her body screams for Jarod’s touch, can CeCe manage to keep her control? Or will Jarod make her question the one rule she’s built her life on?

4.5 Stars

 Hamden definitely has a new hottie!!! *fans self* Hello, Jarod!!!

Breaking Spades is the fourth installment in The Hamden Series. Please consider reading the books in order. All the characters from the first three books are very much present in this one.

I was so excited when I found out CeCe was getting her own book, and the fact that it would be about a second chance romance, sealed the deal for me. I was beyond ready to read this. When her character was introduced in Dylan’s book, Three of Spades, I knew there was so much more to her. W. Ferraro did not let me down. This book kept me hooked from beginning to end!

After that prologue, I was not a fan of Jarod’s. I felt as if he had broken my heart. I felt so humiliated and hurt, right along with CeCe. That little bar scene? OMG! I felt SO bad for her. He was downright mean. Of course, I knew or rather, hoped there was a reasonable explanation for his behavior. And while eventually I did understand why, I felt like CeCe was right for making him work for it later on. I felt like he did deserve her attitude and cold a certain point. Because let’s face it, the guy was yummy and did have her best interest at heart. Slowly but surely, my opinion towards Jarod changed drastically. I was a goner.

“I need you to know I’m not the selfish man you think I am.”

CeCe, a now successful store owner, had built a very high and strong wall around her heart. The same heart she had given to Jarod Gates many years ago and he had stomped all over. Because of Jarod, she never really gave any man a serious shot at a steady relationship. She used her smart-ass remarks and stubborn attitude to hide from the world the fact she was still, years later, hurting and very much in love with Jarod. Not that would EVER admit it.

An unfortunate situation brings Jarod and CeCe face-to-face after years without seeing each other. You see, CeCe had a stalker and things kept getting worse as the days passed. Dylan, being the ever-loving wonderful man that he was, hired Jarod to protect CeCe. Right off the bat, I felt their chemistry and sexual tension. It was clear as day they were madly in love. I mean, you would not “hate” a person that much if you didn’t really love them. And that’s how it was between them. Their banter was hilarious!!! They got on each other’s nerves SO easily and drove each other nuts. Again, another clear sign of how much they needed to be together.

“I don’t like him with you!”
“And why the fuck not?”
“Because he isn’t me!”

No matter how hard Jarod tried, CeCe would not have it. She was now dating someone else. She was ‘happy’ and Jarod would not ruin her chance at true love. Ha!!!! Little did she know, she was running her own chances. But luckily, Jarod was persistent. He was not letting her go without a fight. He was not about to lose her all over again.

“I love you more than any man has loved any woman. My heart beats your name. My lungs take in oxygen for the soul purpose of loving.”

OMG!! Do you see???? That. Man. He won MY heart right over without ANY hesitation. *Swoon!* Oh, and the sex between them?! Wowza!!! Talk about hot scenes!!!! **Fireworks!!!**

Well anyway, things got more complicate by the chapter. CeCe’s stalker was very smart and knew what to do to NOT get caught. The stalker kept getting closer and closer to CeCe and it seemed no one knew how to put an end to it. Not even Jarod and not for the lack of trying. Once the suspenseful side of this book calmed down, Jarod and CeCe were able to really give things a go, for real this time. I was so happy to see them FINALLY be completely honest about their feelings. It was as if I was able to breathe again because let me tell you, that CeCe sure was STUBBORN. But honestly, everything that happened, needed to happen for them to realize what they really meant to each other.

That….. Ending……… Aaaaaaaaahhhh!!! I LOVED IT SO MUCH!!! It confirmed how truly amazing Jarod was and how much he loved his CeCe!!! Seriously, go read this book! Go fall in love with Jarod Gates! I highly recommend you do!

“It has always been you, it will only ever be you.”

Purchase links:

Hamden Series:

Three of Hearts (Hamden, #1)
Three of Hearts
(Hamden #1)
Mae Turney is searching for the type of life and happiness she has never known but has only dreamed about. She's fortunate enough to find a great opportunity to live in an exterior apartment of a beautiful lake house in a small town in Vermont. When she realizes the apartment and scenery are not the only gorgeous appeal but the home owner, Seth Finn, is as well, she puts it all on the line for the chance at love. When she becomes comfortable and confident in her own skin and sexuality, Mae realizes that this place and this man is exactly what she came looking for. Knowing Seth and his three children are as special as they come, Mae bets the house, and prays she and her gamble are enough.


***Read my review  here

Three of Spades (Hamden, #2)
Three of Spades

(Hamden #2)
Dylan Cross is the type of man that enjoys everything female, and enjoy it he does, but always on his terms. However, his terms are pushed to their limit when Natalie Parker proposes an offer; teach her and her delectable little body, all about sex and desire. There is one catch. He has to play the part of Natalie's madly in love boyfriend for her dying mother. Dylan signs on, and finds that separating the two is harder than he thought. Natalie's days of shyness and lack of confidence come to a quick close as she learns what her body craves and demands in the bedroom. Soon, Dylan becomes the student as Natalie
teaches him things he didn't even know he wanted. Will Hamden's notorious playboy, bachelor be able to keep calling the shots, or will he find that, he, himself, is just another player at the card game of life, as we all are?


***Read my review here

Three of Diamonds

(Hamden Series #3)
Lola Nash’s life edges on safe and controlled, containing few people; her brother, Boyd, a handful of friends and the facility for special needs children where she volunteers, called Aaron’s Place. However, a chance meeting shatters her control when she learns someone else’s closely held secret. The kind of secret causing her explicit and sexy dreams, all centering around Wes Thompson; known as Adonis in the ultra-exclusive world of the sex club, Olympus. Wes is intrigued by the voluptuous beauty who won’t give him the time of day. Like the God he emulates, he has never been the type to give in when he wants something or someone; Lola is exactly what he wants. Is Lola the one that can bring a God to his knees or will Wes conquer her, and then walk away as planned? Is the chance at love worth the cost of giving up everything you hold important? When the cards are down, will Wes and Lola call or fold?


***Read my review here

About the author:
W. Ferraro

I live in New England with my young family.  I’m a stay at home mom to two very active children.  For all of you who are familiar with the stress of this job, I decided to complete an item on my bucket list and write a book.  When I’m not writing, you will find me cooking, reading, shopping or being silly with the kids.  In my opinion, one of life’s greatest pleasure is being able to get lost in a book.

I wish you all happy reading and hope you fall in love with the men of Hamden.

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Other Prizes!
Four Signed Breaking Spades Paperbacks
Four Signed Swag Sets
Four $5 Amazon Gift cards
Four Breaking Spades E-Books

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