Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blog Tour Stop + Giveaway: "Love, Your Concierge" by Jessica Ingro

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Love, Your Concierge
(Concierge #1)

Organization – that’s what I do. Control – it’s my middle name. 

Hello. I’m Elizabeth – your personal concierge. My job is to play fairy godmother to the rich and famous. 

The universal rulebook may say to never mix business with pleasure, but its author never worked for Grant Morgan, my sexy and brooding client. As a top attorney in Manhattan, Grant is used to calling the shots and dominating everything he touches. He also changes girlfriends as often as I pick up his dry cleaning. A part of me still wishes I could let him command my body and take me in ways I’ve never imagined, though. 

One moment of weakness is all it takes to change everything forever. 

Addicted – I can’t get enough of him. Consumed – He’s all I think and dream about. 

The book has officially been thrown out the window. I’m in love and completely terrified. With lines blurred, I find myself lying, cheating and stealing to protect myself from being hurt. But my choices affect more than just me and now I’m not so sure what I’m trying to protect myself from. 

Will love be enough to erase all I’ve done? Or have I made the biggest mistake of all?

3.5 Stars

Elizabeth is hard-core….she goes full steam ahead and takes care of business. She knows what to do and how to get it done, no matter what her clients throw at her….she is, after all, a personal concierge. She takes care of the mundane tasks the too wealthy don’t want to be bothered with, and she gets paid a pretty penny to do so.  She has her rules and she sticks to them…..and one of them includes NOT dating her clients, no matter how rich and suave they are.

You wouldn’t shit where you eat, so why would you fuck where you work?

Makes sense, right? Well, when Elizabeth takes on the sexy and charismatic Grant Morgan as a client, she has to remember her own rule….but she is playing with fire. It’s hard to resist the brooding eyes and sexy demeanor that is Grant.  After catching his eye at a club while she was out with her girlfriends, Elizabeth sees Grant watching her rather intently while she is dancing with another guy… she turns that dancing into a seductive show for Grant, and he is taking it all in.

He was utterly fuckable. There was no other way to describe him. Unless you were within a ten foot radius of the man himself, you would never truly know what that statement meant. It had to have been created just to describe him.

Elizabeth knows that she needs to steer clear of Grant, but can’t seem to stop that pull….and for some reason she can’t keep her foot out of her mouth when she is around him either! Well, at a most inopportune time, Elizabeth opens her mouth and ends up running off his date for a  fundraiser and ends up having to fill in as Grant’s date. This started the ball rolling and invited the attraction to go to the next level. Elizabeth finds out that Grant is not easily avoidable. Given his suave moves and his alpha, powerful personality, Elizabeth is questioning her own rules and ability to stay away from him.

Being in the position to touch Grant Morgan could very well make a nun question her celibacy.

Yes, there were some funny parts and there were some hot and sexy parts….they mingled quite nicely together too. This was a dual POV book, but we were invited into Elizabeth’s side of the story first and got deep before we got to see Grant’s POV surface midway through the book. I like this and have seen this happen more recently. So, it was not alternating POV per se, but dual POV because, while we got both sides, it was heavily weighted towards Elizabeth’s POV. I think it was the perfect way to do it, if you ask me. It really allowed us to fall in love with Grant from her standpoint before we invited his side in.

Grant is very “demanding” in the bedroom, and it was very seductive and hot to see this!! Elizabeth gets to see a new side to her pleasure and thoroughly appreciates it….over and over, and over again. He takes Elizabeth anywhere he wants, how he wants and always makes sure she is pleasured….no matter how he achieves it or how long he does it, she is never let down. And he is every bit the naughty gentleman while he is doing it too! YUMMY!

With every brush of his tongue against mine, with every soft caress of my skin, he was owning me.

We get to know and love Grant’s sexy, cool confidence, but we also see Elizabeth constantly pushing him away because she knows that she doesn’t need to get mixed up with her clients…even though she has already crossed that fine line. Grant just keeps an even head and continues to push and pursue her until she finally decides to take the plunge and go for it. If she has her head on straight, she should be ok, right?

“Don’t you see? You were made for my pleasure. Why do you keep fighting it?” ~Grant

With that much confidence, cool and smooth, how she holds it together and is able to resist him as long as she did is beyond me. He was all sorts of sexiness wrapped up in a three piece suit. And he knows that he has what she wants. And he willingly gives it to her….all of it; his heart, his body and his soul. And he spared no expense either, financially or emotionally.

“You have no idea how much I care for you, do you? I need you, Elizabeth. You’re a breath of fresh air in this closed off world I live in filled with vultures looking to strike at any sign of weakness.” ~Grant
Well, life takes an evil turn when problems that could have been avoided by just talking things out, happened. I think this was the ONE thing that I wanted to shake my head at….the internal debates she had with herself, her self-doubt and her stubbornness and refusal to just spit it out were hard to deal with. Grant and Elizabeth have to make it through some really rough times, between a conniving evil ex-girlfriend and an obnoxious family that doesn’t know when to quit and actually recognize what true love is. It’s all about appearances and your place in society, according to his mother. It was sick….it is amazing Grant was as passionate and loving as he was, but I can now understand the control issues and the dominating side of him in the bedroom.

I did have a hard time with some of the way things played out during the book and how things were written. Grant had a softer side….sometimes it was a bit too soft. Elizabeth was so headstrong in the very beginning and so very undecided on certain things by the middle/end of the book. A lot of the things Elizabeth would describe made me feel like she was more in tune with the price and how expensive or lavish something was, instead of accepting and being grateful for what she was just given. Also, the end resolved itself rather quickly, but it wasn’t entirely impossible. Grant and Elizabeth just weren’t talking to each other….so neither knew how the other truly felt, they were going through daily life as if they were feeling their way blindly. Once Grant was clued in on what he needed to do, the ending took off on a very fantastical, no expense spared, joyous finale full of love and excitement.

I really enjoyed Grant and Elizabeth’s chemistry….they were charismatic and HOT, as well as downright sexy. I did love the way they came together and how they professed their love to each other. This book was a great fairytale and the epilogue was a beautiful ending to this light and quick read.

3.5 Charismatic and sexy stars.


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About the Author:
Jessica Ingro

Jessica is the author of the Love Square series. She grew up in Central New York, where she spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she's been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. It has always been a dream of hers to be able to share her stories with the world. Jessica currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs. 

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