Wednesday 14 February 2018

Stolen Kiss ♥ Blog Tour ♥ Review

Stolen Kiss (Savage Security Series Book 4)

Psychological Romantic/Suspense
Date Published: December 2017

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A sociopath is on the hunt…

Bret Silva’s handsome face is plastered all over town on placards praising his success. But neither his eyes nor his friendly smile betray the dark beast that lurks within. A beast that requires sacrifices. But one mistake endangers Bret’s survival.

When the men from Savage Security discover a damning photo, they realize that someone has mastered the art of the perfect murder. As their hunt begins, Cole Savage must reconcile his desire for justice with the burning ache in his heart for Julia Romero. Enlisting her help as a realtor, they work together to find a new home for Savage Security while the hunt for the killer continues. As the men discover more victims, they piece together the clues and realize that one of their own may be in the sights of a ruthless killer.

Review: ♥ ♥ ♥

I really enjoyed this book. I liked the writing style and the storyline followed more than one character.
It's a murder mystery and includes the killer's point of view. Stolen kiss can be read as a standalone (The way I read it, however, is part of a series which is available on Kindle Unlimited).

Bret is charming and approachable to the outside world, but if you look below the surface he's deeply disturbed. His dreams are haunted and his peace comes at others expense.

Jared approaches Savage security in the hope they can find out what happened to his sister. The police say her death was a suicide, but Jared knows it isn't possible.

Savage Security is run by Cole Savage. He has his own little interest in this story and is eating lunch out more and more. He has his heart set on Julia. The more he gets to know her the more he likes her.

Julia is, at last, getting her dream. She's worked hard and it has paid off. She is more than thrilled when Cole shows an interest and hopes it will boost her start.

Bella is Coles assistant and trying to get her life back on track. Jack has always been supportive and she is finally ready to let him in. Romance is blossoming all around.

The killer is about to make a mistake which will set the team on the case. Can they catch him before it's too late?

There are also other characters in this story, and I'm guessing they were first introduced in other books. Other than initially not knowing the background to the company, Savage Security this book reads perfectly well as a standalone.

There are romances, sexy scenes and some disturbing murders. 4.5 stars out of 5. I received an ARC, however, I read this book via kindle unlimited. This is a fast-paced read and I really enjoyed the ride.


Excerpt: Julia

She hadn’t spent a lot of time thinking about him when he was just a customer at the restaurant, but some magical, sensual switch had flipped when he’d told her that he was interested. She suddenly saw him differently. His eyes no longer looked serious and aloof. Now his smoldering looks sent tingles shooting through her core. And when he got close, his musky cologne tempted her to press herself against him. 

Amelia hopped onto Julia’s bed. She absentmindedly stroked her hand over the comforter. “Are you going to bring him back here tonight?” she asked suggestively. “I’ll be sure to leave the two of you alone.”
Julia’s cheeks heated. “No, I’m not sleeping with him tonight. The man’s a client. It wouldn’t look good.” 

Amelia shrugged. “Who cares about work? And by the way, it would certainly feel good.” Pointing towards the hallway she continued, “And that man out there isn’t here as a client. The testosterone emanating from him is almost suffocating. My ovaries are dancing and cheering with delight for a chance to tango with him. So, I’m warning you, if you don’t do the deed with him soon, I’m going to.”

Julia raised a brow at Amelia. “No one’s doing the tango or the mattress mambo. Our relationship isn’t like that right now. We’re waiting.” She hoped Cole knew they’d be waiting. She didn’t want these outings with him to mislead him. Sure, she was interested, but the timing was wrong. Any sensual dynamics of their relationship would have to be put on hold. “Besides, I’ll remind you again. He’s a client.” 

“Waiting?” Amelia scoffed. “A man with his obvious sexual prowess may get tired of waiting.”
“Listen to you,” Julia motioned to Amelia,” you’re talking about him like he is a raging, horny lion and not an intelligent man. We’ve only been out a few times, and mostly as work appointments.” She wasn’t quite sure how to label their outings together. Definitely work, but the sexual tension had intensified with each outing. If the tension got much stronger, she’d crack like unbaked spaghetti in a toddler’s thrashing hands.  

Amelia shook her head. “Doesn’t matter. It’s a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in the presence of a hot woman, will want to bang her. Especially the alpha-males. They have insatiable appetites that must be met, or they turn into knuckle-dragging cavemen.”
Julia snorted. “Did you read that in Psychology Today or Cosmo?
Amelia stood and put her hand on the doorknob. “I don’t recall which,” she said, biting her lip and looking towards the ceiling as she thought. Then glancing back at Julia, she added, “But I can assure you that it’s accurate. You laugh, but I’m right.” Her lips quirked into a mischievous smile. “And lucky you gets to find out how right I am. But I want details.” With a giggle, Amelia opened the door and went into her own bedroom. 

Julia wasn’t sure what to think of Amelia’s comments. Just being in Cole’s presence got her hot. Was that pheromones or a reaction to his off the charts testosterone? Either way, her thoughts were turning lustier with each moment she spent in his presence. She’d noticed the feel of his cock through their clothes as they’d hugged the night before. It had taken everything in her to not rub herself against him like a dog in heat. If she didn’t build up a tolerance to his charms, she’d be fired for sleeping with a client. Was that a bad thing in realty, like it is for doctors or lawyers?

About the Author

Karen Tjebben lives in central North Carolina with her wonderful husband, twin daughters, and two hamsters. When her girls left for kindergarten, Karen discovered that she needed to fill her days with something, and that was the beginning of her writing career. She loves to create worlds filled with unique characters that she hopes will delight and raise goose bumps on her readers. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and seeing the world through her daughters' eyes.

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  1. Thank you for psoting

  2. I'm thrilled that you enjoyed STOLEN KISS. Thanks for spreading the news about STOLEN KISS and the Amazon gift card giveaway. Although this is the fourth book in my Savage Security Series, it can be read as a stand-alone. This series is full of romance, suspense, and hot alpha-males on a mission to capture the hearts of the women they love. Check out the other books in the series at Amazon -