Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Blog Tour {Excerpt & Review}: Revenge Best Served Hot by Jackie Braun

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He's all business...until he's all hers 

Brody Flynn waited years to get his revenge on Douglass Shipping for his parents’ accidental deaths. Now the company is fumbling, profits are down, and it's the perfect time for a hostile takeover. Vengeance. But the former CEO's daughter Kate Douglass has other plans...   

Kate’s been waiting for her chance to take on a real role at Douglass and prove to her family that she's not the fragile piece of glass they all think she is. There's no way she'll give up without a fight. All she has to do is convince the gorgeous new CEO to hire her...and not fall for him.   

But Brody was never supposed to feel attracted to the daughter of his enemy. He was never supposed to want her as hard as he does. And the only thing stronger than his hunger for revenge is his hunger for her... 

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Excerpt 1
Revenge Best Served Hot
by Jackie Braun

She walked with him to the front entrance, telling herself it was half a glass of chardonnay on an empty stomach that left her feeling so off balance. Just as she wanted to believe that, earlier, it had been responsible for that near miss that surely would have been a kiss had he not backed away. Kate certainly hadn’t been going anywhere. She’d been waiting.  Wondering. All but holding her damn breath in anticipation.
“I’ll see you tomorrow,” he told her. One hand was on the doorknob, but instead of opening it, he turned. His expression was oddly fierce, his poker face having gone the way of the dodo. “For the record, this won’t happen again.”
She thought he meant coming in for a glass of wine, but he shot the assumption all to hell when he reached for her arms and tugged her closer. His mouth pressed against hers an instant before their bodies bumped together. His was unyielding, a solid wall of hard muscle and bone that her softer flesh was forced to mold against. His lips, however, were surprisingly gentle as they skimmed hers before his tongue sought entry into her mouth.
As her practical side screamed for her to push him away, Kate’s hands went to his shoulders. Then she slipped them between their bodies, opening up a small gap. But she didn’t push. Beneath her palms, she could feel his heart beating fast, its unsteady rhythm still managing to be in sync with her own. She grabbed a couple handfuls of his dress shirt, and then she simply hung on for dear life as the room tilted and her head spun.

God, the man knew how to kiss!

When Brody Flynn was in his early twenties, tragedy struck when his parents were killed by a shipping truck owned by Douglass Shipping. Years later, Brody is set on getting his revenge on the CEO of Douglass Shipping, Jonathan Douglass. Involving himself in a hostile takeover, Brody puts himself in the perfect position to bring Douglass Shipping and Jonathan Douglass down on their knees. What he didn't expect is Jonathan's daughter, Kate.

Kate Douglass has a keen business sense, but her father would never listen to her advice. When Brody Flynn acquires her family's shipping company, Kate works hard to get Brody Flynn to notice her and hopefully hire her. Her plan is to show her father that she is so much more than what he thought of her and show Brody that the shipping company can be a profitable business. 

Placing Kate in the company as VP of operations, Brody intends to keep his enemy close, but finds himself getting too close to Kate herself. With her friendly personality, intelligence and wit, and great business sense, Kate attracts Brody even more. Now it's up to Brody to decide to cut ties on revenge and offer himself to Kate or keep his eyes on the end game.

Revenge Best Served Hot is a sexy contemporary romance that features anger, betrayal, tragedy, revenge (of course), but also has it's fair share of love and romance. I loved the interactions and relationship between Kate and Brody and thought that they were well suited to one another as a couple. Kate is such a strong heroine, full of wit and a mind as sharp as any business man's. A very likable, approachable, and engaging character, Kate is a character that readers can relate to. Brody's character is cunning, determined, and strong. He has his mind on revenge and has been thinking of this moment for years. He has worked for years to come to this present moment and nothing has been able to stand in his way so far...that is until Kate. 

The romance scenes in Revenge Best Served Hot are sexy, steamy, and hot. The chemistry between Brody and Kate can be seen within the pages as well as the tension as they try to not cross the line and not fall in love. 

From beginning to end, Revenge Best Served Hot does not fail to keep a reader entertained and wondering how this book will end. Will Brody and Kate be together or is Brody's revenge more important?

I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to readers. 

FIVE 'HOT' STARS for Revenge Best Served Hot!

Jackie BraunAbout the Author: Jackie Braun is the author of more than thirtycontemporary romances. Her books have been nominated for three RITA Awards and four National Readers' Choice Awards. She makes her home in Michigan with her husband, two sons and a rescued poodle-mix. 


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