Release Blitz and Review: Steal My Breath








Title: Steal My Breath
Author: Nina Levine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: May 31, 2016


Blurb


I let him steal my breath and I want to give him my heart too.
But it’s complicated.


Internet dating and Callie St James do not go together.

25.
Desperate for sex.
Earns shit money waitressing while desperately trying to get a publishing deal.
Only does yoga to keep core muscles strong—trust me, guys thank me.
Reads too much because gets no sex.
Did I mention desperate for sex?


She’s about to give up on love when the guy she’s been lusting after for a year breaks her three month sex drought.
Luke Hardy.


Mysterious, moody and all alpha, Luke is hiding a secret—one that Callie never saw coming.


The secret, however, is nothing compared to the discovery she makes about Luke’s family when she starts a new job at the local paper. Callie finds herself caught between her morals and her desires. Whichever path she chooses, someone will lose. Is she ready to give up the man she’s just found or will she go against everything she believes in so she can finally have the love she’s always dreamt of?





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Excerpt



Here’s a taste of Luke & Callie…


I stand and move to him. His back muscles tense when I place my hand on his shoulder. “I want to get to know everything about you, Luke Hardy,” I say and he spins around to face me.

His eyes search mine. “You already know the important bits.”

“No, I don’t.” I rest my hand against his chest. “I don’t know the secrets you keep locked in here. They’re the important bits.”

His intake of breath is sharp and he wraps his hand around mine. His other hand slides around my waist and he pulls me close.

Oh, shit.

No.

Too close.


But his lips brush across mine before I can move out of his embrace. His hold is tight and his message is very clear—he’s in charge here and if a kiss is what he wants, a kiss is what he will have.

He surprises me, though, and angles his face away from mine. Still keeping hold of me, he says, “I know we’re doing the friends-only thing for awhile, but a man’s got needs, Callie. If you put your hands on me, you better be prepared for the consequence of that.”

I’m pretty sure my eyes almost pop out of my head. I knew Luke was bossy—oh, boy did I know—but this is a whole new level of bossy. His deep voice vibrates along my skin, scattering goose bumps, while his eyes penetrate my soul. Those intense, green eyes of his will do it to me every time. They’ll cause me to forget everything I’ve ever said or thought and just cling to him for the ride.

He dips his face again and his mouth finds mine. The moment our lips connect sparks of desire burn through me. I’m so damn hot for him and I can’t control myself. I push my body hard against his and open my mouth to him.

He tastes like whiskey and I make a note to buy some just so I can remember this moment forever. I’ve never loved whiskey before, but it may just be my new favourite drink.

This kiss will forever live in my mind. Luke doesn’t simply kiss—he possesses. He takes me mind, body and soul.

In this kiss I find hope.

Hope that he will fight for me.

For the us we both want.











Fans of Nina Levine love her for her hot alpha motorcycle riding heroes.  Steal my Breath is her first venture away from that genre and once again she doesn't disappoint!  This contemporary story still has a broody, bossy, alpha male in Luke Hardy and focuses on his bar, his family and his friends. 

Callie St. James is also not to be taken lightly.  She is bossy, has a wicked sense of humor and a heart of gold that not one man has been able to capture.  Maybe because the right man has been before her eyes for the past year ad she hasn't even thought of Luke as a possibility.  Dreamed of him many times, but never thought she had a chance.  But all it takes is one moment.  One kiss.  One look. Together they are better than apart. 

This is a great friends to lovers book. Even better that they have admired each other from afar for so long that they truly know a lot about each other before the dating begins.  The two of them have some baggage they bring to the party.  And Luke's secrets threaten to stop everything before they really get started.  When the heart falls in love, the only thing to do is to figure out how to keep the daily rainbow shining without too many thunder clouds dampening the day. 

The story has some mild suspense elements and a bit of angst.  The secondary characters are very interesting and I am hopeful the rest of Luke's family will get their HEA told as well.  I was already a huge fan of this author and this book was a great start into the contemporary romance genre for her . Be sure to check it out!

*ARC provided for an honest review.



Author Bio


ESCAPE WITH AN ALPHA


Dreamer.
Coffee Lover.
Gypsy at heart.


USA Today Bestselling author who writes about alpha men & the women they love.

When I’m not creating with words you will find me planning my next getaway, visiting somewhere new in the world, having a long conversation over coffee and cake with a friend, creating with paper or curled up with a good book and chocolate.

I love Keith Urban, Maroon 5, Pink, Florida Georgia Line, Bon Jovi, Matchbox 20, Lady Antebellum and pretty much any singer/band that is country or rock. 

I’ve been writing since I was twelve. Weaving words together has always been a form of therapy for me especially during my harder times. These days I’m proud that my words help others just as much as they help me.



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Comments

  1. Thank you so much for reading & reviewing Luke and Callie's story, Suzi! I'm so happy you enjoyed it <3 xx

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