Monday, 5 January 2015

Book: For Valentine's by Kat Bastion & Stone Bastion

I received a copy of For Valentine's from Netgalley in exchange for my review.  

Cade and Hannah have settled into married life, loving and caring for each other. But Valentine's day is approaching and Cade has been having nightmares that he thinks have something to do with his ex. Determined to move past the past, Cade takes Hannah to New York for a carefully planned romantic trip. But as is the norm with Cade and Hannah, things don't always go as planned, but in this case the surprises aren't all bad. 

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For Valentine's isn't quite the same as the other No Weddings books as it is a nightcap novella,  so a catch up with Cade and Hannah's relationship. Because of that there was much less drama than in the other books and more about the continued passion between Cade and Hannah, which can never br denied. If you've read the series then it's definitely a must read, simply cause it's so good to see them happy! 

Though there were a lot of passion filled moments between Hannah and Cade, and no one can doubt that, there is also a sweetness to their relationship that is captured perfectly. Its there in the protectiveness towards each other, the in jokes and the admiring glances.  Basically they're such a real couple that they're instantly believable. 

Because this was only a short novella focusing on the two of them on holiday,  there was less of the business interaction between the characters,  which wasn't just Cade and Hannah, but the supporting characters as well. I missed that aspect of the story but didn't mind so much because of how happy they were and the hope for more. 

I've loved this series, it's captivated me all the way through,  and I really hope there will be more! 

For Valentine's counts towards Winter COYER

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Today we have the release day launch for For Valentine's the nightcap novella to Kat and Stone Bastion's No Wedding series. And for release day only, you can get the a signed digital copy with a bonus scene from Hannah!!! Be sure to check out this fantastic novella and grab your copy today!!  


Exclusive Excerpt:
When Hannah removed her hand from my crotch, cooler air seeped through the denim. Then her soft lips touched my earlobe seconds before hard teeth tugged on it. She reached over to the ignition and twisted the key, cutting the engine. “We won’t need the heat for a while.” She was right. Windows? Already fogging. The coat that she’d been huddling under only seconds ago, slid off of her as she shifted and knelt onto her seat. She bundled up the woolen material and tossed it into the back. I’d planned this trip to be amazing, to get my troubling dreams in line with my incredible reality, and when we hit a little black-ice speed bump? Hannah grabbed the wheel… My pulse kicked up at the desire in her darkened eyes. Needing to touch her, I slid a hand up her thigh. My one-track mind screeched to a halt. “Uh…” Those knit-tight things still clung to her legs. “How do you propose we have sex with these things on?” I pinched the material away from her skin, then released it. The fabric was so soft, it didn’t even snap against her skin properly. I scowled. “These come off.” She shook her head with an amused smile. “No. They’re keeping me warm. Besides, who said you’re getting any? We said ‘making out.’” I choked out a laugh. “For over an hour? You trying to kill me with blue balls?” That luscious lip of hers disappeared behind her teeth as she negotiated carefully around the gearshift to attempt to straddle my lap. Not in any way resembling merely “making out.” Interesting. With my long legs, the seat was already adjusted back as far as possible. The steering wheel had nowhere to else go. But none of the cramped quarters made any difference to my determined woman. And she fit perfectly. As her body settled over mine, all soft curves and temptation underneath the thin fabric of her dress, her lips brushed over my ear. “I promise you won’t die. And there will be no blue balls.” Translation: sex. She just wanted to play a little. Or a lot. And I was the happiest fucking man on Earth to be her toy. Her lips began a sensual path over my skin, trailing below my ear, dotting small kisses over my jawbone, until she reached my chin. Then she paused and swallowed hard. Her chest heaved up and down, breasts pressing against me with every inhalation. Her fingers found their way into my hair, cradling the back of my head. Her intense gaze penetrated down deep, piercing my heart. “I love you, Cade Michaelson.” My lips curved into a smile. Before I had a chance to respond, her eyes drifted closed and she kissed me. Not hard and rough. Not urgent. She took her time, savoring each touch. Her tongue tasted mine, then her lips closed, denying me access. Until she sucked on my lower lip. Unhurried, lazy and seductive, she backed up her words with her body. Our lips touching was the only skin to skin, but her body undulated over mine. Hips arched, then curved against me in slow rhythm. Her fingers tugged at my hair. I groaned and closed my eyes, my cock hardening painfully behind my denim button fly. But I didn’t pull the plug on her slow seduction. Nothing in the world would make me take control away from her.


FV_AmazonGRSW  For Valentine’s Synopsis:

This steamy nightcap novella, the fifth book in the No Weddings Series, takes us on a post-happily-ever-after adventure as Cade attempts to rewrite Valentine’s Day with his new wife, Hannah.
Wedded bliss. After everything Hannah and I have been through, we finally have it. Yet dark dreams from my troubled past continue to escalate as we approach Valentine’s Day.
Determined to fill our present with great memories that overtake all others, I plan a trip to New York—down to every scheduled detail. Yeah, there will even be a musical.
But Mother Nature has a few tricks up her sleeve. And the universe keeps throwing us curveballs… 

*** PLEASE NOTE *** Scorching (explicit) sex scenes. Fire extinguisher highly recommended.
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Shoe and Boot PhotoAbout the Authors: Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings. A few factoids about the writing team… Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone. Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some. Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure. Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking. Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information. Keep informed about new releases by joining their Email Subscription list.
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