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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Give Me Books Presents: Too Hot To Handle by Susan Arden; #BookRelease, #Giveaway, & #Review

Title: Too Hot To Handle
Series: Bad Boys (Zero to 60) #10 
Author: Susan Arden
Genre: Military, Western, Romance/Erotica, Humorous
Release Date: January 12, 2016
Rating:  4 Stars
Told in first person.

Author earnings from the sales for January 2016, will be donated to the amazing Semper Fi Fund, which helps wounded US Marines.

STORM WARNING: This is a seismic erotic romance, detailing a barely-legal runaway and a dirty-talking McLemore. If a fiercely protective aka alpha-male cowboy lights your fire, then you've come to the right ranch.

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Give Me Books and the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


A wedding. An airport.
A girl on the run.

And a Marine in need of salvation.

Margo Santero

Riding in a rodeo with a pack of adrenaline-hyped cowboys isn't what it was cracked up to be. When my mom died, I found out the hard way everyone has a price. And trust is a commodity. This isn't the life I envisioned, but neither is the demented offer my step-uncle tosses my way. With a sick threat, he ups the ante, forcing me to bolt. One day I'll fix Axel for good. For now, I've gotta a run.

Rod McLemore

She stormed into my life. A beautiful hurricane with dark secrets, blinding curves, and a smart-mouth I should kiss into submission. She's on the run and needs my help. Not that she listens. But if it’s the last thing I do, I’m going to make her mine. Even if it means I have to lie, cheat, deal with her horse from hell... Or get out my M9. Won't be the first time I’ve pulled the trigger.


If you can't stand the heat, better not come near this nuclear fusion Western, 'cause baby you will get burnt!

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My Thoughts:

One thing that impressed me right away was that part of the proceeds from this book goes to a very worth charity.  Something else that’s nice is that the prequel was included with my book so it’s like getting two books for the price of one.  But if you stop over to Amazon, you may get book nine for free.

Margo Santero has been put into a position that she’s not comfortable with.  The author has created a threat that Margo has to face but shouldn’t have to.  It’s that threat that affects how she acts.  Rod McLemore finds that he gets more then he bargained for when he’s doing a favor for a relative.

As I start to read, the only thing I couldn’t figure out was who fit the title.  Maybe they both are and that’s why they are so combustible together.  Neither is afraid to go after what they want and they’re very vocal about it.  If you’re having some really cold winter nights, this will certainly heat things up.

This is a story with an older man and younger woman.  Each has responsibilities but when they come together nothing seems to matter until the mind takes over.  To really understand the characters then you’ll find that you have to read the whole story.

I thought Rod was a great character.  He’s not afraid to tell Margo how things are going to be.  She’ll have something to say but he comes back with a great retort.  But then you look at Margo and she’s something of a mystery and she closes herself off from others. 

The author has created a male character that you can do no other than hate him – I could not find any redeeming qualities to change my mind.  Then she creates a character that you don’t know whether to feel sorry for him or you want to hit him over the head and tell him to wake up.  For me, this is what makes for an author that I will read more of their work.  You get to have feelings for the characters that they create.  Then you look forward to the next book coming out or check out the ones you haven’t read yet.

Too Hot To Handle, Book #10
also includes the prequel Never Say Never

Title: Never Say Never
Prequel for Too Hot To Handle
Series: Bad Boys (Zero to 60) #9
86-page prequel released Jan 5, 2016

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Pulling away from my mouth, she gazed at me, her pupils fully dilated. “I’m ready to come. Are you?”

“Margo,” I grunted, taking hold of her hands. I wanted to kiss every inch of her skin. “I’m going to take my time with you. Suck on your clit until you soak my mouth.”

“Let’s go somewhere. Anywhere.” She piloted my hands down between her thighs. “Fuck me. So hard you bruise me. Fuck me everywhere,” she begged. “So rough it hurts. Really. Hurts. Can you?”

“Yeah.” I captured her wrists.

We stared at each other. She asked me to hurt her. Something I’d never delivered to another woman, but with her everything was different. Margo unlocked a side of me that demanded I mark her. Even if it meant she’d experience pain mixed with pleasure. I got what she was after—I hungered to give her that and more, but not in my truck. We’d need hours…days. And a plan.

“Please,” she whimpered, her breath sweet against my mouth.

“Not here. The next time we fuck, I want you in my bed. Open and submitting to me. Baby, I’ll give you what you need. So much, you’re going to surrender completely to me. Or not at all.”

IT SMOLDERS, then you've come to the right ranch.
This girl wants it hard.
This man isn't going to let her get away.

Also Available:

#1 Tempted by Trouble

#2 Twice Tempted

#3 Stephen McLemore – The Cowboy Rode a Harley

#4 Girls’ Night Out

#5 Brandon McLemore – Leather and Lace

#6 Collared by the Cowboy

#7 Rory McLemore – Breaking the Bad Boy

#8 Catch Y.O.U. 4 Xmas


Author Bio:

After packing up and moving to Nashville, Susan married the man standing behind her at Starbucks. Her husband is an incredible guy who puts up with a fly-by-the-seat zany wife. Together, they support several charity organizations including, Diversity In Books, and a robotics program for children.

Susan loves comedy in all forms. And music—anything dance-able. You'll find her singing and dancing if she's in the kitchen and cooking. And speaking of things that sizzle, if romance starring a dirty-talkin’ sexy cowboy ignites your fire, then stay in touch via Susan's RED-HOT ROMANCE newsletter. Sign up for freebies, releases, and bad boy news!

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