Monday, November 10, 2014

The Duet by R.S. Grey- Release Day Blitz and Review!

Title: The Duet
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Nov 8, 2014

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When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one.
So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies... those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars'.
Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…
They’re expecting The Duet.

My Review:

The DuetThe Duet by R.S. Grey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brooklyn is a 27 year old pop sensation who has an amazing career and an unsatisfying sex life. Her label notifies her that she is going to have to write and perform a duet with soulful singer songwriter Jason Monroe. Jason writes alone and has no desire to collaborate with a pop star. Brooklyn is a fan of Jason's music and is attracted to him just like every other female is, but is not a fan of his arrogant and rude behavior towards her. They are forced to spend a month together in his ranch in Montana in order to have a song written and ready to perform for the Grammy's.

This book was a wonderful surprise. I found myself giggling out loud on several occasions and then again when I would think about some of the parts that amused me most. I'm not a fan of books that tell you how funny they are, but I am absolutely delighted when a book I never expected to be funny causes me to laugh. Brooklyn and her sister Cameron are completely delightful. I love their relationship and the way they have seen each other through tough times and found a way to laugh through life. Their dynamic was great. Jason is very brooding and hot, but definitely prickly. Watching the chemistry between he and Brooklyn unfold was pretty great as was discovering more about his life. I loved that through everything Brooklyn is who she is and never presented herself as anything but. I think it would be impossible for anyone not to enjoy spending time with her. This was a charming sexy read, and I will gladly read more by this author in the future.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

The Duet will be priced at $2.99 for two days post-release, then the price will bump to $3.99!

The M Lounge was the hippest and most discreet club in LA. If there was any hope of me locking down a one-night stand, M Lounge was the place to go.
“I can’t drink much tonight because I have that meeting with my record label in the morning,” I warned as we passed through the back entrance to the club and headed up a set of stairs that were used exclusively for the VIP level. Fun fact: one time I was going up those stairs when P. Diddy was coming down, and he totally touched my ass. Allegedly.
“Just to clarify: if you’re begging me for tequila shots at midnight, threatening to kill my first born if I don’t give them to you, I should still tell you no?” Cammie asked, just to ensure the boundaries were set. Better safe than sorry.
“That was one time and it was in Cabo,” I protested. “What else are you supposed to do in Cabo other than challenge a mariachi band to a tequila shot contest until the lead singer passes out beside a donkey?”
Cammie held up her hands and started listing off items. “I dunno— enjoy the beach, check out the museums and the culture—”
“That was a rhetorical question,” I interrupted as we made it to the top of the stairs.
As if by magic, the black curtain in front of us swept to the side, opening up an entire room of drunken debauchery before us. In one corner, a celebrity who shall remain nameless (we’ll call her Nennifer Janiston) was sucking face with a sexy man, and across the room two of the funniest women in comedy were doing body shots off of a waiter from the club.
“Welcome to the behind the scenes of Hollywood,” I whispered to Cammie.

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.

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