Thursday 17 October 2013

Blog Tour and Giveaway - Cherry Tart by Scarlett Jade

 Review by Janeane

Cherry Kilgore is a plus sized beauty who moonlights at a strip club and goes by the name Tart. She dances to have control over her body and chase away her demons, hiding behind a mask, the only thing that makes her feel free. She loves 'em and leaves 'em, never letting a man get too close. Until she meets a man one night that strips her bare with his electric green eyes.

Kellan Morgan is a playboy with a good heart, who loves a woman with real curves.

When he figures out that the woman hiding under her mask is worth revealing, he
decides to play her game... A game that is full of pleasure, pain, going the distance and finally getting the ultimate prize...

Realizing that love can truly be found in the darkest of places.
Review - ARC received for an honest review
Cherry Kilgore - AKA Cherry Tart.  Secretary by day, stripper by night.

After being humiliated by a man when she was in her teens, Cherry decides that two can play at that game, and becomes the ultimate man eater.
 As her alter-ego Tart, plus sized beauty Cherry owns her curves, and works them as a stripper.  Never letting a man in for more than one night, she has lost the sweet girl she used to be, and has pretty much become queen bitch.

Her well-to-do parents, who have never made her feel that she is good enough, despise her work and the "shame" she brings down on them.  She has no real friends except her boss.  But being alone isn't all that bad, is it?

Enter Mr Green Eyes, Kellan Morgan.  The second he sees her dancing, he is hooked.  He can't get enough of her, needs to know her.  Needs her.

Neither of them is looking for love, but here it is, smacking them in the face.
When their worlds collide outside of the strip club, this is when things get interesting.  The sexual chemisty between these two just steams off the page.  And the sex is hot hot hot!

I love that Cherry owns her body - yay for no stick insects!!  She is content with who she is and makes it work for her.  There is one scene in a cafeteria that had me with the pom poms out cheering away!

Cherry is no easy pickings for Kellan, if he wants her, he is going to have to work for it.  And work at it he does.  He has never had to work this hard for a woman before.

Of course, the road to true love is never smooth.  Cherry and Kellan have their fair share of ups and downs.  There are lost messages, miscommunications and misunderstandings that all shape their story.  At times I wanted to slap either one or both of them and tell them to get their act together!

I love how well they play off each other, can read each other so well after knowing each other for such a short time.  They are smart, witty, sexy, funny, they made me LOL and made my heart break for them.  I loved how they are normal - so many books these days either one or the other of the main characters are so over the top that there is no way any of us would know them in real life, but with Kellan and Cherry, they could be our friends or work colleagues. 

I also would love to know more about Trace, Cherry's business partner and oldest friend.  I would love to go back through their friendship to see how they got to where they are today.

And then there is Jasper, the new business partner.  I think we NEED to know more about him!

I completely enjoyed every last word of Cherry Tart, and look forward to reading more of Scarlett Jade's work.

Cherry's Drink is a Cherry Tart Tequila Sunrise:
2 oz tequila
1 oz cherry brandy
4 oz orange juice
¾ oz grenadine syrup
slice of lime to garnish

Fill a high ball glass with ice and set aside.

Combine tequila and orange juice in a cocktail mixing glass. Add 1 cup ice, stir, and strain into the prepared highball glass. Slowly pour in grenadine and cherry brandy and let settle.

Add a slice of lime for garnish.

Stir before drinking.

About Scarlett Jade

Lover of chocolate, sexy, sweet men, and coffee, lots of coffee. Amazon Bestselling Author of Beautiful Downfall and September Tango.