Saturday 8 August 2015

❤ Falling Under (Ink & Chrome #2) Lauren Dane ❤ Release Weel Blitz & Review & Giveaway ❤

FALLING UNDER by Lauren Dane (August 4, 2015; Forever Trade Paperback; Ink & Chrome #2)
Duke Bradshaw, co-owner of the Twisted Steel custom motorcycle and hot rod shop, may devote his days to chrome and leather, but his nights belong to Carmella. His sultry redheaded neighbor has a smile like an angel and a body built for sin, and for the past year both have dominated Duke's dreams. When a problem at Twisted Steel requires a fast fix, Duke sees his chance to finally make his fantasy a reality.

Ever since she first heard the low rumble of his engine, Carmella Rossi has wondered if Duke Bradshaw handles his women as expertly as he handles his bike. When he shows up at her door offering her a much-needed job at his shop, she gets her chance to find out. Beneath Duke's masterful touch, Carmella soon submits to a world of unimaginable pleasure.

But history has taught Carmella how bad a boy boy can be. If she doesn't put on the brakes fast, her hard-bodied heartbreaker could drive her right over the edge . . .

ARC received from Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley for an honest review

This is the second book in the Ink and Chrome series, and could be read as a standalone, but why would you want to miss all the happenings in the first book, Opening Up.

We met Duke in Opening Up - Asa's best friend and business partner at Twisted Steel. We watched (and made fun of Asa) as he tripped and fell into love with PJ, and now it is Duke's turn.

Duke is the gorgeous, sexy, flirtatious neighbour of Carmella. Carmella has been secretly in love with the hottie next door since forever. You can feel the sexual tension between them every time they are in the same room/yard/house together.

I loved that they finally took that step, and the way Duke treated his lady. He is so caring, thoughtful, I mean really, the guy is just swoonworthy. I adored how he was with Carmella. He knew that he couldn't go in all balls to the wall (well, may a little bit that way) with Carmella if he wanted to find his HEA with her.

At times I wanted to slap Carmella's mother around the head for being such a selfish cow, but at other times I wanted to slap Carmella for pandering to her - I know why but gah it frustrated me!

She has an amazing back story that helps us understand the complicated but wonderful woman she has become. And I love her sense of style - I could imagine her like a rockabilly/pinup kind of girl.

It was lovely to be taken along on the ride as Duke charmed his way into Carmella's heart (and her pants!).

I enjoyed Falling Under even more than I did Opening Up.

Now can't wait for the next book, Coming Back, which is Mick's story.

The story goes like this: While on pregnancy bed rest, Lauren Dane had plenty of down time, so her husband took her comments about "giving that writing thing a serious go" to heart and brought home a secondhand laptop. She wrote her first book on it. Today, Lauren is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than 60 novels and novellas across several genres.