Tuesday, April 15, 2014

WordSmith Publicity Promotional Event + Review + Giveaway: Burn For You by Marquita Valentine

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Welcome to the promotional event for Burn For You by Marquita Valentine.

Title: Burn For You (Boys of the South #5)
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 21, 2014
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations
Hosted by: Wordsmith Publicity

Book Description:
Beau Montgomery is not the typical single dad for three reasons:

1.      He’s rich and famous.

2.      He needs a nanny, like yesterday.

3.      He has no idea if eight month old, Mia, is actually his daughter.

Only, number three doesn’t matter to him at all, because he’s determined to give up everything to be a standup dad, including racing, partying, and his very favorite vice, women. Until that is, he’s invited to race at Monaco—a dream he’s always had. Now, all those things he’d sworn to give up are at his fingertips, including the very inconveniently hot nanny, Landry Basnight, who’s travelling with him.

Landry Basnight is the typical college graduate for three reasons:

1.      She’s broke and in debt up to her eyeballs.

2.      She needs a job, like yesterday.

3.      Nothing exciting ever happens in her life.

Only, number three is about to change, because she’s been hired by Beau Montgomery, son of NASCAR Racing Royalty. Landry’s parents are big fans of the Montgomerys, while she couldn’t care less—all she wants to do is make a dent in her student loan bill. However, that doesn’t stop her from falling in love with her little charge, nor does it make it easier to resist Beau’s charms.  In fact , she doesn’t resist at all.

Lines are crossed and then forgotten as Beau and Landry grow closer, but when Beau’s ex-girlfriend, the woman he’s loved since high school, and Mia’s mother shows up, everything starts to fall apart for the new couple.

Will their love weather the storm, or will Beau abandon Landry for the family he’s always wanted?

My Thoughts:

Wow! I love Marquita's books and her new adult books usually hit an emotional punch to the gut. Yes, Burn for You does have a strong emotional story. However, the level kind threw me off. Maybe threw me off is the wrong phrase, but more like surprised me. Before I even got my greedy little hands on this book, I actually thought Beau would do something extremely stupid. Honestly, I was waiting for it to happen, but the story wasn't what I expect. Marquita seem to take a different turn, and it seemed bring more than what I was expecting.

When you read Burn for You, you need to keep in mind a few of the characters cause they play a pretty big role in the story. Yes, you have Beau and Landry and there relationship. Beau tries hard to keep in within the bounds of employee and employer, but he just can't seem to keep himself away from Landry. You have Beau and Paisley tumultuous past relationship, of course it effects Beau's current relationship. We can't forget the strained relationship between his father and the surprise that laid ahead. 

Burn for You presented many facets that I would never expected. The ending was complete surprise. I love how she was able to tie the past and slowly unravel to bring peace to everyone. With that said, I absolutely loved Beau. You get a glimpse of him in the past books and you got to see that there was more than the playboy racier. However, his character really blossom. I think with help of Landry he was able to open up more and become something he could be proud. Landry is an unique character, because she recognized that they needed to work things out. She somehow was able to help Beau to reconcile with the past. Overall, I'm pleased with how Burn for You turned out. I love how she took the story and somehow made it blossom into something I would never expected. 

Favorite Quote:
'"I want a love that makes me burn and melt and gives me every gooey feeling in the world. I want a morning kisses and late-night talk kind of love. I want a eat dessert naked in bed kind of love." I take a deep breath. "I want a man who chooses to love me --in good times and bad, because I'm going to chose to love him right back. We won't be perfect, nothing's perfect but it would be my kind of perfect love."'
Copy provided by author via WordSmith Publicity


 ** Burn For You can be read as a stand-alone**

(other purchase links to come)
1 – Print Set, Boys of the South Series (US only)

April 23, 2014 - Marquita  Valentine and Sawyer Bennett are co-hosting Marquita and Sawyer’s Double Release Celebration on Facebook. There will be fun discussions, they will be answering your questions, and there will be prizes! The event begins at 9:00 am EST and will last all day.

To Join:

About the author 
Marquita ValentineNew York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, writes sexy heroes that make you swoon and sassy heroines that make you laugh. She’s the author of the bestselling contemporary romance series, Holland Springs, and the new adult romance series, Boys of the South.

 Marquita met her husband aka Hot Builder at Sonic when they were in high school. She suggests this location to all of her single friends in search of a good man—and if that doesn't work, they can console themselves with cheesy tater tots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.


  1. I'm so glad you enjoyed Burn For You! Thank you for participating, Melody.

  2. I haven't had a chance to read any of the Boys of the South series. Thanks for the giveaway!