Friday, October 10, 2014

Tasty Book Tours Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Celine by Kathleen Bittner Roth

When Hearts Dare # 1
By: Kathleen Bittner Roth
Releasing October 7th, 2014

He stepped off a jewel of a sternwheeler onto one of the most beautiful plantations in all of Louisiana. And into her life.

Celine’s breath caught in her throat. Heat smoldered in her belly. What a sensual man. The scion of the Andrews family carried an aura of personal magnetism so powerful, a sensation close to fright swept through her. She stood still and aloof, masking her emotions. His intense gaze seemed almost a physical touch. She held her head at a proud, haughty angle, not flinching from his bold scrutiny.

In seconds, Trevor regained his cool, casual air. A lusty grin caught at the corners of his mouth, and fire danced in his eyes as he bent ever so slightly at the waist, tipped an imaginary hat, and strode casually into the house.

She would never be the same...

From Plantation era New Orleans to the untamed American West, here is the sweeping, unforgettable tale of a headstrong young beauty and the man she is destined to love.

My Thoughts:
First off, you have Celine who has been through hell and back. At the beginning of the story, she's attending a funeral for her mother-in-law and the day gets worse when she loses the baby, her husband, and father-in-law. Then it jumps a year ahead, and we find Celine living with the Andrews family. Anyway, Trevor comes back to the plantation, sees Celine, and instantly feels a pull towards her. However, she's not sure what think of Trevor, because all the negative things she hears about him. There's also Cameron, Trevor's cousin, and he finds Celine attractive. My first thought was crap not a love triangle. Seriously, I'm not a fan of those things. As the story progresses, its not. Phew. I'm not kidding I can't handle love triangles. 

Anyway, Trevor and Celine feel this attraction to one another, but they don't know how to deal with it. So, there is a lot of stupidity that goes on between these two. They tend to play mind games, but no one is really in control of the games. There is huge misunderstanding between these two and it's a wonder how these two even get together by the end of the story. 

However, Celine is a beautifully written story. Yes, the some of the antics between Celine and Trevor are a bit tedious at times, but overall a good read. The start was little slow, but not long after the start did it grab my attention. So, if you don't mind starting of in a southern plantation and heading out west, you might enjoy Celine

Copy provide by Zebra via NetGalley

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Author Info
Born in Minnesota, Kathleen Bittner Roth has lived all over the U.S.: Idaho, Washington, California, Texas and New York.  Currently, she resides in Budapest, Hungary, often called the Paris of the East. Kathleen has won countless awards for her writing, including finaling in RWA's prestigious Golden Heart contest. She is an active member of Romance Writers of America, including the Hearts Through History chapter and has been a contributing editor for an online romance magazine as well as writing and producing successful seminars and meditation CDs.

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1 comment:

  1. Woohee! That excerpt was scorching hot. I can tell Trevor is going to lead Celine a merry dance of a courtship! :-) I can hardly wait to read this Southern romance.