Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WordSmith Publicity Spotlight + Review + Giveaway: Need You Tonight by Marquita Valentine

Title: Need You Tonight (Boys of the South #6)
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2014
Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen at Okay Creations

Book Description:
In small towns, dirty little secrets don’t remain secret for long…

Everyone loves Parker Morgan, especially the high society ladies who pay thousands for his time. Becoming a male escort hadn’t been something Parker wanted to do, but when his family needed money to survive, he compromised everything he believed in to make ends meet. But there are two things he refuses to do—one, be paid for sex. Two, let himself fall for his beautiful new neighbor. She’s too pure and sweet for him. And that sadness in her eyes… he doesn’t want know the cause of it. He has too many problems of his own.

A war widow at only twenty-two, Brooklyn Reeves has lived a shadowed existence for two years. Desperate to start over, she moves to Forrestville, never dreaming her new neighbor would be so sexy—not that she wants a relationship of any kind with him. Besides, he’s completely hostile and rude anytime they run into one another. Unfortunately, he’s also her handyman, and she’s forced to repeatedly call on him when one thing after another goes wrong with her rental house.

Only, as spring turns to summer, Brooklyn begins to sees a new side to Parker—one that makes her reconsider her opinion of him. Sparks fly, igniting a hunger that neither of them can resist.

But are either of them prepared for the consequences, once Parker’s dirty little secret comes to light?

My Thoughts:

When I first started this series, I was always intrigued by Parker, because he would always had money and he hated talking about what he did. So, I always thought he could be a stripper, because you make money and it's kind of embarrassing to talk about. Truth be told I never thought he would be a male escort, but it would be something to ashamed of. Anyway, those were my own thoughts on Parker.

Once I started Need You Tonight I was trying to figured out why I wasn't feeling such a strong attachment to Parker and Brooklyn. I mean the story was pretty good. I was crying at the first chapter and who wouldn't. Right at the very beginning Brooklyn finds out her husband died on duty. To actually go through what she did, I could relate on some level, but not completely cause I have never had that happen to me or knew anyone that has happen to. Then jumping ahead two years. Parker is finally done being an escort, and he's about to reclaim his life when Brooklyn enters his life. Lets put it this way Parker wasn't his effervescent self, more like an a-hole. It takes him a couple of tries for him to realize he was being an a-hole.

Then you have Brooklyn who has been barely managing her grief. She hadn't moved on, and that's when I realize why I was having so much trouble. Because Brooklyn hadn't fully come to terms with the death of her husband, she was still living in the past. She was so focus on trying to keep his memory alive that she forgot how to live. It wasn't until Parker called her out on it that she was able to move on. Once that happen it emotional charged the story and helped me along with the story. That was the emotional catalyst I needed to feel the story. Cause in away, I was focusing on Brooklyn and there I was stagnate. Once that break through happen a lot stuff starts to unravel at that point.

What stood out the most was Brooklyn and Parker needed each other to heal. Both of them needed each other to see things from an outside perspective without judgement. Sometimes thats not the easiest thing to find. Once Brooklyn started to move on in her grieving process is when story picks up in the emotional department. Yes, there were other emotional parts, but that was when the healing started to take place.

Overall, a pretty good read. I think Marquita did a good job on having the reader be empathetic towards Brooklyn. As I said it wasn't until Brooklyn realize she needed to move on to grow, when I felt I could move on with my feelings with the story.

Favorite Quote:
Love isn't jealous. It's kind and patient. It's accepting--it's late night talks and early morning kisses. It's arguing and making up. It's life with the one you can't live without. 

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 About the author:

New 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 tatertots. She lives in North Carolina in a very, very small town with Hot Builder and their two children.

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