Thursday, October 13, 2016

[Release Blitz + Review] Tonic by Staci Hart

Title: Tonic
Author: Staci Hart
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 13, 2016

Book Blurb

Joel Anderson doesn’t take anything seriously.

Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he’s not the kind of man you cross, or you’ll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists.

Annika Belousov takes everything seriously.

Like her job as a reality television producer, given that she typically has something to prove. Or her love life, which is defined by a series of requirements — affluent, ambitious, accomplished, to name a few. Definitely her family, who worked their whole lives to afford her every opportunity, a sacrifice she doesn’t take lightly. When she’s tapped to produce a reality show at Joel’s shop, she doesn’t think twice, just goes in for the kill, as if there were any other way.

The second Annika walks into Joel’s shop, he makes it his mission to crack her open, but she’s not having it. He’s all wrong — too crass, too hairy, too un-serious. But it doesn’t take her long to find out there’s more to him than smirks and tattoos. And what she finds could put her career and his heart on the line.

Not that Joel cares. Because for the first time in a long time, he’s found his tonic.

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My Review

5 Stars!

I am pretty sure the stars aligned when I read this book... just wow! Breathtaking! If there was ever the best way to be introduced to an author, it was this way with this author with this book. Just simply amazing. While I have heard and promo-ed Staci Hart before, this is my first time actually reading a novel by her and I was completely blown away.

Tonic was a sexy, sweet, light, fun, passionate, and beautiful love story with a flowing storyline that just seeps into your heart and soul. This book sucked me in from the very first page and I could.. not.. put.. it.. down.. until the pages quit turning.

Sensual and intoxicating... addictive and intense... this book was nothing like I expected but everything I could have hope for. Staci really has a beautiful way with her words. The lines and chapters flowed seamlessly, creating a world that I wanted... no needed to get lost in to shake me out of my book funk. Tonic was simply... perfect in the most imperfect way.

As for our two main characters... Joel and Annika... I fell for both of them hard and fast. He is everything she needs that she never knew she wanted. She is the beautiful doll that captivated him at first sight. The chemistry between these two was sizzling and the sexual tension... the build up... it was worth every single moment.

I highly recommend this book.

Author Bio

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.

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