Throb by Vi Keeland-Review and Book Tour
by Vi Keeland
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, romance
Release Date: January 26, 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 26, 2015
No sex outside of the game.
No disclosing the terms of the contract.
Rules were made to be broken, right?
Eight weeks ago I signed a contract. One that seemed like a good idea at the time. A handsome bachelor, luxury accommodations, and a chance to win a prize my family desperately needed. There were some rules though. Lots of them actually. Follow the script, no dating, sex, or disclosing the terms of the deal. After my self-imposed moratorium on men the last year, it wouldn’t be hard to live up to my end of the bargain…so I thought. Until I realized the deal I’d made was with the devil…and I was in love with his dirty-talking brother
REVIEW: THROB is the first storyline in Vi Keeland’s adult, contemporary, new erotic romance series. This is movie executive Cooper Montgomery and poker player/ card dealer Kate Monroe’s storyline.
Told from alternating first person points of view (Kate and Cooper) the storyline focuses on THROB-a ‘reality’ television program akin to The Bachelor with a little bit of Survivor thrown in for good measure, where twenty young women vie for the attention of one man and a chance at $250,000. Kate Monroe will make it to the final four but not before falling in love with someone else-a man who is closely connected to the production company but a man whose need for Kate will completely pull her in another direction.
Cooper Montgomery is the man who will promise Kate the future. When Kate’s contract specifies no outside love interests, no dating and no sex, Cooper Montgomery will be forced to do something he doesn’t want to do in order to protect Kate from the media and potential ramifications of breaking the rules-Cooper will walk away from Kate leaving a heartbroken woman to pick up the pieces of her shattered soul.
The relationship between Cooper and Kate is one of immediate attraction. Introduced while playing a high end game of poker, Cooper is drawn to Kate like no other woman before. Their relationship begins to unfold and in this Kate risks everything to be with the man she is growing to love. The $ex scenes are intimate, arousing and hot. Cooper knows that for Kate to become involved outside of the show, is professional suicide when it comes to the final flower ceremony. But Kate is desperate to win the $250,000, and her reasons are personal and rest heavily at home.
The secondary and supporting characters include Cooper’s half brother Miles-a man whose hatred for his older brother is misdirected. We are introduced to Kate’s roommate and best friend Sadie Warner-a Hollywood lawyer-who pushes Kate to take a chance with Cooper Montgomery. Flynn is our rock and roll bachelor; a man who begins to fall in love with the beautiful Kate but a man who knows that Kate’s heart belongs to someone else. There is also the requisite jealous ex; an assortment of cast and crew that follow Kate wherever she goes; and Jessica, who becomes Kate’s main rival on the reality show THROB.
The world building takes the reader into the back room negotiations and casting couches of some of the biggest producers in the business. The ‘unreality’ of reality TV is front and center when a scripted reality finds Kate doing things she doesn’t want to do in order to keep the ratings alive. Reality TV has never looked so ‘unreal’.
Vi Keeland pulls the reader into a storyline of heartbreak and betrayal; friends and family; falling in love and letting go. There are emotional moments of intimacy, drama and passion; and painful moments of betrayal and revenge. THROB is in intimate look at two people who have found love in the right place but at the wrong time. Kate and Cooper’s story is imaginative and exotic. Vi Keeland has penned another winner in THROB.
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Reviewed by Sandy.
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting New York Times & USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!
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