Friday, April 18, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Excerpt: Until You're Mine by K. Langston



Title: Until You're Mine
Series: Mine Series
Author: K. Langston
Genre: New Adult
Publish Date: April 5, 2014
Review Source: eARC





Taking big risks had always been Archer Brook’s way of life. It’s what has to be done in order to get what you want, and he knew that better than anyone. Archer may have been born into a life of wealth and privilege, but he’d proven time and time again that his success was a result of his own true grit and determination. The savvy businessman was an experienced player in the game of life, always knowing when to ante up or when to cash out. 

It was time to do both. 

Burned out on the bright lights of Vegas, once the successful night club owner found the best of both worlds tucked away in a quiet Mississippi town, he never looked back. 

That was until she walked into his bar. 

Life has never been easy for Katy Vaughn. The preacher’s daughter turned small town rebel has seen her fair share of heartbreak, and she’s tired. Katy is done with men who have no idea what they want or how to treat a woman. She wants a real man. One who can give her everything she’s ever dreamed of. One who will give her everything she needs. Lovers of the past may have broken her heart, but they could never break her spirit.

There was only one man capable of that. 


You never know when love will come along and change…everything.



My mouth feasted from the soft skin of her neck.
“Archer,” she breathed.
“Fuck,” I grinded my hard cock into her stomach.
With one arm wrapped around her waist, I hugged her
close while my other hand held her neck in place. I
could fuck her right here and now if I wanted to, but
her consent would make it so much sweeter. “You
know what I want. Just fuckin’ say yes so we can move
past all this petty shit,”
“No.”
“I hate that word. Have I ever told you that? It
should not be part of your vocabulary.” I dragged my
finger across her swollen lips before I demanded them
once more. Her cherry flavored mouth made it damn
near impossible to pull away. I looked into her eyes.
“Tell me what you want. What will it take?”
“I want you to be mine.” Her eyes were so wide and
sure. She knew exactly what she wanted, giving me
one more thing to adore about this woman.
“Not possible.” I said shaking my head.  “Why do you deny this?” Katherine pulled my hand
from her face, guiding it to rest just above her breast.
Her heart pounded wildly beneath my palm as she
breathed in and out with shallow breaths. “Feel that?
This is what you do to me.”
Jerking my hand from her chest, I immediately
released her and took a step back. I was pretty sure if
she put her hand on my chest right now, she could feel
my entire body vibrating with need, just like hers. I
knew exactly what she was feeling because I felt the
very same way. I wanted her just as badly, but I was
scared to fucking death. Deep inside the darkest corner
of my heart lived a beast, a wild animal that had been
caged for so very long, afraid to be set free, afraid to
love.
This impossible woman continuously taunted him,
and that irritated the piss out of me. “Why the fuck are
you playin’ so hard to get? You know you want this
too.”
She lifted her chin, holding my gaze. “I don’t do one
night stands and I don’t have meaningless sex. I’m not
that girl. ”
I took a step forward. “I can give you anything you
want…except my heart.”
“What are you so afraid of?” Katherine took in a
step.
“Why do you have to be so goddamn perfect?” I
asked, looking down into her consoling eyes. “Why
can’t you just be the bad girl I want you to be?”
“I can be that girl. I can be whatever the hell you
want as long as you accept all of me. The good and the
bad.” Taking another step forward, our bodies
collided. She placed her tiny hand over my thundering
heart. Once again, the pull was powerful, unyielding.  Fucking terrifying.
“Let me in. That’s all I’m asking. I want all of you,
Archer, not bits and pieces.”
Snaking my arm around her waist, I tucked one
lone piece of hair behind her ear. “Why can’t you just
let go of your self-righteous morals for once. Give in to
what you feel instead of what you believe.”
This tug of war had been going on between us for
months. Neither of us wanted to give in or concede,
and each battle was fought with more intensity than
the last. It was a wonder we both hadn’t forfeited. I’d
come pretty damn close. The feelings that came along
with pursuing her were so damn strong, yet I had to
have her.
“Then what would that make me?”
“Mine.”
Shaking her head, she laughed. “I need to get back to
work.” Standing on her tip toes, she cupped both of my
cheeks. “To be continued.” She kissed me once on the
lips, then again on the cheek before she turned and
walked out, leaving me with a raging hard on and a
feeling in my chest I never ever wanted to
acknowledge.





This is the second book in the Mine Series.  We kick start the book meeting Katy and her best friend Maddie when they are just young girls having a sleep over.  Katy is telling Maddie that one day she will find her "Beast" and fall in love with him just as Bella did.  Maddie laughs and tells her that she doesn't believe in that true love stuff.

Fast forward ahead several years and we meet up with these two again, but this time it is at Maddie's wedding.  She has found her prince charming in Holden and they are starting their happily every after, all the while Katy is still looking for her prince.  She has been envolved in two previous relationships but neither one panned out to be her fairy tale.  

At the wedding we are introduced to Archer Brooks.  He has been burned by love in his past and swears that he will never give his heart away again.  He does have a need for hard and fast sex though, and at the moment he is burning red hot for Katy.  She knows that the "Beast" with in Archer needs to be release and he has the potential to be her prince charming, but she has to find away to get him to put is demons to rest first.  

I liked how the book was put together and the direction that the story took, but I do have to say that I think it could have been written just a tad differently in means of Archer's character.  I like that he is a strong alpha male, who finally accepts that he is and can love.  K. writes him with a softer side at points, but sometimes she does not give him much of a vocabulary other than F***.  I kinda wished he would have been a bit more defined.  Now on the flip side I loved how she wrote Katy's character.  We all know that the southern baptist preachers daughters are always the ones who have he wild steak in them, and Katy is no different.  But, I like how even though she does have a bit of a wild side, she still shows her loving and her belief in God.  I liked this store as well as Maddie and Holden's story and I look forward to reading more about this group in more of the Mine Series.  It is a book with lots of hot sex, but will also fulfill that HAE side of us from when we were little girls.  Over all nice job K.







K has worked in property management for the last decade. 

She enjoys writing, reading and music. 

Writing has given K. the release she's been craving all of these years. An outlet to fully express herself the way she wants to, the way she needs to. 

Her life was forever changed the moment she wrote that first line.


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Madison Waters knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. She was already working for one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston as a research assistant, and in a few short months, she would finally graduate from Harvard and collect her law degree. Everything Madison had worked so hard for, was well within her reach. 
But when Madison has to take an unexpected trip back home, she's blindsided by the one thing she'd never planned on. 
Desperate to escape his wicked past, Holden Brooks moved to Madison's hometown five years ago. It was a struggle at first, but he eventually overcame the demons that nearly destroyed him back in Texas. Holden is in a good place in his life and love is the very last thing on his mind. 
Everything changes the moment their two paths collide and they soon find out, fate has a plan of its own.
You never know when love will come along and change...everything





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