Monday, May 19, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Tryst (Take it Off #8) by Cambria Hebert

Title: Tryst
Series: Take it Off #8
Author: Cambria Hebert
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: May 19, 2014
Review Source: eARC provided for review

Sometimes all a girl needs is a little fling…

Talie Ronson needs a vacation.

From life.

Since she caught her cheating, loser husband in bed with his assistant, her life has been on a steady spiral—right into hell. Her car’s a junker, her job sucks, and her perfect, gorgeous sister likes to brag about her wonderful life every time they “do” lunch.

In an effort to salvage what’s left of her life and her sanity, she takes the advice of her kooky best friend and takes off to Topsail Island. A week at the beach, alone, is exactly what she needs to recharge, regroup, and relax.

Only, her alone time is about to get derailed.

Gavin Palmer’s favorite activity is walking around in his boxers and eating junk food. He and his neighbors have an understanding. They stay out of his business and he stays out of theirs. He lives at the beach, not for vacation, but for isolation. He’s had enough of people to last him a lifetime.

Gavin’s isolation is interrupted when his normally quiet neighbor starts disturbing his peace. He stomps across the sand to give the guy a piece of his mind… only it isn’t a guy.

It’s Talie.

She’d maddening, nosy, and talks too much.

But she’s hot and her bedroom eyes have him thinking maybe he’s had enough solitude. Maybe a week of company is exactly what he needs.

Maybe what they both need is a no-strings-attached tryst.

Reading a Cambria Hebert book is an experience.  Each one in their own right that I've read so far have brought me such joy.  But Tryst takes it to the next level.  It's got it all; everything from humor, great sex, tears and a toe curling, swoon worthy romance between a girl who's accident prone and a guy who wants to be left alone but can't seem to get enough of the girl next door.

Talie Ronson walked in on her good for nothing, pompous, I'm so important because my father is someone, husband in bed with his secretary. Once she's thrown "Barbie" out of their apartment naked, she comes into her own as a person.  She realizes that her life pretty much sucks. After a series of just no good awful things happen in her life, Talie's best friend Claire tells her to get out of town. She sends her to Tailspin Island, NC where her Aunt is in need of a house sitter while she's recovering from a recent surgery.  On the way there, the hits just keep on coming when her junker car breaks down and she is suspicious of the man who stops to help her with her car trouble.

Gavin Palmer loves to surf.  So much so that he is content living on the beach, surfing and eating snack cakes solo everyday.  He wants to be left the hell alone by the world.  He's got a past but he refuses to talk about it.  His neighbors keep to themselves and they leave him be.  That is until he's driving home one night and spots a car broken down on the side of the road with a beautiful young damsel in distress in need of help.  This girl won't shut up, she can't keep herself from getting into trouble or causing herself bodily harm in the most random ways.  But its endearing and he finds himself for the first time in a long time torn between opening up old wounds and letting someone in or walking away and continuing his life of solitude. 

Poor Talie's life is just a comedy of errors from the moment she walks in on the husband.  The quotes that she says out loud or thinks to herself are nothing short of hilarious.  Her interactions with Gavin are toe curling at times and yet at others you want to punch him in the face.  The soon to be ex-husband Blake is a real piece of work that you'll want to run over with your car because of his seriously disturbing, pompous attitude.  You know, there are men out there in the world like this guy and I'd like to light them all on fire for treating their wives this way.  And oh don't get me started on the sister, Joanna who as Claire puts it, is a true Stepford Wife.  She believes her sister should stay with the jerk who broke her heart and shat on their marriage.  No thanks, it's best to move on!

The character's were genuinely relateable, but then, Cambria's usually are!  She writes these amazing three dimensional character's who demand that you feel what they are feeling.  Their sorrows, their happiness, all of it!  Oh and the heat from the sexual encounters between Gavin and Talie is off the charts good!  You'll find you want to re-read them, at least I know I did.  This is a definite read again and again for me.  I can't get enough of Cambria's books and am eager to see what she comes up with next!

Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heaven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting


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1 comment:

  1. thank you for taking time to be part of the tour! I really appreciate it. :)