Monday, June 23, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: So Much More by: Taryn Plendl

Title:  So Much More  
Series: Chrome Series
Author:  Taryn Plendl
Genre:  Adult Romance
Publish Date: June 10, 2014 Source:  The Hype PR

 Avery Moore writes about romance, but she sure as hell doesn’t live it. Blake Patterson has no trouble getting women, in fact as the owner of a popular club, women are practically throwing themselves at him.

They couldn’t be further from each other’s type, but when a solid friendship is formed, little by little the lines become blurred.

In this struggle between friendship and love, the desire between them becomes too much to resist.

What happens when your friend suddenly becomes So Much More?

Sometimes guys are friends, right? Well it’s good in theory and I’m sure there are those brother/sister type relationships out there but I bet if truth be told it’s normally very difficult to be attracted to someone and be only their friend.

Avery is freaking hillarous!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE her sense of humor:

…Holy hell, this wasn’t a gym! It was a freaking meat market! The same girls in the sports bras that I’d watched walk past my car had multiplied into a rainbow of sports bras and black spandex covering just about every surface of the room. Loud music rattled off the walls as two guys for every girl strutted around, spreading their testosterone-soaked pheromones. Some of them were bouncing around on the balls of their feet, swinging their arms back and forth in what I could only assume was some kind of gym mating dance to attract the females. The smell was that of musky gym shorts and made me shiver as I was temporarily transported back to the days of high school gym class. Not a place any of us needed to revisit.
“Good Lord, Avery, you act like you’ve never been in a gym before. Don’t look like I just kicked your puppy.” Morgan continued to pull me toward a room at the other side of the gym.
“Aaahhhh!” A loud, deep male voice bellowed right next to me, causing me to jump back, nearly falling flat on my butt.
“For the love of all that’s holy! Why in the hell is he yelling?”
Avery is quirky and funny and such a smartass. She just happens to meet Blake at the gym, he helps her out of a tight situation and he is best friends with the guy Morgan (her BFF) likes, Sean. The two of them own the hot new bar, Chrome, together. Even though Avery is seriously sore from her gym experience Morgan talks her into hitting this club since she has VIP access, via Sean. Of course they run into Blake & Sean and have a wonderful time and really funny, quirky conversations. Blake likes her personality and sense of humor - it’s refreshing to talk to someone that isn’t so serious and can joke and make fun of themselves. They are instantly friends.  It just sorta happens that they are put into immediate friend zone. Will it change? Will one or the other begin to have feelings?

Blake & Avery hang out all the time. They have Wednesday night hang out sessions. With her being an Author and up all hours of the night and Blake up till the wee hours, they often talk in the middle of the night. On top of everything, Morgan is off on a business trip and unavailable a lot of the time. She turns to Blake as her stand in BFF. She talks to him about the guy she’s dating and he discusses his sex life with the girls he’s…..well….having sex with. He’s not much of a relationship guy. Will his relationship with Avery make him have different thoughts about his future? Is he tired of just sex and one night stands? If so, how can he move on?

Blake is such a genuinely nice guy you can’t help but love him. Avery is so funny and has such a great personality I found myself sad when the book ended! I could have read more of them for a lot longer. I love Taryn Plendl’s writing!! She weaves the funny, the sad, the smartass’ness and most of all the heart into all the characters. This is a quick easy and fantastic read - Highly Recommend!!!!

Taryn discovered her love for books at an early age, spending many hours lost in someone else's story.

It wasn't until well into adult hood that she

discovered, late at night while the house was quiet, that she had just as many stories inside her just waiting to be let out. Writing has been a way for her to step away from reality and live a bit through her fun and sometimes damaged characters. You will almost always find a Happy Ever After at the end of her stories. She can't help it, it's an addiction.

She's a Southwestern girl living a Mid-Atlantic life with her husband of seventeen years and two incredible daughters who inspire her daily. She is proud to be an advocate for her child with autism, and feels incredibly blessed to be able to see the world through her eyes. Her daughters teach her more than she could ever teach them.

She enjoys reading, writing and spending time with her family, but cherishes those quiet nights after everyone is asleep when she can curl up on the couch with her sixteen year old dog. (Shh, don't tell...He's not supposed to be on the couch.)

Keep an eye out for more from her!


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