Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Starting Over by Erin Cristofoli

Title: Starting Over
Author: Erin Cristofoli
Genre: Erotic/Contemp Romance
Published: August 21, 2015 
"You Can Call me Sir"
Left with no option but to leave the only life she has ever known, Katherine White has packed up and moved almost three thousand kilometres for a chance at a new start, with a new job, in a new city. 
When her best friend drags her to a masquerade party on only her second night in town, Kate has a chance encounter with a mysterious masked man that dominates her, pushes her limits and leaves her craving more. He tells her that there is no long-term in their future, but he wants to continue to explore their sexual chemistry. The only trouble is, he wants their identities to remain a mystery. 
Benjamin Hyde has been burned by love and has vowed to never let another woman stomp on his heart. His days are filled with successful business ventures and his nights with one night stands at the club. 
After reluctantly being dragged to a masquerade party by his best friend, Ben is surprised to find a girl that captivates him and he doesn’t hesitate to take control. 
When Ben’s new assistant, Kate arrives on Monday morning, a glimpse of a tattoo on the back of her neck throws a wrench into his perfectly sorted world. Could Kate really be the woman that Ben had hooked up with?
Ben wants to pursue Kate, but she is adamant not to mix business with pleasure. 
Normally Ben would agree, except when it comes to Kate.
Starting Over was a great read. I was amazed to find out that this is a debut novel. I am very impressed! It was very detailed and the writing style was very smooth. 

Kate White left her hometown to start a new life. It helped that she is closer to her best friend and having a job already lined up. Being new to town, her best friend talked her into a night out. Not really wanting to go, she actually ended up having fun! With that fun came Ben Hyde. The kicker is that they were actually wearing masks at this particular club.

Ben Hyde has been burned badly in the past so he is more of a love them and leave them kind of guy. When he meets Kate, he makes it clear that he has no intention to make a relationship out of his fun with Kate. He actually doesn’t even give Kate his real name but she is to call him “Sir.”

When Kate goes to work the following Monday she is dumbfounded by how hot her new boss Ben is. She doesn’t realize that Ben in fact is “Sir” but he sure knows who Kate is. Will Ben ever fess up?

Okay so I am leaving out key ingredients to this amazing book but seriously, you NEED to read it to find out more! I loved how the book had BDSM dynamics to it but wasn’t overly so. The flow was fantastic; I loved how much detail was to this book. The story was told in both point of views, which is something that I personally love. It’s nice to see what everyone is thinking and feeling. It makes for more angst and thus faster reading. The characters all meshed very well and I loved the personalities of both Ben and Kate. In all it was a very, very good book!

"I don’t think I can even express how well written this book was!! I loved the characters and I loved the stories everything fell together so nicely!! i don’t want to give too much away since I’m the first review, but I will say, you need to buy this book and read it ASAP!" ~ Alpha Book Club
"Please don’t think that that’s all this story is there are more twists, turns and complications to this than just Ben and Kate’s chance encounter, go get your copy and see what really lies in store for these two you wont be disappointed." ~ Amazon Reviewer
"Overall, this is a very sweet, feel good romantic story about learning to trust and love again. Ben and Kate are so good for each other. I think that Erin has a good future in the indie world, and look forward to her next book - which I hope will be about Jen, because she seems like a wild card!" ~ Goodreads Reviewer
Letting out a yelp, I closed my eyes and tried to prepare myself for the fall, but nothing happened. Instead, I peeked through squinted eyes to find myself plastered to the chest I had run into, feeling a strong arm wrapped around my waist. My hands were splayed across the man’s pec, and I couldn’t help but flex my fingers slightly, feeling the muscle beneath the shirt. Wow.
 “Are you all right?” a rich, gravelly voice above me asked. I blinked and realized just how close I was to the perfect stranger, and tried to add some distance, but his hand remained firmly on my hip.
 “Yes, thanks to you… just a little unsteady.” I looked up and found myself stunned, looking into the eyes of the man who had been watching me dance.

Erin was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, where she resides with her husband and two kids. She is a stay-at-home mom and has long dreamed of having a published book of her own. Starting Over is her debut romance novel. When she isn’t writing, Erin​ has a love of most forms of art - painting, photography and crocheting.
 
     
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