Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Romancing Austin Review & Giveaway

Romancing Austin by Riley Bancroft, Evelyn Berry, Cara Carnes, Jax Garren, Irene Preston, Rebecca Royce, and Chandra Ryan

Former rock star Dex Reed throws a wild comeback party in his Austin penthouse, and seven romances heat up the night. 

No Quitting Allowed, Rebecca Royce 
One last assignment and then Lana is quitting her job, quitting Austin, and moving on with her life. Until Jake stumbles into her and changes the direction of her whole world. 

Twisted, Cara Carnes 
Caleb "Colt" Douglas agreed to close out Twisted Delirium's sold out world tour with a gig at SXSW for one reason--win back the woman he left behind. 

Do Over, Chandra Ryan 
When life offers Juliana a fresh start, will she follow her heart or play it safe? 

Consortium, Riley Bancroft 
Record exec Holt Michaelson married the enigmatic Chloe to keep his assets safe from a vindictive competitor, but after a fiery encounter with his new wife, he's determined to claim her as his own, body and soul. 

Tall Order, Irene Preston 
Dylan made the worst mistake of his life when he chose his career over Aston, but tonight he'll take a risk on Aston even if it's too late. 

Enchanted, Evelyn Berry 
Stripped of her magic, fairy princess Aurora is torn between her duty to her imperiled family and to a brilliant musician who holds the key to their freedom...and her heart. 

One Night with the Vampire, Jax Garren 
Tonight Alex will finally possess the woman he's craved, but Sofia's dangerous family secrets threaten to tear them apart.

My review:

Seven fantastic authors share their love for the city of Austin, Texas and its music festival South by Southwest (SXSW) by writing stories that take place there during the festival.  They are loosely connected by Dex Reeds party. This is a terrific compilation by some wonderfully talented authors.  And they say nothing good comes out of Texas…
No Quitting Allowed, Rebecca Royce  -  The only books I’ve read by the fabulous Rebecca Royce have been paranormal so reading this contemporary was fun.  Ms. Royce has brought the magic of Austin to a NYC girl.  This story was a lot of fun and I really got a kick out of Lana and Jake.

Twisted, Cara Carnes – I was iffy about this story until the middle.  I didn’t get Shasta until then.  I loved Psycho Bets her best friend and Caleb was hot.  Worth the read.

Do Over, Chandra Ryan  - Who knew getting stood up at the altar was the best thing that could happen to a girl?  Julie did much better the second time around.

Consortium, Riley Bancroft – The review copy I received didn’t contain this story

Tall Order, Irene Preston  - m/m This is a sweet second chance romance.  Win/Aston was sweet and kind of geeky and Dylan deserved a second chance.  I was glad he got to experience both sides.

Enchanted, Evelyn Berry  - The first of two paranormal stories in the collection.  I liked Dallas and Aurora. This story was a great blend of sweet and sexy.

One Night with the Vampire, Jax Garren – I liked the story but have to admit I wanted to know more about Cash and Rhi than Alex and Sofia.  Guess I will have to check out this authors back list.

All I can say is run and get this collection.  I took the best vacation in Austin without leaving my chair.

A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review

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