Thursday, October 25, 2012

Review: Forged by Becky Banks

First loves, dark pasts, and fast cars collide in this high-octane adventure.
Eva Lynn Rodgers, the daughter of a mechanic, grew up with a need for speed. So did her best friend, and later boyfriend, Nathaniel Vellanova. But when Eva left the drizzling rain of Portland, Oregon, for a high-powered career in New York, she left both Nathaniel and her past behind.

Now Eva's back, and her BMW—like her life in general—could use a little love. Her new mechanic is the right man for the job, but he's got some scores to settle with the girl who peeled out for the East Coast when he needed her most.

It's time for Eva and Nathaniel to confront their demons. Passionate and dangerous sparks ignite as Nathaniel's brutal youth rises up and pulls Eva Lynn back to him—forging a bond that, this time, won't be denied.

What I Thought: I was contacted as tour host for the Forged Official Blog Tour and the first thing I did was read the blurb. Fast cars? Hot mechanics? Dark pasts? Sounds pretty steamy:) So I added myself to blog tour host list and then I went on my way.
Fast forward to a little while later. I get a package in the mail. I open it. And the FIRST thing I see is "Sexy new uses for Duct Tape". And I am left thinking, "Whoa, what have I gotten myself into?" :) And then I thought, what a clever marketing tool. I could picture myself reading this on the bus, or the subway somewhere and having people look at the cover and wonder ????
The cover of the book just made  me open it and immediately begin reading, just to find out what it was all about. From the moment I picked up this book, I did not want to put it down. I adored the characters, the feisty Eva and the brooding mysterious Nathaniel. The book did not leave me wanting for high octane, I absolutely loved the descriptions of the roaring cars, an exciting adrenalin filled rush.
The story itself was witty and the characters were complex. I loved the direction the plot took, leading the reader on a roller coaster ride of romance. When I was finished with the story, the cover of the book made perfect sense. Genius I tell you! Not to mention that the particular scene in the book was totally a WTF moment, that had me laughing in stitches. But YOU will have to jump on the ride to find out why.
One Sentence Description: A sensuous ride of of lost loves and hot cars!

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Becky Banks grew up, like the generations of Bankses before her, in the Hawaiian Islands. With the Islands as her roots, Becky was raised within the time-honored tradition of “talking story” amid a backdrop of grassy fields, blue waters, and cloud-clad mountains. She moved to the mainland after high school to attend Oregon State University, where she studied forestry, natural resources, and science education.

She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband Keith.

Becky’s first novel, The Legend of Lady MacLaoch, received Night Owl Reviews’ Top Pick Award and achieved #8 on the Amazon Bestsellers list for Historical Romance

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Disclosure: I received this book for review from Jitterbug PR  and from the author as part of a virtual book tour. I was not compensated.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have posted are my own. I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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