Sunday, August 23, 2015

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Getting Hot by Mia Storm

I'm an enormous fan of the Jail Bait series, so I'm especially excited to be taking part in the blog tour for this latest installment, Getting Hot by Mia Storm.  This tour was coordinated by InkSlinger PR.  Check out the exciting book details and giveaway below!

Getting Hot (Jail Bait Series #3) by Mia Storm
Release Date: August 17, 2015
Publisher: Tempest Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary

Delilah Morgan and her older sister Destiny have been on their own for two years, since their parents burned down the family home and went to jail for cooking meth. She’s street smart and tough. Nothing about her says sixteen, and she’s not about to tell anyone. Especially Bran, the hot ex-marine bartender Destiny has her eye on. He’s stable and successful and everything her sister needs to keep them off the street. The only problem, something about Bran inspires her and suddenly she’s writing the best music she ever has. About him.

Branson Silo knows what it means to be in the line of fire. Home for a year from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, he thinks he’s safe…until he meets Delilah. Despite a sharp tongue that makes him want to take cover, he can’t deny the attraction. But when he hires her to play weekends at his family’s saloon, he finds out she’s more than he can handle…which is saying something considering he used to blow things up for a living.

When the grenade finally explodes and the shrapnel flies, will Bran be left standing? Or has he survived years at war only to be taken down by Jail Bait?

I've been a big fan of this series from day one, and aside from the first book, which I absolutely LOVED, I think this one is my favorite.  Everything worked so well together and all the story pieces tied in beautifully. It just carried the perfect mixture of seriousness, levity, romance, sexual tension, and emotion that I was looking for.

I loved both the characters in this story. I'd met Branson before, of course, in the prior book, and was very excited to see that he was getting his own book. This is a somewhat damaged guy whose seen war, death, and other things that I can't imagine a person going through. He doesn't do relationships for some pretty compelling reasons, but from the moment he meets Delilah, he's hooked.  You'd probably read that last statement and think insta-love, right?  Wrong.  This was a very slow-building romance that was agonizing but gratifying to read.  But I'm getting ahead of myself.

I also loved Delilah.  She's not your typical 17 year old girl, for starters.  This is a person who has basically been on her own, along with her slightly older sister, for years now.  Such an experience tends to help you grow up a little too fast, become much more mature for your age, and this is the case with Lilah.  She has a seriousness and gravity about her that I loved instantly.  She was the perfect match for Bran in my view, because their separate tragedies created a mutual understanding and empathy that I found particularly compelling in their relationship.

This story was also packed with great conflict.  Not only is there the age difference to contend with, but what about the added conflict of Lilah's older sister also being into Branson?  Loved it!  This book really took off for me and I read it so quickly that I was surprised and sad when it was over.  It was so fast-paced;  Mia Storm worked her magic and gave us some strong, likeable characters we could sympathize with and love, and she brought in her unique flare of sexual tension that just had you on the edge of your seat.  Great installment to the series!!

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About the Author

Mia Storm is a hopeless romantic who is always searching for her happy ending. Sometimes she’s forced to make one up. When that happens, she’s thrilled to be able to share those stories with her readers. She lives in California and spends much of her time in the sun with a book in one hand and a mug of black coffee in the other, or hiking the trails in Yosemite.

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