ARC REVIEW • SULTAN & GIVEAWAY: SMOLDERED by Rachel Blaufeld

Posted October 22, 2014 by Sultan Donmez in Blog Tours, Book Love, Giveaways, Guest Posts & Reviews, Home, Sultan Review / 0 Comments

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Title: Smoldered

Author: Rachel Blaufeld

Date of Publication: October 16th 2014

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About Smoldered:

Asher Peterson is a self-made man, owner of the Electric Tunnel, Sin City’s hottest adult entertainment spot. Brazen and formidable in designer T-shirts and motorcycle boots, he seems unflappable whether he’s making his rounds through the decadent decor of the Tunnel, or whipping through the desert heat on his bike. But inside he is a shattered man, desperate to understand what unconditional love from a woman feels like.

Hiding the effects of his emotionally stunted youth behind a gritty persona, and keeping his fractured soul buried deep while seeking out his baser instincts, Asher is convinced he is man enough to leave the past in the past. The only clue to his broken soul is his deep-seated need to provide safety and a good life for emotionally damaged women within the glamorous walls of his strip club.

Fooling himself that he deserves little in life, Asher keeps his big heart tightly guarded with everyone but Sienna Flower, his friend, business partner, and headliner. Until, that is, the night he runs into his childhood friend, Natalie Parker. While trolling a rival strip club, perusing their offerings for his own personal pleasure, he collides with his past. Coming face-to-face with a woman he only knew as a girl, he’s shaken when he finds the dark-haired beauty in a precarious position. Now all grown up, she’s a hardened soul who reminds him of where he came from, and stirs within him the need to protect yet another woman.

Known as Nat to most everyone, Natalie is a single mom to Quinn. But when she’s under the bright spotlights in a thong, she’s known as Natasha or Nataleigh Dallas. A girl who once had everything going for her, she’s now a jaded stripper with only room for her son in her life, and has erected impenetrable barriers around her heart. The strength of those walls is challenged the night a man she has known since childhood steamrolls his way back into her life, flashing those smoky-gray eyes that have always melted her.

A man she has loved from afar since she was a young girl, one who lights fire to her walls, burning deeper, setting everything ablaze––smoldering her.

Asher and Natalie, two people who are equally tormented by their own demons, set out to rescue each other as part-time lovers in a torrid, desperate workplace affair. Thinking they can remain friends while keeping their hearts at a safe distance, they find themselves at odds when their situation morphs into a messy, tangled mess.

Ripping free of each other proves impossible as they learn that the very web that connects them goes much deeper than they ever expected.

 

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 SMOLDERED REVIEW

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5coffeebean***My rating: 5 sizzling -Asher having my babies stars 
Smoldered is the story of Sienna’s best friend and savior, Asher, however, you get so much more than that as you dive into this book. I LOVED Asher!! I mean Hot damn, what a sexy motorcycle riding, suit wearing, Vegas club owning bad A$$!!! Plus, he has a heart of gold and would do anything for his girls. He has this drive to take care of a damsel in distress, starting with Sienna and he feels this same need to rescue, protect and nurture with his “little doll”, Natalie. *deep sigh* awww Nat, Nat, Nat You took a little longer to warm up for me, but gosh when I did, I just loved you girl. I know you had a hard road and Asher was always “the one” for you, and I’m glad you made him work for it, but baby girl he was hooked from the moment he saw you again ( maybe even longer). I kept shouting at my kindle to just let Asher in already!! Hello!! Little doll wake up, Man in love up ahead!! Yeah, you get the picture. It took some TLC but Asher was finally able to break through her defenses and get his girl.

I enjoyed this story just a tad more than Electrified. Why, you ask, because it was mainly Asher and Nat’s story, but you also get other characters POV, one being the amazing bouncer/big Brother role Mike. While reading Electrified, I would of never guessed all these things were going on in mikes life (cheating ex, terrible family, betraying father, ect) When I read the first chapter we get of Mike’s POV, I was hooked! Mikey, is such a teddy bear on the inside of his stacked body and no mess bouncer personality. He loves his job, loves his family at the Electric Tunnel, but most of all he is a protector of all things beautiful. It is always nice to see a big, strong, tough guy just become all soft and fluffy for one of his girls.

The story is told almost parallel to the time line in the first book. It was neat seeing what the other characters are doing at the same time that Sienna and Carson were interacting/ having hours of sexy times *giggles*, or what conversations were happening via the other person on the phone. It also answers that questions and to what the hell is going on with Asher and Nat. And when you find out the big halla-ba- lou….*picks jaw up off the floor* HOONNNNEEEYY!!! I really enjoyed this author series, and will defiantly be keeping my eye out of future books from her.

 

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About Rachel Blaufeld:

Rachel BlaufeldRachel Blaufeld is a social worker/entrepreneur/blogger turned author. Fearless about sharing her opinion, Rachel captured the ear of stay-at-home and working moms on her blog, BacknGrooveMom, chronicling her adventures in parenting tweens and inventing a product, often at the same time. She has also blogged for The Huffington Post, Modern Mom, and StartupNation. Turning her focus on her sometimes wild-and-crazy creative side, it only took Rachel two decades to do exactly what she wanted to do—write a fiction novel. Now she spends way too many hours in local coffee shops plotting her ideas. Her tales may all come with a side of angst and naughtiness, but end lusciously. Rachel lives around the corner from her childhood home in Pennsylvania with her family and two dogs. Her obsessions include running, coffee, icing-filled doughnuts, antiheroes, and mighty fine epilogues. Website | Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads Logo2.png***Copy kindly provided by the the Author

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