Friday, March 18, 2016

"Harley" by Michelle Jo Quinn




Book & Author Details:

Harley by Michelle Jo Quinn
Published by: Limitless Publishing
Publication date: January 19th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis:
All of her life, Cadence “Cade” Williams has been lied to…
With her ailing father on his deathbed, a whispered secret sends Cadence’s life into a tailspin. Determined to either confirm or debunk her father’s claim, she sets out on a mission to grow close to the only man with evidence to set things straight. To do that, Cadence earns a position in an elite security firm owned by her father’s old army buddy, Noah “Mac” Mackinley.
Mac is the only man who could hold the evidence to support her father’s claims…
But first, she must prove herself worthy of Mac’s trust and get close enough to find the truth. Her first mission is to watch over an eight-year old girl, Harley Clark.
Harley is not an ordinary girl. She’s the daughter of a rock star…
Despite her fragile appearance, Harley has tenacity and brilliance like nothing Cade has ever seen. To everyone’s surprise—including her own—Cade forms an unlikely friendship with the beautiful wallflower.
Her first assignment just became more interesting…
When Harley’s rock star father, Jax Clark, enters the scene, Cade can’t deny the instant attraction for the self-proclaimed bad boy. Tattoos, piercing eyes, and a raspy voice that sends thousands of fans into a screaming frenzy, he’s more than just a heartthrob. Worse, Jax starts to pay her more attention than she expects.
She’s faced with a choice—get lured in by the celebrity world and lose any chance of finding out the truth, or stick to the plan and avoid Jax at all costs to earn Mac’s trust.

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AUTHOR BIO:
Michelle‘s love for writing blossomed when her father gave her a diary. However, instead of recounting her daily life, she wrote stories of fictional people. Like most of her characters, she believes in Happily Ever After. Naturally, she finds harmony in writing romance.

An unabashed, self-proclaimed foodie, Michelle loves to try new food whenever she travels. She once had triple crème Brie and duck rillette for lunch on top of Grouse Mountain.  She enjoys watching foreign films and reading a good book by the fireside.

Michelle is an active member of RWA and several of its chapters. She lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two kids.

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I am a sucker for a man with kids. And this was no different. This is a really sweet story and it was a pick me up that I needed. 4 ‘Sweet’ Stars.

Cadence ‘Cade’ Williams is on a mission. She moves from New Jersey to Vancouver to see if Mac from Mackinley Security is really her father but Mac doesn’t trust her but employs her anyway. Her first assignment is a high profile case. Cade becomes a bodyguard. Or babysitter depending on what way you view it.

Cade and Harley forge a strong connection and Harley feels as if she can finally confide in someone. Due to her mother being absolutely frigging nuts, Harley acts far older than her eight years. She has been the personal assistant to her mother until she moves in with her father.

Harley is far older for her age as I also think that it has to do with her heart condition and has a positive outlook on life.

Jax Clark Rockstar God doesn’t really know how to deal with his daughter. His ex is frigging nuts as I mentioned before. But with Cade around the build a bridge to cover the distance. Until Jax forces Cade to take a different type of action.

Although at times I felt as if Harley was the main character and that Cade and Jax were secondary characters. It flowed well. But I would have liked to have seen more.

There was so little interaction between Jax and Cade that it was somehow hard to believe that they would work. I wanted them to get to know one another more.

I will continue the series as I think that Ms. Quinn has potential but it could have been fleshed out slightly more.


Giveaway:
Tour-wide giveaway

  • eBook copy of Harley + $10 Amazon gift card (INTL)
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