Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Release Blitz + Amazon Review Tour: Dick: A Bad Boys Novel by R.C. Stephens

Title: Dick: A Bad Boys Novel
Author: R.C. Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2016

My name is Dixon Crawford—my friends call me Dick. I’m rich, divorced and I have two small kids. When it comes to women, I like to play the field. I don’t want to ever be tied down again. I met Eden at a Presidential gala and, yes, I was intrigued. When school started in September I was shocked to learn Eden was my son’s kindergarten teacher… I’d slept around with the lonely rich mothers at the school and had earned a reputation. A reputation Eden knew about… Eden was on the untouchable list—the band on her finger screamed, “I'm taken.” But when she got into trouble with her husband she asked me for help and I obliged. I soon discovered that innocent Eden had secrets of her own. I also discovered she was beyond tempting. Giving her a little friendly help turns into something bigger than I ever imagined…. My name is Dick. I'm told I'm an asshole, but you will need to read my story and decide for yourself! 

 
“A steady paced read with likeable characters, no heavy drama or angst. A great balance from the author of hot,serious and humerous moments and a hea leaving you with a smile.” - Bbbf-sizzlereads-bestbookboyfriends
“How Lovely!!!
If you want a story that leaves you with a smile on your face DICK is perfect” - Reader Reviewer
“This book starts with a bang very easy to get into and entices you to keep reading and that just the prologue.” - Saucy Reviews on Kinky Korner

R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a Master's Degree in Political Science.
Her debut Novel Bitter Sweet Love is book one of the Twisted Series. Followed by Twisted Love to be released May 31st 2015. 
R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn't cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she's snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She's a fan of drama and suspense but she's also a sucker for a happy ending.
Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.
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The Price for my toughest judgment on a book so far this week goes to “Dick: A Bad Boys Novel” by R.C. Stephens.

First of all this is my first book by this author and I liked the writing style. It was fluent, flawless and the characters were well developed.

When I choose the book I knew that there might be a deal breaker inside as the blurb announced a marriage. But I knew that depending on the handling that might be OK and actually it was. Edens husband was … lets say it this way – Dixon had a fitting name for him.

I liked Eden – she was interesting developed and the chapters told from her PoV were well written – I could understand her and follow her line of thinking.

And with some nice side characters like “Ma” there was enough Background story to create a dialogue between the characters that felt real and not staged

I liked also the reasoning behind the “Dixon/Dick” naming … even though – Dixon’s own thoughts on that came a little late into the story. And it was also Dixons PoV that makes my decision on the rating difficult.

I liked him he was nicely developed and a great guy but his “inner dialogue” that showed his PoV to the reader felt strange at times. I am a woman – but I felt it hard to believe that a man would think stuff like that – well I guess we would have to ask a man on that and hope for an honest opinion.

At a certain point I came to terms with his way of describing things and I can live with it as the story paced nice and the storyline itself was good, but still his side of things felt staged and forced at times.

And because his PoV is 50% of the book it does make a difference – so I think this is where I really need the 0.5 Star option – because it is not really 4 stars therefore it left me to irritated at times … especially if I consider his “hugest” obstacle and the way it was “solved” (I refuse spoilers) .

But 3 Stars would also be an insult – so what should I do ?!?