September 14, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway // No Weddings by Kat & Stone Bastion




Synopsis


Award-winning author Kat Bastion teams with her husband, Stone Bastion, in this first book in the No Weddings Series about Cade Michaelson, a successful man with his sights set on a new venture in business, and Hannah Martin, the woman who makes it personal.

I think I have my act together as a successful bar owner, my master’s degree within reach, and a list of no-strings-attached women warming my bed. Turns out, I don’t.

Hannah believes she has safeguarded her wounded heart by shunning men and focusing on her new baking business. The thing is, she hasn’t.

When my three sisters and I form an event-planning business with Hannah as our baker, I have no idea how my life is about to change. As Hannah and I work closely together, the attraction between us becomes irresistible. And complicated. I’ve promised my sisters I wouldn’t mix business with pleasure. But I’ve never been one to follow the rules.


Review

I'm a huge fan of Kat's Highland Legends series, so I was even more excited when she had another series coming out. And even better, she teamed up with hubby to write this series! I hope it's a new trend cause I'm all for it!

I was pleasantly surprised with this book because I had no idea what kind of turn it would take, especially being from Cade's POV. I love a solid dual POV, but I was quite okay with just one, and that being Cade's. It made for a new perspective on male POVs.

Like most males in our beloved romances, Cade's your typical hot, man-whore and does the whole 'no strings' attached with his list of women. Yes, he has a list of women that understands what he wants. Hey, it's all consensual... With his already busy life of owning a successful bar, finishing up his masters, and starting an event-planning business with his sisters. Lets just throw Hannah into the mix as their go-to baker for their new business. Can Cade stick to his rules of not mixing business with pleasure?

Hannah is on the verge of opening her own bake shop and has had her share of heartbreak. She puts up the 'ice queen' facade to guard her heart, so that it'll never happen to her again. Once Cade enters her life, they form a unique relationship that's not completely sexual. Will Hannah let Cade break down her walls for another chance at love?

One of the main reasons why this book is so unique is because it wasn't all sex for Hannah and Cade. Yes there was plenty of sexual tension, but they managed to take their relationship/friendship at a very slow pace. As much as I wanted something more to happen between them, I love how much fun they had with their friendship/relationship/whatever you want to call it. Cade would offer Hannah business advice for her home cooked meals, it seemed like a win to me because whatever Hannah made was AMAZING. I wish I was in this book to sample her baking and cooking! And she's such an artist with her baking, I vote for pictures of some of her eloquent pieces!

They're both broken from their pasts and it's evident that they're letting it taint any kind of relationship for their future. But they'll definitely help each other get through it. Their relationship is so sincere and sweet, it's hard not to love them both. They're so comical together and the teasing between the two is endless. Because the pacing of their relationship, it's easy to relate to and it just comes out more real. And I love that a lot, when you can actually connect with the the characters. They're so true to one another and you know once they cross that hazy line of relationship, it'll be some amazing. Definitely can't wait for that moment to happen!

I was hoping it would be a stand alone, to be honest, I'm horrible at looking out for things like that, when it comes to reading. Therefore, I gave this book a 4-STAR rating. I look forward to the rest of Cade and Hannah's story.


MY RATING (4) :







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 Meet the Authors

Award-winning and bestselling romance author Kat Bastion has teamed up with her husband Stone Bastion to create the new contemporary romance series No Weddings.

A few factoids about the writing team…

Kat enjoys her chocolate rich and dark, her music edgy and soul-filling, and her vacations exotic with toes dug into the sand. And she’s wildly, madly, deeply in love with Stone.

Stone likes pounding the trails on a mountain bike, vibrating the sound system with rock music, and down time spent on a stand up paddleboard. And he loves Kat wildly, madly, deeply…and then some.

Together, they’re having a blast bringing fun-filled romantic stories to life and hope you’ll join them in the exciting adventure.

Kat’s first published work, Utterly Loved, was a twentieth anniversary gift of love poems to Stone that they decided to share with the world to benefit charity. Net proceeds from Utterly Loved, and a portion of net proceeds from all their books, go toward charities involved in the fight against human trafficking.

Kat and Stone live amid the beautiful Sonoran Desert of Arizona. Visit their blog at www.talktotheshoe.com, website at www.katbastion.com, and their Twitter accounts at https://twitter.com/KatBastion and https://twitter.com/StoneBastion for more information.

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