Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Safe Word by Teresa Mummert - Excerpt, Review and a chance to win one of 25 e-copies or $300 Amazon Giftcard


A chance meeting with a stranger can turn your entire world upside down. 
When Colton ‘Colt’ Bishop enters a bar in New York City, he has a plan. His job is to find an easy target and take her back to his place for a few days. He is working his way up the crime ladder doing a job he never wanted.
Lily Hilton has it all, but is hiding from a troublesome past. When she enters a bar downtown, and runs into her old high school crush, her entire world is turned upside down. She is determined to make him notice her, but that plan may work better than she expects. 
Colton does not hesitate to take Lily home and use her as his new pawn, but their past begins to catch up with them as their secrets unravel and he must decide what is more important to him, protecting Lily or himself.

Review today by Debi Barnes:

I could not wait to get my hands on this book.  I love books from the male’s POV. I love to know what is going on in a man’s head. God knows I can’t in real life.

This is not your typical love story of boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. This is a story of young love ripped apart and somehow in a wicked, dark twist of fate they reconnect. But there are no roses and rainbows. Colt has a twisted job and Lily gets sucked up into it.
Colt tries hard to deny his love for Lily. “ I didn’t want to deal with the pain, I wanted to fucking drown it; kill off any part of my heart that still beats for her.”  But Lily worms her way back in.

“I wasn’t the boy that was going to swoop in and save her when she needed me. I was the monster.”
Lily is a great heroine that was strong and determined. She had a horrible childhood but Colt saved her once. Can he do it again?  “This isn’t a joke. This is life or fucking death, Lily. I am trying to save you.”
This book started off slowly and then began to suck me in.  It took us on a ride full of crime, emotions and hot sex.  I began to enjoy the story and the characters, even though Colt is someone I had a very strong love/hate relationship with; then the last chapter happened. There was a complete plot twist that was left for the very last pages. It seemed like there was so much build up and then, bam! Fade to black. I wish the author would have added a few more chapters and let the story play out. The Epilogue didn’t help ease the pain I felt after reading the last chapter. It just seemed so rushed and unlikely. Yes, I realize this is fiction but after building a relationship with these characters and getting to know them, it just didn't feel right.

I enjoyed this book. It is different from what is flooding the market. I give it 3.5 stars.

About the author:

I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story. 
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

Teresa Mummert is an army wife and mother whose passion in life is writing. She is the author of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling novels White Trash Beautiful and Suicide Note. Born in Pennsylvania, she lived a small town life before following her husband's military career to Louisiana and Georgia. 

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