Saturday, January 23, 2016

Release Blitz, Review and Giveaway: Zeke by Kelly Gendron

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Book Title:Zeke (Breaking The DeClan Brothers) 
Author:Kelly Gendron 
Genre:Contemporary Erotic Romance 
Release Date:January 22, 2016 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions

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book blurb
“Some guys call, some date, and some guys, they might even get married.
But, sweetheart, I ain’t any of those guys...”
~ Zeke Declan

Every girl in Galveston County knows about Zeke Declan’s rules and has agreed to them or is considering them.

Rule #1 Don’t call him. He’ll call you.
Rule #2 He doesn’t date.
Rule #3 No sleepovers.
Rule #4 Absolutely, no virgins.

When a couple friends talk me into going back to their hometown in the Bayou for the summer and challenge me to break “the best damn lay in Galveston County” along with every single one of his ridiculous rules, I’m confident that I can get the job done. I’m no stranger to men. I have five older brothers. I’m a teacher and I’m used to being around rebellious teenagers. However, Zeke Declan is definitely not someone that I could have prepared for. He’s not a testosterone-fueled, immature boy. He’s a confident, arousing, playful, and mind-melting man. But, behind that sexy charming smile, I know he’s hiding a secret. And, in order to break him, I’m going to need to find out what it is...


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My Thoughts:

I wasn't sure what I was going to think about this book when I first started reading it, but I'm intrigued by stories about fighters, MMA in particular, so I decided to go with it. I'm glad I did because it was a pretty fun read and Zeke Declan is all kinds of yummy - so well worth the time I spent with him! What had me hesitate was the attitude of the girls at the beginning of the story. They kind of sounded like cold, hard bitches and I wasn't sure I was going to like them very much. But as I read on, things changed and so did my view of them. I came to like each and every one of them - once I realized they weren't cold or hard, but hurt and vulnerable, all in their own ways.

One thing that threw me at first was the chronology of the book. I remember reading Jax awhile back, so I was confused by the way he was acting in the beginning of this book - like a bachelor. And then I realized this book runs concurrent with Jax, not consecutive, so it all made sense. More than that, it offered a little more insight to Jax's story, a different angle, so to speak. I thought that was a cool, unique twist - I don't think I've seen that with any other series I've read, not like this, anyway. I liked that, I think it worked well for this story.

And what a story! The things Zeke endured as a child - no kid should ever have to suffer. Being a mother myself, it broke my heart to read about what happened to that little boy and it just became so real for me. But it's not all doom and gloom. It's filled with some pretty fun - and funny - moments, and the interactions between Zeke and Lurlene just burned up the pages. I loved them together! That girl knew what she wanted and wasn't going to let anything stop her - not even her intended target. So she started it all with the intention of breaking him, but I think, ultimately, she wanted to fix him. And he tried so hard to resist her, to "save" her from himself. He should've known it was a lost cause from the start. One of my favorite scenes between them? When they first meet on the park bench and swap quotes from famous authors. Magic.

meet the author
Kelly Gendron

Kelly’s motto ~ "Bad boys, give 'em a little time and experience, and they will evolve into misbehaving men!" And what hot-blooded woman doesn’t want a naughty, all grown up bad boy?

Kelly Gendron is the author of the TroubleMaker series, Breaking the Declan Brothers series, and a few other romantic suspense novels.

When she's not writing steamy, blush producing romances, she's out meeting new people while representing a group of reputable nursing facilities. You can find Kelly in a quiet suburb, somewhere between Buffalo and Niagara Falls. If you Google her, she’ll pop up there too. And, please do find her. Kelly loves to hear from her readers, and meeting new people.
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