Oct 21, 2011

Blog Tour: Review, Character Interview & Giveaway | Something So Right by Elyse Mady

Title: Something So Right
Author: Elyse Mady
Genre: Adult Fiction - Romance
Publication: 09.19.2011 by Carina Press
Pages: 161
Source: Kismet Book Touring

Summary: After having her heart broken, Lily Carver fled north to manage an upscale resort—and back to her longtime friend Sam Denning. Though she’s well aware of how hot Sam’s become, she refuses to risk her heart again. No matter how incredible his kisses make her feel…

Sam’s been in love—and lust—with Lily since the summer they met. When he finally shows her how much he wants her, Lily can’t resist his seduction. But Sam’s a forever kind of a guy and she’s only interested in temporary, painless relationships.

Lily thinks she can protect both their hearts with a short affair to let their passion run its course, something where they both know the rules and can explore the sparks between them without getting burned. But their best laid plans are put to the test by their undeniable attraction—and by a secret Sam’s been keeping from Lily that could ruin everything.

Cover: I love it, it's gorgeous.

Thoughts: This one sounded like the kind of book I needed to take a break from the paranormal, YA, sad books I'd been reading. Something So Right was definitely enjoyable and once I started reading it, I couldn't put it down. The story moved quickly and the chemistry between Lily and Sam had me turning the pages until I was done.

I loved both Lily and Sam. Although Lily could be frustrating at times because she was sorta of an emotional wreck, her relationship with Sam made her easier to like. Their friendship was easy to see and their intense attraction for one another was hard to avoid. Plus, I totally understood where she was coming from since she was heartbroken and determined to keep her heart safe. I really liked the way their relationship developed and the way they changed each other and in a way, grew as the story progressed.

Something So Right is a nice, fluffy, quick read that I am sure many will enjoy. It was definitely a good change and something I really was able to dive into and anyone looking for a sexy romance with lots of emotional build up will enjoy this one. I recommend Something So Right to romance lovers; this is one that you shouldn't miss.


Character Interview with Lily

Thanks for having me for a visit today.

When we meet you, Lily, you've had a bit of hard luck in the romance department. If you had to write Brent's eulogy, what would you say?

That’s a tough question to answer. I’d hope it would say that after I left, he learned his lesson and reformed his life. That he never again lifted a hand to a woman and told her she was nothing without him. That he came to understand the grievous hurt he had inflicted, not only towards me, but to so many of the people he encountered in his life.

I would like to think that’s what it would say but frankly, I don’t hold out much hope. I’ve forgiven him for what he did but it wasn’t easy or quick. I doubt that his transformation would be easy, either.

Happily, the only announcement to the newspaper I’ve got to think about writing these days involves a good, honest man I love to distraction. Something along the lines of “The families of Sam Denning and Lily Carver are pleased to announce the engagement of their children…” 

Even though you and Sam are friends, you're clearly attracted to one another. Have you ever thought about him in a romantic light before?

Yes and no. I think the better question might be had I ever thought of him in a sexual light before we got together and then I would definitely have to admit ‘yes’.

You’d have to be dead not to notice those abs.

Or the way he fills out a pair of jeans.

Or his I’m thinking something naughty and I’m pretty sure you’re going to enjoy it smile. These days, that one always gets me noticing things, particularly the nearest horizontal surface ;)

But having the romance now and being able to express those feelings just makes the sexual side of things even better. It just took me a while to figure out that they’re actually two sides of the same coin.

If you could go back and change just one decision in your life, what would it be and why?

I wish I had never said ‘yes’ to Brent when he asked me out for a drink during orientation week in law school. I spent years and years dealing with the after effects of that one decision. It changed how I saw myself and how I looked at men

It meant that Sam and I had to spend a lot of time apart, at least romantically, before we could get to where we are now, happy and in love.

If you would like readers to know just one thing about you, what would it be?

That I love my life and I love the man I share it with.

At the end of your life, what would you like to be remembered for?
Besides the invention of fat-free, calorie-free caramel macchiato brownies?
That I was a person who held nothing back, who learned from her mistakes but didn’t let them define her and who told the people in her lifer that she loved them every day.

Thanks for having me today to talk. Happily, October slows down for Juliet and I at the lodge, so I had time to stop by.

PS – Sam says ‘hi’, too!

About the author: Elyse Mady is the author of “Something So Right”, “Learning Curves” and “The Debutante’s Dilemma”, all with Carina Press. Upcoming books include “The White Swan Affair” (2012). She blogs at www.elysemady.com.

You can also find her on Twitter at @elysemady, Facebook and Goodreads.
In addition to her writing commitments, Elyse also teaches film and literature at a local community college. In her free time she enjoys (well, enjoys might be too strong a word – perhaps pursues with dogged determination would be better) never ending renovations on their century home with her intrepid husband and two boys.

With her excellent writerly imagination, she one day dreams of topping the NY Times Bestseller’s List and reclaiming her pre-kid body without the bother of either sit-ups or the denunciation of ice-cream


Elyse is offering two give-aways for her tour!

To enter to win an eCopy of either The Debutante’s Dilemma, Learning Curves or Something So Right just leave a comment below. Open internationally!

The second giveaway is a grand prize pack of a a gorgeous hardcover photography book about Muskoka history, a beautiful set of Group of Seven mugs, a set of note cards and some Canadian maple syrup! Just leave a comment below to be entered to win the grand prize as well. Open US/Canada. See full contest rules here.

For more chances to win, check out the other tour stops!

Tuesday, October 18th - Grace, Books Like Breathing
Wednesday, October 19th - Rowena, Book Binge
Thursday, October 20th - Sophia, Fiction Vixen
Friday, October 21st - Cindy, Oodles of Books

Monday, October 24th - Loretta, Between the Pages
Tuesday, October 25th - Evie, Bookish
Wednesday, October 26th - Jodie, Riverina Romantics
Thursday, October 27th - Julie, A Tale of Many Reviews
Friday, October 28th - Alyssa, Hesperia Loves Books

Monday, October 31st - Janie, Colloquium
Tuesday, November 1st - Mandy, The Journey and Musings of a Single Country Girl and Her Cat
Wednesday, November 2nd - Hikari, Imaginary Reads
Thursday, November 3rd - Shannon, Cocktails and Books
Friday, November 4th - Stella, Ex Libris

Tuesday, November 8th -Grand prize announcement on Elyse Mady’s blog!

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