Tuesday, February 11, 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - ONE WEEK by ELISABETH STAAB - HALESTORM # 1 - ADULT CONTEMPORAY CORPORATE ROMANCE




One Week
(HaleStorm Series, bk #1)
By Elisabeth Staab

HE HAS A LEGACY TO SAVE…

Michael Hale's company is in jeopardy. In the wake of his father's death and transitioning to CEO, projects are circling the drain and that may cost him everything. Come to find out, the consultant hired to fix things is the "one who got away" many years ago. This time he's playing for keeps, and he intends to win.

SHE SHOULD NEVER SAY NEVER…

Elise Jackson swore she wouldn't come near Michael Hale again. He sucker punched her professionally, and he broke her heart. Still, a job’s a job, and they can both be adults. But high emotion and late nights working lead to passion neither of them can deny.

They have one week. Can the two of them pull Michael's company out of the fire and heal their old wounds?

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Excerpt 


“I should have looked for you.” He wrapped his arms around her and groaned aloud at the warmth and softness of her skin against his. The rough texture of her nipples against his chest, the dampness of her hair on his shoulder. “Just touching you makes me crazy. My God, Elise. I should have known. Fuck, I did know, and I ignored it. I’m so goddamned stupid.”

“You’re not stupid.”

“I am stupid.” Michael gripped her hips—fucking luscious, curvy hips—and ran his hands up that amazing hourglass arc in her waist and over her shoulders, reveling in the magic of Elise’s hands giving him the same treatment. “I’m stupid because I thought I could push you away all those years ago and I’d forget and find someone else who turned me on as much as your hand bumping my knee under a cubicle desk. Christ, I tried to tell myself it was all innocent, but I lived for every second.”

“Oh my God.” Elise’s eyes flew wide, her cheeks flushed in the low light of her bedroom. “I had no idea.”

“You must have, if you gathered up the nerve to kiss me.” He bent her back, one hand braced between her shoulders, the other gripping her ass, trailing kisses along her jaw. Their only-for-tonight agreement be damned, already he didn’t want to let her go.

“I hoped.” She gripped his shoulders, smiling. “If I’m being honest, all that accidentally bumping your knee wasn't so much an accident.”



BOOK REVIEW by Michelle:

By: Elisabeth Staab
Published By: Elisabeth Staab
Released : Available Now
Details: Digital for honest review, 220 Pages

RATING: 3.5 CORPORATE ROMANCE STARS




I have really enjoyed Elisabeth’s Chronicles of Yavn, paranormal series. Now, Elisabeth has written an Adult Contemporary Corporate Romance.

One Week is the first installment in the Halestorm Series.

I’ve got to say , Elise kept surprising me with what appears quite a clean cut appearance at first, but then...she is full of surprises.

Michael Hale and Elise Jackson go back five years. She was an intern and only twenty one years old, he was thirty. A kiss lead to Elise feeling rejected and she hoped to never see Michael again.

Five years later she finds herself contracted to Halestorm and Michael is now heading the company and all its problems.

This is a story with sabotage on the menu. I have to admit, I thought I had the villain pegged, but I did not. I liked that Elisabeth gave me several possibilities.

Good job.

I did laugh out loud at Elise who is so organized and efficient, being a little low on ...err...clean clothes.

This was a quick read. I would have loved a bit more depth to the characters and plot. I did get a little brain muddled with the corporate office talk. That would be my fault as I have not been in an office in a very long time.

I really liked Elise’s little quirky purple stationary fetish and her roommate Jeff, the go go dancer. He was a bit of sidekick fun injected into the story.

An enjoyable corporate romance read from the lovely Elisabeth.



Michelle



About the Author

Elisabeth Staab still lives with her nose in a book and at least one foot in an imaginary world. She believes that all kinds of safe and sane love should be celebrated but she adores the fantasy-filled realm of paranormal romance the best. She lives in the Washington DC area with her family and one big scaredy cat, where she loves to spend time with good friends, go dancing, collect wacky coffee mugs from which to drink her favorite beverage, and sing off-key in her kitchen (when she isn’t making characters fall in love, that is).



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1 comment:

  1. No, i still haven't read "One Week". New book for me :)

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