Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Rachel Harris - You're Still the One review and excerpt

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We are so excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for Rachel Harris’s YOU’RE STILL THE ONE, the first novel in Rachel’s Country Blues Series! YOU’RE STILL THE ONE – a novel published by Entangled Bliss – is out now. Grab your copy today!


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     Heart fluttering like a hummingbird, Ella picked her way across the stones, the steps still warm from the day’s brutal sun. She lowered herself, one concrete step at a time, until the tepid water lapped against the undersides of her breasts. She gasped at the sensation.
     If she’d thought the biker bar felt decadent, this was positively wicked. Never in her wildest dreams had Arabella considered checking skinny-dipping off her list in this way, with neighbors potentially watching, and a naked Charlie Tucker as a wingman.
     He tensed as she glided across the pool, the muscles of his back like chiseled marble. She’d love to believe it was because of her, that he longed to touch her as badly as she wanted to be touched. But she knew him well enough to know that even if he did, he’d never act on the desire. Not unless his guard was down.
     So, Arabella did what any self-respecting woman in her situation would do. She dipped her hands into the water on either side of her body, gently cupping them so as not to make any sudden waves. She grinned as she bent her knees for leverage…and then, stifling a laugh, swung her hands high and up into the air.
     Charlie cursed as water rained, falling like a sheet over his head. His neck snapped back, flicking his unruly dark hair out of his eyes, and his shoulders raised to meet his ears.
     Immediately, Arabella started backpedaling.
     Fans of romantic comedies, and anyone who swam with boys in high school, knew what came next. She’d awoken the sleeping bad-boy giant, or so she hoped, but somehow, even as she kicked away as hard as she could, she couldn’t excite the proper trepidation. She wanted this, wanted him to come after her.
     But she had to make the chase look realistic.
    “Oh, you think you’re funny, don’t you?” Charlie’s smile was as big and dangerous as a bloodthirsty alligator, and Ella squealed as he took his first looming step. “You better run, sweet girl. It’s on now.”
      Arabella kicked her feet, shooting water in his face. “Bring it, Tucker!”
     Please, please, bring it, Tucker.

    You're Still the One - Review & Excerpt Tour Teaser  
About YOU’RE STILL THE ONE: Love is one dare neither of them can take… Arabella Stone, Nashville’s darling, is eager to shuck her prim-and-proper rep, and a few wild months spent checking items off her ” summer bucket list” is the way to do it. First up: kiss the man she’s crushed on since she wore a training bra, the bad boy of country himself, Blue bassist Charlie Tucker. For Charlie, a beautiful woman flirting with him isn’t out of the norm–but a beautiful woman bolting after the hottest kiss of his life sure is. And when he finds out his kiss-and-run Cinderella is none other than Arabella Stone, daughter of his label’s CEO, he knows he’s in trouble. Because not only is she a Stone, she’s also his employee for the next few months at the recording studio he just bought. Over the course of one thrilling summer, Arabella and Charlie chip away at her bucket list and fight the simmering attraction between them…knowing that once it’s all over, so is their time together.


Wow! Just wow! This was my first Rachel Harris book (even though I've bought the 3 books leading up to this one, they've just been resting on my TBR shelf! Shame on me!) and now I can't wait to dive into more of her books!  This book was everything.  And cue the FEELS!!  MAN.  I love HEAs like this one.  It was swoony. (I don't care that isn't a word.)  It sums up this book perfectly!

Arabella Stone is Nashville's darling.  Her dad owns the record label and by default, she has been in the spotlight over the years.  People know who she is and at times, use her to get to her father.  She doesn't feel as pretty or as liked by guys as her best friend, Lana, is the one who gets fawned over all the time. She knows she has talent and drive and wants to prove to herself, her father and the world that she has what it takes to make it in the industry on her own two feet, without her daddy's help. And then there's her top 10 bucket list.  Whew boy!

Charlie Tucker is a bassist for the band, Blue.  He has been a part of Belle Meade Records for years and has (unknowingly) been Arabella's crush for as  many years, but she was never on his radar. However, one night at Country Roads for a Belle Meade Records event, puts Arabella on Charlie's radar.  He has had a great relationship with his family and even though he tours with the band, they still remain close and he is there for them, including his niece, Abby. (Hey! That name is familiar! And it's always fun to read into an Abby... there aren't many of us in books or IRL) But Charlie has never dated anyone seriously or more than a night or two.  He is known as the playboy and currently he has found himself involved in a scandal.  

Ok, so let me say, the KISSING Rachel Harris talks about/has her characters involved in is SO SO SWEET! It's seriously the best part.  All that anticipation.... the spark between them.  Sigh.  The sexual tension is off the charts between these two, but their friendship is awesome!  It's the perfect combination and the perfect calm before the storm. You can feel things brewing and Harris takes you on that ride so well.  I didn't want to put the book down!  Even though this book isn't as steamy as some I've read, it is written so perfectly.  I found myself sighing and couldn't wait to find out what next!  And of course being that this is a HEA and boys can be dumb, there were a few times my blood was boiling. Of course you could see it coming, but I couldn't wait to find out how it would end. I'm seriously in love with Charlie and Arabella (and her name!!) and I didn't want their story to end.  Now, I'm looking forward to going back and starting with the other books of hers I own! I didn't feel lost without having read the other books and I HIGHLY recommend this one! I love when a good book sucks you in and has you feeling everything the characters are going through! To me, that's a great read!

About Rachel Harris: 

  New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing. An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!    

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