Friday, September 18, 2015

Exposed by Karyn Good | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, and Giveaway

The Blurb

Kate Logan needs a safe haven, a place to start over after her modeling career disintegrates in scandal. But her hometown of Aspen Lake isn’t the sanctuary she hoped. Her vow of a low-key life is disrupted by a break-in and other strange happenings at her boutique. As the chair of Aspen Lake’s Gothic Revival Festival, she’s also drawn the ire of a religious fanatic. Kate is up to her stilettos in drama and intrigue including one sexy carpenter who’s determined to get in her way.

New to town, Seth Stone is seeking inspiration and solitude to concentrate on his art. Short on funds, he agrees to take on a second job restoring the damage to Kate’s Closet. Trouble erupts along with the desire to get to know Kate better. When he’s used as a pawn in a smear campaign against his gorgeous boss Seth fights back. But now the whole town is watching. Including the man determined to further his own agenda. Time is running out with nowhere to hide.

Exposed by Karyn Good
Series: Aspen Lake, #2  
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Rating: Spicy
Release Date: September 11, 2015
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press  
Paperback: 378 pages 
ISBN Print: 9781509202461
ISBN Digital: 9781509202478
eBook File Size: 504 KB
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The Excerpt

Against Kate’s will, her lips twitched and she nodded. “Why don’t we see how the door goes first?”

“Fair enough. I’ll do my best to amaze.” He grinned. A heart-stopping, slow-spreading, deadly kind of grin. A slight lift of the corners until it gradually widened to reach all the way to his eyes. Eyes that hid a hint of jungle cat in them. The kind of smile that took forever to get where it was going, but when it got there you felt like someone had forgotten to yell “Clear!” before they used the paddles.

When she committed to getting sober, booze wasn’t the only thing she’d given up. If you didn’t count the one night of insanity and crushing loneliness she’d succumbed to, it meant she hadn’t had sex in over a year. She battened down her hatches as a lovely rush of hormones washed through her. He wasn’t her type. She didn’t go for younger men, and she put him somewhere in his early twenties. She was twenty-nine going on eighty. No, he was not for her. But that didn’t stop her from squirming in her high heels.

“I’ll leave you to it.” She slipped her ice queen persona back into place, stiffened her spine and her resolve as she tried not to ooze pheromones. Or desperation. Then she decided to ignore all of it and him and hoped any potential fantasies died from lack of cultivation. She had enough problems. She didn’t need gorgeous. Or intense. Or broad shouldered. It was time to give older, stable, and established a try. A gentleman by choice. One who owned a suit. Someone respectable. She did a quick scan of Seth’s back view. Not a guy who looked like summertime at the beach. Were those leather bracelets? With beads?

And what? She was doing inventory now?

So...he was hot. Her life was a mess. She didn’t need it to become a hot mess.

The Review

I read a good book recently, y'all — Exposed, by Karyn Good. Let me tell you a little about it. If you're in the mood for a mystery-suspense book with a touch of steamy romance, look no further.
Exposed stars Kate Logan, a former model who has returned to her home town of Aspen Lake, in the Canadian prairie. Kate's career washed up after a car crash, while driving drunk, made public her alcoholism. She has turned her life around and opened a boutique ladies' clothing store, Kate's Closet. As you can imagine, Kate-the-former-model is quite beautiful, but more than that, she is a genuinely nice and likable person. As our story opens, Kate has just had a break-in, theft, and general destruction at her boutique.

Co-starring in Exposed is Seth Stone, a carpenter employed at Kate's father's lumberyard. Bill Logan has sent Seth over to do the necessary repairs for Kate, like install a new back door. Seth is also an artist, specifically a wood-carver and -sculptor. He eventually persuades Kate to let him design a new display case, replacing the one destroyed. Oh, and yeah Seth's tall, handsome, and sexy, just like a leading man should be.

Check out the Cover picture. The row of buildings reminds me of the small town where I grew up — but the overall effect.... Isn't it creepy? A mysterious watcher threatens Kate  until one day, when he does more than watch. 

The climax of Author Karyn Good's Exposed is suspenseful and exciting. I was surprised by whodunit. Read it for yourself, and see if you can figure it out!

Three out of five kitties
Note:  I received a complimentary copy of Exposed in exchange for my honest review. 
All opinions shared are 100% my own.

The Author

About Karyn Good

I grew up on a farm in the middle of Canada's breadbasket. Under the canopy of crisp blue prairie skies I read books. Lots and lots of books. One day the inevitable happened and I knew without question the time was right. What to write was never the issue romance and the gut wrenching journey towards forever.

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The Giveaway

Karyn will award 
a $50 Amazon/BN gift card to one randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter. 

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