♥ BOOK INFO ♥
♥ TITLE ~ Tricks
♥ SERIES ~ Take It Off
♥ AUTHOR ~ Cambria Hebert
♥ GENRE ~ February 16, 2014
♥ RELEASE DATE ~ New Adult Contemporary Romance
♥ PUBLISHER ~ Cambria Hebert
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Love can play tricks on your heart… After serving several years in the United States Marine Corps, Sergeant Tucker Patton decides to hang up his uniform and go to work at a private investigative firm owned by his buddy. His boxes are packed and he’s got one foot out the door when a phone call changes everything.
Instead of going to North Carolina, he heads to New York City to literally step into the life of his twin brother, who died under suspicious circumstances. But pretending to be someone else isn’t easy.
Especially when the person you’re supposed to be is wanted dead.
Not only that, but he’s going from being blissfully single to living with his brother’s woman. An uptight, no-nonsense lawyer.
Charlotte Rose Carter doesn’t have time for fun and games. She graduated with honors and made all the right moves fresh out of college to jumpstart her career as a successful young lawyer. She even snagged the most eligible bachelor in New York City’s corporate world.
So what if her and Max’s relationship isn’t burning up the sheets? So what if their life doesn’t read like a chapter from a sizzling romance novel? This is the real world, and in the real world that stuff is just fantasy.
Until it isn’t.
Suddenly, just the slightest touch or a single glance from Max has her heart doing somersaults. Suddenly, the lackluster relationship begins to spark, and Charlotte finds herself tied in a knot of desire.
But she has no idea about the tricks being played right under her perky little nose.
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What can I say – Cambria you are a rock star – you did it again. You made me laugh, cry, squeal, ohhh, ahhh, and lose sleep because I just couldn’t put Tucker down. 🙂 Oh Tucker, Tucker, Tucker. Okay, okay stop daydreaming – besides Charlotte has him right. LOL
Normally I am one for highlighting up my books and posting tons of little snippets from the book and making my comments after them. Well okay so I did highlight up this book but what can I say, Tucker is a twin, his brother is Max. Tucker just got out of the Marines and is heading down south to partner up with none other than Nathan and Honour. Yep that is right the other hot Marine from Text (another Take it Off book) phew two hot Marines in one room come on Cambria are you trying to give a girl a heart attack. LOL
Something bad happens to Max and Tucker steps into his life, and part of that life is Charlotte. His mind says play it cool, this is your brothers woman, do what you came here to do, find what you need to find and get out. But oh those darn bodies of ours, why do they never listen to us. It isn’t long before sparks are flying between Tucker and Charlotte and wow do they ever fly.
And along with those sparks comes the danger, what happened to Max, may now happen to not only Tucker but to the beautiful Charlotte as well. That doesn’t sit too well with Tucker and boy does this guy get mad when “garlic breath” tries to hurt her. I give Charlotte credit that woman can hold her own.
It doesn’t take too long before Charlotte catches on, those subtle difference start adding up and once she realizes her life is in danger too. And then she is torn, between loyalty, and feelings she has never known, feelings so strong they reach right into her very being and cause havoc within the life she has known, planned, lived.
Then there is the letter, oh this letter, I cried, yes I did, as Charlotte read this letter and her eyes finally saw, her ears finally heard and her heart finally opened. Nailed it with that letter Cambria!!!
So yeah I highlighted like I always do but this review doesn’t need them to help it out. This book, this story, these characters they stand on their own, they stand up, they stand tall and they stand proud…. Okay Tattoo bring it on!!!!!
Chapter One – Tucker
My mouth felt like it was packed with cotton. You know that dry but slightly sticky feeling? My tongue moved and it brushed against the roof of my mouth, and the cotton came with it.
I grunted and opened my eyes, only to immediately shut them again. I wasn’t ready for morning. Shit, how much did I drink last night? My body was still heavy with sleep, my limbs not wanting to cooperate.
One of my arms was flung wide and I pulled it in to rub a hand over my sleepy face, hoping it would wake me up a little more. I knew I needed to get up… I just couldn’t think of the reason.
Something shifted beside me and I felt the covers lift and drop. The soft sound of footsteps reached my ears. It wasn’t a something. It was a someone.
I went home with someone last night.
Opening my eyes again, I glanced to my left in time to see a woman wearing nothing but a pink thong step into the adjoining bathroom and quietly close the door. Well, now I remembered the reason I went home with her.
Her ass was luscious.
Vague memories of last night filtered through my hazy, beer-soaked memory of skin against skin and a low seductive laugh. What was her name again? Veronica? Violet? Shit, I hadn’t a clue.
Tossing away the covers, I swung my legs over the side of the mattress and looked down. I was buck-ass naked. I looked around for my clothes, which were lying in a pile near the door of the bedroom.
Must have been in a hurry to get naked. I smirked. I was always in a hurry to get naked. Especially when I was with a woman with an ass like that.
I glanced back at the closed bathroom door as the toilet flushed and the tap water turned on. That was my cue to leave. I had on my boxers and jeans before the door opened.
Rushing out the door with shirt in hand seemed a little immature, so I turned. And, man, did I get an eyeful. There was no way in hell her boobs were real. They were too perfect. Large round, creamy globes sat high atop her chest. They gave way to a flat stomach with a light-reflecting stud in her bellybutton. The pink thong was still in place but left little to imagination, and her long, tan legs stretched all the way to the floor.
Her hair was dark, her features exotic, and her lips were full.
Even drunk, I had great taste.
I motioned with my chin, a little what’s up gesture, and draped my T-shirt over my shoulder.
“Leaving so soon?” she asked, padding across the carpeting toward me.
I didn’t even pretend to not look at her chest. Shit, this had been a one-night stand. She could think I was a dog all she wanted. Hell, she’d be right.
‘Course, she clearly wasn’t the type of girl to be offended by my wandering eyes. She walked right up to me, wound her arms around my bare waist, and pressed those perfect tits right up against my chest. Then she rubbed around like she was a cat and I was her scratching pole.
“Don’t you want to stay for breakfast?” she purred.
“Much as I’d like to, I can’t. Got somewhere to be.”
The woman whose name might or might not be Veronica pulled back and sashayed her ass across the room to a wooden nightstand by the bed. She bent at the waist, giving me the perfect view of said bottom as she scrawled something on a piece of paper.
I considered staying longer, but if I did that, she’d think this wasn’t just a one-night stand. Girls were complicated like that. If our night stretched into morning, they got ideas. Ideas that maybe they would be the one to capture the guy no one else could. They would read something more into morning sex than the sex that occurred late at night when both our tongues tasted of beer.
I might sleep around, I might like a variety of ladies, but I never gave false hope where there was none. I might be a dog, but I wasn’t an ass.
Sweet cheeks (I had to call her something) swayed her hips back across the room and held out a scrap of paper to me. “Call me,” she said, flipping her hair behind her shoulder.
I glanced at her chest one more time, then stuffed the piece of paper in the front pocket of my jeans.
She leaned up and pressed her lips to mine, slipping her tongue between. I kissed her back quickly and then slowly pulled away. Reaching around, I palmed her ass. “Thanks for last night,” I said and walked out of her bedroom without even looking back.
By the front door, I found my shoes and leather jacket and quickly finished dressing before stepping out into the cold morning air. I wasn’t going to miss this cold. I was actually looking forward to moving on, trying something new.
A thin layer of frost covered the windshield on my truck. Instead of getting out and scraping it, I blasted the heat and let the engine idle, letting it melt on its own. While I waited, I pulled out the already crumpled piece of paper I was just given. Smoothing it out, I looked down, my eyes skimming over the number I was never going to call to look for her name.
I laughed and crumpled the paper back up and tossed in on the floor of the truck.
Damn. I hadn’t even been close.
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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series, the new adult Death Escorts series, and the new adult Take it Off series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com
AUTHOR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS
Q: What is your name (or pen name) and where do you currently reside?
My name is Cambria Hebert and I live in North Carolina.
Q: How are you feeling now that your latest book is out & on tour?
Great! I’m so excited to share Tucker and Charlotte with everyone!
Q: Describe your book in 3 words?
Sexy, fun and suspenseful
Q: Who is your favorite character in the Take It Off Series and why?
I love them all but my favorites are Nathan and Tucker so far. Nathan because he is a little bit wounded but so strong. And Tucker because he makes me laugh and I think he’s naughty. Ha ha ha.
Q: Are you currently working on a new book at this time?
Yes I am working on another Take It Off novel called Tattoo!
Q: Do you have a routine you follow when you write? (i.e. listen to music, sit in a certain chair or at a certain desk)
I usually sit on the couch (if I am home alone) with my little dog or I sit on my bed with a bunch of pillows if everyone is home but I need quiet. And usually when I write I like to wear a hoodie… and pull the hood up over my head. Lol.
Q: Do you read all the reviews for your book(s)?
Honestly, no I don’t. I will read a review if a reader sends it to me, or someone tweets it to me. I used to read all of them but I’ve gotten some harsh ones and it became too hard for me to read. So I decided not to read them. I know that if a reader/ fan sends me one then it likely won’t be mean so then I am more willing read it. Lol.
Q: When you aren’t writing what do you do to relax and have fun?
I like to watch TV and movies. I also like to spend time with my family.
Okay now some fun ones:
Q: What are your favorite type of heroine & why?
I like a strong heroine but I also like a girl with a little vulnerability, I think it makes her more believable.
Q: What is your favorite type of hero & why?
I guess I like your typical bad boy. Lol. Strong, sarcastic, a little naughty and a little sweet.
How about a little of This or That:
Coffee or Tea? Coffee!
Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate!
Kinky or Sweet? Sweet
Tall, dark & handsome or blonde, surfer type? Both!
Dine in or Dine out? In!
Hard or Soft? Hard
Sunset or Sunrise? Sunset.
Steak or Chicken? Neither.
Cats or Dogs? Both
Summer or Winter? Winter
Shower or Bath? Shower.
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