Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Release Blitz & Review - It's In His Smile by Shelly Alexander

It’s In His Smile by Shelly Alexander
 She’s risking it all on a dream career… until his smile convinces her to risk her heart on love.
Miranda Cruz isn’t just the best darned waitress in town anymore; she’s Red River’s newest innkeeper. All she has to do is renovate the inn, find the contractor that has disappeared with her life’s savings, and prove that she is the respectable business owner she’s always dreamed of being. Easy, right? Especially for the intelligent Miss Cruz who never depends on anyone, including a man. Until a gorgeous old flame shows up and reignites a fire that has been simmering for seven long years and could send her dreams up in smoke.
Acclaimed environmental architect, Talmadge Oaks, returns home to Red River to settle family business. He plans to get in and get out as quickly as possible because a professional catastrophe is waiting for him back in the Pacific Northwest. When an unforeseen snag keeps him in Red River longer than expected, he finds himself entangled with the floundering renovations of his late grandmother’s old Victorian inn. Handy with a hammer, Talmadge offers to help the inn’s beautiful new owner, but his motives aren’t completely selfless. Will his secret demolish everything they are building? Or will their undeniable passion and love be enough to hold them together?

Our Review

It’s In His Smile is about Talmadge and Miranda. They have two things in common, they’re from the same town, and they both loved Bea. Bea was Talmadge’s grandmother and Miranda’s mentor and friend. Other then that shes a goody too shoes and he’s a architect playboy. Only seven years prior they had a one night stand. Miranda doesn’t want a second go and thats all Talmadge can think about.
Miranda is extremely up tight. Her mother was the town you know what. So instead of being like her mother and loving every guy she avoids relationships. She doesn’t want to live a life based on her mothers sins. Miranda is in the middle of trying to get her Inn running, she doesn't need a man. She's trying to raise her brother, who is now an adult whether she likes it or not. She just wants people to take her seriously and respect her.
Talmadge is a hot mess when he comes into town to lay his grandmother to rest. They say bad things happen in threes and that is definitely the case for Talmadge. He doesn't know what he wants anymore. At Bea's will reading he finds out that all the money he sent home for years she never touched. Leaving his financially ruined butt saved, only there are clauses he was never expecting. The only way to get the money is to decieve Miranda.
But what happens when you stop faking it and open yourself uppossibilitie? Never play with fire unless you’re willing to get burned.
Talmadge and Miranda’s friendship turn love story was sweet and easy if you take away Talmadge’s lurking secrets. It’s In His Smile is a good book but I don’t know if I would read it again. It just never pulled me in, I couldn’t get sucked into the story. But if you like sweet stories with a little s*x then this could be the book for you. Here are a couple lines from the book that stuck to me;
“Needing help and being needy are two very different things, Miranda.”
“I feel like I’m jumping off a cliff. In a good way, but still plunging over this unknown mountain and you’ve agreed to follow me over.”
“Being with him, waking up with him just seemed perfect and natural. And right.”
Character- 4/5
Writing style-4/5
Overall- 4/5

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After Talmadge's colossal gaffe yesterday at Joe's, the chances of Miranda letting him take over the renovations at the inn were about as good as her contractor giving back her money.
The way he saw it, he had two options.
One: play the I'm-your-creditor card and take charge of the renovations whether she agreed or not. When it came to any kind of building project, everyone followed his lead. Hell, he'd earned that leadership roll in world of architecture.
Miranda's face glowed red with anger.
Right. Option one wasn't working out so well.
He shifted to option two: make her think she was still in charge.
"Don't be foolish, Miranda. You need help with this place." Talmadge was trying real hard to keep his mind and eyes off the taut nipples showing through her thin shirt. The moment he'd turned and saw her standing in the dining room staring at him with sleepy eyes and messy pillow hair...glaring at all of them over the absurdity of superheroes while wearing silly cartoon pajamas... Well, hell. His throat had closed up, and he'd wanted to toss her over his shoulder and take her to back to bed. This time with him in it too.

 About the Author

A 2014 Golden Heart® finalist, Shelly Alexander grew up traveling the world, earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing, and worked in the business world for twenty-five years. With four older brothers, she watched every Star Trek episode ever made, joined the softball team instead of ballet class, and played with G.I. Joes while the Barbie Corvette stayed tucked in the closet. When she had three sons of her own, she decided to escape her male-dominated world by reading romance novels and has been hooked ever since. Now, she spends her days writing steamy contemporary romances while tending to a miniature schnauzer named Omer, a tiny toy poodle named Mozart, and a pet boa named Zeus.
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