Sunday, August 12, 2012

Star Crossed by Kele Moon & Chance @ $25 GC Virtual Tour ~

Kele will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

Heavyweight UFC fighter, Romeo Wellings comes from the hard streets of New York where his family ties to the mafia cause him nothing but pain. His life takes a surprising detour when he crosses paths with the twin sister of his long time enemy. After a steamy one-night stand, he faces the fight of his life, but it’s not in the cage. The secret relationship that blooms between Romeo and his real life Juliet has him battling his family and a dark past rather than let her go.

The only lawyer in her hometown of Garnet, Jules Conner is also a volunteer Sheriff’s deputy and co-owner of a successful MMA training center. Strong and dependable, Jules is always there for those who need her. Until one forbidden night in Las Vegas with Romeo leaves her feeling so alive she can’t stop reaching out to the sexy, bad boy of MMA, even knowing the forbidden love affair could jeopardize everything.

Jules reached into her purse to pull out a business card and an expensive gold pen. She laughed to herself, shaking her head as she wrote on the back of the card. “If you would’ve told me yesterday I’d be buying Romeo Wellings dinner, I’d have called you crazy. Things change faster than I can keep up with sometimes.”

Romeo had to agree. The very last thing he expected to be doing on his remaining night in Las Vegas was having dinner with Wyatt Conner’s sister. He’d spent a good deal of time hating the bastard. The irony wasn’t lost on him, and his smile was wide as he took Jules’s card when she offered it. He stared at her cell number on the back.

“I’m not your enemy.” Romeo lifted his gaze to hers and studied her beautiful face under the bright Nevada sun. “Juliet.”

She gasped in surprise, her eyes growing wide. “I don’t—” She floundered. Her cheeks flushed pink as she narrowed icy eyes at him. “How?”

“That’s what Jules is short for, isn’t it?” he asked simply, refusing to look away.“Juliet.”

“I go by Jules,” she said rather than rise to the bait. For a brief moment it looked like she might reach over and snatch the card back. Her guard was obviously up, but instead of lashing out and rescinding the offer, she looked to his left hand that was wrapped in a white gauze bandage and sighed in defeat. “I’ll see ya at eight, Wellings.”

“I go by Romeo.”

“Fine.” Jules took a deep breath, her cheeks more flushed than ever. “Then eight o’clock, Romeo.”

He did it then, took one long, hard look of Jules Conner standing there in formfitting jeans that clung to her long legs like a second skin. It took everything he had not to adjust himself, because eyeing her made his jeans tighter than usual.

Romeo gave her a devious smile. With a voice low and husky with anticipation, he said,“I’ll look forward to it.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.

So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it, she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who has infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven, he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children, who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts—they wouldn’t have it any other way.

My Review ~~  (previously blogged)
ebook, 294 pages
Published July 3rd 2012 by Loose Id

This is a series I found from my Twitter friends chatting about it ~ and one of them said, GET this about book 1, it's book crack! Book 1, Defying The Odds, OMG, it SO was...and the second I read the last line I was ready for this, Romeo & Jule's book...and I was not dissapointed in the least!
Julies, or Juliet as Romeo insists on calling her, is a small town, all kinds of smart, red neck, smart & sexy kind of girl...and her biggest vulnerability really took me by surprise. She's got a twin brother who just happens to also be the Sheriff (you meet all these characters in both books and get the low down, so now worries) and seems the Sheriff has had his heart broken in a terrible kinda way. We don't know the deets, but we DO know it's made Juliet super protective of Wyatt and cautious with her own heart. She's all about a great time, but not deeper than that...and when she fibs to her brother to meet for dinner in secret w/ MMA fighter Romeo Wellings while in Vegas she thinks it's just a one time thing. Only she and Romeo LIKE each other so much...and the sex. Oh baby the pages SIZZLE w/ the sex scenes in this book! They creative, sexy and DIFFERENT!

But still, Juliet is determined to leave Romeo in that "What Happens in Las Vegas stays in Las Vegas" place in her life, until Romeo texts her...and then he calls. And somehow Juliet & Romeo find themselves not only liking each other WAY more than either thinks they should, but they're having sexy phone sex...and more.

Romeo can't stay away from Juliet. For the first time in his life, he's found a woman HE wants. She just...makes his life full. But his life -- a crazy life, full of mafia, family connections he can't cut, a past he can't lose, and choices he can't undo -- are all playing against them. Nevermind her brother, the Sherrff, who'd like to kill him. But he's compelled to be near her physically...

There is ALOT going on in this series, but Kele Moon plays it out so well, you're not lost for a second, and you slowly get to know the characters well enough you don't have to guess for a second who she's talking about. There a few scenes I truly want to gush about (SEXY, sexy) but don't want to spoil it ~ you have to READ it! I'm not big about reading about fighters...I love big brawny men, but I'm just meh about the fighters for some reasons. This series is making me think I'm WRONG.

I loved Rome, his instant draw & attraction to Juliet ~ and his commitment to his brothers. I really liked Juliet ~ she's got a super full plate, to the point I was like how you gonna fit a man in there, but I can find it believable to a degree if she was trying to keep men OUT before Romeo...and after he came life adjustments have to made.

You need to read this and let me know your thoughts!!

Other stops on Kele's Tour, and for more chances @ that $25 GC ~~

August 13: Love To Read For Fun
August 14: The Brunette Librarian
August 14: STOP 2 Mimmi's Musing's
August 15: The Romanceaholic
August 16: A Tasty Read
August 20: Under The Covers Book Blog
August 21: Sultry Storyteller
August 27: Reviews by Molly
August 28: Books Reviewed by Bunny
August 28: STOP 2 The Steamy Side
August 29: The Muse Unleashed
August 30: Crazy Four Books
August 31: Delighted Reader Book Reviews
August 31: STOP 2 Wicked Readings By Tawania
September 3: Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess
September 4: Queen of the Night Reviews
September 5: My Secret Romance Book Reviews
September 5: STOP 2 Wickedly Wanton Tales
September 6: Slave's Erotic Reviews
September 7: Reader Girls


  1. OOOH Yeahhhhh..! I'm so extremely happbeeeeee about Bks..! I'm always appreciative of the chance at sharing bks & New Authors thanQQQQ!

  2. This sounds like a really good book. I think I'm going to reall like Romeo....a lot. Great bio and excerpt.

  3. Thanks for the review! I can't wait to read this

  4. A fabulous review thank you. I know I'm in for a great read.


  5. I'm so glad you liked it!! Thank you soooo much for taking the time to read and review!!



  6. Loved the book, and LOVE this series...but now I need MOAR!!!

  7. A new author to me but I love your review and would like a chance to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway.
    LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

  8. Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  9. this looks like a wonderful series by a fantastic author! Thanks Carin mawmom at gmail dot com

  10. Great excerpt. I love that the characters are Romeo and Juliet.