Friday, February 12, 2016

Blog Tour - What The Bachelor Gets


Title: What The Bachelor Gets
Series: Billionaire Cowboys #1
Author: Kristina Knight
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 8, 2016


The Billionaire Cowboys trilogy by best-selling author Kristina Knight kicks off with a seductive story of long-simmering feelings and hot Vegas nights.
When Vegas Nightly names local property developer Gage Reeves as its sexiest bachelor, he's barraged with a stream of showgirls, local socialites, and entertainers who all expect something from him. But all Gage wants is to make a success of his new luxury shopping development.
Enter Callie Holliday. Callie dreams of having the hottest day spa in Vegas, but she's saddled with a bad location and an account balance full of zeroes. When she walks into a last-chance meeting with an angel investor and finds herself face to face with Gage, the childhood friend on whom she had a huge crush, she's not sure his reputation is the right match for her business. But then he offers her a storefront in his new high-end retail complex, and she has to admit it's a thoroughly tempting proposition. But feelings she thought were long buried threaten to turn their deal from strictly professional to decidedly personal.
It's risky business gambling on love . . .






4 STARS

Callie came home, to Las Vegas, to heal, to have the support of her parents and make a new life and business for herself. So far, things aren't going so well. Number one is gonna take time--two, her now retired parents have decided to become vagabonds, and she is closing up her failing spa. There is one, maybe two bright spots--a possible business opportunity and the surprising guy holding the purse strings. This opportunity may just help her with number one!


Yep, high school crush and "friend" Gage is the decision maker for the new spa loan. He didn't know his client was his old friend and math tutor. Callie is all grown up and quite something. But he doesn't mix his private and business life and neither does she. His history doesn't make him a good bet for a woman like Callie. So why can't he stay away?

Watch the two battle their desire, needs, professional vs. private lives all in the bright lights of Las Vegas.

I was provided an ARC for an honest review.

~ Cheri, WTMO Reviewer ~

4 STARS

Childhood friends with secret crushes on each other as teens, meet up years later when both have honed their business skills and grown up. Can Callie give up some of her hard won independence and allow Gage to help her business prospects. These characters are very endearing though you do want to bang their heads together on occasions. There is a strong appeal to Vegas throughout this novel and the author sure has a soft spot for the place. Not a lot of steamy sex scenes in this story. Would have liked a bit more sex, story of my life really, lol. I liked the storyline and the people being written about. I enjoyed this book and would recommend. I was given an ARC copy of this book in return for an honest review for WTMO Bloggers.

~ Helen, WTMO Reviewer ~



"Kristina Knight gets me hooked- What a great start to a sexy new series!"
"It's impossible not to fall in love with a story by Kristina Knight. I felt right at home with these characters. Gage and Callie kept me on my toes!" ~USA Today Bestselling Author, Nikki Lynn Barrett

Standing still in an elevator really shouldn’t be this hard. The mirrored doors had swooshed closed about five seconds before. Callie stood beside him, leather attachรฉ slung over her shoulder and hands clasped before her, watching the numbers count down, down, down.
Gage resisted the urge to pull at his tie. But counting down the numbers on the elevator screen wasn’t nearly as interesting as watching Callie.
He’d been watching her, goading her a little, since he’d realized it was her across the table from him and not a stranger. Not that he could call Callie a friend when he hadn’t spoken to her in ten years. She was an acquaintance. That was a good word.
The fact did nothing to temper his response to her. She’d heated up the office. Now she was turning the elevator into a veritable inferno. From the top of her oh-so-blonde head—had her hair always been this shimmery?—to the tips of her oh-so-red toenails, she made him want things.
Drinks on the beach. A quiet dinner by candlelight.
He’d never thought of her this way in the past. She was just Callie. The girl who helped him master calculus, cheered at his football games, and rode her favorite horse beside his lake on hot summer days. The gorgeous woman standing beside him was so different from the buddy he remembered.
The old Callie was smart and tenacious, which made the new Callie a good investment. The old Callie was dedicated to her work—another mark in New Callie’s favor. The biggest mark in her favor, though, was the empty space in his new development. A space that would be perfect for Callie’s business, while also filling a hole in his.
Plus, under the polish of her suit, he could still see his friend. The mistiness of her gaze when she talked about her parents leaving town, the fierce grip when she squeezed her hands together as she made her pitch.
“Have you been to a Rebels game since you got back?” he asked.
Small talk. He hated small talk.
“I’m not much for basketball.”
“It’s actually still football season, but the first preseason basketball games start in a couple weeks. We should catch a game sometime.”
Shut up, Gage. Just shut up. He didn’t ask business associates out. What the hell was wrong with him?
“Oh.”
“You love football.”
A smile spread across her face. “Mostly I loved the space that cheerleading took up in the ‘extracurricular’ column of my college applications.”
“Oh.” How had he never caught that she wasn’t into sports?
Better question: how had his radar missed Callie, in general, all those years ago?

Once upon a time, Kristina Knight spent her days running from car crash to fire to meetings with local police--no, she wasn't a troublemaker, she was a journalist. Her career took her all over the United States, writing about everything from a serial killer's capture to the National Finals Rodeo. Along the way, she found her very own Knight in Shining Cowboy Boots and an abiding love for romance novels. And just like the characters from her favorite books, she's living her own happily ever after. Kristina writes sassy contemporary romance novels; her books have appeared on Kindle Best Seller Lists. She loves hearing from readers, so drop her a line!

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