Monday, January 27, 2014

**Blog Tour Review & GIveaway ~ Enticed ~ Ginger Voight**

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Ginger Voight's Enticed. My stop includes all the pertinent information on the book, my review, and a giveaway.

Entangled, book 2 in the Fullerton Family Saga, releases tomorrow!


Rachel Dennehy had a crazy thought. If she could just start over somewhere else, she could forget about her sad and tragic past and all the ghosts that chased her. When an email landed in her inbox, to tutor a difficult student whose father just happened to be the CEO of one of the biggest companies in the nation, the apple was a bit too enticing for Rachel to refuse. She moves from Texas to Beverly Hills, where she is tasked with turning around her wealthy pupil’s bad attitude. It is a bad attitude that stems almost entirely from his parents’ ugly divorce and even uglier custody battle.
That her new boss Andrew, or Drew, Fullerton is one of the handsomest and most eligible bachelors in the world means nothing to Rachel. She has absolutely no plans to ever marry or have kids of her own. Her priority is teaching nine-year-old Jonathan, who needs her guidance and her direction and... most importantly... her friendship.

Drew’s brother, Alex, however, assumes otherwise. He basically accuses her of being a gold-digging opportunist upon their first meeting. This sets the two immediately at odds, though they both have young Jonathan’s best interest at heart. Alex believes that Rachel is a “ringer,” a wholesome alternative to edge Jonathan’s socialite mother out of the running for custody, since she left Drew after her own salacious affair with a younger man. He wastes no time in telling Rachel that as long as she stays in her job, she will keep Jonathan from his real mother, and that is the driving force behind Drew's interest.

Unfortunately the more he tries to warn her away from Drew, the closer he ultimately propels her toward her charming boss. Drew never questions her motivation or her presence because Jonathan thrives under her tutelage, and Drew is beguiled by her no-nonsense attitude that challenges him from the start.

Rachel navigates these choppy waters solely to protect Jonathan. She sees the adults in the family as self-serving; most of whom are far more interested in hurting each other than taking care of this fragile, vulnerable boy. Her heart traps her into this sticky web, despite her own history of loss and betrayal. How long will she last? More importantly, what will she be required to give to save these Fullerton men who continually tug her in three different directions?
The saga begins with the first book, titled “Enticed,” due to release in early 2014. Author Ginger Voight returns to the dream-making landscape of Los Angeles, in a new tale that throws back the curtain on the dangerous power, appeal and excess of the privileged. Only by the time this tale is done, one principle character will pay the ultimate price as they all race toward that elusive happily ever after.


“Enjoy your ‘me’ day?” Alex asked.
I felt my face flush and I cursed the knowing glint that shone in his eyes. “It was lovely,” I said.

“I bet,” he murmured as he studied my face. “Same time next week?”

I nodded and followed him to the front door. He stopped just before I could shut the door behind him. He looked as though he wanted to say something desperately, but debated doing it right up until he opened his mouth. I’m not sure even he knew what he was going to say until he said it. “Maybe next week you and I can spend the day together while Jonathan visits his mom.”

My eyes opened wide as I processed his unusual proposal. “Are you asking me on a date?”

“You’re single, right?” he asked. “You’re available, no prospective suitors. Nothing going on,” he probed. “Why not?”

“Other than the fact I don’t like you?”

He laughed. “You don’t like me because you don’t know me. Let’s rectify that.” His eyes narrowed as he surveyed my face. “Then maybe next weekend I can be the one who causes the blush to rise in your cheeks.”

I glared at him and stepped backward. “Goodbye, Alex,” I dismissed.”

Ms. Voight had delivered another compelling read. Enticed has an engaging story and complex characters. And I thoroughly enjoyed my introduction to the Fullerton family.

Rachel Dennehy is an extremely likable character. She's a teacher who gives her all to her students. She's warm and aaring. Rachel has suffered tremendous loss as well. And despite looking like a timid wallflower, this girl has some pluck. She's strong, independent, and opinionated.

Drew Fullerton is the head of Fullerton Enterprises. He's the type of guy who sucks all the air out of a room upon entering. He's handsome, commanding, and about to become one of California's most-eligible bachelors. And he has a young son suffering in the fallout of a messy divorce.

Jonathan is Drew's 9 year old son. He's intelligent, mature, sweet and he won my heart as well as Rachel's. As a child of divorce myself, I empathized with much of what Jonathan was feeling in regards to his parents' divorce. He broke my heart at times. I loved watching hi come to life with Rachel. 

Rachel and Drew meet when Drew offers Rachel the position of private tutor to Jonathan. Rachel, being from small-town Texas, gets quite an education in living among the wealthy. She and Jonathan quickly attach to one another. It also seems that Drew becomes attached to Rachel as well. And although she has misgivings and all her internal alarms are blaring, she can't seem to fight the intense attraction she has to him.

Adding tension to the story is Drew's brother, Alex. The brothers do not get a long as Alex has shunned the family business for what he feels is it's soul-corrupting tendencies. These men are like oil and water when mixed. Alex tries his darnedest to run Rachel off. He feels Drew is using her to win sole custody of Jonathan and that Rachel is a gold-digger. His intentions seem less than altruistic where Rachel is concerned. But when the bombshell is dropped, I was certainly reconsidering.

Enticed is, of course, well-written and nicely paced. Ms. Voight didn't let me down as she's once again delivered an engaging story with well-developed characters. I'm most impressed with Rachel - a heroine who's remained strong despite her circumstances. And her bond with Jonathan was heartwarming. Enticed also illustrates the suffering children can go through when a divorce occurs. And Ms. Voight did a fine job portraying the Fullerton family dynamics. I'm anxious to learn more. I can't wait to finish book 2, Entangled.

**I received an eARC of the book in exchange for an honest review.**

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Ginger Voight is prolific author, freelance writer and optioned screenwriter. Her fiction is diverse, with novels like the edgy, coming-of-age drama DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS, and the fun family adventure for kids of all ages, COMIC SQUAD.
Having grown up reading different authors like Danielle Steel and Stephen King, Ginger has always been drawn more to story than to genre. This shows up in her various stories. Titles such as MY IMMORTAL and TASTE OF BLOOD are a delicious, heady mix of horror, suspense, and romance.

Genre romance, however, has held a special place in her heart, ever since she read her first Harlequin novel when she was only eleven. As a result, Ginger is making a name for herself writing romances of her own, starring women who look more like the average American woman rather than those traditionally represented in the size-biased American media. Her Rubenesque romances were created especially for those heroines with fuller figures, who can still get the man of their dreams if only they believe they can. Such titles include UNDER TEXAS SKIES, LOVE PLUS ONE, THE GROUPIE TRILOGY, THE FIERCE TRILOGY and PICTURE POSTCARDS.

Ginger was included in the best-selling book by Smith Magazine NOT QUITE WHAT I WAS PLANNING, featuring her six-word memoir.

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  1. Great to hear that Rachel is an extremely likeable character, sounds like someone I would like to read about.

    1. I think this might be my favorite of Ginger's books yet, Brandi!

  2. I love how much you love Voight's books! This sounds like another great read from her. Thanks for the review, Brandee!

    1. *giggles* Thanks, Andrea. I swear they just get better and better!

  3. I enjoyed the excerpt quite a bit. I really like it when characters aren't getting along for some reason. Does that make me twisted? Your review is great. I love that she has the bond with Jonathan. I bet that was really sweet to read. Thank you so much for sharing :D Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

    1. LOL And he's NOT the main love interest, Jaclyn! But I really liked what they have going...yeah, because of the tension, I think. So if it makes you twisted, you're in company with me! Jonathan just really made it for me...he's a special young man. :) Thanks for stopping by, dear!

  4. I think I really need to meet Drew, Brandee. Sounds like a great read, with intriguing characters and a good story :) Thanks for sharing my friend. *BIG HUGS*

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

  5. You know how I am with covers, so obviously I need to comment on that first, that cover is so pretty yet so simple and I love it. Thanks you for introducing me to this book. Awesome review Brandee!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives


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