Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Full Steam Ahead

GIVEAWAY

WITEMEYER, KAREN
FULL STEAM AHEAD

When love simmers between a reclusive scientist and a wealthy debutante, will they abandon ship or is it full steam ahead?

 Nicole Renard returns home to Galveston, Texas, to find her father deathly ill. Though she loves him, Nicole's father has always focused on what she's not. Not male. Not married. Not able to run Renard Shipping.

Vowing to find a suitable husband to give her father the heir he desires before it's too late, Nicole sets out with the Renard family's greatest treasure as her dowry: the highly coveted Lafitte Dagger. But her father's rivals come after the dagger, forcing a change in Nicole's plans.

After a boiler explosion aboard the Louisiana nearly took his life, Darius Thornton has been a man obsessed. He will do anything to stop even one more steamship disaster. Even if it means letting a female secretary into his secluded world.

Nicole is determined not to let her odd employer scare her off with his explosive experiments, yet when respect and mutual attraction grow between them, a new fear arises. How can she acquire an heir for her father when her heart belongs to another? And when her father's rivals discover her hiding place, will she have to choose between that love and her family's legacy?

My Review:

Another stellar read from this fantastic author. Her dry wit is so engaging! So many subtle layers to it. I especially enjoyed the inner fumings of the hero and heroine. So much fun!

Nicole is a strong, spunky heroine -- she does her pirate ancestors proud! She rushes head long into her own swashbuckling adventure, certain that only she can save the day and her family's heritage and earn her father's respect all in one fell swoop. Luckily she meets up with Darius who is engaged in his own self-absorbed mission, all for the greater good, of course.

Their first meet is priceless. Nicole's stubborn backbone is a perfect match for Darius's obsessed scientific absorption. And he's equally stubborn by the way. They clash their way to grudging respect which develops into attraction that both are reluctant to acknowledge. But when they do...on my! Thud. Swooning couch a must for this read!

A tender love story liberally laced with hijinks and action that will ensure you won't be able to put Full Steam Ahead down.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Full Steam Ahead please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . to protect yourself from spammers. If you email me, please be sure to put the title in the subject line so it is easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 1  2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck.


"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

38 comments:

  1. Hi Kav, Full Steam Ahead sounds delightful and I thank you for the chance to be a winner.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's such a fun read! The cover says it all. Good luck, Melanie.

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  2. Karen Witemeyer is one TOP favorite authors, so I can't wait to read this one, too!!! :D

    (Plus, both of those expressions on the cover make this one of my favorite covers!)

    bluerosesheart at yahoo dot com

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    1. I know -- priceless. The cover really matches the book. Good luck, Bluerose.

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  3. I am so excited to read this book! I love your review and appreciate the chance to win!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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  4. Fun review, Kav! I have adored each of Karen's books so far and I'm sure this one will be no different! Thanks for the chance to win!
    gatorade635(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Adore is the perfect word to describe what we feel about Karen's books. I definitely adored Full Steam Ahead! Good luck, Abbi.

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  5. This sounds like a fun summer read. Great review! Sounds like Nicole and Darius have the perfect chemistry for a budding romance. Thanks for the chance to win.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Oh they have chemistry all right! In spades. Good luck, Maryann.

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  6. The cover and the descriptions are priceless! Would love to read this one, love dry sense of humour!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I know, the cover is great -- the expression on her face!!! Good luck, Janka.

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  7. I've read all of Karen Witemeyer's books and I'm glad this one doesn't disappoint. She has a fun but sweet sense of humor. Thanks for the giveaway!
    garfsgirl [at] hotmail [dot] com

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    1. I've read them all too, Lis. And you're so right. So much fun. Good luck!

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  8. I have loved each and everyone of Karen's books that I have read! Love her sense of humor...

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  9. Hey love this cover too .... author is new to me, but the book sounds good. So count me in on this one. rrwalter34ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. Oh, Becky, you have a treat in store for you! Good luck!

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  10. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I've really been looking forward to reading another of Karen Witemeyer's books. :)

    Aerykah
    crazybooklover7 [at] yahoo [dot] com

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    1. You're welcome, Aerykah. Good luck!

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  11. Huge fan of Karen's- definitely on the TBR list - would love to win. truckredford(at)gmail dot Com

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    1. She belongs on everyone's TBR list! Good luck, Eliza!

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  12. thanks for the chance to read this fabulous novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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  13. Thanks for the great review, Kav. So excited that you enjoyed the story. Hope you took cover during all those explosions. :-)

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    1. LOL -- loved it to pieces, Karen. Thanks for stopping by.

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  14. I LOVE Karen Witemeyer and by your review this sounds like a great one! :) Please enter me!

    Amada Chavez
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  15. I love Karen Witemeyer's books! Thanks so much for the opportunity to win this one.
    Brittany McEuen
    kbmceuen(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  16. I've read most of Karen's books and really enjoyed them. I'd love to win a copy of Full Steam Ahead.

    pmk56[at]sbcglobal]dot]net

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    1. Hers all belong on the keeper shelf for sure. Good luck, Pam.

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  17. sounds like a great book!!
    Crystal Scott

    agreateryes at att dot net

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  18. I have some of Karen's books and she is a great author. I've been looking at this one and would love to win it. Enjoyed your review as usual. And especially your comments, like the swooning couch. LOL Please put my name in for a chance to win Karen's book. Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

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    1. Everyone needs a swooning couch in their library, don't you think?! Good luck, Maxie.

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  19. Love Karen's books! Can't wait to read this one. : )

    sunshine6892 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Me too, Cathy. She's awesome. Good luck!

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