Book Blast, Review, and Giveaway: Just One Week: Stacey Lynn

Just One Week (Just One Song # 2)
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Expected October 24, 2013
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Two years ago, Mia had everything she thought she wanted. She loved her job, and her best friend Nicole was finally recovering from losing her family in a car accident. When they met rock star Zack Walters and given backstage pages for his concert in their hometown of Minneapolis, Mia had no idea she would get involved with the band’s drummer, Chase Harper. It was simple, fun, and exactly what Mia liked best – no strings attached. 

Then Chase decided to change the rules and Mia did what she’s always done best: she ran.

Now she’s on her way to Los Angeles to help Nicole get ready for her wedding to Zack. The one thing she’s not looking forward to is seeing Chase again. With his sculpted muscles, strong hands and dark gray eyes that seem to know everything she’s thinking – Chase has the ability to make her forget. He also has the power to make her feel, something Mia refuses to let happen. 

When everything around Mia’s life begins to crumble, and she keeps all of her secrets tucked close and hidden away, Chase is the one who steps in to help. 

Because he has decided that he isn’t letting her go again. Not until she finally admits she’s his.

Excerpt: Just One Week

“You have a massage in one hour,” I remind her with a raised eyebrow. Her eyes slowly open and the smoky color in her blue eyes clears.
I chuckle softly. It takes every ounce of self-control not to take her. How can one kiss turn both of so completely inside out like this?
“A massage. In one hour.” And then I smirk. “Unless you want me to take care of it for you.” I run my hands slowly down her throat, across her collar bone, and down her sides until I reach the edge of her short t-shirt that I want removed. Immediately. I play with the hem with my fingers and firmly grasp her thighs, squeezing the backs of them until my hands are cupping her perfect ass.
She jumps when I pinch each ass cheek, pushing me away. I throw my hands up innocently as she laughs just once. It’s the first smile I’ve gotten out of her since we stepped out of the plane. It’s progress and I’ll take it.
“You’re a tool.”
I place both hands on my hips, my feet shoulder-width apart, and watch her eyes fall to my erection that’s pressed so hard against my boxers I’m surprised it hasn’t popped out yet. When she’s looking, I wiggle my hips once. “We both know you like my tool.”

Her cheeks flush bright pink and she turns away, but she’s still smiling and laughing so I consider my work done for the morning.

Just One Song (book#1)
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Kim's 4.5 star Review

Nicole Parsons had the perfect life, made complete with the suburban home and the proverbial white picket fence. When tragedy struck and she lost the most important people in her life, she turned away from everything she loved before; shutting out every reminder of the perfect life she lost. 

It has been one year, three months, one week and six days since the accident; and Nicole is ready to stop counting the days she’s survived, and begin living again. 

On a dare from her best friend, Nicole encounters Zack Walters - the popular alternative rock star and man who signifies so much of her past – and suddenly everything in Nicole’s safe and quiet life changes. 

When she’s forced to face the pain she’s carried for so long, will she truly be able to heal from her past and begin to live again? 

Or will her new adventure ruin her completely?

I loved Chase and Mia in Just One Song as they helped their friends Nic and Zack get together and stay together. We knew they were beginning something too, but did not have not too many of the details.

This book starts a couple of years later, Mia and Chase are no longer speaking. Six months before, he wanted more, she would not commit. End of story? Of course not.

I f***ing hate the friends with benefits zone and I hate that the first time I even want to try a relationship with a women it's this one, who has so many walls built up around her that she's impossible to actually get to know. 

Mia...she is the definition of a runner. She hides, she avoids, she holds back and is ruled by her fears and insecurities. She has walls up. She does not think she will be able to have a real relationship. I understood what she was fighting against, but sometimes I totally wanted to shake sense into her. She's stubborn, strong willed, secretive, scared, and resistant. She has deep fears and insecurities based on things that happened in her past and keeps a lot bottled up inside. She has other issues bearing down on her. But she is a good friend and always there for everyone else. She just has a hard time asking for or accepting help. We gradually learn what the issues are that have caused her to be this way. I was surprised where Stacey took this story. I was not expecting some of the plot twists. It made it more interesting and emotional. 

This woman is going to be the death of me. She runs from hot to cold, turned on to scared out of her mind in a matter of minutes.

But there's this other part of Mia, beyond the laughing and smart-ass comments and great sex, that is closed up in a box, taped and packaged tighter than a bomb. 

Chase is like this cuddly, big, alpha teddy bear. he is pushy, assertive, a bit hot-headed, a little sneaky, but also not afraid to admit his feelings. He is also loving, caring and wants ALL of Mia. I love that he acts like "the girl" in this relationship. Sex is not enough for him and he wants a real relationship. I totally adored him! He finds ways to take control, but is so sweet and adorable doing it. He is determined, but tries to be patient. But Mia could seriously try the patience of a Saint. And as Mia kept pushing him away, my heart broke for him. He had to make a bold play to try to shake things up. And I thought it was a great move. But it seems like he is always reaching for her and she is slipping out of his hands. 

"I just want one week. One week to take care of you, to know you, to prove to you it's okay to let down your guard every once in a while."

He's essentially everything I would want in a long-term relationship, if I wanted one.

Will Mia ever figure out that sometimes it is okay to lean on people? Will she ever let Chase love her?

I loved following the continuing stories of Nic and Zack, Sammy and Jake, and Garrett and Chloe. These characters are fun, supportive, and humorous. They make their own little band family. I enjoyed getting to spend more time with them. I absolutely love this series. It is well written, flows flawlessly in both points of view, and is completely engaging. The characters have in depth personalities and emotional issues. Their connections are deep, but complicated by problems. The plot lines have unique situations and twists that are not typical. The characters have to fight for their happiness. This was an angsty, but beautiful story of determination, love, and hope. It was about letting go, taking a chance, holding on, and moving forward. 

Thanks to Stacey Lynn for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review. 

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Stacey Lynn left her workplace in a cube farm at an insurance company, as soon as her first child was born and has never once looked back.
Years – and four kids later – she rediscovered her love of reading in an effort to find a brief escape from the mountains of laundry, dust balls, and dishes. Reading turned into her daydreaming, and soon…an idea was born. Once the story became loud enough that she couldn’t ignore it any longer, she put down her Kindle (briefly!) and began her work on Just One Song.

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