Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Book Tour & Giveaway ~ Break Me by Autumn Stark

Title: Break Me
Author: Autumn Stark
Genre:Contemporary Romance (Erotic Romance)
Release Date: January 6, 2014

Abigail Stevens, an efficient and no-nonsense editor for one of the biggest names in the romance novel industry, has a big problem. She's been desperately in love with Anthony Tate, Mr. Romance-Writer himself, for the last four years. She's settled for friendship and professional success for the last four years, but now the sexy writer needs something more from her and she can't find a reason to refuse.
Tony Tate has built a career centered on his identity as America's most romantic writer. That identity does not include a debauched temper tantrum in the aftermath of his very public break-up with his on-again, off-again girlfriend. Tony has known that Abby has had the hots for him since the moment they met, but when his Plain Jane best friend and controlling editor ends up being his only option to exorcise his demons and pent-up sexual frustration, he can't wait to break her prim and proper shell.
As Tony and Abby push each other farther than they've ever gone before, the question becomes, who will break whom?

*****5- Blew my mind -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

He needed her right now. Maybe he didn't want her, but he needed her. If this was the only way she could have him, she would.
~Abigail Stephens

He'd been right. What was under her clothes was interesting. What he hadn't been prepared for was how fucking interesting.
~Anthony Tate

Well...that was just a bucket-full of hott sex, douchdom, and frustration. Sign. Me. Up! I love a book that pisses me off, turns me on, and everything in between- this book does exactly that. I thrive when I get so caught up in a story that I'm yelling at my kindle long before I realize that these people can't hear me! And I'm off the walls when the author wastes no time getting the story going- I mean, I was panting within the first dozen pages. As a debut novel, Autumn Stark has hit this one out of the park for me.

More depressing than her irrevocable and quick descent into unrequited love was his completely solid residence in the town of 'man-ho'. Fame and fortune hadn't changed Tony. Tony had already had his pick and pleasure of any woman he wanted, and he wanted a lot.

Anthony Tate has become a household name as Mr. Romance with his best-selling books and he owes a lot of that success to his editor Abigail Stephen. Her tenacity has helped make his career what it is today, but she has become so much more than just his editor. She's his caretaker, personal assistant, cook, part-time maid, and most importantly- his best friend. Abby has been in love with Tony for as long as she's known him-something she has (mostly) kept to herself for the last four years. When Tony suffers a very public, very humiliating, breakup with on again- off again starlet girlfriend Joyce, Abby is there to pick up the pieces. But what Tony needs at that moment is to screw out his frustration and repair his damaged ego. As Mr. Romance, he has an image and a career to protect so he can't just run out to the nearest bar and pick up a one night stand to work out his 'needs' on. Which leaves him with the woman who has always been there to take care of everything for him, can he break her prim exterior and get what he needs from her now? Abby knows shes nothing but a body to Tony right now, but shes willing to take him any way she can get him. But what happens when that's no longer enough and shes tired of feeling empty and used? Will their friendship survive this new development and will Tony finally see whats been right in front of him this whole time before its too late?

There wasn't a part of her body that didn't belong to him and that she would deny him. She even slept over sometimes when he wanted her over and over again long into the night. What should have been a sign of intimacy had become a symbol of her accessibility to him. She was there, why not?

Both Tony & Abby had me in a rage at one point or another during this book. Tony, well dude was just an asshat most of the time. Too blind to see whats in front of him and too scared of his feelings to stop himself from saying dumbass, hurtfull things at the worst possible times. The only thing that kept me from hating the guy was his honesty. He didn't candy-coat anything or lead you to believe he was offering anything more than sex. Yes, he used Abby, but he was upfront about it right from the beginning. She decided to jump into this thing with Tony knowing exactly what she was getting into. I understood Abby's heartache, I really did- I mean she loved the guy- but she let herself be treated like a sex toy with no promises of anything more. But she frustrated the hell outta me too. After she finally puts a stop to things and forces Tony to see what he was doing to her, she refused to see when things took a turn. She knew the man for four years, knew him better than he knew himself, yet she couldn't see him chasing after her for what it was. Talk about holding a grudge and clinging to your own stubborn ideas-this girl was the master at it.
With so many awesome characters (Jay and Abby's brothers were friggin awesome) I am dying to see where this series takes me next. I can guarantee it will be emotional, filled with drama, and hott as hell. Thank you Ms. Stark for whipping me into a hott-mess of a frenzy-It. Was. Awesome.

His life was full of Abby and it had been for some time. They had been friends, best friends, but he hadn't realized how much she'd become a part of his world that he desperately needed.

Autumn Stark writes Erotic Romance with a sense of humor and a whole lotta steamy fun. Doesn’t mean there aren’t a few whips every now and then, but she’s a sucker for a happy ending. Autumn has been writing in one capacity or another her entire life, but Break Me is her debut novel.