Saturday, July 19, 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ Fantasized by You by Steph Nuss

Fantasized by You

Love in the City Series #2
by Steph Nuss


Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true. She's given up on her fantasy. Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick Jones isn't thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her. He's ready to turn his fantasy into reality. But when their fantasies collide, love in the city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.


*****5- Tattoos, Stalkers, & Trainers OH MY -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

The gang is back!! Steph Nuss has knocked another one out of the park with the second book in her Love in the City series~Fantasized by You. Fun, fabulous, sexy, dangerous, with an undercurrent of perseverance, strength and determination. It was pretty damn perfect ;)

She was no longer just a fashion designer to me. She was Carter's sister; someone who'd be in my life forever now. She was the woman who finished rehab and wanted to help others. She was the woman with a sweet disposition and sex appeal. Forgetting her was impossible.

~Harper Jennings is about to hit the big 3-0 and though her career has taken off far beyond her wildest expectations, she is still missing the husband and children she always dreamed she would have had by now. Being a world famous fashion designer isn't as glamorous as one might think; she never has the time to focus on her personal life and all the men she meets are only after her for her fame and money. But when she meets the owner of Jones Jym, where she will be mentoring at their heath clinic, she could never have anticipated how far he would knock her world off it's axis.
~Maverick Jones isn't thrilled about the fact that his new mentor is a fashion designer. He lost a friend due to bulimia and he blames the fashion industry for her condition. But when he meets the famous Jen Harper and realizes who she is, then learns of her history, he begins to have second thoughts about being so quick to judge her. Of course, it doesn't hurt that he wants her like he has never wanted any woman before and she intrigues him like no other, but it is her strength and determination that pulls him under. Her wants to make all her wildest fantasies come true, but finding love in the city when the media is always in your face and there is a crazed stalker on the loose isn't exactly easy.

I'd never dated guys who really wanted to get to know me-the real me. All they ever seemed to care about was showing off. I hadn't had guys want anything from me except fame and fortune, but Maverick wanted neither of those things.
He just wanted me.
And I loved that about him.

As with the first book in this series ~Wanted by You~ this book is chock full of everything you would want in a romance; fabulous characters, sexy SEXY chemistry, fun and laughs, drama and a fast paced story, but there's also heartbreak surrounding some real life issues people face~this aspect of the book hit close to home for me as I can personally relate. I do have one teeny tiny gripe though; insta-love was most definitely present in this book. That generally drives me bat-shit crazy, however, I am so completely in love with these characters and this author that for once I don't really give a damn. It was so much fun being back in the lives of these people; while the story does focus on Maverick and Harper, we do get to spend a lot of time with the rest of the gang while plans for Carter and Elly's wedding move forward. PLUS I am hoping ***fingers crossed*** that I have figured out who the next book is gonna focus on. Lets just say, when a certain two people see each other at the wedding of the century, things will get very very interesting. Gawd I hope I'm right Lol. Either way, I am going to be climbing the walls until the next book comes out. I have very quickly become addicted to this series, these characters, and Ms. Steph Nuss. This woman has earned herself a permanent spot on my 'One-Click Addiction' list and I don't see her ever going anywhere.

He was the one thing that made everything in my life right-the true north on my compass. Even during dark times, he stood by my side and led me to light.

Wanted by You
Love in the City Series #1
by Steph Nuss


Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her, but she was the one girl who didn't beg for his attention.
He wanted her.
Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you, but then she met Carter Jennings.
She wanted him.
Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.
Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.
They want each other.
But love in the city is never quite that easy. 

 Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course.

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