Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Book Tour ~ Grading Him/Reaching Her by Elizabeth Lynx

Grading Him Book Blurb:

Josephine Powell is an intelligent assistant professor of Psychology. She is a woman who knows what she wants, a man she would be happy giving a grade A to in the bedroom. Unfortunately, she has yet to meet a man that even comes close. She’s tired of dealing with men who just don’t try, she needs a man who can handle her and her needs.
Pierce Carver is a smart man. So, smart he got out of the slums of Baltimore to go to MIT and make a lot of money so he never has to visit his old neighborhood ever again. He’s not interested in making money anymore; he’s interested in only two things, his charity to help inner city youth and woman. The later he prefers variety, as in one good lay and then out the door you go. Women are for sex and nothing more.
Josephine meet Pierce.
Pierce meet Josephine.
Can they handle what each wants and needs?

My Review

4.5 stars
This novella is funny, sexy with a touch of extreme heat.

Josephine Powell is a college educated assistant professor who
takes grading a step farther than the classroom. Jos grades men. 
She has yet to find an A, but has had her fill of C's. 
Meeting Pierce Carver at a bar one night she decides to go home with
him, judging by his behavior she's hoping he's a B.
Pierce is an intelligent man who doesn't do relationships. He did
once in college but she cheated on him and since then it's been 
one night stands, kicking them out the door when he's done.
Until Josephine.
Something about her makes him want more and not just in bed.
When he tells her he wants to see her again she sneaks away before

he wakes leaving a cryptic note behind.

Reaching Her Book Blurb:

Josephine Powell is an intelligent assistant professor of Psychology. She is a woman who knows what she wants: a man who can earn a grade "A" in the bedroom, but is smart enough to earn an "A" in romance as well. After last night with Pierce Carver she thinks she found her first-ever A-man, but will he be able to capture her heart in the daytime?
Pierce Carver has, between hard work and brains, achieved everything he's set his eye on. A serial entrepreneur, now independently wealthy, his sexual prowess has always kept women from leaving after the deed was done, much to his chagrin. Until the night Josephine comes into his life, that is: the one woman he wanted to stay through the next morning! It’s the morning after the best sex of his life, when he wakes to find neither her nor her number, only an enigmatic note. Will he even be able to find her? If he does, will she even want a man who has no idea how to woo a woman?

Snippet from Reaching Her:

She emerges from the kitchen with a tray of three very different drinks atop. She hands the bottle of beer to Pierce as he breaks our gaze to smile up at his mom. I really think my heart sped up a bit just the way he looked at her.
Here you are hon, nice cool iced tea.”
I take the glass, which is already sweating from the ice and nod a thank you to her. She walks over to the chair right next to Pierce, puts the tray on the coffee table, and then relaxes back bringing the glass of orange liquid to her mouth.
Well I am glad you were fine when I knocked on your car window. You looked a little unwell, flushed while holding that card in your hand, so I naturally became concerned.”
I realize this conversation is not going the way I would wish, so I try to steer it in a different direction. But before I have a chance to open my mouth, she starts up again.
That was an interesting card. I didn’t get a close look at it, but it reminded me of the posters you have hanging in your apartment Pierce.”
My gaze volleys back and forth between the two. She is looking at him as he smiles and then turns to look at me.
Well, that does sounds like a very interesting card mom. You must share it with us Josephine. Was it from a friend or secret admirer?”
He leans over, resting his forearms on his knees watching me with a wicked grin on his face. He’s enjoying this, but I don’t embarrass easily. I would have thought he would figure that out by now.
Well, if you must know it is from an admirer. A man I met last week. He’s sweet, but you know how men are these days Mrs. Carver. They expect you to fall at their feet if they so much as look in your direction. But, I’m old fashioned; I think a man should work for my attention, hence the card.”
Pierce is tapping his foot on the ground and I can tell he’s anxious as his hands cup his mouth.
Oh, hon, tell me about it. No offense Pierce, but men should always work for the attention of a lad, especially a woman as beautiful as you. Isn’t that right Pierce?”
His head drops into his hands and I can tell how uncomfortable he is. But then he looks up at me and his smile softens.
Yes, mother you are right. She is quite breathtaking. Any man would be a fool not to jump through hoops to be with her.”

My Review

4.5 stars

Book 2 of the Him Her Them Series picks up with the sexy as fuck Pierce
trying to figure out how to find Jos.
Her cryptic note has him at a loss until his friend takes a look at
it and points him in the right direction.
Once Jos and Pierce are face to face again how will she handle the more 
they both want?
Jos want's a man to work for her affection, and lucky for her Pierce
has finally found the one woman who is worth wooing.
These two have some serious chemistry, but can two people who don't do
relationships get it right together?

I adored part two and can't wait for the next book.

Elizabeth Lynx author bio:

Grew up in Maryland and lived an average life. In college I was a theater major, but wasn’t that good at acting so I left the acting world behind once I graduated. I did keep up writing my comedy sketches and eventually pursued Improv. That took me to Chicago where I was in the Second City Conservatory Program. But, like much of my life and to my husband’s chagrin, I gave up Improv. I have a tendency to lose interest in things after a certain period of time, my mom is the same way. So, now I am a writer, no longer the performer. I make my characters perform for me. My husband and I and my two little boys have moved back to the Washington DC area to be closer to family. Every day I take care of my kids and while they nap or eat or play I write.

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