Monday, October 6, 2014

Stirring Up Trouble (Pine Mountain #3) by Kimberly Kincaid Blog Tour with Review, Excerpt, & Giveaway

Stirring Up Trouble
Pine Mountain #3
By Kimberly Kincaid
Releasing October 7th , 2014
Zebra / Kensington
Sloane Russo's turned a decade of crazy jobs and whimsical travel into a career writing
steamy novels set in exotic places. Trouble is, Sloane's flat broke now--and she can't
channel sun-drenched beaches in the Blue Ridge Mountains. The only fast cash in town
comes with some seriously distracting temptation: Gavin Carmichael, hot, handsome
and oh-so-hard-headed.
Gavin isn't the impulsive Don Juan of Sloane's novels. He's raising his thirteen-year-
old half-sister, and he's pretty sure he's supposed to act like he's never heard of fun.
Sloane is way too sexy and irresponsible to be his idea of a good tutor for Bree, but the
unpredictable anti-nanny may be irresistible as well. . .
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 *My Review*
★ ★ ★ ★  

Stirring Up Trouble was a beautiful and sweet heartwarming read. The characters were realistic and lovable. They were all going through normal human problems, and that is why I love reading books by Kimberly Kincaid. You can't help but fall in love with the characters.

This is book 3 in the Pine Mountain series, and I really enjoyed it. I have always been a fan of small town stories, but I wish the author could have gave a view of the town. We know it is in a small town, but we don't actually get to see the small town. I would have loved to meet some of the members of the town, and get a feel for the town itself. I personally think that is what help make the book so much better. We got to see a little of the town in Gimme Some Sugar, which is book 2 in the series. I just really would have liked to see more.

As a die heart romance fan, I can tell you that Miss Kincaid really heats things up between Sloane and Gavin. I really enjoyed the front row seat view of them getting to know each other. Sloane is sweet, caring, but very sassy. And I loved her from the start. Gavin on the other hand I wasn't to sure of at first. He seemed kind of stuck up. About 45% into the book, I really started to like him.

I really liked Gavin's thirteen-year-old sister right away. She lost her mom at a young age, and I know personally that it is really hard. She is grieving for her mom, while growing up, and learning to adjust to living with her brother at the same time. She played a major part in this book.. She was definitely my favorite character, I guess it is because I knew exactly how she felt. I really loved that Sloane kind of stepped in and became that mother figure that she needed.

I thought it was cool that Sloane was a romance writer. I loved that the author gave us a peak at Sloane's writing process. I will definitely be using some of those tips for my own writing. It make me wonder if that is how the author writes her books herself!

Overall I really enjoyed this book, and I eagerly await the next heartwarming story by Miss Kincaid. Give this book a read, I am sure that most romance fans will love this book!

***Book provided by Kensington publishing on NetGalley for a honest review.***

*About Kimberly*

Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy
and sweet. When she's not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair known as "The
Pleather Bomber", she can be found practicing obscene amounts of yoga, whipping up
anything from enchiladas to éclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book.
Kimberly is a 2011 RWA Golden Heart® finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra
that food is love.
Her digital Line series is all about the hot cops and sexy chefs of Brentsville, New York.
She is also the author of the Pine Mountain series, which follows small town singles as
they find big-time love. Kimberly resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and
their three daughters.
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*Enjoy This Excerpt*
 Somewhere between the sexy curve of her mouth and the half dare coming out of it, Gavin flung
his stalwart caution to the wind. He knew how to live life, dammit. Losing his mother with barely
any warning had taught him just how quickly things could slip away.
This moment wasn’t going to be one of them.

Gavin rounded the bistro table in a purposeful stride, stopping only when he was close enough
to feel the rise of Sloane’s chest over her sharp inhale of surprise. “I know how to have fun, and
I don’t have to run around in the rain to do it.”

“You don’t?” Sloane squeaked, but she didn’t take a step back. Instead, she lifted her gaze to
meet his head-on, and there was no mistaking the want in her eyes.

“I don’t. Let’s go.”