Thursday, March 17, 2016

BLOG TOUR REVIEW, EXCERPT & GIVEAWAY - Lexington and 42nd by Kim Carmody

Today we have Lexington and 42nd by Kim Carmody! I’m so excited about this sexy new debut about set in the exciting world of the NFL. Check out the giveaway Kim is sharing and make sure to grab you copy today! 
Lexington and 42nd
(The Off-Field Series #1)

Kim Carmody

Release Date: March 8, 2016
Genre: Sports, Contemporary, Adult



It was meant to be the job opportunity of a life time.

It turned out to be so much more…

At the age of twenty five, Emma Lexington takes off to New York on a once in a life time twelve-month job exchange with the New York Warriors. Determined to make the most of the opportunity, she prepares herself for life in the big apple—fast paced, exciting and a whole lot of fun. What she hasn’t prepare for though, is meeting him.

The charming Will Jensen is in the prime of his playing career. As the star quarterback for the Warriors, his carefree, football centric life is thrown into disarray when he meets Emma, the beautiful, easy going Australian girl who joins the Warriors staff.

Unwilling to throw her professional reputation away on a fling with the playboy quarterback, Emma turns down Will’s advances, even though she can’t deny the attraction she feels for him. Their pull toward one another grows, but it takes a near disaster for Emma to finally give Will a chance.

Getting together might have been hard, but figuring out how to stay together will prove even more challenging as Emma must decide between conflicting loyalties.

Lexington and 42nd is a fun, sexy romance, set in the exciting world of the NFL in the fabulous city of New York.

A new swoon-worthy romance from debut author, Kim Carody! I’ve had my fair share of sports romances and when a new author comes along…it can be quite refreshing. I have a number of favorite authors in the sports genre and after reading Lexington and 42nd, Carody will be a new addition to the list. :)

Will Jensen is at the top of his game in the NFL. After catching women off guard with his good looks, charming personality, and sexy moves over the years, there is one woman who captures his attention. A woman who is quite forbidden. Will he be able to stay away and focus on his game?

Emma Lexington arrived in NYC to build a relationship between two companies. Her plan for the year is to enjoy the sights and focus on her career. When a man comes into her line of sight, a man who is quite forbidden, will she be able to stay away from his advances and save her career?

PLOT LINE - There is such a great flow throughout the book. The transition from how they met and building their professional dynamic to becoming friends and having it turn into something more is so smooth. The whole time, you may be thinking: when is it going to happen?! I love how there is sort of a forbidden romance. It is acceptable in some companies as long as it doesn’t get the way of your performance. Consequences can occur when the star player gets distracted, especially by a new member on the PR team. It can be risky! Are they both willing to take the risk? If they take that risk, how will they keep it hidden?

CHEMISTRY – From the moment they met, you can tell there will be a lot of steam. With the instant attraction between the two, his constant teasing and flirty advances clashing with her efforts to avoid him, there is a magnetic pull always bringing them together. The moment when everything aligns, they can’t help but let go. After a searing first kiss, can friendship still be in the playbook? Their dynamic is so adorable. All the romantic/friendly gestures, small touches, and sweet nicknames will eventually lead to a sexy time every reader will be waiting for.

4 Bambi Stars

Exclusive Excerpt

I jumped as Will’s hand brushed across my back.

“Hey, calm down. I’m not planning on groping you in here.” He shrugged, frowning. “I just wanted you to relax…you seem nervous.”

My shoulders fell, tension seeping from them as I shook my head. “I’m sorry, I am a little nervous. Today’s a big day for me.” I took a deep breath. If I wanted to clear the air, it was now or never. “And I’m sorry about last weekend. Things got a bit out of hand.”

Will leaned back against the desk, crossing his ankles. “No, you’re not the one who should be apologizing. I was out of line, and what I said wasn’t fair.” He shrugged. “I’m not saying I don’t find your reasoning frustrating, but if that’s how you really feel, I’ll back off.”

I nodded, finding it hard to meet his eyes. I hated the idea of him backing off but that was the very thing I’d asked him, no yelled at him, to do.

“I like you Em. We should be able to be friends. We get along well.”

I smiled, thinking how right he was. We did get along well. “Friends would be nice.”

He nodded. “Good, friends it is.”

“Yes, friends who refrain from dancing with each other.”

Will frowned. “We should still be able to dance together.”

I laughed. “Not the way you dance.” I felt my face go red just thinking about it. “I’m sorry, I’m just a little embarrassed about…you know…” my voice trailed off, unable to even consider verbalizing our last encounter. Innocent phrases like Texas or nightclub or dance floor felt like they should exist alongside other dirty words in some adults-only dictionary.

Will bent his head to meet my eyes. “If it helps, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about…you know…” His eyes ran down the length of my body and back up before widening deviously, and I had to lean against the desk to stop from sliding to the floor.

This man was going to destroy me and the worst thing was I was powerless to stop him.

Kim Carmody Headshot 1 Kim Carmody lives in Australia with her husband, in a sunny little part of Melbourne that she never wants to leave. Except for frequent trips to New York, she is happy to leave at least once a year for those.

She holds a Masters in Commerce Marketing and while she spent her younger years training to become a professional dancer, she somehow ended up working in the sports industry, where she met her now husband. Never a participant or spectator of sport growing up (she was too busy flitting around in a tutu), she has grown to appreciate, if not love many sports and eventually found herself writing about them too.

As an avid book lover from the moment she was introduced to The Babysitters Club as a seven year-old, Kim never expected to be able to call herself an author, but is beyond excited that she now can. Lexington and 42nd is her first novel.



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  1. Thank you for the lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed!

    1. Happy to be a part of the tour! Thank you for sharing your story :)