Thursday, March 31, 2016

Perfect Sense by Amanda Cowen Tour

Perfect Sense
Amanda Cowen

Series: Perfect Series #1
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Amanda Cowen Books
Date of Publication: March 22, 2016
Number of pages: 277
Word Count: 79,000
Cover Artist: Sarah Hansen - Okaycreations

Book Description: 
He’s gorgeous.
He’s reckless.
And he’s every woman’s dirty fantasy in the state of California.., except one… Quinn Ashby.
Recent graduate of Penn and top of her class, Quinn is whip smart, ambitious and interning as the new marketing coordinator for the Bexley Bruisers American Hockey League team. The last thing she needs is to waste her time on guys…especially one as lethal to her focus as Cash Brooks.
But once the bad boy hockey star tempts her into his world, threatening her professional future, she’s forced to decide whether to let him into her heart…or to leave him behind forever.

I round the corner into the secluded hall leading to the washrooms, and my heart stops. Cash on the ice, sweaty and dressed in hockey equipment, was sexy, but the Cash sitting feet away, wearing an expensive modern-fit, pastel brown suit, is insanely hot. I eye the two women perched on either side of him on the red velvet chaise. To his right, a long-haired blonde with extensions rests a possessive hand on his chest. To his left, a woman with jet black hair toys with her side ponytail while running the fingers of her other hand through his wavy honey-colored hair.
His piercing blue gaze snaps to mine, and he tilts his head to the side, studying me. A cocky grin curves his full lips. I move forward, unable to breathe as his stare slides down my peplum dress, stopping once at my breasts and once at my hips. His eyes lock with mine and I fiddle with the gold-toned slider bracelet around my wrist. He pushes up from the chaise, abandoning the two women feeling him up in the corner. I turn away, and as my palm slams against the door of the ladies room, a big, warm hand closes around my wrist.
Cash spins me around and I press back against the wall beside the door. He cages me, his palms flat on either side of my head. He leans toward me, his mouth inches from my face, so close I can the warmth of his breath tickling my cheek. He smells ridiculously good, like honey and cinnamon.
“Mittens,” he whispers, his mouth dangerously close to my lips. “I didn’t peg you as the stalking type, especially since you took off after I scored that hard-earned goal for you.”
What an arrogant bastard!
I arch an eyebrow at him. “Excuse me? Do I know you?”
His eyes flicker, and his lips curl in amusement. “Come on, Quinn. I don’t ever forget a pretty face. I’m willing to bet you don’t forget one either.”
My heart pounds as I glare into his sharp baby blues. His sexy athletic build towers over me. He makes me feel even more petite than usual. I try to ignore the rise and fall on his muscular chest, but despite myself my nipples harden.
Even though my body is betraying me, I refuse to act like every other puck bunny, falling at his feet. “You’re really full of yourself, aren’t you?” I say. “Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to use the ladies room.”
He chuckles, “How about you stop playing games with me and admit you came here looking for me.”
I shoot him a disgusted look. “I’m not here for you.”
Cash smiles at me with what I am guessing to be one of his most charmingly rehearsed expressions. He cocks his head to the side then bites his bottom lip like he is thinking about something. “Alright, since you want to play it that way…” He leans in close enough that I feel his stubble brush against my cheek. “Can I buy you a drink?”
An unwelcome shiver of awareness shoots up my spine. “Listen, asshole. I am Hilton Ashby’s daughter and the newest employee in the Marketing and Promotions Department for the Bruisers. So if you wouldn’t mind stepping aside so I can freshen up, I would really appreciate it.”
Cash’s dimples deepen, and a dangerous grin pulls at the corners of his lips. “Perfect, now I know where I can find you.”
I feel myself weaken for a brief second at his smile, until I remind myself this guy is nothing but trouble. Wrapping my fingers tightly around his tie, I yank him against my chest, and whisper in his ear, “Stay away from me, Brooks. I don’t do arrogant dickheads.”
Cash looks straight into my eyes, his grin still in place. He runs a callused fingertip along my collarbone. “I’m not going anywhere.” He leans down, his lips close to mine. “I promise you, this is just the beginning.”

About the Author:
Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn't trapped on her computer writing stories. She is an "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.
Her next Contemporary Romance/New Adult Fiction novel PERFECT SENSE (The Perfect Series #1) will be available March 22, 2016.

Amanda would love to hear from her readers. Contact her via her website, become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Instagram, or on Goodreads.
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 Q and A with Amanda Cowen

1. Let’s start out by getting to know you. Tell us 4 things about yourself that are not in your bio.
1. I’m a hockey mom of two little boys
2. I love to go fishing and I am obsessed with having bonfires in the summertime.
3. I have an addiction to getting Mink Eyelash extensions.
4. I love blazers! I have a closet full of them!

2. If you could go anywhere, all expenses paid, where would you go?
Costa Rica – it’s my favorite destination! I would go a million times over. It’s fantastic!

3. List three books you have recently read and would recommend.
Me Before You – Jojo Moyes
Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
Love Rosie – Cecilia Ahern

4. What do you always order in a favorite restaurant?
My favorite local restaurant in my hometown of Thunder Bay, Ontario is a place called The Sovereign Room. I’m always a sucker for their Pancetta and Goat cheese pizza. Who can resist caramelized onions, fresh basil, crispy pancetta and peppered goat cheese? I know I can’t!

5. What do you hope to accomplish in the next 12 months?
Polished ready to publish versions of my next two novels, TAINTED and FROM A to Z to be ready for publication in early 2017.

6. What do you like to read?
Romance and Chick-Lit

7. What do you look for when choosing a book to read?
If it’s been written in first person (I don’t like when it is written any other way), a good book cover, and if the book blurb intrigues me it’s a go! I’m also a sucker for friends to lover’s romance novels…

8. What do you need someone to invent right away?
A way to squeeze more time into the day!

9. What does the word "romantic" mean to you?
Someone who makes the “little things” count in a relationship.

10. Can you share something about your works in progress?
Other than PERFECT LOVE, the second novel in The Perfect Series (releasing Winter 2016) I am currently working on perfecting two other novels, TAINTED (a love triangle romance) and FROM A TO Z (a friends to lovers romance), both anticipated to be released 2017. I am also working on the beginnings of a book titled WINGMAN (a second friends to lovers romance), anticipated to release 2018. I have a lot on the go! 

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