Sunday, October 5, 2014

Blog Tour and Book Review#!- Down and Out by Kelley R. Martin

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Image and video hosting by TinyPicTitle:  Down and Out  
Author:  Kelley R. Martin
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Age/Maturity Level: 18+ (contains foul language and explicit sex)
Book Length: Full-length novel at approx. 100,000 words

Publication Date:  September 30, 2014

Plot:  “Tattooed package of sin.” 

That’s how Savannah Ryan would describe Declan Whitmore, the deliciously tatted and pierced fighter who holds the top spot in The Pit, Boston’s newest underground fighting organization. Declan is relentless when he sets his sights on someone, both in and out of the ring, and Savannah’s witty comebacks and tight little body have just landed her on his radar. 

There are a couple of teensy problems, though. Declan just happens to be Savannah’s new boss, which normally wouldn’t have stopped her from sleeping with him, but this recently reformed bad girl is trying to go straight after heading down a dangerous path. It’s too bad that Savannah’s new road to salvation doesn’t include pit stops for hard muscles, a beautiful face, and the prettiest damn pair of green eyes she’s ever seen.

Declan’s used to getting any girl he wants, but turning over a new leaf means too much to Savannah. She’s not going to make this easy for him. Her jaded exterior has kept people out and held her secrets in for as long as she can remember, and that’s exactly how she wants it to stay. But as Declan gets glimpses of the real girl inside, vulnerable and afraid, he makes it his mission to tear down those walls and free her. 

What if this tattooed package of sin is all the salvation she needs?

 My Review 

☆ I was offered an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Thanks a bunch hun!! ☆

#Holy batman, that was hot!! 

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Savannah Ryan 


is a 20-year old woman trying to take control of her own life and start anew. She is a runner by nature and doesn’t believe in happy ever after’s. With a gritty past of hers, who would?

Finding herself sh*# out of luck and desperate for a job, Savannah steps into Whitmore & Son Gymnasium as her last resort, only to lay eyes on a certain “tattoo packed of sin”-- who makes her question everything she believes in and persistently pursues her at every turn, taking 'no' for an answer.

So enter Declan.

Declan Whitmore


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is a 24-year old owner of Whitmore & Son Gymnasium and the current top holding underground fighter of “The Pit.” He has the looks, money, tatts, a lip piercing, and an endless stream of women who want in his bed.

He just doesn’t have Savannah--his latest employee who makes Declan want to turn in his manwhoring days for a chance at something real.

“Are you sure you never wooed a girl before? You’ve very good at it.”-“I’m not trying to woo you. I’m trying to ruin you for all others.”


Only problem is, she is not making it easy on him.

“What makes you think I’ll give you more?”-“You will. You’ll make me work for it, sure, but you know what? I’m okay with that. I think I’m even looking forward to it.”

With Savannah fighting his growing affections at every turn, what will become of these two unlikely lovers?

And with an ex-fling in the midst, jaded secrets, unexpected twists and turns, as well as stunted dreams on the line…how will it all turn out?

My thoughts:

[#The good]- A wonderful plot (+ characters), filled with a hell of a lot of sexual tension, funny-witty banter, clever uses of sexual innuendo, and two marvelous heroines fighting to overcome the odds and forge a future for themselves (and each other)!!

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[#What I wanted more of]- (+) scenes of Declan's matches in the ring!! I mean, Declan is a champion fighter is he not? I was sort of bummed I couldn't witness him busting out even more of his extensive fighting chops.-

Other than that, all in all, it was a lovely, sensual, captivating, and enthralling read that captivated my attention from the very first page and sizzling on all cylinders!

Please, please, Ms. Martin consider with follow up with sequel!! Perhaps a Blake and Macy pairing?!! I felt that Blake and Macy had a lot of potential to expand on singularly and as a couple!! Pretty please?!♥♥

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My Rating:
-Overall : 8.75
-Plot : 8.75
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.75
-Cover : 8.75

Declan’s eyes narrow as he studies me, like he’s truly seeing me for the first time. No one’s ever seen this side of me before. It’s scary and unnerving, and it makes me want clam up and not share anything else with him.
Amazement laces his tone as he asks, “How are you not just . . . broken?”
A sad smile parts my lips as I shrug. “Who says I’m not?”
His eyes search mine, stripping me raw until I feel more exposed than I’ve ever been before. “You’re not,” he says simply. “You’re too feisty. If you were broken, you wouldn’t have any fight left in you.”

 About the Author 

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Kelley lives in Texas, but she swears it's not all country music and cowboy boots... Okay, some of it is, but not all of it. She's got an amazing husband, who continues to inspire her every day, even after twelve years and two ridiculously cute little girls.

Author's Links:
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