Friday, June 19, 2015

Trusting the Boss by Mallory Crowe @croweink - Release Blast and #Giveaway @RockStarPRLC

Trusting the Boss
by Mallory Crowe
Series: Billionaires in the City, #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2015


Billionaire heiress Emma Devaroux has been living a safe-yet-mundane existence in Georgia for too long, but when she learns her sister, Joslyn, has been arrested, she heads to New York City to find out what really happened. Unfortunately, as an unemployed debutante, she’s not exactly qualified to be leading an investigation. But help is at hand in the form of the handsome, former military man Jace Lance who happens to be the one who got her sister arrested in the first place.

Jace thinks Emma is crazy for even considering working with him since he’s the one who stopped Joslyn from killing his former client. However, he can’t deny that the sexy southerner is in over her head when her tycoon cousins try to hire him to make sure Emma doesn’t find out the truth about what really caused her sister’s murderous actions.

As they begin to uncover the truth together –and get to know each other intimately – it becomes clear that the more answers they get, the more danger Emma is in. Jace is determined to protect her, but how can he keep her safe when her whole family is in on the conspiracy?

“Nothing fancy. Just a t-shirt and sweatpants, but at least they’re clean and dry.”

“It’s perfect.” She held out a hand.

“I’m sure they’ll be big, but the pants have a drawstring, so they should stay up.”

“Thanks.” She started to turn to the bathroom, but at the last minute, she twisted back around. “What did you intend to say?”

“When?” he asked, but his clenched jaw told her he knew exactly what she was asking about.

“I walked out of the bathroom and you said you didn’t mean to…something. I’d like you to finish your sentence.”

He cocked his head and considered her for a moment. “I don’t think you really want me to answer that.”

Emma squared her shoulders. “I think I’m a grown woman and I asked you a question.”

“Fine. I didn’t mean to ogle you like a fourteen-year-old virgin. I should’ve been more professional than that.”

The corner of her mouth hooked up. “I knew it! You were affected by that kiss last night.”

“The kiss you started. And yes, I’m a red-blooded male. You can’t expect me to be a robot when a woman like you makes a move.”

Her heart beat faster in her chest as she replayed his words in her mind. She’d gotten what she wanted. An admission that she wasn’t the only one going insane. Now she should turn back and get dressed and pretend this whole conversation never happened. “A woman like me?”

Jace reached up and ran a piece of her wet hair through his fingers. “What do you think you’re doing, Emma?”

She opened her mouth but no words came out. Her second attempt was a bit more successful. “I don’t really know. I kind of like not knowing, though.”

Does music play any type of role in your writing? 
I LOVE music and some songs are hugely inspirational to me.  Sometimes an entire song will have me thinking up a new idea or it might just be one lyric or even the tone I get from the beat. The first book in the Billionaires in the City series was actually inspired by a slowed down version of a rap song. The song is about the rapper offering to get his girlfriend anything she wants, be it expensive champagne or extravagant trips. For some reason, my mind turned that into a secretary running all around New York getting her playboy boss anything and everything he asked for and eventually she gets fed up and leaves. And that’s the set up for book one.

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?
I actively avoid basing anything in by books on real life. That being said, I’m a CPA and come from a business background, so that really helps with writing business and corporate based romances.

Why did you choose to write contemporary romance stories? 
I chose to write romance because those are the only stories that ever come to me. It’s strange because in life I’m very much a realist, but when it comes to books, television and movies, I NEED there to be some sort of love story and a happily ever after.

What is for you the perfect book hero?
I love heroes that you hate at first and adore by the end of the book.

Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do. 
Well before I started writing, I was a licensed CPA and passed all sections of the exam in one try and I don’t think most people expect accounting and romance author to go together in one person. I’ve met so many fellow romance writers who have the most interesting backgrounds or former day jobs. It’s fascinating when you realize that creativity isn’t only limited to certain types of people.

Will you write more about these characters?
For sure! The heroine of TRUSTING THE BOSS, Emma Devaroux, is the sister of someone introduced in the 3rd book in the series and the next four books will all focus on the not so functional Devaroux family. Emma and then her three cousins (who are all brothers) each get their own book as they try to clean up a relative’s mistakes and end up getting pulled into an FBI investigation.

Mallory Crowe has lived in Michigan her whole life and has been in love with romance ever since she’d skip to the end of every novel, just to make sure the hero and heroine survived and ended up together. She lives with her husband and three dogs. When she’s not writing, she’s spending too much time in front of the TV, hiking, or working with various animal rescues.

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