Thursday, 25 June 2015

PROMO TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Trusting The boss by Mallory Crowe

Mallory Crowe

Trusting the Boss
 (Billionaires in the City #4)




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?

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About the Author:

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.

“Here’s what’s going to happen. You’re going to turn around and go up those stairs. Once you’re out of here, you’re going to forget you ever met me and pretend that there’s nothing Victoria Green can tell you that you don’t already know.”
A deep anger settled in her gut at the idea of this virtual stranger telling her what to do. “And if I don’t?”
Jace leaned in, until his face was inches from hers. “Well, for starters, I will throw you over my damn shoulder and carry you out of here until you’re far enough away I’m sure you’ll leave me alone. Think I’m bluffing?”
For a long moment, Emma debated the merits of slapping Jace right in his smug face. Screw slapping—punching would be much more effective.
“What’s it gonna be, Georgia? Are you walking out on your own or do you need assistance?”
Emma shook her head. Jace wasn’t worth the bruised knuckles. “I’d rather avoid being touched by a Neanderthal, thank you very much,” she said in her sweetest voice, laying her natural accent on a bit thicker than normal.
If he wanted to get rid of her, fine. She’d leave gracefully. Her anger simmered just beneath the surface as she walked up the stairs. Let him win the battle. But she sure as hell wasn’t going to give up and when all was said and done, she’d win the war.

Review by Angela

3 & 1/2 Stars
Was an enjoyable read & although unfamiliar with the Billionaires in the City series I was worried that not reading the previous installments would effect my enjoyment of this story. But it turned out that it wasn't the case but I think I would have enjoyed more had I read the others first. TRUSTING THE BOSS was a fast paced story of betrayal, romance and suspense, everything I look for in a story although I just felt like something was missing.
Overall was  great read!

Copy provided in exchange for an honest review.


How did you come up with the idea for this story?
Well this was a character built story. Jace was a small side character in TEMPTING THE BOSS and I liked the idea of giving this badass guy more to do and I needed a woman who could handle him, but also was in need of his skills in some way. So in creating a heroine for him, I ended up creating this entire family that the next four books are going to be based around. 

What are your current projects? 
Currently I’m working on my next book in the Billionaires in the City series which will be about Emma’s cousin Michael and a girl from the IT department at his company who gets in over her head. On the side, I’m slowly going through some paranormal romance manuscripts I wrote a few years ago and hoping to get them cleaned up for a 2016 release.

Tell us about your first book. What would readers find different about the first one and your most recent published work?
My first published book is Book One in the Billionaires In The City series. I’d say the biggest difference would be that with each manuscript I write, I have (unintentionally) ramped up the suspense. I love a very strong external conflict and nothing is sexier than a protective guy, so the danger  aspect of the books have increased with each new one. I don’t think I’d call TRUSTING full on romantic suspense, but there is an element of danger added for sure. 

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.

What books have influenced your life most?
There’s not one that really stands out, but the entire genre of romance really shaped me growing up. Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice was the book that taught me that romantic troubles and humor transcends time. Christine Feehan is the first paranormal author I fell in love with and Jayne Ann Krentz writes these amazing couples that contradict and complement each other at the same time.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?
The best way to keep updated about new releases and special offers is through my newsletter sign up at I also have am very active on facebook and love to keep in touch with readers J

Do you have a special time to write? How is your day structured writing-wise?
I have a great support group of other writers who I’m in contact with every day. We’re all crazy ambitious and trying to get new books to our readers as often as possible and together we make sure we stick to the goals we set for ourselves. So we will set aside chunks of time during the day to write and we encourage each other to keep to our schedules.

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.

When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively?
My stories definitely build progressively. The beginnings are normally very well engrained in my mind ahead of time (because the meet-cute is my favorite scene to write and read of any book) and I also like to have some idea of the climax. What everything is building to. So knowing those key scenes in the book I bridge the story together.

TRUSTING THE BOSS was a different beast. It’s a standalone romance, but there are elements from the plot that carry over into the next three Billionaire In The City books. So when I started writing TRUSTING, I also had key scenes for books coming up in the series that I was preparing some set up for.

When and why did you begin writing?
I’ve always had stories going on in my mind. I’d get really frustrated when TV shows didn’t go exactly the way I wanted them to, and I’d think of these elaborate plot lines and episodes that would be better. I knew I wanted to write romance from a relatively young age, around high school. However I set it on the backburner until I was established in a “real job”. So after I did all the expected things of going to college, getting a career, getting married, I carved out the time to actually start writing. And then I never stopped…

List three books you have recently read and would recommend.
I really loved Feels Like Home and Loving Bailey from Evelyn Adams. Kathleen Brooks’ Women of Power series was also amazing! Book One is Built For Power. For a steamier read, I go to Cali MacKay’s Passion and Surrender.

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.

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