Thursday, July 18, 2013

Review & Giveaway ~*~ Taming Johnny by Kaylie Newell

Blurb ~*~
He's got the temperament of a lion, and she's just the one to tame him.

Police records clerk Emma Beaumont has always played it safe, never taking many risks. Quiet, shy, and a little overweight, she's convinced herself that she's comfortable with the way her life is. That is until she lays eyes on incredibly sexy Lieutenant Johnny Street. But she's never met anyone with such a terrible attitude. He's a jerk. Everyone thinks so.

Little by little, Emma is forced to uncover a stronger, spunkier part of herself, one that isn't afraid to stand up to him. As she gets to know him, she starts seeing glimpses of a very different man. A man who has known great heartache, and as it turns out, has good reason for embracing such bitterness. Behind his sharp tongue and harsh demeanor, lies a young man who's desperately afraid of losing what's left of himself.

As Emma's intense desire for Johnny turns to love, she will have to ask herself how far she'll go to chip away at his frosty heart. And at what cost.

Content Warning: contains sensual sex and strong language 

Excerpt ~*~

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Buy Links ~*~
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4 Star Review ~*~
Taming Johnny was an entertaining read that easily kept me interested throughout the entire story.  Kaylie Newell creates characters and a plot that a reader can really sink their teeth into and get invested in which is what makes me really enjoy reading. 

Now, understand that Johnny is a Jerk, yes with a capital J.  He can really be an A$$ and while I can appreciate a man that doesn't take shit from anyone, Johnny takes that to whole new level. He is definitely a bad boy we can love!  Now Emma is a little on the meek side, she has her dreams but with this crush on Johnny, she hasn't taken many risks.  I could really relate to Emma and her play it safe attitude because I am so much the same way.  Weighing each option before making a decision.  But as Emma comes out of her shell to deal with Johnny we see what rewards taking risks can lead to.  And boy is it worth it . . . maybe.

While Taming Johnny is the first book i've had the pleasure of reading by Kaylie Newell, it certainly won't be the last.  She is going on the TBR list for anything she puts out.  Highly recommended if you like an alpha bad boy who needs to get put in his place a time or two!

Author Info ~*~
For Kaylie Newell, storytelling is in the blood. Growing up the daughter of two gifted writers, she knew eventually she’d want to follow in their footsteps. While she’s written short stories her whole life, it wasn’t until after her kids were born that she decided to shoot for the moon and write her first romance novel. She hasn’t looked back since!
Kaylie lives in Southern Oregon with her husband, two little girls, two indifferent cats and a Chihuahua named Pedro.

She would love to hear from you! You can find her at:!/profile.php?id=1121007272!/KaylieNewell

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  1. Looks like a great read! Love a men in uniform read! :D

  2. Let me at'm ;))) Sounds fantastic

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  3. I loved the excerpt i really need to read this now, thankyou for the giveaway, where did johnny come from? Is he based on anyone you know or know of?? Good luck with the book xxx

  4. It seems like an interesting! Definitely want to read it! :) Great giveaway as well!

  5. I love the cover!! Men in uniform mmmmmm!!!!!

  6. Sounds (and looks!) like a great book.