Wednesday, October 22, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Love in the City series by Steph Nuss

Book One - Wanted By You
Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her,
but she was the one girl who didn't beg for his attention.
He wanted her.
Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you,
but then she met Carter Jennings.
She wanted him.
Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.
Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.
They want each other.

But love in the city is never quite that easy.

Book Two -   Fantasized By You
Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.
She's given up on her fantasy.
Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick Jones isn't thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her.
He's ready to turn his fantasy into reality.

But when their fantasies collide, love in the city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.

BOOK REVIEW: Fantasized by You (Love in the City #2) by Steph Nuss 
4.25 Stars

Harper Jennings is a successful fashion designer and recovered bulimic. Maverick Jones is a personal trainer who owns his own gym. His friend, Elly, is marrying Harper’s brother, Carter, but Harper is not who he’s expecting when Elly wants him to interview a new mentor for his fitness center clinic. But after a slightly awkward introduction, or in spite of, Harper and Mav hit it off and are hot for each other. 
“I imagined her spread eagle on my kitchen table. I had dreams of her tied to my bed and begging for more…” –Mav
 A massage. A first date. Their relationship quickly takes off. 
“Where have you been all my life?” –Harper
Mav is quite swoon-worthy. He is rather the fantasy man. Fit, tattooed, understanding, romantic, and sexy. There’s a bit of fairy-tale quality to this boy.  But what probably is most admirable is the way they communicate with each other. They are honest and don’t hold things back which allows for the story to have drama but without angst. And the drama is intermingled with the romantic moments that Mav and Harper share, told via their alternating first person POV.

A trip to Paris for the premier of her friend Max’s movie reveals more to Harper than she realized. And as the girls prepare for Elly’s wedding, Harper discovers a little surprise. There’s enough excitement and twists to keep the pages turning along with the fantasies that Mav and Harper fulfill for each other.

In addition, as part of the Love in the City series, each book brings awareness to an issue surrounding women. This book deals with eating disorders, specifically bulimia. The topic is woven into the story well. It is an aspect of Harper’s past and an issue within her business world, but it doesn’t define her, nor does the topic ever become preachy.

Friendship is also an important aspect of the series, and while each book is technically a stand-alone, characters and plot-lines carry over. Elly and Carter from book one are planning their wedding in this book, and there’s a hint at the focus of book three. But each book is a complete story ending on a sweet note.  And I’m definitely looking forward to the next one!


Pleasured By You (Love in the City #3)
Pre-order: iBooks

Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course.


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