Monday, February 9, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Floored by Melanie Harlow

Genre:   NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor
Release Date:   February 5, 2015
Book Review: Floored (Frenched #3) by Melanie Harlow
4.5 Stars

Readers of the Frenched series will remember Erin Upton from her appearances in the previous books as Mia and Coco’s friend. The trio has a great, supportive friendship and that continues in Erin’s story, which begins when a bad day turns worse after Erin’s townhome is burglarized…while Erin is…we’ll let’s just say she’s having a little more than simply a “Calgon take me away” moment.

A romance isn’t complete without a sexy, if not cocky, hero and thus enters Officer Dwyer to the rescue, or Charlie— the teasing boy who held up Erin’s charity lemonade stand as a kid.  Charlie now operates on the right side of the law these days as a policeman, though he may not have shed all his bad boy ways. Does Erin still think Charlie’s a jerk? YES. Is that stopping her from having inappropriate thoughts about this officer of the law? NO.

This story is about two opposite people who are insanely attracted to each other, yet one doesn’t think he can do a relationships and the other is trying really hard to play it causal in order to at least maintain the friends-with-benefits one they do have. The result, of course, is that they are slipping into a real relationship whether they know it or want it. 
“This didn’t seem like just friends territory. Then again, I was new to this f*ck friend thing. Maybe in addition to the main course, you got a few side dishes too, like holding hands and the occasional cuddle.”
Floored is a cute, funny, and sexy read. Erin’s first person narration is often humorous and always light-hearted. Both characters are very likable. Erin is very down to earth with a solid head on her shoulders. She rolls with the punches well. There’s plenty of cute banter between her and Charlie and quite a few steamy scenes that are smoking! I honestly don’t think I’ll look at a ballet barre and mirrors the same way again. ;-) 
“‘So good I’m going to ask her what she’d like first. My hands? My tongue?’”
 While the pair can’t keep their hands or tongues off each other, the drama (interesting drama, not over the top) is served up in the form of Charlie’s secrets. Erin doesn’t have a good track record with boyfriends and their undisclosed information. One came out of the closet after they broke up, another turned to the priesthood. Now Charlie is holding something back too and Erin has to figure out if it’s a deal breaker.

Despite Charlie’s past flaws, I really saw the good in him as a character. He felt just a little broken, one of those guys you wanted to see do right and succeed.  I do wish a certain meeting would have been included but overall it has a great ending, both to the story and to the series of these three girls.

If you enjoy an upbeat, super sexy read, this is certainly one to pick up!

Want more of Erin and Charlie and their friends? Keep reading for an exclusive character interview…

Character Interview: “Five Questions PLUS with the Characters of Melanie Harlow’s Frenched series”

Welcome gang to the Book-Bosomed Book Blog! It’s great to have you here and give readers a chance to learn a little more about you all. Let’s get started and have some fun…

Q1. Girl Talk
Mia and Coco told their stories in Frenched, Yanked and Forked; now it’s Erin’s turn in Floored.  So Mia and Coco, why don’t you describe Erin for readers in two words.

A. “Perfectionist,” they say at the same time, laughing.
“Sweet,” adds Coco.
Mia thinks for a moment. “Thoughtful. Of all of us, Erin is the best at thinking things through and seeing the big picture. Although, sometimes I think she’s too careful.”

Q2. Behind Every Great Woman is a Sexy Man
Next question is for all three girls. Ladies, we know you all love Paris but if you could spend one couples weekend on a secluded tropical island (necessities for survival included) however your mate was only allowed to bring one item of luxury (or pleasure), what would Charlie, Nick, and Lucas each bring?

A. Coco answers right away. “Nick would bring a cast iron skillet to cook with.”
“I think Lucas would bring a guitar,” says Mia slowly. “Although a case of good wine would be a strong possibility too.”
Erin blushes. “I’ll just be honest—Charlie would probably bring his handcuffs. He knows I like them.”

Interviewer: Hmm, good food, music, and kinky fun ;-)

Q3. Let Me Tell You a Secret
Speaking of the men, Charlie, Nick, and Lucas—If the girls were to talk in their sleep after a night of really good sex, what would they each say?

A. Mia: “Oh God, I love Paris!”
Coco: “I think we got cake batter on the sheets.”
Erin: “Frisk me again, Officer. Please.”

Q4. Arresting Officer
Charlie, as a man of the law, if you happened to pull Erin over for speeding, would you…
A.) Write her a ticket for sixty-nine dollars? (Payable only to Officer Dwyer)
B.) Frisk her (she might be concealing a dangerous sex toy after all)
C.) Bend her over the car and handcuff her (she’s too dangerous in the drivers’ seat)

A.  “D. All of the above, of course.”

Interviewer: Somehow Officer Dwyer I knew you were going to say that ;)

Q5. Nobody Puts Charlie in the Corner
Erin—Charlie needs a private dance lesson—what Dirty Dancing scene would you most want to act out with him?

A. “The one in the lake! Without an audience. Definitely.”

PLUS, since Floored is Erin and Charlie’s story and we know they are a bit of opposites attract, let’s find out how compatible they are with these five rapid fire questions!

#1 Moonlight or Candlelight?
Erin: Candlelight
Charlie: Candlelight

#2 Top or Bottom?
Erin: Bottom
Charlie: Top

#3 Drive-in movie or big theater complex? (Perhaps for taking Erin to the 50 Shades movie *wink*)
Erin: Big Theater. I’d get cold in the car.
Charlie: Drive-in. I’d keep her warm!

#4 Mountains retreat or beach bungalow?
Erin: Beach bungalow! I’m not much of a camper.
Charlie: Mountain retreat! I love hiking. I’m totally taking her camping.

#5 Plane, train, or automobile?
Erin: Plane. Most efficient way to get where you want to go.
Charlie: I don’t mind flying but I love a good road trip. A train sounds like fun—someone else to do the driving in case I’m occupied with other things!

Thanks Erin, Charlie, Coco, Nick, Mia, Lucas and Melanie Harlow!!! 

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.

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Forked (#2)

Twenty-eight year old Coco Thomas knows the recipe for disaster:

1) Agree to plan last-minute engagement blowout for spoiled Mafia princess before you realize her choice of caterer is Nick Lupo, a despicably gorgeous young chef with a hot new restaurant in town, a reality TV show victory, and a romantic past with you—one that did not end well.

2) Strike a deal with Nick in which you agree to spend a weekend with him in exchange for his services, under the strict conditions there will be no talking about the past, no second chances, and definitely no sex.

3) Violate all three conditions within 24 hours and spend two glorious days remembering what made you fall for the sexy, egotistical bastard in the first place, and why it hurt so much when he broke your heart.

Add one road trip, plenty of good scotch, and endless spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter drizzled over your body and licked off inch by oh-my-God-yes-right-there inch, then just admit it.

You’re totally FORKED.

Yanked (#1.5)


Mia Devine fell hard for Lucas Fournier after their magical week in Paris. But eight months later, the free-spirited half-French musician still hasn't made any promises about their future. And as magnifique as long-distance phone sex is, nothing compares to the real thing.

Fed up with stolen weekends and lonely nights, Mia flies to New York armed with a list of reasons why they should take the next step, but an unexpected guest in Lucas's apartment derails her plans. He’s been keeping secrets--worse, he claims he's happy with the way things are.

Without the magic of Paris, can their mismatched love survive?

Frenched (#1)


When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon—alone.

She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

The easygoing bartender’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth.

Nor is the simultaneous O.

The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy la vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day—and night—with Lucas is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.

Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?


  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! The interview was so much fun. :)

    1. You're welcome! It was a lot of fun to read, and I really enjoyed the interview too. Thanks so much for doing it.