Friday, July 18, 2014

**BT & Giveaway** Sweet Girl ~ Titan #1.5 ~ Cristin Harber

Sometimes falling in love means going through the worst kind of hell.


Nicola Hart grew up under the heels of her older brother and his sexy best friend, Cash Garrison. Years of ignoring her spark with Cash has transformed their friendship into a slow burning sizzle. One night with him could ruin everything. Or it could be more than she ever dreamed. They play. They flirt. But they haven't crossed the line because too much is at stake. Family. Friendship. And the deepest kind of love that she'd have to be crazy to walk away from.

She's his best friend's little sister. The definition of hands off. Cash has tried to ignore her for years. Those innocent eyes and her smile that screams kiss-me-if-you-dare... Instead, he's looked at every pretty little thing who's crossed his path, all to ignore the girl he seems destined to want. But when his hard partying ways get old and everyone at school is interested in Nicola, it's time to stake a claim. To make Nicola his girl, no matter the risks, and hold the hand of the one he really loves.

Sweet Girl is the novel length prequel to USA Today best-selling Garrison's Creed. Before Cash and Nicola can fall in love forever, they have to suffer through their first love.

Sweet Girl is book 1.5 of the Titan Group. It's our intro to Cash Garrison. 


I love Cash already and I haven't even read his full novel yet. Cash is real. He's deep, all-consuming, and loves with everything he has, even if it's someone he's not supposed to love. He loved Nic for most of her life. But she's his best friend's little sister, completely and totally hands off. 

Nicola has loved Cash for as long as she can remember. He's a player though, and he certainly never thinks of her that way. In college, one thing leads to another. They find a love they never counted on. 

Then the unspeakable... 

This quick novella of Cash and Nic had me beggin to read book 2. Diving into it in the next day or so. Cash is going to be my *swoon-worth* fella. I can feel it. 

“You ready to go home?” Alone… Because he sure wasn’t. “Truck’s around the corner, down the block.”

She didn’t say anything. It wasn’t a no. Cash took her hand in his. He’d done it a million times for so long. Years of touching and hugging on her, teasing and throwing her around, arm around her shoulder, arm around her waist, a hand hold or an elbow grab. That had all happened, but this was different.

He rubbed his thumb over the ridges of her knuckles. He could tell she was holding her breath, and that was fine because he wasn’t breathing either. He took one deep breath in and laced his fingers with hers. Locked together.

Nicola’s fingers were delicate. With a gentle tug, he started toward his truck, and she fell into step. The slightest squeeze of her hand stole his heart. Cash focused on his truck. Figuring out where to go and what to do was secondary because, if he stopped now, something stupid would fall out of his mouth, like come home with me.

“Cash.” She stopped, and he didn’t let go. “Wait.”

“Just…” Just what? Give me a chance? Go home with me? Let me kiss you? Touch you, taste you? Just let us happen… Whatever that might be.

A shy smile teased her lips. “Why’d you ask me to leave with you?”

His furrowed his brow. “What?”

“I’m not good at these things. I don’t know what’s in front of me and what’s not. But I do know that you’re standing here. And…”


Her eyes sank shut, and she sighed, swayed. A breeze swirled around them. “I like that.”

And God, I like you. He reeled her closer. Her softness pressed against him. “Nicola, we—”

“Cash! Cash!” a couple of girls across the street yelled. “We’re headed to TKX! You promised us shots!”

Bubble burst. Gone was the fuzzy look in Nicola’s eyes. The moment dissolved into the night, completely ruined. Damn.

She was bright and aware. Her smile looked painted. He wanted to throw his damn hat on the ground. “Nicola—”

Stepping back, she looked everywhere but at him. “I think you’d better take me home.”

They were still connected at the hand, but not interlaced anymore—locked together like the friends they were. She swung her hand in his then let it drop.

Round one, lost to a gaggle of drunk chicks. He threw his arm around her shoulder like it was any old night, and he hadn’t just held her hand, caressing her knuckles with his thumb.

Cristin Harber is a USA Today bestselling romantic suspense and military romance author. Fans voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was #1 romantic suspense, #1 military romance, and a USA Today Top 100 bestseller.

She lives outside Washington, DC with her family and English Bulldog.

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*****Winter's Heat ~ Book 1 ~ by Cristin Harber*****

After putting her life on the line to protect classified intelligence, military psychologist Mia Kensington is on a cross-country road trip from hell with an intrusive save-the-day hero. Uninterested in his white knight act, she’d rather take her chances without the ruggedly handsome, cold-blooded operative who boasts an alpha complex and too many guns.

Colby Winters, an elite member of The Titan Group, has a single objective on his black ops mission: recover a document important to national security. It was supposed to be an easy in-and-out operation. But now, by any means necessary becomes a survival mantra when he faces off with a stunning woman he can’t leave behind.

When Titan’s safe houses are compromised, Colby stashes Mia at his home, exposing his secret—he’s the adoptive father of an orphaned baby girl. Too soon, danger arrives and Mia lands in the hands of a sadistic cartel king with a taste for torture. As hours bleed into fear-drenched days, Colby races across the globe and through a firestorm of bullets to save the woman he can’t live without.

I had no idea what I was getting in to when I volunteered to review this story. First, it was an audible and I am the type of person who has to have my eyes on something or I fall asleep. Secondly, I've always heard that audibles were blah because the narrator was horrid. Well, Jeffery Kafer is a phenomenal narrator!! He was able to keep my mind on the story the whole way through, he changed his voice for each character, while the women were odd to listen to, He did fantastic. 

Cristin Harber has a new reader! The Titan Group is phenomenal, think along the lines of Maya Banks' KGI.  Winter's Heat is jammed packed with action, fire fights, kidnapping, steam, sparks, sexy off-the-charts chemistry between Mia and Winter. 

Phenomenal series and can't wait to read Cash Garrison's story in book 2, but first up, an Intro to Cash in Sweet Girl, book 1.5. 

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