Sunday, December 6, 2015

Review ~ Intimate by Kate Douglas

by Kate Douglas
From bestselling author Kate Douglas comes the first book in a sensational new series set in California wine country—a place where love is always intoxicating...

Categories ~ Contemporary romance, Intrigue
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They call her Kaz. She's a gorgeous model with a good head for business—until now, at least. Kaz has just been fired from her latest photo shoot for having the wrong tattoo in the wrong place at the wrong time. But a chance encounter with photographer Jake Lowell could make everything right again . . . if Kaz is willing to accept his proposition. What does she have to lose?


Jake has been searching for the perfect model to pose for a body-jewelry shoot—one that will leave no room for modesty. Is Kaz, who is nothing if not professional, ready to bare it all for a man she is not sure she can trust? It's an offer that's too good to refuse . . . and as Kaz finds herself growing more comfortable with Jake, the attraction between them reaches arousing new heights. But while the artist and his subject learn more about each other in the intimacy of wine country, evil lurks in the shadows—and soon it becomes clear that someone else has designs on them...

This first book to a new series hits a home run for me. I have read other books by this author in the paranormal area so I was curious if she would be able to crossover and still hold my attention. Hum, yes she did hold my interest as well as keeping me on the edge of my seat wanting to solve the mysterious happenings throughout the book.

The primary female character, Kaz was very edgy and due to the authors beautiful descriptions of the piercings and body jewelry being so realistic I have this insane desire to go out and get some piercings. Seriously this author has a way with words that grabs you and pulls you into the story,

I like Jake, he was the perfect match for Kaz and it is fascinating watching how the two developed in their relationship with some of the obstacles they had to overcome. 

This book offers the reader intrigue, romance, hope, and hotness. I give it 4 STARS.

An ARC copy was gifted in exchange for an honest opinion via Netgalley.

Books in the Intimate Relation Series
Intimate (Intimate Relations #1) ~ my review
Redemption (Intimate Relations #2) ~ my review
Awakened (Intimate Relations #3) ~ my review
Tangled my review 
(though not technically part of the series the characters are in each of the other books)

Some people just seem to know they are meant to write, but it can still take a while to figure out exactly what their career will entail. Kate Douglas started out writing radio copy for a country western radio station in 1972, wrote and illustrated an educational cartoon strip for the American Mosquito Control Association for a number of years, was a newspaper reporter for a small town weekly where she covered everything from high school sports to drug busts, and then, in the mid-1980s, decided to write her first romance.

Many submissions and rejections followed.

In 1998, she published with a small ebook publisher before anyone knew what an ebook was, but it wasn't until 2005, a full twenty years after finishing that first romance, that she signed with a New York publisher.

In January 2006, Kensington Publishing launched their Aphrodisia imprint of erotic romance with Kate's Wolf Tales, a sexy paranormal series about a lost race of shapeshifters. Kate has continued on as the imprint's lead author, with twenty-one novels and novellas in the full Wolf Tales series. She also has a series with Kensington's Zebra imprint, DemonSlayers, and has just completed her latest Aphrodisia series, Dream Catchers, which opened with the NightShift anthology and her novella, Dream Catcher, followed by the novels Dream Bound and Dream Unchained.

Her next series, Spirit Wild, debuts April 30, 2013 with Dark Wolf. This is a spin-off series that takes place in the Chanku world readers first met in Wolf Tales. Characters are the grown children of the first Chanku.

Kate and her husband of over forty years have two adult children and six grandchildren. They live in the small town of Healdsburg, California, in the heart of the beautiful Sonoma County wine country. 

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  1. I am so glad you liked this story--it's a huge shift for me, so definitely gratifying when readers get what I was trying to do. And not a single four-footed character with speaking parts in the book--the basset hound doesn't count!

    Thank you for such a terrific review--going up on my website now.

    1. I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

  2. Did I send you the ARC for Redemption? If not, let me know, as I just got an extra one and can stick it in the mail.

    1. Wonderful! The third one will be out in June. Seems a long ways off!

    2. If who I think is in the 3rd book I can't wait...... He seems to call to me.

  3. Love the sound of this one! It sounds like such an interesting take on a romance.