Tuesday, October 21, 2014

ARC Review: Operation Burlesque by Michelle Fox

~ Categories ~ 
BBW Romance, Intrigue

~ Blurb ~
Aspiring costume designer Ruby Palmer prefers to hide behind-the-scenes, keeping life at a distance. But when she signs on to work as a seamstress for the steamy Cirque D’Amour, the spotlight won’t take no for an answer, and neither will the circus’ handsome, enigmatic magician, Blake Cannon.

She’s watched him from afar for months, dreaming, but never daring to hope he would look her way. When he finally does notice her, they share one unforgettable night, but, the next morning, Ruby finds her hopes of a new romance cruelly dashed. There’s trouble at her door and she learns Blake is tangled up in dangerous lies.

Before Ruby knows it, she’s sucked into an underworld she never asked to join, one filled with sleight of hand, intrigue and exotic destinations. It is a world that will kill her if it can…all in the name of love.

Full length BBW romance. NO cliffhanger

~ My Review ~
This very fast paced read is full of rich descriptions of locations that they travel to, light suspenseful intrigue and hot love scenes.

I love the versatility of this author. She continues to amaze me with her wide variety of book series. This book really caught my attention since I sew costumes for several circuses and work with many outstanding costume designers.

So the part where she discusses Ruby going about her day as a seamstress is believable and fairly accurate. Ruby’s character draws you into the story as she determinedly seeks to change her life. The author shows her vulnerability as she steps into the life she wants to create without being needy or hopeless.

Many of us can relate to having a friend like the secondary character, Lilli, who is bigger than life and helps us break through our self-inflicted walls of self-doubt and fears.

Our main sexy man is Blake and there was a part of me that had a hard time connecting to him. I like the mysterious Blake in the beginning but I quickly got upset with him shortly into the story because of some of his reckless decisions. But at last in the end I was happy because he redeemed himself in my eyes.

I was given this ARC by the author for an honest opinion

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~ About The Author ~
USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Michelle Fox lives in the Midwest with her husband, kids, the occasional exchange student and two sweetly disobedient dogs. She loves fantasy and romance, which makes writing paranormal romance a natural fit. She also thinks her readers rock and always enjoys hearing from them!

In addition to writing, Michelle is the founder of the Wolf Pack, an active Facebook community for shifter romance fans. Plus, she helps run various author coops including Red Hot Audiobooks and Insatiable Reads.

In her spare time, she's been known to shake her bon-bon at Zumba, make spectacular cheesecakes, hoard vintage costume jewelry and eat way too much ice cream (Ben and Jerry's Karamel Sutra for the win!).

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