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Breaking All the Rules by Aliyah Burke + GIVEAWAY


Breaking All the Rules
D.A.R.K. Cover, Inc.
Book 1
Aliyah Burke

Genre: Interracial Romance,
Contemporary, Action/Adventure
Publisher: ARe Books
Date of Publication: November 1, 2015
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill

Book Description:
Can one night of passion between a woman and her boss lead to happily ever after?

When Kristopher “Wild” Wilder takes a few days of R&R in Belize after his last mission with D.A.R.K. Cover, Inc., he meets a woman who sets his blood on fire. The night they share is explosive, but little does he know, she’s been hired as D.A.R.K. Cover’s newest pilot. Wild looks forward to continuing their connection; problem is, she’s not on board with that idea.

Alyse Lamar is a damn good pilot. She’s taken this new job for a few reasons, but when she realizes she’s slept with one of her new bosses she isn’t sure she should stay. She can’t seem to keep her hands off him, and vice versa. Her strict rule about never mixing business with pleasure is taking one heck of a beating.

Wild is many things, a quitter isn’t one of them. He wants this feisty woman and knows she wants him just as much. He vows to find a way past her walls and make her understand that what began as one night in Belize is worth breaking all the rules and can.

My Review:

First before I really dive into how steamy this book is and how this author rocks at building some serious sexual tension… read the excerpt



“We’ll see you in a week then, Ms. Lamar.”
“Yessir. And thank you again, Mr. Wilder.”
He chuckled. “We’ll be working closely together, please, call me Adam.”
“How about I think about it and let you know?”
“I’ll take it. Enjoy the rest of your vacation.” The call disconnected.
Alyse Lamar had every intention of doing so. She pocketed her phone with a soft yet emphatic, “Yes!”
She had gone in for this job three months ago. After meeting with a company man named Rhodi, being interviewed, and making it through their vetting process, she’d made the short list. Which led to more of the same. As they were making final decision she’d let them know—again—she would be out of the country for two weeks.
Honestly, she’d been under the belief that would have taken her out of the running for the position. Her shock at Adam’s—one she’d yet to meet in person—call, she knew went through when she spoke to him. None mattered for the job was hers.
A fist pump and another, “Yes!”
Spinning back to the bar, she drummed her hands along the shiny, smooth top. “Bartender.”
The hot man made his way down to her. “Yes, beautiful?”
She smiled at him. “Another beer please.”
“Of course. Same kind as before?”
“Yes, please.”
He grabbed the bottle, popped the top, and placed it before her. “Good news?”
She took a swig and nodded. “Got the job I’ve been hoping for.”
He winked and pocketed the money slid over to him. Alyse toasted him with her beer and turned back to get off the stool. She walked down to the edge of the water.
The silken sand beneath her feet combined with the warm liquid lapping at her toes had her sighing in pleasure. Once she finished her beer, she pivoted and made her way back to the bar where she handed the bottle over.
She stuck her hands in her pockets and made her way down the beach. Not far away, a group of mixed aged people were dancing along the water. The guys there beckoned her and she went willingly. Time passed as she danced and sweated to the pounding music.
Arms up, she shook her hips, lower lip caught in her teeth. Through the crowd of spectators, her gaze landed on a man who watched her hungrily. His dark blond hair shone golden in the sun’s rays. He stood braced shoulder-width apart, muscular arms crossed and a drink in one hand.
From here, she couldn’t identify eye color but all she could see was nice. Oh, so nice. He gave her a brief nod and wriggled his fingers in her direction. Her grin turned saucy and she crooked a finger at him.
He tipped back his drink, placed the bottle in the sand, and strode toward her. The sun gleamed off his bare tanned skin as he prowled closer. Mediterranean blue eyes honed in on her face as he reached out and snagged her around the waist with one arm.
Electricity sparked out from his touch and spread throughout her. Pelvises rubbing against one another, her core temperature skyrocketed. His touch, the catalyst to the burning embers created from the output of energy from her dancing. Alyse rested her arms over his shoulders as they continued to keep the beat and grind with the music.
That very thing segued to a slow romantic song. Her mysterious dance partner moved a few sweaty tendrils to rest behind her ear. She laced her fingers behind his neck.
“Hi,” he murmured. He placed his hands on her ass, ensuring to keep them pressed together.
His thick length was unavoidable. But then, if he were willing she’d not be avoiding it at all.


SEE!!! If that does scream hot I don’t know what does…. this book was a very steamy ride and there was one point where I was like hmmm do I need to go to Belize again???  This is the first book I have ready by Aliyah Burke and it will not be my last, in fact I really want to be this woman’s friend as I am secretly hoping she knows dudes like this.

This book is a very short read about 71 pages in all and it will leave you begging for the next book, like really really can’t wait.   This story is sexy, action packed and before you know it you are done and will be sad because you have to wait for the next book, unless you are like me and realize you have found a new author that you will continue to read.

I won’t give any spoilers & boy do I really want to because I really just want someone to talk about this book.  This is a fantastic start to a new series and Aliyah if you ever find yourself in need of a new friend you can tweet me at @CubicleEscapee especially if “Wild” is based on a read dude 🙂

GO out and buy this book people you will not be disappointed, better yet enter the giveaway!

2 ebooks from ARe Books backlist to two winners

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About the Author

Aliyah Burke is an avid reader and is never far from pen and paper (or the computer). She loves to hear from her readers and can be found on Facebook or Twitter at @AliyahBurke96.

She is married to a career military man. They are owned by four Borzoi, and a DSH cat. She spends her days sharing time between work, writing, and dog training.

For more information on other books by Aliyah, visit her website: www.aliyah-burke.com





Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book in exchange for a review, as always the opinions are my own.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of this book tour! 



Honeymoon For One by Beth Orsott



Purchase Link: Honeymoon for One

Country Book is Set in: Belize

As I have stated previously, I am on a mission to travel the world via books & movies this year.  Belize is one of my favorite countries so when I stumbled upon this book I figured I would give it ago.  Even though she was accused of murder and the story gets a little crazy this book is making me itch to get back to Belize.

The second reason this book sucked me?  That cover.  I would much rather be doing that than working claims. Just Saying.

The brief synopsis Lizzie was left at the alter but instead of tucking her tail between her legs like most would do she took off and went on her honeymoon alone.   She meets Michael who offers to play “pretend husband” and well when he ends up murdered well that is when the shenanigans begin.

As this is a country I have been to it was nice to hear how the main character wanted to go diving, snorkling and cave tubbing… all things that are worthy of doing in Belize.  This is a reason why I love reading books set in a location I want to visit.

I found Liz very refreshing she may be a little naive but at the same time I can’t blame her for wanting to have a person play husband at a “couples resort”  that plan goes awry when she meets Jack, the hot scuba instructor.

Scandalous you say? Oh that is just the beginning. 

Without a doubt I loved this book, I devoured the book in a day.  It had a little  mystery, a little steam and whole lotta fun.   This book was one plot after another

and oh there is a sea turtle named Fred.   We all know how I love sea turtles.

The characters were lovable and relatively believable.  Where is my trust fund friend though?

Go read this book, really go read this book if you are going to Belize, even though she was in a Belizean jail for a bit you will still be excited about visiting this very beautiful country.