Monday, January 7, 2013

Review and Giveaway:The Valentine's Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich...BEST OF THE BEST rating...

The Valentine's Arrangement (book 1)
Ronnie Clark, an edgy tattoo artist with hopes of high tailing it out of the forsaken Military town she followed her now ex-fiancé to, is counting down the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Ronnie doesn’t do romance. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do love—not anymore. After her fiancé slept with a female solider while deployed, she has vowed never to fall in love again, especially with a soldier.
Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson is home on his mid-tour leave from Iraq, but he only has one thing on his mind—returning to his deployment to finish leading his soldiers on their mission. The last thing he wants is a relationship, but casual sex, that’s a different story. And when he meets the renowned tattoo artist Ronnie Clark, a snarky, blunt, takes no prisoners kind of woman, that seems to be all he can think about. 
But when Kale realizes he has met his match with a bombshell woman who is hell bent against love, will just sex be enough? And if it’s not, will he be able to convince Ronnie that the proverbial hearts and flowers aren’t so bad after all, even if he is a soldier? 
Kale *sigh*

OMG...I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED this book!! It was everything that I look for in a read and more and I fell in love with Kale and Ronnie instantly. 

Ronnie was such a great character-just loved everything about her, from her tattoos~to her high heels~to her attitude. I loved the way she interacted with Mic, Jordan and especially Kale~loved her witty comebacks!! Her attitude was so harsh but she could be sweet and funny also. I felt bad for her because of how she grew up and what happened with Brandon. I so wanted her to kick him in his junk!! lol She definitely deserved someone like Kale!! smile, Captain America(so funny), gorgeous, awesome tattoo, alone, sweet, protective, caring, fierce and loyal. I couldn't help but fall for his character~the meaning of the tattoo on his back, the way he acted towards his soldiers and their families, and how he went to see his grandmom!! *sigh* Definitely hero material! I loved the scene where Kale and Ronnie first met. What brought Ronnie to Kale in the end nearly broke my heart and to find out why and where he was when he sent her the flowers~just about did me in!! lol  

I have a thing for soldiers but especially when they are alone with no family and Kale's character just made me want to wrap him up in my arms. Actually I wanted to wrap both Kale and Ronnie up in my arms. The sex was definitely HOT between these two from the start!! I wanted their HEA so bad!!  The ending was so good but I wasn't ready to leave them and I was left wanting so much more. So I was so excited to learn that there will be a book#2 for Kale and Ronnie!! Woo-Hoo!! :) I am one happy girl!!

Such a well written, fun, emotional, spicy~hot story that had me from the start. This was another book that I had so much fun reading and didn't want it to end. I did shed a few tears and I thought Kelsie wrote the struggle and the affect war and the military in general have on soldiers and their families so well. I loved the small look into Kale as a soldier and how hard it was for him to leave Ronnie, but at the same time how much he loved his job and fellow soldiers. 

I have quickly become a HUGE fan of Kelsie Leverich and cannot wait for more from her. The Valentine's Arrangement is definitely a keeper to be reread and I highly recommend it. 

Best of the Best rating!!

***ARC provided by Kelsie Leverich~Thank you so much!! :)

***Kelsie has generously provided an eBook copy of The Valentine's Arrangement to 1 lucky winner. Giveaway runs from 1-8-13 thru 1-14-13. Good Luck!!




  1. Sounds good. Sorry tried to enter but I do tweet and follow a few authors through facebook.

    1. Don't be sorry!! Rafflecopter is giving me fits with this giveaway!! UGH!! I think that you would like this book!! :)

  2. You convinced me. I just bought it on Amazon. It sounds really good! smiles...

    1. Great~Let me know what you think when you get a chance to read!! :)

  3. Congrat to Karen!! Thanks to everyone who participated!! :)

  4. I loved this book, too! I'm so excited to hear the there is going to be a second book!