Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: Full Contact by Sarah Castille

Today I'm excited to be part of the tour for Full Contact by Sarah Castille.  I have my review, an excerpt to share along with an amazing giveaway: $40 Amazon Gift Card and Team Redemption Key Chain! The tour is hosted by the lovely people at Barclay Publicity

Full Contact (Redemption #3) by Sarah Castille
Publication Date: April 7th 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Purchase Links: For e-copy:  Kindle | Nook | iTunes | Google Play

About the book:

Ray wraps his arms around me and holds me tight as if something terrible has happened and he doesn’t want to let me go.
Full Contact. This is how Ray speaks when his emotions overwhelm him. I melt into his stillness. His body is hot and hard, his breath warm on my neck. He smells of leather and sweat, sex and sin. Nothing can tear me away.
When you can’t resist the one person who could destroy you…
Sia O’Donnell can’t help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.
Every beautiful thing Ray “The Predator” touches he knows he’ll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray’s darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he’s going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

My Thoughts:
Sia went through a tough incident five years back, one that changed her and her brother, Tag and continues to affect her relationships. But Sia can’t help the effect Ray has on her. He’s an intense MMA fighter and she’s spellbound by him.  Sia is both attracted and scared by everything he represents: danger and dominance.  Her past screams that she stay away from someone who could steal away her will and make her vulnerable, but she’s also highly turned on by the thought of being controlled and subdued. 

Ray is dominant and likes to be in control, he wants to bring out the kinks that Sia is attracted to, but he’s also considerate and mindful of Sia’s past.  Ray pushes her all the while keeping her grounded and helps her work through her fears. However, Ray has dark secrets of his own to contend with, secrets that can put Sia in danger if he gets involved with her.  Their attraction negates the issues on both sides and soon they’re caught up in a whirlwind of desire and need, heedless to any warnings around.

Full Contact was a very hot and sexy read. Fans of dominant/submissive sort of relationships will enjoy Sia and Ray’s, although I wouldn’t categorize theirs as BDSM.  Sia definitely craves dominance and someone who wants to take control, and Ray is happy to oblige! More than that, he feels compelled to control, so their needs are a perfect fit. Sarah Castille created smoking hot sexual chemistry between Sia and Ray making their sexy times gratifying and super hot! There were some very hot scenes, ones that will light your panties on fire, and had me squirming for sure! 

While I liked Sia and I could understand her hesitancy in view of her past, some of her back and forth got annoying. Thankfully, it didn’t ever last for very long. Ray was a little bit of an enigma which is understandable considering the story was written from Sia’s POV.  He came off like a typical alpha male which worked for me because I do love a nicely written alpha male.  He reminded me of Kristen Ashley’s alpha men with the way he talked to Sia.  I appreciated how unrelenting Ray was in pursuit of Sia and the fact he didn’t let her hang-ups scare him off. 

Full Contact was an addictive, intense romance with a little suspense and danger thrown in.  I enjoyed the ride and look forward to Sarah Castille’s next story!

4 Suns


My gaze drifts below his belt, to the bulge in his jeans. He is fully erect, his shaft straining against his fly. A naughty thrill of excitement shoots through my veins. He’s aroused because of me.
“Um...do you want to take a break before I apply the stencil?”
He shakes his head, then leans forward and sweeps his hand through my hair, letting the strands slide through his fingers. A sigh escapes my lips as delicious sensations sweep through my body. I am on fire. And although I’ve been with men before, I’ve never been immobilized by a single touch.
“So soft.” He runs his hand over my hair again, this time trailing his fingers along my shoulder. His thumb glides over my throat and he curls his hand around my neck. “So fucking delicate.”
I am burning. Consumed by fire. A burst of need drives a whimper up my throat, and I choke it back as his thumb circles the sensitive hollow at the base of my neck. Firm. Unyielding. Dominant. With one squeeze, he could break me. The way I was broken before. The way he broke the butterfly. And yet nothing could tear me away from this moment.
“Sia.” He says my name softly, drawing out the last syllable in a gravelly murmur, almost like a prayer.
My brain fuzzes with lust, and I surrender to the thrill of his touch, the pounding of my pulse in my veins, the desire that has haunted me since I first saw him in the ring. My head falls back, my lips part, and I drown in the depths of an azure sea.
With a low groan, Ray turns sideways in the chair, dropping his legs to the floor. With his hand still cupped around my neck, he pulls me between his legs, the casters on my stool squeaking in gentle protest. I circle my arms around his neck and my breasts rub against his bare chest. The press of his erection against my stomach sends a rush of moisture to my sex.
“Jesus Christ.” His voice drops husky and low. “You’re killing me.”
He leans down and sweeps my hair behind my shoulder, then nuzzles my neck. Sensation sears through my body and I tilt my head to the side to give him better access. So unprofessional. What if Slim comes out? Overcome with the fulfillment of a year’s worth of longing, I can’t bring myself to care.
He feathers kisses over my cheek and I lick my lips in anticipation. This is really happening. He’s going to kiss me again. A real hands-on- the-body Predator kiss.
A bell tinkles behind me. Damn front door. Damn customers who come after hours. I’m not turning around. I want my kiss.
Ray glances up and stiffens. “Holy shit.”

About Sarah Castille:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha males and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and travelled abroad before trading in her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home in shadow of the Rocky Mountains.

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