Blog Tour & Giveaway ~ That First Kiss by J.C. Valentine

Cover That First Kiss


Mercurial and charming, Tate Larson is a rising author and playboy who has a different woman on his arm every night of the week. Focused on his work, Tate has no plans to settle down any time soon. That is until he meets his pretty new assistant, Piper Donovan.

Desperate to escape the promise of backwater living, Piper ditched her Alabama hometown and never looked back. That was almost two years ago. Now that she is out of a job and her bank account is running on fumes, she’s desperate to find a job, fast. She finds the break she is searching for when she lands a position at Bookish Temptations. A little dancing and a lot of drinks with the girls seem the perfect way to celebrate. After a brief but explosive encounter with a man she was never supposed to see again turns out to be the same man she will be bending over backwards to please, her every instinct tells her to run. But when running means leaving the life she has struggled so hard to create, Piper decides her only option is to continue working for the devastatingly sexy Tate Larson…even if it kills her.

Unable to deny their growing attraction, they struggle to keep their distance in a relationship that requires anything but.



That First Kiss was such a fun book for me to read. I absolutely loved Piper and I loved the relationship she had with her girlfriends! I read about the banter between them and I couldn’t help but think of the back and forth between Harper, Sophie, and myself.

I really enjoyed Piper in this book, she is a strong witty character that has ton of spunk and some southern drawl you cant help but just enjoy! I just love how she does not let Tate get away with treating her poorly, she fires back and gives him a taste of his own medicine.  Although she as a fear of going back to Alabama, I really like that she is still a strong independent character! I love a book that does make the girl sad and whiney. J.C. Valentine did an amazing job at making a strong female character.

Tate Larson is an ass, and in all honesty I love that he is an ass! Yes he hot, and Yes he is successful, but I really love how he is a bit of a jerk. I really like that he is so feisty and is always trying to get under Pipers skin. He succeeds more often not and I love that about him.

J.C. Valentine did a great job on this book, it was a light fun read and I look forward to reading more of her work soon! I give this book 4 stars!

About the Author

Author PicJ.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of erotic tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

Brandi Salazar lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream to become an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.

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Click on the Giveaway button Above for your chance to win:

Limited to US Residents Only

Two (2) winners will receive signed paperback of That First Kiss, signed paperback of Stranded (the first book/novella in the Night Calls series), plus $10 Amazon gift cards and signed swag (i.e. bookmarks & pins).

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