Saturday, July 13, 2013

Taming the Bachelor by MJ Carnal Blog Tour & Giveaway


Ex marine and bad boy, Mark Moretti, made a pact with his childhood friends to live life to the fullest and never allow a woman to tie him down. After years of success and the world at his feet, he is determined to make that pact a reality. A move back to his beloved Los Angeles threatens to change the future he had written for himself when the shy and beautiful, Sophie Barringer, ends up being the Maid of Honor at his sister's wedding. Sophie has been burned at love. The last thing she needs is a self proclaimed bachelor to turn her head. But her heart may have other plans. Forced to spend a week together in paradise, can they deny their steamy chemistry and stay away from each other or will they give in to lust and take the chance? Can Mark get over his player reputation to take a shot at love or will fate be cruel enough to deny them their happily ever after?

You know as well as I do that players get their reputations for a reason.  To reform one takes some serious talent and MEGA trust!  I was immediately sucked into this book.  For MJ's debut book she's done a fabulous job with these characters.  You can tell Mark tried hard to forgo his aforementioned player status. He really was trying to be a better man for Sophie.  Like all good stories, there's some drama included in this story to the likes of another man professing his love for Sophie, rumors Mark cheated on Sophie, and lack of trust.  I was really worried that the characters of this story wouldn't get their happy ever after.  You'll have to check out the book to see if I was happy with the ending or totally ticked off!  ;-)

This book was a quick read for me as I was so entranced with the story.  I loved all the characters and look forward to seeing what this author comes up with next!

4 Stars for this debut novel!

About the Author:

MJ Carnal lives in Lexington, South Carolina with her husband, gorgeous daughter and two loving and super furry dogs. She spends her days in the world of neurosurgery but her nights in a world she creates on paper. When she isn’t writing, you can find her watching episodes of The Walking Dead with her hubby, having tea parties with Princess Caroline, Singing karaoke for anyone that will listen and reading just about anything she can get her hands on. “Taming the Bachelor” is her first published book but her first series was written at the age of eight and illustrated with crayon. Look for the next book, “Taming the Playboy” early fall 2013.

She loves to hear from fans, fellow writers and book lovers. Find her online at or on Twitter @mjcarnalauthor.

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