Saturday, June 15, 2013

SUNNY: BLOG TOUR, REVIEW and GIVEAWAY of "Avoiding Mr. Right" by C.J. Ellisson

Welcome to the Avoiding Mr. Right Blog Tour.  Enjoy the Review, Meet the Author, and Enter the Giveaway!

Carla Johnson thinks issuing orders to a lover will keep her heart safe and leave her in charge of her own destiny. Afraid for Carla’s future, her best friend Heather implores her to change her self-centered ways, handing her a list of love life mistakes to steer clear of:

1. Casual Sex
2. Friends with Benefits

3. Avoidance of Intimacy

Carla ignores the list—unwilling to face she might have a commitment problem. Until she invites a co-worker to her place one night. She instantly regrets the hum-drum sexual encounter and discourages the accountant from pursuing her. 

Andy Shea refuses to become another lover the feisty blonde dumps. It'll take a patient man with a strong hand to unlock Carla's sexual awareness and win her heart. He’s up for the challenge to convince her he’s the one—and eager to prove this number cruncher won’t make a boring bedmate.


While reading this book, I couldn't help but think of commercials that come on during daytime television.  These are usually commercials for soap, detergent, juice, and other household products.  Usually it features a average looking guy and a beautiful, model-looking wife. In our beauty-obsessed world, I used to wonder, what is that all about? Now, I know.  If situation is anything like the characters in this book, it must be the hot, aggressive, undeniable sex.  Well, it doesn't hurt that Andy also has a heart of gold and is a talented musician and can see Carla's stand-offish exterior.  There is a clever story here somewhere. I did enjoy the changing points of view from chapter to chapter.  It kept me engaged with the characters knowing their motivation and thoughts. My biggest critique is that there is not enough story to go along with the steamy sex. There was little depth in the narrative and issues were glossed over and resolved too quickly.  Still, I think it is fair to say that there is a time and a place for a little indulgence and a book like this is a nice accompaniment.

IN A NUTSHELL:  I guess sometimes you just need a book like this - likeable characters, a bit of drama, and holy guacamole sex.


C.J. Ellisson is the USA Today Bestselling author of the NYT Bestselling book, Vanilla on Top, the bestselling V V Inn series, and several erotica shorts. She lives in northern Virginia with her husband, two children, two dogs, and a fluffy black cat who makes her sneeze. Unlike most full-time authors, she's also battling severe chronic illness. C.J. works daily to put her Lupus into remission and continues to fight numerous bacterial infections while her immune system slowly attacks her body. She turned to writing when she could no longer work outside the home and claims the escape of penning contemporary fantasy, erotica, and erotic romance has helped save her sanity.

To learn more about C.J. and her other books, please stop by the author's website

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