Saturday, November 30, 2013

Virtual Book Tour for Nothing Personal by Rosalind James

Join author Rosalind James on her Virtual Book Tour for Nothing Personal, presented by Reading Addiction Book Tours, from November 11, 2013 – January 11, 2014.  Please leave a comment or question for Rosalind to let her know you stopped by.  You can follow the rest of Rosalind’s tour here.

Nothing Personal
By Rosalind James
The Kincaids, Book 2

Publisher:  Rosalind James
Release Date: October 18, 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 301 Pages
ISBN: 978-0988761964

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About the book: 

When you wish upon a star . . . 

Alec Kincaid has never met the obstacle he couldn’t overcome—or the woman who could resist him. And it’s not going to happen now, not with his star shining more brightly than ever in the high-stakes arena of San Francisco’s software industry.

Desiree Harlin doesn’t believe in fairy tales, and she doesn’t waste time wishing. She’s learned the hard way that dreams don’t come true. And with her reputation and hard-won security on the line, succumbing to temptation isn’t an option. 

But things aren’t always what they seem. And even stars sometimes fall.

Buy link:  Amazon

Author Bio:

Rosalind James is the author of the Kindle-bestselling "Escape to New Zealand" series (currently five titles strong), as well as the new U.S.-based "Kincaids" series. Her first book,"Just This Once," has sold tens of thousands of copies in the year since it was published, eventually reaching #85 in the Amazon store. A marketing professional and publishing industry veteran, Rosalind has lived all over the United States and in a number of other countries, traveling with her civil engineer husband. Most recently, she spent several years in Australia and New Zealand, where she fell in love with the people, the landscape, and the culture of both countries. She loves trying new things in her writing, most recently the mystery and suspense in "Nothing Personal."

Rosalind credits her rapid success to the fact that “lots of people would like to escape to New Zealand! I know I did!” 

Twitter: @rosalindjames5

My Review

Having read and enjoyed Rosalind James Escape to New Zealand series, I looked forward to reading her new series, The Kincaids.  While Nothing Personal is the second book, I was able to read and enjoy it without getting to read Welcome to Paradise first (sadly I never seem to read Ms. James’ books in correct reading order).  Once again, Ms. James’ characters drew me into their story and kept me turning the pages until I reached the end.

Young and a tech genius, Alec Kincaid needs to raise capital for his new start-up.  Having already successfully operated three projects, Alec is positive the same group of investors who have backed his previous work will provide the money he and the team he’s chosen will need to succeed.  He didn’t count on the investors insisting on choosing one of the team members themselves, or on it being someone they feel would be more of an “adult influence” among the group.  He also didn’t count on being instantly attracted to their choice.

A successful businesswoman, Desiree “Rae” Harlin knows what it takes to make a start up successful.  Chosen to be the CFO of Alec Kincaid’s new start-up, Rae looks forward to working with Silicon Valley’s new it boy (the fact he’s incredibly attractive and charismatic aside) and is determined make the project a success.  Her attraction to him shouldn’t be a problem.

The scenes between Alec and Rae are well written, have good dialogue and they have really good chemistry.  While they are both attracted to each other, Rae is a smart, intelligent woman who doesn’t want to have a quick fling that could be costly to both her self esteem and their working relationship.  Ms. James does a really good job developing both Rae and Alec’s characters and we see them both grow and change as they work out their relationship.  Alec realizes he's going to have to work to win Rae’s attention and love, she's the first woman who hasn't automatically fallen at his feet in a long time, something he realizes he admires.  Both characters act like adults and while they both have issues from their pasts that need to be dealt with, their relationship progresses at a good pace.

Will Alec and Rae’s business and tech know how enable the start up to be a success?  Will their relationship be able to survive someone’s sabotage attempts?  You’ll have to read Nothing Personal to find out.  I enjoyed it and look forward to reading Welcome to Paradise next.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Crowns

1 comment:

  1. The software industry has always seemed just a little 'glamorous' and a bit 'flighty'. Software developers always have a bit of casual air, almost 'off in their own world' air. Whether that's really true or not I don't know. But I have been intrigued by the synopsis and review of Nothing Personal. I will have to check out the Kincaids series.