Friday, April 20, 2018

TOO HARD TO RESIST by Robin Bielman ~ Exclusive Interview, Excerpt & Giveaway


Too Hard to Resist (Wherever You Go, #3)
by: Robin Bielman
Series: Wherever You Go
Genre: New Adult Romance
Releases: April 16, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Publishing ~ Embrace
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He’s fighting a losing battle...

One rookie assistant + one demanding executive = flirting that is too hot to handle.

Have you ever wished for the perfect job? Me, too. So when I land a temporary gig with a worthwhile and exemplary startup, I'm determined to make it permanent. That my boss is the gorgeous, clever Elliot Sax is nothing I can't handle. We may steal glances at each other and straddle the line of playing it safe, but our partnership is too important for complications. Not to mention workplace hookups are against the rules.

But when our attraction flames hotter, our best efforts are put to the test. I never imagined having to fight my feelings for him on a daily basis and keeping my hands to myself is absolutely killing me.

Until I can't. Until we can't. And what's at stake becomes more than our jobs. What's at risk is our hearts.

Hi Robin. Welcome to Read Your Writes Book Reviews. How are you?
I’m good, thanks. And thank you for having me here today! I’m a big fan of yours.

Aww. Thank you. I’m a huge fan of yours as well. Let’s talk about your Wherever You Go series. How did you come up with the series title and what does the title mean to you?
It just came to me, really. It means that wherever the person you loves goes, you’ll go with him/her. Physically and emotionally.

I love that. I also love all the characters in this series. Can you please tell readers about Mateo, Levi, Elliot and the women who captured their hearts?
Mateo, Levi and Elliot are best friends and have been for over a decade. They’re fiercely loyal, funny, smart, and not looking for love when it finds them! 😀 Teague, Harper and Madison also happen to be friends so it was fun playing matchmaker with this group. The girls are all independent, determined, and while they fall head over heels in love, their happiness comes from their own accomplishments and love is a wonderful bonus.

Your statement about the girls is definitely true. It finally hit me, while reading Too Hard to Resist that the ladies took the challenges of their careers and used the challenges to empower themselves. There are some really good moments in Too Hard to Resist. What was one of your favorites?
Hmm…I love the opening scene where Madison has no idea she’s checking out Elliot's rear end. 😉

Yes. Mr. Tight Buns who took the last chocolate croissant. Tell me about the most difficult scene to write for the book.
No scene sticks out as extra difficult.

That’s good. Most of your books are adult contemporary romances. The Wherever You Go series is new adult. Did you find it challenging to write a different sub-genre?
It was challenging in that it’s my first series written in first person, but once I found my groove, I loved writing that way.

Do you have any plans to continue this series? I mean there is this guy named Brooks who would be a really good hero.
Nothing is confirmed, but I do have a few ideas and would love to write another book or two in the series. Thank you for your interest in Brooks! Honestly, my ideas weren’t for him, but you’re not the first reader to mention him, so I think he deserves a story. 😀

Okay. So I just stared into space on that one. I had to figure out who you were talking about. I can’t believe I forgot about him! What’s next for you?
Next for me is the release of my first co-written novel with the amazing Samanthe Beck! We are so excited for readers to meet Kendall and Vaughn later this year.

Squeal! I LOVE Samanthe!! I can’t wait to see what you guys have written. Robin, thank you so much for your time.
Thank you again for having me! Happy Friday and weekend!

“Hey,” Madison’s gentle tone is music to my ears after the phone call I finished with Drake a few minutes ago. I lift my head from my computer to see what’s up as she slips all the way into my office. “I just emailed you the final trending forecast for Indonesia and Rwanda, so if that’s all, I’m going to head home now.”

I glance at the time. Jesus. It’s nine o’clock. I kept her late because James has been breathing down my neck about the expansion project. She’s been amazing helping with it, her contact in Indonesia a big plus.

“Okay. Thanks, Mads. I really appreciate all your help. Good night.” Damn it. I quickly drop my gaze. It’s the first time I’ve slipped and called her Mads in a while. Ever since we got back from Tahoe a little over a week ago, we’ve been nothing but appropriate with each other.

It hasn’t been easy.

Every time I look at her, I feel connected to her beauty and intelligence in a way I’ve never felt before, and I tell myself in order to keep her, I have to let her go.

“You should head home, too,” she says, taking the chair across my desk and drawing my helpless gaze, because there is nothing I’d rather rest my tired eyes on than her. “You’ve been working late every night.”

I reach over my shoulder and rub the knots there. “Some weeks are like that.”

“Is there anything else I can do so you get out of here quicker?”

“No. You’ve done enough. Thanks for the extra hours you’ve put in.” It hasn’t been a hardship working late when Madison is on the other side of the glass wall.

“Thanks for trusting me with so much responsibility. I’ve learned a lot from you.”

“We make a good team.”

“We do.” She stands and moves around my desk toward me.

In typical pulse-pounding fashion, my heart beats a little faster. What is she doing?

“Friend to friend, let me at least help with that?” She lifts my hand out of the way and starts massaging my upper back and shoulders.

I’m an idiot, because no way in hell am I about to refuse a massage from her. I don’t tell her no, that’s okay. Instead, I drop my chin and let my head loll forward. She did put us in the friend zone.

She kneads my muscles with perfect pressure, using the heel of her hands and fingers in flawless coordination. Add back massage to her list of extraordinary qualities. It feels so good that when I sigh in total surrender, I don’t give a shit.

“You’re really tight,” she says.

I’d like to find out how tight she is.

“I’ve been told I carry my stress there.”

“I think a lot of us do.” She digs a little deeper. I had no idea her small, delicate hands contained so much power.

“Feel free to stop as soon as you get tired.”

Her hands still. “Do you want me to stop?”

“Not even a little.”

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When not attached to her laptop, USA Today Bestselling Author Robin Bielman can almost always be found with her nose in a book. A California girl, the beach is her favorite place for fun and inspiration. Her fondness for swoon-worthy heroes who flirt and stumble upon the girl they can’t live without jumpstarts most of her story ideas. 

She loves to go on adventures, and has skydived, scuba dived, parasailed, gotten lost in the wilderness (and only suffered a gazillion bug bites for it) hiked to waterfalls, and swam with dolphins. In her spare time she also likes to put her treadmill to good use while watching her favorite TV shows, take hikes with her hubby, indulge her sweet tooth, and play sock tug of war with her cute, but sometimes naughty dog, Harry.

She dreams of traveling to faraway places and loves to connect with readers.

Places to find Robin Bielman:

LINK: https://goo.gl/aY89b1

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open internationally. One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 Amazon gift card (winner chosen at random). This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Entangled Publishing. Giveaway ends 4/27/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Entangled Publishing will send one winning prize, Pure Textuality PR will deliver the other. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.

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