Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Tour for SPARKED BY LOVE: A Holiday Romance by Peggy Bird + #Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Tasty Virtual Book Blog Tour for SPARKED BY LOVE: A Holiday for Romance by Peggy Bird. Check out my review of this lovely, delightful, and sweet romance by one of my favorite authors, Peggy Bird, but then don’t go away because there’s a tour wide giveaway you won’t want to miss.

***eARC provided by author in exchange for an honest and unscripted review


Some fussy artist is making Shannon Morgan’s job with the city of Vancouver, Washington harder than it should be. She’s organizing the huge annual Independence Day celebration and he’s being impossible. But then, he’s like a couple other men she’s known—her mostly absent father and her disappearing ex-boyfriend, for example.

All Leo Wilson wants is an okay for his plans to install glass fireworks at Fort Vancouver on the Fourth of July. With thousands of people there to see his work, it could be his big career break. If the crabby bureaucrat will get him the permits he needs.

When Leo confronts the cause of his trouble in person he’s surprised to find a beautiful young woman. Shannon is equally surprised at meeting a sweet, sexy man. Dinner, a movie and a few torrid kisses take it from spark to flame.

But then the father she’s always wanted as part of her life reappears, accompanied by her ex-boyfriend. Shannon has to decide how far she’s willing to go to have her father around. And find out why he’s with her ex.
If she makes the right decisions, she and Leo will create fireworks that rival the pyrotechnics that light up the sky on July Fourth. Privately.

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Leo Wilson can’t be happier. His proposal for an art project to celebrate the Fourth of July in nearby Vancouver has been accepted, and he knows it’s going to be his best shot at being noticed. However, he’d be happier if one particular city worker wouldn’t be such a pain in the behind about questioning his every move. Deciding it was time to confront the enigmatic Shannon Morgan face to face, he goes to her office. The woman he finds there is anything but what he expected and now he can’t seem to take his eyes or his mind off her, and wants only to impress and win her over – completely.

Shannon Morgan is nearly at the end of her rope, between her boss who is determined to get her fired and the artist who was awarded a commission by the city to do a glass art display for the Fourth of July celebration, she’s ready to go crazy. Then to make matters worse, her occasional father and her ex-boyfriend have decided to, now of all times, show up and make her life even more complicated. The bright spot in a day gone bad is the gorgeous man standing in her doorway who turns out to be the pain in the butt artist she’s done her best to avoid. When his art turns out to be as exciting as his kisses, Shannon begins to believe that maybe having a man in her life might not be such a bad idea after all.

SPARKED BY LOVE: A Holiday Romance by Peggy Bird is an extension of the Second Chance series, which featured such wonderful characters as Amanda St. Claire from book two, LOVING AGAIN, who actually shows up in this wonderful story as Leo’s friend and glass art supporter. It’s such a delight to meet old friends while meeting new ones. Leo Wilson is a hottie artist who knows what he wants and has no problem going after it. Whether it’s his determination to present his art the way he sees it at its most creative, or his determination to win over the beautiful Shannon who he fears thinks of him only as a friend even though when they’re together, they make sparks that rival his vision for his glass fireworks display. As usual, Peggy does a fabulous job of conjuring the most wonderful hero to make us fall in love right along with the heroine.

When Shannon’s on again, off again father makes a play for winning over his daughter and pushes Shannon’s ex-boyfriend on her, Leo and his art get tangled up in a situation which might do more than cause a split between he and Shannon. As usual, Peggy handles the emotions and interference of others in a realistic, logical fashion, which keeps the reader turning the pages eager to find out what the not-so-nice guys are really up to, while cheering on Leo in the hopes he gets his girl. SPARKED BY LOVE: A Holiday Romance by Peggy Bird is a wonderful story about a woman who doesn’t trust falling in love, and a man who teaches her falling in love is wonderful, and can end in truly spectacular fireworks of the best kind.

I highly recommend SPARKED BY LOVE: A Holiday Romance by Peggy Bird because it’s the most smile-worthy story you can read over any weekend - holiday or not.

Happy Reading Everyone!

About the Author:

Peggy Bird lives in the Pacific Northwest where she sets most of her novels. To stay out of trouble—and the rain—she writes stories about smart women and sexy men, and creates the occasional piece of glass art.

To learn more about Peggy and her amazing books, feel free to visit her website, and follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Tour Wide Giveaway

SPARKED BY LOVE: A Holiday Romance novel by Peggy Bird, Crimson Romance, available now in print and ebook format at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobobooks, and Crimson Romance.
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Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting today!! XOXO

erin said...

Congrats to Peggy on the new release!!! I dunno... other than Valentine's Day, maybe New Year's? Thanks for sharing!

Dalila G. said...

Hi Peggy and Amy!
Congrats on your newest release Peggy!
I'm always happy to find new to me authors, I will be adding Peggy to my list.
I'm going to pop on over to her website to check out her other books. The story of Leo and Shannon sounds interesting.