Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Blog Tour: Review & Excerpt of Something New by B. Ivy Woods

Author: B. Ivy Woods
Release Date: 12/04/2020
Series: Holiday Springs Resort, #6
Tropes/Genres: Jilted Bride, Contemporary Romance, Holiday Romance
A jilted bride and an overwhelmed banker from New York are about to embark on the adventure of a lifetime that neither of them saw coming. Sometimes love happens at the most unexpected times and places.
Romance writer, Nicole Ford, always believed in happy endings. Until her own groom left her standing at the altar. Determined to make her own happiness, she sets off for their romantic honeymoon at Holiday Springs, alone.
Barrett Pierce, an investment banker from the Big Apple, may have gotten himself in a little hot water and needs to take a break before he's in too deep. Fleeing to the mountains, he has one plan - clearing his head and figuring out a way to fix his mistakes.
Neither of them were looking for romance but they sure found each other and discovered a passion they couldn’t ignore. Forget something old, and something blue...this time these two love birds have found something brand new.
Escape to the romantic paradise of Holiday Springs and warm up with your next happily ever after.                                                                                                                                                                                       
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My thoughts:

Something New is the final book  in the Holiday Springs Resort series. This is a quick holiday romance.  For the most part I enjoyed it.  I did like the characters and enjoyed their chemistry.  It was an easy fit.  I just wish the story was a little longer and I had more of the couple together.  I highly recommend this one as well as the series overall.

Copyright @B. Ivy Woods 2020
Based on the way her eyes were moving, I assumed that Nicole was tossing the idea back and forth in her mind like a tennis match. She looked down at her feet, and I had a feeling she was going to say no.
“I like this idea.”
I did a double take. She liked the idea of having a fling?
“Are you sure?” I asked, waiting with bated breath for her to confirm.
“Yeah, I mean, it’s not something I normally do. But when in Rome, right? I’ve lived my life carefully planned for so long, and there is nothing wrong with a little spontaneity and living life on the edge a bit, if that makes sense.”
I just stared at her. I didn’t expect this conversation to go as well as it was.
“This sounds like a deal. Do we shake hands to seal it?”
I shook my head. “I was thinking more along the lines of a kiss, like the one we shared last night.”
“I’m not opposed to that.” Her voice was still lower than normal, and the tone was sending the blood away from my brain.
I stood up and sat next to her. I surveyed the room quickly, making sure that our server had no intention of coming back to interrupt us. I placed my hand on her cheek and leaned in to touch her lips to mine. When our lips met, my tongue made its way into her mouth, and I could taste the hot chocolate she had just consumed, but it was also mixed with a taste that I was quickly beginning to realize was all her own. I felt her hands move up my chest, and her fingers grasped my cashmere sweater as if she were trying to draw us even closer together. I just knew she had to be feeling how hard my heart was pounding because of her touch.
The kiss ended naturally on its own, and we broke apart. I looked down at her and still found her eyes closed, as if she were remembering the touch we just shared. I watched her eyes float back open.
“Well that was lovely,” she said and touched her fingers to her lips.
“I don’t know if lovely can adequately describe what I’m feeling right now.” I raked a hand through my hair and took a deep breath, trying to calm my erratically beating heart. “How could that be better than the kiss from last night?”
“I-I don’t know.” I found her staring down at the hot chocolate. Perhaps she was wondering the same thing I was. How did every time we touch just keep getting better and better?

About B. Ivy Woods
B. Ivy Woods has been writing for as long as she can remember. After getting her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Environmental Policy and a Master in Energy Policy and Law degree and working in the environmental field for several years, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom. That is when thoughts of a writing career really took off. Although she competed in NaNoWriMo multiple times, 2019 was the first year that she won. This win inspired her to make writing a career. She self-published her debut novel in 2020.
Although she is originally from New York City, she currently lives in the DMV (Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia) with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat.
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