Monday, February 16, 2015

Blog Tour Double Review: Floored by Melanie Harlow

Title:    Floored (Frenched Series Book #3)
Author:   Melanie Harlow
Genre:   NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor
Release Date:   February 5, 2015

Erin Upton is too embarrassed to tell the cops what she was really doing while her townhouse was burglarized, especially since the first officer on the scene is former nuisance next door Charlie Dwyer. Where’s the justice in the world when a neighborhood know-it-all grows up to be six-foot-three inches of solid muscle with gorgeous green eyes and a slow, sexy please-arrest-me-now-officer smile? It’s bad enough she’s wearing her robe and slippers—did he have to notice her fuzzy hand cuffs on the bathroom sink?
He’s arrogant as he ever was, which is fine by her—she’s too busy with her dance studio’s grand opening to make time for a man. But they keep crossing paths, and
when Charlie offers to help her put in new flooring at the studio one night, things go from hammering nails to hammering each other in a hurry. And about those hand cuffs…
They agree it’s a one-time thing. But when that becomes a two-time thing, then a three-time thing, Erin starts to wonder if maybe she and Charlie could be a life-time thing. Her best friends Mia and Coco found love in unexpected places. Is it finally her turn?

 “Wait a minute.” I shoved Charlie in the chest, and even though it was like a ladybug trying to budge a giant sequoia, he was gentlemanly enough to take a step back. “No.”
His eyebrows raised. “No?”
I hopped off the island. “No. You said last night we were just going to be friends.” I struggled to breathe—it was like hed knocked the wind out of me.
“We are friends.”
“Then what is this?” I gestured to the clothing on my kitchen floor.
“You dont want this?”
“I didnt say that.”
A pause. And since he wasnt that much of a gentleman, I knew what I had to do.
I took off running.
He chased me through the dining room and front room to the bottom of the staircase, where he finally snared me with an arm around my waist. I did my best to try to scramble up the steps, but it was like spinning tires in the snow. Charlie easily overpowered me, subduing me with his strength, his will, his size. He spun me around to face him and set me down on the stairs, looming over me, one hand braced on a step above my head. Id left one little light on in the front hall, a wall sconce that burned low, leaving half his face in shadow.
I glared up at him, breathing hard. Then I grabbed his head and pulled his lips to mine, thrusting my tongue into his mouth. My heart thumped with alternating beats of anger and arousal. How dare he show up like this? How dare he tell me he couldnt stop thinking about me? How dare he chase me and throw me down like I was his plaything?
Confession: I loved it. Loved the antagonism between us, the hunt, the capture, the game. Loved that the spark between us hadnt died. In a twisted way, I even loved the contention in my own head, my conscience arguing with my id.
This is wrong.
Please. Can you not?
You need to stop.
No fucking way. This is happening.
Tell him to leave.
I cant talk right now.
Tell him you dont want this. Youre not like this.
But I do. I am.
Hes using you.
Fuck off. Were using each other.
This isnt one of your fantasies, Erin. Its real.
Thats why its so good.
But someone will get hurt. Its inevitable.
I let go of his head and opened my mouth, words of defiance on my tongue. He placed a hand on my breast, squeezing it hard, claiming it, daring me to refuse him. It felt so good, I hesitated. Closed my eyes. Arched my back.
He put his finger over my lips, and I understood without being told, without even looking at him, what he was saying. Dont speak. Just let me.
Oh God, I wanted to let him. I wanted to let myself. There were so many reasons to put a stop to this, and only one reason to keep going.
But it was a really, really good reason.

Floored is the third novel in Melanie Harlow's Frenched Series, and each story is even better than the last. I absolutely fell in love with Erin and Charlie and had a blast reading their story. This novel had everything I love -- witty banter, sexy hero, and the perfect amount of romance and drama to keep the plot interesting.

Erin is Type A. Those are my favorite heroines because I love order and can't stand clutter. I was envious of her perfectly organized kitchen. Of course our hero, Charlie, is completely opposite of Erin. He's a tornado who doesn't regret terrorizing Erin's childhood. He's also unbelievably hot. I melt for a man in uniform and his deep dark secrets only made him more irresistible. As I mentioned, this twosome grew up together and the anecdotes and banter that come from their history are hilarious. Even though they fight it, these opposites attract.

I couldn't put Floored down. It was genuinely funny, extremely sexy, and held an air of intrigue that made me want to dive further into the story until all secrets were revealed. You are going to fall in love with these characters and be disappointed when their story ends (even though you'll be happy with their end). Melanie Harlow continues to write steamy reads featuring characters that are easy to relate to and stories that delight. This woman does not disappoint. Check out the entire Frenched Series. You'll be ashamed you didn't discover these novels sooner.

I fell in love with Melanie Harlow’s characters in her debut novel Frenched. They all have the best personalities and are sexy and fun.

Ms Harlow’s latest female lead is Erin. She is the last of her best friends to find love. She wants what her friends have more than anything but seems to have the worst luck. After her house was broken in to, you reconnects with Charlie. Charlie is a sexy police officer who terrorized Erin when they were in school together.

The more time these two characters spent together the closer they grew. The banter and connection with Charlie and Erin was off the charts. The relationship was fun to watch grow as they tried to deny what they truly wanted.

I think this Frenched series is one of my favorites. Each book is sexy and fun and easy to read. The epilogue was perfect however, I am beyond sad to see these characters go. I look forward to see what this author has in store for us next.  

Title:    Frenched (Frenched Series Book #1)
Author:   Melanie Harlow
Genre:   NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor

When Tucker Branch, playboy heir to Branch Bolt and Screw, screws and bolts a week before their wedding, Mia Devine wants nothing more than to crawl under her newly monogrammed sheets and plan a funeral for her dignity. But her friends convince her that bitter tastes better when it’s drowned in Bordeaux, so Mia grits her teeth and packs her bags, determined to make the best of her luxurious Paris honeymoon—alone.

She never planned on meeting Lucas Fournier.

The easygoing bartender’s scruffy good looks and less-than-sympathetic ear annoy her at first, but when she takes him up on his offer to show her around the city, she discovers that the romance of Paris isn’t just a myth.

Nor is the simultaneous O.

The last thing Mia needs is another doomed love affair, but since she only has a week, she figures she might as well enjoy la vie en O with Lucas while she can. But each day—and night—with Lucas is better than the last, and suddenly her heart is telling her this is more than a rebound fling.

Is it just the seduction of Paris…or could this be the real thing?

Title:    Yanked (Frenched Series Book #1.5)
Author:   Melanie Harlow
Genre:   NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor
Mia Devine fell hard for Lucas Fournier after their magical week in Paris. But eight months later, the free-spirited half-French musician still hasn't made any promises about their future. And as magnifique as long-distance phone sex is, nothing compares to the real thing.

Fed up with stolen weekends and lonely nights, Mia flies to New York armed with a list of reasons why they should take the next step, but an unexpected guest in Lucas's apartment derails her plans. He’s been keeping secrets--worse, he claims he's happy with the way things are.

Without the magic of Paris, can their mismatched love survive?

Title:    Forked (Frenched Series Book #2)
Author:   Melanie Harlow
Genre:   NA, Contemporary Romance, Humor
Release Day:           October 20, 2014    

Twenty-eight year old Coco Thomas knows the recipe for disaster:

1) Agree to plan last-minute engagement blowout for spoiled Mafia princess before you realize her choice of caterer is Nick Lupo, a despicably gorgeous young chef with a hot new restaurant in town, a reality TV show victory, and a romantic past with you—one that did not end well.

2) Strike a deal with Nick in which you agree to spend a weekend with him in exchange for his services, under the strict conditions there will be no talking about the past, no second chances, and definitely no sex.

3) Violate all three conditions within 24 hours and spend two glorious days remembering what made you fall for the sexy, egotistical bastard in the first place, and why it hurt so much when he broke your heart.

Add one road trip, plenty of good scotch, and endless spoonfuls of chocolate cake batter drizzled over your body and licked off inch by oh-my-God-yes-right-there inch, then just admit it.

You’re totally FORKED.


Frenched Series Bundle:  Frenched, Yanked & Forked

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI.



  1. I just realized that I have an ecopy of Frenched and can't wait to read it. This whole series sounds so good. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  2. I love Frenched so freaking much, my absolute favorite book from last year! And I love Yanked and Forked, too. Floored is next up on my Kindle!

  3. No I havent yet but they look Great

  4. I have read the entire Frenched series and loved it! Can't pick a fav.

  5. Frenched is on my Kindle waiting to be read!