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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Book Tour-5 Star Review, Excerpt, Giveaway! The Deal by @ZElizabethBooks @BTSPromosPR

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Title: The Deal (The Deal#1)
Author: Z. Elizabeth
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: December 1, 2014

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One feud. Two families. One secret.
What happens when you fall for the enemy?

Thanks to their fathers' feud, Nicole and Craig have been enemies since the moment they were born. But six years ago they fell in love... They just never told each other.

Motivated by their grandparents' money, they agree to a simple deal: Stay married for a year and unravel the secrets and lies surrounding their fathers. Bound together, they must figure out why the two former best friends have spent the last thirty years ignoring one another and prohibited any contact between Nicole and Craig.

Craig is more than happy to uncover their fathers' past if it means he gets Nicole for real.
Nicole wants to keep the past exactly where it is and she will fight Craig every step of the way.
With only limited time together, delving into their family history could be the mistake that will break both their hearts.

What happens when secrets and lies are revealed? Can Nicole and Craig live their Happily Ever After after waiting six long years to be together? Or will one secret be enough to break them apart, just like their fathers?

'I'm doing this for us, Nic'

*THE DEAL is suitable for 17+ due to graphic sex scenes and language*

*This is a STANDALONE novel. Book two is a companion novel.  
Rawr!! This book is HOT!  This is the debut novel by Z. Elizabeth and it flows so naturally.  The story is engaging and the characters are relatable and real.  What a concept for a book....loved it!   A modern day Romeo and Juliet.  So good and it sucks you in it was hard to put down.

Two feuding families, two best friends, a secret and love.  Will it all be revealed or will the past still be the past?

Craig oh cocky, sweet Craig.  I think he definitely fits good book boyfriend material.  He's not at all what you think he is when you first meet him in chapter one...oh lord is he sweet, charming, yes cocky, but he has another side.

Nicole"Nic" is sweet, gorgeous, and has secretly been in love with Craig since she was sixteen.  But she was raised to stay away from him...he's the enemy.  But when a deal comes into play that turns her life upside down, you will find yourself thrown into her world.

Craig and Nic are thrown together by a deal put forth in their grandparents will.  Be married for 1 year and find out the truth to the feud and fix it.  If they can stay married for a year, they will inherit a bunch of money.  But will it destroy them emotionally.  Both are secretly in love with each other and both deny it.  You know the saying that if your told to stay away from something it just makes you want it more....

This book was a fantastic read!  It was so freaking hot, sweet and a roller coaster ride of emotions.  The characters are well developed and easy to love.  Their friends just add so much more to the story too.  I love the humor in some of the scenes between the girls.

I don't understand why some people have given this lower stars because I was so sucked in.  I can't wait to read more from this author because she nailed it with this book!  Fabulous story, fabulous characters and hot steamy sex!  5 Stars!!!

** Review by Heather Driscol

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I turn back to the waves, pick up my bag and grab my phone. John looks over my shoulder, wondering just what I am doing but I sit closer to him and lean in so my cheek is next to his. This feels totally weird but I am going to document this moment and remind him that I gained his trust, albeit, a little too fast, but we are now Father and Daughter-in-law and we haven’t had a picture together yet. “Um, Nic, just what the hell are you doing?” John asks but I reply with my arm around his shoulder and my arm stretched upwards with my phone. I smile into it, catching John's expression. A mix of confusion, amusement and disbelief at what I am doing. “Taking our first Father-in-law/Daughter-in-law photo, now smile, John!” I demand, smiling into the camera. John follows suit and I snap the image. I bring the phone so both of us can see the picture and I laugh. He certainly looks like an older version of Craig and he really is a DILF. I know for a fact when Craig and I have kids he is going to be the yummiest DILF imaginable and I cannot wait! “Well, Papa Thomas, that is your birthday present sorted.” I giggle, locking the phone and throwing it to the bottom of my bag. John shakes his head and stares back out to the ocean. “You know, Nic, I had you down all wrong. I thought you were a spoilt little girl who was exactly like her mother, but you are nothing like her. You're like your father; strong, determined, and loyal. I'm so lucky that in some backarse way you and Craig found each other and I'm proud to call you my Daughter-in-law.” John admits and I look to him, tears filling my eyes. It's hard to swallow but I push the lump down. I lean forward and wrap my arms around his neck, wanting a hug. John's arms wrap around my back and he laughs at my emotions, rubbing my back as I sniff the tears back. “You have no idea how much that means, DILF.” I murmur, drawing back from him. I smile widely at him and gather up my belongings, ready to leave and dart to Kelsie's to pick up my suitcase. “I'll see you around, Papa Thomas. Don't be a stranger now we are BFF's” And with a wink I begin to walk away from him. “What's a DILF?” He shouts after me and I let out a hearty laugh. I turn around and begin to walk backwards. “Google it.”  
Z. Elizabeth is a debut author who grew up in Wales, UK and wishes she knew how to speak fluent Welsh. Bore da (Good morning), Wedi Bleno (tired) and Ydw (yes) just don't cut it.

Reading has always been a part of her life since she was a young kid and writing came quickly after she discovered her love for studying English Language and writing fiction. Since graduating with a degree in BA Journalism, writing is embedded into her everyday working and personal life. At 15, she finished a full length novel and thought nothing of it until now. The Deal is loosely based upon that story and it's one that she is hugely proud of writing and re-writing and re-writing...

When she isn't slaving away at her day job, you can find her daydreaming about her book boyfriends, reading the next hot book out or binge eating with her friends, continually shocking them with the filth that flies out of her mouth.

Z. Elizabeth hopes that her characters end up on your book boyfriend/girlfriend lists and her book ends up on your favourite list, maybe even your bookshelf.

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