Tuesday, June 18, 2013

GIVEAWAY + Book Blast [Intimate] by Noelle Adams

Title: Intimate
Author: Noelle Adams
Release date: June 17, 2013
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Group:  New Adult/Adult

I am SUPER excited about this!  I love Noelle Adams.  My FIVE star review of Listed (also by Noelle Adams) is - > HERE  
I haven't read Intimate, but this is on top of my TBR list!

They've loved each other for years, but they've never been intimate before.

Marissa has decided to live without sex, since it's brought her nothing but trauma. At twenty-three, she'd rather just be celibate, and not even her best friend, Caleb, will change her mind.

After spending his childhood touring as a concert cello prodigy, Caleb is experimenting with living a stable life. For years, he has refused to commit to anything except his friendship with Marissa, but his feelings for her have never been romantic. Until recently.

So now he has to show her that sex doesn't have to hurt.

“I’m perfectly capable of getting rid of my own unwanted admirers. I sure don’t need you storming in like an uncouth cowboy protecting the last virgin in the territory.” Marissa’s lips were curled in annoyance.
Despite his intensity—sometimes bordering on obsessiveness—Caleb actually had a fairly well-developed sense of humor.
His mouth quirked involuntarily at her words, and he saw a responding gleam of humor ignite in her eyes.
She was still too mad at him to follow up on it, but the sight of her brief flash of amusement softened Caleb’s voice as he responded. “Maybe I overreacted, but it’s been a long time since sex has been a part of your life. You might not understand what drives a man. Just because you’re not thinking about sex doesn’t mean that men are going to back off.”
Apparently—despite the strange tenderness that had warmed his voice—this had been the wrong thing to say.
“Damn it, Caleb. You’re treating me like I’m some clueless girl who doesn’t know a penis from a candlestick. I made a conscious decision not to have sex. It wasn’t based on naiveté. Having sex doesn’t make people more mature, or more knowledgeable, or more in control of their surroundings—and I’ll defy anyone who says it does. I haven’t spent the last five years in a convent. I am perfectly capable of realizing when a man is hitting on me. I can tell when he wants to get me into bed.”
She was right, for the most part. Caleb was acting irrationally. 
But he hoped she was wrong about one thing. Hoped she wasn’t quite as observant as she believed.
He really hoped she didn’t know that for the last two weeks he’d been dreaming of getting her into bed.
“I was just trying to help.”
“No, you weren’t. It was some macho pissing contest. I don’t know what’s gotten into you for the last week or two, but I’m really getting sick of it.”
Caleb was getting sick of it too.

Noelle hand wrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn't stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she teaches English, reads any book she can get her hands on, and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.
She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.



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  1. I really like Noelle Adams, you should give it a shot. Thanks for the comment :D