Today I have author Amber Lim for a guest Post. She’s currently on book tour for Giving Up and there’s a giveaway to make everything more fun.
Five Reasons to Admire Allie from Giving It Up
By Amber Lin
Thank you so much for having me on Book Travels. I’m so pleased to be here, celebrating the release of my debut erotic romance novel, Giving It Up. We all love a good sexy romance hero, but I really love and admire the heroine from my book.
5. Allie is a single mother
Sadly this is all too common; however, as a mother with a very large support system that I most definitely make use of, I really admire Allie for her ability to make it work without one. Really the only people she’s got in her corner is her best friend, who’s very helpful also has troubles of her own… that is, until Colin comes along.
4. Allie is trying to trust…
Life has taught her not to trust people, especially men. When she was younger, her best friend raped her. So even people who should be trustworthy… aren’t! However, she keeps putting herself out there… trying, trying. That takes guts, girl.
3. Allie appreciates Colin for what he is
We have a bit of an advantage in romance books, in that we know certain characteristics our hero will have—steadfast, honorable. But in real life… gosh, Colin just looks scary. He’s big and tough and he doesn’t say much either. So I admire that Allie can look past his tough exterior and judge him by what he does say, and more importantly, what he does for her.
2. Allie finds pleasure in the simple things in life
There’s definitely something seductive about those billionaire heroes… but that’s not Colin. No, he’s your average guy with a comfortable bungalow in a suburban neighborhood. He’s got a truck and he owns a restaurant and Allie doesn’t settle for him, she adores that about him. He strives for stability and she finds that just darn irresistible.
1. Allie’s a giving lover
Sex is… complicated. As I’m sure you can imagine after her past. She really struggles with how to have a healthy sexual relationship… actually she has no fucking clue. But she wants it. She wants to give pleasure to her partner, and that’s something that is sweet and almost innocent about her.
Giving It Up
by Amber Lin
Published June 18th 2012 by Loose Id
Allie prowls the club for a man who will use her hard and then ditch her. Hey, it’s not rape if she wants it. Instead she finds Colin, who looks tough but treats her tenderly, despite her protests.He tempts her, but kindness and a few mindblowing orgasms aren’t enough to put her back together again. Allie has no hope for a real relationship. Two years ago her best friend betrayed her in the worst possible way – she’d be stupid to trust a man again. Besides, she has her daughter to think of, the only good thing to have come from that dark night.But when her rapist returns, threatening her sanity and custody of her daughter, Allie turns to Colin. Under his protection and patient touch, Allie begins to heal and learns to hope. Colin’s no saint, though, and his criminal past draws danger of its own. Allie must fight to protect her child and the man she loves, hoping her newfound power will be enough to save them all.