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Thursday, 30 October 2014

BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY - Alec by L.A. Casey

Book & Author details:

Alec by L.A. Casey 
(Slater Brothers #2)
Publication date: August 17th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Keela Daley is the black sheep of her family. She has always come second to her younger cousin Micah. Even in the eyes of her mother, Micah shone bright, and Keela faded to black. Now, in adulthood, Micah is a bride-to-be and the spotlight is solely on her. Keela is a low priority…or so she thinks.

Alec Slater is a bachelor, never one to bed the same woman, or man, twice. He is a free agent who does what he pleases and answers to no one; that is until a fiery Irish redhead with a temper to match her hair colour knocks him on his arse. Literally.

She hates to admit it, but Keela needs a favour from the cocky Slater brother, a huge favour. She needs him to not only escort her to Micah’s wedding, but to also pose as her boyfriend. Alec agrees to help Keela, but has certain conditions for her to abide by. He wants her body and plans to have it before anyone can say I do.

What he doesn’t plan on is losing his heart as well as the possibility of losing his family when someone from his past threatens his future.

Alec owns Keela, and what Alec owns, Alec keeps.


**** out of 5 (really liked it)

Although I found certain parts of the drama of Dominic tiring, I was looking forward to reading Alec because he is part of the Slater Brothers and I think that they are fantastic. Alec's story picks up 3 years or so after Dominic and you will find out more about Dominic and Bronagh as you read through.

Keela is Micah's cousin and is marrying Jason Bane (Bronagh's school bully). Keela also has her own reasons to hate him and doesn't get on with Micah either. So her friend, Aideen, comes up with a 'plan' for Keela to make it through the wedding with as much ease as possible. Alec then enters the scene and their story kicks off.

The mouth on Keela often had me laughing as she has a quick wit and isn't afraid to use it, much to Alec's detriment as he often ended up on the receiving end! Their relationship was all good and moving along until something that happens at the wedding. I won't give away any spoilers but it was at this point when my interest started to wane. I like twists and turns in books because it helps to keep a reader interested but when it reaches the point where you are almost reading "double-speak" like in George Orwell's '1984' and you have no idea who is say what and why but just knowing that most of what you're reading is lies, it kind of loses me.

Perhaps I can also hold a grudge too well but for Keela to forgive after what happened... well, she's a better person than me because there is no way that I would just have wiped the slate clean after that!

I am giving this book 4 stars because I really enjoyed the majority of the story and finding out more about the Slater brothers in general. This book does need some serious editing though as there are numerous errors in it. If you are able to carry on reading as you auto-correct what you are reading then you'll be fine. 


BLOG GIVEAWAY – Open Internationally

If you would like the chance to win one (1) ebook copy of Alec then this is all you need to do:

1) Share this post on Social Media and leave a comment on this blog saying where you have shared it and provide a link.
2) Agree to leave a review on with your usual 'book store' online when you've finished.

Closing date for the Giveaway is 23rd November 2014 and the winner will be announced same day.

The prize will be sent out after 25th November 2014.

Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)  - ends Nov 17th
  • $100 Amazon gift card


L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty two year old stay at home mother to an almost two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her four and half year old (the half is apparently vital) beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day.

Her first novel, Dominic, was released on March 17th, 2014, and on March 21st, 2014, it became an international Amazon bestseller.

Author links:

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-Total Book Geek  Guest Post
-The Cozy Reading Corner   Top 10 List

October 27th
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-Diva Discussions Book Club  Review
-Jezabell Girl & Friends  Review + Excerpt

October 28th
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October 29th
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October 31st
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November 5th
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-Ever After Romance Book Blog  Review + Top 10 List

November 7th
-Fiction Dreams  Interview
-Just Booked  Review
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  1. Thanks for being on the tour! :) I'm glad you liked it!

  2. shared here x x debbie x

  3. CONGRATULATIONS JULIA FLOYD! You have been chosen by as the winner of an ebook copy of Alec by L.A. Casey in the Blog Competition.

    Please confirm within 24 hours either below or by messaging For The Love of Books whether you would like it as a PDF, ePub or Mobi and with the email address you would like it delivered to!

    Your book will be sent out after 25th November 2014. Please contact me within 7 days of this date if you have not yet received it. It will probably arrive as an attachment to your email so PLEASE check your Spam box daily!