Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Blog Tour for Afraid to Love by MJ Nightingale

Learning to trust again is the hardest thing to do.

Ana Perrot is crazy. Crazy about sex, and pleasing her lovers. She is passionate and as fiery as her red hair. She eats men like air. She is also willing to submit to any man anywhere. But outside of the bedroom, Ana is an independent woman who lives her own life by her own rules. And, her biggest rule . . . she won’t do long term relationships. She refuses to fall in love . . . again.

Teddy O’Rourke is an easy going, laid back Tampa bartender at one of the most popular clubs in town. All about family and enjoying life including all the women that throw themselves at his feet, he has no problems finding willing partners. His football player body, his personality, his warm hazel eyes all ooze sex appeal. He is the perfect package in every way for a woman like Ana, well for any woman really. An ex-cop, his instincts tell him Ana is one hell of a woman, but she is wounded and scarred by the past. What are her secrets? What will make her trust him? Why is she so afraid to love?

A one night stand, that is full of surprises for Teddy, opens his eyes to new possibilities. A single man enjoying his freedom meets his match in the bedroom, and elsewhere. He sees a future with Ana, a counselor for troubled youth. But could she be persuaded to fall . . . and to trust again?



Reviewer: Amber
Rating: 4 Star Groupie Rating

Afraid to Love is the story of Ana and Teddy.  Ana is independent and doesn't do relationships.  She loves sex, but only does no strings attached.  Teddy doesn't do relationships either.  Teddy wants to get to know Ana, but she is not interested in anything serious.  Can Ana learn to trust in love again?  She has been hurt in the past and she is afraid to let Teddy into her heart.

This book is full of hot, steamy sex scenes.  It is full of drama and will make you laugh and cry.  The characters are easy to get attached to.  The story flows well and it draws you in from the start.  It was easy to relate to Ana and I loved Teddy's character.  My heart broke for everything that Ana has gone through.  She has had a horrible past and is just trying to move on with her life.

This is a unique story, not like anything else I have read.  This is a steamy, erotic, drama-filled love story that will break your heart and make you smile.  If you are looking for a love story full of hot, sexy scenes and a great storyline, you will love this book.

Reviewer: Lorena
Rating: 4.5 Stars

I received an ARC of this book for an honest review.

I definitely think this was a wonderful love story between a woman who had issues with falling in love and a man who claims he's never been in love before.

Ana Perrot has been badly hurt and doesn't want to ever fall in love again.  She vowed that she would only play the field and move on to the next and would be very careful about never falling in love with any of her conquests.

Teddy O'Rourke is a bartender who isn't looking for love.  He loves to have his one night stands and he's had an occasionally relationship here and there but never has fallen in love with any of his partners.

One night Ana decides to take her sister out on the prowl just to have some fun and she ends up flirting with Teddy.  Ana loves to flirt and she right away hits on Teddy and they hook up that night.  One night turns into many nights with these two.  

Ana is starting to feel like Teddy is wanting more than just an occasional fling and she is working hard at pushing him away.  Ana is damaged and thanks to her ex-husband who cheated on her before and during their marriage.  She then comes to find out that she contracted a sexually transmitted disease from him and ends up having a whole hysterectomy done and could never have children.

Teddy has a pretty shady past as well.  His mother was an alcoholic and he was later adopted by a wonderful couple who had adopted 7 other children.  He had a loving and great family even though they weren't blood related.

Teddy's dream was to have a family of his own and Ana knew she couldn't give him what he wanted and craved.  She vowed she would spend one last night with him before she let him go.  Teddy wrote her a beautiful love letter expressing his love for her and it broke Ana's heart.

Can Ana overcome her fear of falling in love again and telling Teddy the truth about her past?  Can Teddy accept Ana once she confesses to him the reason why she can't have any kids?

I fell in love with this story.  I thought it was well written and the story itself was beautiful.  There are so many women or men out there that can't have kids and either their relationship falls apart for that reason or they resort to adopting.

I definitely give this book 4.5 stars!


MJ Nightingale has spent over two decades teaching students how to write, and now she is doing it herself. Originally from Canada, she graduated from University with her Bachelor of Arts and then went on to get her Bachelor of Education Degree in Secondary Education.  
Reading has been a part of her life since she was a child. She has been an avid lover of classical English and American literature, but romance has always held a special place in her heart.  She devours historical romance novels all summer long, and any type of fiction; thrillers, crime, suspense, and drama.  This is her second published book, and she has one more book, Afraid to Hope, coming out in in the summer of 2014.  All three, Fire In His Eyes, Afraid to Love and Afraid to Hope, are erotic romance standalone novels and are part of her Secrets & Seduction Series.
She is also working on a new series The Bounty Hunters for 2015.
She currently lives in Florida, where she continues to teach, with her wonderful husband of nine years, and her sons.  She plans on pursuing her writing career full time very soon.  
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1 autographed copy, 5 ecopies, five autographed postcards

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