Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Perfect Kind of Trouble by Chelsea Fine Release Day Launch + GIVEAWAY!

A little while back, I was approached by the amazing team at InkSlinger about a new novel written by a good friend of mine and one of my favorite authors, Mrs. Chelsea Fine. The new release Perfect Kind of Trouble, releases today! I was supplied an Advanced Reader Copy a few weeks ago and have already had the pleasure to read this awesome second novel in Chelsea's Finding Fate series and was very impressed. Without farther adieu, here's my release day post for Chelsea Fine's Perfect Kind of Trouble.

In case that awesome Release Day banner didn't catch your eye, here's the cover and the official synopsis!

Sometimes when perfect falls apart, a little trouble fixes everything . . . 

Twenty-one-year-old Kayla Turner has lost everything. After spending most of her life taking care of her ailing mother, she just wants to spot a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. So when her late father-a man she barely knew-leaves her an inheritance, she finally breathes a sigh of relief . . . until she learns the inheritance comes with strings. Strings in the form of handsome playboy Daren Ackwood, her father's protégé. To see any of her inheritance, she's forced to team up with him. From his expensive car to those sexy dimples, Kayla's seen his type before. But Daren isn't who he seems to be . . .

Struggling to make amends for his family's mistakes, Daren has a life more Oliver Twist than Richie Rich these days. He's beyond grateful that James Turner included him in his will, but working with Turner's princess of a daughter to fulfill his cryptic last wish is making Daren wonder if being broke is really so bad. Still, she's just as beautiful as she is stubborn, and the more time he spends with Kayla, the less it feels right being without her. Soon Daren and Kayla begin to wonder if maybe the best gift Kayla's dad could have left them . . . was each other.

Kind of an awesome synopsis huh? Well, I do have to say it was a pretty awesome read. Remember folks, this is the second book in Chelsea's Finding Fate series, however it can be read as a standalone novel. There is very little overlap between any characters. Not having read book one, Best Kind of Broken, will not hinder you from reading this one, although I highly recommend that you do check it out. BKoB is probably one of the best New Adults reads I have ever read. In fact you can check out my post about BKoB here http://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogspot.com/2014/04/best-kind-of-broken-by-chelsea-fine.html!

In case you have been living under a rock and are new to OneGuysGuideToGoodReads and don't know of Chelsea Fine or my love for her, here is some information about the amazing Chelsea:

Chelsea lives in Phoenix, Arizona where she spends most of her time writing stories, painting murals, and avoiding housework at all costs. She’s ridiculously bad at doing dishes and claims to be allergic to laundry. Her obsessions include: superheroes, coffee, sleeping-in, and crazy socks. She lives with her husband and two children, who graciously tolerate her inability to resist teenage drama on TV and her complete lack of skill in the kitchen.

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4984399.Chelsea_Fine

Also, just a side note. Chelsea is also the author of one of my all time favorite YA series ever, The Archers of Avalon. I read Archers some time ago and it was one of the very first reviews I did on this blog, check out that post here: http://oneguysguidetogoodreads.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-archers-of-avalon.html.

Check out these AWESOME PKoT graphics courtesy of Amber at GrownupFangirl!


Itching to know more about Perfect Kind of Trouble? Check out this official excerpt from the novel:

Still handcuffed together, we carefully maneuver our linked wrists and open the old train door. Inside, the boxcar is completely empty except for a single, folded piece of paper.
I scowl. Will this scavenger hunt for money ever end?
“What do you suppose it is?” Daren nods at the piece of paper in the back of the train car.
“A check for a million dollars?” I say hopefully.
The only way to reach the paper is to climb inside. Which won’t be easy since my chest barely reaches the bottom of the train car and we can’t climb in one at a time because, you know, we’re attached to one another.
I frown. “How do you want to do this?”
Daren scratches his jaw. “I’ll hoist you inside first then I’ll jump in. Come here.” He turns me around to face him and I step into the circle of his arms.
The summer sun burns down on us. I stare at his chest where his T-shirt pulls tight against the hard muscles of his pecs and a trickle of sweat slowly slides down the back of my neck.
The corded muscles of his neck ripple as he turns his head. “Hold on to my wrists. Then I’ll lift you up.”
He places his big hands on my waist and his thumbs slide under my shirt, grazing the bare skin of my stomach. A warm zing shoots down my belly.
I snap my eyes to him. “Did you do that on purpose?”
“Do what?” His expression is neutral but there’s a glimmer in his eye.
I eye him shrewdly as I wrap my hands around his wrists.
He glides the pads of his thumbs over my stomach again and another, more powerful, zing darts straight down my belly and between my legs as I suck in a breath.
“Cut it out,” I say.
“Cut what out?” His eyes dance with amusement.
“You know what.”
“I have no idea what you’re talking about.” A mischievous grin spreads across his face and I can’t stop the smile that starts to play at my own lips.
His eyes lock on mine and the twitching low in my belly starts up again. Then his gaze drops to my mouth and hunger lights his eyes.
I absently part my lips, my thoughts suddenly hazy.
Leaning in, he whispers, “Now do you want to kiss again?”
His words flutter over my ear like soft, warm butterflies beating their wings against my sensitive skin and a shiver runs through me.
The answer is yes. I do want to kiss him again. It felt so good to have his mouth on mine last night. To feel him up against me.
But I don’t answer.
He brushes his thumbs over the naked skin of my belly again, but this time dips them inside the waistband of my skirt and skims the lacey top of my panties.
I inhale sharply, tightening my fingers around his wrists as my nipples harden and heat builds in my core. I rub my thighs together, trying to alleviate the ache slowly building between my legs but it’s no use. I’m already a tight puddle of need.
How come this beautiful man can make me melt with just a simple touch? And how come it’s always so difficult for me to snap out of his sexy gaze?
I blink away from Daren’s pretty brown eyes and playfully whisper, “No,” before shifting back a few inches.
His eyelids, heavy with desire, open fully as he scans my face and throat with a smile. “Liar.”
I smile back, grateful he doesn’t try to convince me otherwise. I’d no doubt give in if he did. Because Daren affects me.
Every other guy on the planet is just that: a guy.
But Daren is a force. And I am a feather.

Now I know by now you are all kinds of excited about where you can get your copy of Chelsea's Perfect Kind of Trouble and I am here to help! Below you will find the buy links from multiple retailers! Check them out!

And don’t miss Book 1 in the Finding Fate Series…

Alright everyone, you know we always have some great giveaways for ya'll, but this one is specifically for the ladies. Chelsea is known for being all about fashion (I guess? Lol.) and has decided to give away a special pair of heels. Check out the giveaway below!
 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Alright, I hope everyone has gotten familiar with Chelsea and is excited about Perfect Kind of Trouble! Book three in the series will come out in a few months so be on the look out for more info about that as well. Also, I will probably be doing a separate review post for PKoT later on with my own giveaway of some Chelsea swag so be on that look out for that as well! I do want to say something pertaining to this novel though. I know I told you guys before that I was going to be cutting back on the romance novels, and I really have. I have really focused on some YA paranormals and a few historical fictions as of late, but I have to defend myself and say that I don't care what the subject matter is: if one of my friends or a favorite author of mine has written it, I will be writing about it! Just wanted to give you guys a heads up. I am still cutting back on the genre as a whole, but I will be making exceptions. Especially considering this book was SO AMAZING. Even as a guy, I was very impressed with the way Chelsea handled the situations in this novel! With that being said, I hope you guys follow the links above to check out everything about the book! Order it, let me know what you think, and enter that giveaway!

Just want to give a shout out to the amazing team over at InkSlingerPR for allowing me to be a part of this release day launch. They really are awesome! Thanks KP and the team!

Lastly, I will be meeting Chelsea for the first time this coming Friday evening in Nashville, Tennessee at UtopYAcon! Head to http://utopyacon.com/fridayeveningfaninvasion/ to learn all about the Friday Evening Fan Invasion, I hope to see you there!

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Until next time, Happy Reading!




  1. <3 i love that the raffle gives out a pair of heels. Oh Ethan G....

    1. Ma'am, I've told ya before and I'll say it again. I think an angel gets its' wings every time you leave a comment on my blog because it makes my day each and every time! Lol! Thank for being so dedicated to the cause!