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Blog Tour: Falling for the Marine (McCade Brothers #2) by Samanthe Beck

Sweet Spot Book Blog is excited to be part of the blog tour for Samanthe Beck's latest release! We have an interview, excerpt, review and a giveaway!

~ Interview with Samanthe Beck ~

Hi Grace! First off, a huge THANK YOU for having me at sweetspotbookblog.com! I’m thrilled to kick off my blog tour for “Falling for the Marine” with you. 

What do you think readers will like about the main couple, Chloe and Michael? 
 They are your classic “opposites.” Chloe’s a free-spirited, somewhat scattered massage therapist with a big heart and even bigger emotional baggage. Michael’s a toe-the-line, USMC major who is definitely not looking for an entertaining bundle of trouble like Chloe. (But sometimes life throws us exactly what we’re not looking for)! 
What was your favorite scene to write in this book? 
I loved writing so MANY scenes in this book. These characters were just too damn fun. But for favorites, I think the opening chapter and the last chapter are a tie for me. 
Can you share with us a little of what you're currently working on? 
Next up is book 3 of the McCade Brothers series…Michael’s little brother Logan’s story. I’m super-excited about this one because: (1) I’ve found the perfect girl for adventurous, outgoing Logan, (and she’s a bit of a vixen beneath her shy, unassuming exterior); & (2) the story is part of a continuity I’m doing with NYT/USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert, NYT/USA Today bestselling author Jen McLaughlin, (writing as Diane Alberts), and award-winning author Tessa Bailey. All four books are set around a destination wedding in Beaver Creek, CO. NYT/USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye is writing the prequel, featuring the wedding couple!
~ Quickie questions ~ 

Current favorite song or band? 
Me and my girl Hayson Manning, (crazy-talented Indulgence author of “Wife in Name Only” and “Winning the Boss’s Heart”), have been trading Brandi Carlile songs on YouTube. Brandi could sing the phone book and I’d listen. “The Story,” “That Wasn’t Me,” “Turpentine”…they’re all so good. 
Sweet or savory? 
Sweet. The people at the local Crumbs Bakery know me by name. 
Read anything good lately? 
I just beta read an AMAZING novel by a ridiculously talented author named Alison Bliss. I hope she’s gonna sign with Entangled and be part of their Edge line. And speaking of Entangled’s Edge line, can I just say…ahem…Lauren Blakely, “Far Too Tempting”? 

~About Falling for the Marine~

Pretending to be in love has never felt so sexy.

USMC helicopter pilot Michael McCade has two goals: Get his damn back into alignment and keep his nose clean until his commanding officer clears him to fly again. The doctor-recommended massage therapy seems like a necessary step toward returning to the cockpit, but when his too-hot-to-handle neighbor, Chloe Kincaid, turns out to be his masseuse, he strays from the straight and narrow in a major way.

Chloe Kincaid is looking for a simple, no strings attached, ego-boosting hook up. But when her positively panty-melting neighbor, USMC Major Michael McCade, (aka “Major Hottie”), shows up on her massage table, she lets desire get the better of professionalism. Now they’re pretending to be engaged to avoid a whole lot of unanticipated consequences of a momentary lapse in judgment. But can a girl who avoids attachments at all costs fake an engagement to a straight-arrow soldier without falling hard?

The sheet rode low across Michael’s lap. Chloe grabbed it and flung it to the floor.

Her fingers found him at the same time she looked down.

Ohmigod. He was huge. Some very personal muscles tightened at the glorious sight. The thought of him thrusting into her oh-so-neglected body, filling her until she cried out from the sweet strain of having him inside her, sent shivers shimmying through her.

He closed his hand around hers, and showed her how he liked to be handled. At the same time, he kissed his way from her breast to her ear. “How do you like it?”

“It’s stunning. I haven’t seen one this impressive in a long time.” A looong time. 

His laugh tickled her ear and made her shiver all the more. “I meant, do you like it slow and steady or hard and fast?”

“Fast,” she gasped. “It’s got to be fast.”

He rocked her again. “Fast and rough?”

“I promise not to rough you up.”

“No deal. I want you to rough me up good, because I’m not stopping until you lose control—until you rake my ass with your fingernails, and sink your teeth into my shoulder to keep from screaming, “Faster, Michael, fuck me faster,” at the top of your lungs. And when I finally let you come, it’s going to be brutal. You’ll take days to stop trembling. Are you ready for that?”

4.5 – 5 Stars 

Chloe and Michael fall hard for each other in Falling for the Marine. If you love fun, sexy reads with little angst that includes a dreamy military man, then step right up, because this story is delicious!

Even before the massage table comes into play (waggles eyebrows), Chloe and Michael meet at a very awkward moment. Really, I just had to giggle at this particular scene at the beginning, and it sure does set the tone for the rest of the story. Desire and sparks fly really quick for these two. When a certain line gets crossed, they must deal with their situation the best way they know how. Michael (aka Major Hottie and middle McCade brother) is used to order and control. He's ready to settle down. Although impulsive and commitment-phobic, Chloe is also goal-oriented and free-spirited. I loved this about her. This is definitely an opposites attract story where the two main characters are highly insatiable for each other. Samanthe Beck sure knows how to deliver in that area...get ready to fan yourself!

Falling for the Marine is filled with both laugh-out-loud and tender moments. Pretty much all the characters have vibrant personalities. Can this be read as a standalone? Yes!!! Although I've read Lover Undercover (oldest McCade brother's story) and Wicked Games (from the Lovers Unmasked anthology) previously, I found very little overlap. Did you know there are three McCade brothers?! I'm ready and waiting for the next one!

* A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review. *

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  1. I love Samanthe Beck's writing - the perfect blend of hot romance and humor. Thrilled there's another McCabe brother. Can't wait to read "Falling for the Marine!" Thanks for reviewing it! Lynne Moses

    1. I love Samanthe Beck's writing, too! Thanks for stopping by, Lynne!

  2. Another fun interview, and congratulations on the fabulous review. Oh, also, thanks for pointing me to Brandi Carlile. Lovely singer, songwriter.
    I'm thrilled for your continued success at Entangled.

  3. This looks like such a great book. I love me some military heroes!

  4. Hi Grace! Hi Samanthe! Loved this interview and quickie questions! And oh my gosh, I LOVED the excerpt! I cannot wait to read about Michael and Chloe!! Congratulations, Sam!

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  6. I slept in late this morning, but wow! That excerpt sure woke me up. : ) Congrats on the book release, Sam.
    Gorgeous site, Grace.

  7. I loved the title, the cover and the excerpt for this book! There's nothing like a rock hard Marine!

  8. Thanks Grace, for hosting me and featuring "Falling for the Marine" on SweetSpot! And for the lovely review!!!

    1. You're welcome, Samanthe! It was pleasure reading your book!

  9. Fabulous interview. I can't wait to read this!

  10. Great interview, Samanthe, and o.O on the excerpt! LOL

  11. Looks like the sexy excerpt was a hit! Thanks, everyone, for stopping by and commenting. :-)

  12. Thanks for the excerpt! I loved it .

  13. Thanks for the giveaway! looking forward to reading this book