Thursday, December 11, 2014

Release Week Blitz, Review & Giveaway:Want It by Jennifer Chance

Jennifer Chance returns with another novel that'll keep you hooked.

Erin Connelly meets alpha male Zander James in WANT IT,

the third novel in Jennifer Chance's sizzling Rule Breakers series!

This one is not to be missed by readers looking for their military romance fix!

About WANT IT:

In the latest tantalizing Rule Breakers novel from Jennifer Chance, an irresistible alpha male follows his ex into a deadly standoff—and reignites a heated affair.

For Erin Connelly, being a good girl isn’t such a bad thing. She’s working her dream job at a Boston art gallery and staying out of trouble, which is more than she can say for her deadbeat mom. Unfortunately, her mother’s latest misadventure lands her in the clutches of a Mexican drug lord. Now the only person who can save her is the one man Erin has no business asking for help: the sexy-as-sin army ranger who just so happens to be her former high school sweetheart.

Zander James is no gentleman—and no officer, either, thanks to Erin. Four years ago, she made a call that terminated his highest aspirations ... and their relationship. He’s never forgiven her, but when he learns that Erin’s embarking on a half-baked rescue mission, he sure as hell can’t let her go alone. Now, with a treacherous enemy lying in wait, the electrifying tension between them may just be Zander’s undoing. Because while he may be able to keep Erin alive, he can’t promise to keep his hands off her.

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Also in the Rule Breaker series: 

 Rock It (Book #1) and Fake It (Book #2) 
by Jennifer Chance!
A note to readers from author Jennifer Chance:

Because WANT IT is a romance, not a military suspense book, I found I had to focus very hard on not writing scenes that were too “action-adventurey”. But one character who just refused to leave the narrative was Rey Torres. Rey is a shadowy “friend of a friend” who shows up to help Zander and Erin when they need it most, on their quest to free Erin’s mother. He’s smart and funny and a little too happy to bend the rules, but he fits well with the more serious Zander and goes a long way toward making Erin feel just a bit safer in a strange country. Here Rey touches on the danger that exists in Nuevo Laredo, even while trying to reassure Erin. It’s a difficult balance to strike!
Excerpt: Welcome to Nuevo Laredo

“You doing good back there?”

Zander’s words brought her back and Erin blinked. “Yes! Yes, all good.” They were approaching a long line of cars at a bridge, and she was struck with how, well, how normal everything seemed. Not that she wanted a big shoot-out at the Mexican O.K. Corral, but if they went through this with no more trouble than a trip to the grocery, she admitted that a small part of her would be . . . ever so slightly disappointed. She’d read a tiny amount about the drug trade in Mexico, and about people who ran afoul of the dealers. It seemed a lot more scary on the Internet than it did driving around in a rental car.

She frowned as they drove past the first bridge. “Isn’t that where we’re headed?”

Rey glanced at her in the rearview mirror, his ever-present smile still curving the edge of his mouth. “No, ma’am. That’s what we call Bridge Number One—a good enough bridge, don’t get me wrong. But the one we want is Bridge Number Two. I have a pass for the SENTRI lane there.” He tapped a small hang-card he’d slung over the rearview mirror.

“Like an express lane?” she asked, and Rey nodded.

“Exactly like that.”

They turned onto the bridge, and Erin watched the sunlight playing over scorched concrete as they made their way across the arching expanse. “So, is it really as dangerous here as I read about? Should I be worried?”

“You? Not at all.” Rey shrugged. “You have Zander with you, and he seems like a smart guy. You seem like a smart woman. With two smart people, I have found that there is never much need to be worried.” They bumped off the bridge and down onto the street, Rey handling the vehicle easily to get over to the first exit, heading west. “Now if you were dumb? Well, that would be another thing altogether. Camino Real, yes?” Rey asked, and Zander nodded, while Rey flashed Erin a bright grin in the rearview mirror. “Then your adventure begins, my very smart friends. Welcome to Nuevo Laredo.”

What I thought about Want It
Erin Connelly is in trouble.  Her mother and boyfriend has been kidnapped in Mexico and her kidnappers want a lot of money for their release. It's a good thing her ex-boyfriend, now Army Ranger, Zander is home on leave for his father's funeral because Erin is planning on asking him for some "tips" on how to deal with the situation (hypothetically, that is).  She's not planning on asking for help--their breakup four years ago was full of bad, bad feelings and lots for Zander to hold a grudge over.

But Zander can see that Erin is in trouble, and he doesn't let it go until he finds out what's going on.  And it's a good thing, because now he's going with her for the money exchange.  

As Erin and Zander spend more time together, all the old feelings, good and bad bubble up to the surface, and they have to deal with both their attraction for each other and the regrets and anger of their breakup.

I liked both of these characters, although Erin is very naive about the dangerous situation they find themselves in.  Zander manages to get through to her and takes charge of the things.  While they wait for instructions from the kidnapper, they have time to talk about their past and have lots of sex. Lots of sex. It's clear that there's still a lot of passion between these two.

Want It is a nice addition to this series, and an enjoyable read that is more erotic romance than action/suspense. Things seem to resolve themselves with Erin's mother quickly and I would have liked a little more there, but overall, an enjoyable read.


Jennifer is offering up two fabulous prizes during the Want It Blitz Event. One lucky Grand Prize winner will receive a Seasons Greetings Gift Basket and one Runner Up will receive a $25 Gift Card for Amazon or B&N (winner’s choice)! To enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter below:

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About Jennifer Chance:

Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series, which feature sexy, wish-come-true romances that launched with ROCK IT and FAKE IT in 2014. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio. 

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