Sunday, February 9, 2014

Book Spotlight for 
The Atlanta Affair Series 
Isabella Rae

A Workplace Affair
(Atlanta Affair #1)

* Synopsis *

There are those once in a lifetime opportunities that come along, that in your wildest dreams would never happen to you. When independent Victoria Bryant's opportunity comes, a climb up the corporate ladder turns into an affair with the owner. Now she must make decisions that will change her life forever. Will she choose to forgive the man she's grown to love, or watch him walk away and give up everything that might have been.....

When Leland Ambrose started his company he was young and in charge, but when he meets Victoria, he discovers a weakness he hadn't counted on. A weakness so great that his company could pay the price. Will he stand up for the woman he loves, or protect the company he's worked so hard to build.....

* Favorite Quotes *
 “So you slept in his bed and didn’t sleep with him?” Sage just couldn’t grasp this, “but you said he was gorgeous right? I mean, he is, I Googled him.” ~Sage McCarthy

“NO!” I yell at him as I move away, “You do not get to comfort me. You don’t get to be the big strong man who comforts the crazy, broken female.” ~Victoria Bryant

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* Review * 
An enjoyable debut novel from Isabella Rae.  It was a nice change of pace to read a story that does not focus on  the  troubled pasts or dark secrets looming over the couple.  The biggest obstacle this couple faces is their working relationship and geography.

Victoria Bryant is a beautiful, strong willed and hard working woman who is loyal to her best friends Sage and Nick. Victoria has been making the arrangements for the arrival of the owner of United Real Estate Investments but she hasn’t paid much attention to all of the chatter about Leland Ambrose.

Leland Ambrose is a rich, unattached and strikingly handsome executive.  He is in Atlanta to conduct business, but when he sets his sights on a brunette singing karaoke he decides there may be some pleasure involved in this trip too.

The relationship between Victoria and Leland starts as a working relationship but quickly escalates to more.  Who knew that a cry for “HELP” would result in a new wardrobe, toe curling kisses and steamy sex.   

But every love story has to have a few bumps in the road.  Victoria is painfully aware that she is falling for Leland but is also conscious of the fact that “this” is just short term as he will be returning to his life in New York.   Add that fact that Sage’s dreams have been put in jeopardy by Leland and the tempers will flair and the tears will fall.

Will Leland and Victoria find their happy ever after or will it just be “A Workplace Affair”?  Go grab your copy now and find out for yourself.   Then get ready for  Sage and Connor’s story, “A Sweet Affair” coming soon.

A Sweet Affair 
(Atlanta Affair #2)

~ Synopsis ~
For Sage Mccarthy, life has not been all sunshine and roses, and over the years she's developed some deep seeded trust issues. So it's no wonder that when Connor Reed comes along, she thinks he is too good to be true. Despite the wall she's built, Connor quickly breaks his way inside and shows her how to love again. When the past shows up, and threatens to hurt the people she loves she has decisions to make. Will she embrace her new found trust, and the man she loves? Or will she put her walls back up to protect them both?

Connor is a broken man, slowly working his way back from a bad relationship. He meets Sage and knows his life will never be the same. When the unthinkable happens, he must act quickly; doing everything he can to protect the woman he loves.

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  * Review *
This is the second installment in the Atlanta Series and what a great addition it is.  This story focuses on Sage and Connor, Victoria and Leland’s best friends.  When we meet Sage in A Workplace Affair, she abruptly appears on Victoria’s doorstep after her husband leaving her.  But we come to discover throughout the story that Sage’s past is a little more complicated than just her husband cheating. 

Sage is finally enjoying some happiness with the help of Leland and Victoria.  You can see that Sage has started to open herself up to the idea of Connor.  I mean who wouldn’ t like a sexy, protective man who knows his way around a kitchen.

Connor too has been scarred by a cheating spouse and so when they two of them begin their relationship they are both guarded.  Trusting another person is not a task to be taken lightly.  Will Connor and Sage be able to overcome their pasts and find a future with one another?

Guess you are going to have to go grab this book to find out. The story is a quick and enjoyable read.  Isabella throws a few twists and turns in to keep you engaged.  It is not required to have read A Workplace Affair but it would help to familiarize you with the other characters in the story.

* Author Interview *
~ What was your inspiration for the Atlanta Affair series?
Isabella: Well, I live just south of Atlanta, so for me, that was an obvious setting. Honestly my characters were the inspiration. All three main friends (Victoria, Sage, and Nick) are all inspired by people in my life. I created all the characters first and then let them create the stories.

What is your writing inspiration?
Isabella: I guess you could say that my daughters are the reason I write. I’m trying to make a better life for them. As far as for the books themselves I use personalities I encounter as well as fantasies to inspire me.

What words of wisdom would you give to those wanting to get into writing or just starting out?
Isabella: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The indie author community is amazingly supportive. I still have so much to learn, but they are all so willing to help. I’m proud to be included in such an amazing group of people.

Who is your favorite author?
Isabella: That’s a three way tie between Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts/J.D. Robb, and Iris Johansen

Do you plan to start a new book or series (anything outside of your current work)?
Isabella: Of course I plan to write more after my Atlanta Affair Series, but right now I am focused on “A Wedding Affair” the third book in my series, which will be Nick and Piper’s story. There will be a total of five books in the series.

What would you die without?
Isabella: My daughters

What is your favorite city you like to visit?
Isabella: Out of the places I have been, probably New York

What place do you dream to visit?
Isabella: Ireland, I traced my family back to County Donegal Ireland and would love to go there.

What are you currently working on?
Isabella: “A Wedding Affair” and plans for an untitled stand alone novel.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
Isabella: In 10 years I hope to be writing still without having to worry about working a day job. I know most indie authors don’t get that luxury, but I can dream!

What is one thing that no one really knows about you?
Isabella: That I am still technically married. We’ve been separated for 3 years, and still trying to get the divorce.

 * About the Author *
Isabella Rae has been writing for over 10 years but never published because she was discouraged by the publishing process. Recently a friend of hers released a book through self-publishing and inspired Isabella to release her first book. When Isabella is not writing she is busy being a single mom to 2 beautiful girls, and works as a baker, and server at a local restaurant.

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