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Blog Tour & Book Reviews for the Love In The City series by Steph Nuss

Both books received in return for an honest review

Wanted by You (Book 1 Love in the City series)

The prologue for this story had me completely captured from the start. I could tell that this wasn’t going to be any standard NA romance.  The difference being, that Carter & Ellyson’s love story turns out to be years in the making. The basis of a great relationship is an amazing friendship and these two characters definitely have that in spades. From the first time they saw each other at college it was obvious that there was only going to be one way that this story was going to end. I LOVED that I wasn’t left hanging for too long, family responsibilities and life had gradually eased the two of them apart but once we were deposited into the current day it didn’t take too long for Carter and Elly to reacquaint themselves with each other…

And from here it was it was clear. There was no more game playing. There was no more pretending to ‘just’ be friends. If anything was meant to be than this was it. The author had a perfect balance of chemistry building without sending me completely over the edge with impatience, something that’s not always achieved. But don’t for a second think that it’s all going to be smooth sailing for this gorgeous couple just because we were in the thick of a romance from early on. There is always drama in these types of books, this book is no different. But this drama you won’t expect, we aren’t talking run-of-the-mill every day romance issues. I felt the twists and turns in this book really helped create a beautiful story of more than just lust and romance, it created a story of a deeper love, of real life and real feelings.

What of course made sure that this story tugged at my heart were the characters. Carter and Ellyson were as good as I could’ve hoped for. We’re not talking about a naive, good girl and a womanizing alpha male. We’re talking about two humans, flaws and all. Carter ticked all of my boxes for book boyfriend material. Sweet, but not a pushover. Manly in all the best ways and worst ways without being an asshole. Elly also was a firm fave. This girl had brains! She was fun and genuine. She was probably more the realist of the two, but one of them had to be and with her background story it made sense. She didn’t have me eye-rolling with ridiculous meltdowns, or insecurities. She, just like Carter, was realistic and it made me a team Carter & Elly cheerleader all the way.

This read was totally and completely enjoyable. I couldn’t put the book down and read it in an afternoon. The heat, the storyline, the characters…. They all created a story that is more than ‘just’ a romance. If you are wanting to curl up and escape, then this is most definitely your book, set aside some chocolate and a comfy chair and be prepared to fall in love.


Fantasized By You (Book 2 Love in the City series)

What I’m loving about this series is that we aren’t trying to drag out a story and create drama for just one couple. I see far too many of those types of series around and both my fellow blogger Kristal and I aren’t particularly fans, but this way of approaching a romance series is one I can totally get on-board with! Each one of these books focuses on a separate couple and their love story, while keeping all of the characters involved throughout. So book 1 we had Carter and Elly and in this book, we have Maverick and Harper. If you’ve read book 1 then you’ll know Maverick as Elly’s faux brother / oldest friend and Harper as Carter’s sister and I am SO happy that they have ended up with their own love story!!!

Harper and Maverick have a mutual connection, a mutual tragedy that still affects both of them today and in turn their relationship with each other. Yes we get romance, we get two people who so definitely should be together. But we also get to tackle some very real storylines, again my heart was all over the place and I LOVED it.

We were introduced to these characters in the first book and I loved delving deeper into their stories and personalities. What really struck me is that each one of these characters vividly has their own ‘voice’ you never feel like you’re reading about the same person with a different name. While so far Carter and Elly are still my favourites I still loved the way that both Maverick and Harper were written. Actually, Maverick isn’t too far behind Carter on my book boyfriend list. I can see why Elly has been friends with him for so long, he’s almost the perfect guy!

Once again in this series we are reminded that this author tackles romance in a certain way. It’s unique and I love that I’m still as excited about this series as I was when I was reading the first book, I will definitely continue reading these books and can’t wait to see where each character ends up. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again… If you’re a romance lover you really need to give these books a go!



Book One – Wanted By

You 

Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the

moment he laid eyes on her,

but she was the one girl who didn’t beg for his

attention.

He wanted her.

Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because

love can destroy you,

but then she met Carter

Jennings.

She wanted him.

Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship,

neither confessed their desires.

Losing touch after college, a chance meeting

reconnects them.

They want each other.

But love in the city is never quite that

easy.



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Pinterest Board for Wanted By You: http://www.pinterest.com/StephNuss13/wanted-by-you/


Book Two –   Fantasized By

You

Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away

from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.

She’s given up on her

fantasy.

Personal trainer and gym owner, Maverick

Jones isn’t thrilled about having a designer mentoring in his new clinic, but after meeting the

brunette beauty face-to-face, he dreams of having his way with her.

He’s ready to turn his fantasy into

reality.

But when their fantasies collide, love in the

city becomes more complicated than they ever imagined.



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Fantasized By You Playlist: http://stephnuss.com/fantasized-by-you/the-soundtrack/

Pinterest Board for Fantasized By You: http://www.pinterest.com/StephNuss13/fantasized-by-you/


The Cast of

the Love in the City series: http://stephnuss.com/loveinthecity/love-in-the-city-the-cast/


Book Three – Pleasured By

You 

Expected Release Date: January 20th,

2015

The Love in the City series continues with Bayler and

Fletcher’s story.




Wanted By You (Love in the City, #1) (Currently Free)


Fantasized By You (Love in the City, #2)

Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides

with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing.

When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her

time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends.

She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her

characters of course.


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