Wednesday, 1 April 2015

♥ Raising The Stakes - Karen Rock || Tour! ♥

This is my stop during the blog tour for Raising the Stakes by Karen Rock. This blog tour is organized by Lola's Blog Tours. The blog tour runs from 1 till 7 April, you can view the complete tour schedule on the website of Lola’s Blog Tours:

Raising the Stakes
By Karen Rock
Genre: Adult
Age category: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 1 April, 2015

Hiding from the world…

Tucking herself away in the Adirondack woods was supposed to keep Vivienne Harris safe. From dark memories of the Bronx, from danger, from entanglements. But when an orphaned bear cub raids her pantry and conservation officer Liam Walsh appears with news of poachers nearby, her private, peaceful world is turned upside down!

Suddenly two forces are drawing her out—Button, the cub who needs her help, and Liam, the man who's dead set against her rehabilitating the bear. If she can just win Liam's support, Vivie knows she can give Button a good life. And maybe find the courage to embrace a future with Liam…

I've made no secret of my love for Karen Rock in the past, and my love for Harlequin Heartwarming books is second to none, (although i havent read many). This was what i needed to read, without even knowing i needed to read it- im under the weather and a little bit sad at the moment, this melted my heart and tears slipped from my eyes...of happiness.

Vivie just wants to be safe, so when she is woken in the middle of the night, she automatically fears the worst, heading down the stairs - she sees a lost little bear cub, afraid and alone. When she rings the emergency in, an unwanted guest in the form of Liam Walsh arrives at her door. 

When he confirms the worst, if the little cubs mother has been shot, the best solution is to put the cub down. Vivie, is not having this, and sets about learning the trade so she can raise this cub to fend for itself. Vivie is prepared to fight Liam at every corner, fighting soon turns to something more, but can there ever be something more for this couple? I mean one wants to flee at every chance, and one never wants to leave.

The narrative follows Vivie and Liam as they battle over the cub, its about a small little town, and its about been a survivor, for them both. It was heartwarming through and through.  It was sweet, it was moving, and im running out of words, i just wanted to step into this little world and look after button, i wanted to eat some pie, and sit on the deck and admire nature.


About the Author:
Karen Rock is an award-winning YA and adult contemporary romance author. She holds a master’s degree in English and worked as an ELA instructor before becoming a full-time writer. Currently she writes for Harlequin Heartwarming and her first novel for the line, WISH ME TOMORROW, has won the 2014 Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence, the 2014 Golden Quill Contest and a finalist in the Published Maggie Awards. The first novel in her co-authored YA series, CAMP BOYFRIEND, has been a finalist in the Booksellers Best and Golden Leaf awards.

You can find and contact Karen here:
- Quarterly Newsletter:
- Amazon Author Page:

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You can buy Raising the Stakes here:

There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Raising the Stakes. These are the prizes you can win:
- a 100$ Amazon gift card (INT)
- a set of signed paperbacks of Wish Me Tomorrow, His Hometown Girl, Someone Like You and A League of Her Own (US only)


1 comment:

  1. Ahhhh! How much do I love your review?!! A lot :-) thank you so much for hosting me today and writing such a beautiful review xo