Thursday, March 22, 2012

One Night to Remember by Kristin Miller Review and Giveaway



First class clothing designer Elizabeth Scott isn’t all that she appears. She may be elegant and poised on the outside, dining with the richest on the ship, but she’s hiding a dark secret within.

Thieves boarded the Titanic, too…

Officer Thomas McGuire is as honest as they come. Working to make a decent living on the ship of dreams, he can’t believe his eyes when the most striking lady he’s ever seen steals from another first class passenger. As the night goes on, Thomas must decide whether he plans to arrest or seduce Elizabeth and she’s not making it easy on him—the heat sparking between them is unlike anything they’ve ever known.

Time is running out…

The Titanic is sinking fast. Elizabeth has finally met a true gentleman—one who gazes upon her with total adoration yet fulfills her deepest fantasies. But being a gentleman means more than playing the stuffy part. Thomas insists on helping other passengers until the very end, even if that means going down with the ship.

In the fight for their lives, they just might find a love worth dying for.

My Thoughts: Elizabeth does something at dinner amongst the first class passengers one night that unknowingly catches the eye of a handsome man. Not just any man either. Officer Thomas McGuire can't believe what's happening before his very eyes and when she goes to leave, he is close on her heels. However, Elizabeth likes a good game of cat and mouse especially when she thought she lost him. Thomas isn't that easy to lose and his cuffs will find a home. Elizabeth wants Thomas like no one she's ever wanted before even if it's in handcuffs.

Elizabeth reminds me of a Robin Hood of the seas. She has sass, knows what she wants, and how to go after it. Thomas is your straight laced, honorable officer who has a seductive power over the independent thief. His kiss and touch make her ache for more. If there was a man who could tame her, it would be him. Elizabeth may have finally met her match in her complete opposite. 

For his part, it is similar. Thomas can't shake the passion Elizabeth ignites in him or how she calls to him, even if he doesn't agree with how they met. All he can think about are the questions he wants to know about the person she is deep down and why, when they come together, they light up in flames of passion . 

Through the tragedy of the Titanic, the tale of a love that could be is told. Miller did great setting the stage and making this visit to the Titanic believable. I love anything Titanic. Normally I would think of the movie, but Miller took me in a direction where I was loving the characters. Elizabeth and Thomas swept me away on a roller coaster of ups and downs. One minute I'm chuckling over cat and mouse chase, the next I'm getting hot and bothered by a few sexual encounters between them and handcuffs in one if them. I found myself in tears thinking the worst, as the ship was going down, and hoping for the best. I am so glad I read this book . I'm looking forward to seeing what else Kristen Miller has in store for us in the future. Definitely check out this read for “One Night to Remember”.


4 out of  5 stars

You can purchase it here : One Night To Remeber Kindle Edition

Excerpt:

Elizabeth didn’t know what to make of Thomas McGuire or the rumblings inside her when they touched.

Before boarding the Titanic, Elizabeth had lived her life as a bit of a daredevil, taking on adventures others thought too risky. She’d been searching for something worth fighting for. Something that would boil the blood in her veins and rile up her defenses. Since stepping foot on board, she’d stolen from a handful of first class passengers and thought not much of it.

Never—not once—had a single spark of exhilaration ever fired in her middle. Not like this.

From one smoldering touch, Thomas sent heat flashing to Elizabeth’s center and flurries of excitement to her core. When his lips pressed against hers, she felt…alive. More so than she ever had before.

“What now?” he asked, once he’d turned from the door. His face was pale, nearly matching the whiteness of his dress shirt. He looked anxious, but it suited him well. His square jaw was clenched, ticking by his temple. And his lips were pressed tight.

He was a challenge. A tightly wound ball of nerves that Elizabeth couldn’t wait to unravel.

“Now you kiss me,” she said, and held her breath.

He covered the length of the room quickly, his strong hands cupping her neck as he pulled her against him. She arched back, letting the pleasure of his kiss overtake her.

Beneath the prim and proper suit, hidden under layers of stifling responsibility, was a man that made Elizabeth’s heart beat fast. She could feel power surging beneath the surface of his rigid persona.

If only she could unleash it…


Author Bio: Kristin Miller has had a passion for all things Titanic since 1988, a full decade before Jack and Rose came on scene. Although she owns more than fifty books written about the Titanic, a copied set of the ship’s blueprints, a piece of coal from its busted boilers, and a postcard sent from the ship mid-voyage, her collection of 1912 first edition Titanic books holds a special place in her heart.

She writes dark and gritty paranormal romance for HarperCollins (INTERVAMPTION, VAMPED UP, and VAMP APPEAL, August 2012), fantasy/paranormals for Harlequin (CLAIMED BY DESIRE, May 2012, and FORBIDDEN BY FATE, July 2012), and has dabbled in romantic suspense (DARK TIDE RISING).

For more about Kristin Miller and her latest work, please visit:  http://www.kristinmiller.net
http://pararomance.blogspot.com
http://www.twitter.com/KM_Miller

She loves hearing from readers! You can email her at : kristinmiller02@aol.com

**Giveaway**

Kristin will be giving away a $20 Amazon Gift Card to 1 randomly drawn commenter during her blog tourSo make sure to check out all of Kristin's stops to increase your chances of winning.

*Must leave a comment along with an email address
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*Open until March 23.

17 comments:

Sassy said...

This book sounds amazing. I'm gonna have to get myself a copy and hide away to read.

Thanks for the great post and giveaway! :)

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marybelle said...

A passion indeed for everything Titanic. What a fabulous collection.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Kristin today.

Red Headed Bookworm said...

Wow, great excerpt!!!! I will have to read this one...soon!

andieleah said...

Don't ya just love a story involving handcuffs...i do!!! Sounds like an awesome read can't wait to check it out:)

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MomJane said...

I love the excerpt. I must read this book.

Kristin Miller said...

Thanks for the lovely review! I'm so glad you enjoyed the read. :)

And thank you ladies for stopping by on the tour. If you have any questions about writing, ONE NIGHT TO REMEMBER, or the Titanic, go ahead and shoot them over. I'll be checking back all day to answer any you may have.

Arianne Cruz said...

I love this part :)
"Beneath the prim and proper suit, hidden under layers of stifling responsibility, was a man that made Elizabeth’s heart beat fast. She could feel power surging beneath the surface of his rigid persona."

I think it's really interesting when I read something like that.

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Rahey said...

Looks like a very interesting book. Will add it to my to-read list. Thanks for the give away:)

AprilAlvey said...

thanks fir the giveaway sounds like a great book gonna will add it to my reads butterfli262002@yahoo.com

Renald said...

My great great grandfather worked on the Titanic ,as a musician. But he got off the ship when it ported at Ireland,because his wife was ill. Deb P
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Catherine Lee said...

Hi Kristin,

Does your book make any mention of the steerage passengers? I know they might not make an appropriate visit in your novel, but I'm just curious.

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Kristin Miller said...

Renald--Now you've *really* got my interest. What instrument did he play? That's absolutely fascinating...and if you've still got a copy of his ticket, hold on to it tight. That'd be an heirloom to remember. ;)

Catherine--You do get to see a few passengers in steerage, but I don't go in depth. Both Elizabeth and Thomas make a few treks into the steerage cabins so you get to see how they traveled, but no steerage passengers are secondary characters. (Hope that answers your question.)

Patti said...

thanks for the contest! SOunds great!

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Karen H in NC said...

Just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day!

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Renald said...

Great great grand father played piano and violin, he also knew four languages. No one has any of his papers or ticket. It took him a couple of days to get home and his family thought he was dead. He walk in as they were doing his wake and the family said he was as white as a sheet. But he and his family did move to the USA.

Tammy said...

thanks sounds good

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