Friday, May 25, 2012

Giveaway and Guest Post with Mandy Baggot and her book Taking Charge

Welcome to this stop on Mandy Baggot's virtual tour of Taking Charge!  I had the pleasure of reviewing this book and you can read my opinion of it here:  I also have Mandy visiting with us today and she has graciously offered up a copy of her book.  Here is what she had to say:

Thank you so much for having me on your fantastic website and for hosting my novel Taking Charge.

Now as I’ve seen so many hot men peeking out from your web page I thought I ought to tell you about my hot hero Cole Ryan.

Now, if you haven’t met Cole yet, you can follow him on Twitter @coleryan22 and he does interact with Tweeters. He likes to tell everyone about hockey games he’s watched, hot dogs he’s eaten and how he’d rather be on the ice than at work. What can I say? He’s a boy!

In appearance, Cole is tall, athletically built with dark hair and dark eyes. Think Freddie Prinze Jr. in his mid-twenties. In fact my lead female character Robyn spends a lot of time comparing Cole to Freddie Prinze Jr.!

So, obviously Cole plays ice hockey, which means he’s fit, but as well as the brawn he has a brain. He’s really smart and he has a very important job where he’s a leading light in his field. He’s the perfect package! A little bit Alpha, but with a sensitive soul and a strong moral code.

He’s also clean, tidy and he loves his mom! Now, I know what you’re thinking now – he sounds a little bit too perfect – well, actually he does have some cons to go with the pros. He’s a little bit damaged and vulnerable because of events that have happened in his life. He’s very protective of those close to him and he can lose his temper. Are those bad traits though really?  

I’ll admit, I’m totally in love with the guy and I think readers will be too when they read Taking Charge. 

Let's take a look at the book details:

Is going back Robyn’s only way forward?

American-born Robyn Matthers is going home. With her dad in hospital, his roadhouse in ruins and the ice hockey team slipping down the league, she needs to take charge. But does she have the strength to do it?

Cole Ryan is a hockey player on a personal mission. He’s tall, dark, hot and Robyn’s noticed! But can she trust her feelings - or his? And what will Cole do when he finds out the truth about her?

Robyn returns to Michigan and things aren’t quite the same. Her best friend has grown up and is thinking about marriage and babies, the ice hockey team is no longer the life blood of the community and her father is engaged!

When Robyn’s twin cousins drag up past events that hold painful memories for her, she and Cole are forced together. But are either of them ready to start something new?

With an ill father, a trailer trash almost step-mom and ex-boyfriend Brad desperate for another chance, does Robyn have time to contemplate a relationship? Does she really want one? And is it physically possible for two people to fall in love in just three days?

About the Author:

Mandy Baggot is a self-confessed Twitter addict who likes to sing on You Tube. She regularly guests on book blogs and is a featured author on the innovative website Taking Charge is her fifth novel. Mandy lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.

So, what do YOU think? What makes a hot hero for you? I’d love to see your comments!  Fill out the rafflecopter for your chance to win!  Good Luck and a big thank you to Mandy for stopping by!!
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msmjb65 said...

"Take charge" men with soft and sweet insides always get me hot!
Mandy is a new author for me and I'm glad to have come across her!
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Gale Nelson said...

someone that is dependable and loyal

divavixenqueen said...

Definetely some loyal and responsible with just
a hint of unpredicatbility.

Shadow said...

I like one thats fun, knows how to laugh, a bit of an alpha (i find it so hot! at least in books. lol), i like one with compassion and i love a wounded hero. Nothing like a sad hero to meet the woman of his dreams! And of course he has to be loyal and honest. He has to catch my attention and make me think: why cant he be real. *sigh* lol

Liss Martz said...

Ot has to be honest, loyal and with a great sense of humor.. sarcastic, too!! I would love him 4 ever!!

bas1chs said...

I agree with others here, I want loyalty. But I also want someone who will make me laugh and keep it a little more light-hearted.

Unknown said...

Someone that can be hard as nails when you need them to be and gentle with a loving touch when needed.

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