Monday, February 03, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Inner Core by Sigal Ehrlich

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Title: Inner Core (Stark, #2)

Authors: Sigal Ehrlich

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 25 2014

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Synopsis

When Hayley makes a resolution to take back the control over her life, and declare their relationship R.I.P, it’s all good in theory…


That is until Daniel decides to prove her wrong and get her back.


Together, Hayley and Daniel seem to have it all. But can love ever be enough when two strong personalities collide and while reality takes the lead?


Faced with more obstacles than she could have ever bargain for when it comes to Daniel, struggling to keep her own identity while sharing a life with her man. Buds of doubt start rooting in Hayley’s confidence, making her rethink her decision.


And just when it seems that they might make it together after all, life happens. Bringing a threat that neither Hayley nor Daniel could ever anticipate, a threat that could break them apart forever . . .

 

 

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Becs’ Review

 

To reach the core of inner beauty, one must first unravel the many protective layers.

 

Inner Core is the second and final novel in the Stark series.  It will not work as a standalone and you will need to have read the first book, Layers, to understand what is happening in this one.

 

We pick up right where we left off at the end of Layers with Daniel and Hayley estranged and desperately lonely and lost without each other.  Daniel is determined to make things right and will move Heaven and Earth to get back to his Hales.  Once they’re reunited you can bet that things do not go smoothly.

 

While Layers was mostly about establishing these two as a couple, Inner Core is more about these two headstrong, obstinate personalities trying to find a happy equilibrium together.  Yes, they’re desperately in love but they really don’t make things easy on themselves and I really could have slapped Hayley a time or two during this one.  Yes, Daniel’s done wrong and he did most seriously fuck up far worse than we realised but she really does hurt him a couple of times in this one and he didn’t deserve it.

 

These two are crazy in love and besotted with one another.  If intense and searing love stories are your thing with a dominant, alpha, uber-protective and caring hero then this series will work for you. 

 

I adored Daniel – he’s a brooding billionaire rather than a tortured one.  He’s got some trust issues and some Daddy issues but mostly he’s pretty level-headed.  He’s met his match in Hayley who is feisty and argumentative but they really are soul mates and I loved just how much this dysfunctional couple really loved one another.  That came over loud and clear from the narrative and Sigal Ehrlich really does pace this beautifully.

 

Daniel is just one of those incredibly intense book heroes whose love for this woman completely consumes him.  He’s overwhelmed by his feelings for her and is very attentive, super protective, highly possessive – everything that makes a hero to die for.  He’s of the same ilk as Christian Grey, Jesse Ward, Ethan Blackstone, Gideon Cross – although I would classify this book as contemporary rather than erotic romance.

 

I would have liked to have more details in the sex scenes.  It’s all in the detail you know!  The sex scenes were full of emotion which I adore but they were also always over quite quickly and often just fade to black so, again, I think this is contemporary romance rather than erotic romance and would have liked just a bit more steam.

 

It definitely is a Fifty Shades style intense romance but it stands its own ground and has its own story with well fleshed out original characters and I really did enjoy Sigal Ehrlich’s writing style – it flows beautifully with plenty of witty asides and inner monologues.  It’s easy to read and a beautiful romance.

 

4 intense stars

 

Series Reading Order

  1. Layers
  2. Inner Core

 

Giveaway

 

Sigal is giving away a HUGE $100 Amazon GiftCard. open internationally.  For your chance to win, just enter the Rafflecopter below and Good Luck!!

 

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We also have an ebook of Inner Core to give away to one lucky winner – just enter below.

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AUTHOR BIO

SigalBy teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she had the luck to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids.
Not exactly sure where they will end up next…
When she is not hiding in her office, writing, she enjoys music, reading and taking care of her little clan.
With a great believe in "don’t wait for things to happen - make them happen," she enjoys anything exciting life has to offer.

Links:

Website: http://www.sigalehrlich.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sigalehrlich.author

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Sigal_Ehrlich

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7200387.Sigal_Ehrlich

 

58 comments:

  1. Glad you liked it, Becs! This sounds like it has a great romance and wonderful characters. Daniel sounds great - though I never read 50 shades (I know right? lol). I'm definitely intrigued by this series!

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  2. Great giveaway thanks!! I'll definitely check these books out

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  3. Love a dirty talking intense BBF, like Mitch from Law Man or Derek from Protecting What's His. Thanks for this chance to win!

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  4. Thanks for the post and review, I enjoyed reading your thoughts. I think this sounds like a great series and I am looking forward to reading it! :) My current intense bbf is Tristan Vega from the Tristan and Danika series.

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  5. Wow, a chance to win $100 is amazing or a signed book is almost equally as nice!

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  6. Fav book boyfrined is Lucca Caruso from Lussaria by SJ Molloy

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  7. I loved the first book in the series, 'Layers'. Sigal Ehrlich is a great author. 'Inner Core' will be just as good or better than book #1. I can't wait for more books by this author.

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  8. Sounds like a great read.Thank you for the chance!

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  9. Thanks for the giveaways! Love Gideon Cross!

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  10. Great review - thanks for the chance at winning this contest

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  11. my favorite book boyfriend to date is travis walker by nicole edwards

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  12. my all time favorite bf that is Mr Darcy. I don't think anyone will ever dethrone him

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  13. Oh I love Ethan Blackstone..YUM

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  14. T love the cover would not mind running in to him any time. Story also sounds great. Thanks

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  15. Mr Grey, Oliver from Midnight Caller and M.Pierce!! I have so many more, too many to choose from!! Thanks for the giveaway <3

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  16. I just 'met' Remington 'Remy' Tate in Katy Evan's REAL, MINE, & REMY this week. OMG He's my guy now!

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  17. Thank you for introducing a new author and books to me!

    To date, my favorite is Bennett Ryan in Beautiful Bastard!

    Barrie

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  18. Thank you for the amazing giveaway!!

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  19. Thanks for the chance to win in this awesome giveaway!

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  20. That cover is HOT!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. Zolten Hamil from Indulging in Irelyn! thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. I have not read this series, but the excerpt is great. It just went on my TBR list. Thank you for this giveaway.

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  23. The review definitely captured my interest. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  24. Thanks so much for this opportunity!

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  25. Sounds great! Thank you for the giveaways!

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  26. Thanks for the giveaway! I've been looking forward to the conclusion of Hayley and Daniel's story.

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  27. Definitely love the alpha males, Christian Grey will always be my first so I would have to say he is my favorite :) Thanks for the great giveaways!

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  28. Hi Sigal. Sounds like you have had and will continue to have an exciting life. I am so glad you are sharing your wonderful talent with us. This book sounds great and I appreciate the wonderful giveaway.

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  29. sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

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  30. Very nice giveaway! I like Jesse Ward form the This Man trilogy!

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  31. Love a good book and giveaway. And I stick with Christian Grey as the original for me and if nothing else, I'm loyal :)

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  32. Sounds like a great book!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  33. I would love to read this series, thanks for the opportunity!!

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  34. my favorite book boyfriend to date is Jesse Ward!

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  35. This series sounds really good, have to admit I did not know what this was about but now this series is on my TBR list. Great giveaway.

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  36. This blog introduces the best books! Good for me, bad for my bank account. LoL Adding these books to my wish list

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  37. i hope to win :)there are so many beautiful fiveaway in this link

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  38. It sounds like I need to catch up with the first book.

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  39. My favorite one is the one in the book I am currently reading because that's why I read a book, for the character in that book.

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  40. My favorite is Father Soren Stearns from the Original Sinners series by Tiffany Reisz.

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  41. Wonderful review, Becs! I can't wait to read this. I really liked Layers - love Daniel and Hayley. :)

    My favorite intense book boyfriend...I'm sure I could come up with quite a few but the first one who sprung to mind was Gideon Cross. :)

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  42. Yay! Love this.Sounds really good.

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  43. Love the cover. Sounds like a great book

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  44. It would be a toss up between Colton Donavan and Gideon Cross.

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  45. Enjoyed reading the post for this book! Looking forward to reading it soon. Thanks for the giveaway!

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