Monday, August 17, 2015

Blog Tour: Getting Hot by Mia Storm

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Getting Hot by Mia Storm
Rules of engagement:
1) You have the right to use force to defend yourself.
2) Fire may be returned to stop a hostile attack.
3) You may not seize the property of others to accomplish your mission.
4) Detention of civilians is authorized in self-defense.

Delilah Morgan and her older sister Destiny have been on their own for two years, since their parents burned down the family home and went to jail for cooking meth. She’s street smart and tough. Nothing about her says sixteen, and she’s not about to tell anyone. Especially Bran, the hot ex-marine bartender Destiny has her eye on. He’s stable and successful and everything her sister needs to keep them off the street. The only problem, something about Bran inspires her and suddenly she’s writing the best music she ever has. About him.

Branson Silo knows what it means to be in the line of fire. Home for a year from his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, he thinks he’s safe…until he meets Delilah. Despite a sharp tongue that makes him want to take cover, he can’t deny the attraction. But when he hires her to play weekends at his family’s saloon, he finds out she’s more than he can handle…which is saying something considering he used to blow things up for a living.

When the grenade finally explodes and the shrapnel flies, will Bran be left standing? Or has he survived years at war only to be taken down by Jail Bait?

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My Review
This book is okay. I think it would have been better if I was in a different mind set while reading it. However, I can't get pass the age difference in this book. I know that it is a taboo tale but it just didn't do it for me.

Okay so here's the thing. Where I grew up in my teen years, there were plenty of girls who went after older men. I was one of them. When you grow up in an area were you see things that perhaps kids should not see it tends to make you older in some ways. With that being said, at the end of the day you are still a teen. 

I do not care what are the circumstances that a kid or teen has been through at the end of the day they are not of age. Are they more likely to be independent? Yes. Are they more likely to be able to carry the burdens adults carry? Yes. However, I think that it is because of the hardships they have been through they are more deserving of a kid/teen break. 

You are only a kid/teen for 17 (before you are not legally bound to your parents). That is a short time. There are decades to be an adult. Whenever I over hear a teen complain I quick to say "Enjoy it now 'cause it sucks to be an adult."

So for me I don't care when this ex-Marine finds out that she is underage. I don't care how deep his emotions run before he found out. The moment he found out is the moment he should have been the adult and squashed that sexual relationship. If he really cared about her he would have did what she really needed, be her friend. Show her that she is valuable with out sexual contact. If he really love her. He could wait for her.

Would I say the same if he was younger? Probably not. I know people are going to be upset but there isn't a big difference between 16 and 20. However once you hit 25 you are expected to know better. It's an age where you can't really blame the dumb crap on being young. And knowingly committing statutory rape is straight dumb. 

I couldn't get behind the book. I even had a friend who got married as a teen to an older guy. I'm pretty sure I mentioned it before. We both thought that we were grown because of the things we both went through early in life. To be honest, she did great for herself doing that time but that marriage did not last. Another friend moved out on her own at 16 and finished high school on time most because she wanted to prove that she could. So I am not saying teens can 't be responsible I'm saying as an adult it is your job to act like an adult.

I remember I was probably 16 myself working as an usher at a music venue. One of the guys who worked security was super hot. I mean I was like damn, damn, damn. I put the moves on him every chance I got. He told me he was interested. He would hang out with me when he had down time at work. He would call on days I wasn't there. But he also told me no. Of course at the time I was upset. But now as a woman, I respect him for that. 

So I think that probably those who can eliminated the age difference and just look at this romance will like this novel. For those who are sensitive to underage sexual activity this isn't a book for you.

About the Author
Mia Storm is a hopeless romantic who is always searching for her happy ending. Sometimes she’s forced to make one up. When that happens, she’s thrilled to be able to share those stories with her readers. She lives in California and spends much of her time in the sun with a book in one hand and a mug of black coffee in the other, or hiking the trails in Yosemite. Connect with her online at , on Twitter at @MiaStormAuthor, and on Facebook at

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