Thursday, April 4, 2013

In the Nick of Time by Sylvie Fox Review & $25 Gift Card Giveaway!!!!

Welcome to the Tasty Book Tour Stop for In the Nick of Time by Sylvie Fox! 

Hot nights, huge consequences.

Divorced and done with her dry spell, Holly Prentice is ready to get back in the game. But with two conditions: her future mate can’t be married to his career, and he has to have a couch. Nick Andreis loves his job, and his only furniture is a king-size bed. He’s also single, sexy, and six years Holly’s junior.  Any guy this hunky and carefree can’t be serious about the future. 

After one spontaneous and explosive night, Holly decides that her search for Mr. Right can wait.  Nick can be Mr. Right Now. 

Nick has waited years for Holly.  Now that she’s dating again, he’s determined to be the only man in her life.  He wants what Holly wants: forever.  Convincing her of that won’t be easy, but Nick agrees—with fingers crossed behind his back—to Holly’s idea that they can be bed buddies until someone serious comes along.  His plan: use the time between their passionate nights to convince her that he is the one.

Will Holly’s unexpected pregnancy change the rules of their games? Or can they both decide to play for keeps?

She could put off a close encounter with an available member of the opposite sex for another day

First off let me say I love an emotional read and this book certainly fits the bill. I read this entire book in one sitting.  

Nick spends a lot of time convincing Holly that he is what she is looking for, that he is serious about her and a relationship with her, but when she doesn't easily give in he agrees to give her what she wants from him, in hopes of changing her mind along the way. 

Here is an excerpt from their reunion for the first time since Holly's divorce. They way Nick is described here, I think if I were Holly I would have gone along for whatever he was offering, lol :)


When Holly heard footsteps coming toward the deck this time, she assumed it was her best friend Sophie coming back to cajole her into a better mood, but she was surprised instead to see theprofile of a man, his face obscured by the darkness.

From what she could see, he was hot with a capital H. Why couldn’t someone like this tall drink of water spill into her life? The casual knit shirt he wore, pulled across broad shoulders, lay across a washboard flat stomach. Was that a sexy bomber jacket, too? Sheloved long, thick, dark hair, and his fell over his forehead in such a way that her hands itched to brush it back. His distressed jeans hugged him in all the right places. He had bad boy written all over him. She’d always been a good girl with bad boy fantasies. Maybe it was time to end her celibate period and indulge in a few.

Right now.


“Holly, is that you?”

Wait, she knew that voice. “Nick?”she asked uncertainly.

When he stepped fully onto the deck, Holly’s breath stuck in her throat, then hissed out slowly.

Thank goodness. It was just Nick.

I was really rooting for Nick, he is a sexy and very likable hero. Enter Holly's unplanned pregnancy, and now  the guy who was so sure of everything, is running scared and Holly's greatest fear in opening herself to Nick becomes reality. I was so frustrated with him at this point in the book I wanted to thump him on the forehead and tell him to wake up.  Nick eventually gets to where he needs to be, will it be too late for Holly to trust him? 

I loved the way Nick's father was an integral part of the story. He was a very  wise character and I loved how he was there for Holly at times when Nick was not.

This was a great emotional read. It gets **FOUR** stars from me and I think for the price it is a great investment.  If you want to pick up a copy of In the Nick of Time, here are some easy links for you:

Here is an author bio for Sylvie Fox, after reading this book, I will definitely be checking out future releases by her:

I write the kinds of books I love to read. The quirky characters in my romance novels experience angst, conflict, mostly great sex, and always get their "happily ever after." In my mainstream fiction, ordinary woman experience angst, conflict, and occasional great sex, but they also get embroiled in struggles against extraordinary odds, and I don't promise a happy ending. I also love thrillers, but I don't write those.  I live in Los Angeles with my husband, son, and a whole lot of pets. When I'm not hanging out in Hollywood, I'm eating my way through Budapest.

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Until next time.. Happy Reading! 


  1. Thanks for hosting today! I love writing emotion and angst filled books. Glad you enjoyed Nick & Holly's journey.

  2. Hmm...I can't think of any books that I've read with a nick as the hero. I'm sure I've read one but its not coming to me right now.
    The book sounds fun. Thank you or the giveaway.

  3. "Crimson Romance" is a new brand to me. I will check them out. Thank you for the giveaway.


  4. Oh! My only thought is "Jolly St. Nick" -- Santa Claus! He leaves us prezzies!--very sexy!


  5. The only Nick I can think of is Nick Newman from The Young And The Restless. I'm sure Nick has saved someone at some point in the show so he would make a good sexy hero.

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