Feb 20, 2016

Release Tour & Review -- Honor Roll by Kelly Collins


AUTHOR: Kelly Collins
GENRE: Contemporary Romance

When do you become the sum of your parts?

Drop dead gorgeous, kind to a fault and good in bed, twenty-six-year-old graduate student Luca Gregorio meets all the requirements for The Dean’s List, a university society that offers alumni anything they desire—for a price. Weeks from graduating, Luca loses his most valuable client. 
Determined to graduate debt free, he needs new patrons to cover his shortfall. His once easy job at Concierge Services becomes complicated once he meets Mim Knight, a woman he can’t ignore.

She was worth more.

Cultured and beautiful Mim Knight isn’t looking for anything but a quick end to a frustrating workday when Luca Gregorio shows up on the other side of her desk. Despite his too-good-to-be-true looks, he’s different from the trust fund boys she’s used to. He’s fearless, genuine, and sexy as hell.

They say money is the root of all evil, but they’re wrong.

Drowning in lies of omission, Luca knows one misplaced step will lose Mim forever, but like his dream of financial freedom, he can’t let her go. In the world of commodities, everyone has something to sell. What price do you demand for your honor? What price do you put on love?

“Who is she?” Jade asked.

“That's Mim.” When I closed my eyes, I could see her smile and hear her laughter. “She’s the assistant for my new professor. She’s different. Bad attitude. Cute smile. Sexy accent.”

River reached across and held my hand. “I’m so happy for you.”

“It’s not like that. I asked her to dinner and she told me I was taking her out on Thursday. So now I have to decide if I’m going to show.” Deep inside I knew I’d go because even though Mim was frustrating in the few encounters I had with her, she was the realest thing I had right now besides these two.

Jade sat up and leaned in. “I call bullshit. You get a soft, warm look on your face when you say her name.”

“She says she loves Italian.” I bit my lip in that sexy way women liked and winked at my friends.

“Yes, but you can love Italian, or you can looove Italian. Which is it going to be?” River asked.

"She would only be a distraction."

Oh my gee!!

I absolutely loved Luca in The Dean's List, so I was thrilled to find out that he was getting his own story!

Working as an escort was not how Luca thought he would have to do to pay off his student loans. But the money was flowing and he was almost to his goal. That was until his best customer could no longer pay him the money he so desperately needed.

He also didn't plan on looking up from his desk in class one day to see the most beautiful girl he'd ever seen. The girl that made him question his entire life. The girl that, for the first time in his life, made him want to do better-be better.

"Something tells me you're not the person you show the world, Luca Gregorio, but I'm up for the challenge of peeling back your layers and seeing who you hide beneath that cocky skin of yours."

Mim was a force to be reckoned with! I loved her! She was fiesty and she told it like it was. She was exactly what Luca needed at this point in his life.

These two had great chemisty. I loved their banter, their love of coffee and tea, and their discussions of The Scarlett Letter. Even though this book was told in Luca's point of view, I could completely feel Mim's emotions through the pages.

"Mim still had that light in her eyes that some called hope. Mine had dimmed temporarily, but I felt the spark ignite each time I was with her."

Luca was dealing was some serious personal issues. His world was flipped because of this one girl, but his mind was already looking for a way out before her. He wanted his life back-his freedom.

This wasn't just a romance book. This book had the underlying story of a man trying to find his way through life and scared of what lied ahead.

"She was the only thing that made sense in my crazy world, and yet nothing about her or us made sense."

I adored how Luca and Mim's story played out. Even though I had to hold my breath a few times!! This book was as perfect as it could be to tell Luca's side of it all.

I kinda wish there were more characters to continue these stories!!! Maybe one day.....;)

"I don't deserve you, Mim, but I want you."
"I know. I'll make you deserve me, Luca. You're a good man who was lost."

Amazon US ✯ Amazon UK ✯ Kobo ✯ Nook ✯ iTunes

Amazon US ✯ Amazon UK ✯ Kobo ✯ Nook ✯ iTunes

Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she is inspired by real time events mixed with a dose of fiction. She encourages her readers to reach the happily ever after but bask in the afterglow of the perfectly imperfect love. Kelly lives in Colorado with her husband of twenty-five years. She loves hockey, shiny objects and has a new found appreciation for green smoothies. Kelly has a landing page that hosts all her books.


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