Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Luck of Love by Ashley Poch and Tiffany Aleman ~ Blog Tour and Giveaway


Blake Riley thought she could leave her traumatic past behind when she left for college. Starting a new life and moving forward never sounded so good. Living carefree with her best friend in Ocean City New Jersey gave her the freedom she had always hoped for.

But sometimes life isn’t so carefree.

When Blake finds herself torn between the affections of two men, emotions that have been buried for years will be exposed. Derrick, a powerful CEO of a popular casino resort, instantly captivates her. Being drawn into his domineering passion, she bares herself to him in a way she least expected. With Landon, a successful attorney, she can be someone new; someone free from her haunting past. Each man evokes a different side of Blake. As both relationships grow stronger, walls will slowly begin to crack.

What will happen when the past slowly creeps its way into the present?

With two worlds filled with secrets and lies, it’s only a matter of time before they crash and truths are revealed.


The place is buzzing with conversation when the lights dim. All talking comes to a low whisper when the President of the University takes the stage. Standing behind the podium, with his arms resting on the sides, and his hands gripping the edges, he clears his throat.

“Thank you all for coming out today. As you all know, this is a two-day seminar for the Business department. The seminar is mainly going to focus on the do’s and don’ts, the pros and cons, and the importance of advertising and marketing. This seminar will be highly beneficial for those who are focusing on a degree in either of these fields. Either way this seminar is going to be loaded with very useful information.

“Now I know you all are wondering whom our guest speaker is. We have been keeping it secret, but I think you’ll thoroughly enjoy him. At thirty-two years old, he is one of the most sought after CEOs in the country. Everyone please put your hands together in helping me welcome Mr. Derrick James, CEO of Atlantic Knight’s Resort.”

Looking around clapping my hands, I see almost everyone is wide eyed and filled with excitement. The girls next to me are bouncing around like dogs begging for a treat. Not understanding what all the fuss is about, I lean over towards Dean and quietly ask, “Who is Derrick James?”

Just as I ask my question, I hear Dean mutter, “No fucking way.” Looking back at the stage, my jaw drops and I’m rendered speechless. Dean leans towards me and whispers, “Wasn’t he in the bar the other night?” Nodding is all I can do to show I heard his question.

Waving to the audience as he makes his way to the podium, he’s in what looks to be a very expensive custom tailored black suit. Wearing a white shirt, he has a perfectly folded handkerchief that matches his red tie placed in his front breast pocket. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to run my fingers through his slick back, styled hair. Now I can see why the girls next to me were acting all giddy.

Standing in front of the podium, he scans the room waiting for the cheering to quiet down. As he begins to speak, he makes sure to give equal amounts of attention to each section of the auditorium.

“Thank you all for attending what I’m sure is going to be a very educating experience.” Glancing back over at the President he says, “And thank you Mr. Davidson for having me.” Looking back out over the crowd, he scans the room until his eyes connect with mine. Not missing a beat he continues, “I’m honored to be here today. I hope that, with all of my education and my own personal experiences, I can pass on to all of you some particularly useful information.” As he continues with his speech my eyes stay glued to his. As much as I want to look away from him, I can’t. It’s very sexy watching him stand on that stage demanding the crowd's attention. His words are lost on me as he continues to speak.



Derrick or Landon????? Which HOT man should Blake choose?

I am trying to figure out where to start with my review......I guess at the beginning. The story begins quite slow for me....I know the authors are trying to give history and background for Blake but some of the information to me was so monotonous. But then BAM!!!! About 40% through the book it begins for me. Finally, the chase begins for Blake. So many secrets, love triangles and friendships on the verge of falling apart.

Blake, in a nutshell, has a horrible past that she has been hiding from ever since she left home for college. She is focused on graduating college and moving forward into an advertising career. Her best friend, Dean, is her roommate who knows all about Blake and her horrible past....But there is NO hanky panky going on with them. Dean is her best friend, supporter, protector and will do anything for her. He helps guide Blake through the bumps she encounters. Blake has closed herself off from most people around her not wanting to get close so no one can learn of her past. So much so, she has been described as a BITCH. But soon we learn this is a facade. Dean and Blake work at a bar they live above. This is where we first meet Derrick....Oh my....what a HOT and SEXY man. It was nice to have a man who has his stuff together! But wait........we still have Landon, the womanizer and a partier who enters the picture. And of course he is a HOT and SEXY playboy! Blake meets Derrick when he comes into the bar and for Landon, she meets him through Dean. This is when the hot pursuit from two men becomes such a tangled mess......Blake first begins to slowly connect with Derrick....after a few horrible bar encounters, he becomes Blake's hero. Blake finally lets Derrick in a tiny bit. And of course, Dean's daily advice finally breaks her down a little more. Finally, we see a sign that Blake is finally going to start her baby steps moving toward not being a BITCH! Now, for Landon....he is Deans' good friend who lives in the New York City. When he comes to visit, this is when he meets Blake. Her fiesty and 'I don't take sh_t' attitude is what he is immediately attracted to. After several encounters, Blake allows Landon close enough which is when the mutual attraction begins.

Now we have two HOT and SEXY pursuers and Blake in a lovers triangle.....Where will this triangle go? Not going to tell.....But let me tell you this is one book you cannot miss.......But you need to know, the book ends with a cliff patiently waiting for the next book!

*Review by Kim



I am 27 years old, with a wonderful family. My husband is in the Army, and we have two wonderful children. Ashley and I have been best of friends since we were 13. I recently graduated from South University with my Associate’s Degree as a Paralegal. I enjoy listening to music, playing with my kids, and going to the beach, and anything that has to do with the outdoors pretty much.

I’ve always liked to write, but never really had an interest in reading until the summer of 2012. I am so excited to be taking my writing journey with Ashley, and we cannot wait for everyone to get their hands on Luck of Love, which is the first installment in the Luck Series. I have many authors that I consider my favorite so I’ll just name a few: E.L. James, SC Stephens, Molly McAdams, Rebecca Donovan, K.A Linde, Marie Coulson, and S.H. Kolee.


Ashley grew up in Texas but now has joined her husband to reside in North Dakota. She is a military wife and mother to two adorable children. She’s always wanted to travel having grown up in a small town. Her interest in reading sparked last summer and now she’s a lost cause without her e-reader. Since she loves to travel, the places she gets to go in her fictional books are what any girl could ask for.

When Ashley isn’t glued to her computer you can find her outdoors either playing with her children or relaxing and enjoying the sun reading a good romance novel.

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  1. I'm really starting to like these triangle situations. I look forward to reading this one as well.

  2. Ooh, this sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing! :)