Friday, June 1, 2018

Release Blitz & Blog Tour: MOGUL by Katy Evans


MOGUL by Katy Evans
Publication Date: May 31, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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A brand new contemporary romance from New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans is AVAILABLE NOW!

He's my most delicious secret.
The hot Suit I had a one-night stand with one evening.
I didn't know anything about him, not even his name.
Only that we shared a taxi, and he was staying at the hotel where I worked.
We met in room 301. Where he commanded not only my body but my soul.
The next day he was gone and I only had a memory of him.
I could still taste his kisses, feel his demanding touch.
I searched for him for months. Daydreaming about him. Wondering if I'd ever find him.
Until the day I find myself staring face to face with his jeweled black eyes again.
He says lets keep it casual, and my heart knows that falling for this workaholic in a three-thousand-dollar suit is off the table.
Because he has a secret. One that's a deal breaker for me.
My Suit has a name.
Ian Ford.
And this is our story.


"I fucked her --a-one-time thing. But it opened the gaping hole in that makes me crave human touch, human connection. A woman's scent, a woman's voice...This girl may be the key to open me back up." -Ian. 

MOGUL was told from dual POV's (Ian Ford & Sara Davis) and their story paralleled with Katy's other novel TYCOON, which is based in this same book world. At first, I presumed this book was going to take off sorta where TYCOON left us, so it took me a little bit to put two and two together and realize that they're happening at the same time. But again, MOGUL can be read as a stand-alone, but it will contain spoilers from TYCOON if you haven't read it. 

This is a one-night stand with a mixture of mystery...neither of them know each others names after their one shared night. Fast-forward a couple months and *boom* Sara's "workaholic yummy m*therf*cker suit" has a name. Mystery solved. But he has one secret that could be a deal breaker, so Sara has to decide if she can deal with this new discovery. Of course s*xual tension and attraction are high and they're unable to resist each other, so they decide to date "casually" (and monogamous of course), but besides Ian's one hangup (he's the PERFECT man besides this ONE thing), Sara has reservations of her own...personal concerns that hold her back from giving her full heart to Ian. "I'm afraid nothing lasts. Nothing, not even life. I'm afraid of attachment and loss and love and even loss of a love such as dancing. That things that can make me happy will one day be gone." -Sara. But the more and more time spent together, they realize that they both can trust in this...their relationship to last, no matter the trials life throws at them along the way. They've both been tainted by their expectations on what love is supposed to be like, but in the end they help each other find out what true love looks like. 

MOGUL was about learning to trust again. Trust in someone else to not break your heart. Trust in love. 
"I've learned these past months that love can be lost at any moment, but it can also be found. It can change and grow and shine and hurt, the way sometimes beauty hurts. But its mark is permanent.Its power infinite.You just need to open up and let it out, because when you open those doors, love can't help but come in." -Sara. 

I want to start out by saying, I LOVE Katy's stories and her writing and this story was written well, and I was hooked right from the beginning with the steamy first encounter, but then it kinda just tapered off after that. I was left feeling like something was lacking. I cannot deny that they had chemistry in the bedroom *wink* and they had real life struggles outside of the bedroom, but even those were mainly internalized struggles. I guess I was just expecting something different. More depth maybe? More connection between the characters? More angst? There was plenty of sexy time scenes that kept my kindle warm that's for sure, but I found myself at times more intrigued with Bryn and Cristos' story (who were secondary characters in this book, but they're from TYCOON) and Becka's story (whom we met in TYCOON and she will be getting her own book next) than Ian and Sara's story. Ian and Sara just needed more than that insta-lust to love story, I think. 

All in all, the writing was good and I LOVED Ian's charm and his little nick-names for Sara ("Dancer" and "Kitten"). I think that they're are a lot of readers out there that will love this type of story, (one-night stand to love) it just didn't hit the right "buttons" for me this time :( I am interested in Becka's story and plan to read that when it comes out.

3.5 stars

xoxo, VivianπŸ’‹
Books in series are stand-alones:
Book 1: TYCOON
Book 2: MOGUL


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About the Author:
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Twitter @authorkatyevans