Spotlight & Giveaway: Lover Undercover by Samanthe Beck

Posted May 13th, 2013 by in Blog, Spotlight, _Entangled Pub. / 49 comments

Today it is my pleasure to host award winning author of sexy contemporary romances, Samanthe Beck at HJ!

Top Three Reasons I Love Hot Cops

SamantheThanks Sara, for having me back at Harlequin Junkies to talk about Lover Undercover, my new release from Entangled’s smexy Brazen line. I hope people have as much fun reading Lover Undercover as I had writing it. One of the reasons I got such a kick out of writing Lover Undercover was the chance to get all up-close-and-personal with my hero, LAPD homicide detective Trevor McCade.

My first novel, Private Practice, featured Tyler Longfoot, a local bad boy. And I can’t deny the appeal of a bad boy hero. He’s exciting! He’s unpredictable! He breaks rules! But when I dug into Trevor, I got in touch with the appeal of the guy at the opposite end of the spectrum…the good guy. Those military men, cops and firemen…why do we love ‘em? Here are the top 5 reasons I came up with:

1) They’re protective. Trevor’s protective instinct is right there in the LAPD slogan… “To Protect and Serve.” My heroine, Kylie, senses this about Trevor almost immediately. She’s afraid to get too close to him, because she’s got secrets to keep and, consequently, finds herself a little bit on the wrong side of the law, but Trevor’s got a murder to solve and he’s determined to keep her safe in the process. When he goes all Alpha protective on her, he’s kind of hard to resist, don’t ya think?
“Don’t take too much comfort from staying off our suspect list, because, if I’m right, you’re in an even more precarious situation. You’ve caught a killer’s eye. So far he’s going after your poorly behaved clients, but I can’t help wondering what happens if he decides you’re the one behaving poorly.”
Huge, blue eyes looked up at him, but she didn’t crack. Instead, she dropped her gaze to her watch. “I’ve answered your questions as best I can. Am I free to go?”
“What’s your hurry? Somebody extremely dangerous is watching you closely, if my theory is correct. Maybe you’d like to consider the implications for a moment?”
She didn’t respond, but her expression conveyed such apprehension, uncertainty, and plain old misery, he couldn’t stop himself from trying again.
“Hey,” he softened his voice. “You’re in a risky situation. I need your help to get you out.”

LU2) They uphold the rules. Compelling Trevor to break his precious rules became an obsession for me, but I was determined, so I put the poor man undercover in a strip club and made Kylie dance for him while posing as her twin sister Stacy. He never stood a chance!
Her uncensored, uninhibited movements sure as hell didn’t look like an act. Didn’t feel like an act. Worse, he didn’t want this to be an act. The last thought shocked him into action. Abruptly, he widened his legs. The move forced her thighs further apart. “Stacy, we have to stop—”
Too late. Head back and teeth clenched, her entire body tightened against his. Her free hand clenched his shirtfront while the busy hand between her legs stilled. She sucked in a quick breath—as if she’d just walked into the biggest surprise of her life—and then came with a long, shattering cry.
In that moment, Trevor knew that he was completely and utterly fucked.

3) They have authority, and they’re not afraid to wield it! Does Trevor have to slap the cuffs on Kylie? You’ll have to read Lover Undercover to find out, but I can tell you he gives her a pat down she’ll never forget!
Getting tangled up with her bent all kind of rules, but when she turned and opened the door, all he thought was, Hell, no. Following instinct rather than reason, he reached over her head and slammed the door closed. She jumped, but stubbornly faced the door.
He leaned in, trapping her with his body. “You’ve taught me something about myself.”
Into the swelling silence she released a pent-up breath. “What’s that?”
“I like bad girls.” He grazed his teeth along her neck, provoking a little moan from her. “One in particular, I can’t resist. I may have to take you into protective custody.”
He braced her palms on the door, nudged her feet apart with one of his, and then sent his hands under the hem of her t-shirt, up the silken ladder of her ribs. She moaned again when he cupped her breasts. Her hips shifted restlessly against him when he squeezed.
“Oh, God. Are you frisking me? Helpfully, she stepped out of her flip-flops. “I’m unarmed. I promise.”
“You were born with weapons, and you know it.”

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Samanthe’s newest Brazen, Lover Undercover is available now!

He’s undercover. She’s in over her head.

Yoga instructor Kylie Roberts is the good twin. Or she was—until an accident prevents her sister from dancing at a posh Hollywood “men’s club,” and Kylie has to step into her twin’s sexy stilettos to make rent. But nothing could’ve prepared Kylie for the dead body in the club’s parking lot, a killer who only targets her clients, or the ridiculously hot detective assigned to the case. Too bad he thinks she’s her sister, because Kylie’s willing to volunteer for an intimate, full-body strip search.

Detective Trevor McCade needs Kylie’s help. His plan is to pose as a regular customer and draw out the killer. It means long nights undercover, and long dances where Kylie’s body tempts him with sensual promises. Dances that leave them both wantingmore. But despite Kylie’s hidden identity and the danger lurking in the shadows, it’s only a matter of time before Kylie and Trevor take this undercover operation under the covers…

LOVER UNDERCOVER

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Imprint: Brazen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

ISBN:  978-1-62266-977-6

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49 Responses to “Spotlight & Giveaway: Lover Undercover by Samanthe Beck”

  1. MichelleW (MsRomanticReads)

    Loved the blurb ever since it was introduced to me during the Brazen Scavenger Hunt. I have never had an encounter with a cop, and I’d like to keep it that way, lol. However, I think I would succumb just as easily as Kylie. And yes, my heart does belong to a (reformed) bad boy 🙂 Thank you for the giveaway!

  2. Tia

    It’s so hard not to love bad boys- they’ve just got a great edge to them! But as law-enforcement-in-training, i can’t help but be a sucker for cops 🙂

    • Samanthe Beck

      Yeah, the thing about real life bad boys is that, instead of hijacking your heart and annihiliating your defenses, they’ll hijack your identity and annihilate your credit!

    • Samanthe Beck

      They are fun to read about…sometimes not as fun to deal with in reality! If you like bab boys, check out my first Brazen, Private Practice. I think Tyler will scratch that itch!!

  3. Joan

    Wow… How do you not fall for a bad boy? No, really. Someone please tell me how not to fall for a bad boy!

  4. Winnie Lim

    I’m afraid I’ve never met a bad boy in my life. Or perhaps I’m just not the type that will attract a bad boy. My previous boyfriend and my husband are all the boy next door type. Can’t imagine what it is like to be seduced by a bad boy.

    • Samanthe Beck

      The good news is…you CAN imagine it, thanks to the wonderful world of books!! If you’re looking for a bad boy hero to get down and dirty with, check out my debut Brazen, Private Practice.

  5. KYLA WHITLEY

    no bad boys here … dang it … my honey has always following the straight and narrow … military intelligence when he was younger, now he’s into computer security … he’s one of the good guys. 🙂

    • Samanthe Beck

      Hey, the good guys have their charm too! Military intelligence, computer security…your honey sounds very smart and alpha! I’ll be interested to know from all you ladies who like the good guys…did I get Trevor from Lover Undercover right?

    • Samanthe Beck

      Hmm. What’s your thing? Tortured heroes? High-powered CEO? Billionnaire playboy? Whew! I’m getting excited just considering all the possibilities!

    • Samanthe Beck

      Check out Private Practice, Olga, and let me know if I got my bad boy Tyler right in your opinion! Then check out Lover Undercover and see what you think of a hot cop!

  6. Sue G.

    As fun as it would be, I met my hubby when I was 17. He’s an engineer. Can’t imagine him ever being a “bad” boy! 😉

  7. Vanessa N

    I have this on my to read list on Goodreads! Loved the blurb and it sounds like a fun and sexy read!

    • Samanthe Beck

      Oh, Vanessa, I love you for: (1) being on Goodreads, and (2) putting Lover Undercover on your TBR list! I hope you read it, love it…and if you REALLY love it…post a review! 🙂

  8. Timitra

    Oh I’m a sucker for bad boys so I constantly find myself succumbing to thei charm! I love the sound of Lover Undercover!

  9. elena k.

    my first love was a hot cop. no woman can resist a bad boy with a uniform!i loved private practice and i cannot wait to read this! your writing is great!kisses from greece

  10. patricia crews

    before i settled down with my man, who is a southern gentleman, i always fell for the bad boy. and i tend to prefer the bad boys in books as well, but lucky for me, i was smart enough to keep the good boy, and read and fantasize about bad boys 🙂

    • Samanthe Beck

      Smart woman! I’ll tell you what I’ve told the rest of the bad-boy addicts…check out Private Practice and let me know how Tyler stacks up as an ideal bb. Then read Lover Undercover and see how you like a hot cop! If you have a clear fave, I’d love to know!

  11. Susana D.

    Would definitely fall for a hot cop especially one like Trevor….Always love a bad boy….but haven’t found one for my myself…excited to read your book Lover Undercover…thank you for the giveaway…

    • Samanthe Beck

      Yeah, the cynicism is an occupational hazard. Luckily, in fiction, I can dial it down some. There’s a point, during one of Kylie’s lap dances, when Trevor’s cynicism surrenders and all he’s left with is the truth…he wants her!

  12. Robin Bielman

    Hi Sarah! Hi Samanthe! Loved your post, Sam. And I loved both Tyler and Trevor! There’s a bit of bad boy in Trevor and there’s more than a bit of good boy in Tyler. Basically, you write awesome heroes Ms. Beck! Can’t wait to read your next one!

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