Published by Carina Press on February 20th 2017
Series: The Haven Brotherhood #1
Genres: adult, Romance, contemporary
A self-made man with his fingers in a variety of successful businesses, Jace Kennedy lives for the challenge and he always gets what he wants. From the start, he sees Vivienne Moore's hidden wild side and knows she's his perfect match, if only he can break it free. He will have her. One way or another.
Vivienne's determined to ditch the rough lifestyle she grew up in, even if that means hiding her true self behind a bland socialite veneer. Dragging her party-hound sister out of a club was not how she wanted to ring in the New Year, but Viv knows the drill. Get in, get her sister and get back to the safe, stable life she's built for herself as fast as humanly possible. But Viv's plans are derailed when she finds herself crashing into the club's clearly badass and dangerously sexy owner.
Jace is everything Vivienne swore she never wanted, but the more time she spends with him, the more she starts to see that he loves just as fiercely as he fights. He can walk society's walk and talk society's talk, but when he wants something, he finds a way to get it. He's proud of who he is and where he came from, and he'll be damned if he lets Vivienne go before showing her the safest place of all is in the arms of a dangerous man.
This book is approximately 105,000 words
I am so excited to have Rhenna Morgan , the author of Rough & Tumble here with us today. Thank you for being here at Book briefs rhenna.
Describe Rough & Tumble in a tweet (140 characters or less)
What you see isn’t always what you get. What you want isn’t always what you need. Sometimes a woman’s safest in the arms of a dangerous man.
Who was more fun to write? Jace or Vivienne? Why?
Definitely Jace. For some reason, his scenes flowed very easily. But then, he’d also been taking up space in my head for a year before he finally got screen time.
What do you do when you get writers block?
It depends on what stage of the book I’m in. Sometimes the answer is as simple as a change in writing environment or a glass of wine. (There’s some truth to, “Write drunk, edit sober.”) Most of the time, though, if I can just write something—even if it’s my grocery list—my words will start coming. The trick is to knuckle down and type.
What are the hardest kind of scenes for you to write?
Sex scenes. Always. Fight scenes are a close second because of the “choreography,” but sex scenes have the choreography and emotion to contend with. And let’s face if—if the emotion isn’t there, not even creative positioning will make it worth the read.
What were some of your favorite books you read in 2016?
So, I’m exercising a little latitude and focusing on my favorites read in 2016 versus released in 2016. The first one that came to mind was Kristen Ashley’s WALK THROUGH FIRE because it literally made me stay up all night reading (and crying in certain parts). Throughout the year, I enjoyed Audrey Carlan’s CALENDAR GIRL series, and I devoured Kresley Cole’s THE PLAYER about five seconds after it released. Oh, I also finally finished Tiffany Reisz’s THE ORIGINAL SINNERS series (which was awesome), and started Nalini Singh’s ROCK KISS Series (also awesome)!
What are some trends in books you are hoping to see more of in 2017?
I love contemporary romance—the edgier and dirtier the better, but I sure would like to see more fresh, well-written paranormals. Especially if they were edgy and dirty, too! (Best of both worlds, right?)
If we had an author talent show, what would your talent be?
Once upon a time, I’d have leveraged the years I fronted rock and country bands and asked for the mic. Nowadays, I’m more proficient trolling Pinterest for man candy. Don’t believe me? Check this out: https://www.pinterest.com/rhennamorgan/whatcatchesmyeye/Head over to @Bookbriefs to see @rhennamorgan interview & enter the #Giveaway for #Rough&Tumble @carinaPress Click To Tweet
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Thank you so much for hosting me today! The questions were a ton of fun!
I am most excited to read through the tension and that what we need and want aren’t always the same.
Indeed! Sometimes what we need is soooo much better. 🙂
I am most excited about finding out how the woman is safest with a dangerous man !
Oh, Patty. You’re in for a treat!
A yummy cover & I do love a self-made man.
Thank you, Mary! I was thrilled when I saw Jace’s cover!
This book sounds like it be a great read
Thank you William. I hope you enjoy it!
I love romantic suspense!
I hope you enjoy it, Becky!
Rhenna is a new author to me and I’d love to read Rough & Tumble.
Yay, Kim! I hope you give Jace and Vivienne’s story a try. 🙂
I’m most excited to find out how it happens that the safest place to be is in a dangerous man’s arms. Sounds like a terrific read.
After reading the description I’m looking forward to reading the book.
Sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing!
I am excited to read it as it sound like a good book, with a nice looking man.
I am most excited to find out the story and how the characters interact
This sounds like a fun read.
I love everything romance!
This sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing 🙂
I’m excited to read this, it sounds like a good book.
Beth Ann Tilley
This book sounds exciting.
I think the plot would be good.
A while back Rhenna replied on a comment of mine. I said I love Alpha males who are a little bit possessive and she said I should check out Rough & Tumble. Ever since then I can’t wait to read it!
Jolanda, I can’t wait for you to meet Jace! He’s definitely an alpha, but with a sweet underbelly just for Vivienne. You’ll love him. 🙂
I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!
enjoyed reading your answers Rhenna, I enjoyed the book too 😀 Kat
I am so thrilled when I heard the story lines
I’m excited to read this book because I want to see if Vivienne will follow her heart or stay in her safe, stable world. I have a feeling that I already know the answer!