Wednesday, December 9, 2015


Lover’s Leap
by Kimberly Keyes


GENRE: Contemporary Romance



After finding her fiancĂ© in bed with another woman, Candace, a twenty-something, up-and-coming romance novelist takes off for a friend’s vacation home in Tahoe. The good news? She’ll share the place with fellow house guest, Logan, her best friend Eric’s latest lover. Except...

Logan, the nearly-irresistible-to-women photographer, isn’t Eric’s lover. Not now, not ever. He’s in Tahoe licking his own personal wounds, and before he’s allowed near Candace, he’s sworn off of her. No problem. Except...

There’s something about Candace. She’s not simply beautiful and enticingly off-limits. It’s in the way she doesn’t flirt with him. In the way she treats him like he isn’t a shallow pleasure-seeker. In the way, somehow, she brings peace to his world-weary soul.

Too bad she thinks he’s gay. But even if he can clear that hurdle, can he really entrust Candace’s heart to his own haphazard keeping?



Exhausted.  Soaked.  Muddy.  Hair plastered to his forehead, blinding him.  He dug his elbows into gravel and dragged himself further away from the drop off, then rolled onto his back and closed his eyes.  He would definitely lecture Candace.  Just let him catch his breath first.

“Logan, are you all right?” Candace demanded, not content to wait for him to recover his strength.  She crawled onto his chest and put her ice cold hands on either side of his face, pushing his hair out of his eyes.  “Logan, answer me.”

Logan cracked his eyes open and studied her.  Her fair hair was soaking wet and plastered to her skin.  Water droplets slid down her cheeks, and off her nose.

“You told me you were safe, you silly man,” she half-yelled, half-sobbed.  “You’re lucky your car stopped where it did instead of crashing into the gorge.”    

Shivers racked her slight frame.  Was she frightened?  Cold?  He lifted one exhausted arm and swiped her hair back from her cheeks.  “Let’s get you home,” he said.

For a moment she stared at him with the blankest expression—then laughter burst from her lips.  “You’re crazy.”

“I’m crazy?  You just took a joy ride in the middle of a tropical storm.”

She sat back on his stomach and just smiled at him.  A big beautiful smile that lit up her whole face.  Something warm and wonderful filled Logan’s chest and he did the only thing he could do at that moment.  Grasping her nape with one hand, and her shoulder with the other, he dragged her down and kissed her.         


My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Lover's Leap it's a fun contemporary romance, we have two realistic and likeable main characters, Candace & Logan, each with their troubled past and guarding their hearts, beautiful scenery, a classic case of mistaken identity, sizzling chemistry and a Happily Ever After!
The story flows on a steady pace, with good dialogues and some twists and turns, that would keep you turning pages.
The Author delivers a great book, it's fun, romantic and with all the components that make this story a must read contemporary romance.
Highly recommended!!
*I received a Free copy in exchange for an Honest review*


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Kimberly Keyes knew before she was old enough to drive, writing was her passion.  Specifically, writing romance. Once she got up the courage to start typing, she never looked back—although some of her earlier works will never get further than underneath her bed!

She writes single title contemporary and historical romance, Victorian era, and is most comfortable working on two books in the two different genres, simultaneously.

The bulk of her time she spends writing, and re-writing, plotting, and dreaming up ways to perplex the characters living inside her head.

She’s lucky to have the unswerving support of her family, and most especially her two faithful companions, Pappillon, a twenty pound rescue puppy from Puerto Rico, and Frank, a.k.a. “President of the Black Dog Club,” also a rescue.  The two are constantly by her side offering love and encouragement, and occasionally demanding chewies.

LOVER’S LEAP, a contemporary romance, is her first published book.  THE TROUBLE WITH TIGERS, a victorian romance will be released soon, too! Both books are published by The Wild Rose Press.


Amazon Author Page


Kimberly will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner


  1. White milk or dark chocolate mocha?

    1. Whole whit milk. You, miss Mai?

  2. Julia, Thank you so much for the five star must-read review! You have made my day :-D
    Kimberly Keyes

    1. Hi Kimberly!! Thank You for letting me be part of your Blog Tour! I really enjoyed Lover's Leap!!

  3. I really enjoyed reading the excerpt and the review!

  4. Great excerpt and review! I love a romance with laughter. Thank you.

    1. Thank you, Ree Dee! & I'm so glad you saw the humor haha!

    2. Hi Ree Dee!! Thank you for stopping by!! Good Luck

  5. Sounds like a great book! Thank you for such a thorough review.

    1. Hi Taswmom!! It is a great book!! Thank you for stopping by

    2. Hi Taswmom, thanks so much for coming by to meet me! I hope you like my book :)