The Valentine Arrangement by Kelsie Leverich
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 1, 2013
Tattoo artist Ronnie Clark is counting the days until Valentine’s Day is over. Ronnie doesn’t do romance. She doesn’t do flowers or dates, and she sure as hell doesn’t do love—not anymore. Love leads to heartbreak, and she’s vowed never to let herself get hurt again.
Sergeant First Class Kale Emerson is home on his mid-tour leave from Iraq, but he only has one thing on his mind—returning to his soldiers to finish leading their mission. He’s dedicated to his men and to his country, and he’s not interested in getting wrapped up in a distracting relationship…but casual sex, that’s a different story. From the moment he sees Ronnie, he wants her. And he agrees to her terms—no romance, no fluff—just passion.
But as their sexual chemistry ignites, the lines of their arrangement get blurry, and Ronnie starts to push Kale away. And when Kale realizes he’s found his match in this razor-tongued, gorgeous woman who is hell bent against love, winning her heart could be the toughest battle he has ever fought.
Ronnie had her heart broken when her army boyfriend was on tour and cheated on her. She has hardened her heart and doesn't want anything to do with men, especially army men. Then in comes Kale Emerson who has come home for some R&R and went to Ronnie to get a touching tattoo of those he lost. Ronnie can't help but be attracted to him but doesnt want a relationship so they both come up with a Valentine arrangement. They can have a no strings attached hook ups but nothing that has to do with dating: flowers, chocolates, dates. What Ronnie and Kale didn't count on was falling for him.
I just loved Ronnie's character she had a sassy attitude. She was a women who said what she wasn't no holding things back. She didn't take any ones crap. I liked that even if she was confident she was learning things about herself and what she thought and developed as a character. I loved Kale's character he was also an interesting character. I loved the overall story. There was a perfect mix of steam and drama to keep the book real interesting. I overall really enjoyed this book and think you readers will too. 4.5 of 5 stars!
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Kelsie Leverich grew up in the small town of St. Joseph Illinois before getting married and following her husband from one Army post to another. After eight years, they finally settled down in Avon, Indiana with two adorable knuckleheads that are better known as her kids. Kelsie's life revolves around her family (to include two dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it’s a crazy mess—but that’s the way she loves it! When Kelsie’s not writing, you can usually find her snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book or out on the lake with family and friends. Kelsie is not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil.
Kelsie is currently working on the third book in her military series with editor Danielle Perez with NAL/Penguin.
Represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.