Friday, May 18, 2012

The Magician of Wall Street by Minta Hall Review and Guest Post On Hero's

Oliver Pendragon's days as the Magician of Wall Street are legendary. When he finds a way to get everything he's ever wanted—including Abby Daltry—of course he can't refuse, even though there will be hell to pay if ever Abby found out. But when he discovers his old business partner is out for Abby's blood, Oliver will do anything to protect her…and win her heart.

New Age bookstore owner Abby is perfectly happy with her life the way it is—the independence, the quirky clientele, and even the occasional tarot card reading—are all part of the charm. But when the cards reveal Oliver is back and bringing danger along with him, she refuses to heed the warning for another chance with the only man she'd ever loved.

As shots fly, the Magician will have to perform his best trick ever if he hopes to keep Abby safe and by his side forever. 

My Review
A huge THANK YOU THANK YOU to Danielle at Entangled for allowing me to read this book.Oh where to begin...... Oliver oh my lord Oliver! He is the kind of man you love to hate and hate to love. He is demanding one moment and then the next is at Abby's beck and call. Lord I love a man who talks trash and when it comes down to it knows his place.

Abby is in big trouble and Oliver comes to save her. He realizes he is madly in love with her and will stop at nothing to have her back. But in the end what will Abby chose? Will she choose love or will she go her separate way? Will she open up to Oliver in time to be saved? Come along for an action packed adventure with Oliver and Abby. I promise you you will not be disappointed.

This book is a short read and will grip you like no other. I have been reading a lot of romance books lately and this book met all my expectations and more. Minta did a great job of mixing things up and giving us a new swoon worthy guy to fight over. 

Title: The Magician of Wall Street
Author: Minta Hall
Genre: Category – Contemporary
Length: 244 pages
ISBN: 978-1-62266-911-0
Release Date: April 2012
Imprint: Indulgence


Don’t you just love a sexy guy who’s got the hots for you? Don’t you think it would be the greatest thing ever for him to pursue you all the way across country, from New York City to southern California? I mean, how romantic is that? 

Pretty darned, if you ask me. 

Of course, he can’t be stalker-ish about it. But a guy who’s willing to go the extra mile—or 3000 of them!—to get his lady is just way too cool. 

People ask me all the time where I get the models for my heroes. Are they drawn from real people? Movie stars or other celebrities? Do I make them up completely? And what makes a perfect hero, anyway? 

The answer, of course, is that I find my heroes using a combination of many techniques. Usually I get a picture of what my hero looks like in my head. Once I do that I sometimes look around online for a picture of someone who looks just like the hero in my head. Other times, the image in my mind’s eye is strong enough that I don’t need to have an actual picture in front of me. 

For the book I’m working on now, though, I have a great picture of a young Pierce Brosnan, in low-cut jeans, open shirt displaying a mighty fine six-pack abdomen, a come-hither little smile on his face and those piercing blue eyes… 

Whew! You’ll have to pardon me while I recover from my palpitations… 

Where was I? Oh, yes. Heroes. 

The other thing, of course, is that I love the idea of a hero who isn’t perfect. After all, who wants to live with a perfect guy? The pressure to live up to all that perfection would be too much—certainly I’d never stick one of my heroines with that kind of impossible challenge! I figure, if I ever did that, sooner or later my heroine would get fed up dealing with anyone who was completely perfect, and she’d shove his head in the oven and turn it to broil. Or come up with something else equally unpleasant. 

No, I’m not looking to match my heroine to a perfect hero. Instead, I want to match my heroine to a hero who is perfect for her. Strong when she needs strength. Quirky when she’s too serious. Interesting enough to keep her on her toes and just a little bit off balance. 

And sexy. No, make that very sexy. 

Ahem. Where was I again? 

Ah, yes. Heroes. So, what’s your definition of a perfect hero? 

I’m now planning the hero coming after my Pierce Brosnan-lookalike. He’s a former intelligence agent, now working free-lance with his buddies (one of whom is the Pierce Brosnan lookalike). But while I know a lot about him, I haven’t yet decided what he looks like. Would you like to help me out? If so, go to my facebook page or my website and leave me a description of what my new hero should be like in, oh, about 25 words. Together we can make him a guy my heroine won’t be able to resist! You can find me at Minta Hall blog or at Minta Hall on Facebook

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a free copy (e-book) of THE MAGICIAN OF WALL STREET! 
Minta Hall 
Available now from Entangled Publishing’s Indulgence line 

1 comment:

LisaILJ said...

A book hero? I'm going with Rhette Butler. He always came out on top.