Sunday, March 9, 2014

Blog Tour: On the Ropes by Christa Cervone

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A murderer’s child…A foster child…A troubled teen…Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has never had an easy life. Being shuffled from one foster home to another after his father murdered his mother, he found himself in and out of trouble with the law. Never giving a damn about himself, let alone anyone else, his life was spiraling out of control; fast. Until one man and one sport changed everything. 
Frankie Carbone taught Saint how to handle his anger and rejection; by fighting it out in the ring. On his way to stardom, Saint finds himself pushed into the spotlight and into the arms of more women than he can ever imagine; he’s completely content with one night stands and random sex.  Then Salem Harris comes walking into his life and changes his game plan. Saint finds himself wanting Salem in all the ways that scare him. She is off limits; taken. But that doesn’t stop Saint from going after what he wants, and he wants her.  Frankie showed Saint a new way of life with Boxing, but will Salem give him the one thing he's never known – love? Will Saint find himself fighting for the one thing he thinks he doesn't deserve or will Salem end up breaking his heart? Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has had to fight for every good thing he's gotten in his life. Can he go the distance?

Fighting..for attention, parents love, a family, a home.  All Gabriel “The Saint” Vega knows in his life is fighting.  So when he is ripped from everything he knows and separated from his little brother Jase, he is given his one lucky break.  He lands in the hands of a boxing trainer that helps keeps troubled kids off the street and teaches them to use their fight for good.

Boxing, in the ring has been good to Saint.  He is at the top of his game and winning in an amateur league.  Not wanting to leave the safety of Frankie’s gym, happily staying where he knows the ins and outs of the day.  Women want him, kids idolize him and he has a tight knit group of people he considers family.  His only break is that he wasn’t able to re-connect with his younger brother and knows that he wasn't as lucky and went down the path of drugs, dealing and crime.  

Helping Frankie keep youth out of trouble is what he does when he is not training..and the threesomes but that is another story all together.  Feeling that what his best friend Jimmy and his girl have will never be his life path, he litters his with ring ho’s, happily.  Until a big wig comes to meet with him and brings his girl..something about her catches his eye and little does he know, she maybe his one.

Salem has her life set for her and Saint isn’t part of the plan.  But the man that has been chosen for her is a huge douche-knuckle so you are rooting for Saint.. My only reserve on this book was not getting a real connection with Salem and Gabriel until much too late in the book.  The good part of that is there will be a book two..and note to self: make sure you look that books ends without resolve..everytime!
Look forward to reading more and connecting with Salem and Gabriel..

My thoughts drift to creating a fantasy of Salem and me. We’re in the locker room at Frankie’s gym and I’m all hot and sweaty from training. I have her pinned up against the wall and she’s completely defenseless against me, but she’s into it. Her skirt is up around her waist and the little piece of fabric she calls underwear is interfering with what I want. I grind my body up against hers and my dick is swelling as I rub up on her thigh. My hands roam freely over her body, finally landing on her tight ass. Our tongues are dueling and I’m drunk on her taste. The scent of the perfume or body spray she’s wearing is tormenting me until I’m at my breaking point. “God, Salem, you smell so fucking good; it makes me wanna fuck you until you can’t remember your own name,” I growl. Her hands tighten in my hair and a stronger wave of her scent drifts into my nose as I inhale. My chest is heaving at my thoughts and my breathing is labored. Sliding my hand into my boxers, I adjust myself to get more comfortable and my thoughts are almost immediately back with Salem. Her perfectly manicured nails are clawing at my back now as I dig my fingers into her legs. I kiss her neck roughly as she pants in my ear, “Make me come, Saint.” Then she bites my earlobe and I lose control. I’m so anxious to have her that I rip off the expensive panties she’s wearing and slam my cock into her like her pussy is my saving grace. I smile when she screams in pleasure as she comes apart in my arms.
Unconsciously, my hand slides back down into my boxers until it meets my aching erection. This time I begin stroking myself; I just can’t help it. Salem…there’s just something about her…I’m not sure if it’s her beauty or the fact that I’ll have to work to get her. But, whatever it is, she will be mine.
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I was born and raised in Western Massachusetts and I'm a married mother of three who married her high school sweetheart, Frank.  I don't really have too many hobbies. I like to watch my kids play sports. I do photography on the side (weddings, families, babies etc). I'm Minion & Adam Levine obsessed. I enjoy listening to all different types of music, Maroon 5 & P!nk being some of my favorites.
Achievements -- I was on the Top 20 Erotica as well in being on the Movers and Shakers List on Amazon with "Broken."
I'm currently working on her second novel titled "Going the Distance" which will be released Fall 2013 as well as a third novel titled "Saved."
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