Virtual Tour {Review, Excerpt & Giveaway} -- A New York Kind of Love by Synithia Williams

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Synithia Williams
Released Dec 15th, 2015 (Print)
Released Jan 1st, 2016 (Digital)
Harlequin Kimani

Bright lights, big passion…

Winning an all-expenses-paid weekend in New York with Hollywood's sexiest heartthrob makes Faith Logan the envy of women everywhere. This small-town nurse has too many responsibilities, including caring for her aging parents, to be interested in fame or status. But as the sensual celebrity escorts her to exclusive Manhattan nightclubs and glitzy movie premieres, Faith is falling fast for the genuine, charismatic man behind the slick media image.

More used to fanatics and groupies, Irvin Freeman is surprised and intrigued by Faith's down-to-earth personality. One impulsive kiss turns their private flirtation into public news. But paparazzi and crazed admirers are making her doubt their potential as a couple. Will the pressures of fame cause their love to fade before he can convince her they've found their own real-life happy ending?

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“Is this your first vacation since going home?”
She nodded. “It is. I still can’t believe that I won. I only signed up because my friend insisted and because the proceeds benefitted alcohol awareness. I saw so many patients come into the hospital who were suffering from alcohol abuse. Still, I never expected to win the contest.”
“So the possibility of a date with me had nothing to do with you entering?”
She sipped her champagne and gave him a shy look from the corner of her eye. “I will admit the fantasy of it all did have some appeal.”
He raised his brows and chuckled. “Some appeal. Wow.”
“Oh, come on. What do you want me to say?” she asked with a laugh. “That I stayed up every night praying that I’d be chosen?”
“Not quite that, but surely you were somewhat excited.”
“See, that’s the problem.” She pointed a finger at him, but her brown eyes flashed with humor. “You’re used to women throwing themselves at you. This weekend will be good for you.”
“How so?”
“You need a few days with a woman who isn’t trying to get something out of you. I’m more excited about seeing the city, going to a movie premiere and trying on clothes I wouldn’t be caught dead in back home than in seducing the movie star.”
He placed his arm on the back of her chair, making sure to let his hand brush across her shoulders, and moved closer to her. Her eyes widened and her full lips parted with a quick breath before she looked away and finished the rest of the champagne in her glass. She might talk a big game, but Faith was attracted to him as well.
“That’s the third time you’ve said that. Who are you trying to convince?”
“You. I know what you’re up to, sliding close to me and giving me the sexy voice and eyes routine.”
“You think my voice is sexy?” he asked, lowering his voice an octave.
She shook her head and laughed. “Don’t go all Barry White on me.”
“I’d like to go all Irvin Freeman on you,” he said in his regular voice. Though he tried to keep the tone light, some of his seriousness came through.
Her smile faltered, and he saw by the warming of her eyes and the catch of her breath that she heard it.
“Is that what you do with your leading ladies?”
Her soft, sweet drawl slid in beneath his skin and heated his insides. It had gotten thicker with her question. How thick would it get if he were deep inside her?
“What I do with my leading ladies is acting. I’m not acting right now. What I’m thinking and feeling is all real.”
She shifted in her seat. “I don’t believe you.”
“Then believe this.”
He lowered his head and pressed his lips against hers, with enough firmness to let her know he was serious, but lightly enough for her to pull away if she didn’t want the kiss. Her body shook, and her lips parted with a gasp. He wasn’t a man to pass up an opportunity, and he took the chance to deepen the kiss.
He’d never believed in electricity or sparks igniting when a man kissed a woman, but something he’d never felt before happened as he kissed her. His skin tingled, the blood rushed through his veins, his senses heightened to everything around them. The sweet scent of her perfume, the softness of her lips, the way she tasted of champagne, all seemed amplified. And like a man who’d gotten a taste of something he really liked, he dove in for more.

This book narrates the story we have all dreamed about at some point in our lives! 
Actually, every person that has ever had a crush on a celebrity can completely relate to the heroine and absolutely love the book! I totally found myself on this position!

But, first things first...

The plot revolves around the competition in which Faith Logan entered after being nudged from her best friend and eventually entered. It entailed a makeover, a tour around New York and her attendance to a charity event, with the famous (and swoon-worthy) Irvin Freeman!

But Faith, given that she didn't even remember entering the contest, is not the typical fan-girl! She is not swooning over some time spent with a celebrity and she definitely doesn't feel like a makeover is necessary for her!

Eventually she agrees to accept the offer and soon realizes that Irvin is not a fame-crazed person. In fact, he is quite the opposite! But, when things start to get a little hotter between them, the paparazzis make their uncomfortable appearance, making Faith question their ability to evolve as a couple in something more meaningful! Will Irvin be able to finally convince her otherwise?

This was fantastic read, that made me constantly picturing myself in Faith's position and swoon all over again about the whole experience she went through.

Both Faith and Irvin were down-to-earth individuals, something I deeply loved them for.

Faith was not a woman who would succumb to Irvin's will just because he was famous and (oh, so handsome). She didn't even want to share the fake part of his life. She knew that even if everything seemed a little glamorous at first, this was not the kind of life she could picture herself enduring!

Irvin liked being famous alright. He also loved the money he earned, which gave him a sense of safety and security he had never felt during his tough childhood! But, the fact he had also lived like that for a part of his life, also made him conscious of the bad aspects of being a public person. Meeting Faith made him realize all that much more about what he had and what he wanted out of his life!

All in all, 5 stars for an amazing read, 
that absolutely everyone who has ever had 
a crush on a celebrity will deeply enjoy!

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Synithia Williams has enjoyed romance novels since she was 13 years old, so it’s no surprise that she began writing her own. When she isn’t reading or writing, she’s working on water quality in the Midlands of South Carolina. She lives with her husband, Eric, and two boys.


  1. Thanks for hosting me, and for the great review!

  2. Thank you for hosting A NEW YORK KIND OF LOVE!