Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Release Blitz ~ Review ~ Coming Consumed by Renee Harless

Coming Consumed (Welcome to Carson, Book #3)
Cover Design: Porcelain Paper Designs
Genre: Standalone, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2017


Sydney hates liars, despises them really, so what is she to do when the man her heart wants most turns out to be the biggest betrayer and deceiver of them all?   Sydney never finds herself in trouble. She always listens to her parents, follows the rules, and does what is expected of her, but in one moment, that all changes. The day she meets a campus police officer and keeps their relationship a secret from her family, her life takes on a dark turn...   Now scarred and tormented by nightmares, Sydney hides her fears from everyone as she moves back home and takes over her mother’s bakery.   Just when she believes she has a handle on her life, a mysterious man waltzes into her shop and turns her world upside down. Behind the beard and silver eyes Sydney knows he’s hiding something, but is the attraction worth losing herself again?   Dylan Bennett knows he is in trouble the first time he lays eyes on Sydney. Behind her wavy blonde hair and flour-covered clothes he knows that she holds the key to his undoing, but he can’t risk it.   As an undercover agent, Dylan lives his life by strict codes and calculations. He knows one wrong move could put Sydney in danger, but something about her draws him in and that may prove to be the biggest risk he has ever taken. What happens when she finds out the lies behind those silver eyes?   Will the deception become too much for Sydney or will she fight alongside Dylan to bury the one person who brings her past back to the surface?


Purchase Links



One set of signed paperbacks of the Welcome to Carson series or one of three signed paperbacks of Coming Consumed by Renee Harless


Attraction and secrets…

I started this series backwards! That in no way stopped me from enjoying Sydney and Dylan’s story, however. From the start there was something between the focused baker and the would-be chef. Sexual attraction? Wariness? Fear? Uncertainty? Oh yes, there was a lot going on as Sydney reveals her worries through flashes to the past even as her future begins to unfold… Protective, handsome, thou be Dylan! And Sydney, even as she tries to keep him at arm’s length, is not immune to his charm…

This was my first read of the series as well as by this author. I was intrigued by the use of present tense (I hope I have that right, my English lessons were a while ago) as I don't see it very often. It found it intriguing and a bit jarring in fact because it was so rare. Was it used well? Absolutely. Past, present, future – there was a lot going on in this slow-building, suspense-filled courtship. A solid romance and a plethora of secondary characters that brought with them their unique personalities and back stories that I need to find out more about (as I reach for earlier books in this series).

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Also Available

Coming Alive (Welcome to Carson, Book One)
Genre: Standalone, Contemporary Romance
Coming Together (Welcome to Carson, Book Two)
Genre: Standalone, Contemporary Romance

About the Author

Renee Harless is a romance writer with an affinity for wine and a passion for telling a good story.   Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.   Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing "Sister Sister" if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.   To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler or preschooler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she jumps head first into a romance novel.  

Connect with Renee

Snapchat: @Renee_Harless
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2rNFkyT

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