Monday, September 7, 2015

Blog Tour ARC Review + Giveaway: Best Laid Plans by Stylo Fantome


* Smuggle diamonds from Liberia to Morocco
* Make the trip in three days
* Don't get caught
* Don't kill each other
* Don't have sex with each other
* Don't fall for each other
Stick to the plan

This is the story of what happens when an unlikely bond is formed between enemies, causing tensions to rise, and igniting a chemistry that threatens to burn them both. Together, they'll learn that sometimes even the best laid plans can fail.

If this NOVEL were a MOVIE, it would have an R rating from the MPAA. Contains: Violence, Grisly Images, Strong Language, Nudity, and Graphic Sexual Content 

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4.5 'action-packed' stars

"Even the best laid plans can fall apart. You just keep going. Failure isn't an option."

Best Laid Plans is full of action and suspense and make me feels as if I'm watching a Hollywood Blockbuster. It is nothing like Stylo's previous work The Kane Trilogy. Halfway reading this I had to reconfirm that this is indeed written by her because it reminds me of those action-suspense book written by male authors. The attention to detail in fighting, car chasing and violence are so on point!

Marcelle De Sant aka Marc is a badass mercenary who got framed by the Russian Bratva. The first thing that came to his mind, is the sexy redhead who must had sold him out and fucked him, literally.

"I only sleep with sexy redheads who like to beat the shit out of me."

Liliana Brewster is a woman with an agenda. She had a solid plan, only to have Marc fuck it up with his outrageous accusation. The last thing she needs is a sexy mercenary ruining her five years plan for revenge.

"She looks like a pin up, fucks like a porn star, and fights like Tyson."

Marc and Lily together is combustible. They fight hard and fuck harder. Marc being the trouble magnet that he is can't stop attracting havoc everywhere he goes. Lily herself is a kickass partner in crime if only she manage to see eye to eye with him. They are on a mission to reach Tangier, while the bad guys are hot on their tail.


Think of the damage we could do together.

They went through hell and back in just ten days. Action, suspense, drama, sex, this book had it all. Is a book that definitely have you gripping the edge of your Kindle.


Their relationship is more physical to me. Amidst all the action, I have yet to feel a deep emotional connection between these two. They mostly want to punch and fuck each other. However, with the last chapter, especially that letter, I'm looking forward to the next one. Hopefully I will get more of the mushy stuff. After all, I'm a hopeless romantic at heart. 

"It's been an adventure. Pretty awful, but pretty amazing."

A list of 5 reasons why fans/new readers should pick up this book

1. It's different and it pushes boundaries, which I think everyone could do with a bit of, now and then

2. They might learn something they never knew about a different country, and learning is good

3. It's a departure from my other works, but still has the erotica base that is my preferred genre (a.k.a. lots of steaminess haha)

4. It literally takes you on a journey

5. The summer is almost over - can't end it without one last blockbuster big action flick!

Is my left hand good enough? I should've trained more with it. Maybe I can get it to my right hand quick enough. Fuck. How quick is he? Fuck! Did he see me moving!?
“You back stabbing thief,” she hissed. She slid her left hand even closer to the side of the trunk.
“Keep 'em coming, sweetheart, I've got fifteen bullets here that are just itching to have a purpose in life. Maybe I'll start by putting one in your right foot, then move up to your left knee. Maybe when I get to your -”
In almost one fluid motion, she reached her hand underneath a flap of material that was hiding a pistol, while at the same time twisting her body and driving her elbow straight up. She caught him in the side of the face with a sharp crack. His hand moved off of her head and she rolled around, whipping her gun into her right hand as she snapped upright. He came around at the same time, shoving his arm straight out and pointing his gun into her face. Her own firearm was pointed right at his throat.
Shit, now what.
They glared at each other for a moment.
“You have two seconds to walk away from this situation,” she breathed, stepping back from the bumper, not lowering her gun. Marc kept his barrel trained on her forehead as he matched her step for step.
“Not gonna happen, princess. Maybe you should walk away, you're in over your head,” he cautioned her, his tone snide. She smirked at him and kept moving, trying to put some distance between them and the car.
“Really? This 'princess' just outsmarted you, twice, in less than five minutes. I think you're in over your head, so back the fuck off,” she growled through clenched teeth.
“Kitty has claws, I like it. But can she pull the trigger?” his tone was questioning as he cocked his head to the side.
That enraged her almost more than anything. More than his deceit. More than his treachery. More than his violence. The disrespect. He'd always treated her as an equal before – now he looked at her and spoke to her like she was a cockroach.
“Try me,” Lily snapped back.
He stared at her for a second longer, then did just that – he let his gun lower and he strode forward, pushing past her as he made his way back towards the vehicle. She was stunned.
“I'm taking this car!” he called out. She whirled around, keeping her gun raised.
“No, you're not! Stop right there!” she demanded. He held up his middle finger.
“Go ahead and sto-”
Lily fired a shot, right over his head. He froze in place mid-stride, then turned his head to the side so he could see her.
“I'm warning you,” she cautioned him. He chuckled, but still didn't move.
“You don't have the balls to shoot me.”
She lowered her gun a couple inches and fired again, directly between his legs. The bullet pinged into the sand at the edge of the road, right in front of him. When she sighted back on his head, he looked decidedly less confident.
“In two minutes, you won't have balls, either.”
Lily didn't want to shoot him, she really didn't. She'd never killed anyone before, and didn't want to start with Marc. She was saving that damnable act for someone very specific. She didn't want to condemn her soul to hell for some piece of shit traitor. Some liar. Some con man.
“Look,” his voice was low, his teeth clenched. “I need what's in that trunk. Whatever deal you have with Ivanov, I can make you a better one.”
“And if I let you take that car, I'm dead. Not winning me over,” she replied.
“No, you can just disappear. Drive off into the sunset, find the nearest plane to take you back to L.A., or wherever you're from. Somewhere safe,” he suggested.
“Not from L.A., and you have one more minute before I blow your nuts off.”
“How did a sweet thing like you get caught up with Ivanov?”
“'Sweet thing' just threatened to shoot you in the testicles. Thirty seconds.”
“Okay! Okay, just take it easy. Maybe we can work out a deal. I'll split them with you, half and half. Just take them out and we'll divide them up.”
“Do you really think I'm stupid enough to fall for that?”
“Was worth a shot."
"Ten, nine, eight, seven, six ...," Lily began counting down.

Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ..., forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.
I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.

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