Wednesday, January 30, 2013

BLOG TOUR: On the Plus Side by Tabatha Vargo

We're super excited to be part of Tabatha Vargo's On The Plus Side blog tour. What a refreshing, FUN, and sexy story. And we're excited to share it with you.
For our stop we tried to corner Lily's love interest Devin Michaels. Much to our chagrin, he's a hard guy to pin down. But never fear, we don't give up easily. We still managed to get a little sumpin out of him.
Since Devin is in such high demand these days, we weren't able to throw him in to our usual hotseat, but we did get him to take a couple of seconds out of his very busy social calendar to answer a few questions for us.
Here goes....

Slow dance or Bump and grind?  Slow dance

Long drive or Drifting? (it's a racing style, for you city girls) Long drive

Jacuzzi or Shower? Shower

Wine and roses or ______? Caramel and candles

Weekend at the beach or Cabin in the woods? Weekend at the beach

Hot and heavy or Slow and sweet? hot and heavy

Beautiful face or Beautiful soul? Beautiful soul

Strawberries and chocolate or Oysters on the half shell? strawberries and chocolate

Bikini or Boxer briefs OR ______? None thanks

Sun-goddess or Fair maiden? Fair maiden

Lights ON or OFF? ON

Roaring waves or Roaring fire? Waves

Love or money?? Love

Batman or Superman? Batman

Rock, rap or country? Rock

Early bird or night owl? Night owl

Boobs or butt?? I have two hands so both.

Night in or night out? In

Lilly's hair... Up or down? Down

Sexy lingerie or comfy pajamas? Comfy pajamas

You on top or her on top? Her on top. It's a beautiful thing to watch.

Of course this left us wanting to know more about Devin, so did a little background check on the Hottie McHotterson ourselves. Here's what we uncovered...

Name: Devin Michaels
Age: 22
Birthday: July 28th
Hair: brown
Eyes: green
Height: 6'3
Any tattoos: Yes--7 total
Family: Yes
Favorite color: Green
Favorite food(s): I love all foods, but if I had to pick one it would be Italian
Favorite drink: Mountain Dew
Favorite car: 1963 Camaro SS
Favorite sport: Football
Favorite band/musician: Chevelle, Cage the Elephant, Smashing Pumpkins
Something most people don’t know about Devin: He hates coconut and has a secret love for Debbie Cakes. He has a thing for redheads and loves to play pool 

What a catch, huh? We sure think so.
Oh, and there's some stuff about the book and Tabatha too. Now excuse us, we've got to go wipe off some drool...
Kathryn: *while walking away murmurs to Shelley...*can you believe it...Squeee..he loves my favorite band!! Be still my beating heart...Chevelle is the greatest!!
Shelley: *snorts* I know, right!  I absolutely love Cage the Elephant. Guy has great taste in music...
Big girls need love, too, but at what cost? Lilly is loaded, not only with money, but with weight. Both things she could do without. But even with her undesired millionaire status, she doesn’t hold on to false hopes of finding true love. So when a sexy stranger comes into her life dripping with seduction, she finds it hard to resist. The bigger they are the harder they fall and Lilly falls straight through the floor in love with Mr. Sexy. Too bad he’s there for all the wrong reasons. 
The chance of losing it all will make you do some crazy things and Devin’s willing to do whatever it takes to keep his life together. All seems lost when out of nowhere he’s approached by a Millionaire Momma with an offer he can’t refuse. But even a womanizer like Devin has a heart and when the short, chunky girl with the carefree attitude breaks through his icy fa├žade, he finds that losing everything takes on a whole new meaning. 

 Tabatha has been writing since she could pick up a pencil. Her first publication was a little poem in her elementary school paper, from that point on she was hooked. When she was a teenager, she traded in her girly magazines for personalized writing notebooks.
At nineteen, she met her own personal prince charming and writing took a back burner for a while. She is now married to that prince and the mother of a beautiful Six year old princess/rock star. Once her daughter was born, writing came back into her life, and she finished her very first novel in May of 2009.
She is pursuing a Bachelors in English and hopes to one day teach while continuing to write.
As a stay-at-home mom and full-time student, Tabatha enjoys the freedom of spending a good bit of her days doing what she loves the most…writing.

Let me first say that On The Plus Side took me, wrapped me around its little pinky finger, and had me whooped with the awesomeness that flowed off of these pages.  Tabatha Vargo created pure brilliance when she put together this superb and mind blowing tale.  I kid you not, it has been over a week since I have finished this book and I am still reeling from how much I LOVED this book.
Ok, ok...time for me to move on in my thoughts.  I will definitely let you know closer to the end just how much this book truly ROCKED...*throws hands in air* Yes, I am moving on...
*Sighs* So, where do I begin. I guess let me say that I really connected with this book.  Being the chubby girl that I am, I always struggled with self-esteem issues and, hearing her story told brought out feelings that helped me identify with her on many levels.  She has such a heart of gold,  causing you to instantly feel protective of her.  But, don't let the soft side of Lilly fool you.  Through all of her battles, we happen upon a strong, beautiful, confident woman.  And so starts the journey that is called On The Plus Side.
Lilly, who has resigned to be alone the rest of her life, longing for love, gets the shock of her life when the hot and sexy Devin Michaels struts in to the jewelry store that she is working at.  AND...hold the presses...he begins flirting with her...Of course Lilly is a bit taken back with someone as the likes of Devin flirting, but hey, might as well enjoy the fun...
It's not until she takes her break and has lunch at her everyday spot that things really take the turn on this story...Yep, that's right...Devin pops up and WHAM---They now have plans for a date on Friday.
So, what is so intriguing about this tale you may ask?? Not everything is as it seems.  This begins the many conflicts and interesting twists that ultimately pull at your heart strings, moments that leave you panting from the heat caused by Lilly and Devin together, and momentous occasions of joy where watching these two people grow throughout this book warms your heart.
I am not going to lie...I fell hard for Devin Michaels.  Just because he has this tough exterior and gorgeous looks, doesn't mean that his heart is cold as ice.  Following him through every scene, hearing his inner thoughts, causes you to swoon and melt...completely loosing yourself to him...You can definitely understand how Lilly felt and how fighting an attraction like that is just plum crazy....
But, since I have truly rambled on and on...I want to sum up by saying that this is not a book you want to pass by.  Wonderfully written with well developed characters while all the while keeping you in suspense wondering...Will they get their HEA?
All I can answer to that is....READ THIS FABULOUS BOOK!!!!

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