Thursday, December 20, 2012

Virtual Book Tour & Review - One Plus One by Kay Dee Royal

Welcome to my stop on Kay Dee Royal's One Plus One Virtual Book Tour.  Please make sure to leave a comment or question below to let Kay Dee know you stopped by and to enter the giveaway for one digital copy of One Plus One to be awarded to a random commenter on this post.  You can follow Kay Dee's tour here, the more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.


One Plus One
Kay Dee Royal

Contemporary Erotic Romance

WARNING: Explicit sex scenes 18+

Muse Info/Buy Page

Amazon Buy Page

Tagline: Lacinda and Blade discover more than sexual ecstasy on a lust-filled singles cruise. Winners can’t be losers.

One Plus One Blurb:

Coerced by her friend, Lacinda, a woman crushed by love, winds up on a three-week singles cruise.

Blade, a man of means, discovers Miss Right under the guise of a singles cruise set up by his business partner.

Once Blade focuses his efforts he always gets what he’s after, until Lacinda throws his arrogant reputation back in his face.

Can Blade break through Lacinda’s angry barriers? Will she ever see him as anything more than a player?

One Plus One Excerpt ~

“Lacinda Gainesly,” a steward called her name. She saw the sign he held with her name printed in bright purple. She slipped on the first step leading down onto the ship and stumbled past the steward. The sign dropped from his fingers and his arms latched around her body from behind. His quick reflexes saved her face from biting the deck, but his hands cupped both of her breasts and squeezed. Lacinda threw her elbow back into his side.

“Hey, a little respect for the guy who saved your life.”

Lacinda shrugged out of his grasp. She met his gaze and realized this was the same man who picked her up from her hotel in a long black limo, only then he was dressed in black instead of the white uniform he now wore.

“You’re the driver.”

“I’m a lot of things, like possibly a hero.” His eyes looked as happy as his lips.

She noticed his smile, the same he shared earlier when he asked her questions about why she took the cruise quiz. Lacinda thought he was simply a driver for the cruise company so she shared some of her story. He knew about Alex dying in a car crash on the way to their wedding. She searched her memory for anything else she might have shared which could embarrass her later.

“Alas fair maiden, your chambers await your timely arrival,” he said, faking a British accent. He held his gloved hand out. Lacinda refused it.

“I’m ready for my quarters.” She needed relaxation, maybe take a nice hot scented bath and get prepared for the swing of things, anything to distract her from the past that never left her alone.

“As you wish, my lady,” he said, again with a British accent. The steward turned, led her across the deck, and down a stairway. She saw men and women following other stewards or each other. Once on board everyone began mingling, even flirting, judging by the tinkling female laughter and deep manly chuckles.

“There will be an announcement left under your door regarding tonight’s dinner seating arrangements. May you enjoy your day and make sure you take time for a relaxing massage. There’s always a masseuse available. Their extension is listed beside your phone. You’ll find your room key there as well.”

Lacinda followed him down a narrow hallway until he stopped in front of a door with an elegantly scrolled number 216.

“This is you. May I answer any questions before I go?”

Lacinda dug in her purse for a tip. Clueless on how much was appropriate and not wanting to give him anything. He got his gratuity when he copped a feel of her breasts. 


About the Author:

Kay Dee Royal writes paranormal and fantasy romance—maybe because it's also her favorite genre to read! She pens tales with wild, rugged heroes and strong, intelligent heroines. She'll give them both a few shadowy secrets, making her stories intriguing and fun. She resides in Southern Michigan with her family (her dogs, her cats, her caged husband... you get the idea). You can reach her at her blog and find the latest on her titles from her publisher, MuseItHot.




Amazon Author Page 


My Review 

Secret fantasies, released inhibitions and sex hot enough to melt the paint on your walls, are just part of Kay Dee Royal's erotic romance, One Plus One.  At heart the story of a lonely woman who needs love and fulfillment, it's also a story about letting go and knowing who you are and what you really want.  With likable characters, a lush cruise and island setting, and fantastic chemistry, this is a story to warm any cold winter's night!

Pushed into filling out a revealing questionnaire by her best friend, Lacinda soon discovers she's the winner of a 3 week singles cruise.  Not sure it's really her thing, she finds her family encouraging her to get on with life and live a little.  Thinking she might meet someone she likes, Lacinda agrees to go on the cruise never dreaming she'd meet a man like Blade.

Smart, rich and successful, businessman Blade finds himself agreeing to help his business partner plan a "inhibition free" cruise.  Not realizing it's a setup by his friends, Blake soon finds himself intrigued by Lacinda's answers to their application, Blade decides he wants to be "her plus one" on the cruise.  Already halfway in love with her, he's surprised and delighted when she's even more than he thought possible in person.

The scenes between Lacinda and Blake are smoking hot - their chemistry is truly off the charts.  While they are the main characters and focus of the book, two secondary characters, Maize and Travis play a pivotal part towards them realizing both of their fantasies.  While the character development isn't very deep, it's just enough to let you connect with the characters and the rapid pace of their story.  The scene by the pool is especially hot and one I can't recommend highly enough. 

Will Lacinda and Blake's experience on the cruise be all and more than they hoped for?  Will there be more to their story than meets the eye?  You'll have to read One Plus One to find out.  I really enjoyed this hot romance and hope we get to read more about Maize, Travis and Avery - I think they deserve to have their stories told too!

My Rating:  5 out of 5 Stars 

FTC Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of this book as a part of a blog tour in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Please make sure to leave a comment or question below to let Kay Dee know you stopped by and to enter the giveaway for one digital copy of One Plus One to be awarded to a random commenter on this post.  You can follow Kay Dee's tour here, the more often you comment, the better your odds of winning.


  1. Hello Maria - thank you for such a thorough review - I'm smiling all over the place right now:) I'm so glad you enjoyed Blade and Lacinda's story - and I agree, Mazie and Travis need their own story...maybe Avery, too:)

    Thank you for having me here today - I'm having a great time...brought some Christmas cookies to share, too.

  2. Oooh, this books sounds fabulous! I love stories where friends help give the push the main characters need to fall in love. Sometimes we are blinded by hurt & fear, it takes the help of friends and family to help us past that so we can see & feel love again.

    Great review! Definite add to my TBR :)