Monday, April 7, 2014

GVR Corcillo - She Likes it Rough - Virtual Book Tour

GVR Corcillo - She Likes it Rough - Virtual Book Tour

Contemporary / Chick Lit / Romantic Comedy
Date Published: July 2013

Can daring adventures with an adrenaline junkie give a daydreaming pushover the courage she needs in order to make her life count for something? 

When a freak fast-food accident almost kills scaredy-cat Lisa Flyte, she decides it's time to get a backbone and really start living life! But how is a shrinking violet like Lisa supposed to get assertive all of a sudden after a lifetime of watching from the couch? 

Jack Hawkins, that's how. When Lisa finds out that the outdoor extremist from her MBA classes needs a clueless urbanite to test his top-secret line of adventure gear for beginners, she gets the most outlandish idea of her life: she will be his undercover test dummy if he helps her become brave on their adventures in the wild. 

They strike a deal. But can Lisa use her outdoor moxie to become the alpha hero of her everyday life? Will she find the grit to pursue a career she really wants or the nerve to stand up to her bullying family? 

And will she get gutsy enough to go after Jack? He's a man who's not afraid of anything...except maybe of falling for Lisa.

GVR Corcillo’s debut chick lit novel, She Likes It Rough, was awarded Best Indie Book of 2013 by the Rebecca’s Reads Choice Awards. The romantic comedy also took first place in the Humor category. established the awards program to pay tribute to authors who are self-published or have had their books published by a subsidy publisher, small press, university press, or independent book publisher. 

 My review:
 5 stars
Contemporary Romance
GVR delivers a hysterically fun romance.  It's impossible not to read this book and not find yourself laighing-out-loud.  The romance was sweet but the heroine's antics were the driving force for me.  Lisa Flyte wants to make changes in her life, so she decides to take matters into her own hands.  Jack Hawkins provides her with the perfect opportunity.  He wants to test out his beginner hiking gear.  The adventures that follow lead Lisa to develop better self awareness and a wonderful opportunity for romance. Fun, romantic and a wonderful adventure!


I look straight at Jack. “What?” I demand, trying to pretend I didn't just freak out because I thought a damn jellyfish was attacking me on the fourth floor of a building downtown.
“Interesting,” he muses. “Your first reaction to fear is to strip.” He nods thoughtfully. “Good to know.”
“That's it?” I ask. “That's your reaction, to make a joke? Your whole staff is going to think I'm your booty call. Don't you care?”
He slides me a look, then grabs a duffle off a shelf. “No one is going to think that.”
“Why?” I challenge. “Am I so out of your league that the idea would be crazy to anyone who knows you?”
He stops and looks at me. “Lisa, I don’t have sex in the office. It’s not a rule, exactly, but I just never do. And I don’t encourage it among my staff.” He starts to fill the pack with gear from his desk and cabinets. “But if it'll make you feel better, I'll tell Peg how crazy hot I think you are.”
I tighten my jaw and suck in my tummy. “You’re making fun of me.”
“That’s because you’re whacko.” Jack doesn’t even pause what he’s doing when he says this. He zips the duffle shut. “Let’s go.” He brushes past me on his way to the door.
“Jack,” I say. “This deal is never going to work if you get mad at me every time I ask a question or make a suggestion.”
“I’m not mad.”
“Then why are you so edgy?”
He turns to me, his hand on the doorknob. “Because I hope to God I’m doing the right thing.”
“Why?” I ask.  “What are you doing?”
“I’m taking you on your first adventure.”


“Hey!” I can’t believe I didn’t notice it before. “Your butt’s not padded! You’re not even wearing a wetsuit. You get running pants!”
Jack doesn’t even turn around. “My butt’s not padded because I’m not a beginner and I don’t need padding on a hike with waterfalls.”
“What? Your butt’s, like, invincible?”
He ignores me. “And I’m not wearing a wetsuit because I hardly ever wear a wetsuit canyoneering. I don’t mind getting wet or hiking while my pants dry. Most beginners don’t want their clothes to get wet, no matter how quickly the wicking dries.”
“Why can’t I wear wicking?” I say this as if I totally know what 'wicking' is.
“I just told you,” Jack says. “You’re testing beginner gear.”
“No beginner is going to want a padded butt, I can tell you that right now. You told me corporate retreats go canyoneering. Well, there’s no way Judy in accounting is going to want Harold in sales to see her with a form-fitting padded butt.”
Jack stops and turns to face me. “I’ll keep that in mind. How does your butt feel?”
“How does my butt feel?” I echo.
“Lisa, does it hurt? Any bruises or scrapes?”
“Oh.” I put my hands on my caboose and pat myself down. “I think I’m okay. It feels, you know, average.”
“Okay.” Jack nods and turns. After a few steps, he stops to anchor a rope on a tree.
“Okay, what?”
“We’re here, at the last fall.” He uses his shoulder to point to the top of the falls. “Put on your belt.”
I realize that I hear the roar of the falls, and have been hearing it for the past few minutes. I give my mind and body silent kudos for being so good at denial up until now.
I turn to look out over the falls and I see….
I see….
I see….
This can’t be real. Every other fall today, when I looked over, I could see, well, the bottom. I rush toward the edge of the fall, stopping about five feet from NOTHING. The ground just ends. I get down on my hands and knees and crawl closer toward the edge.  I still can’t see anything below. “HOW HIGH IS THIS WATERFALL?”

VIRTUAL BOOK TOUR - April 7 - April 18

April 7 -  Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Kick Off 
April 7 - Book Nerd - Review
April 8 - My Devotional Thoughts - Interview
April 9 - Pure Jonel - Guest Post
April 10 - Passionate Encounters - Excerpt
April 11 - Swipe the Pages - Review
April 12 - Indie Authors You Want to Read - Excerpt
April 13 - Books Direct - Interview
April 14 - My Book Problem - Review
April 15 - Clutter Your Kindle - Review
April 16 - Books are Love - Review
April 17 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews - Excerpt
April 18 - Book Babe - Review
April 18 -RABT Reviews - Wrap Up

GVR Corcillo

With her Ivy League education, white trash sensibility, and pop culture savvy, GVR Corcillo delights in writing chick lit about characters who try not to trip as they valiantly march to their own bongo beat.
She didn't start writing right away. First, she worked in a greenhouse, a supermarket, a movie theatre, a potpourri-stuffing factory, an electrical fixtures plant, a book warehouse, a metal-perforating factory, a video store, several movie studios, a children's museum, a radio station, and a bar. She also taught high school in Watts and South Central Los Angeles.
But none of these fit the bill for what she always wanted to be when she grew up - a writer. So, she won some writing contests, hit the New York Times Bestsellers List with her first short story, and got a screenplay produced.
Geralyn Vivian Ruane Corcillo, a native of Scranton, Pennsylvania, lives in North Hollywood with her husband Ron, a television comedy writer. They are both New York Giants fans. 
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