BLOG TOUR: Finally by Scarlett Metal – Review & Giveaway

(A Windy City Novel)

by Scarlett Metal

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Lauren broke off an engagement with her old boyfriend because she caught him cheating on her. She’s ready to move on and have some fun, but she’s been too busy to meet anyone new.

Marcus has always been a player, unable to settle down with one girl. No one seems to meet his long list of requirements in a woman.

Marcus and Lauren have known each other for a few years, working for the same company but at different locations. They’ve always flirted some back and forth, but Lauren had been with Kyle. Now that she’s single and they are in the same city for meeting, they spend a few passionate days together, both assuming this is just a fling.

They both eventual realize they want more than a fling, but can they make a long distance relationship work? And when Lauren’s old boyfriend comes back to win her affection, can Marcus compete with their history?


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Rating: 4 stars

This book is the perfect choice if you want something that is easy to read, short, fun and sexy. It was very relaxing to read this book. It was super straight forward and and tons of hot sex. There is not a lot of ancillary subplots or twists, nor are there tons of outside characters. This is a super focused book – following Lauren and Marcus as they have a secret rendezvous while Marcus is in Chicago for a work meeting.

Lauren and Marcus have been flirting for close to two years. They are insanely attracted to one another, but have never acted on it because Lauren had a boyfriend/fiance and Marcus lived in Denver. Add to the fact that Marcus has a reputation for not being relationship material. But the stars FINALLY aligned for these two and they were going to have their chance to act on their desires for one another.

As I mentioned before, this is an extremely focused, straight forward story. There are no dark demons that need to be explored by either character (at least not yet), there is complete communication and no beating around the bush. The sex scenes were hot and were the main plot points in the book. The thing that I really enjoyed was that the book was written from both Lauren and Marcus’ POV. I really love being able to see what both characters are thinking or feeling.

This book is the perfect weekend read after a long week. I do wish I got to know more about Marcus and Lauren as characters and am hopeful that the next book will delve deeper beyond just the sex for these two. Yes, there is a second book but rest assured, there is NO cliffhanger and the second book is due out this summer. I’m looking forward to what is next for Marcus and Lauren and know you will too once you read FINALLY!

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Character Casting: Lauren & Marcus

character casting finally

Purchase Links

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AMAZON Kindle ➤


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About Scarlett Metal

Scarlett lives in the Midwest with her family. When she’s not busy writing steamy stories, she can be found with her nose in a book, camping, or geocaching with her family. She loves Diet Coke, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, and 80’s hair bands.

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The Giveaway

 One winner will receive a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card AND a FINALLY mug with your choice of saying – “My woman in my shirt” OR “Marcus’s Girl”



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