Friday, August 16, 2013

ARC Review | Finding Kia by Airicka Phoenix

Book Name: Finding Kia
Series Title: Lost Girl Series
Author: Airicka Phoenix
Publisher: Fire & Ash Publishing
Release date: Sept 1, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance
Warnings: Sexual content, Language (16+)
Formats: eBook & Paperback


"Maybe you should avoid me tonight.”

His arm slipped around my waist and I was drawn into his chest. “If I only have this one night with you, the last thing I’m going to do is stay away.”

Kia Valentines had always accepted the fact that she was a nerd, a nobody. It was a badge she wore with honor, until the day she saved Claudia DeLorenzo’s life and lost herself.

When offered the chance to shed her identity for a single night, Kia never believed it would change her life. It was one night. It meant nothing, or it shouldn't have. But that single night turned out to be her undoing when she finds passion in the arms of the one person she can never have.

Adam Chaves was more than just a gorgeous face, he made her laugh, but more importantly, when he looked at her, she felt like the most beautiful girl on earth. But Adam has no idea that Kia was the girl behind the mask and Kia has no intention of telling him. But a secret can only be kept if no one else knows about it. Claudia knows and she wants something Kia isn't willing to give in order to keep it.

Will Kia succumb? And just how far is Claudia willing to go to get what she wants?


He stood so close, his chest brushed my arm. "Do you always play by the rules?"

I laughed. "Yes." I raised my head and met his gaze. "Usually, but if I tell you, I'll get kicked out of the tree house and I don't think I'm ready to leave."

His dark eyes bore into mine hungrily. "Hmmm, no, we can't have that." His fingers slipped over mine, unraveling them from his tie so he could weave them with his. "But I am not nearly patient enough for guessing games."

"I bet you're on of those people who reads the last chapter first in a book."

"I am actually!" He grinned when I chuckled. "I don't like suspense."

I looked down. "What if the fantasy is better than the reality?"

"I really doubt that." I could say nothing. 


Have I ever told you how much I love Airicka Phoenix?  Well if you do not already know she is becoming one of my all time favorite authors and never fails to impress me.

The uniqueness of this book captured my attention from the start.  From Kia's humorous banter and over thinking everything to Nessie's completely out there character always living on the edge.  Adam is quite another character because I never know what he's thinking at any given time.  What I would give to get inside his head - especially if he were to drop that towel!!!  Adam's just so sexy and laid back most of the time, keeping his expectations high for a girl both smart and funny.  Claudia is one character no one wants to run into unless you are one of her 'Barbie' look alike followers.  With her beauty queen attitude and manipulating skills; she could be the next evil prom queen and quite possibly become Kia's worst nightmare.

Never in her wildest dreams does Kia think she could be the hero.  When the choice is made for her, she finds putting her own life in danger to save another is not all that heroic!  Even moments such as saving another could cause her life to take an unexpected turn.  One of which Kia has no intention of taking.  That is until Nessie, her best friend, talks her into going to the one 'Party' that just might change her life.

Can Kia be mysterious and flirtatious behind the mask?  Or the smart and funny girl Adam Chaves would love to meet?  Will revealing her true identity cause her reality to come crashing down?  Or will the secret mysterious identity behind the mask become her happily ever after? 

About the Author
Airicka Phoenix is the best-selling author of The Touch Saga, Games of Fire and Octavian's Undoing with short stories in Whispered Beginnings: A Clever Fiction Anthology and Midnight Surrender Anthology.  She also writes adult paranormal & contemporary romance under her alter ego, Morgana Phoenix.

When she's not hammering away at the keyboard, she can be found banishing pirates or crawling through the attic looking for lost treasure with her kids. She loves baking, gardening and reading. She also likes to travel and take pictures of everything she comes across. When asked, Airicka describes herself as a sarcastic basket case that has an unhealthy addiction to chocolate, old movies and really bad jokes. She loves to laugh, make friends and write. If she could have one wish granted, it would be to spend one day as a fly-on-the-wall inside Stephen King's mind. If she could have two wishes granted, she would ask for a castle dedicated entirely to her overwhelming collection of books. Visit Airicka Phoenix's Design page Airicka's Mystical Creations.

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