Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Blog Tour HOLDING ACES by Nikki Groom


Title: Holding Aces (The Kingdom #1)

Author: Nikki Groom

Release Date: May 29th 2014

Genre: Adult contemporary romance



They say that time heals all wounds. But mine are set in so deeply, they’ve taken on a life of their own, lurking in the shadows at every turn and haunting my thoughts. The girl I once was has been replaced by a stranger. I don’t even know who I am anymore. I run. And I hide. Pretending to be someone I’m not… Until I meet Denham King. My burst of color in an otherwise grey world. And for the first time in my life, I find myself running towards someone instead of running away. But fate can be cruel, and I can’t escape my past. Can I?

 **Holding Aces is part one of a two part Adult Contemporary Romance series that contains mature sexual content and language and is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**

I was provide a copy of this book by the Author for an honest review.

Wow this is not what I was expecting, I just finish reading this book, and I love it, I love the characters, I have to say that this book got me mad in some part, but I love it from the begging to the end, now I cant wait to read the second part of the book, I am gone keep this short since I don't want to give anything away.

The story begging with Arianna, after five years of being in an abuse relationship, with her ex fiancé, she decide to run away after the last time that he put her in the hospital. after she left him she met Aaron, who she though that was different, she end up married him with a different name, but all that change once again, one day he show up they got into an argument, that's when she saw that it was about to be the same as her ex, that she decide to leave she was not gone wait around for an apologies, after driving for so many hour she gave her best friend, who she haven't seen or hear from the last three years, she catch her up on everything and she told her to go to Vegas, that her boyfriend brother own a hotel, once she got their and check in, and after talking and walking her friend to the lobby, she decide to go back up to her room, that's when she bump in to a very sexy handsome man, after saying sorry and checking the way she was feeling for him. She when to her room, but when down to the club for a drink, when and old man tried to get her to go with him, the man rom the elevator, stop them and he kick the man out of his hotel, that's when she got his name, Denham King the owner of the hotel, that's when she knew that her life was about to change again. would she open up Denham world she let him in her heart, or would she let her pass get in the way.

I really love and enjoy reading this book, I love the way that Denham and Arianna are with each other, Author Nikki Groom THANK YOU for this awesome book and this amazing characters cant wait to read the second book.

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Denham greets the croupier and guides me gently with a hand on my waist to one of the available seats. 

He stands behind me and leans down to speak softly.

 “You’ve played before?” 

His breath tickles my ear and I swallow noisily. 


He nods to the croupier who is waiting attentively, Denham holds up one finger and a small stack of red chips is pushed across the smooth green felt toward me.

 “Red or black?” 

I spin my head around to him.

 “You want me to choose?”


“I don’t want to lose your money.” 

“You won’t. 

I feel lucky.”

 He shrugs.

 “Okay, I call red. 

No wait, black. 

Put one on black,”

 I say, getting more excited by the second but also nervous with the pressure of gambling with someone else’s money.

 He steps forward and slides the entire stack onto the large square marked BLACK. 

I pull at his free arm in a panic, but I can’t deny that this is exciting. 

“No! I said one. Put one on black.” He leans in so he’s just millimeters from my ear and whispers, “I’m all or nothing, sweetheart.

 When I do something, I do it with everything I’ve got.” “No more bets,” the croupier calls and the moment is broken.

About the Author

Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around. In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine. She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list. Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…

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