Shaking It Up - Erin Quinn (review and e-book giveaway!

First stop on the party train!
4 Stars!

Daisy L’Amore is faced with impossible choices. A prophecy given a year ago has Daisy and her two best friends racing the clock to find love before midnight on Valentine’s Day or they will lose everything they’ve worked for, including With a Twist, the martini bar and bistro the three of them own. A crystal heart and a gypsy’s words guide them, but love has a way of making its own rules, and Daisy is afraid to break them.

Romeo Corazón is shaking up Daisy’s world, but will the transformation he brings to her life be the downfall of everything she values? Or will falling in love with the wrong man make everything right? 

 Erin Quinn (also known as Erin Grady) is an award winning author. Her titles include the Berkley Mists of Ireland series HAUNTING BEAUTY, HAUNTING WARRIOR, HAUNTING DESIRE and HAUNTING EMBRACE (Oct 2011.). Her books have been called “riveting,” “brilliantly plotted” and “beautifully written” and have won, placed or showed in the WILLA Award for Historical fiction, the Orange Rose, Golden Quill, Best Books, Book Buyers Best, Booksellers Best, Award of Excellence, and Readers Crown. Book four in the Mists of Ireland series will be in bookstores October 2011.
She lives in Arizona with her husband, two daughters and three dogs (all of whom have made debuts in her stories—the dogs, that is, not the husband and kids.)

Contact Erin Quinn, sign up for her newsletter or enter her monthly contest to be automatically added and eligible for free books at www.erinquinnbooks.com
Also visit her blog - Quinn's Essentials

Erin certainly is no new comer to my blog. I believe this is the 5th book of Erin's I have reviewed.
I love Erin and have great respect for her as a person, a friend, as well as an Author!

Well Ladies... grab your martini and a block of ice to sit on because you are going to get HOT reading this book! This is "eggs frying on the sidewalk" hot, its "water sizzling on a frying pan" hot, "Florida with 102 in the shade" hot!
There was a fun little storyline behind all this romance (and sex). I love stories with that magical quality to them, that touch of "magical realism". Besides all the parts that I had to close my eyes for.. alright, I admit I kept one eye open, this was a really cute story! 
I really liked Daisy and she seemed like a real sweetie to me. I wanted for all her dreams to come true. I really wasn't sure about "Rome" in the beginning, I didn't trust him right away. - but he did end up growing on me. And Erin sure painted a pretty picture of him!
"The man who'd made the request sat at the bar, wearing a weathered jean jacket over a flannel button down with a faded t-shirt beneath. She couldn't see below the waist, but she didn't have to see to guess there'd be shabby jeans on his long legs. From the fine layer of dust covering him, she'd guess construction worker."
This is my kind of guy!!!!! I love the rugged type!
I like the way it mentions the characters in the other 2 books in the series (Rose and Jasmine) tying all 3 books together very nicely. When I started reading the next book I felt like I already knew a little bit about them.
I would definitely have to say Adult only on this hot read!

Get your copy from Amazon - HERE
And from B&N - HERE

Erin is giving away 2 e-book copies  of "Shaking It Up".
To enter to win a copy leave a comment here for Erin.
On Sat. the 25th I will choose a winner via - random.org
*Be sure to leave your email address
*If you are not entering but just want to leave a comment just say - "not an entry"

Cheers! Now head on over to "At Random" for another review and a second chance to win a free e-book!  
Don't forget to take your glass with you.


  1. I stopped by your blog today. No need to enter me - I don't have an e-reader.

  2. Great review Wendy! And lol at your block of ice comment!

    -not an entry-

  3. Hi there! Thanks so much for having me on your blog today. Glad you enjoyed the Love, With a Twist stories! You have such a fun party planned!

  4. This looks like so much fun to read!


  5. I love a little magical realism in the books I read, so thins one sounds wonderful to me! Your review was terrific as well! Please do enter me in your giveaway, as I would love to read it!


    1. Please enter me! It sounds like a really fun read for Valentines!


  6. This sounds like a really good read! I love the photo and all the emphasis on how hot it is! lol. I also think the cover and the name are uber cute (okay, the guys not cute, he IS hot, but the name is cute lol).

    Thanks for hosting a give a way!
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  7. I would love to read this book.

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  8. This looks like a excellent story!


  9. I really think I'd like this book, I'd love to read it.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  10. The book sounds very good.


  11. I think this might be a pageturner. Love the review!!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com