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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Release Blitz/Review ♥ Everest by SL Scott ♥

Title: Everest

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 7, 2017






From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes a ROMANTIC SUSPENSE STANDALONE that will have you on the edge of your seat and swooning over this ALPHA BILLIONAIRE.
Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible.
Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after.
I might have fallen for his easy going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.
Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous.
Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman to ever intimidate me. She spoke to my heart with her wit, seduced me with her eyes, and became the only thing that made sense in a world that made none.
I let her slip through my fingers once. I won’t make that mistake twice.
Secrets broke us apart. Can a second chance bring us back together?








Review by Wendy

4.5 Taking the Risk Stars
* * * *1/2 
 Spoiler Free

Fame, Achievement, Vast Wealth... They may all seem like winning the Lottery Ticket to Life's Dreams. And in many ways they are...but there is also another side that comes with those experiences... and many of them are not all they are cracked up to be...

Now I know first instinct may be... hey, I will take whatever comes with all that and deal... because it must be so much better than not having them...and Yes, there is no denying Life Is Much Easier with Financial Security. However, there can be a downside to being this Entity... this known person and in Everest, we are given firsthand how this can impact a person's life. 

We first meet Everest as a guy who has the world on a string... He developed a Social Media Network...Shades of Facebook, maybe and over the course of the years he worked it, grew it to be become profitable and now at 26, he is a billionaire. He is this presence, a man who enters the room and without knowing anything about him, you would be drawn to him.

Everest has not been the most guarded, relying on his close friends who knew him Before... those he can trust. He still has a free and easy way... with the enjoyment of women who are thrilled to have only a look or touch by him. We are first at a party in the Bronx where Everest and his best friends are surveying the crowd.

There Everest is caught with a vision, a woman who is nothing like all the others... She sits on a futon, unassuming and taking in her surroundings. She wears a sweet blue dress with red lipstick calling to him. There is something about her... she is an innocent in this sea of others...others ready for a quickie in a bathroom or a try to snag the brass ring with a billionaire...

But not her...

Singer Davis can remember all about that night at the party when she first saw Everest. She had been there only because her best friend brought her and it really wasn't her thing. She had seen this hunk of a man looking and she looked back a few times... She decided to get out of the room and took the idea of sitting on the fire escape as the way to figure out if she should stay any longer.

Everest comes out and sits right next to Singer. He is intrigued and deep down feels she is a person who doesn't want anything of him because of "Who He Is"...He feels he could have a real conversation with her and as they start to talk to each other... he realizes he is right...

It only was a few moments, a sharing of beer and conversation...Somehow her seeing how happy and confident he is...cause interest in the brief the time with him. He is warm, charming and true... but there is this thing, this more...and a moment happens...

A serious moment where they connect so strongly. Without any words, he leans in, is about to risk it all and kiss her...

But it never happens...

Instead, he is whisked away by the model who was the draw of the night, the shiny object of everyone's desires...and Singer's and Everest's moment is lost...But never forgotten by either of them.

A year goes by... And a lot can happen in a year. Everest learned some very hard life lessons. He is fighting the good fight but it is not over...he is still deep in the mix. The lessons have taught him not to trust as everything is not as it seems...It has caused him to do things differently, live differently and it has taken a toll on the man...He is alone.

Singer and her friend, Melanie, have seen Everest over the last year here and there...but there has been no contact. They are at a bar and both see Everest. The friend teases Singer and Singer does that sweet blush. Singer only has wistful thoughts of that moment out on the fire escape.

But now Everest is walking towards her after a year of sightings...plunks down next to Singer and says Hey...Mentions he thinks they should hang out... Stunned, Singer just nods and Melanie pushes hard for Everest to commit to a Sunday afternoon meeting in the park.


This is the start which will grab you and not let you go, if you let it. This story is current with all of the references to what happens when the playing field of business and betrayal is clear. It shows how everything can have an impact that was not intended; how things can be manipulated.

But it also gives us two main characters who are meant to be together It is their second chance, the first woefully interrupted. I loved both of them and the power of self by Singer; her goodness and understanding of love did it for me. Her love of her friend and the support each gave to each other was beautiful. These character were not drawn in crayon... but cared for and felt from the start. Singer is a very special and it is easy to love and admire her. She sees the good and is a glass half full person.

Everest is a man who has been hurt and needs to power through and let go with Singer. Their chemistry - off the charts and the swoony parts <333

This story has many layers and you are there in the moment through it all. There are many secondary characters who, when on the page, do not feel secondary at all.... I couldn't stop reading this and even when I suspected outcomes, I didn't care because I was so invested. I lost sleep but it was worth it for me.

Take the time, follow this tale and you will have a love journey. 

 A gifted copy was provided by author/publisher for an honest review.

Slipping off my shoes, I dim the lights on the wall panel. I take my clothes off and hang them on a hook near the door before returning to the tub.
   The tub, warm and inviting as I step in, eases my aching feet from my high heels and the tension in my shoulders. I pour some of the bubble suds and giggle. That was so cute and showed me a whole new side to Ethan—the at-home Texan who relates to his roots—instead of the strong, quieter, broodier man I see sometimes.
   While the suds foam and the tub fills, I look out the window. The sky is clear up here. The buildings are far enough apart to avoid spying on neighbors. It’s like floating in heaven.
   I hear his knock on the door, so I call, “Come in,” while making sure the bubbles cover all the important parts.
   Ethan walks in with two glasses of champagne in one hand and the bottle in the other.
   “You came prepared,” I note, leaning back on one side of the tub.
   “I thought I might join you.” He waggles his eyebrows.
   I giggle and reach for a glass. “Come on in,” I reply and wonder if he will really take me up on my dare.
   He sets the bottle and his glass down on the side of the tub. His tie was removed before he came in and I notice his shoes are long gone, along with his jacket. When he starts on the buttons of his shirt, I sit up, scooping suds over me. “Wait, for real?”
   “Yep. I think that tub’s big enough for the two of us.”
   “But you said you don’t take baths.”
   “I also said I’ve never used this one. Seems like an opportune time.”
   “But I’m naked,” I say, worried about everything—his body naked next to mine, not shaving my legs before I went out tonight. My mind flickers through my flaws. Ugh. No. Just no. Not like that. That stuff should be shared in the dark of a bedroom under the influence of alcohol and desperate sex. We’re too sober for this. I’m too sober for this. What does he possibly see in me when he has women like Nicolina waiting?
   He’s more than I’ve imagined, and in some senses, it scares me. He’s the sort of man women like Nicolina land. For once though, it was as if she saw me as competition. The feeling is exhilarating.
   “Like I said, seems like an opportune time.”
   His shirt is dropped, his undershirt following quickly behind. Good God Almighty. What does a guy who looks like that see in me? “I see you like to work out.” I clear my throat and want to bonk my head on the side of the tub for saying it out loud.
   Chuckling, he says, “I have a gym down the hall. It’s how I relieve stress.”
   “I thought that’s what sex was for.” I gasp and cover my mouth, wishing I could keep my crazy thoughts in my head where they belong instead of on my tongue. His eyes are heavy, a smirky smirk restraining a laugh. “God, you cannot let me talk when I’m nervous.”
   “If this is what happens when you’re nervous, I’ll make you nervous more often.” His pants come down and my curiosity is answered. Tonight he’s in boxers. When he catches my eyes on his package, I’m thankful I’m wearing waterproof mascara because I immediately go underwater. Screw my makeup. It’s really the only way to keep my mouth in check at this point. I count to five and then pop back up. With my hands covering my boobs, I ask, “You’re really coming in?”
   “Yes, scoot over.”
   Good God Almighty.


Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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Title: Everest

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 7, 2017

Cover Design: RBA Designs

Cover Image: Scott Hoover Photography


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