Sunday, March 29, 2015

Blog Tour ~ The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend by Alyssa Rose Ivy ~ Review, Excerpt & Giveaway!

Welcome to my stop on the Hazards Blog Tour!
I love this author and this series!

The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend (Hazards, #5)
The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend (Hazards #5) by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Release Date: March 26, 2015
Publisher: Self-Published
Pages: 204
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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Warning: Sleeping with a friend might change your life forever.

Sleeping with Kyle was never in the plans. Pretending to be his girlfriend was one thing, but letting our relationship become anything but platonic was another. The problem with mixing friendship with sex is that inevitably feelings get involved, and when that happens there's no turning back.

When Kyle's life fell apart around him, I needed to help, but doing that meant opening myself up to the most terrifying thing in the world—falling in love.

This can be read as a standalone but I like reading them in order because you do get a little extra back story that way. Kyle and Jade were mentioned previously in the series. I was actually super excited for this book because I really really liked Kyle in the first book and third book. He was mentioned briefly only but he seemed like a nice guy that deserved a happy ending. I also love friends to lovers stories.

Jade and Kyle are friends and work at a radio show together. They both also like each other. We get both POVs which I always love in romance books so we know truly where their heads and hearts are. Kyle's family believes he has a girlfriend so he asks Jade to join him on a family trip and pretend to be his girlfriend. I for some reason always love stories with this kind of outrageous plot line. Like I should really just find a guy I like and tell him I need him to pretend to be my boyfriend and then we will end up together! LOL That happens in books and movies and I really wonder if it ever worked in real life. While a little out there I thought it worked well for this story. Kyle didn't want his mom setting him up so he lied and said he had a girlfriend and asking a friend to pretend makes sense.

Time together is just what they need to bring feelings to the surface. But like so many romances past feelings and lack of communication does get in the way. Tragedy strikes and I was surprised yet also kind of expecting it. I was hoping for a little more detail and resolve with it though. I kind of wanted to know if Kyle talked more to his parents about what was going on and if they ever found out for sure what happened. The story does stay on the more simple and less detailed side. It works though. Whenever I pick up a book in this series I know I'm going to have a fun and sexy romance. A very enjoyable and quick read.

"I'm here for as long as you need me."
"Even if that means forever?"
"Even if it means forever."

Rating: 4/5


I didn’t rush to turn the light off. I wasn’t sure if either of us were ready to go back to darkness again. If she was feeling even remotely like me, then sleep was the last thing on her mind.
If a kiss could make me feel that way, the sex was going to be incredible. That thought ran through my head on repeat as I tried to keep my eyes anywhere but on her. Eventually my willpower gave out, and I turned to look at her lying under the sheets next to me with a soft smile on her lips. I wanted to taste those lips again so bad I could barely take it.
She read my mind. “You officially have permission to kiss me anytime.”
“That’s great permission to have.” I rolled over on to my side next to her. I wasn’t giving up any opening she was willing to give.
“Do I have it too?”
“On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.” I ran my hand down her bare arm.    
“But today is Sunday.”
“I guess I can make an exception.” I grinned, loving how she’d moved us back to the teasing that came so naturally.
“Can you?” She sat up and looked down at me.
Something snapped. I needed her, and it wasn’t going to wait. I pulled her on top of me.
She giggled. “Wow, and I didn’t even say please.”
“I guess you didn’t.” I rolled her off me, and instead hovered above her.
She looked up at me through her unbelievably long eyelashes. “Would you please make an exception?”
“You have full permission to kiss me.”
She reached up and pulled my head down to hers. Her lips crashed into mine aggressively, and that only made me want her more. I didn’t wait for her to open up this time, I pushed my way into her mouth, determined to get every taste of her I could.
She slipped her hand underneath my t-shirt, and I needed more of her touch. I broke the kiss long enough to pull off my t-shirt.
“If we’re playing fair tonight, you can take mine off too.” Her words sent a thrill through me, but also an alarm. Taking off her shirt was entering new territory. Much more dangerous territory.
“You sure you want me to?” I ran my fingers over the strip of skin exposed by her tank top riding up.

“Yes. Positive.” She sat up and pulled off the tank top herself. 

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~ The Hazards Series ~

The Hazards of Skinny Dipping (Hazards, #1)    The Hazards of a One Night Stand (Hazards, #2)   The Hazards of Sex on the Beach (Hazards, #3)   The Hazards of Mistletoe (Hazards, #4)   The Hazards of Sleeping with a Friend (Hazards, #5)

Alyssa Rose Ivy is a New Adult and Young Adult author who loves to weave stories with romance and a southern setting. Although raised in the New York area, she fell in love with the South after moving to New Orleans for college. After years as a perpetual student, she turned back to her creative side and decided to write. She lives in North Carolina with her husband and two young children, and she can usually be found with a cup of coffee in her hand.



  1. Urgh, lack of communication, I simply can't stand it anymore, it would ruin the story for me... Thanks for the warning ;)

  2. Damn, she is turning these books out. I still need to read the 2nd one!

  3. Nice review, sounds like a good series :)

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