Monday, August 8, 2016

For Love or Money by Tara Taylor Quinn {Blog Tour Review and Giveaway}

On Tour with Prism Book Tours.

For Love or MoneyFor Love or Money
(Family Secrets #1)
by Tara Taylor Quinn
Adult Contemporary Romance
Mass Market Paperback & ebook, 384 pages
August 1st 2016 by Harlequin Heartwarming

She can't afford to lose this…or him

There's no way that struggling single mom Janie Young is going to lose Family Secrets. Not even to Dr. Burke Carter. The prize money and media exposure from the cooking-competition show will secure the future for her and her son, who has special needs. Sure, Burke is a talented chef with his own reasons to win, but he already has so much: wealth, a beautiful daughter, great looks…and definitely her attention. As their families become closer, Janie is beginning to care too much about him. But she can't afford to get involved. Not when everything is riding on beating him.

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The author of more than 70 original novels, in twenty languages, Tara Taylor Quinn is a USA Today bestseller with over six million copies sold. A 2015 RITA finalist Tara appears frequently on bestseller lists, including #1 placement on Amazon lists, and multiple showings on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller list. She has appeared on national and local TV across the country, including CBS Sunday Morning.

Tara is a supporter of the National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you or someone you know might be a victim of domestic violence in the United States, please contact 1-800-799-7233.


My Review: 4 Stars

Janie has a young son with down syndrome and without his father in the picture, she can barely make ends meet. Burke is a widowed doctor, dealing with a highly emotional and depressed teenage daughter. Both discover a way to solve their problems, if only temporarily, in trying out for the televised Family Secrets cooking show. Each are great cooks and have reasons for their quest to win. 

I'm a mother and I love the way Janie deals with her son. She's so patient and dedicated to helping him--he's her whole world. Her mama bear tendencies make her easy to relate to. Burke is a great father and works hard to find connections with his daughter. This couple is a little gun-shy with the thought of a relationship, but things unfold gradually and each character, especially the children, find their ways right into the heart of the reader. Some things are much more important than money.

I enjoy cooking and love it when chefs use recipes that have "normal" ingredients--things that I would have in my kitchen. This story has a very great food element and I love the descriptions of secret family recipes that are easy to make that most families would enjoy eating.

There are a few threads to the story that weave together to form a great book recipe. There is the (clean) romance thread, which has a gradual and natural progression, as well as a tight-knit family thread. There is also an extended family thread, of sorts. Janie has a very close friend and Cor and her husband, Joe, are the family that Janie never had. Add a budding friendship between two unlikely kids and a cooking show and you have a fun, new series. I recommend this book to readers who love any of these elements.

Content: mild language; mild romance. Clean!

*I received a copy from Prism Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*


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Tour Schedule

August 7th: Launch
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August 12th: Grand Finale
August 13th: Harlequin Junkie

Heart Stopping Tara Taylor Quinn Giveaways


$10 VISA gift card and winner’s ebook choice of one of TTQ's Superromance Where Secrets Are Safe Series
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Kindle Fire with Six Pre-loaded TTQ Books (books 1-6 from Where Secrets are Safe series)
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Ends August 31st

To Enter: Submit your receipt online for your pre-order or purchase the soon-to-be-released Heartwarming compilation: A Heartwarming Holiday: 15 Connected Sweet Holiday Romances and/or
of any of Tara Taylor Quinn’s six releases being promoted on her Heart Stopping Tour (Love By AssociationHis First ChoiceThe Promise He Made HerStrangers in Paradise: Sheltered In His ArmsSheltered In His Arms Audiobook, and For Love Or Money). Enter as many times as you purchase. One book purchase equals one entry (one receipt or invoice/order number per entry and must be entered at time of entry).


1st Place: 25,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 5 free books, reader’s choice of any book published by Harlequin/MIRA/Carina Press.
2nd Place: 15,000 Harlequin My Rewards Points – equivalent of 3 free books, reader’s choice
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  1. I can't wait to read this new book.. I love the cover and title.

  2. I am looking forward to reading For Love or Money by Tara Taylor Quinn. I enjoy reading Tara Taylor Quinn books and newsletter.

  3. I love the cover. How did it come about?