Stalemate Part One by Rose Sawyer Blog Tour

She's playing the game but the rules keep changing.

Title: Stalemate
Author: Rose Sawyer
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 26, 2016
Series: Stalemate, Part 1 of 2
Cover Designer: Claire Smith
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Nobody likes the game of cat and mouse more than Ellie Collins. It is what she is trained for. A deadly assassin, Ellie is seeking vengeance. She wants the man from her past, her childhood, to pay for his sins. Her journey leads her into the arms of Alex, a man who she thinks she has all figured out. 

Successful lawyer, Alex King, isn’t looking for complicated. He isn’t searching for anything that can possibly interfere with his well-orchestrated life. That is until he meets Ellie. Soon he becomes a pawn in her game of revenge. What starts as a whirlwind, lust-filled affair, Alex and Ellie’s relationship spirals into something much more than either of them expected.  

When the pieces are set and the players are primed, can either escape the final move of checkmate?

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Rose Sawyer currently lives on campus full time while working on her undergraduate degree in Biblical and Religious studies with an emphasis on Religion and Sociology in California, where she was born and raised. On weekends, she travels home to see her parents and the gaggle of cats, dogs, horses and other four-legged animals that she loves.

At 19, she has written seven romance novels, is currently writing two more and has another two in the process of being published. The majority of her novels can be found at, where they are available to read for free.


StalemateStalemate by Rose Sawyer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Stalemate is a book that is full of surprises and some very steamy bedroom scenes. Elle is hard to grasp, she is a character that has many secrets and I'm not sure we really know all of them yet. Alex also has his secrets but he is so much more forth coming and open about it all. The storyline focuses a lot on their relationship and boy is it HOT! But you have the back story of why they even have a relationship to start with and Alex's family is still a mystery to me. So there is more going on than them just falling in love and living happily ever after. This is NOT the book for you if that's what you are looking for. The ending kind of has me all ugh and I need more!

Overall, the story was well written, a little dark at times but it all flowed nicely. It was unique and a different type of read for me. The characters are complex and relatable in ways. I enjoyed entering into their world and look forward to find out what happens.

Review by Raychel

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