Review & #giveaway – Mr Prescott by Carlos Dash @CarlosDash1 @xpressotours @xpressoreads

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Mr. Prescott by Carlos Dash
Publication date: August 20th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

MrP.jpgSynopsis:

I’m the Mayor of London.

I’ve come to New York purely on business. The usual boring meetings with other politicians.
I don’t expect my time here to be exciting in the slightest.

But who’s that woman I met this morning? No, girl. That would be a more accurate term for her.
She’s only twenty-one years old. A college student. Someone who shouldn’t get mixed up with a guy like me.

But I can’t get her out of my mind. Every single time I close my eyes, I see her face.
How can someone I just met do this to me? That’s the kind of stuff that happens in movies. Not real life.

I know this will be a dangerous risk for me, but I can’t help it. I want her. I need her.
And whatever it may do to my career, I won’t stop until I have her.

Mr. Prescott is a standalone New Adult Romance novel told entirely from the point of view of the male lead.

review

I’m just going to get this out of the way – Nathan Prescott is a bit of a self absorbed, arrogant ass.  I didn’t really like him as a character.

That said, if you like your stories with a healthy helping of instalove, then this will be right up your street.  For me, although the book was technically well written, with rounded characters, I did struggle a little with the apparent depth of the connection between the two protagonists, particularly given the age of the male lead.  His reaction was, for me at least, far more consistent with a younger man.

However, that niggle aside, this is a hot, diverting little read.  At only 162 pages, the author has nevertheless managed to cram a lot into a reasonably restricted word count.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

I’m a guy who likes to cut right to the chase, so here we go: I’m a male author of Romance/Erotica novels that are told entirely from the POV of the male protagonist. If you enjoy happy endings and steamy tales about people falling in love quickly, my stories are for you.

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Review – Dark Lands: Requiem by Lyn I Kelly

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Dark Lands: Requiem by Lyn I. Kelly
Publication date: 10th September 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Contemporary

DarkLands.jpgWebb Thompson awakes, disoriented and fearful. He sees green grass and a black, boiling sky spread out before him. He finds his little sister nearby, unconscious. When he reaches her side, Sundown is alive. But now they have other problems: where are they, how did they get there, and what is that growling noise? Webb and Sundown have awakened in the Dark Lands-a world between life and death where sacred souls battle malevolent evil for control of the living realm, a battle of which mere mortals know nothing. How did Webb and Sundown come to this place? Are they living? Are they dead? Or are they something else?

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I need to preface this review with an apology.  I have sat on this book for longer than I intended to, and for that I apologise.

So to the book.

Well, you are thrown into the action right from the first page.  And the confusion felt by the characters translates well from the page to the reader.

The story continues strongly, and although I found Webb to be frustrating as a character, I anticipate that this may have been the expected response to a well observed depiction of the predicted reaction of a typical teen.

I think that this book falls squarely within the young adult target audience, if not slightly younger.

Alhough short, this is a promising debut, and just about squeaks into the 4* arena.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

Lyn I. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Texas in Austin. Writing since the age of eleven, he has been published in Diamond ComicsNewsweek and more. When he’s not writing or spending time with his wife and four children, he is also a marathoner. Kelly resides in Keller, Texas. Dark Lands: Requiem is his first novel.

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Review & #giveaway – Grind by Sybil Bartel @sybilbartel @xpressotours @xpressoreads

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Grind by Sybil Bartel
(Thrust, #3)
Publication date: June 27th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Grind.jpgDane

I’m silent. I’m trained. I’m lethal.

My hand skimming down your thigh, my gaze a weapon—I know more ways to kill you than please you.

But you’re not paying for my aim. You’re paying for my control. Bringing you a breath away from ecstasy, watching you beg as I hold back your release, I’ll show you exactly what you’ve been missing. Your hunger is my currency and five thousand is my price. I only have one rule—no repeats, because I’m not for keeps. I’m for sale.

One slow grind and I’ll give you exactly what you paid for.

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Dane’s story is slightly different than that of Alex or Jared.  Yes, there’s the sex for money, but as an aside, rather than the primary job.  What difference does that make?  Probably (ultimately) very little to be honest.  But it does set the scene for Dane and his more reserved approach.

Whilst in a lot of ways, I enjoyed this more than the previous books, given the added storyline involving Irena’s husband, I think that it’s  precisely because Dane is so buttoned up, that the connection with Irena and his reaction to her seems a little jarring.  Not, I hasten to add, to the point of detracting from my overall enjoyment.  No, this is still a hot piece of action right on these virtual pages.  But it was just enough to jog me from being wrapped up in the story completely.

That said, the writing style is polished, the narrative well paced and the characters three dimensional.  All in all, a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

SybilSybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.
Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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