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New Release & #giveaway – The Truth About Porn Star Boyfriends by Sunniva Dee @sunnivad @xpressotours

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BOOK DETAILS:

The Truth about Porn Star Boyfriends
by Sunniva Dee
Publication date: August 15th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

THE TRUTH ABOUT PORN STAR BOYFRIENDSSynopsis:

I guess I just forgot.
To ask him what he did for a living, I mean.
And by the time I did, I was in—balls deep, as he’d call it.
He was the perfect boyfriend.
Attentive, gorgeous, guessing my every wish and fulfilling them.
The sex was earth-shattering.
He even dealt with my crazy mom the way no one else could.
He popped the question, God, such a perfect guy.
There was just one issue:
He f*cked other girls on camera for a living.
How the hell do you deal with that?

review

All authors have a distinct style which makes their narrative tone, their voice, unique. Of course Sunniva is no exception to this. Her books have a lead character with an edge, and the other protagonist is the calm counterpoint. That holds true here.

Sav is naive(ish) and easily flustered. Her lack of poise is endearing and completely at odds with Ciro who is smooth and unruffled to the point of frustration.

But this book isn’t just the story of boy meets girl. Whilst one could approach this book solely on that level, for me it goes deeper than that. It is provocative in the way in which it challenges what the reader might consider to be a betrayal within the confines of an exclusive relationship. But it is not done in a brash manner; rather it offers a more subtle presentation of an alternative point of view, despite what you might expect from the title.

There is something about this couple which resonated with me. I can’t put my finger on the precise reason why. What I can tell you is that Sav’s vacillations stayed just on the right side of frustrating and the conclusion was pitched just right.

Simply put, I loved this story.

I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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purchase links

Amazon (universal link)

About the author

Between studies, teaching, and advising, Sunniva has spent her entire adult life in a college environment. Most of her novels are new adult romance geared toward smart, passionate readers with a love for eclectic language and engaging their brain as well as their heart while reading.

Born in the Land of the Midnight Sun, the author spent her early twenties making the world her playground. Southern Europe: Spain, Italy, Greece–Argentina: Buenos Aires, in particular. The United States finally kept her interest, and after half a decade in Los Angeles, she now lounges in the beautiful city of Savannah.

Sometimes, Sunniva writes with a paranormal twist (Shattering Halos, Stargazer, and Cat Love). At other times, it’s contemporary (Pandora Wild Child, Leon’s Way, Adrenaline Crush, Walking Heartbreak, and Dodging Trains, coming in late March 2016).

This author is the happiest when her characters let their emotions run off with them, shaping her stories in ways she never foresaw. She loves bad-boys and good-boys run amok, and like in real life, her goal is to keep the reader on her toes until the end of each story.

author links

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

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Book details:

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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Pre Order Links

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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.

author links

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Review & #giveaway – The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester @michelle_jester @xpressotours

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Book details:

The Funeral Flower by Michelle Jester
Publication date: June 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

 

TFFSynopsis:

Devastated by the death of her grandfather, six-year-old Kelly Rodgers barely manages to cope with the profound loss. Already facing issues at school, she finds herself spiraling deeper into despair, when a fateful interaction through the fence in her backyard gives her hope. In the years following, Kelly realizes that life’s tragedies can be dealt with through acceptance; until another series of agonizing events leaves her heart in pieces.

Finding herself thrown into new surroundings, Kelly embraces her life and resolves to never fall in love. That decision is easy to keep until her junior year when she is drawn by an unavoidable attraction to the new guy, tormented James Delaney. The moment he looks up at her and smiles, her body betrays her. And he notices. She is determined to avoid him, but soon Kelly is forced to face the inevitable truth: She doesn’t want to avoid James… and he won’t let her.

Even though tragedy always follows love.


This book is intended for mature audiences due to critical subject matter.
Note: Due to mature content recommended for Ages 17+

review

Although this book is a reasonable length, it was, I felt, quite a quick read.

There is a lot going on, and some difficult issues dealt touched upon, even if those issues weren’t always dealt with in great detail.  For the most part however, the characters’ reactions appeared to be grounded in reality.

The narrative style of the author was a little on the naive side for my tastes, and it is fair to say that it did, at some points feel a bit like religion was being pushed a little too hard.

Overall, I would say that this was a reasonable story – perhaps a vacation read, although it didn’t completely wow me.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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purchase links

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About the author

I am a hopeless romantic (I think this is the most important thing to know about me). In addition, I live in Greenwell Springs, Louisiana with my husband and high school sweetheart. Together we have a son and daughter.

Throughout my life writing and photography have been my main creative outlets. Especially when I am stressed, I know I can go to either of those things and pour out that anxiety into something good and productive.
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