Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Conviction by Lesley Jones
Lesley Jones is an amazing author, I have devoured all of her books and I was so excited to delve into Conviction.
She was mine. Our love, unquestioned. Our futures planned. But she didn't show. All that we had, all that we meant, and after all that was said, she just didn't show. That one act changed everything, but it especially changed me and from that moment on, there was no going back. No words of love, no whispered promises, just sex and drugs and rock and roll. No one gets a piece of Reed, but what they will get is the night of their life, the chance to let go, break their own rules and enjoy the best, the dirtiest, filthiest sex ever... along with the other four people in my bed.
I thought he loved me, I believed everything he said, every promise that he made but then, when I needed him more than I'd needed anyone in my life, and when I was at my most vulnerable, he let me down. He chose to take a different path and leave me to pick up the pieces of my now broken life. I was changed forever and chose the easy option letting others take charge of my destiny, until, once again, I'm let down in the cruellest of ways.
Dirty filthy sex. Love. Heartbreak. Betrayal. High emotion and angst.

This book sucked me in from the very beginning.  I feel in love with the characters.  Connor/Reed is a sexy and troubled rock star.  He is controlling but HOT!  As the story progresses and we get his whole story my heart broke just a little.  Lesley Jones knows how to write a good rock star.  He is funny, sweet, dominating, and did I mention HOT!!
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Nina Matthews is the female character and she is a fair haired beauty who feel in love with Connor when she was 15 years old.  She is stable and married to a man she doesn't love in order to keep herself from being hurt again.  
This book is written from both POV's so you get into both characters heads.  It is full of emotion and angst, but it also funny and sweet.  There is a twist that I didn't see coming, and as the story unfolds it makes you want to scream at everyone!  I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it to anyone.  It is a gritty rock star drama and it is fantastic
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Conviction is a stand alone and it is available now.  If you haven't read anything by Lesley Jones, you need to!  All of her books are amazing and Conviction is no different!
Becoming Rain by KA Tucker
I loved Burying Water so I was very excited to read Becoming Rain
Luke Boone doesn't know exactly what his uncle Rust is involved in but he wants in on it—the cars, the money, the women. And it looks like he's finally getting his wish. When Rust hands him the managerial keys to the garage, they come with a second set—one that opens up the door to tons of cash and opportunity. Though it's not exactly legal, Luke's never been one to worry about that sort of thing. Especially when it puts him behind the wheel of a Porsche 911 and onto the radar of gorgeous socialite named Rain.
Clara Bertelli is at the top of her game—at only twenty-six years old, she's one of the most successful undercover officers in the Washington, DC, major crime unit, and she's just been handed a case that could catapult her career and expose one of the West coast's most notorious car theft rings. But, in order to do it, she'll need to go deep undercover as Rain Martines. Her target? The twenty-four-year-old nephew of a key player who appears ready to follow in his uncle's footsteps.
As Clara drifts deeper into the luxurious lifestyle of Rain, and further into the arms of her very attractive and charming target, the lines between right and wrong start to blur, making her wonder if she'll be able to leave it all behind. Or if she'll even want to. ​

This story started slow for me.  But once I got into it, I couldn't put it down.  I loved Luke from the beginning.  I thought he was sucked into something he didn't understand, and he really was a good guy.He was sweet and sexy and confused all at the same time.  Rain/Clara was a little harder, it took me awhile to get on board with her.  But as we got into the story I could feel her turmoil and heartbreak.  She struggled with her job and her developing feelings for Luke.  I felt for Luke and his heartbreak and confusion. 
This was story is definitely suspenseful and I had no idea where it was going.  At about 80% I had no idea how this could have a happy ending.  It was definitely a thrill ride, and I really enjoyed it. 
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I loved also getting a glimpse of Alex and Jesse.  This book can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading Burying Water.  We first meet Luke in Burying Water, and it's such a great story.