by Violetta Rand
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Published by Loveswept on October 20th, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
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Perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Monica Murphy, Violetta Rand’s explosive new Lies & Leather series kicks off with a red-hot motorcycle racer who rides hard and plays for keeps.
Twenty-one-year-old Karlie Augustine is a survivor. She’s smart and tough, but she’s in too deep with a bad boyfriend who isn’t above breaking her spirit—or her body. Luckily, help arrives in the form of a leather-clad, motorcycle-riding hunk on the right side of the law. Lucas Lafontaine is pure muscle, a Corpus Christi cop who ignites something primal deep within Karlie. And when he offers her room and board in exchange for housekeeping, she finally starts to feel safe again.
As their arrangement turns deliciously decadent, Lucas gets hooked on Karlie’s killer body and fighting spirit. He wants to heal the pain he sees behind her eyes, but to protect her he needs to keep her close, especially now that her psycho ex won’t take a hint. Even as Lucas fights his own battle for custody of his young son, he knows that what he’s found with Karlie is real—and that he’d do anything to protect the woman he wants to take to the finish line.
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Book review: 3.5 stars!!!
This book had caught my attention as soon as I saw it. From the one hand the hot and delicious cover and from the other the tantalizing description. I just couldn’t walk away from it.
Its prologue is really one of a kind although it describes an intense moment. It gives you a picture of what is happening.
The real fun though starts in the middle of the first chapter. And want to know why? Because the heroine, Karlie, comes face to face with her hero and her future, Lucas. But let’s take each one separately.
Karlie Augustine is a young woman who has been through a lot since she was a baby. A woman who is still going through terrible things. She has came to not believe and lean on herself, although she thrives in her college classes, because of the fact that she’s a victim of domestic violence. You get affected in a great level from just reading her experience from that horrible situation. My heart broke a little every time she didn’t trust herself because it’s sad to see a woman of 21st century behaving like she is not worth something.
But her hero is not far away. Just a few pages. And Lucas Lafontaine is that hero. A cop
“I bet most women are impressed with all that cop stuff. Flash a badge, instantly naked.”
that is also a biker
Oh. My. God. I think I’m in love. With the bike and Lucas.
– hot combination, right? – comes in and changes her life forever. She’s instantly transpired by him but he’s not going back either. He can’t get her out if his mind and, also, can’t turn his back on her when she’s in need. So he takes drastic measures: he offers her to be housemate. And that’s how their love starts!
Mercy. That’s all I can ask for, because this girl has sucked the strength out of me.
Each one of them has something that makes their relationship even more special. The combination of Karlie’s lack of trust on herself and Lucas’s natural instinct to protect those he cares about makes their feelings stronger and the strength of their love greater.
Wrapped in Lucas’s arms, I feel alive. I have a home. I have love.
I really liked Violetta’s writing because it’s sweet and intense at the same time. But I have to say that I wanted something more for the end. I really wanted to see what happens to them after that end. I can’t wait for the second book in this lovely Lies & Leather series whose the name is enough to make you want to read it.