My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I'm certainly one of the few who didn't really liked Black Swan Affair. I got the story all wrong and I was disappointed BUT the writing captured my attention and I was waiting for the next book patiently. When reading the blurb I knew I was in right away because how can you resist the appeal of a man, a contract a woman who doesn't want to fall in love? Well I don't! It's always a good start to see the main characters change, to let them discover that only one person is needed to change all your plans!
Shaw Mercer, CEO and the Mayor's son is a driven man. He loves his work and he loves his success. He is a devoted man who loves his family and would do anything to help them. When his father asks him a small sacrifice on his part, Shawn doesn't even think about refusing. And that's how he met Willow.
Larger than life? Double check.
Possesses mind-altering sex appeal? God, if I could fit a dozen checks in this box, I would."
Willow Blackwell is a woman who works as an escort because it pays her bills. While she doesn't sleep with her clients, she had never felt really comfortable with what she does. Unfortunately her "regular" job doesn't pay enough and she can't refuse the money it brings.
" We show the world what they want to see and keep the brokenness inside, marinating in our own secluded well of sadness and bitter tears."
Lost in Between had all the good ingredients to captive me from the start. The Prologue gives you a bit of a mystery and the way Shawn is described touches all the right buttons. As one of Willow's friends says he is a steaming cup of hot fucking coffee! Not only good on the eye, he is hot in every sense of the way. Dirty talk is like a second language for him so you can easily see why I couldn't resist him.
I'm going to take a minute right here to talk about the side characters. I enjoyed reading about Sierra, Willow's best friend but I'm going to beg K.L. to write a book about Noah! Ladies I'm warning you if this is happening, I call DIBS! Look but don't touch. Just to give you a small insight: Shawn and him loves to have threesomes. So if one likes dirty talk the other is quite the same. And I really can't imagine letting all that potential to waste.
But back to our lovebirds ;)
For them to be together they needed rules. But hell, you know what they say about rules?
Shaw is quickly unsettled by the feelings he has for Willow. He doesn't want or need a future with a specific someone but her personality is beautiful and refreshing? She's cultivated and smart at the same time.
I think I published only one update and at that time I remember the attraction was everywhere! I couldn't breathe, I couldn't think. I wanted them to give in because my poor heart couldn't resist anymore of their torture.
"We’re a couple now.”
“On paper only.”
Hot breaths wash over the column of my neck when his mouth travels to my ear.
“It’s more than just paper, sweetheart. My hands will be on you. Touching you, stroking you, holding you. My lips will graze your ear, your neck, your shoulder, your mouth. Especially your mouth. You need to get used to it, because I’ll be doing it. A. Lot.”
The fact this book is a huge winner for me is also how K.L. balanced the steamy moments with a dose of sweetness. Willow is a mysterious woman and her secrets are shattering. There is an edge to her character which is more develops as the story goes. I loved discovering her and all her worries was justified.
I would recommend this for all my romance friends who love a good mix of naughty dirty talking with sweetness on the top.
“You feel this thing between us just as much as I do. It’s not going away. It’s going to spread and thicken until it consumes us both, burning so fucking hot and strong it will never be extinguished.”
Lost in Between is a duet so it ends indeed with a cliffhanger. I would qualify it as tolerable. While there's a twist you won't see coming, it gives you the right amount of anticipation for the next book which should be released for May 2017.
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As a USA Today Bestselling author, I write stories that are deeply emotional with flawed characters, because humans ARE flawed and if we read about perfect characters living in their perfect world, first of all, snoozer, but secondly, we never experience the gratification of redemption. Outside of writing, I’m just a regular ol’ Midwest girl who likes Game of Thrones and am obsessed with Modern Family and The Goldbergs. I run, I eat, I run, I eat. It’s a vicous cycle. I love carbs, but there’s love-hate relationship with my ass and thighs. Mostly hate. I like a good cocktail (oh hell…who am I kidding? I love any cocktail). I’m a huge creature of habit, but I’ll tell you I’m flexible. I read every single day and if I don’t get a chance…watch the hell out. My iPad and me: BFFs. I’m direct and I make no apologies for it. I swear too much. I love alternative music and in my next life I want to be a bad-ass female rocker. I hate, hate, hate spiders, telemarketers, liver, acne, winter and loose hairs that fall down my shirt (don’t ask, it’s a thing).
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