Series: Tempting #2 (Standalone)
Author: Alex Lucian
Release Date: March 22, 2016
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SYNOPSIS:Hate: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.Scarlet Jennings, the preacher’s daughter who lived across the street, was a royal, uptight pain in my ass. When she looked at me, she saw a college quarterback asshole with rocks for brains, but she didn’t have a single word for what was happening between us.When we were forced to ride together every single day that summer, there was definitely some dislike going on. Extreme hostility was a given, considering that we were spending so much time together in close quarters.One night of bed-breaking, body-shattering, lose-your-voice-from-screaming passion had surprised us both, but it was only just the beginning…PURCHASE HERE:
I consider myself a fairly passionate reader. When I read something I genuinely adore I cannot help but feel it deep in my bones. I get this euphoric high; a rush I can't really put into words. It's what I search for. It's what keeps me reading. I'm looking for that book that I consider a golden ticket. A book where there is not a single thing I would change, not a line I would alter, not a character trait I would tweak. A book so blissful in it's entirety that I can get completely lost in the story. One that leaves me bereft with a feeling of 'I don't know what to do with myself.' I call it the ULTIMATE pleasure read. And THAT was THIS --- Beguiling was my ULTIMATE pleasure read. A novel so wholly perfect, so utterly charming and sexy and incredible, I entered another world entirely and got swept away in its flawless splendor.
I have to say, Alex Lucian has become MY FAV author. I have a group of authors I love and would drop ANYTHING to read. It's a small handful, but it's a group that I trust implicitly. They have NEVER failed me as a reader! And Alex Lucian has just been added to that group, this author now resides among my top faves and I will read EVERY book that is EVER put out.
I am OBSESSED with the stories, the words, the ... everything. OBSESSED. This is two reads in a row that haven't just been good or great, they've have BLOWN me out of the freaking water. THEY HAVE MADE ME WANT TO DANCE ON CLOUD NINE!
I didn't just love Beguiling, it went beyond that.
I want you to know I don't review every book I read. Even if I love a book, that doesn't mean I'm going to write a review. It might be a great read, but I'm a passionate reader, and if I feel I have nothing to say, I say nothing. And this is theSECOND time this author has INSPIRED me TO SCREAM, TO YELL, TO RAVE, to move into "CRAZY BOOK GIRL" status.
I ADORED THIS with EVERYTHING in me.
I swear, I want to inhale EVERY WORD this author writes. I want to climb into these stories. They are MAGICAL. TheULTIMATE escapism.
Beguiling was a completely different read than Tempting. Where Tempting was forbidden and illicit and addicting,Beguiling was equally addicting, but more so charming and sexy. It fluttered with a lighter, airy quality. While Scarlet and Leo did have this hate/love relationship, it had many laugh out loud moments. The pages were filled with flirty, combustible banter that was sexy and heated and just fun. I felt my myself move with the plot seamlessly. The progression of emotions and depth between the characters was so fluid, so believable, and so visceral. Right away, I felt the feels as if they were my own. I connected with pure emotional ease. As each chapter moved forward and Scarlet and Leo fell, I fell with them. I tumbled head first. I'm telling you, I could literally feel my body buzz as I was reading.
It was tangible. Delightful.
Leo was a breath of fresh air. Easy to love. God, I adored him. I knew he was a sweetheart in Tempting, but I don't think I realize just how incredible he was. He had me melting like a Popsicle on a hot summer day. I was a puddle of nothing at that mans feet. He's arrogant, but utterly lovable. You feel him. You get him. And just want to devour him.
Scarlet is fiery! She has a bit of a biting personality at times, but she's just as lovable as Leo. She's a good girl, a hard worker, puts everything into her study's, and is a sensitive soul. And... what she may lack in sexual and social experience, she makes up for in her self confidence. WHOA, baby. This chick can give as well as she can take. She's a firecracker.
Together, they are ELECTRIC! Between the chemistry, the utter ease and yumminess of the plot, the flirty and funny banter, and the angst that is sprinkled in, it was justMAGNETIC. I could go on and on and on and on, but I won't. I'm sure you're sick of me already. Just do yourself a favor, go read this author. Seriously! GO AND READ. You're getting great writing that is really top top top notch. Characters that are just downright fabulous. And plot lines that are enthralling.
It's PHENOMENAL. Truly. I would recommended this again and again and again.
A COUPLE OF MY FAV LINES (Honestly, almost the whole book is highlighted in my Kindle. It is THAT GREAT!!
1. "You know what, church girl?" She flicked her brown eyes over to me, color still high in her face and mouth pinched shut. "I’d tell you to suck my dick right now, but I don’t think you’d know what to do with it. <<---- Hahahaha. Damn! LOVE
2. "She was waiting for me, waiting like one of those plants. You know. The plant that eats men. A Venus Fly Trap. Those things ate men, right?
That was Scarlet. She’d already taken off her pants. And when our eyes met and held, she gripped the bottom of her light gray shirt and peeled it up over her head, leaving her in a white bra and matching white underwear. Tiny, tiny underwear.
My brain short-circuited. Straight-up crashed." <<---Hehehehehehehehe! I laughed so hard. God he's fucking adorable.
3. I stayed right in front of the door, just like she asked, except when she approached me, I didn’t move.
"Leo, quit screwing around.” The words would have made me get out of the way, but her voice wasn’t annoyed in the slightest. Her eyes were bright, and the way she said them, all breathy and low, kept me exactly where I was.
"Who, me? I’m not.” When she got close enough, I smoothed my hands around her hips, the soft material of her black leggings thin enough that I could feel the heat from her skin. “You’re always playing, Leo.”
I turned, so her back was up against the door now, and I pressed against her with my hips, letting her feel how very serious I was. She dropped her head back against the wood with a soft moan, and I kissed the spot of skin underneath her ear. “No playing, Scarlet. I promise.” <<---- The chemistry, the utter sexiness that these two have. Just the connection and dialogue. It was just so damn incredible. Tangible. I could feel it all over me.
Alex Lucian is an author living on the eastern coast of the United States who appreciates being anonymous, for personal and professional reasons. Tempting is Alex's first novel
ALSO, You can grab TEMPTING ON SALE for 0.99!
This is the first book in the series featuring a lusciously seductive student and her professor.
It was a 5 star read for me!