Lust by Victoria Christopher Murray

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From the NAACP Image award winner and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins about a woman caught between an entertainment mogul with a shady past and his childhood friend who is out for revenge.

Tiffanie has lived a sheltered life in a very strict household with her pastor-grandfather and grandmother in Washington, DC. But when she meets Damon King, she falls for the successful entertainment business man despite his history as a drug dealer. Everyone sees nothing but the brightest future for the couple—but there’s one person who wants to destroy them.

Trey Johnson is Damon’s childhood best friend with whom he built quite a successful drug business. But when the game got hot and Damon decided to leave, Trey stayed and continued to sell drugs, until he was arrested and spent seven years in prison.

But now he’s out and able to attend the wedding. While Damon is thrilled to have Trey back and hopes to bring his best friend into his business, Trey has other plans. He blames Damon for his demise and plans to ruin him, even if that means bringing Tiffanie down as well.

Trey is sure he will succeed, but he doesn’t know that there will be deadly consequences. And at the end, there will only be one man standing…

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Whew, where to start?!?! Obviously I had an idea of what the content would probably entail because of the title, but this story was told in a way that kept me interested and that I think almost everyone will be able relate to. Lust. Desire. Taboo. If folks are being honest then we will admit there was at least one time in our lives that we wanted something and/or someone we shouldn’t.

“God will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you can bear. And if you can bear it, you can get out of it.”

The main character Tiffanie finds herself in an unexpected position and at times she made it hard for me to root for her and her well-being. Not only does this story focus on Tiff’s dilemma but it also has very important lessons in regards to loyalty, friendship, and forgiveness. Murray weaves a seamless storyline that delivers a valuable message on how it is imperative that we turn to God when fighting a battle instead of trying to do it on our own. As always, Ms. Murray delivers on all of the elements that I enjoy in a book: fully developed characters, there’s an emotional connection, and it makes you stop and reflect on your own life.

Today is its release day and I’d highly recommend you visit your favorite online or in-store retailer and grab a copy!!

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Buy your copy of Lust here!

Review: All He Wants For Christmas by Elle Wright

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Morgan Smith is more than ready to settle down with the love of his life. He fought hard for Syd, and just thinking about calling her “Mrs. Smith” . . . man, he’d happily elope right now. But his bride wants a Christmas wedding, and he’s not going to disappoint her. Nothing will stop him from meeting her at the end of that aisle-until one night changes everything.

Sydney Williams’ world could not be more perfect: an amazing man, a beautiful daughter, and soon the wedding of her dreams. But a heart-stopping message in the middle of the night quickly turns her blue skies stormy. Now Morgan’s in danger and the only Christmas miracle Syd wants is to hear his voice again . . .

A sexy Christmas novella in Elle Wright’s Edge of Scandal series. Other books in the Edge of Scandal series:
The Forbidden Man
His All Night
Her Kind of Man

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“I love you. I’m not going to be satisfied if we have to wait any longer. So marry me. Today. Right now.”

Now, that’s what I call a sense of urgency! There’s nothing quite like a man not only knowing what he wants, but also seeing him express it to the woman he loves. Morgan has absolutely no shame in letting everyone know that Syd is the woman for him and that he intends to spend the rest of his life with her. Their romance (pun intended) is one that romance books are truly written about. There is a slight trace of fairy tale, but for the most part, it is a realistic story.

This book is a novella so there really isn’t a need for a long, drawn out review. All He Wants For Christmas does have one unexpected turn and it truly threw me for a loop. It caused the book to become much more emotional and it added some depth. All He Wants For Christmas is a great addition to the Edge of Scandal series. If you haven’t read the previous books, then I highly recommend that you do. Elle Wright is a gem in the romance genre and she deserves to be a household name!!

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REVIEW: Perfect Pleasures by Deborah Fletcher Mello


World famous MMA champion Zachary Barrett has returned to his home in Phuket, Thailand, and his elite training camp, Revolution. Thanks to his twin brother, a renowned pro trainer in Colorado, Zachary is primed and ready for his next title bout—but his toughest match may be with the sports journalist assigned to write an exposé on him. Not only is she gorgeous, she’s after a well-guarded secret that Zach soon realizes makes her off limits in every way…

 

It’s true that Kenzie Monroe has an ulterior motive for pursuing Zachary. The half-Asian beauty believes he’s connected to her estranged father, a former MMA fighter who disappeared years ago. And the more Zachary avoids her, the more determined she is—and the hotter their game of cat and mouse becomes…until they both surrender. But as lust, love, and friendship combine, Zachary knows he has to answer all of Kenzie’s questions—because outside of the ring, the heart makes the rules… 



“Every woman wants to know that the man she loves will fight for her if it ever came down to it.”

Kenzie is no different than most real-life women which makes her story quite relatable. She is on a journey to find herself and along the way she “finds” Zachary. He too is on a journey and is at a professional crossroads so the last thing he needs is a woman distracting him. Mello delicately weaves a story that keeps the reader interested from the very first page. 

Mello has slowly become one of my favorite romance writers. Her stories always seem to break the mold and have a deeper element to them than the typical insta-love trope so regularly seen. Perfect Pleasures was fun, emotional, and a joy to read!!