Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Book Review, Giveaway: Conflicted on 5th Avenue by Abbie St. Claire


Genre: Contemporary Romance



Synopsis

Cliffhanger notice: This book will satisfy your needs but make you want to come back for more.


International Best Selling Author, Abbie St. Claire brings you Conflicted on 5th, a 5th Avenue Romance Novel. Conflicted on 5th will lead you down a journey of loss, love and triumph over self-doubts and vulnerabilities.


Widower, Dr. Ian Briggs leads a complicated life. Raising his son and juggling his busy orthopedic practice have been his focus. Relationships take time and energy, something he lacks after a day at work and an evening with Oliver. After losing the love of his life, he never considered a replacement. You can’t replace your heart.


Chelsie Peterson divorced her cheating spouse with the intent of staying a single parent forever. Carson Peterson’s last words to her regarding her sexual performance cut her to her soul. While he used them to blame her for his own misgivings, he left her with a haunting void in her own measurement of self-worth.


Ian’s relocation changes everything. Living down the street from Chelsea, he finds himself captivated and confused. How does he balance work, fatherhood and his libido?


The arrival of Ian Briggs changes everything. Chelsie's once contained life is now full of questions. The biggest being her value as a woman—will she ever be enough for a man, especially a man like Ian. How can she balance work, motherhood and her doubt?


While they find an escape cavorting on the side, true feelings get in the way. Life is fabulous fun and full of feelings but sometimes it leaves you simply Conflicted. 


My Rating:


Favorite Quotes:


“What we were doing was like a prelude to a fairytale,”

“Ian, people put up walls to make others try harder.  It’s human nature to want to be worthy.”

“Women can’t figure out inches because they’ve been lied to for centuries,”

“Shoes and handbags were my best friends, next to Shawna and my Bunco Sisters.  I didn’t have a gazillion pairs, but the ones I did have were investments – small sinful assets.”

“My love for you needed time to bury my darkness.”

My Review:


Abbie St. Claire has a comfortable, enjoyable, and relaxed writing style.   Her stories are easy to read and follow, deliciously steamy, and never fail to entertain.  Amidst the sizzle there are always interesting and insightful stories of human foibles and personal struggles.  Conflicted on 5th Avenue involves a belated sexual coming-of-age for a single mother in her mid-thirties, who was shattered in her divorce from a philandering husband -  who took her self-confidence with him when he left her for a younger woman.  She is inexperienced and self-conscious, but is slowly discovering herself with an attractive new neighbor who happens to be a sexy widower/single dad who is highly experienced in pleasure.  Where is this neighborhood?  I want to move there.  The characters are likable and complex and the story is involving and well plotted.  Be warned that it ends in a cliffhanger – thankfully I have the next installment already loaded on my beloved kindle, which I am going to immediately dive into.  


Empress DJ




Other Books In The Series

Book 2 – Complicated on 5th Avenue



Book 3 – Captivated on 5th Avenue
Coming December!!
Author Bio

With a creative personality, Abbie St. Claire has always had her nose in a book. Whether one for decorative painting, gourmet cooking or steamy erotica.

“Heck, those books all go together in my mind. My imagination can easily picture a painting session that turns steamy and I certainly see trying to prepare a gourmet meal while getting deliciously sidetracked with a partner and finishing that meal for breakfast,” St. Claire says with a raised brow and twinkle in her eyes.

An International Best Selling Author, St. Claire focuses her work on writing steamy romance from the “writing nook” in her Houston, Texas kitchen, where she’s currently at work on the “5th Avenue Romance Series.

St. Claire has quite a bit in store for 2015 and 2016 with a new series, participation in several anthologies and even a golf-themed steamy novella released in July. For her latest news, be sure to sign up for her mailing list at http://eepurl.com/U-fJz



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