Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Book Review, Giveaway: Beautiful Distraction by J.C. Reed

From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, comes a new standalone novel.

Kellan Boyd always gets what he wants—except that one infuriating city girl who bumped into his new chick magnet sports car, dared to call him a jerk, and basically threw his pity check in his face.

Fast forward three months later.
When Ava Cross suddenly knocks on his door in the middle of a storm, soaking wet and in dire need of help, he’s determined to settle old scores and finally get her between the sheets where she belongs.

Ava knows Kellan is a complex man with a dark past and a wild reputation he can’t deny. Forced to stay, Ava begins a desperate search for the truth about the one man she wants to despise and quickly discovers that the passion she feels for him isn’t just deep…it’s dangerous to her heart.

Kellan is a beautiful distraction. When the traps of her own weakness stand in the way, Ava is faced with one choice only: peel off the layers of a man who's a wild cowboy at heart.

Author’s note – Beautiful Distraction is a full-length standalone novel with no cliffhanger. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


My Rating:

Favorite Quotes:

“I don’t know the guy, but he has this knack of getting under my skin in a hundred possible ways, when all I want to be is the epitome of Zen.”

“Oh, God.  What is it with this guy and my chemical reaction to him?  It’s like I’m a walking pill of female Viagra.”

“Like my mother once said, guys like him are the building blocks of the fond memories that keep us all wet and writhing through years of doomed marriages and monotony.”

My Review:

Beautiful Distraction is inhabited by prickly characters sharing attraction, considerable conflict, loads of sexual tension, personal animosity, and obsessions; which later gave way to a sweet love story with hits of humor and steamy and erotic sensual scenes that had me gasping and clutching my wine goblet for hydration.  An entertaining and addicting read which was certainly worth the book hangover caused from my reluctance to put the book down.  While at times the characters were more than a bit frustrating, pig-headed, arrogant, and obnoxious, they were also likable and endearing.  Oh so happy to see there will be more to follow.

Empress DJ

J.C. Reed is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She writes steamy contemporary romance with a touch of mystery and suspense. When she's not typing away on her keyboard, forgetting the world around her, you can find her chatting with her readers on Facebook.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the fantastic review. Love, Jessica