Friday, June 8, 2018

Release Blitz, Review and Giveaway: Explicit by Ava Harrison

Title: Explicit
Author: Ava Harrison
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 8, 2018 Release Day Special $2.99

Pierce Lancaster is bad news. 

Sexy as —
He’s exactly what I don’t want in my life. What I don't need. 
I’m not the girl he knew before. 
I’ve changed. 
But he hasn’t.
He’s trouble filled with empty promises.
I’ve come too far to fall back.
Yet I can’t seem to stay away. 
I can’t say no. 
I am addicted to Pierce Lancaster.


“Hey, I never got a taste,” Pierce exclaims.
“Oops.” I smile innocently. “There’s none left. Maybe next time.”
Before I know it, he’s leaning into me. Into my personal space, he’s so close I’m dizzy. Our gazes are locked. My breath comes out ragged and harsh from being this close to him. What is he doing?
He answers my unspoken question by taking my hand in his. My heart hammers heavily in my chest as it lifts. The feel of his fingers on me is hot and heady, the memories that are imprinted on my mind resurfacing to the forefront of my brain. I remember everything. 
We stare at each other.
Neither speaking.
The seconds pass, but it feels like everything is on pause as I wait to see what he will do. The boys talking in the background is a steady buzz against the pounding in my chest.
He lifts. 
His tongue juts out, and he swipes the tip of my finger where the cream from the filling has collected. Before I can think, he places it in his mouth and eats the rest.
“Ewwwww,” rings out through the room. The sound of the boys gagging pulls me out of my haze.
“What are you doing?”
“Having dessert.” He winks. His emerald green eyes twinkling with mischief.
He’s too close. Too damn close. I remember what his lips feel like against my skin. Decadent. Like the first bite of a macaron. 
I need to get away.

Having read the previous books on the Lancaster brothers, I have to say I was eagerly awaiting Pierce's story. I am glad to say I was not disappointed. There was just something about him that called to me - maybe it was the wounded soul, or the younger sibling syndrome that made him feel like he was not good enough, that he would not be seen for who he was among his other siblings. Whatever it was, it struck something inside me and I just couldn't wait for Pierce's story. This story hit me in all the feels; I really connected with Pierce's character and just wanted so much for him to get his happily ever after. It is quite a bumpy road to that end and oh my god, I wish I could say more but I don't want to spoil it for you. All I will say is something wowza happens that sheds a new light on/changes things for him. And it takes a strong woman to keep up with a troubled bad boy like this, but thankfully, Lindsey is up to the task. Too bad she has the high-and-mighty Olivia in her ear, trying to warn her away from him - like she could talk, given her background. And did she ever try to get to know him herself when she first started going out with his brother? In case you couldn't tell, Olivia aggravated me with her better-than-you attitude toward Pierce when, just a short time before, she was no better than him with her own drug use. And if I remember correctly, she had very little interaction with him herself so what, exactly, was she basing her opinion of him on? Thankfully, that's just a minor aggravation for me in an otherwise compelling book, but even that added another layer to it. Well done, Ava Harrison, very well done.

Ava Harrison is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author. 
When she's not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book. 

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