Friday, July 1, 2016

Blog Tour - Sweet Alibi by Adriane Leigh

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From USA Today Bestselling author Adriane Leigh comes a passionate contemporary romance about giving in to desire so sharp and sweet it threatens to consume...

Georgia Montgomery is desperate for an escape from the life she’s been leading. The perfect job, the perfect apartment, the perfect boyfriend—all are on the cusp of driving her over the edge. On a whim, she buys a beach house on the North Carolina coast, eager to spend a summer with her college friends. She thinks she’s found the perfect balance, until one pleasure-seeking playboy turns her world on its axis. Georgia tries to ignore the tornado of emotion that sweeps through her system whenever Tristan Howell is near, but just like an addiction, one look, one taste, one touch is never enough.

The chemistry is scorching and it isn't long before the slow burn ignites into a full-blown wildfire that threatens to consume anything in its path. But Georgia and Tristan can't shelter their love from the outside world, and the moments of exquisite passion they share aren't enough to sustain the relationship. When scars from the past resurface--will their hearts meld together as one? Or will outside forces tear them apart, leaving an empty shell where love and passion once thrived?

*Note: The characters in Sweet Alibi are real and flawed--they make bad decisions and learn hard lessons. It contains a love triangle, a sweet alpha-male with a broken heart, and a leading lady that doesn't always know what she wants. If you love a character-driven romance with a hard-fought happily-ever-after, Sweet Alibi is for you. (Formerly published as The Morning After and Light in Morning duet, now with more than 10,000 words of never-before-published BONUS content!

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“You’re getting wet.” Tristan lifted a finger and tucked a stray strand of hair behind my ear. I licked my lips nervously, my eyes locked with his. His touch set my skin on fire. I held my bottom lip between my teeth painfully, willing myself to feel anything other than my stomach rolling and the arousal throbbing between my thighs. His eyes darted down to watch my mouth as his lips parted lightly with his breath.
“Georgia,” he whispered as he leaned into me. His lips grazed mine and my eyelids fluttered closed.
Why wasn't I pulling away?
God, I needed to be pulling away, like two minutes ago.
I should have moved my chair away from his when I sat down. Being in Tristan's space did things to me, delicious things like the hair rising on the back of my neck and goosebumps dancing across my skin. My stomach flipped, my breathing hitched, and a slow ache settled between my legs.
“Tristan,” I breathed as he brought his hand to my jaw in a light caress, just like he’d been doing a minute ago to the weathered wood of the deck chair. I parted my lips and the air escaped my lungs in a rush.
“I don't know what this is between us, Georgia, but I want to find out,” he said on a breathy exhale.
“Me too,” I whispered and pressed my lips to his. His soft, slightly salty lips tasted heavenly as I ran my tongue along them. He opened his mouth and our tongues brushed together as his hand cupped the back of my neck, fingers threaded in my hair, thumbs brushing my cheeks. He pulled me closer to him and before I knew it I was adrift in the heady sensation of Tristan.
I lost myself for those few blissful moments attached to his lips. I knew there was a reason I shouldn't be doing this, but for the life of me, I couldn't remember what it was. I ran my palm up his arm and over his shoulder to tangle in his hair.
But the hair was too long. It didn't feel right. It was foreign, and yet the pull I felt to continue to kiss and caress was undeniable.
“Kyle.” I pulled away quickly, mumbling the name. I licked my lips where Tristan’s salty-sweet taste lingered. The feelings that were swirling inside my body and filtering through my head were terrifying and new and right all in the same breath. Tristan watched as my thoughts aligned.
“I’m sorry. I don't know what just happened or why I said what I did, but it can't happen again.” I rushed back into the safety of the house, leaving Tristan alone in the rain.

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Adriane Leigh was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and now lives among the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan lakeshore.
She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer.
She is married to a tall, dark, and handsome guy, and plays mama to two sweet baby girls. She is a voracious reader and wishes she had more time to knit scarves to keep her warm during the arctic Michigan winters.
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My Review:

This is one powerful read that will carry you on a wave of emotions-sorrow, hate, love, passion, betrayal, grief, sadness, love, tenderness--- there are so many emotions that it will sweep you along a wave . Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop until the very last word.
This book is told in two parts- where she is with two men- consider it when she is with loser 1, and best man 2 and there are three hearts involved. There are emotions involved and everything is so emotion filled and at the heart of it all is Georgia . She is engaged to Kyle . They had been together for many years. She had a very sad backstory and she pretty much hung to Kyle as a safety blanket. She was coming to the realization that Kyle didn’t love her or care for her like she thought she cared for him. Georgia ended up buying a beach house away from her fiancée/boyfriend and setting it up where her friends could come and hang out. That is where lightening hit, Kama played and destiny slide in and all played their parts.
To Georgia’s beach house party came a man named Tristan. He was a friend of Drew’s. Tristan is a player, someone who is considered a manwhore. Yet when he sets eyes on Georgia, all of that changes. Georgia was afraid of Kyle being left alone back home , for she feared of him cheating on her, yet when Tristan sets his sets on her, then she is afraid she will fall prey to him. Then she is afraid she wants what he is offering. There is this connection, this spark between Georgia and Tristan, more so that between Kyle and Georgia. You have to read this story to understand what happens next but, lets just say, I was completely rooting at this point for them to stay the course and end up together……..and when they didn’t, I was in tears, almost to the point of throwing my kindle.
Part two—The aftermath—and the new course. Told in dual POV. There is so much about Georgia that we will get to find out and that sleaze Kyle happens to try to worm his way back. Lets just say, he is not a very nice person. Tristan is such a man, such an alpha, that you want to help him do whatever. Now there is going to be bumps and jumps in the lovers course to happiness. This is Tristan and Georgia’s story of how they come to be. It is not all happiness and light but it is true and right. I loved the ending and it was fantastic and gave me goosebumps in the most proper way. The sex between them was hot. I enjoyed myself and cannot wait to read another book from this author because she writes such stories that make me feel as if I am right there, in the middle of it all.

My rating: 5.0 stars *****

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