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Isabel Lucero's Living in Sin Blog Tour Stop and Giveaway:

7:38 AMAlma Lopez


Title: Living in Sin Author: Isabel Lucero
Release Date: January 1st
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Synopsis:

Jace Jamison is every woman’s fantasy. He’s a mysterious businessman willing to sweep you off your feet, a tattooed bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks, and a sexy friend you want to take that next step with. Jace is everything and anything you want him to be. He’s a highly paid escort. But nobody knows who Jace really is; the man whose dad abandoned him, whose brother was killed, and who had to take care of his mom at a young age. At the age of nineteen, he was living in Sin City, ready for a life away from stress and struggle. Adrienne has been having a sexual drought since she broke up with her boyfriend. Even then she wasn’t getting fully satisfied. Being an event planner, she’s constantly working at numerous events. Several times she’s seen a man she can only refer to as the God-like creature at her work functions. He’s devastatingly handsome, tall, and has beautiful eyes, but he’s always with a different woman. The last thing she needs is another player in her life. After a few chance encounters with Jace, her best friend convinces her to just get some good sex out of him and not worry about who she’s seen him with. But what happens when she finds out that he isn’t dating these women because he wants to, but because he’s paid to? Keeping his job a secret from Adrienne seems easy at first, but when she begins meeting people he knows in his escort life, and they begin getting closer, he knows he has to tell her before someone else does. When their worlds entwine, and confessions are made, will they be able to work through it? Will she be able to push aside his sins and focus on the good in him? Will Jace get what he’s never had? A woman who wants him despite what he’s done. Or will living in sin cost him what he never knew he wanted?

Review:

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Well...I had no idea I was so parched, but good golly did Jace quench my thirst. Jace was one magnificent, huge, tall glass of sexy water! I really loved this wonderful debut by Isabel Lucero (cue audience applause). I was sucked in by just the first chapter alone. A hot mysterious foursome with a dark sexy stranger...I think I should continue reading right? I love when a book just dives right in without holding back. That first chapter from Jace's point of view hooked me right away, so I firmly believe the rest of you readers out there will undoubtedly be sentenced to the same fate. Adrienne and Jace's story is refreshingly different and undeniably hot! Fair warning...be prepared to have your insides liquify to a pile of goo.

"I mean, you come to my house where we can definitely won't be eating any more meat, but where I have something else that can fill you up, and you may not be wearing that dress. Shoes can stay though."-Jace

The sexy innuendoes and banter that Adrienne and Jace shared throughout the book was a delightful treat. It was a knee slapping good time reading some of their back and forth cat-and-mouse chases to top one another. Adrienne is a successful event planner who was burned by her ex-boyfriend that kissed her best friend Emily. She has been on quite a dry spell and has decided to let the tall, blue-eyed "God-like creature" to somewhat coerce her on a wild ride after holding her phone hostage. She has an incredible night  with him, but doesn't let her mind trick her into believing it was anything more than the best explosive sex of her life. She has seen him around at other events and clubs with several different women, so she is on to his player ways and has stubbornly decided she wants absolutely nothing to do with it. "Player" may just be an hugely understated label when it comes to this particular man...oh my, she has no idea what's coming.

"His eyes feel like they're boring into my soul, the muscles in his arms and shoulders are flexing with every movement, and I'm the innocent deer about to get pounced on. I've never wanted to be prey more in my life."-Adrienne
Jace has had a rough upbringing and wanted to change his life for the better. He never wanted to feel the way he felt in his younger years and was determined to make something of himself in any way possible. He fell into the escort business and became very wealthy and successful at it. He thought he was living a happy fulfilled life until he met Adrienne. He finally wanted to be in a real relationship with someone, but knew he could never do it while still being an escort. He was working with two of his fellow escort friends on opening a club and took that as the perfect opportunity to leave his former escort life behind. Now free from his past entanglements, he had to find a way to tell Adrienne about his past profession and hope that she will stick around afterwards. He keeps putting it off in order to show her his real self in hopes that she will feel their connection. How long can he continue to put it off before it becomes to late? Can he make sure to tell her first before someone else beats him to the punch and ruins everything he had his sights set on? When she finally finds out, will she be able to forgive him?
"I can't just let her go so easily. I know we've only known each other a few months, but when you have someone you know is special, someone who makes you feel, then you don't let them go without a fight."-Jace

Swooning up a storm over here for goodness sakes. You know from being able to read from both perspectives, how he messed up big time with his approach at unloading his escort baggage. That being said, you can't help but fall for him and root for him like a crazed fan. He is such a lovely combination of sexy alpha male and swoony heart melting goodness. The way he delivers their "first date" had me drowning in an abundance of long drawn out signs and googly eyes to annoy even the most patient of people. I adored their connection and the story line was captivating at the same time. I truly appreciate it when an author delivers great secondary characters in their story. Especially when the secondary characters have their story told in the next book in the series. Mrs. Lucero does a fantastic job of incorporating Troy and Emily's relationship in there without taking away from Jace and Adrienne's story. This provides a great foundation for you to connect with these characters for the next book. I also thoroughly enjoyed Adrienne and Emily's friendship. They were a hoot and showed each other great patience and support with each other's love problems.
"I know! I'm being a dumb, I-don't-know-what-I-want, woman. But I know what I want. I want someone with a big dick to fuck me like crazy and make me forget about the world, if only for a few hours."-Adrienne

"Atta girl! Ask him if he has any big dick friends. Hell, at this point I'll take an average dick friend."-Emily

Sorry but I had to put one of Adrienne and Emily's hilarious little banters in there. This book had a little bit of everything I enjoy in a good romance novel...hot as sin sex sessions, great witty dialogue, and a refreshing storyline with great characters. I would definitely recommend this steamy read to my fellow readers. The epilogue was a great yet frustrating *pounding fists in the air* tease for Troy and Emily's story. I anxiously await the next installment in this series. Superb job Isabel Lucero!
4 out of 5 Sinfully Sexy, Heart Palpitating Stars!

Author Low Down:

Isabel Lucero is a military wife who has been lucky enough to travel the world, and see some amazing sights. She has been married to her best friend for ten years, and together they have two of the most beautiful children in the world. She and her husband are Junior High Sweethearts, a couple who are truly meant to be togethe. One da, their love story might make it into a book.
Isabel is the middle name of the author, and Lucero is her maiden name. Together they create her pen name. She was born in a small town in New Mexico, and was more than happy to move far, far away. She is a collector of high heels and tattoos, and is highly obsessed with both. She owns a crazy, little Miniature Pinscher who thinks he's a Doberman. His name is Tyson.
Isabel has always been an avid reader, able to devour books in a day or two. With her now focusing on writing, the reading has slowed, but her love for reading is still there.
Something noteworthy is that Isabel loves to hear from her readers. Never hesitate to get in touch. She's always willing and ready to talk about anything. If you enjoyed this book, she encourages you to not only let her know, but let the world know. Goodreads, Amazon, book blogs, groups, etc. She understands that word of mouth is the best form of promotion.
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