This book was sexy, funny and heartbreakingly real
Length: 235 pages Published: 2 July 2014
“Oh, Lia, you never challenge a man like me. I promise you; you’ll do everything I want you to do and beg for more.”
My name is Lucian Quinn and I own one of the most successful software companies in the world. I’m twenty-nine, rich and single. Impressive right? I’m also a favourite target for every hungry socialite looking to land the uncatchable catch. Maybe it sounds vain, but the fact that I’m a God between the sheets doesn’t hurt my stock any. What these women don’t know though is that I’m completely screwed up and damaged beyond repair by my past. The only part of me I’ll ever willingly give them is the hour it takes to make them scream ….several times.
Then I saw her….
I’m Lia Adams and I’m in my last year at St. Claire’s University in North Carolina. I grew up with an abusive mother, and a twisted stepfather who was worse….so much worse. I’m so close to escaping from my past and making my dreams come true. I’ll do anything necessary to survive, even work as an escort to help pay for my college expenses. The men that I accompany to various events as an escort for Date Night are mostly harmless and just want an attractive woman on their arm for an evening. It has never gone further than that…until him…
“I want you to call into work tomorrow and quit your job. I don’t think you need to bother with notice; it’s not likely you will ever use them for a future job reference.”
I nod my head in agreement, fighting the sleep threatening to claim me when his words finally hit me. What the h***? “Wh-What did you say?” Had I imagined the whole thing?
Without looking at me, he repeats his demand. I shake my head, completely confused. “What are you talking about? Why would I quit my job? Oh no,” I gasp in horror, “are you trying to get me fired because of tonight? It was just cold medicine!”
His eyes are glittering in the darkness, “Baby, if I wanted to have you fired, I would. I want to f*** you, but not when you’re being paid to be my date.”
Circumstances bring two people that should have never crossed paths together and in the days and weeks ahead, they grow close quickly, each seeing a kindred soul in the other. As ghosts from their past rise to haunt them, they cling to each others their lives start to spiral out of control. Soon, they realise that they’re both damaged possibly beyond repair. Will their love be what saves or destroys them?
This book is meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language, and graphic sexual content.
**Book 1 of the Lucian and Lia Trilogy**
I have read a lot of love stories in the past year, and many of them merge into one with nothing to give them that extra height above the rest. Pierced is the mountain surrounded by hills.
Neither love interest is perfect, both have painful pasts, but the male lead Lucian is an incredibly deep character that has gone through something I have never read about before (and I have read a LOT)
I’m incredibly excited to read the next in the series and hopefully learn more of his devastating past.
What was most enjoyable in this story was how real the characters and situations were. Nothing seemed to be written just for visual perfection. Characters fucked up and didn’t say things to keep each other or the reader cosily happy. They were stubbornly scared and kept part of themselves back keeping the reader on their toes, mad for not being given the story they want yet, but also giddy with delight in knowing there’s more to read.
This book has a MASSIVE cliffhanger so be prepared to start abseiling!
About the Author
Sydney Landon is the New York Times & USA Today Best Selling author of: Weekends Required, Not Planning on You, Fall For Me, Fighting For You, Betting on You, No Denying You, Always Loving You, Pierced and Fractured. Sydney is currently working on the next book in the Danvers’ Series as well as the Pierced Series. When she isn’t writing, Sydney enjoys reading, swimming and the beach. She lives with her family in Greenville, South Carolina.