I’m so excited to be able to bring you the Blog Tour for Ivy Stone’s Exposed the first book of the Unguarded!! Here you will see my review to this book with an nice excerpt!
Exposed (Unguarded, #1)
Genre: Erotic Romance/ Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 13,2015
Source: Between The Sheets Promotions
One explosive encounter brought them together.
One infatuation led to a love like no other.
One secret tore them apart.
As head of the NYPD Organized Crime Control Bureau in Manhattan, Chief Detective Mason Cole walks in the line of fire every day. Between dodging bullets and braiding his daughter’s hair, Mason is tormented with haunting memories that refuse to relinquish control over him, no matter how hard he tries. After a bust gone wrong, he’s thrown for a loop by a woman who will fill his life with more chaos than ever before.
Lindsey Jenkins is a self-made woman. Bold and independent, she lives unapologetically in a life of deception. That is until her facade is threatened by a force stronger than anything she’s ever felt before—love.
Leaving their hearts unguarded could lead to destruction. Even worse, it could expose them both to a war they never saw coming.
In a city coerced by corruption and treachery, what happens when your greatest passion becomes your biggest weakness?
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*Advanced Readers Copy received in exchange for an honest review*
Okay so again this will be a short review because I’m at work and I cannot spend a lot of time typing out a review without people seeing. This book sounded interesting the moment I read the blurb. Now as a blogger who adores reading and I love finding new authors. This is my first time reading Ivy Stone’s book. This book was okay but it needed more for me.
I really liked Mason’s character. He is a perfect alpha male but he is also a perfect wonderful farther. Mason made this story for me. One the other hand I did not like Lindsey…. She was way too cold to me, and I couldn’t warm up to her. I did feel for her and her sister and I understand that her past shaped her. As for this story there was plenty of drama, tension and obviously suspense and there was great, hot and steamy scenes between Mason and Lindsey.
Trust me when I tell you this author got you guessing and alert, and you would not never be sure where things are going or end up. Sadly I wish this book could have pulled me in more. I wish I could have gotten more of Roamyn and Alison’s background and their full story. Since Mason made this book for I can only give this book a 3 heart rating. I liked the other supporting characters but I did not like Lindsey at all. This story flowed well but at times I kind of felt confused especially at the beginning.
If you are a fan of drama and suspense or anything to do with organized crime stories laced with romance, then obviously this story will be for you. A warning this is 18+ for adult language and has sexual content.
Reaching the bottom of the steps, I spot Alison’s one-night stand in the doorway. Roamyn’s voice echoes through the hall, deep and pissed off. “Who the hell are you?”
“Jake, what are you doing back here?” I ask, not giving the guy time to answer Roamyn. Mason stills when I use Jake’s name, his body rigid and expression pinched. Jake glances between Mason, Roamyn and myself.
“The lady asked you a question,” Mason, steps up beside me, posture tall, chest out, and I roll my eyes at his macho attitude. He actually looks pissed off. It takes me all of a second to realize why. He thinks Naked Guy is here for me, not Alison. The thought he might be jealous has me grinning for the first time this morning.
“Um, I forgot my wallet,” Jake croaks out, his voice breaking as both badass detectives shoot him looks that could kill.
Turning to me, Mason folds his arms over his torso. “Lindsey, the boy forgot his wallet.”
My eyes bulge at the unspoken insinuation he’s throwing at me.
Ali appears beside Roamyn, but before I can rip Mason’s judgmental ass a new one, she pipes up, “Wow. That was an asshole move.” All eyes land on Alison and all three men appear thoroughly confused.
I lower my hand to my hip and the other out in front of me. “Okay, hold up right there.” I aim at Mason, “Jake here, looks all of eighteen years old. I’m no cougar. So you can take your judgment and shove it right up your ass.”
“Seriously?” Ali’s voice cracks through the lasers of annoyance I’m shooting into Mason.
Amused, she points between Jake and I. “You actually thought Lindsey would bring a guy home? To her place?” Ali scoffs and Mason grimaces while scrubbing the stubble shadowing his face, obviously regretting his insinuation now.
Roamyn turns to Ali accusingly. “Wait, so he was with you then?”
“Well, yeah, he sure wasn’t screwing Miss Uptight over here.” She nods in my direction.
I roll my eyes. “Real mature, Alison.”
“Um, excuse me but–”
“What?” Cutting Jake off, four sets of pissed off eyes glare at him.
He shrinks back. “Look, if I can just grab my wallet, I’ll get out of your hair.”
“I’ll get it, hold on,” Ali murmurs as she disappears down the hall.
“Mother. Lover. Dreamer.”
Ivy Stone is an Australian author and self-confessed lover of alpha males and happily ever afters. Getting lost in a fictional world is how she discovered her passion for writing. When she isn’t daydreaming up new romantic stories she’s likely to be found spending time with her family.
Ivy’s debut novel ‘Exposed’ is to be released on October 20th 2015. This is the first instalment in the Unguarded series.
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