Jan 14, 2014

Blog Tour: Vendetta by Autumn Karr and Sienna Lane



Hosted by: As the Pages Turn




Genre: Contemporary Romance (Forbidden)

Release Date: December 15, 2013

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Summary:

Please note: this is not dark romance.

I am not a good man.
I have lied and cheated and stolen. I've decided between life or death, like it was my due. None of it matters, not anymore. These are not my sins.

I see her raise her hands, the dark metal she's clutching reflecting the moonlight. Her finger trembles as she cocks the gun pointed at me. Her eyes are cold, determined, but I know.
I know her.

My name is Devon Andre and I confess my sin. I am not a good man because this is the woman I love.

She pulls the trigger.

* Standalone contemporary romance.
* Mature reader advised due to sexual content and strong language.


Rating:



Review:


When I stumbled upon this book, I was so excited about it! The blurb had that secretive, lures-you-in effect and I liked it. When I was in with the blog tour, I thought Christmas came early. And then I saw some of the 2 stars.. 3 stars.. and I was afraid to read it, so I just lowered my expectations. But it turns out - I was pleasantly surprised!

The thing is - all the stuff people mention in their reviews as negative are true in a big part. There really are some things that don't fit in or are somewhat unreasonable, though I don't agree with people who disliked that we weren't clued in with the real relationship and past of Devon and Leighton until the half of the book. I kinda liked that - it was different. Most authors give you all the little secrets right at the beginning. Now, we were left wondering what was happening between them. What I want to say is - the book may have several flaws, but I was NEVER, not in one moment, bored! Seriously. I didn't even eye-roll.

The mob stuff and the whole setting was really cool, the story with the final villians was great too - the authors know how to put an action or thriller effect in it. And the characters?. They were good, but a little work on them, especially taking care of some acts that contradict the way they were characterized, would do well to the book. But overall, I liked both Devon and Leighton.

Devon, as the heir of the Andre family, knew how to act and survive in the world of mobs, knew when to get tough and do criminal things when they're necessary. His feelings toward Leighton were pretty strong and his internal fight between revenge and love was interesting, I liked that it wasn't stretched, the guy knew right away that the solution to killing is not more killing, especially someone you care about deeply. I would have seriously given this book a star less, maybe even two, if the main twist was his difficulty to decide if to kill Leighton for revenge or 'love her for the rest of their lives'. Yeah, right, now that deserves an big-ass eye-roll!

Leighton was the most confusing of them. She had a lot of her strong moments, I liked her fighting and determined spirit, but she's so sensitive too, or I better say, in love. I didn't feel her worry or panic enough about the situation she was in. Though I loved how they both understood that family really does come first, even before love, so they weren't all mushy too much. Big thumbs up for that!

In the end, the book is flawed, but nothing stood out as wrong too much. I absolutely enjoyed reading this, the style of writing suited me really well, and with regret about the book finishing too fast and some things left hanging there unexplained (didn't bother me a lot), I can honestly say that I would read anything similar to this these authors dish out.



Now, for the excerpt that reminded me how hot is it between these two. Nothing like sweet, ol', forbidden romance *fanning myself*



Excerpt:

His mouth slides down my throat, his warm breath tickling the sensitive skin of my neck, and a shiver runs through my body. That’s all it takes from him; he has such an effect on me, always has. Holding me tight against his body, he talks into my ear.
“I couldn't get you out of my fucking mind. Every living thought I had was stained by you, out there in the darkness, my hands all over your body, your fingers running through my hair, your moans and sighs. I fucking hate you for being my weakness.”

His mouth finds mine, and he bites on my lip, punishing me. “I needed to get you out of my head, out of my heart, out of my soul. You owned me, and I wanted myself back.” His hand tangles in my hair, and he pulls it back harshly, exposing my neck. “I just want myself back,” he ends on a whisper, and then his teeth skim my neck, making my breath hitch.
He trails his mouth up over my throat, his hand making its own way down my stomach, where he finds the button of my jeans and pops it open. He kisses along my jaw as he slides the zipper down, and reaches his hand into my panties. I gasp as his fingers slowly inch down and he slides first one, then two, and starts to explore, thrusting them in and out in a delicious rhythm. He pulls my head back gently and kisses my lips. His hand travels down the side of my face, over my collarbone, between my breasts and down to my stomach, finding its way under my shirt, cupping my breast. I moan as he rubs my clit with his thumb, making me quiver with his probing fingers, and his tongue delves into my mouth, stopping only to bite on my lips. I can feel his arousal pressing into my side, and it turns me on even more knowing thatI have this effect on him. I hide my face in his neck, biting gently as the first wave of pleasure hits me. My thighs start shaking and Devon wraps his arm around my back to hold me up. I tear my mouth away from his neck and archmy back into the wall behind me, cursing as the pleasure starts to take over my body.

“Leighton,” Devon growls. I open my eyes and look into his as I ride the climax, his heavy-lidded, burning gaze making me lose myself even more.

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Autumn & Sienna bio:

Sienna Lane and Autumn Karr are two friends with a joint love of reading, writing, candy, and Disney heroes (and Disney songs, of course.)

When they aren’t scheming against fictional characters, or talking about their favourite books, you can find them ogling tattooed models and trying to figure out how to get them to do a cover shoot for their next book.

Together they wrote VENDETTA, releasing this December, and hopefully many more books to come.They love to hear from readers, so don't hesitate to contact them through their Facebook page.

Authors contact info:
Autumn Karr
Facebook / Goodreads / Twitter

Sienna Lane
Facebook / Goodreads

Joint Sites
Facebook / Blog


Until next time, 


5 comments:

  1. I reviewed this one a couple of days ago and I liked it. The final chapters were very exciting. When I found out who was behind all of this, I was like ... What?!?!?! I really did not see that one coming!

    Great review, Iva!

    Mikki @A Bookish Escape

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    1. I totaly agree, Mikki! The true villans were an exciting and surprising part. Thank you!! :)

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  2. OMG, I love that quote on the little teaser pic! It's AWESOME. This sounds like an interesting read - Devon sounds like a nice, complex character type. My favorite kind of boy! I'm glad that you were able to see past the flaws of this book and to like it! Great review, sweets!

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    1. The writing is really great, Megan. This quote confirms it :) Thank you very much, I'm sure you will love Devon :D

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