Friday, July 3, 2015

[Kame's Review]: "Loving Lucas"

Loving Lucas by Violetta Rand
Publisher: Loveswept (July 5, 2016)
Series: Lies and Leather, 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Perfect for fans of Abbi Glines and Monica Murphy, Violetta Rand’s explosive new Lies & Leather series kicks off with a red-hot motorcycle racer who rides hard and plays for keeps.

Twenty-one-year-old Karlie Augustine is a survivor. She’s smart and tough, but she’s in too deep with a bad boyfriend who isn’t above breaking her spirit—or her body. Luckily, help arrives in the form of a leather-clad, motorcycle-riding hunk on the right side of the law. Lucas Lafontaine is pure muscle, a Corpus Christi cop who ignites something primal deep within Karlie. And when he offers her room and board in exchange for housekeeping, she finally starts to feel safe again.

As their arrangement turns deliciously decadent, Lucas gets hooked on Karlie’s killer body and fighting spirit. He wants to heal the pain he sees behind her eyes, but to protect her he needs to keep her close, especially now that her psycho ex won’t take a hint. Even as Lucas fights his own battle for custody of his young son, he knows that what he’s found with Karlie is real—and that he’d do anything to protect the woman he wants to take to the finish line. 

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Kame's Review:

Karlie has had a hard life; growing up an orphan and in foster care. She has made a family out of close friends. Lucas appears out of no where to help her at a dark time; to become her champion.

I am not sure how I got this book. Maybe it was the cover - as it is a contender for Lusting for Covers (L4C); or maybe it was the blurb of a motorcycle riding heroine that caught my eye. The author is new to me and I was unsure on what I would get when I started this book.

I think she has lots of great ideas; I just don't think they all need to be used in the same book. Sometimes you have to many details and they just don't go together to form a detailed intriguing story. There were also a few secondary story lines that didn't get a complete arc; and I wonder if they will be addressed in a future book - but to me neither are enough to warrant their own book.

In the core of this book I did enjoy the main characters Karlie and Lucas; I even enjoyed their close friends and family. I wouldn't mind spending some more time with them all exploring some of the plot points that didn't get complete in this book (more about the motorcycle racing for one). This book was written in alternating points of view; between Lucas and Karlie - not always easy to understand whose you were reading at first but it was nice to see things from each perspective.

3 1/2 STARS! 

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Kame received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley, in exchange for her honest opinion.

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Thanks for the review, Kame! :) 

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Lover Of Romance said...

wow I love your thoughts on this one. its very rare to find a book with alternating POV, but sometimes its fun to see both.

KAMEBookReview said...

Thanks - that is so nice to read....