Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Lifeless by J.M. La Rocca - Blog Tour & Giveaway

** Ages 18+ due to sexual content and language **

After graduating from the University of South Alabama, Scarlett Moore discovers her boyfriend of five months is actually married with a child on the way. Feeling used and heartbroken, she decides it’s time to take her best friend Jules’ advice to move to Atlanta and live with her. There, Jules helps her get a job at Entertainment Atlanta, where she works as an entertainment insurance agent. It’s not Scarlett’s dream job, but it’s better than not having a job at all, and who wouldn’t mind working with famous people, right?

Then she gets assigned to EA’s newest client, Kade Evans, rock star turned actor. Not only is he a drug addict, he’s also known for never dating the same girl twice. He’s tall, dark, and handsome, has an amazing voice, and good acting skills, but he’s also arrogant and intense.

At their first meeting, the chemistry between them is undeniable.

The love that comes later is unexpected.

But Kade’s life is full of secrets. His past has now intruded on his present and when Scarlett finds out what his secrets are, the real deception begins.

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My Review:

Let me start off by saying this isn't your typical troubled girl/troubled guy story where the problems are in the past and now they just have to cope and grow from their experiences. Nope, in this novel the problems from the past never really went away & have followed them into adulthood and continue to wreak havoc. This is one story where I am NOT rooting for the bad boy. I honestly think he's too much trouble and way too dangerous to be worth it. I mean we're talking about some serious law breaking, life threatening shadyness going on here. Sure Kade's super sexy, I mean he's a rock star for goodness sake!! He's passionate & a total alpha male, what woman doesn't want him?! I just think Scarlett needs to steer clear of this one for her own well being.

I enjoyed Ms. La Rocca's writing style and thought the story flowed nicely. The beginning seemed a bit rushed but I think it works b/c you get right into the meaty part of the story a lot quicker. The characters were well developed and real enough to resemble your average person. There are quite a few twists & turns that I honestly didn't see coming, so kudos to Ms. La Rocca for invoking the element of surprise which most books tend to lack. Lifeless differs from the other NA novels out there, its a bit more intense and Kade's background is darker & more dangerous than other "bad boys."

All in all, I loved it and can't wait for the next book!

Author Bio

I've had a passion for reading and writing for as long as I can remember. It has always been an escape for one reason or another. Now, I'm taking that passion and turning it into a book. My debut book Lifeless will be released late summer 2013. I can't wait for you to read this story that has been brewing in my head for over a year. :)

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