It had all the makings of a perfect plot, and for bestselling author Lila Keaton-it was a hedonistic past she kept hidden far away. Many nights were spent crossing the velvet rope, dancing until dawn and bedding one of the worlds biggest DJ’s, Hunter Michaels AKA Arial Assault.
When Lila’s agent uncovers her thrilling secret, it appears as if nothing is off limits when it comes to pitching the story, whether Lila wants to tell it or not. Despite knowing her reluctance is career suicide, she cannot bring herself to open her heart once more to the man who nearly destroyed it.
Given the opportunity to escape her predicament, Hunter attempts to reconcile the pain he has caused, and rekindle the passion that was abandoned long ago. When a series of events causes history to repeat itself, Lila sets off unaccompanied through out the west to test her boundaries with the sensual and surreal, and ultimately come face to face with the only thing that can keep her from falling.
Review by Ashley K.
Lila Keaton is a writer who can’t seem to find anymore inspiration for a new book. Her agent finds an old box of souvenirs from her past that she does not want to think about ever again, but of course her agent has other plans. She pitches the idea of Lila writing her story and using her past to fuel a book that would keep everyone talking, mainly because her past deals with the most popular DJ, Hunter Michaels or Arial Assault as he is known. Hunter is thrown back into her life and Lila cannot decide what she wants to do. After rekindling, she finds out he has a girlfriend and is devastated so she basically runs away for solitude.
Enter Grant. Dreamy guy that gets Lila all hot and bothered. He’s not just easy on the eyes though; he actually cares for Lila in their short time knowing each other and ends up falling for her. Grant gets Lila out of her shell, and even has her hang out with his best friends. “Guys like him didn’t exist, yet here he was shattering any delusions I held about what was real and what was fiction. The lines blurred and suddenly I no longer cared.”
So just when you think that you have this plot figured out as the reader, BAM J.L. Brooks knocks you back down and you are literally trying to figure out where the next turn in the book is going to go. Because Lila is a writer, you find yourself being a story within a story at some points as she is working out what she is writing. To me, this sometimes got confusing since there was so much going on. I have to say, the ending left me with my mouth open catching flies. I totally did not see that coming at all and I can’t wait to see what happens in the next book. I give this a solid 4 out of 5 stars.
He was sitting in a roped off area of an elegant night club and I was standing at the edge unable to reach him. From across the space he stared venomously in my direction for daring to intrude on his territory. Grasping for the pass around my neck, I remembered that I gave it to his girlfriend, the one who was down on her knees, sucking his cock for everyone to see. When she turned around, she smiled and thick black liquid seeped from the corners of her mouth and down her chin. Hunters hand stroked the top of her head as if she were a beloved dog. Then again, to men like him, that is how women were supposed to act, like good little bitches.
JL Brooks is a former columnist turned novelist. What started as a bet changed her entire course in life. With a passion for adventure, she believes everyone has a story to tell. Chances are she will try to convince you to tell yours.
Books by JL Brooks:
Stories for Amanda-2013 (Contributor)
Pink Shades of Words-2014 (Contributor)
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