Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Review: For 100 Days (100 Series #1) by Lara Adrian

*****5 Stars*****

I am huge fan of Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed paranormal romance series. When I heard she was dipping her toes into Contemporary Erotic Romance I could barely contain my enthusiasm. For 100 Days begins a trilogy that follows Avery and Dominic (Nick) and it is a steamy and nail biting ride.
Avery is an artist who bartends to make ends meet, though lately, even that isn't enough and she is faced with the possibility of being homeless. Her luck takes a sudden turn when she meets Claire while at work. Claire needs someone to house sit her Park Avenue apartment for four months. That is where Avery first meets Nick and she is taken by how attractive he is. Shortly after, she runs into him again at the Art Gallery her work is displayed at. She is very emotional because she just found out her work is being pulled. The two get into a discussion about a captivating painting hanging in the gallery and soon they are heading back to Nick's apartment, which just happens to be in the building Avery is apartment sitting. Nick is a sexy, mysterious alpha millionaire and Avery is convinced he will be bored with her quickly. Soon a seemingly short, no-strings fling turns into an explosive passion that has both Nick and Avery reeling.
Adrian has a talent for creating captivating characters and writing fabulous dialogue. That holds true in her newest contemporary work and I think she definitely brought the sexiness up several notches. The scenes between Nick and Avery are nothing short of panty melting. There are secrets in both of their pasts and they are very slowly being revealed small snippets at a time. I found that both frustrating and compelling. Since this is the first book in a trilogy we are left with a lot of unanswered questions (especially about Nick, who we have barely scratched the surface of). Though it ends on a cliffhanger, it is happily not the kind that makes you want to hurl your kindle across the room. I am very much looking forward to the next two books and finding out Nick and Avery's secrets! Well done Ms. Adrian, it is obvious you can impress in any genre you decide to venture into.

Reviewed by Rosemary Feil

Pleasure has a price . . .

Just when everything in my life is falling apart, I find a chance to turn it around--to step into someone else's glittering world, if only for a little while. I become someone new, no longer the woman defined by an ugly past, but a woman freer and bolder than myself. A woman who isn't afraid to explore every passion, even at its darkest, with a mysterious and seductive man who believes my mask is real.

Handsome and commanding, enigmatic and irresistible, billionaire Dominic Baine is an obsession I cannot afford and should not risk. He ushers me into consuming new pleasures and addicting new desires, until the line between my real life and the fantasy one I've stolen with him begins to blur.

I know I cannot keep my truth from him. I know my past will not stay buried forever. But before I can make it right, everything comes crashing down. I have deceived this powerful, dangerous man . . . and now there is a price to be paid.

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FOR 100 DAYS is the first novel in a passionate new contemporary romance trilogy from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian. Coming soon: FOR 100 NIGHTS and FOR 100 REASONS.

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