Wednesday, 30 July 2014

RELEASE DAY BLITZ & GIVEAWAY & REVIEW - Beautifully Forgotten by L.A. Fiore




Title: Beautifully Forgotten
Series: Beautifully Damaged #2
Author: L.A. Fiore
 Release Date: July 29, 2014 


SYNOPSIS

Successful restaurateur Lucien Black’s blue-green eyes and unattainable attitude drive women wild. But his abandonment issues and criminal past have left him emotionally closed off. When a familiar face shows up for a job interview at his nightclub, the ache he has tried to forget tears at his heart—it’s the girl who once healed him…and then abandoned him.
Darcy MacBride still remembers Lucien’s delicate touch when they were both wildly in love teenagers. His gorgeous eyes had soothed her hurt after she’d been dumped off at the orphanage where Lucien lived. Darcy felt his jagged edges fit perfectly into her own, and she’d planned to spend the rest of her life with him—until a mysterious man warned her away. Now, fourteen years later, she’s ready to endure the torture of Lucien’s indifference and having him as her boss…just to be near him. But when it seems that they might finally take up where they left off, a devastating secret buried in their past threatens to tear them apart again.

L.A. Fiore’s story of smoldering love recaptures the tormented romance of Beautifully Damaged.



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REVIEW
 (By Trish)
WOW, WOW, WOW - JUST BRILLIANT
5 BRILLIANTLY CAPTIVATING STARS




I was eagerly awaiting the release of this book and L.A. Fiore did not disappoint.  I just loved every minute, every word and every scene in this book.

It captivated me from the beginning to the end and I just could not put this book down.

Lucian and Darcy….

Their story unfolds in a dramatic and mysterious rollercoaster which has you feeling every single emotion they go through.  

Lucian is a successful entrepreneur living the good life.  But he has worked hard to be where he is today.  His beginnings were not the same.  Growing up in an orphanage, not knowing his parents or where he came from, he was taken under the care of Sister Anne.  Here he met his first love, Darcy who was everything to him.  Only to be heartbroken by her after she walked away….

“You are my constant”
 
14 years on, Darcy applies for a job at one of Lucian’s establishments.  On their first encounter the journey begins with a charge full of emotions.

Darcy, now back in Lucian’s life, is not the abandon young girl she was at the orphanage.  She is strikingly beautiful and confident.  Yes she stole Lucian’s heart when they were young, but will Lucian forgive her after all these years?

Will Lucian and Darcy rekindle their love?  Will they be able to forgive one another for their pasts?

"Seeing her again, all the memories he had pushed into the farthest reaches of his brain came rushing back like a fucking tidal wave."

What a rollercoaster ride full of drama, mystery, suspense, passion, lust, love, redemption, heartache, tears and second chances.  The twists and turns throughout this story kept me glued to the pages.  The more I read, the more I wanted to get to the end and the more I didn’t want it to finish – does that even make sense.  I just wanted to keep reading.  

I was engrossed in figuring out what was going on.  The more you delved into the story, the more you understood where everyone sat within the scheme of the bigger picture.  How they were all connected and what they meant to each other.  Their lives were all inter-connected in so many ways, full of past secrets.

Lucian and Darcy’s chemistry was on fire.  Whether they were fighting or making love.  They just sizzled together.  From their flashback memories to the current time, each time they were together, it was magic through good and bad.  You knew they were meant for each other.  

"If you don't stop looking at me like that I'm going to give in, Darcy, and to hell with the consequences."

"Looking like what."

"Like you want to devour me".  "Tell me I'm wrong," he demanded.

The words wouldn't come and she even went so far as to lick her lips in anticipation.  His eyes moved to her mouth and she saw how hard he was fighting it.

"Kiss me," she said.
  
This story had it all…Not just a beautiful romance of two people finding each other again, but everything else in between.  

All the secondary characters played a large part in the story line and plot.  I loved having Trace and Ember back throughout this story.  Trace is always so loving and attentive to Ember.

So many secrets to unfold and I loved every minute of piecing it together.  The revelations out of this booked stunned me and had me feeling for every single character and what they meant to each other.

L.A. has a brilliantly flawless writing style where she puts you right there, with her characters which are so thoroughly and expressively developed.  Each character came alive through this story
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Congratulations L.A. Fiore on a wonderfully captivating story.





EXCERPT

Lucien watched as Darcy struggled to get the printer working. Even from his distance he could hear the cursing, which made him smile. It had been a week since their relationship had taken a very pleasant turn. She was still just as feisty as he remembered and it wasn’t hard for him to recall why he had fallen for her in the first place. Their sparring was verbal foreplay and he fucking craved it. His eyes moved over her. Her body was nothing like the one he had known, with curves that his hands itched to touch. Her hair was up, though he preferred it down, and tendrils were falling out of the twist. He remembered vividly the sight of it spread out over his pillow.

He had to admit that she was still just as interesting to him as she had been at fourteen. Despite everything, she was still his Darcy—sweet, witty, and guileless, except at the moment. She looked about ready to torch the printer, so he moved to help her. As he approached, she was actually staring into the paper tray, yelling at the creatures that lived inside it.

He chuckled, which must have taken her by surprise, because she leaped backward and landed on his foot.

“Fuck!” he cursed.

“Sorry.”

He looked down at her strappy sandals with heels high enough to stake a vampire and had a vision of those legs draped over his shoulders. Instantly, he was hard.

“I was going to offer to help you. The printer can be temperamental, but now I’m bleeding out from a stab wound.”

She didn’t miss a beat. “It probably didn’t even break the skin. What is it you guys say? Rub some dirt into it.”

He eyed her shoes. “Those things should be listed as lethal weapons.”

“Hardly. There are far cheaper ways to kill someone.” She bent to stare into the printer again and Lucien took the opportunity to check out the curve of her ass in the little black skirt she wore.

“Stop checking out my ass and help me.”

Not at all repentant for getting caught staring, he replied easily, “It’s a paper jam.”

He thought he was being helpful and when she straightened slowly, he entertained the notion that she was struggling with the need to throw herself into his arms in gratitude.

One look at her face, though, and he knew he wasn’t going to be copping a feel.

“Your powers of deduction are astounding. Seriously, you should give a seminar on mastering the obvious.”

He tried not to laugh, but he lost that battle. And she responded by flaying a layer of skin off him with her sharp tongue.

“I know it’s a paper jam, Sherlock, I just can’t find it.”

“It’s usually in the back,” Lucien said as he reached for the back of the printer, his arm brushing up against her on purpose. Darcy’s inhaled breath in response had his balls tightening. He dislodged the paper and pulled it free.

He turned to her with a smug smile, which she returned with uncanny accuracy before she said, “Thanks. I almost lost my cool.”

“Almost?”

A slight smile touched her lips. “I should go restart my print job.”

“Probably, unless you can get the little men in the printer to do it.”

Brownies.”

“What?”

She laughed. “Not the baked goods, the little mischievous mystical creatures.”

“They live in my printer?”

“Maybe.” She started away, but stopped and turned to him.“Thanks.”

“Have dinner with me tonight.”

She eyed him through her lashes before she said, “You’re on.”

And then she turned and disappeared into her office.





AUTHOR BIO

L.A. Fiore lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband, two children, their dog, two kittens and Willow: their three-legged hamster. Her twin sister lives right down the street and being a seasoned zombie hunter, there is comfort knowing when the zombie apocalypse comes they'll be ready. L.A. loves hearing from readers and can be reached through Facebook at the link below.

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