Saturday, March 29, 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ Besieged by L.P. Lovell

By-L.P. Lovell
series: She Who Dares #1


What would you do if you were granted millions of pounds and a face that melts the underwear off of any woman? Meet Theodore Ellis, the business man who parties like a rock star, and has more women than he has room on his bedpost to put the notches.

Meet Lilly Parker. With a difficult past; Lilly is cold, closed off and emotionally unavailable in every way. Don't go thinking she's the sweet and innocent victim though, she plays the game better than most men, and is the original use and abuse woman.
She's built her walls ten feet high and topped with razor wire, but Theo is relentless in the face of a challenge and Lilly finds herself besieged by him. Can he get in her pants? Or will the unsuspecting man whore go a step further and finally tear down her walls? Unlikely.

This is no hearts and flowers love story, it is a battle of wills as a woman who trusts no-one denies a man who has never been denied.

Cue fireworks as female sass meets alpha male tenacity.

Besieged will make you laugh, fantasize and perhaps even shed a tear. 

*****5- WTF was THAT?! -Stars*****
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

The way I see it, sex is just one big game. Everybody either plays it or wants to play, whether they admit it or not. Those who bitch about it are generally the ones too unattractive to be invited to play. Women especially try to deny it, but I've been with enough to know that when offered a guaranteed orgasm, they're just as bad if not worse than men.

Ok, what the hell just happened here?! Ya know, with as much as I read it takes a lot to surprise me....well, this book blew way past surprised at about the halfway mark and ended with complete and utter shock. I went into this thinking...
-millionaire manwhore playboy meets super hott chick-
-boy wants girl-
-girl denies boy-
-boy want girl more and will stop at nothing to get girl-
-super hott sex-
-The End-
Yeah, that's not really how it went down. While all of that stuff did in fact happen, there was sooo much more going on while the author systematically tore my heart to pieces before fixing it all up and then destroying it completely , leaving me a sobbing mess, on the floor, in the fetal position, rocking back and forth chanting why why why?! Dramatic much? Maybe. But this book took me to a place I never saw coming, was seriously not prepared for, and is the reason why I have fallen hard-core in love with L.P. Lovell even while I curse her existence for that ending. What really kills me is that I actually saw that coming, was waiting for that particular shoe to drop, got comfortable thinking I may have been wrong, then BAM last minute gunshot to my friggin chest!

That guy could manipulate a woman with a single look. It's written all over him, he is the ultimate player. I knew he was a player the moment I saw him, now I can see why. With a face like that and enough money to buy your own country, the world must fall at his feet.

Theodore Ellis (Theo) has more money than he will ever know what to do with and is perfectly content screwing his way through London. He is a man who gets what he wants when he wants it, with very little effort. He loves sex and has no problem getting it, but that's all he wants. When he sees Lilly Parker for the very first time, he knows he has to have her, wants her with a desperation he has never felt before, and since Theodore Ellis always gets exactly what he wants, he immediately moves in for the kill. I mean, why bother wasting time?

Perhaps I should just cut to the chase... come home with me.”
“You don't know when to stop do you? You see this here. This... is me not being interested.”
“No, this is you pretending you're not interested.”
“Wow. Really? You're not my type.”
“I'm everybody's type.”
“Does that shit actually work for you?”
“Oh, I don't normally need to say anything sugar, but I like to think I'm adaptable so for you I'll make an exception.”

Lilly Parker sees Theo and his games coming from a mile away, but there is no way she will fall naked at his feet. Is he ridiculously hott? Sure. Does she want him? Undeniably. But she refuses to become just a notch on someones bedpost and she will not allow herself to be used by anyone.

Everything about her screams untouchable, but I'm Theodore Ellis and no-one in untouchable to me.

And the games begin
Theo is relentless in his pursuit of Lilly, he has never wanted anyone this badly before and the fact that she repeatedly shoots him down just makes her a challenge he refuses to lose. Lilly is finding it harder and harder to not cave to Theo's seductive charms-he just won't quit, and he knows she wants him just as badly judging by her reactions to him, which just makes him push harder.

Holy shit. How does she do this to me? She's just another woman, just like all the others. Apart from the fact that I want her in a way that no other woman has even come close to evoking. She presents a challenge, and it has been a very long time since I've had a challenge.

Anything else I might say would give too much away and frankly, y'all should suffer through the effects of this book just like I did, it's really the only way. This author took me through such a range of emotions, I was all over the place.
Humor- Hugo, Molly, George, all the secondary characters were just so damn funny.
Excitement- seriously, the encounters between Theo & Lilly were enough to melt my panties and my kindle. Even was it wasn't sex!!
Frustration- believe it or not, I was actually more frustrated with Lilly more than anyone else. You'll understand why once you read this.
Soul Crushing Heartbreak- for sooo many different reasons, none of which I'll name, but you will need some tissues. Gutted was me.
Anger- the ending. That is all.
L.P. Lovell, I really hate to break this to you but... you have earned yourself a stalker after all this. I need the next book more than I need sleep at this point- my sanity is in your very capable hands.

I don't know what the hell that woman does to me, but I'm fucked, both literally and otherwise. If Lilly Parker thinks we're done she is very much mistaken.

Lilly Parker is a newly qualified solicitor working in a top London law firm. Lilly has had a difficult past, but you wouldn’t know it looking at her. She’s beautiful, intelligent, super feisty and takes no shit. She likes to work hard and play harder. She likes her vodka straight, her men casual, and preferably nameless.

Theodore Ellis is living every mans dream. He’s hot in a way that has women on their back with one look. He’s wealthy in a way that means he doesn’t need to go to the office. He parties like the playboy he is, and does whatever he wants. Infuriatingly charming and exponentially arrogant, he’s the guy every woman wants to hate, until she’s underneath him screaming his name that is.

Hugo is Theo’s best friend. Hugo loves pussy, there really is no other way to put it. Hugo is Theo’s wingman and fellow man whore. Between them they paint the town red, strip women of their morals and corrupt the innocent. Hugo lives life in the fast lane, never thinking past tomorrow, the next tequila shot, or the next vagina he’s going to reside in.

Molly is one of Lilly’s best friends and flat-mate. She’s an intern for a fashion magazine. Molly is extremely loyal to Lilly, and loves her like a sister. Molly is a hopeless romantic, but is also a heart-breaker with her model looks. Molly’s kind personality and mothering nature has her looking out for both Lilly and George like children. Molly is that friend who gives it to you straight, even when you don’t want to hear it.

George is that outrageous friend that everyone wants. He’s a professional dancer, making a name for himself on the London dance scene. He knows how to have a good time and doesn’t apologise for it. Lilly and George are like two peas in a pod with their love of men, drinking, casual sex and dancing. George is the friend who holds back Lilly’s hair when she’s trashed and throwing up. We all need one of those.

You can try and kid yourself all you like Lilly, but your entire body is screaming that you want it.” He purrs. Damn it, of course I want it, but I’m not about to lose all self-respect just for sex. Guaranteed amazing multiple orgasm sex I’m sure, but even so.
"I'm drunk. It doesn't count." I argue.
He leans closer still and whispers against my lips. "You are drunk, but you don't think I see the way you look at me when you're hiding behind your suits and professional courtesy. You may keep up that cool exterior, but just under the surface you're burning up for me. I’ll bet you've pictured me between your legs a hundred different ways. God knows I have.”

I'm a 24 year old Indie Author from England. I'm a real country bumpkin and I love to read. I can easily finish a book in an afternoon!
My love of literature lead me to write my first book Besieged. I have quite a cutting sense of humour, and HATE soppy love stories. I like sass and fire in my characters.
This is what Besieged is, sass and cutting humour.
I hope you'll read it so I can be the next E.L James and just write kinky books all day. Ha.
I love being an author and it makes my day when someone sends me a message telling me they enjoyed my book. If even just one person enjoyed it then it was worth writing it.

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