Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Blog Tour Stop & Giveaway ~ The One Awakened by Alexandra North

The One Awakened by Alexandra North
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: JULY 5, 2014
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It began a decade ago with a spilt drink and a missed opportunity amongst two people destined to be together. Now ten years on, sexually frustrated Lucia Myers is seeing her friend as though it were the first time…

Everything changed that Tuesday night when Lucia Myer’s millionaire best friend Sebastian Silver returned home after months working abroad. She took one look at his spine-tingling face and in that moment he stole her breath away, for the second time in a decade…

As a single-mother, her priorities have changed; the only man in he life is her 3year old son Finn. Encouraged by her girlfriends she’s begun to date, but now, staring at Seb with fresh eyes - his appearance suddenly unfamiliar to her and physique making her mouth water; Lu decides that he should be the one to encourage her inner wantonness. What were friends for - if not to help when one was in need?
She forms a plan… a proposition of sorts; one night of pleasure, I’m open to anything, with no ties - the text reads. It couldn’t have been simpler.
She wants to be awakened by someone she can truly trust; one with a skilled repertoire with the ladies and one who will never want more from her – cue Sebastian - the ultimate alpha player!

Sebastian accepts her offer, but only on his terms, introducing rules that she must adhere to. He decides where, when, and that one night would not be enough to truly take Lucia to new heights and show her how it should be really be done! One month it is then…

The heat between them is scorching; the constant fight for control undeniable, as they struggle between the blurred lines of the term ‘mates’. Together they sizzle, but apart they are broken. They must become strangers, and forget their friendship to become lovers, for Lucia to fulfill her desires and for Sebastian to awaken her in a way no other man has achieved.

Soon their time will come to an end; can they ever go back to just being friends?
Forces from their past and present try to destroy their future and all the while, Lucia has this feeling that she is being watched, by another…

The One awakened is romantic, seductive, witty, full of angst, and will make you wish you had your very own Sebastian Silver to proposition. 

She was ready. It was time to take her before she was lost tome again.

★✩★✩★ 5 At a loss for words Stars ★✩★✩★
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

Be honest with yourself. You and I were always going to happen one day. It's been n the post for over a decade. You knew it and I knew it; the only questions to consider now are, when, where, and how many times will you come?”

~A spilled drink ten years ago changes the course of two peoples lives~
Sebastian Silver met Lucia Myer while in college over a spilled drink at the local pub. The attraction is instant, but it just wasn't their time. Seb is an admitted playboy who does not do relationships, is no where near ready to settle down and no matter how much he wants Lucia, he is out with his friends and current Hook-up. Lucia cannot deny the chemistry between her and Seb, but he has player written all over him and she is just not a one-night stand kinda girl. She does however find common ground with his friend Niall and her and Sebastian eventually become the best of friends.

I'd lost my zest and I needed to start dating again. Sex was an issue. So in Seb I saw a solution. He's my best friend, a major player and apparently fabulous in the sack and I trust him.”

A decade later they are still best friends. Sebastian is a successful business owner, traveling the world and very much still the Playboy he was in college, though he does regret his missed opportunity that fateful night all those years ago ~ he is grateful to have her in his life, he cares for her deeply and cherishes their friendship. Lucia is just starting to turn her life around after a painful break-up with her son's father a year ago. She is ready to start dating again, but is kinda scared to get 'back in the saddle again' as it were. When her best friend Sebastian shows up on her doorstep after being away for ten months, she is floored by her reaction; for the first time since that spilled drink all those years ago, she is seeing him in a whole new light. How could she have forgotten how drop-dead-sexy the man is? They chemistry is strong enough to knock her on her ass, but he is still the same player he always was and relationships are just not in his bag of tricks. However, there is one thing he is good at-his long line of conquests is proof of that; so she delivers him with a proposition that shocks them both. One night of no strings, passion-filled sex; just to get Lucia back in the game, with someone she trusts, without risking their friendship. Sebastian accepts; but only if she agrees to a month instead. And so begins their sexual awakening. Try as they might, feeling start to get thrown into the mix and put a strain on their decade-long friendship, their pasts and present crash into their sexual fueled bubble and threaten everything, and Lucia is starting to get the distinct impression that someone is watching her....

I hadn't heard from her, spoken to her, since we kissed one another goodbye yesterday morning.
Was that only yesterday?
God it felt like weeks ago. For fucks sake, she occupies my thoughts all day, every day. This was bordering on obsessive.
You're losing it mate.

It's not often that a book can take me by surprise, but this one did. I was expecting a sex-filled story about two friends finally seeing what's been right in front of them all along; and that's what I got....with so much more. There is enough angst and drama to choke on, the chemistry between Lulu & Seb is off-the-friggin-charts, the sex scenes were AhMazing, there are deceptions, catty bitches, and mystery lurking around every corner and the entire cast of characters is simply captivating. The emotions that this story will drag outta you will leave you reeling. The one thing that kinda drove me insane was Sebastian & Lucia's complete lack of communication at times; you would think two people being friends as long as they have wouldn't suffer quite so many misunderstandings, but I guess that's what happens when our emotions are running at such an intense and confusing level. You should know that the story takes place in England so the dialogue may take some adjustments, but it doesn't detract from the story & luckily for me, I read enough books from British authors that it doesn't even phase me anymore. But the thing that truly gutted me was That. Damn. Ending. Not only was it a cliffhanger, but it was a double-whammy! First the author does a tango on your heart and then she loads you up with a dose of fear and a shit-ton of questions. Well. Done. Now~when the hell is the next book coming out?! Welcome to my 'One-Click Addiction List' Ms. Alexandra North, get comfortable~your not going anywhere anytime soon.

It's always a game with Seb – you know how he is – the chase – going in for the kill. Once he has it and it's maimed for life, there's nothing left to pursue.”

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