Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway ~ Ripple Effect by Kristin Mayer


Every event in our life causes a ripple effect that we never truly understand until the waters calm and everything reveals itself. It’s in that moment we truly see…

Adam Ryker, owner of Club Envy, has his rules. Relationships stay within the walls of the club. Outside of that, people are merely acquaintances. After having his heart broken, he’s not interested in the happily ever afters and white picket fences. Adam’s interests lie in his club and giving pleasure to women.

Ainsley Pearson wants to be free. She needs an escape from her life. Her best friend suggests Club Envy. From the moment Ainsley sets foot in the club, Adam decides he wants to be the exclusive one to bring her pleasure.

He wants her.

He needs her.

He has to have her.

Adam finds himself wanting more.

Will this unforeseen ripple in Adam’s and Ainsley’s lives be too much to overcome? Or will the one thing they never thought they deserved have an everlasting effect?

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Ainsley’s voice invaded my thoughts, but she wasn’t due here for a bit.
The bed dipped, and I felt a small hand on my arm. It was Ainsley’s touch.
Hell, this is going to be the best dream I’ve had in ages.
I’ll come back tomorrow. Sleep tight, Adam.”
Lips brushed my forehead and then the bed rose again. I heard footsteps.
Shit, she’s really here. I pushed off the bed and called out hoarsely, “Ainsley, wait.”
She stopped and turned. “It’s okay, Adam. I can come back later. You’re exhausted. You need your rest.”
I kept blinking the haze away. She was in white capris that hugged her slim figure, a tight blue T-shirt, and that damn pink wig.
Hot. As. Hell.
She played with the ring on her right finger. I was pretty sure that meant she was unsure of something.
Shit, I don’t want her to be unsure about staying with me.
I did the first thing that came to mind. I walked straight up to her and started kissing her. The small gasp right before my lips touched hers, told me she hadn’t expected me to come after her like this. Her body needed to take over her brain that was probably telling her that I didn’t care if she were here or not. That was the furthest thing from the truth. Her being here with me was all that I had thought about through the day.
Ainsley opened her mouth in shock, and I took advantage by pushing my tongue inside. By her rigid posture, I could tell she was still thinking with her brain. It was obvious when she let the moment take over. She became clay in my hands as her body took control. I needed her in that place, so she wouldn’t try to leave right now.
I need this. I want her.

Sometimes what you think is the good choice ends up being a wolf in sheep's clothing.

4 ½- Sexually Fueled, Emotionally Intense -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

My mind was still trying to comprehend that I had agreed to a sexual arrangement for lust and sex only. This was definitely outside of the box for me, but I needed a change in pace, something different.

Ainsley Pearson is looking for an escape from her life, after having suffered through a horrific childhood and most recently, a devastating betrayal at the hands of her now ex boyfriend, trust is not something that comes easy and she just needs a way to forget her reality, if only for a little while. At the suggestion of her only true friend Nora, she ends up at Club Envy; a sex club where she may be able to find the escape she needs without getting emotionally tied up with another person, something she very much wants to avoid. Just some hott, no-strings sex, to help her numb the pain from all that she has been through. She never could have expected how much her life was about to change.

Adam Ryker, owner of Club Envy, knows a thing or two about betrayal, which is why he no longer does relationships and lives life by a very strict set of rules. Any type of attachment he now has is strictly sexual and remains within the four safe walls of his club. From the minute he meets Ainsley, he knows he has to have her, and sets out to make himself her exclusive partner at the club. He may not want a relationship, but he does not share either. As these two embark on their sensual journey, they learn things about each other and themselves that neither one of them are prepared for or know how to handle. As lines begin to blur, and outside forces and situations come into play, they must decide if they can keep to the no-commitment rule or if they should just cut their ties and run before it's too late.

And what do you need, Adam?”
“To fuck you hard, countless times, to be buried so deep inside you while you scream in pleasure-that's what I want out of this, Ainsley. Lust and sex, that's it.”

I was expecting a sexually charged, hott-as-hell as hell read, considering the whole sex club theme, and that's what I got... with so much more. There was a depth of emotions in this book that completely took me by surprise and I loved that the author was able to deliver that; I do love a good surprise. Adam and Ainsley were such incredibly damaged individuals, but both with a heart of gold that just needed some mending. They were exactly what the other needed, even if they didn't see that. We were also blessed with a whole slew of awesome secondary characters, most within Club Envy, and a few outside of it. And thought the sex scenes weren't the hottest thing I've ever read (some seemed a tad rushed) they were still pretty steamy. We moved at a great pace, had lots of fantastic dialogue, tons of angst and some tears, and even some surprises. All in all it was a wonderful read and a great start to a new series. I am very much looking forward to what comes next; Brandt's story should be quite interesting ;)

Thank you for fighting for me.”
“Ainsley, you are worth fighting for.”

 Kristin Mayer is a wife, a proud mother, and a full-time Analyst and Import Manager. Since an early age, she has always enjoyed reading and writing. While visiting her father one weekend, he suggested that she should take up writing again. With family and a career, she didn’t give it a lot of thought, until a story entered her mind and wouldn’t leave. It just kept forming and developing over a couple of months.

At the beginning of 2013, she decided to sit down and write it all down, but she kept it to herself. One sentence developed into two, and before she knew it, she had the makings of a novel.

Kristin tries to live life to the fullest during every moment. She loves to travel and meet new people. She holds a degree in International Business and uses it daily in her job. Kristin now adds “author” on her list of jobs, and feels very blessed and thankful.

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