Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Blog Tour Review ~ Tempting BAD by M. Robinson

Tempting BAD

Author: M. Robinson
Release Date: March 24, 2015

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I’ve come from a privileged life and an even more privileged upbringing. My parents taught me right from wrong and everything in between… except I wanted the gray area. I wanted to live life on the edge with the possibility of falling over. I didn’t care about the consequences because I had no heart…
I left that on the floor of my parents’ bedroom door, shattered.
And never went back to pick up the pieces.


Family first.
I learned the meaning of the word hate.
I learned that life is a battlefield and I stood frontline.
I learned that praying doesn’t work and God doesn’t listen.
And I learned how to be a man…
All at the receiving end of my father’s fists, my mother’s tears, and my sisters screams.
You can’t run away from your past…
It will always find you, especially when you’re asleep.

Warning: Book contains adult situations.
Sex/language. Mature readers only.

I was there, but I wasn’t.
I danced around in a sea of emptiness and longing, it moved around me easily, carelessly, harshly.
It was all and it was nothing.
It made me full and it made me empty.
It pleased me and it dismayed me.
I didn’t care. I was there to do a job. To be a VIP. I played my part beautifully, just as I always did. Letting myself get taken away on empty promises of nothing, but somehow seemed like everything. 

5- Dirty Talking & Painful -Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

We all have a past, present, and future.
However, there are things you will never be able to run away from. As much as you want to,as much as you try, it will always be there.
You can't outrun it.
It will always find you. It will haunt your dreams-night or day, awake or asleep.
You can't run away from your thoughts.
You can't hide from your mind.
You can't escape the memories.

Two wounded hearts, Two broken souls, One hell of a journey...

Brooke Stevens is a VIP- it's all she knows, all she wants. The cathouse is her home and the girls are her family. She has no desire to ever leave the life she leads and never sees love or marriage in her future, thanks to her parents she doesn't even believe in any of it. She keeps her emotions closed off to keep her heart safe and the only time she allows herself to feel is through sex. She truly believes that honest, and genuinely nice guys are a myth, in her line of work you can't really blame her, until she meet him and he flips her world completely off it's axis.

Devon Hill learned at an early age how to take a hit and from that point on he took it upon his shoulders to protect the women in his life. His childhood crudely shaped him into the man he is today and while on the outside he appears perfectly fine, he can't escape his demons once he closes his eyes. When Brooke comes storming into his life, his protective instincts come out in full force when he takes one look in her eyes. He sees beyond the shield she tries so very hard to hide behind, to the broken little girl inside. He wants to know her inside and out, but will she let him and can he really allow himself to even try? Would he ever be able to handle her lifestyle?

Are these two damaged souls exactly what the other needs or will they only break each other beyond repair?

I thought you wanted to play, Devon?”
Bambi, I couldn't afford you”
What if I don't want you to pay?”
“Does it work like that? Kinda like a drug dealer, huh? Give the first sample for free and have me coming back for more?”
Something like that. So are you going to take me up on my offer?”
“What's in it for me?”
“The time of your life.”
“Sounds tempting. Except I don't want to fuck a VIP. I don't want to be just another client. You can be whoever you want with everyone else... with me... you're Brooke Stevens. My Bambi. And I'm Devon Hill.”

This book is a spin-off of the VIP trilogy and while it's not completely necessary to have read that first, I still recommend it for several reasons- 1) the time line in this mostly runs along the same time frame as MVP. 2) you will already have a vested interest in Brooke & Devon's lives. and 3) the books are just that awesome so why the hell not?! I was first introduced to M. Robinson with VIP way back when I first started blogging and I haven't looked back. This woman writes her romances like no other. Don't expect all kinds of insta-love, hearts and flowers-her books are gritty, emotional-as-hell, dirty in the best possible way, painful and just plain old rough. The journey she puts her characters through is quite honestly exhausting, but so freakin worth the read. They will piss you off, absolutely turn you on, break your heart, but ultimately you will fall for them. She shreds our hearts to pieces time and time again before she decides to slowly put us back together and I love her for it. These are far from cookie-cutter stories and when you read as much as I do that is hard to come by. I have to say, Devon took me by surprise in this book. From what we know of him before this he is a really sweet guy, the best kind of friend a girl in need could ask for, loyal to a fault, and ALWAYS there when you need him. But being introduced to bedroom Devon drove my love for him through the freakin roof. He was Kinky. As. Hell. and this man does dirty talk like no ones business. I was NOT expecting THAT. I guess I always pegged him as the make love not fuck her brains out type but it was a very welcomed surprise. From start to finish these two had my attention even when I wanted to choke the hell out of them. There will be laughs, there will most definitely will be tears and cursing, there will be a shit-ton of drool, but in the end it's a ride I would take again in a heartbeat. So, if you like your romances on the rough and dirty side, and you don't mind a healthy dose of drama-them please give this book a read. And if you haven't read the VIP trilogy yet then jump on that one too. M. Robinson just gets better by the book and I can only imagine what she will throw at us next.

I thought I hated love.
I thought I didn't understand it.
I thought it wasn't real.
I thought I wasn't made like that.
I was wrong.
So fucking wrong...

M. Robinson loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance, triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex!

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