Friday, August 14, 2015

Blog Tour Review, Excerpt & Giveaway ~ Play Nice (The Devil's Share #1) by L.P. Maxa

Play Nice

The Devil's Share #1
Adult Rock Star Romance
by L.P. Maxa

Rock a stadium. Bang a chick. Repeat. As lead singer of The Devil’s Share, Dash Conner could get anything or anyone he wanted—until he met Lexi Grant.


For Dash Conner, lead singer of The Devil’s Share, everything he wanted was his for the asking. Whiskey. Drugs. Money. Sex. But not Lexi Grant. For the first time since he picked up a guitar, a girl was actually demanding he woo her. For a chance with her, Dash would do that and more.

Lexi Grant was no groupie. Just because the biggest rock star in the world smiled at her didn’t mean she had to fall into bed with him—but it was going to be awfully hard to resist that impish smile and those tatted abs. Surely one night of fun wouldn’t hurt anyone.

Unless that night ends with a broken condom.

For Lexi and Dash, that’s just the beginning. Add an overly affectionate pit bull, a missing guitarist, a house full of sorority girls, a junkie ex-bandmate and an extreme aversion to J├Ąger, and it’s either a recipe for disaster or true love.

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Amy elbowed me in the ribs, “Uh, Lex? Dash is staring at you.”

In order to keep myself from ogling him, I’d taken up counting the number of topless women in the crowd. FYI: I got to twenty without even having to search that hard. I looked back in Dash’s direction. Yep, he was staring. I smiled. I couldn’t help it. He smiled back. His smile was one of those panty-dropping megawatt smiles—the kind that makes you feel like you are the only person in the world that could elicit that particular smile, even though you know logically many a girl have been lured in with it.

Dash kept his eyes on mine, but spoke into his microphone. “Uh, guys? There is a sexy brunette standing over here to my right. Does she belong to one of y’all? Please tell me she doesn’t.” He winked at me again. Amy had a death grip on my arm.

Luke stood up and peered over his drums trying to see into the shadows to where we were standing. “Is she standing next to a blonde chick with big blue eyes that’s drooling even though she’s clearly wearing a wedding ring?” The crowd laughed and so did Amy.

Dash chuckled, “As a matter of fact, yes she is.”

Luke nodded and sat back down. “That’s my friend Lexi.”

Dash’s smile grew. “Well isn’t that just the best thing I’ve heard all night. So, Lexi…are you enjoying the show?”

I couldn’t help but laugh at this situation. A rock god was flirting with me over the sound system in a sold-out stadium. I nodded my head yes.

Good. Can I get you anything? This is officially our first date by the way.”

I bit down on my lip, contemplating how to play this. I could laugh him off and say no…or…I could have the time of my life with a rock star. I tipped my hand back towards my mouth, indicating I wanted a drink.

Could someone please get my girl a drink?” Dash turned back towards the crowd. “Sorry about that folks but I’ve been staring at her since the show started.” He led into the next song; the crowd sang every word right along with him.

Some guy walked over and handed each of us a beer. Amy turned to me. “Holy shit, Lex. You have to do him. You have to. On behalf of every married woman out there, you have to sleep with Dash Conner.”

On behalf of every married woman, Ams? Or on behalf of you?” I took a long pull of my beer. Amy married her college sweetheart and even though she was in fact drooling, they were deliriously happy together.

Come on, Lexi. One night with a sexy rock god. Who turns that down?”

I do. I’m too old for one night stands, rock god or not.”

4 – Unexpected but so Damn Perfect – Stars
~this review may contain minor spoilers~

Lex, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Take pictures, drink too much, dance, sing, fuck a rock star. Live it up.”
Sometimes I wonder how in the world you ended up as an elementary school teacher.”

Dash Conner, Lead singer of The Devil's Share, is a man who gets what he wants, always. Booze, money, women are all at the tips of his fingers without even having to ask for them. Til he meets her. For the first time since he signed his record deal a woman is actually making him woo her, oddly enough – he doesn't mind all that much...

Lexi Grant is not a groupie. She doesn't care how hott or sexy the rock god is, she doesn't just drop her panties at anyone's feet and she is too damn old for a one-night stand. If Dash wants in her pants, he's going to have to work for it. But the more she's around him, the harder it is to resist his charms. Besides, what would it hurt to indulge in one passion filled night with a rock star?
One broken condom later...

If we are going to do this, there can't be anyone else.”
I won't share you, Lexi.”
“I meant you, you male slut. No more groupies being sneaked onto the bus. No more whores lined up outside your dressing room.”

This book was nothing like I expected it to be, not that that is a bad thing, it's just not often that I'm surprised. This is a rock star romance, so I was expecting dirty, grungy, groupie-infested, drug and alcohol fueled, madness. What we get is surprisingly... sweet. Now, there is still the craziness that surrounds rock stars, it was just a lot tamer than I expected. As someone who likes her romances on the darker side it surprised me more than anyone just how much I loved this and I can tell you that has everything to do with the characters – I loved each and every one of them... well, except maybe Lacey. The Devil's Share weren't just a famous rock band – they were a family, and they readily pulled Lexi into the mix in a way that wasn't just sweet, it was often friggin hilarious. They are loyal to each other through anything life throws their way and the banter that flew back and forth between them all was one of the best parts of the book – ya know, besides all the smokin hott sex. I laughed as often as I blushed and that just made the journey that much more captivating. I could not put it down. And what was even more surprising? I can't even pick a favorite character and THAT is a first for me. Between the band, Lexi and her best friend – They were all unique in their own ways, they all had qualities that drew me to them and they all had their own vulnerabilities that has me looking forward to each of their stories. As a series debut, LP Maxa knocked this one outta the park and I cannot wait to see where she takes us next.

I guess the wooing is over then?”
Wooing is over. You did a really great job though. I was actually impressed.”
You ain't seen nothing yet, Kitten.” 

L.P. Maxa lives in Austin Texas with her husband, daughter, 3 rescue dogs, 1 stray cat, and 1 fish that keeps dying that she keeps replacing so her toddler doesn't notice. She loves reading Romance novels as much as she loves writing them. L.P. says that inspiration can come from anywhere; a song lyric, a quote, a weekend with friends. The tiniest things spark amazing stories.


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