Monday, June 26, 2017

Amazon #Review Tour ~ The Manwhore Series by Apryl Baker

Series: Manwhore Series
Titles: Touch Me Not and The Sinners Touch
Author: Apryl Baker
Genre: NA Romance
Available on Kindle Unlimited

 

A past tragedy has left Lily Holmes burdened with a devastating secret…
Since the death of her twin sister, Lily can’t bear to be touched. Not accidentally, not casually…and certainly not intimately. This makes it impossible for her to confess to her best friend Adam Roberts that she’s in love with him. She can’t give him the sort of relationship he needs, so she watches in silence while he plans his wedding with someone else.
Enter Nikoli Kinkaid, the campus manwhore…
Nikoli is a self-proclaimed connoisseur of women, and he wants to add Lily to his list of conquests, but she wants nothing to do with him—until he makes her an offer she can’t refuse. He’ll teach her to enjoy human contact again, giving her a chance to win over Adam, while Nikoli uses all his considerable charm to seduce her.
But Lily raises the stakes…
Lily loves cars. Her late father was a racer, and she grew up under the hood of a car and on the racetrack. Nikoli has a limited edition 1970 Plymouth Barracuda she covets, so she informs him the terms of their deal also require he not sleep with anyone for six months. If he does, she’ll win the car. If she surrenders and ends up in his bed, his beloved ’Cuda is his to keep.
In an intricate dance of control and surrender, a reluctant friendship becomes something more. Lily begins to crave things she never believed she could, and Nikoli realizes there is more at stake than his reputation. 
If Lily overcomes her phobia, will she crave Adam’s touch as she’s starting to crave Nikoli’s? Or will she only find pleasure from the touch of a semi-reformed manwhore?



4.5 of 5 stars 

This story was by a new to me author, and if the acknowledgements hadn't indicated that this was her first attempt at writing romance, I wouldn't have known. This was a well written, thoroughly engaging book. 

Nikoli and Lily were great characters. Nik was a player who didn't apologize for his lifestyle and enjoyment of women. Meeting Lily was supposed to lead to one night (although he rarely agrees to even that long with a woman) and nothing more, but as he gets to know her and the secrets that she keeps, he finds a woman who surprises him at every turn, but she's intriguing and beautiful and slowly starting to fill all his thoughts. 

Lily was dealing with a phobia I've never read before in a romance novel, but it added a really interesting element to the story and actually allowed the relationship between Lily and Nik to go in a way that built the story nicely and really let me get to know both characters.

I can definitely say that this first book I've read from this author has me interested in reading another. And I hope there are many more to come, cause I can think of at least three men who need their own story from this one. 

~Shy


Kade
I fucked up.
She was the best and worst mistake I ever made.
I took the coward’s way out and ran.
Now I have a chance to make it right, but she's being stubborn. It used to be cute, but this time it can get her killed.
Boston's latest serial killer has his sights set on the only woman I have ever truly loved, and I will keep her safe even if it pisses her off, even if she hates me for it.
All bets are off this time. I want her. He wants her. Only one of us will win.
And I never fucking lose.
Angelique
He left me broken, shattered. Pain unlike any I’ve ever felt filled me in the wake of his absence.
Six years later, I thought I’d finally gotten over him and moved on. 
But Fate is a tricky bitch. She likes to torture us.
She brought Kade back to me, but I won’t ever hurt like that again.
I just have to stay out of his bed until this is over.

Fate is a cruel, cruel bitch.

 
5 of 5 stars 
As I was reading this book I was continually blown away by the character development and complex emotions written into the leading characters Kade and Angel. At no point did I ever feel like their issues were forced, or built up things that could easily have been solved with a simple chat. The things between these characters in my opinion were realistic in the fact I could see them keeping two people apart or cause the level of anger and division that was present.

Having read the first book in this series, Touch Me Not, prior to this, I got a glimpse of Kade, but nothing could have prepared me for how good a character he was. And I felt the same about the other Kincaid brothers. After finishing this one I will keep my fingers crossed that each bother will get their own story.

Angel was a pretty fantastic leading lady. She was fierce and independent and strong. I look forward to reading more about her in these hopeful future books just as I was happy to see more of Nikoli and Lily. 

This is a great book for any romantic suspense fans and I would highly recommend it. 

~Shy

So who am I? Well, I'm the crazy girl with an imagination that never shuts up. I LOVE scary movies. My friends laugh at me when I scare myself watching them and tells me to stop watching them, but who doesn't love to get scared? I grew up in a small town nestled in the southern mountains of West Virginia where I spent days roaming around in the woods, climbing trees, and causing general mayhem. Nights I would stay up reading Nancy Drew by flashlight under the covers until my parents yelled at me to go to sleep.

Growing up in a small town, I learned a lot of values , I also learned parents have spies everywhere and there's always someone to tell your mama you were seen kissing a particular boy on a particular day just a little too long. So when you get grounded, what is there left to do? Read! My Aunt Jo gave me my first real romance novel. It was titled Lord Margrave's Deception. I remember it fondly. But I also learned I had a deep and abiding love of mysteries and anything paranormal. I started to write just that and would entertain my friends with stories featuring them as main characters.


Now, I live in a small town in WV where I entertain my niece and nephew and watch the cats get teased by the birds and laugh myself silly when they swoop down and then dive back up just out of reach. 


I love books, I love writing , and I love entertaining people with my silly stories.

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