Friday, June 23, 2017

Review & Excerpt Tour for Revenge by Lexi Blake



Passion and danger collide in the latest contemporary romance featuring the Lawless siblings—from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

When Drew Lawless discovers a fatal flaw in his plan to avenge his parents’ deaths, he turns to the one woman he promised he wouldn't touch. He offers her a deal, one that will bring her into his investigation, his life, and his bed. 

Investigative reporter Shelby Gates never dreamed how twisted the case would become—or how fascinated she would be with Drew. Every day they spend together binds them. And every night brings her closer to realizing he might be the man for her. 

As Drew's feelings for Shelby grow, so does the danger. From the streets of Dallas to Austin’s high-tech business world, Drew and Shelby play a game begun twenty years before—a game they will win, or die trying.  

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Shelby brushed her lips against his, her whole body seeming to come to life. His lips were soft, his hands tight. He was enveloping her and she was completely defenseless against him.

She wrapped her arms around him as the kiss deepened, and suddenly she didn’t want to play it safe anymore. She’d been in her shell for so long and she wanted to come out of it, wanted to feel again. She dragged her tongue over his lower lip, and it seemed to awaken the beast in Drew.

He took over, the kiss going from sweet to carnal in an instant. His mouth opened, tongue sliding over hers and dominating with strength and a sensuality she’d never come across before. He kissed her long and hard, his hands molding to the curves of her body. Over and over again his tongue danced with hers. Never before had a kiss seemed so effortless. It was like they’d been kissing forever.

For a man who claimed he was socially awkward, he sure could kiss like a god.

It was getting out of hand, but she didn’t care. Nothing mattered except getting more of him. She could feel his cock under her, hardening, lengthening, getting ready for what it was meant to do. He could ease her back against the table, pull off her jeans and panties. It would be incendiary, like a rocket going off, an explosion she couldn’t contain. She could feel herself getting soft and wet and ready for him, as though her body had recognized its natural mate and wasn’t taking no for an answer.

“See, I told you we have chemistry.” His words rumbled along her lips.

She couldn’t argue with him. The world around them seemed hazy and unreal. There was nothing except his touch and scent and the sight of his eyes looking at her like he could eat her up. She knew she should stop him, knew it was getting out of control, but she couldn’t find the will. It had been so damn long since she wanted something she could actually have.

She wanted him.

Shelby let her fingers sink into his hair, drawing him back down. Breakfast could wait. She needed more of him.

Kim's 5 Star Review

Andrew (Drew) Lawless has focused his life on getting revenge for his parent’s death, although along the way Drew discovers his mother, Iris Lawless who was supposed to be dead is alive and well.  She was one of many who we’re responsible for his father’s death.  Not only is she one of many but the only one alive of the crew and she has a plan for Drew and his siblings.

I was given this book in exchange for an honest review.

Lexi Blake first introduce us to Drew in the first book in the series, Ruthless.  He’s always been a man focused on one thing until he meet Shelby, one of Carly’s friends and an investigative reporter who is looking into his parent’s death.  As much as Drew is an alpha who needs controls in order to function, when Shelby is around his control goes out the window.  His plan to get help from Shelby is a cover for what he really wants, her in his life.  A real relationship for the first time.

Shelby has lost her family and when Drew proposes them working together and use a relationship between as a cover, what Shelby sees is how close this family is and that closeness is what she is missing.  Although Shelby agreed to work with Drew, she knows that as it ends she may not be able to give up what she has with Drew or his family.

Lexi has kept her readers on a ride that we never knew what was going to happen next. One minute I thought I had it all figured out and then something else comes into the story that I didn’t see or could’ve predicted coming.  Lexi even had me questioning if I truly had the mystery figured out.  What I did know was that Drew and Shelby were a couple who I came to love.  I got so caught up in their relationship that when Drew tried to send Shelby away I wanted to yet at him and tell him what a jerk he was being.  I get why Drew felt the need to protect her but what he didn’t realize is that Shelby was the one protecting and care for him in ways he didn’t understand.

The connection between Drew and Shelby was one I felt within me as I read. Every time they were together I was so drawn in that I didn’t even noticed how much time I spent reading.  They’re characters who are meant to be together and yet find it hard to make that work. It was the old saying, opposites attract and this attraction was bigger than I ever expected to read.

I’ve read several of Lexi’s books but this series pulled me in from the beginning.  It could be how close the Lawless sibling are to one another even after they were taken from each other or how they deeply care for one another and their loved but there is just something about this series that made me feel like I was a part of the story, the Lawless family.  This is one book I truly felt connected too and loved reading.


NY Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband, three kids, and the laziest rescue dog in the world. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn't until she started writing romance and urban fantasy that she found the stories of her heart. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome, or foursome may seem. 

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