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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

The Temptation of Lila & Ethan Release Day Launch & Giveaway(s)





THE TEMPTATION OF LILA AND ETHAN by Jessica Sorensen (May 6, 2014; Forever Trade Paperback; $12.00)
On the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect fa├žade. She'll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden—which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there's only one person who's there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory.


Ethan set the rules a long time ago: he and Lila are just friends. He doesn't do relationships. Although his tattooed, bad boy exterior is a far cry from Lila's pretty princess image, Ethan can't deny they have a deeper connection than he's used to. If he's not careful, he could be in serious danger of becoming attached-and he's learned the hard way that attachment only leads to heartbreak.


When Lila falls farther than she ever has before, can Ethan continue to help as a friend? Or is he also getting close to falling . . . for her?



Review
4.5 Stars

I spent all day today reading The Secret of Ella and Micha, followed by The Forever of Ella & Micha, and then finally The Temptation of Lila & Ethan. The Temptation of Lila and Ethan is by my favorite, it may just be my favorite of Sorensons books PERIOD. Don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoyed Ella & Michas story and can't wait to read the next part of their story, but I just seemed to connect more with Lila and Ethans story. Maybe their issues were tougher then Ella & Michas? Truthfully I can't tell you why I liked it more I just did. They went through something truly amazing and yet horrible together, and came out even stronger then when they began. I loved reading their interactions with one another, they had just amazing back and forth banter and WHOLLY MOLLY can we say SEXUAL TENSION! PHEW! Yet their relationship/friendship was so much more then that. It was on such a deep level, which we did get to see some of in the first two books in the series, tho I seriously thought they were secretly doing it in those books! NOW I will tell you I believe this one could be read as a stand alone and it would be GREAT, BUT I think in order to understand and FULLY experience it ALL you should start with The Secret of Ella and Micha and see Lila and Ethan from the beginning, so that you can see for yourself exactly how good they are at hiding who they truly are/were. Simply PHENOMENAL I really can't think of any other word that would do this book justice. I loved every single tear worthy moment and all the moments in between.


Excerpt


“Why do you think it’s so hard to be alone?” Lila asks, struggling to keep her eyes open as she gazes out at the night sky through the cab window.
I’m turned sideways in the seat, with my knee up, so I’m facing her, even though she won’t look at me. I lost count of how many shots we had hours ago and I can barely comprehend how we got to a cab—stumbling, laughing, as she rubbed her hand up the front of my jeans. No, that can’t be right, can it?
“I think being alone is fan-fucking-tastic. . . well, maybe . . .sometimes . . .” I mumble, draping my arm on the back of the seat. I stare at her for a moment, taking in her bare skin in the moonlight. I want to touch it. Lick it. Even bite it.
I’m bursting with sexual energy and I channel it to my foot on the floor, bouncing my knee. There’s something different about tonight, something out of the ordinary, this strange need
to keep getting closer to Lila. It could be the alcohol. Or it could be something else, but there’s no way my tequila-soaked mind is going to reach any sort of answer.
Lila turns her head toward me, her pupils wide and shiny. “Why are you staring at me like that?”
I keep tapping my foot on the floor, trying to think of a better answer than the first one that pops into my head, but I can’t find one. “Because I’m thinking about you.”
She glances at the cab driver, a thirtyish guy wearing a baseball cap, and then her gaze lands back on me. She sucks her lip into her teeth and I have to bounce my knee faster or I swear I’m going to fucking lose it. “Thinking what about me?” she asks, looking wary, interested, and exhausted.
Don’t say it . . . “I was thinking about what it would be like to lick you . . . or bite you . . . either one really.” It seems like I should regret it as soon as I say it, but regret is nowhere in my
reach at the moment.
Her breathing quickens and her voice comes out shockingly unsteady for someone who has sex so much. “Then do it.”
I blink, wondering if I heard her right through the massive amount of alcohol consuming my thoughts. “What?”
She holds my gaze steadily, even though she seems really nervous, her voice trembling. “Then bite me. Or lick me…whatever you want.”


About Jessica Sorensen:
Jessica Sorensen is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives with her husband and three kids in Idaho. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

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13 comments:

  1. I love Quinn and Nova. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  2. My favorite Jessica Sorensen book is The Secret of Ella and Micha! I love their series!

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  3. I haven't read any yet, but I've been wanting to read Coincidence / Kallie and Cayden. Thanks for the chance!

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  4. Ella and Michas books are my favorite series but my favorite book Connecticut if that series and its The Temptation Of Lila And Ethan Your right about their problems were so much bigger and hard to deal with I loved their friendship and the love that developed out of that friendship Its perfection and has every thing in it a great love story should have

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  5. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden is my favorite book by Jessica Sorensen.

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  6. I haven't had the chance to read any yet.

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  7. Favorite would be The Coincidence of Callie and Kayde!

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  8. The Secret of Ella and Micha :)

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  9. I haven't read any of her books yet :(

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  10. I have not read any yet, but I can't wait to!

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  11. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden is by far my favorite! :) Thanks for the giveaway. <3

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  12. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden

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  13. Definitely the Secret of Ella and Micha! :)

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