Monday, March 30, 2015

Blog Tour Review: Tempting Bad by M. Robinson

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Title: 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.

This book is rated 'W' for Well Done
5 STARS out of 5
Genre: Romance-Erotica
Full Review Posted 3/30/15

My reactions while reading this consisted of:


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Tempting Bad is about two popular secondary characters from the VIP Trilogy. Brooke and Devon share a very close friend, Ysabelle, and have gone years without actually meeting one another up until the last VIP book where they then become very much acquainted. **raises eyebrows** Brooke is a VIP. Devon owns a bar. So here is a quick background on what is VIP: Very Important P*ssy, an exclusive escort service to extremely wealthy from around the world; sheiks, politicians, princes, celebrities, Doctors. I know what you’re thinking…Yes, this includes both men and women.

Brooke is a woman use to getting what she wants from the opposite sex just as Devon is a man of equal standing when it comes to women. He owns a bar in Miami and he’s HOT so as you can imagine he’s being hit on constantly. However his main problem is that he takes the women home. Brooke on the other hand does not take work home, she has a penthouse to play in. **wiggles eyebrows**

Alright so here is when things start to get interesting, after meeting these two hook up. During these hookups a friendship develops. Devon manages to have Brooke do something she has not done in years, take the heels off and wear *gasps in mock horror* SNEAKERS. No but really he allows her to let her hair down, to not always be in VIP mode, to instead be in Brooke mode. Though Brooke catches on quick she is far from ready to tuck away her f*ck me heels. In fact as things begin to unfold Brooke sets her sight on the crown. She wants to VIP.

My Sweet and Sour
My Sweet - I LOVED the way these two accepted one another flaws and alllll. And trust me there was a lot going on.
My Sour -This one scene where a breaking point is reached…It just shattered me to pieces. Like my whole being just shattered as the exchange went down.

What Readers should know : Both Brooke and Devon’s characters are introduced in the VIP Trilogy. While a small part of this story could be considered a minor spoiler to some I do believe this book can be read as a standalone. Honestly a TON of things happen in the VIP Trilogy so getting this one piece to a huge story overall would not ruin the experience the book has on readers

My Thoughts
M. Robinson NEVER disappoints me and if something is off and not flowing right within the story or with its characters…well, I just tell her. LOL! No but really, I was immensely taken in by these two characters. That’s her strength when writing; she nails her characters. You meet them and get an understanding of what they want, desire, need even when they can’t see it, even when certain things have yet to be revealed. She tells the story with dual alternating points of view so that we are able to get in to a character head. Readers will often find themselves invested immediately.

The writing is hard hitting, she prefers to hold no punches and tends to go straight for the wind pipe with her hits. The direct approach mostly, giving you characters that are forward, honest and approachable though not willing to fully give their self to another…Thus creating a bridge to one of the conflicts present between the couple. The flow is face paced, yet careful and dare I say methodical. Yes, I believe I can as each character and their experiences are well thought out.

WARNING: This author has NO PROBLEM with pushing her characters’ to their limits right along with your sanity. Don’t say I never warned you. **insert sinister laugh here**

My Ratings
Characters- Seductive in every way
Writing Style- steamy, vividly descriptive, emotionally charged and WILD
Plot/Storyline- A guy falls for an escort and her for him. But what she wants does not exactly line up with what he wants. And the past comes up uninvited to bite them in the butt. Can they have true love and survive the storms that come to take them out.
Steam Factor- Lo-Med-Hi I say High, On a scale of 1-10 I say 10+++
Entertainment Level- On a scale of Lo-Med-Hi I would say HIGH
Overall- I loved love LOVED it!

Now go forth and read. Then come tell us about it!

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

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