Lia Davis’ Business Pleasures Blog Spotlight Tour With a Great Giveaway and My Review

It is with great pleasure that I participate in this Tour, my thanks to Lia, and her publisher Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. You are all FABULOUS!  This book was a gift from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Business Pleasures

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Genre: Erotic Contemporary
Heat level: 5 Flames
Author: Lia Davis
Series: Pleasures of the Heart, book 1

Publisher: Fated Desires Publishing, LLC.
http://fateddesires.com/
Blurb:
Aimee Monroe never considered dating her boss. She needs a new beginning, not a big mistake. However, when the handsome, business lawyer, Kenton McDonnell, ask her to a dinner date with a new client and his wife, she finds it hard to say no. After one incredible night with Kenton, her attempt for a fresh start is ripped away when she returns home to find her abusive ex-husband waiting for her.

Kenton has wanted Aimee since the day she walked into the interview. Now he has the chance to make her his and nothing or no one is going to stand in his way. Especially not the ex-husband newly released from prison who has revenge in his sights.

Excerpt:
“It makes me uncomfortable.”

Grace tsked and fisted her hands over the black satin dress in her lap. “Because that bastard conditioned you to believe you were nothing to everyone but him.”

Aimee dropped her shoulders. Her sister was right. Every day of their marriage Roger repeatedly reminded her that no one could love her like he did. When she tried to look sexy for him, he’d accuse her of sleeping around. Then proceed to tear down what little self-esteem she managed to cobble together.

Grace wrapped an arm around her and squeezed. “You’re better than you give yourself credit for. It’s okay to feel good, build your confidence, and be the beautiful person you are inside and out. You’re free to be yourself and be desired.”

A lump formed in Aimee’s throat. It’d been a little more than five years since Roger’s incarceration. Besides, he would be in prison for a long time for trying to kill her. He couldn’t touch her, couldn’t make her feel inadequate anymore.

Straightening her spine and gathering courage, Aimee stood and took the black silky dress from her sister and proceeded to put it on. The soft fabric slid over her skin like a lover’s caress. When Grace rushed over and zipped up the dress, it felt like it was made for her.

Grace let out a sigh, then a fake sniff. “My baby sister looks so pretty.”

Aimee rolled her eyes and stepped in front of the full length mirror, then gasped. Not pretty, the reflection in the glass could only be described as gorgeous. The dress appeared tailored to her figure, showing off her modest curves and her more-than-a-handful breasts. “I can’t wear this to dinner.”

“Why not?”

The woman in the mirror wasn’t her. She appeared confident and whole—alive and ready to take on the world. Something Aimee wasn’t sure she was ready for. She turned to face her sister. “It’s a business meeting.”

Grace pursed her lips, placed her hands on Aimee’s shoulders, and whirled her around to face the mirror. Grace hugged Aimee from behind and rested her chin on her shoulder. “This isn’t just a business meeting. You know as well as I do, the Camptons are personal friends of Kenton and the whole firm. Plus, I’ve seen the way your boss looks at you.”

A spark of hope mixed with a tinge of fear settled in her belly, intensifying the already ill feeling this business-date had caused. “He doesn’t look at me.”

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My Review:
This book was a whirlwind of emotion. I felt Aimee’s anxiety about going out with Kenton since he was her boss. I felt the emotion flowing off of Kenton when he picked her up for that date. The trials their relationship goes through shouldn’t have to happen to anyone!

With regard to Aimee’s bad marriage, I loved the way Lia brought this to life, the mental and physical abuse was so difficult to read as I have dealt with the mental part in real life, so painfully realistic and loaded with truth. I laughed with Aimee and Kenton as well as cried a waterfall worth of tears.

One of my favorite quotes from this book:
Occurs later in the evening after the dinner part of the date. Words from Aimee:

“Yes, I’m sure. I’ve hid from the world for far too long. I need to learn to live.” She turned in his arms and met his stare. “My first marriage mirrored the ones most people only see in a psycho-thriller on the Lifetime channel.”

The connection between Kenton and Aimee is palpable and will be obvious to the reader as well Aimee’s fear of her ex and Kenton’s fear of her ex’s intentions.

Wonderfully written and certainly a challenge to write. Bravo  Lia Davis and thank you for bring this story to life! I cannot imagine the next book in this series, I have no clue what could possibly add to this! Now waiting impatiently! Obviously patience is not one of my virtues.

I give this book, 5 contented PURRS!!!

GREAT GIVEAWAY!
Lia Davis will be giving away a $50 gift card to Amazon, B&N, ARe, or iTunes (winner’s choice)
Don’t forget to enter the Giveaway at the end of this post!!!!

Lia Davis

About Lia Davis:
Lia Davis is the author of the bestselling shifter series, Ashwood Falls, a mother to two young adults and three kitties, a wife to her soul mate, and co-owner to Fated Desires Publishing, LLC. She and her family live in Northeast Florida battling hurricanes and very humid summers. But it’s her home and she loves it!

An accounting major, Lia has always been a dreamer with a very active imagination. The wheels in her head never stop. She ventured into the world of writing and publishing in 2008 and loves it more than she imagined. Writing is stress reliever that allows her to go off in her corner of the house and enter into another world that she created, leaving real life where it belongs.

Her favorite things are spending time with family, traveling, reading, writing, chocolate, coffee, nature and hanging out with her kitties.

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Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/Lia-Davis/e/B007Z0BH7S/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0
About.me: http://about.me/AuthorLiaDavis
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Rafflecopter Giveaway:
Lia Davis will be giving away a $50 gift card to Amazon, B&N, ARe, or iTunes (winner’s choice)
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