Friday, December 27, 2013

Blog Tour - CONFLICTED LOVE by Lola Stark

Conflicted Love
Book #2 Needle's Kiss Series  Amazon.UK

(Conflicted Love is book #2 in the Needle's Kiss series and should be read AFTER Tattered Love to fully grasp the story.)

Trip’s life motto is simple: get in, get off, get out. His lifestyle works for him, that is until he finds himself in an unexpected situation with the one girl he can't seem to get out of his mind.
Teeny has been strong for too long. One amazing crazy night, with her best friend's cocky colleague, leaves her with more than just unwanted feelings and cravings she just can’t seem to quench.
She's knocked up.
He's freaked out. 
Life is about to get crazy for two people who can't stand to be close, yet can't seem to pull apart. Tension and confusion turn into mood swings and midnight snacks. How can things ever go back to simple times when every direction leads to chaos?

(Needles Kiss #2)
by Lola Stark
ARC Review
Published: January 10, 2014

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

He isn't quite sure what is up with Teeny, but Trip knows they should never have risked their friendship with one night of wild and drunk sex. Not that it wasn't good, cause it was. Very good. In fact he could barely look at Teeny without remembering everything about her, but he hated how pissed she was at him all the time now. Difficult situation, since his brother Mace and her best friend Scarlett were joined at the hip and soon to be married. If only she would talk to him.

She doesn't need anyone, certainly not Trip, who jumps from one bed to another. Teeny is used to going it alone, and this is just another thing she will have to tackle by herself. Although she didn't think she was ready to take on a baby by herself in her dingy apartment, with no income to speak of. She doesn't want to tell Trip, but he finds out anyway and reacts just as she expected, like the asshole he is.

Although shocked at first, it doesn't take Trip that long to throw himself at the responsibility that comes with a pregnancy. Despite Teeny's misgivings and objections. He is as determined to provide support as she is to resist it, and every little thing becomes a battle. Pregnancy hormones, testosterone and uncharted relationship territory are cause for many an combustible conflict, often followed with an explosive resolution in the bedroom, the one place Trip and Teeny have no problems understanding each other quite clearly.

But in time, Teeny has to admit that Trip's efforts to take responsibility seem genuine, evident in his actions and not just his words. It isn't long before Teeny finds herself believing iperhaps if she can trust hi with her body, she should be able to trust him with her heart. 


Short, hot, heavy and sweet!!!!

You really should read the first book in the series, TATTERED LOVE, to get a good grip on the back story. This book moves fairly fast through time and seems to jump frames a little here and there, catching the highlights of a certain period. The writing is very direct and unapologetic, so don't expect flowers and bows, cause you're not gonna get them. What you will get is straight thoughts and feelings, raw and unedited, which gives the book an honest feel,

Teeny has a chip on her shoulder the size of Mount Everest. Not that she doesn't have any cause to throw some attitude, but she carries it like a protective cloak, especially around Trip. Of course it is because he has the ability to get her where it really hurts. Not something she cares to admit to herself, anyone else and least of all Trip! She hasn't had the greatest of examples in her life when it comes to relationships and other than Mace and Scar, hasn't seen 'happy' a lot. Doesn't quite trust it. Doesn't mean she never considered it or thought about the possibility.

Trip is the proverbial 'player' and one reason he had always steered clear from Teeny before is because you don't mess around with friendship, not because he wasn't attracted to her, because he definitely was. Before he even realized he was to be a dad, he knew there was more he was looking for with Teeny, but wasn't quite sure what. Once the facts are on the table he almost surprises himself in how he takes on, not just the responsibilities of impending fatherhood, but also the perhaps subconsciously coveted relationship with Teeny. 

It's a fairly fast moving novella, with a lot happening in a relatively short stack of pages. A very compact but complete story with its own HEA, although as I mentioned before, better to read it with the first book under your belt. 

✨In stormy, animated, lustful pursuit of happiness.✨

**ARC provided in return for an honest review.**

Twenty minutes late and running out of patience I reached in quickly undid her belt and picked her up, ignoring her squeal of surprise I pulled her purposefully flush against me one hand full of lush ass the other on her hip.

Lowering my head to her neck I took a deep breath in, catching the soft vanilla scent of her blonde hair taking as much as I could get I gently bit her earlobe then ran my lips over the same spot.

“Don’t push me, Princess. I’m clear out of give a fucks and my dick's so hard it could hammer nails. Move that sweet ass before I bend it over and fuck it into oblivion” I growled in her ear driving the point home with a quick swat to her ass.

Making sure her feet were on the ground I let go and stalked for the house adjusting my now very tight in the crotch jeans. I also didn’t miss the soft moan from Teeny before she cleared her throat and mumbled something about assholes and penis trucks then stomped up the sidewalk.

Needle's Kiss Series
by Lola Stark

Book #1 
Tattered Love

When ex-Special Ops bad-ass Mace walks into Needle's Kiss tattoo parlour, he never expected to find the girl who would turn his life upside down.

Hard as nails Scarlett has been unlucky in love: she’s been burnt, chewed up and spat out. Reluctant to have another relationship, can she keep her wits about her when hot-as-sin Mace walks into her tattoo parlor? Or will he break her down and leave his mark within her ink?

What starts out as a little fun, turns into something so much more.

Can Scarlett look beyond Mace's devastating past or will his demons come back to haunt them both?

Content warning: contains steamy, anywhere-goes sex, an alcohol induced embarrassing night out and two headstrong lovers taken on a whirlwind of crazy.  Amazon.UK
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Lola Stark lives in Australia. Is an at home mummy with no filter raising a hoard of minions and a husband who sometimes appears not to have grown up. Lola has loved to read for as long as she can remember. When not wrangling the family she can be found sitting at her computer , writing, facebooking or just generally messing around.

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