A woman running from her past finds herself attracted to a popular dj and desperate to keep the truth about herself secret in this contemporary tale of starting over. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Relentless Habit by Karen Renee, along with getting my impressions of this New Adult romance, then discover even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour. In honor of this first installment in the O-Town series make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $25 Amazon GC too!
I moved to Orlando for a fresh start.
Nobody could know my secret.
Catching the attention of the hottest DJ in all of Orlando wasn’t in the plan.
He’s got moves, and they’re not just good. They are good.
Like the beats he spins in the booth, I fall fast for him and his crazy family.
When he finds out about my past, it won’t just break my heart but also crush my soul.
The third time I saw her at a crowded club, I had to have her.
After our first kiss, I knew she was a habit I would never want to break.
Knowing what she hid from me reinforces what I’ve known for so long. Women cannot be trusted.
Even knowing the worst, I can’t stay away from her.
But when push comes to shove, will I be able to keep her safe?
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
From the moment I picked up this book I knew it was going to be a heavy read. Well, it's definitely all that and more as a recovering addict takes a chance on love with a man carrying his own emotional baggage. Their story isn't pretty at times but it is realistic and will quickly captivate readers looking for an unflinching take on romance in today's world.
Cecilia Lyons has come to Orlando for a fresh start, trying to put her painful past and her drug abuse behind her. With her family's support she's made a life for herself that she can be proud of. It made me proud of her too as she's a sassy and likable heroine. A night out at a club changes her life irrevocably when she meets dj Brock...a man who has her wanting to share everything about herself with him. It's not easy to open up like that though and it does cause some issues between them as they go through a sensual tug of war on the way to HEA.
Brock Sullivan has had his own pain in the past by women's betrayal and the loss of the love of his life. He's immediately drawn to Cecilia, drawn to her night after night, until they finally give into each other. Hearing her truths though caused problems between them that made me not like him for awhile. Despite his initial anger Brock finally rose to the occasion to be the man Cecilia needed him to be.
On a whole this was a captivating story that kept me glued to the pages. It was realistic too, pulled at my heartstrings, and was a powerful series starter that has me looking forward to revisiting this world again soon!
My rating for this is an A-
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
Karen Renee is the award-winning author of the Riot MC series, the Beta series, and upcoming O-Town series. She has been writing since she was a teen, but has only recently brought her dream to life. Karen spent years working in the wonderful world of advertising, banking, and local television media research. She is a Jacksonville native, as well as a proud wife and mother. When she’s not at the soccer field or cooking, you can find her at her local library, the grocery store, in her car jamming out to some tunes, or hibernating while she writes and/or reads books.