Saturday, September 20

{Book Tour and Giveaway} Adrian Lessons by L. A. Rose

Well hell, today I'm here with yet again another book tour, review AND giveaway, yay! I'm so excited to present you the wonderfully funny and steamy NA novel, Adrian Lessons by L. A. Rose.

If there’s one thing Cleo Reynolds knows, it’s that she’s not into Adrian King.

The son of a model with the looks to prove it, the experienced author of her school newspaper’s sex advice column, the cocky playboy with a hint of darkness. That Adrian King.

Nope. Nuh-uh. No way. 

The problem is, he’s very into her.

After accidentally flashing him, and slightly-less-accidentally-but-still-totally-unintentionally making out with him in front of the whole class, she expects to be called crazy. Instead, he asks her out. 

Cleo’s determined not to end up as another notch on his bedpost. Except she hasn’t done…you know…it in a while. (Read: ever.) And as a girl who pays her tuition by writing all the sex scenes in her roommate’s bestselling romance series, the lack of inspiration has served up a fat slice of writer’s block.

Until her roommate proposes that Cleo and Adrian act out all the steamy scenes in her book.
It’s just research. No feelings involved.

Nope. Nuh-uh.
No way.

I have to tell you that I wasn't so sure about how Adrian Lessons and I will get along but the author wrote to me personally and was so sweet that I just couldn't say no to her. I'm so glad I accepted her review request because Adrian Lessons was one of the funniest NA books I've ever read. 

Thank you so much, L. A. Rose for asking me to review your book. 

As I said, I didn't think that this book could amaze me because, well it sounded like a total NA cliche but it was so much more. I have to admit that it had cliches, it wasn't that original either but I'd rather read a not-so-original but amazingly written story than an original but boring one. I always thought that an author can use some cliches if she builds up something amazing of them and that's exactly what L.A. Rose did.

Adrian Lessons has two POVs, Cleo's and Adrian's. Both of these characters were pretty well-written, after only a few pages I felt like I've already known them for many (p)ages.

On the outside Adrian was only a cocky playboy but inside he had very deep feelings. I liked that he wasn't afraid to show them, finally he was a character who wasn't ashamed to be in love. He gave time for Cleo to adapt to their relationship and didn't force her to say the L word. Besides these he was smokin' hot, he could really make girls swoon. Again another thing I liked was how he didn't show off how famous his mom was or how much money he had. 

Then we have Cleo, I really really adored her character. First off she was one of the best friends, she deeply cared about her bestie and would have done anything to make her forgive her. She was very self-conscious, it was so easy to relate to her. 

This book was pretty short so I kinda read it in one seat and really I can't remember reading any book ever that was this hilarious. 

I'll need to watch out for more books from this author because if she was able to write such a fantastic debut novel I can't wait to see how she'll manage in the future. 

I'd recommend it to those who'd like to read a funny NA novel with wonderful characters. 

The story idea: 3/5
The realization of the story: 4/5
The characters: 4/5
The cover: 3/5
Enjoy factor: 4/5


“Christ,” Adrian finally mutters after a good half minute of staring at my body. He runs his hand through his hair.

I’m not saying my grand plan is to make him so worked up he’ll have to satisfy me. And then I can move on with my life.

I’m not saying that’s my plan, but if it were, I’d be an evil genius.

“You too,” I smirk, trailing my fingers down my bare waist. “That shirt looks expensive. Wouldn’t want to mess it up.”

Not taking his eyes from me, he pulls his shirt off, back over front in that casual way boys have. I gasp. Doves zoom overhead, sprinkling golden confetti. A chorus of angels sing. Okay, not all that actually happens, but it’s the first time I’ve seen him shirtless.

And that chest deserves some fanfare.

His torso is tan, lithe and strong, the hard contours of a six-pack-verging-on-eight-pack begging to be licked. Every ounce of him is sculpted, refined. Just looking at him floods my abdomen with tension. There’s a swirling tattoo on the left side of his ribs, but I’m too busy thinking about how I want to mount his torso on my mantelpiece like a serial killer to dwell on it.

My roommate looks between us, her eyes narrowed. “You two seem to be getting along much better today.”

If by ‘getting along’ she means ‘staring at each other with enough sexual tension to hoist the Titanic from the bottom of the sea’ then yes.

“Remember, guys,” she says. “Last time was more about the romance between the characters. Their first kiss. This is purely sexual.”

At the words ‘purely sexual’, a shiver grips my spine. I think Adrian might be similarly affected, because he hardens all over. And I mean all over.

“Come on, then,” I muster up the courage to say, fingering the lacy edge of my panties. “Inspire me.” 

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  1. Hey Veronika!

    I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! You can find more information on my blog HERE. Feel no obligation to accept, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog! :]

    <3 Tiffany

    1. Thank you so much, Tiffany. It's always such a heart-warming feeling to get positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoy reading my blog, I hope this won't change in the future either. I'm not sure I'll be able to do this though because school's just started and I'm already behind myself. We'll see, thanks again. :)


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