Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Release Blitz + ARC Review + Giveaway: Illusive by Nina Levine

BOOK SIX IN THE  BESTSELLING STORM MC SERIES by Nina Levine is LIVE!!! Check out this steamy excerpt, pick up your copy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

He’s been burnt by love.
Griff Hawkins keeps his pain locked away and the ghosts of his past buried even deeper. Three years ago, he chose the Storm MC as his family and accepted the ways of their violent world. These days, he lives his life with one rule – don’t get attached to anyone but his club.

She longs to be loved.

Sophia Barnes aches to know real love, and lives her life with arms wide open, ready to embrace the possibilities that come her way.

When Griff’s past is exposed and his place in the club is jeopardised, he fights for his family the only way he knows how, regardless of the consequences.  That is, until he meets the woman who brings him to his knees, giving him something to lose.

Can they teach each other to leave the sins of the past behind or will Griff's demons dictate their future?

I didn't know much about Griff, the VP in the previous books, so when his past came to light in Illusive, I was surprised by the information. I like the background story that Nina crafted for Griff. I'm totally having a soft spot for him after seeing how he cares for his Aunt Josie and his reluctance to bring up his hidden past for fear of betraying his Storm brothers.

With his aunt's matchmaking efforts, he get to know her new neighbor, Sophia. 

Sophia is a straight arrow heroine. What you see is what you got. She tends to blabber and talked in long sentences before she shut up and let you reply. You will either find it endearing or annoying. Griff loves her for it though. 

What I like about Sophia is her willingness to pursue her love interest despite having just dumped her asshole boyfriend. I like her naivety in love and believes she can change Griff's perspective in relationship. I don't mind at all that the heroine is making the first move. I'm so happy for Griff that he had someone to fight for him after the fiasco he experienced with his ex-girlfriend. 

"You deserve so much more than a man like me."
"From what I know of you, I deserve a man just like you."

There are a lot going on with Storm even after Marcus' departure and we also have Scott's relationship issue. I can't wait to read about Scott and Harlow's book next. What's happening to Harlow?

Let's talk about the sex. I think this is the only book in the series that's borderline kinky. Okay, is kinky lite. A little dose of spanking/tying as foreplay is always welcome for me. 

Overall, both Griff and Sophia are lovable characters that embraced honesty and respect towards each other. I thought the subplot on Griff's identity and the possible downfall of his status was engaging as well. I just wish that I can see Sophia being a part of the MC as Griff's old lady. I think her character was too detach from the MC as a whole. Maybe we can get to see more of her in the next book.

"A man could search his whole life looking for a woman like you, Sophia. I know what I've got, and trust me when I tell you this, I'm not letting go."

His strokes were slow and rhythmic, designed to work a woman to a crazed state. I should know because he was slowly taking me there. He didn’t want me to come yet, but that was getting harder and harder with each new round of pleasure. Each time a wave crashed over me, my muscles threatened to let my body collapse onto the bed. I wasn’t sure how much longer I could hold myself up.
And not to reach out and touch him? That was a whole other level of how-the-fuck-will-I-make-it-through-this? 
He pushed another finger inside so I now had two delivering me heaven. I writhed under his touch, my muscles seriously beginning to tire. My eyes squeezed close and my fingers curled into a ball, wanting desperately to cling to something, but unable to latch onto anything the way they were tied. The orgasm that continually tried to shatter me, moved dangerously close until it reached the point where I thought I could no longer fight it.
“Griff, I can’t…I can’t do this anymore.” I panted as my muscles gave way and my body dropped to the bed. 
His fingers left me, and in what felt like a split second, he had me flipped onto my stomach, and he’d moved so his knees were on the bed, either side of my legs. One of his hands landed on the bed beside me while he placed the other one on my back. He growled into my ear, “Do you know what happens when you don’t obey me, Sophia?”
My breathing had turned into pants and my muscles were screaming at me, all while my pussy pulsed with need. “No,” I managed to get out, even though I struggled to form a thought while my mind tried to deal with all my senses at once. 
“When you don’t do as I say, I get to punish you, in any way I want.” 


#2 FIERCE (Scott & Harlow) - OUT NOW

#3 BLAZE (Jason & Madison) - OUT NOW

#4 REVIVE (Nash & Velvet) - OUT NOW

#5 SLAY (Blade) - OUT NOW


#6 ILLUSIVE (Griff) - Releasing August 25th

#7 COMMAND (Scott & Harlow) - Releasing October 19th 2015

USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about alpha men and the strong, independent women they love.

When she isn't creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate. 

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