Release Day Blitz - Losing Control (Kerr Chronicles #1) by Jen Frederick ~ Ava's Review and Kindle Fire Giveaway!
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Title: Losing Control
Author: Jen Frederick
Series: Kerr Chronicles #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2014
I’d do anything to keep my mother alive.
Anything, including ask Ian Kerr for help. I don’t know much about him, except that he has more money than some small countries. And he’s willing to spend it on me. Just one catch: there’s a string attached, and not just the one I feel pulling me into his arms and his bed. There’s also the plan for revenge he wants my help with.
Every time he says my name, it makes my body shiver and my heart stutter. I know he’s going to wreck me, know there won’t be anything left of me but lust and sensation by the time he’s done with me, but even though I can see the heartbreak coming towards me like a train, ready to crash into me, I can’t get out of the way. I want what he makes me feel. Want what he’s offering.
This may have started out as something to save my mother, but now…now it’s about what he makes me feel. I’m in danger of losing everything that’s important. Worse? Ian's whispered words and hot caresses are making me believe that's okay.
“I’m a big collector of things.” “Am I a thing?” “No you’re my heart.”
I always look forward to a new release from Jen Frederick; she is fast becoming one of my favourite authors. Losing Control sounded different from her previous work and the synopsis about Victoria ‘Tiny’ Corielli, a bike messenger in desperate need of money and Ian Kerr a successful businessman with an interesting proposition for Tiny was intriguing.
Losing Control was released chapter by chapter via newsletter for the past month, I had missed the first few instalments but I was lucky enough to receive an ARC in full, so I told myself I would start reading to catch up with the newsletter and then read it daily. However, once I picked up this book I didn’t do much else until I had read the very last page. I was so drawn into this story; it had mystery, romance, suspense and heartache. Everything I look for in a book to really connect with the characters and storyline.
Tiny accidently runs into Ian as she is delivering a parcel, as part of her job, the moment their eyes meet their connection is visceral. Usually this can sound really cliché but the way in which it was written had me thinking maybe you do feel it, the moment you set eyes on your soul mate. Tiny and Ian were shaken and they couldn’t erase each other even if they wanted to.
“I can’t escape him-and worse, I don’t even want to.”
Tiny needs money and she needs it fast, she turns to her less than honourable step-brother and agrees to take on some extra runs that isn’t exactly above board. It is during this time she meets Ian again, he is convinced she isn’t up to the unique task he needs her for but Tiny is adamant that she is more than capable. Ian needs some leverage on an old enemy but the moment Tiny is involved Ian realises his mistake, Tiny belongs to him and no one else.
“I want you, bunny, and I’ll have you. This will be the last night you cry alone.”
Tiny is thrust into an unknown world that includes a flash apartment, new clothes and a chauffeur. Seeing her mum so happy makes Tiny reluctant to call the deal off and she agrees to work for Ian but no sooner has she agreed when their relationship spills over from professional to personal.
“What about my doubts?” I ask, but inwardly I’m thrilled that he’s finally, finally ready.”…
His lips are wet from my saliva and his fingers are tight against me. “I’m going to fuck those doubts right out of you.”
Ian had it all going on, he was rich, successful and he oozed power. I may have swooned a time or two! I love a man who takes charge and the moment he set his eyes on Tiny, he went into full on protective mode. Pair that with a dirty mouth and a heart of gold and we have ourselves the perfect book boyfriend.
“I’m going to fuck you so hard tonight that you will be left with only one thought. One concept: You belong to me.”
“Collapsing against me, his chest heaving with his exertion, his next words echo in my heart. “I’ll never have enough of you.”
“I press my lips together because any minute now I’m going to start crying. A bit of wetness forms at the outsides of my eyes and Ian thumbs it away. “I can see my future in your eyes, Tiny.”
I really liked Tiny as a character; she was down to earth and very likeable. She went above and beyond for her mum, she proved that there was nothing she wouldn’t do to see that her mum got the best in life. I also liked the fact Tiny wasn’t your ‘perfect heroine’ she had some real life issues and I thought they were handled really well. It was refreshing to read for a change.
The storyline held my interest throughout the book, there were plenty of sensual yet erotic moments between Tiny and Ian but there was depth to the story with Tiny’s mum and the way in which Ian cared for them both. Ian’s nemesis made an appearance and things were left wide open at the end. I really can’t wait for the next book to discover how it will all unravel. I just know this couple has been through a lot and I can’t wait for them to bask in their HEA.
For fans of Jen Frederick you will love this book, her writing is excellent, the story in interesting and the sexy times are hot. Ian is probably one of my favourite male leads from Jen. And for new readers this is the perfect place to start to discover a great story and a great author today.
“No, I wouldn’t think you would,” I say faintly. No one has ever spoken to me in such a graphic and frank manner and I don’t know how to respond—at least not verbally. My body is reacting by getting hot and tight.
He nods then in confirmation that I’ve heard him. “I don’t dip my pen in the company ink. Nothing good comes of that. So let me ask you again. Are you certain you wouldn’t rather let me take you out to dinner and then home, where I would make you come so hard that you wouldn’t be able to remember your own name let alone that you have money troubles?”
I’m finding it difficult to breathe normally and it’s hard to remember exactly why I’m resisting him so hard. His hand has moved from my waist to my hip and his fingers are curling around my ass and pulling me close as possible despite the bike frame between us. I can even feel his erection against my hip. “The money troubles will still be there, regardless of my memory,” I manage to choke out.
His eyes narrow because he doesn’t like my rejections. “You should know that when small prey runs away, it only whets the appetite of a predator. Someday, Victoria Corielli, I’m going to get you to say yes.”
He pushes the bike frame upright and my body reluctantly follows.
“I’ll be in touch,” he says and then turns and walks away. I stare after him like a dumbass for at least five minutes.
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