Monday, March 16, 2015

Release Blitz -- Forbidden Love ~V~


 Synopsis


Jude and Haven share a secret.

 One he willingly hides and she tries to forget, but it regardless, it has tied them together.

It's not until their relationship is discovered that Haven has a choice to make
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She can pine for the man who walked away or choose a new path.

 But secrets have a way of showing themselves, making it difficult for Haven to let go... And when she does, can Jude live with the consequences?



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You know when you read a book and you just get it?  You can relate to every person on some level at any given time?  That is how this book was for me.  I felt embedded in these characters' lives, I wanted to relish in their pain, joy, love, hope and sorrow. 

Lola Stark did that for me with this book.  She pushed the envelope with showing the other sides of a relationship.  Sure, we all love the sassy, snarky comebacks, the funny inner monologue but to be able to pull the heart strings of a reader and really make them FEEL...that takes talent. 

I'm not saying that I'm not an emotional reader, because I absolutely am, but I usually get one main reaction from a book. Either it's something that made me laugh, made me think, made me swoon, or seriously made me cry...this book did all of that.

Haven and Jude go through hell and back, both separate and together. I found myself falling in love with Jude and his vulnerability, the way tried to please everyone when he was in fact, completely miserable.  

And Haven, this woman found herself.  Coming from a dark past, a scared and rejected present, as well as an unknown future, she owned it.  All of it. I couldn't be more proud of how she changed and grew. No longer a little girl, but a woman with strength and the scars to prove the war she went through to get to where she is.

Overall, I would say you NEED this book. It's not a matter of want. Everyone should want this book...but I'm going to tell you, it's more than that. It is necessary to open the pages of Forbidden Love and get lost in the story. To FEEL the characters, connect with each and every one of them (because they are all back), and to send them off with the best farewell a series could ask for.

Brava, Ms. Stark. You've given this series a beautifully broken and wonderfully mended finale. I loved every word.

**5 Humpty-Dumpty, Stars**


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Excerpt #2:


Chapter Two

Jude

I walked back into the garage and punched one of the big metal tool cabinets on my way past. I sucked up the pain like a drug I couldn’t cope without. Why was she here? There was something about her that was just so alluring. I couldn’t see her without wanting to fall to my goddamn knees and worship her like she was a queen amongst peasants.

Suck it up, you pussy! When did you acquire feelings?

Pushing away from the doorframe at the back of the shop, I trudged outside in my heavy boots, kicking rocks as I went. I cut off my emotions as soon as I was able. I struggled to handle these kinds of feelings; they messed with my head and left me making bad decisions. Decisions that screwed with friendships, families and futures. I couldn’t have a future with her; it just wouldn’t be good for anyone.

Sitting at the bar stool, I pulled Haven between my legs and moved my hands to run up her silky legs, stopping at the bottom of her tight black skirt. Her arms came up and circled my neck as her head came down to my face. My fingers teased the skin at the edge of her skirt as she pulled my bottom lip into her mouth and sucked, tearing a growl from my throat. My fingers stopped their progress and dug into the skin of her legs, pulling her tighter to me and deepening the torturous kiss.

In response, her hands dropped to my shoulders, her nails close to breaking the skin through my t-shirt while my fingertips ghosted over the curve where her legs met her luscious ass. The tightly wound restraint I had been keeping snapped, and I swiftly stood, picking her up. Her legs instantly wrapped around my waist and I took a few long strides to the edge of my workbench where I set her down, then pressed hard against her core and ground my hips. Haven’s hands tugged at my shirt ripping it over my head as I ran my rough hands higher and higher up her soft thighs until I hit the sweet spot. She moaned just as my mouth came down, devouring her like the starving man I was. She was my drug of choice. Her taste, touch and smell I just couldn’t get enough of it. I couldn’t get enough of her, and I didn’t need it either. Haven would always be exactly what I craved.

“Dude, snap out of it.” The voice broke me out of my reverie and yanked me back to the present. Goddamn it, I did it again. I’d been slipping into memories of Haven for weeks. I just couldn’t get her out of my head. It was fucked up, messy and it left me in a piss-ass mood for the rest of the day.

Why’d I have to fall for a girl I can’t have? That’s how it always worked though, right? The guy loved the girl he couldn’t have. Then the poor bastard pined for her for all eternity and was unable love anyone like he loved her. He’d end up miserable and alone, simply because a relationship would be selfish and do more harm than good to the people they both loved. Scrubbing my hand down my face in an effort to wipe her from my thoughts, I knew something had to give. I didn’t know how much more I could take. 



About the Author


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Lola hates all things sultanas.
Lola is a little strange and unusual.
Lola has no brain-to-mouth filter
(this may or may not have gotten Lola into trouble – repeatedly).
Lola is keeping Coca-cola in business one 2lt bottle at a time.
 Apparently, Lola likes to talk in the third person about herself.

This here is what my profile says everywhere: Lola Stark lives in Australia, Is an at-home mummy with no filter, raising a hoard of minions. Lola has loved to read for as long as she can remember. When not wrangling the children, she can be found sitting at her computer, writing, facebooking or just generally messing around. I know, I know third person again.


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