Wednesday, August 20, 2014

REVIEW - ALLURE by Lacey Weatherford:

TITLE: Allure
AUTHOR: Lacey Weatherford
AGE GROUP: New Adult
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 6, 2014
PUBLISHER: Moonstruck Media
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 362


Seventeen-year-old Brooklyn Hall has had her eye on uber sexy tattoo artist, Six Jagger, for a while. There’s only one problem—she’s pretty sure he doesn’t even know she exists. A friend of her older brother, Six is five years older than her. Plus, there’s the pesky fact that he’s had a steady girlfriend for months. Still, even though she knows there’s no chance for her, she can’t seem to let the fantasy go.

Six Jagger has had a thing for Brooklyn Hall since the first time he laid eyes on her a year ago. However, after finding out her age, he wiped her off his list of possibilities. That should’ve been the end of it, but for some reason, he can’t stop watching and admiring her from afar. Happy that he’s successfully maintained his distance, all that changes on the night Brooklyn walks into Inked Edges, asking him for an illegal tattoo. After that, all his carefully constructed barriers come tumbling down, taking them on an explosive ride of lust, passion, and desire.

All’s well that ends well, right? Too bad that wasn’t the end, but merely the beginning…

3 Alluring Stars!
Sweet, Interesting and Light. A Great Afternoon Read! 

The Review: 
I enjoyed the story in this one. It wasn’t to heavy and the angsts were light. It was a bit on the fluffy side and I thought the mains could have used a bit more conflict in their initial meet-and-get-together, but for the most part, this was an enjoyable, quick read.

Told in both main’s POV’s, we get the story of Six and Brooklyn, their sweet romance and their exciting journey to finding a love with a little adventure and a taste of the forbidden thrown in.

The Rundown: 
Brooklyn is seventeen, still in high school and has a very overbearing and watchful family. Her father is mayor and is more concerned with appearances and winning votes than he is about his family's happiness. Brooklyn’s only solace was her half brother who was the ostracized black sheep in their family and the mayors biggest disappointment. But Brooklyn’s brother loved and protected her until a hit-and-run took him from her, leaving her devastated and alone.

In a rare show of defiance, Brooklyn sets out to get a tattoo from her brothers best friend.. and to connect with the forbidden fruit that is Six, the hot and sexy tattoo artist/exotic dancer she’s been crushing on for over a year. Problem is, he’s older, has a girlfriend and has never noticed her... or so she thought.

Six’s life is a good one. The past couple of months have met some dark times but he’s living his dream of being a tattoo artist with a good start on one day owning his own shop. It doesn’t hurt that he spends his weekends as an exotic dancer and can have any women he wants, except the underage beauty he’s had to stay away from for the past year.

But when she walks into his tattoo parlor and he gets his hands on her, all bets are off and their mutual attraction draws them to one another like magnets. Only not everyone is okay with their union and when Six and Brooklyn’s future becomes threatened as well as their lives, Six has to make hard choices he never expected to make.

Brooklyn and Six’s story was sweet and fun. Six was sexy and charming and his attraction to Brooklyn was hot. When they give into temptation, they smoke those scenes and totally gave me the butterflies. 

I was a bit disappointed they gave in before her eighteenth birthday and not because I don’t think seventeen year olds have sex but because I think the author missed a well of opportunity with angsts with the forbidden.

Brooklyn grew up in an affluent home but she wasn’t snobby or expectant of anything. I liked her character a lot. Six was yummy and I loved his lifestyle but I also really enjoyed his loyalty and morals. 

The big conflict with Brooklyn’s father took an unexpected turn which I didn’t see coming and really loved. 

I did think some of Brooklyn and Six’s conversations were way too fluffy for my tastes. Six was an open book and a bit of a lighter hero than I’m used to but I still liked his charm and his protectiveness of Brooklyn. 

And I really enjoyed the ending to the one, mostly because it too, was unexpected. 

The Wrap Up: 
All in all, I enjoyed this read enough I sat through the whole book, not putting it down until the very end. And I’d definitely read this author again.

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