Friday, June 21, 2013

Love Plus One by Andrea Smith Blog Tour and Contest

It had been a year ago that 19-year-old Lindsey Dennison's life had taken an abrupt turn. While away at Cornell for her freshman year at college, her parents' marriage had imploded. Lindsey learned the harsh truth about her father, and his involvement in criminal activity that was the focus of a major federal bust. Her father had slipped out of the country with his lover and cohort in crime, Susanne, shortly before the FBI arrest warrants could be served. He was now a fugitive from justice, deserting his only child. Lindsey was left trying to pick up the pieces of the life she now realized had been a house of secrets and lies for all of those years.

After her mother's marriage to Eric Slater, one of the special agents of the FBI involved in the federal investigation that occurred in their hometown of Indianapolis, Lindsey decides to start fresh at a new college close to where her mother, step-father and baby brother Bryce are now living outside of Washington, D.C.

Life is different now for Lindsey, but it is about to change even more. Her step-father's partner and best friend in the bureau, Trace "Taz" Matthews, is about to rock her world in more ways than one. Taz is nearly ten years older than Lindsey, but her initial interest in him is physical only. Lindsey has a problem that she is certain Taz can fix . . . but will he?

Despite their best efforts, Lindsey and Taz are tossed together by fate on more than one occasion, and this G-Man does not appreciate the distraction. There are complications for Sammie and Slate along the way as well. A risky pregnancy for Sammie requires the family to pull together and Lindsey's life suddenly becomes increasingly complicated.

There is a budding romance on the horizon for Lindsey with a wealthy, Ivy-League type guy she meets at school by the name of Kyzer Stanfield. Kyzer's interest in Lindsey does not sit well for Taz. When Lindsey must leave school to return home to help her mother, Taz is relieved that she will be distanced from the pursuit of Kyzer. . . but not for long.

Things are never quite as they seem. Lindsey will learn a brutal lesson about trust, compassion and strength. Taz will learn lessons about love, intimacy and honor, and that sometimes doing the right thing has consequences.

Warning: Explicit Sex, contains rape scene

Lindsey Dennison has been an ongoing transition.  Her father headed overseas after his involvement in criminal activity and now is a wanted man, her mother has remarried an FBI agent named Eric “Slate” Slater, and she has a new brother.   Through it all she has tried to adjust and done quite well, but the relationship she was having imploded in a way she didn’t even see coming.

Now home for Lindsey can’t help but feel a little out of place and when she has a moment with Eric’s partner agent Trace “Taz” Matthews, she can’t seem to get that sensual moment out of her mind, neither can Taz.  Taz knows Lindsey is off limits, but he wants her and when realizes she is more innocent than he imagined he knows that is  a line he can’t cross.  However fate has a way of throwing them together and they come to a no strings attached agreement. 

Complications have a way of arising when best laid plans are thrown for a loop.  Lindsey is being pursued by another man who seems intent on romancing her off her feet, but Taz doesn’t see a silver lining ahead for Lindsey with the man.  A betrayal is fast and brutal for Lindsey, she will learn that things are not always what they seem.

Seductive, unexpected, and nail biting read.  This was one of those reads that you think you have figured out and it turns a corner that you did not see coming.  Definitely will read more in this series.
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Here are some favorite quotes from Love Plus One.  You may edit the language if needed.

“We’re going to my place,” he replied very matter-of-factly. “We’re going to fuck.”
“I’m sick of having you under my skin,” he stated simply. “So, I intend to have you underneath me, on top of me, sitting on my face, but by God I am not having you under my fucking skin anymore. Period.”

God, I couldn’t stop thinking about her. It was driving me nuts. It was as if her face, her body, her voice, her hair, her scent, the taste of her were all imprinted on my brain like some primal connection that I couldn’t shed.

“It’s simple, Taz. Teach me how to fuck. There are no strings attached.
“I’m not looking to get hurt, Taz. I’m just looking to get thoroughly fucked.”

“You are my sweet angel, Lindsey.”

“So, you’re just going to leave without saying good-bye? Damn girl, did you leave my money on the dresser?”
Damn, he always looked hot no matter what he wore or how disheveled he looked.

His face had nuzzled against me, and he had whispered, “I want to ravish you.”
His mouth was gentle on mine; his lips, spreading butterfly kisses softly, his tongue gently tracing my bottom lip. I parted my lips and we kissed deeply now, his arms wrapped around my lower back, pulling my ass in so that I could feel the hardness that was his.

“I’m not here to give you a ride home. I’m here to take you to my place. Your sleepover plans have changed. You’re sleeping me with tonight.”

I felt something wet running down my cheeks. It was foreign to me, and for the first time ever, I froze. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t speak. My heart had died inside of me. (Taz)

I looked up and there he was, the sunlight framing his beautiful face as if he were an angel. And I saw his smile, and he truly was my angel, and I thanked the God I presumed had been ignoring me.

“I love you, Trace.”
“I love you, Lindsey. Haven’t you been listening?”

Some pics of Taz and Lindsey

Taz - On the job

Lindsey after growing out her hair

Taz with his do-rag!Taz on his bikeLindsey - short hair


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