Monday, 8 January 2018

♕ REVIEW ♕ ARC ♕ UNDER THE LIGHTS (BRIGHT LIGHTS DUET) BY TIA LOUISE

Title: Under the Lights
Series:: Bright Lights Duet
Author: Tia Louise
Genre:  Contemporary 
Publication: January 08th, 2018
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UNDER THE LIGHTS: A new contemporary romance novel by author Tia Louise. Spoken in ‘Dual Perspectives’ This is set in the French Quarter in New Orleans surrounding the “Pussycat Angels” a Burlesque theatre a strip club that's a front for the underhanded world of sex trafficking.

In this we meet twenty one year old Mark and twenty year old Lara but in the book they do appear a lot older which I was glad about.

Lara’s dream was to become a singer..An orphan who wanted to make it big, she managed to sing her way into a spot on the show, but having no family, no money and nowhere to go, she's slowly she's pulled into the darker side of the business and she's scared for the young thirteen year old she's taken under her wing. How long can she protect her for? 

The last thing she needs is to become involved with a stagehand. 

Mark's dream was to become a policeman that was his main drive when he moved to New Orleans but in the blink of an eye he's fleeing a crime scene. He hears of crew needed on set at the 'Pussycat Angel's' which was only temporarily..

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Not looking for romance he's taken aback when he's drawn to one of the dancers..

“Do not fall in love in a place like this. Everything is fake.” 

An undeniable attraction that turns into so much more, plans are made for the three of them to escape, but in the blink of an eye their dreams are shattered. No one comes out unscathed. 

Then he was doing underhanded things for the boss, being one of the good guys and chasing his dream was disappearing far into the distance. Once your in the 'Pussycat Angels' there's no way out..

UNDER THE LIGHTS was a unique read which I can't compare to anything I've read before, likeable well rounded characters that you connect with. The only negative I have for this is that it appeared drawn out towards the middle segment and I found my attention span waning, but as your nearing the last few chapters it re-picks up and throws us over a doozy of a cliffy which has me craving the next book which is due on the 22nd of this month!!


ARC 
Provided by the Author in Exchange for an Honest Review

A thrilling, white-hot second-chance romance duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise… 

Heroes don’t last long around here…

Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans?
Check.

Prepare to die for her?
Double-check.

Larissa is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.
She’s the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw her.
The curve of her breast outlined by sparkling rhinestones.
Slim hips wrapped in black fishnets.
Long, dark hair…

She’s the Dark Angel who stole my heart.
Her body is intoxicating, our love overwhelming.

Cat eyes and blood red lips.
Sizzling fingers on white-hot skin.
I couldn’t keep my hands off her…

But her fame had a dark side,
A sinister shadow lurking under the lights.

I would do anything to save her…
He would do anything to see me dead.


Tia Louise is a former journalist, world-traveler, and collector of beautiful men (who inspire ALL of her stories... *wink*)---turned wife, mommy, and USA Today bestselling author (buried the lede).

It's possible she has a slight truffle addiction. And she will never look at a family restroom the same way again.

COMING JAN. 2018: THE BRIGHT LIGHTS DUET

NEW RELEASE: WHEN WE TOUCH, a USA Today bestseller

THE LAST GUY*
*Co-authored with Ilsa Madden-Mills

ONE TO HOLD (Derek + Melissa) kicks off the series by introducing the "lead" couple and all their friends, who appear in later books.
ONE TO KEEP (Patrick + Elaine) gives us Patrick & Elaine's love story and is told from Patrick's POV.
ONE TO PROTECT (Derek + Melissa) resolves a situation left open in ONE TO HOLD, and sets up the "big secret" btw Derek & Melissa.
ONE TO LOVE (Kenny + Slayde) is the love story of Kenny, who we met in ONE TO KEEP and Slayde, a damaged ex-fighter.
ONE TO LEAVE (Stuart + Mariska) gives us Stuart Knight, Derek's first partner and Patrick's older brother, a wounded, super-hot Marine turned cowboy, and Mariska, the girl strong enough to love him. #SexyCowboys AND Patrick & Elaine's wedding--Yay!
ONE TO SAVE (Derek + Melissa) the final installment in that ongoing "secret."
ONE TO CHASE (Marcus + Amy) the newest couple in the One to Hold universe is all kinds of panty-melting hot... all over Chicago. #officesex #sexylawyer
ONE TO TAKE (Stuart + Mariska) the heart-wrenching, angsty, superhot conclusion to Stuart & Mariska's love story, begun in ONE TO LEAVE

THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER (Dirty Players #1) 
A PLAYER FOR A PRINCESS (Dirty Players #2)
DIRTY DEALERS (Dirty Players #3)
DIRTY THIEF (Dirty Players #4)
Cinderella meets Ocean's Eleven in this CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE featuring secrets, lies, royal high jinks, scams and double-crosses; breathless, swooning lust, cocky princes, dominant alpha future-kings, and crafty courtiers, who are not always what they seem.

ONE IMMORTAL (Derek & Melissa, #SexyVampire)
ONE INSATIABLE (Koa & Mercy, #SexyShifter)
Enter the One to Hold world turned paranormal. You only thought it was hot before...

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