{Blog Tour} Review & Giveaway: Adrian Lessons by L.A. Rose

Posted September 19, 2014 by Bee in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Giveaways, Reviews / 2 Comments

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{Blog Tour} Review & Giveaway: Adrian Lessons by L.A. Rose

Adrian Lessons


by L.A. Rose
Published on August 25th 2014
by L.A. Rose
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eBook
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If there’s one thing Cleo Reynolds knows, it’s that she’s not into Adrian King.

The son of a model with the looks to prove it, the experienced author of her school newspaper’s sex advice column, the cocky playboy with a hint of darkness. That Adrian King.

Nope. Nuh-uh. No way.

The problem is, he’s very into her.

After accidentally flashing him, and slightly-less-accidentally-but-still-totally-unintentionally making out with him in front of the whole class, she expects to be called crazy. Instead, he asks her out.

Cleo’s determined not to end up as another notch on his bedpost. Except she hasn’t done…you know…it in a while. (Read: ever.) And as a girl who pays her tuition by writing all the sex scenes in her roommate’s bestselling romance series, the lack of inspiration has served up a fat slice of writer’s block.

Until her roommate proposes that Cleo and Adrian act out all the steamy scenes in her book.

It’s just research. No feelings involved.

Nope. Nuh-uh.

No way.

4.5 Stars

I love it when books end up surprising me! I didn’t expect much when I accepted the author’s review request for this book to be honest. But she was so nice and I agreed to help her out with her blog tour too. So when I was making this blog post, I read the excerpt she gave me. And I was curious. So I started the book. And I loved it!

Cleo pays most of her college tuition by writing the sex scenes in her room mate/best friend’s books and she’s pretty good too. But lately it hasn’t been going so well. That is, until Adrian King comes into her life. So after accidentally flashing him and then kissing him in class in front of everyone a few days later, her room mate decides that he is the perfect candidate to help her out of her writer’s block. By playing out all the scenes she has to write. But there’s more to Adrian then meets the eye. He has an hidden darkness inside of him and a connection to Cleo that nobody knows about.

As for the story, it’s not really that original. It’s hard to be original these days so it all depends on the way it’s written. As for this book, it surprised me, like I said! There’s an alternating POV between Cleo and Adrian and both have unique voices. Cleo is so hilarious. I laughed a lot in this book! There was so much humor I haven’t really seen in this kind of book. But Cleo is also very self-consious. She’s coming out of a serious relationship of three years with a guy who never wanted to have sex with her (for very obvious reasons too… Obvious to everyone but Cleo). She thinks very lowly of herself and I could relate to her a lot!

On the other side we have Adrian. He’s not the guy he makes himself out to be at all. He’s very sensitive and sweet and has been crazy about Cleo for years. Of course he’s also delicious and very hot. I don’t blame Cleo for how she acts around him in the beginning. I’d be the same I think. I loved their chemistry and how they grew throughout this book. It’s not very long though so I read it pretty quick. The ending was very sweet! The only bad thing about this novel was that there were a few minor typos. It didn’t bother me that much but I think this book would gain a lot of an editor went over it again.

Adrian Lessons was surprisingly good! The main characters have great chemistry and there’s a lot of humor in this book which I loved! If you’re a fan of new adult contemporary, I’d definitely recommend this one!

Excerpt

“Christ,” Adrian finally mutters after a good half minute of staring at my body. He runs his hand through his hair.

I’m not saying my grand plan is to make him so worked up he’ll have to satisfy me. And then I can move on with my life.

I’m not saying that’s my plan, but if it were, I’d be an evil genius.

“You too,” I smirk, trailing my fingers down my bare waist. “That shirt looks expensive. Wouldn’t want to mess it up.”

Not taking his eyes from me, he pulls his shirt off, back over front in that casual way boys have. I gasp. Doves zoom overhead, sprinkling golden confetti. A chorus of angels sing. Okay, not all that actually happens, but it’s the first time I’ve seen him shirtless.

And that chest deserves some fanfare.

His torso is tan, lithe and strong, the hard contours of a six-pack-verging-on-eight-pack begging to be licked. Every ounce of him is sculpted, refined. Just looking at him floods my abdomen with tension. There’s a swirling tattoo on the left side of his ribs, but I’m too busy thinking about how I want to mount his torso on my mantelpiece like a serial killer to dwell on it.

My roommate looks between us, her eyes narrowed. “You two seem to be getting along much better today.”

If by ‘getting along’ she means ‘staring at each other with enough sexual tension to hoist the Titanic from the bottom of the sea’ then yes.

“Remember, guys,” she says. “Last time was more about the romance between the characters. Their first kiss. This is purely sexual.”

At the words ‘purely sexual’, a shiver grips my spine. I think Adrian might be similarly affected, because he hardens all over. And I mean all over.

“Come on, then,” I muster up the courage to say, fingering the lacy edge of my panties. “Inspire me.”

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About L.A. Rose

L.A Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She's a habitual beach bum and a not-exactly-recovered romance addict. She's also plucked up the courage to become an indie author! ADRIAN LESSONS, a New Adult contemporary romance to be released on August 25th, is her first book - if you don't count the ones she wrote before she finally came up with something publishable. (She prefers not to.)

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About L.A. Rose

L.A Rose recently made it out of college alive and with an English degree. She’s a habitual beach bum and a not-exactly-recovered romance addict. She’s also plucked up the courage to become an indie author! ADRIAN LESSONS, a New Adult contemporary romance to be released on August 25th, is her first book – if you don’t count the ones she wrote before she finally came up with something publishable. (She prefers not to.)

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