Thursday, 14 May 2015

♥ Blog Tour ♥ London Bound (London Lovers #3) ♥ Amy Daws ♥




         

***After falling in love with "us" in the first two installments of the London Lovers Series, now...it's Leslie's turn in this spicy series stand alone.***

When Leslie Lincoln, a spunky, red-headed American, suffers an awkward moment with an arousingly-sexy British man
she thinks her life can't get any more pathetic.

She's done with men.
She doesn't need them.
She especially doesn't need their muscular thighs.
No siree, she's going to forget all about the brooding, complicated, and seductive "Theo" who captivated her on the dance floor of a London nightclub.

Keep telling yourself that, Lez.....

Immersing herself into a new type of romantic cleanse, Leslie thinks she'll never lay eyes on Theo again. But somehow, he's managed to bulldoze his way back in
her cheetah-print onesie pajamas be damned.

He wants more.
She wants to run.
But he can
t seem to let her go.

Both of them have a past
and neither want to share.

How can love possibly survive in darkness?





    




ARC received for an honest review.

I have fallen in love with the characters in the London Lovers series over the past year, so each time a new story comes out, I am excited to read it.

 And London Bound was no exception

London Bound starts up right where A Broken Us finished, but you could read it without reading the previous books.

We met Leslie, Finley's best friend in the past books in the series, and now we get her story.

Lez has always been the one in the friendship that was a bit out there, didn't care what anyone thought.  Her antics with her friend and roommate Frank were quite legendary.

They say you never know what hides behind those smiles.  And Lez has been hiding things, even from her best friend, for a while.  And they are affecting her to this day.

I LOVED her first encounter with the sexy Theo.  I couldn't help but laugh, but could also completely feel her embarrassment.
But she is never going to see him again, right??

Oh my Theo! What is not to love about this man?  When Lez and Theo's world collide again.. and again, sparks fly and things sure do start to heat up.

Throw in a sexy challenge from Lez's partner in crime and fellow ginger Frank, and you just know things are going to be fun, but are going to get messy. 

We learn so much more about Leslie.  Why did she leave America?  Why has she sworn off men?

Theo also has a secret he is hiding from Lez - and we all know how well that always goes, don't we!  At times I just wanted to slap some sense into him, wanted Lez to move on.  But at the same time I wanted them to stick with it, as I knew things would be wonderful if they could get through them.

There were a lot of laughs in London Bound, but this book also hits on some deeper, darker issues.  One of the characters goes through something that hit quite close to the bone for me as I have been in their position in the past.  Ms Daws dealt with these issues with empathy, with caring.  She did not sugar coat things.  Thank you for this.

I loved that we got more of Finley and Brody, whose relationship is moving on in leaps and bounds from where they left off.  Frank and his vintage porn obsession is hilarious.

And then there is Liam. He has kind of been in the background, pining over Finley.  I sure do hope we get more of his story.  Please!

I can't wait to see what Ms Daws brings us next






 EXCERPT - CHAPTER 5

I think you need a spruce, Lez, he states deadpan.

A spruce? And what the hell does that entail?

Like a spa visit? Angela asks excitedly.

Not a spa exactly. More likea cleanse. Frank fixes a salacious grin on me as he appears excited for what he has in mind. I squirm, feeling nervous about where the hell this is going.

Ive done cleanses before, they are miserable, Angela says, dramatically raising her glass and taking a drink.

This is a different kind of cleanse. It could be miserable for Leslie, but I know many mates who would bloody love it.

Whats involved? I ask warily. Why the hell would I agree to something that might make me miserable?

Itswhat I would calla seven-step program. You have to follow all of the steps in order to gain the maximum benefits and achieve full happiness. Do you agree to it?

Agree to what? To doing this crazy cleanse that I have no clue whats even involved? Absolutely not! I cant even drink black coffee, Frank. If this cleanse drink tastes disgusting, I cant do it.

Nothing will taste disgusting on this cleanse, I assure you, he replies cryptically.

I dont know.

You need this, Leslie. Youve been in a funk ever since Finley got engaged to that sex monster, Brody.

I blanch. Frank has a huge man-crush on Brody. It all started when he got a full-frontal Magic Mike image of Brody and Finley one morning at the house. Brodys a good-looking guy, dont get me wrong. But I see him more like a brother.

So, this cleanse youre suggesting will get me out of this funk?

Without question, Frank says, and turns his wide brown eyes on me. Hes sincere. I can see it in his demeanor. He genuinely wants me to do this.

Im not interested in a boyfriend, Frank. I dont want a relationship.

Thats not what this is about. I promise.

I smirk sneakily and Frank jumps up thrusting his hands into the air in victory, knocking his chair down in the meantime. Several people gawk at his obnoxious display.

Holy balls. This is Frank. What have I gotten myself into?





Amy Daws is a goof of epic proportions. She enjoys making dumb videos and laughing at herself...a lot. It gets awkward. She thinks she should have tried her hand at improv theater but figured she'd learn how life looks behind the lens of a camera first. 

She also thinks talking about herself in the third person isn't awkward at all. 

Amy lives in
South Dakota with her husband, Kevin, and their miracle daughter, Lorelei. The long-awaited birth of Lorelei is what inspired Amys first book, Chasing Hope, and her passion for writing. 

Amy's contemporary romance books are a part of the The London Lovers Series and currently have two installments out with more to come. Her writing style is emotional and self-deprecating with awkward humor sprinkled in. Basically, if she makes you cry happy and sad tears...she's achieved her goal. Extra points if you have to blow your nose. 

Amy's inspiration for writing is and always will be her six precious angel babies and her daughter, Lorelei. On most nights, you can find Amy and her family dancing to Strawberry Shortcake
s theme song or stuffing themselves inside childrens-sized playhouses because there is nothing they wouldnt do for their little miracle.




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