Thursday, November 6, 2014

review || INTENSITY { blog tour }

Intensity by C.C. Koen

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services (10/13/2014)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: InkSlinger
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What would you do to improve your life? 

Twenty-one-year-old Serena Thomas is faced with a tough decision. Unable to get ahead of debt and loneliness since her grandmother’s death she finds a new job, placing the sheltered virgin in an underground escort business. She tells herself it’s just a temporary life choice, but destiny has a different plan. She meets a mysterious and gorgeous man, who happens to be her new boss. Will Serena fit in or will she be left all alone again? 

Lincoln (aka: Linc) Jefferson has an unusual life. He established The Lounge, an exclusive escort club for very personal reasons. A place where the women say who, when, and what type of sex they’re willing to have. The escorts possess all the power and the money. It’s a business Linc guards at all costs. Trying to maintain the secrecy is a constant challenge and one that’s tested when he enters into a relationship with Serena. She tempts him unlike any woman, even though he’s surrounded by beauty on a daily basis. The more time they spend together the harder it is for him to keep his secrets. Will Serena stand by his side or will she abandon him? 

Sparks and passion fly, taking these two on a journey neither could have expected.

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As the title suggests, from the get-go the relationship, if you will, between Linc and Serena is intense. He first sees Serena when she comes in to interview for an escort job -- one that she doesn't really want, but she needs. He takes one look at her and takes her under his wing -- partially due to the fact she reminds him of his sister. He immediately labels her 'exclusive', which Serena later learns means she's exclusive to him -- no one at the bar, the cover of this high-end escort service, is allowed to take her. This, of course, makes some waves of the other ladies who want Linc as their own. 

As Serena navigates through all of this, she learns to defend herself, while Linc slowly falls for this beautiful girl.

In the end, though, I have to judge Serena just a bit. When she questions Linc about his sister, he takes it a bit... harshly... and he shakes her, sending her back to the hospital. And yet she forgives him easily. Like I said, makes me judge her a bit... but perhaps all that will work out more in book two.

Speaking of book two, Linc calls Serena his Serenity. That said, I wonder how book two, Serene, will be? I will be waiting for it :)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for participating in the Intensity tour and taking the time to read it. I appreciate your review and posts. I'm glad you enjoyed the story.

    Serenity will be released in fall 2015 and will provide the conclusion of Linc & Serena's story. :)