Thursday, June 25, 2015

review || EXPOSURE { blog tour }

Exposure by Annie Jocoby

Publisher: Tobann Publications (1/16/2015)
Series: Exposure, book 1
Genres: Erotica, Romance
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Photographer CJ Parker is a woman who has literally not gone outside for the past six months. She’s been hiding from the world, and from life, ever since an unimaginable tragedy forced her into seclusion.

On the one day where she decides to finally venture outside, she meets the mysterious billionaire, Asher Sloane. Dark-headed, magnetic, and gorgeous, Asher drips sex and animal magnetism. He draws CJ out of her shell and into the world, while showing her things that she never knew existed.

What CJ doesn’t know is that Asher has a dangerous past. Behind his beautiful blue eyes and confident demeanor lies dark secrets that, if they are brought to light, could mean the end of CJ and Asher’s relationship.

Will the exposure of Asher’s past destroy them?

Warning: This book has plenty of hot and steamy sex scenes featuring an alpha male who knows what he wants and knows exactly how to get it.

about Annie || Annie Jocoby is the author of 8 contemporary romance novels and 3 New Adult contemporary romance novels. Her motivation to begin writing these novels is that she was interested in writing about rich men who actually love and respect their women. Her heroes are alpha and damaged, yet also genuinely good guys.

Ryan, Nick, Luke and Asher are all complicated characters who have experienced plenty of darkness, yet always seek the light. They would all go to the ends of the earth to protect the women they love. And they’re all sexy, enigmatic, magnetic and great in bed.

All of Annie’s books have things in common: they all combine a touch of mystery and intrigue with drama, love, and lots of hot sex. Some of the books have action and even some criminal elements in them. Her current book, in fact, is her first book that would be classified as straight romantic suspense, although it also combines definite elements of the thriller genre! If you’re in the market for a book that is fast-paced, where the heroes are beautiful and wealthy, and the heroines are strong, vulnerable and flawed, then try these books out!

 { review } .
CJ experienced a pretty harrowing event six months ago, and as such, she suffers from agoraphobia. For six months, she's been locked up tight in the apartment she shares with her roommate and good friend, Scarlett, but her banking accounts are getting low. One more month of this, and she's going to be homeless.

Scarlett wants to help her get the help she needs, but CJ can't fathom stepping outside. How else is she going to be able to sit with a therapist? One day, though, CJ decides she's had enough and attempts to venture out on her own.

She doesn't make it very far before a panic attack hits.

Witnessing it and having experienced them himself, Asher wants to help CJ. He uses his status and money to help do just that. When CJ asks him about his own experiences, though, he clams up tight.

This first part in the trilogy sets us up nicely for the rest of CJ and Asher's story. Asher has a dark past that he keeps under a tight lock and key. The very last thing he wants is for his past to touch CJ, a woman that he has grown attached to relatively quickly.

...and by 'relatively quickly', I mean super quickly.

I felt that for as timid and scared of the world that CJ (rightfully) was, she was quite ballsy when it came to calling Asher out when she first met him. I felt that it was out of character, personally -- she was with a strange man, in a strange place, therefore not in the confines of her safe haven; I personally would have expected her to be more timid. She opens up to him quickly, in a sense that she appears to feel comfortable with him. She keeps her story to herself for a while because she's ashamed of it.

Then there was Asher, who I found to be cocky.

"...I know that us breaking up isn't exactly going to help your mental state, but, really, it's for your own good."

I just found him to be too self-assured. Here's this self-made man (who is more self-made that he let's on) and he pushes himself into CJ's life, pushes help and desires on her... and then pulls a line like that. He has his reasons for everything, and they're legit reasons, but I don't know. I just found him to be arrogant.

All of that said...

The way this puppy ends? I'm super excited to read FOCUS, the next part in this trilogy.

 { giveaway } .

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