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Release Blitz: Shades of Lust by E. M. Lindsey

Shades of Lust | E. M. Lindsey

The Carnal Tower Series #1

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Release Date: February 2nd, 2022

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Blurb

“The path to paradise begins in hell.”

― Dante Alighieri

On a small path leading to nowhere sits a looming cathedral, once-abandoned, now hosting the most dangerous of pleasures.

And Stone Brice is the most dangerous of all: Lust. A former acrobat, Stone’s life was changed dramatically after an accident, and now he runs The Carnal Tower, a place where people can go to have their deepest and sometimes darkest fantasies realized.

Stone is a man who is rarely taken by surprise, so when he meets the artist, August Ashley, he doesn’t expect to trip and fall at his feet—literally. But there’s something about the quiet stranger in the park that Stone wants to take apart, and that feeling only gets worse the more Stone gets to know him.

Stone is well aware he can’t mix business and pleasure, but when August comes to him with a proposal for a trade—seven paintings for seven nights with Lust—he can’t say no. Not when it means he’ll be able to have August exactly the way he wants him—even if it’s just for a week.

Stone has every plan to strip August down to his very soul, but the longer the week goes on, the more Stone comes to realize that August might very well be his undoing.

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About The Author

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E.M. Lindsey is a non-binary, MM Romance author who lives on the East Coast of the United States. When they’re not working, EM is spending time on the beach, kayaking, swimming, and playing with their dogs.

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Dante Pope is not who I thought he was and I have all the feels

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

OMG, just OMG.

That’s it, I’m not capable of writing an actual review just yet 🤣

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Right, three days later and I think I can about marshall my thoughts into a coherent review.

Dante Pope. Where to start with Dante Pope. At the end of Redemption and I hated him and wanted him to go to Hell in a fiery ball of destruction, even after his one good deed.

But the Dante Pope in this book? OMG he was something else, he’s vulnerable, he’s desperate to find a sense of peace, he’s aching for love because he’s never had it, and he’s so very much deserving of finding a family who is there for him.

He’s complicated, complex and compelling, as a character. And I have so many feelings for and about him it’s unreal.

This isn’t really a redemption story, it’s a story of new beginnings, of finding a new way to live and of discovering that when you find your person, they will love you unconditionally, even through all the hard times.

In comparison to the other two in this series, this one is almost angst free when it comes to the road life, there is little threat because Dante has served four years in prison and he’s kept his head down and his nose clean.

When he’s told he’s been found a placement scheme helping as an assistant gardener on a big country estate, it’s a relief, something he can do and not have to think about anything other than the feel of soil under his hands.

And like the prison gardens he’s been tending inside, his freedom is tied into this growth and development, where he finds more than just the solitude he’s become accustomed to.

He also finds Sid. I have so much empathy for Sid, who isn’t really coping with his life-changing diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis. The degenerative nerve disease has caused havoc and left him unable to do his job properly.

The sparks when they meet are instant. They gravitate to each other, even when both are trying to convince themselves it would be a disaster and that they have nothing to offer.

Dante is utterly convinced he’s still an evil man while showing every day that he is actually a gentle soul who was set on his criminal path by the circumstances of life rather than deliberate choice.

Sid is doing everything he can to try and not show the vulnerability his illness has given him, he’s frustrated and thinks his body’s betrayal means he’s not worthy to have a relationship.

This is understandably a slow burn-ish book, but it’s not lacking at all. The connection between the two men is palpable and as they each open up to the other, we see how their lives can adapt and move to accommodate even the hardest of circumstances.

I adored everything about this. Even the arrival of Asa Gerrard, who brings the same sense of menace and yet who also carries the same weakness – of love – as Luis, Benito and now Dante have fallen victim to.

Honestly, I could discuss this book forever, the changes Dante makes to his own life, the way he chooses to make the best of his second chance, the way Sid lives as best as he can with his condition.

if you’ve not picked up this series, please do, it’s absolutely fabulous!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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A slightly more angsty single dad romance and it’s a hit

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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

The Single Dads series from RJ is one of my favourites of all her excellent output, and this is another wonderful addition.

It’s a little bit more angsty than the previous three imho, the subjects it deals with are more serious, dealing as they do with chronic pain and disability as well as criminal behaviour.

But that’s not to say it’s all dramatic. There are some quite special moments of romance when two bruised and battered hearts realise they’ve found a safe home.

And also when Cam’s son Finn realises he can make loyal friends who won’t dump him because of something he had no control over.

Adam’s family are awesome, and we get to catch up with Asher, Eric and Leo and all their loved ones too.

Now, bring on Nick and his happy ending!

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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