Friday, March 25, 2016

Shine by Red L. Jameson (Book Review / Contest Giveaway)

In association with Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours, Jersey Girl Sizzling Book Reviews is pleased to host the virtual book tour event for Shine by author Red L. Jameson!

Book Review

Shine by Red L. Jameson
Book 1: Wild Love Series
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: January 26, 2016
Format: Paperback - 282 pages
               Kindle - 1714 KB
               Nook - 676 KB
ISBN: 978-1523738175
BNID: 2940152573374
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

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Buy The Series: Wild Love Series
Book 1: Shine
Book 2: Fly  

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Reading Addiction Virtual Book Tours.

Book Description:

The fireman is hot—able to burn me. But still, I crave the singe.

The professor is cold—brooding with intrigue, making me yearn for more.

The police officer easily unlocks my laugh—something I thought was caged for life.

Two years ago, before my cheating husband died, he promised he'd right his wrongs—and there were so many wrongs. On his deathbed, he swore he’d send a slew of men to worship me and treat me like a goddess.

I don't know how, but my husband kept that one promise. Unbelievably, I get to choose between three men—one’s perhaps too hot, another too cold, while the other might be just right. And faintly, I can hear my husband chuckling and whispering that I don’t have to choose.

Maybe—just maybe, they could all be mine...

Book Excerpt:

(Jane Emory has just performed the Heimlich Maneuver on her friend, Bethany Lazzarus, when a firefighter removes her, so other EMTs can check Bethany.)

 Someone tries to take my shoulder and bodily move me. But I won’t have it. I need to keep Bethany in my view. I need to make sure she’s okay because I love her so much and if one more person dies on me I’ll buy a gun and…okay, not really. But I couldn’t stand life without her.
I fight strong arms, gripping me around my waist, pulling me away from Bethany. I kick, buck, do everything possible to get my body back under my own volition.
Whiskers rake my cheek. “Shh, shh, I got you,” a man whispers. His arms hold me even tighter.
That’s when I see the firemen around Bethany. Their royal blue pants, royal blue t-shirts, light blue gloves over large hands.
“That’s it,” the man holding me says. “That’s it. You gotta make room for the men to work on your friend, baby.”
I’m breathing so hard my lungs feel like there are fissures in every inch of them. The man has me in a weird grip, almost cupping one of my breasts, and I realize the position of my hands are forcing him to hold me that way. But I don’t let go of him.
“You saved her?” the man whispers into my ear.
“Yes, she saved me,” Bethany says loudly, smiling at me, still so red-looking it scares me. “She did the Heimlich thing. That’s my friend, Jane, Jane Emory. She’s super smart and super fast and she saved my life.”
I want to laugh at Bethany’s statements, but I just can’t. I want to cry.
However, my hands relax against the man’s iron-like forearms. I notice the striations of his muscles there. They twitch, still holding me in a firm grip. He has blond hair. Golden. It sparkles in the light. His chest encompasses me from behind. It’s so firm, and his heart is beating into my back. His whiskers are still against me. This is intimate.

My Book Review:

What's a girl to do when she finds herself attracted to three men at the same time? Should she choose one or find a way to juggle dating all three?

In Shine, book one of the Wild Love series, author Red L. Jameson weaves an intriguing erotic romance tale that follows thirty-two year old widow Jane Emory's dilemma when she finds herself attracted to three sexy men at the same time!

Set in Laramie, Wyoming, and told in the first person narrative, Jane is a professor of anthropology at the University of Wyoming, and has been a widow for the past two years. After escaping a traumatic childhood and serial cheating from Tim, her plastic surgeon husband who passed away from cancer two years ago, Jane decides it's time to take a lover. But who would have thought that in a span of twenty-four hours, Jane would have a trio of sexy men to choose from?! First there is Paul Reddick, English professor, who wants all of her; then unexpectedly she meets Chris Peters, the sexy fireman whose kisses make her burn for more; then there is Gabe Thompson, the police officer who makes her feel so comfortable. Jane's not the kind of woman who kisses or dates more than one man at a time, in fact she doesn't do anything impulsively, and has been dealing with inner demons from her past, and negative thinking that she isn't lovable or deserves to have her needs, wants and desires fulfilled. Can this trio of sexy men help Jane lower her guard, and show her just how lovable and desirable a woman she really is?

Shine is a delightful erotic romance tale that easily draws the reader into Jane's story. The story has an intriguing mixture of poignancy, emotion, and passion. Each of the men have something different to offer Jane, and together they help her see just how desirable a woman she really is.

I loved that the author provides the reader with Jane's backstory in addition to snippets of the men's lives, and intertwines it with the erotically sexy and passionate connections that Jane made with each of the men. Did I mention that each of the connections were simply hot, hot, hot? And when Jane and the three men are together at the same time, oh my goodness .... you'll have to read the story to find out what happens!

With an intriguing cast of characters; witty banter and electric interactions; and a storyline that has enough emotion and passion that easily keeps the reader engaged and wanting more; Shine is a sexy erotic romance story that will leave a smile on your face!


About The Author

Red L. Jameson is an award-winning and multi-published author. She writes in many genres. Her pen name, L. B. Joramo, includes the odd combination of historical and paranormal for the Immortal American Series. However, it is under her “Red” name, her nickname too, where all her stories are strongly laced with love, including contemporary, historical, time-travel, paranormal, and erotic romance. Red lives in the wilds of Montana with her family and a few too many animals, and is currently working on her next novel that she hopes will make her readers laugh, cry, think, and fall in love.

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  1. "With an intriguing cast of characters; witty banter and electric interactions; and a storyline that has enough emotion and passion that easily keeps the reader engaged and wanting more" This sentiment alone would make me want to read this book. Thanks for the review!

    1. Hi Angela! Thank you for stopping by and posting your kind comments, I appreciate it. :)