Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lie to Me - Tori St Claire - Book Review Tour Release

Today I have for you Lie to Me by Tori St Claire . Find as follows the review , cover and blurb. Lie to me is book two in this series, Stripped being Book one.


After helping to break up a Russian human trafficking ring as part of the CIA’s elite Black Opal team, Alexei Nikanova’s newest assignment is to rescue one of the stolen women and return her to her father. When he arrives in Dubai, he discovers his target is Sasha Zablosky—a woman he knows all too well, and who has haunted him ever since their one unforgettable night together. But he finds Sasha reluctant to leave her Sheik, the only true friend she’s ever known. Only Alexei can’t give her a choice.

With their yearning roused by intrigue, Alexei and Sasha can no longer resist and spend night after night in forbidden pleasure. Soon Alexei finds himself falling for her even as he battles a shadowy menace to protect her. But Sasha is no innocent. She has a past darker than she could ever admit or that Alexei could ever forgive. And it is about to explode into her life once more. Now, as the lies they tell themselves—and each other—pull them deeper into a perilous desire, what began as simple passion becomes a love certain to destroy them and end the lives of countless innocents.

My thoughts. 

Undercover as one of CIA’s elite Black Opal team members , Alexei  Nikanova is working to stop a Russian human trafficking ring. Here he meets Sasha Zablosky, also under an alias. A week of hot loving -  he turns her over to the trafficking ring.  With much regret. 

Alexia  is fuelled with regret after what he had done, and after two years he is sent to retrieve her. She has been in his thoughts and Sasha brings out all the emotions within him, a week was not enough.  But finds his need to succeed in this mission - is just overwhelming.   They  follow  a  trail of betrayal , deceit and lies and not knowing whom they can trust. A love that seems inevitable yet almost unachievable in more ways than one. …  Past lies , and Secrets may be the end . 

Lie to me is a riveting and gritty suspense filled with erotic moments  and fueled along  with engaging characters. A lot of hot sex, ménages, and full on vivid descriptions. Think erotic - Think SMOKIN ~ 

 So if you not into the nitty gritty ** hot sex ** and vivid descriptions then this read is not for you...  The sex between Alexei and Sasha showed us the depth and definition between the pair, the emotions well portrayed and put forth to give the reader an understanding of their relationship. 

The pages are drenched in  erotic , romance, and  suspense that will certainly leave you on the edge of your seat. But eagerly flipping the pages for more.  I’m sure in certain scenes your eyelashes will be curling and your heart beating in overdrive...  

Both characters, Alexei and Sasha have both hidden secrets, pasts –   tortured  souls in their own ways, this in turn may just affect their relationship on more levels than one.  How can love grow with so many hidden secrets and the unknown? The story  of these two alone will certainly have you anticipating every page. 

From within the first chapter – Lie to me will have you eagerly  hooked  . With a fluent flowing storyline, and heat that will scorch the pages ** wink wink** the story is not stop GO GO...  goooooo.. 

 I have not read the first in this series, but didn’t find I had missed out on anything. Enough detail was put forth for me to not feel I had missed the que =  I will go back to read it for sure.

((( take a good look at the cover, my friend and I were baffled – at first and then amazed at the shadows. )) very clever !!!!!!  there are actually three different shots in it ;) 

I like the way in which Tori has set up the ending of this book for the continuous on of her next story .

I rated this book 4/5 ..

Heat - Toe curling and panty bunching  :) 

This book was supplied to me via the publisher - author for an honest review. 

As a little treat I have run over to Tori's site Here and grabbed you an excerpt. Im Sure it will entice you to grab your copy today ! This excerpt alone is fuelled with emotions giving great insight into just a little of what to expect in the WHOLE story ! 

Lie to Me
Erotic Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July, 2012
Pre-Order: | Barnes and Noble | Books-A-Million | indieBound
Pre-Order e-Book: Kindle | Nook | Sony


Fury radiated off Alexei’s body in hot waves as he forcibly ushered Sasha through a white painted door, into a spacious suite at the Palazzo Vecchietti. He kept going through the living area, past the rich plum-colored furniture, and into the bedroom. His heel connected with the door, sending it slamming shut so forcefully a painting on the wall rattled. Sasha didn’t know whether Grigoriy followed or not, her head spun with a chaotic mixture of defiance, rage, and a smidgeon of fear.
He spun on her, startling her back a step. She braced for the inevitable storm that came next. She didn’t fear he would actually hurt her. But she knew his words would wound.
For several seconds he merely stared, his angry eyes searching hers, seeking answers to questions he had yet to ask. She swallowed. Waiting. Anticipating.
Creating answers faster than she’d ever thought possible.
“What the fuck were you thinking?” He flung a thick arm sideways, indicating the wide window. “Kadir’s still out there. If I hadn’t seen you, hadn’t caught up to you, he could damn well have you stuffed in the back of some car, heading to God knows where! Dead maybe!”
She bit down on her tongue, biting back her own angry retort. Alexei took another step forward, forcing her backward in order to maintain eye contact. Quietly, logically, she answered, “Kadir doesn’t want to kill me.”
“No?” Alexei invaded her personal space again, standing so close his chest brushed against her breasts. “Just why has he been shooting at us then?”
Meeting his challenging stare, she gave into the defiance working through her bloodstream. “He’s been trying to buy me. If he wants me, he’ll take me, but he won’t kill me.”
Alexei’s eyes darkened with a deeper emotion, turning his light green gaze the color of rich jade. His jaw worked furiously, his temper barely restrained. At his thigh, one hand curled into a tight fist. “Is that what you want? To go back to silk sheets and the lustful desires of power? Did you like it there, Sasha, a slave to whatever Saeed wanted to do to you?”

She would have struck him if she’d had room to gain enough power to make an impact on his poisonous mouth. Instead, she flattened both hands against his chest and pushed. Hard. “Go to hell!”

Alexei threw off her hands by wedging his forearms between them. With lightning fast reflexes, he grabbed her wrists and thrust her backward, imprisoning her against the wall. The air sped from her lungs in a wild rush. His body pinned her in place from chest to toes. “You almost compromised my assignment, Sasha. I don’t take that fucking lightly.”

Writhing to escape his viselike hold, Sasha glared at him. “Is that what I am, Alexei? A mission? Is that what I was in Moscow? Something to be completed. Forgotten the minute you kicked me off that truck.”

The pain that flashed through his expression almost made her regret the accusation she knew was off the mark. But the need to unravel the layers he hid behind and expose the feeling he sought to keep disguised drove her onward. She held his stare, unwilling, unable to back down. “When you handed me to Amir, your job was done. Just one more girl in a chain of nameless, faceless others.”

He heaved in a deep breath and his lips pursed so tight they turned white. For a moment, she doubted her sanity in pushing him so far. He looked ready to kill.

Then, his fury cracked, giving her a full glimpse of the anguish she had suspected he suffered, but never truly witnessed. The same torment filled his hoarse whisper. “No.”

Before she could absorb his confession, his mouth crashed into hers. Nothing about his kiss was gentle. His teeth nipped hard, his tongue tangled desperately. Where his chest pressed into her breasts, she felt the shudder that rocked his body.

Alexei tore his mouth away, his lips moving toward the base of her ear as his hips sank into hers, his cock nestling in the tight space between her legs. A shock of pleasure hit her like a semi truck, and she speared her fingers into his long hair, holding on, grounding herself against the flick of his tongue, the scrape of his whiskers, the sharp edge of his teeth.

“I sent someone back.” His hand smoothed over the curve of her hip, down her thigh, drawing her leg up to his waist. He held it there as he ground his erection against her clit. “Back for Irina.” Another tremor rolled through his body and vibrated into her. “Because I fucking need this."


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