Friday, 17 April 2015

Tour: Closer by Kaia Bennett

Title: Closer
Series: Loose Ends (#2)
Author: Kaia Bennett
From: Review Copy (Blog Tour)
Genre: Romance, Erotica
Release Date: 31st March 2015
Challenges: 2015 New Release Challenge, 2015 Prequel & Sequel Challenge (2 points)
Links: Goodreads - Amazon

After their explosive week of passion, Gabriel and Nicole decided to keep things casual, though any time they were in the same town they've been hooking up. When Gabriel's band gets offered a record deal the first person he calls is Nicole, not only has he got that good news, but he'll be in town for months on end. But both of them have something to face, and being closer may mean that they have to accept how they feel.

Having read book 1, #1 Crush,  I figured I half knew what to expect from Closer, and in part I was right. There was a lot of sex in Closer and considering that that was the basis of their previous relationship that did make sense, but there were several other things in the book that took me by surprise, namely events that didn't necessarily turn out for the best. Closer isn't the kind of book you read with a happily ever after in mind.

The sex in Closer was a main part of the story, and the chemistry between Gabriel and Nicole was off the charts. One thing that wasn't necessary in Closer was learning each others' bodies, so this was to the next level. Not everything was as 'vanilla' as it had been previously and Gabriel definitely showed his dominant side which at some points was a little shocking.

The main difference between #1 Crush and Closer was time (and not just the time that had passed between books which was fairly substantial) but the first book was set over a week, whereas Closer took place over months. This introduced a lot of the more common relationship problems, such as when to become exclusive, love, jealousy, clashing schedules etc. This added a bit more substance to the book, particularly in the last few chapters .

The main complication was Meredith, who I went from disliking, to neutral, to hating that I actually like her, to really disliking her. A lot of this went along with how Nicole felt about her, but also there were some other sides. But in the end her true colours showed. However I don't think it was all her fault really.

Closer is basically the story of a relationship getting messy. Though the sex between them always seems great, it takes more than that to make them work.

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by: Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #2
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Genres: ContemporaryEroticInterracialRomance
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After a whirlwind week of hot sex and growing affection, Nicole and Gabriel were forced to part ways and to return to real life. For a while they danced around each other, meeting up when they could, the distance between them rivaled only by their desire to be together again.
Now these lovers are no longer star-crossed. They’re in the same city at the same time and can finally indulge their insatiable passion. At least until Gabriel’s increasingly popular band goes on tour.
But the ticking clock of his budding music career isn’t the only obstacle to contend with. A blast from Gabriel’s wild past, a guy that kept Nicole warm in Gabriel’s absence, and fear of what the future holds all converge just as they’ve begun to realize this might be love…
Author's Note: This book contains strong language and sexual content with dark elements, some of which readers may find uncomfortable.
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Other Books in the Loose Ends Series...

#1 Crush Cover
#1 Crush
by: Kaia Bennett
Loose Ends #1
Publication Date: December 1, 2014
Genres: ContemporaryEroticaRomance
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Synopsis: Nicole Langley’s #1 Crush has always been Gabriel Roberts, but settling for being a friendly acquaintance has had to be enough.
Gabriel has always seen Nicole as his good friend’s very pretty, but extremely off limits baby sister.
Then a hot summer day and an even hotter discovery pushes them over the lines of friendship, over the lines of unrequited desire, and into each other's arms.
Will they indulge and move on? Or will this crush turn into something more, something deeper? Something that leaves loose ends begging to be tied…
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About Kaia Bennett

Kaia Bennett
Kaia Bennett is a native of New Jersey, a college graduate and U.S. Army veteran who loves music, movies, astrology, tattoos, martial arts, animals and, of course, the written word. She heard the siren call of the writer as a teenage girl, but took her sweet time answering it until she had lived and loved enough to share her work with the masses.
She is an erotic author who loves to write stories with diversity, depth, realism and viscerally hot encounters that flirt shamelessly with the taboo. A lover of all genres and a voracious reader, she aims to write stories that are transformative for her characters and readers alike.
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