ENTICE by Ava Harrison
Release Date: September 16th
5 FORBIDDEN CROWNS
I absolutely love Grayson and River. These two are more than just a lust filled forbidden nature, there is a real, authentic relationship that exemplifies everything we love in a good romance.
Grayson is the stoic and often abrasive hero. As the story progresses readers understand the motivation behind closing himself off to others. River is the younger, free spirited heroine who has her own insecurities. These two, however are kismet, and I love who they become together.
What makes me love this story and this couple so much is that readers get a real, authentic love. It never ever is simply about lust for them. The plot is fantastically paced and lends to the real-ness behind their relationship. Everything from the plot to he resolution is perfect, and I’m so very excited for the next brother.
The narrators were also fantastic. I love listening to Grayson and his dirty talk, the declarations of love, and River’s narrator was great as well. I always enjoy Ava’s audiobooks.
This standalone is without a doubt a must read. Steamy, romantic, and heartwarming, I loved every single word.
beta read / audiobook review
5 Forbidden CROWNS
Ava has created a beautifully constructed world filled with passion, forbidden romance and ultimately forgiveness. This story will take hold of you from the start and keep you enthralled until the final word. Ava’s signature way with words draws out all your inner most emotions and leaves you breathless. This story is a pure passion filled ride of the forbidden and the consequences of wanting what you can’t have.
I know I’m playing with fire, but sometimes, you need to be burned to feel.
River is so very young, but even so, she has lived quite the life. Her mother had more of the hippie outlook on the world. So, they traveled a lot and she was homeschooled. Because of this and her mother leaving her when she was a child River finds it hard to form attachments. Also because of her mother’s outlook on life she works hard to be the exact opposite of her flighty mother. But in doing this she loses who she is. She carries a lot of abandonment issues which plays a huge role in her relationships. I loved the honesty of River, she had issues and serious baggage. But Ava wrote her in such a relatable way. I mean who doesn’t have some sort of issues in their life that they are trying to overcome. River tries hard not to let these issues interfere in her life, but with certain situation’s it brings to the surface all these problems.
There’s something about her that drives me mad. She is almost fully ripe, but not quite. Dancing on the fringe of fully blossomed. It’s like watching a rose opening its petals one by one in slow motion.
Ah Greyson, he’s the sexy older man who is friends with River’s father. Grey exercises control in all aspects of his life, he doesn’t like to let other’s in. Grey is fighting his own demons and has his own hefty set of baggage that he’s lugging around. He is brooding and calculated as well as angry and distant. But when he see’s River again for the first time in years he starts to change. He hasn’t seen her since she was a child and now, she a woman on the cusp. Grey is immediately attracted to River but of course being as he’s friends with her father he feels like they would be crossing some serious boundaries. Grey was sexy and demanding, he tries hard to stay away from her but their draw towards each other is too strong to be denied.
I loved watching as River helped draw out the softer lighter side to Grey. Seeing their connection strengthen and both grow into better stronger versions of who they are was utterly satisfying. Not to mention the tantalizingly sexy slow burn build up is enough to melt your Kindle. Grey’s subtle dominance in the bedroom was freaking delicious and hit’s all the right spots.
In my life, I have never experienced anything like that. The need to brand her as mine was all-consuming. The fact that she thought there was somebody else infuriated me.
I absolutely loved this story. Ava has created wonderfully heartfelt characters that you can’t help but feel for them. River’s struggles are so real they will break your heart. Her and Grey’s chemistry is palpable you can feel it burst from the pages. If you’re in the mood for a delicious slow burn, taboo story that will give you all the feels and more this story is for you. Don’t miss out on the heartfelt journey of two lost souls who find their missing pieces in each other.
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