5 DRAMA FILLED CROWNS
This is my second book by J.L. Leslie, and I am sold. Her stories are always fantastic. Her characters are lovable, the stories have just the right amount of angst and drama for me, and I enjoy her writing style.
30 Days follows the story of Cameron and Memphis. Cameron is my favorite kind of hero, kind of a jerk, but you just know there is something soft and cuddly on the inside. The more the story progresses the more I just enjoyed him as a character. The heroine of the story, Memphis is awesome and everything I love in a female protagonist. She is a survivor, selflessly doing what must be done in order to take care of her sister. Although I love these two individually, they really shine together. Seeing the two of them fall in love and open up to each other allowed me to love them. Some readers may be thrown by the fact that he buys her, and the beginning of their relationship is driven by sex, but J.L. Leslie does an excellent job at going back and establishing a real relationship between them. In addition to the main characters, there are several secondary characters I adore, and I cannot wait for their stories. Blake, Cameron’s sister, is simply lovely, so much so that I wish she was real so we could be friends. Then there is Anniston, Memphis’s sister, and I love her for a whole different reason. She is ballsy and direct and says what she wants. I am so interested to see where her story is going to go with a certain character. Then there is the gaggle of Cameron’s friends. These guys, particularly Rhys and Weston are crazy and fantastic. This author has certainly sucked me into this series with this whole crew of people. I am desperate to know the rest of their stories and to see more from Cameron and Memphis.
The plot is DRAMA in the best way possible. Sometimes I just want a good story with lots of problems and issues with sub-plots, and 30 Days provides all of this. The story is fast paced, and I finished it in one day it was so good. I truly felt like there were so many pieces to this story, but J.L. Leslie weaves all the sub-plots together perfectly. Finally, let’s talk about the epilogue…WONDERFUL! It left me smiling. I even went back to re-read it, because I just wasn’t ready to let them go.
J.L. Leslie is a phenomenal writer that creates lovable characters with engaging stories. Her books always suck me in, and I never want to put them down. You should definitely check it out on Amazon!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
I had a plan when I was nineteen. I would strip only until the bills were paid and I knew my sister and I wouldn’t be thrown out on the street. We would be financially stable. That was my plan. That was also three years ago. I’m still stripping.
I keep telling myself my life will change. I won’t do this much longer. I won’t need to. I don’t even believe that anymore. I still have bills. I still have a deadbeat mom. No idea where my father is. Or who he is.
Now my sister tells me she screwed up. Her future is at stake. One we’ve both worked hard for. There’s an offer for me. One I’ve refused twice now, but my resolve is slowly slipping. It’s just a job. He just wants to buy me for a little while.
He can buy me. But he’ll never own me.
**Due to mature language, adult content, and strong sexual situations, this book is intended for mature readers only.*
About the Author:
I am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I’ve started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it. She always supported me and writing is something I’ve always enjoyed doing. As long as I enjoy it, I’ll continue to do it. I’ve learned already that I can’t please everyone. Not all reviews will be good, not all reviews will be bad. I’m the one that has to be happy with my work.
I get my inspiration from life experiences, movies, television, other authors, and music. Music is definitely a big influence on my writing. I can hear a song and it can inspire an entire book for me. I listen to it while I’m driving or before I start writing and it keeps me inspired. I like to put music in my books, even if it’s just one song the characters listen to or hear at some point. Sometimes music has gotten me through the really tough times in my life and that’s why it inspires me.
I like to write fast-paced, steamy romance reads. I like for my males to be alpha-males and my heroines to be strong, but both need to have one weakness- each other. I am an avid reader. I absolutely love romance books!