Addiction: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming.
Ruby was sin and sex.
The ultimate indulgence and worth every penny she cost me. I paid for her body, but didn't know she'd end up embedded in my soul.
Elias was dark and tempting.
Unmatched in intensity and passion compared to my other clients. He handed me cash in exchange for my touch, and he dug himself into my heart instead.
Money changes things, firms up the lines of a relationship. But when it becomes an addiction—an all-
consuming, life-changing addiction—the lines are completely obliterated.
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I laughed under my breath before stepping forward and punching the emergency stop button on the elevator.
“What are you doing?” she asked, her eyes wide in her face. Her pale face. Ever since that douche stepped into her space, all the color had been sucked from her skin.
Which is how I knew she was fucking lying to me.
No former client would have given her that kind of reaction. That guy knew her. And not just biblically, but definitely that too, given the crazy-ass gleam in his eyes when he looked at her.
When I didn’t answer right away, she fidgeted, crossing her arms over her stomach and then letting them drop again. Then she swept a hand through her hair, making sure the curls were still laying over one shoulder.
“Beck and call, right?” I rasped out, leaning my shoulder against the wall of the elevator.
“You. You’re at my beck and call for these thirty days, right? This being day one.”
She mimicked me, leaning her shoulder against the opposite wall, essentially facing off with me in the small space. “That’s right. Do we need to discuss this now?”
There was a slight edge to her voice that I’d never heard before, and I wasn’t ashamed in the slightest to say that it hardened me even further. “Why not?”
“Because I prefer not to have business discussions when I’m in a box that’s suspended sixteen floors above the ground.”
“We’re not going to have a discussion.” I straightened, undoing my belt. Her eyes tracked the slow movements of my hands.
“I’m not having sex in this elevator.”
“No, you’re not.” I raised one eyebrow, and lifted my chin at her. “You’re going to get on your knees for me. I want to know what your lipstick looks like on my dick.”
I have loved every book of Alex Lucian's so its no surprise I adored Addicted. But more than that, I was so excited to learn Elias was getting a book, because he sort of intrigued me from the moment we met him earlier in the series. He's the kind of character you don't know what to think of, you can't quite figure out if you like him or not, if he's a good guy underneath or if he's just as bad as he comes across. So in that respect, I couldn't wait to dive in to Addicted and learn more about this man.
Ruby was an amazing character, she was fresh and fun, and genuine. I loved that she was who she was and that she didn't have any qualms about it. She was smart and sassy and she worked hard but she was also undecided on her future. She had degrees and was working towards more, but didn't quite know what to do with them. I loved that about her, that she was so okay with who she was yet had no idea what she wanted to do with her life. Ruby spun a unique vision as an escort, one that I haven't really seen explored in books and I found the concept unique and compelling.
Elias is a man with many hurts, as glimpses in previous books in the series showed me, he's devestated over losing his sister and it has affected his life in many ways. He's dominant and likes to have control, He's smoking hot and full of wild desire but also sometimes a broody jerk. I loved seeing the different sides of him. I loved getting to know more about this man, learning who he is beyond the devestated grieving brother.
Their connection is clear from the start, but you can see how it grows and changes the more time they spend together. Their love story is perfect for them and shows even more the beauty of Alex Lucian's writing. This book was filled with steamy scenes that revved my up, but also dug a bit in to deeper emotions. If you are looking for a well rounded story with steamy scenes, emotional moments, and characters who will blow you away, look no further than the books in Alex's Tempting series.
Alex Lucian is an author living on the eastern coast of the United States who appreciates being anonymous, for personal and professional reasons. Tempting is Alex's first novel.
Tempting (The Tempting Series: Book 1)
Beguiling (The Tempting Series: Book Two)
Provocative (The Tempting Series: Book Three)