Sunday, 13 January 2013

Three Stages of Love: Lust by T. C. Anthony (Blog Tour.) Giveaway and Review!

I'd like to thank Smith Publicity, Inc. for my free review copy. 

Title; Three Stages of Love; Lust

Author; T. C. Anthony

Publisher; Createspace

Publication Date; November 28th 2012

Series; Three Stages of Love trilogy, Book One.

Description; Evangeline Chase is standing at the edge of a crossroad. After choosing to be blissfully ignorant for far too long and willfully ignoring what her life has been lacking, fate is about to intervene. When Alexander Mason, a striking and powerful venture capitalist, is introduced as her new boss, Eva is overwhelmed by an intoxicating cocktail of hormones and lust that leaves her struggling to maintain her composure and more importantly, control of her life.

With an undeniable urge to dominate her new boss, her own lust-filled fantasies lead to a transformation that shakes her to her core. But when Alexander challenges Eva to satisfy her carnal urges, she is forced to choose between her career, her desires, and an unconventional and lustful relationship. Consumed by fear and forced to maintain control at all costs, Eva must decide if having it all is worth risking her career, her world, and possibly, love.

Three Stages of Love: Lust is the first book in a suspenseful new erotic romance series that explores the questions that young women have while embarking on their journey through life and love. Eva’s transformation from prim and proper to fun and dominating proves to be one of the most erotically intriguing personal makeovers around. Her passion for her career and life goals ultimately gives way to uninhibited encounters that leave her intoxicated and yearning for more. Eva’s emotional battle between her heart and mind leave her juggling with a desire to have it all and a profound fear of losing everything.

Written to illustrate the average, driven woman’s point of view, Three Stages of Love: Lust tackles the everyday fears and desires that young women have in an intoxicatingly erotic way. A gripping, palpitation-inducing romance full of underlying themes that are extraordinarily relevant to modern women, this enthralling erotic novel by T. C. Anthony is a must-read for women of all backgrounds

My Star Rating; 4.5*s out of 5

Goodreads Average Rating; 3.56

Would I read anything else by this author? I would like to read the next books in the series, so yes.

Would I recommend this book? Yes.

Who would I recommend it to? Fans of Adult Romances and Erotica books.

Review; I quite liked the characters in this book...they were realistic compared to some books. They had flaws! Some of those flaws were slightly annoying, but understandable. But the fact that they weren't perfect, that they seemed like real people, just made me like the characters more.
Even if Eva is slightly annoying on occasion.
The sex scenes were also realistic, especially when compared to some erotica books.
Alexander is my favourite characters in this book, and I'm sure he could become one of my favourite male characters for many reasons. He was realistic, like a lot of other things and people in this book. He was a sex god without being ALL alpha male. Which I find totally awesome, I mean, don't get me wrong, I like alpha male characters, but sometimes they're too alpha. Alexander wasn't perfect, but he was a great character, he had balance. He wasn't just one thing.

This book had me laughing, it had me crying, and it sometimes made me want to scream in frustration.

Personally I felt that some of the exclamation marks could have been cut out, and I found it odd that how much Alexander "giggled" but none the less, I enjoyed this book and would recommend it.

To sum it up; This book is realistic, frustrating, funny in parts, and I quite enjoyed reading it.


About The Giveaway;

This giveaway is for two e-book copies of T. C. Anthony's Three Stages of Love: Lust. If you win you will be emailed by Sarah Miniaci from Smith Publicity. She will email you a copy of the e-book if you win!
The winners will be chosen randomly!
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  1. It would be nice to read a romance novel w/ a realictic male character. The men in most novels are either too alpha or perfect, setting the bar too high for "real" life. How is our life to compare? Funny is good too.

    1. *Claps* Couldn't have said it more perfect myself! Good luck. :)

  2. I have read alot of good things about this book and want to get my hands on it!!

  3. Heard wonders about this one, gotta read it :)

  4. Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read this one! :)

    1. It sounds different than anything I've read recently and I've heard great things about it!

  5. This book sounds like a great read. I have heard some awesome things about it. I love your review. I like that the characters feel real and Alex sounds like a dream. I am loving these erotic romance reads and this is one I have to have. Thank you so much hon. New follower. Check out my blog here:

    1. Good luck, Diana! I am going to check out your blog (and follow back) now. :)

    2. Thank you hon. Going to respond to your Goodreads message in a bit :D Thank you for the follow as well.

  6. It sounds like a great read, =) and i´m alway adding to my TBR list,

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