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Monday, March 25, 2019

#ReleaseBlitz: Cruel Sanctuary by Tara Leigh; #BlogTour, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review, #Giveaway

Release Date: March 25th
Cover Design: Regina Wamba, Mae
Rating:  4.5 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.

Disclosure of Material Connection:   I received this book for review from the author.  I was not compensated nor was I required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am posting this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255:  "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising".


They say New York City is the Devil’s Playground.
They’re wrong.
This city belongs to me.
And so does Aislinn Granville.
She is a pampered politician’s daughter.
A decorative ornament,
raised to smile and nod and do what she’s told.
Except… she doesn’t. Not with me. Ever.
In this city full of thugs and thieves, I’ve kept Aislinn safe.
From my enemies.
From me.
Until now.

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My Thoughts:

Aislinn Granville has been given an impossible task. Damon King is a self-made man. He’s also very sure of himself. I loved that the author let him tell us exactly who he is. I also liked that we get his impressions of Aislinn.

Loved the battle of wills. It had me looking forward to seeing who was going to break first. It’s also a story that teases and just causes questions to constantly pop into my head. Damon was very good at keeping both Aislinn and us off kilter. The suspense the author creates does the same and I don’t mind. Early on I became hooked and there was no way that I was putting this book down until I was done.

Besides the great main characters, the author has some secondary characters that I could picture actually existing. With all the things coming out in the news lately, they would fit right in. It was interesting to see which people had a conscience and which did not – especially when it came to those they love. I have to tell you that the ending had me screaming. But the worst part is that I have to wait over a month to find out if my questions get answered – I’m not a very patient person.

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“Put me down.” I keep my cool, making the demand as stiffly as if I’m asking him to pass the salt.
But my show of composure crumbles as he angles his head to look at me. Barely an inch separates the tips of our noses. I stare, entranced by the fine scar that marks his left eyebrow. I want to kiss it.
“Or what?”
One corner of his mouth tics up, his eyes flicking away from mine. “You look damn good in my arms.”
I follow his stare and am met by our reflection in the bathroom mirror. I blink, taking in the sight of my naked body held against King’s broad chest, the tanned, inked forearms I’d practically drooled over earlier now wrapped around my back and behind my knees.
I am naked. King is dressed.
There is something indecently erotic about our image. I look like the heroine of an old Harlequin novel—a down on her luck maid or secretary about to be ravished by her big, bad boss. A powerless woman soon to be stripped of her virtue.
I know what it’s like when a man overpowers a woman. When he uses force to take what’s not his. To hurt and abuse and terrorize.
And I know that this isn’t that.
It may not look like it, but I have the power in this situation. Damon King came to me. First at my apartment and now in his. He broke down two doors tonight.
I may be naked, but the only reason he’s touching me is because he knows I want him to.
Emboldened, I look away from our reflection and directly into King’s eyes again. Leaning in, I brush the tip of my nose against his. “Kiss me.”
I’ve barely pushed the words out when his lips are on mine. The taste of him is an explosion inside my mouth. Smooth and potent, but with a hint of mint. As if he swilled some of that Balvenie from his bar and then sucked on a peppermint candy.
He kisses like a conqueror. Stealing my breath along with the last of my reservations.
He kisses like a king. Staking his claim, demanding his due.

About the Author:

Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.

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