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Friday, September 27, 2019

Enticing Journey Book Promotions Presents: Alec by Giulia Lagomarsino; #ReleaseBlitz, #NowAvailable, #OutNow, #TBR, #Live, #Review, #Giveaway

Title: Alec
Series: Reed Security Series
Author: Giulia Lagomarsino
Genre: Contemporary Security Romance
Release Date: September 25, 2019
Rating:  5 Stars
Told in the first person.  Alternating persons.
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Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received this book for review from Enticing Journey Book Promotions and 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".


I've been chasing this damn woman for three years. Our relationship is finally out in the open and I'm not letting this chance slip past me. I will make her mine, and there won't be any room for arguments. There's the slight problem of Craig, our other teammate. He knows what we do in the other rooms at night, or during the day, and that leaves us in a bit of a predicament. But we'll work it out. I always get my woman, and Florrie is all mine.


It took me by surprise when I fell for Alec. I hadn't intended to ever sleep with my teammate, but then one day, he was there and so damn sexy. It was just supposed to be sex, nothing more. But he kept pushing and then one day, it was out in the open. Everyone knew and there was no way for me to stop what was happening. Except, there's just one problem, I've got a secret that ensures we'll never be together in the way he wants. Now I just have to find a way to tell him.

Florrie Younge just wants to do her job without letting personal stuff get in the way.  Alec Wesley just can’t seem to leave his personal life outside of work.  This is a good story that shows how men and women think differently about work and relationships.

The guys of Reed Security aren’t silent – they never are and that’s good for us.  They love to give each other advice.  So be prepared to laugh.  It’s funny, they think they have all the answers and it’s all for our enjoyment.  The laugh-o-meter will be off the charts when you read Craig’s advice to Alec.  Our author is really on a great run with this series.  The stories just seem to get better and better.

No two stories will be the same.  In this one, we have a very strong willed woman who wants one thing and is not willing to sacrifice that drive to an alpha male.  Alec seems to think that his word is law but he doesn’t understand women very well.  One thing I love is that the author shows how these people work as if they are all a family and that includes all the ups and downs that will naturally happen.  She lets us see how they work as a group but then she lets the main characters have his or her moment to shine.

I really didn’t want to root for a man that I could see beating his chest – me Tarzan, you Jane.  But in this case I let him have his way.  Florrie needed that heavy hand because she has a man who really cares about her and just wants to know that she’ll be there tomorrow so that they have a future together.  She’s the one that I didn’t want to root for but it’s hard when you see how involved the heart can be.  The ending was interesting because it seemed like it may have put a period to the book but not to the series.  It seemed that I was left no choice but to be prepared for the time that the next book comes out – and that’s no hardship at all.

“Who is he?” Hunter asked. “Just tell me and I’ll kick his ass.”

“I think I can do my own ass kicking.”

“No. Whoever this asshole is, just tell us and we’ll take care of things. We’ll make sure you never see him again. If you know what I mean,” he continued.
“I know exactly what you mean, and no, you don’t need to make him disappear.”
“But, that’s what we do. We don’t know how to solve any other problems,” Gabe said, almost in confusion. 
Rocco groaned and held up a hand to ward off the guys. “I didn’t want to get involved, but it looks like I’m gonna have to. Why don’t you tell us about this guy. What’s he like?”
“Smart, strong, capable…”
“Of course,” I huffed. “But he’s confusing. I thought that he was into me, but then nothing happened. Is it me? Am I not pretty enough?”
“No,” Sinner said, shaking his head sharply.
“Of course not-” Hunter snorted uncomfortably.
“You’re beautiful,” Rocco said firmly, and the other guys joined in.
“Sexy as hell.”
“Nice rack.”
“Good ass. Nice and firm.”
“You have nice elbows,” Sinner said.
“What?” I asked in confusion. Hunter smacked him upside the head.
“I panicked,” Sinner said. “You all said nice rack, good ass. What else was left?”
“You could have gone with beautiful eyes,” I snapped. “Or even nice legs, but nice elbows? Who the fuck says that?”
“Obviously not this guy you’re seeing or he’d already be dead,” Rocco muttered.
“Did you fuck him?” Hunter asked. “Guys always lose interest after you fuck them.”
“No,” I sneered. “It’s not like I just spread my legs for any guy I come across.”
“Did you come right out and tell him you like him?” Rocco asked. “Some guys are fucking stupid and can’t take a hint.”
“Actually, I wrote him a note and told him that I really liked him and asked if he liked me too.”
“Like in the song?” Sinner asked.
“Yeah,” I snarked. “Just like in the song. I even drew boxes and asked him to check yes or no.”
“Did he answer?” 
“No, you idiot! I didn’t actually do that. I’m not in second grade.”
“Maybe you should,” Sinner shot back. “With all your sarcasm, he probably doesn’t know if you want to kiss him or kick him in the balls.”


I'm a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, "No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book." I didn't think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn't already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven't been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.


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