Blog Tour (Book Review, Excerpt & Giveaway): The Reason For Me by Prescott Lane

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{BOOK REVIEW}
Title: The Reason For Me
Author: @prescottlane1
Reviewer: Michelle @Michelle6803
Rating: 4.5 stars

 

 

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Holt
 
She likes it quick and dirty.
 
I like orders and rules.
 
She hates small talk.
 
I hate to share.
 
She’s an open book.
 
I’m a closed dresser drawer.
 
She rides a Harley.
 
And that drives me f’ing nuts.
 
Annalyse and I have both lived in our own personal hells for half a decade.  She’s learned to love the warmth, and I’m still consumed.  But my new neighbor is stoking more than my libido these days.  We agreed on only pleasure.  But she changed the rules.

 
And now I’m not even sure what they are.
 
Maybe there’s a reason she found me that night, maybe there’s a reason I can’t stop thinking about her, maybe there’s a reason for the pain.  Maybe not.
 
We all look for reasons in life.  Reasons for death, love, pain.  Why one thing happens and not another?  It’s human nature.  We’ve been looking for the meaning of life since the beginning of time.  But maybe the reason for all of it — life, love, loss, heartache — is the curvy brunette living next door.
Michelle

Halloween is one of those holidays when you can dress up as someone else and go trick or treating or even to a Halloween Party, but for Annalyse and Holt, they would rather just crawl into bed and forget this damn holiday would go away.

Annalyse has come back to her hometown, after being away for five years traveling and writing about her travels and after losing the love her life.  She agreed to house sit for her sister.  After Annalyse attend a Halloween party that she did not want to go to, she runs into her sister’s neighbor, Holt, sleepwalking.  Holt hates Halloween as much as Annalyse does.  He thinks he’s dreaming of kissing the sexy brunette, but right before he says “I can’t love you.”  After an awkward encounter the next day, both Holt and Annalyse decide a “pleasure only” relationship.  Holt likes small talk, Annalyse likes it quick and dirty.  Holt loves to be a bit demanding, Annalyse loves pushing Holt’s buttons.  Can I tell you how much I loved that Annalyse drove a Harley Davidson, Holt not so much.

These two have so many scars, some visible some not so much.  “It’s the scars you can’t see that are the hardest to heal.” As Annalyse opens up to Holt about her past, he is very reserved with his.  Their chemistry was so hot, Ms. Lane really went hard and dirty with the sexy times and I loved it!  Annalyse wanted to make Holt understand, she is not there to fix him, he needs to fix himself, especially with whatever he was hiding in his dresser drawer. As much as Holt wanted just a physical relationship, he can’t help himself in protecting Annalyse.   “She makes me not want to be alone anymore.”

Lots of feels and we don’t get to the root of Holt’s secrets for a while, but when you get to that point, I suggest you have tissues ready because I wasn’t ready for crying game I had going on.  You will fall in love with Annalyse and her quick humor.  Prescott has a way of writing leading ladies that you root for, and she’s no exception.  Prescott Lane keeps giving me more things to look forward to when reading her books and I will continue recommending her books.

– Michelle

*An ARC was provided for an honest review.

 

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Annalyse

“You should have on a life jacket.”  

“When I kayak or when I ride my motorcycle?” I ask.

He tries not to smile, but he does.  “Pissed, huh?”

“Observant, aren’t you?”

“Motorcyclists are twenty-five percent more likely to die and five times more likely to be injured than a passenger in a car,” he says.

“You looked that up just to lecture me, didn’t you?”

“Not the point,” he says.  “No more motorcycle.”

Did he really think he could go all alpha male on me?  Usually, it would be hot as all-get-out to see a man in control, dominant, but right now alpha equals asshole!   Note to self — I should do a blog post on that.  Where have all the good alphas gone?  “Who do you think you are?” I say, walking away.  “You’re not my husband or my father.  Come to think of it, I wouldn’t let my father or husband order me around like this.”

His fingers lightly touch my elbow.  It isn’t a grab.  I barely feel it, and as quickly as he touched me, it’s over.  “I’m a doctor.  I’ve seen what . . .”

“You’re a gynecologist!  You’ve seen what a motorcycle can do to a vagina?”

Oh God, I’m in trouble.  He’s got the dirtiest look in his eye.  “I’d imagine the vibration would feel pretty damn good.”

I can’t help it and bust out laughing.  “You are impossible.”

“And it’s the law to carry a life vest for every person in a kayak,” he says.
I roll my eyes.  “You like rules.”

“I like order.”

“Ordering people around,” I say.

“Only certain people,” he says.

Don’t ask me why, but the thought of him “ordering” me around made my legs clench together, or maybe it was the mention of vibrations.  Either way, the idea of him taking control of my body didn’t sound bad to me at all.  It would be nice to not think so damn much all the time and just feel something good for a change.

 

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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got five other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, and Wrapped in Lace, and her new release, Layers of Her. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

 

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