Monday, June 25, 2012

Blog Tour: Lust on the Rocks

A few weeks ago I wrote a review for Jennifer's Garden by Dianne Venetta as part of a blog tour hosted by A Cozy Reader's Corner. I really enjoyed that novel (you can read that review here) and was looking forward to the next book in the set, Lust on the Rocks, which features Jennifer's best friend. I was not let down as I really enjoyed this one!

Here's the synopsis:
One case away from partnership, Samantha Rawlings is forced to share her high-profile case with a sexy younger man, whose eyes are on a different prize. In the best interests of her client, Sam opens the door to his strategy. Turns out, a little too far...Victor Marin has ulterior motives. The defendant in her case holds the key to his revenge and his last chance for justice. But as he chases old demons, he uncovers a powerful woman with no inhibitions, one he wants to possess for himself. But decidedly single, Sam wants no part. Until Vic walks away.
I really liked Samantha. She's smart, sassy, sexy, and spunky. It was great to read about her because she pretty much has everything in life totally figured out. She's amazing at her job as a lawyer which means she has a kick ass apartment with a gorgeous beach view. She's got a large, crazy, and loving family. The only kinks she needs to work out have to do with relationships - even though she thinks she's doing just fine. This is the issue she had to work through in the book and it was great to see her grow and realize how she needed to change.

I had enjoyed reading Jennifer's Garden and knew I would be reading the next book soon after. I was a little worried that I wouldn't like it as much or that I would miss Jennifer, as I always am when I read a series that focuses on different characters who are connected. It turns out I didn't need to worry as I actually liked Sam's story better and I may even go as far to say that I liked Sam better than Jennifer. There was more pep to Sam and I think that helped me enjoy the book more. This novel was a little steamier and the side plot wasn't quite as heavy.

Overall, I really liked Lust on the Rocks. I think fans of chick lit and romance alike would enjoy it as well. I will definitely be looking forward to what Dianne Venetta writes next!

Happy reading :)

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