Saturday, 7 March 2015

Blog Tour: Lesley Jones "Conviction."

The Hopeless romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour for Lesley Jone's "Conviction."

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She was mine. Our love unquestioned. Our futures planned. But she didn't show. All that we had, all that we meant, and after all that was said, she just didn't show. That one act by her changed everything, but it especially changed me and from that moment on, there was no going back. No words of love, no whispered promises, just sex and drugs and rock and roll. No one gets a piece of Reed, but what they will get is the night of their life, the chance to let go, break their own rules and enjoy the best, the dirtiest, filthiest sex ever... Along with the other four people in my bed.

I thought he loved me, I believed everything he said, every promise that he made but then, when I needed him more than I'd needed anyone in my life, when I was at my most vulnerable, he let me down. He chose to take a different path and leave me to pick up the pieces of my now broken life. I was changed forever and chose the easy option, letting others take charge of my destiny, until once again, I'm let down in the cruelest of ways. 

Dirty filthy sex.
High emotion. 
And a bit more sex.

Review: Surj

I started reading Lesley Jone's "Conviction" in a hospital waiting room... biggest mistake E.V.E.R because within the first 10% or so of Reed and Nina's story, I was horny as hell, shifting uncomfortably in my seat, crossing my legs, then uncrossing them, clenching my thighs, ready to pounce and rip the pants off the first unsuspecting hot male that came into view... thank the lord I chose to shut my kindle down and wait until I got home to resume my reading. No word of a lie, it was pure, unadulterated, filthy, dirty sex ... the kind that should only be read in the privacy of your own abode. But don't worry if you're thinking... "is that all this book has to offer?" because as well as the mighty fine bumping ugly scenes, there was an epic second chance love story that captivated me right from the beginning and I couldn't wait to put all the pieces together and see where it had all gone wrong and see whether there was any way of bringing these star crossed lovers back together so they could get their HEA. 

He was my first, my one and only and I loved him like no other. 

Conner Reed's character was one hell of a tortured soul and despite his rock star bravado, I saw so much more to him. I saw the person he hid from the world. The scared, vulnerable, lonely man who had been hurt so badly, he would never allow himself to go there again. He was Conner Reed, the rock god and he had made something of his life and no one but no one would ever control him again. Time and time again I witnessed him use phrases like these... like he was trying to convince himself that his life was great, wonderful, amazing. That he wanted for nothing. But that was a lie because the one thing he wanted had walked away and now years later, she was still never far from his thoughts.

I'm Conner Reed. I'm living the dream and yet a single thought, a distant memory of a 
blue eyed, blonde haired girl from Surrey can bring me to my knees. Well. Fuck. Her. 

Nina's character broke my heart. One night was all it took... one night to change the course of her life and take her down a road she would never have imagined travelling. As her story unravelled, I could feel myself getting worked up, getting agitated, angry and frustrated but ultimately, feeling consumed by an overwhelming sense of sadness at how everything had turned out for her. This wasn't fate, this wasn't destiny... it wasn't the stars playing their part. My gut was telling me it was so much bigger than this and I couldn't wait to get to the bottom of it. 

"Conviction" was a book that was full to the brim with such a mix of characters... some I'd have happily jumped into bed with (in my head of course... lol), some I wanted to be best buddies with. Others I wanted to wrap up in cotton wool and then there were those that I'd have happily gone for a beer with. However, there was also a group of characters I hated down to my very core. Every mention of them, each time they were there in a scene, I felt my skin crawl and I shuddered. They were the worst of the worst, testing my very last nerve. 

See I've been there. I know what a lying, spiteful, deceitful 
little cunt love is and I won't ever go there again.

Nina and Reed's story was one that had so many dimensions to it. Yes of course it was a love story but there was a large proportion of this book which showed us the time they were apart. The road their separate lives had taken them, the curveballs they encountered. Every twist and turn, every obstacle, every bump in the road that had shaped the people they had become. Be prepared to have your soul crushed because as much as there were moments that had me howling with laughter, there were were equal measures of moments that left me devastated. 

I'm not an arsehole, I'm never rude or disrespectful to the women I fuck, but I always 
make it clear that all they will get from me is sex. I have no more to give. 

Lesley Jones has written a fantastic book in "Conviction" and if I was to sum it up on one sentence, I would say:

This was a perfect balance of epic love story and literary porn (don't knock it, trust me... no one writes a sex scene like this woman and it fit seamlessly into the storyline !!!). 

I rated "Conviction" ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Lesley Jones Biography

I was born and raised in a small working class town in Essex, just outside of East London. I am married with three sons and in 2006 we all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about 50K outside of Melbourne, Australia. It's a whole new way of life for us down here, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.

I am currently a stay at home mum but in the past I have worked at Marks & Spencer, as a classroom assistant/teachers aid and have run my business.

As well as writing, I love to read and have been known to get through four or five books a week. My other interests are watching my boys play football...The round ball version. I am happy to admit to being an addict of social media and I owe a lot to my Facebook and Twitter family in promoting my work. I am also rather partial to a glass... or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being my favorite. Being a born and raised Essex girl, I will happily admit to be being a big fan of spray tans, Shellac and am regularly, waxed, tinted and sculpted, although I am more likely to be found in thongs/flipflops than a pair of white stilettos these days.

Twitter: @LesleyKJones 

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