Monday, March 16, 2015

Release Day Blitz: War By: Isabel Lucero

My father was the leader of a protection racket; a criminal group that uses violence to ensure our clients won’t be harmed or robbed, and that their businesses will remain protected. What we do isn’t legal, but it’s the way we’ve lived for many years now.

Memphis Reed—my father—was formidable. He was a man people both respected and feared. He taught me everything he knew, and when he died I was left in charge.

Before his death, a battle was brewing on the streets. Lies were told, deceptions were made, and people were killed. People we thought we knew changed, relationships and friendships were torn apart, and loyalties were questioned. After his death, a full on war is raging, and Roman Rios—a man we now know we can’t trust—wants to move in on our business.

With me now being the leader of nine men, it’s up to me to protect them from Roman and his own crew of ruthless criminals. I’ll do whatever’s necessary to keep my business my own and protect everything my father worked for. Even if I have to go up against Xavier Delgado. Roman’s number two. A man with no heart and a black soul. A man Roman trained to be as vicious and cold-blooded as he is. A man who once upon a time I thought I was in love with.

Yes, I’m a she. My name is Chevelley Reed, and all’s fair in love and war.

Every once in a while there will be a book that you get so very excited about after reading the synopsis, thinking I will love this book.  Then you start reading it and it ends up not being everything you had hoped for.  Sadly this happened with War for me.  I will flat out say that I didn’t love it, not even close, but I did overall like it.  I just couldn’t connect with Chevelley and I couldn’t come to terms that she ran a protection racket that was left to her by her father because there was sadly nothing in the story to back that back ground up.  I liked Xavier and the persona he portrayed.  You could tell that there was more to his sudden change when it came to Chevelley, you slowly learn not only about what caused that change but about their previous relationship from flash backs to the past.  These two have history, one that has made them who they are in the present but while I could understand and feel for Xavier’s past I just couldn’t with Chevelley’s reactions or how she acted at times.

That all being said, as I stated in the beginning I did like War overall.  I would say read it for yourself, give it a chance, this very well could be an instance of it’s not the book it’s me, situation which happens.  I had never read anything by Isabel Lucero before and I am not ready to write her on my won’t read list just yet.  I want to read her other series because I have heard such great things about them that I want to give this author another shot.

From 4pm EST on Monday, March 16


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Author Bio

Isabel Lucero is the author of the romantic suspense novel The Secrets That We Keep and the bestselling erotic romance books Living in Sin, Unforgivable Sin, and Sins & Mistrust; books one, two, and three in The Escort Series.

She was born in a small town in New Mexico and was lucky enough to escape and travel the world thanks to her husband's career in the Air Force. She's been married for eleven years to the love of her life and Jr. High School sweetheart. Together they have two of the best and most beautiful kids in the world.

Isabel's love for reading is anything but new, she's been reading since before she was a teenager, enjoying a multitude of different types of stories.

She’s a multi-genre author, tackling genres such as romantic suspense, erotic romance, crime drama, and contemporary romance.

She currently lives overseas and is constantly coming up with new book ideas, so keep an eye open for new stories coming your way. Isabel loves connecting with her readers and fans of books in general. You can find her on her personal website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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