by Janine Infante Bosco
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
My name is Blackie, I’m the vice president of the Satan’s Knights MC and I’m an addict.
I’ve been trading one addiction for another for as long as I can remember.
I make no apologies for my addictions, nor do I try to hide them.
Until my latest addiction threatens to destroy not just me but her.
For the first time I want to fight the need and not gravitate towards it. I try to deny it and not succumb to it but I’m a prisoner to her purity.
I’m Satan’s soldier, a demon dressed in leather.
She’s an angel, innocent and full of light, she’s my lace.
A temptation so lethal neither of us may survive but, every demon craves an angel.
Guide me to the light.
Take me from the dark.
Give me back my life.
Let me share yours.
They are the selfish words of an addict and they are my truth.
My name is Lacey Parrish and I have a secret, one I’ve tried to deny for a long time, one I’ve tried to spare the world from.
I am a manic-depressive.
Just like my dad.
Some days I’m high on life.
Most days I try to escape it.
People think they know me, they think they see me but the truth is no one knows who I really am. No one sees the real me… a broken girl with a mind that betrays her.
He’s my savior, the man who silences my maker.
He’s my knight in shining armor, the man who puts my life before his.
He’s my leather and I’m his lace.
Two broken souls that have the power to heal one another.
This is our story, an unapologetic tale full of temptations.
A love story called Leather and Lace.
★ ★ ★ ★ ☆
The Tempted series had me on the edge again with its newest book, Lethal Temptations. In this book, we get Blackie’s story.
Blackie is not just any member of the Knights MC family. He’s the VP and the President Bulldog’s right hand man. He’s had his problems with drugs, but the loss of his wife has kept him clean for years — all until a business deal gone wrong sends him spiraling back down into a haze of drugs. On his way down, he makes an incredibly bad decision. He sleeps with the one woman who’s off-limits to him: Bulldog’s daughter. One time with Lacey just isn’t enough. She’s like the drugs he can’t quite quit.
Lacey may still be a virgin, but she’s all grown up now. And what she wants more than anything is Blackie. He may be a couple of decades older than her and her dad’s best friends, but he’s the one who makes her world better. He makes her happy. She’s willing to do anything to have him, even if it means hiding her relationship from her father.
Janine Bosco Infante sets up her stories in a very cool way. I always love how she lays out her plot for the reader. Rather than just another biker love story, you get a look into the Knights MC’s inner workings. Equal time is spent on both the romance and what’s going on with the gang. It makes the story so intense and fun to read.
Blackie was a very interesting character. His demons ran deep and he had a very hard time dealing with them. He also had a ton of guilt he held onto over his dead wife, Bulldog and Lacey. The guilt helped feed his addiction. It made me sad to see how much he let drugs take over his life. Without them, he was such a nice guy. He would have done anything to protect Lacey. I loved reading about him and all of his experiences.
Lacey, on the other hand, wasn’t my favorite character. I think it was her self talk. I know it was supposed to help the reader to understand her mental health issues, but it fell a little flat for me. I couldn’t stand how she referred to “her maker”. I do have to applaud Infante Bosco for doing a great job dealing with depression, drugs and mental illness in her story.
Even though Lacey wasn’t my favorite character, I did like her relationship with Blackie. They truly brought out the best in each other. And, dang!, the sex was hot! Their relationship made for a very entertaining plot.
I would recommend Lethal Temptations to readers who like a romance with a lot of intensity and don’t mind violence.
**I received an ARC of Lethal Temptations from IndieSage in exchange for an honest review.
A LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR
Blackie and Lacey’s love is not an easy story. It’s not about fluff and if you’re looking to escape the reality of the world, this book is not for you. Lethal Temptations is true to its title and while there is a love story between the hero and heroine there is an individual story being told about each character.
Blackie is a drug addict.
Lacey is mentally ill.
They each suffer with the demons that haunt them.
Both issues are very much alive in our world and most of us will experience the torment of addiction and, or, mental illness. If not in ourselves than possibly through the people we love.
The smiling person beside you who appears perfect may be suffering in silence, afraid of what society will say or more than that, afraid of admitting their truth.
If you or someone you love suffers from addiction or mental illness, it’s never too late to find your voice and seek help.
My wish for those in need is that they find hope within the pages of Lethal Temptations because, you’re temptations are only lethal if you allow them to be.
Your voice is your weapon against the things that drag you down.
May is mental health awareness month, let’s turn society around and make it our bitch and save the fractured souls that struggle on a daily basis.
Below you will find links on both addiction and mental health.
Thank you for reading,
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.
Keith Milano Memorial Fund
140 Adams Ave Suite B-12
Hauppauge NY 11788
Direct Donation: http://bit.ly/MilanoFund
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ABOUT JANINE INFANTE BOSCO
Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.
She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.