Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway: Beware by Shanora Williams

Title: Beware
Author: Shanora Williams
Genre: Adult, Erotic Suspense
Publish Date: June 3, 2014
Review Source: eARC provided for review Shanora Williams: Shanora Williams Shanora Williams Shanora Williams

Ace is bad.
Very bad.
After losing my brother, I know I should stay away. So why can’t I?
He’s irresistible. He’s confident. He’s amazing… but he’s dangerous.
He was there the night my brother was murdered. He watched it all go down.
I should stay away. The things I saw weren’t acceptable.

I should want Ace as far away from me as possible—I should consider him a monster and a threat—but when my life is at stake I know I no longer have a choice of the matter. He's the only one that can protect me.

He's done what he can to keep me out of danger, but it's not enough. I need answers. I need the truth. He refuses to give it to me, and because of that I don't trust him. He refuses to tell me what really happened and to just forget about it but I refuse.

I won’t back down until I get answers.

But there’s one thing wrong with getting too many answers. It leads to lies. It leads to trouble. It leads to danger. But worst of all, it leads to me falling deeply and madly in love with him.

I’ve gotta be out of my mind.
London Stallone hasn’t always had the perfect life, but she did have the perfect older brother. He did everything for her. He took care of her when no one else would. He’s always been the shoulder she could lean on, but when he ends up murdered, things turn for the worst.

London soon demands answers, and the first person she runs to is her brother’s co-worker and good friend, Donovan “Ace” Crow. Ace isn’t the ordinary guy. He doesn’t come equipped with flowers and chocolate. He doesn’t hand out smiles and hugs to every female he meets. He’s strict and only about business, and London believes he’s a part of the reason her brother was murdered.

Soon, after finding out life-threatening news, it leads to something Ace never thought he’d have to do for anyone.

Protect her.

Although he doesn't want her to get hurt, it doesn't stop him from being selfish or bitter. He's promised to protect her, but has he done enough? Has he sacrificed everything in order to keep London out of harms way?

Sometimes love can get in the way of your priorities. And sometimes love can easily become your enemy—you worst nightmare. It can destroy you.

This is a story full of dishonesty. Disloyalty. Broken hearts. Pain. Suffering. Lies. Destruction. This isn’t a fairytale love story. This is real. And it just might break you.

You’ve been warned…


This book just absolutely blew me away.  I gotta say, I wasn't sure what I was getting myself into based on the synopsis.  I don't usually do dark reads but it piqued my interest and damn and I glad I gave it a shot. 

Beware follows the life of London Stallone.  She's been without parents since she was 8 years old and worse, she was in the car when they both died in a tragic car accident.  Luckily, her brother was not with them that night and so at least she still had her brother Jonah.  London is graduating from college and preparing to start the next part of her life as an adult should when tragedy strikes her life once more.  Thinking life couldn't possibly get any worse, she's wrong of course, because that's when Donovan "Ace" Crow walks into her life.  

Ace is a true Alpha male whose dominance is felt throughout his team and his life.  He doesn't get involved with women he has them as play things.  No point in getting attached to someone when he isn't capable of settling down.  It's the nature of his business, it's dirty, dangerous and can get you killed.  Ace loves the thrill of it all but what he's not thrilled about is having to play babysitter to London.  Over time he realizes that in order to get what he wants, he will have to get close to her.  Easy enough right, just manipulate her like you do everyone else in your life.  But this is one doe eyed lady that isn't easily manipulated.  She'll take it as hard as he can give it and that's saying something because this alpha male is more than just rough around the edges.

Oh, and my insides did a little happy dance every time these two came together.  Sparks ignite, you can feel the body parts entwining and grinding together.  I felt that delicious ache we're always reading about.  The character's are explosive and completely three dimensional.  I almost forgot I was reading a book.  I felt like I was watching this story play out in my head. I was invested in both of their well beings and severely pissed when I learned why Ace needed London around.  I was in tears when the ending came around ... I didn't see that one coming.  

I adored London and her naivety.  My heart broke for all the tragedy she keeps having to endure in her life.  I loved her strength and the way she sticks to her guns and puts Ace in his place and doesn't back down when he's at his most menacing.  I feared Ace in the beginning but your heart will swell and you will swoon as he opens himself up a little at a time.  He's menacing but also has this delicious sweet side especially when it comes to his younger cousin, Bianca.  Bianca is spunky and so full of life, the complete opposite of London which of course makes them best friends because Bianca will do whatever she can to break London out of that goody girl shell she protects herself with.   

Shanora did an incredible job putting this story together and all the suspense that went along with it.  I had not had the chance to read anything by this talented author until now and I am so glad I hoarded this one for myself and gave it a shot.   This is a definite put on your TBR list and get to it as soon as you can, you won't be disappointed that you did!

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author Shanora Williams considers herself a wondrous, down-to-earth author who's all about romance, paranormal, and the historical fiction. Coffee and Oreos are her addiction. Reading is a necessity. Whenever she isn't writing or reading, she's most likely spending her time with family and loved ones, or watching hit TV series on Netflix.


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