Friday, July 22, 2016

Blog Tour + Excerpt + Teasers: Illusions by JC Thompson


Title: Illusions
Series: The Club Series
Author: JC Thomspon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publish Date: July 12, 2016
Review Source: ARC
 
Aly

I'm the princess, at least that's what my family believes. In their eyes, I can do no wrong. I was tired of trying to be perfect, so I left. I moved across the country and opened Illusions with my best friend. It's not your average upscale nightclub. What happens behind the scenes is where I get to go from princess to vixen. I never ran into any of the gentlemen that came into Illusions in the real world. Until him. Now, I'm in serious trouble. Not only is he a repeat customer, but he is my brother's best friend and business partner.

Cole 

The stress of opening the new office finally got to me. I'd heard about Illusions, an upscale nightclub, in the middle of town. I went for more than a drink and found the one woman I can't get off my mind. I'd give anything to see her again. Turns out that isn't too unlikely. I didn't expect her to be my best friend and business partner's little sister. They call her the princess, but to me, she is my kitten.

(4.5)

Ok... so this book was really really good.  Now, with that being said it ends with an awful cliff hanger.  I mean she leaves us laying out there holding our breath waiting to see what happens next.  

Now with that being said, this book keeps you moving in so many different directions you don't know whether you are coming or going.  The name fits the story perfectly. Lives can be just what it says, an Illusion.  It is amazing just how perfect it fits in today's world. We can create the picture of just what we want people to believe. 

Aly, shows just how true that statement is.  She gives her family the Illusion of what she wants them to see and know.  She has them believing that she is innocent and leads the prefect life of a "princess".  But, in reality she has discovered that sometimes the definition of "princess" is what makes you stand out and feel special in you own right.  Armed with her two best friends she has created the ultimate illusion of that life.  

Cole never expects to find himself unknowingly connected to his best friends sister.  The thing is, the Illusion of the life that she has is in essence what seems to draw him in even further.  The need to protect and care for her keeps drawing him back feeling things that he knows he shouldn't.  But one taste and he is hooked unable to look away.  Add to that the promise of helping to protect and look after her because she is the princess to all of them he can't step away.. not even if he wanted to.  

This story really was excellently written.  Even though now I am having to sit and wait for the sequel, which is taking way to long to get here, because we all know that it should have been released like yesterday so we can finish getting our fix.  I mean it is like trying to take away that one drug we all need.  I found myself reading this book in just one day, which with my schedule says alot.  Once I picked it up, I was unable to put it back down.  It flows very smoothly and leaves you handing on waiting to see what direction it will take you next.  The suspense keeps you tied up tight hanging on to see if her family figures out, who the stranger is, why things are happening, etc.  I hope this is enough to see you wanting to see what happens when it is full of Illusions.  But, remember.. I hope you have patience because I have a limited amount and I can not wait to find out the next chapter.




“You want a kiss that makes you feel like you are flying?” I ask, speaking barely above a whisper. 

“Uh huh,” she says. 

“Explain.” 

“I always thought that it would be the most romantic feeling to kiss among the clouds. Since I can’t fly, and I will never, and I mean never jump out of a plane, a kiss that felt like I was flying was as close as I was going to get,” she explains.

“How long have you wanted that?” I can’t help but smile. There is something about these innocent confessions that makes me want to be the romantic man that can give her what she wants. 

“Since I was a little girl. When I was little, I would lay out in the backyard and look up at the clouds. One day, when I was laying out there, I saw two birds flying together and I thought it would be the most amazing feeling.” Sighing, she snuggles in closer to me.






Author JC Thompson was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. Where she currently lives with her high school sweetheart, two little girls, and five furry kids (3 cats and 2 dogs). JC loves to read romance, the smuttier the better. She is a self-proclaimed book addict that likes to get lost in a false reality anytime possible. When she is not getting lost in reading, she is getting lost in writing, or spending time with her family. 

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