Today we have Confessed by Nicola Rendell! Check out this sexy new romance and grab your copy today!
A brand new dirty, sexy, funny standalone romance…
Lucy Burchett is the heiress to a notoriously disastrous family, and she’s left home for good. But when she runs a big, black pickup off the road, totaling it, she finds herself stuck in the middle of nowhere with the driver. He’s got a body to die for and a hair-trigger temper. Vince Russo looks like a felon, but he’s also pretty funny. He’s on the lam from the cops… and a psychopathic, Russian mob boss who wants to put his balls on a barbeque. Literally.
After a night of ill-advised cocktails and bathroom-wrecking sex, Vince just can’t get Lucy off his mind. But he’s got plans to rob her. And Lucy’s life is about to get a little bit criminal too.
But can a bad boy and a good girl really escape from their troubles together? Can they trust each other at all?
In the steady march of disasters that follow them west, they fight and they laugh. They tease and they’re tender. They’re either oil and water, or chocolate and peanut butter.
Except, they can’t run from the real world forever. And there’s a hell of a surprise in store for both of them…
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What I Thought
I loved Professed. LOVED IT! But I loved Confessed even more!
Lucy Burchett’s (Naomi’s best friend from Professed) life is slowly falling apart around her. Her family are dealing with a huge scandal, with an E coli outbreak breaking out from their luncheon meat factory and hundreds of people becoming ill. Being heiress to the family business, Lucy knows she will be dragged into this mess. All she wants is a quiet life though. She doesn’t want money and everyone knowing who she is and knowing all of her business. She wants her own little business with her horses but knows if she hangs around, this is not going to happen. So Lucy decides to run away. Not fully paying attention whilst making her escape leads to Lucy rear ending a black truck.
Vince Russo can’t believe someone has crashed into the back of him and his stolen car whilst making his getaway. When Lucy suggests no police or insurance Vince is relieved, and when she tells him her name is Helen, he instantly knows she is lying and running away. Standing there all angry and taking her frustrations out on him, Vince is getting turned on. Straight off, the heat between the two in undeniable. They decide to get a motel room until things can be sorted in the morning.
From having to share a motel room with one bed, to getting liquored up and the intense sexual attraction between them, it’s not long before Vince and Lucy are at it like wild animals in the toilet of a bar, destroying the place with their sexual desire breaking free and them both enjoying it being a bit rough.
After god knows how many orgasms between the two of them, and not wanting to separate yet, they decide to go for some lunch first. After finishing up a visit to the ladies room, Lucy returns to their table to find Vince, her purse and her car gone. He has robbed her blind and left her stranded.
Vince actually feels guilty after leaving Lucy. This is a con he has pulled so many times, but this girl got to him. He likes her. Still he can’t afford to turn around. He needs to get moving, not wanting the police or the Russian mob to catch up to him.
Little does Vince know, Lucy has a little app called Find My Car. Off she goes, hitchhiking, following that blue blinking dot on her screen, right back to her Beemer and Vince. Angry and intending to make a citizens arrest goes horribly wrong when Lucy ends up handcuffed to Vince, and unable to fight her ever growing attraction, they end up in the throws of passion AGAIN. They are soon interrupted though, the mob boss man, Gregor Gregorvich, has found Vince, he leaves Lucy hiding in the bathroom so they don’t spot her. Once he leaves, the danger Lucy feels she has found herself in freaks her out and she up and leaves Vince, right there in his motel room. Both of them are devastated.
Lucy is conflicted about Vince, she knows he has done bad things, but she wants him. She sees this other side to him. But should she return to him? Then when she learns her dad has implicated her in the meat scandal and that the police are after her to charge her for embezzlement, she doesn’t know whether she should return home to clear her name or keep moving. What’s a girl to do?
So this story is sexy. There is amazing heat between Lucy and Vince and reading from each of their perspectives on how much they want each other and the descriptive writing detailing how they can’t keep their hands off each other, well this makes for a totally panty melting book! And my oh my…..I will never look at bobby pins the same way again! (This makes sense when you read the book)
I love that Vince, who is this tough criminal, who has worked alongside the mob, who has been in constant trouble with the police and can fight like the best of them, can actually be bought to his knees by Lucy Burchett and show he actually is capable of feelings towards another person. Even though Lucy Is a fair bit younger than Vince, this doesn’t arise as an issue at all through the story and it doesn’t cause any lingering thoughts whilst reading like “will it be the thing that breaks them up?”
This story has betrayal, it has fighting and animalistic sex. It feels intense and raw and sometimes dark but despite all of this, I could constantly feel that romance vibe between the couple. It was constantly lingering. I felt this was down to the great characterization. Every aspect of the storyline was detailed and significant. On point and Exciting. The characters are encountering big risks and mounting jeopardy, but they still find that time to mess with each other and bring along a little sass to the storyline to.
I got so invested in the storyline and the imagery it creates, that I ended up laughing out loud to myself at one point when I realized I was reading Gregor’s lines to myself with what I imagined a Russian accent to be like 🙂
The only thing I wasn’t sure of in Confessed (and it was only a small snippet) was the use of the word “daddy” whilst getting hot and heavy. I just don’t really get the use of that term. Oh and I wanted a longer epilogue. That is only because when I love two characters, I just want to keep reading about them and don’t want it to end. This isn’t an actual criticism to the book though, just me being a greedy little blogger.
Like I said in the beginning, I loved Professed, but Confessed surpassed my love for book #1. The writing and creativity is just as great in each, but with it being gritty and with the angst and the intensity of everything in Confessed, then this book takes the win for me.
About Nicola Rendell
Nicola Rendell writes dirty, funny, erotic romance. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She lives with her husband and her dogs. She is from Taos, New Mexico.
She is the author of Professed, a #1 Amazon bestseller in erotic humor and BDSM erotica.
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