Social Butterfly PR is proud to present the release of
Provocative by Alex Lucian
Series: Tempting #3
Release Date: July 21st
Cover Designer: Najla Quamber
Photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography
Cover Model: Denise Emilia
Coming home to a quiet, dark house.
Meals by myself, because she was already done.
Excuses and apologies, they were never enough.
But even with that, when I touched her—when she arched under me and pulled me deeper— we couldn’t get back to where we needed to be.
Where we used to be.
It was all frustration.
Because even though she was no longer my student, the chemistry was always there.
Adele and I loved each other.
We thought we were unshakeable.
But love isn’t always enough.
It wasn’t enough when I constantly disappointed her.
It wasn’t enough when loss cleaved us in two.
And when she left me, love was not enough.
She didn’t know yet that I’d never stop fighting for her.
But she would.
**Author’s note- Let’s be real clear that this is BOOK TWO of a duet, and you’re going to want to read Tempting before you read this one. Adele and Nathan started their story in that book, and you’ll get the same sex, fighting, and cursing that you did in the first. But if you want it to make sense, read Tempting first. If any of that offends you, please avoid them both.**
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What I Thought
I have eagerly been awaiting the release of Provocative, needing to know what awaits Nathan and Adele next, and it was so worth the wait!!
Soooo much happens in Provocative. I don’t really want to give you a brief overview of what the book is about, as I can’t really do so without giving away some of the storyline and I really want you to experience the whole story for yourself, spoiler free.
Alex bought us one of the best forbidden romance stories I have read with Tempting, where she introduced us to Nathan and Adele. I was intrigued as to what was to come next for them in a second book. Their romance found out and both of their careers ruined? That age gap being just too much for one of them? Nathan not really being over his dead wife contrary to what he thought and this coming between them? Obviously I’m not going to tell you, you really have to read this book, (or the whole series if you havent yet read them) yourself. I did worry, would a second book be taking their story too far, would it coast and drag out a little. It so didn’t. I devoured Provocative in one sitting and was a little sad when it came to the end.
I found this book to be a little more intense than #1. Book #1, Tempting seemed to be more exciting, more about the chase, whilst still being intense dealing with both of their pasts. In #2, Nathan and Adele’s romance still comes across as forbidden as not many people know about their romance still, they are still keeping it from people.
There are some heartbreaking scenes throughout Provocative, that are a test to any relationship. Some of the emotions they face bought actual tears to my eyes, and I am not one to cry easy. I was actually feeling for Nathan and Adele as if they were a real couple that I knew.
This story is full of ups and downs. Heartbreak. Embarrassment. Love. Unexpected turns of events. Fear. It definitely keeps you on your toes. A real page turner is this one!
We hear again from the male and female perspective, which was great, to be able to understand and make sense of some scenes and why each character was acting as they were. We had an appearance from Leo and Scarlet from Beguiling which I loved! I enjoyed that it wasn’t just them popping up here and there. They actually feature for a while.
I felt Alex and her writing style, whilst being brilliant in book one, was greatly improved. It was so much more. More feels. more captivating. More evolving. This was such a thought provoking installment to the series, so much of what Nathan and Adele encounter in Provocative is true to life, and it makes you think how would I cope/deal with that!?
Overall, my thoughts on this book…… Exceptional!!
Catch up on the series
Tempting, Tempting Book 1: http://amzn.to/29nIQZ6
Beguiling, Tempting Book 2: http://amzn.to/29zfLtA
Alex Lucian is an author living on the eastern coast of the United States who appreciates being anonymous, for personal and professional reasons. Tempting is Alex’s first novel, followed by Beguiling and Provocative.