Monday, June 6, 2016

La Vie en Rose (Life in Pink) - #TeaserTuesday and First Chapter / First Paragraph / Tuesday Intros

    La Vie en Rose is a book about friendship, love, sex, and courage. 
    The author does a great job of taking us deep inside her characters. The story opens in the middle of Riley's erotic dream and shows just how guys think. It's hilarious! Riley shares a home with his lesbian sister Rarity and her good friend Emma ("...the sweet quiet type that never got in the way....") who is ditched by her fiancé as she's planning their wedding. With this cast of characters, there are lots of opportunities for conflict and humor.
    As Riley is drawn into Emma's drama, their deepening relationship is portrayed beautifully. The sex scenes are explicit and delicious. When serious health problems arise, the strength of the friendship between Emma, Riley, and Rarity is demonstrated by their support for each other, and makes the story even more meaningful.
    La Vie en Rose is an enjoyable book with likable characters and a great plot. I recommend it.

Genre: Women's Fiction / Romance / New Adult
Book Length: 380 Pages
Amazon Link: La Vie en Rose
Author Website: Lydia Michaels

First Paragraph:
     Riley's lips twitched as soft ebony curls ghosted over his bare stomach, lower and lower, tickling his hips and teasing that tight strip of flesh just below his bellybutton. A deep, satisfied growl rumbled in his chest like distant thunder as anticipation teetered on impatience - but it was a good, burning sort of anticipation. Holy fuck, was it good. Stretching, he gave Curls the access she needed and -

Teaser (from 13% on my Kindle):
[Emma has asked Riley to fix her up with one of his friends. He's explaining why he doesn't want to.]
"They're my guy friends. Their credentials include an ability to provide beer, remark judiciously about superior tits and ass, have access to sports channels, and being available to do nothing at a moments notice."

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
    Emma Sanders has always dreamt of being a bride, wearing fancy gowns, pretty pearls, and—of course—falling madly in love. Then life happened. Finding herself one fiancé short of her happily ever after, she leaves the fairytales behind. Some days are simply too perilous for pink gowns and pearls.
    Riley Lockhart is the sort of man who can make a woman lower her gaze with only a smile. That he doesn’t realize his charm makes him all the more enchanting. Determined to save Emma the pain of her breakup, he steps in as a friend, but soon finds himself wanting more.
    She was just a girl, but she somehow winds up being the strongest woman he’s ever known. Losing her is not an option and when life can’t be tied neatly in a pretty little bow, he holds tight to all that he loves—his Emma. His hero.
    Sometimes the greatest scars are worn on the inside.

Teaser Tuesday is hosted by Jenn of Books and A Beat. Post two sentences from somewhere in a book you're reading. No spoilers, please!

First Chapter/First Paragraph/Tuesday Intros is hosted by Bibliophile By The Sea. To participate, share the first paragraph (or a few) from a book you're reading or thinking about reading soon.

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  1. I do like books where the protagonist finds hidden depths - this sounds like it may be one of those books? Happy reading Sandy and thanks for sharing.

  2. Probably not for me, but it is a pretty cover. Hope you enjoy it.

  3. Not a story that I'd be drawn to Sandra but, I hope you enjoy it.

  4. That is a pretty image building first paragraph. I love the cover, more innocent looking than the intro sounded. Good contrast. I am glad you recommend it, Sandra and I am adding it to my list to check out.

  5. This one is new to me...I may give it a try this summer.

  6. You had me with that opening. LOL Adding this to my list ASAP!

    My TT from Chasing Fireflies

  7. I'm adding this to my list. It sounds like a fun summer read.

  8. That Riley sounds like quite a fun character! lol. Thanks for sharing...and for visiting my blog.

  9. Pretty steamy. The cover is definitely a misleading one. Enjoy!

  10. I like the sound of this one, Sandra. It sounds fun, and Riley, Rarity and Emma sound like such great characters.

  11. This one sounds like a very interesting contemporary! I hope that you are enjoying it! :)

  12. My goodness - if I wanted heating up in this indifferent weather, that would do it... My TT this week is definitely something completely different

  13. I really like the sound of this book! The descriptions in the beginning are really good as well, so maybe I should look this one up! I hope you enjoy it :) and thanks for stopping by my blog!
    Juli @ Universe in Words

  14. A bit too racy for me I think but sounds like you are enjoying?

  15. I like that teaser and intro. The writing is very descriptive without being flowery and over the top. Is that a new cover? Or am I thinking of a different book?

  16. I'm not sure this read would be for me because I normally don't like sexy romance, but the story does sound entertaining. I hope you are enjoying it!

  17. That teaser was quite funny! Nice teaser, happy reading!

  18. Sounds interesting, but explicit scenes aren't really my thing, so I'll have to pass :p

  19. Sounds like there are lots of personalities and possibilities for the characters to shine. Happy reading. Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    sherry @ fundinmental My TT

  20. Ohh great teaser and hot beginning this one really looks and sounds absolutely amazing and hilarious at the same time. Thank you for stopping by my #TT

  21. Sounds like a really good read, and the teaser is quite the tease, haha. Hope you enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing (:


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