Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Release Day Blitz: The Reckoning by SL Scott

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The Reckoning (Hard to Resist #2)

S.L. Scott


Jack Dalton was charismatic.

Johnny Outlaw was irresistible. Two sides of the same man, passionate about two things—music and Holliday Hughes. With her intoxicating mix of strength and vulnerability, confidence and sex appeal, he couldn’t get enough of her. Together, love was a storm of chaos and calm. When fame became a force to be reckoned with, could their love hold them together or would their notoriety tear them apart? “This isn’t how our melody goes. This isn’t how we were supposed to play out.”
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4.5 Star Review by Lisa Kane

"Why do you love me?" he asks, his voice a whisper in my ear as I close my eyes.
"Because you gave me the fairytale when I didn't believe in them."

I really liked SL Scott's The Resistance but I have to tell you, I ADORED this one! It checks off all my must haves for a great story-angst (tons of delicious angst!) steamy sex, likable main characters, a secondary female character that I despise, humor and a great ending!

At the end of The Resistance, Johnny Outlaw (real name-Jack Dalton) and Holliday Hughes were married and finally getting the happiness they deserved. Dalton (Holli's name for him)  is the lead singer of The Resistance but he had to endure some trying times in order to get his HEA with Holliday. His best friend and band mate, Corey Dean was killed in a plane crash, leaving behind his wife and small kids. Dalton spiraled out of control after his death, but with Holliday's help, he overcame his demons and life is a little more settled for them.

But now their hiatus is over and it's time for Dalton to go back on the road. Holli is going to be busy as it is with her own business. She created a snarky lime meme that has captivated millions of people. Her brand, Limelight, is now on greeting cards, logos, shirts-up next is both men's and women's underwear. She was talked into doing a photo shoot with herself as the model. Considering there is a hot male model, Sebastian Lassiter, who will be all over her in the photo shoot, Dalton is less than thrilled.

Holli is enjoying her last night of seeing Dalton perform. but she spots a hot looking woman who seems to be eyeing her man a little too closely.

"You're a lucky woman." Standing nearby with a clipboard, a woman I don't recognize eyes me. She has her dark hair woven into an intricate braid that hangs over one shoulder. Her glasses conceal her eyes a bit, but not enough to hide her beauty. She's thin and wears a fitted Resistance T-shirt that fits over her large breasts rather snuggly.

Enter the she devil otherwise known as Ashley.

"She's after you."
Her voice dips into a sadness I'm not used to hearing. "The one in the picture. She wants you. I can tell."

Between Dalton's touring and Holli's business, there are way too many days apart. Dalton surprises Holli by popping up for her photo shoot and just about goes ballistic at the suggestive poses between her and the god like model she is posing with-and an angry Dalton is a dangerous one.

"You're out of line, Dalton."
"You're out of line! Why didn't you answer your phone last night? Were you with him? And where's your God damn wedding ring?"

Cue the ominous music right about now. Fasten those seat belts, folks. 'Cause it's gonna get bumpy from here on out.

We're talking jealousy and drunken mistakes and hurtful words and scrupulous people out to ruin our couple. Their own insecurities are their own worst enemies and there are some real heartbreaking scenes in this book. Tears rolling down your face and snotty nose scenes.

Dalton questions whether he wants the rock and roll star life anymore. Holli is taking on more and more and is stretched about as far as she can get. Long absences mean lots of time to listen to the gossip magazines that take everything out of context. The paparazzi are ruthless and drive a bigger wedge between these two.

But they love each other right? And that means they will get their acts together, right? And just when you think that maybe things are going to work out, that vulture gold digging slut roars her ugly head!
They've been through a lot to try to save their marriage, but this...this just may be that straw that broke this couple's back.

But I do check my texts. I have two-one from Dalton and another from Rochelle.
I read Dalton's first. I fucked up. 
My heart sinks. 

The Reckoning is one great read! I love a roller coaster, tilt a whirl story and they don't come any better than this!

Hard to Resist Series
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The Resistance (bk 1)
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The Reckoning (bk 2)
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The Redemption (bk 3)
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About S.L. Scott




S.L. Scott is a former high-tech account manager with a journalism degree pursuing her passion for telling stories. She spends her days escaping into her characters and letting them lead her on their adventures. Live music shows, harvesting jalapenos and eating homemade guacamole are her obsessions she calls hobbies. Scott lives in the beautiful Texas hill country of Austin with her husband, two young sons, two Papillons and a bowl full of Sea Monkeys. Her novels include The Resistance, The Redemption, The From the Inside Out Series, and the Welcome to Paradise series


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