Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Review: Darker Water by Lauren Stewart

Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved to read. She read a bunch of books that she ended up dubbing "frogs," she wanted to find that special book that she could "kiss," and make a five star review happen. Then she read Darker Water, and it was amazing. 

I loved this book, totally loved it!! It'll be a top read for sure. Because it was total opposite of Insta love- which is an AMAZING breath of fresh air! The hero and heroine are SO over love, the opposite actually. Because of the many "burns" in their past. Oh my hero- he was fantastic. And the heroine was special in her own right. 

After another painful breakup, Laney Temple finally understands that love is a fairytale and sex rarely comes with a happy ending. She's too busy for it right now anyway--she has a business to run, art to create, and candy to crush. Eventually she'll be ready to switch from her plastic-or-silicon lover to a flesh-and-blood one. But before that happens, she needs to be sure she won't feel any of those annoying emotions that make her heart do things it wasn't meant to do...

Like break

Carson Bennett is completely upfront about what he wants, and it has nothing to do with Laney's heart. Her lips? Hell yeah. Other parts of her body? You better f*cking believe it. But her heart? Nope, not even a little. Until it does...a lot. But having feelings for someone isn't allowed. It's the kind of thing you're supposed to push down deep and cover up with one-night stands, sarcasm, and booze...

Like secrets

Two people want the same thing--a commitment to nothing more than great sex in a bunch of different positions. Simple. Enjoyable. A win-win. Problem is, those two people have families and fears and pain that spill into every moment of their lives, control what they do and who they are. And if either Carson or Laney can't free themselves from the past, they'll both be pulled under by it.

*** Darker Water is a stand-alone contemporary romance that does not end in a cliffhanger.

5 I Loved It Stars!

Review by Allison East 

Here is the kicker about this book- it's a modern take on the fairy tale, the frog prince and its a set of SEVEN books! I can't wait for the nex t one- I'm so in love with different spins on fairy tales. And this one takes the cake for my favorite!!! 

Laney Temple the heroine- is tired of kissing frogs and after her last relationship she vows to wait for a prince, she thinks it's her fault all of these guys are turning into frogs. And then she meets Carson.

"I was done lying to myself. Princes didn't exist, happy endings never happened, love was all make-believe."


Carson Bennett is an amazing lovable book boyfriend but the last thing he wants is a relationship. Especially one with Laney, but he wants the sex. Definitely the sex, and that's all he can offer her. 

I loved their banter, and all their talks. And the checks they make sure to do so that they aren't feeling anything for each. Because once they start they won't be able to stop. 

Go read this book and you will mark Lauren Stewart down as an author to watch- I can't wait for more from her!! What started off as anti-Romance turned into so much more!!!

"If it could be anyone," he whispered, "it would be you."


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