(The Sensations Collection)
by LB Dunbar
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Release Date: June 2, 2015
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1BDEXE3
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I've been waiting for love. I've watched my closest family find their perfect match, and it's made me realize my current boyfriend is not mine. When a stranger comes to town, I'm intrigued, but not ready to give up my newfound freedom. A whirlwind of events throws us into each other's path where I eventually discover I'm the teacher of his youngest sister. Concerned about her reading, I take on the role to mentor her. Soon, I learn a lesson or two from big brother, Leon Ramirez. In a push and pull, we struggle as we each have demons in our past. A smart girl would never stay in a bad relationship, right? A gang member could never want more from this life. Stereotypes remain false words. As I learn to fight for love, I find that words do matter. Sometimes they can hurt more than sticks and stones.
Playlist for Sight Words – Tricia Carter and Leon Ramirez
“The One That Got Away” – The Civil Wars
“Not Afraid” – Eminem
“Sail (The Voice Performance)” – Kat Robichaud
“Lose Yourself” – Eminem
“XO” – Beyonce
“Sex On Fire” – Kings of Leon
“The Monster (feat. Rihanna)” – Eminem
“Made to Love” – John Legend
“Reasons to Love You” – Meiko
“Love Is Blind” – Alicia Keys
“Pumped Up Kicks” – Foster the People
“Retrograde” – James Blake
“The Great Escape” – P!NK
“#Beautiful” – Mariah Carey
Leon is hiding from the battling Chicago gangs he is involved with while temporarily in charge of his two younger sisters. His parents have been deported and they can no longer stay safely in Chicago. Even though Leon and his sisters were born here in the US, the plight of the illegal immigrants and the effort to fit in when your looks and skin color are different is palpable in these pages. Being "different" does not necessarily mean you are bad. Stereotypes being used to judge a person is as incorrect and perverse as judging someone by a disability.
Tricia has been waiting to find "the one" who will love her. Two failed relationships have added to her despair her dream will not come true. Her last boyfriend was abusive, and although no one suspects why she ended that relationship, they keep running into each other making her life impossible. Trent will not leave her alone to move on with her life. Loved by all in town, they are judging Trent by his surface charm and not by the reality of his personality and temperament.
When Leon and Tricia meet, sparks do fly but for a different reason. There is an undercurrent of attraction, but Leon's looks are intimidating for a small town girl. Again, judging a book by its cover is not going to bring fair results. It is only after they get to know each other better that Tricia realizes how kind and responsible he is. His family comes first and foremost. His dedication to their welfare is admirable. Beyond that, he is as lonely as she is searching for his place in this world. Their courtship is sensual and heated. When they finally succumb to their passion, the pages are on fire.
Our author's writing style is like a siren's song. Once you hear it, you are under its spell. You will not be able to put this book down.
L.B. you saved the best for last!
L.B. Dunbar loves to read to the point it might be classified as an addiction. The past few years especially she has relished the many fabulous YA authors, the new genre of New Adult, traditional romances, and historical romances. A romantic at heart, she’s been accused of having an overactive imagination, as if that was a bad thing. Author of the Sensations Collection, Sound Advice, Taste Test, Fragrance Free, Touch Screen, and the upcoming Sight Words, she is also author of the Legendary Rock Star series, beginning with The Legend of Arturo King. She grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Chicago for longer, calling it home with her husband and four children.
Other Titles in the Sensations Series:
Sound Advice (Sensations Collection Book 1)
Taste Test (Sensations Collection Book 2)
Fragrance Free (Sensations Collection Book 3)
Touch Screen (Sensations Collection Book 4)