Monday, July 25

*** BLOG TOUR & REVIEW *** Provocative by Alex Lucian


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. 
Loneliness. Loss. 

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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Catch up on the series

Tempting, Tempting Book 1:
Beguiling, Tempting Book 2:

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My Review 

Provocative is the follow up and conclusion to Alex Lucian's Tempting series duet. It's book three of the series but follows Adele and Nathan from Tempting book 1. I would highly suggest reading Tempting first to get the full effect of their relationship and what leads the actions in Provocative. That said I devoured both of these books back to back without much break as this series, and Alex's writing, is addictive and scintillating. 

Adele and Nathan are living out their HEA from book 1. Nathan has moved on to Harvard so that they can have a relationship that won't affect Adele's standing in school or her scholarship. But with the change comes challenges to their status quo. While neither really has much to do with their families, they are content to live their lives together quietly at least until it becomes too quiet. Long hours, a relationship roadblock that can hurt even the strongest of relationships, plus the addition of Nathan's past and his current employer, Adele and Nathan are struggling to keep their love afloat. 

While these two definitely have obstacles to overcome and don't always handle them well, one thing that is clear is their love and devotion to one another. This addition to the series really highlighted the reality of day to day relationships. Of course there were Alex's trademark off the charts sex scenes and steamy rendezvous, but where Tempting was taboo and extreme, Provocative is more emotional and thoughtful. I have become a fan of Alex Lucian and can't wait for more from this talented author. 

Reviewed by Paige 

★★☆ 4 "No Silence" Stars ☆★★ 

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About Alex:

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.


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