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Lowdown And Lush By Selena Laurence
Lowdown and Lush
Lush No. 3
Releases November 18, 2014
Mike Owens is the devil. Sexy, snarky, and as lowdown as they come, he’s one of the world’s greatest guitarists and one of Portland’s most notorious bad boys.
Jenny Turner is an angel. A preacher’s daughter, she’s a good girl with a great voice and a dream to hit it big in country music.
When these two opposites meet, the attraction is undeniable, but something’s stopping the bad boy from pursuing what he desires most. Can this angel handle the truth behind her devil? Or will his secrets be too Lowdown and Lush?
“Sunshine.” His deep voice rumbles through me and I moan. “It’s time to wake up.”
I feel his thumb brush across my bottom lip and I open to him, taking him into my mouth. I run my tongue across the fleshy pad, which tastes salty and faintly metallic from the guitar strings he’s been strumming.
I hear his intake of breath before he says, “Jesus.” His palm cups my cheek and then he’s leaning down. His scruff brushes against my face as I hear him rasp out, “You’re so f*cking beautiful.”
Somewhere in another part of my mind, I know this isn’t real, somehow shouldn’t be happening, but right now, I don’t care. I keep my eyes closed because I don’t want to discover that it’s all a dream. I reach for him, letting my hands travel the length of his corded forearms, then up past his bulging biceps and around his broad shoulders.
His breath is coming hard and fast, and I turn my head, trading his thumb against me for his mouth. His lips are hot and slick, and I can taste the Coke he was drinking earlier on them.
“More,” I gasp out as he squeezes my thigh.
His lips float across mine, and before I know it, his hand has dug into my hair and his tongue is in my mouth. I press my leg against his hip that’s resting next to me on the sofa. I still haven’t opened my eyes, too afraid to see that look again—the look he gave me the night he took my virginity.
But I feel him. On my skin, around my heart, inside my soul. I feel his breath and his touch and his heartbeat. I feel his anguish and his pent-up frustrations, and I feel his fear. Then it’s all burned away by the desire, the raw, animal desire, that courses through both of us. His kiss is searing, setting my whole core on fire. It’s primal, the way he makes me feel, and as his hand moves around to stroke the petal-soft skin on the inside of my thigh, I move against him with a moan that sounds desperate and wild.
I arch into him as much as I can, and he drives his tongue into my mouth in a frenzy, licking, sucking, moaning into me.
Holy Mike Owens!
Selena Laurence never disappoints.
I’ve been waiting for Mike’s book since the explosion happened in the hospital room where everything came out for all to know. I could not wait to see what was going on in his head and why he was so angry.
First I have to say that I think this is my favorite Lush Series cover yet. It is gorgeous!
In Lowdown and Lush Mike and Jenny are in Dallas working on her album that Mike is producing for her.
The two of them have chemistry that is beyond crazy, like if you were standing in a same room as these two (granted they are fictional) characters, there would be flames coming off of them.
However Mike isn’t going for her. She is possibly the only woman that has flirted with Mike that he hasn’t slept with. We all know from previous books that Mike is a bit of man whore, but he is keeping himself from her and keeping them to just friends.
Mike had me so mad a few times during the book. I was just sitting there with my mouth open going how could you do/say that???
Jenny is too sweet of a woman for Mike when he is acting like that. That’s who she is though, she’s genuinely a nice person.
At one point I started thinking that Mike was never going to pull his head out of his a$$ (and I won’t tell you if he did).
I loved these characters when I finally swiped over to the last page. I started this book yesterday afternoon and just kept going, going, going, until I was done with it a couple of hours later. That’s one thing I love about Selena’s books, you get so engrossed in them that you don’t notice how time is flying by. (Oops, was I supposed to cook dinner last night?) She’s an amazing author and writes the best romances.
I was so glad that all of my favorite Lush guys and their SOs made an appearance in this book. I really enjoyed the interactions between Joss and Mike. I also loved that we got to meet Mike’s dad, see where he came from, and figure out what makes Mike tick.
<3 <3 <3!
Next up! Collin’s story?
Thank you so much for my copy of Lowdown and Lush! 5 stars from me!
THE LUSH SERIES
A Lush Triangle
A Lush Betrayal
(Joss & Melanie)
For the Love of a Lush
(Walsh & Tammy)
A Lush Engagement
(Free Short Story)
Selena Laurence is the Barnes and Noble Bestselling author of what she likes to call Edgy Contemporary Romance. Her books have been Amazon Top 10 bestsellers in multiple categories including Multicultural Romance, Hispanic Fiction, Urban Fiction, Military Romance, and Romantic Suspense. Her New Adult romance, Hidden, won the 2014 Reader’s Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the year.
Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a hell of a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she or Mr. Laurence know what to do with.
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