Friday, January 31, 2014

BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY Plus REVIEW - Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining

Beautiful Addictions
Season Vining

Release: January 28, 2014
Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Josie Banks is a girl without a past.  After being found unconscious with no memory, she was shuffled in and out of foster homes where she suffered years of abuse. An experience that left her broken, damaged, and clinging to drugs and meaningless hook-ups to numb her pain.

When Josie disappeared years ago, she took a piece of Tristan with her.  She’s the girl he thought he lost forever—the one he’s never been able to forget.  Now a twist of fate has brought them back together, and he never wants to let her out of his inked arms again.  But Tristan is haunted by a dark past of his own.  On the run from ruthless criminals that shattered Josie’s world years ago, reentering her life puts them both in danger.

As Josie and Tristan’s lives become tangled once again, they find themselves unwilling and unable to escape the relentless pull that draws them together.  But will the past leave their love in ruins—or bind them together for a lifetime?


Wow. I absolutely loved the storyline it was really very sexy and totally intriguing, gritty and real.
Josie Banks knows what she wants and she knows how to get it too. She really is rough around the edges but she has a good side that we get to see glimpses of. 

Her amnesia made her forget everything before foster homes and a bad life where she feels worthless and not good enough. She is an artist with amazing talents that are going unutilized other than the graffiti she loves to leave in her wake. It's crazy that she knows she has the power to get what she wants but doesn't realize how gorgeous she is. But her past and upbringing that she can remember was beyond rough so that self worth was never there, not that she could remember anyway.
Tristan... oh Tristan. Where do I begin? He is just amazingly lovely. Hehe. He is gorgeous and troubled and did I say gorgeous, wow. A gentleman and so lost at the same time. Hurt by his childhood sweetheart's disappearance and sworn away love only to have a girl pursue him and make him feel again then rip his heart out. Now he lives a life alone, trying to be free but haunted by his demons.

The reconnecting of Josie to her forgotten past was awesome and rough at the same time. I love the fact that she is drawn to Tristan before she figures  out why or who he is. 
I like how rough and gentle they both are in general both physically and emotionally. I loved the suspense element to this novel alot. Her past is catching up with her and more entwined with Tristan's than either of them knew.
I couldn't put this book down! I cuddled up on the couch and didn't move almost all day long. I started it at night and only made it a small way through but the next day was devoted to Josie and Tristan!
I was excited  that we got to see more than just Josie and Tristan's story. We get Monica's story and even some of Alex's too. This book has beautiful people and it has gangsters too. Really good plot to get wrapped up in!

Best stand alone I have read in ages!
Tristan is yum-a-licious and Alex is not so bad himself. Alot of hotness in this read for sure. Including Josie the mixed up vixen.
If you are looking for some great steamy NA with an truly intriguing twist and an actual story running through it then Beautiful Addictions by Season Vining is definitely the book for you!

5 of 5 Hearts
Josie craved his touch and she couldn’t understand why they hadn’t had sex yet, or any form of it. She wanted it; her fingers ached to touch him in places she’d only yet imagined. It was obvious that Tristan felt the same way, so she failed to make sense of his need to take things slow. She longed to feel his sweat slicked skin against hers and inhale the scent of their bodies combined. Not ready to admit any kind of emotional connection, she desperately needed a physical one. It was the only thing she was comfortable with.
She found it curious that her dependency seemed to be shifting. No longer did she need meaningless sex or drugs to numb her. Josie only wanted to submerge herself in Tristan, to soak up everything he offered. He was her new addiction.
Tristan was in a constant state of arousal in Josie’s company. Never able to completely relax, his muscles remained tense and rigid with yearning. If it had been any other girl, he would have taken her already, hard and fast, several times. But he knew that Josie used sex to avoid attachment. He didn’t want to be just another mark on her therapeutically notched bedpost. To him, Josie was something new, yet familiar, something he wanted to cherish. He felt like two ancient souls, separated for a lifetime, had suddenly been reunited. 
Unable to contain the sexual tension clawing at her skin, Josie slid her notebook from her lap and straddled Tristan. He gave her his lopsided grin as his long fingers wrapped around her waist. Josie smiled triumphantly, thinking that she’d already won.
“What are you up to?” he asked, dipping his head so that his lips pressed ever so softly to her shoulder.
“I need to feel you Tristan. Just touch me.” The sound of Josie’s words echoed around the quiet room. “I want you.”
Those three little words left him breathless. Such a brazen statement from Josie sent his willpower into a faltering tailspin. He hummed in agreement, sliding his kisses down to her neck. 
Josie ran her nails along Tristan’s scalp, making his eyes close in contentment. The feel of her hot body pressing down on him caused momentary insanity, totally emptying his brain of rational thought. He wanted her more than anything he’d ever wanted before. Not here, not now. There was so much more to say.
“Can I take you out?” Tristan asked, suddenly moving his hands back down to her waist and resuming a neutral position.
 “Out of the apartment?”
“Out on a date,” he clarified. 
“A date?” Josie asked, her frightened voice making the words sound foreign. 
"You know, an appointment for a particular time, especially with a person to whom one is sexually or romantically attached."
"Are we attached?" she asked, not really knowing what she wanted the answer to be.
"More than you know," he answered. 




Season Vining is the author of Beautiful Addictions, a New Adult Romantic Suspense novel from St. Martin’s Griffin. She received her three-book deal and agent representation as a result of attending the 2013 Jambalaya Writers’ Conference. She first gained attention for the book in Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Award in which the story was a Quarterfinalist. Season is a graphic designer by trade and adores all form of art. She’s a fan of live music, vintage cars, and people who know the difference between their, there, and they’re.


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