Saturday, October 17, 2015

Book Review: Loving Lucas by Violetta Rand

Synopsis: Twenty-one-year-old Karlie Augustine is a survivor. She’s smart and tough, but she’s in too deep with a bad boyfriend who isn’t above breaking her spirit—or her body. Luckily, help arrives in the form of a leather-clad, motorcycle-riding hunk on the right side of the law. Lucas Lafontaine is pure muscle, a Corpus Christi cop who ignites something primal deep within Karlie. And when he offers her room and board in exchange for housekeeping, she finally starts to feel safe again.

As their arrangement turns deliciously decadent, Lucas gets hooked on Karlie’s killer body and fighting spirit. He wants to heal the pain he sees behind her eyes, but to protect her he needs to keep her close, especially now that her psycho ex won’t take a hint. Even as Lucas fights his own battle for custody of his young son, he knows that what he’s found with Karlie is real—and that he’d do anything to protect the woman he wants to take to the finish line.


While the story line is really interesting and something I would be drawn toward buying or picking up from the library, there were so many times I just shook my head at these characters.

On the day Karlie moves in, just days after meeting him, Lucas can't keep his hands to himself or her clothes on. What a way to treat a house guest that has a rough past and recently got out of a relationship with an abusive boyfriend. She should be handled with kid gloves and her reaction was perfect, curling in on herself is exactly how it should have been written. However, her actions after that were a little off. Yes, she's looking for love because she's a kid that grew up in the system and only has friends for family but it just didn't feel right because it was fast.

I wanted to like this, the story was there; it just needed some more depth to be believable. Rand has a way of writing, that despite all of these annoying, unrealistic character moves keeps me reading because I want to know what happens. It's so frustrating.

I'd really hoped to see some improvement from the author before she started her next contemporary series but that didn't seem to be the case as it was another 3 star too fake to be believable, instantaneous love story for me.

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I was provided with a copy of Loving Lucas in exchange for my honest review.


  1. That is a totally bummer, I actually planned on reading this one next but it sounds like I wouldn't like it either. I hate when they rush things especially when there is emotional issues to get over.

  2. I really hate when characters like this just meet and one of them cant keep themselves off the other. It isn't realistic. It is like the relationship is rushed or forced and it angers me. It sounded like it had potential, it's a shame!


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