Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Blue Persuasion by Blakely Bennett- Release Blitz and Review

:::: Blue Persuasion by Blakely Bennett Release Blitz and Giveaway ::::


Judy, dubbed Blue by her friends, is a voluptuous thirty-one year old woman longing for a love of her own. Even more frustrating than her dissatisfaction with her work and the unwanted attention her body garners is always coming in second with the opposite sex.
Bond, her best friend and lover, helps Blue stay sane and sexually satisfied, but she knows her place.  Their secret relationship leaves Blue hungry to have a man she can call her own.
When she finally succumbs to Cat’s artful needle for her first tattoo, she crosses paths with Tate. The towering, tattooed, motorcycle riding, American Indian fires off all her warnings signs, but she finds herself drawn to him against her own self-preservation.
Thankfully, Blue’s close-knit group of friends help to keep her grounded, as does the women’s group she attends weekly, but she still finds herself wanting and needing more.
Will Blue ever find the love she needs and deserves or will she forever come in second? Read her sexy story of friendship and love to find out.

My Review:
Blue Persuasion (Bound by Your Love, #3)Blue Persuasion by Blakely Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

At 31, Judy "Blue" is looking for someone who will care about her for who she is and not for her physical proportions. She's been put 2nd in most relationships in her life, and she is tired of it. She meets Tate through a friend while getting a tattoo, and while she feels drawn to him, he sets off all her alarms.

I loved the first two books in this series, and I loved this one as well. One of the things I really enjoy about this series is that I find myself quickly caring about characters I didn't expect to connect with. It happened with Lanie in Bittersweet Deceit, and Blue with this installment. After each book in this series, I find myself with more and more characters that I really care about. I love how the author doesn't shy away from the messiness that goes along with friendship, sex, love, and life. There is some serious drama going on with these characters, but through it all the level of friendship and loyalty they all share is really endearing.

The chemistry between Tate and Blue is spectacular. They issues they both have make it tough to see how they will be able to fit together, but watching them struggle with their demons as they tried to find happiness was quite the journey. My emotions were all over the place while reading this book, but I always consider it a success for the author if they can get me feeling even if some of the feelings are uncomfortable.

This book could probably stand alone, but I would highly recommend reading the other books in the series for full impact. There was a moment early on in the story where I made an audible sound of surprise, and that was solely due to my previous relationships with the characters from earlier books. I adore this series and will definitely seek out more books by this author in the future.

*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

::::Praise for Blue Persuasion and the Bound by Your Love Series::::


- Bookie Nookie on Stuck in Between

"★★★★★ AMAZING, Best Erotica Book Out There!"

- The Paranormal Bookshelf on Bittersweet Deceit

"★★★★★ I loved every part of this book!" 

- Author Groupies on Blue Persuasion

"Everywhere he touched, the heat of his caress lingered. His gaze held me captive, dissolving my will and restraint. With my nipples clasped between his fingers, he pinched and tugged. 'I want to hurt you,' he grunted."


Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving, and supportive husband, who is also a writer, and who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (it is always on while she is writing thanks to Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is also a facilitator for a women’s group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise, and finds that, since moving to Seattle, Washington, she is now one of those crazy people who walks  in the rain.
Blue Persuasion is her seventh novel and the third in the Bound by Your Love Series (Stuck in Between and Bittersweet Deceit). She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) and My Body-Mine) and the co-author of the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack, which she wrote with her husband, Dana Bennett. 

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