Thursday, June 02, 2016

For 100 Days ( 100 Series #1) by Lara Adrian

Author                          Lara Adrian 
Publication Date        24 May 2016 
Genre                           Adult Contemporary Romance 

Pleasure has a price . . .

Just when everything in my life is falling apart, I find a chance to turn it around--to step into someone else's glittering world, if only for a little while. I become someone new, no longer the woman defined by an ugly past, but a woman freer and bolder than myself. A woman who isn't afraid to explore every passion, even at its darkest, with a mysterious and seductive man who believes my mask is real.

Handsome and commanding, enigmatic and irresistible, billionaire Dominic Baine is an obsession I cannot afford and should not risk. He ushers me into consuming new pleasures and addicting new desires, until the line between my real life and the fantasy one I've stolen with him begins to blur.

I know I cannot keep my truth from him. I know my past will not stay buried forever. But before I can make it right, everything comes crashing down. I have deceived this powerful, dangerous man . . . and now there is a price to be paid.

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FOR 100 DAYS is the first novel in a passionate new contemporary romance trilogy from New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Lara Adrian. Coming soon: FOR 100 NIGHTS and FOR 100 REASONS.

Midnight Breed by this author being one of my favourite PNR series, I was keen to venture in this new series of a different genre. It didn't disappoint. 

Nick is a charismatic and enigmatic billionaire. He commands attention wherever he goes and always goes after what he wants. 

Avery is a hopeful artist who works as a bartender to make ends meet. She is on the down and out, on the verge of being homeless. She gets a lucky break when asked to look after a client's apartment while she is away on business. 

On Avery's first visit to the apartment, she bumps into Nick. Literally! She is speechless whilst he stares at her with no reservation whatsoever. Things start to sizzle between them on their next encounter. Neither of them can deny the attraction to each other. They both appear to be damaged but neither of them is willing to reveal any secrets. They end up spending more and more time together and have some very sensual and steamy moments. It doesn't feel like just sex anymore and Avery feels cornered as she hasn't really told Nick the truth about herself. She is worried about what would happen if he was to find out about her unpleasant past. 

When Avery plucks up the courage to own up, she is surprised at Nick's reaction. Just when they think that they might be able to move forward and maybe explore what's really going on between them, something else crops up. Is Avery going to come clean and confide in Nick? Avery has a trust issue whereas Nick values trust. 

I like Nick's intensity, determination and the caring attitude that he hides behind his tough exterior. Avery is independent even when her past traumatic experience haunts her. This story is well balanced. It's full of twists and turns. Romantic and hot. 

Some of Avery's past has come to light but very little about Nick's. This first part of the trilogy ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, enough to pique my curiosity about what's coming next! 

This is an interesting storyline and a well written novel which I  would recommend to those who like intrigue, suspense, romance and hot sex. 

I received a complimentary ecopy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

LARA ADRIAN is the New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author of the Midnight Breed vampire romance series, with nearly 4 million books in print and digital worldwide and translations licensed to more than 20 countries. Her books regularly appear in the top spots of all the major bestseller lists including the New York TimesUSA TodayPublishers Weekly, Indiebound,, Barnes & Noble, etc.

Lara Adrian's debut title, Kiss of Midnight, was named Borders Books bestselling debut romance of 2007. Later that year, her third title, Midnight Awakening, was named one of's Top Ten Romances of the Year. Reviewers have called Lara's books "addictively readable" (Chicago Tribune), "extraordinary" (Fresh Fiction), and "one of the best vampire series on the market" (Romantic Times).

Writing as TINA ST. JOHN, her historical romances have won numerous awards including the National Readers Choice; Romantic Times MagazineReviewer's Choice; Booksellers Best; and many others. She was twice named a Finalist in Romance Writers of America's RITA Awards, for Best Historical Romance (White Lion's Lady) and Best Paranormal Romance (Heart of the Hunter). All seven historical romance titles have since been reissued independently by the author in the United States, with the first reissued title,Lord of Vengeance, spending four weeks on the USA Today bestseller list upon its release.

In Germany, Lara's books have twice hit #1 on the Stern bestseller list and typically spend multiple weeks in the top ten spots on Der Spiegel, peaking thus far at #3. The Midnight Breed series has sold in excess of 1 million copies in Germany. In Italy, the January 2011 release of Book 4 of the series hit three bestseller lists (La Repubblica at #5; TTL at #7; and Corriere della Sera at #13). The series has currently sold over 250,000 copies in Italy. In the United Kingdom, Lara's publisher reports more than 100,000 copies of the series in print thus far, with each title returned to press multiple times.

With an ancestry stretching back to the Mayflower and the court of King Henry VIII, Lara Adrian lives with her husband in New England, surrounded by centuries-old graveyards, hip urban comforts, and the endless inspiration of the broody Atlantic Ocean.