Title: Crave

 Author: BJ Harvey
Genre: Erotic Suspense

Release Date: October 20, 2015

 

Blurb

I have a craving.A dark urge I’ve failed to resist despite years of trying to do that very thing.

I’ve forced myself to hide behind a mask, a perfect orchestration to hide my true self.

After I met her, my wants and needs, my inner most desires changed.

She encouraged me to embrace who I truly am, and she was willing to do anything and everything I wanted, giving herself to satisfy my most carnal appetite.

Then everything in my carefully managed world came crashing down around me. A moment in time, a loss of control, and the very thing I cherish was nearly taken from me.

My fate now lies in her hands.

The very life I’ve built for myself…everything I’ve ever done now waits in purgatory, all caused by a lack of focus at a time when my most concentrated attention was needed.

 

The very thing I crave may now be the end of me.

 

 

 

 

REVIEW

* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Jaw Dropping Stars ~

I know I have said it before and I will say it again….BJ Harvey is AMAZING and I will read anything she writes!!!! She has unbelievable talent and her stories and characters are just fabulous. I LOVED this book from the very first page until the very last page. I truly didn’t want this story to end. I don’t think my words and thoughts will actually do this book justice. This is one you will WANT to read for yourself!!!

I think she said is best in the back of Crave, when she said “her writing is a little swoon, a lot of heat, a bit of drama and a whole lot of love.”  That Perfectly describes Crave, but then add in some mystery and suspense and you have the making of a 5 star read!!!

Like with her Bliss Series (which I LOVE by the way) this book had a captivating, heart racing, and all encompassing storyline. You will find it hard to put this book down once you start it. The characters were well developed and felt totally real to me. I think she created one of the BEST heroines when she created Lucia (Luce). I haven’t found a heroine that I have loved more.

I can’t really go into to much detail about the storyline because it would spoil the suspenseful storyline. In Crave we meet Callum and Lucia. Callum is a well known, kind of famous, architect who owns his own company with his Best Friend, Grant. While at a function a waitress introduces herself to him and he is captivated instantly. There is just something about her that draws him in. Well the woman is Lucia, what he doesn’t know at the time they meet, is that she is also a well established restauranteur and owns her own restaurant with her brother.

Throughout this story you will get the feeling that Callum is hiding a HUGE secret from everyone, except Grant and his family. But even knowing this Lucia stuck by Callum through EVERYTHING!!!! I will admit that I was a little underwhelmed by his ultimate secret once it came out. I don’t know what I was expecting but it wasn’t what was revealed. I guess I didn’t see how what his secret was would lead him to such self loathing and depravity. But this didn’t take away any of my enjoyment of this book. I have to say that Lucia was my favorite in this book. Her character is such a fierce, no-nonsense, tell it like it is kind of girl. She was also loyal to a fault. She stuck by Callum even through the bad times and always had faith in him.

As for other characters in this story I loved Grant and Callum’s family. I am really hoping that Grant gets his own book down the road. I think there could be something there with a specific assistant we are introduced to 😉

As for the villains of this story, and you will know who there are by the end of the book, I was so happy to see they got what was coming to them!!!! I will say that BJ knows how to write an evil villain!!! WELL DONE!!!!

Crave is a Stand Alone novel that is told from Callum’s POV. It is a love story but so much more. I would definitely say that this book is a MUST READ!!!!!! You won’t be sorry. If you are looking for the non-putdownable love story that has a great mix of suspense and mystery and romance and steam…..Then look no further this is the book to read!!!!

jenniferh-sig

 

 

 

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Excerpt
“What was that thought?” she asks curiously.
 
I lift my eyes from her hand resting on the black leather seat between us to her face to see a sly smile has appeared on her lips. “What thought?”
 
“The one that just had dirty written all over it.” Her smile grows wide, her eyes glittering with heat and a touch of amusement at the position she’s cornered me into.
 
“It’s a thought that would be more suited to the end of the date, if we are following your predetermined description of a how a first date should be, that is.”
 
Heat overtakes amusement as the air inside the car crackles with the right type of tension, the exact type of mood I have been hoping for and dreading. Our eyes remained locked, like neither one of us is able or willing to look away from the other.
 
Knowing I’d need to acquiesce, I look back down to where her hand rests beside her leg and bite the bullet, reaching over and lacing my fingers with hers.
 
“See?” she says as I catch her smile out of the corner of my eye. “Wasn’t that hard, was it?”
 
“It’s like that, is it?” I say, my voice filled with humor. She leans over, turning her body toward mine and rests her mouth against my jaw, just below my ear.
 
“If you want something from me, Callum, you just need to ask for it or take it. I highly doubt any of the thoughts running through that very handsome, highly intelligent head of yours could put me off.” Her breath warms my skin, sending the nerve endings into overdrive. “You’re welcome to try though . . .”
 
Before I can attempt to put my public mask in place, I tilt my head until we are cheek to cheek. Presented with an opportunity, I follow my instincts and graze my teeth slowly against her ear lobe. “I was thinking how your hand would feel touching me again . . .”
 
Her breath stutters momentarily, before quickening. She pulls back, leaning her shoulder into the seat but not returning to her side. “I’m sure we can arrange to hold hands again, Callum. It’s all part of getting to know each other.”
 
I mimic her pose, our bodies still close but not touching, as I let out an uncharacteristic chuckle. “You’re trouble with a capital T.”
 
“And I’m thinking, Mr. Alexander, there’s something about my brand of trouble that you’re drawn to.”

 

 

 Author Bio

BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.An avid music fan, you will always find her with headphones on while writing, and the speakers blaring the rest of the time. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and when she’s not writing – she’s reading.

BJ resides with her family in what she considers the best country in the world—New Zealand.

 She describes her writing as a little swoon, a lot of heat, a bit of drama and a whole lot of love.

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