Monday, July 31, 2017

Release Blitz and Book Review: LaClaire Touch (An After Hours Novel) by Dori Lavelle

Title: LaClaire Touch
An After Hours Novel
Author: Dori Lavelle
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2017


When a man pays for my body, I shut off my emotions, close my eyes, and force myself to push through. No thinking. No feeling. No breaking apart.

Soon the debts will be paid. Soon I'll scrub their cologne and sweat from my skin and walk away from this business for good, pretending it never happened.

For now, my body is not my own. For now, I belong to any man who can afford me.

But when Derrick LaClaire asks for a night with me, I turn him away, even when he offers to pay triple what I earn per hour. I need his cash, but if I let him touch me, I know I'll break every single one of my rules. And he'll discover who I really am.

LaClaire Touch is a steamy full-length, standalone novel with a happy ending.

**WARNING: Due to sexual situations and adult content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18. **

My thoughts: 

I found LaClaire Touch to be a unique story - the male lead discovers that the prostitute he's mildly obsessed with is actually is high school sweetheart. I think that the magic in this story (for me at least) was how much sympathy I felt for Brooke/Ruby and her plight. I struggled with liking Derrick, which surprised me because I liked him ok when we met him in LaClaire Nights, but he grew on me eventually. I was shocked (in the best possible way) by a plot twist LATE in the game - but I wish more time had been spent on developing it and resolving it. It was sort of major and it popped up and then just faded that quickly but it had such potential to expand the story. I give the book 3 out of 5 wine glasses and plan on continuing the series to see the rest of the LaClaire boys fall in love. 

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Author Bio

Dori Lavelle, is a mother, wife, and a sucker for happy-ever-afters and mint chocolate. 

Growing up, Dori read a lot, and when she wasn't happy with a particular ending, she wrote a different one, just for herself. Before long, she was writing stories when she should have been doing homework. The time has come for her to share the stories she cooks up in her head.

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