Thursday, September 22, 2016

Review & Tour: The Laws of Seduction Series by Ava Hayworth

Title: Captivate Her
Author: Ava Hayworth
Series: Laws of Seduction Series (Book One)
Genre/Age: Romance/Erotica
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Tasty Tours
Rating: ✺✺✺
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SynopsisThe Laws of Seduction series featuring Lainey and James, two people who have to put their pasts behind them and learn to take risks. 

Readers should be warned that this story is intensely romantic, deeply seductive, and beyond addictive. If you are a fan of Fifty Shades, this scorching workplace drama is a must-read.

I am not the type of girl to sleep around, so it is a shock when I come face to face with my one and only one-night stand on my first day at my new job as a junior associate at one of Manhattan’s biggest law firms. It turns out that my one-night stand has a reputation as a player and is one of the biggest commitment-phobes on the island. Not to mention the fact that he only has to snap his fingers and women fall at his feet. Can I forget about the sexiest night of my life and keep my professional mask in place? This is just the start of my problems in dealing with the complex office politics and my exploding passion for James.
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Title: Beguile Her
Author: Ava Hayworth
Series: Laws of Seduction Series (Book Two)
Genre/Age: Romance/Erotica
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Tasty Tours
Rating: ✺✺✺.5
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SynopsisThe story of Lainey and James continues in the second book in the Laws of Seduction series. Will the secrets from their pasts and forces beyond their control continue to drive them apart? Hold on to your seats, readers, as this scorching workplace drama unfolds.


My job as a junior associate at one of Manhattan’s largest law firms couldn’t be going better. It’s my personal life that keeps me off balance. I thought James and I were off to a fresh start, but he continues to blow hot one moment and cold the next. James works closely with a beautiful senior associate from our firm. Seeing them together every day makes my doubts grow. What is really going on between them? Is he worth it? Maybe I should give my summer fling Davis another chance, or were things really that bad with my ex-boyfriend Mark? He says he wants me back. Can I resist the seductive allure of James McAllister, or am I just kidding myself?




Title: Dazzle Her
Author: Ava Hayworth
Series: Laws of Seduction Series (Book Three)
Genre/Age: Romance/Erotica
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Tasty Tours
Rating: ✺✺✺.5
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SynopsisLainey opens up to James about her past. Is keeping their relationship a secret ultimately going to tear them apart? Can they learn to trust before it is too late?


James comes from wealth, a lot of wealth. I don’t know if I can fit into his world. His family hates me because I am not one of them. It is not only his family. My brother still blames James for his girlfriend’s death. The arson in my office remains unsolved, and I am beginning to receive other threats. Are they from one of the women obsessed with James or could it be someone else?

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dazzle-her-Laws-Seduction-Book-ebook/dp/B01HSJ7VAM


Title: Cherish Her
Author: Ava Hayworth
Series: Laws of Seduction Series (Book Four)
Genre/Age: Romance/Erotica
Publisher: Self-published
Format: ebook via Tasty Tours
Rating: ✺✺✺.5
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SynopsisRead the exciting conclusion to the story of James and Lainey.


Contemporary romance writer, Ava Hayworth, pulls out all the stops in this breathtaking saga. 

I understand that James wants to protect me and keep me safe, but he goes about it the wrong way. I can’t live a life where the man I love shuts me out. I long for James to share his problems with me so that we can work together as a team. Will he ever learn that he can trust me?

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Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Cherish-her-Laws-Seduction-Book-ebook/dp/B01I49BV9W



Not sure how to reply, I remain silent. James gives a shake of his head. “Always full of surprises.” He extends his hand and runs the tip of his index finger down the side of my neck past my pulse point and down to the tops of my breasts. My breathing becomes shallow as he runs his finger along the top of the bustier. “I’m curious. What did you hope to gain with this… move?”
“You act as if we are playing some kind of game.”
“Aren’t we?” His voice is a low purr.
“Is that what a relationship is to you… a game? Do you feel like you always have to have the upper hand?”
“Ah ha, so you admit it. You are vying for the upper hand.”
“That isn’t what I said, and you know it.” I know I sound defensive and resolve not to let him provoke me further. I have a feeling he is doing it on purpose.
“Don’t deny that you are using your sexuality to what… tame me?”
“But isn’t that what you always do? As soon as I disagree with you, you distract me with sex. Maybe it’s time that you had a taste of your own medicine.”
James cocks an eyebrow. “Are you saying that making love to me is like taking medicine?”
“Stop twisting my words around. You know that it is not what I meant.”


Ava Hayworth is grateful to be doing what she loves best – writing full time! She has been a voracious romance reader for as long as she can remember, and nothing makes her happier than plotting the love lives of the characters she creates. After living and working in New York City, Ava moved with her family, which includes a husband, two kids and a cat, to Berlin, Germany. When she is not writing, she tries to soak up as much German language and culture as she can.

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**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.** 

I read all four novellas in this series, back to back, in a single day! So I will review the series as a whole, mostly because it feels like a single story to me, anyway.

This series really does have it all! Naughty workplace love, steamy romance, mystery, backstabbing... It's definitely a roller coaster ride.

Lainey is a new lawyer, ready to find her place in the world and eager to start working after school. She has applied to several firms in the city and is hopeful that her years of being studious will pay off. After attending a workshop, she happens to find herself sitting on a train, next to a delicious lawyer who makes her heart pound and defenses crumble.

James is definitely not the committed type. Well, to anything other than his work, that is. He likes his women easy to catch and gone in the morning. After Lainey lets her guard down and spends an amazing night in James' arms, she wakes to find his bed cold and empty.

Fast forward a few months and Lainey has finally snagged a job and ready to focus on her future and put her one-night-stand with James behind her. Unfortunately, fate has other plans and Lainey discovers that her new job has an extra perk: James. It's the perfect chance for them to rekindle their flame, right?

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Or something like that...

James has done his best to ignore his thoughts of the delicious woman he regrets walking out on. And yet, here she shows up in firm, taunting him with her curves and making it incredibly hard to focus on keeping his wits about him.

Soon, neither James nor Lainey can avoid their chemistry and a secret office romance ensues. And as always, secrecy leads to complications. Jealous coworkers, scheming artists, and overprotective brothers all cause problems for the already strained relationship between the couple.

I found the plot of the story to be quite enjoyable. I love the forbidden-type romances, so of course the office romance is included in that theme. And I liked the way the author began the journey, letting the two come together without any pretenses of work or responsibility between them. Just two people who met on a train with intense chemistry between them.

The life's complications did feel contrived, at times. It seemed that there were arrows flying at the couple from every angle. All characters were suspects and even the main couple were guilty of deceiving each other. It's a lot of strife and angst and felt like the couple was arguing in almost every chapter.

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Regardless, I did find myself rooting for James and Lainey to find happiness with each other, despite it all. The ending left me wanting, which explains my rating. There is a plot thread that isn't tied up in the concluding novella and an epilogue or another installment would be necessary to finish the story.

This is also one of the times when I think a dual POV would have made the story more enjoyable. It was hard to gauge James' true feelings at times and a peek inside his head would have helped me to connect with him. Just an idea for the author to keep in mind for the future. More of the studly main squeeze is never a bad thing!

In closing... 
A angsty romance with lots of steamy love scenes and mystery. A good read with a little extra, so 3.5 suns!