Monday, April 2, 2018

Blackstone by J.D. Hollyfield

I am meticulous. Structured. A single father.
I obsess over things and crave control.
And when a hot, feisty little woman throws a wrench in my carefully laid out plans, I lose my mind.
My every thought revolves around making her bend to my will—until they become less about her doing things my way and more about just her.
My name is Trevor Blackstone.
I am an obsessive, complicated, demanding man.
People may not understand me, but it doesn't stop them from wanting me.


Four Fathers Series by bestselling authors
J.D. Hollyfield, Dani René, K Webster, and Ker Dukey

Four genres.
Four bestselling authors.
Four different stories.
Four weeks in April.
One intense, sexy, thrilling ride from beginning to end!

***These books were designed so you can read them out of order. However, they all interconnect and would be best enjoyed by reading them all!***

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

That was one seriously hot novella. Being as I would consider Blackstone to be an erotic romance, I’m not sure my Kindle is going to survive Kingston, which is the next book in the Four Fathers series and it’s actually tagged as the erotic romance installment. I’m not suggesting that contemporary romances can’t be steamy – because I actually prefer mine with a good amount of steam – but Hollyfield does not hesitate to bring the heat, repeatedly, in  Blackstone.

Perhaps it’s the fact that Trevor and Lucy’s first few interludes are angry sex (bordering on hate sex) that gives it a more erotic feel than I expected. Because of the first impression Trevor makes when he storms up to Lucy’s house, demanding that she sign the contract to complete the sale of her grandmother’s property early, the sparks that fly are not the good ones. And yet, neither can stop thinking about the other, so it’s not all that surprising when another of their heated arguments turns to naked time. Seriously hot naked time. The passion is strong between these two, but as they spend time together the passion and angry sex becomes more… at least, until one of Trevor’s business partners puts his nose where it doesn’t belong and destroys the calm that Trevor and Lucy have found with each other. Sadly, we learn just how petty and vindictive and unhinged Trevor can be after the fallout and it was both scary and heartbreaking. Fortunately for the reader, Hollyfield gives the couple the happy ending they’ve earned, as well as the pound of flesh (or should I say, pounding of flesh) Trevor and Lucy deserve.

I have to say that while Lucy is a great combination of feisty and appropriately emotional (due to grieving her grandmother’s death), Trevor is the truly fascinating character. The man’s intelligence is obvious, but because of how it plays out in his head and keeps him off-balance a bit, it makes him confident without being overly arrogant. He has his own insecurities that bleed through into his personal life and that’s what keeps him from being arrogant – and when they get bad enough, they can easily torpedo his confidence as well. Oddly, this is the second book I’ve read recently where love is shown to help a character with mental health issues without suggesting that love healed them. As a psych major (but not someone who practices psychiatry or counseling), I appreciate this distinction because as much as I love a happily ever after in my romance, I prefer the nod to realism that doesn’t send the unrealistic message to readers that love heals all ills. I’m already looking forward to getting my hands on Kingston and hope to check out Hollyfield’s work in the future as I really enjoyed her writing style.

Creative designer, mother, wife, writer, part time superhero...

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she is not trying to save the world one happy ending at a time, she enjoys the snuggles of her husband, son and three doxies. With her love for romance, and head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life.

Life in a Rut, Love Not Included is her debut novel. J.D. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEAs.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Blackstone (Four Fathers #1) by J.D. Hollyfield to read and review.

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