Thursday, April 25, 2019

Sin & Discipline by Lily White Release Blitz

Lennon Carter first saw my face with his hand around my throat.

Shock widened his eyes, starbursts of anger for what I'd done.
That moment should have been the last of us; our beginning and end.
Fate, it seems, had other plans.

A dedicated musician, Lennon would become my mentor, my shadow, my protector and nightmare.
We were two discordant notes that somehow blended with perfect harmony.
Challenged to become a pianist as talented as him, I became Lennon's SIN, while he became my DISCIPLINE.

Sin & Discipline is a Taboo Student/Teacher Romance.

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“Who are you, Amelia Dillon?”

Confusion flooded me. “What?”

It bothered me how my question came out more as a startled squeak than a word.

He grinned, just the corner of his lips curling with lazy satisfaction. Reaching out with his free hand, he trapped my chin between his fingers, holding my gaze to his without concern that I hadn’t invited the touch. Electricity sparked where his skin met mine, my head dizzy, my breath as uneven as my heartbeat.

“Who are you?”

My heart was in my throat, beating staccato so hard that I swore I was a few seconds from passing out. “I don’t-”

The gentle tone of his voice was at odds with his question. “Are you the shitty little thief hiding in a hoodie and baggy jeans? Or are you a musician who demands respect based on her talent and discipline?”

He was enjoying this moment far too much, the truth of his amusement written in the line of his lips, the sleepy look in his blue eyes. It only frightened me more.

“I’m a musician,” I whispered.

Mr. Carter leaned forward and I panicked, my eyes locked to his lips. He shouldn’t have been this close to me. There had to be rules against this. He didn’t seem to care.

I wasn’t a girl to be pushed around or controlled. Yet, in his presence, I stilled in place, unable to find the willpower to fight or move away.

Breath hot against my cheek, he whispered, “I don’t think you are. I think a musician would know better than to risk her hands acting like a stupid hoodrat that robs people. I think a musician knows better than to question the man who will be judging her performance. I think-”

My lips parted on a tremulous breath.

“-you didn’t believe me when I warned you I would spank your ass red if I ever caught you doing something so stupid again.”

There was no question about it; I was three seconds away from passing out.

He knew it and I knew it, his blue eyes locked to mine when he warned, “You should know that threat extends to you questioning me in class as well.”

Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Lily White is an excellent author and has a wide range – some which are so taboo that it feels wrong to be finding it so right! This one is definitely much softer than that – the issue is one of age/power as he is her music teacher one summer, so whilst there is a power dynamic there, it is not where the power lies.

Having read the blurb, I was intensely curious as to their first meeting scenario – and it worked really well as an introduction to the two leads, and the disparity in their current status. I also enjoyed how as things played out, it made sense of their lives too.

As well as the music and their attraction, the big twist in the story is beautifully told, and heartbreaking at the same time. Their siblings have such a significant impact on both their lives, in very different but important ways. Getting the story from both their perspectives helps us to travel a straight route and keep the hope of a happy ending alive. There is no doubt that their feelings for each other are stronger than the power bond that they are in, and it is fascinating to see Lennon come to realise how much his life is going to change. For Amelia, at the beginning of her adult life, it is less marked but gives us hope of a happily ever after from a dire situation.

I enjoyed the side characters’ impact on the story, although we are very much focussed on Lennon and Amelia throughout. Lovely story, which I nearly read in one sitting, as I couldn't put it down.

I will have to say that I was a little shocked by this story, I was expecting something much more intense. It was a good book and had a good storyline; I wasn't thinking the book would be a little sweet in some ways. Lennon and Amelia meet in an odd way and then when they officially meet, things just take off from there. Lennon and Amelia share the love of music and the love of their siblings, which comes crashing together. There was so much set up to the scholarship competition that when we finally get there, the rug is pulled out from underneath us and then everything seems to happen so fast and then the book is over. I wanted more. I fell in love with Lennon and Amelia and just didn't want it to end just yet.

Sin & Discipline is my second Lily White book (this year), and yet again I was entertained!

This has heavy D/s themes, teacher/student romance, and this may trigger some with deep emotional turmoil, and suicide.

I absolutely loved Lennon, once I got to know him. He's an overbearing perfectionist, a twisted mess of emotions, and a master manipulator (in a good way). Did I mention he's the piano teacher? He's more than that, but you'll need to read it to see what I'm referencing.

Amelia is assigned to Lennon's class, she has music running in her veins and is ready to move on to the next chapter in her life. It's time for her to leave her "old" life behind and build up. Running away or submitting? Whichever way, it's beautiful and intriguing.

This story was intense: it was heartbreaking, yet healing. So many little things all adding to the richness of this story. There were a few slow scenes, a bit of a tempo change, if you will, but I believe these were intentional and added to the flow of the story.

I will say that this book ended very quickly. Once the big event occurred, it seemed like everything fast-forwarded and BOOM! book done. This absolutely left me wanting more.

Lily White keeps you wanting more!

Lennon Carter is a distinguished piano teacher. He's very disciplined and expects the most from his student. Amelia is assigned to his class and unknowingly has already met her teacher in the most unexpected way and learns Mr. Carter's requests shouldn't be ignored.

Sin & Discipline has a taboo student teacher theme; throw in some D/s power exchange and the story leaves you wanting more. You'll hate Lennon at first, but once you really see him, he will find that soft spot in your heart. I read this in one sitting. I had to find out what would happen between them.

Lily White brings the perfect amount of sexy and taboo!

Lily White is a romance writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series, Target This, Wishing Well, and Asylum. In addition to dark romance Lily writes contemporary romance, taboo romance, and psychological thrillers. Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Sin & Discipline by Lily White to read and review for this tour.

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