Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Pervade London by Vanessa Fewings Blog Tour

A ménage à trois romance between a female violinist and two mysterious British men with untold influence. Their love fuels the power that pervades London.

From an early age, Emily lived for the violin.

Practices were a joy. Recitals were a celebration. She only felt truly alive when the meticulously crafted, finely tuned, string instrument was in her firm grasp.

You could say that Emily lived for the violin, and that it was her true love. You would have been right...

...but that all changed the day she met Xander Rothschild.

Emily Rampling thought she understood the nature of power.

But she didn't know the unexpected forms power could take, bending and adapting to suit its needs. She wasn't aware of the ways power could infiltrate unnoticed into the highest echelons of government, soaking the most hallowed chambers with its influence.

She didn't realize the methods in which power could weave an invisible fabric that manipulated society with hidden secrets and unannounced agendas.

In fact, Emily Rampling didn't understand anything at all about the nature of power.

But she was about to find out.

About the ways power could pulse.

About the ways power could penetrate.

About the ways power could PERVADE.

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Book 1
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/F/M Romance

I'm not quite sure how I feel about this story. It has a lot going on, which makes it interesting, but the story is told in a somewhat choppy manner. While I like that you get a different view point at times, I wish that it was a smoother transition.

Emily is strong. She is resilient and knows what she wants. I liked her right away. She has a chemistry with Xander that is unlike any other. When they met, they had an instant connection. It was hard to argue with their chemistry and their love. However, despite that strong connection, there is something in the background that is lurking, but you can't quite see it.

Xander has a calming influence on Emily. While he loves her without reservation, he knows that their time together cannot last. And despite not being honest with her about himself, he does love her. Love is a tricky thing for Xander. He wants to be free and to love Emily, but he also left behind a piece of himself.

Then you have James. He was a difficult character for me to relate to or like. He was manipulative and mean. I found him not in the least bit sexy and also was hard pressed to see how Xander or Emily could like him at all. Even towards the end, when you could clearly see that he was worried about people he cares about, because of the way he went about showing that care, I just didn't really like him.

The three of them have a complicated relationship. I will reserve judgement until I've read book two, because I'm hoping that James shows a little more redemption and that we get more of a resolution in the relationship among all three of them.

Mary Jo☆☆☆
I'm not sure what I was expecting with this book and while it didn't disappoint, for me, it really didn't hit the mark.

The character of Emily is interesting in many ways, yet she doesn't seem have a well-rounded personality. She has a mother that doesn't seem to speak too much, she has few friends, and her dream of being a concert violinist is just out of reach.

Not being daring by nature, she's instantly taken with Xander and actually brings him home the day they first met. She doesn't ask many questions of him, taking what he gives her at face value. Only when Xander is taken from her does she grow a backbone and begin to fight.

Only what she's fighting against is much bigger than she realizes. She doesn't walk away, even after Xander asks her to, thus putting them both in danger.

The ménage plays a role in this book, yet to me it’s not really a ménage romance.

This is the first part of a duet, and I am hoping that the interval is not too long, no amount of ice cream will satisfy me until I get to read on!

Undoubtedly this is a book of mystery and confusion. It is slightly frenetic and disjointed, although I recognise that this is partly on purpose. I think one of its disadvantages is getting the story from Emily's perspective, because she is the one who is ignorant of what is going on, and at times is unexpectedly naive. Maybe growing up in rural Devon and being single-minded about her music that makes sense, but at times it is difficult to think of her as 23 and about to graduate. She is without a doubt a free spirit in sexual ways, which doesn't tally with the rest of her persona, and can be a little jarring, or even cold at times.

Weirdly, the intrigue feels most likely to be true, and only the most innocent will question the strings being pulled by a higher body than Parliament and the Armed Forces. We only get to see a little, and I am curious as to whether it will develop in the next book. Much like in the dynamics between the three of them, James may have control, Xavier knowledge, but Emily may play the pivotal role... we shall see!

Okay, interval over... where is the second half?

Vanessa Fewings is a USA Today bestselling author. Her latest series is The Icon Trilogy, a romantic suspense about Zara Leighton, London’s most brilliant art investigator on the hunt for the notorious thief known as Icon.

Vanessa’s previous novels include the bestselling Enthrall Sessions, a romance series spanning eight books about a woman who gets swept up into Enthrall, L.A.’s premier club that caters to the secret desires of the elite.

Readers can also listen to Vanessa as she hosts the weekly podcast The Romance Show, a captivating podcast featuring authors and industry professionals in the romance genre.

Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Great Britain, Germany, Hong Kong, Cyprus and the USA.

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides on the East Coast with her husband.

Vanessa can be found on her Facebook Fan Page and in The Romance Lounge, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Goodreads. She enjoys connecting with fans all around the world.

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