ARC Review + Giveaway: Lush by Lauren Dane

Posted April 5, 2013 by Francesca in Reviews / 38 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review + Giveaway: Lush by Lauren Dane
Lush
by Lauren Dane

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: April 2, 2013
Series: Delicious #3
Published by Berkley Trade
Pages: 304
Format: ARC
 

 

“I LOVE THIS SERIES.  Lauren Dane can really do no wrong when it comes to the world of the Brown siblings and beyond.” ~Under the Covers

Can I just say first and foremost, I LOVE THIS SERIES.  Lauren Dane can really do no wrong when it comes to the world of the Brown siblings and beyond.   LUSH is the perfect example of why I love it so much.  It’s got a perfect blend of sensuality, mixed in a dose of hot rocker and tattooed hero and with a dash of strong and independent heroine.

Ms. Dane can write some of the most real characters.  You just want to get in their heads and their lives.  Mary and Damien were just that for me.  I wanted to be her and be with him.  Mary is successful, she doesn’t need a man to make her happy or pay her bills.  She’s got a great group of friends and a full life.  Damien just adds to it, he doesn’t take over.

And then Damien, well, who doesn’t love a reformed bad boy.  He’s got a ladies man reputation but all that changes when he meets Mary.  He knows she’s a good girl, a girl that you have a relationship with.  Their attraction was sizzling from the very beginning.  I especially loved the fact that it is the bad boy hero that tiptoes around Mary to get a relationship and something serious out of her. Totally in love over here.

Their problems were real and they came to a good solution.  No quick fixes, and no superfluous problems just to keep them apart.

The few glimpses of the Browns that we do get are never enough to appease me, but I’ll take what I can get.  We also hear from Raven and Jonah, who will be getting their book soon and, can I just say, I am so excited to finally read her story!  She was a lot more personable in this book, almost cheery.  Even though she still had her trademark personality, but she seemed nicer somehow.  LOL  I really cannot wait to see what’s going on with her and Jonah and how that’s going to work with his family.  Ohhhh boy!

LUSH was just another winner for me!

*ARC provided by publisher

BERKLEY has a copy of LUSH up for grabs today.  US only.

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About Lauren Dane

Lauren Dane has been writing stories since she was able to use a pencil, and before that she used to tell them to people. Of course, she still talks nonstop, and through wonderful fate and good fortune, she’s now able to share what she writes with others. It’s a wonderful life!

The basics: Lauren is a mom, a partner, a best friend and a daughter. Living in the rainy but beautiful Pacific Northwest, she spends her late evenings writing like a fiend when she finally wrestles all of her kids to bed.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

I get easily distracted by pictures of sexy guys and have tons of book boyfriends.I keep all my alpha males chained to my basement and guard them fiercely.*Back off bitches*I like to see Jason Momoa as a lot of those boyfriends, because ….. mmmmmmm JASON.MOMOA!

I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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Jessica
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Jessica

great review! I agree with you Mrs Dane is amazing I love the Browns and that world can’t wait to read LUSH

Rebe
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Rebe

This sounds fabulous! I love that the hero is the one who has to hunt down the heroine, lol!

Texas Book Lover
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Texas Book Lover

I too love the Brown Siblings world…I haven’t manged to read this spinoff yet because Cherished is sooo expensive and being out of work sucks but I am going to get it someway somehow very soon because they are so damn delicious!

lisa w
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lisa w

How have I missed this series!! Have to get caught up!

Sue Peace
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Sue Peace

I can’t wait to read this!

Pam
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Pam

Great review! Sounds like a good book!

Helen Livermore
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Helen Livermore

Sounds like an awesome book.

MK
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MK

I do love Lauren Dane’s books!!

Victoria Sloboda
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Victoria Sloboda

It doesn’t surprise me that you’ve written a glowing review ;). I’ve loved all of Lauren’s books. Thanks.

Lisa
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Lisa

I can’t wait!

Amber H
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Amber H

Awesome review! I love her books!

Kelly Powell
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Kelly Powell

Great review!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

Megan Myers
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Megan Myers

Nice review…thanks for the recommendation

Glittergirl
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Glittergirl

She writes wonderful books full of heart. Thanks for the giveaway!

Elizabeth P
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Elizabeth P

oooooo this looks really good!

Tina F
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Tina F

Great Review! Love the Browns. Thanks for the giveaway.

Lori Meehan
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Lori Meehan

I love this series. I’ve read Lauren’s Chase Brothers and Brown Siblings series and they are just as fabulous as this series.
I highly recommend her books.

bn100
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bn100

Thanks for the honest review

Tiffany
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Tiffany

Sounds awesome!

Maria D.
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Maria D.

Thanks for the review – I have a copy of this but haven’t had a chance to read it yet

Patoct
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Patoct

I havent read any of this series; but did love Never Enough with that hunky hero.

Jillyn
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Jillyn

Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh (<- noise of literary frustration)

I have been dying for this book since I read Tart a few months back, but my bookstore doesn't have it ;-;

Thanks so much for the chance to win, I'm glad you thought it was another winner!

kp
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kp

great review….can’t wait to read!

Evelyn
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Evelyn

Great interview and I am a fan of Lauren Dane’s books. They are wonderful!!!

Brenda Tetreault
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Brenda Tetreault

This sounds hot! Can’t wait to read!

Kathleen O
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Kathleen O

I love this cover. am so putting this on my tbr list.

Cynthia (aka Artemis)
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Cynthia (aka Artemis)

This is one series that I have been wanting to start for a while now. Your review of LUSH has sealed the deal!

Betty Hamilton
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Betty Hamilton

WOW!! Hot! I am looking forward to reading this!!

kathy
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kathy

great review can’t wait to read

heather
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heather

Great review!!! Cute cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

Leslie Trimble
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Leslie Trimble

Excellent review! I love Lauren Dane and this series sounds so good, I keep eyeing and now I think I need to bump it up on my TBR pile…Thanks for sharing 🙂

Monica V.
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Monica V.

The series sounds great! I’ve got to get the books.

Kamla L.
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Kamla L.

OMG!!!! I read Tart and loved it but had no idea that the Delicious series was a spin-off. I was hoping to to to get the back story of Erin, Todd, and Ben in upcoming Delicious installments.. I just check Lauren website and what did I find?????? My threesome’s story is already there just waiting for me and to top it off so is Gillian and Adrian’s back story. I have some catching up to do with some new friends…Brown Siblings here I come…YIPPEEE!!! As far as Mary and Damien’s story goes, I am so right there!! Can’t wait!

Sue G.
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Sue G.

Love this cover! Those strawberries look awesome! Can’t wait to read this one!

Natalie's Mama
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Natalie's Mama

Sounds good; have not read any of this author. Will have to check out her other books.

Megblod
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Megblod

Great cover, haven’t read her yet but I’m adding her books to my TBR list.

Meghan Stith
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Meghan Stith

I love that book cover! I’d love to read this book!
Thanks for the giveaway!

mestith at gmail dot com

Cheryl Sanders
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Cheryl Sanders

Love the cover! Your review definitely makes me want to start reading this series. Thank you for the giveaway.