Saturday, August 10, 2013

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY ~ Love Square, by Jessica Ingro

Title: Love Square
Author: Jessica Ingro
Release Date: July 18, 2013
Genre: Contemporary / Erotic Romance

***WARNING - This novel contains explicit language, sex,
 and sexual situations that some might find offensive.***

A love triangle gone bad...

He was the one guy I couldn't get enough of. One look from him would make me melt. He was the one I always wanted to love me, but always seemed so far away. Now he stands before me and he's turning my world upside down.

At one time I would have done anything to be close to him. But will that anything include betraying the man I pledged myself to and that loves me faithfully?

Samantha Monroe had it all. Or at least everyone thought she did. A career on the rise, a gorgeous husband, great friends and a beautiful home. So why does she feel so alone and empty? When she reconnects with an old flame, lines are tested and compromises made in a quest for happiness.

Jacob Matthews always wondered what happened to Sam Monroe. When fate brings them together after all these years, he can't help but wonder if its meant to be. But when he meets his perfect woman, there is no doubt in his mind she's his soul mate.

Will the search for happiness cost them everything or will their love square show them what really matters?

Butterflies, Books & Dreams

Samantha Moore is a successful author who has reached a rough patch in her marriage. After countless failed attempts at getting pregnant, Samantha and Aiden are more like roommates than husband and wife. When she runs into an old flame, Jacob Matthews, he makes her question everything about her once happy marriage and self.

Two words: ROLLER COASTER. Love Square is one hell of a ride from start to finish!

First off, I loved how Sam was an author on the rise. The book was full of references to all things Indie Author, and I couldn't help but smile every time I came across one. It was like being in the loop on an inside joke.

"I just don't know how to stop. I feel so lost and insecure. I want so desperately to be loved. I want the fairytale ending just like in the books."

Throughout the story, there were moments where I felt bad for the heroine and wanted her to find happiness again. Other moments I was hoping she would cheat because the sex scenes were SO FREAKING HOT. Not many books have the power to make you root for infidelity, but this one did.

"I take a mental snapshot of this moment, so I can keep it with me forever. Regardless of what the future holds, I'll never forget how this feels right now."

I think Jessica Ingro did a fantastic job of creating these characters that were never clearly defined as the "good guy" or "bad guy". The story line seemed to sit in this constant gray area where there were no clear right or wrong answers to Sam's problems. Just when I thought she had reached a conclusion and had found her way to a happily ever after, a twist was thrown into the plot, leaving me wide-eyed and eager to continue reading.

This book is definitely a must read. It's safe to say I have a major book hangover, and could not be more excited for it. I am still trying to process all of the twists and unexpected turns. This book does end without any cliffhangers, and the companion novel from Jacob's point of view is set to release this year. (CANNOT WAIT!)

"It doesn't matter where I've been; it only matters where I'm going."

Readers who do not enjoy drama and jaw dropping plot twists, this may not be the book for you. However, I urge you to give it a try. Before you know it, you'll be sucked in to the story and begging for more. For all the twisted souls out there who enjoy a book that blows your mind with steamy sex and angst: enjoy.


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I awake and slowly blink the sleep out of my eyes. The sun is fading, casting dark shadows in the room. I turn my head to see I’m alone in the bed. Lying on my stomach, staring non-seeing into the room, I remember how exquisitely fucked I was just a few hours ago.

The feel of his hard body over mine and his cock moving in and out of me, the sweat dripping off him as we both came. I feel myself getting turned on all over again, and he isn’t even here touching me. Then I remember his muted words spoken right before I fell asleep. 

I want you to know I would have waited another sixteen years to be able to feel that with you again.

I’m finding it hard to believe that Jacob could rescue me from the prison I’ve put myself in over the years, living the life of someone other than whom I feel I should be. Even if that is my true wish, wishes don’t always come true.

The hotel room door opens and Jacob walks in carrying a couple bottles of water from a vending machine, setting them on a side table. He looks yummy as he walks to the bed with a wide smile on his face. Sitting next to me on the edge of the bed, he bends down and kisses my shoulder and then down my naked spine, stopping where the sheet lies just above my ass.

“Hey, sleepyhead,” he murmurs in between those drugging kisses. My legs start to stir beneath the sheet and I’m tempted to take another ride before I have to leave.

“Hey. If you keep doing that, you’re not going to be able to stop me from having my wicked way with you again and I need to leave soon.” I sigh with frustration.

“Maybe that’s exactly what I want.” Running a finger up and down my spine, he stretches out next to me. 

“I’m sure it is, but I have stuff to get done before I’m back on the road in a few days. I warned you I didn’t have much time, but I would do my best to make this work,” I reply, trying to fight the affect his touch is having on my willpower.

“It feels like I just got you back, and now you have to go away again. I’d much rather see your beautiful face, instead of dreaming of it. Will you have time to sneak away again before you fly out?”

“I’m not sure. We’ll have to play it by ear. I don’t know how much I have to give you, Jacob. And I’m not just talking about my time either. I’ve been going down this lonely path for a while now and I’m not sure where it’s left me. Regardless of what we did today, I am still a married woman with commitments and responsibilities.” I hate bringing up this fact, but I need the reminder out there that this isn’t a fairytale. Its real life, and its messy.

He leans over and thoroughly kisses me before murmuring, “I know. And I’ll take whatever I can get with you. It’s better than having none of you.”

With that parting blow, he kisses me one last time, grabs his keys and heads out. “Text me later, baby. I’ll be waiting.”

I sure hope I know what I’m doing, because it feels as though things are going to get extremely complicated.

Author Bio:
Jessica grew up in Central New York. She spends her days as a Security Analyst at an IT consulting company. She spends her free time reading books and developing ideas for her own stories. Writing is her secret passion that she’s been fostering since elementary school, when she wrote her first book about a puppy. Writing has always been one of her secret dreams and she can't wait to share her stories with the world.

She currently lives in New York with her husband and three dogs.

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