Monday, January 15, 2018

Under the Lights (Bright Lights Duet #1) by Tia Louise #BlogTour #BookReview #Romance #NewRelease #excerpt #BurlesqueDancer #Review #BrightLights #TiaLouise

“All the sin, heat, and dirty underbelly that comes with it. I'm dying to read Under the Stars!” –Nora Flite, USA Today bestselling author

Under the Lights, book one in the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise is available NOW!

Under The Lights
Heroes don’t last long around here…
Fall in love with the sexiest girl in New Orleans?
Prepare to die for her?
Larissa is the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen.
She’s the rising star of the Pussycat Angels, the hottest burlesque show in the French Quarter.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw her.
The curve of her breast outlined by sparkling rhinestones.
Slim hips wrapped in black fishnets.
Long, dark hair…
She’s the Dark Angel who stole my heart.
Her body is intoxicating, our love overwhelming.
Cat eyes and blood red lips.
Sizzling fingers on white-hot skin.
I couldn’t keep my hands off her…
But her fame had a dark side,
A sinister shadow lurking under the lights.
I would do anything to save her…
He would do anything to see me dead.

I must admit that it took me a little while to get into the book but once I did I found it to be an enjoyable dark read. I say dark because of the things that went on UNDER THE LIGHTS, sex trafficking, rape, non-con/dubious sex, etc., no it's not nearly as dark as some of the books I had read but this story is far from light and fluffy. At one point I found myself putting the book down in order to regroup, and that speaks volumes to the authors ability to not only pull you into the story but also have you feel as if you are right there watching it all happen right in front of you.

I love Lara, the way she was dedicated to Molly a 13 year old girl that she has been caring for was wonderful but I knew from the very beginning things wouldn't be easy for either of them....and unfortunately I was right.

Mark, yes this young man did his best to make a better life for himself once he is left with no family to care for him. But, his dreams to become a police officer may just be that....a dream. Once he finds himself working at the burlesque club, Pussycat Angels, his life changes and not necessarily for the better.

The attraction between Mark and Lara was instant and they found that they couldn't have enough time together, they had to be careful because they aren't suppose to be together and doesn't that just make you want it all the more?!?

I am really looking forward to seeing what happens next, because Freddy is one that comes off as a nice guy but I think there is really a wolf underneath the sheep clothing. I hope we see more of Roland and Evie whom are Lara's best friends, there is so much to their stories that I want answers to.


“You’re so good.” Her voice is soft, and she traces her finger along the bandage before lifting her blue eyes to meet mine. “Thank you for buying me lunch. For saving me…”

Without warning, she steps forward and wraps her arms around my waist, pressing her face against my chest, and I don’t hold back. She fits perfectly in my arms, and I inhale the sweet scent of her hair just before I press my lips to the top of her head.

Her voice is muffled against my shirt. “It feels so safe here.”

“Lara,” I whisper in her hair. “I want to keep you safe.”

She pulls back, and I loosen my hold. But she doesn’t leave. She puts her hand against my cheek, lifting her chin as she rises higher on her toes. Hell if I make her work for it.

Leaning forward, I capture her lips. They part, and our tongues meet, curling together as I hug her closer to me. She exhales a little noise, and her fingers thread in the sides of my hair. I trace a line with my lips to her ear.

“I want you so much,” I whisper.

She turns, searching for my mouth, and I kiss her. She fists my shirt in her hands, pulling it up and placing her palm against my bare stomach. I groan deeply, and my hands slide under her ass. I lift her against my chest, and her legs go around my waist. Our kisses are wildfire, fast-moving, lips pulling, hungry for something more. Something just within reach.

She moving subtly against my waist, and the blood rushes downward. I’m hard and she’s riding me, stroking my erection with her crotch.

“Lara,” I groan.

Her lips still, and she holds my cheeks, looking into my eyes. “That night on the catwalk… The way you looked at me…”

My brow collapses at the memory. “You’re the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.” “I only want you to see me.”

Her lips are pink and swollen from my kisses. I lean forward and kiss her again, tasting her like she’s water in the desert. She exhales a little noise, and it’s a charge straight to my cock.

I love her lips. I love her mouth. I want more. I want all of her.

“Does your waist hurt?”

She leans forward, running her nose along my jaw. “Nothing hurts. Everything is amazing.”

(Free in Kindle Unlimited)

Pre-Order UNDER THE STARS (Book #2) -- Out January 22nd Today!

About the Author:

Tia Louise is the USA Today best-selling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “One to Hold” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.
She loves all the books (as long as they have romance), all the chocolate (as long as it’s dark), strong coffee and sparkling wine.
After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.
Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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