Monday, March 3, 2014

BookBlitz/ GiveAway&Review: Because of Luke by F.X. Scully Lewiston Blues #1

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Because of Luke
by F.X. Scully
Lewiston Blues #1
Publication: February 28th, 2014

New Adult Contemporary Romance

Music, love and sibling rivalry…all Because of Luke.

Three years ago, Shannon was a wild child. Parties, boys. You name it, she did it. But she's changed and the only way to truly turn things around is to finish college and hop on a plane to…anywhere else. Until an unexpected encounter throws her off track.

Sheila’s been covering for her big sister for as long as she can remember. Now it’s her turn. But her rebellious plans don’t include small-town fun. She’s got her eye on something better—a group of budding rock stars and a summer-long tour.

In the middle of the sisters lands Luke, a determined college student who’s pretty sure he just met his soulmate. But loyalty to his big brother means leaving her behind to go on a three-month tour with his band. Desperate to get over the girl, he soon becomes entranced with the groupie who’s come along for the ride only to find he’ll have to make a tough choice—and not without breaking some hearts along the way.

Because of Luke is a bittersweet New Adult romance that begins in the Summer of 1991.

** This book contains profanity, alcohol and drug use, and explicit sex scenes. It is intended for individuals 18
+ **

The Way I See It

Egads! This book promised me a roller coaster of a ride and let me tell you! No lies there! Luke is a dream guy but he really gets run over, my heart broke for him. I ate this book up, definitely a page turner so much stuff happens its unbelievable. Set in 1991, it was a lot of fun to read all of the 1990 references! I'm looking forward to seeing this series continue because as it stands things are not looking good at the bat cave.

B-and, Luke has other dreams but he owes his brother so much he will have to put his life on hold just a bit longer.
E-ncounter, Shannon meets super sexy Luke and they have an instant connection.
C-areless, Shannon makes a mistake and disappoints her best friend.  
A-ngry, Sheila is tired of living under her parents thumb she is determined to go live her dreams.
U-nwanted, Sheila's dreams would be complete if she could land her dream guy.
S-econd chance, Shannon makes a difficult decision because she is afraid.
E-scape, the life Luke is living is wild and fast. Pretty soon he will make a rash decision because of his broken heart.

O-pportunity, Dave has a history with Shannon he will offer her a chance at a peaceful life. 
F-ate, comes crashing down on everyone at dinner. Luke realizes why his feelings are the way they are.

L-ove, is a mystery and a puzzle Shannon realizes her mistakes and is willing to work things out.
U-nknown, Sheila is young and ambitious feelings she thought were a mistake start to re-surface.
K-nife, Luke is granted an amazing gift and at the same time his heart will bleed for what he has lost.
E-normity, things have come to light nothing will ever be the same. 

This is full of painful events with lots of heart break and miscommunication. Not to mention the drama there is loads and loads of drama. Luke's brother is broken but I want to see him happy. I know who I want him to be with, and I'm crossing all of my fingers and toes in the hopes of it coming true. This is Luke's story so I want him to be everything I know he can. I was really heartbroken at the end and wished for a different outcome but alas it did not work out that way. The steamy scenes were extra steamy. Scully knows how to hook a reader and keep em captivated.

My Rating

3.5 Lewiston, Library, Ice cream, Roof top, Seattle, Bus, Hotel, Ranch, Rat, Harley, Jail, Reflection filled stars. For a drama filled sexy read pick this book up!


“Hey.” She tilts my head up to look at her, but the blue eyes aren’t helping. They’re only reminding me of what I left behind. “Hey,” she says a little louder this time. “You can do this. Remember what I told you back at that show in Lewiston?”
Now she wants me to recall days gone by? I can’t even remember my fucking middle name.
“You’re the talent,” she says with as much conviction as if she was telling me that boys have penises and girls have vaginas.
And as if that’s exactly what she’d just said, I laugh.
She frowns in response. “I’m serious. You’re a genius on that thing.” She nods toward my guitar. “Roscoe’s got a great voice, Dash and Ryan tear it up on the drums and keyboard, but you? With the bass and the voice? You’re,” she drops her voice to a whisper. “One day you’re going to be what they come to see. You’re amazing, Luke. Don’t forget it.”
She stands up, offering me a hand. For whatever reason, her pep talk seems to have worked. My breathing is back to normal and I can feel my fingers again. I take her hand, rising to my feet, but don’t say anything.
“What are you guys singing tonight?” she asks, even though I’m sure she already knows.
“The first song we wrote,” I reply. “Ross and I.”
In Peace, right?” She grins and I can’t help but smile back. “That’s a good one.”
I nod. It is. If it weren’t for that song, performing it that night at Chagrin’s, we might not even be here. We wouldn’t be.
“Alright,” she says, still gripping my hand. “Five minutes. You got this?”
Five minutes. I nod. Shit. I’m starting to freak out again.
Sheila must sense this, because before my legs can give out on me or my hands can start shaking again, she’s up on her tiptoes pulling me toward her. When her lips cover mine, everything stops. My thoughts, my fears, my mini-freak out halts in place and all I can think about or feel is her soft mouth on mine. There’s no tongue at first. She just presses herself to me so hard I can’t help but give in. Then I start kissing her back. Not because I’m turned on or feel anything toward her at all, but because for whatever reason, it makes me feel like I’m in control of something again. Even though she’s the one doing all the work.
Her hands cup around the back of my neck, they move through my hair, grazing my scalp. Her tongue pries its way past my teeth to stroke my own and I welcome it. Before I know it, we’re full on making out, everything that clouded my mind before not even a memory.
It isn’t until I hear Roscoe yell, “thirty seconds!” that she pulls away and wipes her lips with the back of her hand.
“Better?” she asks.
I nod.

“As I’ll ever be.”

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F.X. Scully

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F.X. Scully loves romance, but she doesn't write your typical Happily Ever After. Because let's face it, in the real world, it can sometimes take a lot of angst and pain before you get there. And some of us never do. But since most of us pick up books to escape the real world, her stories don't lack hot boyfriends and sexy encounters. Neither will she leave you completely heart broken, sobbing into a tub of ice cream. Rest assured you'll be on a roller coaster, but you'll be glad you went along for the ride.

F.X. is the author of TWO THOUSAND 3 (November 2013) and BECAUSE OF LUKE (February 2014).

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  1. Guhhhh...Musician. Set in 1991. This is right up my alley! Fabulous review, Ria. Because of Luke sounds sooooo good!

  2. Yup, If this has a band.... I'm on board just for that reason alone!! I am intrigued by Luke, that's for sure! Awesome review!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  3. Fantastic review, Ria! Because of Luke sounds promising for rockstar, drama fans.
    Thanks for helping spread the word on F.X. Scully's new release. :)

  4. I like the cover .... the faraway look in Luke's eyes leads me to believe that he's thinking of the girl he left behind!


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