Monday, July 7, 2014

Book Spotlight : New Leaves, No Strings (The Austin Series #1) by C.J. Fallowfield

New Leaves, No Strings 

(The Austin Series #1) 
C.J. Fallowfield

Pub March 17th 2014 
by Createspace 
ARC for Review 

So that was sex, I liked it, I really liked it, thought Mia Page as she tried to recover from an Olympic worthy orgasm. She looked into the vivid blue eyes of sex god Gabe Austin who was still holding her up against her bedroom wall and she also thought shit what have I gone and gotten myself into? Why would anyone only want sex no strings with this guy?

Best friends Mia Page and Lexi Clarke start University and make a pact to turn over a new leaf. Tainted by their pasts, they’re going to try and get over their commitment phobias. Mia’s going to lose her virginity with hot, no strings attached sex. The rebellious Lexi’s going to try ditching her one night stands in favour of attempting to have a relationship.

What Mia didn’t count on however was Gabe Austin, confident, sexy and irresistibly gorgeous, who quickly inserts himself into her life. Inextricably drawn to each other, their desire soon leads to a passionate encounter. Gabe’s fears of abandonment and his domineering personality, along with Mia’s own fears of attachment, threaten to derail his attempts to ensure she becomes his, heart body and soul. Despite Mia’s reticence, Gabe Austin’s a guy who is used to getting what he wants. Just as he seems to have won Mia around, he goes and does something that could ruin everything.

This is a debut fictional novel for C.J. Fallowfield and combines erotica with romance and humour.

The Way I See It
HOT HOT HAWT!!! Whew I am still fanning myself! Definitely not intended for young readers 18+ please! C.J. Fallowfield flippin nails it!! This is steamy romance done right. I was instantly drawn to the characters this was 100% un-put-a-down-able! Get ready to stay up all night with this one! I’m definitely dying till I get my hands on the next in this series! The chemistry Gabe and Mia share is absolutely enchanting. The power of their connection exudes magic and it shines through the pages. I enjoy getting the feels when I read a book, thats one of my favorite parts but MAN!! New Leaves No Strings really did it for me! Mia’s heart break made my tummy fall along with the pterodactyls fluttering about every time she connected with Gabe. Some would say the connection happened too soon and I say pfshhh!!! No Way. It was hot Hot HAWT! I loved every second of it!

N-aive, its one thing to be a virgin and a completely different thing to be completely clueless. Mia knows what she must do.
E-ducated, Mia has always had to take care of herself with the help of some videos and and advice from her best friend Mia will learn how to please a man.
W-anton, feelings of lust have Mia coiled tightly she doesn’t want to admit the strong connection she feels towards Gabe. He on the other hand is not shy making his feelings known.

L-ust, Gabe has been with countless women but what he feels towards Mia goes beyond the physical. The banter they share is breaking Mia’s resolve.
E-nthralled, knowing Mia’s terms is all Gabe needs to set things in motion so he can know Mia fully and on a physical level.
A-cceptance, Mia has made her terms very clear not ready to make a commitment she will only promise the physical. Her body could not be more ready.
V-ision, being with Mia has been every fantasy come true he is consumed by her boldness and beauty Gabe cannot get enough.
E-motions, first come to the surface as Gabe realizes Mia’s purity his regret at taking her so roughly is demonstrated through tender touches and loving embraces.
S-how, determined to be everything Gabe could want Mia steps out of her shell to wipe the memory of everyone before her. Little does she know that there is no else for Gabe.

N-eed, Gabe has been closed off for so long but Mia has broken through his walls. He cannot imagine being without her.
O-pportunity, maybe his planning was off but Gabe cannot keep the truth of his situation away from her.

S-cared, having a troublesome past Mia doesn’t know how to handle her current predicament but she will follow her heart at the risk of it breaking to pieces.
T-rust, Gabe opens up to Mia letting her in, giving her a glimpse of the darkness that lies within his soul. The past has haunted him for years.
R-estrictions, Mia has made things very clear to Gabe Jealousy is not a suit he wears well she will not stand by and be controlled.
I-dle, though Mia has never felt anything towards anyone the way she does for Gabe she cannot commit to more. Gabe will wait as long as it takes and endure whatever punishment just to be with her.
N-ightmare, possessiveness and insecurities have caused Gabe to make an irreversible mistake. It seems he has hurt his love after all.
G-looming, Lexi has come to Mia’s rescue upon realizing his mistake Gabe will also crumble. Broken and lost he doesn’t know how to fix things and that leaves a painful void where there was once joyful happiness.
S-car, things have become too intense for Mia the drama has become too much. The mistrust and hurtful things Gabe has done cannot go unchecked.

GAH!!! Yep you guessed it CLIFFHANGER!!! I CANNOT WAIT to get my hands on the next book! Do not be deterred by the cover this book is full of fun and sexy. Ms Fallowfield’s writing is fun and engaging. Standing side by side with Mia and Gabe has been great fun. Their best friends have also been amazing Lexi’s demeanor and protectiveness of Mia is absolutely endearing. Their friendship resembles the connection sisters have. Gabe's best friend Doug's carefree, honest, and open personality is a perfect fit for these two super yummy swim team stars!! I ABSOLUTELY Recommended this book!

My Wish
Lexi & Doug? 

My Rating
4.5 Uni, Apartment, English, Fainting, Texts, Date, Bathroom, Table, Wall, Shower, Bath, Boots, Heals, Red Lace, Black Lace, Handcuffs, Sultry Surprise, Pain, 3 weeks, 11 weeks, Confession, Mistakes, Tears, Stricken Love filled stars!! This was a great super steamy intense read that I highly recommend!

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About the Author

I am a very young hearted 44 year old female from the United Kingdom. I enjoyed writing fictional stories as a child but, like many, long working hours in my career meant that I had little time for anything else. Finding myself in the fortunate position of now being able to work from home part time, I have been able to rekindle this long lost passion for storytelling. Writing aids include chocolate, Ben & Jerrys and copious amounts of coffee, wine or cider.

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  1. Glad you enjoy it, it sounds like a good one.

  2. I like the way you describe Gabe. A guy who's not afraid to tell a girl how he feels? Yes, please.

  3. Yay. Love the review. I might fall in love with this book.Thanks for posting.


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