Monday, August 7, 2017

Release Blitz & Giveaway : Beast (Boyle Heights, #2) by Elizabeth Reyes

Boyle Heights, #2
by Elizabeth Reyes

Release Date:
August 4th, 2017

Romantic Suspense

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This close to turning his life around and just months away from the end of his probation, all Leo has to do is keep his inner demons in check. 

But the Beast within is about to be reawakened. 

One interview was all it was supposed to be. An interview with the daunting felon in the work-release program that leaves Allison breathless with anticipation for their next encounter. 

Despite the risks of becoming involved, neither is able to fight the inexplicable draw they’re feeling. 

Life keeps throwing them back together until the fateful night they stop fighting the inevitable and give into their desires. Suddenly, Leo has even more to look forward to in his new life. 

Until his violent past catches up to him. 

With the stakes infinitely higher now that Allison may also be at risk, the dormant Beast deep inside Leo threatens to unleash, ruining all the progress he’s made—worst of all any future with Allison. 

Beast is the second in the Boyle Heights series but is a stand alone that can be read without the necessity of reading Lila. 

***Due to mature content, this book is for readers 18+***

Purchase Links for Lila:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N
iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Purchase Links for Beast:
Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N
iBooks | Kobo | Smashwords

Boyle Heights Series on Goodreads:

Review of Lila HERE


Reaching the room in question, Leo walked over to the car parked in front of the window and pretended to fumble with invisible keys at the door. He glanced up and saw the two figures move about in the room. That was when he got a glimpse of the other person—a much shorter person—who had long hair. There was a light on in the background possibly to the bathroom or hallway just outside the bathroom. The long-haired person’s body moved just so it was silhouetted by the light. 

If Leo hadn’t been so obsessed with that ass and those curves he may not have been so sure it was her. The buzzing in his ears began even as he started toward the door, but only grew louder when both figures moved onto the bed. Fuck knocking. As soon as he was close enough, he kicked the door with the bottom of his foot as hard as he could. “Allison, you in there?”

Lindy's Thoughts:

Elizabeth Reyes is one of my favorite authors.  I cannot express how much I love her books, and look forward to the release of every new book of hers.  I feel like a kid on Christmas whenever I open up the first page of her newest release.

Beast is the second book in the Boyle Heights Series.  Even though we were introduced to the two main characters, Allison and Leonardo in book one, Lila, this sequel can be read as a standalone.  Fans of Elizabeth Reyes are in for quite a treat as they get to know and cheer on this new couple.  

Allison has never felt beautiful, and see's herself as frumpy, and overweight.  However, after her sister gives her a makeover, she gains a little more confidence, and turns many heads with her beauty and curves.  Allison had a rough childhood being brought up in the foster care system, and despite being watched over by her older and street wise sister, Lila, is stronger than she knows.  Leonardo also had a rough childhood.  In fact, his was very tragic and lead him on a downward spiral in to criminal activity.

Allison meets Leo when she asks Gio if she can interview people that are participating in the work release program at the 5th Street Gym, for her college newspaper.  From the moment Allison and Leonardo meet, sparks fly.  Then, after she interviews him the dynamic between them changes.  They have a push-pull relationship, where Leo tries to stay away from Allison, because he thinks she deserves better, and he doesn't want to put her in any danger.  However, he can't resist her.

Beast was slow to start, but once it took off, I was in for one fiery, topsy-turvy wild ride!  Passion, Danger, Suspense, and Intrigue were woven throughout the pages of this addictive read!  Beast delivered amazing main characters, and I was thrilled when many of my favorite characters from previous Reyes books made an appearance as minor or secondary characters.  

Drew, Allison's friend, who was also in Hector's story, had a significant role in Beast.  We are also introduced to Leo's best friends and roommates, Nine and O.  I am looking forward to the next book in the Boyle Heights story, which will be about Drew and Nine.  If anyone can tame Nine, a notorious playboy, Drew can!    


I give Beast, 4.5 Exhilarating, Seductive, Adoring, Love Heals All Wounds Filled Stars!  

Mikki's Review:

There is nothing better for a bookworm than reuniting with characters that captivate you heart and soul. I’m a big fan of Elizabeth Reyes and of her cast of characters that she creates for her readers. When I read one of her books I just don’t read the story, I breathe, feel and live it! These characters are more than fictional characters giving me a reading escape, they are like my family welcoming back to their world. 

Leonardo "Beast" Ledesma never allows himself to get close or care about a woman. The last time he did, it did not end well. Allison Rico is a temptation that is driving him crazy and he simply won’t allow her to get too close. Until the day he breaks his own rules. He gets too close and that puts Allison in danger. Whoever is messing with his future better watch out for the BEAST that sleeps. 

Allison and Leo were everything I expected them to be. I loved how their friendship grew into something more. You could feel Leo resisting with all his heart, but you can’t control the heart. It speaks a story that you just need to follow. No matter where it brings you, follow your heart. This love story was filled with passionate, tender, intense, sexy and romantic moments. Leo is eleven years older than Allison. The age difference did not make things uncomfortable for me. I absolutely connected with both characters as a couple and individually. They each had their own personal story and I loved following them on their journey together. Their chemistry is undeniable and hot!!! 

True to her writing style, Eizabeth Reyes always specifically details every single emotion that the characters are feeling. She makes you want to jump into the story and be a permanent character of your own. Her stories are an unforgettable reading escape that always leaves you wanting more. Reuniting with new characters and meeting new ones is the best kind of gift to a reader. The Boyle Heights Series is totally rocking my world! I highly recommend it along with any of the other books that this author has written in the past. 


I give, Beast, by Elizabeth Reyes, 5 captivating, all-consuming, sexy, passionate stars!


Giveaway will include 8 e-book giveaways, 4 signed paperbacks of Beast and a $25 Amazon gift card.

Visit Elizabeth Reyes' Website and follow the instructions to enter the giveaway!

***Author is responsible for this giveaway***

About the Author:

"I write because I must. It’s not a choice or a pastime, it’s an unyielding calling and my passion.

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 24 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she'll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon. 

Stay tuned for more exciting news about what's in store for 2017! 

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