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#Review: JAMES BLACK by SKYE TURNER

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Title: James Black
Author: Skye Turner
Release Date: March 13th 2015
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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James Black, the hottest name in Hollywood. Blockbuster films, tabloid headlines, and broken hearts surround this golden playboy.
Avangeline Price, a strong willed, tough as nails, zero tolerance for games woman who believes love only exists in books and movies.
James is accustomed to women falling at his feet. Avangeline has an intense dislike of celebrities and an even bigger dislike of James Black.
She’s unimpressed. He’s intrigued. Both have preconceived notions.
But… sometimes the unscripted territory is what matters most.
When Hollywood meets Louisiana, can real life rival the movies?
***This book contains explicit sex and graphic language. It is NOT recommended for readers under the age of 18 OR those who do not read this type of book.

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Review
I have wavered between a 3 and 4 star rating for James Black, but its is Skye Turner’s ability to reshape two characters whom I felt indifferent towards, into individuals whose happily ever after I craved.
The fact that the story is not a case of love at first sight, helps the evolution of both the story and the characters.  At the beginning, both James and AJ are defined by their aloofness and confidence in their own abilities; James as an actor and AJ as a driver. The more time they spend in each other’s company, the more they open up, revealing their insecurities, interests, and past relationships.
Both characters crave a monogamous relationship. For AJ, it is because of how she was treated by her ex and James wants to be able to prove his commitment to her. Yet it is the secrets which James is hiding which prevent him from being able to express his feelings so simply. James’ story does not only concern him and Skye Turner tries to shock the reader as he reveals the truth. For me, this revelation is a little too (unintentionally) close to a book I had just finished and I was not as surprised as I might have been previously.
I am now eager to start Skye Turner’s Bayou Stix series and James Black’s sequel. She perfectly captures the atmosphere of her hometown, Baton Rouge, as well as creating a story which fans of contemporary romance will fall in love with.
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EXCERPT ~ Prologue
James
Bright lights, big city… the perfect place to lose yourself.
That’s the impression I first got of Los Angeles and it’s the impression I still have today. The city of Lost Angels. I fit right in here, though I’d call myself more of a devil on any given day.
This is where I started over. This is where the boy with nothing took on the world and became the man who has people at his beck and call for every little whim.
As I look around at my hillside mansion overlooking the city, I laugh cockily at the way life has panned out.
Do I have love? No, but I have money. I have adoring fans and people follow me wherever I go. It works.
Is it a perfect life? Of course not. Being in the public eye, never having any privacy… But, it is what it is and it’s the life I’ve chosen. It’s the life for me.
The large clock chimes in the foyer and I glance at my bags near the door. The limo driver should be pulling up at any second.
Next stop… Louisiana. Not at all where I want to spend the next year and a half of my life, but it’s where filming is and filming keeps my bank account happy. All of them. This three movie deal should easily drop another chunk of change into them.
Not that I money is something I really need more of.
Smiling at the thought and the irony of that logic, I open the door just as the bell rings.
“Mr. Black. Good morning, Sir. I’ll get your bags into the car and in just a few minutes, we’ll be off. Is there anything else you need before we head to the airport?”
I think about that…
“No, I think I’m good.”
He nods, “Very good, Sir. Let me take these.”

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About the Author

skye turner

Skye Turner is an avid reader and an editor turned Amazon Bestselling Author of the Sexy Adult Romance series Bayou Stix.
She attended Southeastern Louisiana University and Louisiana State University where she majored in Mass Communications, centering her studies in Journalism. Unfortunately, life intervened and she never finished her studies.
She lives in small town Louisiana with her husband, two children, and six fur babies.
When she’s not chained to her laptop pounding out sexy stories she can usually be found playing ‘Supermom’, reading, gardening (playing in the dirt), listening to music and dancing like a fool, cooking, baking, crafting, or catching up on her family oriented blog.
She loves to incorporate pieces of Louisiana into her writing.

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