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Distractions by J.L. Brooks
“We are all pawns in someone else’s game.”
No one knows this better than Violet Phillips. When her beloved mentor goes missing, she suspects murder, which sends her spiraling out of control and away from the stable life she has built for herself. Soon, her past will begin seeping out with a vengeance.
“I will teach you how this game is played.”
Self-destruction threatens to consume Violet when a handsome neighbor that has been watching her from afar intervenes on her behalf. Shepard Leone may be six years younger, but it does not stop him from seducing her ears as well as her heart.
“Fascinating how much life can change in twenty-four hours.”
When Violet is forced to go down a dark road into a past where she must confront the demons that nearly destroyed her, will she be unable to deviate? Struggling with the loss of her missing friend, Shepard will find a way in and reawaken desires that she thought were forever lost. But Violet never forgets that if you are not careful, distractions will be your undoing.
The distinct taste of bourbon and oranges burned my throat as they went down.
I gave myself fifteen minutes before they hit, which was good. My song was four minutes long and afterwards, I might be useless. Before I could walk away, Frankie had returned, placing a bottle of 151 and a lighter down in front of me.
“I haven’t done this in forever, Frankie! You really want me blowing flames without practice? I am going to burn my fucking eyebrows off!”
He leaned across the bar and motioned for me to come closer to him. “You also haven’t stepped foot in my club in over ten years and look how easy it all comes back. It’s still in you.”
I didn’t know if I should feel confident or afraid of that statement…
Nic’s Review of Distractions
First off I had no idea what to expect when I started Distractions by JL Brooks. I will admit that after reading the first few pages I wasn’t sure that this was going to be my kind of read, Oh thank goodness I was wrong!!! I’m not even sure how to articulate how truly amazing Distractions really is! J.L. Brooks, CONGRATS lady on such an amazing debut!
Distractions is an edgy love story chocked full of suspense. Just when I thought I had the story figured out…BAM! There is absolutely no way I could have predicted anything that happened with this read. Distractions had my complete and utter attention, there was so much in the storyline that was only partially told and I wanted to know it all. I didn’t want to miss a thing! I was dying to know what had happened and what would happen next! Seriously the suspense was killing me 🙂
I don’t feel I can go into much detail regarding the characters in Distractions much without giving too much of the story away. I will say that had it not been for the brilliant characters of Distractions, the story would never have worked. Violet has led a very colourful life that has left her jaded. Will she ever be able to get past her trust issues . Shepard is her younger violin playing next door neighbour, he’s alway there for her. Connor is Violet’s past, but will he stay that way?? J.L. Brooks thank you for these and all of the other amazing, intense characters you created!! LOVED them! You will want to get to know Shepard and Connor, Mmmm 😉
If you are looking for a read that is so much more than a romance, Distractions by J.L. Brooks is just what you are looking for . This nail-biting, edgy, angsty and sexy read will have your mind racing. Distractions will grab your attention and hold it until the bitter end. Just as Violet is warned, I will warn you….. Be careful not to get distracted, it may be your undoing 😉 Distractions by J.L. Brooks should be your next read. 5/5 N.
JL Brooks lives with her active family along the Ohio River at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. A former columnist turned novelist, she spends most of her time engaged in women’s health issues and education. Believing everyone has a story to tell, chances are she will encourage you to tell yours.
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