She was mine. Our love unquestioned. Our futures planned. But she didn’t show. All that we had, all that we meant, and after all that was said, she just didn’t show. That one act by her changed everything, but it especially changed me and from that moment on, there was no going back. No words of love, no whispered promises, just sex and drugs and rock and roll. No one gets a piece of Reed, but what they will get is the night of their life, the chance to let go, break their own rules and enjoy the best, the dirtiest, filthiest sex ever… Along with the other four people in my bed.
I thought he loved me, I believed everything he said, every promise that he made but then, when I needed him more than I’d needed anyone in my life, when I was at my most vulnerable, he let me down. He chose to take a different path and leave me to pick up the pieces of my now broken life. I was changed forever and chose the easy option, letting others take charge of my destiny, until once again, I’m let down in the cruelest of ways.
Dirty filthy sex.
And a bit more sex.
After I read Lesley Jones’ Carnage Series, I knew I had to read Conviction so I didn’t waste any time requesting an ARC for review.
I went into this book knowing that I was in for some heartache. From the information in the summary I knew that something big must have happened to make them feel that they’d been abandoned by the one they loved. The events of that night lead Connor and Nina to travel paths that they could not have imagined for themselves.
Just when I thought this story was going to go a certain way, the rug was pulled out from under me and something unexpected occurred. [Note: Lesley Jones has this uncanny ability!] There are a few twists and turns in this book that I did not expect and I will not be spoiling them. However, I will say this: I loved seeing some of the characters that I loved so much from Carnage. They make a few cameo appearances. I know, that was a bit spoilerish (is that a word?!) but I just couldn’t keep that to myself. It really made me happy to see them again.
I was completely hooked on this book and could not put it down. Lesley Jones had me falling in love with Connor Fucking Reed and his Nina Amoeba, not that I had any doubt that she would. I give Conviction five of the yummiest hot cups of coffee.
I was born and raised in a small working class town in Essex, just outside of East London. I am married with three sons and in 2006 we all moved to the other side of the world, settling on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, about 50K outside of Melbourne, Australia. It’s a whole new way of life for us down here, we are so lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world.
I am currently a stay at home mum but in the past I have worked at Marks & Spencer, as a classroom assistant/teachers aid and have run my business.
As well as writing, I love to read and have been known to get through four or five books a week. My other interests are watching my boys play football…The round ball version. I am happy to admit to being an addict of social media and I owe a lot to my Facebook and Twitter family in promoting my work. I am also rather partial to a glass… or bottle of wine, a nicely chilled Marlborough Sav Blanc being my favorite. Being a born and raised Essex girl, I will happily admit to be being a big fan of spray tans, Shellac and am regularly, waxed, tinted and sculpted, although I am more likely to be found in thongs/flipflops than a pair of white stilettos these days.