Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Sordid Promise by Courtney Lane blog tour, review, and giveaway


"The monsters you really should be afraid of, don't need to hide in plain sight. The truly dangerous ones…have no need to hide."

When physical pain allows you to escape your reality; what do you do when the pain is no longer strong enough to quiet the emotional ache?

Diouana “Nikki” returned to her hometown six months ago to tend to her sick mother. She thought she’d left her “baggage” behind her on the opposite coast, only to find that it never left her side. As her self-destructive thoughts begin to consume her, her mother -- realizing Nikki’s torment -- pushes Nikki to complete her last wishes.

Eric Brenton, Nikki’s new neighbor, lives in a dark, chaotic world that is easily hidden behind his model good looks and cocky demeanor. Unapologetic about his dirtier intentions, he sets his sights on Nikki with an offer to help her. But his help comes with very unorthodox conditions and a huge price. 

And Eric...comes with an extensive black box warning label.

Warning: Contains graphic language, frequent graphic sex, and dark themes.

My Review:
4.5 Mind F*cking Stars 

I finished this book days ago and my mind is still reeling. I honestly don't even know how to put my thoughts on paper at this point. My brain is just a jumbled mess. I don't think i've ever had a book mess with my head so badly before, so kudos to you Courtney Lane. The Sordid Promise is dark erotica with a lot of suspense. It surely isn't for the light hearted so if you are looking for sunshine and flowers with a lovey dovey romance this is not the story for you. 

Nikki is the heroine of the story and she comes with a messed up past. At one point she was suicidal and she is now on medication to treat her depression. She avoids social interactions as much as she can. She has come home to be close to her mother who is dying of cancer.

Dr. Eric Benton is Nikki's mother's next door neighbor. He is a man of many masks and by the time I reached the end of the story, I still wasn't sure that i had him entirely figured out. Gorgeous on the outside, a good job, the ability to charm the pants off of any girl, and wealthy, Eric uses these features to cover the dark and ugly that lurks underneath the public facade. 

Fate, or was it, had these two crossing paths and their lives would never be the same. When past meets present and secrets are revealed will Eric and Nikki keep their sordid promise?

I dont want to say too much about the book for fear of spoiling it for other readers. This book had twists and turns on every page and was very addictive. My curiosity had me turning the pages into the wee hours of the morning. Courtney Lane created complex characters that, even corrupted and dark, you couldnt help but fall in love with them. I am eagerly waiting to see what she will come up with next.


“You owe me ten thousand dollars.”
“Do you want that in cash...or check?” I asked.
“Youre not serious.”
“Im very serious about clearing my debts.”
He examined me for a few minutes of silence. “Im having a low-key housewarming party on Saturday.”
“Seems all you do is party.”
“There’s nothing wrong with wanting to celebrate on my downtime.”
“Only if its all the time.”
“Which its not. Stop making statements like we’re best buds who’ve known each other forever. More to the point, watch that mouth around me.”
I cleared my throat, hoping to regain control of the antagonistic tone he nearly succeeded in eliminating. “Were you going to invite me to this party? —because I dont do social gatherings.”
“Nikki. I get it. I know what youre going through. The way you’re behaving is not going to do you well. You can’t close yourself off from everyone. Janet told me that you have no other family or friends to be found anywhere. Im trying to be friendly here. I really don’t want to continuously pull the asshole card to get you out of your bitch mode.”
“Isnt that a conflict of interest?”
“Your mother isn’t my patient. I’m…doing her a favor.”
“Whatever that means. The answer is no.”
“I just shot out a number. The camera was worth more than that. How are you going to pay off a priceless debt?”
“You overpaid.
“Are you always such a bitch? Or am I the lone recipient of this attitude?”
“Are you always a cocky ingrate who answers the door for strangers half-dressed?”

“I’m the ungrateful one?” he asked through an incredulous laughter. “Really, Nikki? I see the way your eyes are glued to what I worked my ass off to achieve. See the  way you’re drooling at the big gift between my legs, too. I know it doesn’t bother you. I think you’re only pissed that I’m not completely naked right now.” Slowly licking his lips, he stepped forward. His feverish form pressed against me as he looked down at me. He added in a sexually charged drawl, “I know I’m making your pussy the wettest it’s ever been. Just wait. I’ll get you wetter than a banana in a women's prison.”

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting my book during the blog tour stop. And, Kerri, thank you for your awesome review!