Jen Davis ~ Brick ~ Release Blitz / Teasers / ARC Review

 

 

Title: Brick
Series: Cooper Construction #1
Author: Jen Davis
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Genre: Gritty Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2019
Blurb
I’m used to getting my hands dirty. During the day it’s mud and grime on the construction site. At night…it’s the blood I spill. A drug lord’s enforcer does what needs to be done. It’s my obedience, my loyalty to the boss that keeps my family alive.

I know I’m teetering on the edge. I’m losing my humanity, I can feel it. It’s changing me, and it’s only a matter of time before the darkness takes over.

Then I meet her. Liv. The only person who sees past my busted knuckles and brutal exterior. She sees…me. But being with me will get her killed. The only way I can keep her safe is by staying away. Until her own actions catapult her into the center of my world—a world which will swallow her whole.

Now I’m forced to be the ruthless bastard I’ve been for so long. Only this time it’s not to destroy…but to defend.

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

My ARC Review:

This is a new author for me, but I was very intrigued by the blurb, it sounded quite dark and up my street – boy was it a good read, I was pulled into the story right from the very start, I really did love it, a great story!!

Brick is an enforcer for a loan shark, he has been in this game a long time, not by choice, but as a means to keep his family safe, he does whatever his boss tells him to do without asking questions and is renown for his brutality. To keep his sanity he also works for a construction company building houses, here he can just be himself, be normal.

Liz is a teacher who wants to make a difference in her students lives, trying to give them choices. She is also a survivor looking to make the best of her life after a medical scare. She meets Brick on the construction site as her brother works there also. They have an immediate connection with each other, even though they couldn’t be more different.

They both try to deny their attraction to each other, Brick feels he is unworthy of her and so tries to keep away, yet Liz wants him anyway and tries her best to show him this. Others around them also feel they should not be together being from completely different worlds, her brother being one as well as Brick himself. But some things cannot be denied, some things just fit, if you will only open yourself up and let yourself feel, but at what cost?

A brilliant storyline, dark and violent at times, full of drama and intrigue, angst and suspense, you were never quite sure what would happen next. Great characters, I really loved Brick and Liz, they were perfect together. Their romance is a slow burn, gradually building until it detonates in magnificent style. Other side characters really added to this story, some you love, some you hate! I can’t wait to read more in this series – highly recommended reading!!

Coming Soon
Releasing February 26, 2019
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Author Bio
Jen started her love affair with romance novels, first as a reader, then as a reviewer and blogger. She launched the Red Hot Books blog in 2010 and jumped into Book Twitter shortly after.

She is happily married to her high school sweetheart. Together, they’re raising two kids, a cat, and a dog who is afraid of his own shadow.

Jen spends her days working as television journalist and her nights curled up with a good book.

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