Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Distractions @BiancaDeanInk (Review & Giveaway)

Title: Distractions
Author: Bianca Dean
Series: Distractions #1
Release Date: January 27, 2015
Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Format: E-book
Wicked With Ink
Source: complimentary copy in exchange of an honest review

Red has been trying to move on with her life. She really has. Her first real relationship ended in disaster and she can’t muster the energy to leave the house. Her brother Brenden and their best friend, Gavin, are sick of it. Guilting her into a night out, Red reluctantly agrees only to see her ex having the time of his life with another girl. Small town living would have it no other way. On the verge of a full blown panic attack, Gavin steps in to provide Red the distraction she needs to forget all about her ex. But as things quickly spiral out of control, will Red be able to keep her feelings for her best friend a secret in order to save their friendship?

*This book contains sexual situations and explicit language. This is Book 1 of the Distractions Series. 

Bianca Dean, author of Quarterback Sneak and Wanna Play? is a native of New Jersey now living in NYC. Working on her PhD, Bianca loves good food, great movies and stimulating conversation. She's a huge sports fan, and can be found, during the appropriate season, screaming at the television, beer in hand, trying to make people that can't hear her run faster. In the off-season she can be spotted walking her dog or grabbing dinner with friends.

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I sat back on the couch and took a deep breath. I had to keep it cool. Drooling over Red while she’s still trying to deal with the bullshit from Wilson is not the way to go. I could still smell that vanilla body wash she loved so much, the steam from the bathroom carrying it out and swirling it around my head.
I dropped the controller and turned off the television. I could see the reflection of the living room lights on the large TV set, and I could just make out a sliver of light escaping through Red’s cracked door. I watched as a shadow moved in front of the door. I turned the TV back on. I didn’t need to that guy, the guy that I usually am. If she were someone I was trying to fuck, I would have walked back to her room and watched her dress. I would have waited until she had her panties and bra on; then I would have stepped into her room and peeled them off her body.
But, Red is my best friend and that’s it. How was I supposed to know that kissing her was going to set off fireworks in my head? I hadn’t meant to kiss her, not like I did. I had just meant to maybe whisper something funny to her, or pull her close and tell her to forget about him, but all that went out the window when I pulled her close. She’s always been so strong, so tough. I can see she’s hurting, and I just wanted to take that pain away. But then she looked at me, and I lost it.
Her plump, pink lips were calling out to me. Her face was flushed and her pulse was
pounding in her throat. She was beautiful. She is beautiful. Now, because of one moment of weakness, I've fucked it all up. She’s skittish around me now, and I don’t know what to do.
I haven’t thought about Red as anything other than a friend in a long time. But the more I think about it, the more I like it. We get along great, she’s smart, she’s funny, and she puts up with me. But, she’s my best friend, and her brother would kill me. And, if things don’t work out, it would fuck everything up, royally.
You don’t shit where you eat, and I'm not going to fuck my best friend no matter how good she looks getting out of the shower.
I just need to get my shit together. Quickly.

Falling in love with your best friend is never a good idea but what happens when both sides are in love? And what if the chemistry is so good that is worth the risk of losing your BFF?

Red, her brother and Gavin have been inseparable since they were kids. It was the perfect trio where the guys protected their "little sister". However, Red is secretly in love with Gavin and after being cheated by her ex-boyfriend, Gavin looks like the perfect distraction.

With a fast rhythm this book is about friendship and love, and the consequences of mixing those two. The relationship between Red and Gavin has always been great. They shared everything and she has witnessed the long line of girls he has dated (slept with would be a better description). The story puts them in all kind of situations. There's a lot of tension and the voltage of some scenes is spectacular. They shared funny scenes, a few heated fights and some tears.

Red is a nice character, she has aspects that many girls will find relatable. However, there were things I didn't like about her. She starts being this sweet young woman who is suffering because of her ex and her mind is a mess when Gavin tries to help her, so far so good. But then she takes the most ridiculous decisions and has no problem contacting other men as soon as the slightest problem comes with Gavin. On the other hand, I loved Gavin. He sounds real, his past was well built and it was easy to understand why he acted as he did. His flaws and bad temper only make him more loveable. Together they work perfectly and are a great couple.

Another character that has a relevant role is Wilson, I absolutely enjoyed his appearances because they add action to the story and every time he comes in he sets in motion really exciting scenes.

Let me tell you that this book should be labeled as DANGEROUS, those with fragile hearts shouldn't read this book. It's too HOT, steamy and sexy. The scenes are amazing!! The author creates the perfect scenarios, with the right atmosphere and her writing is PERFECT. Some of them left me fanning and almost burn my reader with their heat.

There was a minor fact related with protection that was bothering me, which the author solved a few chapters later. Despite the solution I still think that Red could have been more careful because it sounds like Gavin was a manwhore and it can be risky to have unprotected sex.

Of course that I have to mention that there is a minor cliffhanger at the end because this book is the first in a series. I can’t wait to read what’s next.

Overall, this one is a great NA erotic book with some twist, misunderstandings, drama and love.


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