Nov 18, 2014

Release Day Blitz and Review-- Lowdown and Lush by Selena Laurence

Lowdown and Lush
Lush No. 3
Selena Laurence
Releases November 18, 2014


Mike Owens is the devil. Sexy, snarky, and as lowdown as they come, he's one of the world's greatest guitarists and one of Portland's most notorious bad boys.

Jenny Turner is an angel. A preacher's daughter, she's a good girl with a great voice and a dream to hit it big in country music.

When these two opposites meet, the attraction is undeniable, but something's stopping the bad boy from pursuing what he desires most. Can this angel handle the truth behind her devil? Or will his secrets be too Lowdown and Lush?

"Michael Owens, guitarist for Lush walked into a tiny, run down, country bar and told me I could have anything I wanted and everything I'd ever dreamed...It's no small wonder I fell in love with the man who gave me that high."

Mike Owens. Do I really need to say more? Okay, you pulled my arm.... He's a tattooed, sailor-mouthed, muscular, bad-ass guitarist. Need more?...He's also generous, protective, broken, and head over heels in love with someone he thinks he isn't worthy of.

Jenny Turner. She's a preacher's daughter that wants to break free and finally do what she's secretly always wanted to do...sing. She never thought she would get the chance to leave and chase her dreams. That all changed when she locked eyes with sex-on-a-stick Mike Owens.

"He thinks I'm this perfect, innocent, girl made of glass that will shatter if he gets too close. And I am a virgin, but I'm far from perfect or innocent, and I sure as heck won't shatter from the likes of him. In fact, I might just be more than he can handle if he ever gives me a chance."

Once Mike sets his mind to something, he goes for it. His mind is set on getting Jenny on the road to becoming the next big County star. Working side by side through it all sounds like the perfect plan. That is until the attraction gets too overwhelming and the past won't go away. 

"This is my chance to follow my heart for once, and it's his chance to let go of the darkness. If he won't, then it'll hurt, but I'll survive. I have to take this chance. I just want it too much--the music and him. I can't walk away without trying."

Since the beginning of the Lush Series, I've wanted to know Mike's story. He seemed so mysterious, and yet loveable all at the same time. I knew it would be heartbreaking. I had that feeling...and I was right. No one should have to go through what he did as a child. 

I think he found his perfect match in Jenny. Even if he doesn't want to believe it. I wanted to shake him so hard and yell, "What are you thinking? Quit being stupid and get the girl!" I loved the push and pull between these two. It was the epitome of opposites attract!

"You're the only one who could possibly fix me. You don't know what you've done for me these last few months. It's like you're this bright light that shines in all the dark corners inside me. I'm a better person when I'm with you."

This book was everything I had hoped it would be! Selena did a perfect job telling Mike and Jenny's story. All Mike had to do was call Jenny "Sunshine", and I was swooning along right beside her. It had funny and sexy moments. There were times where I wanted to throw my kindle (Mike's fault! hehe). There were also moments that the tears couldn't stop coming from my eyes. 

It continued along with all the other Lush members, as well. I'm so glad that there is at least one more book in the series because I don't want to give these guys up yet! 

"Can I do it? Can I go all the way? Hand her my entire being on a silver platter for her to do with me as she pleases? Can I trust her with all of me?"

It's always a good story when you have...


The Lush Series

A Lush Triangle (Lush No. .5)
** FREE **

A Lush Betrayal (Lush No. 1) 

For the Love of a Lush (Lush No. 2) 

A Lush Engagement 

(Free Short Story) 

Selena Laurence is the Barnes and Noble Bestselling author of what she likes to call Edgy Contemporary Romance. Her books have been Amazon Top 10 bestsellers in multiple categories including Multicultural Romance, Hispanic Fiction, Urban Fiction, Military Romance, and Romantic Suspense. Her New Adult romance, Hidden, won the 2014 Reader's Crown Award for Contemporary Romance of the year.

Selena lives in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains and spends a hell of a lot of time at soccer games, on her laptop, and reading. She requires a Mocha Latte every day to function, keeps a goldendoodle at her feet most of the time, and has more kids than she or Mr. Laurence know what to do with.

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