Title: Consensual (Consensual Series Book #1)
Author: Livia Jamerlan
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Day: August 18th 2014
Braelynn Wolf is focused on two things: work and law school.
That is how she survives.
That is how she’ll make a difference.
Until she meets HIM.
Peyton Haas is sexy, dangerous, and forbidden. The defense attorney on Braelynn’s first legal case is the only man who can cloud her judgment. Unable to stay away, she finds herself lying to everyone around her so she can spend time with the man who makes her feel things she never felt before—things she never dreamed possible.
With the legal case hanging on a thread, can Braelynn ignore the relationship she has built with Peyton?
Or will she succumb to the man who has the power to throw away her future?
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21846630-consensual
The bar was crowded, so I scooted between two men who had their backs to each other and waited to get the bartender’s attention. She patrolled the bar, pouring a few drinks before she headed my way. Then she passed right by me and started talking to the gentleman next to me, never once looking in my direction. I looked down at his full drink; he didn’t need anything from her.
He wore perfectly tailored designer suit pants which hugged his ass and sculpted legs. His fitted, light gray shirt wrapped around his trim torso and arms like it was custom-made. He was tall and handsome, from the side at least, and totally fuckable. He looks like the kind of guy who’d give me that up-all-night-making-my-body-ache-so-I-can-no-longer-walk-the-next-day kind of sex.
Wow. I seriously need to get laid.
I closed my eyes for a brief second as I tried to calm my raging hormones. When I reopened them, he was staring right back at me.
He wasn’t sexy. No, that word wasn’t enough to describe what this man was. He was an alluring come-hitter, as Kennedy would call him—guaranteed to make you come every time he hit it. It was dark so his facial features were hard to make out, but from his strong jawline I could tell he looked manly. He smiled, and as the light at Quay changed, I noticed his hazel eyes scanning me from head to toe. My body ignited with desire.
“May I buy you a drink?” he offered. His velvet voice would make any girl melt.
I inhaled deeply, trying to calm my rapid pulse. “No, thanks. I’ve got it as soon as someone starts doing their job.” I locked my eyes on the pink-haired bartender.
Completely oblivious to anyone at the bar who didn’t have a penis between their legs, she walked away when a guy across the bar shouted for her. Sighing, I waited impatiently.
“Let me buy you a drink,” he insisted. “What do you want? Long Island or sex on the beach?”
Really? Was this sex on a stick seriously trying to pick me up when minutes before he was flirting with the bartender? Who did this guy think he was, with his fancy clothes and preconceived notions about a woman’s taste in alcohol? Did he assume every girl drank only those two drinks? I had planned on getting a Long Island, but based on his assumption and arrogance, I decided to make a statement and order something over-the-top.
“Since you insist, I’ll have a Louis the thirteenth.” I met his eyes in challenge, puckering my lips as I waited for his response.
His eyebrow rose and a smirk appeared on his face. “Interesting.” The word poured out of his mouth like silk. I shrugged my shoulders, affecting nonchalance as he took another moment to study me. Calling over to the bartender—who jumped when she heard his voice—he ordered my drink.
“What’s your name, beautiful?” he asked, moving his body closer to mine. I laughed before I shook my head at him. “I just bought you a drink. The least you could do is give me your name.”
“The least, huh?”
“Yes, the least. I want to make sure I know the name of the woman who’s going home with me later.”
When the bartender slid the drink in front of him, I reached across and grabbed the snifter. His eyes locked with mine, but I didn’t say anything. I just lifted my eyebrow, smirked, and walked away. If he was expecting a quick fuck as a thank you, he wasn’t getting it from me.
I didn’t care how scorchingly yummy he was, I refused to be added to his list of drooling girls.
Guest Post by Livia:
How did you develop your characters for Consensual?
In Consensual you get to meet Braelynn Wolf. I wanted her to be strong, hence her profession and her passion behind it. I also feel that with a great female lead she needs to have a great friends. Hence Gustavo and Kennedy. I wanted to stay away from the typical millionaire best friends and made them all hard working young adults in there early to mid twenties trying to survive work, life, and love in New York City. Haas was my favorite character to write. In my head he is dreamy, and my ideal man. He has money though he doesn’t flaunt it. He has great family values and I love everything about him including his mouth.
About the Author:
Livia Jamerlan is a hopeless romantic she is always looking for her next love story to pop in her head. Though Livia kept a journal throughout her early life, she never thought about pursuing a career in writing, she always used it as form of therapy, pouring her heart out into words. It wasn’t until a story developed in her head that she decided that maybe she could write a book. At first it was just an escape from reality but now she use it as a power to put all her feelings, hopes, and fears on paper. Deciding it was time to tell her story she began to write, with each passing day the story grew, characters we formed, and what seemed like a hobby at first has now become a passion for Livia.
When Livia is not writing she is spending time with her husband and their two dogs, she might also be curled up with a new book, or she is out traveling the country to support indie authors at their book signings.