Thursday, March 12, 2015

Blog Tour: Christie's review and Giveaway: For Authentication Purposes by Amber L. Johnson

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For Authentication Purposes
by Amber L. Johnson

Release Date: March 5th , 2015
Genre: New Adult Romance / Contemporary Romance / Romance Erotica / Humor 
 ISBN e-book: 978-1-61213-387-4
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PH


FAP-3D-Paperback-eReader Dawn Sims has made a name for herself writing romantic fiction online. When she's pushed to try her hand at publishing, she thinks she has everything figured out. The only problem? She's never been in a relationship, especially one that has led her to finding The Big O. So much for writing what you know. Warner Green has had Dawn in his sights since she walked into his class in seventh grade. She broke his teenage heart not once, but twice, so seeing her in his night class at the local community college was an unexpected surprise. Accidentally reading her bad erotica on her laptop was a blessing from the Smut Gods themselves. It's clear she has no idea what she's writing about, but Warner does. In fact, he knows so much that he's willing to offer her his services. The deal is simple: teach the good girl from high school everything she needs to know to write from experience. If he gets to live out a fantasy or two that he's been harboring for almost a decade, then there's no harm in that either. The lessons turn more heated, and Dawn begins to question where Warner has learned his skills, but he's not ready to talk, until his past comes back to haunt him at the worst possible time. It shouldn't matter when it's for authentication purposes only.  

“Come on. Say it. I know where you’re going.”
FAP-3D-Paperback-Stack-1Shifting a little to look at him, I resisted the urge to kick him in the nuts and lick his neck at the same time. I mean he looked pretty hot sitting in my chair eating that muffin. Stupid handsome face and fornication hair paired with what I assumed were dirty jeans and a plaid flannel.
“Fine. I’m going to buy a vibrator with the money you gave me. Happy?” His smile was in full force now. “Hell yeah, I’m happy. Ecstatic, even.” He chewed around the pastry in his mouth and laughed. “I’ll come with you to make sure you get the right one.” “Oh, hell no. Being with you in a porn shop is on my list of Things to Never Do before I Die.”  


AuthPhotA true child of music, Amber's parents surrounded her with the loudest beats they could find, molding her into a girl who found inspiration and meaning in lyrics and chords. Raised on John Hughes movies, Luck Dragons, and pirate ships, she dreamed of love and adventure. When Amber began to create her own world, she envisioned a place where Happy Ever Afters do exist. Since then, she has authored several romance novels, all of which focus on songs and the way they can touch people's lives. Music may not be able to fix a broken heart, but it can provide one hell of a soundtrack for healing. A full-time wife and mother with a full-time job, Amber finds her muse in everyday life and the people who bring her inspiration.        

Be sure to look for Amber's other books!

Praise for For Authentication Purposes

"Hot! Great UST, very funny, and I loved the characters. Another great one from Amber. " - Andrea


This is my second Amber L. Johnson read, so I'm no expert, but I'm thinking this book is a lot steamier than her norm. This is one of those times that I had the book sitting on my kindle, and somehow it kept getting pushed down on my TBR pile for no apparent reason. Now it has a proud place on my why-didn't-I-read-this-earlier shelf. When I finally sat down and started to dig in, I quickly saw that this book is much more sexually explicit and more humorous than my previous ALJ read.

Warner's mouth was writing sonnets to my pussy and at the moment, he was fucking Shakespeare.

Warner and Dawn (or Bunny and Wardo as they like to call each other) have been frienemies since they were 14 years old. Dawn was always the good girl who worked hard in school and Warner was that guy that took delight in pushing all of her buttons. As the years went by, his teasing and rude ways only caused the love-hate dynamic to grow. It was clear to me that it was his immature way of expressing his crush on her-he was just incapable of showing it in the proper way. And Dawn kind of had a stick up her ass so she wasn't having any of his bullshit. I must admit, this heroine did get on my nerves with her prissy attitude in the beginning. Thank god, Warner worked his miracle with her, because she could have ruined it for me.

Fast forward to now: they're both in college. She's trying to write her first romance novel, but her sexual inexperience is making her writing come off as completely ridiculous. (With words like: nubs, pebbled love buttons, and aroused flower, it's no wonder she's dissatisfied with her book.) When Warner discovers her sad attempt at writing, he sees this as his chance to finally get the girl that's eluded him all these years. His offer to awaken her repressed inner sex kitten is one she can't turn down. It has nothing to do with her own unwanted, ignored feelings for him. Nothing whatsoever. (That was sarcasm) But Wardo won't just jump right in to the main attraction with her. There's a lot of teasing, teaching, and raging hormones.

Warner slowly pushes her boundaries and helps her explore what she's been missing out on all these years. He was quite the tease, giving her just enough to tide her over but never enough to satisfy. The sexual frustration built until I was more than ready for them to get on with it. But all that build up paid off because the result was well worth the wait.

He let out a whispered, "Jesus," before a full body tremor rolled through his frame, causing his arms and stomach to flex. Ever so gently, he ran his chin against my cheek and exhaled into my ear.
"It's better than I ever imagined."

They worked well together, I really enjoyed their bantering, and seeing her loosen up and start to take life a little less seriously. There was one little conflict-a secret past that he was hiding from her, but it didn't cause any drama whatsoever when it came out, and I was really fine with that.

I liked this book for it's light effervescent quality, and the steam was pretty well done. I loved Warner, he was bold and naughty all the way through and I wanted to kick Dawn for her oblivious ignorance of his feelings toward her. It took me a while to warm up to her, but she did bring me around in the end. I would have enjoyed seeing a bit more depth to their relationship-there was a lot of sex going on, but I get that they knew each other for many years so the getting to know one another phase is pretty unnecessary. I did feel as if it would have improved the story to see more bonding and less sexing, but still, it was a fun read. If you like the friends to lovers trope, or New Adult with a little different spin than the norm, this could be the one for you.


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1 komentarze:

  1. I LOVE THIS COLLAGE. I want to make a t-shirt of it. Thanks so much for reading and for this fab review!