Lethal Temptations by Janine Infante Bosco Tempted, #5
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance, MC Romance
My name is Blackie, I’m the vice president of the Satan’s Knights MC and I’m an addict. I’ve been trading one addiction for another for as long as I can remember. I make no apologies for my addictions, nor do I try to hide them. Until my latest addiction threatens to destroy not just me but her. For the first time I want to fight the need and not gravitate towards it. I try to deny it and not succumb to it but I’m a prisoner to her purity. I’m Satan’s soldier, a demon dressed in leather. She’s an angel, innocent and full of light, she’s my lace. Leather. Lace. Me. Her. A temptation so lethal neither of us may survive but, every demon craves an angel. Guide me to the light. Take me from the dark. Give me back my life. Let me share yours. They are the selfish words of an addict and they are my truth.
My name is Lacey Parrish and I have a secret, one I’ve tried to deny for a long time, one I’ve tried to spare the world from. I am a manic-depressive. Just like my dad. Some days I’m high on life. Most days I try to escape it. People think they know me, they think they see me but the truth is no one knows who I really am. No one sees the real me… a broken girl with a mind that betrays her. Except Blackie. He’s my savior, the man who silences my maker. He’s my knight in shining armor, the man who puts my life before his. He’s my leather and I’m his lace. Two broken souls that have the power to heal one another. This is our story, an unapologetic tale full of temptations. A love story called Leather and Lace.
A LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR
Dear Readers, Blackie and Lacey’s love is not an easy story. It’s not about fluff and if you’re looking to escape the reality of the world, this book is not for you. Lethal Temptations is true to its title and while there is a love story between the hero and heroine there is an individual story being told about each character. Blackie is a drug addict. Lacey is mentally ill. They each suffer with the demons that haunt them. Both issues are very much alive in our world and most of us will experience the torment of addiction and, or, mental illness. If not in ourselves than possibly through the people we love. The smiling person beside you who appears perfect may be suffering in silence, afraid of what society will say or more than that, afraid of admitting their truth. If you or someone you love suffers from addiction or mental illness, it’s never too late to find your voice and seek help. My wish for those in need is that they find hope within the pages of Lethal Temptations because, you’re temptations are only lethal if you allow them to be. Be heard. Your voice is your weapon against the things that drag you down. May is mental health awareness month, let’s turn society around and make it our bitch and save the fractured souls that struggle on a daily basis. Below you will find links on both addiction and mental health. Thank you for reading, Janine
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LETHAL TEMPTATIONS BOOK TRAILER
Title: Lethal Temptations
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Tempted #5)
It goes without saying that right from the moment he first made an appearance in this series, I was looking forward to Blackie’s story. Knowing right from the get that there was one there. A heavy one no less, just based on the tidbits we were given throughout each individual story.
What I wasn’t entirely sure about, was who the woman would be that would change him. Bring the man so drenched in darkness, back from the brink and more than that, back into the light where god love him, he deserved to be. At least, I didn’t know at first.
If you’ve read any of the last three books, you’ll figure it out real quick just who it is and just how much shit it’s inevitably going to cause. How forbidden it is even if it just plain works. If it makes sense. Forget about ages, forget about who Lacey Parrish is, or even who Blackie himself is. Put all of that away and just look at these two incredibly resilient yet bruised and damaged people and you see very quickly just how right they are for one another.
At least that’s how it was for me.
This series, it’s incredibly moving and there are a lot of heavy and darker aspects to it that just pull at you emotionally, but this book, well, I’m pretty sure this one takes the cake. I’ve been privileged enough to see the author incorporate and bring to light serious real life issues in previous books, but no one does it quite like this one.
Not only are we staring down the very real face of addiction (in its many different forms), but we’re also thrown straight into the mind of someone dealing with mental illness. But where that has already been touched on before with Jack, you’re seeing it manifest itself this time in Lacey. In a different way with a much younger person.
I had to take many breaks reading this story, which up until now, wasn’t an issue I faced with the others and here’s why. Lacey, especially in the beginning, but even more so the deeper you go into the story and the events that take place…it was heartbreaking. You see instances in a very young version of herself where the illness (her maker) takes over. Where it’s born and you see the result of it and every single time the focus was brought around to the guilt she feels, the tremendous pressure she put on herself for a situation that at such a young age she had no real control over, well, it broke my heart. It made me cry and I needed a break, multiple breaks because it was just that raw and real.
As someone that has been diagnosed with a mental illness, and has also known many people in my life that are also living with it on a day to day, this spoke to me so much and the author earned my respect for dealing with such a sensitive issue in such a real way.
Which brings me to the other real issue she handled and earned my respect with. Blackie. The fight he has his with demons, with his darkness and the light (in Lacey) that just refuses to stop shining on him. It wasn’t pretty and a lot of times, it made you sick before it made you better, but that’s what I enjoy most about Janine’s stories. They aren’t all candy colored kisses and rainbow shooting unicorns. You’re getting real people, in some very real (albeit out of this world) situations who react in ways that are very organic, even if they aren’t the way you think you’d act if in the same situation.
But through all that darkness (and the freaking Bones references I lived and cried through again…thanks for that by the way author lady), I pulled something else from this story. I experienced hope. I experienced what happiness looks like when you make it out of the war of your body and mind, and I experienced love. Lacey and Blackie, even though their journey was not an easy one by any stretch of the imagination gave me that.
And it’s those things that I will take with me most now that the story is done. It is what will stick with me long after the final page is turned. You’re never truly stuck in the darkness. Sometimes, just sometimes, all you need to do is turn on the light. I’m so glad I got to be a part of Lacey and Blackie doing just that.
My thanks to the author and all others involved in letting me read an ARC of this beautiful story before its official release. This is one that will stick with me always.
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About Janine Infante Bosco
Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.
Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself.
She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.