Friday, 12 June 2015

Blog tour & 5* review - The Horse List by Anna Lores

About the Book
Title: The Horse List
Author: Anna Lores
GenreErotic Romance 

Recently divorced from an abusive husband still intent to control her life, Ava Black has two weeks before she moves back to her conservative hometown to start her life over.

Encouraged by her best friend, she resurrects the wish list she started as a young girl when her number one desire was her very own horse. Over the years, The Horse List had become a mature list of her most erotic sexual fantasies and a symbol of her rebirth as an independent woman. She can complete some of the items alone, but not everything. She needs a sexually experienced partner with resources and the connections to places she’s only dreamed of going.

Could the handsome and wealthy artist Eric North be the partner she seeks? Will her drive to complete the list be enough to overcome her fear of him discovering the scars left from years of abuse? Will Eric protect her from her ex-husband, or will she go home with her unrequited love, Brady Ross, and give up her one chance to complete The Horse List?

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She moaned as everything wrong in her life faded into the background. She was in Eric’s world imagining thosemasculine hands lifting her up, slipping beneath her pants and... CrapShe was not doing thatShe didn’t need a man screwing with her head again. Her hands trembled as shecovered his hands with her own. “Not happening, Mr. North.” She pushed his hands away from her. It shouldn’t have been sohard to make her limbs move from her position, but it was. It was darn hard. 
He stepped forward, blocking her from leaving as if he wereprotecting her. “It’s Mr. North now, Ava?”
The smoothfreshly-shaven skin of his cheek brushed up against her in a slow, sweeping arch from the curve of her neck to her cheek. He took her hands and held them over her headpinning her against the cool, marble wall of the elevator. 
“It is, Mr. North. Please call me Ms. Black.” Her voice was low and sexy and geezit was a little shakyShe wasn’t a virginShe shouldn’t be that nervous around a man. But, thenagain, he was nothing like any man she’d met before. He exuded charisma and power without even trying. He, so close to her, made her ache for things she knew she couldn’t have.  
“But I like your first name, Ava. I like the way it rolls off mytongue when I say it…Ava.”
This is inappropriate, Mr. North. You’re only going to giveme a tattoo,” she saidbarely getting her volume over a whisper
Her blood burned in her veins from his close proximityfromhis demanding hold on her. She needed air. She was going tofaint from all the oxygen in the small space getting suckedinto his fire.
“Ms. Black,” he stepped back and leaned his torso forward, gently pressing his forehead against hers. “If you think all I’mgiving you is a tattoo, you’re as naïve as a child.”
She kept her eyes avertedreadying for the lie she kept telling herself. “All I want is a tattoo, Eric. You seem to be the onlyperson in a hundred mile radius that can give me one. I don’twant more from you.”
She ducked down, pulled out of his tender hold on her wristsand slipped out of the elevator. 
It wasn’t the most mature thing to do, but she sprinted at top speed through the door to her car to get as far away from himas possibleimmediately recognizing the problem with the hot, demanding man. She wanted everything from himsex, marriage, kidsThat was never happening. Not in Compass, IllinoisNot with Eric North. Probably not ever if her ex-husband had anything to do with it.


Wow! This book is absolutely amazing! The Horse List captured my attention from the first page, and kept me gripped right until the end. And oh my gosh, what an ending it was - I was not expecting that! I can't wait for the next book, I desperately need to find out what happens next.  The author has done a fantastic job with this book, especially as it's her debut.  There were some great twists and turns in this book, that really kept me guessing about where the story was going to end up.  The main characters are both well written and I connected to them quickly, especially to the heroine.  There was a great supporting cast of secondary characters too.

Ava has escaped from her abusive husband, but even though they are now divorced he is still causing her problems.  She wants to take back control of her life, so she has decided to complete her 'horse list'. This is like a bucket list, but she calls it a horse list because that was number one on her list when she was a young girl.  Now the items on her list are of a much more adult nature!  She meets Eric while going to get a tattoo (in a very private place) and he is like a sexy, alpha male whirlwind entering her life.  Things develop very quickly between them with extremely sexy results.  There is some 'insta-love' going on here, but it didn't bother me at all as it really worked with this story.

The storyline has many layers to it - Ava's relationship with Eric, her horrific abuse at the hands of her ex husband and his continuing harassment, and of course her mission to complete the horse list.  This all combines to create a book full of excitement, suspense, romance and lots of hot, steamy sex.  I would definitely recommend this book, it is a must read, I just hope we don't have to wait too long for the next one! Five stars.

I received a copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.

Author bio

Anna Lores, an avid romance reader, started writing romance as a by-product of insomnia. After a year of late night reading, she decided to write a romantic novel of her own. She “borrowed” her son’s laptop after he went to bed each night, and set about breathing life to her very own characters. After a month of writing every night, her husband surprised her with a new laptop of her own to pursue her dreams. With a B.A. in English Literature and a desire to fill her world with wonderful stories she and her friends could not just talk about, but gush over, she shed the job as Mom of three in the late night hours and assumed her alter ego of dirty girl.

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