Alluring Turmoil ARC (Bayou Stix book 1) by Skye Turner Release Day Blitz!!! V””V



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Alexia Sloane is the twenty-six year old owner of the highly successful Louisiana coffee shop/bakery, Java and Sweeties. The past couple of years have been all she’s dreamed of and her business takes all of her focus, all of her heart.
Jude Delecroix is the lead singer of one of the most famous rock bands in the country, Bayou Stix, and the man who broke Lexi’s heart.
Lexi and Jude have a past.
When Jude comes back to town eight years after leaving to fulfill his lifelong dream of being a famous musician and comes face to face with Lexi, forces collide, old hurts are brought to the surface, and life as these two have been living it will never be the same.
There are two sides to every story, and what happens when the things you believed to be concrete suddenly crumble like ash and fade away?
What happens when two people afraid to face the past, become involved in the present? Can they hope for a future?
Welcome to Louisiana where humidity and passion are high and things are not always what they seem.
***Contains graphic sex and language. Not for young readers.***


***ARC Review From Laura From The Nerd Girl Page ***

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*

Lexi loves her life in Baton Rouge, she’s only 26 and has a successful business with her best friend Erik. But Lexi has a past she hasn’t moved on from and that past has come home.

Jude is a worldwide rock star, women love him and men want to be him. He can have anyone he wants and he has for eight years. But no matter what he does he can’t get one face out of his head. Bayou Stix, his band is in Baton Rouge for a concert, but Jude isn’t here for just the fans. He’s here for Lexi, to finally move on and forget about her.

I was a bit all over the place with this book, I liked it and I read it in one sitting and when big scenes were happening I got that feeling of panic in my chest because I didn’t know what was going happen. But not all of the decisions and story felt like it was happening naturally enough for me.

Out of the two Jude was my favourite character, he was laid bare to the reader and you knew him inside and out but I he was still interesting and I wanted to know more about him. But with Lexi I felt like vital information that played a role in who she is and the decisions she had made and was making was left out so it could be dropped at a dramatic time, but that felt forced to me. I did love the humour and banter between the friends and between Jude and Lexi, that was spot on and I found myself smiling and laughing a lot through the book.

Overall I did like the book and I will read the second because the other characters in the book are just as interesting and I’d like to know them more.

*Due to graphic sex scenes and string language, this book Is not intended for readers under the age of 18*

***ARC Review From Shelby From The Nerd Girl Page ***

*This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review*

I tried really hard to like this book but I just couldn’t connect with it. I gave Alluring Turmoil 2 stars mainly because the back story “rocked”. Pun intended.

Jude and Lexi were in love as teenagers. Not just any love. That weak in the knees, once in a lifetime kind of love. Jude catches his big break and gets signed to a record deal. Something happens and they split. They both spend the next eight years being half the person they were when they were together. Circumstances bring Jude back to the bayou where he and Lexi try to rekindle the flame. Sounds awesome right? Well it was, but for me that was the only awesome thing about this book. Everything else sort of fell flat for me.

The characters were likeable enough but I just couldn’t relate to them. Bradi was a pretty cool friend but other than that she seemed too flaky. She is a beautiful girl who is in a relationship but flaunts herself at other men. She just comes across as trashy. Lexi herself is supposed to be a beautiful, strong, confident business owner but more than once she ends up collapsing on the floor and having to be “scooped” up by her best friend Erik and carried from one spot to another. I’m sure this is meant to make Erik seem chivalrous but for me he seemed more like Lexi’s lapdog.

I had a few other complaints with this story as well. The sex scenes seemed really overdone. You can do hot without going overboard. These sex scenes crossed the line from hot to ridiculous to boring for me. You do not have to use every dirty word you know to make a sex scene interesting and women don’t “finish” (for lack of a better term) on command. Also, I found the frequent use of the word ‘baby’ to be irritating.

I thought that the storyline had a lot of potential but it just wasn’t enough. It didn’t seem to go anywhere. I felt like this book would have been better, in my opinion, as a plain old romance and at this time I wouldn’t recommend it.

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  • Lauren Dootson

    I love that these two reviews were so different! I always read a few 5/4 star reviews and a few 2/1 star reviews before buying a book to see why people did or did not like a story. Thank you for being honest, ladies! xoxo #NerdGirlSphinx

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