Monday, September 12, 2016

CONFLICTED by @LisaSuzanne24 #BookReview

CONFLICTED by Lisa Suzanne
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Standalone Novel
Source: ARC
“Be a good little assistant and go get me some coffee.”

Comments like this are why I hate my boss. Since taking over as CEO of Benson Industries, Cole Benson has been demeaning, arrogant, and infuriating.

For as much as I hate him, I can’t stop thinking about him. A captivating attraction passes between us each time his dark eyes meet mine. As the late nights and business trips add up, we are compelled to cross the line of our professional relationship.

But how can I call him my boyfriend when I already have a husband?

This standalone forbidden romance from Bestselling Contemporary Romance author Lisa Suzanne contains adulterous themes and is recommended for mature readers.

Happy Release Day to Lisa Suzanne! Conflicted went LIVE today!

I will start off with a little disclaimer which you can also find in the blurb: There is cheating. YES. In every single way possible. If you can't handle cheating in books, this one might not be for you. 

Okay, now that we got that out of the way I will say this: cheating/love triangles give me anxiety if written well, and boy, Lisa Suzanne had me sweating! I was an emotional MESS and I simply could NOT put down this book! LITERALLY. I was harassing the author while reading because I felt like I was going insane (she even quote me on a teaser—see below)! I was stressed out beyond belief and in dire need of knowing how everything would unfold. 

To make matters worse, my husband picked the WORST SCENE EVER to tell me that we were going out and everyone was waiting on me to get in the car. Suffice it to say I took my iPad with me and read the entire car ride and when we got to our friend's house, I discretely (I'm sure I was not that discrete) read some more on my phone! Truly an addicting story line.

Well, anyway...  
Cole. Man, he sure was infuriating at times but good God, he was delicious too! The way he treated Lucy at first had me wanting to smack him and thinking that if I had been Lucy, I would've quit my job and went home and cried myself to sleep! LOL! But then he had moments where I knew it was all an act to keep Lucy at arm's length. 

The chemistry and sexual tension between Cole and Lucy truly SIZZLED Lawd, it was HOT. I wanted them together, yet I was stressing because — OH YEAH! LUCY WAS MARRIED!! Now, I wasn't a fan of her husband for multiple reasons which you'll find out for yourself once you read this book, but the secrets and sneaking around had me stressing. Part of me wanted her husband to be guilty of everything Lucy was suspecting. I wanted him to be a very bad guy. I wanted him to make it easy for Lucy to walk away.

And then, the truth came out. 

My heart hurt.
I was emotionally unstable as I kept turning the pages OMG.
Oh...but it was.

Lisa Suzanne just about became the death of me! It reached a point where I would not shut up about this book. Heck, my husband even knew everything that was happening! Of course, here I was telling him while flailing like a maniac, walking around in circles and he was just sitting there...laughing. Yep. My husband was laughing at my hysterics! 

Like I said, I really don't handle all that well (if you couldn't tell) love triangles and/or cheating in books which is why I rarely read them! But being the huge fan of Lisa Suzanne's that I am, I simply could not miss out on this book! Man, I'm sure glad I read it though! If you're in the mood for an angst-driven novel with a happy ending (yes—otherwise, I'd be dead on the floor!) then this one is for you!

Lisa Suzanne is a romance author who resides in Arizona with her husband and baby boy. She’s a part-time college instructor and former high school English teacher. When she's not cuddling baby Mason, she can be found working on her latest book or watching reruns of Friends. 

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