Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Book Review: Lust by Victoria Christopher Murray

Lust: A Seven Deadly Sins NovelLust: A Seven Deadly Sins Novel by Victoria Christopher Murray
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

First of all, Victoria Christopher Murray is the queen of the opening sentence and she brings it again in Lust, the first of the Seven Deadly Sins series. After reading Lust, I am convinced Victoria Christopher Murray is a writer chameleon. I think she could write any genre she chooses, and do it well. A+ for the descriptions, the jargon, the authenticity of the characters. This was Bold writing.
As the title suggests, Lust is a gripping, highly sensual read. Ladies, keep your legs pressed close and the fan on high, because this is Grown Folks Business. A key lesson is that even when we know better and want to do better, our baser urges takes over and we can either ride it or fight it. Those of us who know how to truly fight temptation are without excuse. We also know there are consequences. The question is, can we live with them?
My absolute favorite scene was how Damon handled his business. He handled it well. Trust. There was only a minor minor interaction that I didn't think was needed for such a strong page-turner, but why am I nitpicking when a book delivers?
A question to consider: Is there a difference between lust and love and do we confuse the two?
A Couple of favorite quotes from Lust:
"The truth always end up shining bright when you watched and waited."
"...whether the devil is outside or whether he has wormed his way inside, he is defeated."
*** I received an ARC in exchange for a honest review.

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About the Book

From the NAACP Image award winner and national bestselling author Victoria Christopher Murray, a novel inspired by the seven deadly sins about a woman caught between an entertainment mogul with a shady past and his childhood friend who is out for revenge.

Tiffanie has lived a sheltered life in a very strict household with her pastor-grandfather and grandmother in Washington, DC. But when she meets Damon King, she falls for the successful entertainment business man despite his history as a drug dealer. Everyone sees nothing but the brightest future for the couple—but there’s one person who wants to destroy them.
Trey Johnson is Damon’s childhood best friend with whom he built quite a successful drug business. But when the game got hot and Damon decided to leave, Trey stayed and continued to sell drugs, until he was arrested and spent seven years in prison.
But now he’s out and able to attend the wedding. While Damon is thrilled to have Trey back and hopes to bring his best friend into his business, Trey has other plans. He blames Damon for his demise and plans to ruin him, even if that means bringing Tiffanie down as well.
Trey is sure he will succeed, but he doesn’t know that there will be deadly consequences. And at the end, there will only be one man standing…

Release Date: February 7, 2017
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